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Friday 2nd July 2021

Our last day of home learning! Can't wait to see you all next week. Let's have a special day to push on through. On the menu for today's learning is English, maths and then a choice: either History (about the Anglo Saxons) or French (about where you live).


Or BOTH!!!

Not to mention our 1pm Zoom. And a cheeky bit of Cogheart to power us through to the weekend.


It's like an all-you-can eat buffet of home learning!


WALT: analyse a character

What a character Lyra is (and strangely similar in name to Lily in Cogheart!). We're going to have a good look at what makes her tick today:

WALT: explore one of the main themes

When Philip Pullman wrote this book, what did he have in mind? Books tend to reflect feelings that the authors have have at some stage. I wonder what you think this one will be about.

As always, we're expecting good presentation and handwriting, using a pen, a ruler and lined paper. Good luck and if you need me, shoot me a quick message!


WALT: understand reflection with co-ordinates

Yesterday we learned how to reflect objects. Today we take that one step further by introducing coordinates onto our grids. When you get really good at this, you can begin to calculate what the coordinates should be without even seeing the grid! I'm not sure anyone is ready for that, but maybe you can prove me wrong.

The video for today's lesson can be found here -


The work is attached below and the answers, as always, are being sent to your parents.

Zoom - the Zoom will be at 1pm. Can't wait to see you all there! Think about any Show and Tells you would like to do! We've had model train sets and polytunnels in the past. Hard to beat but I'm sure you can give it a shot!

Here are a couple of links for French lessons if you get time today. It would be great to build on our French about the home by saying a little more about ourselves:
WALT: say our nationality
WALT: say the country we live in and the language we speak

So, having learned all about the Anglo-Saxons and even turned our hand to weaving in class, we're going to learn today about how Britain was conquered and the events leading up to the infamous Battle of Hastings.

Good luck everyone! Looking forward to seeing you online later!

Mr. Hunter 

Thursday 1st July 2021


A great first day back on home learning (although I hope it's one of the last ever!!!). Well done to everyone who made a big effort to submit their work and attend the Zoom. 

Today, we will be studying English, maths and science.

English - to answer questions on the text


We continue to look at The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman and, in particular, study how small changes in language can make a big difference in the mind of the reader. Here is the lesson -

I noticed yesterday that one or two of us were not maintaining the high standards that would be expected of us in class. Make sure you use a pen and underline with a ruler. Please use lined paper to write on and ensure your handwriting is neat and joined.

I have been asked about the Y3/4 and Y5/6 spelling lists. Before we had to isolate it was my intention that we would do a test on some of these words. I still plan to do something like this to let Year Six know how you are getting on, so I know many of you would like to practise them. I have attached the spellings below.


Maths - to understand reflection


Look in the mirror. What do you notice about your right cheek? That's right, in the mirror, it looks like it's on the left-hand side of your face. Weird? Not really - that's how reflections work. We can reflect along lines of reflection and this lessons is all about how that works. Find the video here -


The work is below and the answers are sent to your parents as always. If you finish, try one (or more) of these investigations from NRICH -


Make sure you have a proper break from the desk at regular intervals to stretch your legs and exercise your eyes. Then this afternoon, we will be continuing our work in science.

Science - to learn about famous scientists


This afternoon we will learn about two famous scientists. I chose one because I often hear young people talking about 'getting phones' and then never actually using them as a phone, which I find quite humorous. The lessons are below:

Who is Alexander Bell?

Who is Katherine Johnson?

Once you have finished the lessons, choose one of the scientists and create a poster about their lives (you can do extra research if you like).


Good luck!

Wednesday 30th June 2021


Good morning children.


Well, here we are again. It's a good job we are a dab hand at this home learning lark (a dab hand means we're really good at it!).


Unfortunately we would have been out on the field today taking part in Sports Day, but we've had to postpone that for sometime in the next couple of weeks.


Let's get going this morning with some English, then some maths and we'll concentrate on doing some exercise this afternoon and some RE. We will also do a Zoom at 3pm, so look out for the message I send out on Dojo so we can have a fun meeting later on.




In English today we are going to start looking at a new book (don't worry, I'll be reading you Cogheart too!). It's a wonderful book by an author that you are familiar with - Philip Pullman. What else have you read by this author?


Here is the lesson -

Please complete your work in best, joined handwriting and submit it using 'Portfolios' on Class Dojo.

Now, I'm going to advise that you all get hold of a copy of this book. It's a wonderful story, not too short and definitely one that you can all read and will all enjoy.

If you finish in good time today, get out your reading book and reading journal and create a new page dedicated to your book.



Today in maths, we are going to look at completing shapes so that they are symmetrical. Here are the videos - You will need to watch the Complete a Symmetrical Figure video.

The worksheet to complete is attached below. As always, I will send your parents the answers separately. Please mark it yourselves and submit it on Portfolios.

If you finish in good time, head over to Manga High where I have set some new challenges for you all.



For PE, I'm sure you'd love me to lead it, but I have drafted in my friend Joe Wicks to run you a session. Here is the link -


Finally, we'll have our Zoom social at 3pm. Hope you can make it. If you need me for any support today, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Take care, Mr. Hunter






YEAR 5 - POSITIVE COVID 19 CASE - 29.06.21

Friday 5th March  - World Book Day and the final day of Home Learning


Here we are - what a wonderful effort you have all put in to our home learning chapter! From Monday, we will be free to enjoy our time together in and out of class. I'm very proud of you all and if anyone if feeling nervous about coming back to school, rest assured we're all in the same situation - me too! We'll help each other through it!


I'd like to think you have your good book out and ready. Mrs. Child sent a letter about extreme reading, so your first task is to make sure you send a good photo to me of your extreme reading 'pose'. You can get dressed up too if you like.


Having read some of your book, you will now be inspired to finish off your Jabberwocky story and submit. I've seen some wonderful examples so far and I look forward to seeing more completed efforts today.


Once you have finished, it's over to the World Book Day site -

You'll find loads of brilliant activities and things to do here.




I'm not going to set formal mathematics today as I know you're in the mood for play and fun and games. Let's do just that over on Manga High.


In the afternoon, you will complete the quiz attached at the bottom of the email and also listen to the stories that I post on Class Dojo. I think you're going to enjoy them!


Have a wonderful day everyone!


Mr. Hunter



Documents for Friday 5th March 2021

Thursday 4th March 2021




There are some good pieces of writing coming in but only a few that are completely finished from start to  finish as a final draft. Now is the time to get motoring with that as we want to see them all finished by tomorrow. For most of you that is just a case of writing them up in best and adding some of the elements that I discussed in the shared writing video the other day.


If you have finished, I'd like you to complete the next comprehension, which is on space again and fits in beautifully with our topic. See below for details.




WALT: calculate fractions of a quantity


We can use fractions to find parts of a whole but also parts of a quantity. 

For example, if I asked you how much 1/2 of 40kg is, you would tell me it is 20kg. You have simply divided 40 by 2.

If you asked what 3/4 of 12cm is, you would find 1/4 and then multiply it by 3.

The video will remind you what to do and you can get stuck into the worksheet attached.



This afternoon is to be used to catch up on any outstanding work. I know many of you are a little behind with some of this week's and even last week's work, so I am giving you a chance to catch up.

If you have finished it all, please make your way over to Manga High and Read Theory for some good practice.


Good luck! Mr. Hunter



Wednesday 3rd March 2021




I am starting to get finalised pieces of writing in now, which is wonderful news. I will share some of them with you, but I want you to use the next couple of days improving your writing further using my shared writing video yesterday to help.

If you finish this and submit it, it will be time to learn about space with the comprehension attached below. Remember to use similar strategies to yesterday to justify your answers.




I was very impressed by the work many of you did yesterday to multiply non-unit fractions by integers.

Today we move on to multiplying mixed numbers by integers.

3/3/21     WALT: multiply mixed numbers by integers


Check out the video and complete the attached sheet -




WALT: research the human and physical features of a North American country


Physical geography is what is natural to an environment - e.g. the rivers, mountains, valleys etc. 

Human geography, however, is the built environment that humans have created - cities, transport systems like roads and railways, factories etc.


In today's lesson, you will look at the slides attached below and research a North American country of your choice, in particular the human and physical geography of that country. You can do either worksheet A or B and then, if you have time to spare, you can complete the challenge cards in the Work pack.


Good luck everyone!





Tuesday 2nd March 2021



In order to warm up today, I'd like you to do some reading and answering of questions of the comprehension exercise attached below. In particular when answering questions I would like you to:


a) give examples and reasons for your answers by extending your sentences using ", for example"

b) Use 'because' and 'therefore' to further explain your reasons

c) Use words like 'Moreover' to give extra points or evidence

d) Use quotes directly from the text by using inverted commas, for example 'like this'




So, it looks like a few people have to catch up on their writing, which I will give you time and space to do today. However, if you have finished all the drafts of your four sections, today is the day to edit them. I'll do a little shared writing in the morning to explain, but ultimately I am looking for you to expand on settings, characters' actions, descriptions in far more detail, rather than just jumping from one part of the story to the next. 



2/3/21    WALT: multiply non-unit fractions by an integer


What's an integer???


That's right, it's simply a whole number. Fractions on the other hand are the bits in between whole numbers. Today you will be building on yesterday's work by multiplying fractions with more than one at the top by integers.

Here is the lesson -




Miss Ashton has put together our singing assembly this week, which can be accessed at​


And as a special bonus, for anyone who has a ukulele at home, they can also access lessons that Miss Ashton has created - Body percussion 'Can't stop the feeling'  -


and Ukulele video -


Good luck everyone!





Monday 1st March 2021

Spring is in the air - no doubt the time of year when the Jabberwocky was slain! 

And if that doesn't help us write our ending, I don't know what will. 

In today's lesson, you will be using the vocabulary and plan that you have created to write a draft of the ending of the story, when the boy returns home to meet his father.

WALT: write the ending

Here is the lesson:

Keep things really neat and tidy and make sure you delve much deeper into the descriptive elements of your writing than you have done before! Don't rush it!



