Learning Together at Home: 23.04.2020

How are we all? Please keep sending me your stories and photos, I love seeing what you’re getting up to!

I will be posting the first two chapters of our new class novel, Really Weird Removals.com, later today. If you haven’t already I would recommend you do the ICT research task from Monday and yesterday’s visualisation task before watching the videos.

Literacy: reading

On Tuesday I posted a document that can be used to support reading book comprehension. If you have finished the reading books sent home in the pack on the last day of school, the document could also be used with any fiction novel of your choosing. Please keep working through the activities in the document. If you can, aim to complete at least 2 tasks/questions for each colour. Of course you can do more if you would like to!

Alternatively, read this short text and answer the comprehension questions using full sentences in your jotter.

Literacy: spelling

Think about your spelling words. Do you need more practice? Are you ready to show you know them by applying them in a new context? Or are you looking to extend your learning?

Practice your spelling words using one of the suggestions 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).

Alternatively, have a look at the Spelling Activity Matrix document posted on Tuesday for some more ideas of how to extend your learning.

Maths: data handling

So far we have looked at pictographs and bar graphs as ways to show information. Hopefully you have had a chance to create your own graphs as well. Today we are going to look at Venn diagrams.

A Venn diagram uses overlapping circles to show how things are different and alike.

Venn diagrams help us summarise information and compare things.

For example, here is a list of animals:

dolphin, dog, snake, fish, seal, chicken, duck, alligator, cat, horse, whale, hippo.

I want to compare which animals live on the land, which live in the water and which animals fall into both categories. I have drawn a Venn diagram to show this (using a cup to help to me):

When you are feeling confident, have a go at completing this Venn diagram activity:

Have a go at creating your own Venn diagrams.


Ken Done is an Australian artist known for his very bright, colourful art. He uses what he can see in his local neighbourhood as inspiration for his art. Watch this video to learn more:


Have a go at creating your own drawing or painting in the style of Ken Done. I would love to see what you create and will be looking for the bright colours and creativity he discusses in the video!

RME is in a separate blog post.

See you tomorrow P3C!