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Thursday 21st May

Good morning all! It was lovely to see some of you on our zoom call yesterday. I think we can all agree that Darcy did an absolutely fantastic job! If you missed it, you can find the video of Darcy reading the story on our learning pictures page and in our story corner. On the zoom, I asked children to make a poster inspired by the story to remind people to save our oceans. You can do this for your extra task today if you get the time, I'd love to get lots of lovely posters! 

 

Today we have some reading comprehension based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for English, and a bit more subtraction for maths. I have put on some science for your additional task today where you can make a rocket to blast off into space!

 

Have a great day smiley

English: Reading comprehension

Read the following extract and answer the questions below: 

 

Charlie Bucket stared around the gigantic room in which he now found himself. The place was like a witch’s kitchen! All about him black metal pots were boiling and bubbling on huge stoves, and kettles were hissing and pans were sizzling, and strange iron machines were clanking and spluttering, and there were pipes running all over the ceiling and walls, and the whole place was filled with smoke and steam and delicious rich smells.

 

Mr Wonka himself had suddenly become even more excited than usual, and anyone could see that this was the room he loved best of all. He was hopping about among the saucepans and the machines like a child among his Christmas presents, not knowing which thing to look at first. He lifted the lid from a huge pot and took a sniff; then he rushed over and dipped a finger into a barrel of sticky yellow stuff and had a taste; then he skipped across to one of the machines and turned half a dozen knobs this way and that; then he peered anxiously through the glass door of a gigantic oven, rubbing his hands and cackling with delight at what he saw inside.

 

Then he ran over to another machine, a small shiny affair that kept going phut-phut-phut-phut-phut, and every time it went phut, a large green marble dropped out of it into a basket on the floor.

 

 

  • Underline the verbs.

 

  • How did Charlie feel when he was looking around the room?

How do you know this?

 

  • What does anxiously mean?

 

  • How was the pot described?

 

  • Which words tell you that the machines were noisy?

 

  • How would you feel walking into that room? Explain your answer.

 

  • Use a dictionary to find the definition of these words

delicious            ________________________________

dozen                ________________________________

gigantic             ________________________________

 

  • Using a thesaurus, could you find better words for

large         _________________________

loved         _________________________

 

  • Could you change the simile?

‘He was hopping about among the saucepans and the machines like a ....

 

Extension

 

All about him black metal pots were boiling and bubbling on huge stoves, and kettles were hissing and pans were sizzling, and strange iron machines were clanking and spluttering, and there were pipes running all over the ceiling and walls, and the whole place was filled with smoke and steam and delicious rich smells.

 

Draw a picture of the room using the description above.

 

 

Maths: Subtracting 2 digit numbers

Today, we are going to do subtraction using partitioning.

 

Partitioning is when we split a number into tens and ones eg. 34= 30 + 4

 

This was the favoured method for subtraction when we learnt about it at school, but there are lots of steps to remember! Watch the following clips to remind you what to do.

Subtraction partitioned column method

Expanded Method subtraction

Now try the following questions using the partition column method. Take care, in some of these you may need to exchange a 10! 

 

  1. 56-43=
  2. 35–15 =
  3. 62-38=
  4. 24-12=
  5. 49-38=
  6. 50-41=
  7. 46-26=
  8. 39-11=
  9. 41-12=
  10. 25-10=
  11. 71-67=
  12. 35-15=
  13. 83-61=
  14. 100-10=
  15. 50-25=
  16. 43-39=
  17. 20-12=
  18. 76-63=
  19. 26-18=
  20. 94-70=

Science: Rocket Science

Watch the following video to learn about rocket science! There are instructions for you to do a science experiment at home, but if you do not have everything you need you can do the related activities instead. 

E! Darren & Alex learn about Rocket Science!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are unable to do the science experiment, I want you to imagine that you have taken off in the rocket and landed on a new, undiscovered planet. Please can you design what this new planet would look like, who would live there and what it would be made from. You could even paint a picture or make a 3d model of your new planet!

 

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