I hope you are all keeping safe and well in your homes and gardens.
I just wanted to set your next lot of spellings and explain what will happen about work after the Easter holidays. As you know I gave you plenty of work to keep you going when you left school which is why I haven’t put anything extra on here yet.
From Monday April 20th you will find 5 a day will continue to be set every Monday and 10 spellings every Friday. I will also put 5 suggested Maths activities and 5 suggested English activities on each Monday to last you for the week. If you still have work you have not completed then please do these instead if you want to. The activities that I ask you to do will be based on things we have already learnt to give you more practice.
Please remember you should be reading daily. If you have run out of books at home please remember you can access levelled texts on Bug Club. I am about to move everyone a level up so you will have more choice about texts you can read so please do look if you can. If you are unable to do this read anything you can from books you or your family own to the back of cereal packets!
These are your next set of spellings. As it is Easter you will have extra time to learn them, just as you would if we were in school. Last week you learnt the l sound at the end of a word spelt with le. This week your words have the l sound spelt with al. You should already know metal and usual as we have done these in class already. Remember to practice writing them out in sentences as this is very important. Keep up the good work with your handwriting – remember it needs to be joined and your ascenders and desenders should be clear.
Words to test on Friday 24th April:
Remember to find out the meaning of any words you don’t know. You can’t write a sentence if you don’t know what a word means! Don’t forget to ask your parents to test you on last weeks words and let me know your score if you can.
Just a quick note for parents now. Please remember your child should be able to access the activities they are being set. If you feel like they can’t or either of you are struggling to understand what to do please do get in touch with me. I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and really do not mind helping wherever possible. I am happy to explain activities or give more personalised advice so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Most of all I just wanted to say that I hope this finds you well and remember these are exceptional times. If you don’t do the activities that have been set, if your children refuse or you are struggling it is absolutely fine. As a school, we are preparing for curriculum coverage when the children return and as a country everyone is in the same situation. As long as you are all safe and well, we can pick everything else up when we get back. We would just ask that you do your very best to keep them doing a bit each day.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter and I will be back on Monday 20th April with your next set of English activities, Maths activities and 5 a day.
Each Monday morning I will be putting up 5 sets of 5 a day – one set for each school day. Children you will have to teach your parents how to do them 🙂 Don’t forget to show your working out – you could draw dienes, sharing circles or blank number lines just like we would in school. Parents the children just need a piece of blank paper to do these activities – let them explain and teach you.
24 + 13 =
of 20 =
7 x 5 =
70 – 20 =
30 ÷ 5 =
of 20 =
34p + 17p =
£1 – 50p =
90 ÷ 10 =
7 x 3 =
18 ÷ 2 =
32cm + 41cm =
of 9 = <<<<< New learning! Use a blank number line.
2 x 10 =
55 – 31 =
9 x 5 =
70 ÷ 10 =
42g + 42g =
62g – 15g = <<<<< New learning! Remember to share between 3 circles.
of 15 =
7 x 2 =
29cm + 41cm =
30 ÷ 3 =
71kg – 12kg =
It’s Miss Williams here and I am missing you all terribly! It is very strange to be in school without you. I hope you are all well and are keeping those brains exercising. I will be putting your list of weekly spellings on here every Friday. Please practice them over the week and ask your parents to test you each Friday as I would. You could write a comment on here to let me know your score and how you are. I would love that! Our spelling patterns over the next three weeks are words ending with an ‘l’ sound with the patterns le, el and al.
Don’t forget you can also access your level reading books through Bug Club if you have finished the ones you took home last week. I get a report to see who has been doing that so if it is possible for you, please do! I will move you up to the next level if I think you are ready.
For now stay safe (indoors or in gardens) and I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.
Love Miss Williams 🙂
In RE today – the Toucans learnt about the word generosity and what it means and how we show it. They listened to the story of the Golden Statue. The story was about the generosity of a poor servant girl who gave her only coin to a Buddhist monk in order to make a statue of the Buddha. Toucans discussed how they can be generous and how difficult it would be to give up a treasured possession for the good of others. We then put our talents to use making lotus flowers which are a symbol of purity. Stay tuned to see pictures of our efforts.
Today we made a Tudor houses as we are learning about the Great Fire of London. The houses were made of wood and in narrow streets. We made our houses by sticking a template into card. We cut and folded the net to make our houses. Check out our blog tomorrow as we are going to re-create how the fire spread!
‘What is Eid?’ is the question we started with. There was a short discussion about what the children thought. Most knew it was a Muslim Religious Celebration. We learned that Eid was a celebration that marked the end of Ramadan which is a time of fasting. To explain it better we watched a video about a young boy who explained how it was celebrated in his home.
Eid means Feast or festival in Arabic.
Some of the children talked about how they celebrated Eid in their homes. They dressed up, decorated the house and had special food. The children recognised that this was similar to how they celebrated different holidays through the year.
The children wanted to know if Ramadan meant they couldn’t eat anything at all if they were fasting. We discussed that Ramadan meant fasting between sun up and sun down. Children and elderly relatives weren’t expected to fast either. Muslim families are up early before the sunrises to eat a big breakfast. Then they don’t eat again until the sun has set.
To begin with we watched a power point story called ‘The Good Samaritan’. The children were horrified to see a poor man treated so badly by others. We discussed the children’s feelings about how the man was treated.
Then we brainstormed what we thought a Good Samaritan would or should do.
The saying goes that money makes the world go around! As a class we discussed what the importance of money was to us. At first the children suggested it was needed to buy toys, cars, TV’s, game consoles and other luxuries.
Then we discussed if we needed some of these things or if they were a want. It was agreed that money to buy food, to pay bills, to keep us warm and put a roof over our heads was a need. Things like sweets, TV’s, toys, games etc were a want and not essential. We discussed where money comes from. Some of the answers were mums purse, the bank and the cash machine. This led to a discussion on how the money gets into the bank, cash machine and mums purse. The bank doesn’t just give money out to anyone that wants it! We have to put our own money into the bank for safe keeping and take out what we need when we need it.
This then led to a discussion about things costing money and if we haven’t got the money to buy it we can’t have it which led us back to wants and needs.
In our Maths lessons this week we have been practicing our multiplication and division. We used arrays again to build on what we learnt in the autumn term. We then concentrated on the link between multiplication and division. Super Maths Toucans!
During our PHSE lesson we discussed what was meant by a fair trade.
We began the lesson talking about what fair meant. To begin with the children felt that fair was everybody having the same and sharing things equally.
We discussed the equality in pay for workers. The children all agreed that everybody doing the same job should get paid the same.
We talked about the farmers in the poorer countries needing to be paid fairly for their goods. The children felt it was very unfair for the rich to get richer and not pay the poor what they should be paid.
The children agreed we should use our local shops more to help them stay in business and look for the fair trade logo when buying things like bananas, coffee, chocolate, tea and peanut butter.