# Wednesday 10th June

Good morning Class Four,

It's Wednesday today - hump day as many call it as it is the middle of the week - the hump! I hope you are enjoying your week of home learning so far, I'm looking forward to seeing your germ leaflets and creation art work when you have finished them and send them through.

Last night I met my friend Nancy (she is my kickboxing partner) for a lovely socially distanced walk round Lakeside. She's just got a new kitten so there was lots to talk about! He is called Meeko and is a British shorthair - sooooo cute! I hope you all had a nice evening too and were able to rest after a busy day of learning.

Keep working hard today, love Miss Olver x

I was glad yesterday that we were back to just the 20 minutes of exercises. But I don't like how he keeps on sneakily adding in an ab blast at the end - my poor tummy. Hopefully we will all be much stronger from taking part in this each day.

Maths

Today is Wednesday, which means Beat That challenges. If you still have one left, work through this. If you have run out, send me an email telling me which one you need and I will email it to you. Give yourself two minutes to complete the challenge. Then, if an adult is free, you could ask them to kindly mark it for you, or you could mark it yourself using a calculator.

Year 5

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on multiplying fractions from yesterday. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 5 website and find Summer Term Week 6, Lesson 2 which is called ‘Multiply Mixed Numbers by Integers’.  Watch the video and then work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. I've attached my workings for questions 3, 5, 6 and 7 in case you want to see how I would work these out.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet below which has two problems on similar to the pink problems we often do at the end of a Maths lesson in class. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.

Year 6

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on rules and expressions from yesterday. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 2 which is called ‘Forming Expressions’. Watch the video and then work through the worksheet.  I have attached the answers so you can check your work. There don't seem to be any answers for Question 2 on the answer sheet, so I've done these and attached them below.

You also might be a little confused with how division is represented in equations, so have a look at the picture I've put below which might help to explain how it is shown differently to normal.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet below which has some extra questions on about finding and using rules. I have attached the answers as well so you can check your work.

English

Remember to make an entry in your diary/journal at some point today.

Today you need to finish your leaflet from yesterday and then check, edit and improve it. You might want to try reading it aloud to help you spot any mistakes or areas where you could improve it. Remember that you can use dictionaries to check spellings and thesauruses to find different vocabulary choices.

I have created a checklist which you might want to use to help you check you have everything you need on your leaflet. You can open it below and then tick off each thing as you check.

As it is Wednesday, Mrs Kimble has set you a SPAG challenge. This continues to work on apostrophes because although lots of you did well on the task last week, noone got it completely right! Remember to look through the clue sheet to help you. If you have a go at the activity, send me your work and I will forward it to Mrs Kimble for her to mark for you.

Here is a message from her:

Hello Class 4,

I hope you all enjoyed your learning last week. I think the weather was good enough for everyone to get outside at some point of the day for fresh air and exercise but it does seem to be rather chilly at the moment. We had put away all our warm sweaters but had to get some of them out again when we were working in the garden.

Mr. Kimble has done brilliantly with his Porch Painting Project; he has finished all three of them and they now look very smart. His vegetable patch is coming on very well, too, and we have eaten his lettuces, radishes and spinach so far. There’s a courgette plant in flower already so we hope to have a courgette with our dinner one day next week.  Mr. Kimble says I’ve been lazy and not completed a project but I have been working very hard keeping up with the weeding in my flower beds.

We had a lovely morning on Monday when we went to see our son and daughter- in –law and our grandsons for a socially distanced cup of coffee as it was my daughter-in-law’s birthday. It was the first time Mr. Kimble and I had been outside our garden for eleven weeks so it was very exciting! It was so lovely to see them all in the flesh but very hard not to give them all a huge hug!

I hope you are all having a good week this week whether you are at home or at school doing your learning and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of SPAG challenge work.

No one managed to get every stretch completely correct last week so I thought we’d have another apostrophe challenge.  I will attach the Clue sheet again, so have a good look through it and I’m sure we’ll have some perfect scores this time. Good Luck!

Mrs. Kimble.

Topic

Today we are going to start a new part of our topic exploring how plants and animals are sorted (this is often called 'classified') into different groups. Today we will look at how we might sort things, both living and non-living, and some of the categories we might use.

First look at the Powerpoint below - think about how many different ways you could group the items and why this might be useful.

Then work through the sheet below.
Finally, think about how you could use the results in the table on the worksheet to sort the animals into groups. I decided to sort them into those which live on land, in the sea or in the sky. Choose a different way to sort them and record this in your book - remember to use clear headings and to explain how you have sorted them.