St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

Week beginning 05/10/20



Look at this page to remind yourself about verbs and what they are. 

Now read through this passage. Make a list of all the verbs you find. Once you think you have found all the verbs go through and find the adverbs. Remember an adverb describes a verb for example running QUICKLY or sitting QUIETLY.


                           Nearby there lived a beast who lurked in the dark.
                           He was called Grendel, and was grand and gruesome.
                           Grendel abhorred Heorot (no one knows why);
                           One night he went to the hall, broke through a wall,
                           and found many men to feast on. Grendel growled
                           ferocious and loud, and his red eyes glared in the dark.
                           The noise awoke all who slept in the hall
                            and the knights were poised for battle. But the beast
                            Grendel showed his horrible teeth and grabbed
                             the first knight he found and gnashed him
                             with one big bite. The monster roared
                             and everyone ran, leaving Grendel loudly laughing
                             as he went back to his lair where he soundly slept.



Today we are moving onto nouns and adjectives which we can put together to build expanded noun phrases. Go to this website and watch the video to learn more about expanded noun phrases. You can then do the quiz. Once you've done this go to the worksheet below and complete it.

(You will need to scroll down to find it)



Today we are carrying on our expanded noun phrases but this time to use with our own writing about Beowulf. Below you will find some bits of sentences. It is your job to fill in the blanks to create some brilliant expanded noun phrases.


                 The               ,                 monster with                  ,                  teeth

                 The               ,                    hall with                  .               walls   

                 The                   ,                    lake with                ,                water

                 The                    ,                      Beowulf with his                ,              sword


Now you have done that we are going to build them into a whole sentence by adding a verb. This will tell us whatever your noun is doing and make your phrase into a sentence. 

For example:

The terrifying, gruesome monster with glistening, sharp teeth burst through the door.

Now finish your noun phrases by adding the action onto the end.



Today I want you to design your very own monster! Think about what your monster looks like, sounds like, where did it come from? How does it fight? What is it's name?


Once you have thought of the answers to these draw your monster onto paper and label it.



Write a description of your monster using expanded noun phrases. Here is an example that could help you





Have a look at Anglo Saxon jewellery here: make sure you click on the little yellow camera to see the rest of the pictures.


This week I want you to design and make your own Anglo Saxon brooch. Draw out your design first thinking about the sorts of patterns and colours they used. 

When you are making it you can use anything you can find, be as creative as you like! It could be made from paper, cereal boxes, anything you have around!




Monday 5/10/20: Counting on in 25’s. 

Today we are looking at the multiples of 25. Write down the first 12 multiples of 25, what do you notice? Can you see a pattern? How many 25’s are there in 200? Watch the following video and then complete the worksheet below:

Worksheet 1:


Tuesday 6/10/20: Introducing negative numbers.

Numbers below 0 are known as negative numbers. You may have already seen them on a thermometer, but do you know what it means to have a negative number? Watch the video and have a go at some of the questions asked throughout it:


Wednesday 7/10/20: Negative numbers. 

Yesterday, you were introduced to the concept of negative numbers. In today’s lesson you will have a chance to apply that knowledge using real-life scenarios. Watch this second video and then have a go at the following worksheet:

Worksheet 2:


Thursday 8/10/10: Roman numerals.

The number system we use today is called Base 10, but did you know that the Romans had their very own number system using letters? Today, we will look at what they represent and how they are used to create numbers. Watch this video and then complete the worksheet below:

Worksheet 3:



In RE this week we will be looking at the religion of Islam. We are going to explore how Muslims demonstrate commitment to their faith in many different ways? Watch this video:

Now complete the diagram on the link below to show how a Muslim man and woman dress to reflect belonging to their faith.



Make sure that your parents have tested you on last week’s spellings. This week’s spellings are: 


                                  disappear, eight, eighth, experience, famous and favourite. 


Use your favourite spelling strategies to learn them and ask someone to test you at the end of the week.


No Nonsense Spellings:

This week we are also going to look at homophones: words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. Look at the words below:

                                peace, piece,  main, mane,  fair, fare,  bear, bare,  blew, blue

Each of the pairs of words are homophones, and as you can see it is very easy to get the mixed up when using them in your writing. Can you think of fun ways to remember the correct spelling for each word that will help you to remember how to spell the one that you want? For example, you can remember ‘there is a piece of pie in piece’ or ‘my bus fare will take me far’. Can you think of some of your own?