Class Four homework support
Here are some ideas to further support your child's learning.
This week in English, we will be comparing two humorous texts about the Roman invasion of Britain and the Viking invasion. The children will be rewriting one of the humorous texts in a formal style and identifying humorous phrases and styles to use in their own piece of writing. Our Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar focus will be:
To identify formal and informal features of writing; The use of relative pronouns (e.g. who, which, where, that) to add information using a relative clause; To investigate the use of colons, dashes and brackets for parenthesis and using ‘three action’ starter sentences – e.g. Warriors screamed, men stood tall, arrows flew, the English survived the initial onslaught from the French.
In Maths, we will be learning about the multiplication and division of fractions. Again, it would be really useful to ensure your child understands what fractions are and the meaning of the numerator and denominator. For Year 5, working through the Fractions and mixed numbers, Unit S on IXL would be useful. For Year 6, revise Unit J and Year 7 Unit I, J and R would be beneficial.
I have also set some multiplying fractions task on MyMaths should your child want further practise.
In Science, we will be learning about electrical safety and finding out about insulators and conductors of electricity. We will also learn about the life and inventions of ‘Super Scientist’, Nikola Tesla. You can find useful information about Conductors and insulators on the following website:
If you would like, you could help your child to find out more about Nikola Tesla.