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# 26th February 2021

26th 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 Music LUNCH Enrichment 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

Working with Decimals

As you have spent the week working with decimal numbers we are going to round of your learning with an activity that shows off all the things that you have learnt. You will need both your addition and subtraction skills to solve the problems you will come across.

When you are working with decimals please take great care to line up the decimals to support your column addition and subtraction, you will also need to look carefully at the value of the digits when subtracting as you may need to go next door and take one more if you cannot carry out the calculation.

There are some key words you need to remember the meaning of when you read through the questions:

Finding the difference and take away mean you need to subtract

Total means you need to add

I have every faith in you being able to show off what you have learnt this week as you’ve all done a fab job with working with decimals. The main thing is that you read the question carefully and follow exactly what it is asking you to do.

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- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Book – Pages 8, 9, 10 and 11

For this lesson we are going to recap on our knowledge of some of the word classes, today we will be looking at adjectives and adverbs.

An adjective tells us more information about the noun – it could be a soft jumper or a pink ball or the lost dog.

Soft, pink and lost are all adjectives as they describe the noun (the person, place, object or thing).

I have attached an image below that will give you some ideas of other adjectives that could be used to give more information about the noun in your sentences.

Adverbs – Pages 9, 10 and 11

Remember that adverbs describe the verb in the sentence, they can be used to describe how, when or where the verb is being done.

How – The cat slowly snuck up on the bird in the garden. (Slowly is your adverb as it is describing how the cat is sneaking up on the bird)

When – On Wednesday, I will be going to the dentist. (On Wednesday is your adverb as it is describing when I will be going to the dentist)

Where – In the park, Scott was kicking the ball to his friends. (In the park is your adverb as it is describing where Scott was kicking the ball)

Some adverbs also show the possibility of something happening for example;

Surely they’ll have a buffet – this shows that the possibility of this event happening is very certain.

Perhaps they’ll have a buffet – this shows that the possibility of this event happening is not so certain.

Here are some ideas of adverbs s that you could use in your sentences:

11:50 – 12:30

Music

Charanga Yumu

Today’s lesson is focused on you accessing Charanga Yumu, if you follow the link below it will take you to the login page.

Please use your Yumu login to access Step 1 of the Will Smith work this week. Today you need to listen to and appraise Will Smith’s ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’. Take some time to listen to it a couple of times to become familiar with the song – it may be something your parents remember as it’s from a programme starring Will Smith from the 90’s.

Answer the questions on the page once you have listened to it, make sure you jot these down somewhere – whether it’s in your blue lined books or on a word document that’s up to you.

Once you have appraised the song, take a look at the ‘flexible games track’ activities, you can choose the bronze, silver or gold challenge and see how you get on. When you have mastered the movements, have a look at the signed version – it’s a little bit slower than the Will Smith version so you can pick up the signs that are being used for the rap.

1:15 – 2:35

Enrichment

Morse Code

For our enrichment activity this week you are going to learn about, Morse Code.

Morse Code is two systems for representing letters of the alphabet, numerals, and punctuation marks by an arrangement of dots, dashes, and spaces.  I have attached a copy below to help you understand. The codes are transmitted as electrical pulses of different lengths or visual signals, such as flashing lights.

Morse code was invented by an American called Samuel Finley Breese Morse, (1791-1872). He was not only an inventor but also a famous painter. Before the invention of the telegraph, most messages that had to be sent over long distances were carried by messengers who memorized them or carried them in writing.

This Morse code includes both sounds and lights, as well as printed dots and dashes. Morse code was critical for communication during World War II. It was also used as an international standard for communication at sea until 1999.

This is a Morse code transmitter, you had to send the messages by tapping onto the button/lever. The message would be transmitted to the receiver where he/she would de-code the message.

Your task today is to use the attached document and spell out your name using Morse code. Once you have done that, try and write a short sentence in Morse code. Ask an adult to work out what you have said in your message, they will need the code attached to help them.

Miss Watton

2:35 – 2:45