Friday 26th February
Reading - Non-Fiction: About Louis Sachar
Today I would like you to read the text located at the bottom of this page along with the video above. Follow the instructions and complete the tasks. You can pause the video and rewind it if necessary.
What will this text tell us about Louis Sachar? How do you know?
Clarify - There are some American terms you may be unfamiliar with -
Semester - this is a period of time in an American school it is similar to a term in an English School.
3rd Grade - this is a school year in America, the children would be between 7 and 8 years old, this is similar to our Year 3 children.
Sweater Warehouse - the word sweater means a jumper so it is a building which stores a large amount of jumpers before sending them out to the shops.
Counsellor at an elementary school - this is someone like Mrs Thompson
Bridge - in the text this is talking about a card game.
Retrieval Questions (1 mark) All Children
What is ‘ammo’ short for?
3.When did Louis become really interested in books?
4.What is a Fuller Brush man?
5.Why did Louis stop practising law?
Inference Questions (2 marks) All Children.
Extended Answer (3 marks) Green and Yellow
Summarise the jobs that Louis had before he was an author.
Writing - Spelling: Prefixes
We will learn about the prefixes 'il', 'im', 'in', 'ir' meaning 'not' and learn about the prefix contained in the word 'prefix'. Watch the lesson here.
What is a prefix?
A prefix is a group of letters that you can add to the beginning of a root word* to change the meaning of the word. For example,
mis + fortune = misfortune
*A root word stands on its own as a word but you can make new words from it by adding beginnings (prefixes) and endings (suffixes). For example, ‘comfort’ is a root word. By adding the prefix ‘dis’ and the suffix ‘able’ you can make new words such as ‘discomfort’ and ‘comfortable’.
The meanings of prefixes Every prefix has a meaning. For example: The prefix ‘un’ means ‘not’ The root word ‘clear’ means ‘bright’, ‘free from difficulty’ So un + clear = unclear , meaning ‘not clear’ or ‘dim’, ‘difficult to see or understand’.
There are no rules to help you remember which prefix you should use, although knowing the meaning of the prefix can help. Here are some examples of prefixes and their meanings:
Green , Yellow, Orange , Red and Blue - Complete the activity and make sure to learn the spelling rules. Use the look, cover, write and check method to do this before you take the test. See just below for the information on this method.
This is probably the most common strategy used to learn spellings.
Maths - GOAL: Game Of Actual Life
For the next few weeks our maths lessons will be delivered by our friends at Premier. The series of lessons are called GOAL and they are designed to help you understand how your maths skills, together with your social skills, can help you in real life situations.
This week you will be looking at money and budgeting. The children in class will have their lessons delivered by our sports coach and the children at home can join by watching this video*. You will find this more fun if you watch with someone else so you can discuss the answers to the questions that are asked.
*Please note that when you click it will ask you to logon or sign in to Facebook - DO NOT DO THIS - just click on the video and it will play,
Foundation - Science: How Plants Grow and Reproduce
Before we begin our learning I would like you to write down what you think each of these words mean.
Now watch this video about the stages of a plant's life cycle. Did you correctly define the words - add any additional information to your definitions.
Using the vocabulary you have learnt today draw and label the life cycle of a plant.
Take the quiz at the bottom of the web page to test your learning.