Learning Together at Home: 21.05.20

Happy Thursday everyone!

On Teams there is a ‘Writing for feedback’ folder in the Files section which is where I would like you to upload a photo of your writing from either this week or last week for feedback from me. However, you can also upload any pictures (or documents) of learning that you have been doing in the General channel. Please remember the Playground channel is where you can chat and say hi to each other.

If you would like to share what you have been getting up to at home this week (learning or otherwise) it would be lovely to see your photos in the class Teams or send them via email and I will share them on tomorrow’s blog!

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 by finding the mistakes? 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.

Correct these mistakes:

Extend your learning by using the letters of one of your spelling words to make as many other words as you can (for example: slide – side, lie, lied, lid). Repeat with at least 5 of your words.

Use this grid to find other suggestions for how to extend your learning:

Literacy: reading (and Art)

Spend at least 15 minutes reading some of a book (any book) out loud to an adult. Remember to read for pleasure as well, just like we do during BEAR time in school!

Today’s reading comprehension activity is about Quentin Blake who is an illustrator we learnt about as part of our class novel The BFG. Download this document for the instructions and also today’s art lesson which is linked to the reading task.

Maths: division

Daily 10 on Topmarks – choose a level of challenge that is appropriate for you within Division

Two new challenges have launched on Sumdog this week – one to develop your division skills and one to revise time. They will end at 5pm on Friday.

We have been exploring some different strategies to help us solve division calculations.

We can use equal groups (either with items or with a picture):

We can use an array:

We can use a number line:

We can use times tables facts:

Today I am asking you to find out which strategy is best for you. You will do this using thinkboards. Have a look at my example thinkboard:

You can download the template for your thinkboard or you can make one with a piece of paper.

I am going to put a division calculation in the middle of my thinkboard and then solve the calculation using 4 different strategies. Have a go at the 21 ÷ 3 = example then scroll down to see if your answer matches mine.

When you are ready, solve each of these calculations on your thinkboard and decide which strategy is best for you:

Mild (2, 3, 5, 10)Hot (3, 4, 6, 8)Spicy (6, 7, 8, 9)
12 ÷ 2 =
25 ÷ 5 =
30 ÷ 10 =
18 ÷ 3 =
24 ÷ 3 =
15 ÷ 5 =
27 ÷ 3 =
32 ÷ 4 =
36 ÷ 6 =
56 ÷ 8 =
24 ÷ 4 =
36 ÷ 3 =
72 ÷ 6 =
56 ÷ 7 =
96 ÷ 6 =
88 ÷ 8 =
91 ÷ 7 =
63 ÷ 9 =
These are just suggestions. Complete as many examples as you like until you are feeling confident.

Extra challenge: word problems

Use your strategies to solve these word problems.

You could also have a go at creating your own word problems for someone else to solve. Remember you need to know the answer to check if they got it right!

RME will be in a separate blog post.

See you tomorrow everyone 😊