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Wednesday 27th January

Wednesday Word


LO: To compare information in charts and tables and find the sum (by adding) and difference (by subtracting)

Today, we will learn how to work out sums (adding) and differences (taking away).  You will need to understand different words for adding and subtracting so read the questions carefully and use the vocabulary posters if you need a reminder.


  1. Watch the video, stopping and starting when asked.
  2. Answer the questions when asked.
  3. Use the answer sheet to mark your work.
  4. Have a go at the True or False to see if you can apply your knowledge.
  5. Post a photo or your scores on the blog and if you don't want it approved, just say so.

Lesson Teaching Video - Comparison, Sum and Difference


LO: To organise information for a non-chronological report


  • If you can print the fact sheet and sorting sheet, you will find this helpful;
  • If you can't print, then you could use the Word document to move the sentences around;
  • Or, you could write the sentences on paper, or write just the numbers in the correct group.


The Activity:

  1. Read the facts about Dickens on this document.


  2. The facts are not grouped correctly.  Put the facts into the correct groups   

       using the headings on the sheet.

3.  If you have some important information that you think I have missed out, add       them to your groups of facts.


4.  The answers to the grouping activity will be on tomorrow's page.


LO: To create an arabesque design for a plate

'Arabesque' in art, means a pattern made of lines which swirl or overlap each other and intertwine.  It is often used in Islamic patterns on plates. You are going to design a patterned plate today.


1)  Look at these images of arabesque patterned plates.

Plate designs

2.  Choose a design to put on your plate and practise drawing it.  You can use            the ideas in the photos, or ideas from the last few weeks.

  • Make sure it is a 'repeating' pattern.
  • No animals or humans.
  • Can include calligraphy.
  • Can be geometric.
  • Can be vegetal.


3.  Copy up your design onto a paper plate (or a real one if you're allowed) and send in a photo!

Help for creating a repeating geometric pattern


LO: To explore compound time

  • In this lesson, you will learn a song from Zimbabwe;
  • You will move around to the metre, using a hand clapping pattern;
  • You will explore rhythm notation and grouping in simple and compound time;
  • You will learn a song to help you remember.


If anyone wants to send a video of your performance, you know I'd love this.  wink