Learning Together at Home: 12.05.20

Hello everyone! I am sorry that yesterday’s blog posts were late, I was struggling to get technology to work the way I wanted it to!

It has been lovely to see so many of you on Teams! There is a general channel which is for you to ask any questions about your learning and for you to share what you have been doing at home. The playground channel is a place where you can chat with each other. 😊 Please let the school know if you need help logging in or need a device to access Teams.

Literacy: reading

Spend at least 15 minutes reading some of a book (any book) out loud to an adult. Keep working on some of the comprehension activities posted yesterday.

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

Literacy: spelling

Practise your spelling words at least once using one of the suggestions on the Spelling Homework grid. Remember to practise any words you are finding challenging more than once!

Literacy: writing

Please download this document for the instructions for today’s writing lesson:

Maths: equal shares and equal groups

Daily 10 on Topmarks:

Mild: Level 2 – Division – divide by 2 up to 10
Hot: Level 2 – Division – mixed tables, divide by 2, 5, 10
Spicy: Level 2 – Division – mixed tables, divide by 3, 4, 8

Spend some time on Sumdog. This week’s challenge is an introduction to division and I will base next week’s challenge on how you do in this week’s one! You can also spend some time playing some of the other games on Sumdog.

Yesterday we started to look at division by exploring equal groups and equal shares. Have a go at answering these questions, using items to help you if you need to:

  1. I have 10 pencils and I want to sort them into equal groups of 2. How many groups will I have?
  2. I have 15 cookies and I want to sort them into equal groups of 5. How many groups will I have?
  3. I have 8 shoes and I want to sort them into equal groups of 2. How many groups will I have?
  4. I have 20 plums and I want to share them equally between 5 people. How many plums will each person get?
  5. I have 4 books and I want to share them equally between 4 children. How many books will each child get?
  6. I have 12 cartons of milk and want to share them equally between 3 children. How many cartons of milk will they each get?
  7. I have 9 pens. I give Sally 2, Sam 3 and Suna 4. Have I shared them equally? If I do share them equally, how many would each person get?

If you found that tricky, here are some more tasks to help you practise this skill:

If you are ready for the next step, today we’re going to move from working with items we can touch and move to working with a picture to help us explore division. In this case: arrays. We have worked with arrays before as part of learning about multiplication. As a reminder, here is an array:

Arrays can be a strategy to help us find the answers to multiplication calculations as well as division calculations. Let’s focus on division for today. How can an array help us solve a division calculation? Watch this video to help you understand:


Let’s look at an example of how I can use an array as a strategy:

Have a go at using an array to solve these calculations. Try to explain your thinking as you go, just like I have done in the video above.

  1. 8 ÷4 =
  2. 10 ÷ 2 =
  3. 12 ÷ 3 =
  4. 15 ÷ 5 =
  5. 20 ÷ 10 =
  6. 20 ÷ 5 =
  7. 16 ÷ 4 =
  8. 14 ÷ 2 =
  9. 9 ÷ 3 =
  10. 6 ÷ 2 =

When you are feeling confident, have a go at one of these chilli challenges:




ICT: Using Teams

This week our class Teams has launched. With the help of a grown-up, have a go at doing each of these things:

  • log-in
  • go into the playground channel
  • type a message
  • add an emoji
  • upload a photo you would like to share with the class (one you would also be happy to share on the blog on Friday)
  • reply to someone else’s message

Tomorrow there will be a special blog to replace what would have been sports day but no learning together at home blog post from me. See you on Thursday!