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Another week has flown by. We are working hard at school and I can see you are working hard at home. Well done to those that are submitting work still. One week left to go, let’s make next week and really fun week to finish our year off on a high!

I like your method of solving how much the cone weighs, Jenson. A really good strategy and really impressed with the column method used – you are getting ready for year 3 with that Maths knowledge! Well done for a great week of learning! Have a relaxing, enjoyable weekend.

Hi Henry. A really great week of learning from you. You have submitted every day and your work is always presented so well and clear. Well done for giving the first 3 questions a go on the challenge. Enjoy your weekend.

Some super art work, Aarav. Thank you for sharing your Maths challenge today. I agree, some of those were really tricky. Thank you for submitting your work everyday this week. It is clear you are working hard and enjoying your learning. Have a great weekend.

Hi Logan. I’m pleased you got to enjoy your time at Hyde Hall. Well done for squeezing in as much learning as you can even though Mum and Dad have been a little bit busier this week. I am really impressed with your resilience shown in your spellings. Have a great weekend.

Friday’s learning

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Well that week has gone quick! Have a lovely weekend everyone.

English: Oh no dad’s experiment has gone wrong and the children have shrunk!

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How would you feel if you were shrunk? Would it be a good thing or a bad thing? Why? Myself and Mr Pearson can’t agree if we would like to be shrunk or not. Can you write a persuasive argument on whether you think it is a good thing and explain why or a bad thing and explain why. See if you can use some of those persuasive sentence openers and expanded noun phrase to support your argument. We look forward to reading your views. I wonder which way you will persuade us?

Maths: Friday maths challenge today! Have fun!

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ART: Lets finish the week with some more art! Have a go at drawing some different sea creatures.

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We’ve really enjoyed reading your persuasive writing today and now really want to go on holiday!

Thank you for sharing your Maths work today, Aarav. This shows us that you are very secure with telling the time half past and O’clock. Also, well done for completing the j, dge, ge spelling pattern work.

Some great, confident Maths work today, Henry. We are really impressed that you can tell the time so accurately. Tomorrow is all about quarter past and quarter to the hour.

Thank you for sharing your Maths and English work today, Dryden. I’d love to visit the Brazil and you’ve really persuaded me to look into travelling there…maybe not this year though.

Thank you for sharing your persuasive text to persuade us to go to Brazil, Jenson. I really enjoyed listening to your ‘pitch’ and the expression you put into your reading. Well done for completing the Maths and spelling today aswell.

Thursday’s learning

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Good Morning everyone, You are still doing an amazing job. Keep going! Mums, dads and carers, don’t forget to message Mr Poyton this morning on the main blog page if you want to nominate your child/children.

Spelling: Today we are going to look at words that start with the (n) sound but are spelt (kn) or (gn).

Task 1: Have a go at reading the words. What do you notice about the (k) and (g) when you sound the words out? Once you have read them sort them into the correct spelling pattern on the grid.

Task 2: Write the correct words to match the pictures. Remember to use the correct spelling pattern. Then write some sentences with some of the words or for an extra challenge write a sentence with as many of these words as you can.

Maths: Today you are telling the time for quarter past and quarter to.

English/Geography: Today you are going to write your persuasive argument to convince people to visit your chosen country’s beach.

First of all you need to write your title and then your introduction.

Your introduction may look something like this:

You now need to write your reasons why they should visit. First choose a persuasive sentence opener from the word mat below. EG: Firstly.

Then choose your human or physical feature you planned yesterday. EG: sea. Think about what action you might do in the sea by adding in a verb EG: paddle. Finally choose one or two of your adjectives you chose yesterday to describe the feature. EG: shimmering and salty. Now write your first point. It may look something like this.

You may want to add more information or more than one feature in each point?


Repeat for point 2 and 3. Then conclude your argument by summing up your main points. It may look like this.


PE: Wow after all that writing you may want to get moving!

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I hope none of you got caught in the showers we have had throughout the day. A horrible to day to plan outdoor activities, but a great day to do some amazing work.

I like your persuasive writing, Henry. I really want a relaxing trip to Brazil. You’ve used such great persuasive adjectives like tropical and beautiful. Some great spelling and Maths work as well today.

Some great planning of your persuasive text, Jenson. I’m excited to see if you can persuade me to visit ‘Brilliant Brazil’. Thank you for sharing your Maths and spelling today as well.

Thank you for sharing your Maths and spelling work with us today, Saskia. I am looking forward to seeing if you can use your persuasive language to persuade me to visit the beach!

You have been busy over the last 2 days, Dryden! Thank you for sharing your spelling and Maths work with us today. Remember to use those spelling patterns in your writing – maybe you could try and used a ‘j’ or ‘dge’ spelling in your persuasive writing? Could their be a ‘hedge’ or a ‘bridge’ or is there a nice place to ‘jog’ in Brazil?

I hope you enjoyed Hyde Hall, Logan. Fingers crossed it was quiet – I don’t like places that are too busy, especially at the moment. Well done for doing some Oxford Owls reading and for doing some telling the time work too.

Wednesday’s learning

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Well done so far this week, we are halfway there!

Spelling: Today we are going to look at words that include the (j) sound but are spelt (j), (g), (ge), (dge).

