Home Learning-WB: 8/6/20

Week Beginning: 8/6/20
English
 
This week's english is focused around the storey of The Elves and the Shoemaker.
 
It moves from reading, discussing and answering questions about the story to thinking about different types of words and eventually writing a letter to the shoemaker.
Spellings
 
This week the spellings focus is on homophones and near homophones again (words that are said the same but have different meanings and spellings, eg see/sea, flour/flower, there/their/they're).
 
There is a powerpoint and a poster explaining these words, which is a good starting point for the week.
 
Try to practise the spellings everyday, both on their own and within sentences, aiming for a spelling test on Friday.
Reading
 
Below is a set of comprehension texts and questions for this week. The first text is rather long so I would suggest reading it for the first time on Monday and have a good discussion with your child about it (e.g. what was it about? Who was in it? What was your favourite bit and why? What might happen if the story carried on past the ending?). Then, on Tuesday, they could re-read some or all of the story as a recap and then answer the questions. The rest of the week is structured for one text per day.
 
As always, fluency practise is really important so try to do a little bit of reading everyday-it can be about anything, as long as it is at an appropriate level for your child to access and understand.
Maths
 
Once again, the maths work can be found on the My Maths website, using your login details.
 
If you are unsure of your login details or are having difficulty accessing the work, get in touch and I will do my best to help.
Topic
 
This week we continue to investigate Sri Lanka-There are a series of activities that can be completed over the week.