Times Tables Rock Stars

Well done everyone for continuing to practise your times tables at home. ‘The Battle’ is very close at the moment, but who knows what the result will be at the end of the week.

Keep up the good work!

If you would like some other games to help you continue to practise your times tables, then click on the website below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Or you could try this website. It gives you 5 staged activities to help you learn the times table you select.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Homework 12.11.21

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Prefixes – il and il wordsWords with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c and other consonants
illegal
illegible
illuminate
illogical
 illiterate
 illicit  
illumination
illusion
 illusive
illustration
deceive
receive
perceive
ceiling
receipt
conceit
deceit
counterfeit
seizes
neither
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English

In Science we have been looking at using comparative language to support writing our conclusions.

‘The warmer our hands, the quicker the chocolate melted.’

‘The greater the amount of salt, the faster the ice cube melted.’

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I would like you to write at least 3 of your own comparison sentences. They can be about any subject.

Here are a couple of my ideas to get you started.

‘The hotter the cup of tea, the longer it takes me to drink it.’

‘The harder the puzzles, the more excited I become.

REMEMBER – Capital letters and full stops!

Maths

This week has been money week and it has been very interesting listening to the children’s ideas on how much things cost. From monthly costs of household bills to the running of a vehicle. Estimates for monthly internet services went into the thousands, so the children were quite shocked when they found out the actual costs!!

Therefore for your homework this week I would like you to find 3 things that would have a price of around £1 each, then £10 each and finally £100 each.

As an extra challenge you could predict the cost of some of the things in your home and then find out the actual amount.

Estimate: £6.99 Actual: £17.91

Science

The children have really enjoyed our experiments involving turning solids into liquids by heating the solids to make them melt. Many of the children said they would like to try some similar experiments at home. If you do get time over the coming weeks to explore heating and cooling, please upload any photographs to Seesaw and we will share them with the class.

Homework 5.11.21

This week I have really enjoyed looking at all the models you created of the WW2 vehicles, sharing the facts you found out and seeing all the creative ways you have tackled the ‘Make Do and Mend’ task. I can’t wait to get all the photographs up on display.

Maths

For your homework, we will start with some firework Mathematics.

Imagine you are holding a firework party. What fireworks would you buy?

Complete at least one of the tasks below.

  1. Buy 2 different fireworks. How much would they cost? Repeat with different combinations.
  2. Imagine you have £25 to spend. What would you buy? How close can you get to spending £25 without going over?
  3. The shop offers to sell all the fireworks on a 3 for 2 deal with the cheapest firework free. Choose 3 fireworks. Compare how much it would cost you with and without the offer.

English

As part of our work based on ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ book, I asked you to write a piece of persuasive description to make me want to eat the WW2 porridge.

“Come and get a bowl of delightful, creamy porridge topped with freshly grown strawberry slices and covered in drizzly syrup.” – Freya

Think about the foods that you could eat at a Bonfire Party. Write some descriptive sentences to make the foods sound as appealing as possible.

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Prefixes – dis and mis  Silent K
disappoint
disagree
disobey
disappear
disinfect
disconnect
misbehave
mislead
misspell
misfortune
knew
knock
knobbly
knit
knapsack
knuckles
knead
knack
knob
knowledge
2Do set on Purple Mash.

I hope you all remember the ways to keep safe on Bonfire Night and have a fun filled weekend.

Homework (15/22.10.21)

Over the next 2 weeks, I would like you to build on some of the independent research we have been doing on a Friday afternoon.

Please complete one or both of the tasks below.

WW2 VEHICLES

Create a model of a vehicle used in WW2 then research some facts about it.

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MAKE DO AND MEND

Carry out your own project which incorporates using old clothing/leftover material to make something new.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • a head band
  • a bag/purse
  • a hand puppet
  • clothing for a doll/teddy bear

Alternatively you may wish to create something that allows you to practice weaving or knitting.

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Homework 8.10.21

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Endings – sionWords ending in – able and – ably
expansion
extension
comprehension
tension
suspension
occasion
dimension
diversion
permission
discussion
adorable
adorably
applicable
applicably
considerable
considerably
tolerable
tolerably
capable
knowledgeable
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If you prefer to write your spellings down, then why not have a try at Pyramid Writing this week.

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Rationing

This week I would like you to imagine you are an Evacuee child. Think about what you would have in your packed lunch for the train journey.

What foods would be readily available to you in the city?

What food would have been rationed?

How would the food be different to a packed lunch prepared for a journey today?

You can present your work in whatever way you wish. You could even just show your packed lunch on Evacuee Day!

What sandwich are you going to prepare?

Evacuee Day

Don’t forget to come into school on Friday 15th October in character as a WW2 evacuee child.

                   

You will need to be dressed in clothing of the time, have your own identity label, a packed lunch for the journey (Spam sandwiches at the ready!!) and a special keepsake to remind you of home.

We have lots of exciting activities planned to take you back in time and experience what it would have been like to be a child during WW2.

Homework 1.10.2021

Well done for all the amazing ideas you came up with to send a message using Morse Code.

Lego, pasta and video messages using torches to name but a few. Here is one sent by Riley for you to have a go at decoding.

Although I’m not sure I agree!!!

Spellings

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Statutory Words – RandomStatutory Words – Random
actual
address
calendar
disappear
experience
particular
thought
separate
difficult
weight
accompany
amateur
bargain
bruise
community
competition
explanation
guarantee
individual
prejudice

Don’t forget to check your 2DOs on Purple Mash for the Spelling Quiz.

Map work

In PE and Theme this week we have been using maps to find different locations and help us solve a range of different clues. So for this week’s homework I would like you to create a detailed map of where you live.


Think about the journey from your house to school.

  1. Can you create a map of this journey?
  2. Try to imagine that you are travelling along this route, picture in your mind all the things you see.
  3. Think about all the senses you experience – what do you hear, what colours you see, are there any strong smells at certain points? Do you go up or down any hills or turn any corners? How could you include these features in your map?
  4. You could include details such as the shops, the houses, hedges, trees, parks, road turnings, parked cars. Can you include features such as post boxes, bus stops, traffic lights, road markings.

If you want an extra challenge you could have a look at an Ordnance Survey map online. Can you find the key and what the symbols mean? Could you change your map to have the same symbols for features as the Ordnance Survey maps do?

Feeling creative instead?

  • Make your own 3D map on a larger scale using a selection of materials
  • or create your own miniature route from an ant’s point of view.
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Homework 24.9.2021

Spellings

Please check your 2DOs on Purple Mash.

List 1 (Year 4/Optional Year 5)List 2 (Year 5)
Words with the /s/ sound spelt scRecap from prior years
science
scene
discipline
fascinate
crescent
scissors
scenery
descent
ascend
descend
redecorate
mention
position
weather
whether
obvious
completion
mountainous
tongue
scheme

This week I would like you to use Morse Code to make your own message to send. You can use the dots/dashes to write the code or get a bit more inventive!

In Maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10. If you want an extra challenge you could research the distance (km) between some of the Allied and Axis countries who fought in WW2, then round them to the nearest 10.

England to Japan 9406km

9406km to the nearest 10 is 9410km