This week we are looking at adverbs of possibility, showing the chance that something has or is going to happen. These could well come in useful in your writing, so maybe check them out before even starting your English lesson. Check the files below for the words and some games to help learn them.




1/3/21     WALT: multiply unit fractions by an integer


I think we should find this okay today. Remember: integer is just a fancy name for whole number and unit fraction is a fraction that has one at the top.

Here is the lesson and the document is below, with the answers sent to your parents as usual:



I'm really keen that we spend a good amount of time being super active when we return to school. It's very important we keep our bodies moving and stay fit. Here is the last of Miss Owens' dance classes. Be sure to do the warm up and cool down as well.




we'll do our Zoom from 3pm. If you have a Show and Tell you would like to do, please let me know!

Friday 26th February 2021

The end of our penultimate week and you have been doing a wonderful job with your work. We are now in a position to plan our ending to our story and we are getting better by the day with our fractions work.



WALT: plan the ending


Here is the link for today's lesson. Try to build on what you have written previously by considering the imagery you are allowing the reader to build. You can do this using our 'show not tell' technique, so consider what the actions of both the boy, his father and any other people there may be, along with what they say.




Keep an eye out for our spelling test story. If you would like to be a 'victim' make sure you let me know on the morning post!




26/2/21      WALT: subtract two mixed numbers


We have spent many days on fractions now and many of you are getting the hang of it. Of course, in order to compare, add or subtract fractions, we need to make sure that the denominators are the same. Nothing changes with today's lesson, although you may find it easier to change them to improper fractions before subtracting them. I'll leave another tutorial video for you to check out in the morning.



It's Friday afternoon, the week before World Book Day. I want you to make sure you have a very good book in place for our Zoom chat this afternoon so that you can tell the rest of the class about it.


Finally, it's our final Zoom call of the week. Lots of fun, book shares, quizzes and Greek mythology to go at. I can't wait!!!



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Thursday 25th February 2021


Exciting times as we race towards the end of the week. Today we're going to be having a bit of a catch up day (no extra subjects in the afternoon) that will allow us to finish our writing, practise our spellings and spend some time on some online games on Manga High. 




WALT: generate vocabulary for an ending

Hopefully you have watched my shared writing video from yesterday that discusses how to expand on your second paragraph of the climax and you have gone back to improve it. Today we are going to develop vocabulary for the ending of our story (when the boy returns to his father). As always, have the thesaurus out and generate as much as possible so that you can choose the most relevant and best-sounding words you can find.


Keep your work well presented and use any additional time editing the previous parts of your story. When you have finally written your ending, you will have a wonderful draft that you will be able to tweak and make even better, ready to present.



WALT: subtract fractions and break whole numbers

So far we've added and subtracted fractions. When we've subtracted fractions we've worked within the same whole number. For example, one and three quarters subtract a half equals one and a quarter (1 3/4 - 1/2 = 1 1/4). Now we're going to be crossing whole numbers, for example one and a quarter subtract a half equals three quarters (1 1/4 - 1/2 = 3/4).

Watch today's lesson to get the gist of things -


Other work

As mentioned above, today is a catch-up day but I would like you to use any extra time you have to use the online games like Manga High and Read Theory. I will be checking at the end of the day to see who has committed some good time to these games and giving Dojo points out accordingly.


Good luck, everyone!






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Wednesday 24th February 2021

Wow! What a fabulous effort on writing our climax to our Jabberwocky story yesterday. An amazing job by so many of you. I'm going to give some tips for improvement in the morning so that you can edit your writing and really hone in on some of the detail of battle. This will allow you to redraft your writing.

In addition, I'd like you to revise the spelling rule in which we double consonants. It's an important rule that I still see people get wrong in Year Five. It is all about keeping the vowel sound before the consonants short.

WALT: practise and apply knowledge of double consonants

Check out the video here and complete the tasks neatly in your book:



This lesson is not particularly long, so I'd like you to spend a good 30 minutes on Read Theory, brushing up on your comprehension skills.




First off, here is a short activity to practise the adding mixed numbers skills that we learned yesterday:


Once you've done that, let's start looking at subtracting fractions. Of course, the same rules apply as with adding fractions, in that you must ensure that the fractions you are working with have a common denominator.

WALT: subtract fractions


Here is the lesson. Once again, I'll leave a short tutorial video to help you as well.



WALT: compare a region in the UK with a region in North America

Some of you may have been to places in North America. As with everywhere, there are similarities with some places in the UK and differences. Today's lesson will explore them. 

Once you have looked at the slides and answered any questions in them, move on to the activities in the Work document. You can choose to do worksheet A, B or C. Use the question cards and the location cards to support your ideas and the place in North America that you choose. If you are stuck for ideas in the UK, use Manchester. You may need to do some research on the internet.

Good luck everyone!

Mr. Hunter








Tuesday 23rd February 2021




WALT: write the climax


Exciting times in our English work as we move on to writing the climax to our Jabberwocky story. Here is the lesson link. Make sure you build on what you have previously written by reading it, taking into account my feedback and looking to improve by using the new vocabulary and structures that you have planned.


I'm really excited to see your drafts of your story!


WALT: add mixed numbers

You've added fractions with different denominators. Now is time to add mixed numbers. There are a couple pf ways of doing this that I will show you in a tutorial video in the morning. Make sure you watch that after you take part in the lesson.


Use the worksheet attached below and make sure you mark your work using the answers that I send to your parents.



It's time to get busy and get active and there aren't many better ways than taking part in Miss Owens' wonderful dance classes. Here is the fifth class for you to enjoy!



WALT: understand what astronomers do

The next lesson in our space topic is about astronomers and what they do. Check out the lesson at the link below and keep your notes nice and neat:


Good luck everyone!

Mr. Hunter











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Monday 22nd February 2021


Here we are again! I hope you have all had a lovely break and a well-earned rest! Time to get back on the learning train again and it's full steam ahead!


WALT: develop a rich understanding of words associated with fighting or being in battle


Today is a great chance for you to catch up with your plan of the climax of your Jabberwocky story. Of course, we're going to need the best possible language to use in our writing when we draft it, so today's lesson is going to focus on that. We're looking at excellent words to use to describe fighting or being in battle. I just know you're going to love finding these!


Please make sure you keep your work neat and tidy and really go for it in developing the vocabulary. Don't settle for just a few words. Keep collecting them by using your dictionary and thesaurus. Perhaps even revisit some of your favourite books for where there may be a confrontation.



Speaking of fighting, this week's spelling pattern looks at words that feature the letter string 'ough' when it makes the sound /aw/. Think 'fought' for example. Now we can't possibly spell that wrong anymore! See the file below for activities to practise the spellings.




22/2/21      WALT: add fractions


We're in the middle of a tricky unit at the moment and I would always encourage you to go over older lessons if you have missed them out for whatever reason. Today we are adding fractions when the denominators are different. 

Remember, the golden rule is: Make the fractions have the same denominator by finding a common multiple that both denominators can divide into.


I'll do another tutorial video in the morning to help you with this, but in the meantime, here is the lesson video:




Yesterday was the first Sunday of Lent and the beginning of the time when we think carefully about the sacrifices that Jesus made for us and try our best to act like him. Please watch this wonderful liturgy:

Once you have finished, consider the below regarding the prayer that the priest says at Mass during the Eucharistic Prayer.

In Eucharistic Prayer II after everyone has joined in with proclaiming the Mystery of Faith, the priest continues the prayer, offering to God the Father the consecrated bread and wine which is Jesus Christ’s own offering.  It is a prayer which remembers Jesus.  This is part of what the priest says:

“Therefore, as we celebrate

the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,

we offer you, Lord, the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,

giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you.

Humbly we pray that, partaking of the Body and Blood of

Christ, we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.”

The priest goes on to pray for everyone including those who have died.

  1. What is being remembered in this prayer? 

  2. What is being offered?

  3. Why is thanks being offered?

  4. Why do you think that the host/bread is called the bread of life?

  5. What is the priest praying, for himself and all the people?

  6. What do you think it means to be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit?


Task: Using some of the words of the Eucharistic Prayer, compose your own prayer of remembering and thanking Jesus.

Finally, let's all have a wonderful time at our Zoom at 3pm. I'm looking forward to the best-ever turnout!

Mr. Hunter


Friday 12th February 2021


Wow! Here we are! Six weeks of home learning and I am so proud of you, Year Five! You have been taking part in our Zoom sessions, watching all the lessons, completing work and having a wonderful time as you've done so. Great job!

Although we will finish our Jabberwocky work when we come back after the Half Term break, we are going to continue today to plan the climax to the story. Follow the link below and use your newly developed planning techniques to capture vocabulary and sentences that you believe will tell the climax of the story really well.


If you finish in plenty of time, please make your way over to to do a 20-30 minute practice of your reading comprehension.


Today's spelling story will be posted on Class Dojo. Make sure you number off 1-10 in preparation.


12/2/21       WALT: add three or more fractions


First of all, what's so special about today's date?


Next, adding fractions is all about making sure that we are adding things with the same denominator. Therefore you will likely have to convert one or more fractions so that all of the fractions have the same denominator. Then they are easy to add up. I will share another tutorial video on Class Dojo to help you but make sure you follow the instructions in the following video:


As usual, the worksheet is below and the answers have been sent to your parents. Don't forget to self-mark your work.



WALT: understand the meaning and importance of Lent


The Lenten period begins next week with Ash Wednesday. Normally we would be visited by Father McMahon and given ashes on our foreheads. This year is obviously very different, but I would like you to prepare for our Lenten learning by watching the Powerpoint assembly that Mrs. Dawson has put together. We will then discuss it during our Zoom session and answer questions that you may have.


And finally...

our Zoom session at 3pm. Can't wait to see you all there!


Mr. Hunter


Thursday 11th February 2021


We're racing towards the climax of our Jabberwocky story, but we need to spend a little time generating ideas and vocabulary that is suitable and will really engage the reader (make them feel the emotions we want them to!).


