With the sun shining and the end of term approaching, we are going to create a special end of term podcast with the favourite parts of everyone's year included.

What was yours?

Puppet Film making?

District sports?

Making monsters?

Picture frames?

Clay making?

New playground equipment?

Roald Dahl day?

Maths day?

...maybe something else!

Comment on here and say why, so we can have a chat about it, before writing a script!

This could be a challenge, so I’m giving you 2 weeks (hand in on13th June) to make…


Egyptian Tomb!

What to do 1.     Take the shoebox lid and remove a rectangle from the top. Take care with the scissors.

2.     Over this ‘window’ fix some tissue paper. This will be where the light comes through, so you may want to use a dark or mysterious colour. You could fix the tissue paper to the underside of the lid to make a better fit.

3.   With a sharp point and some adult help make a small hole in the small end of the shoebox. This will be where Howard Carter (the Egyptologist) peeps through to see Tutankhamun’s tomb. Make sure the hole is not too high – the lid will be going back on the box and you don’t want to cover up the hole!

4.  Decorate the inside the box. Use hieroglyphs and Egyptian style pictures on the walls. You could use sandpaper on the ‘floor’. Which would be better, paints, gel pens or coloured pencils? Try to get an ancient feel for your tomb.

5.     Draw some Egyptian pictures on pieces of paper just a little wider than the box.

6.     Place these large figures and furniture across the ‘floor’ in rows.

7.   Repeat with different pictures. Use a variety of heights, so that some parts are visible, and some are not.

8.  Replace the lid and peep through the hole. Could the arrangement of pictures be improved?

9.   See what you can find out about Howard Carter and the ‘Wonderful things’ he found in the Valley of the Kings.

This week's homework is about grid references for numeracy and pronouns and synonyms for literacy.
The class have been set a piece of literacy homework (reporting about their bank-holiday weekend) and numeracy homework (angles work which we are covering this week in maths...it might be beneficial to attempt this towards the end of the week).

This week's homework is to be completed on the paper provided.
The class have been set a piece of literacy homework (reporting about their bank-holiday weekend) and numeracy homework (angles work which we are covering this week in maths...it might be beneficial to attempt this towards the end of the week).

This week's homework is to be completed on the paper provided.
This week's literacy and numeracy homework is being set via paper and relates to recent work done in class.

Please ensure they are handed in no later than Tuesday 7th May.
LITERACY: The children are using some of the key skills they've worked on in their homeworks and class for an independent story writing task this week. Thus, I am not setting a specific literacy homework this week apart from the standard spellings for Friday's test.


I am asking the children to practise their subtraction method they have practised in school this week and to share their methods with their parents. Every child has practised at least 3 digit subtraction eg. 548-342=?

***Please appreciate their methods are stepping stones to more efficient approaches and should not be confused with other approaches.***
I have sent a worksheet home to reinforce some of the learning we have done in class, but if you can find real life opportunities to practise these skills then that would be beneficial. 

(Like last week please submit your work on this blog page)

This week we are doing some work on the structure of paragraphs and are following a 'TIPTOP' approach.

What to do...

Lots of parents get a bit fed up of children saying ‘I’m BORED!’ Imagine one day you came home from school and your mum or dad were there saying ‘I’m BORED’!
1. What would you say to them?
2. Write a short conversation between you and your parent/carer in which the adult is the one who is bored!
3. Set your conversation out in paragraphs.


Dad was in the house as I slammed open the door, I was expecting to be told off! "I’m really bored!" he yawned. I was surprised, I had never seen him like this before!

"What do you mean you’re bored?" I replied. "The bathroom needs cleaning, the potatoes need peeling, and when was the last time you vacuumed under the sofa?"

"But I hate all that stuff! We never do anything good!" said Dad.

I was confused and was unsure what was going on, "Look Dad, I’m a bit busy for this now. I have homework to do you know…"

The children have been given Maths homework to complete on a worksheet about division or fractions. This work has been set based on our recent end of Spring Term assessments, which the class have been asked to share with you.


As part of their Literacy homework I have asked them to use their reading and research skills to find information about one of the Gods from Ancient Egypt and to write at least one paragraph on this blog about them.

I am not restricting anyone on the maximum that they want to write, but I am requesting the following as a minimum...

Blue: Write one paragraph that is punctuated perfectly.

Green: Write one paragraph that shows you know a proper noun needs capital letters.

Red: Write one paragraph that includes uses of commas...either in a list or to add a clause.

Yellow: Write one paragraph that uses varied vocabulary (especially with the sentence openers).
If you want to do some research over the Easter holiday than you can look in to the Ancient Egyptians!

For example...
-what clothes did they wear?
-what is a pyramid?
-why did they build pyramids?

If you find anything out or would like to ask any 'big questions' as part of our topic work, then you can write them here or bring in your ideas after the holidays!

Have a wonderful break.
At the end of the week I will write up some optional homework for the class to participate in over the holidays.


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