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Tuesday 17th November


Today we are going to continue to practise using the inverse, as this is a really good way to check our answers. It is also a great way to help us find the missing number in empty box style questions (which are the beginnings of algebra) if we remember that one calculation can give us at least 3 others. 

e.g. if we know 

262 + 214 = 476 we also know

214 + 262 = 476  and

476 - 262 = 214 and

476 - 214 = 276


The instructions for each task are written on the task itself with some more examples.


There is a link to a lesson on the White Rose website below, Look for the one titled Check Answers at the bottom right.

You could watch this to help you, but you don't need to pause when it asks you to complete the work book, as you don't have that and please be aware that the written methods featured on the video are different to our expanded column method. 



Read the letter from Pegasus Publishing below. They have heard all about Mission Meerkat ( SHHH!) and want us to write a new book based upon (SHHHHH!) Agent M's adventures! How exciting!


They have sent us a gift as mentioned in the letter. It is our very own copy of Meerkat Mail!


I will keep it safe in school, so we can share together when you return. 


Today I need you watch the video link below. It is a video in which the author herself (Emily Gravett) reads you the book. You lucky things! 

As she is reading, just as you would do at school, I want you to pause the video and write down any questions or queries you have that will help to move your understanding forward. They could be questions about what a particular word means, or about what is happening, or about why the author has chosen to present the page in the way that she has. 


Enjoy the reading - it is very entertaining. 

Letter from Pegasus Publishing read this before you watch the video!

Number Magic
Theme - English

Today is Magpie day!

On Friday you very successfully text mapped and learnt the Newspaper article about  Earthquakes.

See how far you can get reciting it again today. 


Today you need to magpie, (steal, borrow) any sentence openers, technical vocabulary, key words or phrases that you think would be useful to use in our own newspaper about Volcanoes. 


Openers to sentence are very useful e.g. I would definitely be magpieing 

"Yesterday morning at exactly ..."

"the population of ..." and

" was hit by a devastating ..."

from the introduction paragraph. 

I would also steal words like "expert", "powerful" and "damaged", "derelict"

Collect anything that you think would be useful in your own writing about a different theme, or topic. 


It is up to you how you organise the things that you magpie - you might create a word mat or two, you might group them together as nouns, verbs and adjectives etc. This will create you own word/phrase collection to use in your writing which we can then draw upon to help us with the writing of our own newspaper at the end of the week. 

Religious Education

This afternoon you would have been working on your RE with Mrs Sutton. 


Last week - you began thinking about 8 Big Ideas connected to Christianity. 

If you remember a very talented artist named Emily Yarlett, had taken each of  these 8 ideas and produced an image or icon to represent them. The image is not a full blown illustration but a symbol that links to  the idea it is intended to portray. 


Last week you thought about each of the 8 Big Ideas and tried to match each one to the image you felt best represented it. 

Your first task is to rematch them and think about what it is in the image that links it to the idea. Make a note of or annotate each of the images with your reasons for choosing it.


You can then read the answers - ask yourself, "What can you see in the images or icons, or symbols that clearly links them to the Idea that they are being asked to represent?" 


Then choose one of the Big Ideas and create your own icon to represent that idea. Think about the meaning of the idea and how you could show this. Remember it is not a full blown illustration but a symbol which represents the idea through your choice of shape, image, colour, (or lack of,) everything you put in the icon/representation needs to have meaning and help support the Idea you have chosen.  


This week across the country it is Anti- bullying week.

So in PSHE, which you would normally do with Mrs Sutton, we are going to think about this important issue. 


The aim of the week is to help us all to think about what bullying is, how it affects people and what we can do to stop it or help those who are victims of bullying. 

I have included a link to a website  that the classes in school will be using this week to focus on the issue - there is a parents and at home section if you wish to explore the theme further. 


There are two activities that we are going to use today to help us. The details are below.


There many different types of bullying: physical, mental, emotional and cyber-bullying all of which are wrong and we encourage children to report any incident to an adult. 

The definition of bullying is Several Times On Purpose which spells out STOP. 



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