Thursday 2nd April

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

  1. ‘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 bestA Maths Investigation

Maths Investigation Help – TOP TIP: FOLLOW EACH STEP FIRST BEFORE WORRYING ABOUT THE NEXT.

Add the numbers from the top with the ones on the side – just like we do in the times table challenge
Choose any number and circle it – cross out all the numbers that is on the same line, left to right AND top to bottom. You need to do this three times
You will be left with 4 numbers if you have done that step correctly – the three you circle and one more.
Now you have to add these up.

Step 9. Add up the four numbers you have left inside your box.
Step 10. Add up the original numbers from across the top and on the left (1.3 + 0.5 + 0.6 + 1 + 0.7 + 0.2 + 1.1 + 1.8)
What do you notice about the numbers?

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.

Questions:

  1. ‘It seems that sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction’ – What does the phrase ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ mean? (1 mark)
  2. ‘The police, though, wrote a light-hearted message on the posters’. What does light-hearted mean in this sentence? (1 mark)
  3. Why does the author use quotation marks for the word ‘herd in ”Have you ‘herd’ about the runaway cow?’ Explain your answer (2 marks)
  4. How do you think the emotions of the police officers changed while they hunted the runaway cow? Refer to the story. (1 mark)
  5. In the section about the Batmobile, find and copy a word that means ‘ safe to drive on the streets.’ (1 mark)
  6. What do you think the driver of the Batmobile will do next? Explain your answer. (2 marks)

Challenge:

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.

Miss Miller

Answers – Tuesday 31st March 2020

Sorry for the delay Chameleons – I just couldn’t get my computer to let me post in pictures! You know I am not great at technology…. Here’s the answers for yesterday’s work 🙂

Maths Questions and Challenge:

Grammar Task – Check that your sentences make sense and the added information gives either more information about where, how, when, why or with whom the action was done.

History – What is democracy?

I am sure you will have thought of many more things but these are just some you could have in each column.

Ancient Greek Democracy

  • The group of men who made decisions daily were chosen at random – in a lottery style election.
  • Only men of Athens were allowed to vote
  • Any male can join the assembly who meet regularly to make decisions about how the state is run
  • There is no police and instead they have a group of 500 jurors who decide punishments

Modern day democracy

  • All citizens (men and women) over the age of 18 can vote
  • Voters can choose between political parties (these parties will have a different set of ideas to each other)
  • MPs are voted for and join together to make a parliament – these people vote on laws drafted by the government
  • The elected party will stay in power for four years – as will the MPs who represent each area of the UK.

Wednesday 1st April 2020

No work today.

Ha. April Fools!

Have a laugh-filled day Chameleons 🙂 Competition is heating up with the most comments on a blog post being announced on the newsletter! Let’s win – comment below if you have read and are doing the work so I know who is taking part in our home learning! I am hoping for nearly 100% of Chameleon class commenting today 🙂 Just a hey will do

  • Daily Activity: Joe Wicks (Body Coach) Live Youtube Stream from 9- 9.30am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 We will be doing these in school too! So get your trainers on and start the day with some exercise to get you moving around and your blood pumping. If you miss the stream, he has many other workouts for kids to try.
  • Daily Activity: Zumos – Log in and listen to the ‘How to be Happy’ to start your day. Play a quick game to get your brain started. At the end of the day, don’t forget to complete an entry in your life book. (10 mins x 2)
  • Daily Activity: Sum-Dog – Daily Challenge: Times Tables. Target score: 60 correct answers. Remember to jot down working out if you need to – it won’t always be able to be done mentally. (30 minutes)
  • Daily Activity: Reading – Find somewhere quiet and read your book for at least 30 minutes – What new words did you discover today? What do they mean? Keep a record in the back of your home learning book. (30 mins

Maths Questions and Challenge: Rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and the nearest tenth.

When we round to the nearest whole number, we are rounding to the nearest one (units). So we have to look at the tenths to decide whether we round up or down. Because the tenths digit is 3, we round down to 7, as it is closer to 7 than to 8.

Task 1: Draw the number lines in your books to help you if needed. Round the decimal numbers to the nearest whole number (to the nearest one)

When we are round to the nearest tenth, we need to look to the place value next to tenths – hundredths (2 decimal places). So we look to the hundredths and decided whether we need to round up or round down. Remember if it is 4 or below, we round down and if it is 5 or above, then we round up.

