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Thursday 11th February 2021

Welcome to a totally magnificent Thursday! I hope you are all up and buzzing to learn today.  

You have all been sent your logins for Accelerated Reader , can you log in before the beginning of next term and take the Star Reading test, just like you would if you were in school.  Remember this should take around 20-25 minutes, don't rush it as we use this to assess which book level you should be reading.

We have a live lesson at 11 together with the children in school to think about what we have learned about the Egyptians and share any amazing work together, and then at 1pm we have our last story time of the term.  Then this afternoon is PE, so put on your kit and lets get going!

Lets start with a warm up with some yeti dancing:


Smallfoot: Do The Yeti


Year 3:  

Today we are focussing on word problems based on giving change.  Here is a recap of yesterdays video if you need it, then try the problems below. 

Give change

There are different problems at different abilities on the Maths tab on the web page if you need more of a challenge, or maybe something a bit easier, click here to go look.


Year 4:

Comparing area

Mrs Bourdillon’s Group :

Draw 2D shapes



These are your spelling for this week;

actually, caught, complete, group, height,

library, perhaps, separate, strength, weight

Can you unscramble the letters?

gethih                                        _ _ _ _ _ _

hearpps                                    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

motpecel                                  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

lucyltaa                                      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Can you work out the words from their meanings?

A building which houses books                                                   _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The degree to which something is strong or powerful           _ _ _ _ _ _ _

number of people or things that are put together               _ _ _ _ _




These are your spellings for this week;

accidentally, calendar, experiment, knowledge, material,

occasion, pressure, question, sentence, therefore

Can you unscramble the letters?

ascoocin                                    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

taarmeil                                     _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

sreepurs                                    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

alarnced                                     _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Can you work out the words from their meanings?

a test done in order to learn something                                                                                                        _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

group of words, usually containing a verb, that expresses a thought in the form of a statementquestioninstruction, or exclamation and starts with a capital letter when written         _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

as a result; because of that; for that reason:                                                                                                  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

SPAG: Past tense

Past tense is used when something has already happened, it is in the past.

Spagtastic Past and Present Tenses

Can you convert these sentences to the past tense?


Sarah walks to the shops.

Michael draws pictures in his maths book.

Mrs Bourdillon teaches the class how to write a story.

Mr Hazelby plays football with the boys at break time.

Mrs Irvine sings songs to help us to remember things.


Now write three sentences of your own in the past tense.


Reading Skills

Read the following text a few times to an adult then answer the questions that follow it.

Now let’s have a brain break and think about our SPaG lesson today on tenses






Live lesson 11 am – end of the Egypt topic, what have we learned?  If you have any amazing work to share, have it next to you so we can all have a look and celebrate.


The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss

Today we’re listening to chapters 38, 39 and 40 of the Phoenix Code told by Mrs Irvine.  Did you guess who the villain was?


Have a look at the video about Tutankhamun’s tomb.


Mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb - Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered

We are going to write the diary of one of the people there when they first opened it.

First think who you are going to write about, will it be Howard Carter, one of the Egyptian helpers or even Lord Carnarven himself!  Think how they might have felt.  The beginning of our book, The Phoenix Code, has some good description of what it is like just before you open a tomb, look back and see what you can use to help.  Remember to write using emotional verbs, time connective and in chronological order.

Wider Curriculum: PE


It's Joe with another 20 minute workout! Choose one from the list. Watch and have a go! Remember to follow Joe's warm up and take a break when it gets tough! Drink plenty of water after exercising! Record your PE in photos or a video for the class pages!




For an additional challenge, think about everything we have learned this term about making shapes and travelling from one place to another.  Can you put together a short routine using all the things we have learned about, shapes, rolls, direct and indirect routes. Don’t forget to send a photo or video of you to your teachers to celebrate.

Nearly the end of day. Now it’s time for a little quiet, prayer and reflection with our Class worship. Click the candle.





Time for a story to finish our day. Click the image and choose one to read.



Congratulations and well done on getting to the end of the week! We hope you have had an amazing week, well done everyone!

Don’t forget to send your work to the class e-mail address where your teacher will be able to put it on the hub page!

Mr Hazelby  Mrs Bourdillon  Mrs Irvine