Warren Hills Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning together in friendship

Welcome to Warren Hills Primary School. We hope that you will find this website a useful source of information that keeps you up to date with all the exciting activities that happen in our school.

Discoverers - 2020/2021

Information

The staff in Discoverers class this year will be Mr Daren (class teacher), Mrs Williamson (teaching assistant) and Mrs Smith (teaching assistant).

Our PE days are: Tuesday (swimming) and Fridays with Mr Stevens.

As we are swimming straight away, the children will need to bring their swimming kit in every Tuesday. They will need to bring a towel, swimming costume, hat and £1.50 for swimming. If your child does not have a swimming hat, one can be purchased from the swimming pool for £1.80. 

For our other PE session, your child will need to bring in a suitable PE kit such as a t-shirt, shorts/joggers and plimsols/suitable footwear. 

 

Multiplication

Times table facts underpin nearly every concept within maths, from money, time and shape and measure. With this in mind, it is important for your child to practise all of their times tables, especially the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. 

Below is a table of the times tables that your child will need to know by the end of Key Stage 2.

 

 

Reading

Reading is an essential tool for life and the curriculum has placed an integral part on the role of reading not only as a skill, but also for reading to be enjoyed and loved. Due to this, we are asking that you spend 15 minutes a day with your child listening to them read by helping them with tricky words and make sense of what is happening in the text too. Below are a list of websites that include age appropriate texts (both fiction and non-fiction) and are engaging for your child. 

www.schoolreadinglist.co.uk

www.booksfortopics.com

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Welcome back after the extended break! We will be covering some exciting and fascinating projects this year but we start our learning journey by delving into the Stone Age to Iron Age and exploring what is meant by pre-history. We will be focusing on different Stone Age settlements in Britain, analysing a range of Stone Age evidence and creating our Stone Age art.  Look at the overview for this year to gain a better understanding of our learning journey.

Autumn 2

Welcome back after our half-term break. This term we will be studying the topic of 'Mighty Metals' where we will be looking at the use of metals as well as working with them too. Our book focus will be The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. PE is still every Thursday

Please see the attached letter regarding setting work.

 

Weekly timetable of home learning tasks

As much as you can, follow this timetable as this will help your child's learning for when they do come back to school. 

Please remember to check Weduc and the timetables below for activities for your child/children.

If you cannot access the activities on Weduc for any reason, then please contact Weduc directly as this is the best way of sorting the issues out. Below I have attached websites for the children to use and access that will help them with their learning whilst your access to Weduc is being resolved.

BBC Bitesize - Daily Lessons - Year 3

Topmarks - Maths (great for a range of games) 

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 Amazing Facts About the Human Body.pdfDownload
 latitude and longitude.pdfDownload
 types of volcano poems.pdfDownload
 volcano word bank.pdfDownload
 Y3-Autumn-Block-1-D5-Number-line-to-1000-2019.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 4.pdfDownload
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11/5/2020 Weekly timetable of home learning tasks

As much as you can, follow this timetable as this will help your child's learning for when they do come back to school. 

Please remember to check Weduc and the timetables below for activities for your child/children.

If you cannot access the activities on Weduc for any reason, then please contact Weduc directly as this is the best way of sorting the issues out. Below I have attached websites for the children to use and access that will help them with their learning whilst your access to Weduc is being resolved.

BBC Bitesize - Daily Lessons - Year 3

Topmarks - Maths (great for a range of games) 

 

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 2020-rocks_dev1_pres_volcanoes.pdfDownload
 2020-rocks_dev1_rsh_volcanoes.pdfDownload
 HTU 2.pubDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 3.pdfDownload
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4/5/2020 Weekly Timetable of home learning tasks

As much as you can, follow this timetable as this will help your child's learning for when they do come back to school. 

Please remember to check Weduc and the timetables below for activities for your child/children.

If you cannot access the activities on Weduc for any reason, then please contact Weduc directly as this is the best way of sorting the issues out. Below I have attached websites for the children to use and access that will help them with their learning whilst your access to Weduc is being resolved.

BBC Bitesize - Daily Lessons - Year 3

Topmarks - Maths (great for a range of games) 

I have also attached some worksheets and acitivities that may be somewhat easier than the work that I have set.

 

 

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 t-n-2545812-ks1-block-adventurer-2-5-and-10-multiplication-tables-maths-mosaic-activity-sheets-english_ver_6.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Autumn 2 Maths Activity Mat 2.pdfDownload
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 2020-rocks_dev1_map_tectonic_plate.pdfDownload
 2020-rocks_dev1_pres_ring_of_fire.pdfDownload
 Grammar.pubDownload
 Maths- HTU.pubDownload
 RoF true fals.pdfDownload
 t-t-2548139-union-jack-template-display-bunting_ver_2.pdfDownload
 T2-T-803-Simple-WW2-Spitfire-Glider-Activity-Paper-Craft.pdfDownload
 t3-h-123-design-a-ve-day-medal-activity-sheet_ver_1.pdfDownload
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Here is your weekly timetable for the week commencing 27th April. As much as you can, follow this timetable as this will help your child's learning for when they do come back to school. 

Please remember to check Weduc and the timetables below for activities for your child/children.

 

Summer 1

 I hope you have had a restful and chocolaty Easter year 3. Unfortunately, current events mean I don't get to see you but rest assured I am still thinking of you all and Maggie misses you all too! I will still set work via Weduc each week. Don't worry if you can't complete all of it, just do as much as you can.

Below is a learning timetable with some handy activities that you may want to follow. You don't have to follow this format but it may help structure your day. 

Here is your topic web for this part of the term. Our topic this half term is all about volcanoes and earthquakes. 

Welcome to your child's new challenge, Key Stage 2! This half term, we are covering the history topic of the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Below is the outline for what we intend to cover.

Autumn 1 Stone Age Poo day! The children were archaeologists for the day and were dissecting poo to see what they could learn from Stone Age people’s diets. They realised they ate a range of seeds and also found that they had intestinal worms!

Science Rocks!

Discoverers have loved learning about the various rocks and stones that can be found in our local area. Once collected, they have used classification keys to classify the type of rocks they are from metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous. We have also been creating and observing over time our very own fossils made out of jelly snakes. We have left them and then peeled back each layer to see how the fossils have moulded and formed.

 

Roald Dahl’s birthday

To celebrate the amazing author’s birthday, we decided to perform our very own performance poetry of his Revolting Rhymes. 

Welcome back Discoverers to Autumn 2.

 

We hope you enjoyed your time off and had a well earned beak.

Our topic this term is the Ancient Greeks and we will be earning all about their influences on western culture.

Our PE/forest school day is still Friday, so please remember to bring in suitable clothing.

Our swimming day is still Tuesday so please remember to bring in £1.50 for swimming, plus a hat, towel and swimming trunks/costume.

Below is what we intend to cover.

 

 

 

 

 

The forces are with you!

In science, Discoverers have been investigating the effects of magnetic attraction on different materials as well as investigating whether all coins were magnetic. 

Gods and Mortals

 

Our topic this half term is God’s and Mortals where we are studying the lives and perils of the Ancient Greeks. Discoverers researched the turbulent and chaotic life of the King of the Gods: Zeus! They researched facts and then made fantastic fact files about the main man himself!

Marvellous maths

 

Discoverers have been busy practising using concrete resources to help them make sense of place value and the number system. They are secure and are conquering the world of fractions.

Meticulous multiplication

Discoverers have been learning about how to use the grid method in maths when multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit numbers.  They have been using concrete resources as well as pictoral methods to help them understand the process.

Heroic Hoplites

Discoverers learnt all about Greek soldiers and warfare. They discovered the names of the armour and weapons they used to the marching formation they were in too.  They drew around each other and labelled parts of the soldier.

Partners in Science

Discoverers have learnt all about magnetism and other interesting forces this term. They have investigated which are the strongest magnets, whether magnetism works underwater and then applied their learning when designing magnetic board games. Because they were so eager to play with them, they went into the Rainbows class and taught them how to play.

Spring Term 2

 Welcome back after the break, which was most needed, and prepare for your child to be entwined and immersed into the windy, flowing and fast-moving topic of rivers. We will be focusing on a river's journey, local rivers and global rivers too. 

We have stopped swimming on a Tuesday so please do not bring in swimming kits however we do have Forest Schools on every Friday so please bring suitable clothes for your child. 

PE is now on a Tuesday so please remember to send your child with the correct PE kit every week. 

Below is what we intend to cover this term.

Behaviour Reward

At the beginning of this half-term, I set the Discoverers a challenge: to see if they could reach 50 behaviour points. If they did, then they got to meet my dog, Maggie. 

 

Bradgate Park Trip

To open our new topic on rivers, we decided to look at the River Lin in Bradgate Park. Discoverers identified some different features such as meanders, waterfalls and channels. They even got a chance to feel how cold and how fast they water was flowing.

Making rivers

Discoverers then had their chance of making their very own river system using play dough. Can you spot the meanders, source, mouth and oxbow lake?

Spring term

Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and are ready to work hard in the new year.

We are still swimming so please remember to bring in swimming kits, towels, swimming hats and £1.50. 

Below is what we intend to cover. 

Our Museum Trip

Discoverers and Pioneers descended onto the Thintank Museum in Birmingham as they learnt all about the fascinating world of light and it's many properties, including how shadows are formed, how light travels and different sources of light. The then took this learning back into the classroom and applied the knowledge by creating shadow puppet performances for their peers.

Marvellous maps

Our topic on Urban Pioneers involved us looking at maps of our local area. The children devoured the maps (not literally) and were fascinated to see where key places were in their locality. They even matched key ordnance map symbols to where they were placed on the map, then wrote down their 4 figure grid reference. Impressive stuff!

Investigating Integers! 

 Discoverers have been busy discovering ways of making a total by using number V's. They were not allowed to use the same number more than once and this proved incredibly challenging!

Welcome back!

We hope you enjoyed your half term break and you are ready and raring to go as we head rapidly towards Easter. 

Please find the information about what we'll be covering in the Discoverers during this half term. 

Useful Websites

If you're wanting some fun and interactive games for your child at home then please click the images below:

 

Maths

   

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English

   

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Science

  

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