Task 2: Round the decimals to the nearest tenth (remember we need to look to the hundredth) e.g. 34.09 – there is a 9 in the hundredths column, so we round up = 34.1

Grammar Task – Add adjectives for effect

Rewrite these sentences but add some adjectives of your own. Add at least two adjectives to every sentence. The first one is done for you.

1. The warrior made his way towards the castle.

The brave, weary warrior made his way towards the colossal, glass castle.

2. The vampire twisted around and pulled her sword from her bag.

3. Martha opened the chest and stared at the violin.

4. The monster roared and swung her fist at the dragon.

5. The pilot pushed the button in the middle of the robot’s chest.

6. The pirate wore a hat and had a parrot on his shoulder.

7. Chen stared out at the ocean and was surprised to see a mermaid.

8. The knight grabbed his axe and his shield.

Writing Task – What did the frog say?

Task 1:

In this scene from Tuesday, when the frogs just begin to float from the pond, what do you think is being said? Look at the picture of the frogs from Tuesday and imagine what each of them is saying. Write their speech between the frogs – what would each be saying?

e.g. Oh my goodness I am so high – why is my lovely pond getting further and further away? Help! Help! Oh no, more frogs are flying too. Something strange is happening and I don’t like it – Brown Frog in Top Right

Use the rectangular box to add some writing to set the scene.

e.g. One cold Tuesday evening, as the sun has set and a darkness had fallen over the wood, the squishy brown and green frogs had settled down for the night. However….

Task 2: Taking our ideas and putting them into writing – Direct Speech

Need the example below – this is based off the questions and answers you did yesterday.

Today, you will write a short piece of writing about the first flight of the frogs, using speech, like the example above. You will take your ideas from task one and write them into complete descriptive sentences to create an opening of the story.

FIRST FLIGHT

One cold Tuesday evening, as the sun has set and a darkness had fallen over the wood, the squishy brown and green frogs had settled down for the night. Their quite rumbling croaks filled the air around the pond. However this night was not like any other the quit pond had seen. Oh no. As if by magic, slowly as if by only a millimeter, the delicate lillipad left the cool night waters and began floating in the sky. Feeling a rocking motion, the little brown frog peeked from under his heavy lids. A loud croak erupted from his throat as he cried, ‘Help me, help me!’ He trumbled all the way from his webbed toes to his slimy nose. ‘Oh my goodness I am so high – why is my lovely pond getting further and further away? Help! Help!’ With this the little brown frog glimpsed another of his pond mates begin the gradual ascent from the water. The shock was clear to see as the plump green frog realised what was happened. “Oh no, more frogs are flying too. Something strange is happening and I don’t like it,” exclaimed the little brown frog.

“Argh, what is this magic? What on earth? Let me down this instance!” cried the plumb green frog as he counted to rise from the water.

With a sigh, the little brown frog replied, “There is no point – look even more of us are experiencing this magic.” With this, he gestured to the pond and the plum green frog followed his direction to see, and it was true, his fellow frogs all defying gravity.

Art: Design your own Greek Pot.

We had begun to look at Ancient Greek pots when we were at school in both history and art. Today I want you to create your own design for a Greek pot.

It will need to have some repeating patterns on it

It will need to have a story/scene shown on the front of the pot – it could be from a Greek myth (a scene from Odysseus perhaps) or it could be a picture of Greek life such as warriors off to war, a battle scene, being at school, at the market, or women talking.

Copy the shape into your home learning books and be creative!

Have a brilliant day – don’t forget to comment when you are done or just to let me know you are doing some of the work or to say hi!

