Some spellings are easier to remember with a mnemonic. A mnemonic is a system which helps you to remember through association. For example a phrase using the letters of the spelling to create a silly phrase which you will remember. My favourite example is for the word necessary. Here it is:
N - never
E - eat
C - cake
E - eat
S - salad
S - sandwiches
A - and
R - remain
Y - young.
So, to spell necessary, just remember - Never Eat Cake Eat Salad Sandwiches And Remain Young. Can you create mnemonics for your spelling words? The sillier the better - you are more likely to remember the silly phrases!
As it is Bank Holiday tomorrow, it is time to test yourself on your 10 chosen spellings. Ask someone at home to read aloud your spellings whilst you write them down.
Once you are finished, self mark your words. Remember to check each letter in turn.
If you got some spellings wrong, identify where these are wrong to help you next time. These will be the first spellings on your list for next week.
Use the PowerPoint and revision cards to revise modal verbs.
Go through the poem and see if you can identify and highlight (or note down) the modal verbs used. Look carefully as there are only a few examples. Keep an eye out for contracted words - words which have been shortened with an apostrophe - he'll is short for he will, will is a modal verb so this example would be included. Once you have finished, check with the answers at the back of the pack. did you get them all?
Use modal verbs to complete the table 'Sets of Three' to think about your future. Consider your use of modal verbs to show certainty. Which modal verbs are best to show something is possible or certain? Choose your modal verbs wisely!
Today you will be converting between different metric units of capacity. The units most commonly used are millilitres and litres. Just as we discovered with mass, centilitres exist but we do not tend to use them.
Have a think about how much millilitres there are in a litre. To go from a millimetre to a centimetre we divide by 10. Then to go from a centimetre to a metre we divide by 100. This must mean that to go from a millilitre to a litre we divide by 1000. To go from a litre to a millilitre we multiply by 1000.
Foundation: History (VE Day)
As you should know from English this week, Friday 8th May is the celebration of VE Day (Victory in Europe). In 1945, after six years of war the country was finally able to celebrate peace across Europe. Have a read through the Powerpoint and take a moment to think about how people are celebrating and what they would have been feeling at this point.
Read through the PowerPoint. Complete the VE Day Thoughts task. Ask your grown ups how they celebrated VE Day when they were younger or how they would have like to celebrate the day. How are they going to celebrate this year?
Optional activities - VE Day
These are some further activities for you to choose from after reading the PowerPoint and completing VE Day Thoughts.
Foundation - Outdoor Learning
As tomorrow is a Bank Holiday, we have moved Outdoor Learning to today. You might choose to complete some Outdoor Learning over the Bank Holiday weekend.
This week, the activities are not split by age group so you can choose any activity / activities you like. The focus is the place where you live. What makes the place where you live special? What can you discover about your local area? Remember to take a photograph and upload it to your seesaw account.