We will be using two videos today, so spending a little more time on English than on maths.

WALT: generate vocabulary for the climax


At this point I'd like you to look at the wonderful vocabulary work done last time on Class Dojo. It's brilliant and a fantastic example of what you can achieve and the sort of mind map that will help you to choose the very BEST words for your story.


WALT: explore punctuating speech first sentences


There are three ways to write speech:

1) With the speech THEN the dialogue tag, e.g. "Hey!" shouted the boy.
2) With the dialogue tag THEN the speech, e.g. The boy shouted, "Hey!"
3) Without a dialogue tag. This way you may also 'show' the character's actions or emotions, e.g. "Hey!" The boy cupped his hands to his face but just couldn't look the beast in the eye.

Today, you will be exploring how to punctuate in speech first and speech second sentences.



Today is an online maths day. We're going to be warming up by practising our times tables on TT Rockstars:

Once we've had a good fifteen minutes practice, we're going to head over to Manga High ( and practise some of our new found fraction skills. I have assigned a number of modules for you to have a go at. I've even put a couple of bonus ones for those of you who have gobbled up the previous ones! Spend a good amount of time going for bronze and then gold and definitely, definitely don't give up after only a few goes. This will take PERSEVERANCE!


This afternoon, we are going to continue our excellent work on North America. This is really exciting because it links particularly well with our work on space.

WALT: understand the different time zones of North America


I've put some slides at the bottom for you to better understand, but really a video does this particularly well, so check out the information here -


I have also left a worksheet below. They have some time zone sheets and three challenge by choice worksheets. Choose one of them to do. I'll send the version with answers to your parents.


Good luck!






Wednesday 10th February 2021


I am super proud of many of your efforts this half term. What brilliant English you have been producing! Some of your story openings were fantastic and really set the scene. Now is the chance to use our build-up plans to really develop the stories and act on some of the feedback that I have given you.


WALT: write the build up

Of course, the build up to meeting the Jabberwocky is full of tension and excitement. This isn't a section that can be rushed. The emotions of the boy must be communicated in a way that demonstrates to the reader exactly how he is feeling - probably nervous, excited, possibly confident, possibly scared. You decide!


Good luck and keep those standards higher than ever!



10/2/21     WALT: add fractions within one


In order to do this lesson, please ensure that you have finished yesterday's activity and marked it.

Here is a short activity to get you going -


Once you have finished that, move onto today's video:


I'll put together a short tutorial video for you to watch as well which I'll post on Class Dojo.



I'd like you to continue with Miss Owens' dance class this afternoon. Here is the third video:



Finally, I want to build a little time into your schedule so that you can catch up with any lessons you may have missed, particularly the maths and English ones that may be stopping you progress. If you have done so, make sure you continue reading your exciting book. I'd like to hear all about what you are reading on our Zoom at 3pm.

See you then!!!




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Tuesday 9th February 2021


What a fun Zoom chat yesterday. Once again, I had lots of fun and hope you did too. It'll be great when we're all back in the same class together!!!


I need you to catch up with the English. Although I've had about half the class submit their opening, if you're not one of them, you need to get a wriggle on so we're all working at the same stage.

In today's lesson, we're going to be planning once again - this time the build up to meeting the Jabberwocky. And that can only mean one thing - suspense. It's really important that we don't rush this section and build up slowly to it so that we make the reader as excited as possible. Consider this all the time whilst you are planning.

WALT: plan the build-up

As always, points for creativity and making your planning stand out. This will help to further inspire you when it comes to writing it up as narrative.



9/2/21     WALT: add and subtract fractions


Now we're beginning to get our heads around the idea that in order to compare fractions properly the denominators should be the same, we can move on to adding and subtracting fractions. 

Check out the video and answer the questions on the sheet. I will also do a short tutorial video in the morning to give you a bit of extra help.



WALT: understand more about the composition of the Universe


Have you looked up in the sky recently. In these super cold days, you can see some amazing night skies. Well worth checking out, particularly if you have a telescope.

In today's lesson we will be thinking about how the Universe came to be and what it is made of.


Remember to present your work in a really fabulous way. If you need that extra challenge, please make a poster describing Earth's relationship to our Solar System, its to our galaxy (the Milky Way) and our galaxy's relationship to the Universe. How small do you feel after doing that?




Time allowing, we should all be enjoying a good book away from the screen, so make sure you fill your school day offline and enjoying a good read!


Good luck everyone!


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Monday 8th February 2021


I hope you've all had a great weekend! I've been on lots of walks to local places that I've never explored before. It's always great getting out in the fresh air, even if it is raining. Just make sure you wrap up warm.


I've had a number of you send me videos of you practising saying the Jabberwocky poem. How fantastic! Really let go of yourself when you act this one out. Throw your arms all over the place, whisper and shout in the same stanza. Just imagine you are in the poem. I really look forward to seeing more performances soon.

WALT: write the opening


Today we are going to begin our story of the Jabberwocky by writing the opening in small parts. By the end of the lesson you should have a fantastic paragraph that makes use of all the new language and description you have been learning. Make sure that the presentation is excellent in your final draft of the opening and you check for all mistakes by proof-reading several times.



Well done to everyone who took the spelling test on Friday. You are all capable of learning these spellings and I would like to see all of your tests submitted to me via Portfolios. 

This week's words are those that use 'ei' to spell an /ee/ sound after a 'c'. Check out the file attached for some activities to help you learn these. And don't forget to brush up on any you got wrong from last week.


8/2/21    WALT: compare and order fractions greater than one

Today we are continuing to compare and order fractions and will be using the second part of the worksheet. I know some of you are finding this tricky and I urge you to keep going back over the videos I have made. If you find the worksheet a little tricky today, I have also posted an alternative one below that you could use simply to order fractions with the same denominator or those with different denominators. As always though, it is important that you self-mark and get some immediate feedback.



In the Spring Term we always consider Jesus sacrifice and how we as Catholics receive the Eucharist in memory of Jesus.


Every time the Eucharist is celebrated, Christians are keeping the memory of Jesus alive. During the liturgy of the Eucharist, Jesus’ actions at the Last Supper are called to mind and made present and real for Christians.  These are called the words of consecration, consecration means made holy. The priest holds the host and says the words:

“Take this, all of you, and eat of it: for this is my body which will be given up for you.”

and when he holds the chalice he says:

“Take this, all of you, and drink from it: for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.”

Catholics believe that at this point in the Mass, through the power of the Holy Spirit the bread becomes truly the body of Christ and the wine the blood of Christ.  The server will ring a bell as the priest holds ups, elevates, the host and then the chalice.  People will look up and make an act of faith and pray in their hearts something like ‘My Lord and my God’, affirming that they truly believe in the words of Jesus, when he said at the Last Supper ‘this is my body, this is my blood.’  This is the real presence of Christ.

Listen carefully to the words: Do this in memory of me – John Burland (lyrics below) (

This is a great video outlining what happens in the Mass and gives some answers as to 'why?':


Task: Imagine you are writing a guide for people who want to become Catholics and are going to Mass for the first time.  Describe what happens at this part of the Eucharistic prayer giving reasons for the words, actions and symbols used

Finally, we have our Zoom session - looking forward to seeing you all there!


Mr. Hunter

Friday 5th February 

Here we are - the weekend is upon us. And we're going to put in an amazing final effort as we sprint towards the finish line in our wonderful learning race.


Exciting times after enjoying the poem 'Jabberwocky'. We're now going to plan the opening.

WALT: plan the opening


Here is the lesson -


Remember to use as much of the vocabulary of the previous few days as possible in our plan and try to push your sentences beyond what you would normally write, using the techniques we have learnt over the past couple of weeks.


After this, you can do the spelling test that I set on Dojo! I'm thinking if I get enough volunteer 'victims' I might even knock out a quick story...



It's been a tricky couple of days of fractions, so we're going to slow down a bit today. I'm going to post a tutorial video for you to follow that should allow you to answer the questions in today's lesson.

WALT: compare fractions greater than one



Miss Ashton has been busy preparing music lessons for us to access, which is absolutely amazing to have a dedicated and skilled music teacher able to share with us. I have left her singing assembly below:


Finally, let's not forget our Zoom at 3pm. Let's get straight down to business with a quiz and our Atticus the Greek Storyteller book! 

I cannot wait!!!

Mr. Hunter



Thursday 4th February 2021


What a lovely Zoom yesterday! I really enjoyed myself and I hope you did too.


WALT: develop a rich understanding of words

Today's English is moving on to developing some more words, this time to do with feeling confident. Again, we're looking to place the words in more and more complex sentences so during the lesson think of the context of the Jabberwocky and how you can do this.

Keep those standards really high in your book and make sure that writing is neatly joined and titles etc. underlined.



WALT: compare and order fractions with a different denominator


Yesterday's maths was pretty tricky. I'm going to post a video about how to compare fractions of different denominators and it's really important that you watch it. Then I'd like you to practise by completing the task I have attached below along with the lessons in the Powerpoint (the questions are a few slides into the Powerpoint). Again, practising using Flower Power on Manga High is really going to help as well.

Check the video on Dojo first though!

Good luck


Tuesday was the feast of Candlemas, which formally marks the end of the Christmas period. In many countries people don't remove their Christmas decorations until Candlemas. The feast is also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ. Read about it and enjoy the songs in the Powerpoint attached below.


Spare time

If you have any spare time today, I'd like you to access Read Theory and Manga High and to practise your spellings. There's always plenty to do! Don't forget to get some exercise and make sure you tidy your bedrooms properly. I'll be checking up on you!!!

Miss you all,

Mr. Hunter 




Wednesday 3rd February 2021


Wow! Here we are at Wednesday. There has been some fabulous understanding of where and how to use apostrophes, so I'd now like to see this being used in our writing.


But today is all about WORDS!

Words, words, words... Vernacular, vocabulary, parlance, expressions, designations, appellations! Let's go wild for words. Lewis Carroll does after all!


