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Thursday 25th February

Thursday 25th February

  • Below you will find all the learning for today. This includes reading, writing, maths and foundation subjects (Science, Geography, History, R.E, etc).
  • The coloured activities should be completed if your child is in that group in class.
  • All reading texts and learning worksheets can be found at the bottom of the page, some reading texts will be posted Monday and will be used all week. 
  • Videos are provided for new learning and to support learning where it is beneficial - please watch them, you can pause and re-watch them if they need to. 

 

Reading - Holes by Louis Sacher.

Predict - We found out about Stanley's life at school, can you predict what we might find out about his life at home.

Clarify 

Read to the end of chapter three, use the dictionary to help you clarify any words.

Stock Market - this is explained briefly in this link

Question -

1. Which was Stanley's favourite part of his father's song? Why do you think this is?

2.Why was the guard ' instantly alert'?

3. How did the first Stanley lose all his money
4. Why does Stanley's mum neglect to mention his ancestor's bad luck?

Summary 

I would like you to write a short paragraph to describe Stanley's childhood so far.

 

Writing - The Highwayman: To develop vocabulary.

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

What are Synonyms?

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning:

  • Words such as happy, cheerful and merry.
  • Words such as sad, miserable and heartbroken.

What are Antonyms?

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings:

  • Words such as angry and peaceful.
  • Words such as funny and serious.

You can use a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms for words.

Green and Yellow - Complete the learning activity. Try to write 8 sentences using the skills developed through the lesson. The ones you write in the lesson count then add on a few more. Try to use complex sentences that use clauses and commas to add further detail to your sentences. 

Orange and Red - Complete the learning activity. Try to write 6 sentences using the skills developed through the lesson. The ones you write in the lesson count then add on a few more. Try to use vocabulary of your own. Maybe it's from a book you have read before and you really like the description. 

Blue - Complete the learning activity. Try to write 5 sentences using the skills developed through the lesson. The ones you write in the lesson count then add on a few more. Ensure your basic skills: capital letters, full stops and spellings are accurate. 

 

Maths -

Fractions

Green and Yellow - Today's lesson can be found here. You will be looking at fractions that are more than 1. For example:

5/4 is impossible. How do you get 5 out of 4? 4/4 is the full score. This makes a whole 1 and then there is 1 part left over, 1/4. So we get 1 and 1/4. 

More information can be found here, we call these improper fractions. 

Orange and Red - Tenths continued. Today you will need to be able to count in tenths. 1/10, 2/10, 3/10 etc. The lesson can be found here and the sheet is at the bottom of the page. 

Coordinates

Blue - Yesterday you followed instructions to move around a grid. Today you will see on your worksheet that you now have two points on the grid and you need to work out how they have moved. Remember you need to go across to find the first coordinate and then down to find the second, I do not have a video for you today but when you open your worksheet you will see that I have given you lots of examples and hints so that you can complete your learning.

 

Foundation - History: The Ancient Greek Gods & Myths

The Greeks believed in gods and goddesses who, they thought, had control over every part of people's lives. The Greeks had a different god for almost everything. They imagined that the gods lived together, as a family, up on the top of Mount Olympus. They did not see them as perfect, but just like people, the same as you and me. 

Task 1

Read the clues about the Gods and to then position them on the family tree template.

Blue group - you have a game to play instead to help you learn about the Gods

In the Greek myths the gods argue, fall in love, get jealous of each other and make mistakes. Myths are stories created to teach people about something important and meaningful. They were often used to teach people about events that they could not always understand, such as illness and death, or earthquakes and floods.

Task 2 -

Watch the clip of the myth of Perseus & the Gorgon ( it is towards the end of the page ) I would then like you to retell the story in your own way, you might write is as a text, or use a story board or you could create a comic style. 

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