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Monday 11th May


Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely long weekend. What fun things did you get up to? Did you manage to celebrate VE Day at home in some way. Thank you to those of you who sent in your lovely examples of VE Day activities that you completed last week. There were a lot of programmes and news reports about it VE Day, did you manage to see any? I was very moved by some of the stories of soldiers and people who were around at that time. We owe so much to the sacrifices they made in fighting in the war.



Today’s theme for Monday is: Make it Monday.

What can you make today? Perhaps help to make dinner, make something using junk modelling or craft material. Make someone smile with a helpful gesture or telling them a joke. The choice is yours.


For our outdoor nature activity this week, we have given you a daily task of tracking the weather. Teach yourself how to use a thermometer (if you have one) and a compass correctly. Most smart phones have a compass. Why not extend yourself and find out about different cloud formations and also learn how meteorologists measure the wind speed using the Beaufort scale. This task is great for your geography and environmental knowledge and understanding.


Norfolk School Games have produced weekly virtual challenges for you to try. Week 2 is cricket. Link in Resources section. They are keen to have children sending pictures or videos these need to be sent via social media @norfolkschoolgames (twitter - @norfolkschgames ) or email it to us They are looking for the school with the most entries who will be celebrated in June. 

Competition Time!


VE Baking Competition – deadline is Wednesday 13th May. Please send in your photo entries. All information is in last week’s resources.


There is still time to enter a competition to say thank you to the NHS - click on this link in our resources section.,6ZOD,1IS42C,QSMP,1



This Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The public are invited to shine a light in their window at 8.30pm to remember all the nurses working to care for others at this difficult time. I will remind you of this again tomorrow.


Thank you to all of you who are keeping in touch with us regularly, it is so lovely to hear about what you’re up to and how you’re getting on with your learning – keep it up!  Don’t forget if you have been doing other things such as trying a new hobby, learning a new skill, we would love to hear about these things too.  


Have a good day!

Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett



Monday's Learning tasks:

> Start your day with an Active Start. There are lots of options for you:

- Weekly challenge from Pav

- Norfolk School Games ‘Week 2’

- Joe Wicks – daily PE on Youtube

- Go Noodle also available on Youtube

Further information can be found in our 'Resources and Web Links' section


> Read your book for 20 minutes. Or you could read a book from Bug Club.


> Complete a maths quiz on diagnostic questions. 


> Maths: This week we are looking at ‘Sequences and Properties of Numbers’.  Open the document ‘Monday Maths Sequences' in the Resources and Web Links section. Read.  Complete the sequences and rules questions. The answers are in a separate document called 'Monday Maths Sequences Answers' and you can self mark your work.


> Further Maths to have a go at! Visit the White Rose website ‘Summer Term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) and complete Lesson 1 ‘Multiplying fractions by integers’. This will be a good refresher for you as we covered fractions at the end of the autumn term. Remember, if you are finding these too tricky you could look at a lower year group or if you need a greater challenge look at a higher year group instead. We do not have a subscription to the worksheets so this activity is just watching and discussing the video.


> Complete the word of the day activities - see below. 



> Visit Active learn website and select a maths and a SPAG activity to complete.


> Writing challenge for the week: 'Afternoon Stroll'. For details of our writing task this week click on the resource in our Resources and Web Links. For days 1 and 2 you will need to plan and discuss your ideas. 


> Our Learning theme for the summer term is:


To understand how Volcanoes and earthquakes occur we need to find out about tectonic plates first. Read through the ‘tectonic plates presentation’ found in our resources section. Then select three tasks from the following suggested activities to complete as your learning follow up  for today and tomorrow – all resources are in our ‘Resources and Web Links’ section

  • Make a list of 10 things you have learned about tectonic plates – you could create a quiz for your family using this information
  • Present your learning on an information poster – include images
  • Either, print the jigsaw and cut out the pieces and put back together or have a go at drawing your own (bit of a challenge but it is possible!)
  • Continental drift timeline activity (if you can print, but the activity can be completed without this) – in your book draw out a timeline using the suggested format on page 2 of the document then sketch the continental drift changes through time.
  • Research Alfred Wegener and his important theories about the Earth

> Online Safety Lesson – open the subpage on out main class page – Keeping Safe Online. Click on the top link which will take you to the thinkuknow website, scroll down then select ‘Click here for home activity packs aged 8-10’, you will see a list of 4 activity packs - complete one of these. Try and do one each week if you haven’t attempted these yet.


> Remember to build in some quiet time, creative time and outdoor time! Why not try the nature activity or a lego challenge? Or even get baking and enter the VE Day baking competition. There are also great easy to follow recipes on Willow class page that you may want to try.


Have a good day!


Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett


Word of the day


  1. What is the definition of meteorology?
  2. Research activity: Find out what a meteorologist is.
  3. Write a sentence using the WOD and include either brackets or dashes in your sentence.
  4. Research activity: The word ‘ology’ means a subject of study or branch of knowledge. What other words use ‘ology’? Make a list and underline the ‘ology’ part in each word that you find. Eg, sociology. How many words can you find with ology?
  5. Why not watch a weather report on the news programme or read a weather report. What technical words are used in the report? 


You will need a dictionary for this activity, if you don’t have one use an online dictionary.  


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