Hello everyone, I hope that you are all well and that you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday.
Here are your learning activities for today:
NUMERACY AND MATHS
Read these numbers and say them out loud. Then say the number which comes before and the number which comes after:
Today we are going to practise reading scales. This is an important skill to have because the wrong amount of something can really change the end result. This is very important when you are cooking or baking but even more important if you are a scientist and measured the wrong amount of something you were using for your experiment!
Have a look at this clip which shows how different scales are used in real life situations.
look at the pictures below, the pears are being weighed on a pan balance and we can see from the scale that they weigh 2kg. The measurement on these scales goes from 0 to 6. The arrow is pointing at the 2 so the pears weight 2kg.
The other set of scales might be the kind you would use to weigh yourself, or something heavier than 2kg. From reading the scales below we can see the amount it shows is 54kg. Each little black line represents 100grams. There are 10 x 100g in 1kg.
In your jotter write the heading – Measure – Reading scales- and today’s date 28.5.20.
Write down the weight on each of these scales, remember to write kg:
Now have a go at these ones, look carefully at each scale and the numbers they use.
If you would like a challenge, these are much trickier!
Here is a fun game to give you some extra practice at reading scales. You can choose grams or kilograms.
Complete an activity from your spelling grid to help you learn your new words. Dictation tomorrow.
Complete an activity from the sheet assigned to your group. These can be found in Teams(in the general channel under files).
I hope that you have all found a book that you are enjoying. It doesn’t matter whether it is fiction or non- fiction. Perhaps you would like to share the book you are enjoying on the ‘Sharing your learning’ channel on Teams?
Yesterday I asked you to write about your own personal experience of staying at home and how it made you feel.
We were not focussing on punctuation and spelling yesterday because I wanted you to concentrate on writing your ideas down.
We have spoken before about writing being a process. This means that we don’t just write something and stop. We go back and read it over and try and improve on it. I know that this is a difficult thing to do.
Writers like J.K. Rowling and David Walliams have spoken about writing many drafts of their books before they were happy with them. A draft is a first version of a piece of writing.
So today we are going to think about our star steps for this piece of writing:
WALT- write about our personal experience of staying at home during lockdown.
*Describe how staying at home has made us feel
*Write about the things we have missed and anything we have enjoyed about being at home.
*Use punctuation correctly.
*Spelling : remember our tricky words and spell correctly the words we have been learning, think about the correct use of the homophones: to, too, two, they’re, their, there.
Sometimes it is difficult to know where to put full stops. It helps to read your writing out aloud as this will give you an idea where to take a breath and where one idea finishes.
I have written a piece of writing without any punctuation, there are also some other errors in it, see if you can spot them:
caitlin was going to make me a birthday cake I like a victoria sponge cake but our oven was broken we couldn’t get anyone to fix it in time so we had to go to tesco and we bought too a white chocolate and strawberry one and a chocolate one for caitlin and danny there were candles on it
Let’s look at the punctuation first. Without any full stops or capital letters, this piece of writing doesn’t really make any sense. I’m going to add the correct punctuation:
Caitlin was going to make me a birthday cake. I like a Victoria sponge cake but our oven was broken. We couldn’t get anyone to fix it in time so we had to go to Tesco. We bought too, a white chocolate and strawberry one, and a chocolate one for Caitlin and Danny. There were candles on it.
Look at where I have put full stops. I have broken my writing down into smaller parts so that it makes sense and is much easier to read. After every full stop there is a capital letter, I have also written capital letters for names (proper nouns).
Did you spot the wrong homophone? I should have written – We bought two – not too because it was the number two.
So now my punctuation and spelling are correct but I haven’t really written about how I felt. This kind of detail make our writing more interesting. So, I am going to add a little more detail:
Caitlin was going to make me a birthday cake. I like a Victoria sponge but our oven was broken. We couldn’t get anyone to fix it in time so we had to go to Tesco. We bought two, a white chocolate and strawberry one, and a chocolate one for Caitlin and Danny. There were 8 pink candles on it with one gold candle in the middle, even though I am older than 9! I didn’t manage to blow them all out with my first puff.
I have added a little more detail to make my writing more interesting to read. I have also added two adjectives : pink and gold. Did you spot them?
Have a go at reading over your writing from yesterday. Think about the star steps. You don’t need to write it all out again, you could write above the words or use a pen to correct your punctuation. It might be a little messy or difficult to read so maybe you would prefer to write a neat copy.
I would love to read your pieces of writing, please post them on the ‘sharing our learning’ channel on Teams.
Remember to look at the separate post for RME activities.
Have a good day everyone.