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Monday 14th September 2020

Reading time


Please practise reading.  You can read anything...a book in your house, a magazine, a newspaper article, a recipe - literally anything!  Just practise reading to the punctuation, practise your flow and your decoding skills (sound the word out, split the word up etc).



Today we are going to read the story, 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.  This is the same author who wrote the book that we read last week. 

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers wrote this book for younger children.  When we are back at school, we are going to be writing a story with a similar plot to this one but we are going to make our own versions much more interesting, engaging and age appropriate.  


To help us do this, below there are some examples of writing out of some of Roald Dahl's books.  I would like you to look through them and identify the engaging/interesting vocabulary.


Look for the following:


Verbs: action/doing words.

Adverbs: describe the verbs (e.g. slowly and carefully)

Fronted adverbial phrases: sentence openers usually demarcated with a comma



Roald Dahl feature (language) spotting



Bruce Bogtrotter (answers included - have a go yourself before you check the answers).



Today, we are going to be practising our 4 and 8 times tables.  In fact, we will be practising these times tables all week.   Practise the songs below and then test yourselves on Daily 10 (click level 4 and then multiplication). 

4 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

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4 Times Table Song (Cover of I'm Still Standing by Taron Egerton)

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8 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

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The main thing we are focusing on today is rounding to the nearest 10.  Have a look at the teaching video on the link below named, 'Rounding to the nearest 10' to help you.  This is a recap from Year 4.   


When we are rounding to the nearest 10, we use the units to help us decide whether to round up or round down.  This rhyme might help to (read it again after you have watched the video).


5 or above, give it a shove.

4 or below, down you go.   


So if the units are 5 and above, we round up.  If the units are 4 or below, we round down.   

Science - Space


Day and night!


Remind yourselves of what enables us to have day and night.  I also know you found it interesting to learn about why we have seasons.   


Once you have watched the video, have a go at writing your own explanation of why we have day and night.  

Earth's Rotation & Revolution: Crash Course Kids 8.1

So, have you ever wondered why we have seasons? Or maybe where the sun goes when it's night time? *Hint: It doesn't actually go anywhere* In this episode of ...