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Week Three: 4th-8th May (although the 8th is a Bank Holiday!)

This week's work to email to Mr Grundy is the Wednesday 6th May English work


!!!See the bottom of this page for some optional extra History Work on VE DAY!!!




For maths, you will be using the White Rose Maths Home Learning Website.


  1. Click on the link for your year group below.
  2. Watch the video on the White Rose site for whichever day it is.
  3. Complete the activity for that day (THESE ARE NOW FOUND BELOW - ON THIS PAGE): sometimes it will ask you to pause the video at a certain point and then have a go at the activity - do whatever the video asks you to do.   You can complete the activity:
    1. In your home learning book (you don't need to copy out the question - just write the question number and the answer); or
    2. By printing and completing the worksheet, if you are able to do that.
  4. Ask your parent, carer, or perhaps your older brother or sister to get the answers from the website (GET THE ANSWERS) and mark your work.  If you got any wrong, you can talk about why it was wrong.



Click HERE for Year 5 Maths - White Rose Videos

(Worksheets below)


Click HERE for Year 6  Maths - White Rose Videos

(Worksheets below)



Read the document above: it's a week of activities based on a poem called 'Skimbleshanks' by TS Eliot.


These are the daily activities you should complete:


Monday 4th May: Activity 1 - read the poem (BOTH page 2 and page 3): Underline, or write down, any tricky vocabulary. Can you practise reading so that you can find the rhythm of the poem? 


Tuesday 5th May: Activity 2 - Listen to two performances of the poem:

Play the first part of each of these performances.

Follow the words as you do.

What are some of the differences between the two performances?

Which do you prefer? Why?



Activity 3 - Practise parentheses
Use the Revision Card (p4) to remind yourself about commas, brackets and dashes for parenthesis.

Complete Skimbleshanks Sentences 1, 2 and 3 (p5-7).

They get harder, so challenge yourself to keep going!


Thursday 7th May: Try learning some of the poem off by heart: aim for at least 4 lines.

Then make a picture of Skimbleshanks at his railway station


Friday 8th May: PLEASE NOTE: today is a Bank Holiday so this task is provided as an option, if you want to do it.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANY SCHOOL WORK TODAY.

Find and read some more of TS Eliot's cat poems online.  You might like to search for Macavity or Old Deuteronomy.



BONUS Work: VE Day - Pack for Parents and Children to Use Together


This is optional: as we have the VE day Bank Holiday this Friday, parents may like to help children understand what it's all about, using the powerpoint, links and activities below!


If you have any relatives who were alive during the war, maybe you could call them and ask them about their memories.