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Monday 16th November

Good morning everyone.

I am so impressed with all the hard work that you completed last week. Thank you for sharing it with me. I can't wait to see what you produce this week. 

It is so nice to see so many of you on Teams. Please don't worry if you can't access it though, I know some of you are finding it tricky to log in, we are working hard at school to fix this for you, as long as you have a go at the work then you are doing everything you need to. 

Just as with a normal day Maths, English and PE are maximum 1 hour lessons, Reading, Spelling and Number Magic are maximum 1/2 hour sessions. 

Good luck.



Today we are going to focus upon another method you can use to help you check your work. This time we are going to look at using the inverse of the calculation you have completed. 

The inverse is effectively carrying out the reverse of the calculation you have completed.

The inverse of addition is subtraction and of subtraction is addition.

The inverse of multiplication is division and of division is multiplication.

You do have to actually carry out the second calculation and if it genuinely equals the third number then the first calculation must have been correct. 

So it works like this:

             45 + 13 = 58 the inverse of the calculation is the reverse e.g. 58 - 13 = which I need to calculate but is 45!

             4 + 7 = 11 so the inverse would be 11 - 7 = 4.

             567 - 123 = 444 so the inverse would be 444 + 123 = 567

Number families are a great way to generate the the inverse e.g.

If you know 

4 + 5 = 9 you also know three other facts.

9 - 5 = 4

5 + 4 = 9

9 - 4 = 5

If you know 

167 + 320 = 487 then you also know

487 - 320 = 167

320 + 167 = 487

487 - 167 = 320.

Effectively, "you buy one you get three free!" 

Now use try one of the tasks below to test your skills.


Last week I asked you to ask five questions about volcanoes and then carry out some research to help you to find out the answers.


Well done to every one who has completed this work already!


If you haven't finished yet then now is your chance to complete that task - you can present your work anyway you like - a poster, notes, a diagram.


If you have finished then I need you to create a a summary paragraph which explains how and why Volcanoes erupt. Use the knowledge you have researched or carry out more research if you need to.

You could use the Bitesize videos from Friday again if it helps.

Number Magic

You might want to try out your new found skills of estimation and or use of inverses to help you check your answers. 


Watch out - check each calculation to make sure you are carrying out the correct operation - addition or subtraction!


Rapid Writing - we need to focus upon trying to create more exciting and interesting sentences. 


Task 1: In the activity you  will find some very dull sentences, which will send you reader to sleep!

There are a number of ways you can improve them, your task is re-form each one using one or more of the following tips.

You could print out the words, or write them onto individual pieces of paper to help you with the tasks. 


1. Keep all the words but rearrange them into a different order - the sentence must still make sense!


2. Replace some of the words with others that mean the same thing, but raise the level of the sentence - you could use a thesaurus to help with this. There are some great online versions to try like this one:


3. Drop other details into the sentences, add extra ideas, words or whole phrases. 


Remember, you could combine one or more of the tips, but each sentence must make sense!


Task 2: Use the images of volcanoes. Then thinking back to task one and how to build interesting sentences write an interesting sentence about each one. Try to not to write each one in the same way - if they all follow the same pattern then they will send your reader to sleep! 





This week in spelling we will be focusing upon prefixes.


Prefixes are a small collection of letters that are added to the front of some words, often a prefix changes the meaning of the word to which it is added. 


This week we are focusing upon the prefixes un-, dis- and mis-

Can you add the correct prefix to each of these words? Make sure the words you build are real words!

happy      like         behave       appear       able

lucky       well         understand        spell

honest     agree        likely      fasten      place

fortunate      wanted      comfort      fortune     loved


We should be doing our second lesson of Basketball today, so if you are able to then go out in your garden and practise your dribbling and other Basketball skills. Or you could practise a different sport!


Not all of us are lucky enough to have a garden large enough for sport and it may well be raining! So use one of the links below to get yourself moving! 


Enjoy a book.

Either read to yourself, (using a real book, or a Bug Club book) or read a book with someone at home, you could read to them or they could read to you! 

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