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Friday 26th February


Why not join Mrs Graham's mindfulness video from Monday?  Sometimes its nice to do things with other people.  It might be easier to do our new things that way.  Today's affirmation is... 

I am sociable and confident

What qualities does it take to be sociable?  Sociable love being with other people and are often confident. To be a popular sociable person you need to be friendly, kind, thoughtful, good at taking turns and sharing.  Next time you are feeling shy in big groups, remind yourself you have all the qualities of being sociable. Take a deep breath and have a go. 



Handwriting - This is our final handwriting session for this week.  Today's joins are am as ay.  We will also practise the m formation as sometimes this is written incorrectly like bridges. Join Mrs Graham's handwriting lesson - get your pencils and paper ready or use the handwriting sheet, below.  

Main Lesson - As the week draws to a close, we are going to consider how to write our own biography. Listen to Mrs Graham's lesson explain how to do this and then have a go at completing the biography planner as demonstrated by Mrs Graham.  There is much simpler plan below for anyone who needs it as well. If you are doing this at home, feel free to do some research by asking friends and family about their lives to add to your planner.  You might know someone who has done something very interesting like Mrs Graham's uncle who worked on something important during WW2.



Begin today's lesson by completing the lines of symmetry recap worksheet as we are moving on to 3D shapes today! 

Once you have completed the lines of symmetry starter activity, watch the following BBC video on 3D shapes

Then watch Miss Balfe's video where she will explain what is meant by faces on 3D shapes. Pause the video when she asks you to, complete today's worksheet and resume when you are ready to discuss and mark your answers. 

Once you've done this, you could always complete the activity and quiz on 3D shapes underneath the BBC video. 

Finish today's maths lesson by playing the 3D shape snap game on Espresso



What did you have for lunch today?

What food will have given you energy for the PE lesson?

What should you eat and drink afterwards?

Mrs Hodgson will reveal the answers in her video once you have had a think.


We are going to learn how to find your pulse today to measure how much our heart rate increases by after we exercise. Watch Mrs Hodgson’s video on how to find your pulse in your wrist and your neck. Ask your grown up to time you counting how many beats per minute your resting heart rate is and write it down on the sheet below, before you do any exercise.


Next, complete the PE activity. Watch this video on footwork patterns which will be helpful for your PE game. You will need to set up your own course in your house like on the video and follow the instructions for the steps to practise. Firstly, you will be doing a toe-to-heel fast walk, then side-stepping, pivoting, lunges and then practising these dodging movements with somebody else at home.


For a fun game in defending and attacking watch this video and play the game ‘Sock wars!’ Enjoy!


Finally, ask your grown up to time you counting how many beats per minute your maximum heart rate is and write it down on the sheet straight after you finish your exercise. (It should be much higher if you were working really hard!)


Do this for each PE lesson this half term to see whether your heart rate stays roughly the same or not when resting and after exercise.


Extra Challenge: Can you work out the range or difference between your resting heart rate and your maximum heart rate? (Hint – you will need to do take away)