Week beginning: 8 june 2020

So we are now entering our last week of the Brazil topic. They children seemed to have really enjoyed this project and we have loved seeing all their bright costume designs; their colourful headdresses; amazing PowerPoints and endless creative art work!


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, Art 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 this final week to complete. How you present it is up to you - we look forward to seeing how you decide to present your project. Good luck!

This week we will be writing our Brazil travel guide and trying to convince people that your 3 places are the must see places in Brazil


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

Grammar Task: In preparation for writing your guide, your grammar task today is to re-cap and remind yourself about conjunctions. We have looked at conjunctions and the different sentences types a few weeks ago so hopefully you will remember. Work your way through the powerpoint and do the activities as you go.


Day 2: Begin to write your travel guide for Brazil. Remember to use the expanded noun phrases and research from last week, along with the conjunctions we have looked at this week. Try to use your persuasive techniques to make people want to visit your places.


Day 3:  Continue to write your travel Guide. Remember to ‘monkey talk’ and proof read your work and edit anything you notice that is wrong. You could add some pictures to your work if you had time.



For the next few weeks, we will be looking at fractions.   Fractions show parts of a whole:
• the top number (the numerator) says how many parts we have.
• the bottom number (the denominator) says how many equal parts the whole is divided into

Each day there are two tasks.  The first task is easier.  You may wish to do one or both- it's up to you!


Day 1: Watch the Youtube video - it will help you! 

Task 1- shade fraction bars to represent the correct fraction

Task 2: Fraction problem – explain your answer clearly.  You could even draw a fraction bar to prove your answer.

Day 2: Ordering fractions.  You may want to draw fraction bars to help you see the size of each fraction.

Day 3: Solve unit and non unit fractions.  A unit fraction is has a numerator of 1 and a non-unit fraction has a numerator greater than one.


EXTRA: Purple mash 2do, Fraction dominoes.


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: Retrieval questions about Sugarloaf Mountain

Task 2: Word meaning. Match the words to their synonym

other tasks to do

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


ART: Mrs Wingrove has set you, your last 2 week challenge for Brazil Art. This week you will need to get out and about to collect material for a brilliant collage. Click the painting link to see the details.

French: This week we will be revising our greetings in French and then looking at the numbers 1-10. Have a go at the 4 in a row game. Click the link to find out how to play.

Geography: A City of two Halves. This week we’d like you to compare the life of a “more rich” Brazilian child to that of a “less rich” child. Look at the two information sheets and think about the lives of the children living in the two different halves. Click on the Brazil flag for your instructions.

ICT:  We are continuing with our coding this week and looking at moving bubbles. Look out for the link in your Purple Mash To-Do’s. Remember they can sometimes be a little tricky so email your class teacher if you need help!

BRAZIL PROJECT - final week!

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.