Friday 12th June 2020
Hello Sycamore Class!
I was sent so much brilliant work yesterday- well done to you all! Have a look at yesterday’s page to see all of the pictures.
It’s the last day of the school week, so a lovely weekend ahead of us. Hopefully the weather will be a bit better. If not, it’s helping all of the lovely plants you’ve planted to grow!
Did you try the indoor PE activity today? The weather today is supposed to be a little bit better so I’ve set a task you could do inside or outside. For today’s activity, all you need is an area you can walk around. This could be a route around the house, or garden. Choose your route, then start by walking around it by walking heel-to-toe (so tiny steps with no spaces between them). Once you’ve done that once, experiment with different ways of walking. This could be: side stepping, hopping all the way around on one foot and then the other, tiptoes, one big step then one small step etc. How many different ways can you think of?
Don’t forget, you could also do a daily workout with Joe Wicks, dance class with Oti Mabuse or Cosmic Yoga Kids.
Please try and do a little bit of each of these tasks every day:
You can also access book-band level books on the Oxford Owl Website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page
Firstly, here are the answers to the challenges I set yesterday. I’ve doubled the numbers 6 times, but you might have gone further!
Following on from yesterday’s doubling, today we’re going to do the inverse, so halve numbers. To halve a number, you need to divide it by 2. So half of 10 is 5 (because 10 divided by 2 is 5). Half of 8 is 4. What is half of 20?
Some numbers are easy to halve, and can be done in our heads. Others are more challenging and we’ll need to do some calculations to solve them. The easiest way to do this is by partitioning. So for example, if you were halving 24, you can partition it into 20 and 4. Half of 20 is 10, half of 4 is 2. 10 + 2 = 12, so half of 24 is 12. Sometimes, you might get an answer that has a decimal (half).
Here is a video to explain a little bit more:
In your maths book, write today’s date. Choose a challenge level and then halve these numbers:
Eg 1) half of 10 is 5.
Now I’d like you to meet the halving caterpillar.
Here are the rules for making your own caterpillar:
Here’s another example
Try starting on different 2-digit numbers and see how you get on. What is the longest caterpillar you can make? Can you make a caterpillar that has more than 10 body segments?
Firstly, here are the answers to yesterday’s contractions. You should have included each of these in a sentence:
It’s Friday spellings day. The words we’re going to look at creating adverbs using the suffix (ending) -ly. Unlike last week (when there was no change to the root word), today’s examples all have the ‘y’ removed from the root word. For example, with ‘happy’, you have to remove the ‘y’ and add ‘ly’ to make ‘happily’.
Read through the words in your list below. Do you know what each of them means? Look them up in a dictionary if you’re not sure
Miss H’s group
Mrs M and Ms L’s groups
hey hey hey (write the words in different colours)
they they they (write each letter in a different colour)
grey grey grey (create a pattern with your colours)
3. Choose 4 words and write a sentence for each. Make sure you spell the words correctly. Try to make your sentences interesting, for example by including a fronted adverbial.
I completely agree with Mrs Crosswell’s comments from Monday- this weeks song is a brilliant song if you need a bit of cheering it. It always makes me smile.
If you were singing a new version of the song, as you, and not Baloo the bear, what necessities would you list? What couldn’t you live without? Perhaps fundamental ones for survival such as food, water, shelter, clothing? What about objects, like toys, books, and games? How about the things that can’t be bought, like hugs, laughter, and time with your loved ones? What couldn’t you be without? Perhaps it’s your oldest toy, favourite food, or photos of loved ones. Has lockdown made you re-consider what your bare necessities are? On reflection, maybe the things that you thought you really needed are in fact not what you thought they’d be! Make a list of your bare necessities.
Fun time Friday
This afternoon, I want you to use your list of ‘bare necessities’ to create a piece of artwork. You could decide to draw, paint, or take a series of photos of you and your bare necessities, or do something totally different. Your artwork could be based on material things as well as events, people, places, and moments. Try to think creatively. You could even change the words to the song and record yourself singing your version.
Well done for finishing your home learning tasks. You are now ready for the weekend. I hope you have something nice planned. Maybe building a den, or doing some cooking? I'd love to hear about it.