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WB 01.02.21

Hello 2AB!

I hope that you are happy and healthy and that you are enjoying your studies. I continue to be impressed by the quality of work that you are sending in. Very well done! 


In maths this week we are going to start to look at decimals. The week starts by considering what a decimal is before going on to look at counting, comparing, ordering and rounding. The key with decimals is to first of all understand that sometimes we need numbers smaller than 1. In the Rio Olympics, Usain Bolt ran the 100m in 9.81 seconds and Justin Gatlin in 9.89 seconds. So there was less that one second between first and second. Another tip is to start with what you are familiar with, which is whole numbers. You can always complete a question thinking what it would be in whole numbers and then try it again with the decimals in place. In addition, I have uploaded the Click and Safe booklets so that you can complete one set of questions from each booklet each week.


In English, we are going to continue with our diary recounts by planning, writing and then editing and improving our writing. Grammar this week focuses on the use of the apostrophe for possession and guided reading continues to look at Bill's new frock. In PSHE there is a gentle introduction to unwanted physical contact, RE explores at the Trinity and science investigates whether different materials are magnetic or not. Finally there is work on the family in Spanish.  


Sending work in

I would be grateful if you could mark the maths using the answer booklet and if a parent or guardian could let me know in an email how the maths has gone for the week. The work in English can be completed on a work document or handwritten work can be scanned and then sent to me, if possible each day. I am teaching in the morning and will be able to look at it in the afternoon. Finally, there are some spellings for you to learn. As I am in school each day, there may be a delay in getting back to you, but please do send in your questions using the class email.

  Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4
Monday Times Tables Rockstars


Complete times tables grid. 

Decimals - dividing by 10 and 100.


Making notes

In English today I would like you to look at some videos posted by the sports commentator Andrew Cotter. During the first lockdown he entertained the nation with clips he posted about his two dogs, Olive and Mabel. I would like you to use these as inspiration for your diary. Imagine that you are one of the dogs and make notes on what you have been up to. Describe what you have experienced through your senses. Write down what you were thinking and what you heard. Complete this for at least two of the clips. You will then be writing a diary from the point of view of a dog. 


RE lesson 

The Holy Trinity.

Look at Resource Sheet 1 which gives six words the Bible uses to describe God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Look at the Trinity images and see how many of these words are shown in the artwork.


Use the Trinity Chant, a kenning poem (see Resource Sheet 2), to look at ‘18 things that Christians believe God does’. Cut up the poem and then try to link each kenning to either God the Father, Son or the Holy Spirit. Consider what title you would give to the poem. Follow up the work by drawing a several actions that you associate with The Holy Spirit, God or Jesus. 

Tuesday Times Tables Rockstars


Complete times tables grid.

Counting in decimals



Look back at your notes from the previous lesson and make brief notes to complete the boxes in the planning frame. Remember, you don't need to write too much; just put phrases and words to remind you of what you need to include. 


The family

Read through the presentation and complete the activities.

Wednesday Times Tables Rockstars


Comparing decimals

Complete Click wk3 as a starter activity 



Today in English I would like you to write your diary. Look at the features poster and example texts to remind yourself of what to include. I have also included a presentation to guide you through the process.  


Science lesson on testing to see if a material is magnetic or not
Thursday Times Tables Rockstars


Ordering decimals

Complete Safe wk3 as a starter activity 


Edit and improve

Look back at your text from yesterday and read it carefully to correct and mistakes to do with:




When you have done this, think carefully about what you could do to improve the text. This might be:

* adding rhetorical questions e.g. Who doesn't like love standing in a muddy lake?; 

* adding more thoughts, taking care to use reported and not direct speech;

* developing the description.


Unwanted physical contact.

Go through the presentation and complete the activities.

The first task looks at what personal space is before looking at a video clip on how we can respect this. Task 3 asks you to advise certain children on their dilemma.


Friday Times Tables Rockstars


Rounding decimals


The apostrophe

Guided Reading

Bill's new frock chapter 5