Hope you all had a good weekend!

Well done to all of you who had a go at the spelling and punctuation quiz last week, the scores were a bit mixed but it’s great to see you having a go! Remember, we learn from our mistakes so please don’t be discouraged if you found it difficult. I thought I’d give you the same kind of quiz this week. Remember to read the sentences carefully and think about the different grammar techniques you know to help you work out what punctuation should be in the sentences.

Here are your new spellings for this week:

Possessive apostrophe for plural words:

  1. girls’
  2. boys’
  3. babies’
  4. children’s
  5. men’s
  6. mice’s

Common Exception Words:

  1. suppose
  2. business

The possessive apostrophe words might look a bit strange as it is more common to see an apostrophe before an s but this doesn’t always happen. These words are plural (there is more than one) so some of the need an s on the end for that but the apostrophe then means that whatever noun follows belongs to all of them not just one. For example “The girls’ coats”, this would mean the coats belong to all the girls in the group, not just one girl. The noun after would also need to be plural. Have a go at putting the words into sentences, it is a good way to practise using possessive apostrophes. Your extra challenge this week is to include an before a vowel sound.

It’s been a while since we have practised our multiplication and division skills. Remember, with larger numbers that we can’t just use our times table facts for, we use a written method. Column method for multiplication and bus stop method for division. Use these skills to help you solve these problems: To solve multiplication and division problems.

Magnets are an interesting object that are found in lots of different places in everyday life. The videos on this web page tell you a bit about magnets. Watch the videos and complete the activities. Then, take a look at this web page to find out about magnetic materials. If you have a magnet around the house (there might be one stuck on your fridge) then you could do your own experiment to find magnetic and non magnetic materials around your house. Record your results in a table. You might be surprised by some of the results.