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FRI 1/5


(Register quiz clue: it is NOT Lewis... we have two of those!)

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> WAKE ME UP WORKOUT - live from 9am
Start your day (or workout later) with The Body Coach - Joe Wicks. Click below...
Fancy a different kind of wake me up - 2D / 3D Shape Dance? Click below...

Friday Challenge Time!!

There are 5 Maths problems to solve today.

These do require some resilience ... do not give in too soon. Use those learning powers. Try numbers, play around, link ideas.....

Click below to download the problems onto your screen. (it does not need to be printed).

You can do your jottings and solve them in your exercise book at the Maths end.

Click below for some help if you are stuck...

Ask a grown-up to check or mark your work yourself using the answers below...
> ENGLISH - using brackets, commas and dashes (parentheses)
Let's get warmed below...


Click on the link below and do the whole of the Learn section only. Then return here.


Let's check we understand:


Brackets dashes and commas show parentheses (plural of parenthesis).

Parenthesis is a word or clause inserted into a text to show an afterthought or as extra information.

A pair of brackets, commas or dashes can be used to enclose the extra information or afterthought. You can choose which to use depending on how you want the information to be read.


  • Brackets: ‘The alien (who was very wobbly) waddled down the steps.’ Brackets are used here as the parenthesis isn’t vital to the sentence.

  • Commas: ‘The alien, who was heading towards me, was carrying a weapon.’ Commas are used here as the parenthesis is important to the sentence.

  • Dashes: ‘The alien - who wasn’t very clever – fell over a rock.’ Dashes are used here as the parenthesis is informal.


In your Exercise Book at the English end copy these 3 sentences - but add some extra information (parentheses) into the sentence where the * is. Choose either commas, brackets or dashes to punctuate your sentence. Make them interesting laugh


1. As I gazed up at the shiny UFO * I was blinded by the light.   
(e.g As I gazed up at the shiny UFO, that looked like a metal saucer, I was blinded by the light.

2. I ran across the field to tell my mum * that I had seen a UFO.
(e.g I ran across the field to tell my mum (who was washing the car) that I had seen a UFO.

3. The green wobbly alien * tried to talk to me.


Now write two more sentences of your own that include parentheses.

Top tip!

  • To check you have put your punctuation in the correct place, your sentence should still make sense even when you take the words that are inside the punctuation: brackets, commas or dashes out of the sentence!


Follow the link below and do the Practise Section - Activity 1 only and then return here.

Now enjoy one last video to help it below


If you would like some extra practice then click below for a workbook...

> WEEKLY CHALLENGE - barefoot zoo

So last week the challenge was called 'Colourful Kits'.

This week's challenge is called 'Barefoot Zoo'!

Click below to start...


What an action packed week we have had! laugh

Are there any things you have not had time to do? Are there photos you have not had time to send me to include in our videos?

Have you:

  • Controlled the Mars Rover? (Tues)
  • Made a constellation viewer? (Tues)
  • Made a fake UFO photo? (Wed)
  • Written and tested funny instructions for Gnog? (Thurs)
  • Emailed Mr Smyton?
  • Made an alien/space themed costume/item or prop?
  • Made an alien themed food?
  • Read your book and updated your diary?

There is time today to do some of these things.

If you are all up to date or are looking for something else to do see the WHAT ELSE? section at the foot of this page.

You will have received an email yesterday about our online alien meetup later today. If you haven't received it email Mr Smyton now.

3.30pm - Virtual Alien Disco

Hopefully see you there!

Mr Smyton's Disco Music and Dance Choices

We can continue to enjoy another story written and read by David Walliams. Find somewhere to relax comfortably and enjoy...
Is David Walliams not to your taste? indecision
If not, then visit our audio library where you can listen to books such as Harry Potter and a whole library of books and stories! Find somewhere below and then choose a story to listen to.

Today is May 1st.

This day is important in the calendar and has a number of traditions associated with it,

Watch the video below, made for children in other countries, to learn more about the British May Day...

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