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Spend 10 minutes on each of these websites:


TT Rockstars: 

Spelling Shed:




This week we are looking at the 'ee' sound spelt '~ey' at the end of words. 


Take a look at the spellings below: 

  • Read the word
  • Cover it
  • Spell it
  • Check it
  • Repeat

Remember to practise these on Spelling Shed as well. 

Guided Reading


This week for Guided Reading we are going to try something a little different. 

I would like you to pick a book, story or text that you are interested in reading. 

This can be a book, a magazine, online, anything. (just make sure it has enough text in it)


Read one page of your text and then try to do the following activities:


  • Answer these questions: 
    • Who are characters?
    • Where is it set?
    • What are the 3 key events?


  • Now have a go at summarising the text. Tell me what the whole page is about in 2 sentences or less. (Use the 3 key events to help you)


  • Pick 3 words you find hard and look up the definitions


  • Predict what happens on the next page (if you know what happens because you have already read this book before, make up your own ending). 


I would love to see a picture of the book you are reading and your answers above.  Put these on the blog so we can see what interesting books and texts you love to read and are reading at home. 



We are continuing with our work on The Firework Maker's Daughter this week as I know you have been enjoying this. 


This week, we are going to look at the grammar and features needed to write a scene with action in it. 


Work through the activity below to help you. 

In this lesson, we are going to be retrieving information from Chapter Three of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 34-39 .




Today we are going to remind ourselves about fractions! 


Can you remember what a fraction is?

A fraction is a part of a whole. 

This can be a part of a shape, part of a whole object, or a part of a set of objects. 


Today we are going to look at half and quarter. 


Watch this little video to remind you what a half and quarter is

Fractions - Halves and Quarters.mp4

Still image for this video

We know that when we are working out a fraction, each part must be EQUAL.

This means that they must the the same.  This makes it fair. 



We know that: The whole cake is split into 2 equal parts. Each part is worth a half. 

This can be written as     or    



Now for quarters: 



The shape has been split into 4 equal parts.  One of the 4 equal parts is called a quarter. 


Remember: the parts must be equal.


a)  This is not half.  Yes it has been split into 2 pieces. However, the pieces are not equal. 


b) Yes these pieces are equal. However, it has been split into 3 pieces and not 2! A half is 1 of 2 pieces. 


Try these questions below: