Learning Together at Home – 01.04.20

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Happy April everyone!

Hope everyone is doing okay!

Here is today’s learning. As always, let me know if there is something you are finding tricky.

Have a good day,

Miss Martin



Spelling – keep working through the activities posted on Monday.

Reading – We are learning to analyse the text by looking at key words.

Read the chapter stated below. Complete the Vocabulary Builder task for Literacy Circles. Find words that are trick/unfamiliar as well as important words.

Vocabulary Builder

The Gruffalo’s Children – Read Chapter 21

Heroic Hiccups – Read Chapter 16

The Charlie Bucket Readers – Read Chapter 17

The Bash Street Kids – Read Chapter 14

(Please let me know when you finish your current book as I sadly do not have all of these copies at home. I do have copies of the next reading books for all groups though.)


Grammar – We are learning to use a colon to start a list.

Have a look at the powerpoint slides. Using a Colon to Introduce a List Presentation

They explain how to use a colon to start a list. Once you have read through the powerpoint, try to write your own list in the style of the example below.

Remember to use commas to separate the items in your list!


To step through a mysterious portal into a new world you need several things: curiosity, bravery, nerves of steel, determination and a way back.


Word of the Day – “tempestous”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

Armie rowed frantically across the tempestous sea…



Mental Maths – We are learning to use different operations to solve problems quickly and accuracy.

Play the Countdown game. Remember to “try to think outside the box”. Share some examples with me on Teams. Lets see who gets the closest to their number! Try doing at least 4 targets.



Maths – We are learning to convert between 12 and 24 hour clocks.

Star Steps – 12 hour clocks you need AM or PM

– 24 hour clocks you need to add 12 to the 12 hour clock time, e.g. for 7:00pm                         to convert to 24 hour clock you add 7 and 12 = 19 so 19:00.

To help us be able to tell the time accurately we need to be able to use analogue and digital times meaning we need to be able to use 12 hour clocks and 24 hour clocks. Try to complete the sheet.


Here are some other time activities for you to complete with someone at home.

12 and 24 hour times

Work with someone at home. Someone writes a 24 hour clock time in the afternoon (e.g. 12:50). The other person writes this in analogue time (i.e. 10 minutes to 1 pm). They agree what they might be doing at that time and record both times: 12:50, 10 to 1, finishing lunch. Next, they change the time to the corresponding am time (i.e. 0:50 and 10 to 1 in the morning). They discuss what they might be doing at that time (sleeping). They repeat the activity for other pairs of am/pm times, first writing the 24 hour clock time, then writing the equivalent analogue pm time, then writing the corresponding time in the morning in both formats.

Guess my time

Work with someone at home. Someone secretly write a 24 hour time down. The other person needs to try to work it out by asking yes/no questions. Is it in the evening? Is it an am time? Is it before 15:00? Is it during school time? Is it a half past time?