Rule: Adding the suffix – ation
A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a root word. The suffix –ation turns verbs into nouns. If the verb ends in an e, remove the e before adding –ation.
e.g. Form = formation
continue = continuation.
Some children have these spellings…
Explain that any number greater than 9 can not be written in the units column. They will need to partition the number into tens and units and write the additional ten below the tens column ready to be added. Again reinforce that we always begin with the units column.
If they cross out the additional ten when adding, it will encourage fewer mistakes when adding mentally.
Watch the clip below to practice with your child.
For the next few weeks, we will be using the text ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry to inspire our writing. The story is a beautiful tale in which the animals of the rainforest are given a voice to explain how chopping down a tree affects them all.
There is some beautiful vocabulary in the book which allow the reader to imagine the setting – but amazing illustrations to match.
The children have maths homework this week.
It is practice of vertical addition – this time not using base ten pictures!
Please encourage them and support as usual, but do give them the opportunity to try on their own first.
If support is needed, could you please write a note on where it has been given.
Please complete as much of the sheet as possible. Some might be rather tricky!
A copy of the sheet is below – just in case it hasn’t arrived home!