26 March 2020: Home learning

Thursday 26 March 2020

Good morning, friends! Another beautiful day and lots of opportunities to learn something new today. If you’ve got some more free time after your home learning, why not ask an adult or older sibling to help/show you:

  1. How how to tie your shoelaces.
  2. Do some cooking or baking (help make tea for your family at home).
  3. Play a board game. My favorite is Monopoly (but I keep running out of money!).
  4. Design a quiz based on what you’ve learnt in Computing/History/Maths this year and have everyone at home compete in a head-to-head challenge tonight. You decide the forfeit!



Have an adult at home check that the words you replaced have the same meaning. Keep challenging yourself to use these words when you speak to your family at home.

Today’s learning

Today, we have a RIC. Remember – R= retrieve I=inference C= choice

The Famous Five

R. The children were shocked that Uncle Quentin had sold the old box. Find and copy the word that shows their shock.

I. Why would the man from London pay such a high price for an old box?

C. Explain what the statement, below, means:

‘Well this fellow collects curious things like that and he gave me a very good price for it’


Practise your spellings today by using the ‘spelling jumps’ method.

happiness / loneliness / thoughtfully / painless / colourful / humming / wrapping / dripped / clapped / funniest / hottest / hopeful / wishful



Check your answers from yesterday with a calculator and tell an adult how you did.

Today’s learning

Flex those Maths muscles of yours and warm up by either:

  1. Play ‘Think of a number’.Think of a number between 0-100 and get someone at home have to guess what it is They can ask questions like ‘is it less than 20?’ (yes/no questions).
  2. Play ‘which operation is missing’ here.

Today’s learning is fractions.

  1. Play ‘match the fractions’ here.
  2. Play ‘fraction wall’ here. Make sure it’s selected to ‘fractions’ with a denominator of up to 12 (at least) and then ‘scatter’. Your job is to rebuild the fraction wall. Then answer the following questions:
  3. How many thirds are equal to three sixths (3/6 or three out of six)?
  4. What other fractions are equal to four tenths (4/10 or four out of ten)?
  5. What fractions are equal to six twelfths (6/12 or six out of twelve)? Find all the possibilities.
  6. What fractions are equal to three eights (3/8 or three out of eight)? Find all the possibilities.
  7. Use the fraction wall to help you order these fractions in ascending (smallest to largest) order using >. Remember to use the fraction wall when it’s ‘tidy’ to help you to do this.

1           1          1          1          1          1          1         1          1         1          1

6           8         12         3          2         11         5         7          4         1         9



Show off that you can use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions by using some in a sentence or creating a short story which uses some.