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This week, we are going to do things slightly different.  Every day, you maths will start with a flash back activity which is a recap of the learning we have covered this half term (and a few other little bits).  There are 5 questions to complete.


For our main activity, you need to watch my introduction video and then choose whether you would like to follow group 1's work or group 2's work.  You then need to watch the video which corresponds to your learning and then choose that worksheet.


If you require any support, please ask your adult to contact me.



Maths - Flashback Monday

Maths - Monday 1st March 2021 - Instructions

You choose which maths group you want to be in

Maths - Monday 1st March 2021 - Group 1

Subtract fractions

Maths - Monday 1st March 2021 - Group 2

Subtract fractions


Within our writing this week, I would really like you to include some similes in your character descriptions (people) and setting descriptions (place).

You will need to complete the SPaG part of your lesson before you complete your English work.

Have a look at the link below which explains what a simile is.



A simile is a figure of speech where you compare one thing with another of a different kind.  It is a method of comparison.


Using similes in your writing can help make it more powerful and vivid.


For example:


as quick as a flash

as bright as a summer's night

as busy as a bee

as black as coal


Once you have watched the videos and completed the activities, please have a go at your English activity.


Don't worry, I haven't forgotten your spelling test.  That will be tomorrow.


Today, I would like you to read the chapter - The Bloodbottler





This week, we are going to be writing a narrative piece of work based on our class text - The BFG.  You are going to be writing from the perspective of Sophie.  You are in the BFG's cave.  As always when writing a piece of narrative, we are going to focus on the 5 Ps:







Today, we are going to focus on building our effective vocabulary which can be used when describing our people (Sophie and the BFG) and place (the BFG's cave).  We will also be building on our character description of our Giant we created on Friday.  I really want you to focus on this giant being mean, ugly and horrible.  Your giant is going to become the 'problem' in our narrative writing.


Following on from our SPaG lesson, I would like you to come up with at least one simile for Sophie, one for the BFG, one for the cave and one for you giant.


I have attached below a scanned picture of our class text - can you identify the similes that Roald Dahl has used in his writing - write these in your exercise book.


If you skim back through the class text, you will be able to pick out descriptions of Sophie, the BFG and the Cave.  I would like you to create an effective vocabulary word bank for each of the following (including one simile for each):

  • Sophie
  • The BFG
  • the Cave
  • Your giant

If you look back to the learning on the class page from Friday, you will see i have uploaded an example of the effective vocabulary we discussed in school.  You could write your word bank like this in your book.


This will all help you when it comes to writing your narrative later on this week.

English - Monday 1st March 2021

Word mats for effective vocabulary