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Wednesday 12th May 2021

Good morning!  smiley

Would you like to join us on Zoom for some activities today? 

The Zoom link is the one we used in lockdown and is on my blog.

9:10am - Class novel

11am  - English

1:30pm - We have the police in at 1:30pm to do a talk about anti-social behaviour, so it would be great if you can join us for that too.


Here is a short reading task you can do before or after class novel.

Short Reading Task

Maths - Y6 - Harder Lesson

LO: To multiply decimals by integers


  1. Watch the video, pausing it when asked to answer questions
  2. Complete the questions on the sheet
  3. Mark your answers
  4. Have a go at the True or False question

Y6 Lesson Video - Multiply decimals by integers

Maths - Y5 - Easier Lesson

LO: To understand thousandths as decimals


  1. Watch the video, pausing it when asked to answer questions
  2. Complete the questions on the sheet
  3. Mark your answers
  4. Have a go at the True or False question

Y5 Lesson Video Understand thousandths


LO:  To write a setting description that uses amplification

You are welcome to join us for the lesson at 11am, on the Zoom link.

Resources are underneath.


Part 1

  1. Look at the ideas collection sheet and the questions in the boxes.
  2. Discuss what they mean.
  3. Watch the video all the way through.
  4. Watch the video again, but this time try to spot 'evidence' that you see or hear and then answer the questions.
  5. What might you write an amplification for today?  The fire, wind, clouds etc.  Decide. 


Part 2

  1. Read the example of the amplification of the scene.
  2. Highlight and label the following, if they are present in the text:
  • Figurative language: (SHAMPOO)  Simile, Hyperbole, Alliteration, Metaphor, Personification, Oxymoron, Onomatopoeia
  • Varied Openers: (DADWAVERS)  Description, adverbials, dialogue, where, action, verb, estimation of time, rhetorical questions, SHAMPOO.
  • Powerful verbs and adjectives
  • Use of senses
  • Expanded noun phrases


Part 3

  • Have a go at writing your own amplification.
  • You could use a thesaurus to help create expanded noun phrases. 
  • For extra challenge, include more than one amplification.
  • For an easier option, you could use the example text to write an innovation.


HERE is the video link

Time for 30 minutes of silent reading.

Can you spot any examples of amplification in your book?

1:30pm - PSHE

Talk by the CCSOs about Anti-Social behaviour.

Join us on Zoom.

Make a poster about what you learned in the talk.



Write about the piece of prayer art work you did yesterday, in a similar way that you wrote about your RE art last week. 

Try to describe the piece of art, explaining the symbolism and reasons why you included what you did. It should include explanations about what prayer means to you.