Week Beginning 30th November 2020


Learning Intention 1

To be able to use a colon to separate clauses

Remember a colon can be used to mean ‘that is to say’ or ‘here’s what I mean’.

Use Espresso to learn more about colons:


Learning Intention 2

To be able to use research to plan an article

Your task is to plan, draft and write an article to persuade someone to enlist in the army to fight in the war.

Use the following propaganda posters to inspire you:


Learning Intention 3

To be able to use modal verbs and colons in writing

Follow your plan to write an article persuading someone to enlist in the army.

Remember to use your plan to write in clear paragraphs.

Learning Intention 4

To be able to edit and improve grammar and vocabulary

Read your article out loud. Do all sentences make sense? Have you used AFOREST (alliteration, facts, opinion, rhetorical question, emotive language, statistics and three-part list) to appeal to and persuade your reader?



There are four stages to our reciprocal reading:

1) Predict – what do you think this text is going to be about?

2) Clarify – 
look up any words that you don’t understand using a dictionary.

3) Question – write a question that can be retrieved from the text. Write your answer using a full sentence.

4) Summary – summarise the text in two sentences.

All texts this week link to areas across the curriculum: English, geography and R.E.

Disinformation – 16-11-20

Maps – 17-11-20

Advice from Matthew 6 – 18-11-20


Please log into Maths with Parents and MyMaths for additional maths.


As we approach Advent, we are starting our new topic ‘Expectations’

Learning Intention

To know the prophets expectations of the Messiah

Advent is a time when we appreciate the love in our lives and prepare to celebrate love becoming a reality in the person of Jesus. Christians at Christmas celebrate the gift of Jesus, given by God as a sign and expression of God’s love. Giving and receiving reflects the truth that all life is given by God and life is given meaning through the gift of Jesus. (This is the introduction on the website).

Read the following texts:

Reveal 2 – Gods Story 3 – Pg 61

Reveal 2 – Gods Story 3 – Pg 65

Reveal 2 – Isaiah 62_11-12

Consider these key questions:

God’s Story 3 page 61 Isaiah 35: 9-10

  • Q How do the words of the prophet make you feel?
  • Q What does the prophet say that people will be expected to feel, say and do?
  • Q What advice are we given by the prophet?
  • Q In what ways do you think we could ‘live out’ the words of the prophet in our own lives?

God’s Story 3 page 65 Isaiah 62: 11-12

  • Q What does the prophet say that we will be called?
  • Q The prophet refers to us as being ‘The City’. What do you think this means?
  • Q What expectations do you think are involved in being part of the ‘People of God’?

Read from Isaiah 62: 11-12

Produce a simple guide for a younger child which outlines the expectations of the Messiah and how these can be lived out. In your guide, refer to and give examples of Scripture.

Read the passage here:

Advice from Matthew 6 – 18-11-20

Write an article for Mrs McEvoy to use in an assembly. Describe how members of our school community might live a poor and simple life, like Jesus; make reference to the reading. Identify what things you would have to change in your life and what impact this would have on you and on others. Make links between your feelings, beliefs, ideas and experiences.


Learning Intention

To use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them

Use Espresso to support understanding of how shadows are formed:

http://Espresso https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/staffroom/s2_light/content.html

Find transparent, translucent and opaque objects in your home.

Shine a torch at them to create a shadow.

What do you notice about each shadow?

What happens when you move the source of light away from the object?

What happens when you move the source of light closer to the object?

Create a poster showing your findings. Annotate your poster using scientific vocabulary of translucent, opaque and transparent.


Learning Intention

Human and Physical Geography

To be able to understand that the distribution of food is a trade link between different countries

Use Espresso to learn about rationing:


Think about recent news and the campaign by Marcus Rashford to ensure that no child goes hungry today.

What is trade?


Create a poster highlighting the benefits and disadvantages of trading with other countries for food.


We are studying the art by L.S. Lowry



How does Lowry use colour to create atmosphere?

Why are so many of his characters stooped?

Lowry paints a lot of industrial landscapes. Can you think of an industrial landscape in Worksop and paint or draw it in the style of Lowry?


Learning Intentions

1) To understand how a varied diet is important for health

2) To be able to understand seasonality and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared and caught

Revise previous learning on what makes a healthy diet:



Use the attached text and complete as a Reciprocal Reading exercise:

Food – reciprocal reading

Read the food guide list and complete the food and drink diary:

Food guide



It is important that children continue to understand how to stay safe on the internet. I would like all children to work through the online safety module to keep them safe when accessing the internet.


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