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Wednesday 29th April

Hello everyone!


Well the weather wasn't great yesterday, I hope it is better today. 


Here are today's tasks...



I saw some great work on tenses from you yesterday. Today we will focus on the spelling  of verbs when using the PAST TENSE remembering our spelling choices. 


  • Just add 'ed'
  • Drop the 'e' and then add 'ed'
  • Change the 'y' to and 'i' and add 'ed'
  • Double the consonant and then add 'ed'
  • Something different- irregular verbs


Review these and then play 'Past Tense Penguin' on Phonics Play


This can be now be accessed on iPads's and iPhones as well as laptops. Please use the username and password shown below to access the site. 



Warm up


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


Main session

Summer 1   Week 1 -Lesson 4: Measure length (metres)


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.



Today we are going to think about what or favourite books are. When we are sharing what our favourite books are it is important to explain why they are using the words 'because' or 'when'.


Click on this link to find the videos for the following work.


What is your favourite book? (It can be a book from school or a book from home)

Why is it your favourite story?

Do you have a favourite author?

Can you write the name of your favourite book?


Activity 1: Favourite books

Write the names of the people you live with or your wider family and ask them what their favourite childhood books were. Next to each name, try to write the titles of their favourite books.

Do the titles of each book give you some clues about what they might be like?

Now you have a list of some books you can read! And you can share your opinion with each person after you've read them.


Activity 2: Using 'because' and 'when' in our writing

Words like because, if, when, that, after are words that join two parts of a sentence together. They are called 'subordinating conjunctions'.

All of these words can be used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. 'If' can also be used at the start of a sentence. Here are some examples:

'If you make a cake, Dad will be really happy.'

'Dad will be really happy, if you make a cake.

Try the short activity on the link to check your understanding of joining words.


Activity 3: How good are you at predicting?

There is a story called 'The Magic Faraway Tree'. Take a few minutes to think about the name of the story and discuss what you think it might be about with your family or those around you.

Using the sentence stems below, write some simple sentences about what you think the story will be about. Use 'because', 'if' and 'when' in your sentences.

I think _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I hope _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I wonder _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Remember to re-read what you write to check it makes sense.



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