Task 1: Have a go at reading all the words on the grid then look carefully at each word and circle all the letters that make the (j) sound. After that write each word in the grid and under the correct spelling pattern heading.

Task 2: Write the correct word for each picture, remember to use the correct spelling. Then have a go at either writing sentences that include words with the (j) sound or see if you can write a funny sentence by including as many (j) sound words as possible.

Maths: Today we are looking at telling the time using o’clock and half past.

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Geography/English: Today you are going to plan your persuasive writing. First you need to decide which country you want to persuade people to visit (choose 1 of the 4 we looked at on Monday). Then use the sheet below to plan your argument.

  1. Decide what your title will be. It will need to be catchy to attract the reader.
  2. Plan your introduction: You could use a rhetorical questions such as: Have you ever thought about visiting India’s stunning beaches? or How would you like to spend time with your family on one of Australia’s beautiful beaches?
  3. Think of your first reason by looking at your geography work from Monday and choosing a human or physical feature you discovered. EG: mountains or sea/ hotels or shops. Then think of some adjectives to describe your feature. EG- mountains- rocky, towering, mysterious etc. Repeat this so you have 3 different points.
  4. Write your 3 main points again for your conclusion and maybe think of a rhetorical question to end such as: Why don’t you come and discover or explore these beautiful beaches for yourself? Don’t forget to keep your plan for tomorrow as it will help you with your writing. Below is an example of what your planning sheet may look like.

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I feel like we are on the wind down to the summer holidays and there are lots of mixed emotions about it all. Are you feeling like Spongebob or Patrick today?

Thank you for sharing your work from yesterday, Dryden. Don’t worry if you don’t get your work in before 3:30 that day – whenever it is posted, it will get commented on but maybe the next day instead. Some great homophone work and Maths!

A busy day, Henry. Thank you for sharing your great work with us. Well done for answering all of the questions on the reading comprehension. Were you persuaded to visit the seaside after reading it?

Well done for having a go at writing your own persuasive argument, Saskia. Keep this as a draft and see if you are able to improve it after our planning and writing days later on this week. Thanks for sharing your Maths as well.

Some great reading today, Logan. I’m so pleased you got socialise a little and have fun in the garden with your friend. What did you build together? Thank you for sharing your Maths and English work today as well.

Did the reading persuade you to want to visit the beach, Aarav? I can’t wait until it is more safe to go to the seaside and have fun in the sea. Thank you for sharing your Maths and English work with us today.

Hi Jenson. Thanks for sharing all of your brilliant work today. I am really impressed with your spelling and your reading comprehension. Were you persuaded to visit the seaside? Well done for completing your Maths as well!

Tuesday’s learning.

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Well done everyone for yesterday. I don’t know about you but those beaches we looked at yesterday looked very inviting!

Spelling: Today we are going to look at words that end in the (l) sound but are spelt either (el) or (le).

Task 1: Have a go at reading the different words. Remember to use your phonics knowledge to help you . Sort them into words that end in (el) and (le) on the grid and then draw a picture for each one to show their meaning.

Task 2: Complete each word by adding the correct ending. If you are not sure try both ways and decide which one looks the best. Can you find any other words that end in either (el) or (le)? Have a go at writing a few sentences that include these words or maybe see how many words you can include in one sentence.

EG: A camel and a little squirrel went round in a circle while they ate an apple but they fell into a puddle which made them giggle.

Maths: It’s measuring temperature today.

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English/Geography: This week we are going to be travel agents. Your challenge is to persuade people to visit one of the different country’s beaches we looked at yesterday. You will need to include the different human and physical features as part of your persuasive writing.

Today we are going to look at an example that you can download below. This example is trying to persuade people to visit a British seaside.

Read the example, what do you notice?

When writing persuasively you can use different sentence openers to help your argument. Have a look at the word mat below. Can you find any of these examples in the text. If so underline them.

Using expanded noun phrases can help the reader picture what you are tell them so are great to include.

EG: shimmering, salty sea. Can you find any other expanded nouns phrases (two adjectives describing a noun) in the text. If so underline them as well.

Now answer the question to help you find out more about writing a persuasive text.

PE: If you missed Joe Wicks work out yesterday have a go today.

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Thank you for sharing your English work on Friday, Aarav. I really enjoyed reading your diary entry as a Victorian child. Well done for completing today’s Maths and homophone work in English today too.

You’ve shown a clear understanding of homophones and spellings today, Jenson. Well done for completing all of your Maths challenges as well.

Hi Jonathan. It was great to see you today. Thank you for sharing your work with us today – remember there is no need to complete the blog work if you are coming into school. We will do this at school. Focus on times tables and spellings at home for now.

Hi Henry. It’s great to see how confident you are with capacity and volume in Maths, thank you for sharing your great work. Also, some brilliant spelling knowledge used with your homphones work.

Thank you for sharing your work with us today, Saskia. Your knowledge of human and physical geography will help with your English work this week. Well done for completing English and Maths as well.

Hi Logan. Super homophones work today. They are really tricky because they sound the same! Phonics can sometimes help, but even then some are tricky! Well done for showing resilience in Maths – a busy day for you!