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Wednesday 15th July 2020

IALT know that a quarter is the same as half and half again (practical) 

We have looked at ½ and ¼. Did you notice the relationship between them? 

To find a quarter you can first half an object, shape or number then half it again, this gives you quarters. 

Whole number is 4   ****             (½) Half of 4 = 2    ** /  **         (¼) Quarter of 4 = 1   * / * / * / * 

Fact: To half (½) is the same as dividing by 2 (÷ 2) and to quarter (¼) is the same as to divide by 4 (÷ 4). 

Question: which is bigger ½ or ¼ ? 

Using loose objects of the amounts below, sort them in to ½ then half those two groups again to show quarters; 

Example (as above) ½ of 4 =   2       then ½ 2 to get ¼  (of 4)  = 1 

Find ¼ of these numbers (using objects such as blocks, cubes, lego, marbles etc) 

8, 12 , 16 , 20 

Challenge: have a go at the Shade Fractions sheets attached. 


English - Can I plan and write a story based on non fiction (real events)?   (Spy/investigation linked to Ada’s intrigue over smell?) 

Use Ada’s curiosity and inquisitive nature to inspire you to write a story about something you are (or were once) really interested in. It should be something that you do not know a lot about or it could be a complete mystery or a crime! 

Ada smells an awful stink and is determined to find out where it’s coming from. The story follows her investigations, experiments, questions and mistakes. She never actually finds out the answer but she doesn’t let that stop her learning more! 

Put yourself in Ada’s shoes and think of something that you are interested enough in that you would work really hard to understand how it works, where it comes from etc. Examples might be; why do the sea tides come high and go low on the beach each day? Who ate the last ice lolly from the freezer (no one is admitting to it!) or are there really aliens in outer space?  

You can start with a spider diagram to get you started. Then perhaps draw your own story map (or use one of the templates attached) to plan your story (beginning, middle and end), then write your story! You can improvise and add in bits of fiction but try to relate it to your real life experiences. 

You have the rest of the week to do this task! Enjoy, young writers and investigators! 



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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 – air 
1) hair   2) fair   3)  lair 

Write these sentences using the focus sounds   

1) The dragon sits in it’s lair. 

2) That is not fair! 

Set 3 – ea (Set 3 restarts) 
1) flea     2) seal    3) eagle 

Write these sentences using the focus sounds 

1) Is that a flea on the dog’s fur? 

2) Seals are mammals who swim in the sea. 


Reading longer words – ir/ ur/ er 

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 why living where I live is great! 

Use today and tomorrow to write a piece about all the great features about your area where you live. Do you love your street, your home, living near your family and friends. Do you think we are lucky to live near the beach and why? Have you got fields, parks, shops, other attractions near where you live? 

Finish off your writing by mentioning a few ‘even better ifs’ about where you live. For example, 'It would be even better if the weather was warm all year round.' or 'It would be even better if we had more outdoor play areas.'

Get writing!