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# 25th February 2021

25th February 2021

Today’s Time Table

 8:40-9:10 9:10-10:10 10:10-10:30 10:30-10:50 10:50-11:50 11:50-12:30 12:30-1:15 1:15 – 2:35 2:35-2:50 Watch Newsround   Times Tables Practice Maths BREAK Reading English History LUNCH Science Miss Wall Reads

08:40 – 9:10

Watch Newsround for the day’s news and happenings in the world.

Follow the link below for the up-to-date news from around the world. If you wish to discuss anything you see on Newsround please remember it for our first live lesson of the day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Once you have watch Newsround it’s time to practice your times tables. You may want to go to the Hit the Button website or head over to Times Tables Rock stars

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Let me know your high score and remember to challenge yourself with the level you choose.

https://ttrockstars.com/

If you need your login for this please send me a message and I can let you know what it is.

9:10-10:10

Maths

Decimals in Calculations

Today we will be continuing our work with decimals. Yesterday you used the skills you have learnt adding and subtracting with decimals, today you will be using the same skill set to solve a variety of different questions.

You all know teachers like to test your skills and knowledge so today you will be answering questions that you will need to think carefully about. I know you can do it.

Example: Colin lived in Scotland and was going to take his caravan on holiday to France.  On the first day he travelled 472.87 miles to Portsmouth. He got a ferry which travelled 73.92 miles. He then got off the ferry and drove 134.56 miles to the camp site.

1. How far did Colin travel to the camp site?
2. He drove a scenic way home which added another 93.45miles to his journey. How far did he now travel?
3.

There are different stages in this question, you will need to read the questions carefully and pick out the important information, so you know what is being asked.

Not all your questions are like the one above some are like ones you have seen before and some are a little bit tricky like the one below so make sure you read all the questions thoroughly.

Example:

This is one of the questions on your worksheet that may catch you out, do not panic. Read the question carefully. You have been told that you need 2 numbers for the answer, you have also been told there are 4 possible solutions and you can only use the cards with the numbers on once.  This means you can only use each card once on each of the 4 sums.  The total is to be between the whole numbers 6 and 7 so nothing less than 6 and nothing hire than 7.

Helping hand: I will give you one solution to help you = 3.456 + 2.71 = 6.166 I have used the cards with 1-7 on them only once and my answer is between 6 and 7.

I hope this helps you a little more and gives you the clue that your whole number should be a 3 and a 2.

Work through the worksheets, attached below, there are both addition and subtraction questions. I know after seeing your work from yesterday that you all can solve the problems on the sheets. I will discuss this in more detail during our online lesson today.

If you are unable to print off the worksheets, write your answers in your workbook. You do not need to draw any boxes/blocks just write the answers.

Miss Watton

10:30-10:50

Quiet Reading Time – Bug Club

Find a comfortable spot for your reading or you may want to find an unusual place for a change. Ask your adult to send me a picture of you reading in your spot or tell me where it is on Class Dojo.

Make sure you have your reading record signed by an adult at home to show that you have kept up your reading and send over a picture on Class Dojo, this will earn you more dojos.

10:50 – 11:50

English- Comprehension

Comprehension Book One (the one with the train on) – Pages 16 and 17 – From a Railway Carriage.

Comprehension Book One (the one with Stonehenge on- if you have this one) – Pages 16 and 17.

The first part of the lesson will be online to share a guided text about, ‘The Mayan Beliefs.’  The Mayan had varied religious beliefs and even today they remain a mystery.  As we read through the text during our live lesson you will come to realise that the Mayan beliefs were complicated and each region of people seemed to have believed in something different to the next.

I have attached the text so you can either print it off, if you are able too, or it will be shared on the screen so you can see it.

Once we have shared the guided text your independent tasks are in your comprehension books, the pages you need to work on are printed at the start of this message.

Miss Watton

11:50 – 12:30

History

The Chocolate Tree

For our lesson today we will be continuing with our topic work about the Mayan civilisation.  We are going to learn about the origin of chocolate. I have attached a link below where you will watch a video about, ‘The Chocolate Tree.’  This story, which is a Mayan Folktale, tells us all about the history of chocolate.

In the chocolate tree story you will learn more about the Mayan lifestyle and culture.  Many people in Mexico know the tale of the feathered serpent who stole the chocolate tree from paradise. There are different versions of the story however they all are very brief (short).

Your tasks today are to watch the short video below, then decode the message on the attached worksheet; if you are unable to print it off just write the message in your blue books. Once you have done that I have attached another worksheet where you can design a poster. The poster needs to contain all the key facts you have learnt about the history of chocolate.  If you are unable to print the poster off, design your own and make sure it includes the key facts, in your blue writing books.

I will start you off with an example of a key fact:

A king named Kukulkan bought a small Cacao tree to the Mayan people.

As you watch the video take notes to help you remember the key facts for when you are working on your poster.

I love chocolate so I am very happy the King bought the Cacao tree to the people of Maya, I’m sure some of you are too. I am looking forward to seeing your posters.

Miss Watton

## The Chocolate Tree -A Mayan Folktale.mp4

1:15 – 2:35

Science

Changes and Reproduction

We are starting on our new topic this term called, ‘Changes and Reproduction.’ I know last term we learnt about the life cycle of plants and we learnt about how different animals either carried their babies internally or externally. We also spoke about mammals carrying their offspring (babies, foals, calves etc…) internally. This is where our new topic begins.

This term we are going to be looking at how our bodies have already changed to how the human body changes throughout life. We are also going to learn how humans reproduce, (make new life.)

We all must grow up/older and our species like all species reproduce, our topic this week teaches us what happens to us through life from new-born babies to old age.

I have attached a presentation for you to read through to help you understand the process of the different stages in our lives. Once you have read through the presentation I want you to work through the worksheet attached to see how much you have learnt.

If you are unable to print off the worksheet write your answers to the questions in your blue workbook.

Miss Watton

2:35 – 2:45