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12th January 2021

12th January 2021

Today’s Time Table









1:15 – 2:35


Watch Newsround


Times Tables Practice






















Miss Wall Reads


08:40 – 9:10

Watch Newsround for the day’s news and happenings in the world.

Follow the link below for the up-to-date news from around the world. If you wish to discuss anything you see on Newsround please remember it for our first Google Meet of the day.


Once you have watch Newsround it’s time to practice your times tables. You may want to go to the Hit the Button website or head over to Times Tables Rock stars


Let me know your high score and remember to challenge yourself with the level you choose.

If you need your login for this please send me a message and I can let you know what it is.




Key Stage Two Maths Year 5 Targeted Question Book – page 23

Mental Multiplying and Dividing

Google Classroom at 9:10 for the first 15 minutes (click on the Meet link). Please attend if possible.


Today’s lesson is all about mental multiplication and division – so using what you already know. When you are working these calculations out think about what numbers make up these numbers


Example 1:


72 ÷ 6 =


I know that 60 + 12 = 72


60 ÷ 6 = 10 and 12 ÷ 6 = 2.  If you add both of the answers 10 + 2 = 12


So 72 ÷ 6 = 12


Example 2:


96 ÷ 16


I know that the 2 numbers that make 16 are 8 x 2


I can then do 96 ÷ 2 = 48


Then take 48 and divide by 8 = 6


So 96 ÷ 16 = 6


When carrying out multiplication with numbers larger than you normally work with, think about breaking the numbers down into smaller, more manageable chunks.


So 36 x 4 =


You could break this down to:

30 x 4 = and 6 x 4 =


30 x 4 you can work out using your 3 times table knowledge

3 x 4 = 12 so 30 x 4 = 120


6 x 4 = 24 when you add the two answers together, this will give you your answer to 36 x 4.


120 + 24 = 144 so 36 x 4 = 144


You can do the same for your division questions too. Think about whether your times tables knowledge links to the question.



Quiet Reading Time

Find a comfortable spot for your reading or you may want to find an unusual place for a change. Ask your adult to send me a picture of you reading in your spot or tell me where it is on Class Dojo.

Make sure you have your reading record signed by an adult at home to show that you have kept up your reading and send over a picture on Class Dojo, this will earn you more dojos.


10:50 – 11:50


Skellig – Chapters 6 and 7

Google Classroom at 10:50am for the first 15 minutes (Click on the Meet link). Please attend.


Please find copies of Chapters 6 and 7 below – I would like you to read both chapters and answer the comprehension questions below. Take your time to find the information in the text to support your answers.

Once you have answered these questions I would like you to spend some time thinking about what Skellig looks like – I’ve also attached Page 7 which gives you some extra information as to what he looks like. Once you have a good idea from all the information in the text, have a go at drawing him. We know he is covered in cob-webs and wearing a black suit. 


11:50 – 12:30




The key question for this lesson is: Are Sikh stories important today?

Using your blue lined books can you do a date and the following title: How to look after books.


Task One: Explain the difference between a kindle and a book? Which one do you think is best?

Task Two: What makes a book special to you?( a gift from a relative, reminder of specific time in life, favourite story) Is it the actual book that is important or the information/story in it?


Challenge: Find the oldest book in your house. Mrs Riley’s oldest book is an Enid Blyton book dated 1951, which is 70 years old. Let Miss Wall know on Class Dojo and let’s find out who has the oldest book in the class.

Why has it lasted this long? What have you done to keep it in good condition?


Activity in your book: Write a list of 6 rules for looking after books. eg Keep books in a dry place away from heat.


Tell me what your favourite book is and why?


1:15 – 2:35



Please follow the link below for today’s PSHE session, the lesson focuses on water, where it comes from, how the water cycle works and how we can save or reduce water in your household.


During the video, Mrs Walsh asks you to create an image that would make people more aware of how you can save/reduce water in your house. Think about the title of your poster and the images that link to what you want people to do. You could put this poster up in the house to remind your families of how they can save/reduce their water use.


2:35 – 2:45
Miss Wall Reads

We will begin to read some more of our class read ‘Skellig’ – this session will take place on Google Classroom. I will be reading Chapters 8,9 and 10 during this session. I wonder what we will find out about Michael, the garage and possibly more about the man in the garage or Mina, the neighbour.