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Week commencing 11/05/20

Friday 15th May 2020. 

Happy Friday folks- Mrs McGill here! Here is a look at today's learning and remember... 

'Do what you can, if you can, when you can.' 



Mr Higgins has told me all about the the brilliant Fable writing you have been completing this week. Yesterday you were asked to write your own version of a fable, today we are going to look at editing your learning. The purpose of editing is to make something even better than before. Below is a link to help you. 



Throughout the week you have been exploring addition and subtraction, today I would like you to put what you have been learning into practice. You can complete, 1 task or both tasks it is up to you smiley

 1. Friday's Challenge please. 

2. You can choose the level you want to complete and if you want to focus on addition or subtraction with this game, it is up to you today Class Attenborough! Try repeating and see if you can beat your score, can you go quicker too?! 



Normally at this point of the term we would be going over to our Forest School area and complete some activities there. If you are like me, we have been spending lots of time in the garden so I would like to bring forest school to you! Below is a clip all out our 5 senses. 

Can you complete the Scavenger Hunt activity relating to our 5 senses. You can use your garden, living room or own knowledge. Please don't feel you have to print the sheet, it is just there for your reference. 


Thank you and enjoy your weekend everyone! 


Thursday 14th May 2020

Hello and welcome to our Thursday activities.


In maths we are looking at number bonds to 100, looking through the questions, you don’t need any additional resources, but it’s worth pointing out to your child that each bag of apples in question 3 contains ten apples, they don’t need to count each bag.



Today we have a selection of phonics cards that can be used outside (apologies in advance if it is raining, you could always do them inside.)



It’s SPAG Thursday, and today we are going to be doing a quiz identifying whether a sentence is in the present tense or the past tense



Today our Andy Warhol topic enters an historical stage.  Any was born in 1928, 92 years ago.  How has the world changed since then?  What is the same?  Today we will be looking at what schools were like in the past both in the time of Andy Warhol and is the time of his parents

Have a look at what schools were like in England between 90 and 120 years ago:

We also have some information about what American schools were like in the 1920’s

Using what you have learned, I would like you to write me two lists: things that are the same now, and things that have changed.

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Welcome to Wednesday!

We have reached the halfway point in the week, only two days to go till the weekend!  (Does anyone remember weekends?)



Today we are looking at subtracting two digit numbers.  Hilariously for a home learning sheet, question 2 asks you to use base ten to solve the subtraction, which I don’t imagine many people have lying around the house.  The way I solve questions like this is to draw lines for the tens and circles for the ones.  When you need to exchange (turn one ten stick into ten ones) cross out one of the lines and draw ten circles.  The children have done this with me before, we put a lot of emphasis on solving problems on paper so they would be able to apply this in their SATs (remember those?)



A selection of 60 second reads today, a good way of checking the fluency of your child’s reading, as well as quick questions at the end of each piece.  Instructions are attached.



Ok, so you’ve planned your own fable, you have selected a moral for it, what next?  (You can see this coming can’t you?)  No you need to write out your own fable based on your plan.  Tow things, first of all a fable is a short story so don’t panic if it’s over quite quickly and second, if you are in the middle of writing it and suddenly you have a better idea than you wrote on your plan, then use your better idea!  I’m fascinated to see what you come up with so email me pictures and we can put them on the website.



For RE this week we are looking at what might be one of the shortest parables in the Bible, The wise man and the foolish man, when I was at school (many years ago) there was even a song for this, and I managed to find a video

Have a look at the PowerPoint and talk to you grown up about what you think this story means.


A good explanation can be found here:

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning everyone! It’s another bright/overcast/foggy/cold/war day today (I post these on the website the night before, so I have no idea what the weather’s like!)

Let’s have a look at today’s activities:



Moving on from yesterday we are looking at adding two digit numbers by breaking them into tens and ones and then adding them separately.



Here we have a selection of phonics activities, load it up in PowerPoint (if this is still an issue see my tech support section and choose the activities you want to practice.  Download is at the bottom of the page.



So far, we have looked at a range of fables, answered questions about them and created a comic book of our favourite.  But it’s time to start thinking about our own fable.  What characters would you have?  What happens in the story, and most important of all, what is the moral of your fable?

I’ve attached a planning sheet for you to use at the bottom of this page.



Continuing our work on the environment I would like you to think about different activities that are both good and bad for the environment. (sheet is at the bottom of the page, but you knew that already).

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning everyone, hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed your Bank Holiday, let’s look at todays activities.


This week we are moving on to working with larger numbers, today adding and subtracting tens.  The video for this is here

White Rose is no longer providing worksheets for free, but as a school we have set up a premium subscription and I will be attaching the resources to the bottom the days tasks every day.


Today we have a set of activities drawn from Beegu by Alex Deacon about an alien who visits Earth.

There are three activities to choose from covering reading, speaking and comprehension.

This includes a reading comprehension activity, a ‘look like an expert activity’ where you try to explain the story to an adult using a list of words on the sheet and the opportunity to make a zig zag book of the story too if you want to.  Any revival of the rumour that I am in fact a Beegu in disguise will result in me taking my spaceship and flying home.


Last week we looked at a range of fables (if you can’t remember them all, the resources are still in last week’s lessons).  I would like you to choose your favourite, and create a comic book version of it.

There are different ways you can approach this:

You might want to draw it out on a comic book template, so I have linked to some resources here.

Alternatively, you might want to create another zig zag book so here is a link to a blank template


This week, we will be looking at the environment.  At the moment with the reduction in pollution the environment is getting cleaner than it has been in years, but this may only be a temporary change in our habits.

Today, I have attached a fact file for you to read about the environment covering some of the basic terms and we will continue with our science tomorrow.