Elm Class

Wednesday 1st July 2020 Elm Class learning.

Spellings: Today, can you practice the words below using one or more of the strategies from the spelling menu? Rule:

Use -cial after a vowel, like after the vowel ‘o’ in social, ‘e’ in special, ‘i’ in beneficial

Use -tial after a consonant, especially, after ‘n’ in substantial, essential, and ‘r’ in partial 













Arithmetic: This week we are going to continue to looking at multiplying fractions, but include mixed number fractions and multiplying these by larger numbers. All you have to remember is to change the mixed number fraction into an improper fraction first and then multiply the numerator (top of the fraction) by the whole number.


Mixed number: A whole number and a fraction combined into one mixed number for example:

2 1/3

Improper fraction: A fraction where the numerator (the top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the bottom number). … Example: 5/3 (five thirds) and 9/8 (nine eighths) are improper fractions.

Can you have a go at these questions below? You can leave your answer as an improper fraction, but if you are feeling really brave, can you convert your answer back to a mixed number?

33/6 x 56=

2 1/3 x 24=

1 2/9 x 36 =

Grammar: This week, we are going to focus on parenthesis. Parenthesis adds more detail to a sentence. The parenthesis clause can be taken out of the sentence and the original sentence would still make sense. Today, we are going to practice using brackets. When marking parenthesis in a sentence, you can use brackets, dashes or commas. Today I have attached some sentences with some gaps, can you add your own examples of parenthesis and mark your parenthesis with brackets, dashes and commas?

English:  – Today I would like you to continue to read Holes (up to page 44 of the PDF document or up to chapter 23 in the book.

Maths: Wednesday: L.O- I can identify different types of angles.

When looking at different shapes, each shape is made up of angles. Some of these angles may be acute, a right-angle, obtuse, a straight line or a reflex. Can you remember what each of these angles look like? How many degrees does an angle need to be to acute or obtuse? You challenge today is to create an informative poster on the different types of angles to help you and others remember them and how to spot them! Can you include how many degrees are in a full turn?

Topic: Our weekly focus for this week is culture and tradition.

Suggested activities for the week:

•        Learn some numbers/ greetings in Spanish. There are some great videos on YouTube for this and the free language learning app Duolingo has a course in Spanish (this app is excellent!).

•        Mexican Spanish is slightly different to Spanish from mainland Spain, can you find out more about this?

•        Research the traditional sports of Mexico and present these as a poster or try some yourself (unless they are dangerous!)

•        Try some Mexican food. There are lots of Mexican dishes in our local supermarkets!

•        Research the main religions in Mexico.

•        Research the Mayans! What happened to them? Have they influenced any of modern Mexico?

•        Research the clothing in Mexico and design your own traditional outfit.

•        In England we have the monarchy and government. Is this the same as Mexico? Do they have any laws which are different?

•        Is there anyone who is famous who was born in Mexico?

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Coates.