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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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LO: To explore and write an acrostic poem

Welcome back!

This first week of English is going to be all about poetry…there are so many different types of poetry and we are going to explore one each day of this week. The incredible Mr White has put together this week of learning so that (almost) every Year group is doing the same thing, that way you can work with your siblings and friends from other year groups to come up with ideas.

Today you will be looking at acrostic poems.

  1. There is some interesting information for you to examine to understand what an acrostic poem is.
  2. Then you will need to collect adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs beginning with the letters of SPRING. If you’re feeling brave you could add some similes too!
  3. Next, using the words you have collected, write an alliterative acrostic poem for the word spring- you need to meet the S2S provided (including your non-negotiables).
  4. As a final challenge, write your own acrostic poem about a word of your choosing, you can even decorate your large starting letters to really make them stand out!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. 


LO: Compare decimals

Following feedback received before the Easter break we have made some small changes to the maths work. Firstly, there is only one page of questions instead of two. These can be found all in the same document. There are less questions but they both cover VF and RPS questions. Secondly, you will notice that today's lesson will be brought to you by Mrs Harrison! We are looking to do one maths lesson a week introduced by a teacher (technology permitting) and we will have other video resources available to support you with other lessons also. We hope these changes will help both children and parents at home. 


  1. Watch maths lesson via link:

  2. Complete one worksheet either H&S, MH or AYN!

  3. Self mark work using the answers on the document- look closely at the question number.



Guided Reading:

Guided Reading: Monday 20th April 2020

LO: Pre-read and make predictions

Session 1 :

Pictures, photographs and diagrams give us lots of information when we read. There is a proverb “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  First in your own words explain what you think a proverb is and what the one above means.

Look at the photograph of the girl in the pdf file. Write down everything you know about her from looking at it. There will be lots of things you don’t know, but you will need to use your imagination, look carefully to make predictions and come to logical conclusions. We will find out a lot more about this girl later in the week!!

Here are some questions to help you, if you need them.

  1. Who do you think she is?
  2. Where do you think she is?
  3. What is she doing?
  4. What age is she? Why do you think so?
  5. How does she feel?
  6. What do you think our guided reading text this week will be about?
  7. What don’t we know about her?
  8. Do you think the proverb above is true?
  9. Can you explore the proverbs below and explain what they mean? Can you list any other proverbs that you know.
  • Good things come to those who wait.
  • Every cloud has a silver lining,
  • The proof of the pudding is in the eating.