Wednesday 13th Jan
In Chapter 2, five weeks pass very quickly and a lot happens for the characters.
Today we are summarizing what has happened so far.
Can you summarise what Fern and Wilbur get up to during those five weeks on the farm.
For your task, draw 3 pictures with captions to show 3 things they got up to. Then, using no more than fifteen words, explain why Mr Arable decided it was time to sell Wilbur.
There's a sheet below you can complete.
Today, we are moving on to the next part of our grammar focus- Subordinating conjunctions.
Follow the slides which explain what these are- we have covered these at school a couple of times so you should be fairly confident now with I SAW A WABUB!
TASK- Select 5 facts that you have researched over the last couple of weeks. Write each of these sentences so that they contain a SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION!
Barn owls cannot fly when it is raining BECAUSE their feather are not waterproof.
Barn owls are carnivores AS they eat small mammals.
If you are feeling confident, you could use the conjunction at the start of the sentence e.g.
When it is raining, Barn Owls cannot go hunting.
(Don't forget the comma!)
This half term we will be focusing on 'Multiplication and Division'.
This morning we would like you to look at: Divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers lesson 2
Watch the video first. You will need to keep pausing this to have a go at the tasks.
There are slides too (same as the video) if you need to look at this more slowly and carefully.
Then, complete the worksheet. Look at the questions on a screen and write your answers on paper. Remember, the later questions are normally problem solving and reasoning questions so give these your best shot. You may need a little bit of adult explanation for these.
Topic - Strikes and Flying Pickets
This term our new topic is ‘Strikes and Flying Pickets’. In this topic you will be learning all about mining. We will explore the history of mining, counties mining took place, the mining strikes, how coal is formed, what it was like to work in a mine and how coal was transported. In this topic you will be covering both History and Geography.
Lesson 1 – History
LI: understanding what makes a historian, using a range of sources to gain information and generate questions.
Today is our first ‘excite’ lesson in our topic sequence. We will be focusing on the history of mining and what makes a historian.
What is a historian?
A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is thought of as an expert on that subject.
Look at the range of resources, that are posted below, there is lots to read so don’t feel you have to go through everything! Then on a piece of paper make two columns and in each column put the headings:
What I have learnt
What I would like to Know
What I have learnt
What I want to know
Working down the mine was very hard, the conditions were very difficult
Why did the miners’ strike?
Some miners went on strike
What is a flying picket?
Write down some facts that you have learnt today from the research. Next, write a list of questions you would want to ask a historian about Mining from the evidence you have been presented with.
Now you have done lots of research, have a try at answering this question.
‘What have I learnt about being a historian today?