Home Learning 18.3.16

  1. Investigate the long ‘a’ sound (the ‘ae’ phoneme). How many different words can you find that contain this sound? How many different ways is this sound spelt (one is ‘ae’!)? You can respond to the blog post or present your findings in a table or poster to be displayed in the classroom; it’s your choice!
  2. Along with your usual times table practice, learn the square and cube numbers

1 squared / 12= 1 x 1 = 1

2 squared / 22 = 2 x 2 = 4


1 cubed / 13 = 1 x 1 x 1 = 1

2 cubed / 23 = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8


Last week, we investigated words with -tial and -cial endings.  What words can you think of with this pattern?  Can you create a sentence to include in our Iron Man persuasive letters using any of our new vocabulary?  Post your ideas on the blog by commenting below.

This week, we shall be investigating words with -ant endings.  Can you think of any words that use this pattern to add to our word wall?

The Future of Bicycles

For your home learning this week you are to design the bicycle of the future.

Consider who your bicycle is for.  Is it for an adult or a child?  Is it racing bike, a road bike, a BMX or a mountain bike?

Consider what materials will it be made out of.  Will it be cutting edge technology or an eco-friendly renewable material?

Consider what will make it stand out from the crowd.  Will it have 2 wheels?  Will it be 100% human powered?  How will you make it move?

Think carefully about the evolution of bike designs that we saw at the Design Museum and the different opinions of what might happen to bicycles of the future when you’re designing the ultimate Edmund Waller bike.