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Early Bird Morning Spellings

Select your colour and complete your pyramid spellings today.

Can you use them in a sentence?

Fluent in 5


WALT: Draw Pictograms (2, 5 and 10)

A pictogram is a way to show data that has been collected. It is displayed using pictures rather than bars. We have looked at pictograms before but this time it is different because we are looking at different scales. 

When we talk about scales, we mean how much each picture represents. In the picture below, it shows class pets but the scale is 1 picture = 2 pets. There are 3 pictures of a dog which means 6 people have a dog but for odd numbers you need to use half a picture so there is 1 and a half fish. This means 3 people have fish. 


This is often used when bigger numbers are involved. Today we will look at scales where pictures represent 2, 5 or 10. 


Find out more in the video and the link below:

Spr2.6.1 - Draw Pictograms (2, 5 & 10) Activity


Reading WALT: answer questions based on a text.

You have been practising the skill of reading and understanding texts so far this year.

You now know the steps you have to take:

1. Read the whole text through

2. Summarise the text to show you understand what it is about

3. Answer questions based on the text.


You must continue to find answers within the text to help you answer the questions.

Some questions get you to give opinions and use inference (clues) to help you form thoughts and opinions. 


This week's text is a non-chronological report on penguins. Enjoy it.

You may learn some new facts to help you write your own report next week!






Too Tricky?!... Try the easier text


WALT: Use patch and point balances

Today our  gymnastics challenge is to use a range of apparatus creatively to display balances on points (small body parts) and on patches (large body parts).

Try to remember to extend your limbs and point your toes to ensure that your balances look more effective.

Once you have tried some different balances, can you try to put them together in a sequence?



Remember all exercise is good exercise!

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