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Monday 18th


We are continuing with our work on time. On Thursday, you were revising your telling of the time to the O'clock, half past and quarter past and to.


Don't forget that when we look at our minute hand (the longer hand) on the first half of the clock, we say 'past' and for the second half of the clock we say 'to'. When the minute hand gets to half past, it stops thinking about the last hour and starts focusing on how many minutes until the next hour.



The numbers on the clock tell us the hours when we look at the hour hand, but when we are measuring minutes with the minute hand, each number is worth 5 minutes, as you can see above. 


When it is to the hour, you count back in 5's from the hour to see how many minutes it is to the hour.


Now try the quiz below to help remind you.

Now watch this video,which shows you how we calculate to the nearest minute. It's just like we do with 5 minutes, but we need to count the minutes in between too.


Now see if you can draw the correct times on these clocks to say when each of the sporting events are starting. You could use the diagram above to help you too.
Spellings/ Handwriting

To start the week, we will be introducing our spelling words with some handwriting. Remember, you can print out the sheet or write them in your book. Either is fine! 

English/ Theme

This week, we are looking at the Egyptian story of creation and the Egyptian Gods.


Please watch these animations and videos of the Egyptian creation story.

If this video doesn't work with your version of Flash, then try this one:
Now read this version of the Egyptian creation story.

What is different and each of the versions you have just seen? Which one of them do you prefer? The animation, video or written story?


Perhaps you could use the family tree below to retell the story of Egyptian creation to someone in your house?



A few weeks ago we started our topic of 'Light and Dark'


Today we are going to focusing on our eyes, which help us see. 

I would like you to study what happens to your eyes when you are in the dark and when you are in the light. See if you can find a member of the family who can do this quick investigation with:


Find a place in the house where you can make the light a lot darker. Perhaps you have a large cupboard, such as under the stairs. Turn down the lights and look at the other person's eyes. What do you see? Now turn the lights on or up. What do you notice about their eyes?

The iris protects our eyes by getting bigger so that the pupils shrink in bright light.  The iris gets very small when we are frightened so that the pupils are big and let a lot of light in and we can see as well as possible if we need to run away.  In the dark the iris shrinks and the pupils open out very wide to allow as much light in as possible.

See if you can label this diagram of the eye. If you aren't able to print it out, then just draw it. The parts you need to label are;

- Eye lashes

- Eye brow

- Eye lid

- Pupil

- Iris 

If you are able, describe what each one does.