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Thursday 4th June 2020


Today's mathematical operation is addition.


I know as a class we are quite strong now with our addition, so today I have set you a number puzzle for you to solve!  Don't be fooled! They might be small numbers but it's harder than you think!


The only numbers you can use today are

1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8

Can you fit the numbers 1 - 8 in the grids so that each side equals the number in the middle?  You can only use each number once in each grid. 

For his problem it might take you a few turns to fit all the numbers in. You might have to try one way and then adjust.  This is called trial and error it is one way to solve a problem. It can get quite frustrating, but remember persevere or stop and come back to it.  


Top Tip think about how your bonds to ten could help you to get started. 

You can draw your own grids or use the ones below.  A set of answers are also below but try your best before you peek! There is more than one way to solve it and the answers only show one way. If each side adds up to the number in the middle then hooray, you've solved it!


Did you enjoy 'The Tiger Child' story yesterday?  I had a great story map from Annabel she has shown the whole story. I like that you can see the adult tiger observing the tiger cub from outside of the village.


Today for you task I would like you to have some time to complete your story map from yesterday. If you created a map up to when the tiger cub entered the village can you now complete it and show the rest of the story.  If you have shown the whole story already there is a chance to do some finishing touches, perhaps label key parts of the story either on your map or separately. 


If you have completed all of that then log on to Phonics Bug and try some of the games or books.  I would like to see your journey/story maps if you are happy to share them so send me a picture when you are ready!

Thomas is really enjoying our Indian topic and has decided to dress in his Indian clothes.

Topic/Theme - Art

Today we are going to look at a famous Indian landmark called the Taj Mahal. It is a very famous place in India in a city called Agra. Many tourists visit it each year and it is known for its beauty and symmetrical patterns.


Watch the video below to find out more about this famous landmark!


The Story of the Taj Mahal for Kids: Famous World Landmarks for Children

The Taj Mahal is the most famous landmark in India.

Today we are going to do some sketching thinking about the symmetry of the Taj Mahal.  Symmetry is a maths term meaning that both sides are a mirror image of the opposite side.  The imaginary line down the middle is called a mirror line or the line of symmetry.

The red line on these pictures is the line of symmetry.



Today I am going to give you half a picture of the Taj Mahal. I would like you to try to sketch the other half of the building. Remember, when sketching you need to look carefully. You can colour your half of the picture in as well.  There is a colour photograph to choose from or a black and white picture. Good Luck!