Elm Class

Thursday 24th June 2020 Elm Class learning

Spellings: This week, we are going to practice the spellings of words with the suffix ending ‘tious’. These are the words I would like you to practice this week: ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious and continue to practice the ‘cious’ words to we learnt last week vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious, spacious, ferocious, atrocious. This will be your final day of practice with these words, can you write these out in your neatest handwriting?

Arithmetic: This week we are going to practice dividing fractions by a whole number, whilst also still practicing multiplying fractions, to ensure we don’t forget these skills. When you divide a fraction by a whole number, you actually multiply the denominator (the bottom number) of the fraction. Can you have a go at these? If you need a recap of multiplying fractions, the BBC bitesize website will help you with this:

3/6 x 2/8=

4/9 x 2/12=

3/8 x 4/7=

1/5 x 9=

2/6 x 9=

3/7 x 6=

4/12 ÷ 7=

5/6 ÷ 8=

4/8 ÷ 3=


Grammar: Have a look at the picture below. You open the tree door and enter, can you describe the door? What did you see behind the door? Can you use some relative clause sentences to describe what you see?

English:  L.O. To add to your description of the warden.

On Monday, you used your art skills to draw an image of what you thought the Warden might look like. Today can you have a go at the following?

  1. Add to your picture of the Warden with extra information and ideas you pick up from the last two chapters (16 and 17).
  2. Add a quotation from the text to support each idea you have about her. Remember to use quotation marks.

Maths: Thursday: L.O- I can draw a bar chart.

Today I would like you to have a go at constructing your own bar chart! You can either use the data you have collected this week or use the data in the table below from two of the Mexican cities. Remember to label your axis and give your graph a title. Think carefully about the scale that your graph might go up in. Remember the Y axis is the vertical line and usually has your scale of numbers going up it and the x axis is the horizontal axis which usually has your other variable along it such as the months of the year.

 Topic: Our weekly focus for this week is about Mexico is Festivals.

Suggested activities for the week:

·       Research different Mexican festivals! Find out where they happen and why.

·       Find a festival which interests you (some are listed below) and study the history of it. Is there a traditional story behind the celebration? Is it similar to any festivals we have in the UK?

·       Consider the religions of Mexico. What are the main religions? Do they celebrate the same things that we do?

·       Lots of festivals have traditional songs. Can you find any and have a listen? Do you enjoy them? How is the music made? Does it sounds like music we have at our festivals in the UK? Why/why not?

·       You could look up some of the foods associated with the festivals and try to recreate them.

·       Festivals you could consider:

o   Day of the Dead

o   Carnaval

o   Cinco de Mayo

o   Independence day

o   Las Posadas.

Well done for all of your fabulous hard work!

Miss Coates.