WALT: generate vocabulary to write the opening


Here is the link to today's lesson:


In addition you are going to need a dictionary and thesaurus. A paper one is great, but don't worry. If you don't have one, you can use this one online -


Because we are going to be using new words in our writing, I want you to generate LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of words - decorate them, make them into shapes, fill mind maps - really go to town on collecting as many great words as possible. There'll be fabulous Dojo points if you really push the boat out! Below is an example of what your new vocabulary may look like by the end of the lesson:


After all that intense work, you're going to need to take a break, so go and stretch your legs and do some exercises. Then let's settle down for a little maths.

WALT: compare and order fractions less than one


This is where that wonderful Flower Power game really comes into its own. So either before or after you take the lesson, make sure you go to Manga High and have a practice at making money on the farm!

Today's lesson is split into two parts:

This video is for the first part of the worksheet -

And this video is for the second part of the sheet -




We've been learning all about the Solar System: our planets and other rocks that are in orbit around the Sun - one star in our galaxy. 

But when we look into the sky we see many many stars (at least on a clear night). And many of these stars make special patterns that we can recognise in the sky - these are called constellations! They are AMAZING!

WALT: understand about stars and star constellations

In this lesson, we're going to be learning all about them:

If you get time either before or after the lesson, check out this clip off Youtube -


Goodness me! After all that amazing learning, we're going to be ready for our Zoom meet up. Let's have the highest turnout ever tomorrow. So be there or be square! 3pm!





Vocabulary mind map

Tuesday 2nd February 2021


There were some crazy questions at yesterday's Zoom Quiz. I'm still reeling at the idea that sharks don't have bones! Whhaaaaaaaaatttt??? 

You'll have noticed that I didn't post a lunchtime poem yesterday, mainly because I wanted you to savour the flavour of Jabberwocky in your mouths - a feast of words fit for a King or Queen (of Hearts).


I've noticed some repeated errors with our use of apostrophes recently, so it makes sense to brush up on this before we embark on our more complex writing about the Jabberwocky.

WALT: explore the function of apostrophes

Here is the lesson:


In the lesson, you will practise writing sentences with apostrophes used correctly. We can keep these sentences for our main body of writing, so try to make them as imaginative as possible.



In today's lesson we're going to count up in steps of an equal size - but using fractions! This is going to take some thought! Make sure you consider what happens when you get to five-fifths, six-sixths etc. (CLUE: it makes a whole!).


WALT: count in fractions of an equal size


Here is the lesson -


The activity is attached to the bottom of the post.


EXTENSION: if you finish, head over to Manga High where I have set some fraction games for you (check Flower Power in your assigned tasks)




WALT: explore the capital cities of North America

Capital cities are often the largest (but not always) and most important city in a country, often where the government meet to make important decisions. North America is full of them! Let's find out more.

Check the slides that are attached below for information and then complete the tasks in the sheets 4B and, if you have time, 4D. I'll send the answers over to your parents' messages.

Good luck everyone! I LOVE learning about capital cities!

Monday 1st February 2021

Welcome back everyone! Is that the time already? The 1st of February! Wow! Time flies when you're home schooling, I guess! Well, as we say in our house "pinch, punch, first of the month" (the punch is actually a tap, I hasten to add).


So, we've been sharpening our reading skills over the last week, but it's now time to get down to some writing. Our new English unit will start with a poem. Not just any poem, but one of my favourite poems of all time. It's so good, I'm going to leave it as a video for you on Dojo.

The Jabberwocky

Here is the first lesson where we start to really enjoy and think about the poem. If, over the course of the week, you can learn it for a performance that you could submit on Portfolios, that would be amazing! Five Dojos straight off the bat!!!

WALT: engage with the poem


Once you've finished today's lesson, it's time to have a go at this week's spellings.

Did you ever hear the phrase "'i' before 'e' except after 'c'" to help with spelling?

IT'S WRONG!!!! Or at least there are lots of exceptions!

Ahhhh - I don't know how I didn't realise this before I became a teacher. Anyway, an example - 'ancient'! Like Mr. Hunter! Anyway, you'll find the document below with your spellings in and some activities you can do to practise.


We have been investigating fractions and converting improper fractions into mixed numbers.

Now, we're going to work the other way around and convert mixed numbers into improper fractions. I'll do a little video to explain but think like this.

If I had a party and had pizza cut into quarters and had eleven of them, I would have eleven quarters (11/4). If I then remade the pizzas with those quarters, I'd find I have 2 whole pizzas (four quarters in each) and three quarters left over.

So, 11/4 = 2 and 3/4

Quite simply you divide 11 by 4 and you are left with 2 remainder 3. Because you are counting in quarters, that 3 is left out of a possible 4, hence 3/4.

Documents are below. Don't forget to self-mark before you submit on Portfolios.


I'm posting the third of Miss Owens' dance videos to get you moving and grooving in the house. You've got to keep those bodies moving. Any evidence or confirmation from parents that you've been doing it, I'll be giving exercise Dojos for.



Make sure you watch this wonderful children's liturgy to consider this weekend's Gospel, where Jesus helps a troubled man. 

Good luck, everyone! You're doing so well! Proud of each and every one of you!

Mr. Hunter




Friday 29th January 2021

What an amazing week. Unfortunately my fat fingers accidentally approved all your submissions yesterday so I've been trying to go through them to respond. If I've missed any, apologies! You're doing such amazing work. Well done!


Today, we're going to be giving real thought to how the author uses different language in their writing: to surprise, to entertain, to inform, to shock, to disgust, to...


well... everything!

Check out the lesson at the following link and keep that writing to a high standard. I've noticed that many of us our missing capital letters for proper nouns (names of people, places, dates etc.). Make sure you correct this today and go for your best joined handwriting.

WALT: analyse the author's use of language


After we complete the English lesson, head over to Class Dojo for your spelling test. I'll leave a video on their for you to access. If you get any wrong, write them out ten times to practise. Practise makes permanent!


WALT: convert improper fractions to mixed numbers

Go for a cheeky warm up on TT Rockstars to get you in the mood to ROCK in today's learning!


In today's lesson, we are going to look in more detail at improper fractions (those where the numerator is larger than the denominator and therefore greater than one) can be converted into mixed numbers (which are made of a whole number plus a fraction that is less than one).

Check out the video and complete the attached tasks:



WALT: understand how information is transferred

In today's lesson we will be looking at how systems can transfer and communicate information.

​​​​​​​Check out the link -


and complete the tasks in your book.

And let's not forget the Zoom at 3pm. What a great way to finish the week!

Good luck! Mr. Hunter









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Thursday 28th January 2021

Another great Zoom yesterday! Although it looks like some of us need to get that atlas out and start studying it! I learned so much of my geographical knowledge because I was interested in football teams around the world. Plus I had a teacher who knew the capital cities of every country in the world. That was really cool! I wonder if one of you could learn them all?



We've learned how to expand on our answers to the text and study characters so far. Today we're going to learn how to make answers that have a greater level of detail and sophistication.

WALT: answer questions in the text

Here is the lesson:


Do the lesson and ensure you work to a really high standard in your book.

Then I would like you to go back to Monday's spellings and write each of them up in a sentence. Each sentence should use 'because' or use ', for example' to extend it and give greater levels of detail.


We have been working on equivalent fractions and, looking at much of your work, have been really getting to grips with them. Head over to Manga High for a warm up. I have set up a task on your assigned tasks for you to do.


28/1/21     WALT: apply knowledge of fractions to numbers greater than one


Fractions show parts of numbers. But what if a number or amount is between 1 and 2? Well, this is where mixed numbers and improper fractions come in. Today's lesson will recap on how to represent these numbers.



Aside from making sure you get your daily exercise, I know that many of us have some work to catch up on. Others who are completely up to date can focus on improving a new skill, such as their sketching, keep-uppies with a football, baking, skipping etc. I'll leave it up to you, but it would be great if you could upload a photo of it to the Portfolios section.

Good luck everyone!

Mr. Hunter

Documents for Wednesday 28th January 2021

Wednesday 27th January 2021


Well done everyone. I was overwhelmed with the quality of the work submitted yesterday - so much so that I'll probably be catching up with it for a while!!!



WALT: analyse characters


What would stories be without characters? Characters give stories their richness and characters are what we compare ourselves with and empathise with. We think to ourselves: "what would we do in their position?" That's why it's so important for writers to create characters that are believable, that have emotions and are described in detail to the reader.

In Demon Dentist today, we are going to look in greater depth at the characters. By doing this, we will get so much more out of our reading as we start to imagine what will happen to characters and what actions they will take in their journeys.

Here is the link for the lesson:


Please make sure you answer all the questions in the lesson and make sure your writing is done to a super-high standard.




WALT: understand and use equivalent fractions


Some fabulous work on equivalent fractions today and I aim to put another tutorial video out for you to understand them event better.

Here is the video for today's lesson:


Attachments are below. I have also added a module on Manga High for you to improve your knowledge even further. You'll find it in your assigned tasks.


WALT: describe and analyse geographical features


Today we are going to look at some of the geographical features of North America. Below are some slides to have a look at and an activity sheet with some work in. 

The landscape in North America is extremely varied. Go through the photos on the slides of some landscapes showing e.g. the Rocky Mountains, the Panama Canal, Grand Canyon, etc. What can you see? Where in North America do you think this might be? Why? For each one, think carefully and go through the brief explanation on the slides.

Which of the sites you look at do you think you would most like to see for yourself and why? 


Look at the Picture Cards, Information Sheet and any other appropriate sources of information about the geographical features of North America. On worksheet 3B (or on plain paper) children to create a poster promoting the top five wonders of North America. Children to choose which three features they think are most impressive, write a brief description and draw a picture for each one.

It's a brilliant activity so go ahead and enjoy it and do some in depth research to find out all you can!

Good luck!

Oh, I nearly forgot. It's our Zoom at 3pm! I can't wait to see you all!

Tuesday 26th January 2021


A great start to the week by many of us. I'd like to see everyone on that Zoom call submitting at least their maths and English every day now though. I know you are all very capable of it!


