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Week 2 30.3.20

Spelling Strategies; Y5/6 and Y3/4 spelling lists

Holes Reading Comprehension Questions Chapters 41-43



Use the strategies below to practice the Year 5/6 or Year 3/4 words that you are still finding tricky. Select 10-20 of these words, write them on pieces of paper and get someone to hide them in your garden or around the house for you to find- read each word when you find it and then cover it up and try to spell it. ......(see resources above).



Try to read for at least 30 minutes every day - sharing a range of texts and taking it in turns to read or be read to.


There are some great websites, where you can access books to read with your child. 


1. Use Oxford Owl my class log in at for their library of free e-books. You can select the age for differing levels of texts and there are non-fiction and fiction to choose from. 


Please use the username : holbrooky2

Password: booksy2


2. Use epic - log in as a student using the pupil code -  gyq1829

Select your name and then an adult will need to input details for remote access. It says it will be free until the end of the school year.


Holes reading comprehension questions (Chapter 41-43)

Answer the comprehension questions about our class text Holes (see link above).


While you are answering the questions, think carefully about which question type you are answering e.g. summarising, retrieval, inference etc. 




How are you getting on with your reflective diary? Write about the routines you are getting into at home. What are the highlights of each day? Write about the daily exercise sessions that you are carrying out. Have you made virtual contact with any of your friends? (REMEMBER TO GET PERMISSION FROM AN ADULT TO DO THIS). How are your friends finding the recent changes? Keep up to date with the national using Newsround and then write your thoughts about recent updates. 


Look at the language used by the author in the chapter you have just read (Chapter 35). List descriptive phrases (adjectives / noun phrases) which paint a picture for the reader.

Remember, a noun phrase is where we modify the noun. It could be from the cat to the mischievous, tabby cat.


This can be done over two days…Having read Chapter 36 and 37, imagine that you and your best friend were in the same situation as Hector and Stanley found themselves. I would like you to write a short narrative (story) which is based in the same setting they both found themselves.


Would you and your friend be in high spirits? Would you be arguing? Would you help each other successfully? Would you cause yourself pain to help your friend, like Zero did?


WRITER’S TOOLKIT: Here’s a few things you might want to include in your writing:


-Short sentences to create suspense.

-Hot and challenging conditions are described through adjectives.

-Speech brings the characters alive – look at how they are punctuated in the text.


Challenge: When you have finished this, ask your parent/adult at home if you can ring a friend or family member to read them your story. There’s no point in writing a story if you’re not going to share it!



One of the topics we had not covered in mathematics in year 6 is ratio and proportion and this week I would like the children to have a look at this.

Children can access videos and activity sheets with answers by typing into google - 'White Rose Maths Home Learning' clicking on the title and then by selecting Year 6.


The videos and activities need to be accessed in the correct order.

1. Using ratio language

2. Ratio and Fractions

3. Introduction to the ratio symbol

4. Calculating ratio


I have then added some more activity sheets that the children can work on to consolidate their understanding. I have also added answer sheets.

Scaling can be left until after Easter.





Please see attached document which details an experiment to investigate shadows. All you need is a torch, an object and a darkened room. 


To finish off our topic think about all the ways in which we can help save the planet. Make a poster showing how we can help.

This could be done:

On the computer

Drawn and coloured in with pencils or felt tips


or could be a collage

Make sure that you get the message across e.g. what we can do to help

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