St John's C of E Primary School

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

Week beginning 25.01.21

Friday 29th January



In this lesson, we will focus on editing and improving our writing so far, particularly focusing on the skills we have learnt in this unit. The very end of this lesson will also provide the lead-in to our next writing outcome. In this lesson, death is referred to. For some people this will be be a sensitive topic. If that applies to you, you may want to do this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support you. 


Activity: edit writing 



Rounding decimal numbers 


Rounding to 1 or 2 decimal places 


CGP BOOKS – Pg 27 – rounding decimals 



The Eye: 




Optional Art activity – drawing the eye: 

Thursday 28th January



Punctuating Speech (lesson 1 ) 


In this lesson, we will explore punctuating speech first sentences. We will also consider how we can select vocabulary to make our speech sentences more precise for our reader. 


No work to be handed in. 



Punctuating speech (lesson 2) 


In this lesson, we will develop our understanding of punctuating speech by learning about speech second sentences. We will then apply our knowledge of writing speech sentences by adding these to our character description. 


Activity: Add speech to character description



Division to solve problems:




Light refraction

Watch this video: 

Try doing this really cool Science investigation - upload your pictures to Teams!


Wednesday 27th January



To write a character description 


In this lesson, we will use our descriptive vocabulary from lesson 11 to write our character description. 


Activity: Write a character description with the teacher – pause after each sentence she writes (slow write). 



To develop a rich understanding of words associated with looking 


In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences. 


No work to be handed in.  




Complete pages 25 and 26 – multiplying and dividing decimals and integers - to consolidate the last two days learning.  



Watch this video then complete the two activities: 


Activities: AND

Tuesday 25th January



To develop understanding about the key characters 


In this lesson, we will learn about and generate descriptive vocabulary (including show-not-tell) for the main characters  


Activity: Create one mind map about Sherlock and another mind map about Dr Watson 



To explore complex sentences 


In this lesson, we will learn about clauses, main clauses, subordinate clauses, subordinating conjunctions and how to structure complex sentences.  


Activity: Write 3 sentences about Sherlock Holmes or Mr Watson using a subordinate conjunction and a main clause.  



Dividing decimals by integers 




Science – mirrors 


Watch the videos about mirrors: 


Have a go at these games especially the Rainbow Machine. 


Draw how the light would travel on these diagrams: 


Mirror diagrams 

Monday 25th January



To write a setting description (part 2)


In this lesson, we will be learning about complex sentences, reading a model write, adding to our vocab mind maps from last lesson and writing our description of Sherlock's office.


Activity: write second paragraph describing Sherlock’s office.



Suffixes past and present


No work to be handed in.



Multiplying decimal numbers by integers




Science – light


In this lesson we are going to learn about light and dark. We will learn where light comes from and how we can see it. We will also learn about what causes things to be dark. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.


DT Challenge

Can you make a snow man or snow animal? Make sure you take a picture and send it to us.