I hope you enjoyed you half-term and found lots of things to do to keep you busy. I went for lots of walk in the sunshine and read some of the book I am reading! Hopefully you're ready for a new week of learning!
I really enjoy seeing all of the learning you are doing at home and I have been so impressed with all you have done so far. Keep sending me emails of your work to our class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I found a story about some animals that hadn't had rain in a long time, a bit like us! Have a read of this story about Ginger the giraffe.
Did you enjoy this story?
This week we are continuing our measure learning. We will be learning about money.
Take a look at the coin reveal power point to familiarise yourself with the different coin values.
Today you are going to do some super counting of coins. You might need to count in multiples. Here’s a reminder of how to count in multiples:
2s – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
5s – 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
10s – 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100If they are 2p coins you’d count in 2s, 5p coins – 5s, 10p coins – 10s… If they are 20p coins and you find it tricky to count in 20s, remember 20 is the same as 2 tens!
Today we are going to be learning about capacity. Watch this video to understand what capacity is.
Grammar – plurals (more than one)
This week we are going to be looking at plurals. We add s to naming words (nouns) when we mean more than one.
one hat two hats
If a naming word ends in ch sh or x we add es.
one fox six foxes
Watch the video to help you then click on the document to practise your learning.
Here is a game to practise identifying plurals with s on the end. See how you do.
Possessive nouns tell you who owns something. They have an apostrophe and an s at the end.
Ruth is the owner.
Ruth’s bicycle means the same as the bicycle belonging to Ruth.
Tom is the owner.
Look at the power point to help you then click on the document to practise your learning.
Before half term we found out lots about materials. Today we are going to complete an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof.
Tell a grown up what waterproof means.
I want you to watch the video. There is an experiment to test 3 materials: paper, kitchen foil and felt. Stop the video at 1.26 and make a prediction as to which one will be the most waterproof? Write down your prediction to see if you were right later. Remember a prediction is a sensible guess so it does not matter if your guess is wrong!
When you have made your prediction watch the rest of the video.
I would like you to try a waterproof experiment at home. You will need a grown up to help you.
You do not need a spider! You can use jars and place the different materials over the top of the jars and put an elastic band around the top to keep them still.
You are going to see which material would be a good umbrella for the gingerbread man. You will need these materials: cling film, foil, a plastic bag, a tissue and kitchen roll.
Don’t worry if you do not have all of these. Just use what you have to hand.
Try and pour the same amount of water on the top of each material to keep the test fair and see if the water goes into the jar.
I have attached a sheet for you to record your results. You could always take some photographs and send them to me.If you cannot complete an experiment watch this video that shows you more about waterproof materials.
Now see if you can identify the waterproof clothes for the Gingerbread Man!