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 we learnt last week vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious, spacious, ferocious, atrocious. Can you have a go at practicing these spellings using some of the strategies on the spelling menu?

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:

3/7 x 4/5 =

2/5 x 4/9=

1/3 x 7/8=

5/6 x 4=

3/7 x 8=

4/9 ÷ 6 =

7/12 ÷ 3=


Grammar: Below I have attached a picture of a pirate ship, Could you write some descriptive sentences which include relative clauses about the pirate ship and the pirates?

English: L.O. To read to the end of page 35 (up to chapter 18). Today I would just like you to continue to read more of Holes.

Maths: L.O- I can calculate the mean (average) of a set of data.

Another useful way of interpreting data and being able to understand the information our data is telling us, is to calculate the mean or average of a set of data. The average value in a set of numbers is the middle value, calculated by dividing the total of all the values by the number of values. The average of a set of data helps us to see the overall trend in the set of data. For example, to find the average temperature for a particular month, you would take the temperature each day and add these up, dividing the total by the number of days in the month there were. If this were for instance 25˚, this means that most of the temperatures each day were either 25˚ or close to this.

Can you have a go at this activity on finding the average that I have attached to the class webpage? You don’t need to print on the questions, just write your answers down on some paper.

If you finish this and would like an extra challenge, I have added some word problems which involve working out the average to the class webpage!

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.

Stay safe,

Miss Coates.