The Tyrrells School

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Message from Mrs Daines

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Well done everyone - we have completed our second week of home learning!! Well done for attempting the challenges this week, we are super proud of how hard you have all been working.

As you know, we are not setting any home learning over the Easter holidays, but we appreciate two weeks without any structure could be daunting. So we have put together a list of suggestions of activities for you and your family to take part in over the next two weeks. They can be found in the Easter activities star on the front of our class page.

Make sure to stay safe, be kind to each other and more importantly look after each other.


Daily tasks

By now you probably have this routine set but do please check for any extra updates. 

TT rockstars for 20 minutes and read for 20 minutes. Lexia users to also complete 20 minutes of this too.

Make sure to do some physical activity. Either, tune in to Joe Wicks daily workout or a session of yoga from our list of websites within mindfulness and keeping active.

Listen to David Walliams on the web link below, which is releasing a free audio book each day at 11am.

Spend 20 minutes learning how to touch type on the computer. Make sure to take time to work through each of the stages at your pace. The weblink for this is below.

Volunteer to help with at least one task around the house, eg washing up, making your bed, making a drink for your household. Maybe you could help prepare a meal.


Today, we are consolidating our understanding of short multiplication by applying the skill to solving word problems. It is important to always read the instructions and apply RUCSAC.

Remember, word problems need to be answered in a full sentence and include units.

Make sure to include the short date of 03.04.20 in your book and choose the appropriate challenge level for you. You will be able to self mark these questions as answers can be found at the bottom of the worksheet.
As an extension, feel free to try the spicy hot challenge of word problems which have remainders in their answer. Take care then working out how this remainder needs to be dealt with when answering the question. Again, answers can be found at the bottom of the worksheet.
For those who want to play a game after completing your word problems, please feel free to try the dicey game challenge. Follow the instructions on the guidance sheet below.


Yesterday, you planned your formal email letter. Today, is the opportunity to write this. Remember that it is a formal letter, so rework through the formal and informal language Powerpoint below. Refer back also to the task sheet to be clear about this writing challenge.


At the end of our unit on Islam, we studied Arabic calligraphy and practised drawing the symbols for Allah and Muhammed. Now you have a bit more time why not try to draw these more carefully and paint or colour them to warm up your calligraphy skills.


Now, use the weblink below to convert your name into Arabic lettering and trace out the symbol. Why not do the same for names of your family?

Use the Arabic lettering of your family names to draw the symbols on a piece of paper. Consider how you could design the layout. Then either colour or paint the calligraphy, taking care to show the difference between thinner and thicker strokes. 

Maybe you could take a picture when they are done and share them with your class teacher.