In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.
Comprehension Text – Narrative
Grammar focus – Expanded Noun Phrases
An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective that gives you extra detail and information about the noun in a sentence. . If one or more adjectives are listed to describe the noun, a comma should be added to separate the sentence.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f A short clip about expanded noun phrases.
Write a sequel to ‘I am Henry Finch’. Your story could tell us about an adventure of another finch using one of the ideas from the book- fly into space, become the king/queen. A link for the story has been attached below for you to watch to remind you what happens in the original book.
What I’m Looking For:
- 5 paragraphs- beginning, build up, dilemma, resolution and ending
- Expanded noun phrases
- Different sentence types- simple, complex and compound
- A range of fronted adverbials to begin your sentences
Resources to help:
Link for story- I am Henry Finch- via Youtube. (Note: With all Youtube access, we advise parental support / guidance. There is likely to be a short advert prior to the story of which we can not pre-assess.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIQUmnxhK3c
Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.
In Maths, we will spend a week focusing on a particular topic, eg. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.
Topic – Measurement – Money!
This week we will apply some of the decimals work into the context of money. Hopefully over the last few weeks with decimals the children have had the chance to talk about money, have a look at some coins and see how ones (pounds / £), tenths (10p) and hundredths (1p) fit into the context of money.
Resources to help:
This week we go back to largely using White Rose videos and activities, but I will add a further piece of work that might help where children are finding some of the jumps or work in the White Rose activities tricky. There are some Mathletics activities but with most having completed the decimal work already, there is a mixed of times tables, some halving and decimal revision.
There is a place value chart that the children have used in school before attached as a link below if you want to print it off or put it on screen to help – this is always useful when working with decimals and money.
My Shop – the children and parents / carers are advised to set up a mini shop for the week. Think about things that the shop could have such as treats like crisps, ice lolly, a DVD etc. Add prices to these. Then – the best bit – think about how the children will need to earn that money! Will you allocate a daily value such as £1 (so children you need to think carefully about how you spend that money), or will you be able to earn extra ££s by helping at home or doing some jobs, for example a bonus 20p for setting the table or helping dry the dishes.
Monday – adding coins in a jar Differentiated coins in a jar sheets – answers at the end.
This challenge is more straight forward if you want a starting point: Tuesday – who has the most money
These challenges have a range of different complexities (and also the answers):
Additional activity with different levels of challenge:
Solving Problems with Money.
Thursday – operations adding coins Differentiated activity adding coins and values of items.
Topmarks website maths money games:
Complete your Mathletics challenges and have a go at this challenge if you are feeling brave!
Use today to finish off any other bits of work from the week too. Test your 9 times table on Maths Frame, see if you can get 25 out of 25.
Times Table Rockstars:
Focus this week is the 9 times tables.
If you want to do a morning Times Table Rockstar challenge the same way we do in lessons, then attached are sheets that we would have used for the last 3 weeks of term. Follow this link to find the playlist on the Times Table Rockstars page if you want a fun, music challenge. The sheets are set up to do 5 sessions a week. Feel free to use them once or twice a week or to do all 5 if you are up for the challenge!
General Revision – English, Maths, Reading, Grammar.
If you would like some general revision challenges that will cover elements from Maths and English since September, then these Classroom Secrets sheets are an excellent tool to use.