Monday English - Look at the picture below from our new text driver. This is Shen, she is sitting on the beach drawing pictures in the sand. Using the information in the image below, write some sentences sharing what you know about Shen already or what you might think about Shen already. Then make a prediction about this text. What might happen next?
Tuesday English - Watch the video below and pause at 2:51. Imagine you could use the magic paintbrush – what would you draw for yourself? Draw a picture of what you would draw with the paintbrush and use writing to explain and describe your picture and ideas.
What would you draw for someone else?
Wednesday English - Today we will practise spelling the words in below correctly. We will also practise segmenting or "sounding out" words.
This is when we break a word into sounds so that we can then match letters to spell it. For example: p ai n t b r u sh g ir l
Say the words below to your child without showing them and encourage them to sound them out and spell them:
If you find one of the words tricky or need to practise a few of them, use our strategy of "Look cover, write, check" to practise these words.
We will then use these practised spelling skills to write a thank you letter to Shen in the role of the villagers.
Write to Shen and say thank you for the things she has drawn. For example, you might pretend to be the little boy who Shen drew a melon for. You might pretend to be the little girl who Shen drew a fan for.
Thursday English - In class we will be learning to correctly use full stops and capital letters in our writing. You might find this website useful to practise these skills: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv78jhv Once you have watched the videos on punctuation and played the games to practise, you should use the two pictures below to write some sentences about what is happening in the story here. Remember to use your punctuation correctly. Read your writing back to check that it makes sense.
Friday English - Using what we have learned this week about sounding out unfamiliar words and punctuation such as capital letters and full stops, we will write a diary entry in the role of Shen. In our diary we will explain how we felt and what happened when we were given the magic paintbrush by the old man on the beach. Use the video above to remind you of this part of the story.
Monday Maths - In maths this week we will be looking at our number bonds to 10,20 and 100 again. We will be playing games in class to ensure we have remembered these mental maths facts. At home you could use the game "hit the button" to help you remember your number bonds: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Tuesday Maths - We will be answering addition and subtraction questions - using number bonds to help us with some questions which mean we have to cross over the 10s. For example for the question 28 + 4 = we can split the 4 into 2 and 2 so that the calculation becomes 28 + 2 = 30 + 2 = 32. Teaching these mental strategies helps children to become fluent when adding and subtracting. Have a go at the questions below, using number bonds to help you "bridge" some of the gaps to the nearest 10.
You might find it useful to look at the power point below first: