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  1. Curriculum
  2. Class 3
  3. Home Learning Autumn 2021 - Term 1
  4. Week Commencing 13 September 2021

Week Commencing 13 September 2021

Reading - Monday 13th September

Full Stops - Today you will be working on 'Harriet's Hare' by D King-Smith. D King-Smith is an extremely popular children's author, and you may already be familiar with his books. Inspired by his childhood love of animals and the years he spent as a farmer, many of his books are centred on animals. 'Harriet's Hare' is unique as it also contains an element of science fiction - the hare is an alien. This alien has taken on the form of a talking hare, who is discovered by 8-year-old Harriet in her father's wheatfield, leading to their firm friendship. Note that in this extract, "corn" refers to cereal plants in general, rather than a specific crop.

Your task is to read the text and answer questions 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

Question Marks - Today you will be working on a non-fiction text called 'Choosing a Bike'. This extract about choosing the right bike is from the 'Change4Life' programme - a campaign by the NHS to promote healthy living. You may have seen adverts as part of the campaign on national television. The campaign aims to help and encourage people to eat well and exercise more. The extract is an information text, but it also contains elements of persuasive writing.

Your task is to read the text and answer questions 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

Exclamation Marks - Today you will be working on 'The Word Party' by Richard Edwards. Richard Edwards is a successful children's writer. As well as writing collections of poetry for children, he has also written popular picture books. His writing is original, imaginative, and entertaining. In this poem, Edwards takes a comical look at what happens inside the dictionary. His imaginative use of personification will encourage you to look at words in a new light and explore creative ways of using figurative language in your writing. 

Your task is to read the text and answer questions 1, 2, 3, and 4. 

Commas - Today you will be working on a non-fiction text called 'An Interview with Nixie Labs'. In this interview, computer scientist Floris Ernst describes his work on Nixie, the world's first simple, wearable drone. The interview provides you with a first-hand insight into the design and development process behind the cutting-edge technology. In this context, a drone is a small, unmanned aircraft. As you read, consider what the interview tells you about the process by which scientists and engineers develop new technologies. 

Your task is to read the text and answer questions 1, 2 and 3. 

English - Monday 13th September

Our English topic this half-term is 'The Life and Works of Rudyard Kipling'. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'The Life and Works of Rudyard Kipling'. You might find this presentation useful. 

Arithmetic - Monday 13th September

Group 1 - Today you will be working on place value in two-digit numbers.

Use the 10s and 1s Place Value Grid. Ask somebody at home to say some 2-digit numbers. Write them into the Place Value Grid. Check that you have written the correct digit in each column. 

Group 2 - Today you will be working on place value in 3-digit numbers.

Start by making a set of place value cards. Then use them to make 3 numbers in which the digit 4 has a different value. Now think of a subtraction so that the 4 disappears. Write the subtractions for your 3 numbers. Repeat with a new digit. 

Group 3 - Today you will be working on place value in 4-digit numbers.

Use the digits 2, 3, 4 and 5 to make nine 4-digit numbers. Write them in this 3 x 3 grid. Ask an adult to call out some statements. For example, Circle a number where: 5 is worth 500. Circle a number where 3 is worth 30. How long does it take you to circle all of your numbers?  

Group 4 - Today you will be counting in steps of 1 through multiples of 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

Write the following numbers onto a piece of paper: 478,597, 367,497, 839,998 and 299,995. For each number, write the next 5 numbers in the sequence. 

Maths No Problem - Monday 13th September

Year 5 - Today you will be reading and representing numbers to 100,000.

Year 5 Maths Lesson 1

Year 6 - Today you will be reading and writing numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths Lesson 1

Reading - Tuesday 14th September

Full Stops - Today you will be working on 'Harriet's Hare' by D King-Smith. Your task is to reread the text and answer questions 5, 6 and 7. 

Question Marks - Today you will be working on 'Choosing a Bike'. Your task is to reread the text and answer questions 5, 6 and 7. 

Exclamation Marks - Today you will be working on 'The Word Party' by Richard Edwards. Your task is to reread the text and answer questions 5, 6 and 7. 

Commas - Today you will be working on 'An Interview with Nixie Labs'. Your task is to reread the text and answer questions 4, 5 and 6. 

English - Tuesday 14th September

Today you will be reading extracts from a classic Rudyard Kipling text - The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling's stories have been popular with children for over a century and you will be thinking about why that is. 

Read each of these extracts carefully. Think about each of the following questions and write your ideas down on a piece of paper:

  1. Which characters are described in a way that paints a picture in your mind?
  2. What clues are there that this text was written over 100 years ago? 
  3. How does Rudyard Kipling build suspense?
  4. How would the extracts be different if they were set in a more familiar setting, such as woodland in the UK countryside? 
  5. Can you find examples where animals are talking and thinking like humans? 

Arithmetic - Tuesday 14th September

Group 1 - Today you will be counting in 1s from 101 to 200.

Count from 101 to 200, using the 101 to 200 square to help you. These numbers have the same pattern as those from 1 to 100. Now count backwards. 

Group 2 - Today you will be writing amounts in £ and p. 

Use the 'Money Place Value Grid'. Ask somebody at home to say an amount of money. For example, 'three pounds and thirty-two pence'. Your task is to write the amount into the place value grid. Check that you have written the correct digit in each column and then repeat for other 3-digit and then 4-digit amounts. 

Group 3 - Today you will be adding and subtracting 100 or 1000 to and from 4-digit numbers.

Count in steps of 1000 from 1463 to 9463 and back again. Choose different 4-digit numbers to do this for and record your sequences on a piece of paper. 

Group 4 - Today you will be working on place value in 6-digit numbers.

Play with somebody at home. You both write a 6-digit number, then take it in turns to roll a 0-9 dice. If the number rolled is a digit in your number, you subtract the number it represents. The first person to reach zero wins. 

Maths No Problem - Tuesday 14th September

Year 5 - Today you will be reading and representing numbers to 1,000,000.

Year 5 Maths Lesson 2

Year 6 - Today you will be constructing and recording numbers to 10,000,000, recognising the value of digits.

Year 6 Maths Lesson 2

Reading - Wednesday 15th September

Full Stops - Today you will be working on 'Harriet's Hare' by D King-Smith. Imagine that you are the author of 'Harriet's Hare'. Your task is to continue writing the story, which should focus on Harriet's reaction to the talking hare. 

Question Marks - Today you will be working on 'Choosing a Bike'. Make a list of the advantages of cycling over other modes of transport. Imagine that you have been asked to create a poster for the 'Change4Life' campaign to encourage people to take up cycling. Your task is to use your ideas and focus on making your poster as persuasive as possible. 

Exclamation Marks - Today you will be working on 'The Word Party' by Richard Edwards. Your task is to identify the rhyme scheme and then compare the number of syllables in the pairs of lines that rhyme. Why do they have the same number of syllables? How would it affect the rhythm of the poem if they were different? 

Commas - Today you will be working on 'An Interview with Nixie Labs'. Your task is to use the information in the interview to design a poster persuading people to buy Nixie. Think about how you can use language to make your poster as persuasive as possible. 

English - Wednesday 15th September

Today you will be using and punctuating direct speech. 

Read the Grammar and Punctuation PowerPoint Part 1 to recap basic speech punctuation rules and to find out how the comma is also used. The extracts that you are looking at come from 'The Jungle Book'. Mowgli has been kidnapped by the Bandarlog monkeys and Baloo and Bagheera persuade Kaa to help them rescue him. 

Group A - Read through the extract carefully. Highlight all of the direct speech. Add speech marks to 'hug' the direct speech. Challenge: Underline the reporting clauses, e.g. cried Baloo

Groups B and C - Read through the extract carefully. Add speech marks to 'hug' the direct speech. Decide what punctuation mark should be used at each * and add in. Edit to show where a new line should begin. Challenge: Underline the reporting clauses, e.g. cried Baloo.

Group D - Read through the playscript based on a scene from the story. Edit it to make the dialogue sound like modern speech, e.g. 'What dost thou do?' becomes 'What are you doing?' Rewrite the text on a piece of paper but as a story rather than a playscript, taking care to punctuate the dialogue correctly. 

Arithmetic - Wednesday 15th September

Group 1 - Today you will be counting on and back in tens from any single or two-digit number. 

Use the 1-100 square to help you with counting in tens from any number. Record some of the sequences on a piece of paper. 

Group 2 - Today you will be counting on and back in steps of 100 from 0 to at least 5000. 

Look at the 0 to 5000 landmarked line that has the 100s labelled. Think of an action (jump, wave hands, bow, etc.) to do when you say a multiple of 1000. Start the count (0, 100, 200, etc.) and do the action when necessary. When you reach 5000, count backwards in 100s. Repeat without the line. 

