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# Tuesday 26th January

## Today's timetable

 8:55 - 9:55 9:55 - 10: 35 10:35 - 11:35 11:35 - 12:00 12:00 - 1:20 1:20 - 2:20 2:20 - 2:55 Maths Break English Phonics & Reading Lunch Science Computing

## Finding the difference efficiently.

Please connect to Google Classrooms for a 15 minute Meet to talk you through your learning today.

We will continue to find the difference between two numbers today however, now that we understand the concept, we can be more efficient at finding the answer.

We can use our rulers from the home learning pack as a number line to help us.

By measuring where 8 and 3 sit on the ruler, we can spot the parts that are the same and the part that is different, the difference. It is this difference we will be finding when we count back from the greatest number to the least. We count back 5 steps from 8 to 3 and so we discover the difference between 8 and 3 is 5.

We can use some of the strategies we learned last week to help us too. There are a lot of steps when we count back from 18 to 5 to find the difference. We can use our grouping ten and ones to help us be even more efficient. Let us start at 18. We can get all the way back to 10 by taking 8 away. Using my number pairs to ten from last week, I know that starting from ten, I need to take 5 away to get back to 5. So the difference is made of two parts, 8 and 5. In total, we have a difference of 13.

We will be finding the difference between these numbers. Can you be even more efficient by using your number line/ruler or even a mental method?

This one is a challenge involving two steps. First you need to find the difference between the birds on each branch using whichever method you are most confident with.

Now that you know the difference, we have 2 more birds that arrive. Where will the birds need to sit to keep the difference between each branch the same?

• both on the first branch?
• both on the second branch?
• something different?

## Instructions: How to catch a fire giant

Please connect to Google Classrooms for a 15 minute Meet to talk you through your learning today.

Fire giants are on the loose, melting snowmen and burning trees!

We will need to catch them before they cause more trouble.

Fortunately, I am quite the expert at catching fire giants.

Watch the video by following this link so that you too can learn how to catch them.

https://youtu.be/YHHyOOLisLE

Challenge: How much can you remember without looking at the map?

## Testing absorbent and waterproof

Please connect to Google Classrooms for a 15 minute Meet to talk you through your learning today.

Last week we learned some of the properties of materials. Today we will investigate some materials to see if they are absorbent or waterproof.

Absorbent: A material that will soak liquid up.

Waterproof: A material that keeps water off or out.

You will need a plate, some squash (water will work but may be harder to see) and the following items if you have them.

Before you start, draw out a table like this one in your blue writing book.

You may wish to test out some other materials and include them in to your table.

## Typing on a keyboard

Typing on a keyboard is a key skill for using computers independently. Learning where to find the letters is a huge part of computing skills.

Follow the link below to a game called Glider Cats. To win the race, you need to spell as many words using your keyboard as you can. Start off with three letter words and match the letters on the screen by hitting the correct key on your keyboard.

Play 3 games, aiming to beat your previous score. Challenge yourself to longer words if you are more confident.

www.kidztype.com/glider-cats_ce8b91b16.html

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