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Thurs 18/6

ZOOM PARTY for YEAR 5 and YEAR 6 HOME LEARNERS - Friday at 3.30pm (meeting details will be emailed to you shortly before the 3.30pm start - if you are not sure what to do, email me before then.)
"What can travel around the World whilst staying in a corner?" The answer was.....a stamp. Lots of correct answers. First correct Year 5 answer was Abi. The first correct Year 6 answer was Phoebe-Luna.
Thank you to all 22 of you who responded to my questionnaire yesterday. If you didn't visit the online learning yesterday or respond to the questionnaire I will drop you an email in the next day or two to check you are ok with your online learning....remember 'virtual' school is as important as 'real' school and you should try to do bits and pieces each school day and keep your learning brain active and fresh in Maths, English and Topic work....that way you'll be ready for when we go back to school. The only way I can know that you are ok is if you stay in contact with me so please continue to do so laugh.


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...Spelling Rules Mash-up! Click below..
If you find your Year Group page a little challenging then take a Step or Two Back.
► ENGLISH - poetry

Imagery and Figurative Language

Poems are a way of taking a photograph with words using descriptive language. The words you choose can create an image or photograph in the mind of the reader. You can do this by using figurative language.


Click below and do the LEARN section only and then return here.


Let's check we understand

Figurative language is a kind of descriptive language that doesn’t mean what it says literally. For example:

  • Similes describe something by comparing it to something else, using like or as. For example, the statue was cold as ice.

  • Metaphors are a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else. For example, he was a tornado.

  • Personification is describing objects as if they are people. For example, the statue stared out across the water.

  • Hyperbole is used to exaggerate, intensify and emphasise different ideas. For example, the pizza was hotter than the sun.

  • Alliteration is repeating the sounds at the start of words. For example, the solid, silver statue.

  • Onomatopoeia is words that sound like what they describe. For example, plop or bang.


Imagery is a way of painting an image in the reader’s mind by writing about the five senses (smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound). You can use figurative language to describe each of these senses.


Click below and complete the worksheet in your exercise book.


Analyse a poem

Click below to see a poem. Can you read it? Can you identify the different uses of language?

► TOPIC - who lived in a castle?

Lady Phoebe-Luna's castle...

How to draw like this was on Wednesday's page.

Sir Riley outside his castle....

How to build like this was on Wednesday's page.

Knight Albion...

To make yourself like Albion 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.

Meet the People

Let's meet some of the Norman people. Watch each film below to meet them.

First let's meet a knight.

Now let's meet a Norman child...

Now let's meet a Norman lady...

ACTIVITY 1 - people then and now

Open your exercise book.
Make sure you have a double page.
Using a ruler and something to draw around, draw a Double Bubble Map.


Label it like this:

Norman Life and 2020 Life

Now, having watched the films above, complete the Double Bubble Map with things that only people of 2020 have or experience on the right; things that only Normans had or experienced on the left and things that Norman people then and 2020 people now have in common in their lives in the centre 3 bubbles.

You could add illustrations too.

ACTIVITY 2 - prepare for a family Norman banquet

This is one for you and the whole family laugh

Sometime in the next few days have a family Norman banquet and send me a picture

You may wish to:

  • dress up
  • prepare Norman style food and drink
  • prepare your table
  • prepare your dining room
  • make a menu

Click below for all the information you need including:

  • simple Norman foods you can make
  • ideas for how you can set the table and eat your food
  • simple dressing up
  • simple decorations and artwork to do

Go'll be fun laugh

► PE - are you fit?

There has been some talk in the news that children in lockdown are getting unfit. They say because they are not playing at school or going out and being physical they are getting out of shape. I bet you aren't. Let's test our fitness. Try these challenges. Can you complete them all in half an hour (30 minutes) - use the timer below?

  1. Walk up and down stairs 10 times
  2. Sit on the floor with legs crossed - stand up - repeat 10 times.
  3. In your bedroom - lie on the floor on your tummy - now lie in your bed on your back with the cover on - repeat 10 times
  4. In the garden run around while you say out loud the names of all the children in your class
  5. Put a fat cushion on the floor (or two, one on top of another). Balance on it standing on one foot while saying a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Repeat on the other leg.

Did you manage them all? If you did, you are fit!! laugh


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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