Today’s learning – Thursday 7th January

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 11am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers for the reading and maths 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:

  • favourite
  • February
  • forward(s)


Have a go at this code cracking activity for our spelling pattern – ‘k’ spelt ‘ch’.


Today, can you mend these ‘sick’ sentences? Can you add in adjectives and adverbs to make the sentences more interesting? Can you change the verbs to improve the sentences? You can also use a thesaurus to improve your vocabulary.

The people stood on the wall. In front of them was a big wave. It was really big.

For example: The huddle of people stood patiently on the rugged wall, watching in awe.

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English – Reading:

This half term, we will be reading How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Read the text and have a go at answering the questions underneath. I have put the text and questions both as a picture and a document. They are both the same but you can decide which is easier to view on your device.

  1. How many parts are there to the test?
  2. What was the first part of the test?
  3. ‘The ten boys tipped their heads backwards.’ Why did the boys have to do this to see the cliff?
  4. Why could Hiccup feel vibrations?
  5. Where were the young dragons asleep?
  6. How many young dragons are asleep?
  7. Why do you think Hiccup thought that ‘walking into a cave with three thousand dragons in it was an act of madness’?
  8. What did Gobber the Belch give the boys to put their dragons in once they had been captured?
  9. Why couldn’t Gobber the Belch go into the cave?


Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about factor pairs. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Factor pairs


Our topic this half term is all about Islam. Today we are going to look two important features of the Muslim religion. They are:

  • Mecca
  • Kaaba

Watch these videos to find out more!

You are going to summarise what the Mecca and Kaaba are and why they are important to Muslims. Write these sentences our on a piece of paper and fill in the gaps. Hint: You can use the four bullet points below to fill in the gaps!

The Mecca is ________________________. It is important to Muslims because__________________________________________________________________.

The Kaaba is _______________________. It is important to Muslims because__________________________________________________________________.

Challenge: What else can you tell me about Mecca and Kaaba?

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

4 comments on “Today’s learning – Thursday 7th January

    • LJennings says:

      When it is safe and we are back in school, I’m sure Cedar class would enjoy hearing all about Islam from you.

  • Andrew says:

    Friday 0925am
    Mrs Jennings/Mrs Ganes
    Thank for all the great variety of work and fun that you are sending to Piper and her friends via the power of the interweb!

    I’m struggling to find the exact vimeo video as the link above seems to take us to a search page. I’ve tried various combinations to search for it for example “Battersea”, “Lockdown dogs” etc

    Any clues a to what I have done wrong or am missing?
    Many thanks


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