St John's C of E Primary School

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

Week beginning 09/11/20


This week we are focussing on grammar, in particular word types and their uses. Each day has a link to a lesson you need to complete. Watch the video and use a page on BGFL or paper to record your answers.



LO: To explore word class


LO: To explore expanded noun phrases


LO: To explore pronouns


LO: To explore the functions of fronted adverbials


LO: To revise our knowledge of word class



This week we are going to be looking at tooth decay and testing a question with a science experiment. Remember to ask permission from someone at home before you go finding things in the kitchen though! 



We can’t experiment on our own teeth so are using eggs to represent them, as the shell of an egg is made of a similar substance to tooth enamel!







Fizzy flavoured drink





  • Pour the same amount of fizzy drink, vinegar, water and tea or coffee into your jars.
  • Add a whole raw egg still in it’s shell to each, cover an extra egg with toothpaste and also place in tea/coffee.
  • Leave for approximately three days
  • Remove the eggs.
  • Rinse the egg kept in vinegar and rub gently until the shell comes away.


What has happened to the egg that was covered in toothpaste? What do you think this means for our own teeth?


If you can't do the experiment at home that's fine, have a look at this video where you can watch someone else having a go and answer the same questions. What has happened and why do you think this is?



Monday 09/11/20 – Measuring perimeter.

Today we will be learning all about perimeter. As you can see from the word perimeter, it has the word meter in it, which although spelt differently to the metres we have been looking at last week still involves length and measurement. When you measure the distance around an object or shape, you are actually finding its perimeter. Watch this video to learn more about it and how to do it. Complete the worksheet when you are ready: 

Worksheet 1: 


Tuesday 10/11/20 – Perimeter on a grid.

In today’s lesson we will be looking at how counting the squares on a grid can help us calculate the perimeter of a 2D shape. You can do this by adding up the number of 1 cm squares around the edge of the shape (the squares that have an exposed side not the ones in the centre surrounded by other squares). Watch the following video and complete worksheet 2: 

Worksheet 2: 


Wednesday 11/11/20 – Perimeter of a rectangle.

Yesterday, we looked at how counting the squares on a grid can help us calculate the perimeter of a 2D shape, but what if there are no grids or squares? In today’s lesson, we will look at how you can calculate the perimeter of a rectangle by using the properties of this shape if you are only given the values/lengths for 1 or 2 sides of it. Take a look at this video and then have a go at the following worksheet: 

Worksheet 3: 


Thursday 12/11/20 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

Rectilinear shapes are those shapes where all the sides meet at right angles; they are usually made up of two or more rectangles joined together. Therefore, we can use our knowledge of calculating perimeters and rectangles to help us workout the perimeters of rectilinear shapes. Watch the following video to see how and then complete worksheet 4: 

Worksheet 4: 



This week, millions of Hindus and Sikhs will be celebrating the Festival of Light – Diwali. It is a very special time of year for them, and families and friends often gather together to celebrate, let off fireworks and share sweet treats. This year will be a little different but many of the festivities and ceremonies can still take place in the safety of their own homes. Watch this video all about Diwali and then create a colourful poster or design your own rangoli pattern. You can share these with us by saving your creations on BGFL.




Make sure that you have asked a parent to test you on last week’s spellings and then practice this week’s words: 

                                       appear, arrive, breath, breathe, build and busy 


Think about using some of the strategies we have been trying out in our lessons at school. 


No Nonsense Spellings – phonemes and graphemes.  

This week we are looking at phonemes ‘eigh’, ‘ei’, ‘ou’, ‘ch’ and ‘ey’ and their corresponding graphemes. Can you think of any ways in which to choose the correct grapheme for words with those sounds (phonemes)? The words below are missing some letters, can you work out which graphemes go in each word? 


                                        th _ _  ,       tr _ _ ble,      ch _ _,      w _ _ _ _,    v _ _ n 


Make a list of all the words you know that contain the above phonemes and think of how you can remember which grapheme to use. 


PSHE – Healthy lifestyles 

Have you ever thought about the phrase healthy body, healthy mind? In PSHE, this week, we are going to have a think about the impact our diet has on our health and well-being. We will discuss how the choices we make about the food we eat, and what we drink, can have an effect on our health – both physically and mentally.  Have a think about what influences your own choice of food – boredom, availability, convenience or family? What do you think is a balanced diet? Over the weekend make a record of all that you eat in one day and decide whether you really are making good choices when it comes to your own diet.