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Good morning to you all!! May the fourth be with you!

We hope that you have enjoyed your weekend and are ready for more learning. We were pleased to see more of you using Socrative. In fact, over 50 of you have now completed a Socrative task. Thank you. It’s a great way for us to be able to keep in touch with your learning.


Here are Friday’s answers:

Now for today’s learning:


The Daily Joke: laughlaugh

What do you call a bear with no teeth?

(answer is at the bottom)


Click here for today’s Newsround Story.


Spelling Groups 1 and 2

We are going to continue to focus on the Years 5/6 list. Each week, we will show a piece of work that has been completed by Mr Whoops. In each piece of writing, he has spelt some of the Years 5/6 words incorrectly – whoops! Your job is to spot the words he has spelt incorrectly and have a go at writing them correctly in your workbook. We will put up the answers tomorrow so you can check that you spotted them all and spelt them correctly.


If you usually have your own spellings, here they are:


We are going to revisit everyone’s favourite part of maths…fractions! It’s really important to make sure you try to keep this knowledge in your heads so this topic will act as a refresher. Fractions are so important as they are needed in so many areas of maths, some that we have yet to look at! You did very well with our fractions topic earlier in the year so we are confident that you can give the activities a really good go, this week.


For today’s maths, you are going to focus on simplifying fractions. There is a video to watch, then a task to complete. You can answer the questions in your exercise book.

Remember, you can pause the video at any point.

Start by watching the video and then open the pdf sheet underneath for the questions.

Maths Fractions 1


This week, we are going to be using one of the most famous detectives in fiction as our text: Sherlock Holmes. He first appeared in a story by Arthur Conan Doyle in the 1880s. When Holmes seemingly died in one of the stories, there was such a public outcry that Conan Doyle had to find a way to bring him back! His stories have been made into television dramas and Hollywood films and are as popular now as they ever have been. We are both fans of the Sherlock Holmes stories and we know that some of you have read the Young Sherlock Holmes and Baker Street Boys books that we recommended. Now you can see where the book originated from!


The story that we are going to read over the next few days is ‘The Boscombe Valley Mystery’. You can find a copy of the story as an e-book on the Oxford Reading Owls website. 


Click on the image of the book cover.

Then click on ‘My class login’ in the pink box.

Enter the login details.


If you are in Class 13, use these details:

My class name: thehall13

My class password: c13#


If you are in Class 14, use these details:

My class name: thehall14

My class password: c14#


Click on ‘My Bookshelf’.

From the ‘Age groups’ dropdown, select ‘Age 9-11’.

Stories of Sherlock Holmes is on the third shelf.


You can read the book on screen and turn the pages using the arrows on the right or there is the option to have the story read to you by pressing the play button next to ‘Audio’. The reader will always start from the top of the page.

Today, we’d like you to read chapters 1 and 2 only (p4-13).


After that, we’d like you to complete a comprehension on Socrative. There is a mixture of question types.

Here are the details:


You can post your responses here.


Once you've clicked on the link, into the ‘Room Name’ box, type CHESTER263 if you’re in Class 14 and RODGER8236 if you’re in Class 13. Then click 'JOIN'.


Then type in your first name and last name initial so that we know who has answered. Then click 'DONE'.


You will then be taken to the question and a box in which to answer.


Once you have submitted your response, click ‘OK’. It will say ‘You‘ve completed the current activity. Waiting for the next activity to begin…

At that point, you can exit. We look forward to reading your responses.


If you would prefer to answer the questions in your exercise book, we have included a paper copy of the questions:


How are you getting on with People in Action? We have seen some fantastic examples on #hallathome – thank you!

This week, we are going to start thinking about creating a sense of movement through the drawing of figures and the techniques that can help to achieve this. Click on the pdf to find out more:


The Daily Joke Answer: laughlaugh

A gummy bear!