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WB 22.02.21

Hello 2AB!

I hope that you are happy and healthy and that you had a great half-term break!

 

In maths this week we are going to continue with decimals, fractions and percentages. We will start by looking at fractions of number before looking at counting in fractions. This can be tricky as children often miss that 3/3 is 1 or 6/3 is 2 etc. There is a pattern though, so if we were counting in thirds it would be 1/3, 2/3, 1, 1 1/3, 1 2/3, 2. The rest of the week looks at percentage and then money. I have uploaded the Click and Safe booklets so that you can complete one set of questions from each booklet each week.

In English, we are going to look at another Literacy Shed video which tells the story of Sherman, an unsuccessful inventor who dreams of building a flying machine. He receives help from some unlikely friends. The focus of your writing is on dialogue and description. When writing the dialogue, it is very important that each line of speech is quite long, containing several sentences. Imagine that you are one of the aliens and choose an informal style that really gets your character across. Perhaps ‘act’ it out with someone at home. Grammar this week revises the punctuation of speech and guided reading continues to look at Bill's new frock. Geography looks at different types of industry, art takes inspiration from Alberto Giacometti to produce more a sculpture and science investigates light and where it comes from.

 

Sending work in

I would be grateful if you could mark the maths using the answer booklet and if a parent or guardian could let us know in an email how the maths has gone for the week. The work in English can be completed on a work document or handwritten work can be scanned and then sent to school, if possible, each day. Finally, there are some spellings for you to learn.

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Monday Times Tables Rockstars

Maths

Fractions of number

Complete times tables grid.

 

English

Comprehension

 

Watch the short video called ‘Wing it’ from the Literacy Shed – inventors shed

Video link:

https://www.literacyshed.com/wingit.html

The video is 8 minutes long.

Complete the comprehension questions.

 

Design and technology

What's in a packed lunch?

 

Tuesday Times Tables Rockstars

Maths

Counting in fractions

Complete times Times tables grid.

English

Writing dialogue

 

Re-watch the video from 1 minute 50 seconds to 3 minutes.

 

We will be focussing on the part of the video from 1 minute 50 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds. (Where the aliens are talking). The rest of the video up to 3 minutes gives you background information about the aliens.

Pay careful attention to the expressions and hand gestures made be the aliens and also think about the picture of Sherman. The aliens are clearly talking about him but what are they saying. Why are they going to do? (this is linked to Sherman).

TASK – To write the dialogue between the aliens.

  1. Read the worksheet called ‘Direct Speech’ to remind yourself how direct speech needs to be structured
  2. Think about what the aliens might be talking about (Are they going to help Sherman?)
  3. Make some notes to help guide your writing e.g. – Why is the man in the picture? What is he trying to do? Does he need help? And more …
  4. Draft the dialogue between the aliens – keep looking back at how to structure it

You should be aiming to write about one side of lined A4 paper.

We will proof read and edit the dialogue on Wednesday.

 

 

 

Art - Sculpture

This week we are going to create a

sculpture.

Please look at the Powerpoint on

Giacometti. This tells you about him and shows some examples of his work.  Then follow the instructions

on the word document.

You will need some tin foil.

 

Wednesday Times Tables Rockstars

Maths

Fractions, decimals, percentages

Complete Click wk5 as a starter activity 

English

Edit and improve your writing

 

Re-watch the video from 1 minute 50 seconds to 3 minutes.

 

We will be focussing on the part of the video from 1 minute 50 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds. (Where the aliens are talking). The rest of the video up to 3 minutes gives you background information about the aliens.

 

Read you dialogue straight after you have watched the video – Does the subject of your dialogue seem to fit with the video clip? (this is not about timings but about the content of the conversation).

TASK – To proof read and edit the dialogue between the aliens.

  1. Read the worksheet called ‘Direct Speech’ to remind yourself how direct speech needs to be structured
  2. Make a check list of points to look for when proof reading – (sense, new line, speech marks, other punctuation in the correct place, better vocabulary SAID, verb tense,) these are some ideas.
  3. Proof read and edit your dialogue
  4. Write up your edited dialogue – think about layout (new lines) and your handwriting.

 

 

 

Science

What is light and where does it come from? 

Thursday Times Tables Rockstars

Maths

Percentage of amounts 

Complete Safe wk5 as a starter activity 

English

Making notes

You are going to write a detailed description of Sherman’s invention the S.S. Sherman (flying machine). Remember – the machine can move and make sounds so you can also describe these – NOT just what it looks like.

  1. Re-watch the video from 4 minutes 40 seconds to the end. MAKE NOTES of the things you can see, hear, imagine what you can feel and smell (ORGANISE you notes in to related groups e.g. the outside of the machine, the cockpit, the mechanical workings etc). These will become your paragraphs.
  2. Draft descriptive sentences/paragraphs about the flying machine.

SEE descriptive features sheet – you will need to include examples shown on this sheet.

    3. Proof read your work for sense

Geography

Different types of industry. Look at the presentation and then complete the worksheet. Then look at the clip of life in rural Kenya. Write up what you see as a diary and mention the different types of industry that you are involved in during the day. 

 

 

Friday Times Tables Rockstars

Maths

Decimals and money

 

English

Edit and develop your text

 

  1. Re-watch the video from 4 minutes 40 seconds to the end.
  2. Read your description of the flying machine (Is there anything else you could include?  – zoom in on small details/wide angle to give an overall picture
  3. Proof read your work and identify areas to develop
  • Improve vocabulary – thesaurus
  • Spellings – dictionary
  •  Paragraphing
  • Sentence openers (e.g. fronted adverbials etc)
  • Sentence structure (e.g. conjunctions, embedded clauses etc)
  • Also look at the Descriptive Writing Features sheet

Guided Reading

Bill's new frock chapter 7


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