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Monday 20th April 2020


LO: Can I recognise grammar terms?

This game allows you to revise and practise some of the grammar terms we use.  Make sure you complete the list of words first, before you open the pdf and insert them into the Shrek story!


Step 1: Write down a word for each item on the list, try to think of interesting ones (I’m sure you can do better than my basic examples!):

  1. An adjective (eg. big)
  2. An adjective (eg. fluffy)
  3. A past tense verb (eg. walked)
  4. A type of food
  5. A part of the body (plural, eg. arms)
  6. An adjective
  7. An adverb (eg. slowly)
  8. A part of the body (any)
  9. A past tense verb
  10.  A noun (eg. chair)
  11.  A verb ending in -ing (eg. looking)
  12.  A part of the body
  13.  A type of food (plural, eg. carrots)
  14.  A past tense verb


Step 2:  Either you or someone at home can now read out the story from the pdf document and you can insert your words from the list into the gaps.  Another option is to print the page and write your words into the gaps then read the story out yourself.  Don’t worry if it sounds silly, that’s part of the fun!


Today you are going to practise your reading comprehension skills.  Read the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright then have a go at answering the questions in your book.  You might like to read the whole poem first to get a feel for it, then answer the questions.  Some of you may prefer to answer one question at a time, just reading the relevant part.  Look carefully to see if the question is directing you to a specific verse.  Answer as many questions as you feel able to. 

If you’d like to hear Kit Wright reading his poem, I have included a link for a video of this.




LO: Can I understand place value in decimals?

I know you started learning about decimals and understanding tenths and hundredths with Mr Dourass before Easter.  Today’s activity uses this knowledge to practise identifying place value in decimals.


If I have the digits 0, 2 and 8, I can arrange them in different ways on my place value grid to create different decimals:


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2   .  0  8   =  2.08 (two point zero eight) – this has 2 ones, 0 tenths and 8 hundredths

0   .  2  8   =  0.28 (zero point two eight) – this has 0 ones, 2 tenths and 8 hundredths


How many other ways can you find to arrange the digits to make different decimal numbers?  Don’t forget to say how many ones, tenths and hundredths are in each number.


Putting decimals on a place value grid like this can help us to identify the place value of each digit.  Remember that tenths and hundredths mean the same as the fraction form you have already learnt (2 tenths = 2/10, 8 hundredths = 8/100)

Have a go at the activities on the attached sheet (focus on questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 with question 8 as a problem solving challenge – for question 2, you can draw the place value discs or write the numbers on the grid like in my example).


LO: Can I identify what is special to me?

A good activity to do at any time but especially when times are a bit different and uncertain is to focus on the things that bring you joy and are special to you.  These could be favourite toys, people in your life (even if you can’t see them at the moment), favourite activities, happy memories…

Your task is to think of and/or gather together nine things which are special to you and bring you joy.  They don’t have to be actual objects, they can be activities, people or memories too.  You might have pictures of some things or be able to draw pictures of them.  For each item, think about why it is special to you – how does it make you feel?  Does it have a good memory connected to it?

If you want to record this in your book, you can but you don’t have to – the main purpose is to think about why it makes you happy and is special to you and to feel some of that happiness.