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Week 9 - 08.06.20

                                    Friday 12th June



LI: to retell a story or LI: to write a diary

We are coming to the end of our two-week learning, with our theme being ‘litter, recycling and rubbish’. Lastly, we all have or have recently had at least one can of food in our cupboards. For me, I have a can of baked beans! Cans can be recycled in so many different ways.

Click on the link below, and watch the short film.

As a one off lesson, you have choice today.

You can either; -

  • Retell Geoff’s story
  • Write diary entries in the role of Geoff

If you decide to retell Geoff’s story, you are simply saying what you saw, using a range of descriptive vocabulary.  Use yesterday’s word mats to help you.

If you decide to write journal entries, click on the youtube video below for some information on how to write a diary entry. You should aim to write 2 different diary entries to show different points in Geoff’s life.

Below, you will also find a diary word mat of vocabulary you can use.


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Word of the Day

Word of the Day 1

Maths - Friday Challenge


Today's maths challenge has been provided by the BBC bitesize page and is themed around football and time. Now remember, time is measured in seconds, minutes and hours. Try to recap how many seconds make an minute and how many minutes make an hour. That might be a useful skill for today's activities. 


The task is on:

Task 1: Is on the website
Task 2: Open the pdf below - level 3 tasks
Task 3: Open the second pdf below - level 3 tasks
Task 4: If you fancy an extra challenge, have a go. (optional)


Thursday 11th June



Building on our calculation week with addition and subtraction, we are now going to look at inverse. This is when we use our known number facts to find new facts out. For example, if we know 42 + 36 = 78, then the inverse will either be:
78 - 36 = 42 or 78 - 42 = 36


This is another really useful skill that can help us check our calculations. Use the video to support your learning and have a go at the questions 


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LI: to write a short story

Write a short story that has a moral about people needing to recycle. For example, it could be from the perspective of an animal that gets caught up in rubbish and is in danger, or it could be told from the perspective of a piece of rubbish that isn’t put in the bin and what happens to it.


Below are three documents - A,B & C. The vocabulary gets increasingly harder, with C being the hardest! Select the word mat that is most appropriate to your confidence, but try and challenge yourself too!



Punctuation Task

Complete the following task below 'What are paragraphs?'


Can you use the word of the day in your short story?

Can you use the word of the day in your short story? 1

Wednesday 10th June



This week we have been calculating in maths and an important skill when calculating is estimating. It allows us to make a good prediction on what an answer should be. To estimate though, we need to be able to round. Today you are going to use rounding alongside your calculations to support the accuracy of your work. 


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LI: to write a set of instructions

Today, you are going to use your plan to write a set of instructions. Remember, to include an introduction, and all of the other features included on your planning sheet from Monday; -

  1. Imperative Verbs
  2. Time Conjunctions (Next, Then, Firstly etc.)
  3. Materials you will need
  4. A title
  5. Images and drawings of items e.g. a pair of scissors, a cereal box. (Illustrations really help the reader to understand)

Attached, you will find a PowerPoint that will show you how to write each part of your instructions. I have also produced an example of how to write your introduction paragraph. Read is carefully – I have colour-coded it with a key to help you. You will also find a helpful word mat of vocabulary you may wish to include.


WOD - Tedious

WOD - Tedious 1

Tuesday 9th June



Building on yesterday's work, today we are going to do subtraction using written methods. Place value still plays a key part in getting these questions right. With subtraction, we have to remember the top value represents what you have, the bottom value represents what you are taking away. 


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LI: to retrieve information

LI: to infer characters’ thoughts, feelings and emotions


You will be continuing with your instructional writing tomorrow, however today we are going to take a moment to focus on improving our retrieval and inference skills when reading. Keep your plans safe from yesterday, as you will need them for the rest of the week.


Today, read through the 3 short passages, and carefully answer the questions from the 2 out of the 3 texts. You only need to complete 2 out of the 3 short passages. You should aim to answer in full sentences – so that you could understand the question from your answer! 


This task will take you a while as there are a lot of questions, you may take some time this afternoon to complete them! 


Spelling Task


Click on the following BBC bitesize link & complete the spelling task for today. 


When is the 'uh' sound spelt 'ou'?


Today, try and spend at least 20 minutes exploring different spelling games and activities on your SPELLING SHED account. 



Monday 8th June 2020



LI: to understand and apply imperative verbs

LI: to plan a set of instructions 


I hope you have had a lovely weekend. On Friday, you were asked to make a piece of art, object, statue etc made out of recycled materials. Well done to all of you who have sent photographs of your work, they look great! 


This week, you will need to remember how you made your piece of work, as you will be writing instructions! Your instructions will need to be clear - so that anyone could recreate your masterpiece. 


When writing instructions, you include 'imperative verbs', also known as 'bossy verbs'. Read the information about imperative verbs, and complete the two sheets. This will better your understanding.  Come back tomorrow for the answers.


Then, read the example of what a good one looks like.


Then, complete the planning sheet attached. If you can't print it off - use the same subheadings. You will not write your instructions until tomorrow, where you will also include drawings and an introductory paragraph. 

Spelling Task


When is the 'i' sound spelt with a 'y'?


Click on the link below, completing the following activities.



Word of the Day

Word of the Day 1


Today's maths lesson is looking at adding larger values using written methods. The key to today's lesson is ensuring your place value is correct. If both numbers don't have the same amount of digits, take care because if you line up your digits incorrectly, you will get the wrong answer. A good checker is to estimate your answer, that way you will know if a mistake has been made. 


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