We're going to be sharpening those reading skills further today by using extracts from Demon Dentist by David Walliams. Make sure you write the date and title at the top of your page and underline it:


WALT: answer questions on a text

After you have finished, I would like you to go on to spending 30 minutes on Read Theory answering questions on a couple of the texts and improving your score. I'll check in on it later to see how you've got on.



For maths today, I'd like you to watch the tutorial video I have made explaining question 8(d) from yesterday. It was pretty tricky and the video will outline why.

Right. On to the lesson for today. Yesterday was a recap on fractions. Today is all about equivalent fractions. That is to say that if you have a pizza and cut it into two equal pieces and eat one that is a half. But if you cut the same pizza into four equal pieces and eat two of them that is two-quarters. But the amount of piece you have eaten is THE SAME. The fractions 1/2 (one half) and 2/4 (two quarters) are the same - they are equivalent fractions.


WALT: revise equivalent fractions


As always, the document to answer questions with is attached below and the answers are in your parents' Dojo messages.





Today's science builds on our excellent work on space over the last couple of weeks. I know many of you are really enjoying this topic and so I would like to set an extra challenge today!

WALT: understand how the planets in the Solar System differ


Here is the lesson. Ensure you do all the activities that you are asked to:


And once you have finished, I would like you to produce a colourful poster comparing any two planets you like in as much depth as you like. You should draw the planet and colour it appropriately and your facts should refer to size, mass, distance from the Sun, what it is made of, weather and temperature, moons and any other facts you wish to include. Use the internet to research further if you like. Just be careful! There is a lot of rubbish out there about space, including people who very strangely and inexplicably believe that the Earth is flat!!!

Good luck everyone!



Documents for Tuesday 26th January 2021

Monday 25th January 2021

Welcome back everyone! I hope you've had a lovely, restful weekend and you have remembered to get out in the great outdoors and get some fresh air and a little exercise. I know there'll be lots of things that you want to do at the moment, but don't pester your parents too much. They're very busy at the moment and will need your support, especially now you are getting a bit older.

This week's English is focusing mainly on reading skills. But don't worry! I've chosen a super book that you will all love. Some of you may have read the whole book already, but that's not a problem because we are going to be thinking about it in new and wonderful ways.

Don't forget to start with the date and title neatly joined and underlined at the top of the page:


Monday 25th January 2021

WALT: engage with the text


Here is the lesson -

Don't forget to pause it when you are asked so that you can complete the activities properly.


When you have finished the English, I'd like you to look up the meanings of the spellings for this week. You can also do the activities that are on the sheet (if you can't print it up, please copy them out into your book and include them in some 'compound' sentences and some 'complex' sentences. This week's spellings are 'challenge' words, meaning that they don't necessarily fit into any spelling rule that we are learning. This means that repeating them many times and learning the order of the letters and 'flow' of your writing is more important than ever.



25/1/21       WALT: revise fractions


We've done so much wonderful work on multiplication and division and now is time to put some of these skills into practice by learning about fractions. We have obviously done some work on fractions before, but this year we're going to take it to a new level. It's nothing to worry about. I just want you to remember that fractions help us to describe parts of things or numbers, rather than whole objects or numbers themselves.

Our first lesson should be fairly self-explanatory. Can you please make sure you self-mark with the answers that I send to your parents? This will give you the quick feedback you need to improve.



Today, I'd like you to complete the second of Miss Owens' dance lessons. Make sure you do the warm up and cool down properly as well!


Finally, don't forget to jump on to Zoom at 3pm for more fun and games with your friends! Let me know if you would like to do a Show and Tell!

Mr. Hunter



Friday 22nd January 2021


Great job everyone on a couple of days of fantastic learning. You are beginning to secure your understanding of using the shorter 'bus stop' method for dividing and also your understanding of different sentence types.


In English today we are going to develop our understanding of more complex sentences. 'Complex' means more complicated or sophisticated, which means we're going to be adding new parts to our sentences to explain or describe things or situations in greater detail.


There are two lessons to take today, but we can complete them both under the same title:

WALT: develop our understanding of complex sentences


Remember to keep those standards high and to punctuate your sentences accurately. Have a dictionary ready for any spellings you are unsure about.



We have worked really hard on division this week and we are ready for showing any left over values once we have divided our larger number into small groups. We call these 'remainders' and you have actually been using these anyway when you have been dividing each place value in a number, so you should be all set.


22/1/21   WALT: divide leaving remainders


Here is the link to the lesson -


I'll also try and do a short tutorial video for you in the morning which you will find on Dojo. Hopefully this helps further. The worksheet is attached below.



WALT: understand 'stewardship' as caring for the things around us

In RE we are going to start learning about our role as 'Stewards of the Earth'


Some background:


Christians believe that every human being is created in the image of God and has the special gift and challenge of sharing in God’s creation. We ourselves are part of creation, and are dependent upon it: we are made aware that caring for creation is part of caring for ourselves.


We are going to try and understand about:

•  Caring for the earth

•  That the Church is called to stewardship of Creation


Week 1: Consider the things on earth that you care about. Stewardship is looking after something. Go outside or look out of the window and focus on any things of nature. Write a poem or draw a picture to represent what they care for on the earth. You can do this in your English book and decorate with icons, pictures, patterns and colours that reflect what you have written about.


Finally, we have our 3pm Zoom. So keep an eye out for the invitation in your parents messages.


Good luck everyone!







Documents for Friday 22nd January 2021

Thursday 21st January 2021

What a fabulous Zoom session we enjoyed yesterday. It was really fun! Also, I have really enjoyed seeing the variety of some of your work. Hopefully the geography video explaining the answers was worthwhile. I'd like to do more of them.


Today we are going to be exploring more about different sentence types - specifically simple and compound sentences. Don't forget to write the date and WALT in your book, underline it and keep that handwriting looking its best.

WALT: explore simple and compound sentences




21/1/21    WALT: divide 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

Today is all about practice. Practising bus stop division! Remember, to be able to do this without too much bother, you really need to be sharp with your times tables.

So make your way over to TT Rockstars ( for a good 15 minute warm-up!


Today, I have a sheet with 24 calculations on it. Don't worry about printing it out. Much better to copy them into your book and get used to setting them out yourself.

Remember! Columns, columns, columns. All your place values must line up in the number you are dividing (the dividend) and the number you are dividing by (the divisor).


You can use the tutorial video I gave you on Class Dojo to refer to when working them out, particularly if you get stuck.


I've also sent answers to parents.


IF you finish in good time, I'd like you to have a go at number 30 or 38 (or both) of the puzzles sheet I have attached on Class Dojo. But you MUST explain how you found the answers, using a mixture of numbers and sentences. They don't use big numbers but they do require you to try different methods and work things out for yourself. 

I LOVE Puzzles!!!



Go back to Miss Owens dance video and complete the routine. This will get you stretching and moving your body. It's really important you don't sit down all day long!!!



WALT: understand about computer systems and people


In this lesson we will learn about how computer systems can help us. Remember to take all the quizzes and set out your work clearly in your book from the questions on the worksheet.

Good luck, everyone!






Documents for Thursday 21st January 2021

Wednesday 20th January 2021

If a week was a mountain, we are going to get to the top of it by lunchtime and look down around us on all that we have achieved. As always you've been brilliant, Year Five, and you've a lot to be proud of!


Today is a day to take stock. Many of you have some catching up to do in your science or topic work or possibly even in checking your understanding in your maths and English. So with that in mind, I am going to set maths and English for the morning and then I'd like you to either spend the afternoon catching up, playing the educational games on Manga High, Spelling Shed, Read Theory and Times Table Rockstars, or spending the whole afternoon just getting stuck into a good book.

Sound like a plan?



We'll just be setting the one grammar lesson today as a means so that we can catch up. 

WALT: explore prepositions

What's a preposition? Well, the clue is in the name. It's a word that tells us more about the position of something.

On? Preposition.
Above? Preposition.
Through? Preposition

There are some other less obvious ones, but you get the idea. Check out the lesson and do the activities. I want to see your submissions later today.



Today is time to move on to four-digit - Yes, four-digit!!! - by one-digit division. Hopefully by now you've had a really good think about what we are doing when we are dividing numbers (either by grouping or sharing) and what it means to have a number left over that can't be divided into a whole (a remainder).


Welcome to THE BUS STOP method!!!

I'll do an extra video and put it on Dojo to explain it but it is super important that you watch the video below and follow it carefully. We'll be doing a few days on this anyway but I need you all to get your heads in gear and make sure you are ALWAYS practising your times tables if you don't know them already.


20/1/21     WALT: divide 4-digit by 1-digit numbers


Once you have watched the video, complete the worksheet attached below


So, the afternoon is for you to make sure you're up to date on the week's work and any mistakes you've made, you go back over using the videos to help you. After that, you may wish to complete some artwork or do some exercise. But try and do some of this away from the screen. Don't forget, we also need to exercise our eyes!


Mr. Hunter laugh




Documents for Wednesday 20th January 2021

Tuesday 19th January 2021


What a wonderful start to the week, everyone! There was some fantastic work submitted yesterday, especially some of the work on our Solar System. 


This is a great little National Geographic model of the Solar System -

And I love this man's hobby! He makes orreries -


I just LOVE learning about space!


Anyway, once you've gone off doing more research and producing a top quality science page, let's get on with today's morning learning.


Yesterday, we learned about word class. Start in your book by describing what a noun, adjective, verb and adverb are. These aren't the only classes of word, but they're good for a start.


Now head over to the videos. As they are fairly short, I am asking you to complete two of the activities/videos. The first is:

WALT: explore expanded noun phrases


Noun phrases are groups of word that explain more about a noun (a person, place or thing). See more about them and complete the activities:


The second is:


WALT: explore 'being' verbs

Verbs are words that tell us what a noun is 'doing'. However some are a little less obvious than all the ones you know, like 'watching', 'sleeping', singing' etc. Check them out below and answer the questions about them:




19/1/21     WALT: divide 3-digits by 1-digit


We're still not quite at the point where we are going to use the 'bus stop' method as I want you to all be super clear on what division means (to share equally or to split into equal groups). So today's lesson looks at how to do this with larger numbers by using counters or by partitioning numbers. Follow the steps carefully and complete the challenges on the worksheet attached below:



WALT: understand factors that affect climate


This afternoon's topic lesson is about climates in North America. There are some charts and graphs showing the average temperature and rainfall in several locations. It is your job to use the clues to match them up. I have sent a message to your parents with the answers in, but you must try to solve the puzzles. If you cannot print out and cut and stick them in the correct places, you must clearly answer in your book/notepad which goes with which.


