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Friday 5th March 2021

Happy Friday Woodpeckers.

Miss Barnes and I are so happy that we will see you all in person on Monday 8th and all Woodpeckers will be back together in school. So, this os your last day of home learning. Please see below for the timetable, resources, text, tutorials and extra tutorials. 

Remember to send me some work so I can see how you are doing and give feedback. 


This morning on our team call at 8:30am we will be doing our 'Who wants to be a millionaire' quiz and celebrating your learning from this week and previous weeks, Miss Barnes and I are so proud of you all and how well you have done in these unusual circumstances. What fantastic work you have produced. 


If you need to contact me, my email address is:


Now, let's win a million pounds!

Best wishes,

Miss Stuart




Our class Teams call-our class quiz and celebrations. 

Let's see who can win a million pounds today on our quiz 'Who wants to be a millionaire.' As always the questions will be based on what you have learnt over the week, 

Remember to bring a pen and paper so you can write your answers. 





Please do a Joe Wicks workout or an exercise of your choice. 



L.O- To solve problems involving converting between minutes and hours (show:applying) 

Success criteria

1. I can convert between minutes to hours

2. I can convert between hours to minutes

3. I can record minutes of an hour as a fraction

4. I can solve problems involving timed events converting between one unit to another.


Today we are consolidating our learning from Wednesday and beginning to solve more problems involving converting times.

The tutorial recaps how to convert between minutes and hours and then how to solve problems using these skills. 



Just to let you know the beginning of the video is a recap of converting minutes and hours. If you are confident with this then move the video to 9 minutes 30 seconds. It will then be made clear where to play and stop the video for each challenge.


Extra support tutorial:



Next you can choose your challenge below:

Green- converting between minutes and hours and solving problems

Orange- converting between minutes and seconds involving fractions and solving problems

Red- converting between minutes and seconds involving fractions and solving problems involving decimals


Extension: Reasoning problems involving converting between units of time


Write an evaluative comment based on the success criteria. 






L.O: I can show my understanding of figurative language (show: applying)

1) I can use a range of figurative language including hyperbole and allusion

2) I can engage my audience by using cohesive devices, such as fronted adverbials

3) I can explain the effect of figurative language on the reader



Task: To write a letter home retelling the events from one of the character’s perspectives using figurative language and cohesive devices to engage the reader.



  1. To read ‘The sixth voyage of Sindbad the sailor text’ in the attachments or listen to a version of the story.





Extra support: There is also an easier version of the story provided as an animation if you prefer.





  1. Answer the following questions: (Reading focus: inference)
  1. What can you infer about Sindbad’s family and friends from the first paragraph?
  2. What can you infer from Sindbad and his crew having ‘had small ground for rejoicing?’
  3. Do you think Sindbad should have gone on his sixth voyage? Explain your answer fully using evidence from the text to support your arguments.
  4. What are the similarities and differences between this Sindbad story and the other Sindbad stories read this week? Give specific examples.
  5. If Sindbad went on a seventh voyage, what do you predict based on the other six voyages would happen to him and his crew? Use evidence from the previous stories to help form your argument.


  1. Watch the tutorial



Please note in the video tutorial it should say 'my lesson' not 'by now.' 


For extra support: Watch the second tutorial.



Challenge 1: To write a letter from Sindbad, using figurative language.

Challenge 2: To write a letter from the king’s perspective, explaining what has happened and using figurative language.

Challenge 3: To write a letter from Caliph Harun-al-Rashid’s perspective, explaining what has happened and using figurative language throughout including using hyperbole and allusion.

Remember to:

  • Aim for a page of quality writing/you can type your letter if you prefer
  • Use the checklist to help you for a modelled guide
  • Really think about the character you have chosen would want to include in their letter and how they would express themselves.


Extension: Look through the text and decide where you would have used different types of figurative language, explain what it would be and explain and justify why you have decided to include it where you have.   


  1. Write your evaluative comment linked to the success criteria.




Choose one of the five tasks set by Mrs Mitchell and Miss Fermor. 



Please see the activities in 'week 2 afternoon challenges' in the attachments below. 



Well-being with Mrs Brocker. 



Please see Mrs Brocker's two worksheets in the attachments below. 


Please look at the worksheet, the happiness balance. Keep a daily diary for one week and record and count the positive and negative words/ phrases you have used on each day. Try to calculate you happiness ratio.

Look at the happy 5 habits worksheet. Write down 5 happy targets and then think of what strategy you would use to reach your target.






Story time




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