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MON 30/3

Great fun in the sun last week. Thank you for the photos I received for the shadow challenge smiley.

If anyone else has one, please send it to me and I will add it to the show:

Good morning - click to hear

> WAKE ME UP WORKOUT - live from 9am

You need a piece of paper and a pen/pencil.

This is a 15 questions in 5 minutes challenge. Can you complete all these in 5 minutes or less. Use the timer below and then get a grown-up to check. Do you have a grown-up to race? You could then check each others!:
Write down a 4 or 5 digit number - start the timer and race to answer these:

1) What number comes after it?

2) Is it odd or even?

3) What number is 2 before it?

4) Add 10 to the number

5) Subtract 10 from the number

6) Write the number in words

7) Take 100 off the number

8) What is the sum of the digits? (eg 2453 = 2+4+5+3)

9) Is the number greater or less than 5000?

10) Can you halve the number?

11) Partition the number (eg 2453 = 2000+400+50+3)

12) Can you double the number?

13) Add 1000 to the number

14) Is your number a multiple of 5?

15) Multiply your number by 1 then by 0


In your folder find the worksheet called Mental addition and subtraction Sheet 1

Complete this sheet in your exercise book at the Maths end.

Watch the 'Tips and Teaching Support' video below for some tips to help you.

Can you do the challenges too?

Tips and Teaching Support

Ask a grown-up to check your work or mark yourself using the answers below.
The reading comprehension we are going to be doing today is called 'Why Recycle?'. It is on Pages 6 and 7 of The KS2 English Comprehension Book in your work folder. Please find it and read the text. Click below if you wish to hear me read it to you.

Click to hear the text read to you

Now have a go at answering the questions. You can write directly into the Comprehension booklet. Use a highlighter, if it helps, to highlight text; just as you do in school.

Click to hear the questions read to you

Children in Victorian Times - Dr Barnado
Watch the film below about Dr Barnado.

The life and work of Dr Thomas Barnardo

The work to help poor and orphaned children first started by Dr Barnado continues today. Click below to read about his work on the Barnado's Charity website.

In your exercise book at the English end open at a double page.

Draw around your hands - one on each page - like the picture below (keep fingers spread out):

Label these : HELPING HANDS and with Dr Barnado and Me like the picture below:

Between each finger on the left hand (4 spaces) I would like you to write 4 things that Dr Barnado did to help children: clues are in the film and on the webpage above.

Between each finger on the right hand I would like you to write 4 things that you and your family do to help people, this might include: doing jobs for people, donating to the food bank, donating to charities e.g. Comic Relief, shopping for someone elderly, chatting to a grandparent who is isolated, giving things you no longer need to charity shops, volunteering, looking after pets or younger children etc.

You should be proud of all you do, especially at difficult times like now. We must also remember the difference people like Dr Barnado made to the lives of many many children in Victorian times and still does today in 2020.


The Reading Comprehension above was about 'Recycling'.

Can you find something in your house that is no longer needed: a box, a pot, a piece of clothing, a picture frame, a bag, a plastic bottle etc and re-use it in a completely new way? What could you turn it into? What could you create?

I would love to see a before and after picture of your project when it's finished smiley


Find somewhere quiet to relax:
and listen to 'Peter Picker' written by, and read by David Walliams.
Sometime before you go to bed find 10-15 minutes to read a book...somewhere quiet. Record it in your orange Reading Diary.

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