Once you have finished, you can complete the Challenge Card, which asks you to complete a Fact File about a location in North America and its climate. The instructions are in the pack.

See the slides first for more information.

Good luck everyone! 

Don't forget to pick up a book and enjoy your reading too!


Mr. Hunter







Monday 18th January 2021


Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend. We've all been working really hard and it's important to get some good time to relax. But we're back to business today, so I'm looking for you all to try your very best in everything you do.

To start with, let's get our bodies warmed up with Miss Owens second dance video -

Let's start with English:

This week we are going to be doing some revising of English grammar - that is the way that we structure our language when we speak and write. The lessons that we are following will come from this page -

The first lesson looks at word class (what kind of word is it and what is its job in a sentence).

Monday 18th January 2021

WALT: explore word class


Although this is a short video, I am looking for you to complete your work to a high standard, with all writing neat and joined. Here is the video -


When you have finished the lesson, I would like you to spend a good half-hour reading a book (preferably a story). You can send me a photo of yourself doing some 'extreme reading' on Portfolios. You'll remember extreme reading is where you read a book from a strange place (no risky places though, thank you!).




Your spellings this week are words that have silent letters in from which you cannot reasonably predict their spellings. This means you'll need to think of some cool strategies to remember them. I'll give you an example


doubt - to 'b' in doubt means to be uncertain about something - can you see what I did there?

Spellings are included in the documents below.




18/1/21    WALT: divide 2-digit by 1-digit numbers


Now remember, when dividing, it is important to imagine the larger number as a number of objects and the number you are dividing by as either the size of the group or the number of groups you are splitting into. You should then be able to tell quite quickly whether your answer sounds about right (or way out!).


If you are at all wobbly on your times tables, you really need to spend a good amount of time each day on Times Table Rockstars as all this multiplication and division will really make your head hurt if you've got to work all those out. So promise me you will! For now, if you need it, I don't mind if you draw yourself a little grid that has all the times tables in. It will help you.


The video is here - - and the worksheet is below.


If you finish in good time, mark the answers using the answers I sent to your parents, going back over any you don't understand with the video to help you again. Then head over to so that you can complete your outstanding tasks.



After lunch, I'd like you to continue your science work that you started so well last week. Remember that you can go onto Espresso using the home access I gave you to do further research on space.


Monday 18th January 2021


WALT: understand our Solar System


Here is the second lesson. It is all about our solar system.


I have attached a worksheet below, but I think that you can complete all of the questions in your notebook rather than on the sheet. It'll be much better that way. 

EXTRA CHALLENGE: find out how big the distances are between the planets. If you can create a model or picture that is to scale, even better! You'll realise just how small the Earth is compared to the Sun and also how far away some of the planets are.


Don't forget that we have our 3pm Zoom as well!

Good luck! I'll be with you on Dojo throughout the day!









Friday 15th January 2021

Good morning everyone. Some slightly shorter instructions than normal today. It is Funky Friday after all. Make sure you've got your groovy tops on and your radical headwear!


If you haven't finished your persuasive letter, please do so and submit it to me. Otherwise, we have some wonderful work to complete on our new topic on space (there is a text and some questions attached below and I have sent the answers to your parents). Please complete it, using our stem sentences including "for example,", "I know this because...", "The writer states, '.....', which means that" etc.

WALT: apply retrieval and inference skills to reading


After this, I would like you to complete the spelling test that I set on Class Dojo.



15/1/21    WALT: divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers


Some brilliant learning in our multiplication of two-digit numbers. Today we are moving on to division. We must remember that unlike addition and multiplication, which don't matter which order we do them in (they are commutative), division and subtraction do matter. So in this way it is important to think about what the numbers could mean (for example 45 balls divided into bags of 5, or 45 balls divided amongst 5 people). Thinking this way will help us to make sense of the problems much better. 

See the video link here -


As usual, the worksheet is attached below and answers have been sent to parents.


RE - Gratitude


Today is a day to be thankful. To show gratitude. You have your loving families around you and keeping you safe, feeding you and helping you to thrive, even though times are difficult. See the attached sheet and with your new letter writing skills you can complete a letter of thanks.


Finally, it is our Zoom at 3pm. I've had some calls for Show and Tell. We'd love to see you all there. Try and log in a few minutes before if possible as it's quite tricky to keep an eye on the waiting room.

Good luck. Send over any questions when you have them!


Thursday 14th January 2021

In a moment I would like to forget very quickly I have managed to delete my entire day's post on home learning, which has rather set me back. I'm therefore going to give you the quick version.




If you have not finished your persuasive letter, please do so today. I'm really looking forward to collecting them all in.

If you have finished it, I would like you to have some fun writing a 100 word challenge. It doesn't need to be a story, but can be a description or part of a story or even a conversation. Make sure it is punctuated well, is adventurous in its ideas and vocabulary and, most of all, that you enjoy it. Include drawings and illustrations, colour and patterns to make it stand out even further.

The prompt is:

...everything stopped and...

Good luck!


14/1/21     WALT: multiply 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

We are definitely getting there with our 2-digit multiplication and there have been some wonderful success stories over the last few days. I need you to make a good push now to become more secure, particularly paying attention to the second line when we multiply by a multiple of ten. This line will ALWAYS have a zero in the ones column. If you're not sure why, watch my tutorial video again.

Here is the video:

See the document below and please self-mark the work before submitting it by looking at the answers document that I send your parents AFTER you have completed the work.


In Computing this half term we are going to be learning about systems and networks. Be careful to follow the instructions at this page -

There is a worksheet that you can go to when the teacher asks.

I'll ask some questions about this on our Friday Zoom so try and be ready to answer them.

FINALLY, don't forget to get outdoors and do a little exercise. Look at something in nature, paint a picture, make a model and sing a song! That's what life is all about!

Wednesday 13th January 2021


Good morning, everyone! I received some fabulous letters yesterday, although I think we have to recognise that these are purely the first drafts. When we are looking to persuade people, it is really important that we write as accurately as possible. If it is a letter to the Prime Minister it is also vital that we write in a formal style, using Standard English (no contractions such as "I'm" or "don't" and no 'spoken language', e.g. "So,...." or "Thanks for reading". 

Have a look at some of the brilliant letters on this site for inspiration -


There are some more tips and a lesson to follow here -

Wednesday 13th January 2021

WALT: write a persuasive letter


I really want you to take your time over this letter and spend two mornings (perhaps an hour each time) really giving it all the thought you can. Make sure that you write up in your best handwriting and set it out like a proper letter with the school's address (not yours) at the top of the page, the correct address for the Prime Minister and proper salutations (greetings and sign off at the end). You should state why you're writing the letter and make your points in separate paragraphs, expanding on each on by using the language you have practised (including conjunctions).





13/1/21    WALT: multiply by two-digit numbers


Having reviewed your work, I believe we need further practice on multiplying by two-digit numbers. Please refer to my video from yesterday and follow the method closely. Here is the video:

If you finish in good time, please mark your work against the answers that I send to your parents and complete the multiplication tasks on Manga High.



Wednesday 13th January 2021

WALT: identify countries within a continent


Lots of fun planned for our topic, which is a geography topic about North America. We'd normally be kicking off by enjoying some North American food, so once you've learned about some of the countries in North America, you can investigate some of the tasty foods they make in these countries. Maybe you could even prepare something for your mums and dads (taking all the necessary

 safety precautions obviously!).

See the slides first to check out the countries and then choose one of the worksheets (or even draw your own map!). If you finish in good time and are really proud of your work, you could always cut and stick the riddle cards and match them with the flags. If you don't have access to a printer, maybe draw five of the flags and match them to the riddles.


Don't forget to do your exercise and tidy up. Don't forget their are Dojo points in both of these categories!

And let's do our Zoom at 3pm!!! Invites to go out to parents tomorrow morning.


Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hi everyone, what a fabulous Zoom again yesterday. I'm learning all the time and after we left, I noticed that there were about 60 messages in the chat box! I promise we'll use those more next time to give you guys more of a voice.


Today's learning will feature English, Maths and Science!


Write the date and title:


Tuesday 12th January 2021

WALT: write a persuasive letter


You have put so much time and energy into your planning. One of the things I noticed is that many of you have got one point to make your argument with so far. You really need to have several (perhaps at least three) to make your argument as powerful as possible. For the higher level, consider what points people might make against your argument and answer them before they even have the chance to make them.


We're going to have two full mornings to write the letter so please take your time. Ensure that you read and read again as you write it and that there are no silly spelling mistakes, that the sentences are punctuated properly and you have written in paragraphs and with clear, joined handwriting.




12/1/21        WALT: multiply a 4-digit by a 2-digit number

This is a natural step on from yesterday's 3-digit by 2-digit lesson and not too much different if you follow the same method.

You'll remember the posters in class that explain this method. BONUS DOJO points for any clear posters that explain exactly how to multiply two two-digit numbers!

Video link -


PE - it's more important than ever during lockdown to make sure you move around and are not stuck by the computer all the time.

I'm going to repost Miss Owens dance routine on Class Dojo. It's got a wonderful warm up. Plus this will give you a chance to improve on your technique.



Tuesday 12th January 2021

understand about lunar and solar eclipses


It's around this time of year that I was planning on taking you all to Jodrell Bank to learn more about space. Although this is disappointing, everyone always enjoys learning about space so much so at least this way you'll have more time to find out. Well done for making your posters last week. A great effort. This week I'd like you to watch two videos and do the activities on the second one.


