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Wednesday 8th July 2020 Elm Class learning

Spellings: This week, we are going back to looking at adding the suffixes able/ably and ible/ibly to words. I have attached posters to this post which explain the rules. Usually, able/ ably are added to words, where the full root word can be heard before the suffix such as enjoyable. Ible and ibly are usually added when the full root word cannot be heard, such as terrible and terribly.

Can you choose the words from the list below you are less confident with and practice these using some techniques from the spelling menu?






















Arithmetic: This week, we are going back to revising finding percentages of amounts. On the class webpage, I have attached a percentages knowledge organiser to help you if you are stuck cannot remember how to find certain percentages.

Here is how to find some of the common percentages:

10% = 1/10, so divide the number by 10.

5% = 5/100- find 10% and half your answer.

1% = 1/100, divide the number by 100

25% = ¼, divide the number by 4

50% = divide the number by 2

75% = 3/4 , divide the number by 4, multiply this by 3.

Can you have a go at these?

25% of 344=

75% of 880=

11% of 3900=

65% of 180= 

Grammar: This week, we are going to look at synonyms and antonyms! A synonym is a word that has a similar meaning to another word, while an antonym is a word that means the opposite. Synonyms are words that are great for up levelling our vocabulary in our writing. Below is a list of ‘boring verbs’. Can you think of some more exciting verbs or use an online thesaurus to find some more exciting verbs?

English: L.O. To read up to chapter 27 of Holes (pg 51 of the PDF)

Just some reading today!

Maths: L.O- I can express a pattern, using algebra.

Have a look at the patterns below. Year 5, can you have a go at the sticky triangles investigation, using cocktail sticks or anything you can find at home to make the triangles? What pattern can you spot? Can you find a link between the number of sticks and numbers of rows of triangles?

Year 6: Can you have a look at the pattern of circles and squares? I have explained below how to write an expression using algebra, to show a pattern. Can you write the expressions for the next patterns?

Topic: Please find attached, or see the class webpage for the list of activities this week. In our topic this week, we are focussing on art that has originated from Mexico!

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Coates.