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P5B Reflective Friday 11.12.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern for next week is below. The children will work on this rule from Monday and throughout the week.

• To change a word ending in y to plural change the y to i and add es.
• If the letter before the y in the singular word is a vowel, simply add s.

Here are the words

lorry                     lorries

injury                   injuries

family                   families

raspberry              raspberries

country                 countries

tray                      trays

holiday                 holidays

monkey                monkeys

Maths

We are continuing to work on multiplication in class and I have asked the children to practice at home. Next week we will be looking at multiplying by 8.

We have been watching some multiplication songs to help us, here is a link to a couple of them. They are for the 6 and 7 times table.

We have been working on a speed challenge for the x tables we have learned. I have attached these to practice with.

7x_table_speed_test

6x_table_speed_test

I have also attached our Beat that sheets for the children to use.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_3

Here are the children’s reflections from our busy week.

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 4.12.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern for next week is below. The children will work on this rule from Monday and throughout the week.

• When a word ends with an f sound, change the f to v before adding es
• Children should be taught to identify singular form before making the plural form

e.g.    loaf  =  loav + es = loaves

Here are the words

knife                     knives

scarf                     scarves

loaf                       loaves

leaf                       leaves

calf                       calves

half                       halves

herself                  themselves

myself                  ourselves

thief                      thieves

Maths

We are continuing to work on multiplication in class and I have asked the children to practice at home. Next week we will be looking at multiplying by 7.

We have been working on a speed challenge for the x tables we have learned. I have attached these to practice with.

4 x table speed challenge

3 x speed challenge

I have also attached our Beat that sheets for the children to use.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_3

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 27.11.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern for next week is below. The children will work on this rule from Monday and throughout the week.

• ous says us in the final syllable
• To support the breaking up of words into syllables as a spelling strategy

e.g.    tre / men / dous

scan / dal / ous

Here are the words

nervous                   jealous

scandalous            poisonous

enormous              tremendous

famous                  dangerous

numerous              generous

Our tricky words are

country                     school

Maths

We have started working on multiplication in class and I have asked the children to practice at home. Next week we will be looking at multiplying by 6 and 7.

I have also attached our Beat that sheets for the children to use.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_3

Here are the children’s reflections from the week.

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 20.11.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern for next week is below. The children will work on this rule from Monday and throughout the week.

• ture says chur in the final syllable
• To support the breaking up of words into syllables as a spelling strategy

e.g.    ad / ven / ture         fu / ture

Here are the words

picture                 capture

lecture                 torture

fracture               culture

manufacture      furniture

future                temperature

Our tricky words are

heard                 herd

I have re – attached the document below to give some ideas on how you can help with spelling at home.

ideas for home

Maths

We have started working on multiplication in class and I have asked the children to practice at home. Next week we will be looking at multiplying by 3, 4 and 6.

I have also attached our Beat that sheets for the children to use.

Big_Maths-Beat-That_2

Big_Maths-Beat-That_3

Here are the children’s reflections from the week.

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 13.11.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern for next week is below. The children will work on this rule from Monday and throughout the week.

• tion says shun in the final syllable. This is the most regularly used spelling of the sound shun as a final syllable.
• This is to support the breaking up of words into syllable as a spelling strategy
• e.g. de / struc / tion          op / er / a / tion

Here are the words

action                      fiction

invention                 inspection

destruction              nation

situation                  operation

education                invitation

condition                  election

Our tricky words are

own                           one

I have attached the document below to give some ideas on how you can help with spelling at home.

ideas for home

Here are the children’s reflections.

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 6.11.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern for next week is below. The children will work on this rule from Monday and throughout the week.

• Suffix ful / ness
• When suffixing with full, one l has to be dropped = ful

These suffixes both begin with consonants and therefore the root words do not change.

Here are the words

wasteful                         usefulness

graceful                          faithfulness

tearful                            youthfulness

truthful                           forgetfulness

thoughtful                      respectfulness

Our tricky words were

through                 threw

Please refer to the attached document below for some ideas on how you can help with spelling at home.

ideas for home

Here are the children’s reflections.

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 30.10.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern

• This suffix begins with a consonant and therefore the root words do not change unless the root word ends in y, in which case y becomes i
• e.g.    rapid +ly
• e.g.    tidy + i + ly
• If root word ends in l then simply add ly (gradual + ly – gradually – double l)

Here are the words

loudly             cheaply

foolishly         rapidly

silently           secretly

happily            tidily

easily               quietly

Our tricky words were

very                  every

Here are the children’s reflections.

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 16.10.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern

• We were adding er / est to an adjective ending in y to compare 2 things, We have to change y to i and add er / est (windy = windier)

Here are the words

cheekier                sunniest

stormier                 sleepiest

luckier                   sturdiest

unhappiest            messier

craziest                  angrier

Our tricky words were

people                      because

We continued to work on our descriptive skills this week for writing. We created a paragraph about our favourite place. We learned about how using effective openers can improve our writing.

We also continued working on the skills of taking notes, we have been researching and learning about Black history month, this week we looked at the importance of Rosa Parks. We took notes from a piece of reading and a video. From our notes we created an information poster to show our understanding.

Ideas for home learning

Research further about Black history month and find out about important people who helped contribute to or change society.

Maths

We started working on the column method for subtraction and began exchanging or borrowing when the larger number was on the bottom of the sum. Here is a video to remind us.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd

We have been learning more about shape and worked on calculating the area of a flat shape. We used the formula Length x Breadth = Area. We spoke about how useful this measurement is for life outside school.

Ideas for home learning

Work on finding the area of a right angle triangle by halving the formula above. We started this so you could work on it.

Have a fantastic holiday week

Mr Bothamley

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P5B Reflective Friday 2.10.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern

• We are still focusing on adding suffix er / est.
• Remember to double the final consonant in the root word before adding er / est to keep the preceding vowel short (flat + t + er / est = flatter)
• Drop the final e before adding er / est (late + er / est = latest)

Here are the words

bravest              later

wiser                ripest

finer                 thinner

flattest              slimmer

fittest                hotter

Our tricky words were

Earth                 learn

Here are the children’s reflections from our busy week and ideas for home learning.

Have a great weekend

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P5B Reflective Friday 25.9.20

Good afternoon everyone.

Literacy

Our spelling pattern was

• Adding suffix er / est.
• er and est are both suffixes beginning with a vowel and so are treated in the same way as ing and ed
• Remember Double the final consonant in the root word before adding the suffix er / est to keep the vowel before short.

Here are the words

rounder                    brightest

neater                     hardest

softer                       sharpest

smaller                    deepest

longer                     quickest

Here are the children’s reflections from our busy week and ideas for home learning.

Have a great weekend