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Wednesday 26th January 2022

Good morning.  I hope you are well.

Here is this week's Wednesday Word.

Spelling Year 5

LO: To create nouns with the suffix 'ship'

  1. Use the PowerPoint to guide you through this week's learning outcome.
  2. Have a go at the activities attached. You can do some of them on paper if you aren't able to print.

Spelling Year 6

LO: To spell words with: 'i' before 'e' except after 'c'

  1. Use the PowerPoint to guide you through this week's learning outcome.
  2. Have a go at the activities attached. You can do some of them on paper if you aren't able to print.

Here are the main lists for this term, so that you can practise your statutory words as well.


LO: To generate vocabulary to use in a description

  1. Read the extract of our class text. 
  2. Find examples of nouns in the text and make a list. 
  3. Add some of your own nouns to the list. Here are some examples: 

    Chocolate, marshmallows, cola bottles, popcorn, cherries, honeycomb, toffees.

  4. Now, make a list of adjectives in the text and add some of your own words.  examples: sweet, delicious, delectable, succulent

  5. How do the smells travel? Write verbs in a list and add some of your own.  Some examples: drifted, waffled, evaded, danced, sailed, moved, swept.

  6. Now, make a neat version of your lists, to create a word bank.  You should decorate your wordmat with all the treats in your lists. You could use a computer or paper to make this.  It could be a 'double page spread' if you preferred.


If you need to revise nouns, verbs and adjectives, here is a song and a game to help you.

The Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives Song


Year 5 and recap for Year 6

LO: To convert mixed numbers to improper fractions

  1. Use the video to work through the lesson, completing activities when asked.
  2. Have a go at the questions on the sheet.
  3. Mark your work.
  4. Go back and try again, the ones you got wrong.
  5. Have a go at the True or False.
  6. Play the game.

Lesson Video - Mixed numbers to improper fractions


LO: To know why World war Two started

  • We are gluing some pages in our books today and completing the front cover for our new topic: World War Two
  • I have attached them below in case you can print; if you can't, don't worry as you can do them at school. 
  • If you can print, please complete the Cover Title Page before you start the lesson.
  • If you can't print, please write down what you already know about World War Two and then write some questions about the topic.
  • For this lesson, complete everything in the order it's posted.

Listen to this radio broadcast that announced to Britain that we were at war with Germany.  When the page opens, press play on the 'video'.

Write down how that made you feel.

  • Let’s find out why WW2 started.
  • Watch this video on BBC Teach several times, making notes about why World War Two started. 
  • These questions will help you write your notes.


  1. What happened to Germany after World War One?
  2. Who was Adolf Hitler and what did he believe?
  3. What did Adolf Hitler and Germany do to other countries?
  4. Why did Britain get involved?
  5. What did Britain do to prepare for war?


  • Make sure you write down dates of main events.
  • Make sure you write facts down accurately.
  • There is a transcript of the video at the bottom of the video page which you can use to help you collect your notes if you wish.
  • Now, we are going to use our notes to create an information text called 'Why Did World War Two Start? 
  • Choose from these two activities.


  • Mind Map Activity: You could put the heading 'Why Did World War Two Start? in the middle of the page.  Write the 5 questions around the title, joining them to the title with arrows.  Use  more arrows to add information about each question.  Can you link your facts and ideas? Can you add colour and illustration?  (We made concept maps when we learned about surviving on a desert island so it's like that. )


  • Double Page Spread Activity: You could make a 'double page spread' with a large title 'Why Did World War Two Start? across two pages.  Draw an illustration in the middle of the pages and then organise your 5 question subheadings around it.   You should turn your notes into sentences and write them under the 5 questions.


This lesson should take all afternoon as the final piece of work should be well presented and organised, spelled correctly, factually accurate, with effort put into how it looks.