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LO: To research and plan an Explanation Text

This week we are continuing with our Explanation text, which we explored last week! Now that we’ve learnt how they work, and explored our model text, we can start planning using the structure we’ve memorised…

  1. Choose and animal or mythical creature that you want to write about, you can choose from 3 options: endangered, extinct or fictional. Use the options to decide on something specific, that you’re passionate about.
  2. Next, collect notes by doing in-depth research about your chosen creature. Follow the guidance and look at the model as an example. There is an extra list of questions in the document which will allow you to collect all of your important research now.
  3. After researching and collecting notes clearly, transfer these into the “box-up” layout. There is a collection of useful words for you to make the writing sound formal and factual. Remember, this is just a plan used to re-organise the notes you already have into a bullet-points/abbreviated explanation, for you to use when writing up later. You are only planning today, make sure each paragraph leads into the next!


This framework and research will dictate how detailed and informative your explanation is, so pick something you’re passionate about and go find out more about it, consciously asking “Why?” throughout- as that’s the goal of an explanation text!

If you don't get all of your research done today, you can do a little more to fill it up, tomorrow!


LO: Multiplying 3 digits by 1 digit.


1. Watch and follow the video below brought to you today by Mrs Harrison.

2. Complete a challenge sheet of your choice.

3. Self mark work using answers at the end of the document.


Any questions, email your class teacher.


If you would like to have a go at some more examples of the written method for multiplication, there are some below. You can use the squared paper to help lay all your digits out.

Multiplying 3 Digits by 1 Digit with Mrs. Harrison

Follow along with the PowerPoint to answer the questions and learn which methods you can use for these questions!

Guided Reading:

Monday 8th June 2020

LO: Read with care and read between the lines!

Read Chapter 7 - Maiden Voyage! You’ve guessed it!  Firstly, check your understanding and make a list of any words or phrases that you do not know the meaning of, and look them up.

Task one:

From the end of page 84 to the end of page 85, pick out phrases that show evidence of the following:

1. ­ The river is windy

2. ­ The river is dangerous

3. ­ The water is cold

Task two:

Can you match the following senses to a phrase in the pages above?