Wednesday’s learning – 24/2/21

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

  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide

Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: gardening, gardened, limited, limiting, developing, developed, listening, listened, covered, covering

Activity: Write descriptive sentences using this week’s tricky words: grammar, group, guard, guide

Writing: Today, we will learn about the features of an instructional text. Click on the following link to learn more about it.

Activity: Using the checklist, spot the features of an instruction text in the text given below:


Charlie and the chocolate factory – chapter 3,  pages 15-16

Grandpa Joe told Charlie that Prince Pondicherry wrote a letter to Mr Willy Wonka to come all the way to India and build him a colossal palace entirely of chocolate.

Mr Wonka built a palace that had one hundred rooms and everything was made of either dark or light chocolate! The bricks, cement, windows, walls and ceiling were all made of chocolate, so were the carpets, pictures, furniture and beds. When you turned on the taps in the bathroom, hot chocolate came pouring out.

When it was all finished, Mr Wonka warned the prince to start eating the palace right away as it won’t last very long. “Nonsense!” shouted the prince. “I’m not going to eat my palace. I’m going to live in it!” Very soon, came a very hot day and the whole palace melted!

Grandpa Joe also told Charlie another strange thing. He told Charlie that no one ever goes in or come out of the factory!

1.  What did prince Pondicherry want Mr Willy Wonka to do? (2 marks)

2.  Find a word that means ‘extremely large’. (1 mark)

3.  How many rooms did the palace have? What was everything made out of? (2 marks)

4.  What came pouring out when you turned on the taps in the bathroom? (1 mark)

5.  Why did Mr Wonka warn the prince to eat his palace right away? (1 mark)

6.  What happened to the palace and why? (2 marks)

7.  Why was it a strange thing that no one ever went in or came out of the factory? (2 marks)

Click on the following link for chapter 3 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.


Times table starter:

Today in maths, we will learn about equivalent lengths. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.


In today’s lesson, you are going to learn about using a search engine.

What is a search engine?

Search engines are special websites that make it easy for you to find a website or page in an instant. Popular search engines include Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

Each search engine works in a similar way. If you go to a search engine’s homepage, you’ll find a single box. You simply type whatever you want to search for into that box.​​​​​​​

Search engines are a great way to find things on the web. If you search carefully you can find reliable and trustworthy information.

Keywords in your search criteria

You need to think carefully about the keywords you enter in your search. They need to be relevant. You also need to think about the number of keywords that you use, too. If you use too few keywords you could get too many results and they won’t all be relevant. However, if you use too many keywords, you might get no results at all.

Activity: Your task today is to use the internet to search for your DT project – making a pizza.

You should research photos and images of:

• different types of pizza

• pizza toppings

You are then going to select your favourite image (favourite pizza and favourite toppings) and save it on your tablet, laptop, desktop etc.

Also, use the search engine for instructions on how to make a pizza. If you want, you can save these also on your laptop.

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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