Waka Puhara Year 4 & 5 Home Learning
Make sure you check the questions carefully. This grid
asks you to multiply them. Can you get 30 right?
100?? All 144???
Too easy? Time yourself. How quickly can you get
them ALL correct?
Score: ___ Time: ___
You will USUALLY take your three spelling words home, depending on who which year
group you are in.. For this week, practice these three words.
A Short Story : Bad Temper
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. He would lash out at
his friends when he didn’t get his way. One day, his father gave him a bag of
nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into
the back of the fence. The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.
Over the next few weeks, he discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to
drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father
about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each
day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the boy was
finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have
done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the
same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. It won't
matter how many times you say I'm sorry. The damage has been done.”
- What can we learn from this story? Discuss at home. Write three messages we could take from this story.