Monday’s learning 6/7/2020


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!

  • popular
  • position
  • possess

This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings:

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks!

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 1 for week 11 – Identify angles: Then complete the work below:


English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at practising using apostrophes for possession?

  1. What does possession mean? What is an apostrophe? Watch this video to remind yourself:
  2. Have a look at these 4 rules for adding apostrophes for possession:

3. Can you correctly complete these sentences using the 4 rules above?


4. Practise these words:

English – Reading:

Find your reading book, picture book or magazine and spend some time enjoying reading, either to yourself or to a parent. If you finish your book, why not write a book review:

If you haven’t yet, why not sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge?


Today you will see some German children making pancakes (Pfannkuchen). You will meet some words with umlauts and will learn how to say them and experiment with compound nouns. 

  1. Watch this video 

2. In a table write down any similarities and differences with when / how you have pancakes…


3. Watch the film again and write down any of the words that are shown in the film that have an umlaut (two dots above certain letters, such as ü, ä, ö). Can you work out what they all mean?

You can check here:

die Schürzen = the aprons

die Kochmütze = the chef’s hat

die Hände = the hands

die Äpfel = the apples

der Käse = the cheese

schälen = to peel

4. Watch my video to hear how to pronounce these words Try to say them yourself. 

5. Challenge: Compound Nouns. You have met 3 compound nouns in the video. German has a lot of compound nouns formed by sticking words together, a bit like lego bricks! You learnt how to do this in Year 4 with our cafe topic.

Pfann+Kuchen (pan + cake) = Pfannkuchen (pancake)

Erdbeer + Marmelade (strawberry + jam)= Erdbeermarmelade (strawberry jam)

Koch + Mütze (chef/cook + hat) = Kochmütze (chef’s hat)

  • What happens to to the capital letter of the second word when you join them up?
  • Write down more compound nouns you already know or find out any other compound nouns in German. What is the longest one you can find?
  • What compound nouns can you make by joining these words up? You can use each one more than once. Try some silly ones too!
Kinder (children)
Blumen (flowers)
Kranken (ill)
Tier (animal)
Apfel (apple)
Schokoladen (chocolate)
Straßen (streets)
Oktober (October)

Garten (garden)
Laden (shop)
Haus (house)
Fest (festival)
Saft (juice)
Kuchen (cake)

6. Optional Activity 1: Find out about “pancake traditions in other countries” and write a fact file of what you find out. 

7. Optional activity 2: 

With an adult’s help you could try making pancakes (Pfannkuchen) and how about trying one of the fillings the children in the video had? Take photos and send them into Seesaw – how did your Pfannkuchen taste? Lecker (delicious), wunderbar (wonderful), nicht so gut (not so good)? 

Here is a recipe but you can use any pancake recipe you normally use.

The children did not cook their Apfelmus, but here is a recipe which involves cooking the apples. You will need an adult to help you with this. Alternatively you could use apple sauce which you can buy from a supermarket ready made in a jar. 

Guten Appetit!

Bis bald, Frau Lees

Remember to post your work on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

2 comments on “Monday’s learning 6/7/2020

  • is it possible to have the answers for question 3 in english please as the answer link takes you to the worksheet instead.

    • LJennings says:

      The answer would be volcanoes’ as the plural for volcano is volcanoes and as it already ends with an s, we would just add an apostrophe.
      If it was one volcano (singular) then it would be volcano’s.

      Not sure where the answers have gone… I’ll upload the answers for all of them later on.


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