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LO: To write a letter using descriptive language

This week of English is going to be all about innovating our own letter writing, based around fairy tales! We’ve already done a lot about this so hopefully you’ll find it really fun! Let’s really focus on our punctuation and communication skills.

The wonderful Mr White has, once again, organised this week of learning so that every Year group has similar lessons, although some classes will vary more this week, but please still work with your friends and family to improve your work.


Today we will be writing a letter to Little Red Riding Hoods Grandma, using some of our skills from last week:

  1. Follow the document and read through the example given, think about what Little Red could write to her Grandma about…
  2. Fill out the format (which is the same as last weeks!) using notes, which could be bullet points or short sentences as reminders.
  3. Next, using the plan you have created, write a (descriptive) letter, following the suggested layout, meeting the S2S provided (including your non-negotiables and working through each tier to achieve AYN?!).
  4. Check that your work meets the S2S and edit it if necessary, you want to include as much information as possible so that Grandma (and as such, your teacher) can understand who you’re writing to and why!


We can’t wait to receive our letters from Lil’ Red!


LO: Using rounding to estimate money. 


Today's lesson is brought to you by Mrs Harrison. 


1. Watch the video below, please let us know if the link does not work!

2. Complete challenge sheet of your choice

3. Self mark using answer sheet


Top Tip

0,1,2,3,4, rounds down

5,6,7,8,8, rounds up


Any questions, email your class teacher

LO: Use rounding to estimate money

Guided Reading:

Monday 5th May 2020

LO: Read with expression & Vocabulary Check

Listen to chapter 2 of The Explorer, here is the link.

We have also created a pdf of the chapter to print off, and look at while you are listening to the recording. Choose a section of the chapter and have a go reading it aloud, using expression. If you prefer, you can always read a part of your own reading book aloud. 

Then as you did last week, make a list or underline any vocabulary you do not know the meaning of. You can use a dictionary to explore the meaning of these words.