Learning Together at Home: 26.03.2020

Good morning! Did you know the Lourve Museum and a whole lot of other places are offering virtual tours? Check out some of the options here: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

Thinking back to some of our artist talks: you can see some of Jackson Pollock’s work on the Guggenheim website, Monet on the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) website and Frida Kahlo on the Detroit Institute of Arts website.

Literacy: spelling

Choose a challenge (preferably different to yesterday’s):

Practice your spelling words using one of the ways on your spelling homework grid.

Apply your understanding by writing a story using every one of your spelling words or by creating an acrostic poem of some of your spelling words.

Extend your learning by completing a thesaurus challenge (find three words that mean the same thing for each of your spelling words) or an antonym challenge (find a word that means the opposite of each spelling word)

Literacy: reading

Today’s reading comprehension looks at a short piece of non-fiction text about sharks. Read the text carefully then answer the questions in your jotter using full sentences and giving quality answers. Remember to include the magic word because if you are giving your opinion (questions 5 & 6).

Maths: multiplication

Daily 10 warm-up. Either choose one of the chilli challenges below or work on the table you have chosen to learn at the moment.

Mild: level 2 – multiplication – mixed tables x2, 5, 10

Hot: level 4 – multiplication – mixed tables x 3, 4, 8

Spicy: level 6 – multiplication – mixed tables up to x12

Another way you can practise your chosen times table is making up a multiplication hopscotch. As you jump in each square, say the answer. Mix up the order to make it more challenging for yourself!

Written consolidation:

So far this week you have hopefully practised your times tables through different activities and worksheets looking at fact families and missing number sums. Today I would like you to apply your knowledge of your times tables to word problems.

Mild: Word problems only using x2, x5 and x10

Hot: Word problems using x2, x3, x4 and x5

Spicy: Word problems using bigger numbers. The group who worked with me last week multiplying by 20, 30, 40 and 50 should have a go at these sums but of course anyone can choose the spicy challenge if they feel able to. When multiplying by bigger numbers, remember to split into numbers that are easier to multiply by. For example; for 16 x 7, split the 16 into 10 and 6, work out 10 x 7 and 6 x 7 then add those two answers together.

Extra challenge: Make up your own word problems for someone else to solve. You can make these as hard as you like but remember that you have to know the answer as well!


We have been learning a variety of songs with Mary from NYCoS on Tuesday afternoons. Have a go at teaching one of the songs to someone at home. Some of our favourites have been the hello song, starlight, starbright and Kye Kye Kule. You could also check out the NYCoS website where they are posting a song a day. https://www.nycos.co.uk/daily-activities

Please let me know if you have any difficulty accessing or downloading the word problem worksheets as I can post pictures of them if necessary. I am experimenting with what is the easiest way to share work on the blog and would appreciate any feedback!

Thank you to those that have been in touch with photos of what you’re all getting up to 🙂 It has made my day!

See you tomorrow