The Tyrrells School

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It's the end of the week and time to test yourself on your 10 chosen spellings. Ask someone at home to read aloud your spellings whilst you write them down.

Once you are finished, self mark your words.  Remember to check each letter in turn.

If you got some spellings wrong, identify where these are wrong to help you next time. These will be the first spellings on your list for next week.


Today is the last lesson in our setting description week.  Your focus is to write your own setting description, including all the taught elements from the week. Before you begin, make sure you have your Magpie Page of ideas and the list of words of the day given so far - you should have 4!


1) Complete the introductory quiz which revises the features covered. Review your answers.

2) Watch the video clip. Your first task is the spelling test with the able suffix words.. Pause the video and self mark your spellings.

3) Follow the instructions from the video and pause to add some notes to your Magpie page about your setting. 

4) Before you begin writing, there are some further examples and planning notes in the slides of the next activity. 

5) Write your own setting description. Can you bring together all the elements from this week? remember to refer to your Magpie Page for ideas you have collected during the week.


Success criteria.

  • Describe places through characters' senses (what can hey see / hear / smell / taste / touch?)
  • Time period - when is it set?
  • Adjectives - choose ambitious vocabulary
  • An opening hook
  • Parenthesis
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Hyphenated words
  • Personification
  • 5 words of the week (4 from previous days and one from today)


6) Once you have finished your piece of writing, re-read and refer to the success criteria above. Edit your writing.

7) Resume the video. This revisits the proof reading and editing process.  Remember to check your basic sentence punctuation of full stops and capital letters!


Complete the MyMaths activities for time conversion. The first task focuses on converting between days/weeks/months/years and the second task focuses on seconds/minutes/hours. Complete the lesson if you think you need a recap. Remember to save your work correctly!

Foundation - Outdoor Learning

This week, the focus of the Outdoor Learning is 'Survival Skills'. There are 6 tasks to choose from. Or have a go at creating your own Bear Grylls or Steve Backshall inspired survival task.  Remember to ask an adult for supervision / assistance. Please upload photos of your super survival skills on seesaw.

Science - Materials and their properties.

Have a look around your home and see what different materials have been used to make different items. Create a list of the different materials you can see.


Think about the properties of different materials. Why are buckets made from plastic? Why don't we use wooden buckets?  What is the benefit from wearing a wool jumper? What materials are used for waterproof coats? Why are these materials chosen? 


Complete these two activities. You won't have a resource table set up, but you can find these items at home.

Science - optional practical activity

Just for fun - this activity creates jelly eggs. Follow the instructions to create a jelly egg. Once you have created your jelly egg, try shining a torch through to see what happens. See if you can bounce it!! Only bounce from a small height of a few centimters to begin with. The bouncing needs to be carried out with a parent (outside is best) as they are messy!