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Monday 4th May


Following Mr Bottomley's recommendation on Friday pointing you towards the wonderful Book of Hopes, I have picked my favourite story from it. Could you read Hope-o-potamus on pages 135-139 and have a go at the questions below:

1. Which two lines in each verse rhyme? (1 mark)

2. How would you describe the Hippo's personality? What traits does he show he has? (2 marks)

3. Why do you think the lion, sloth and camel follow the hippo all the way over the mountain? (2 marks)


We are yet to receive any entries to our Yew Class Book of Hope, but it would be lovely to see some of your ideas!


This week's spellings are already up on spelling shed so some of you, I can see, have already had a go. They are attached below; we are looking at turning the suffix -ent to the suffix -ence in words. Can you see the pattern?



English this week is going to focus on letter writing. We have two very important letters to write: the first to our new secondary school and the second to someone on their own in your community. 

Firstly though, we need to find out what goes into a letter. Below is a document that contains three letters, all to different people about different things. What we would like you to do is make three lists. The first one is a list with the similarities between all the letters (what things must every letter contain), second is a list of differences (what is specific about each letter and why are they different) and thirdly a list of vocabulary that you would like to use when writing your letters or you think is particularly good. 



We have finished our look at shapes and the angles within them. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at recapping a few areas in which we became experts  during the Autumn Term. This week we are looking at fractions. White Rose Maths are going to help us again, so look at their website and watch the video - it will give you a reminder and help you through the task we have attached underneath. Simplifying fractions - make sure you are looking at the video entitled - Summer Term - Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 1 - Simplifying Fractions.


Then your extension task (if you didn't have a go at it last Friday) is to try challenge 7. It perfectly matches our topic of the day. Challenge 7, 8, 9 and 10 are aimed at secondary school children but we know you can do it if you think carefully. 


Remember ask yourself what do I know? What is the same and what is different? 



This week we are going to have a look at what it was like to live in the Kingdom of Benin. First have a look at the video about half way down the webpage below. It is from the point of view of a girl who lived in the Kingdom of Benin.


Life could be hard for the people of Benin and it certainly sounded like they had a mystical and powerful ruler. But they had mastered the use of many different materials and complex ways of using metal and other resources they found around them. Using the BBC website below can you produce a written description, a diary entry, a picture or a bit of all of it about what it was like to live in the Kingdom of Benin.