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Monday 29th June


New Writing Unit - 'One Chance'

This unit will take us up until the end of term and it includes a range of reading and writing activities, all about 'WISHES'.



“Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it.”  anonymous
What do you think this means?

The underlying moral of the wishing story often happens in real life. Every week many people dream of winning the lottery  - they make a wish. Someone then wins a huge sum of money. While this might seem like great news, the story sometimes leads to misery and unhappiness as the sudden win changes lives and friends and family may be lost. The winner may also lose a sense of purpose as they no longer have to go to work.

The moral message above (in green)  is one that has been used many, many times in stories across the world. It was first thought to have been used in Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece.

Activity 1: Just One Wish

If you had just one chance to make a wish, what would you wish for?
Jot down some ideas - try to think of at lest 10.   For example, you might wish for a new car, a dog or a yacht. Or to be a world famous footballer or to be able to go back to school!


Activity 2: The Downside

Choose two of your wishes.  Now you are going to think about the positives and negatives of having that wish granted.

Have a look at the document below and read the examples.  Then, have a go at some of your own, using the same pattern of:   

I wish...

I could...

However, ....

Activity 3: Make it Magical. Now, think of some magical wishes. Read the example on the document below and follow the same pattern.

Year 5/6 Maths

LO: To measure with a protractor

You don't need a protractor for everything in this lesson, but you will find it useful to have one.   Please email the class email address if you would like to borrow one from school until you return.

1) Watch this video which introduces angles and using a protractor

3)  Watch the video to find out what you will need to do for your written work, then have a go at the questions before marking your work. 

-Everyone can do questions 1 to 4. 

-If you have a protractor, have a go at question 5 as well.

-For an extra challenge try question 6 too.

Year 6 Maths

LO: The use first quadrant to read and plot co-ordinates

1) Watch this video about how to use the first quadrant for co-ordinates

4)  Watch the video to find out what you are working on today and then have a go at the questions on the sheet, before marking your work.  Everyone to do questions 1 to 3.  For extra challenge also try questions 4-6.  I have attached a shape revision poster for you to refer to if needed.

Year 6 Transition Activity

Spend some time exploring the transition page (link below) and make sure you are up-to-date with what you need to know and do before you start your secondary school.


Then, I would like you to write a letter to your next headteacher to introduce yourself.  I have attached an example letter and a writing frame to support you, in both Word (so you can edit the example and personalise it) or as a PDF.

Year 5 Letter

Year 5, I would like you to also write a letter, but to Mrs Armstrong-Boyle.  You can use the Year 6 examples as a guide, but remember that she already knows you and that it's Year 6 you are entering, rather than secondary school.


LO: To keep a pulse in 3 and 4 time