Tomorrow we are going to be having a small ´pyjama party´as a collective reward for good behaviour. When our class makes good choices or puts in good effort, individually or as a group then they are rewarded with a gem in the jar. Everybody has contributed at some point since September and the class have decided on their treat. I will provide the food and we will be watching either the film ´Wonder´ or ´Peter Rabbit´ which are age rated PG (Parental Guidance). If you are not happy for your child to watch either of these films then please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by tomorrow morning- sorry for the short notice.
Please can your child bring their pyjamas (and some have requested to bring a teddy, which is fine, but please no pillows!).
Photo for Art lesson of your street- if it needs to be printed then send to email@example.com by Monday or bring a printed copy to Tuesday´s lesson.
This week´s learning:
Analysis of Pie Corbett poem ´The Cave of Curiosity´
Exploration and collection of vocab
Writing, editing and publishing of own poems in the style of Pie Corbett
Continue revising spellings as per last week
New spelling pattern- ible/ able (for next Fri) and hyphens.
Read Comp- Problems with Hurricanes for Weds
Next week we will be assessing the children with a STAR reader test (not possible to revise- this relies on continuous practice and working hard in class) and a grammar, punctuation and spell test. If they would like to practice hyphens, colons, semi-colons, relative clauses and word types they can use the website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p.
revision of common fraction/decimal equivalents (25%, 20%, 5%, 10%, 75% etc.)
Percentages of amounts.
Missing values in percentages/working backwards (eg. 20% of ? = 5, 15% of ? = 30)
Farming Fractions and Copy Cats.
General revision of work covered so far this year.
Vocabulary uplevelling and expansion in preparation for writing
Writing of a description of the machine in ´The Alchemist´s Letter´, using the DADWAVERS (description, adverbial, dialogue, where, action, verb, estimation of time, rhetorical question, simile/ metaphor) technique. Plus application of relative clauses.
Editing of writing
Use of semi-colons
Reading of HOLES
Reading comprehension of ´Dream Team´by Frances Nagle poem, introducing the APE (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it) technique for 2 and 3 mark questions.
Spelling pattern- silent l and m
Read to p 54 of HOLES for Monday
The Giantess poem for Weds (use APE sheet to help)
Spelling pattern- silent l and m (practice on spelling frame)
Simplifying fractions by finding the common factors
Comparing fractions by finding a common denominator.
Comparing fractions by finding a common numerator.
Adding and subtracting fractions including mixed numbers.