4G Home Learning 13.1.21

Hello everyone, 

I hope you all are keeping safe and well. Please find below tomorrow’s home learning. 

Wednesday 12th January 

Joe Wicks ‘wake up’

Joe Wicks, PE with Joe 9:00-9:20am. A great way to start the day before a day of home learning. I have had some great feedback and you all seem to be enjoying taking part in these lives. 

Please log on to YouTube and search ‘PE with Joe’, it will be live from 9:00am. 


Read Running Free

Please listen to chapter 5 again using the link below (The video will stop at approximately 7 minutes 28 seconds). 


After listening to the chapter again I would like you to think carefully about the following questions below. You may find it helpful to write some notes about the following questions below:

Why do you think the author tells us that the year ends painfully?

What effect does this have on the way we read on?

Why has he taken the gun with him?

How do you think Bertie is feeling?

Discuss name of chapter – who is running free?

Why do you think Bertie did what he did?


Today we are going to write a diary entry in the role of Bertie. Can you recall any features of a diary entry?

Diary checklist

A diary entry is a form of recount in which the writer explains what has happened to them.

Here’s a checklist of the key features to use when you write a diary entry.

    • Start with ‘Dear Diary’.
    • Date – Wednesday 12th January
    • Describe the places where the events happened.
    • Write in the past tense.
    • Use first person pronouns like I, we, my and me to show that the events happened to you.
    • Talk about how you were feeling (emotive language) and what you were thinking when you heard you were moving to Salisbury, England to start school and your father was selling your white lion cub to a circus.
    • Informal style (this is your diary) 
    • Could you use any rhetorical questions? (questions that do not need answering but are use for impact – see example diary entry attachment) 
      • I am looking for two paragraphs (could be three) today. A paragraph describing what happened when Bertie’s father broke the news about school and the white lion cub. A second paragraph describing what Bertie does that evening. 

You could either write this by hand on paper and send me a picture of your diary entry. Or you may use the typing tool on DOJO which acts like a word document to type up your diary entry. I look forward to reading these. 

To help you I have attached the first paragraph from my own diary entry model. 

Example diary entry 


In maths today we are going to be looking at multiplication word problems. You are all very familiar with the written method of column multiplication. I would like you to use and apply this method to solve the written word problems. Please use the RUCSAC method we have used previously to help you break down each question into the following steps. I have attached a handout below with the relevant steps to remind you of this process. There are two different worksheets today. Worksheet one which has both 2 and 3 digit multiplication x 1 digit. Worksheet two has higher values to multiply and the factors are larger to (6,7,8 and 9 times tables).  I have also attached an extension of learning with more problems in should you want to completer any further practise. 

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Extension of learning 

RUCSAC handout 

Independent reading:

Please continue with reading as much as you can at home. It can be a non-fiction, poetry or fiction book. Try and get your child reading for at least 20 minutes a day if you can. This can be at any time of the day.

Times Table Rockstars:

We will be continuing with times table rockstars every day again to consolidate and secure those all important times table skills. This week we are going to be consolidating our 6 and 7 times tables. Please use the links below to watch these times tables as practise.

KS2 Maths: The 6 Times Table with Fred the Red – BBC Teach

KS2 Maths: The 7 Times Table with Moonbeam – BBC Teach   



Today’s PSHE lesson is all around reflection. As we have started a new year I would like you to spend some time this afternoon completing the following activities below. I would like you to reflect on your last year and think of some targets/resolutions/areas for development that you would like to focus on. If you can think of these for both at home and school and combine the two together within your work. I have also attached a 2021 quiz for you to have a go at. 

This year I will – my pledge  

My new years resolution worksheet/reflection 

2021 quiz 

Finally, Spellings:

Below are this weeks spellings. In exactly the same way as in school spellings will be sent out on a Wednesday and on Monday morning a test will be completed both in school and at home. Scores will need to be sent in via email of on DOJO for our records. This is a test so therefore you cannot help your child with any of these spellings when completing the test. It may be beneficial for your child to start looking through these spellings towards the end of this week. 

The attachment includes all group spellings linked to the national curriculum. Please look for your child’s spelling group number and only learn these spellings. If you need reminding what spelling group your child is in please do send us a message/email. 

Week 1 spellings 

Take care and stay safe, 

Mrs Wallis and Mrs Davidson 


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