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Tuesday 23rd 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 - Holes by Louis Sacher


We know from the blurb that Stanley is being sent to a juvenile detention centre - make your prediction about how he will get there.


Today I would like you to read chapters 1 and 2 and then begin chapter 3 - stop reading when it says 'the hot, heavy air was almost as stifling as the handcuffs. As you read jot down any words or phrases that you need to clarify.


Clarify -  Use a dictionary to check the meanings of words, if you do not have one a useful link is here. I wondered who would know what a hammock is - here is a picture.

Question - For all children

1. Why did the lake disappear?
2. Who owns the shade?
3. Why do boys get sent to Camp Green Lake

4. Do you think it would be a good idea to sleep in a hammock - remember to explain why ?

5. What is unusual about Stanley's full name?


From chapter 3 - Green,Yellow, Orange.
6. Which word means pens and paper?
7. Which phrase tells us the guard is suspicious?
8. Which word means it was hard to breath?


In one sentence describe the journey to Camp Green Lake.


Writing - The Highwayman: Using Apostrophes

In this lesson, we will explore using apostrophes for both possession and contraction. The following information may be helpful to read before you start.

Apostrophes and Contractions

              Contraction                          Uncontracted                                                   Examples
-n’t not Isn’t (is not), hasn’t (has not)
-‘re are They’re (they are), we’re (we are), you’re (you are)
-‘d had, would She’d (she had, she would), I’d (I had, I would)
-‘ll will We’ll (we will), you’ll (you will)
-‘s is He’s (he is), it’s (it is)
I’m I am
let’s let us

Contractions are usually considered to be relatively casual. If you’re writing something very formal, you may want to avoid using them except in cases like o’clock, where the full phrase (of the clock) truly is rare.


Apostrophes and Possessive Nouns

The rules about forming possessives probably cause the most apostrophe confusion. They vary a little bit, depending on what type of noun you are making into a possessive. Here are the rules of thumb:


  • For most singular nouns, add apostrophe+s:

The dog’s leash The writer’s desk The planet’s atmosphere


  • For most plural nouns, add only an apostrophe:

The dogs’ leashes (multiple dogs) The writers’ desks (multiple writers) The planets’ atmospheres (multiple planets)


  • For plural nouns that do not end in s, add apostrophe+s:

The children’s toys The geese’s migration route


Style guides vary in their recommendations of what to do when you have a singular proper noun that ends in s. Some recommend adding only an apostrophe:

  • Charles Dickens’ novels Kansas’ main airport

We will practise writing some sentences, linked to our Highwayman unit, using apostrophes


Green and Yellow - 

Complete the tasks in identifying words that use apostrophes. Draw a table, like the one in the video, to help sort your choices. 

Extension - write 6 sentences 3 that use apostrophes for possession and 3 sentences that use apostrophes for contraction. 

Orange and Red - 

Complete the tasks in identifying words that use apostrophes. Draw a table, like the one in the video, to help sort your choices. 

Extension - write 4 sentences 2 that use apostrophes for possession and 2 sentences that use apostrophes for contraction. 

Blue - 

Complete the tasks in identifying words that use apostrophes. Draw a table, like the one in the video, to help sort your choices. 

Extension - write 2 sentences 1 that uses apostrophes for possession and 1 sentences that uses apostrophes for contraction.


Maths - Today we will be building on yesterdays' s learning, practising again how to read and plot coordinates and then we will extend our learning to solve 'missing' coordinates to complete a drawing of a shape. Your learning video is here and your worksheet is at the bottom of the page.


Green and Yellow - Complete questions 2 - 6

Orange and Red -  Complete questions 1 - 4

Blue - Yesterday you learnt how to read coordinates on a grid, today you are going to be plotting coordinates (drawing them on the grid). Look again at the BBC website, remind yourself of how to read coordinates by watching the video, then use the game in the activity section to practise plotting. When you are ready your worksheet is at the bottom of the page.


BLUE MATHS GROUP -ZOOM MEETING FROM 10:30 UNTIL 11:00 - drop in so I can help you with your learning this week.

OTHER MATHS GROUPS - ZOOM MEETING FROM 11:15 UNTIL 11:45 - drop in during this time if you would like some help with this week's maths learning.


Foundation - Art


In our most recent lessons we have discussed the value or worth of an artwork. Today we are going to build on that by considering what happens to art once it has been bought. Some art remains hidden away in the homes of wealthy people, however many fabulous pieces of work ark exhibited in galleries around the world for everyone to enjoy. Did you know we have out very own Art Gallery in Walsall ? It has an amazing collection of work called the Garman Ryan Collection which includes work from artists such as the sculptor Jacob Epstein and painters which include Van Gough, Picasso and Monet whose work we have studied this year. 

Follow this link to watch a tour of the Garman Ryan Collection. I would like you to watch it through and then you will have two tasks. 


Task 1 - answer the following questions about the Garman Ryan Collection.

1. Why is the Collection called Garman Ryan?
2. When was it gifted to the people of Walsall?
3. Name three artists exhibited there whose work you are familiar with?

4. What kind of artworks are exhibited in the gallery?

5. In the animals and birds collection what animals and birds can you see?

6. When was the sculpture of a hawk made and what is it a symbol of?

7. Would you like to visit the gallery? Explain your reasons.


Task 2

In the Gallery we say an artwork called Birds in Flight by Georges Braque. I would like you to recreate this artwork - the artist chose the colours blue and white, you could chose the same or two different colours of your choice.