Learning Together at Home: 30.04.20

Good afternoon! We are almost at the end of our second week of the new term, I hope everyone has settled back into learning together at home. I have loved seeing some photos of what you have been getting up to this week.

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 creating pictures to illustrate the meaning of each word or use scrabble tiles to work out how many points each of your spelling words are worth (extra challenge: can you come up with word worth 10 points? 15? 20?).

Extend your learning by identifying the rule in each of your words (be careful if you are learning tricky words) and finding at least 3 more words that use the same rule or by organising your words into a scale from easiest to hardest to spell. Why did you order them that way?

Literacy: reading

On Monday 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 Blue Eagles/Green Turtles/Yellow Pikachus 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.

Remember to read for pleasure as well, just like we do during BEAR time in school!

Maths: core numeracy

Daily 10 on Topmarks:

Mild: Level 1 – Addition – Bonds to Make 20
Hot: Level 1 – Addition – Up to 25
Spicy: Level 2 – Addition – Missing Numbers: Up to 20

Spend some time on Sumdog, the challenges finish tomorrow!

We have talked about multiplication and division fact families. Addition and subtraction can also be in fact families. For example:

Have a go at completing one of these fact family worksheets

Mild: Fact Families to 10
Hot: Fact Families to 20
Spicy: Fact Families to 100

Extra challenge: Use your addition and subtraction skills to try and solve these problems:

Maths: directions and coordinates

So far this week we have looked at the language we need to give and follow directions including:

  • Left
  • Right
  • Forwards
  • Backwards
  • Quarter turn
  • Half turn
  • Clockwise
  • Anti-clockwise

We have also looked at using coordinate grids. Hopefully you are feeling confident at reading and plotting points on coordinate grids. Today I would like you to have a go at giving directions using coordinate grids.

First, choose one of these worksheets to complete (1, 2 or 3 stars):

Then, have a go at saying or writing directions. For example:

  • Start at the ship, what is the coordinate for where you are?
  • Move 2 squares right to F5.
  • Move 2 squares down to F3.
  • Move 1 square right. Where are you and what have you found?

For an extra challenge you could include turns. You could also have a go at creating your own treasure map with a coordinate grid on it. Can you write directions for someone else to follow?


This week in science you have been learning about the parts of a plant in science. For art I would like you to have a go at drawing some flowers and plants. Use these powerpoints to help you:

Or you could have a go at some of these silly drawing ideas:

RME is in a separate blog post.

See you tomorrow everyone!