Here are the answers for Wednesday’s maths work:
Maths starter activity:
Write down your score in the back of your maths book. Can you beat yesterday’s score? In class, we have been working on speeding up the x2, x5 and x10 tables. Perhaps, you could try speeding up the x4 table? Some of you may need to challenge yourselves to the x3 or x6.
The link below should explain everything you need for today’s lesson (Lesson 4 – Step 9 on this page):
Today, the focus is on answering word problems. Remember, your answers should be in sentences.
It includes questions like this:
1. “In a group of 20 children, 3/5 are girls. How many are boys?”
First, find 1/5 of the group… so, you need to divide by 5. 20 ÷ 5 = 4
If 1/5 = 4 Then, 3/5 must be three times as much. 3/5 = 4 x 3 = 12
If 12 out of 20 are girls, the other 8 must be boys.
2. “Sam has some smarties. She eats 1/5 of them and then gives 12 to her brother.
She has 20 left. How many did she start with?”
Clue: Start at the end of the question!
She has 20 left but has just given away 12. So, she did have 20 + 12 = 32.
What fraction of all the smarties was 32? (It must be the fifths she did not eat.)
From that, you can work out what 1/5 is. Finally, you can find 5/5 – the total Sam started with…
Vocabulary you might need:
Perimeter – this is the length of all the sides added together (Imagine a mouse, called Maisy, walking round the rectangle! How far would she walk? That is the perimeter.)
Integer – This just means a whole number (not a decimal fraction or fraction) eg 4
Today’s maths work:
Now that you have been reminded how to write a dairy, perhaps you could start one for the time we are off school? You could use the back of your writing book or find a whole new, special book/note pad. Diaries are written for you to read, not anyone else, so you can write down how you are feeling. They can include pictures too. The entry each day does not need to be long.
Today’s literacy is poetry
There are some poems that are so special that everyone knows them – grown ups remember reading them when they were a child.
First Poetry Task: Read a poem (or a verse) out loud to (or with) someone. Can you remember any parts of it and say it without have the words in front of you? You will need to think about the speed you read and the volume you use.
I have uploaded a few poems, so that you can pick the one that appeals to you the most:
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear:
The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (This is a nonsense poem that I love, lots of the words do not have a meaning, they just sound good when read out loud):
At the Zoo by William Makepeace Thackery
An Alphabet by Edward Lear
What is Pink? By Christina Rossetti
Second Poetry Task: Pick one of these poems and write it out in your best handwriting.
- Practice joining neatly and keeping letters the same size.
- Check you only put capital letters in the correct places.
- Remember, poems are not like other types of writing – you don’t write to the end of the line usually
If you want, you could put pictures all around your poem to decorate it.
The staff at school are all really missing looking at all of your amazing work. Because of this, we have created a page where we can share some of it - our "Home Learning Gallery" page. If you have completed a task which you are proud of, please email a photo of you with it to:
We cannot guarantee that all work sent in will be displayed in the gallery but we will do our best to show off the range of work. We can't wait to see what you have been doing! Thanks.