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# Thursday

Today you are reading another non-fiction text. Today's text is all about octopuses!

I learnt an interesting fact when I read the text. They have 9 brains!!!

Remember to skim and scan back through the text to find the part the question is asking you about.

## Maths

Now that you have had some practise with multiplying and dividing with arrays you are going to put this practise into action!

Today we will be solving different multiplication and division questions.

For example if the question was:
7 x 5

you need to count 7 multiples of 5 (or 7 lots of 5)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)  (6) (7)
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35

So 7 x 5 = 35 because 7 lots of 5 is 35.

When we divide and count in multiples it's a little bit different.

For example if the question was:

40 ÷ 10

You should count in multiples of 10 until you reach 40

10, 20, 30, 40

(1) (2)  (3) (4)

It took 4 multiples of 10 to reach 40 so 40 ÷ 10 = 4.

You are going to have a go at answering some multiplication and division problems now. Make sure you check the symbol carefully!

## Writing

Today we will write a character description about the alien.

Watch the video below to remind yourself of the story.

This week we have been collecting adjectives to describe the boy's alien friend. We have turned those adjectives into more descriptive expanded noun phrases.

Now we are ready to write a character description about the alien. We will describe his appearance (what he looks like) and personality (what he is like).

Here is an example of how you could start writing a character description about the alien.

Standing tall on two slim, smooth legs was the alien. On his face were two round, deep blue eyes that stared ahead. Upon his head were two short, bendy antennae. The alien's mouth had a thin, curved smile and when the alien started to speak a high-pitched squeak came from his mouth.

Use the expanded noun phrases you wrote yesterday to write your own character description for the alien.
Remember to include:
capital letters
full stops

commas
conjunctions (and, but, so, because)

You can just write this onto some paper you already have or you can print the attached line paper.

## R.E

In our R.E learning today we are looking at leaders.

A football manager is a leader as is a team captain.
A priest may lead a church.

What leaders can you think of? Make a list.

Some of those leaders are more important than others.
Now see if you can order the leaders from most to least important to listen to.