Happy Friday everyone! A quick note to say that everyone seems to be working super hard. Please don’t feel as though you have to complete all the work I am setting you; do as much, or as little, as you can! If all you feel up to as a family one day is reading a book together, that is absolutely fine. If you want to do all the tasks everyday, that’s also perfectly acceptable.
What a week you’ve had at home, Chestnuts. Let’s take some time to catch up with you!
- A week or so ago, Ruben celebrated his 7th birthday with a Colin the Caterpillar cake that I am extremely jealous of! Happy birthday buddy!
- Dylan and Rhomari have been working out with Joe Wicks.
- JoJo lost her first baby tooth and hopes the tooth fairy isn’t in self-isolation so she can come and collect the tooth!
- Matilda and her sister, Stevie, have started a space project.
- Yildiz has made a brilliant ‘stay at home’ rainbow poster and did some baking with halloumi (yum!).
- Noah is busy designing his dream lego house.
- Laureona did a great job of drawing out Miss Baharouni’s Maths challenge for me. She also noticed that on Wednesday and Thursday I only set 9 questions in our daily ’10 in ten’… Laureona’s beady eyes are sharper than ever at home!
- Emile W has been working hard on his handwriting which is looking just fantastic!
- Ralph wrote a crazy story about a tiger who said “Jiggity Jiggins!” (which I think is my new favourite phrase) and he had snacktime on his trampoline!
If you sent me a picture of you with your paper aeroplane experiments, I haven’t forgotten about you! I’m saving those pictures for my report on Monday. Keep your eyes peeled!
A big well done to the people who got the correct answer to Miss Baharouni’s question yesterday. She cut her cake into four equal pieces and three of the pieces were eaten. That means that 1/4 (one quarter) was leftover! Can we have a round of applause for the children below?
Miss McIntyre has come up with a fantastic way of testing you on your spellings this week. Take part in this brilliant Kahoot quiz.
Write a short diary entry reflecting on your first week as a home learner. It should include at least one possessive apostrophe and one contraction. Here is mine. Can you spot my possessive apostrophe and contraction?
What an interesting week! I have drank endless cups of tea, pulled my muscles from Joe’s workouts and watered all of my potted plants everyday (this is usually unheard of because I don’t have the time to do it!). I have enjoyed catching the sun in my garden because I like it when I get freckles.
Here’s your ’10 in ten!’. Today you will need to draw those tens and ones charts and think about whether you need to exchange and regroup. Make sure you notice which operation is being asked of you each time.
22 + 16
34 + 13
45 – 12
67 – 24
43 + 26
56 + 32
87 – 42
98 – 51
23 + 19
74 – 47
Investigation: Miss Malanaphy and Miss McIntyre’s Puzzling Sweet Shop
Miss Baharouni went into Miss McIntyre and Miss Malanaphy’s sweet shop with 10 pence to spend.
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, chocolate bars for 5p and lollipops for 7p.
What could Miss Baharouni buy if she wanted to spend all her money?
Mr Platten, Ms Dilley and Mr Knowles went into the shop too. They each had 20 pence to spend. All of them spent all their money.
a) Mr Platten bought five sweets. He bought at least one of each kind of sweet. Which sweet did he buy two of?
b) Ms Dilley spent her money on just one type of sweet – but she doesn’t like chews! Which sweet did she buy lots of? How many did she buy?
c) Mr Knowles bought the same number of sweets as Mrs Dilley, but he bought three different types of sweet. Which sweets did he buy?
Weekend homework: Play this game which will help you to practise using money. You can start off with the ‘one coin’ level which will use the same coin lots of times to make an amount. Then you can start to use different coins to make the amount on the ‘mixed coins’ level. Choose the ‘up to £1’ game – remember that £1 is equal to 100 pence. If you feel like a real challenge, go on the ‘give change’ level.
Every Friday, I’ll be setting you some Art! Before we left school, we were focusing on sketching. Rob Biddulph, author of one of Chestnut Class’ favourite books ‘Odd Dog Out’, has started a sketching masterclass online. I would like you to draw your own sausage dog and make it unique to you! Follow his guidelines here (the sausage dog is number 2).
Please send them into me by Tuesday and I’ll showcase them on the blog. You could even share them on Twitter with the hashtag #DrawWithRob.
Have a fabulous weekend Chestnuts and I’ll speak to you on Monday.
All our love,
Miss M and Miss Baharouni xxx