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Week 8 01.06 - 05.06

English

This week Team, we are going to look at writing a story with a familiar setting. We wrote another story in this genre earlier in the year. We are going to combine this genre with our new science topic - habitats. You are going to write a story based on finding an animal in your garden. Our focus learning this week is all to do with exclamation sentences and using exclamation marks.

 

On Monday you are going to read a story with a familiar setting called 'A Prickly Problem' and answer questions

On Tuesday, you are going to focus on writing exclamation sentences

On Wednesday, I want you to plan your story. Remember this just has to be notes.

On Thursday, I want you to write the first part of your story. 

On Friday, I want you to complete your story and check it through carefully.

 

Go into each folder below to find out more about your daily learning!

Spelling

We are on WEEK 2 of our work on the ‘a’ which makes a sound like a short 'o' (as in hot).  

 

This week's words have the letter ‘a’ which makes a sound like a short 'o' (as in hot). Please help by practising these words with your child. Your child is learning how letters can make different sounds.  

 

You can find this weeks spelling sheet as an image below, but also as a word document you can download and print out. If you can't print, just write the words out in your spelling books. 

 

Week 1
• Monday – Thursday: Week 1 spelling work consists of children practising these words (using a writing pencil), using the look cover write check method. They can also choose to practise them using one of the ‘fun ways to practise your spellings’ if they would like to.
• Friday: Test – ask someone at home to test you on all of the spelling words you have been practising. Reflect on any words you found tricky – make these words/rules your focus for next week.


Week 2
• Monday – Thursday: Week 2 spelling work consists of children including each word in a sentence then writing the sentences in their spelling book. They can also choose to practise them using one of the ‘fun ways to practise your spellings’ if they would like to.
• Friday: Test – ask someone at home to test you on all of the spelling words you have been practising.

Picture 1

Fun ways to learn your spellings

Maths

This week we are going to carry on learning how to tell the time!

 

We are going to be doing new learning, so we will be working in our Power Maths books on certain days. When you click on the link below you we see a presentation for each day. Work through the slides and then work on the questions I ask you to do in your Power Maths book. Don't go further then I ask, as this will be learning for other days!

 

On Monday, we will be learning to compare different lengths of time.

On Tuesday, we will be learning to find the end time.

On Wednesday, we will be learning to find the start time.

On Thursday, we will be learning about how many hours in a day.

On Friday, we will be going over what we have learnt about time

Topic

We are going to start our new term's work by looking at habitats. This week Team, we will learn what a habitat is, find out about three habitats you will find in the UK before exploring your local habitat - your garden.

 

As always team, I would like you to open and then work through the presentation below. This week's challenge is to tell me all about what you have found in your local habitat - which plants and animals you have found. You could present this as a map of your garden, a table of results or a video showing me around your habitat.

 

This week is also the second week of the BBC Springwatch. I have included the link below to their website. They have lots of live camera links and activities if you would like to go Over and Above!

 

Physical

Joe Wicks' workouts are an EPIC way to get your brains ready to learn. You can do it live at 9.00 am or watch it later on catch up! This week for yoga, lets go on Hot Air Ballooning.

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