This week, we have been writing non-chronological reports about yellow-spotted lizards. We have used our class novel (Holes) to find out as much as we can and have drafted our points ready to edit next week. We have been working on ensuring that our writing is suitable for the genre and continued looking at making our writing more formal.
What is your favourite fact about yellow-spotted lizards? Comment below…
This week we have been focusing on the arithmetic questions that we have found the trickiest in class. Don’t forget to have a go at the extra ones that we have sent home and bring them in next week.
Maths Mission 3:
Have a go at these questions, they are all examples from past secret agent training. In this type of question you need to use your meta-learning skills and explain clearly how you know something. Always read your answer back and imagine you are someone else. Is your answer clear enough? Does it make sense? Does it answer the question?
Answer the questions based on this picture…
- Why do you think the man practices his magic using chairs?
- What other magic do you think the man possesses?
- Why do you think he is in a field?
- What do you think his home is like?
- If you could perform magic, what power/ability would you most like to have?
I look forward to reading your comments!
Have a great weekend,
TOP TIP: Write down the rules you know first!
Think about the angles on a straight line… What other clues can you solve before answering the question?
These sentences are sick – can you improve them?
The fish swam through the water. The girl sat on the fish with her fishing rod.
Today (Friday) was brilliant, well done. You are all taking charge of your learning and taking the necessary steps to remember it.
Have a good weekend,
Here are some questions to have a go at based on what we have been learning about this week.
Remember to use a scrap piece of paper and write down what you know first, in order to give yourself the best chance of succeeding.
Let me know how you get on!
I’m incredibly proud of the hockey team’s achievements this afternoon. After a slow start, the team managed to win 4 games and finish joint second. It was a pleasure to coach such brilliant players. Everyone worked hard for each other and did the school proud – well done everyone!
Please revisit the relative pronoun post from last week’s blog – understanding this is a class target at the moment.
EXTRA challenge: Use any tricky spellings from today’s spelling test in a sentence. You can post these in the comment section.
See you all Monday,
Some great progress this week. Did you learn any good tips in Reading, SPaG or Maths? Who were the Lexia Legends this week? Some of you even finished the programme! Tasks below:
This week’s home learning:
Home Learning Books:
Some of you forgot your home learning books – don’t worry! You can get them on Monday and still have enough time to complete the tasks set.
We practised these questions today. There are a few different ways of doing them.
First method: Convert 5 1/2 into an improper fraction, followed by writing 82 as 82/1. Finally, multiply numerator, denominator, SIMPLIFY.
Second method: 5 x 84 then 0.5 (half) x (of) 84, followed by adding the totals together.
Let me know if you need any help with these.
A few things that have come to my attention during your Secret Agent Training that you can revise:
- Determiners (a, an, the). These clarify the noun… For example, the apple, an apple.
- Relative pronouns:
- Relative clauses: a type of subordinate clause, using a relative pronoun.
- Possessive pronoun: possessive as in belongs… words like ‘his’ ‘hers’ ‘theirs’.
- Progressive verbs: walking, talking, jumping. We can then make a sentence ‘past progressive or ‘present progressive’. E,g. The dog is walking, the dog was walking.
All of this info is in your SPaG home learning books!
Why not try writing some sentences in the comments section using:
- Can you include a determiner?
- A relative clause?
- A possessive pronoun?
- Make it past or present progressive?
Here is the really cool spelling website Mr Moore showed me again, it’s called ‘Spelling Frame’:
Have a great weekend and see you Monday,
Get ready for: Secret-Agent-Training!
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.
- Try to do everything in your head.
- Move on without checking.
- Try your best.
- Use what you have been taught.
- Check your answers carefully.
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.
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…
Additional Maths Challenges:
Remember to write down all of your rules first!
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.
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.