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Early Bird Morning Spellings

Get out your colours and complete your Rainbow spellings today.

Can you use them in a sentence?

Fluent in 5


WALT: Draw a block diagram

Today you will have a go at drawing a block diagram, sometimes called a bar chart. When you draw a block diagram you need to remember to:


  • Draw and label the axis
  • Decide on a scale
  • Draw the blocks
  • Don't forget to give it a title!


Drawing a block diagram can be a tricky skill so take your time. You can do this on paper but please make sure you use a ruler! Alternatively, you can create your bar chart using Purple Mash using your login and the link here:

Spr2.6.4 - Block Diagrams

Deepen it and Deepen it further in case it doesn't open properly!

Too tricky? Here is a blank template for a block diagram


SPaG WALT: use commas in a list.

We are learning about the punctuation mark the comma      ,     .

We use the comma to do a short pause in our sentence but today we are looking at its usage within a list. When you list 3 or more items you use the comma to separate the items in the list.

For example:


For dinner I had fish, chips and peas.


You use and before the last item you list and do not have to put a comma in front of the 'and'.


For my birthday I had an awesome electric car, a soft cuddly toy and lots of scrumptious sweets.


In the above sentence we have highlighted the 3 items and showed the position of the comma and 'and'.


Your task


Read the sentences and insert the commas in the right places, writing them up in your neatest handwriting.



Read the sentences and insert the commas in the right places. Can you correct other punctuation mistakes and choose suitable sentence openers for the facts?

Write up the facts in your neatest handwriting.


Challenge: Write your own sentences using commas in a list.


Too Tricky?!...

Write the sentences out onto large strips of paper and the children can insert the commas and 'and' where they should go using chopped up pieces of paper. This will get them used to building the sentence and they can move things around practically until it looks right.


Too Tricky?!... Try this!


WALT: Make and evaluate a vehicle

In our last DT lesson, you designed a vehicle that would be suitable for travelling across the ice in the Antarctic. You might have thought about how many wheels it might have, how big would the wheels be? Would it have windows?

Today your task if to make your moving vehicle using your design to help you. There are many different ways to do this. In Year 2 we learn to use junior hacksaws to cut dowelling rod to make the axle and we use card wheels. You can use whatever you have at home. This could be straws and bottle tops!


PLEASE ensure you complete this activity with an adult!


  1. Create and decorate the chassis (body of your vehicle). You might use cereal boxes or shoe boxes.
  2. Measure and cut your axis
  3. Attach your wheels


Once you have finished, you need to evaluate your vehicle.


Think about what went well? How could you improve it? Does it move?



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