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Thursday 21st May

                                                                                  Good Citizen Week


This week, Sussex Road is going to have a Good Citizen Week. We have seen so many acts of kindness during lockdown  in the news, on television and across social media.. Clapping for the NHS and carers, donating and fund raising are just some examples that come to mind. We are sure you can think of many more.






Your challenge is to show kindness each day, either to family members in your household or towards people in the wider community. We have included some ideas to get you started:  say hello to your neighbour, write a letter, make a drink for your family. However, kindness comes in many ways so please feel free to think of your own. Being kind is guaranteed to make you smile and will cheer everyone up. As a good citizen, just make sure you maintain a social distance of 2 metres.



Philosophical question:

Today's question: Can computers think?



Word of the day: sturdy


  • Find out what it means and write the definition in your own words!   

  •  What is its word class?   

  • How many syllables does it have (clap each syllable to help you)? 

  •  Make a list of synonyms and antonyms   

  •  Can you use it in an interesting sentence?  

  • Are you able to use it, appropriately, when you are speaking or in any of your writing opportunities?


Maths Today we are not watching a video from White Rose. We are going to practise the skills that we learnt yesterday about how we can express a fraction that is more than one, so for example, 5/3 can also be written as 1  2/3. The questions and answers are stored below as normal.





Planning the last 2 sections of your letter!  Some of you may not have finished planning arguments 1 and 2, now is your opportunity to do so however if you have plan a 3 argument! 


Argument 3 

The final argument for me is about the bad breath. Who wants to be talking to someone who has awful breath?! Poor Alfie doesn’t have many friends... could this be a reason why?  

To support my argument:  

  • Some people can’t help bad breath and there might be an underlying problem which is causing it  

  • If he cleaned himself up a bit people wouldn’t judge him and be friends with him  

  • No-one wants to be lonely – is Alfie just putting on a front?  


Concluding Statement 

This is where we need to sum up the argument that has been made during the letter!  

Use the first sentence to restate the main aim from your introduction but make sure you use different words. Then remind the reader of the main arguments you made throughout the letter. This concluding statement shouldn’t be any more than 5-6 sentences.  

There should be no additional information or extra detail – it is summing up what you have already written.  


Now if you haven't included it in your planning yet you must make sure you do today! You need your letter to be as persuasive as possible!   

Groups of three – when three adjectives or phrases are used together to make them stand out.  

Repetition – words or phrases that are repeated so that they stick in the reader’s mind.  

Superlatives – words that show that something is the best or the most  

Emotive language – when words are used to make the reader reel a certain emotion I.e. sadness 

Exaggeration – when information is given that is over the top, or slightly untrue  

Rhetorical questions – using questions that don’t need an answer to get the reader to think 



Look at the first slide on the Habitat powerpoint. Practise the animal names in French. Focus on pronunciation.


The rest of the powerpoint focuses on animal habitats in French. Lots of them look familiar to English words. How many do you recognise? I have included an audio file on each habitat slide to help you with pronunciation. Click on the little triangle 'play' symbol to hear each of them.



Print out the habitat slides or write each one on a piece of paper.


Person A chooses says an animal in French e.g. le poisson:

Person B says: Ou habites-tu? (Where do you live?)                                                                             

Persons A points to the habitat and says: J'habite dans (I live in ...) la mer (the sea)

J'habite dans la mer = I live in the sea


Play the game with different animals.


Complete  Activity Sheet 18. There is a helpful sentence builder on this sheet (shown below). Feel free to include any other animals and habitats we have been learning about.



L'oiseau habite dans le foret.


Please write the sentences into your Home Learning Book.


Throughout this unit, use your Core Language resource OFTEN. These are key words and phrases you are aiming to learn, say and understand over the course of the term.