The first is just an amazing video that makes you realise just how small the Earth is in our galaxy. Check it out -


Once you've picked yourself up off the floor, you can head over to the lesson at National Oak Academy, which is really cool! You'll be learning about lunar and solar eclipses, which are very special events indeed (particularly solar eclipses) -


Have a wonderful day. Don't be surprised if you get a call from me over the next few days, so make sure your parents tell me what a wonderful help you have been around the house and how sensible and independent you've been with your work. Some of you are growing up so much through this situation. Well done!


Monday 11th January 2021

So much for snow on Friday! Let's keep our fingers crossed we get some soon!

What a brilliant start to our Lockdown Learning last week was. Well done for all your hard work and particularly to those children who have been sending me their work and responding to it. Some of you have gone back over the videos again, improved your work and sent it back to me again. A fabulous job!


Today's English is all about conjunctions - those words that can link two parts of a sentence together.

Don't forget to neatly write the date and WALT at the top of your page (and underline them with a ruler!).

Monday 11th January 2021

WALT: develop an understanding of how to use formal conjunctions

As a little warm up, I'd like you to create another point about school uniforms for your plan. There are lots of reasons to wear / not wear uniform at school, so I'm sure you'll be able to think of some.

Once that is done, go to the video at


Make sure that any activities you do are well presented and ALL SENTENCES are marked with capital letters and full stops.


Once you've finished the English, you can have a look at this week's spellings in the document posted below. Make sure you learn all the meanings and write them up into sentences to practise. Use some of the conjunctions that you have learned in the lesson!

This week's spellings all feature 'silent' letters at the start of them (for example, 'knight' because you don't pronounce the 'k'). You'll need to look for any patterns and write them down plenty to ensure you remember them.



I think many of us are now getting the hang of multiplying two-digits by two-digits but I'm going to leave my own tutorial on Class Dojo so that you can practise.

Today's lesson is about multiplying 3-digit by 2-digit numbers. See below for the lesson and for the worksheet. Good luck!

When you have finished, I would like you to complete the multiplication tasks I have set on Manga High.



Please log in to Read Theory and spend 20-30 minutes today practising reading with the tasks that are set for you.



Today we are learning about fairness. There are lots of things that we can believe to be unfair. But I want you to consider why you believe those things to be unfair. We can discuss this during our class zoom today at 3pm but in readiness can you please complete the worksheet below.


Have a wonderful day today. I'm hoping to start calling you up to have a quick chat and see what we can do to make your experience of Lockdown Learning even more fun!

Mr. Hunter




Home learning for Friday 8th January 2021


Hi everyone,


Get started early with your home learning. I'm only going to set you the English work and the maths in the morning.


This afternoon, you can choose three different Just Dance dances to copy from

Then we have the Zoom at 3pm. You can find the details in your parents' messages in Class Dojo.

I thought it was going to snow heavily today, although it looks like we may have to wait for another day. Check these amazing snow sculptures out though in the meantime!


So, with that to look forward to, I'm expecting some tip-top, incredible work.



Friday 8th January 2021

WALT: plan a persuasive letter


So we've got some new spellings, some fabulous words for 'surprised', all the wonderful language we've learned in class, including relative clauses, fronted adverbials, HANDS TML conjunctions. Now it's time to plan our persuasive letter regarding school uniform.

Here is the link for today's lesson. High standards in presentation please. Remember, a plan should be clear and show ideas in a neat and organised way. It should use language that is appropriate to the task and have phrases and sentences that you think would be good... and persuasive!


Again, let's have some really creative and clear work, photographed and uploaded to Portfolios or messaged to me. There has been some amazing work so far!


8/1/21    WALT: multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers

I noticed yesterday that we are sometimes not thinking about what the multiplication problem means. 24 x 36 is like saying you have 24 boxes each with 36 batteries in. The total number of batteries simply must be well over 100 as four lots of 24 is about 100. So have a think about it and carefully follow the steps in the video, which is here:


Good luck! The answers are attached below.

It really wouldn't do much harm to have a quick spelling test. I'll knock a video up. Don't expect a full spelling story from me. I don't mind embarrassing myself in front of you, but that might be a step too far!!! laugh




Maths worksheet for Friday 8th January 2021

Home Learning for Thursday 7th January 2021



I hope you all got my message about the Friday Zoom session - exciting times!

There has been some wonderful work submitted this week. We now want to get even more of you taking photographs of your wonderful efforts. Don't worry if you have fallen behind. Just look back at the previous days' work and catch up at your own pace. You'll feel really good about yourself.


I'm asking you to complete two shorter English lessons today. Don't forget to write your date and titles neatly in your book.

WALT: develop a rich appreciation of words associated with feeling surprised


Ever felt surprised? Astonished? Incredulous? Gobsmacked?

You will today. Today's lesson is all about some of the wonderful words that we can use to express surprise.

You can find the lesson here -


Some of your recent work has been really good, so keep raising the standards until they are AT LEAST what we can do in class. I'm expecting really neat, joined handwriting, punctuated sentences, spellings checked in the dictionary and perhaps a splash of colour to make it personal to you.


As always, if you finish in good time, I would like you to have a stretch and a walk around, maybe a small snack and then do about twenty minutes on Read Theory, or if you are in the middle of a really good book, read that.



Today we're going to show how you can multiply two two-digit numbers (e.g. 24 x 45)

There are two videos for the lesson: and


The worksheet is attached below and I will send the answers to your parents. You can self mark if you like. Just make sure the photograph you send is nice and close up and clear.


Like yesterday, if you finish in plenty of time, I would like you to go onto Manga High and challenge yourself on any outstanding tasks, or search for some multiplication tasks.




I've introduced a new Dojo point for doing exercise. We certainly can't be moping around the house.



I have a really cool experiment for you to do. First you have to learn how to do a burpee (it sounds funny, right?) -

Then learn how to take your pulse -


Now see what your heart rate is after you do different numbers of burpees.

See what it is after 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 burpees. Tell me under the Dojo post I make. I'd also love a paragraph to describe EXACTLY how you are feeling after doing that exercise.

But be careful! Find some good space to do it.

CHALLENGE - it would be super cool if you were to draw a line graph that shows your results!

Have a wonderful time and you know where I am when you need me!


Mr. Hunter

Maths sheet for Thursday 7th January 2021

Home Learning for Wednesday 6th January 2021


Hey wonderful children! It's Wacky Wednesday, which can only mean it's a chance to wear something bright and colourful! We'd love to see your outfits on Dojo!



I'm asking you to complete two shorter English lessons today. Don't forget to write your date and titles neatly in your book.

WALT: explore pronouns


Eric is tall and Eric has brown hair.


Sentence sound weird? It does sound strange because the noun 'Eric' is repeated.


It would sound more natural if you replaced the second one with 'he'. This is the job of a pronoun.Watch the video here and complete the written tasks in your book.

The second lesson is:


WALT: generate points for a persuasive argument


When we organise points, they should be clear and easy to read. Mind maps and bullet points are good ways of doing it, whereas paragraphs full of points are hard to use as a planning tool.


Check the video and complete the tasks in neat, joined handwriting in your book. Give them a splash of colour if you want to make it even more memorable.


Keep it to the highest of standards. When you have finished, take a picture and send it to me either on Class Dojo in Portfolios, as a message or as an email to


If you finish in good time, I would like you to have a stretch and a walk around, maybe a small snack and then do about twenty minutes on Read Theory, or if you are in the middle of a really good book, read that.



We're pushing on from mutliplying three digit numbers to four digit numbers. It's exactly the same, although this time we are moving onto thousands.

Here is the video for today's lesson:

If you finish in plenty of time, I would like you to go onto Manga High and challenge yourself on any outstanding tasks, or search for some multiplication tasks.




Using your Espresso login (see the logins message I sent your parents a while back) please go to the Key Stage 2 Science section and explore the Earth, Sun and Moon/Space topic. Watch some of the videos and make a poster of new facts that you have learned about the Earth.


And don't forget to enjoy yourselves while you do it. Play some music, stop for a snack, do some housework, have a dance. But always try your best!


Mr. Hunter

Maths work for Wednesday 6th January 2021

Home Learning for Tuesday 5th January 2021


Good morning, Year Five. I'll leave a message for you on Class Dojo, which I'd like you to respond with  between 9:00 and 9:30am to let me know you are there. 


Remember to make sure your bedroom is tidy(ish) and have a good breakfast. Then get yourselves organised so that your working space is nice and clear and you have your notepad and stationery.




Today's English is a spelling lesson that will help us with our persuasive writing.


First, put the date and title (ruler to underline!):


Tuesday 5th January 2021

WALT: further investigate the suffixes -ant and -ent

Here is the link -


Remember to pause the video so that you can do the writing that you are asked to do. Keep it to the highest of standards. When you have finished, take a picture and send it to me either on Class Dojo in Portfolios, as a message or as an email to


If you finish in good time, I would like you to have a stretch and a walk around, maybe a small snack and then do about twenty minutes on Read Theory, or if you are in the middle of a really good book, read that.




Today's maths is another recap lesson, this time focused on multiplying 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. Don't forget to line up your columns so that the Ones are in the same column, as are the Tens and the Hundreds. Watch the video and complete the sheet that is attached below.


If you finish in plenty of time, I would like you to go onto Manga High and challenge yourself on any outstanding tasks, or search for some multiplication tasks.




Being cooped up in the house can be a challenge and it is really important that we keep exercising. Do a Just Dance video from Youtube. 


Good luck everyone. I miss you all and will send you some videos throughout the day.


Mr. Hunter




Home Learning for Monday 4th January 2020


Hi everyone,


For those children who are working at home today, we would like you to:


1) Find a suitable space to work that is nice and tidy

2) Make sure you have all the equipment you need (pencil, blue or black pen, notebook, ruler, colouring pencils, eraser etc.)

3) Make a little timetable so that you have enough time to do some English and mathematics in the morning and have time to have a break and do some exercise and help around the house

4) Keep nice and concentrated so that your parents and siblings can do their important work.


