We hope you are having a good week, it has been good to see so many of you engaging in the circle time post on Purple Mash. Take a look at it and join in the discussion, it is really important we remember how to behave when we are interacting with each other online.
Here is today's Thinking Thursday task.
English - Writing
Today’s focus is pronouns and nouns.
Nouns are often known as ‘naming words’ because they can name people, places and things. Most nouns can be either singular or plural.
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
There are seven types of pronouns, which are used for different purposes. Have a look at the table below to explain them.
(Don’t worry if you don’t remember all of their different names.)
Can you rewrite these sentences using pronouns correctly to replace the nouns?
The noun Annabelle is repeated many times in this paragraph. Can you rewrite it so that it is easier to read and includes the correct pronouns in the right places?
Using pronouns is often very helpful, but if we use too many the text can become very confusing and difficult to follow. Read the following paragraph and rewrite it to make it clearer. A good rule to remember is once you have mentioned a noun, you can replace it with a pronoun the next time.
English - Reading
Pick a story (or two) from the Flash Fiction document to read today.
You might see some authors you recognise and even have a reunion with a character we met in one of our class novels this year.
Yesterday, we looked at comparing two decimal numbers and thinking about which was larger and which was smaller.
Today, we’re going to be ordering a bigger group of numbers. We will still need to use the same skills as yesterday, these include looking at the digit in the largest column first and working from left to right comparing each digit.
This video should help.
Question 1 (Hint - ascending means from smallest to biggest.)
Question 2 (Hint - descending means from biggest to smallest. It's the opposite of ascending.)
CHALLENGE Question 5
(Hint - you will need to use your knowledge of converting measurements to help you with this question. Remember, 1m is the same as 100cm so 0.5m is the same as 50cm.
CHILLI CHALLENGE Question 6
Today's topic activity is to complete your Artburst video. Amy would like them by Monday 8th June. If there is a reason you won't be able to send it to her by then, please let us know on the Purple Mash blog or email Amy directly at email@example.com.
So far, Amy has received 8 videos for Fantastic Mr Fox, that means that she is still waiting for 22 of you to send her videos. Have a read of this blog again to remind you of what you need to do.
When you have finished your film, send it to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your finished films are too large to be sent by email, then please send them via We Transfer or Google Drive or any other online applications suitable for large files.
Remember, you can make your own costumes at home or use clothes and props you have at home to make you look like your character.
If you are one of the children who has already completed their video, thank you! You can use your time this afternoon to do something creative of your choice.
Be kind, stay safe and work hard.
Ruth and Emily