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Wednesday 24th February


GPS Starter:

Today we are thinking about subordinating conjunctions. Watch the powerpoint and talk to your grown up about how subordinating conjunctions help you add extra information to your sentence. You don't need to write anything down, unless you want. Just talk about the answers with your grown up. 

Main Activity

Wednesday 24th February

L.O: To gather information for writing an animal riddle .

Yesterday, we started looking at riddles. Riddles are a poem but written as a puzzle using questions. The reader has to guess what the riddle is describing and finishes with the line 'What am I?' Tomorrow, you are going to write your own animal riddle, so our work today is gathering the information and facts about your chosen animal, so you can turn these into clues tomorrow. First, choose your animal-squirrel, dolphin, hedgehog whatever you want. Draw a picture of your animal (google it if it helps.) Then start to think about what it looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what noise it makes etc. Around your animal, write at least 4 facts. For example, if I had chosen a rabbit, I might write 'eats carrots', 'long ears', 'can live in a hutch', 'hops about', 'has lots of babies'. Try and make at least one of your clues very specific about your animal (something that is really special about that animal- e.g pigs oink, hedgehogs have spikes etc)

Then choose a different animal and write at least 4 facts around this picture.




Mental Maths Starter:

Remember 10mm  = 1cm,  100cm = 1 m,  1000m = 1km

Use the <, > and = to compare these lengths. Look care fully at the units.

75cm       63cm

15mm      4mcm

50m         50m

28m         93cm

60mm        60cm

1m 22cm      112cm

4000m        4km


Main Activity


L.O: To use units of measurement to draw lines.

Work through the Oak Academy lesson. I have attached the worksheet from the lesson.


Draw lines of the following length in your workbooks:-


15 and a half cm.

9 and a half cm

10 cm shorter than 36cm

5cm longer than 17cm






Wednesday 24th February

L.O: To reflect on prior knowledge.

Our new history topic this half term is called 'Family Album'. We will be looking at how we change as we grow older, who is in our family and how family members are related. We will have a very brief look at the royal family and will touch on birthdays and toys in the past. Lastly, we will look at national events that have taken place in the children's lifetime and sequence these on a timeline.

Watch the powerpoint and talk to your grown up about how humans change as they grow older. Who is the oldest person you know? Who is the youngest? Who can you name in your family? Who is the oldest person you are related to? Do you know how you are related? We have birthdays to show we are a year older. Think about birthdays a very long time ago. What were they like? Think about toys in the past. Do you think they are the same or different from today's toys? Put the heading in your workbook. 

What I already know.

Write at least 5 sentences about what you already know about how we change as we grow, about family members and how people are related. Tell me things you know about birthdays and toys in the past. What do you already know about the royal family and can you name any important, national events that have happened since you were born?
What I want to find

Write at least 5 questions about what you want to find out from this topic. Don't forget your question marks too.



Next week, we will be looking at simple family trees. Between now and then, please can you be thinking with your child about who is in your family (parents, grandparents and possibly great-grandparents) and maybe have some photos ready to help your child understand who people are and how they are related. If your child is going to be in school next Wednesday 3rd March, it may be useful to write the names down of family members and who they are, e.g grandad (mum's dad) and make sure your child brings this into school, so that we can then help your child construct their family tree.

*We are aware that family trees can be a sensitive issue for some families, so please just do as much as you can with your child. We will also be sensitive and mindful to these issues in school too. *