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1f. Week Six Monday 11th May

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Lilac Class

Week Beginning: Monday 11th May


  • Carry on with your daily independent reading. 
  • I have typed out Chapters 24 and 25 of Street Child by Berlie Doherty for your child to read. To recap: During your child’s reading sessions the model is that you initially read one chapter, one session and the next, the other.  Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Remember to occasionally stop and ask your child what they think the meaning of a tricky word could be, looking at the context of the sentence.  The next two sessions will involve them re-reading the two chapters.  During the final session your child needs to complete the reading comprehension questions that I have attached and then go over the answers with you.  Most of the questions are open ended and there may be several answers to the questions.  The purpose of the exercise is to develop reading comprehension skills and to discuss the text – that is why I have not given you an answer sheet.
  • Visit the Oxford Owl website. Click on the My Class Login section

            Use the following details to log in to the newly created Lilac Class section.

Username: lilac101

Password: pupil

Click on the ‘My Bookshelf’ section and select reading books that are right for you. Use the ‘Age Groups’ section to help narrow down the search. 

  • When completing guided or supported reading of an age appropriate text, focus on analytical questioning. Use the analytical section of this questioning tool to generate questions that challenge your child to analyse what has happened in the story.

For example:

-Why did they do that?

-How can you tell that…?


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

  • On Purple Mash I have set as a ‘2do’ a Spelling Quiz for you to do about words ending with ‘able’.  There is also a Look, Cover, Write and Check worksheet for you to complete.
  • I have given you some Classroom Secrets worksheets about adding the suffixes ‘ate’, ‘ise’ and ‘ify’.   These include the answers.  There is no need to print out the sheets as you can write the answers in your exercise book.  You know what sheets you normally work from.
  • As a ‘2Do’ on Purple Mash I have set an activity about parenthesis – using commas, dashes and brackets when adding additional information to a sentence.
  • As a ‘2Do’ on Purple Mash I have set an activity entitled ‘The Zoo Tiger’.  It is about the use of commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity.


  • Just in case you need one, I have again attached a book review worksheet for you to use.   It might be about a book you have read from the Oxford Owl selection or one that you have recently finished
  • This week I want you to make a start on your next extended writing task that is to write a newspaper report about the sinking of the Titanic. This is going to take about three weeks and will involve a lot of careful planning.   This week I want you to firstly complete the attached comprehension sheet about the Titanic.  The texts become gradually harder so work through the one that you feel you can do.  There is no need to print anything out.  Just read the text and answer the questions in your exercise book.  The answers are attached with it!  After you have done this, I would like you to read the notes you made from the power point slides I gave you and maybe also look again at the slides.  After you have done this, I would like you to make a list of facts using bullet points that you would like to include in your newspaper article.  For example:  When and where did it happen?  How long did it take for the ship to sink?  How many people died and survived?  Explain why it was meant to be ‘unsinkable’.  Include some facts about how the Titanic was built and some background information about the ship.  What theories were there about why it sank?  Think about a possible headline and the name of your newspaper.  You could choose a U.S.A. newspaper or an English one.  I have attached some copies of original front covers of U.S.A. newspapers at the time of the tragedy.   L0:  To plan a newspaper report using bullet points.


Maths:  This week we are learning how to add and subtract mixed numbers with different denominators.

  • Watch my learning video LO:  To add mixed numbers with different denominators.


  •  I have given you a White Rose Varied Fluency sheet to work from.  There are no answers, so work through the answers with your grown up.  I have also included an Adding Mixed Numbers sheet using problem solving and reasoning if you feel confident.   The answers are in red so cover them up!  You might need to maximize these sheets as they are screen shots. 
  •  I have also set a MyMaths mixed tables activity to help you with your fractions work.    Please see attached the Homework sheet for details.


Numbers Fluency:  Complete your new Maths with Parents activity I have set you about the multiplication and division of 10, 100 and 1000.   Class Code 483

Remember your ‘Maths Games and Activities Pack’ that you can dip into from time to time. 


Wider Curriculum:  Pick activities from the Wider Curriculum Learning Matrix.

I have also attached my regular Homework sheet that your child would normally receive every Thursday.