# P5T – What we have been learning this week 22.11.19

Literacy

This week in Spelling we have been learning about ous words which sound like us. Please see the list attached. A lot of us didn’t quite understand what some of the words meant so we had to look up in the dictionary the definition. We had some dictionary races to see who could find it first.

We started our new class novel “The Spiderwick Chronicles”. When studying this we were looking at how the author described a setting. We had to use the description to create a picture of the characters’ house. We also came across some tricky words within the text so had to look these up to understand.

When planning our writing we made mindmaps to help us write a paragraph about the ice melting.

Activities at home:

Practise using a dictionary

Anything you read at home try to draw what the character has described

Draw or write about the main event in a story

Maths and Numeracy

We have continued with area. We have been learning more about the formula to calculate the area (A = L x B) as well as creating shapes with a specific area. E.g. create a shape with an area of 36cm2. This could be 6cm x 6cm or 4cm x 9cm.

We were looking at multiplication, addition and subtraction in real life problems. We also made our own. For example Jonny bought a laptop for £234, 3 ipads for £356 each and 5 chocolate bars for £2.11 each. How much would he have left if he had £1800.

Activities at home:

Create your own word/real life problems and solve

Calculate the area of your own rectangles

Sumdog

Other areas of the curriculum

• In P.E we focused on basketball. We practised dribbling and passing. We had to try to get passed the teacher