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Tuesday 5th May 2020

Word of the Day

8.50am Word of the Day perplex


- Find out what it means and write the definition in your own words!  
- What is its word class? (Is it a noun, verb, adjective?)  

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

- Can you find any synonyms or 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?  

 Finally, try to find the root of the word!


Let's try and combine physical activity with reading today:

Choose a prominent character's name in your reading book and assign a movement to it (e.g. star jumps, squats) to carry out five times each time you encounter the word.  If you're reading non-fiction, choose a Tier 3 word that is repeated with relative frequency.  Young children's books are great for this because they often have a lot of word repetition.  If you're feeling particularly energetic, you could choose different actions for different words.

Independent Reading

When reading today, try to observe how the author uses dialogue to add excitement and to move the action along. Which verbs does the writer use instead of ‘said’? Murmured, exclaimed, hissed – how does the choice of the different verbs add to our understanding of how the character is feeling?


Crime, Punishment & Torture

A gruesome read yesterday! Did you look up the meaning of unknown words? What do ‘warrants’, ‘verdicts’, ‘bizarre’ and ‘versatile’ mean?


As it's a short week, this week, we're challenging you to complete a little more reading each day:

  • Fill in the Gap
  • Matching
  • Label


Right year 6, after the excitement of angles in special quadrilaterals yesterday, we are looking at angles in polygons today. Have a look at the QCE and info sheet to get you started and as always if you can access the White Rose video lesson this will guide you through. Extra worksheets will give you a bit of a challenge. 


Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

First, look over the rules of speech again.

  • All spoken words must be inside inverted commas (speech marks).
  • Speech starts with a capital letter.
  • Before closing inverted commas, remember your closing punctuation . , ! ?
  • Use a comma to make a break between the spoken words and the rest of the sentence.
  • New speaker = new line.


Then, copy out the passage from ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’, rewriting it correctly as you go. It may help to read it with someone else, one of you to be George, one Grandma. If it doesn’t make sense, you’ve made a mistake!

Try to get half way through – if you are confident, do the whole passage!


You’re late she snapped. I don’t think I am, Grandma replied George. Don’t interrupt me in the middle of a sentence! she shouted. But you’d finished your sentence, Grandma replied George. There you go again! she cried. Always interrupting and arguing. You really are a tiresome little boy. What’s the time? It’s exactly eleven o’clock, Grandma said George. You’re lying as usual. Stop talking so much and give me my medicine. Shake the bottle first. Then pour it into the spoon and make sure it’s a whole spoonful snarled Grandma. Are you going to gulp it all down in one go? George asked her. Or will you sip it? What I do is none of your business the old woman said. Fill the spoon.

The Arrival


French again today.  You've got a word search to have a go at.

Philosophical Question of the Day

What is love?

For years, people have been trying to put this into words.  Have a go at explaining your understanding to someone and see if they agree with you.