Good morning everyone! Yesterday was our second ever class call and it was so lovely to speak to you all again and hear your voices sounding happy and healthy. It really is the highlight of our weeks! We hope you made the most of the sunshine after our call, the weather was beautiful.

Here are your tasks for today should you choose to complete them. We hope you have a lovely day!

Miss Smith and Mr Woodward.

Phonics stories have been put into folders in Teams.

Maths – Babylonian Number system:

Watch this short clip on Youtube about Babylonian number systems of a lady talking you through how we would write the numbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbFJeYSKfoo

Can you go into the garden and make the numbers from natural things you can find outside or things you can find around the home, eg. twigs, grass, cocktail sticks, crayons, wool? The numbers are all made from straight lines. See how far you can go with your numbers.

Reading today is a written task. There are two in the Teams assignments because we had a holiday, however, posted below is just one of the activities so that we don’t take up too much room on the Blog. Please message if you can’t access Teams and would like the other one to go with your book.

Yellow group / Level 11 – Brer Rabbit

A simile is a sentence that describes something as something else using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ e.g. It was as dark as the night.

Can you write a simile to describe:

Brer Fox’s tail

Brer Rabbit’s tail

Brer Wolf’s teeth

Brer Terrapin’s head

The swarm of angry wasps

Red Group – Nelly the Monster Sitter

Answer the following questions in sentences.

  1. What advice did Nelly’s Dad give her that meant Nelly was not scared of the first monster?
  2. What advice did Nelly’s Mum give her that meant Nelly was not scared of the second monster?
  3. Why do you think the 3rd monsters were called thwuckery, suckery?
  4. In your opinion, why are the monsters worried when they first open the door?
  5. If you had the opportunity, would you ever babysit for monsters? Explain your answer.

Blue Group – Tiger’s Discovery

Sentence Level Activity

Choose the correct punctuation for the end of the sentences and write them on the line. Choose between ! ? and .

  1. What a mess__ Mrs Mills said.
  2. Where do you think you lost it__
  3. What a shame__ said Mrs Mills__
  4. I will look for my earring later__
  5. Oh no___ cried Tiger ___

Level 8 – The Secret Whirlpool

Choose an alternate word for the underlined word in the sentence. Re-write the sentence using your new word. The word should still make sense in the story.

A rough set of steps led inside it.

The friends followed Breni along the narrow path.

The deeper they went, the colder it became.

They followed her into the eerie waters of the lake.

They saw a huge column of water spinning around and around.

Level 6 – Blast Off

Choose an alternate word for the underlined word in the sentence. Re-write the sentence using your new word. The word should still make sense in the story.

  1. The engines thundered as they zoomed up into the air.
  2. Their own planet was getting smaller and smaller.
  3. Tiger felt sick.
  4. Nok reached for the controls.
  5. The controls were not responding.
  6. The steering must have been damaged in the crash.

Here is your Number Talks for today, the solution to yesterday’s challenge sum will be posted in Teams -> Files -> Numeracy -> Instructional videos:

3 x 10                                        10 x 10

3 x 9                                          10 x 21

3 x 19                                        12 x 21

14 x 29

Challenge Sum

436 x 74

 

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