Good Morning Saplings!
I hope you enjoyed all the Home Learning activities yesterday. I have seen some amazing work!
The plan for today’s Home Learning:
-A Topic Lesson
-A Maths Lesson
-A GPS activity
-A Reading activity
-Times Table practice
Learning intention: retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts
Before you come to write your own postcard later on in the week, your task is to choose 2 or 3 cities in the US you would like to travel to on your road trip to the USA. Once you have chosen your US cities, you will write some key facts about each of them. To help you with this task, you can use the information cards below (attached PDF) which includes a range of key facts for 12 different US cities. You may like do some of your own research as well.
To help structure your short piece of writing, you may like to include some places to visit, explain what the climate is like etc?
Learning objective: to use the grid method to solve calculations
Yesterday you were multiplying numbers using the column method. Today’s lesson will focus on using the grid method to multiply and to solve some word problems. Please find attached the PowerPoint for this lesson with audio below. Please note when using the presentation, you will need to enter full-screen mode so that the voice over will work. Once you have done this, go to the right-hand slide of each slide on the presentation where you will see a ‘sound icon’ and, you will need to click on this to access the audio.
For each year group, your tasks are below.
Your task is to multiply two-digit numbers by a one digit number using the grid method. There is a worksheet for this task below. There is an extension also that involves some word problems you may like to try and for this task, you will need to solve the calculations using the grid method. Please don’t worry about printing the worksheets, they can be written out on a piece of paper.
Your task is to multiply three-digit numbers by a one digit number using the grid method. There is a worksheet for this task below. There is an extension also that involves some word problems you may like to try and for this task, you will need to solve the calculations using the grid method. Please don’t worry about printing the worksheets, they can be written out on a piece of paper.
A GPS activity
Learning objective: to find the difference between direct and indirect speech
Over the last two days, you have been focusing on inverted commas and using this to punctuate direct speech. Today, we are going to be looking at indirect speech and comparing this form of writing to direct speech.
Here is a definition of what direct speech means:
A sentence where the main points of what someone has said are reported without actually writing the speech out in full. No speech marks used.
Your task is to have a look at the PowerPoint below which explains in more detail what direct and indirect speech mean. Once you have done this, you will need to complete the worksheet below where you need to find the difference between direct and indirect speech. Please don’t worry about printing the worksheets, they can be written out on a piece of paper.
Learning objective: comprehension
Similar to yesterday, below is a comprehension text based on Roald Dahl. You will need to read the text and answer the questions.
Times Tables practice
Learning objective: to recall multiplication facts
Practice your times tables for 10 minutes each day.
Year 3 can you choose one of these times tables to focus on: x2, x4, x5, x10, x8
Year 4 you can choose any times tables up to x12
You may like to use this game below (link) to help you practice your times tables.