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Use the Look, Cover, Write, check method with your spellings today.  How many can you get right?

Look - look at the first word, identify the tricky part.

Cover - place your hand or an object over the  first spelling so you can't see it.

Write - write down the first spelling word from memory.

Check - uncover the word and check to see if you have got it right - remember to check each letter. If you haven't got it right, underline the part where you have muddled letters to help you next time.

Repeat for each of your spellings - one at a time.


** Lesson updated - new resource added to print the text - see below **

Today we are continuing with our topic of setting description - with a focus on identifying key features.

Firstly, open the link and try the 'Introductory Quiz'. Read the text and answer the grammar related questions.  Click your answers and submit. Remember to review your answers by viewing your score (this will open in a separate window). Close the quiz to move on.


Watch the video clip to identify the key features of a setting description and how to use them effectively. Whilst reading and listening to the WAGOLL, note down any new or exciting words and phrases on your magpie page.  Remember to add the word myriad. 


Review the features of:

  • parenthesis
  • prepositional language
  • hyphenated words
  • personification


For your activity, pause the video and open the slides. Slide 2 has an activity sheet in which you identify the language feature applied for the words and phrases identified. You could print out a copy of this sheet (see the link below to a pdf document)  or write down the words / phrases the arrows are pointing to and then label with the language feature. There is no expectation for you to write the whole text.  Slide 3 revisits your able suffix spellings. Can you get them all right?


Once you have finished, click the 'Resume Video' button at the top right of your screen. this will talk through the answers as well as explanations. During this part of the video clip, self assess your work in a different colour.


The final activity is an exit quiz to assess your understanding of parenthesis, hyphenated words and prepositional phrases. Read the questions and possible answers carefully!




Today you will be converting between different units of time.

1. Match the green number boxes with the purple unit of measurement. If you get stuck, start with the easier ones first and then see what is left over.

2. Read through the next to slides to find out how to find more than one of a unit of measure. For example, being able to find how many seconds there is in 5 minutes rather than 1 minute.

3.  Then complete the next few slides in your workbook. Match the boxes to it's equivalent and then find it a statement is true or false. Can you also explain why it is true or false?

4. Choose your TYM challenge. If you need to, copy the picture below into your book first to help you.

Foundation: History

1. Read through the Anglo-Saxon 3 Powerpoint. Today we will be focusing on the differences between invading and settling. The Powerpoint tells us a little about what Great Britain would have been like before the Anglo-Saxons invaded. Look back on your timeline to find out who controled Britain during this time. 

2. What problems do you think the Anglo-Saxons would have faced when they were invading?

3. Look at the last slide. Which words would you assoicate with someone who is invading? Which words would you associate with someone who is settling? You can just talk about this with a grown up or think about it yourself.

4. Choose which worksheet you would like to complete. You can choose 2A, 2B or 2C. You do not have to print 2D as you can choose to draw this if you would like. Cut out the pictures and choose whether you want to stick them onto the invading pile or onto the settling pile. Don't stick them to the page until you've finished the lesson.

5. Read through the words on the same sheet. If you have chosen 2A, match the picture with the word that you think would make the best title. If you have chosen 2B, use the words to help you label what you see in the pictures. Remember that you can use a dictionary  or search online to find the meaning of words that you don't know. If you have chosne 2C, write a few sentences to describe what is happening in the pictures. 

6. Choose whether you want to complete Question sheet A or B. Cut out the answers and match them to the questions. Please know that there are two sets of answers on a page, so make sure you only use one set.