Miss Miller

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Morning Chameleons – I miss teaching you all so much! Give me a comment below to let me know if you are accessing the learning – I know so many of you are working super hard at home. I am so impressed with how many of you comment. Now you know I am competitive, so let’s get everyone commenting everyday on the blog 🙂 Even if it is just ‘hey miss’, I would love to hear from you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LEONARDO 🙂 Hope you have the best day today! From Miss Miller and the Chameleons. We will have cake when we get back to school 🙂 🙂 🙂

Happy Birthday Images | The Best Collection

Time to learn Spanish! Ask your parents if you are able to download Duolingo and select Spanish to start learning. It is free for the basic package and I love it! Yes, I have downloaded it (photo evidence below) and I am revising my German learning from school and learning Spanish as well! Learn along with me! Wonder if you can get further than me? You know my Spanish isn’t the best! 🙂

I have only earned two crowns – can you earn more this week?
  • Daily Activity: Joe Wicks (Body Coach) Live Youtube Stream from 9- 9.30am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 We will be doing these in school too! So get your trainers on and start the day with some exercise to get you moving around and your blood pumping. If you miss the stream, he has many other workouts for kids to try.
  • Daily Activity: Zumos – Log in and listen to the ‘How to be Happy’ to start your day. Play a quick game to get your brain started. At the end of the day, don’t forget to complete an entry in your life book. (10 mins x 2)
  • Daily Activity: Sum-Dog – Daily Challenge: Times Tables. Target score: 60 correct answers. Remember to jot down working out if you need to – it won’t always be able to be done mentally. (30 minutes)
  • Daily Activity: Reading – Find somewhere quiet and read your book for at least 30 minutes – What new words did you discover today? What do they mean? Keep a record in the back of your home learning book. (30 mins

Maths Questions and Challenge: Recapping a skill we touched on last week – multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Remember to use a place value chart to help you. This will become a quick mental skill with practise 🙂

Grammar Task – Add adverbials

Re-write these sentences, adding adverbials.  The first one is done for you.

Remember, an adverbial is often a phrase starting with a preposition (in, behind, under, below, after, during, to, outside…) and tells you more about how the action is being done or when the event is happening.  Sometimes it is a phrase starting with a noun, e.g. ‘chest heaving’ or ‘eyes blazing’. Sometimes the adverbial comes at the start of the sentence.  ‘After the match, both teams…’

1. The winged horse flew while the jumping elephants played below.

The winged horse flew ­around the tree-house while the jumping elephants played below.

2.  Both teams agreed that it had been an amazing tiddly winks battle.

­­­3. Ryan tried the centipede and rhubarb jelly.

4. The purple sports car had a wicked paint job.

­­5. The wizard eventually found the magic ring.

­­­6. The cheerleading squad had an agreement.

­­­­7. Danny the werewolf loved his job but he wished the hours weren’t quite so long.

8.  The magical fire of doom began to spread.

Writing Task – Interviewing Witnesses

Yesterday, you watched a short animation of the book Tuesday by David Wiesner. Today I want you to choose one of the eye witnesses to the strange happenings:
The man recorded eating his supper at 11:21pm
• The old woman sleeping in the chair with the TV
on
• Any fishermen who were fishing at the pond
• An astronomer looking into the night sky
• The owner of the dog that started to bark at
4:38am
• A postman/milkman/paper boy or girl on their
morning round
• A farmer out working the fields as the frogs start
to fall

Create a set of questions that you would ask this witness (rewatch the video from yesterday if you need to) – think about the 5 Ws and how they would have interpreted the events. Use your imagination to write the answers of the witness. (Think: did they ever see the frogs? What signs showed that the frogs might have been there that the witnesses would have noticed? What strange things did they see/hear/feel?)

We will use these later in the week so think creatively.

History – Democracy in Ancient Greece

Create a table in your books to record the differences between Ancient Athenian/Ancient Greek Democracy and democracy now (thinking about our government). You might want to research it a little further to help you find more information.

Here’s a video to help you a little more:

Answers – Monday 30th March 2020

Please find the answers to today’s work below – hope you had a brilliant day and you are all keeping safe. Drop me a comment so I know you are reading this!

Maths Questions:

Your answers for the challenge will vary but the numbers must be in the following order:

0, 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.3, 0.32, 0.35, 0.5, 0.54, 0.64, 0.75, 0.79, 0.865, 0.9, 0.99, 0.999, 1

Grammar Task: Those phrases in bold are adverbial phrases

  1. Rhianna was very tired from the long zero-gravity basketball match. Rhianna had managed to score 18 baskets during the second half.  Before the game, the coach had warned Rhianna that the Martians were very fast.  They were used to training with less gravity. Rhianna, after training on Earth, was far stronger than the Martians.  She was able to jump much higher, over the heads of the Martians.

