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MON 4/5


Happy Star Wars day!

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> WAKE ME UP WORKOUT - live from 9am
Start your day (or workout later) with The Body Coach - Joe Wicks. Today Joe's wife will be demonstrating the workouts as Joe is injured. Click below...
Fancy a different kind of wake me up - Prime Numbers Dance? Click below...
> MATHS - multiply 2-digit numbers

Our Maths session will use a video to teach us and this will ask you to pause from time to time to answer questions. The questions are on a worksheet that you can view on your screen. Answer the questions in your Exercise Book at the Maths end.
You will use the worksheet and the video together.


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

Today you will be drawing to represent 100's, 10's and 1's. Draw a square to represent 100, a line to represent 10 and a dot to represent 1.


Click below to watch the teaching video and pause when it asks you to answer the questions. Answer the questions in your Exercise Book at the Maths end.

Ask a grown-up to check or mark your work yourself using the answers below.
> ENGLISH - apostrophes


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


Let's check we understand:


You can use apostrophes to show that you have omitted (left out) some letters when you are joining words together.


You can join the words ‘you’ and ‘are’ together:

  • You + are = you're

The apostrophe takes the place of the removed letters. In this example, the letter 'a'.

Sometimes, you will need to rearrange the letters a bit when you contract the words.


  • Will + not = won't

Using contractions like these makes your writing easier to read and more informal.


How to use a possessive apostrophe

An apostrophe can be used to show that one thing belongs to (or is connected to) something. This is called a possessive apostrophe .

Take a look at some examples

Singular possession - when something belongs to only one person/thing.

Example - The cat's tail was fluffy.

Cat is a singular noun so you need to add an apostrophe and 's' to show that the tail belongs to the cat.

Example - Charles' cat was naughty.

Charles is a singular noun that ends in an 's', so you only need to add an apostrophe to show that the cat belongs to Charles.

Plural possession - when something belongs to more than one person/thing.

Example - The brothers' feet were muddy.

Brothers is a plural noun that ends in an 's', so you don't add another 's' after your apostrophe. You can just add an apostrophe to show the feet belong to the brothers.

Example - The children's toys were broken.

Children is a plural noun but it doesn't end with an 's' so you need to add an apostrophe and 's' to show that the toys belong to the children.

Step 3:

Now click below and do the Practise Section Activity 1 only. Then return here.

Step 4:

In your exercise book at the English end write the following sentences - punctuate correctly with apostrophes.


1. Today is Williams birthday.

2. Sonic couldnt collect the gold ring.

3. My chairs legs are wobbly.

4. The dog hasnt been for a walk.

5. The boys hid all the girls coats.

6. Lilys grandmother came to visit.

7. I shouldve left earlier than I did.

8. My mothers phone is broken.

9. A rabbit popped out of the magicians hat.

10. Lots of animals are really cute and theyre fluffy. Many animals fur is often soft.


Step 5

Ask a grown-up to mark your work or mark yourself using the answers below.

> TOPIC - today would have been Aylmerton sad

Aylmerton is near the sea-side...but whereabouts?

Today we will explore maps and compasses.

ACTIVITY 1 - make a compass

You will need:

  • a sewing needle or pin
  • a magnet (a fridge magnet works well here)
  • a bowl of water
  • a piece of paper or card

What to do:

Watch the video below for instructions:


If you cannot make a compass or do not have a real compass in your house you can download a compass app onto your phone or tablet too.

What to Do

I am sure that you all know the points of a compass NESW - and you probably have a mnemonic to remember them: Never Eat Shredded Wheat or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water

  1. Place your compass down - which direction is your garden from where you are?
  2. Which direction do you think school might be from where you are?
  3. What object can you see in your room that is directly North from where you are?
  4. What object is directly South?
ACTIVITY 2 - What direction is Aylmerton?

You will need:

  • Google Maps - click this link or load the app on your tablet or phone


What to Do:

FACT - When Google Maps loads, the top of the map will always be North. Whenever maps are printed North is always at the top of the map.

  • Type Aylmerton in the search box
  • You may need to zoom out a bit but can you see Aylmerton is near the coast?

Can you answer these?

  • What is the nearest coastal town to Aylmerton?
  • Is Aylmerton N,E,S or W from Leicester?
  • Can you name a seaside town W of Leicester?
  • Can you name a seaside town on the South coast of England?
  • What direction would you travel from Leicester to London?
Finally - here are some quizzes to test your knowledge...
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.

New Books to Read - Online Library

We have access to a wonderful library of books that you can read online - all free. Please check it out.

Go to Oxford Owl - Click here

Click on My Class login

Enter username: best

Enter password: class

Click on My Bookshelf

You can then browse for books to read online smiley

yesDid you do last week's challenge: Barefoot Zoo? Click below....

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