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Monday 20th April


Over the Easter holidays we set you the challenge of reading up to page 185 in our book Wonder. We really enjoyed this book and we hope you are too. 

Today we are carrying on from there and want you to read pages 185-195 and have a think about the questions below:

1. Justin hints that he has some difficulties in life, referring to ‘his tics’. Do you think this is the reason that his chapter is not punctuated accurately? Explain your answer. (2marks)

2. Explain how you know that Justin was shocked when he first saw Auggie. (2 marks)

3. Look at page 188. Find and copy a phrase that shows that Justin liked Via immediately. (1 mark)



Your spellings as always are up on Spelling Shed for you to practice and can be seen on the website in the Spelling section. Below is an easy activity for you to have a go at to get you started. 


For the next couple of weeks we are going to be looking at poetry. We are going to write two different types of poems one this week and one next week. Our poems this week are going to be inspired by the outside. 

Below are two poems that are inspired by the colours in our environment, the ones we've found are based on fields or woods but could be done in more of a built up area as well.


Task 1 - pick a colour from the ones below and on your daily exercise note down all the things you see that colour. 

Task 2 - 

Remember we are thinking about how we can use these ideas and describe them in a poem similar to one of the ones above. How it won't be a green leaf it might be a sparkling, emerald green leaf. 


Today's task is an easy one and shouldn't take you too long (maybe 30/40 minutes) but you have spellings and reading to get caught up on as well. 



Over the next few weeks we are going to be having a look at shapes and angles. It is important that we know some facts before we start.

A triangle is a shape with 3 sides and 3 angles and quadrilateral is any shape with 4 sides and 4 angles (these include a square, rectangle, rhombus, etc,).

There are 6 angles, acute (between 0 and 89 degrees), a right angle (exactly 90 degrees), an obtuse angle between 91 and 179 degrees), a straight line (exactly 180 degrees), a reflex angle (between 181 and 359 degrees) and a full turn/full circle (exactly 360 degrees). 


Lots of information there but most of it we hope you've seen and heard before. Today we are going to start by introducing and calculating some angles. On the White Rose Maths Website ( go to week 2 lessons 4 (Introduce Angles) and 5 (Calculate Angles). Please watch both videos they will explain angles like we would to you in class and help you understand the task. If you want to push yourself have a go at both activities but the activity for lesson five is the most important one and we have attached it below (you will find question 1 tricky if you don't have a protractor at home but you can skip this one if needed). Mr Bond has had a go at a couple of the problems to get you started and show you how best to set your workings out. 


Watching the videos and having a go at both activities should take you about 45 minutes. 

Question 3a

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I don't have a printer or a protractor at home so I drew out the angles so I could work them out. Some of them aren't perfectly to scale but it helped me write out my method clearly.

Question 5b

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New topic this half term and we are very excited about this one, it is new to us and we had lots of history and art projects linked in, we have modified these a bit and hopefully you will still enjoy them all. 

Our history focus in the ancient civilisation of Ancient Benin, our first task is a simple and important one. Where is the country of Benin? Which continent is it found in? 

Below is a map of the world, if you are lucky enough to have a printer at home then you can print it out and draw on the map if not then you can draw out an outline of the world map to work with. On your map of the world we would like you to label all the continents (Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Australasia (Oceania) and Antartica). Can you draw on the equator, find and label the UK and find and label Benin? And lastly draw the country's flag in a space below?

As an extra challenge can you label (name) all the countries around (neighbouring) Benin.