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Wednesday 29th April

Wednesday 29th April

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all OK at home. It is so so nice to hear from most of you. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on. Even if it just to say hi! 

**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. Also, if you get stuck or are unsure, please just ask me.  **


 Today’s activities are as follows:

  1. Complete Day 18 spelling and one of the grammar activities on Purple Mash 2Do
  2. Complete an arithmetic task on Kids Classroom Secrets
  3. At the bottom of the page, I have put a worksheets based on ratio (the maths topic that we has been working in school) on the class web page. Please complete it if you can. You don’t have to print it off, just record your answers and working out in your green book or do it on the squared paper I gave you and stick them into you green book. I will post up the answers tomorrow for you to self-mark - the answers from Friday's work are there for you to self mark too. 
  4. If you have an IDL log in...use it each day and complete the lessons.


Writing – Wonder by R J Palacio

This week is all about the moving story of August Pullman. 

‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’


Watch the following clips from the film (PG certificate):


Note: When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.


Then read the chapter I have put on the class story and the class web page (This replaces the reading task for today).


Now consider how Auggie’s first day actually went.

Write another diary entry as Auggie at the end of this first day.


Consider the following:

• Write about the events of the day in chronological order (the order they happened throughout the day)

• Add in your thoughts and feelings.

• Hopes/fears for the next day.

• Hopes/fears for friendships.


Read back your diary out-loud and check for spelling and punctuation.


PE – Orienteering


Equipment: Paper, pencil, ruler, colours

Aim: To make an orienteering map to use at home and to design a course.

Here is a link which helps to explain also:


But the instructions are also below:

 Task 1 – Draw the Outline of your map - Draw an outline of the area of the house you want to use. (This can be the whole of one floor, or you can include the outside)

Task 2 – Create a Key for your map

 · Choose a colour or pattern to fill in each item you have drawn on your map.

· Add a key to show what all the colours and patterns represent.

Task 3 – Set up the Control points (these are the points the map reader must find) 
•    Use a circle to show where the map-reader must look and number the control points. 
•    If you want to show where they start from then draw a triangle on the map. 
•    Hide something at each control point. This could be a code, word or number. You might want to decide on a word that you would like your controls to spell out and hide a letter of that word at each of your control points.
•    Challenge someone in your house to have a go at your orienteering course. How quickly can they complete it? Can they put your letters together to spell out your word? Can somebody else have a go and beat their time?



Before the school closure, you had all researched, designed and planned an Ancient Greek style pot. Your task this week is to use whatever you can at home to use your ideas from school to design and make a Greek pot (or object). You can use any resources you want to make it – make playdough, make salt dough, use natural materials from the garden, build it out of toilet rolls. You can create your designs in your Green Book first before you take the plunge and start creating the real thing! I have put some images on the class web page and class story for inspiration. You will have all week to do this. Please send me photos of what you have been up to. 
Any completed work can be emailed ( or dojo’ed to me.
And as always, any questions please just ask.