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Monday 6th July 2020

I hope you've had a lovely weekend. What did you get up to? 

Rapid Recap: 
We have previously explored division by sharing. This is when we know how many groups we are sharing in to but we do not know how many are in each group. Grab some loose objects (as many as you can e.g. lego, fruit, pencils or pens). Count out the whole number then share them by the divisor (number of groups in this case) and see how many end up in each group.  

12 shared between 4 groups = 

10 shared between 2 groups = 

14 shared between 7 groups = 

15 divided between 5 groups = 


I am learning to divide by making equal groups 

When we divide by grouping we know how many we need in each group but we don’t yet know how many are in each group

For example; 

We have 12 party ring biscuits and we need to group them in 6s (draw 6 dots on a piece of paper or in your exercise books or use biscuits) and circle around or put them in a group of six at a time until you have none left. How many groups of 6 are there? 

o o o o o o /o o o o o o 

So 12 divided by 6 = 2 or 12 in groups of 6 makes 2 groups. 
12 ÷ 6 = 2 

There are 3 different sheets attached, please complete them in order (1,2,3). On sheet 1 please also write the number calculation as shown in the example. 



New Book! Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. 
We hope you have enjoyed the learning you have done so far with the last two books we have studied (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters). Our new book for the remainder of this term is Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts. 

Please watch this video of me reading the story. I have also attached a PDF which is the entire book cover to cover for reference. 

Please spend your time today getting to know this story. Try to have meaningful discussions about the characters and what happens throughout the story with the characters.  
Adults you may like to ask open questions about the story and its characters such as “What do you think is happening here?”, “Which character is...?”, Why do you think they said/did that?, what can you see happening in this picture? Who is the main character? Tell me your five favourite things about this part/the story over all. Tell me some things you didn’t like about the story. 

Keep the questions as open as possibly so that you are not leading the children to a particular answer. You might be amazed at the ideas they come up with independently. They often notice things adults miss or do not notice things adults see. For extra guidance don’t hesitate to email 



All videos are released at 9:30am and will be available for 24 hours only.  

If you are unsure about which set to follow please don’t hesitate to email to ask and I will guide you   

 Note: Please feel free to attempt the English tasks above on occasion too.   


Set 2 – ee as in ‘What can you see?’ 
1) tree   2)  free  3) three 

Write these sentences using the focus sounds 

1)  Get up that tree in three seconds. 

2)  You can have three sweets if you climb the tree. 

Set 3 – er as in ‘Better letter.’ 
1) hammer   2) ladder    3) fern 

Write these sentences using the focus sounds   

1) A fern is a type of evergreen plant. 

2) Don’t go up the ladder with a hammer. 

Reading longer words – oy/ oi 

Helpful links for parents and carers    

And don't forget Miss Spurrier’s speed sounds for extra practice (accessible at any time as an option)   

RWI Set 1 sounds    

RWI Set 2 sounds    

RWI Set 3 sounds   

Red words   

Level 1 Red words:   

Level 2 Red words:    

Level 3 Red words:   


Topic I know a local significant person 

Take another look at the PDF file Local significant people and events. I have included some famous or important people that have lived or stayed locally.  

If you were out and about over the weekend, did you take note of any blue plaques on buildings? These plaques indicate if and when an important person visited, lived or stayed there. Maybe you took pictures of some. Who did you find out about? Sharing your findings on Padlet would be great! 

Today and tomorrow your task is to write about one person that has either lived, visited, stayed or had an impact locally. There are quite a few to choose from. Maybe you have a relative that has been important in the community that you would like to write about. I have attached some resources about a few well-known famous people that have lived, spent time, worked or visited Thanet or Kent. You could use these to write a fact sheet (optional template attached) about them or as mentioned above, choose your own person of interest to research and write about. 

Extra note; you and your children may have become aware of the controversy around the Uncle Mack plaque that is in Broadstairs. If you and/or your children have questions about the history of Blackface, here are some child friendly websites. One is American, because it has been dealt with more head on in North America than in the UK, not because it is less of a problem here. Another is a CBBC Newsround report.