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You do not have to stick with your own year group's lesson. If you are struggling, try the activities for the year group below, if you don't feel challenged, try the year group above. 


Year 4: Equivalent Fractions

Year 5: Add 2 mixed numbers


On the optional worksheets, the difficulty is usually shown in the bottom corner of the page in a star. 

D = Developing (mild)

E = Expected (spicy)

GD = Greater Depth (hot)


It can also be shown by the number of stars. 

* = Mild

** = Spicy

*** = Hot



Grammar Starter


Year 4: Conjunctions

Year 5: Modal Verbs


Main Activity

Following on from yesterday's lesson about structuring a discussion text, today you are going to plan your discussion. 


First you need to decide what your discussion is going to be about. I would love to see some discussions based on your reading books. For example, you could discuss if a particular character is a 'goodie' or a 'baddie', and give evidence for each side from what they do in the story (Snape from the Harry Potter books is a great example for this, but it could work with lots of other characters). Another idea is to discuss whether something a character did was the right thing to do, and give your reasons why or why not. If you are really stuck, get in touch and I will give you some more ideas. 


Today I would like you to plan the features of your debate argument:

  1. introduction

  2. facts to support each point

  3. emotive language (strong language and imagery to tug on the heartstrings)

  4. rhetorical questions (questions that aren’t supposed to be answered)

  5. a counter argument (the other point of view)

  6. discourse markers or conjunctions to connect paragraphs

  7. a strong conclusion (give your opinion)


Example - This is an argument against animals being kept in zoos:

  1. Introduction – Animals should live in the wild.

  2. Facts – Zoos cannot provide the amount of space animals have in the wild.

  3. Emotive language – Many cages are cramped, dirty and in terrible condition.

  4. Rhetorical questions – Would you like to live in a cage?

  5. Counter argument – Some will say animals are happy in a zoo, but do we truly know?

  6. Discourse markers/conjunctions – for example, however, in addition or as well as.

  7. A strong conclusion. I believe that animals should live in the wild because it is where they originally belonged. 


Year 4 - plan 4 sentences using co-ordinating conjunctions

Year 5 - plan 5 sentences using modal verbs

   Here are some sentence starters to get you started..

  • Others might say that...

  • It could be argued that….

  • Some people will believe...

We will write up the discussion tomorrow. 




Live stream with sensory circuits at 9:30am and PE challenges at 11:45 daily! There are also lots of fun and challenging videos you can have a go at at any time on this channel.

I know a few of you have been getting out on your bikes, there are some cycling related activities on this page:

iMoves – currently free to use! There are a range of activities here:



This week in PSHE we are going to think about the effect a good night's sleep can have on our wellbeing. I know with being away from school for so long lots of people's routines have gone out of the window! You might be staying up later, getting up later, or watching more TV in the evenings. This can have an impact on your sleep, which can affect how you feel the next day. 


Task 1:

Write down what you do between 4pm and bedtime. 

Have a look at the activities on slide 1 of the powerpoint. Are any of these on your list? Rate these activities from 1 to 5. 5 = Wide Awake and 1 = Relaxing


Task 2:

Based on the ideas in slide 3 of the powerpoint, choose some positive changes to make to your bedtime routine for one full week. Keep a log of what you changed and any positive outcomes you experience, such as:

• Finding it easier to get up

• Feeling more alert throughout the day

• Having more energy

• Feeling happier

• Improved tolerance and patience etc.


Find out more about sleep and why it is so important here:'s%20school%2C%20taking%20care%20of,alive%20needs%20sleep%20to%20survive.