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4.6.20

Maths - Recapping Basics

 

You do not have to stick with your own year group's lesson. If you are struggling, try the activities for the year group below, if you don't feel challenged, try the year group above. 

 

Year 4: Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfj7nb

Year 5: Short division with remainders

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfdsy9q

Year 6: Add and subtract fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ty382

 

 

On the optional worksheets, the difficulty is usually shown in the bottom corner of the page in a star. 

D = Developing (mild)

E = Expected (spicy)

GD = Greater Depth (hot)

English - Grammar Starter

 

Year 4: Expanded noun phrases

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znpbgwx

Year 5/6: Understand verbs and modal verbs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4y492p

 

Following yesterday's preparations, your task today is to write your letter. 

 

Remember the structure to use:

Key features of a formal thank you letter:

  • Layout - including address and date
  • Your address should be written in the top-right corner of the page.
  • The date should be written below your address.
  • Below the date on the left hand side of the page, write the recipients address.

Who are you writing to?

  • If you do know the person; use their name, e.g. Dear Ms M Coles.
  • If you don’t know the person/people then use Dear Sir/Madam.
  • Remember, add a comma after their name.

Beginning the letter

  • Your opening sentence should get to the point and clearly state why you are writing:
  • I am writing to say thank you for ...
  • I write to share my gratitude for...

Tone (the way the letter sounds)

  • The aim is to sound businesslike whilst also being warm and friendly.
  • Avoid using too much language that seems casual or chatty.

Paragraphs

  • Include all the relevant details of why you are thankful.
  • Make sure that each point you make has a separate paragraph.

Closing statement

  • Restate the main point of your letter.
  • Make sure that you provide an action for the reader, e.g. keep smiling and take care.

Ending your letter

  • Use yours sincerely if you do know the person.
  • Use yours faithfully if you don’t know the person.

 

Once you have read your letter, read it aloud to yourself. This will help you spot any mistakes. 

If you have time, use the template below to write a postcard to a friend. You can decorate it like the person in the newspaper article. 

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