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Monday 11th January

Today’s time table






























Maths puzzle



Diary update

English Story writing






Mr Gilbey reads…


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20



09.00 – 09.25

Maths puzzle

This week, every morning I am going to set you a Maths challenge to get your brain warmed up!

Today you have the below 9 numbers, and using your knowledge of the Four Rules, I want you to come up with as many ways as possible to make the number 19!



For example…

11 + 6 + 2 = 19

30 – 11 = 19


Some rules to work by…

  • Every number can only be used once in each way.
  • You can use any and all of the four rules of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Bring the total numbers of ways you made 19 to our 9.25am Maths call and we can see how we all got on!

Who can find the most ways of making 19?


Give it a go, I’m sure you will all be amazing!





09.25 – 10.15

Maths – Statistics – Bar Charts

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


This week we are going to look at statistics and different types of graphs that can be used to show data.


For example, I want to find out what Year 3’s favourite colour is.

I would need to ask all 33 of you and I would get 33 colours written down on a pieces of paper.  

To find the most popular answer to I would need to sort all the responses into piles and then count each pile one at a time. That is a lot of sorting and counting.

It is for this reason we use charts. They can take a lot of data and put it into a picture form so it is really easy to read.


For example, let’s look at the below bar chart showing some children’s favourite pet…




We have the different animals along the bottom (called the y axis) and the number of children that said that animal along the side (called the x axis).

Using this bar chart, very quickly you can see the most popular animal is the animal with the tallest bar and the least popular is the shortest bar. So we can see very quickly that cats were the most popular and fish were the least favourite.


The next thing you need to be careful of is the wording of the problems.

For example, how many people chose dogs and hamsters? Here you need to find out how many people chose dogs and how many chose hamsters, then add them together. Therefore the answer would be 6 + 4 = 10!


Please see below two bar charts and questions for you to answer. Please take care reading the questions as some are trying to trick you into a mistake!

10.40 – 11.05

English – diary of our home learning experience.

I am really enjoying reading your diary entries so I want you to continue these, today writing about what you got up to over the weekend.

When telling me what you did Saturday and Sunday please remember…

  • Use different time connectives. Feel free to use “next” but then use a different connective like “after that”. You also have “finally” “we also” “afterwards” so you have plenty to choose from.
  • I want to read about whether you enjoyed what you was doing, rather than just reading a list of things you did. Therefore for everything event you write about, tell me whether you liked it, or if it made you sad etc.



11.05 – 12.00

English – Fictional story

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


Over the next week we are going to plan, and then write, a fictional story together.

Each day we will plan a particular element of this and once that is done, we will pull it all together into a fictional story.


Today we are going to think about our main character because at the heart of every great story is an interesting character!

Firstly, I want you all to think about your favourite book, or a book you have recently read or a film you watched over Christmas.

Now think about the main character… What was their name? Would you say it suited them? What did they look like? Where did they live? What were they like? Were they funny? Or rude?

These are the questions I want you to answer for your new character.

I am going to request that as it is a fictional story, I want the main character to be an animal. But apart from that, let your imagination go!

Have a think, then complete the attached sheet with all your character decisions.

1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

For the first time this week, get comfortable and have some quiet reading with your book.

Please don’t forget you all have access to the Oxford Owl library of reading with the steps on how to access it found below…


  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

Spanish – Counting to 6


As promised, every week I will have some time planned to spend learning Spanish.

However before we look at colours or animals, let’s take a step back and revisit counting to 6 in Spanish. Please watch the video below to remind yourselves how to pronounce the numbers then, complete the below is sheet asking you to count the number of items in each picture and then write that number in Spanish in the box.

Spanish numbers 1 to 6

2.20pm – 2.35pm

Mr Gilbey reads… The World’s Worst Teacher…



I would like to say Rebel was a little harsh on Mr Pent on Friday’s reading of our Class Read, but actually, I think he got everything he deserved.


Join us at 2.20pm today to read about the next teacher to be labelled one of the world’s worst.