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Wednesday 5th May 2020


use what you know about your times tables to help you solve these questions.


3 x 5 = 15

3 x 50 = 

3 x 500 = 


4 x 6 = 24

4 x 60 =

6 x 400 =


3 x 7 = 21

70 x 3 =

300 x 7 = 


Solve - use the multiplication method from Monday to help you.

Eggs are bought in boxes of 6.

I buy 23 boxes of eggs.

How many eggs do I have altogether?


WALT: convert between £ (pound) and p (pence)


Today, we are going to continue working on converting between £(pound) and p (pence).

Remember to think carefully about what you already know:  £1 = 100p


You can use a place value chart to help you with working out your answers today.


ones = £1 coin

tenths are the same as ten pence as ten ten pences make £1 just like 10 tenths or 10/10 make 1 whole.

hundredths are the same as 1p = 100 pennies make £1 just like 100 hundredths or 100/100 = 1


Practice - have a go at these questions.

Look at the jars and work out how much money is in each one.


Let's do one together...


Count up the £2 coins first. There are 3 of them = 3 x £2 = £6

Then, count the next biggest amount = 2 x 50p = £1

Then, count up the pennies. There are 4 of them = 4p.

£6 + 50p + 4p.







This is where you can use the place value grid to help you...

Therefore, the answer would be £6.54. I could also write my answer as 654p.


Your turn - have a go at these jars.

Write your answer in pounds and in pence. 

-> Draw out a place value grid if you need to. smiley





Now have a go at working out these questions.

Don't worry about drawing out the coins - just write the answers into your red book.

Give you answers in both pound and then in pence.





Turn these -ation nouns into their root word verbs.

WALT: Use direct speech


We use direct speech in texts to show when characters are speaking out loud. To help the reader know when a character is speaking, there are some punctuation rules that we need to follow. Take a look at the PowerPoint below to remind yourself of these rules.

Today, you are going to write a conversation between Senhor and the insects from the Great Kapok Tree. Remember, when a different character starts speaking, you must start a new line. Your challenge today is to change the location of the reporting clause. Think about the punctuation if the reporting clause comes before the speech or splits the speech. For example:

Senhor sighed, "Can't you move to another tree?"

"No," replied the bee. "Without this tree, I won't be able to reach the other flowers to pollinate them."


Use this acronym to check your punctuation for speech:


S - speech mark (inverted commas)


A - actual words spoken

P - punctuation

S - speech mark (inverted commas)




Have a go at the -ation and -ous spelling lists on Spelling Shed. 


Punctuation and grammar

Add the correct punctuation onto these sentences:

year 4 are the best

what a lovely day it is

miss rowlands cats are called florence and lennon

what did you have for lunch

miss van de stouwe said hello year 4 we miss you





Read this extract from 'The Worst Witch' by Jill Murray.


Extract 1

There were so many rules that you couldn’t do anything without being told off and there seemed to be tests and exams every week.

Mildred Hubble was in her first year at the school. She was one of those people who always seem to be in trouble. She didn’t exactly mean to break rules and annoy the teachers, but things just seemed to happen whenever she was around. You could rely on Mildred to leave her hat on back-to-front or her bootlaces trailing along the floor. She couldn’t walk from one end of a corridor to the other without someone yelling at her, and nearly every night she was writing lines or being kept in (not that there was anywhere to go if you were allowed out). Anyway, she had lots of friends, even if they did keep their distance in the potion laboratory, and her best friend Maud stayed loyally by her through everything, however hair-raising. They made a funny pair, for Mildred was tall and thin with long plaits which she often chewed absent-mindedly (another thing she was told off about), while Maud was short and tubby, had round glasses and wore her hair in bunches.



Writers choose their words carefully so that readers can really get to know the characters. 

Task- >

Which words Jill Murphy has used to describe the characters?

What does this tell us about the characters?