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Good morning to you all!! We hope that you have enjoyed your weekend and are ready for more learning. This is the final week of this half-term.


Thank you to everyone who posted their Sea World leaflets on #hallathome or emailed them to us. We love seeing how you've been getting on with the work and were very impressed.


Here are Friday’s answers:

Now for today’s learning:


The Daily Joke: laugh

What kind of tree fits in your hand?

(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:


For this week’s maths, you are going to focus on decimals. Today, you will recap multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. 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 Decimals 1



We are going to continue with our work on persuasive devices but begin to think more about television advertising. In this digital, multi-channel age, people often skip over the adverts but, when television adverts started to be beamed into many of the nation’s homes in the 1950s, they became something that people watched and talked about. Some had slogans that lasted for several years, or a recognisable jingle, a recurring character and even, sometimes, an ongoing story. If you ask your parents about an advert that they can remember from when they were your age, they may be able to describe it in some detail and possibly even sing you the jingle!


Many consider the late 1970s to the early 1990s as the ‘golden age’ of television advertising. They are rather amusing to look back on, now, but, at the time, they were very popular. Adverts are very interesting snippets of social history as they show us what people wore, the sorts of things that they said and how they lived. The adverts you will see in today's selection are also full of stereotypes from the time, such as women being responsible for cooking and housework, and are not representative of a multi-cultural society. We thought it would be interesting for you to see how older adverts contrast with the ones of today which are often grand in scale and sometimes don’t include many words!


This is advertising toothpaste. It gets the message to the watcher by using a catchy tune and explaining exactly what is unique about this toothpaste – it has three stripes. It also uses a very ‘stereotypical family’ who are all having a jolly time and are dressed like the toothpaste! It also shows and says the name of the product many times so that you know exactly what it is you are supposed to buy. Positive language like ‘helps’ and ‘protects’ is used. ‘Three-in-one’ suggests that the buyer would be getting a good deal.

Watch the adverts on the subpage. These are absolute classics of British advertising! We’ve chosen ones that centre in and around the home as, later this week, you can try to come up with your own advert using what you have at home.


Over the next couple of days, we’d like you to develop your map reading skills by learning how to read and write four-figure grid references.

Open the PowerPoint and view it in ‘Slide Show’ mode so that you can see each stage of the process (look in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to find the downloaded document). 

You can watch the video when prompted to do so or wait until the end of the presentation if you prefer.

‘OS’ stands for Ordnance Survey, the organisation responsible for producing maps.


Here is the Treasure Island activity when you are ready for it:


The Daily Joke Answer:  laughlaugh

A palm tree!