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29th June

Hello Fir Class

We hope you are well and we trust you are continuing to work hard. It seems as though some of you are really using this opportunity to acquire new skills - please see the PowerPoint presentation below as an example. It is also lovely to read your stories and admire your pictures and we have attached a story that we received this week.

It is so great to hear of the things you are doing with your families. There are now just three more weeks of work. Please push yourself to complete as much as possible so you can finish with a a sense of accomplishment.

We still miss you in class. 

Wishing you all the very best. 

Mrs Causer and Miss Miller


On Thursday 2nd July we will be running a virtual Sports Day! Log on to the 'Virtual Sports Day 2020' page on the class pages website on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. to see what your challenges are for the day!



Day 1

Please watch the attached You Tube video on exclamation marks and question marks. Then, complete the attached worksheet on full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. You do not need to print it off. You can copy out the sentences.


Day 2

Go through the attached Power Point on Commas. Please complete all activities on the PowerPoint. 


Day 3

Go through the two attached PowerPoints on colons and semi-colons. Complete all activities on the PowerPoints. Please then write five sentences using colons and five sentences using semi-colons. 


Day 4

Complete the attached worksheet on brackets and hyphens. Remember, you do not need to print it off. 


Day 5

You have now practised using full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, commas, colons, semi-colons, brackets and hyphens. Task: Write a paragraph on any topic using all these forms of punctuation. You will have to plan your paragraph carefully to make sure you can get them all in correctly. 

Nessy Writing Strategy | When to Use a Question Mark | When to Use an Exclamation Point

Where do question and exclamation marks go?

Religious Studies

Please watch the attached video on Christianity and then read the attached information below. 

Christianity: My life, my religion

KS2 Religious Education: A film about a Christian Child talking about his religion.


Judaism is the world's oldest religions. There are about 15 million followers who are called Jews. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions, teaching the belief in one God.


Both Christianity and Islam have similarities with Judaism. These religions accept the belief in one God and the moral teachings of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), which includes the Torah.


The laws and teachings of Judaism come from the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible and oral traditions. Some of these were first oral traditions and later written in the Mishnah, the Talmud, and other works.


The Torah is the most important holy book of Judaism. The Hebrew Bible is a collection of writings called the "Tanakh".


The most important teaching of Judaism is that there is one God, who wants people to do what is just and compassionate. Judaism teaches that a person serves God by learning the holy books and doing what they teach. Judaism teaches that all people are made in the image of God and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.



Members of the religion are called Christians. It is a monotheistic religion, meaning it has only one God. It is the largest religion in the world and is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.


Jesus was a carpenter and preacher in ancient Judea. He was executed by being nailed to a cross (or crucified), under Pontius Pilate, the local Roman governor at the time. His life and followers are written about in the New Testament, part of the Bible. Christians see the Bible, both the Old Testament and New Testament as sacred. The Gospels or "The Good News" are the first four books of New Testament that are about Jesus' life, death and rising from the dead.


Just like Judaism and Islam, Christianity is an Abrahamic religion. Christianity started out as a Jewish sect in the eastern Mediterranean. It quickly grew in number of believers and influence over a few decades, and by the 4th Century it had become the dominant religion in the Roman Empire. Christianity has been an important part of the shaping the world. As of the early 21st century, Christianity has approximately 2.2 billion followers, which is about a third of all people of Earth.


Science - Changes

Please find three photos of yourself at different stages of your life. If you can't access any photos, please sketch yourself as these times. Next to each photo I would like you to write down what you were doing and how you might have been feeling at the time the photo was taken. I would also like you to try and think what you might have been able to do at this stage. For instance, whether you could feed yourself, talk, walk, take turns, write, make decisions, empathise, sympathise, play with friends, etc. A list will be fine. Then, I would like you to draw three more pictures showing what you would like to be able to do. For instance, you might draw a picture of yourself at 18 next to your own car. You might draw a picture of yourself at 40 with your own family. It will give us a chance to see what it is you want to do in your life. 


This week your debate question is going to be: 

Should we ban gender specific toys?

Traditionally, when one thought of girls' toys, the colour pink sprung to mind, along with images of dolls, household products (such as mini kitchens) and beauty products (such as play make-up and high heels). Toys for boys on the other hand would consist of things such as toy guns, soldiers, construction equipment (such as a play tool kit and lego bricks) and Science sets, while the colour blue was often a key feature. Toy shops would categorise the different gender toys, as would catalogues. In the 21st century, do you feel this categorising should still be allowed to happen? Is having gender specific toys brainwashing small children and creating stereotypes? Is there a problem with making certain toys pink or blue?

Have a look at the link attached for some differing points of view and then discuss these ideas with someone at home. 


This week you are going to do some more revision work on 'ch' words. Please refer to the homework sheet attached, with the word list and the spelling rule.

Guided Reading

Have a look at the images below of past Sports Days. Answer the questions below and try to think of your own.

1. Choose one child from each picture. What do you think they are feeling? What is the evidence to support your point?

2. How old do you think these pictures are? Where do you think it is?

3. Do you think these Sports Day pictures look fun? How do you feel the adults who were those children feel about their old sports days today?

4. What are the similarities and differences between the Sports Days that you have experienced and the ones in the pictures?

5. Can you think of a highlight or memory from a previous Sports Day that you will never forget?


This week I would like you to make a word search or crossword, using all the French food names that you have learned over this topic. A crossword will be that bit more of a challenge, as the person taking the crossword will need to remember the name and spelling of the food themselves. If you want to make your word search more of a challenge, instead of writing a word bank at the bottom, draw images of the food instead, so the person completing the word search will still need to recall the spellings. 

Mrs Wordsmith

The worksheet for Year 5/6 has been attached. Please make your way through the activities and familiarise yourselves with the new vocabulary.


Tudor-style houses have some very distinct features which make them easy to spot and replicate. Many new-build houses do this. This week I would like you to design, make and evaluate a model of a Tudor house. I left this topic until the end, as I SO wanted to be in school with you all to do this. Sadly, that is no longer a possibility, but I hope you have a fantastic time doing these at home. I made a Tudor house at Manea School when I was in Year 5 and it is a stand out memory of mine from my school days. Please see the attached slides and worksheets for guidance. You will most likely not have all of the materials that are suggested in the slides (such as mod roc) but the joy of this project is that a lot of alternative materials could work. There are many cool ideas for making Tudor houses online, if you fancied doing a little research beforehand. If you do complete this activity PLEASE send a picture of your house in to us - we would love to see them.