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English - Persuasive letters

Today we are beginning a new unit based on writing a persuasive letter. During the unit, you will revise you knowledge of persuasive skills, identify key features of a persuasive letter and develop your understanding of the list of three. Today our lesson is focused on reading and in particular, inference skills.


In the video, Mr Emmerson makes reference to this being your third unit. We know it isn't, we skipped this unit initially as we had worked on a persuasive unit before lock-down. How much can you remember about persuasive features? Jot down some ideas before you start the lesson.


Follow the instructions from the video- remembering to pause and complete the activities when asked to. Use the 'next activity' or green dots at the bottom of the page to navigate through.


As it is the start of a new unit, begin a new magpie page for instructions. Remember to include words of the day, elements of the success criteria and exciting ideas you have magpied.


If you have any questions or technical issues, send us a message wither via email or on seesaw.

Spelling - ably suffix

Our spellings this week are based on the suffix ably. What happens to the root word when you add the suffix ably? How does this change the meaning of the word?


Can you write a sentence for each spelling word to show you understand the meaning? Or you could write a short paragraph with your spelling words.  Mr Emmerson gives you some ideas in the English video.

Please remember to add two of your own spellings to make your total up to 10.





Today we will be going back to our curriculum lessons and look at reflection of shapes mastery questions.You all did a great job a few weeks ago carefully counting how far away your shape was from the mirror line. You will then progress to looking at reflection of shapes using coordinates. 


1. Read through the attached Powerpoint making sure you are having a go at the questions as the Slides continue. 

2. Choose your level of challenge. Remember that mastery questions require you to explain with detail.

3. Read through the Reflection with Coordinates Powerpoint. Answer the questions as the Slides continue.

3. Choose your level of challenge on the second worksheet.

Computing - internet safety (15 minutes)

With a grown up - watch Film 2-  'Who's Magnus?' from the 'Think You Know..' website. You may have watched this before and completed different activities.


After watching the video, use the prompts from activity 1 to discuss the video clip with your adult.


Activity 2:  Alfie thinks it will be funny to share Sam’s silly photo with his friends without asking him first. Write a message to Alfie to tell him what you think he should do.


Activity 3: Look at the statements about sharing photographs and videos online. Can you help Alfie decide whether each idea is safe or unsafe. If it is unsafe, can you identify how he could change his idea to make it safer?


Computing - touch typing (30 minutes)

It has been a few weeks since we last looked at our touch typing skills. I wonder if you have maintained your standard or slipped back a little? Typing is a skill and like all other skills, it needs regular practise.

Today, start from the level you finished on last time to refresh your memory and help your fingers find the right keys.


Level 1 -the home row.

Level 2 - the six  keys above the home row.

Level 3 - the six keys below the home row.

Level 4 - punctuation and the letters x and z.

Each level is split into three parts - ensure you complete each parts of the level before moving on.


Work through at your own pace, focusing on using the correct finger for each letter.  Try to use the activity for 30 minutes.