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Week 5 - 4.5.20

Thursday 7th May


Because of it being a bank holiday tomorrow, this is going to be our maths lesson of the week. So I thought I would set you these challenges, designed to explore your understanding of maths. These are good to test a range of areas, rather than just a key topic. As always, read the challenges, pick out the key information and ask yourself 'What do I already know about this?'


You should be able to have a good go of challenges 1 to 6 but if you fancy pushing yourself, take a look at challenge 7 and 8 as you have been taught strategies to reach the answer. 


LI: to use alliteration and onomatopoeia in a setting description.


Watch the videos on the BBC bitesize page to help you understand what alliteration and onomatopoeia is. Carefully read the information too!


Below are four activities. Tasks 1 - 3 focus on using alliteration and onomatopoeia.  The final task is where you will bring the skills together to produce setting descriptions (today's learning intention). 

Word of the Day. How will you use 'hypnotism'? Tweet your examples @kensingprimary

Wednesday 6th May


For our Wednesday lesson this week, we are going to be looking at perimeter. This is the total length around the edge of the shape. Now you can calculate the perimeter in a number of different ways so there are ways to double check.

Follow the video on summer term, week 3, lesson 4.


LI: to use prepositions to describe a setting


Click on this link and watch the 2 videos all about prepositions. Then, come back to this page for more information and your tasks.


1. Look at this photograph below.

2) Think carefully about you can see. Write down five ideas.

3) Write three descriptive sentences about the image that include a preposition or prepositional phrase at the start of your sentence.


'Far below the booming waterfall, a man stood staring at its enticing glow.'

‘High above in the twilight sky, the glowing light danced in the man’s eyes.’

Top tip!

Remember, prepositions or prepositional phrases can be used in different places within your sentences. In this example, a prepositional phrase has been used at the end of the sentence:

‘The dragon focused in on the cascading waterfall as he flew within the thick cloud’.


Additional Tasks

Complete tasks 2 & 3. Task 2 asks you to use prepositions to describe a setting. Tasks 3 asks you to draw a setting using the description given to you. Good luck!

Grammar Task 'What is an expanded noun phrase?'

Word of the Day. How are you going to use 'flail' today?

Tuesday 5th May


Today in maths, we are going to recap over your division written method. For this one, you need to remember that your bus stop method goes from left to right and whatever you have remaining is passed over to the next digit in the number. Be sure to watch the video to recap.
We are completing Summer, week 3, lesson 3


LI: to investigate setting descriptions and context in your writing.

Today, we are going to begin looking at setting descriptions and giving context to our writing. A setting is a location and a context is what is going to happen.


  • Setting: The depths of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Context: Adventure story to find a chest of ancient treasure.



1) Have a look at the images on this Newsround page.

2) Choose your three favourite images.

3) Write down:

  • The setting for each image.
  • The context for each image (what could happen?) Be creative and imaginative!

Super challenge

Can you write your own setting description about one of the pictures?


Top tip!

Using imagery (powerful adjectives, similes, metaphors and verbs) will help make the context of your description clear to the reader and easier for them to imagine.



Try this activity to explore setting descriptions and context even further!

Read through the spooky description carefully and see if you can identify the:

  • Key features of the description (different feelings, atmosphere and different sentence types to create mood).
  • Any features or ideas you like.
  • Any features you would improve.

Punctuation Task

Complete the Punctuation task. For today, you will be taught 'How to use semi-colon'.

Look at the WOD (word of the day). Have a go at using the WOD in conversation or written down in sentences.

Monday 4th May


Happy Monday everybody, hope you have enjoyed our weekend and ready for another week of learning. Well done to all those children who are completing the tasks on a daily basis and sharing their hard work with us. We have missed a lot of school time over these weeks but you are keeping your brains sharp and ready for the challenges for when we return. Keep it up!



Today in maths we are going to move on from addition and subtraction and look at multiplication. You are going to use partitioning and your column method to help you with these calculations.
*Remember, when you are working on the tens digit, don't forget to put the 0 in the ones column. 
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We are completing Summer term, week 3, lesson 2



Now we have completed our persuasive writing unit, we have set reading challenges for you to complete today. As it is the summer term, challenge B is summer themed!


If you complete challenge A, have a go at reading the challenge B poem 'SUMMER SUN' as part of your daily reading today.

Challenge B is a little harder than challenge A.



*To look at the WOD (word of the day). Have a go at using the WOD in conversation or written down in sentences.

**Complete the Punctuation task. For today, you will be taught 'How to use brackets'.

LI: to infer and retrieve information

Word of the Day (WOD)

Punctuation Focus 


'How to use Brackets'


Click on the link, watch the BBC Bitesize video & complete the task at the bottom of the page!