Friday 1st May – Daily Home Learning

Pinch, punch, first day of the month! We hope you have all had a good week and you are enjoying your home learning. Here are today’s tasks.

Maths: solve fraction of an amount word problems

English: collect adjectives and describe a scene from ‘The Croods’

Topic: find out about Stone Age foods and create a menu

Further information below.


Yesterday, you learnt how to find a fraction of an amount. We can see that you did well with this skill from your ‘My Maths’ scores. Have a go at solving the fraction word problems found in the documents below. The questions in the extension word problems document are harder and some of you will find them too tricky so you don’t need to try them if you don’t want to. Read the questions carefully so you understand what you are being asked to do.


This week you have been practising writing action and speech sentences and using powerful verbs, adverbs and speech marks. A good story also uses adjectives to help describe the characters and the setting. Adjectives are words that describe nouns and need to be carefully selected for effect. If you decide to use two adjectives together in a sentence, you separate them with a comma.

Choose one of the film shots from ‘The Croods’ below. Collect adjectives to describe the nouns in the picture and then write a descriptive paragraph to explain what you can see.


Pre-historic people were known as ‘hunter gatherers’. That means they hunted animals and gathered things that grew in nature. This video tells you more – click here

This website tell you a bit more too – click here

Here is even more information about what pre-historic people ate. This page is a bit trickier to read and some of you might find it confusing – click here

Now that you know lots about the diet of a person living during the Stone Age, create your own pre-historic menu and decorate it.


  1. Mr Faithfull says:

    Oh no! We do not want any harm caused to animals. I had a class once that wanted to chop a child in half to answer a fraction question once too. Probably best to leave that question and move on but well done for spotting the ‘intentional’ mistake.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mr Faithfull, Ollie has discovered an error on one of the maths extension questions. There could be some trauma as I believe it would involve harming a dog.

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