Group 3 - Today you will be counting on and back in 10s from 3-digit numbers.

Write 587 on a piece of paper. Shuffle a set of 10s cards and take the top card. Silently count on in that number of tens from 587, holding up a finger for each number of 10s counted on. Write the final number. Repeat several times. Then start with 136 and repeat, this time back in 10s. Repeat for different starting numbers. 

Group 4 - Today you will be working on place value in 6-digit numbers.

Write 723,456 on a piece of paper. Remember that the digits before the commas tell you how many 1000s, and the digits after the comma tells you the 100s, 10s and 1s. Read the number. Ask somebody at home to write a list of ten 6-digit numbers. Ask them to read them out to you for you to write down. Make sure that your commas don't look like decimal points! Check your answers against the list. 

Maths No Problem - Wednesday 15th September

Year 5 - Today you will be reading and representing numbers to 1,000,000 using number discs.

Year 5 Maths Lesson 3

Year 6 - Today you will be reading and writing numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths Lesson 3

Religious Education - Wednesday 15th September

Our Religious Education topic this half-term is 'Belief in Our Community'. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'Belief in Our Community'. On your poster, please draw and label pictures to show what you already know

Handwriting - Thursday 16th September

Today you will be practising writing words with the end-low diagonal join using words containing the vowels 'a', 'i' and 'u'. 

Missing Words - Select a word from the choices provided to complete each sentence and write the correct word into the space in the sentence. The words all begin with the letter 'a' and use the end-low diagonal join but have different pronunciations. Say the words aloud to explore the different 'a' vowel sounds. Then practise the join further by finding which two words share the same vowel sound and then make up a sentence that uses the remaining three words. 

English - Thursday 16th September

Today you will be answering questions about another Rudyard Kipling text. 

Read 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' or ask somebody at home to read it to you. Read the specified pages carefully before answering the questions on a piece of paper. 

Group A - A short answer of one or two words is fine. 

  1. What details tell the reader that this is not an English garden? (page 127)
  2. What sort of animal is Nag? (page 128)
  3. Who warns Rikki that Nagaina is behind him? (page 128)
  4. Who killed Nag? (pages 133-134)
  5. What is a 'bangstick'? (pages 135-138)

Groups B and C - Explain each answer in a sentence or two. 

  1. What words tell you that Rikki is a curious character? (page 127)
  2. What mistake does Rikki make when he bites Nagaina? (page 128)
  3. Why didn't Rikki eat Karait? (pages 130-131)
  4. What simile does Rudyard Kipling use to explain how quietly Nag was moving? How is it effective? (pages 130-131)

Group D - Explain each answer in a few sentences or a short paragraph. 

  1. How does Rudyard Kipling show that Rikki is still a young and inexperienced mongoose? (page 128)
  2. Why does Rudyard Kipling tell the reader about Nagaina's motives for killing the humans? How does it make us view her differently? (pages 133-134)
  3. Is Nagaina a 'wicked' character as Rudyard Kipling says? Explain why. 

Arithmetic - Thursday 16th September

You have had a go at three different arithmetic activities this week. Today I would like you to choose the one that challenged you the most and have another go at it. If you want to, you can also have a look at the activities that other groups have done and choose one of those instead. 

Maths No Problem - Thursday 16th September

Year 5 - Today you will be comparing numbers to 1,000,000 using place value.

Year 5 Maths Lesson 4

Year 6 - Today you will be comparing numbers up to 10,000,000. 

Year 6 Maths Lesson 4

Science - Thursday 16th September

Our Science topic this half-term is 'Life Cycles'. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'Life Cycles'. On your poster, please draw and label pictures to show what you already know

PSHE - Friday 17th September

Our PSHE topic this half-term is 'Being Me in My World'. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'Being Me in My World'. On your poster, please draw and label a picture of yourself along with the people and things that are the most important to you at this moment in time. 

Geography - Friday 17th September

Today you will be locating Scandinavia's countries and major cities on a world map. 

Have you heard of Scandinavia before? Do you know what it is? Do you know where it is? Scandinavia is a region in northern Europe which is made up of three countries: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Read the slides to find out more. 

Year 5 - Using the Scandinavia Map Sheet and Worksheet 1A, label each of the countries and capital cities of Scandinavia, then answer the questions. 

Year 6 - From what you have found out about Scandinavia so far, how do you think it might be like the UK? How might it be different? Write down you ideas, thinking carefully about things such as population, climate, and landscape.