The plan for learning is as follows:


Between 9am and 9:30am, I would like you to log on to Class Dojo and reply to my message on Class Dojo to let me know you are there and how you are doing.


After that, I would like you to start our new work on persuasion. Learning how to persuade helps you to make things happen that you want. This unit is all about what school uniform should be like.


Today's date and WALT, which you should write in your notebook, is: identify the features of a persuasive letter


The first day's work is all about identifying the features of a persuasive letter. You can watch and pause the video at:


Make sure you keep any writing you do nice, neat and joined.



Your maths work today is all about comparing statements.


WALT: use comparing statements


Please go to the video link at


You can watch the video (watch parts again if you're not sure) and then complete the questions on the worksheet, which I have attached below.




This week's spellings are the long /a/ vowel sound that is spelled with 'ai', for example 'wait'. The document below has some activities and chances to practise your spellings so that you can test yourself later in the week.


Once you've done all these, you can go online onto some of the special games like TT Rockstars, Manga High, Read Theory or Spelling Shed.

If you get stuck, remember:

1) Think hard

2) Watch the videos or re-read the task
3) Send me a message on Class Dojo. He will be available to help throughout the day.


Ideally we would like to see photographs of your finished work loaded onto Class Dojo and sent as a message or added to the Portfolio section (if you have your own account).

Good luck, everyone.

Mr. Hunter 


Tuesday 17th November 2020



One final push before we go back to school tomorrow. Good luck, children! Bon chance, mes enfants!

Here is today's work:


English - this morning we are going to concentrate exclusively on our writing, so that we have a finished draft of our explanation text on how bees make honey. 


There are three separate video lessons to take part in:


Part one - writing the first section of an explanation text -


Part two - editing our writing -


Part three - writing the second section of an explanation text -


Once you have completed and written up your explanation text in best handwriting, please take a photo and either send me a message with it or, even better, upload it to 'Portfolio' on Class Dojo.

I will be hear to answer any questions or guide you through any of the steps. Don't forget to use a dictionary and refer back to the features of an explanation text. Good luck!


Features of an explanation text


Maths - Rather than set a maths lesson today, I would like you to concentrate on attempting any outstanding assignments on Manga High. These will help you to deepen your understanding of charts, graphs and tables.


PE - For PE, please learn Miss Owens dances. All of the videos are on Class Dojo.

Science - if you can, please watch the videos on Espresso about Forces. See Key Stage 2>>> Science >>> Forces


Good luck! Mr. Hunter

Monday 16th November 2020


We are getting close now, Year Five. Time for a final push!

Well done to all those who dressed up for Children in Need Day. You can see the winner in the tweet above this text.

Here is today's work:


English - today's English is going to be split into two parts as I'd like you to spend Monday and Tuesday writing your explanation text on how bees make honey.

For the first lesson, we are going to develop our sentence structures, practising some complex and compound sentences, which will come in useful when writing our explanation text:


When you finish this, we are going to write our introduction to our explanation text on how bees make honey. You can find the video for this section below:



Spellings - Our new spellings for the week can be found in the document below. This week is very similar to last week. It is about deciding when to add -ibly or -ably to the end of the word (e.g. understandably). Remember, the general rule (although it doesn't always work) is that when you understand the root before the suffix, you add '-ably'.


Reading - Keep up your good work on Read Theory. About half an hour should do the trick. If you are having trouble logging on, send me a message. The link is and the login details should be in the letter I sent to your parents via Class Dojo.


Maths - Today we are going to be using two-way tables. Here is a video link that will explain what to do:


Once you have watched it there is a new worksheet to complete, which can be found below.


PE - For PE, please learn Miss Owens dances. All of the videos are on Class Dojo.

We will have our class Zoom meet this afternoon. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

If you need me for anything, please send a message on Class Dojo.


Good luck! Mr. Hunter

Friday 13th November 2020


Some of us are getting very good at this home learning! I've been busy dishing out Dojo points the last couple of days to those of you who have been helping around the house, submitting your work, concentrating on your presentation or going back to find out where you went wrong.

I couldn't be prouder of you.

Today is Children in Need Day, so we should really think about all of the wonderful support and help that we have to be able to learn. This not the same for everyone around the world so please offer up a prayer to those children that need the world's attention.


English - today's English is going to be split into two parts as I'd like you to spend Monday and Tuesday writing your explanation text on how bees make honey.

For the first lesson, you have to do lots of talking. Obviously without a talk partner it'll be a baby sibling, parent or the mirror you're talking to!


And then the second part of the lesson involves you planning the text, so again, please follow the on-screen instructions and make your plans as clear as possible. Keep onto these as well, as you're going to need all this for Monday. Here is the link to the second part of the lesson:


Spellings - It's spelling test day, so expect another video from me later with the test. I'm trusting you not to cheat though!


Reading - Keep up your good work on Read Theory. About half an hour should do the trick. If you are having trouble logging on, send me a message. The link is and the login details should be in the letter I sent to your parents via Class Dojo.


Maths - Tricky work yesterday and I plan to do a walk-through video today to show you how to solve the problems on line graphs that we gave you. Today we are moving on and learning about reading and interpreting tables. Find the information you need in the following video:


Once you have watched it there is a new worksheet to complete, which can be found below.


PE - I am really looking forward to seeing the completed routine of Miss Owens dance. She tells us there will be another, so keep your eyes out for that. But remember to like the others. I NEED TO CONTINUE THE FLAT STANLEY STORY!!!

RE - I have put a worksheet on 'courage' in the files below. Please have a look and think about how you may have to be courageous in your life.


On Friday afternoon, we tend to have a class assembly, so I will be announcing the winners of some class prizes for the week this afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for that (that's an idiom - a Dojo to anyone who looks up the meaning of this word and 

If you need me for anything, please send a message on Class Dojo.


Good luck! Mr. Hunter

Thursday 12th November 2020

It was absolutely brilliant to see you all on our Zoom class meeting yesterday. It was lots of fun and I particularly enjoyed hearing about all of the exciting things you've been doing and making on top of the good schoolwork you've been doing. I'll be organising a new one for Monday, so keep an eye out for the invitation.


English - Yesterday, we thought about how important it is to explain things in the correct order, particularly when it comes to bees making honey.

Today we are going to look at another important feature of explanation texts: using precise vocabulary.

This means that we use the correct words for things (nouns), what they do (verbs), to describe them (adjectives) and how they do what they do (adverbs or adverbial phrases). There is lots to learn so get your thinking caps on.


Here is the link to the lesson:


Once again, you can do the activities that are set during the video in your notebook or notepad and if you like, you can submit them to your portfolio on Class Dojo or send a message to me with it in. Using Portfolio seems to be a good way of doing this, although you may need a child account. If you would like me to send you details of how to get a child account, please ask your parents to send me a quick message.


Spelling and vocabulary - I want you to continue to learn the spellings from Monday, although I would like to add three new words into the mix:






Can you look up the meaning of the words and use them in three sentences to do with bees...


If you wish to continue with the games on Spelling Shed, you can.


Reading - your reading challenge again today is to go onto Read Theory for another half an hour. If you haven't done so before there is an assessment to do, which can be quite hard. However it is important that you don't receive help when you do this, otherwise the next reading task will be too hard for you to do alone. The link is


(NOTE: one or two people had trouble getting in with their passwords yesterday. If you do, send me a quick message and I will reset it for you).


Maths - Today we're going to get into the really exciting part of line graphs - using them to solve problems. Line graphs are used to predict all sorts of information about what has happened, or even more exciting, what is going to happen! Yes, they can be used to predict the future!!!


Here is today's video all about solving probelms using line graphs -


Once you have watched it there is a new worksheet to complete, which can be found below.


PE - We're now on our third instalment of Miss Owens dance and I am sure that you are having lots of fun in joining in with Miss so that we can show off our new dance when we go back to school. Keep up the hard work!


On Thursday afternoon we typically have music. If you still have the home learning passwords letter that I issued prior to lockdown, then you can access the service at Failing that, either send me a message and I will issue your password, or access the music resources on Espresso. 

Those of you with ukuleles, practise those chords that we learned in class (C and G Major) until you can switch between the two without having to look.


If you need me for anything, please send a message on Class Dojo.


Good luck! Mr. Hunter

Accompanying work for Thursday 12th November 2020

Tools for learning at home


We work hard to support children’s learning outside the classroom and recognise that technology provides an incredible opportunity to support work in class and enable children to develop very important independent skills and habits. 

We have invested in a number of subscription-based online tools that will enable your child to continue learning at home with the aid of a computer, tablet or smartphone. Below are some of the best of these tools. 


NOTE: I will share usernames and passwords to these separately via Class Dojo



Read Theory is a wonderful tool to help children develop their reading skills, with short comprehension based activities and a wealth of topics to learn about. After an initial assessment, your child will be given texts to read appropriate to their reading level. 


Spelling Shed forms the backbone of our spelling curriculum. There are weekly spelling lists that group spellings so that we can teach the rules that apply to them. Spellings are grouped together and after logging in, a child can play games to practise spelling words at their stage. Simply click on the button in the top right and click ‘Web Game’. Website:



Manga High is a wonderful tool for learning mathematics, fully paid for by FROSTYs. After logging in, children can click the ‘wand’ tool and be given challenges and games that suit their needs. Going for ‘gold medals’ is the highest you can achieve (although be warned: this takes perseverance and effort!) You can also search for areas that you need to improve on and play brilliant games that support your learning! (NOTE: our school code is 68218) 


Times Tables Rock Stars is all the rage at St. Teresa’s at the moment. Choosing your ‘rock’ avatar and then playing a series of games to practise times tables against the clock and other opponents really sharpens your skills. Don’t worry about having them written in front of you while you work. This will only help embed them. We want children to know times tables by memory, without having to work them out. This game really works! Website:


General curriculum resources 

Espresso really is one of the best digital resources we have in school. It has a wealth of videos, quizzes, activities, worksheets etc. on it and can be accessed at home. Start a module about the solar system! Or find out about the Tudor times! You have access to an amazing number of subjects and activities at the click of a button.