Friday 15th February, 2019

Get ready for: Secret-Agent-Training!Image result for secret agent

It is very important you complete the home learning set so that you become a master during your Secret-Agent-Training. Please all of the tips we have taught you whilst completing this…

  • Read the questions carefully.
  • Underline key words or information.
  • Notice parts of the question that you can make jottings about.

Remember, the Maths in the questions isn’t that hard – it’s finding the Maths that can be tricky.

Do Not:

  • Panic.
  • Try to do everything in your head.
  • Rush.
  • Move on without checking.

Do:

  • Try your best.
  • Use what you have been taught.
  • Check your answers carefully.

Home Learning:

Friday 8th February, 2019

Home Learning:

Please note that the 5 mystery spellings will be from the Year 5 – 6 recommended word list, please make sure you are still practising these.

Arithmetic:

To find 1%, I must divide by…

Then, I can multiply by….

(Remember that ‘of’ means multiply in these questions).

Find common denominators – simple!

…And, whatever you do to the… Do to the…

SIMPLIFY!

Additional Maths Challenges:

Remember to write down all of your rules first!

SPaG:

I spoke about prefixes and suffixes again during our grammar session on Thursday, I hope you remember! Here are two questions that will put your understating to the test:

Alexia’s Art Home Learning:

Alexia was inspired by her time in the Art Studio to create this magnificient piece. What do you think? 

Maybe you could try some Art at home too!

Please make sure you read the tips and reminders in this week’s Parent Mail.

Mr Kay

Friday 1st February, 2019

Home Learning:

Sumdog Challenge:

Arithmetic:

Reasoning

Question 1:

Question 2:

Question 3:

Question 4:

Question 5:

ON MONDAY MAKE SURE YOU BRING A WARM, WATERPROOF JACKET AND SHOES THAT YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WALKING IN AND DON’T MIND GETTING MESSY).

Have a good weekend (stay warm) and I will see you all Monday morning.

Mr Kay

Friday 25th January, 2019

Home Learning

Arithmetic:

You have all proved that you can do this. Remember, if there is one decimal place, the answer (or product) will have one decimal place. Because 0.5 is the same as 1/2, all you are really doing is halving 56 to find your answer. However, column multiplication is a good method to go with if you are unsure… Top Tip: Find 10% by diving the number by 10.

Spellings Reminder:

I really REALLY enjoyed this week at school. You are all working very hard at school. Keep putting the effort in at home and you will see yourself improve even more!

See you Monday,

Mr Kay

Discovering our new topic…

How did you enjoy our morning with Leeds Playhouse? Are you excited about your new topic? Let me know what you think!

Anderson & Morrison Shelter Facts

Anderson Shelters

Here are some facts about Anderson Shelters, popular air raid shelter used during the Blitz.

  • The Anderson shelter was designed in 1938.
  • It was named after Sir John Anderson, the man responsible for preparing Britain to withstand German air raids.
  • Anderson shelters were designed for 6 people.
  • The construction of the shelter was reasonably simple. The main part of the shelter was formed from six corrugated steel panels. Flat corrugated steel panels were bolted on to form the sides and end panels (one of which contained the door).
  • The shelters measured 1.4m wide, 2m long and 1.8m tall. They were quite cramped and someone taller than 6ft would not have been able to stand up in one.
  • Once constructed, the Anderson shelters were buried over 1 meter in the ground and then they were covered over with a thick layer of soil and turf.
  • Anderson shelters were free to those with an annual income of less than £250. For those who didn’t fall into this category, the price was £7.
  • Approximately 3.5 million Anderson shelters were built either before the war had started or during the conflict.
  • Anderson shelters were very effective at saving lives and preventing major injuries during air raids, but they were really cold during the winter months. To try to prevent people going back to their warm houses at night when the weather got colder, the Government issued some guidelines about how to make the Anderson shelters more comfortable. They also developed the Morrison shelter which could be used indoors.
  • Many Anderson shelters have survived to this day. Lots were dug up and used as garden sheds.

Image result for anderson shelter

Families were provided with the materials and were expected to construct the Anderson shelters.

Morrison Shelter Facts

Here are some facts about Morrison shelters, or, to use it’s official name, the ‘Table (Morrison) Indoor Shelter’.

  • The Morrison shelter was designed by John Baker and named after the Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison.
  • The shelters came in kits which could be assembled (bolted together) in the home.
  • Morrison shelters were 2 metres in length, 1.2 metres in width and 75 cm tall. It was designed to be slept under at night and used as a table for the rest of the time.
  • The shelter had over 350 parts, but mainly consisted of a steel top (like a table top) and wire mesh sides (one of which could be lifted open and acted as the door).
  • The Morrison shelter was not designed to survive a direct hit from a bomb, but it was really effective at protecting people from the effects of a bomb blast.
  • Over 500,000 Morrison shelters were made and they were given free of charge to families who earned less than £350 a year.

Start to think about how you would like your shelter to look. Remember, they will mostly be made of cardboard! Here are some examples:

Friday 18th January, 2019

Thankfulness:Image result for thankfulness

Name three things you’re extremely thankful for. Think carefully about your choices.

Home Learning:

Maths:

Before you start: What do you notice about the operation? What do you know about column and the carrying method?

When I finish: Add it up, try the inverse, double check one last time.

SPaG:

I have two questions for you this week; one requires you simply to add one comma, the other requires you to do a little more.

a) b)

Next week we shall be launching our Spring Term Topic – make sure you are in school every day so you don’t miss it or the raffle tickets!

Mr Kay