## The Tyrrells School

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# Friday

Phonics

Today you are going to revise the spelling rules taught so far for when we add the suffixes -er and -est to the end of words.

Can you complete the table below to show which word follows each rule?

Spellings
Below are your spellings for next week!
English

Have a go at reading the information in the Reading Comprehension activity below.

There are three levels to choose from for this activity. Please choose the level most appropriate for your child. There's some guidance on how tricky each level is in the image below.

Children should read the text and then answer the questions, giving as much detail as possible. Sometimes they are asked to answer in full sentences, so please encourage them to do this where appropriate.

The reading task guidance gives you an outline of the type of questions used in these comprehension exercises - and some ideas of the type of questions that you can use when reading at any time with your children at home.

Handwriting

Today you will be practising how to write the /ai/ sound. Complete the handwriting sheet below or have a go on your own in your exercise book. Don't forget the golden handwriting rules:

 Sit properly Hold the pencil correctly Start letters in the right place Form the number correctly Write on the line

Check that you are using your froggy finger pencil grips and that your letters are the correct sizes too!

Maths

Today we are learning to subtract by finding the difference.

Have a look at the example below.

In order to find the difference between 13 and 5, we first need to build two towers. One is 13 cubes long and the other is 5 cubes long. Now, we need to compare them by lining them up fairly. Next, we can say which tower has more and which tower has less. To find the difference by subtraction, we say 'how many less is 5 than 13?' and therefore 'what is the difference between 5 and 13?'.

We can also plot the two amounts on a number line and count back from 13 to get to 5. The amount of jumps is the difference between the two numbers. Because we are finding the difference by subtracting, we must count back from the largest number to the smallest.

Have a go at solving the below questions.

Now, apply the same method to solve the problem below! Use cubes to help you if you have them, if not, build your towers using objects that are the same and that you can easily compare. You could also use a number line instead to find the difference if you do not have any appropriate equipment.

Now, have a go at the challenges below!

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