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Week 9 (Week Beginning 18.5.20)

There are no whole school English or Maths activities for this week.




To recognise and spell common prefixes and understand how these influence word meanings – anti, ex, co, auto, sub, super and inter.

























Additional Activities






Complete the maths activity sheet from below. This comes in 3 levels: easy, medium and hard. Choose the one that fits you best. 



In a timeless Parisien street there is a little shoemaker called Mr Botte.  He makes and sells a special kind of shoes and business is good.  However, the little shoemaker's life is about to change... a new shoe seller is in town and he will do anything to gain business.  Mr Botte's business starts to fail.  How will he cope?  Maybe he will get some help from unexpected quarters. 


Watch the video below. The short film is called 'The Little Shoe Maker" or,  in French "Le Petit Cordonnier".


Today we will be looking at writing and punctuating speech. 


Watch this short clip to learn about what inverted commas are and how they are used to show speech:


When you are writing, inverted commas (also called speech marks ) go before and after any words that a character says.

For example: "I'm hungry," complained Goldilocks.

‘I’m hungry’ are the words that Goldilocks says out loud (also called direct speech ), so the inverted commas go at the start and end of those words.

If another character replies, the rule is to:

  • use another set of inverted commas

  • put the new person speaking on a new line .

For example:

"There’s some porridge on the stove,” said her mum.

"But I've already had some porridge today!” exclaimed Goldilocks.


Any punctuation goes inside the inverted commas at the end of what the character is saying.

Now watch this fun video and listen carefully to what is said about inverted commas

You could even join in!


Your task:


Write dialogue to show the conversation Mr Botte (the little shoe maker) and the new shoe seller.








The Little Shoe Maker

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Read the extract below from the book 'The Worst Class in the World' by Rikin Parekh. 


Answer the following questions:


1) Look at the page of pupils after the front cover. Which child do you relate to most and why?

2) What did Harvey Barlow do at the trip to Grimley Zoo? 

3) What is Bruce Bingley's special talent?

4) Who is telling the story? How do you know?

5) At the end of the chapter, the main character says "You see, 4B may be the WORST CLASS IN THE WORLD. But I like it." What do you think he meant by this? Why? 






Complete the maths activity sheet from below. This comes in 3 levels: easy, medium and hard. Choose the one that fits you best. 



Read the extract below from the book "A Super Weird! Mystery: Danger and Donut Diner" by Jim Smith.


Answer the following questions:


1) Read up to page 12. What three words would you use to describe Violet Pebble? Why?

2) Go to page 10. Find a word with a similar meaning to 'look'. 

3) Who is Rhubard Plonsky? Why do you think she was hiding in the bush?

4) Draw a story map to map out a summary of the chapter.




Today we will be writing a persuasive advert to persuade people to come and shop at Mr Botte's (The Little Shoe Maker) shop. 


Rewatch the video below about The Little Shoe Maker's shop.


Go through the powerpoint below to remind yourself of the features for a persuasive advert.


Here is a checklist of things you should include in your advert:


- Include a catchy slogan or catch phrase using alliteration, similes, metaphors or rhyming

- Include a promise e.g. "You won't be able to live without..."

- Include superlatives/exaggeration e.g. best, most, shiniest, comfiest, cheapest etc.

-Use eye catching memorable pictures

-Include a special offer to entice buyers

-Include a rhetorical question e.g. "Wouldn't you love to....?"

-Include important product information

-Include bossy (imperative) verbs e.g. Go, pop into, shop, buy etc.

-Use bullet points, subheadings, labels and words that stand out



Complete a Sound Check on TTRockstars.


Play (The game does get harder as you go along)



Read the opening extract from the book "Pugs of the Frozen North" by Phillip Reeve.


Answer the questions below:


1) Where is this story set? Explain how you know using 5 words from the text to prove your idea.

2) Which word on the second page of the story means to "make a hole"?

3) What were the crew planning to do with sixty-six pugs?

4) How would you describe Captain Jeggings's personality? 

5) From what we know already, how is Shen and Captain Jeggings different?




 I will be posting a online video lesson to help understand how to divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers including remainders. This will be posted below. In the meantime, you could watch this video below. This girl explains it really well.


Answer the questions below:


a) 675 ÷ 5 

b) 832 ÷ 4

c) 921 ÷ 4

d) 784 ÷ 6

e) 321 ÷ 6


Challenge: Can you write word problems to represent the calculations?

Division with remainders part 1

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Division with remainders part 2

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Bus stop method for dividing 3 digit numbers

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Go on and play Crystal Explorers. Choose the topic "Punctuation"

Sign Language Lesson


Watch the sign language lesson below. Today it is all about clothing! Make sure you watch both parts!


Can you remember how to sign your name?

Can you introduce yourself e.g. "Hello. My name is ______"

Can you remember how to sign your favourite pet?

Can you remember how to sign your favourite colour?

Can you sign the items of clothing you're wearing?

Clothing Sign Language Lesson Part 1

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Clothing Sign Language Lesson Part 2

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This is a recap of maths we have already covered so far this year. If you are struggling with any of these, I have provided some videos below to help. These cover the areas that I can see some children are struggling. 



1) 6765 + ______ = 8976

2) 9967 = 4562 + ______

3) 53 x 7 =

4) 510 x 9 =

5) 568 ÷ 3 =

6) 6/9 + 3/9 (as a mixed number) =

7) 7/8 - 3/8 (in its lowest form) =

8a) Write a word problem for the calculation £19.13 + £23.18 

8b) Can you answer the calculation from above. 

9) 890 + 100 =

10) Round 1248 to the nearest: a) 10 b) 100 c) 1000





Subtraction With Exchanging

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Dividing by 10 and 100

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Rounding Part 2

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Read the extract below from Fizzlebert Stump then answer the following questions:


1)Find a word on page 3 that has a similar meaning to attractive.

2) Name 3 ways Fizzlebert's life is different to yours. 

3) Why doesn't Fizzlebert like this way of life? 

4)Find the definition for the following words:





5) What do you think will happen in the rest of the story?