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Monday 29th June 2020

Good Morning!


Maths - This week we will be refreshing our memory on the subject of fractions. Remember that fractions are equal parts of a whole. It could be equal parts of a whole shape or equal parts of a whole amount. The vocabulary you will need to remember and use are words like 'whole,' 'half,' 'quarter,' and 'third.' We will start by remembering our learning on unit fractions where the top number in a fraction (the numerator) is 1. For example ½  or ¼. Watch the video tutorial and then answer the questions on the sheets provided. 


English-  This is our final week of poetry work. Today we would like you to watch this clip and think about if you have ever seen an eagle . Once you have watched this clip read this famous poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson about an eagle. With an adult talk about the language used. Some of these words are quite tricky to understand so have a think what the language might be describing. For example - what do you think it means when he talks about 'crooked hands'? Today we are really exploring the language used in this poem. think about the adjectives and similes that are used. Have a go at answering the questions that are attached. 

Guided Reading - from Oxford Owl website

This week we would like you to choose your own book to read from Oxford Owl. The Oxford Owl books are colour coded so choose a book from the following colours.

Kingfisher Exclamation marks and Woodpecker Speech marks - White 

Kingfisher Speech marks and Woodpecker Exclamation marks - Lime

Kingfisher Full stops and Woodpecker Capital letters - Red or Yellow

Kingfisher Commas and Woodpecker Full stops - Orange 

Kingfisher Question marks and Woodpecker Commas -  purple


This week I would like you to write a blurb for your book. A blurb gives a little taste of the story without giving all the secrets away. You want to try and get someone to read this book. It acts like a 'hook' to hook someone into wanting to read the whole story. To do this properly you will need to make the story or information sound as exciting as possible and use great adjectives or even superlatives!


This week in English you will be looking more closely at similes and also the importance of proof reading your work both to edit and improve your work, as well as checking for correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. Attached is some proof reading work for you to complete. 


The story on purple mash this week is finishing Anna and Sports Day and there are the usual quizzes set for you to complete. I have added a PDF below which supports the text and gives some comprehension questions and other punctuation tasks. 


PSHE- This week I would like you to think about the dangers of the sun and how you can look after yourself in the sun.Look at the items on the sheet below and tell me how these keep you safe from the sun. After that I would like you to design a poster or a leaflet reminding people about the dangers of the sun and the importance of staying safe in the sun.