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Thursday 7th May 2020



LO: Can I write a conversation between characters?


Today I’d like you to use your speech bubble ideas from yesterday to construct a short conversation (8 pieces of speech in total is fine) between your two characters.


Make sure you choose interesting speech verbs and include extra information about their movements to help show us more through their body language.


Remembering what we learnt in GPS on Tuesday, make sure you start a new line each time a different character speaks and include the correct speech punctuation.


Can I explore my spelling pattern?


For today’s activity, you will need your coordinates knowledge.  Complete the tasks involving the prefixes super-, anti- and auto-.  For the second page, construct words which do exist!  


Extension: Use the prefixes and the roots to make up some new words and explain their meanings in your book, eg. antiglue – now what could that be?!


SNIP spellers – have a go at one of the free games for practising the /u/ as ou spelling pattern on this website can play as a single player without having to signup/log on to the website


Can I apply my money knowledge?


First, have a go at the quiz on this website.

Try to work out the answer (using mental or written methods today!) rather than guessing.  If you get it wrong, it will show you the correct answer and explain how to work it out – this is useful feedback!


Once you have done that, use your money knowledge to try to crack the code on the activity sheet.

Can you then create your own puzzle using a range of money problems, applying the skills you have learnt this week?


If you have time, please also try to fit a bit of times tables practice in today or over the weekend!  Remember you need to know them as division facts as well (eg. 72 ÷ 9 = 8, not just 8 x 9 = 72 and 180 ÷ 20 = 9, not just 9 x 20 = 180)


VE Day

Tomorrow, it is the special Bank Holiday for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day which marks the end of the Second World War in Europe.  Although the celebrations may take place in a slightly different format to what was originally planned, there is still plenty going on to mark this occasion. 


Please watch at least one of these videos to help give you some more background.  The first one is a brief summary of what happened while the second one is a longer learning activity which links to the learning pack attached below.


Then have a look at the VE day challenges page on the website (found on the Class Pages page!)

Mrs Hoskins has provided a range of activities for you to explore today.  


I’ve also included some information below about members of my family who were involved in the Second World War in a variety of ways.  Do you have any relatives or neighbours’ relatives who were involved?  See what you can find out.

Ted Cottrell - my grandfather

My grandfather drove lorries during the Second World War, and took part in the second wave of the D-Day landings, transporting goods over to support the Allied troops.  He stayed on in Belgium for six months after VE Day, helping to train the Belgian Army troops.

Amy Griffiths - my great-aunt

Amy left working in service when war broke out to join the ATS (Auxiliary Transport Service).  This was the same organisation as the then Princess Elizabeth was working in but Amy worked in an organisational role, rather than driving.

Walter Griffiths - my great-uncle

Walter joined the Royal Air Force but was not allowed to fly planes as he was colour-blind.  Instead, he worked as a mechanic.  Unfortunately, he was captured following action in Crete, and kept in a prisoner of war camp throughout the war.  Luckily, he survived and went on to use his trade, learnt in the Air Force, when he returned home.

Richard Griffiths - Walter's brother, also my great-uncle

Richard served in the Army, in the tank corps, in Africa.