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20th - Wednesday


Today you will be practising answering test questions. Follow these steps to help you:

  1. Read the text carefully.
  2. Use your background knowledge to work out unknown words.
  3. Read the question carefully.
  4. Pick out key information in the question.
  5. Look for related information in the text by skimming (looking over).

Try to complete the test in 15 minutes if you can. I will put the answers up tomorrow.


For our final piece of writing this week, I want you to write a non-chronological report/fact file about something that you find interesting (animals, places, food, games, an author, an artist, tv program, film, etc). Today, I would like you to do some research to help. It would be a good idea to 'organise' your notes as you research into sections. For example, if I was writing a fact file about Tigers, I would research habitat, diet, appearance, etc and make notes for each of these things. Alternatively, you could find some different websites or books to help you and read through them to see what information they have. Remember that this session is just note-making.


This is our first session on short division. I understand that it can be tricky so we are taking it slowly - just try your best and you can use the answers to help you work out what to do if you are really stuck.

Start by watching this video that explains the method and how to find the answers. Remember that when he says 'how many 5s go into 5' or 'how many 2s go into 4' he is really dividing. 5 ÷ 5 = 1 (because 5 x 1 = 5) and 4 ÷ 2 = 2 (because 2 x 2 = 4). Use your times tables to help you with this.

Choose your star level sheet and feel free to work through a few questions on all of them to get used to the method. If you are finding it really tough, look at the answers for each question and see if you can work out how they are correct - it is a good way to problem solve!

1 star - dividing 2 by 1 digit numbers with the layout guide.

2 star - dividing 2 and 3 digits by 1 digit numbers.

3 star - dividing 2 by 1 digit numbers with some carrying of remainders - use this video to help:

Times tables

Please take part in the new times tables rockstars competition - we won the last one! Well done!


We are continuing to work on scratch this week. A couple of weeks ago, we used coding and algorithms to draw regular polygons (2D shapes where all the sides are the same length) in turtle logo. This week, I would like you to do the same but using blocks in scratch instead.