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21st - Thursday

Reading

I have put the answers for yesterday's test at the bottom. Please check your answers carefully. If you got any wrong, use the answers to see if you can find the right answer in the text.

Literacy

Yesterday you should have done some research about something that you find interesting. To help us write our fact files on Friday, we need to have a plan. Use your research to decide what sections you want to have - you should have at least three sections and an introduction.

Remember to plan to include these key features:

  • Heading
  • Subheadings
  • Non-chronological order (not in time order)
  • Decide on bullet points or paragraphs
  • Pictures with captions (labels)

You might want to plan to use:

  • fact boxes
  • glossary for key words
  • fun facts section

Make sure to only use notes for your plan otherwise you will end up writing out your report twice! Here is an example planning template.

Maths

We are moving on to short division where we have some remainders (leftover numbers) to carry within the division. For this, you can use different methods to help you.

  1. Draw arrays for each small division
  2. Write out the times tables you are dividing by.

Watch this video to see how to carry when there is a 0 in the question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUG58vHZkXE

Then, watch this video to see how to carry remainders across the question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trjepeOy2rc

**EDIT** If you are finding it hard to work out the remainders, try using a visual like in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1qyjdh_sIw

1 star - dividing with remainders in the question with a layout guide and limited times tables.

2 star - dividing with remainders in the question with limited times tables.

3 star - dividing with remainders in the question with all tables up to 9.

Handwriting

Please complete a handwriting sheet from you pack or write out your spelling lists with neat, joined writing, tall letters above the line/taller than the rest and long letters below the line.

Science

Today, we are looking at the life cycle of a plant. Look through the presentation to find out about the different stages of the plant life cycle and then draw a life-cycle diagram like the sheet shows. Make sure to use the key words on the sheets,.