Wednesday’s learning – 20/1/21

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am today and we can answer any questions you have. Answers for reading and maths will be posted later on today, so you can check your work.

English: Writing


Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings:

  • earth
  • eight
  • enough


Practise your weekly spelling words: disappoint, disagree, disobey, disable, dislike, dislocate, disappear, disadvantage, disapprove, dislodge

Activity: Today you are going to write descriptive sentences using your weekly spelling words.


Stig of the Dump Pages 22 & 23

Barney walked carefully to the edge of the pit, kept near the big tree and peeped over. He could see the patch of earth that had given way under him, the dangling creepers lower down, and a scatter of broken chalk at the bottom.

He craned over to try and see the hole he had made in the roof of the den. Not a sign of a hole, of a roof, of a den – of a Stig. He began to walk away and think hard.

He remembered crashing through a sort of roof and leaving a big gaping hole. And yet there wasn’t a hole. So he couldn’t have made one. Suddenly, he gave a big jump as the answer came to him. Stig must have mended the hole!

1.  Find and copy the word that means Barney looked quickly.

2.   Why do you think Barney was keeping near to the big tree when he was looking over the edge?

3.   Write 3 things did Barney see when he looked over the edge of the pit. (3 marks)

4.   Could Barney see the hole he had made the day before? Yes or no.

5.   Find a copy the word that means the hole he had made was wide. 

6.   How do you think Barney felt when he realised that Stig must have mended the hole? Use evidence to support your answer. (2 marks)


Times table starter:

Today in maths, we are going to continue to learn dividing 2 digits by 1 digit. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.


In Art today, you will be making/creating the background for your collage.

A collage is a piece of art made by sticking various materials (photographs, pieces of paper or fabric) on to a backing. You will be using pieces of paper for making your collage.

But today we will focus on making the background — all ready for next week!

You will be using paints and black paper to create your own Stonehenge picture.

Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It is a ring of giant stones – all standing upright! Click on the link to find out more about Stonehenge.

Your finished piece of art should look like:

To make the background, you will need:

  • A4 plain paper (preferably slightly thicker paper)
  • water paints (white and blue)
  • a paint brush
  • a palette to mix paints

You will use the ombre effect to make your background. This effect is where you gradually change the colour of a background – from light to dark.

First, put some white paint in the middle of the paper. Spread that into a small circle with your paint brush.

Next, mix a little bit of blue colour in white on the palette. You should get a pale blue colour. Paint a thick circle using this colour around the white circle.

After that, mix in a little more blue on your palette. You should get a darker shade of blue now. Paint in a thick circle around the pale blue one you painted earlier.

You should be getting the “picture” 🙂 now…!

Every time, mix in a bit more blue on your palette to get a slightly darker shade than the one before. Then paint using this shade.

It should look as if the white colour is gradually changing from very light blue, to light blue, to blue, to darker blue and so on….

Once finished, leave your background to dry. After it dries, put it in a safe place.

Hope you enjoy your learning today. 🙂

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

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