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Today, please send in your Maths, Reading and English.



LO: to compare tenths and hundredths as decimals


In today’s Maths lesson you will comparing decimals – remember that in Maths comparing means to find the largest or smallest number from choice of two.  You need to complete the In Focus question today and then make sure that you, as you have previously done, work your way competently through the lesson making sure that you have solid understanding of how to read and write the different examples of decimals.  As you will see, I have continued to include the answers to the Let’s Learn and Guided Practice.  Make sure you have an understanding of how the answer has been found – don’t just look at the answer or you won’t be able to successfully complete the workbook.  The main point to remember from today’s lesson is that when we are comparing decimals even if one of the decimals has more digits it is not necessarily the largest number.  For example, to compare 0.4 and 0.32 you would look at the value of each of the digits.  0.4 has 4 tenths and is written as 4/10 as a fraction.  0.32 is written as 32/100.  There are 4 tenths in the first example but only 3 tenths and 2 hundredths in the second example – therefore 4 tenths is larger than 3 tenths so your answer would be 0.4 > 0.32.  There are lots of examples in the work today, but as always, any problems or questions email me.   Answer the workbook questions and then have a go at the challenge.  Please email me your work today.


LO: to use descriptive language


Today, you will be thinking about different objects the Dreamgiver will crack eggs onto to create new dreams for the sleeping orphans.  Watch the film again, concentrating on the different objects the Dreamgiver cracks his eggs onto; the ballet shoes, astronaut story, sports magazine etc.  for today’s task, you need to write the object that he cracks the egg onto and then the dream which is given.  For example …  As he floated around the bedroom a pair of trainers caught the Dreamgiver’s eye.  Carefully and silently, he cracked the golden egg onto the tatty trainers.   As the golden sparkling liquid covered the trainers the little girl’s dream appeared above her head in a fluffy soft cloud – she was running like her life depended on it.  “I can do it, I can do it,” she repeated to herself and she crossed the finish line in first place.


My expectation is three different objects and their associated dreams.  Please send your finished dreams to me – I look forward to reading your imaginative dreams full of descriptive excitement.


The Vampire Quest – Chapter Four


If you haven’t read the previous chapters, you will need to do this before starting today’s lesson.


Today, as usual, please read the next chapter of The Vampire Quest, cast your vote and answer the quiz questions.  As today chapter is the pen-ultimate one I would like you to predict how the story will end.  Basing your prediction on your choice of vote, you will need to write a detailed paragraph explaining what you think will happen at the end of the story (reading domain 2e: Predict what might happen from details stated and implied).  Please send in your completed prediction.


Click on the link to use the pre-printed sheet.


LO: to investigate suffixes: -tion, -cian, -sion, -ssion


Today in the spelling lesson you will be learning about how to add the suffixes -tion, -cian, -sion, -ssion to a verb to create a noun.  For example, decide is the root word and a verb, when you add the suffix of -sion it becomes decision which is a noun.  This is the first of two lessons from Oak Academy.  Next week, you will be completing lesson two.



In Music this half term, we will again follow an Oak Academy lesson led by Mr Palekar.  You will be learning about timbre which is what makes a particular musical instrument or human voice have a different sound from another, even when they play or sing the same note. For instance, it is the difference in sound between a guitar and a piano playing the same note at the same volume.  You will be using your own bodies to create body percussion timbre.  From feedback, you’ve commented that you have enjoyed Mr Palekar’s lesson so I hope you continue to do so with these fun body percussion lessons!