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Tuesday 9th February

Today’s Time Table






























Times tables




Punctuation and 








Mr Gilbey Reads


Google Classroom call @ 09.25



Google Classroom call @ 11.05




Google Classroom call @ 2.20



09.00 – 09.25

Maths – 8 times table


Today we are going to continue becoming fluent in our 8 times table.

Task one, let’s rewrite our 8 times table like I have below.

Remember we already know a lot of them because if you know your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables you know 2 x 8, 5 x 8, 10 x 8 and 3 x 8.

You can then calculate any you don’t know using repeated addition. For example if 3 x 8 = 24, to calculate 4 x 8, you would do 24 add another 8.


8 Times Table

1 x 8 = 8

2 x 8 = ?

3 x 8 = ?

4 x 8 = ?

5 x 8 = ?

6 x 8 = ?

7 x 8 = ?

8 x 8 = ?

9 x 8 = ?

10 x 8 = ?

11 x 8 = ?

12 x 8 = ?


Next we want to be able to recall 8 times table fact as quickly as possible.

For this, I want you to ask your adult to choose a numbers between 0 and 12 and you answer what that number is multiplied by 8.

For example if they say 3, you answer 3 x 8 = 24.

How quickly can you answer your adult?


Equally if you have a pair of dice you could roll the dice, add the two numbers and calculate whatever they total multiplied by 8.

I have attached a dice template below you can print off and make allowing you to play the dice variant of the game even if you don’t have dice at home.

09.25 – 10.15

Maths – Reading the time in 5 minute intervals.

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


As I mentioned yesterday, reading the time is a skill you will use every single day of your life so I am not going to apologise for spending another day ensuring you have the skills needed.


When reading the time in 5 minute intervals I want you to look at the clock and think about it being split down the middle.



When the minute hand is between 12 and 6 (the blue half) we are counting the minutes past an hour.

When the minute hand is between the 6 and the 12 (the red half), we are counting the minutes till the next hour.


For both halves, we start counting the minutes from 12 with every large number counting as 5 minutes.

Lets look at some clocks so you can tell me what time it is.



Using those same steps, please look at the attached clock faces and tell me their times.


If you complete this activity, I have also attached some extension questions where there are clocks which are 20 minutes fast. You therefore need to draw the correct times on the clock by going back 20 minutes. Can you also let me the correct times? For example the one that has been done for you reads 5 to 2.


10.40 – 11.05

English – Conjunctions

KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Pages 20 and 21


In this session, we are going to have a quick look at conjunctions.


Conjunctions are words that join two parts of a sentence together, for example “and” “but” “or”.


I went to the cinema AND watched a film.


Using conjunctions are a great way of improving your writing, allowing you to add more detail to your sentences.

The tricky part is using the correct one to fit the sentence.


Please work through pages 20 and 21 carefully completing each question.

On some, you need to choose a conjunction to complete a sentence.

I would suggest you read the sentence out loud, each time trying a different conjunction.

This should help you identify which conjunction works for that sentence.


This is a skill we will be looking to use later in the week so please complete the pages as best you can.





11.05 – 12.00

English – Journey to the Jungle

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


After yesterday’s lesson, you have shown me you can all picture your magical jungle.


Today we are going to start planning a diary entry for what we discovered the first time we found ourselves there.


Firstly I think it would be a good idea to re-read the jungle log found on page 3 as that is a good model for our Jungle log.


Now I would like you to look at the task on page 11.


Following the structure on the left hand side of the table, I want you to come up with your own ideas for your explorer’s log.


PLEASE NOTE We are not writing our actual log today, we are just pulling together some ideas. Therefore put your ideas in the right hand side boxes without having to write them in full sentences, these can just be in note form.



1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

Please continue using Bug Club during this session. I am moving children up through the book bands when they qualify but if you find you do not have many books in the “Your Stuff” section, ask your adult to message me on Class Dojo and I will check how you are getting on.


Please remember my Bug Club top tips…

  • When reading a book, put it on full screen as this enables you to see and use the back and next buttons clearly.
  • If there is a bug on the page it means you have questions to answer. Click on the bug and that will reveal the question that needs answering correctly before you can move book bands.
  • At the end of the book, once you have answered the questions, be sure to click on ‘finished book’ as that then tells me that you have finished the book and how you have got on with the questions.




1.20pm – 2.20pm



Mr Wilson sends his best wishes to everyone and hopes you are keep activity.

He has sent me the below activity which I think looks great fun to attempt during this session.




Please have a go, and if you wish to make it easier, or harder, there are suggestions which would be a great place to start. I am sure you will come up with some very imaginative shots!

I would love to see your shots whether it be the set up or even you attempting it.

Therefore please ask your adult to either send pictures to me via Class Dojo or video through the school’s Facebook page.


I also know how much you all enjoyed the PE Challenges so please see another one you can attempt this afternoon as well…

PLEASE NOTE you will need 3 toilet rolls for this but they will be usable after I promise!

Physical Challenges! - #25 Juggling toilet paper

2.20pm – 2.35pm

Mr Gilbey Reads…


Join us at 2.20pm to hear more about poor old Mr Phobe’s terrible experience at Hells Bells Primary School that led to this school head teacher being scared of CHILDREN!