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You have one minute (use the timer below) to find these shapes in your house - this room does not count:

1) Cuboid

2) Sphere

3) Cylinder


Main Learning

Today we continue using subtraction to find the difference between two numbers and will use the inverse to solve problems.

In your folder find the worksheets: Addition and subtraction problems Sheet 1 and Addition and subtraction problems sheet 2. They look like this:


In your exercise book, at the Maths end, please do either:

a) Sheet 1 or

b) Sheet 2 or

c) Sheet 1 and Sheet 2


See the teaching tips video below for some help.


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

Teaching Support for Maths



Click below to load up a picture. Can you find 6 words hidden in the picture?

Main Learning Option A

In your work folder find the sheet called Autumn Term: Workout 2
It looks like this:

Answer the questions on both pages: 4 and 5, either on the sheet or in your Exercise book at the English end.


There are some teaching tips below.


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

Click for Grammar Help

Main Learning Option B

Click below to view the list of Year 5 and 6 spelling words.

Check that you can read them all.

Pick 10 that you would like to practise.

In your exercise book at the English end write one sentence for each word. Check all your spelling and punctuation are correct.

Test yourself on the spelling using - look, cover, write then check.


Our topic this term is Time Travelers. We have explored canals, rivers, boats, trains, steam engines and now we are going to push on....and travel further....into SPACE!

Before we can travel into space we must learn a little bit about what Space is....and where our planet Earth fits into it.
Watch the film below.

At the centre of our bit of space - the Solar System - is the Sun.

Our Solar System also contains planets - one of which is our Earth.

Do you know the names of the planets in our Solar System and the order in which they go from the Sun outwards?

Watch the films below to help you.... I wonder which one you will like the best?

One way to remember the order of the planets is to use a mnemonic - this is clever little sentence that helps us remember because it uses the first letter of each word as a clue:


A famous one for remembering the order of the planets is:

My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets


Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto (dwarf planet)


Click below to hear Mr Smyton say the mnemonic.

Click to hear Mr Smyton talk about the mnemonic

Can you create a new mnemonic to help remember the order of the planets?

In your Exercise book at the English end on a new page put the title Planets.

I would like you to create and write a new mnemonic.

E.g My Vigorous Energetic Mum Jumped Suddenly Under Nan's Piano


Remember to make sure the words' first letters match the order of the planets: MVEMJSUNP

Maybe you could draw and colour pictures of the planets around it?

Mr Smyton makes up a mnemonic...

We are heading towards the Easter holidays. Easter is a special time for people who are Christians.
Watch the film below about Easter.

There are lots of traditions associated with Easter; often celebrating new life: Easter Eggs, The Easter Bunny and special foods.

One tradition which became very popular during Victorian times was the making and wearing of Easter Bonnets (hats) at an Easter parade. Click below to see some incredible Easter bonnets!

Can you design, make and model an Easter bonnet?

You could use a cap, woolly hat or other hat as a start and then add decoration to it or you could build it all using recycled things in your house.

You can choose any theme you wish.

Are you going for height, humour, colour, gorgeousness or just cool?

You may need some time to make this and it may be something you do over a few days. I would love to see a picture when it's finished smiley


Find somewhere quiet to relax: and listen to 'Humbert the Hungry Baby' 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.

Remember there are lots of books you can read online at Oxford Owl - see yesterday.

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