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Homework 11.11.19

Maths: Time worksheet.

Time is always something children find difficult to understand. Please allow as many opportunities for the children to tell the time both with an analogue clock and a digit one, understanding the difference between am and pm.

English: Find as many adjectives as you can to describe a setting of your choice. E.g. a jungle, beach, ocean etc. Any spectacular words can go on our word wall.

 

Spellings: 

famous, various, cautious, curious, caught, naughty

 

Spellings:

hold, class, grass, past, last

 WELL DONE TO :

Meadow, Jack, Holly, John, Jessica, Oliver, Kara and Logan. 

 

For achieving their pen licenses this term! Fantastic work!

 

 

Week Beginning 11.11.19 

This week, we have started learning about time; converting time on analogue clock to a digital one. We have looked at the difference of A.M. and P.M. and how to write the time, digitally if it is P.M.

We have also been working hard to learn our 7 times tables off by heart. We have used this song to help us…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4xU4CiaGvg

If you would like some more practise, keep playing Times Table Rockstars and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

In English, we have been continuing with our descriptive writing which we have linked to our current book ‘Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. We described the setting using a given criteria. Some of our sentences had to start with adverbs, some had to contain similes, and some had to include expanded noun phrases. The writing which was produced was great. Here is an example:

 

We have also re-started the book raffle, which will take place every other Friday. Please encourage your child to read at home every day.

In art, we have been working on toning. We used different shading techniques to shade an image of a polar bear.

In geography we have continued learning about our world, looking at lines of longitude and latitude. We used different coordinates to find where on globes/maps certain countries and continents are located.

 

Finally, in science, we have been building on our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases. We looked more closely at the properties of gases and where we might find them. We use a range of experiments to demonstrate this. 

  1. Putting raisins into lemonade
  2. Squeeze a sponge in water
  3. Keeping a tissue dry in a cup put in water
  4. Blowing a balloon with deodorant
  5. Squeezing a plastic bottle with a lid 

What we have been doing this week 04.11.19

Welcome back from half term! We have now started our topic called Arctic Adventure!

This week in maths we have continued to learn about fractions and decimals. We began the week by finding decimal equivalents of fractions. We then moved onto rounding decimals before dividing numbers by 10 and 100. In English this week, we have been focusing on setting descriptions using different skills that we have been learning. We have been using superlative and comparative language, as well as using prepositional language. In science this week we have been looking at states of matter. We have been sorting different objects based on their properties as a solid, liquid or a gas. In geography this week we were looking at our planet. We identified where the Northern and Southern Hemisphere were in relation to the equator. In music have started our unit on glockenspiel. We have been using the notes F, A and D. In French we have started our unit on home. We have been looking at the French words for house, farm, flat, village, city, town and trees. In PE, we created a dance based on the movements a snowflake or polar bear would make. In computing, we are continuing our unit on coding.