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Monday 18th January 2021

Happy Monday everyone! 

I LOVE Mondays as it's a fresh start to the week and there are so many fantastic things you can achieve! 

We are continuing with The Giant's Necklace this week for our guided reading and for our writing. Just a reminder to do your evaluative comment for your writing. There will be extra raffle tickets for a detailed evaluation. :) 

On Friday we started our new maths topic of measurement and we will be continuing this for the week. 

In the afternoons, you will be learning about how and why tectonic plates are formed as we develop our understanding of fossils. 

Remember to listen to our daily read and take time for your PE and well-being activities. It's so important that you take time for yourself to help keep your motivated whilst at home. 

Have a beautiful day

Miss McCann

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L.O- To understand how to convert metric measures involving volume and capacity (litres and millilitres).

Success Criteria:

  1. I can multiply by 1000 to convert measurements
  2. I can divide by 1000 to convert measurements
  3. I can convert between millilitres and litres to solve problems

Before watching the video tutorial about millilitres and litres, Recap our learning from last week about length measurements.

Complete this table to remind yourself how to convert between measurements of length.


Now convert these measurements of length (If you didn’t do the red challenge last week have a go at converting into kilometres) I will go through the answers at the beginning of the video.

You will need to watch the whole tutorial for today’s lesson and then decide which challenge you would like to complete for the day.

Green- Converting Millilitres and litres separately.

Orange- Converting between Millilitres and litres deciding whether to divide or multiply.

Red- Comparing measurements in millilitres and litres, deciding what to convert them to.

Remember to mark your work with the answers once you have finished and correct any that weren’t right.



Extension: There is a reasoning/ problem-solving extension challenge for you to download below. Extra raffle tickets for those who complete it!


Catch-up zoom

I’m looking forward to seeing you all on zoom. This is a chance for you to see all of your friends and ask any questions about today’s learning. The link for the zoom will have been sent to your parent’s email. Can you please make sure you log in with your name so I know who I am letting into the zoom.

10:15- 10:30

TT rockstars

2 studio sessions and 2 sound checks before you go onto garage. Don’t forget you can challenge me and I will be challenging you too! 

Thanks to Lewis and Lawrence who challenged me- remember you need to challenge Mrs Woolliscroft because I am using her account.



11:00- 12:30

English- Guided reading and writing

L.O: To show my understanding of building tension and pace

(show: applying)

success criteria:

  1. I can use short sentences
  2. I can use deliberate vocabulary choices
  3. I can integrate dialogue to advance the action
  4. I can use internal monologue


To read pages 26-28 of The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo or listen to the story being read.



Answer the questions below:

  1.  ‘The storm had passed and there was scarcely a breath of wind even on the moor.’ Why did Michael Morpurgo chose to end the storm at this point in the story? (page 26) What does it lead the reader to believe?
  2. When did Cherry realise she had died? Give evidence from the text to support your argument.
  3. There are clues in the story that Cherry had already died, look back through the text can you find them?


Main task: To write an alternative ending to the story. Imagine you are Michael Morpurgo, consider how you could completely change the ending of the story. Watch the tutorial and use the checklist/writing frame to help you.



Plenary: To write an evaluative comment linked to the success criteria.





L.O: To understand how and why tectonic plates were formed (know: understanding)

Success criteria:

  1. I can explain what tectonic plates are
  2. I can describe how tectonic plates move
  3. I can select relevant information on tectonic plates, using scientific vocabulary



  • Watch the video clips below
  • Watch the videos again and make notes in your own words-try and use some of the scientific and geographical vocabulary as well. Keep your notes-you will need them for the rest of the week.
  • Extension: To carry out your own research on tectonic plates



Plate Tectonics | Tectonic plates Theory | Video for kids - YouTube

How Do We Know Pangea Existed? - YouTube

The world before tectonic plates

The World Before Plate Tectonics - YouTube




This session is reminder of the emotions chart project and a meditation- cushion of comfort- enjoy!




2:40- 3:00




You don’t need any specific equipment for this session.

Alternatively you can do an exercise of your choice for example a Joe Wicks workout


Story time

If you usually do Lexia or IDL during this time do so first and then listen to the next part of the story.

We are now on chapter 8.





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