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Thursday 7th May

Fantastic work from today

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Sycamore Class,

Today is the last day of home learning for this week, because tomorrow is a Bank Holiday to celebrate VE day. We’ll find out more about that later. But first I wanted to show you the self-portraits that I’ve been sent. Can you guess who drew each picture? I’ll post the answers later on today so you can check if you were right.



I've now added the names below each self portrait so you can check to see if your guesses were right! Well done to those of you who sent in your amazing pictures. Virtual house point for each of you! 

Sycamore class Self Portraits

Sycamore class Self Portraits 1 Poppy S
Sycamore class Self Portraits 2 James
Sycamore class Self Portraits 3 George
Sycamore class Self Portraits 4 Stanley
Sycamore class Self Portraits 5 Macey

Did you all receive the ParentMail letter about the VE Day bake off? I’ll attach the letter here for you to see- I can’t wait to see what you make. It’s just a shame Mrs Crosswell and I can’t taste-test them! All the instructions you need are in the email, or the link below.

Active Start

Choose something active to get your day started. You could pick from the list below, or think of your own.

  • Joe Wicks workout
  • Oti Mabuse is still doing her daily dance sessions on YouTube (Oti Mabuse Official).
  • Yoga with Cosmic Kids Yoga (
  • How many laps of you garden can you run in 10 minutes? Record the number and see if you can beat it tomorrow.
  • Set up a carousel of activities in your garden. Use what you can find to make an obstacle course- a slalom to run around, things to jump, something to climb under, some skipping, jogging on the spot, star jumps


Daily Jobs

  • Read for at least 20 minutes. Choose somewhere comfortable with your favourite book! Instead of building dens, this week we’ve been reading outside in the garden. It’s so relaxing reading a book while listening to the birds singing.

Don’t forget, you can also read magazines, internet articles, read online using your Bug Club/ Active Learn login. If you have younger brothers or sisters you could read them a story too.

  • Practise your spellings- choose 5 from the list in your pack. Use ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ to practise them, like we do in class.
  • Practise your times tables. You could do this by writing them down, playing ‘hit the button’ (or other online games on Active Learn), make up a song or rhyme to go with the times tables you’re practising.




First of all, here are the answers from last Friday’s maths work on graphs. You did a brilliant job, I was very impressed!



Today we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day, which was on the 8th of May 1945. So I thought we should do a problem solving activity linked to this.

My challenge for you: using the numbers from the date of VE day ( 08.05.1945 ), can you make the numbers from 1 upwards? How high can you go? Are there any numbers that are impossible to make?

  • You can add, take away, times and divide.
  • You don’t have to use all of the numbers on each question
  • Each number can only be used once (Except 5, because there are two of them in the date), but you can’t say 1 + 1 = 2 because you only have one 1.
  • Use the digits separately- so you have the following numbers 


8   5    1    9   4   5


I’ve made a start for you, but how high can you go? 

Number 1) 9 – 8 = 1

Number 2) 5 + 5 = 10, then 10 – 8 = 2   

Number 3) 9 – 5 – 1 = 3

Number 4)




As I’ve already said, tomorrow is a very special day. It’s the 75th anniversary of VE day. VE day stands for ‘Victory in Europe day’ and on 8th May 1945 was when peace was declared in Europe at the end of the Second World War, which had lasted 6 years! 

The first thing I would like you to do is to find out more about VE day. Please open and read this reading comprehension activity. There are 3 levels so choose one which suits you (* is the easiest, *** is the hardest- look at the bottom of each page). Write the answers in sentences in your writing book.


Now you know a little bit about VE day from the reading comprehension, but here is your chance to find out a bit more.

Please watch this video:

Here is a presentation you could look through (with an adult to support if needed):

VE day activities:

Now you know more about VE day, I’d like you to do an activity based on this special day. It is up to you what you’d like to do. Here are some ideas for you to choose from, but you might have a special idea of your own. (If you want to follow the links on the sheet, you will have to open the file below the picture)


Please carry on sharing your wonderful work with us. Mrs Crosswell and I are always really happy to see what you have been doing.


I hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend. Please let us know if you’re doing anything special with your family (from home) to celebrate VE day.

Mrs Monsey 
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