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*Please conduct a spelling test of the spellings given out last Friday. New spellings to learn will be available on Friday's page. Please test these next Thursday!*


For your English work today we would like you to plan out a story based on another setting from The Snail and The Whale. This story will be called 'A Big Adventure'. You will find pictures of possible settings in a pdf document below. Feel free to watch The Snail and The Whale movie again to help you fully absorb yourself in the setting. smiley 

First think about and collect ideas about what you might need to create a story – setting, characters, events and maybe even a special object.

Next, decide on a setting based on one of the places that the Whale and the Snail visit. There are a few characters in the pictures, maybe one of those will be in your story too?

Now, focus carefully on the setting. Once you've chosen your favourite setting, record any ideas on the planning sheet given below (picture and/or writing). If you want to, you can plan in a story map, like the one that you drew on Monday.

Repeat the previous process for characters. Use the characters from the story of the Snail and the Whale and some other characters that they might meet in the new setting – how could they help them? What could their problem be? 

Finally, repeat for events (where possible, encourage a beginning, a middle and an end) and possibly a special object.

Please make sure that the children complete each section of the story planning sheet ready for the independent writing task tomorrow. Feel free to email the plan over to us if you'd like to share your super ideas. We look forward to seeing them.


Today, the children will be learning to compare the capacity of different containers using non-standard units of measure.


Click on the link below and watch the ‘Lesson 1 Step 6 - Comparing Capacity’. You will need to click on to ‘Week 2’ to find this video.  

Stop the video at 05:24 to carry out your very own practical below:


Children to choose 5 containers.

Line the containers up in a row.

Which container has the greatest capacity?

Which container has the smallest capacity?

Can we order them from smallest to greatest capacity?

How can we check?

What can we use to measure the capacity of these containers?


Fill each container with liquid or rice using the same unit of measure e.g. A small cup or a spoon.

Record your results.


Now, using your results, order the containers from smallest capacity to greatest capacity.

Were you correct?

Did some catch you out?

Take a photo to show what you have learnt today!


Continue the rest of the video ‘Lesson 1 – Step 6 - Comparing Capacity’.

Now, have a go at some problem solving. Can you answer the questions below? You may need to use the 'Greater Than and Less Than' Crocodiles to help you to answer question 2.

Here is in additional video which helps to explain comparing capacity. There is a nice quiz at the end that you could join in with!
If you wanted to, you could learn and perform this song about capacity. 

3. Polly Fill the Kettle Up Song.mp3