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a) Mental warm-up!  First of all, have a go on this quick subtraction game.  Can you finish first?

In your green maths book


Answer to yesterday's Challenge Question:

3 digit numbers - a few possible answers, but you could have e.g. 587 + 413 = 1000 (basically, the two Hundreds digits have to add to nine, and so do the two Tens digits, with the units adding to ten).

4 digit numbers - again, a couple possible, but e.g. 5013 + 4987 = 10000 (now the two Thousands, the two Hundreds, the two Tens all have to be pairs that add to nine, and the units adding to ten).


b)  Subtraction practice.  Solve each of these calculations by counting up on a number line to 'find the difference'.  If you can't remember how to set this out, have a look at the Calculations Guide in the Parents Information folder. 

Choose your level: 


Grasshopper level (3 digit numbers):


1.  403 - 195 =              2.  804 - 397 =             3.  712 - 385 = 


4.  915 - 687 =              5.  824 - 275 =             6.  614 - 188 =


Grandmaster level (4 digit numbers):


1.  2005 - 975 =           2.  4012 - 1987 =           3.  5004 - 2976 = 


4.  6214 - 2877 =        5.  8315 - 3767 =            6.  9214 - 3668 = 

In your purple writing book:


c)  Spelling pattern: words that use 'ch' as a 'k' sound.  Notice the different sound of the 'ch' in the word 'chat' as in "We had a nice chat" compared to in 'chorus' as in "The best part was the chorus".  

i) Copy down these 5 words, and learn them using Look/Cover/Say/Write/Check, so you've written them three times each:






ii) Can you think of another 3 words like this yourself?  Or find them out? Write them down.

iii) Choose 3 of the words, and write a sentence for each one (i.e. 3 sentences).  Start each one with a different conjunction: Before, After, While, During, Despite, Although etc. 

e.g. Before the concert started, Freddie needed to check that he could play each chord perfectly. 


d)  Poetry!  Today, you are going to read and find out what a 'limerick' is.  

A limerick is a 5 line comic poem that usually has a syllable pattern of 8, 8, 6, 6, 8, over the five lines, and a rhyming pattern of A, A, B, B, A (i.e. the first, second and fifth lines rhyme together, and the third and fourth rhyme together).  

For example: 

A bald-headed man from Dundee

Lost his wig, in a wind, in a tree;

When he looked up and spied it,

A hen was inside it, 

And it laid him an egg for his tea. 


So if you count the syllables in the first, second and fifth lines, you'll see they all have 8 (and those lines rhyme).  The third and fourth have 6 syllables.  


i)  Click on the document below to read some more examples.  If you happen to have any poetry books at home, can you find any more limericks of your own?

ii)  Can you manage to memorise one to recite aloud without looking?

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