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Early Bird Morning Spellings

Select your colour and complete your sheet today.

Can you use them in a sentence?


Today is QUIZ day so at some point why not ask a grown up to read your spellings out and you see if you can spell them? wink

SPaG English

SPaG WALT: use the past tense suffix -ed.

Today's lesson looks at how verbs (doing words) change to reflect time (tense).

A verb in a sentence changes tense to show if the event happened in the past, is happening now in the present or will happen in the future.



The verb to walk


Tomorrow, Bert will walk his dog. (past)

Today, Bert is walking his dog. (present)

Yesterday, Bert walked his dog (future)


There are a number of rules for this suffix but this week we are concentrating on adding -ed; or if the verb ends in an -e then add -d.

Nessy Reading Strategy | Adding '-ed' | Past Tense Verbs | Learn to Read

The past tense refers to things that have already happened. When talking about the past, regular verbs have 'ed' on the end of them. Learn why 'ed' sends ver...

Fluent in 5


WALT: solve problems using the 2, 5 and 20 times tables.

You have been learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables on separate days this week.

You are now going to have a mixture of questions in one lesson to improve your recall. You will then be faced with word problems which you need to identify the multiplication problem, choose an appropriate method and solve.



Times tables + fingers

counting in 2s, 5s or 10s




In Maths you are not being tested on your reading ability so a grown up can hep you with the reading of word problems. Try to picture the problem in your head and then use a method to get the answer.


Activity 1: multiplication wheels

Sheets with 2 stars in the bottom left hand corner:

In the centre of the wheels is either 2, 5 or 10. You then need to multiply the centre number by the numbers around the next zone and write the answer in the third zone.



Sheets with 3 stars in the bottom left hand corner:

Random spaces are completed and empty on the wheel. You need to use methods to work out the missing values.



Activity 2: word problems

Read the question through.

What is being asked?

What information do you have?

What method do you need to solve the question and get the answer?


There are 3 levels of questions that we have named Hard, Harder and Hardest. You should all try out some word problems to get used to them.


Activity 1: multiplication wheels
Activity 2: word problems

Too Tricky?...


Computing WALT: locate keys on a keyboard.

This term you will producing your own fact document using Microsoft Word.

In order to do this you need to become familiar with the input device, the keyboard.







Task 1

This lesson focuses on the layout of the keyboard and the important keys you will need to use regularly when typing. There is a keyboard labelling sheet to find and label certain keys. These include:

Caps lock



Space bar

Arrow keys

Enter / return

Backspace / delete


Use the link below to move onto a typing game where the children practise their typing using the correct finger placement. 

The aim is for the children to progressively become quicker and more accurate when typing. 


Task 2

Once children have began to build confidence with their typing, they can begin to use Safesearch kids to research about Emperor Penguins

They can make notes about what they find out either with pen and paper or by typing.


*Safesearch is a search engine suitable for youngsters and can be accessed via the link below.


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