Hi Class Four and welcome to another week of home learning. I've been working hard alongside Mrs Soley, Mrs Kimble and Miss Kimber to get this week's learning ready for you, so I hope you enjoy it
On Friday I had a busy day in school - I helped some of the children who were in with their learning and spent time reading your lovely emails. I really do enjoy hearing from you and seeing what you've been up to, I miss you all so much. In the evening, I went and gave blood. I ate lots of food and drank lots during the day and it went really well. It's an amazing thing to do - did you know that they take 1 pint of your blood which is enough to save three adults lives? My blood is O negative, which means it can be given to anyone regardless of their blood type and it has some special antibodies in it, so it is always used for the neonatal wards where there are poorly babies. 1 pint of blood can help five poorly babies! I hope some of you will be able to give blood when you are adults to help others too.
On Saturday, I was feeling a bit tired from the blood donation, so I had a quiet day at home. I read my book in the garden, had a little nap, did some colouring and baked some chocolate chip cupcakes. In the evening I did an online quiz through zoom with my Dad and sister which was good fun.
On Sunday, I was feeling much better, so I went for a long walk and dropped some cakes off to my friends on their doorsteps. Mrs Soley very kindly left some chocolate cake and beautiful flowers on her doorstep for me to pick up which was a lovely surprise. When I got home, I had the cake with a cup of tea and put the flowers in a vase on my table. I spent the afternoon planning the learning ready for this week.
I hope you have all had a good weekend. Hopefully you managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine on Saturday.
I hope you have a great week of learning this week - work hard for me!
On Friday, I would like you to send me:
If you forgot to email me on Friday, please can you do it today (else I will have to make some phonecalls.....!)
Have a great day, Love Miss Olver x
Here is a message from Mrs Soley:
Happy Monday everyone!
Hope you all had a good weekend despite the weather. It was a bit grim on Sunday wasn’t it. I am continuing to get out and about for a walk when I can, no bike rides at the moment but hopefully they will return. As you can see from my photos, my rhododendron has finally decided to flower and with a bit of sun should bloom nicely this week. There are lots of buds just bursting out.
We have been very lucky recently; a little blue tit has been visiting the garden. I think it is eating the aphids from my magnolia tree so that’s good for both the bird and my magnolia. I would have liked to have included a photo of the blue tit but they are tiny birds and actually quite fast. Obviously, my photographing skills (and phone camera) are not up to the job. He also likes to hide in amongst the big leaves of the tree. I will keep trying to snap him, however.
I had a bit of a problem this week. I went out to start my car, thinking it would be a good idea as it has been sat there since lockdown. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t start. Thankfully, my daughter has a very good friend who owns a few old cars and has this problem quite regularly. She came round last Friday and was able to jump start my car and now it starts first time. I won’t make that mistake again; I shall be out there starting my car every week. We were very sensible and kept to social distancing rules and as I was so grateful, I bought her some nice chocolates to say thank you.
I am continuing to bake lots of different cakes and biscuits. Thank goodness for Joe Wicks!
Catch up with you all again on Wednesday. Enjoy your start to the working week.
Mrs Soley xx
This week you are going to be working on adding and subtracting decimals. Today you are going to be adding decimal numbers which are smaller than 1. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 5 website and find Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 1 which is called ‘Adding Decimals Within 1’. Watch the video and work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.
If you have time, or would like an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet which has some problems on it, similar to the pink ones we do in class at the end of a lesson.
Today you are going to be starting a new unit on angles. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Week 2, Lesson 4 which is called ‘Introduce Angles’. Watch the video and work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. Question 6-8 are a bit tricky, so I've attached my workings to show you how to do it if you get a bit stuck.
(You might have spotted that we have missed one of the lessons from the website – this is because I know many of you won’t have a protractor at home, so don’t worry!)
If you have time, or would like an extra challenge, then the document below has some problems on which are similar to the pink ones we often do at the end of a lesson. As I know these can be hard to understand, I have shown my workings in the answers, so if you get stuck, have a look at my workings and see if this helps you to understand.
Remember to make an entry into your diary/journal at some point today.
In today’s English session, I would like you to complete your silent writing plan so you are ready to write in tomorrow’s session. For this week’s silent writing, you need to think back to the Greek myth you read last week as part of your topic work (either Theseus and the Minotaur or The Story of Arachne). For your writing task, you have two options:
Choose a character from the myth and a specific point in the myth, then write a diary entry in character. Think carefully about the events that have happened up to that point in the myth and how your character might react to/feel about these events.
If you choose this task, you will need to fill in the ‘Diary Entry Planning Sheet’.
Write a newspaper report about the event in the story – so either Theseus killing the Minotaur or the competition between Athena and Arachne and Athena turning Arachne into a spider.
If you choose this task, you will need to fill in the ‘Newspaper Report Planning Sheet’.
Miss Kimber has planned the next session of French work linked to Ma Maison - enjoy
Spellings and Reading
Here are your spelling sentences for this week from Mrs Kimble. They continue the work we have been doing on 'fer' words and this week they include words where the 'fer' is stressed and unstressed, so singular 'r' and doubled 'r'. Practise these today ready for your test on Thursday (Friday is a bank holiday - so no learning then!).
Spend some time doing some independent reading of a book of your choice.