# Friday 22nd May

Don't forget our Zoom catch up today at 12.00pm. See you all later.

Spelling Test Day:  Monty is going to test you on the common exception and the suffix words. There is a pause in the middle of the film so you have time to write or check your spellings. Make sure you watch all the way to the credits.

English: Yesterday you matched words to their meanings and you wrote them in alphabetical order. Today, I would like you to use those words and write new sentences to show you understand their meanings. Choose your level of challenge between Bronze and Silver.

Bronze: Read the sentences and rewrite using the example to help you.

Silver: How many of the words from yesterday can you use in one sentence?

Maths: This week we have been learning about arrays and multiplication. I've put a couple of different activities today so select which is the most appropriate for your learning.

1. Have you got lego or dominoes in your house? If so, have some fun identifying and making different arrays.

2. You might want to play these game to really make sure you can read and understand arrays. https://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L106/index.html

3. Find someone in your house to play this game with.

Here’s how the game is played:

1. The first player rolls two dice.   Those numbers are the dimensions of their array.  (For example, if a player rolls a 4 and a 5, they will build an array measuring 4 by 5.)
2. The first player colours in their array with their colour (player 2 will have a different colour).  Then, they write their multiplication sentence in the middle of their shaded array (For example, 4 x 5 = 20)  On the first roll, players must place their array in the starting square.  However, all future arrays only need to be touching an existing array on one side.
3. Player two rolls next and continues in the same fashion, but from their corner. If a player cannot create an array because there is no space left, they lose a turn.
4. The player to capture the most squares wins!

Today is the last day of this half term. I'm very impressed with all the Skylarks and the work you are doing at home and as a reward I won't be setting any work for next week, you can have a holiday!  I know many of your moms and dads have turned into 'Mrs Shelley' in your homes and are helping you lots and lots with your learning. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents/ carers for 'teaching' their child/ children during these strange times. Monty has said that he thinks you should say 'thank you' by asking your parents to give you one job for you to complete sometime today so they can have a little rest!

Happy Half Term

Mrs Shelley & Monty