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Friday 22nd January

Mindful Moments

Start the morning by practising your 3 mindful m's - mindful yoga sequence 1; mindful 5 finger breathing; mindful thoughts - today's affirmation is I am determined.  Remember to say it three times.  Do you remember that Mary Seacole was determined to become a nurse in the Crimean war even though th War Office didn't want her.  She didn't let that stop her.  Is there anything you think you are determined to do?  What motivates you to keep trying?  If something is difficult or someone doesn't think you could do something, think about saying I am determined and try extra hard.  



Today, you are going to write your version of Ratburger, using your plan from yesterday, to help you. Start your story off with the title and then start writing about your setting. Set the scene… describe what you can see around you in your story setting using those expanded noun phrases from Wednesday’s lesson. This helps the reader picture and imagine being in your story. Next, add more detail to your beginning, how does Zoe’s day begin? Are you starting from when she blew her birthday cake candles out? Where is she going? What is she going to do? Does Gingernut go with her?

Like we say in school, add more detail to your plan by writing lots of good sentences for each of your planning boxes. How exciting can you make your story? What goes wrong in the middle? What happens next? How might your story end? Happy ending? Sad ending? Horrifying ending? You choose! Don’t forget to use those expanded noun phrases in your story that we learnt about on Wednesday.


Watch the video of Mrs Hodgson starting her story off to guide you.



f you have been working on quarter to and quarter past times this week, we are going to begin today's lesson by recapping the video on 5 minute intervals you watched yesterday this can be found on the video centre from Tuesday of this week (Maths - Tuesday 19th January Telling the time: 5 minute intervals) 

Then complete the worksheet below. Remember you can always re-watch parts of Miss Balfe's video to help you complete today's worksheet - just like yesterday. Hopefully by the end of today's lesson you'll be starting to get the hang of telling the time in 5 minute intervals. 

If you would still like a little more practise with quarter to and past then complete the attached activities instead of starting 5 minute intervals. 


If you have been working on telling the time in 5 minute intervals this week, begin your maths job by completing the first quiz, watching the National Oak Academy video here and then completing the final quiz. 

Make sure you know how to pause and resume the video as there are questions for you to answer within the video. Once you have completed this, have a go at the word problem and challenge cards attached below. There are quite a lot of questions on both sheets so don't feel you have to complete them all... unless you want to of course! The answers have been attached so you are able to see how you have done but remember no peeking at these until you have completed the questions wink



Today in PSHE, we are thinking about how we can inspire others.  We are going to investigate what it means to be inspirational and how the things that you do can be inspirational, to your friends and family.

 Watch the video of Mrs Graham narrating a powerpoint and explaining what you need to do with your activity task (below). Click here.

Next complete your worksheet. 


Getting Active

Try the 1 minute challenge:  Do 5 star jumps, 5 leap high jumps. 5 body twists. run on the spot for 5 seconds. Do this two times and then lie on the floor and rest for the rest of the minute. You could do this during the day to waken yourself up a bit.