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|Maths||Mentally adding two and three digit numbers.||
We use THINK 10 when there are ones and THINK 100 when there are no ones.
Explain that we are going to use those strategies to add numbers up in our heads without writing lots of things down.
Show the children some examples additons using signs and words:
Make a point of asking which is easier; 7 + 56 or 56 + 7? By yusing the commutative sum we make it easier to solve the sum in our head by counting on 7 from 56 rather than the other way round.
How close are these numbers to a Ten or a Hundred?
98, 67 680.
Discuss the strategy for adding nine to any number: Adding 9 is like adding 10 but one less.
Model an example and then give the children a chance to try it out:
17 + 9
45 + 9
9 + 86
This week we are looking at the book Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Hounds.
Multi- clause sentences
Children to read the story Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Hounds (video link).
Children to choose 3 pictures from the book to write sentences for. Children to write sentences to explain what is happening in each picture.
Extend sentences using conjunctions:
Children to make a list of all the information they have found out about Earth Hounds from the book.
Can they then sort this information into different headings e.g. appearance, eating habits etc.
What heading would this sentence fit under?
What details were we learning about Earth Hounds from this sentence?
Which parts of this sentence gave us the detail?
Children are now going to work in role as aliens, writing a diary entry about what they have learned about Earth Hounds.
“It was really funny when the teacher showed us the Earth Hound in the bath of bubbles. Water was sploshing everywhere! I’m glad I didn’t have to do the cleaning because all that water would soak my fur. I wonder if my claws would hurt the Earth Hound? I’d have to be very careful.”
Children to write their own diary entry about what they have learned about Earth Hounds.
To understand the purpose of a glossary
Children will be making a glossary to explain some of the terms used. For example, ‘stinkfur’ means fur that is really, really smelly.’
Allow a short time for the children to re-read the text and highlight all of the words or phrases that might need to be explained to a non-alien reader.
Children to create their own glossary for unknown words in the text.
Explain that there are different ways of beginning sentences in this kind of information text and write these up: 1. with the Group name ‘Earth Hounds’; 2. with the subject or pronoun e.g. ‘The Earth Hound’ or ‘He’; 3. telling the reader where or when.
Agree an action for each of these. Read the book to the children, pausing after each sentence so they can decide which ‘type’ of opening was used.
Are there sentences that don’t fit one of the headings?
Can we think of other ways to describe these?
This week we are going to be learning to talk about our age. We will learn how to ask how old someone is and how to say our own age.
Use this video to support your learning:
In this lesson we will be thinking about how we can achieve our goals. What goal would you like to achieve?
Can you write some steps about how you will achieve this goal?
Today we are going to be thinking about our goals from yesterday. We are going to be reflecting on what we should do when we face challenges.
We should not give up when we are faced with a challenge. We should keep on trying?
Think of some challenges you may face when trying to achieve your goal. What can you do to overcome these challenges?
This week we are going to be looking at light sources.
Walk around your house or garden and see how many light sources you can find. Can you sort them into natural and artificial light sources?
Write your own acrostic poem for the word Harvest.
Find out information about the Harvest festival and use this information to write your own poem.