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Fri 19/6

ZOOM PARTY FOR Y5 and Y6 - tonight at 3.30pm. Bring some fun things to show on screen to make each other smile laugh e.g mask, funny hat, soft toy, picture, poster,....
"You are in a running race. You overtake the person in 2nd place! What position are you now in?" The answer is 2nd! Correct answers, well done laugh from: Mason, Charlotte, Ollie, Abi, Lewis TS, Jakub, Daniel, Joel


Wake up your mind and body by working out with Joe Wicks live at 9am or workout later in the day. Click below...
Here is a different kind of workout - try it to revise some skills...Light, Reflection and Shadows Mash-up! Click below..
If you find your Year Group page a little challenging then take a Step or Two Back.
► ENGLISH - nonsense poetry
Poetry is about experimenting with words and the sounds they make. Some poems don’t have to have real meaning and can be utter nonsense!

Nonsense poems

Nonsense poems swap ordinary words for words you find interesting, funny or that sound good. You can even swap ordinary words for made-up words!

Michael Rosen, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Spike Milligan are good authors to read if you like nonsense poetry.

Now let's investigate some nonsense poems and even try to write our below...


You may remember looking at this famous nonsense poem at the start of Year 5.

Read the poem and see if you can answer the questions... you can choose 1 star challenge, 2 star challenge or the tough 3 star challenge....

► TOPIC - entertainment in castles
How's the banquet planning going? To remind yourself of Norman food and drink ideas for a fun family banquet see yesterday!

Meet Saint Mason the Great...

To make yourself like Mason go to Purple Mash...Tools...Mash Cams and choose a Norman style character e.g. Anglo Saxon, Knight Hero, Knight Villain, Robin Hood, Saint George, Fairy Tale Princess - remember to save it.

The knights were an important part of Norman life. When they weren't fighting they provided entertainment by jousting. Watch this film...


I would like you all to have a go at this.

Before a knight would joust he was announced by his Herald. A Herald would tell all the crowds about what a great hero the knight was, what adventures he had had. The Herald would often exaggerate using superlatives and exaggerated fibs. Watch this video for a Herald in action.

I would like you to write a Herald's speech to introduce a knight (if you have made yourself a mashcam knight you can imagine it's you).

Remember to use superlatives and exaggeration. Here is a short one by me....

"Lords and ladies, as I stand before you today I am proud to introduce to you a giant of a man, a hero who shows no fear, a knight who once defeated a fire breathing dragon with his bare hands, a man who can ride a horse faster than a cheetah...the handsomest, strongest, smartest knight in the kingdom....Lord Smyton of Wigston"

Then if you are super brave you can record yourself announcing it and send it to me laugh

Lord Smyton's Herald

ART ACTIVITY (optional)

Draw a knight...or draw the horse...

PE ACTIVITY (optional)

Hold a 2020 jousting tournament

You will need:

  • 2 cushions
  • 2 pillows
  • 2 people

How to Play:

  1. Place the 2 cushions 2m apart
  2. Each player takes a pillow in their hand
  3. Each player stands on a cushion
  4. When the game starts the players bash each other with the pillows.
  5. The first person to put a foot off the cushion loses.

► TOPIC - defending and attacking a castle
Watch this video to learn about how, in Norman times, people attacked and defended a castle....


Build a trebuchet

Watch the videos below for inspiration and see if you can build your own. You could design some way of launching scrunched up paper or foil balls (rocks) at your enemy; you could build a working model...


Listening to someone read a story is a great way to relax and unwind.
We are lucky that, at the moment, we have some fantastic stories being read by famous people and excellent story-tellers that are wonderful to enjoy.

Choose a story from below to listen to. Choose somewhere to relax and enjoy it.

David Walliams is reading a new story this week...AWFUL AUNTIE

Norse Myth: Yesterday I shared a Norse myth with you. Here is another Norse myth to listen to:
Audio Library: Fancy something different? Visit our audio library where you can listen to a *HUGE VARIETY* of books and stories! Find somewhere below and then choose a story to listen to.
yesSPELLING - practise this week's spellings
yesREADING - are you keeping up with your regular reading and recording it in your orange reading diary?
yesTIMES TABLES - we need to keep these memorised - remember TTRockstars or search for 'Hit the Button'.
yesToday's interactive wordsearch click here
yesToday's interactive crossword click here
yesToday's interactive sudoku click here

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