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Friday 26th February

Below you will find all the learning for today. This includes reading, writing, maths and a foundation subject (Science, Geography, History, R.E, Computing, art or Design Technology). The coloured activities should be completed if your child is in that group in class. All reading texts and worksheets can be found at the bottom of the page, some reading texts will be posted Monday for use all week. 


Reading - Louis Sacher

Predict -  

Today we are going to find out a little more about the author of our book. Thinking about the style of writing what do you think we might discover about him. Follow along with the video below. 


Still image for this video

Clarify - There are some American terms you may be unfamiliar with -

Semester - this is a period of time in an American school it is similar to a term in an English School.

3rd Grade - this is a school year in America, the children would be between 7 and 8 years old, this is similar to our Year 3 children.

Sweater Warehouse - the word sweater means a jumper so it is a building which stores a large  amount of jumpers before sending them out to the shops.

Counseller at an elementary school - this is someone like Mrs Thompson

Bridge - in the text this is talking about a card game.


Question -

Retrieval Questions (1 mark) All Children


  1. Where did Louis’s dad work?
  2. The "ammo" hung from the trees’

What is ‘ammo’ short for?

     3.When did Louis become really interested in books?

    4.What is a Fuller Brush man?

     5.Why did Louis stop practising law?


Inference Questions (2 marks) All Children.

  1. How do you think Louis Sachar feels about the orange trees being replaced with fast food restaurants? (PE)
  2. Why was Sachar’s experience as a classroom assistant so ‘life-changing’?
  3. Do you think it was a good thing that Sachar had so many different jobs? Use the text to explain your answer.


Extended Answer (3 marks) Green and Yellow

  1. Louis Sachar is inspired by the people he meets.

Find evidence in the text to support this idea.


Summarise the jobs that Louis had before he was an author.


Writing - Spelling: Prefixes 


We will learn about the prefixes 'il', 'im', 'in', 'ir' meaning 'not' and learn about the prefix contained in the word 'prefix'. Watch the lesson here


What is a prefix?

A prefix is a group of letters that you can add to the beginning of a root word* to change the meaning of the word. For example,

mis + fortune = misfortune

*A root word stands on its own as a word but you can make new words from it by adding beginnings (prefixes) and endings (suffixes). For example, ‘comfort’ is a root word. By adding the prefix ‘dis’ and the suffix ‘able’ you can make new words such as ‘discomfort’ and ‘comfortable’.


The meanings of prefixes Every prefix has a meaning. For example: The prefix ‘un’ means ‘not’ The root word ‘clear’ means ‘bright’, ‘free from difficulty’ So un + clear = unclear , meaning ‘not clear’ or ‘dim’, ‘difficult to see or understand’.


There are no rules to help you remember which prefix you should use, although knowing the meaning of the prefix can help. Here are some examples of prefixes and their meanings:

  • mis- ‘wrong’ or ‘badly’ eg ‘misspelled’ or misspelt means ‘wrongly spelled’
  • sub- ‘under’ eg ‘subway’ means ‘a way under the ground’
  • pre- ‘before in time’, ‘in front of’ or ‘superior’ eg ‘prepacked’ means ‘packed before’
  • un- ‘not’ (there are also several other prefixes which mean ‘not)’ eg ‘unhurt’ means ‘not hurt’


Green , Yellow, Orange , Red and Blue - Complete the activity and make sure to learn the spelling rules. Use the look, cover, write and check method to do this before you take the test. See just below for the information on this method. 

This is probably the most common strategy used to learn spellings.

  • Look: first look at the whole word carefully and if there is one part of the word that is difficult, look at that part in more detail.
  • Say: say the word as you look at it, using different ways of pronouncing it if that will make it more memorable.
  • Cover: cover the word.
  • Write: write the word from memory, saying the word as you do so.
  • Check: Have you got it right? If yes, try writing it again and again! If not, start again – look, say, cover, write, check.



Maths - all groups  GOAL - Game Of Actual Life.


For the next few weeks our maths lessons will be delivered by our friends at Premier. The series of lessons are called GOAL and they are designed to help you understand how your maths skills, together with your social skills, can help you in real life situations. This week you will be looking at money and budgeting.  The children in class will have their lessons delivered by our sports coach and the children at home can join by watching this video.


Please note that when you click it will ask you to logon or sign in to facebook - DO NOT DO THIS - just click on the video and it will play, you will find this more fun if you watch with someone else so you can discuss the answers to the questions that are asked. 


Foundation - Science

How Plants Grow and Reproduce

Before we begin our learning I would like you to write down what you think each of these words mean.

Germination, photosynthesis, pollination, fertilisation, dispersal 

Activity 1

Now watch this  clip about the stages of a plant's life cycle. Did you correctly define the words - add any additional information to your definitions.

Activity 2

Using the vocabulary you have learnt today draw and label the life cycle of a plant.

Activity 3

Take the quiz at the bottom of the web page to test your learning.