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Friday 8th January






























Maths fluency



Diary update

English Comprehension






Mr Gilbey reads…


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20





09.00 – 09.25

Maths fluency

So far this week, we have asked you to do some Maths fluency activities and some exercise in this session. Well today, we are combining them both.


We are going to continue working on becoming fluent in our 4 times table.

So firstly I would like you to complete the 4 times table Super Movers routine found below. This should both wake you up a little and get you ready for the day ahead!

After that, I would like you to go onto Hit The Button and see if you can beat your score from Wednesday.

PLEASE use this time to practise ONLY your 4 times table.

I would love us to be fluent in the 4 times table by the time we come back to school, and that will only happen through practise, practise and more practise!!!


Equally if you do not have access to a device or internet, why not ask an adult to choose some numbers between 0 and 12 and you answer what it is multiplied by 4.

For example if they say 3, you answer 4 x 3 = 12.

How quickly can you answer your adult?



09.25 – 10.15

Maths – 4 Times Table games

Google Classroom video call at 09.25am for the first 15 minutes.


To help us all become fluent in the 4 times table in this lesson I want you to design your own 4 times table board game. Once we have done this, we can keep them safe, and when we get back to class we can all play them.

I have attached images of some 4 times tables games to give you some inspiration.

Could you make a snakes and ladders game where the numbered squares jump up in fours? Could you create a Guess Who like game where you have the numbers in the 4 times table rather than faces?

Once you have your idea, you will need to create it. Remember to make it as colourful as possible and you will need to write some short instructions so people know how to play it


I cannot wait to see where your imagination takes you.




10.40 – 11.05

English – diary of our home learning experience.

In this 20 minute session I would like you to write a diary entry for what you did yesterday.

When writing this please remember…

  • Start this new diary entry with “Dear Diary”
  • Remember we are writing in the past tense (I walked, I ate)
  • I want it to include emotions, not just be a list of what you did. Tell me how you felt. Did you enjoy what you are telling me about? Did something make you smile?
  • Try to use different time connectives to make your writing interesting. Firstly, next, after that, lastly.




11.05 – 12.00

English – Comprehension – Mexican Bean Burger

Google Classroom video call at 11.05am for the first 15 minutes.


When you left school on Monday you all left with a second smaller pack of materials.

In this pack you will find the “Mexican Bean Burger Recipe”

This is a meal that would go a long way to helping provide a balanced diet – think back to our Science lesson earlier in the week!


Now I would like you to attempt to answer questions on this recipe.

Now we have not done a comprehension text since before Christmas so let’s take some time to recap our class rules…


  • Read the text three times!
  • Remember to underline the key information.
  • Do not be afraid to move on if you cannot answer a question then you can return to it at the end.
  • Be sure to read the question carefully. If it asks for two things, give two answers.


Finally, please be sure to check the back of the pages as we may have printed on both sides of the paper.


Good luck!



1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Settle down, get comfortable and have some quiet reading time with your book

I appreciate some of you have had the same reading books for a little while now.

Please don’t forget you all have access to the Oxford Owl library of reading books we looked at in November. I have reattached how to access this site below but until we get to change your reading book, why not take advantage of the hundreds of books you can find there.


  1. Go to
  2. Click on the My Class Login at the top of the page.
  3. Enter these details…

My class name                  agilbey

My class password             Password1

  1. You then select My eBooks
  2. Next select an appropriate age range from the top left.
  3. And choose your book to read!



1.20pm – 2.20pm

Art –Celtic knot.


I hope you all enjoyed your Celt learning yesterday. I know I have learnt a lot reading through the facts you found whilst researching.

As promised I thought this afternoon you could try to draw and shade a Celtic knot (see an example above).

Please watch the below video and try one yourself.

How to Draw a Celtic Knot

Some top tips…

Watch the video all the way through before even attempting one yourself. This is essential as some lines you will rub out so by watching the video all the way through you will know which ones to do lightly.

Then you can watch the video a second time and pause it at each step whilst you complete that part.

Take special care on the shading, it will have a tremendous effect on the finished drawing.

Give it a go, and please ask an adult to send me a picture of the final knot via Class Dojo.



2.20pm – 2.35pm

Mr Gilbey reads… The World’s Worst Teacher


I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to find out how Rebel and the other children try to take revenge against Mr Pent and free their classmate from the “Balls Cupboard”!

Join us at 2.20pm to find out!