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Monday 18th May

Hello wonderful people (also hello to those of you who aren't wonderful!)


I hope you've had a good weekend. I've been on a couple of lovely walks, and really enjoyed being out in the open - I went over to Holmfirth and drove past my parents house on the way. It was nice, even though I didn't get to see them.


I also read Goodnight Mr Tom - it's the book we're going to be studying when we get back. It's a book that filled me with so many emotions. There are some amazing highs and some heartbreaking lows - it really made me think about my friend Greg who died. I struggled with this but it also reminded me of why it's so important to value friendship and think about the good times.

I can't wait to study it with you all.


At some stage over the next couple of days I'm going to be ringing everybody to have a chat with your parents and hopefully yourselves to talk about the reopening of school and your feelings towards it. I'm really looking forwards to speaking to you all. 

Have a great day!

For maths today I'd like you to focus on the white rose home learning. This week is based on multiplication and division. Week 5 lesson 1. This is on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. 

Watch the video and then do the sheets that I have attached (they are no longer given on the website). 

Afterwards, I'd like you to do more practice from this link:

For English this week we have some really fun extracts from fictional books for Guided Raeding. We will then do a small daily task linked to the text. Today we are starting with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it's the chapter when Charlie steps into the Chocolate Room where everything is edible and a huge waterfall and river of chocolate churns the chocolate for the whole factory.


For English we are going to look at hyperbole, metaphor and simile - all of these are get to use in descriptive writing - we are going to do some of this when back in school, so it will be good practice.

This afternoon tasks starts with Science. I know many of you are interested in future roles  linked to medicine. The link below has some interactive games and videos to watch all linked to medicines and science. Have fun whilst learning lots of information about medicines and the development of medicines.


Your last activity is to do some PE.

I'm going to give you a couple of options:



1 minute break.


20 Star jumps, 20 press ups, 20 burpees, 20 sit ups, 20 seconds sprinting on the spot.


30 seconds break.


30 Star jumps, 30 press ups, 30 burpees, 30 sit ups, 30 seconds sprinting on the spot.


To end, hold the plank for as long as you can!



If you have a football, I want you to try and do 10 keepy ups - no stopping until you've done it.


Then I'd like you to find a bucket/bin - and from about 5 meters, you must try and chip the ball directly in - you can't stop until you've achieved it. 


When you've done that, you must combine them - this time, 5 keepy ups, and then befre the ball bounces, chip it into the bin/bucket.


If anyone wants to video these, please feel free to email them to me!