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Thursday 23rd September

Good Morning Class Four.

I hope everyone is coping with the transition back into home learning - hopefully it won't be long before you are all back at school as normal. A few of you have emailed through to let me know how you are getting on with the tasks which has been lovely.

I hope you enjoy the tasks set for today and I look forward to hearing from you about how you are getting on.

Love Miss Olver x



Year 5 and 6 - Today is your last lesson working on comparing and ordering numbers. Start by working through the Oak Academy lesson 'Comparing 5-digit numbers' on the website below. I have created a sheet with some of the slides on, so if you have a printer, you might want to print this out beforehand so you can write your responses on it.

In the Oak Academy lesson, you worked on ordering 5-digit numbers. When working with larger numbers, you do the same steps: first look to see how many digits there are in the number, then start from the largest column (always on the left) and compare how many are in each column. You could draw place value tables to help you with this if you find that helpful.

Have a go at the sheet below where you will be putting 6-digit numbers in order. The worksheet is on Page 1 with the answers on Page 2.

Tip: I would cross out each number after I've copied it into my set of ordered numbers so I know which numbers are left to choose from.

Mrs Soley has found some online games linked to our Maths learning this week. If you have time, use them to help you practice the skills you have learnt.


We are carrying on with reading The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. Start by reading through the extract below.

The Duke offers the giraffe, the pelly and the monkey the largest hay barn he owns to live in as a thank you gesture. The hay barn has heating, showers and a kitchen.


Mrs Soley has come up with two tasks linked to the text extract. Choose one to work through:

1. Think about what else the animals might like in the barn to make it more comfortable for them. Write a paragraph to share your ideas about what else they might ask for and why. You could draw a picture to go with your writing.

2. Do you think the animals will accept the Duke's offer? Why/why not? What about Billy? Write a paragraph explaining your responses.


Today is our last session working on adding the suffix -ed to verbs to change them into the past tense. 

You might want to start by looking back over the Powerpoint we explored last week to recap the rules for adding this suffix.

Next, cut out the verbs from the sheet below. Turn them upside down and then randomly choose one.

Can you work out which rule you will need to use when adding -ed?

Can you write a sentence with this word in? Remember that the sentence will be in the past tense.

Repeat with other cards. 

You might even want to turn over a few cards at the same time and try to write a sentence with all these words in!

Tomorrow is your spelling test, so you might want to use this time to practise your sentences.


Last week, you all really enjoyed making smoothies in class. This week, Mrs Soley has come up with an easy fruit recipe for you to try at home. There are lots of alternatives in the recipe so don't worry if you don't have many ingredients at home, I'm sure you'll still be able to have a go!