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Week Beginning 16.11.20

Monday English - In class we will be having a debate about whether Max should stay with the wild things or whether he should go home to Mum. Read the story again (see previous week of home learning) and try to think of some points for both sides of the argument. Once you have done this, decide which side you would like to argue for and practise a speech to convince Max to stay or go! 

Tuesday English - Today we will be thinking about what the features of a letter are. Use the example below to remind yourself of what a letter looks like. Discuss with an adult - when might we write or receive a letter? Then make a list of all of the features of a letter you can think of. For example, signing your name at the end.  

Wednesday English - Write a letter to the wild things. Remember to include all of the features you identified yesterday for a letter. Explain what it is like to live in Andover to the wild things. Remember, they have only ever seen the island they live on and do not understand what it is like to live in a house with humans! 
Thursday and Friday English - Ask your grown-up to mark your letter from Wednesday. Have you included all of the features of a letter which we listed? Have you used capital letters and full stops? Have you used finger spaces? Have you spelled tricky words correctly? Use Thursday and Friday to focus on any areas of your writing which need a little bit of work. You can do this using the Oak Academy resources to target specific areas such as punctuation or you can email your teachers to ask for further support. 


In maths this week we will be learning about geometry and focussing on 2D and 3D shapes, symmetry and halves. 
Monday Maths -
Use the image below to look for real-life examples of 3D shapes in your home. You could also speak about the properties of the 2D and 3D shapes. For example: "The triangle has 3 edges and 3 vertices (corners.)" You could also play the game, I'm thinking of a shape. For example: "I'm thinking of a shape... my shape is 3D, it has one face which goes all the way around the shape and it has no vertices. What is it?" Get your child to guess which shape you are thinking of or to have a go themselves. 


Tuesday Maths - Use the power point below to find out more about symmetrical shapes. Then complete the drawing activity and finish the other half of the picture. When speaking about symmetry, remember to find symmetry we often fold or envision the shape in "half."

Wednesday Maths - Using the list of following shapes, draw or cut out from paper and sort the shapes into those which can be halved symmetrically and those which cannot. 
Circle, oval, triangles - variety including equilateral, rectangle, pentagon, diamond, hexagon, irregular pentagons and hexagons.

Thursday Maths - We will be learning to find half of an object - recap on the learning from the previous session if needed. Then look at the shapes on the sheet below. Either print and colour in half of the shape or draw your own shapes and colour in half of these. 


Friday Maths - If your child is secure in finding and colouring in half a shape, using cut out or drawings or shapes to show them how we can find a quarter 1/4 (by halving a half.) Talk about how many halves are in one object and how many quarters there are in one object. Use the sheet below to colour in halves (1/2) and quarters (1/4) of the objects or draw your own and complete in a similar way. 

Monday Topic - Computing: Look at the images below which have been painted in the style of "pointilism." Practise making your own image in this way using paint or felt tips. Create lots of dots to make the things in the images. 
When you are confident with this style of drawing see if you can use paint on the computer to make your own pointilism image. If you don't have a computer you can use the link below to access paint:



Tuesday Topic - PSHE: How do we keep safe around roads? Talk to your grown-up about how you usually cross the road and why you might stop, look and even hold hands. Create a poster or a short video explaining to your friends how they can cross the road safely. 



Wednesday Topic - Geography: We are learning to find the united kingdom on a map. First watch the BBC video to find out which countries make up the UK. Then look at the maps in the attached documents - can you find the UK? With a grown up you could use Google Maps to find the UK or even borrow some atlases from the library. 

Thursday Topic - RE:

In school we have been looking at candles as symbols and also how they are used to remember someone or something. 

Look at the image below. What do you think it is used for? Who do you think uses it? Where? When?

How do you think people might feel when they light it?

Draw a picture of the candles and write your ideas around it.



Friday Topic - Science: 

Extra Art Lesson: 
Use the Home Learning Project 1 from our school Art page to learn more about printmaking from home. The project details can be found here: