Today we would like to find out how well you have learnt your spellings this week. Grown-ups, please read the following sentences to your child for them to write:
Be careful carrying the glass vase.
I was being careless when the plate got broken.
I am hopeful that it will be sunny this weekend.
The children are playing happily in their garden.
The puppy is very playful.
Please let us know how well you did, ask a grown up to email us.
Next week’s words to learn are:
These words focus on the spelling pattern ‘tion’ making the ‘shun’ sound. Think about different ways to learn these words. Maybe start by identifying the syllables and how to spell each part of the word. You could practise them using the ‘in a minute’ technique – how many times can you correctly spell each word in a minute? (The children are familiar with this method as we use it in school). Then use each word in a sentence. Write your sentences in your exercise book.
It’s time for you to show us how good you are at remembering the five times table: please write out the five times table, in order, to 12 x 5, just like you would during our assessment in school. Show your grown-up who will mark it for you. Please let us know how well you did. Good luck!
Next week, we will ask you to recall the facts of the five times table in any order.
Today, we would like you to have a look at Lesson 10 – ‘Turning Shapes’ in the Maths No Problem Textbook. You could start by standing in the middle of a room facing the wall. As you turn to face each wall you have made a quarter turn – just like the hand on a clock. A quarter turn to the right is also called a quarter turn clockwise. Remember that two quarter turns is a half turn. This links to the work we have just completed on fractions: two quarters is the same as a half, four quarters is a whole (turn).
We would then like you to have a go at Worksheet 10 – pages 61 and 62 in the Maths No Problem Workbook.
Topic based task
As part of our Towers, tunnels and turrets project we have been making towers and bridges in design and technology lessons so perhaps you would like to have a go at making a castle of your own.
Can you build a castle with a drawbridge that can be raised and lowered? You could use recycled materials from around your home or a construction kit like Lego. Can you take it a step further and create a winding mechanism to help lift the drawbridge? Here is a short video clip to get you started but you can be as creative as you like. We’d love to see your castles so please ask a grown up to email us with photos.
Mrs Murray and Mrs Clark