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w/c 23.11.20

Monday 23rd November 


Literacy - Reading Comprehension

Choose the level most appropriate to your child's reading ability.

Yellow / Blue book band: The Lion and the Mouse (choose the 1* text and questions)

Green / Orange book band: The Lion and the Mouse  (choose 2* text and questions)

Turquoise / Purple / Accelerated Reader 1.5-2.5: Deep Sea Explorers (choose 2* text and questions)

Accelerated Reader 2.6 +: Deep Sea Explorers (choose 3* text and questions)


We are going to do some more work on commutativity and understand that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order. Try and solve the worksheet problems. There are 3 levels. Choose the level that is appropriate for you. Remember to draw arrays and groups to solve the problems.


This week we are learning about some of the changes to the way we live that have happened since the 1960's.  Have a look through the Inventions of the 1960's powerpoint slide show.  Some of the inventions we still use today (but they may look very different) and some are no longer used as things have changed so much. The last 2 slides show pictures of a home in the 1960's and a modern day home. Use the worksheet to make comparisons between the two homes thinking about what they look like, and what they have in them. 


Tuesday 24th November 



So far our creative writing has been based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - a story that you know and are familiar with.  This week you are writing about the setting for your own story idea. The Lesson intro document below includes a picture that you will be using and some questions to help you get ideas about how you could start your story. There is also a link to Pobble 365 which includes some starter activities to help you think about the detail of your story setting. After you have had a think about it, use the Planning Sheet to plan out your story setting. Remember this is just the start of the story - not the complete story.  You will need to think about the 5 W's: Who, What, When, Where, Why.  Use adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe each of these aspects. 


The aim of our lesson is to understand that division of one number by the other cannot be done in any order. Remember that the biggest number has to be first in a division number sentence (ie the multiplications sum answer).

Play this game with a grown up to understand that with division the biggest number has to come first not in any order like multiplication but show how the other two number can be swapped around.

See Tue worksheet.

To look for patterns and understand the commutative multiplication from Mon lessons by swapping the factors in the multiplication sum but keeping the product the same. 

Now to have a go at completing columns 2 and 3 and recording the 2 inverse operation division sums.

Challenge – To write your own multiplication sums and then write the commutative and 2 inverses operations.

Ext: You can play a game on division problems.


Being Me - Explore ways in which we are all unique

Positive Mental Health


Arrange some mats or cushions on the floor so they resemble stepping stones in a swamp. Ask your child to use their imagination to pretend they must cross the 'swamp' to find happiness. Imagine there are crocodiles in the swamp and the only way to stop the crocodiles from nibbling their toes is for them to think positively and say something good about themselves.


Make a list of the positive things that you said to get yourself across the swamp. Eg I am good at taking turns and sharing or I help others or I smile at my friends etc

Talk about how saying good things about themselves made them feel. Maybe Mum or Dad might want to join in and have a go at crossing the swamp!


End the session by finishing this sentence -'I am special and unique because....'


Wednesday 25th November



Spelling focus: Practise next week's spellings using Look, Cover, Write, Check

SPAG focus: Understanding and using plurals.

Read through the powerpoint to learn about what plurals are and how regular and irregular words change their spelling when they are in the plural form. Then, write out the singular and plural form for these words, and if you would like to challenge yourself, put them into sentences: toy, cat, chair, pencil, book; church, bush, kiss, dish, box; baby, teddy, party, lolly, pony.


Today we are going to learn about odd and even numbers.

Listen to this song

Now use cubes or pasta to investigate odd and even numbers. 

Have a some cubes/pasta eg 5.Can they be put in 2s? Why? why not? Repeat with 8 cubes/pasta, etc etc. The number that can be put in pairs are even and the ones that can't be put in pairs are odd. Practise with different number of cubes/pasta.

Now solve the worksheet.


We are going to continue our topic on materials and identify and classify the uses of everyday materials. This is a practical lesson. You can use the worksheet or draw your own table.

Go on a short walk or explore your house and garden, looking out for everyday materials being used in different ways. Record the uses in your table. Have a look at the PowerPoint if you need more support.

Challenge: use your observation to answer these questions:

  •  What different uses did you find?
  • Is there any way we can group some similar uses together?
  • Can you group similar uses of materials together?

Thursday 26th November 



Using your plan from Tuesday, today you will be writing out the start to your own story - the story 'opener'. This should be a detailed description of the setting including what you can see and what is happening.  It is very important that you make it exciting with lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases so that the reader can easily imagine the scene without having to look at the picture. Use the plan for ideas but add to it by using a range of different conjunctions (and, but, because, so, or).  You should aim to write at least 12 sentences, most of which should include a conjunction. The story opener can be written in either the past or present tense, but whichever you choose, you will need to use throughout your writing. 

When you have finished make sure you read through your work, see if you can edit it by improving word choices, and then proof-read for any mistakes in spelling or punctuation. 

Please see below for another image of The Plot. 


Finish the Mymaths homework if you haven't done it yet. 

Practise the 2,5 and 10 times tables by writing them. Now try the 4 times tables. Can you use the 2 times tables to work out the 4 times tables?

Design and Technology 

In preparation for our 1960s party next week we are designing our own bite-sized food on cocktail sticks this week. Use the PowerPoint below to show your child examples of these. What does your child think about the idea? Which one would they like to taste? 

Talk to your child through the design brief on 'Your Task' then the ingredients they could use.

Can your children design 3 different cocktail sticks on the Design Sheet provided or re-create a similar design sheet if you do not have access to a printer. 

We look forward to receiving your child's designs ready for next week when we actually make and eat them!

Friday 27th November 



We are now practising to write letters in a cursive style. Look at the Cursive letter formation powerpoint and notice how each letter starts from the line. This will mean that you will probably be forming some letters in a completely new way.  

Practise forming the letters j, k and l in a cursive style. 

Complete 2 lines of correctly formed letters before moving to the next letter. 

Remember that  'j'  has a descender that should come below the line.  The top part of the letter should come half way between the lines. The letter 'k' has an ascender that should touch the top line.  The loop and short stick should fit in the lower half of the space.  Make sure this is the right size otherwise it could look like an R.  The letter 'l' also has an ascender, with the lower point sitting on the line.


Today we are going to do some problem solving related to multiplication and division. Look at the worksheet and solve the Monster problem. Remember to draw arrays or groups and write your number sentences.

Challenge: Try the 'Function machine worksheet' and see if you can deepen your understanding.

Religious Education

What does a mezuzah remind Jewish people about?