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Wednesday 6th May


Today's task is attached below, read the sentences carefully, put the correct word in the spaces available and then read the sentence again to check it makes sense. You only need 8 of your spellings so put the other two into your own sentence. 

Last Friday Mr Bottomley set you the task of writing your own entry for the Book of Hope. We have only had 4 sent in so far so take a picture and send them into our class  or school email address. 



Yesterday (5/5/20) we set you the task to write a letter to your future secondary school. Keep them coming in, it is an important piece, we have had some fantastic ones so far. We are meeting Castle this week and have meetings with the other school booked in next week. 


Today we are looking at VE Day so our English and history are linked together. This Friday is a bank holiday, everyone was due to get the day off work to celebrate it being 75 years since the end of World War 2. The 8th May is seen as the official end of the war in 1945 and VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) is there to commemorate that. As you can imagine it was going to be a massive celebration and you have all been invited to celebrate this Friday with Mrs Spiller and Mrs Wedlake sending out letters to your parents by email about ideas and what to do. 


It was planned to be such an important and happy day in British history but sadly there won't be street parties and celebrations like there were going to be. However, we thought it would be nice to brighten up the day of someone in your community. 


English today isn't going to involve any writing instead we are going to learn about VE Day in preparation for writing a more formal letter to a local person telling them about VE Day and why it is so important to remember and celebrate and how you will be commemorating it. We will use the school address to send them from just like the headed paper you used yesterday. And then you can hopefully send it to a neighbour, someone close by, friend or a relative that might be on their own this Friday. 


Watch the video on the BBC website below about what VE Day celebrates and what the people who were there thought of it.


Below is a powerpoint we would like you to have a look at it tells the story of why VE Day was so important and who the important people were before, during and after that day. 

You might like to share this with your parents and siblings to help them understand the importance of VE Day


Your second task is to read the information attached in the documents below and answer the following questions. 

1. What did VE Day commemorate the end of? (1 mark)

2. What did General Jodl do? (1 mark)

3. What does 'the bell ringers were on stand by' mean? (1 mark)

4. Explain, in your own words, the effects the war in Europe had on Britain? (2 marks)

5. Explain how Stalin affected Churchill? (2 marks)

6. What two things did Churchill do on VE Day? (1 mark)

7. Why do you think it was unusual that the princesses 'mingled with the crowd'? (2 marks)

8. How do you think people felt on the 9th May (the day after VE Day). Explain your thoughts. (2 marks)


Today we are looking at adding and subtracting fractions which is lesson 3, as always there is an excellent video on the White Rose website and Mr Bond has had a go at one of problems as well. You will need to know what we have recapped over the last two days (simplifying, finding equivalent and comparing fractions). Not so many questions today so we can definitely have a go at all of them, question 6 is one of the trickier ones but that is in Mr Bond's video.


Remember when simplifying fractions - whatever you do to the top number, you do to the bottom number. 

3/6 = 1/2 as both the top and bottom have been divided by 3. This is also true when finding equivalent fractions 1/2 = 4/8 as both the top and bottom have been multiplied by 4.  

Comparing fractions, when the denominators (bottom numbers) are the same, is easy, the trick is to use your equivalent fraction and simplifying fractions knowledge to make the denominators the same. 

Question 6

Still image for this video