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This lesson will focus on mental strategies to aid subtraction. We have looked at how to add numbers in our heads - can you use the same strategies to subtract? You could count up from the lower number in order to find the difference. What else could you do, particularly for larger numbers? Try subtracting each place value column by partitioning the number. 


Have a go at these questions in your head:

1. 65 - 32

2. 99 - 75

3. 152 - 30

4. 187 - 55

5. 296 - 154

6. 625 - 424

7. 756 - 651

8. 9543 - 8212

9. 6487 - 3465

10. 8435 - 4013


Trickier questions: 

11. 85 - 46

12. 194 - 57

13. 435 - 207

14. 517 - 254

15. 967 - 289


Think back a couple of weeks when we last looked at 'Go Grapheme Grafters' and we had a list of 15 words that became our focus 15. This week's set of words is:




Write down these words (or print them off) and underline any part of each word that you think could be tricky in terms of the spelling. Then, see if a grown up can read the words to you whilst you try to spell them without looking. See how many you got right! Did you get the tricky parts you underlined wrong or another part of the word? Then, using the mini ticks, see which letters of each word you got in the right place. 


How could you group these words? Try and see if you can spot any patterns!


Today we are going to complete more research relating to Mallory and Irvine and their Everest attempt. Have a read of the text below to get some information on the climbers. Then, using that and your own research, complete the fact file. What facts support that they made it to the top of Everest? Which facts support that they didn't? Then use the writing frame to create an argument for and against the statement based on the facts you have found. 


It is PE again today! Please take some time to complete some physical activity of your choice. 


Next week we are going to be creating our own digeridoos in DT! If you aren't sure what one of these is, please do your own research so that you have a range of ideas. This lesson is time to plan your digeridoo - what materials will you need? How will you make the tube? What will you use to decorate it so that it looks like an aboriginal digeridoo? Children in class will be working in groups to plan and create their digeridoo and will be generating a range of ideas before settling on a final choice. We will be following the TASC wheel throughout the design process smiley