Hello everybody. Did anybody do any April Fool’s Day pranks??? In my family we always try to be first to do a ‘pinch and a punch ‘ for first of the month and both my husband and son ‘got’ me first!
Here are our activities for today:
Today, you could practise saying the number which comes before and after a number. For example, if we take the number 456- the number before is 455, the number after is 457.
Ask someone at home to ask you some questions. If you are confident with hundreds, move on to thousands : 3,456, 2,102, 4,544 etc
Yesterday we completed a block graph to show information, today we are going to look at pictographs.
A pictograph is a graph which uses pictures to show information.
Each picture in the graph stands for a number which can be found in a key.
In this pictogram, each figure stands for 2 children, so half a figure will represent 1 child.
The pictograph here shows the number of primary 3 children who bring a packed lunch to school.
Look at the pictograph above and answer the following questions in your jotter. Write ‘Pictographs’ at the top of the page and write today’s date.
How many pupils bring packed lunches on Monday ( not 5 !)
How many pupils bring packed lunches on Tuesday?
How many packed lunches in total were brought to school?
One day each week, the lunch room offers special 50p lunches. Which day do you think it is? Talk about your answer with someone at home.
The pictograph above shows the number of people waiting in a supermarket queue one evening.
Each face represents 2 people, so half a face will represent 1 person.
How many people were in the queue at
You could have a go at making up your own pictograph. You could show the number of flights to a hot country in the winter months, or the number of police on duty at a football park during a match or the hours of sunshine in the UK during the spring and summer months. Make up your own symbol and remember to add a key.
Choose an activity from the grid or use an idea of your own to help you learn your words. Dictation tomorrow.
Lions : ‘The Emergency’ by Mike Poulton
You should now have read the whole book. Ask someone at home to help you if there are any words you have trouble reading or don’t understand.
The story was about an old lady being ill and the two main characters being unable to help her because the phones were all damaged. This book was written a long time ago when people did not have mobile phones. Can you think of an emergency nowadays where mobile phones could help ? For example, a family could be out walking on the hills and see someone who has fallen and broken their leg. They could use their phone to phone mountain rescue. In your jotter create a comic strip to show your idea. You could write a sentence underneath each picture to explain what is happening or have speech bubbles coming out of the characters’ mouths. Draw a box for each part of the story, remember to use a ruler. You might find it easier to turn your jotter so it is landscape.
Lizards : The Motorway by Roderick Hunt
You should now have read the whole book. Ask someone to help you with any words you are finding difficult to read or any words you don’t understand.
Answer these questions in your jotter. Take a new page or draw a neat line with a ruler underneath your last piece of work. Put the book title at the top and today’s date.
These questions are about the pages 23 to the end.
Why was Gran so upset about the motorway being built?- give 3 reasons (Gran was so upset because…….)
What did Biff and Chip do to try and cheer Gran up?
On page 26 Gran says the flowers the children have found are – rare – What does this word mean?
How did the rare flowers stop the motorway from being built?
What did Gran do about the big hole which was left by the bulldozers and lorries?
Kittens : The Scarf by Roderick Hunt
Answer these questions in your jotter. Take a new page or draw a neat line with a ruler underneath your last piece of work.
Remember to answer in full sentences, use the question to help you with your answer.
Look at page 18, what did Anneena’s mum use to make a rope? (Anneena’s mum used ……..)
Look at page 22, What did the paramedics do to keep the boy warm? ( The paramedics……)
In your jotter, draw a picture of Anneena. Underneath the picture write a sentence telling us some information about her. For example – This is Anneena, she is very good at making things and………..
Tigers : The Foggy Day by Roderick Hunt
Read the book aloud again, ask someone at home to listen while you do this.
Talk about the following:
Look at the illustration on pages 12 and 13. How do you think Dad and Kipper are feeling?
Look at pages 14 and 15, why does Dad think that Mum and Floppy are a monster?
Why are there drops of water coming off Dad?
Look at page 16, how do you think the family are feeling now?
Can you think of another ending to the story? Maybe Dad and the children have an adventure? Draw a picture of what happens.
Cheetahs : The Cat Who Wanted to go Home by Jill Tomlinson
Look at the title and front of the book first. What do you think might happen in this book- talk about your ideas with someone at home if you can. Turn the book over and read the blurb on the back, is this a book you would choose in a bookshop or library?Discuss your reasons with someone at home if possible.
Now read Chapter one and answer the following questions in your jotter. Remember to answer in full sentences and include a title and today’s date.
In your own words, explain the game Paul played with Suzy.
Why did Suzy like Gaby the best?
Why did Suzy not like it when the boys were at school?
What kind of basket was it that Suzy had climbed in to ?
What does the French phrase – chez-moi mean?
What do the letters RSPCA stand for ? Can you find out what this charity does?
Dolphins : Cool Clive by Michaela Morgan
Look at the title and the front of the book first , what do you think might happen in this book? Talk about it with someone at home if you can. Turn the book over and read the blurb on the back, is this a book you would choose in a bookshop or library? Discuss your thoughts with someone at home if you can.
Now read chapter one, then answer the following questions in full sentences, remembering to write a date and title at the top of your page.
What do you think Clive means by being ‘cool’?
Why does he feel that he’s not cool?
Do you think it is important to have ‘cool’ clothes? Explain your answer.
Why is Clive not able to have the kind of clothes he wants?
Although Clive is proud of his rap, it doesn’t make him feel happy, why is this?
How do you think Clive could manage to get some ‘cool’ clothes or how could he feel better about not having them?