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Maths 21.05.20

Today we are continuing adding g and kg and will also be doing some subtracting! Remember that when we subtract, the final number is always smaller than the number we started with.

First - Do a little bit more practice converting units of measure (grams and kilograms). Go around your home and collect 5 – 10 items that are measured in grams (g) or kilograms (kg). You can find this information on the back of the tin/bag/jar!



For example, in my flat I found: A bag of flour = 1kg, tin of beans = 415g, pasta = 500g, bag of potatoes = 1.5kg, jar of Marmite = 250g.


Can you convert these units of measurement? For example, the bag of flour is 1kg = 1000g. Challenge: find some millilitre/litre items and convert them (have a look in the bathroom for these). It’s the same rule: 1000ml = 1l.


Next - Have you been missing doing our chilli challenges in Maths lessons? Of course you have! Pick some of these questions to to try. They are a combination of adding and subtracting g and kg.

Last - If you feel like some extra challenge, here are some word problems. They are a combination of reading scales and adding/subtracting mass.

Writing 21.05.20

We are going to do a recap on inverted commas. We use this punctuation to show when people are talking in our writing. Speech is tricky to get the hang of, but be a persevering penguin and keep going!


First - Watch this video to remember what they are. Test your understanding of inverted commas with the quiz at the bottom of the page.


Next - You have 2 options! Either complete this worksheet to fill in the correct punctuation, or go on Purple Mash and search for 'direct speech'. Have a go at some of these activities:


If you're feeling like a real Learning Lion, do the worksheet AND the Purple Mash activities!

Last - Here are some funny pictures of animals.

Your task is to write the conversation that is happening! You might want to use the pictures as ideas for a longer story that you could write over the half term holiday. Check that every sentence you write has:


- Capital letters in the right place

- Inverted commas to open and close the speech

- Interesting ‘said’ words to show how the words are being said

As well as continuing to use Purple Mash for reading activities, see how many of these reading challenges you can complete over half term!

On Purple Mash there is a wide range of different extracts from books and questions to answer. 


First - Log into Purple Mash.


Next - Click on 'Serial Mash'. 



Here you will need to choose your age range of books. Have a look at Diamonds, Emeralds and Sapphires. Think about your reading scale for AR and pick a book you think if a good level for you. 

Last - Pick the next chapter you've got to and read it. Pick from the range of different questions and activities to do based on the book you've read!



Over the upcoming weeks you can continue to read through the chapters and answering the questions.

*Top Tip* - Make sure you think carefully about what your interests are, what you might enjoy reading and make sure you pick something that challenges you enough! I always prefer reading books and answering questions on things that I love, like the outdoors, music and books that are funny! 


Spelling 21.05.20

10 spellings instead of 5 to keep you going over half term!


Practise these spellings: often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar, perhaps popular, position, possession, possible


FIRSTLook at the word and read it. Say it out loud (try saying it a couple of times in different silly voices... this helps you remember it!).


NEXTCover the word and write it.


LASTCheck your spelling. If you didn't get it right, here are some fun ways you can practise:




We would also like to recommend an online resource for all your children (Rec to Year 6) to use during lockdown. Some of our teachers are using it with their children at home - it's amazing!

Sir Linkalot is an award-winning spelling app that is revolutionising how to spell hundreds of tricky words, all the way from Was, They and One up to Fulfil, Manoeuvre and Onomatopoeia. It is not solely for spelling. It also covers the whole technical requirements of English, i.e vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns. Sir Linkalot is kindly giving all parents and schools FREE access during lockdown to enable children of all ages to practise at home. Once you have downloaded it from the App Store - search Sir Linkalot  (there's a small problem with Androids at the moment - unfortunately), tap on the log icon (for 'Log in') at the top right, clicking on ''Have an access code?''. The word 'Free' is both the username and password. You can also view it on a laptop or PC. Type in the browser itself (not a search engine) app.sirlinkalot.org and follow the above instructions (the log icon is for 'log in'). There is also a daily (Mon - Fri), 15 minute spelling show at 2pm that can be accessed via this link  https://vimeo.com/41107595


Science 21.05.20

Let's continue learning about the different layers of soil!



First: Watch this video to recap the different layers. Try the quiz if you feel like testing your scientist brain! 


Next: Using this website, can you find the answers to these questions:


  • Why is deforestation bad for soil?
  • What are the 3 main types of soil?
  • Why are living things important in helping to enrich soil?
  • What might you find living in a patch of soil?


Last: Over half term, see if you can find and compare soil samples from 3 different places using this sheet. This might be a garden or different parks, or even sand from the beach!

Paragon 21.05.20

Over half term, your challenge is to create an Arctic information poster or leaflet! Imagine you are making it for a younger child who doesn’t know anything, or an alien who has just landed on Earth and needs to know all about it! You might want to do some research before starting. Here are some things you could include:


  • Geography: Where is the Arctic? What countries make up the Arctic?
  • Climate and weather: What’s the temperature like there and why? What’s the weather like? How much daylight is there in the winter/summer?
  • People: What are the people called who live in the Arctic? How is their way of life similar/different to yours? What do they eat or do for fun?
  • Travel: How do people travel around in the Arctic? How could I get there from England?


Make it as creative as you want – you could include some sketching or painting to show the animals or Northern Lights that can be seen in the Arctic!

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