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Friday, 5th June

Hi everyone, 


It's Friday again! 


Today we will continue with arithmetic Friday. I have also given you some maths puzzles to get you warmed up. Today is 'World Environment Day'. You will learn about it and there are a choice of activities to complete. In literacy you will complete a reading comprehension linked to our topic work. It is really important that you continue to read and practice your VIPERS skills.  


Next week we will begin to look at Africa for some of our literacy and topic work as this is what we would have been doing this half term. Across this half term we will also have some maths focus weeks on money, time and shape so if you ever want to do some extra focus work try out these areas. 


Have a lovely weekend, 


Mrs T



For today's warm up you need to solve the 3 puzzles below. On each you need to work out the value of each shape. As you would expect they get harder as you work through them. 







Main session

It's Arithmetic Friday.               


It's really important that we continue to focus on basic arithmetic. This is about being able to work out the answers to sums fairly quickly which we do by learning number bonds and our multiplication facts and by spotting patterns.


Our reviews will cover all operations along with fractions. The review gets harder as you progress through it. Remember to use your written methods/drawings to help you answer the questions, you won't be able to do them all mentally (mainly the last few).


You don't have to print the sheet off, you can always just do your working out and write the answers down on a separate piece of paper. 


The sheet says 30 minutes but please do not worry if it takes you a little longer. You will get quicker the more you practice. As I always tell you in class, if you get stuck on one move to the next one and come back to it at the end. 


Good luck!





World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.




> I'd like you to watch these videos to find out a little bit more about it.



> You can also read this book either by yourself or with a parent. I have attached it as a pdf below. 


> Finally, you can then choose which tasks you would like to do. We all have our part to play in protecting the environment and there are many ways we can do this. We should ensure that we don't drop litter, try where possible to recycle and save water. 


There are some sheets attached below or some 2Do's on Purple Mash. You do not need to do all of them, choose which interest you the most. If you choose to do the sheets attached below you don't need to print them, you can do your work on a separate sheet of paper. 









Today it's reading and understanding what you are reading (comprehension).


Remember the answers will be in the text for you to find (retrieval)  Sometimes you have to use the clues in the text to work out your answer (inference, prediction and explanation).


If you come across any words (vocabulary) in the text you don't understand - find out what it means - new words are useful in your writing.


Finally, you may need to look at the order of the text(sequence) and think about what you read first, second, third.


Use your VIPERS knowledge to help you comprehend the text!


Today's reading comprehension sheet is based on The Messy Magpie that you have just read as part of your topic work. If you need to read the book again it is below under the Topic section. There is a comprehension sheet (which doesn't need to be printed out) attached below. There is some text to read followed by sets of questions. Most of you should be able to attempt the 2 star ** questions but you may like to challenge yourself and try the 3 star questions ***. 




Maths arithmetic

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