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Friday, 1st May



It's Friday again, how did that happen! 


Thanks for sending me pictures of your favourite books, I've added some pictures below. You all had great reasons. 


Remember, you can see work that each other are doing in the 'Our amazing work!' link.


I will be making my phone calls today, I am looking forward to speaking to you and saying hello. Please remember you can also message me on Dojo if you have any questions. 


I will also reveal our 'Star of the week' later today.


I hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend. 


Mrs T


Here are today's tasks...






Warm up


Go on the times tables website and choose one that you you need to focus on. 


Main session

Summer  Week 2-Lesson 2: Order lengths

Click on the following link to access it.


  • Please watch the video to support your understanding.
  • Try the sheet below.
  • Check your work against the answers (attached below).


Remember, you can either print it, write the answers out or discuss them with a family member.



If your child finds the measures sheet fairly easy I have also attached an additional problem solving activity. As that suggests the questions are more tricky, take time and are to extend learning further. They get more difficult as you work through them. The answers are also provided to support you to review the work.


The main focus is the White Rose Hub sheet as this continues our learning in class. 



We will review our understanding of adjectives- watch the video by following the link. 


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).

'It was a terrible book.' - The word 'terrible' is an adjective because it tells us what the book (the noun) was like.

Adjectives can be placed before or after a noun. For example: 'The book she read on holiday was terrible .' or 'She read a terrible book on holiday.'

You can use more than one adjective if you want to add extra detail. For example: 'She had a mouldy smelly overpriced sandwich.'

When you have a list of adjectives like this, you separate them with commas.


Activity 1: A new land at the top of The Magic Faraway Tree

Do you remember the story of 'The Magic Faraway Tree'? Watch the video to remind yourself.

In the video, there are lots of different lands at the top of the tree. There was 'The Land of Toys', 'The Land of Topsy-Turvy' and 'The Land of Goodies'.

What do you think each of these lands were like?

Write a sentence for each land describing what each one is like (remember to use describing words).

Once you've written your sentence for each land, think about a new land that you would like to create - you can be really imaginative.

Choose a name for your land and try to write six sentences to describe what it looks like. Make sure you include describing words (adjectives) in all of your sentences.

We will then continue to look at 'The Magic Faraway Tree'.


Activity 2: Becoming an author

Now that you have created a new land, could you write a mini chapter about what happens in your land? You can even create a character who you meet there.

  • First write the name of your land (that will be the title of your story).
  • You can then write some sentences describing what it is like there (you could use your writing from activity 1, if you'd like).
  • Introduce a new character who lives in the land and explain what they do there. Are they kind or mean?

Remember to write in full sentences with capital letters and full stops at the end of your sentences.


Activity 3: Let's be creative

How would you travel to the new land you've created? Will you fly? climb? or maybe there will be multiple ways to travel there.

Either write down how you would travel there (remembering to include adjectives) or draw what the journey would look like (including notes next to your drawings to describe things).

Once you've done this, think about who you would invite to join you in your new land. Write an invitation to invite one of your friends or family members to come and explore the land. Remember to include:

  • the name of the person you're inviting
  • directions on how to get there
  • what time they will need to get there for
  • a bit of detail about the land, but not too much! You want them to see it for themselves.


and board


Active snakes and ladders!


Grab a family member or two and have a game of snakes and ladders with a twist... a few exercises along the way. 


Let me know who wins, good luck!



To play you could:

- Print it out.

-Take a screen shot on your iPad and play on there.

-Write it out quickly creating a grid onto a piece of paper.


Active snakes and ladders

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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