Week beginning: 1 june 2020

We hope you all managed to have a great half term and enjoyed some of the online challenges we set. We have two weeks left of our Brazil topic before we move on to our new unit! We look forward to seeing your work this week.


This week, you will be set three new Literacy and Numeracy tasks. You can do these on any three days in the week; do what suits you and your family. There will be Guided Reading, Times Tables, Spellings and Mental Maths to keep up with throughout the week. Each week, you will also be offered four other lessons; this week it is geography, French, music and ICT. You can decide to do all of these or just some of these. Do the ones you enjoy the most.


For those of you who want to extend your learning even further, there is an extension project which you will have 2 more weeks to complete. How you present it is up to you- we look forward to seeing how you decide to present your project. Don’t rush this one; it is designed for those of you who are really willing to dig a little deeper and take your time researching and presenting your work. Good luck!

Over the next 2 weeks we are working towards creating a travel guide for Brazil. We will be researching different places to visit and then deciding on 3. We will then write a travel guide trying to persuade people to visit these excellent places.


Day 1: Spelling test on last weeks words (‘I’ sound but spelt differently) Practice and look over this weeks words (‘ou’ sound)  Reminder: Bright sparks spelling = phonic group. Whizz kids spellings = main class spellings. Your children should know which group they are in.

Grammar Task: Creating expanded noun phrases. Use the adjectives in the box to create expanded noun phrases in the sentences. Keep these safe as you will be able to use these for your travel guide.

Day 2: Researching places in Brazil. Use the websites to find out about places in Brazil. Decide upon 3 you would like to include in your travel guide.

Day 3:  Think about persuasive features you would like to include in your travel guide. Add these to your plan from day 2.



In maths this week, the children will be learning how to measure perimeter.  Perimeter is the distance all the way around a 2d shape.  To work out perimeter, you need to add the lengths of all the sides.

Day 1: Look at the PowerPoint about perimeter.

There are 3 levels of perimeter task sheets.  Have a go at 1 or all 3!


Day 2: Use squared paper to find the perimeter of each letter in your name and then add them all up to find the perimeter of your whole name.  We would love to see some of these put onto our class blog!


Day 3: There are some perimeter problems today.  You will need to use your reasoning and problem solving skills. Remember to explain you answer.


EXTRA: Perimeter worded problems


Each week we will upload the text and the tasks that accompany the texts. They will be familiar with how to complete the tasks, as we do them every week. They will also need to read their own book and could teach you how to do ‘Echo Reading’.

Task 1: Read the text about the places in Brazil (click the flag) and then answer the questions

Task 2: Imagine you went to one of the places in the text. Send a post card home explaining what it was like and what you did. Use the text to help.

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


Music: This week Mrs Beton has set you a challenge involving the instrument you made a few weeks ago. If you didn’t get chance to make one, you could quickly create something this week or use an instrument you already have. You will need it to play some samba rhythms. Click the musicians to find out more.

French: Can you remember your greetings in French? What about counting to 10? This week’s French lesson is a revision week of things we have covered already in school. You can guess which link to click!

Geography: Do you know the difference between urban and rural areas? This week you will be comparing and contrasting the area you live in to a place in Brazil. Click the Brazil flag to find out more.

ICT:  This week we will be looking at ‘coding’ on purple mash. You may need an adult to help you get started and you will need to watch the short videos to help. Click the Monkey for instructions. Any problems – send your teacher a message and we can help. The link will be in your to-dos!


We're giving you two weeks after half-term to complete  your amazing Brazil project. 

Have a really good look through and explore this website (click the picture) , then ...

Brazilian Flag

Choose something about Brazil that interests you.  This could be food, language, carnival, the different states, traditions or the rainforest. Present what you find out, however you want to.  For example:

  • Make something that could be worn at the carnival or even a dance.

  • Learn 10 phrases in Portuguese. (Language spoken in Brazil)

  • Find out about the states and record facts onto a flag.

  • Cook a Brazilian dish and write out the recipe for your friends to try.

  • Research a rainforest animal and create a fact file

  • Write a persuasive letter or speech to stop deforestation.


We look forward to seeing what you create!

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" 

Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Recorded in their Reading Journals at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.