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WC 23/3/20

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Friday 27th March

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here are your jobs for today...

Arithmetic Test

Please get an adult to test you on these questions. You can email me your score!

  1. 13 + 25 =
  2. 1 more than 27 is ....
  3. Double 6
  4. 12 + ? = 20
  5. 24 - 11 =
  6. 1 less than 45 is ...
  7. 11 x 10 =
  8. 4 + 5 + 6 =
  9. Half of 14
  10. 3 x 2 =

Maths

  • Can you write the weights of the fruits then put them in order from the heaviest to the lightest?
  • Using your scales at home, find the weight of 4 objects. Order them from lightest to heaviest.

Problem - The class are seeing whether the balloon or apple will weigh more.

Eva says “The balloon will be heavier because it is bigger than the apple”

Whitney says “ They will both weigh the same because they are both red”

Teddy says “When we weigh the balloon, the arrow on the scales will be at a smaller number than the apple because the balloon is lighter”

Who is correct?

Spellings

Please get an adult to test you on your spellings (Days of the week). You can email me your score!

English - Making inferences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03xpqbk/katie-morag-series-1-19-katie-morag-and-the-seals-singing

Watch the Katie Morag Story again – Katie and the Seals Singing.

We are going to make ‘role on the wall’ for Katie Morag just like we do in class.

Draw an outline of a person like above. Think about Katie Morag and her actions. Inside the body think of adjectives what she is like and write down what you can infer from this on the outside (why is she like this) E.g. words for the middle - patient – she was waiting to hear the seals sing.

Topic - Geography

Name, locate and identify the surrounding seas of the United Kingdom

  • Which seas are surrounding the UK?
  • When you go on holiday to Skegness which sea are you swimming in?

Explore an atlas and make a list of the seas surrounding the UK.

Thursday 26th March

Morning everyone

Here are your jobs for today...

Maths - weight

Look at weighing scales. They count round in 100s as you measure weight in grams.

Use standard units to measure 5 item from around your house e.g. measure the weight of an apple, a book, a spoon. Which number is the arrow pointing to on the scales? It is grams or kilograms etc. Can you write sentences to describe your items e.g.

The books weighs ___________

The apple weighs ___________

The ________ and __________ have the same weight

of ________.

The ____________ is the heaviest.

The ____________ is the lightest.

Problem - Mrs Evans says "I’m thinking of an object. It is heavier than an apple at 100grams, but lighter than a melon at 200grams." What object could Mrs Evans be thinking of? Prove it. How many objects can you measure that are between 100 and 200 grams?

English - Developing Enquiry and Directed Independent Research

Watch the Katie Morag Story – Katie and the Seals Singing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03xpqbk/katie-morag-series-1-19-katie-morag-and-the-seals-singing

Review what do you know about seals already? Where do they live? What do they eat? etc. Make a list of sentences under a subheading of: Things I already know.

How does this illustration of a seal from the story compare to what we know about or can infer about seals in the wild?

Has anybody seen a seal in real life? Can you think of a story or film that has a seal in it? What would you like to know about seals?

Make a list of questions under a subheading of: Things I want to find out.

When you have made a list of things you know and want to find out, research your answers.

Topic - Geography

Name, locate and identify the capital cities of the United Kingdom

Recap:

What country do we live in? What are the four countries that make up the UK? Where is Scotland/ Wales/ England/ Northern Ireland on a map? Which country has a red cross on a white flag/ white and green flag with a red dragon on it /a white cross on a blue flag / red cross on a white flag with a star and red hand in the middle?

Can you use an atlas to find the capital cities within the UK? What is the capital city of England/ Wales/ Scotland and Northern Ireland?

Have fun

Mrs Evans

Wednesday 25th March

Good Morning Jay class.

Here are your jobs for today...

Maths - Comparing weights

Using lego bricks, find the weight of 4 objects. Order them from lightest to heaviest.

Problem -

Can you make a problem like this for some items in your house?

English - Making Inferences

The map is taken from the book you looked at the front cover of yesterday. Explore the map with a grown up and write down:

  • What do you notice?
  • What do the details and names might indicate about the story?
  • What can you see?
  • Where might it be?
  • What questions do you have?
  • What do you want to find out?
  • Where would you like to go?

Topic - Geography

Name and locate the four countries of the United Kingdom and recognise their flags and symbols.

Recap on yesterdays learning:

  • Which four countries make up the UK?
  • Can you find these on a map?

Can you find the flags for the four different countries and draw them? Did you know that the four flags from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland make up the Union Jack? Can you make a list of items that symbolise each country e.g. the flowers of the four countries are: Rose - England, Daffodil - Wales, Thistle - Scotland and Clover - Ireland.

Have Fun

Mrs Evans

Tuesday 24th March

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well.

Here are your jobs for today...

Maths - Weight

  • Use non-standard units to measure 5 item from around your house e.g. use lego bricks to measure the weight of an apple, a book, a spoon etc. Can you write sentences to describe your items e.g. The ________ weighs the same as ________ lego bricks.
  • Weigh an object using lego bricks and then weigh the same object using different non-standard units e.g pencils. Record your findings. What do you notice? Which non-standard unit was the best to use? Why ?Which non-standard unit was not good to use? Why?
  • Which non-standard units would be the best to measure the mass of a heavy book? Counters, Wooden blocks, Pencils ?Why?

Problem -

English - Making Inferences

Look at the front cover of this book. Just like we do in class can you write sentences about :

  • What you can see? e.g. I can see the calm, blue sea. I can see fluffy, white sheep.
  • What do you wonder? e.g. I wonder who the girl is? I wonder where she lives?
  • Predict what you think the book is going to be about.

Topic - Geography

Name and locate the four countries of the United Kingdom.

Talk to a grown up about:

  • Where do we live?
  • What country do we live in?

Explore an atlas to find the UK. Can you find the 4 countries that make up the UK?

Have Fun

Mrs Evans

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend sunshine!

Here are your jobs for today...

Maths - Weight

Choose two objects from around your house.

  • Can you say which is heavier? Which is lighter?
  • Can you be a human weighing scale?
  • Now use real weighing scale to check.
  • Which object is heavier? Which object is lighter?
  • Can you write sentences to compare your items e.g. The ________ is heavier/lighter than the _________ .

Collect different objects from around your house. Use scales to find the heaviest object. Can you find 2 objects that are equal in mass?

Problem - Mrs Evans says "I’m thinking of an object. It is heavier than a pencil, but lighter than a cup." What object could Mrs Evans be thinking of? Prove it. How many objects can you think of?

English / Topic

This month is Women's History Month. As it will be Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday in May, can you research these questions about her?

  • Who was she?
  • Where was she born?
  • What did she do?
  • Why didn't her parents want her to do that job?
  • Why was she known as the lady of the lamp?
  • Which medal was she awarded for her hard work?
  • How old was she when she died?

When you have found the answers to the questions, can you draw a picture of her and write 5 sentences about her? Remember capital letters, full stops and joins some of your sentences using and, so, but, or because.

Spellings to practice this week are:

Days of the Week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Use look, cover, write, check approach to practice them. Get a grown up to test you on these spellings on Friday.

Have Fun

Mrs Evans

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