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Monday 27th April


Please read from page 250 - 260 about August. Then have a go at answering these questions.

1. How does August feel about going on the 5th Grade nature retreat? Why? (2 marks)

2. Why didn't Julian come with everyone else to the retreat? (1 mark)

3. Find and copy the phrase on page 258 that means 'messing around'. (1 mark)

4. Has August enjoyed all of the trip so far? Use evidence to support your answer. (2 marks)



Your new spellings for this week are now up on Spelling Shed. Spend some time familiarising yourself with them. Try to decide which words are the trickiest, before writing all 10 words out on a piece of paper.



We are continuing learning about angles today and tomorrow, but this time we are looking at angles in some different quadrilaterals. Last week you learnt that the angles inside a triangle will always add up to 180 degrees. The activity found at should help you to learn what the angles inside a quadrilateral will always add up to. It is called Lesson 1 - Angles in special quadrilaterals. 

Please can you watch the video, before having a go at the activity. 

Good luck!



Today we are going to continue to learn about the ancient civilisation of Benin. 

I would like you to visit and read about how the Kingdom of Benin began. 


Have a go at answering these questions:

1. How did the kingdom of Benin begin?

2. How did the kingdom grow into an empire?

3. What caused the empire to end?

4. Listen to the audio and have a go at drawing either what you think the city would look like, or at drawing one feature or event within the city. 



This week, we will continue with our poetry unit by looking at some poems to do with animals. The following two extracts are taken from the poems we’ll be looking at today. To begin, you’re going to be poetry detectives; you’re going to try to guess the animals being described in each poem!

First of all, can you underline any key words or phrases that stand out to you? Why do you think they are effective? What do you like about them?


Extract from Poem 1:

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls,

He watches from his mountain walls,

And like a thunderbolt he falls.


Extract from Poem 2:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ comes snuffling

in his prickly coat,

scuffing the leaves for slugs.


Which animal would you guess Poem 1 is about? Which animal would you guess Poem 2 is about? Give reasons for your answers.


Does the writer use effective imagery, personification, or interesting structure in either of the poems? In pairs, pick your favourite stanza from one of the poems. Discuss why it is your favourite stanza.


You can click on the link below to see the full poems.