Last week, in grammar, we looked at synonyms for common words. This week, we will be looking at antonyms. We would like the children to complete the following:
- Write a definition for antonyms.
- Find antonyms for the following words and then list three tier 2 words (higher level vocabulary) e.g. Big = small, tiny, minute, miniscule
This week, in our topic on Ancient Greece, we will be looking at the Greek Olympics. We will be comparing the modern Olympic Games to what the Greeks used to do. We would like the children to prepare some information on the following questions:
- When did the modern Olympics begin?
- Why do countries participate in the Olympics?
- How often do the Olympics take place?
- Where do the Olympics take place?
- Who can take part in the Olympics? (gender, season, race – think about the Paralympics)
- What events occur in the modern Olympics?
- What do people wear in the modern Olympics?
- Has anything unusual happened at the Olympic games?
The children will be using this information in their lesson on Monday.
This term, our topics in English, History and Geography centre around Ancient Greece. We will be looking at many elements of Ancient Greek life. We would like the children to research just one small element of the ancient Greeks to share with their class at the start of the project. Some ideas for this MIGHT be:
- Tell a story from Ancient Greek times
- Choose a famous Ancient Greek figure – either real or mythical and discuss them.
- Look at a type of Ancient Greek art work and discuss it ( sculpture, painting, pottery)
- Research an Ancient Greek nation such as Sparta or Athens and discuss it.
- Research an Ancient Greek god and discuss their powers.
- Research a key event in Greek history and discuss it such as the battle of Thermopylae.
- Mythical Greek creatures
These are just some ideas that could be used. If the children have something different linked to Ancient Greece that they would like to investigate, this would also be useful.
This week, we will be looking at synonyms in grammar lessons. We would like the children to complete the following activities:
Write a definition for synonyms.
Generate synonyms for the following words:
We would then like the children to uplevel these sentences:
Dave said that he was hungry.
Sarah walked across the playground.
They went to Scarborough for a weekend.
We got some things from the supermarket.
The castle was big.
After half term, we will be continuing to look division in maths. We are teaching the children an approach that will allow them to solve all division calculations, including long division. This approach is slightly different to some other approaches that some of us,as parents, would have learned at school but we have found this to be the most successful method that the children have learned. The children will be bringing home a how-to sheet to help them practise and learn the method as well as a sheet of challenge problems. Check out the video below as well!
Long division-the Ecton Brook way
when we return from half term, we will be looking at a group of words known as prepositions. There are several times of prepositions and we would like the children to do the following:
1. Write a definition for time prepositions. Give examples and create a word bank.
2. Write a definition for place prepositions. Give examples and create a word bank.
3.Write a definition for directional prepositions. Give examples and create a word bank.
4,Write a definition for agent prepositions. Give 3 examples.
5. Write a definition for place prepositions. Give 3 examples.
6. Write a definition for place prepositions. Give 3 examples.
This hotlink will help you!
Types of prepositions
Take a look at the link above before our science lessons this week.
Below are a couple of links to websites that may help with your homework this week.