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Monday 20th April

Monday 20th April

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all safe and well and had a good rest over the Easter Break. I will try and vary the activities that I give you each day so that it doesn't become too repetitive. 

**Please just do what you can and please please don't worry if you don't do it all. I'd rather give you lots to keep you busy than not enough**


 Today’s activities are as follows:

  1. A 10 minute buster from CGP Reading
  2. A 10 minute buster from CGP Grammar
  3. A 10 minute buster from CGP Maths
  4. One Page of the big CGP Maths book
  5. 30 minutes on Read Theory
  6. Complete Day 11 spelling activities on Purple Mash 2Do
  7. Complete an Arithmetic activity on Kids Classroom Secrets.


Writing - This week focuses on all things magic!

So, we will start with our class novel The Nowhere Emporium. Read the prologue – pages 7-10  which is attached below for you to read. The activities to choose from are:

  1. Select your ten favourite words/phrases from the prologue and write them down in your Green Book. Then, select your overall favourite and explain and write down why you have chosen this.
  2. Find and write down all the evidence in the text which supports the statement: ‘The Nowhere Emporium is magic.’
  3. Create a poster to advertise/persuade someone to enter the Nowhere Emporium based on what you have read. Think about selecting some of your favourite words/phrases from the first activity to use for your poster. You may want to video this instead. To help, imagine that you are a ring master inviting people to come to see ‘The Nowhere Emporium’. Watch ‘The Greatest Showman’ opening for inspiration:
  4. Finally, based on what you have read, would you want to read this book? Give reasons for your answer.


NEW TOPIC CHALLENGE: Food technology.

I pinched this idea from Mr Scott who oversees DT in school! Your task this week is to do a little Design Technology Project (DT Project). As you are no doubt be spending a lot of time in the house at the moment, it seems right that we do our bit to help our parents with the cooking! You will have all week to do this so don’t worry”

I challenge you all (if you can) to do the following:


    1. Plan – In your Green Book, plan a meal that the whole family can all eat together (excluding babies on formula of course!). You need to see what ingredients you have in the house – you are not allowed to buy new things from a shop. In your Green book, you can plan what it looks like (draw a diagram), plan your ingredients list, write a method (a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to make it), write out a list of equipment you are going to need.
    2. Make – you need to make the meal (please send me plenty of photos, this will make me very happy to see you all cooking!)
    3. Evaluate – write a paragraph or two afterwards in your Green Book reflecting on how it went. Questions you could answer are ones like: Did you get it perfect? Did you use the correct amounts or ingredients? What went well? What didn’t go as planned? Did you have to change something from your plan? If so why? If you were to do this again, what would you do differently and why?



*Please follow all sensible health and safety advice. Children should never be left alone with ovens, hot pans, knives etc or anything that could bring any harm to them. If in doubt – don’t do it! I know you all know this – I just need to remind you of it – and of course WASH YOUR HANDS!


Here is a link to simple recipe ideas if you are unsure:


Any completed work can be emailed ( or dojo’ed to me.


And as always, any questions please just ask.