The Tyrrells School

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English - Diary entry lesson 1.

Today we are beginning a new unit based on writing diary entries. We have all read Laura Perryman's diary in The Wreck of the Zanzibar, you might have read Diary of a Wimpy Kid books too. These will help you with this unit.


Today you will be looking at example Diary texts and applying your reading skills. The focus of your reading skills is inference. You will be thinking about why the author made the choices they did and what we can work out about what is happening or how the character is feeling - without being told by the author. Its like being a detective and reading between the lines.


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


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Spelling - ible suffix.

This week, we are going to continue to use the spellings featured in our English lesson. If you learnt the ibly suffix spellings last week, you might find these are a little familiar! 


  Add two further spellings from the Year 5/6 or Year 3/4 spelling lists to create a list of 10 spellings.


Can you record each of these words in a sentence or all of them in a short paragraph to demonstrate your understanding of their meaning? Really think about the words - how does the ible / ibly suffix affect the way we use the word in a sentence?




Today we would like count up to find the difference between two numbers when subtracting. These will be shown as frog jumps. Even though this is a subtraction lesson, we would like to not see any column subtraction in your workings. You may choose to use column addition.


1. Look at the learning reminders sheet. We wanted to know the difference between 23.46 and 23.64. We want to make our jumps as easy to work with as possible. 23.5 is a good number to jump to because it is very close to 23.46. As the frog makes each jump, we record the jumps we have made so far so that we can count them up at the end. 

2. Choose your Challenge:

A Bit Stuck: Choose one of the subtractions shown and mark these numbers on a number line. You score points for the amount of questions which are correct, make sure you are using your number line carefully.

Mild: Use the frog to answer the subtraction questions shown.

Hotter: Use the frog to answer the subtraction questions shown.

Mark your answers.

3. Have a try at the investigation.


Foundation: RE


Read through the Powerpoint provided. Think about:

1. How do the pictures of nature make you feel? Why do you think natural beauty can be so inspiring?

2. Find out about The Great River 'Ganges'.

3. Sketch a place in nature that is special to you. Try and make this place as natural as possible rather than a man made building. Write about why you find this place so special? How is it personally significant? What does it feel like to be there or to pretend to be there? Can you use the five senses?