2. The werewolf, nose quivering, caught the scent of vampire on the air.  She paused, listening and then set off at a sprint across the clearing.  She knew that she was faster than any vampire could be.  The scent grew stronger and she skidded into a pile of fallen leavesBehind the trees to her left, the werewolf could hear a group of vampires arguing.  She finally relaxed when she realised that they were friendly vampires discussing a recent cinema trip!  The werewolf looked forward to getting a good night’s sleep after the full moon.

Science Task: Phases of the Moon

Monday 30th March 2020

I cannot believe it has been only a week of home learning – I will miss seeing all of your faces this morning, eager for another week at school and to tell me what you have been up to. Instead, drop me a message to let me know you are safe and well as well as what you have been up to this weekend – did you learn or do anything new?

  • Daily Activity: Joe Wicks (Body Coach) Live Youtube Stream from 9- 9.30am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 We will be doing these in school too! So get your trainers on and start the day with some exercise to get you moving around and your blood pumping. If you miss the stream, he has many other workouts for kids to try.
  • Daily Activity: Zumos – Log in and listen to the ‘How to be Happy’ to start your day. Play a quick game to get your brain started. At the end of the day, don’t forget to complete an entry in your life book. (10 mins x 2)
  • Daily Activity: Sum-Dog – Daily Challenge: Times Tables. Target score: 60 correct answers. Remember to jot down working out if you need to – it won’t always be able to be done mentally. (30 minutes)
  • Daily Activity: Reading – Find somewhere quiet and read your book for at least 30 minutes – What new words did you discover today? What do they mean? Keep a record in the back of your home learning book. (30 mins

Maths Questions & Challenge Game: Remember if you have finished all the questions, try the maths challenge. If it is too hard ask an adult for help or drop a comment to me! Come back to it later if you are stuck and have another go.

This should be a recap from Year 4 🙂
Try it again with the following numbers: 7.45, 10.72. You can use a place value chart to help you.

Challenge Game – Spiralling Decimals – Play this with an older sibling or an adult.

You need a partner and two different coloured pencils. Draw a copy of the board into your books. Decide who goes first.
Take turns to choose a number from the grid and mark it on the spiral. Make sure you know where 0 and where 1 is! Keep taking turns until one of you has marked three numbers next to each other.

Grammar Task – Identify Adverbials in a Passage

1. Write in your home learning books the adverbials (prepositional phrases or noun phrases used as adverbs) in this passage. The first 4 are done for you. There are 2 more.

Rhianna was very tired from the long zero-gravity basketball match. Rhianna had managed to score 18 baskets during the second halfBefore the game, the coach had warned Rhianna that the Martians were very fast.  They were used to training with less gravity. Rhianna, after training on Earth, was far stronger than the Martians.  She was able to jump much higher, over the heads of the Martians.

There are 6 adverbials: all prepositional phrases. Did you spot them?

2. Write in your home learning books the adverbials (prepositional phrases or noun phrases used as adverbs) in this passage.

The werewolf, nose quivering, caught the scent of vampire on the air.  She paused, listening and then set off at a sprint across the clearing.  She knew that she was faster than any vampire could be.  The scent grew stronger and she skidded into a pile of fallen leaves.  Behind the trees to her left, the werewolf could hear a group of vampires arguing.  She finally relaxed when she realised that they were friendly vampires discussing a recent cinema trip!  The werewolf looked forward to getting a good night’s sleep after the full moon.

There are 7 adverbials: 6 prepositional phrases and 1 noun phrase.

English Writing – Tuesday by David Wiesner

Watch the short animation (approximately 12 mins) and create a storyboard of the story or summarise the story in clear bullet points. You will need this for later on this week.

Show you storyboard or bullet points to an adult and retell the story – do they understand? Did you miss out any key information?

Science – The Phases of the Moon

At night, when we look into the sky, we see different shapes of the the moon- it changes throughout the month due to its 28 day orbit of the Earth. What ‘shape’ of the moon we see depends on its position of itself during its orbit and the sunlight shining on it.

Draw and complete the your version of the diagram in your learning book to show the different phrases of the moon. If you have time and the resources, you could create a model of the phases of the moon – google it to see some examples.

Miss Miller