TrullChurch of England VA Primary School

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10

Search Search
Translate Translate

Wednesday 24th March

Good morning, 


We will be on zoom 9:30-10 this morning for a class workout if you would like to join us. 

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



We are in danger of being overtaken by Elm Class again on spelling shed, so can the 15 of us that haven't had a go this week make sure you spend 10 minutes having a go at this week's spellings. 


Missing letters this morning, can you correctly fill in the missing bit of the words?


accomp_ _ _

accomm_ _ _ _ e

a_ _ _ ss

_ _ _ use

a_ _ _ st

_ _ crue

accur_ _ _ 

_ _ _ _ _ plish

accum_ _ _ _

accen_ _ _ te



Please can you return to your writing from yesterday (predicting what happens next to Karl) and start to analyse which tension features you have included from our author toolkit (included below). 

Please could you colour code your toolkit and then underline each of the features you have included in your writing yesterday, in the chosen colour.

I will be asking children at random during our Zoom call to read out some examples of the different tension features, so make sure you are ready to share your work!

If there are any features that you didn't include yesterday, have a go at adding them into your writing today.

You can listen to the final part of the story here



Just a couple of chapters for you today, have a read of chapters 19 and 20 and then have a go at the questions below. 


  1. Why do you think Squid react so angrily when Stanley asked if he was okay? (page 83)
  2. Why did Stanley say that he ate all the sunflower seeds? (page 87)
  3. Why do you think so many holes, of different shapes and sizes, have been dug around the Warden's cabin? (page 88)
  4. Why is it ‘unfortunate’ for Stanley that Mr Sir was not going to die? (page 91)



Trickier task today I think, looking at scale factor again but thinking about calculating it. How can we work out the ratio in which a shape has got bigger or smaller?


It is worth carefully watching the video today, you can find it here, as there are some details to calculating scale factors that are important. 


As always we are on zoom between 11 and 12, if you need any help with certain questions in particular. 



This half term we are looking at geography local to us. That will end in our village of Trull but first we are going to get a bit of a bigger picture. 


Today your challenge is to create a poster about a country of your choice in the UK. Now I want you to include information about both physical (what we can see, mountains, lakes, beaches, forests, etc.) and human geography (what humans have put there, cities, factories, shops, etc.). Now looking at a whole country means that it will be broad and stereotype the things that go on around us. Things that grow and activities you can do in Newcastle won't be the same as St Ives so think about what is generally happens in the country you choose. 


Now we know lots about our local area but maybe not about the country so whether you have chosen, England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland (all the countries in the UK) then I have some help for you. Here you can find a link to the oak academy who have a short video on each place, so you can learn a bit more about them. 


I would love you to include facts, pictures and maybe dates on your poster, if you do it on A4 and bring them in on Friday, we can stick them into your geography books. 


Next week and next half term we are going to be looking at our village closely and how that has changed over time. 

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.