TrullChurch of England VA Primary School

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Monday 25th January

Reminder - if you haven't sent your persuasive writing in from last week on your chosen subject, we want to see them. Send either a photo of your piece or the typed document you finished on Friday to the class email. 

Daily Zoom


Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We will spend some time today looking at our two new units in English and Maths, before talking through our new spellings. 


We will use the same password and meeting ID as usual.



Last Thursday we had a whole school assembly with Mrs Wedlake, you can see it on the link in our video section on the website and Mr Bottomley has added a short cut at the start of our working from home page. You have all been working so hard and produced some wonderful stuff this last two weeks, particularly our writing which we have seen lots of but she has also sent a few headteacher's awards out. Have a watch. 



Today we would like you to read Chapter 11 of War Horse. 

However, rather than answering questions today, we would like you to write a précis of what has happened in the story so far. 

Remember - a précis is a short, succinct summary of the key events. It does not need to be very long, but it should include all of the important moments within the story so far.


(30 minutes)



Test time on last weeks spellings, see if an adult will use the list of words below to test you. 













Hopefully with our activities and the help of spelling shed you got 10 out of 10. 


This week we have a tricky set of spellings but they still all follow a rule. They are all words with a soft c that are spelt ce. Have a look at the list below or the sheet on our spelling page and make sure you know meaning of all the words. We will discuss them on our zoom meeting. 













(20 minutes)



Now that we have finished our unit, we are going to begin a brand new topic, this time with a focus on Non-Chronological Reports. 

Non-Chronological Reports are reports about places or things - they don't need to be about a period of time, instead they will focus on what something is like now.

For example, if you wanted to write about cheetahs, you could write a report that would focus on things like appearance, habitat, diet etc. 


Our focus will start on pandas, but we will build to a point where you can write your own Non-Chronological Report about something else.

Just like with persuasion, we will have some videos to help you learn everything you need to know. We will talk a bit more about NC Reports on our Zoom call today.


To begin with, can you watch the video here and learn about the different features of a NC Report. This will help you to understand what it should look like and what should be included. It will also look at some of the features we have already learnt about, such as formal conjunctions, and how they can be used here. 

There is not a lot to write yourself today as this is more of an introduction to NC Reports, but feel free to jot down notes of the things that you think will be helpful moving forward, such as the features. 


(30 minutes)



We have a challenge for this week, so below are 5 activities. These are here for across the week and we will be posting them all each day. Our writing this week will take us less time than it normally does (it usually takes an hour, while we get to know the layout and structure our lessons might be 30/40 minutes) so if you finish early over the next week you can have a go at some of them. I will post the answers on Friday so keep hold of them and use them. These are not your main tasks for the day, but an extra greater depth challenge, so if you are up to the challenge have a go at a few of them across this week. 


(30 minutes)



Today we are moving on to percentages, none of us have looked at these in detail yet but we will be over the next couple weeks.


Today we are recapping our knowledge from year 5, looking at how a whole is 100%. Here is a short video to recap our knowledge and an activity below for you to have a go at. 


Hopefully you find this ok to do after a little bit of remembering. So below is another activity to have a think about, we will talk through this on in our Zoom meeting. 


(50 minutes)



Got a few options for PE this week, some need another player some you can do on your own. 


1. Joe Wicks is still working out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday so if you wanted to test your physical strength then you can find his work out live at 9:00 on his youtube channel or catch up at anytime. 


2. If you have an opponent why not try Boccia/Bowls, ideally you would use 7 balls, 3 one colour, 3 another colour and a slightly smaller one as your target. However, socks work just as well and are less likely to break anything in the surrounding area.  

3. Three in a row - target throwing. Practicing accuracy, line three targets in a row slightly further away from each other. Stand behind a throwing line and see if you can hit all three targets one after the other. Again you can use tennis balls, footballs, netballs or balled up socks as your throwing item. 


(60 minutes)

If you have worked quickly today and you have zipped through our work and it is all of a good quality, then you can have a look at the In case you finish... section. This is full of ideas that you can do if your grown ups are busy still working or with them when they have finished.