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Monday 8th February

Daily Zoom


Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We are going to be sharing our writing from our giant reports, as well as looking at our War Horse questions and talking through our maths.


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



First things we need to do is test our spellings from last week. Get an adult or older sibling to test you. 













Next weeks' spellings are actually for the next two weeks as we will look at them over half term as well, these can be found on our spellings page and practiced on spelling shed. We are looking at ph making the f sound. 


(20 minutes)



The final chapter of our book today, chapter 21. How do things end for Joey?


  1. What does the phrase 'resigned dejection' say about the soldiers reactions at the horse sale?
  2. What did the other soldiers say to make Albert see the brighter side of the auction result?
  3. What was the promise that Albert and Emilie's Grandfather struck? 
  4. What did it cost Albert? 
  5. Who were described as the real heroes? And why do you think this was? 
  6. What happened to Albert in the years that followed the war? 
  7. Use a dictionary to find out what the following words mean:
  • commiserating (p175)
  • proposition (p180)
  • rapturous (p182)



(40 minutes)



Today we will be finishing off our Giant Reports and then spending the rest of the session editing and improving our work.
Read through your writing from Friday first of all, making sure it is all clear and makes sense.

Once you have finished writing your report, can you please check for the following things:

  1. Spellings - make sure you have checked any ambitious vocabulary with a dictionary, especially your topic language.
  2. Clarity - have you made sure every paragraph is clear and makes sense? Read it through, checking that all of your information is accurate.
  3. Punctuation - have you punctuated your writing correctly? Can you make sure you have used a range of vocabulary, potentially including brackets, semi-colons, dashes and commas.
  4. Up-levelling - are there any parts that can be improved? Can you use a thesaurus to try to up-level some of the language you have used, to make yourself sound like an expert.

Once you have done all of this, you might want to think about our success criteria. Has your report included the following things:

  • Formal conjunctions
  • A variety of words to replace the word 'giant'
  • A mix of sentence types - simple, compound and complex
  • Topic vocabulary to make you sound like an expert
  • A colon to introduce a list or link two clauses


We would love to see your reports, so please email them across to the class email address when you have finished your editing. If you want to make it a bit more exciting, maybe you could add an illustration of your giant, complete with labels or a caption? 


(60 minutes)



Today we are starting our topic of algebra. Algebra is when you replace numbers with symbols or pictures, today we are looking at using one and two step rules. There are two videos for you to watch (here and here) that will show you how to use rules with different numbers. You might not want to watch both, if you want to ease your way in then watch the first but you will definitely want to watch the second video. Below there are two worksheets to have a go at. 


(50 minutes)



Today we have again put a range of activities on the website for you. Have a go at as many of them as you can, we know each of you has a different circumstance at home so may or may not have people to do things with. Exercise is so important though so make sure you stay active even on the chilly days. 


Obviously Joe Wicks is always on hand to help flex those muscles and raise our heart rates. He has a brand new work out from today or check back to Friday's fancy dress work out. 


You might prefer a less vigorous effort, there is a healthy heart work out below

How about a bit of competition with someone in your household, below are two activities which test your accuracy a bit more. 


First Rolling Penalties - test your reflexes and agility, finding it easy use a bigger ball or smaller goal, finding it tricky smaller ball. 


Top Ten - this one is a team game, working together can you get to ten, can you help and coach a younger sibling, can you use a smaller ball or put obstacles you need to go over or under. 


Remember if you don't have a ball use a pair of rolled up socks to attempt the games

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.