# Thursday 25th June

Good morning Class Four,

Wow what a beautiful and hot morning it is today! I have just got into school and am dripping with sweat from my cycle - ewww!! Even Flash struggled a bit on our walk this morning as it was already so hot. Hopefully you can get outside and enjoy the sun at some point today, but make sure you wear a hat, suncream and drink lots of water.

I had quite a quiet night last night, I did my Pilates session with my friend Faye on Zoom and fortunately didn't fall asleep this time, read my book for a little while and then had an early night as I was feeling quite tired. I hope you all had a good day yesterday and enjoyed finishing your fact pages and finding out more about amphibians. Today you will be learning about insects.

Have a great day, keep working hard, love Miss Olver x

Here are some amazing origami creations from Tuesday's art session. If you made some, please send us some pictures and then hopefully I can put some more up on tomorrow's page.

Maths

It’s Thursday, so you need to do your Learn It challenge today. If you still have one, work through this. If not and you are working on the Ultimate Challenges, then these are saved in the Maths Help section of the Class Four website. If you need another sheet, please email me and tell me which one, then I will email it to you. Give yourself 2 minutes to complete your sheet. Once you are finished, if an adult is free, you could ask them to kindly mark it for you, if not, mark it yourself with a calculator.

Year 5

Today you are going to be working on dividing decimals following on from yesterday's multiplication work. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 5 website and find Summer Term Week 9, Lesson 4 which is called ‘Dividing Decimals by 10, 100 and 1000’. Watch the video and then work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. I have also attached a document showing my workings for Q6 in case you want to see how I solved the problems.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the website below or the Powerpoint game which will help you practise multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

The word quotient means the answer when we are dividing.

Year 6

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on perimeter and area. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Summer Term Week 9, Lesson 4 which is called ‘Volume of Cuboids’. Watch the video and then work through the worksheet.  I have attached the answers so you can check your work. I have attached my workings for quite a few of these questions, so if you get stuck, have a look at how I solved the problems.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, try one of the websites below which will help you work on your area and perimeter skills.

English

Today is Thursday which means we will be practising our spellings. Work through the Powerpoint to help you understand more about affect and effect.

So far this half term we have worked on the following homophones or near spelling words:

there/their/they're

where/wear/were/we're

practise/practice

to/too/two

allowed/aloud

heard/herd

affect/effect

Today I would like you to try and write four sentences using spellings from this list correctly. See if you can challenge yourself when writing these sentences:

• How many of the words can you include?
• Can you start your sentences in different ways?
• Can you use some different punctuation in each one?

These sentences can be as silly as you like, as long as you use the correct spelling of the homophone or near spelling!

You could also draw pictures to match your sentences.

You can do these straight into your book or use the sheet below.

You might want to practise your spellings now whilst the words affect and effect are in your mind, or you can practise them later.

Topic

Yesterday, we recapped what a life cycle is and the main stages in the 'simple' life cycle and then learnt about the life cycle of amphibians, focusing on the life cycle of a frog. Today we are going to look at the life cycles of insects.

Work through the Powerpoint below. There is a link to a YouTube video which should work from the Powerpoint, but if it doesn't work, I have included the link below for you.

In the Powerpoint, you have learnt about the two different insect life cycles: complete metamorphosis and incomplete metamorphosis. Today I would like you to share your understanding of these two life cycles.

Pick one insect which follows the complete metamorphosis cycle (this could be a beetle, butterfly or fly - or another insect you know of which follows this cycle) and one insect which follows the incomplete metamorphosis cycle (this could be a grasshopper, cricket or cockroach - or again another insect you know of which follows this cycle).

I would like you to share your understanding of the life cycles of these two insects making it clear what is different about the two life cycles. You might want to do this on the worksheets below, or choose another way to present this such as a poster, Powerpoint or documentary.