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Early Bird Morning Spellings

Select your colour and complete your pyramid spellings today.

Can you use them in a sentence?


Reading WALT: understand a text.

Today's reading lesson focuses on an example diary entry written by Otto. 

You need to read it through and be able to get an idea of what Otto is speaking about by talking about what you have read with an adult. To show you understand it further, you will answer some questions based on what you have read. 

Remember reading isn't just about reading the words; it is showing you understood!


Task 1

This task requires you to find evidence of features within the diary entry. Choose 5 coloured pens/pencils/highlighters and colour in the box next to the items in the key.


Conjunctions are words that join sentences together or make a sentence longer:

because     so     but     and     however     although     


Time adverbials are sentence openers that reflect time:

Next     After     Then     The other morning     Yesterday


First person shows it is written in the first person:

I     we     my     me


Adjectives are describing words often in front of a noun


Past tense -ed verbs are doing words showing occurence in the past. They have -ed on the end.


Task 2

Based on the diary entry you have read, answer questions, finding the answer within the text.

Challenge is the higher level text and questions.

Too Tricky is the lower level text and questions.

Fluent in 5


WALA: Odd and even numbers


Spr2.4.2 - Odd and Even

An even number is a number that can be divided into two equal groups and it is in the 2x table.

Even numbers always end in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0.


An odd number is a number that cannot be divided into two equal groups.


Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.

With an odd number of objects, if you shared them out then there would always be one left.


You can tell if any number is odd or even just by looking at the last digit. The number:


456  is even because it ends with a 6 and is not in the 2x table


271 is odd because it ends with a 1.

Find out more about odd and even numbers with the numberblocks


Make sure you are getting some exercise at home! 


Try a little warm up to raise your heart rate. heart


Travel around the room like different animals at different levels (heights)

  •  Snakes (using a low level)
  • cheetah (using a medium level and fast speed)
  • rabbit (jumping and changing from a low to a high level)
  •  crab (travelling sideways)

Can you think of any of your own?


Today you will work on the basic shapes in gymnastics. Use the pictures  and descriptions to help you.



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