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Monday 11th January


GPS Starter

Watch the powerpoint about commas in a list. Talk to your grown up about where the commas should go and why. You don't need to write anything down, as our main activity is quite long today.

Main Activity

Monday 11th January

L.O: To make inferences about characters and events using evidence from the text.

We are continuing our work on stories by the same author. We are going to look at our last book by Simon Bartram " Dougal's Deep Sea Diary". Read the book with your grown up and talk about what is happening. 

Today, we are going to look closely at the text and think about how the characters are feeling, what they are saying and why they are saying it. We will also look at what is happening in the story and how sometimes other things are happening but it doesn't always tell us through the words. We sometimes have to work out how someone is feeling, why they said something and what is REALLY happening. We use clues and evidence from the words and pictures- this is called inference. You have to be like a detective looking for the answers/clues.

Work through the questions below to help you work out how the characters are feeling and what is happening. Write your answers down in your work book. Write each day as a sub heading.


Why can't Dougal eat his lunch properly?


Dougal says he didn't see anything interesting and it was an uneventful dive.(Not an interesting dive.) He was wrong, what was REALLY happening/ What did he keep bumping into?

At 6.30pm he says the water was a "little nippy". What are the two meanings and why is this funny?

Tuesday night.

Why does Dougal think it is raining?


Why is Dougal excited today?

Later on, at 9.03, he says he is a little worried. Why do you think he is feeling worried?


Why was Dougal so shocked/surprised?


Why does Dougal say he is feeling glum?


Why is there no writing in his diary today and there is an empty seat on the train?


Go back to Thursday night. Look at the picture of the couple watching t.v? Who do you think they might be and where do they live? What clues help you to know this?








Mental Maths Starter:

Halving numbers- call out what is half of these numbers. 8, 14, 10, 6, 18, 20, 16, 4, 12, 2. How quickly could you say what half of each number was?

Ext: Try recalling half of these numbers - 40, 24, 60, 28, 26, 30, 50, 46, 82, 100, 106


Main Activity


L.O: To partition 3 digit numbers

Watch the powerpoint on partitioning and talk to your grown up about what each digit means.

Then complete the worksheet on partitioning 3 digit numbers. If you are stuggling on 3 digits, I have put a 2 digit sheet on for you to do. Once you are happy with 2 digits have a try at the 3 digit one. 


Monday 11th January

L.O: To begin to understand the importance of the Bible for Christians.

Watch the powerpoint on the Bible and look at the pictures below. Talk to your grown up about them.

For Christians, the Bible is God’s special book.  It is all about how much God loves and cares for people.

Grown ups- please help your child to read the paragraphs below.

The Bible is the most important book that Christians use because it is God’s Word, so it is always treated with reverence.  Like all special books we take care of it, make sure our hands are clean before we use it and keep it in a safe place.


There are two main sections in the Bible.  The Old Testament tells us about the time before Jesus.  The New Testament tells us about Jesus and the beginning of the Church.  Some of the books are called by the name of the person thought to have written them: Mark, Jeremiah, Peter.  Some are named after the person the story is about: Job, Ruth, Jonah.  One is called after an event: Exodus.  Others tell you about the content of the book: Genesis (Beginnings), Psalms, Proverbs, Letters.  The Bible is like a library of different books, (refer to the work of Explore).




  1. What is the Bible?
  2. Why is it so important?
  3. How do you think we can show reverence for the Bible?
  4. What does the first part of the Bible tell us?
  5. What is the second part of the Bible about?


Now divide your page in half vertically (not all the page only for about 10-12 lines)  and put these headings.

 Bible front cover                                                       Summary of what’s

design.                                                                      inside the Bible.




On the left hand side of the line, design a front cover for the Bible that shows it is a special book for the People of God. On the back cover write a summary of what you would find inside the Bible.