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Thursday 30th April

Word of the day:   plead


- 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?  


0900 - 0930 - Reading 

Today's reading challenge.. 

Decide which 'heat level' is right for you...challenge yourself like you would do in school! Think, 'What would my teacher give me at school?' 

Your options for today are...

Mild - Purple 8 Question and Answers 

Spicy - Peach 8 Question and Answers 

Hot - The Mystery of the Poet Thief!


0930 - 1030 - Maths

To warm your brains up this morning, have a go at this game.


For the main part of the lesson it is Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 4 (Ordering Money)


 Finally thank you for all your word problems that you have been sending in. Keep them coming. I will be setting you one of these problems each day. The first one was written by Harrison.

Question – if you were saving up to buy a games console for £245 a TV for £80. How much more money would you need to save if you had £100 already saved up.

The answer will be shared tomorrow.


1030 - 1100 - Break


1100 - 1130 - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Adding the prefix auto- part 2 - your instructions and task are below! 


1130 - 1215 - English

Read through the notes you made yesterday and look closely at the drawing. If you can, discuss/talk about your description of Miss Root with someone at home.  

Today is your time to write your very own character description of Miss Root!  

There is a success criterion here to help you ensure you have everything you need!  

Once you have finished your writing don’t forget to go back and edit and improve!  


Tick these sections if you think you’ve done them… 



Described the 5 senses 



Described the 5 ‘Ws’ 



Only used ‘and’, ‘but’ or ‘so’ once in each sentence 



Full stops and capital letters for every sentence 



Handwriting is neat, and ascenders and descenders are clear.  



How many interesting words? 



How many different connectives? 



How many different openers? 



How many types of punctuation?    .    ?    !    ,    ( )    ‘    “    … 




1215 - 1315 - Lunch


1315 - Enquiry

In this lesson, you are going to write a newspaper article about your new and exciting archaeological discovery ... the mysterious skull!  Use your fictional animal from yesterday to describe the shape of the skull and the teeth. Why do scientists think it was a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? How can they tell from the type of teeth the mystery animal has? To help you, please look at the following:


yes Newspapers

yes Newspaper Genre Features Checklist (the 5 Ws are REALLY IMPORTANT)

yes 5Ws Planning Frame to help you plan your article and the information you want it to include.

yes Newspaper Key Vocabulary - helpful sentence starters/phrases you can include in your own writing.

yes WAGOLL - can you find any of the key vocabulary in my example? There are also two jokes in my version. Can you find 



When you have looked at all the above, it’s time for you to be a JOURNALIST and write your own article about the newly discovered skull!