TrullChurch of England VA Primary School

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Tuesday 23rd March

Good morning, 


Remember our zoom call is at 12, so don't forget to bring your reading answers plus your maths work. If you are stuck, we are here to help from 11-12. 



If you missed today's zoom call, you can catch up with the next part of the story here.


Today, I would like you to begin exploring some of the different techniques authors use to create suspense or tension in their stories.

Below, I have created a powerpoint which will go through a variety of these techniques, along with a number of examples.

I would like you to now write the next 'scene' of our story. Can you please try to include as many features to create tension as possible. 

Below is an author's toolkit, which you might want to use to see how many features you have included.

It would be lovely to see your writing, so please email them in to our class email address.



There is spelling shed where you can practice the two lots of active spellings. Alternatively, we have a game below for you to try - tricky if your adult is working from home so don't panic if you have no one at hand to play with, but a bit of fun if you have. You could always play it with a friend over Zoom, if you'd like!



Three more chapters for you to read today, chapters 16, 17 and 18, then answer the following questions:

  1. Why did Stanley decide not to go out at night and dig the hole himself?
  2. Find and copy the sentence in chapter 18 that describe how Stanley’s body has changed as a result of the digging at Camp Green Lake.
  3. Define ‘callused’.
  4. On page 82, why does Stanley laugh?



Firstly, we have a little arithmetic to sharpen our skills - we will post the answers later, but can you remember all of our methods? 


Today we are looking at scale factors; this is a new term and shows how ratio is associated with shape. We have today and tomorrow exploring scale factor. I know some of the questions on the sheets will be tricky to draw out without squared paper, so use cm instead of squares or use the lines, if you have them, on your paper. 


Watch the video, here, and have a go at the questions on the sheet below. We are on zoom to help if needed between 11 and 12, before our whole class lesson at 12. 



We are today looking at insulators and conductors. Miss Simkin will take you through a small experiment she is going to conduct. It will get you thinking about which materials electricity can pass through. 


There is a recap quiz on the things we learnt last week, so have a go at that before you get started. Use the link here to find the video and activity. 

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.