How was your long weekend?
Did you notice anything about VE Day in the news?
Have you finished How to Train Your Dragon? What did you think?
This week we're starting back our morning check-ins. We've missed them and thought you might have been too. You can either do it on a piece of paper at home or if you would like, you can post about it on Purple Mash. This isn't part of your home learning, it's just a chance for you to have a few minutes of quiet and reflection before you start your learning.
English - Writing
Here is a picture from the beginning of a short film. We will be basing our English work around this film for the next two weeks.
Take a good look at the picture.
What do you think is going to happen in this film?
Use a mind map like the one I've made below to help you think about the different parts of the story. This one has already got a few things on it, see if you can have at least 3 things on each point.
Now you have collected your ideas, try putting them into full sentences. When you are writing your predictions remember to use evidence to back up your statements.
For example, I predict ………. will happen because in the picture there is a ……. Or I think ……. might happen because I can see ……
English - Reading
Add a comma after each fronted adverbial in the sentences below.
Look at the sentences in the table below. Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Choose the correct homophones to complete the sentences below.
This week, we’re returning to learning about fractions, specifically we are going to be looking at tenths and hundredths and how we can write these as decimals.
Some of what we do over the next two weeks will be recapping what we have already learnt this year and some of it will be new learning. Don’t forget to ask questions on Purple Mash if you are feeling confused.
This video is a good recap of some of what we have learnt already. It’s helpful because it reminds us what the difference is between a tenth and a hundredth and also explains how they are related.
The key thing it is useful to remember when working with tenths and hundredths.
1 tenth is the same as 10 hundredths.
The diagram below should help explain this.
Now, see if you can apply what we've learnt.
Question 2 (Remember, equivalent means the same as.)
Question 3 (For this question you need to use your partitioning skills. 23 hundredths is the same as 2 tenths and how many hundredths?)
CHALLENGE Question 4
We’re continuing with our work on sound. This week, it’s time for an experiment!
What to do:
By the end you should have three different “phones” a long one, a medium one and short one. To use the “phone” one person should whisper into one end and the other should hold the cup to their ear and see if they can hear what is being said.
Once you have worked out how the “phones” work. Try and answer these questions.
Does the length of string make any difference to the effectiveness (how well it works) of the phone?
Does it make a difference when the string is tight?
Can you still use the phone if it is bent around a corner?
What else have you noticed during this experiment?
Keeping working hard, smiling and washing your hands!
Ruth and Emily