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Happy World Book Day - the teachers have got dressed up, what are you doing to celebrate today? Send us in your photos!

Thursday 4th March 2021

Welcome to Thursday!  Today is World Book Day so have a look at the challenges we have set for you and maybe try a couple of the other ones.  Don’t forget to send the work in to your class teacher to include in the world book day displays!

Let’s get our hearts and bodies pumping with some exercise :

Wake Up - Fresh Start Fitness | GoNoodle



These are your spelling for this week; they are all homophones, words which sound the same, but have different meanings. 

meet hear knot which break

meat here not witch brake


Can you unscramble these letters to make some of your spelling words?


reeh       ______________                     ichhw  ________________

kearb     ______________                     team   ________________

Can you work out the word from the meanings below?

join made by tying together the ends of a

piece or pieces of string                                         __________________


to separate suddenly or violently into two

or more pieces                                                           _________________


to receive or become conscious of a sound

using your ears                                                          _________________



These are your spelling for this week; they all sound the same at the end but they are spelled differently. 


Optician, magician , extension, explosion, exclusion,

profession, mission, possession,  fiction, direction


Can you unscramble these letters to make some of your spelling words?


enixentos  ______________      tifocin      ________________

inotcpai     ______________      onsimis   ________________

Can you work out the word from the meanings below?

any type of work that needs special training 

or a particular skill                                                   __________________

the position towards which someone or

something moves or faces                                      __________________


the act of not allowing someone or something

to take part in an activity or to enter a place:    __________________


Reading Skills

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



To celebrate world book day we are setting you some fun challenges.  Have a look at the grid below to see what options there are.

Today we would like you to think about your favourite character from any book you have read or had read to you.  What do you like about them, is there anything you don’t like?  Can you create a role on the wall, like we did last week, on your favourite character?  Think about what they look like and what they do.

CHALLENGE: Think about what their bedroom might look like.  Can you draw a picture/make a model of their bedroom?  Either write or video an explanation of what is in the room and why.

Mrs Bourdillon (Paddington) has recorded a description of a character from a traditional tale, can you guess which character it is and which tale they come from?  Can you draw the character?

Still image for this video

Now let’s have a brain break and move with The Vamps level two challenge



If you have completed the work that is on the blog, have a look at the maths pages for some extra work including reasoning questions!

Click the spiral to go to the maths page



Year 3:  

We have completed all the work on statistics so it is time to take and end of block assessment.  Don’t forget you can look back at previous days videos to remind yourself of anything you have forgotten.  Take your time, think carefully and good luck.

Year 4 Equivalent fractions

Mrs Bourdillon's group Patterns with 3D shapes

Wider Curriculum:  PE



LI To roll and throw a ball accurately.


Have you every rolled on thrown a ball to someone only for it to go wildly off target?  Maybe someone has passed you a ball and you have had to run a long way to try to catch it?  Throwing and rolling accurately is an important part of racket games. 

In your garden or other outdoor space, set a target.  This could be a hoop, a tree, a jumper, or if you are lucky, another person.  Try to roll a ball along the ground to the target.  Did it go straight?  If not why not?  Is there a lump in the ground or is it on a slope.  What could you do to correct this?  Try throwing the ball, is this easier?  Did you throw it too hard or too soft?

Keep practicing until you can hit the target more often than not.

What did you find hardest?  What was easy?  How could you make it harder/easier?

Have fun!

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.


Well done, that is the end of Thursdays work.  Don’t forget to send your work to the class e-mail address or through Teams, so your teacher will be able to have a look at it and maybe put it on the hub page!

Mr Hazelby  Mrs Bourdillon  Mrs Irvine