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Week 1 - 23.03.20

Helpful Maths Sites

Suggestions of real life maths at home, including activities that can be played in the house related to maths.
A variety of games and resources that can be played at home.
A variety of games that can be played with items around the house.

A youtube channel full of tutorials and games

Daily Maths Challenge


The creators of 'I See Reasoning' are offering a daily maths challenge on their website. Put your brain to the test and have a go (Updated at 10:30am each day).

If you miss a day, visit their catch up sessions



Friday 27th March


Click on the star below yesterdays work to check your answers from the task.


You will need to use your home reader for today’s activity (or a book that you have previously read). Each card contains a task for you to complete.

Maths - Reasoning


Building on your learning from yesterday, today you are going to be using your reasoning skills. Remember, you can use a bar model to support your understanding but you should be using your mathematical language to explain.


Thursday 26th March 2020


Task 1

We hope you have enjoyed writing your diary so far using the different sentence types! Please spend 30 minutes finishing off your diary. Please look at the information from yesterday to help you complete it. If you have finished, please complete the extension task below…


Read the paragraphs, and then try to work out what punctuation is needed.  Underneath the paragraphs is the punctuation you need to use. Write them out with the correct punctuation!


Something woke Scott and he lay listening to the wind buffeting the house and rattling the windows He got out of bed and pulled the curtains aside peering into the unfamiliar darkness it was their first night in the new house lightning flashed and in that instant he saw a figure hurrying from the house towards the gate which led up onto the moors

Deep in the forest the magical lake glittered in the early morning sun Tall trees stood like silent guards around the water’s edge thick branches keeping out all but the most determined of visitors In the middle of the lake a purple mist swirled around The figure watching from the bank knew just what the mist concealed


Avalon the woman whispered Her dress was long and black decorated with dark jewels that seemed to greedily draw in the light from around her Although the early autumn air was cold the woman wore no cloak and not a single shiver crossed her pale skin

Task 2

Read ‘The Sun’, select either 1 * or 2** star challenge questions and complete (don’t do both). Remember to answer in full sentences.

Check back tomorrow for the answers!

1* star challenge

1. What gases is the Sun mainly made from?

2. How long does it take energy to reach Earth from the Sun?

3. How far away is the Sun from Earth?

4. What type of star is the Sun now?

 5. List the 4 layers of the Sun from the centre to the outside.

6. What keeps our solar system of planets orbiting the Sun?

7. Solar means ‘relating to the Sun’. Think of another example where we use the word ‘solar’.

8. Will the Sun last forever? If not, why not?


2** star challenge

1. What gases is the Sun mainly made from?

 2. How long does it take energy to reach Earth from the Sun?

 3. In the final paragraph, the author uses the word ‘unimaginable’. Why have they used this word?

4. What type of star is the Sun now?

5. List the different layers of the Sun from the centre to the outside.

6. What keeps our solar system of planets orbiting the Sun?

7. Solar means ‘relating to the Sun’. Think of two (or more) examples where we use the word ‘solar’.

8. Will the Sun last forever? If not, why not?

9. In the final paragraph, it says that Earth will become ‘a bit like a greenhouse’. A greenhouse is warm and moist inside because of the glass that lets heat and light in and keeps it in. Our Earth is not surrounded by glass, so what will let the heat and light in and keep it in?

10. Look at the final line - where do you think humans will be by then?

Finding fractions of amounts


Follow the link below to find an explanation as to how you find fractions of amounts. When you've done that, work through the tasks below. 

How far through can you get in 45 minutes? Good luck!


Wednesday 25th March 2020


Below, are four different sentence types that we can use to make our writing interesting, engaging and exciting to read!

Task 1: Read the examples above, and then have a go at completing your own sentences using the writing frames below.


Emotion word, (comma) sentence

  • ________________ () I smiled when the ice-cream van drove onto my street.

Double ly ending sentence

  • Joseph ran towards the ice-cream van ____________ and ________________.

3  ed, sentence

  • ________________, __________________, _________________, the super-hero flew towards the evil villain.

The more the more sentence

  • The more the sun shone, the more ________________________.

Task 2:  You are not expected to complete this task fully today. Please write as much as you can, however it is important to take regular brain breaks! You will be given time to finish this task tomorrow.


Watch this video called: ‘Lighthouse’:



In your diary, you will need to include at least one example of each of the sentence types in your diary.

Emotion word, (comma) sentence

Double ly ending sentence

3  ed, sentence

The more the more sentence

As this is a diary, remember it must be written in first person e.g.

 ‘The more I sat in darkness, the more I began to become fearful of what could happen to me’.


Success criteria: -

Written in the past tense

Used personal pronouns I, we, my,

Talked about important events

Talked about feelings

Used time conjunctions, first, then, next, after

Written in first person



Today in maths you are going to be having a go at a Ken-Ken. In order to do this, you need to watch this tutorial on Youtube!


How far through the challenges below can you get?


Tuesday 24th March 2020


Adverbs and Adverbial phrases

Adverbs give us more information about:

  • Verbs (action or doing words/to show states of being)
  • Adjectives (describing words)
  • Other adverbs
  • Whole clauses


For example:

Jessica shouted cheerfully.

The Sun is extremely bright.

The dog sat very quietly.


We can also use phrases rather than single adverbs to modify clauses. These are called adverbial phrases. Adverbial phrases do not usually contain a verb.


For example:

Zoe rode her bike with excitement.

Zoe rode her bike down the road.

Zoe rode her bike like an expert.



Use adverbs to modify these clauses:

1. Ben ran _________.

2. She yawned _____________.

3. I ate my breakfast ____________.

4. The ball fell ___________ .

5. The room went _____________ dark.


Use adverbial phrases to modify these clauses:

1. Chang whacked the ball _______________________ .

2. The builders built the house __________________ .

3. It rained _____________________ .

4. I’m going to a party __________________ .


Finally, use fronted adverbials to modify these clauses:

1. ___________________________ I’m playing tennis.

2. ___________________________ I tidied my room.

3. ____________________ the lightning struck the tree. 

Multiplying mixed numbers by a whole number


Remember that when we multiply a mixed number, we multiply the whole number and the fraction separately: 


Have a go at the code breaker below...check back tomorrow for the answers!


Monday 23rd March 2020




Do you remember learning about the different types of parenthesis? Today, we would like you to practice using brackets. 

Top Tip!

  • We use parentheses to enclose information that can be left out.
  • The information in the parentheses is not essential to the meaning of the original sentence. it is given as additional, or extra, information.
  • When you read the sentence back to yourself it should make sense without the part that you put in the parenthesis.


Sam (the boy from the school) helped me with my homework.


Work through the questions below adding the brackets around the extra information!

1. I watched a beautiful sunset with my whole family.

2. The children that were 10 years old spent all night on the playstation.

3. Simon from Spain doesn't speak much English yet. 

4. Sarah and her friend called Alice went to the park.

5. Ahmad watched a scary film called Horror at the Haunted Hotel last night. 

6. I lost my phone a Samsung A10 while I was out yesterday.

7. I bought some new trainers that were in my favourite colour purple.

8. The boy ate the huge ice-cream cone his favourite flavour was chocolate.



Can you come up with 6 of your own sentences about things you have done at home today with your family?


Check back in tomorrow for the answers!







Choose Which Worksheet you are going to complete today. They get trickier the further down you go!