Good morning Chameleons – I cannot believe we are nearly at the end of week 2 of home learning! How are you finding it? Let me know below. Today your adults will get a newsletter where we will see who the class with the most comments on a post is and who is the home learning star from each class! Also, ask your adults if you can see what our learning is for next term – there are some interesting things!
Find your home learning tasks below for today 🙂 Have fun and keep smiling!
- Sum Dog Assessment – Please log in and complete the assessment – you will need a pen and paper to help you calculate
- Reading – I hope you have been reading every day still for at least 30 mins. I have been reading ‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantle (for the second time because I love it!) – I just started it yesterday (it has 650 pages!!) And no it isn’t about wolves….
- What have you been reading or listening to?
Maths Deeper Thinking and Investigation: Some deeper thinking about adding decimals – have a go!
Problem solving and reasoning questions
- ‘If you add two 2-place decimal numbers, the answer also has 2 decimal places.’ Is this sometimes, always or never? Explain you answer using maths examples – try adding some numbers with 2 decimal places.
2. Jamie added 6.77 to a number and his answer was 20. What number did he start with?
3. Write the missing digits:
4.9 ? + ? .78 = 8. ? 6
4. Ali’s homework might need correcting.
Correct any he has wrong and say what he did wrong.
Four of the best – A Maths Investigation
Maths Investigation Help – TOP TIP: FOLLOW EACH STEP FIRST BEFORE WORRYING ABOUT THE NEXT.
Spelling Test: Ask and adult to test you on your spellings from last Friday. Write them in your home learning book and check for errors. How many did you get correct?
Grammar Task: Add adjectives and adverbial for effect
Reading Task: A funny story from yesterday, April Foll’s Day. Answer the questions and task below.
- ‘It seems that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction’ – What does the phrase ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ mean? (1 mark)
- ‘The police, though, wrote a light-hearted message on the posters’. What does light-hearted mean in this sentence? (1 mark)
- Why does the author use quotation marks for the word ‘herd in ”Have you ‘herd’ about the runaway cow?’ Explain your answer (2 marks)
- How do you think the emotions of the police officers changed while they hunted the runaway cow? Refer to the story. (1 mark)
- In the section about the Batmobile, find and copy a word that means ‘ safe to drive on the streets.’ (1 mark)
- What do you think the driver of the Batmobile will do next? Explain your answer. (2 marks)
PSHE – Money: Spending and Saving
Complete this sentence in your books – ‘If I could save for anything I would save for….’
Ask your adult:
- What do you save for? Is it things you want or things you need?
Think and answer:
- Do you think it will take adults a long or shorter amount of time to save up for the things they need/want than you? Why?
When we get older, we have spending priorities – things we have to pay for each week or month. People need to save to be able to afford more expensive things in the future – not many people can afford to buy a car with just one month of wages! To help with this, many people create a budget. This is a money plan.
It records how much money comes in (income) and what needs to be spent (expenditure). It helps people to understand if, after paying for everything they NEED, if they can afford the things that they WANT or if they need to save. Budgets are good to help people see where it is more important to spend their money.
Figure out the budgets of the people below – Can you come up with ways that they could save money?
Remember think carefully about what the person needs to pay for and what they just want to have.
For the next two, find their money per week, their current spending amount, their saving amount (if any) and any savings they could make (what would be their new spending and saving amounts if they changed). If they made those savings, how many weeks would it take to save for their WANT?
Ask an adult for help if you find the budgeting difficult or you can drop me a question below!
- Zumos – Finish your day by logging into Zumos and letting me know how you are feeling and what you are thinking. Remember if you are worried about something and you don’t want to post it on the blog, you can drop me a message in the worry box.