Learning Together at Home: 07.05.20

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope everyone has a lovely long weekend planned 😊 I will be enjoying a wee bit of a sleep in tomorrow morning! Last week’s chapters of Really Weird Removals.com will be coming down later today so this is your very last chance to watch/listen to them.

Literacy: spelling

This week has been a short week so you may not have had as much time to learn your spelling words for this week as normal. If you need to spend some more time practising, do so using silly writing or one of the other suggestions from your Spelling Homework Grid.

If you are feeling confident that you know your spelling list, here is the dictation for this week:


goats, smells, hooks, nights, pounds


I have lots of goats that make very bad smells. Several nights ago, I spent many pounds online. There are hooks on the back of my door.


The children wear raincoats in the outdoors. I have two scooters and three grasshoppers. My mum tightens the gears on my bike.

Have someone read out your chosen level while you write the words or sentences in your jotter. Remember to do any corrections three times.

Literacy: writing

Watch something you enjoy and find interesting. It could be something on YouTube, a TV programme, a DVD or a video like this one from the literacy shed:


 Write a review for what you have watched. Include:

  • a SWBST (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then) summary
  • a rating 1- 5
  • what you liked or didn’t like
  • who would you recommend it for
  • a title for your review

Here is my example to help you:

Taking Flight

Tony wanted to go to the park to have fun, but his dad is too busy working to take him. So Tony ends up with his grandfather. Then they end up going on a big imagination adventure through a jungle, down a river and in an aeroplane. Tony has a really good day with his grandfather. In the end Tony’s dad ends up joining in their imagination adventure and they go to the moon together. I give this film 4 stars because it had a happy ending and Tony ended up having a fantastic day. My favourite part was when they all went to the moon together at the end! I would recommend this film for children aged 5 – 9.

Maths: addition word problems

Daily 10 on Topmarks:

Mild: Level 1 – Addition – Missing Number Calculations
Hot: Level 2 – Addition – Missing Number Calculations
Spicy: Level 3 – Addition – Two-digit numbers

Spend some time on Sumdog, the challenge for this week finishes today at 5pm!

On Tuesday I asked you to explore some different strategies for adding several numbers together. If you were finding that challenging, watch Tuesday’s videos again and have a go at answering these calculations to consolidate your learning further:

4 + 3 + 7 =

9 + 2 + 1 =

5 + 6 + 4 =

8 + 2 + 5 =

7 + 5 + 5 =

8 + 3 + 2 + 4 =

1 + 7 + 3 + 9 =

12 + 6 + 2 + 8 =

7 + 13 + 4 + 3 =

11 + 13 + 9 + 1 =

If you are ready for the next challenge, do the calculations above as a warm up. Remember to show your thinking or explain your strategy to someone at home. When you are ready, apply your strategy to these word problems.


Have a look at this BBC bitesize music lesson all about using your body to make music.


RME will be coming in a separate blog post.

Enjoy your long weekend everyone! I will see you on Monday!