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It has been great to welcome back some of you into school. We hope to everyone back soon!

29th - 3rd July

I am absolutely gutted that I am unable to do this book with you and was leaving it in hope that you would return! Sadly this is not going to happen so......


This book is full on intrigue and themes linked to our work with nature and how it can be beautiful but very quickly can be damaged.  I know you wont have the book at home so I have included the video and it being read. The book has also been turned into a short animation with some additions to the book.  

Can you tell me: 


  • your opinion on which version you preferred
  • Include details explaining your points
  • Include comments about whether you preferred the words from the book or the visuals from the film

Varmint Book

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Varmints short animation film

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Throughout the book and film, the varmints feelings and appearance changes.  Can you use the sheet below to choose two different parts of the film/book to compare his feeling and appearance and explore how they change.  I have started one as an example. 





These are very important, they add description and if you choose the correct one, it can really help the reader image what you are imagining.  These work with nouns and describing it. 


Click on the image above for more information.


Can you now pick out the adjectives in these sentence and improve them.

Below is sheet you need. 

Identify the adjectives in these sentences

Spellings - powerful adjectives


Last week, we did some basic finding of a fraction of a number or amount, this week I want us to apply this skills to some reasoning questions. 


2/5 of a number is 10, what is the number? 

The paddling pool has 200ml of water in it, it is 2/10 full, how much more do I need to fill it? 


If you use the bar model to help you, it is sooooooooooo easy.  Watch my video and I will demonstrate. 

How to do it with bar modelling

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Answers are below - sorry parents, you will never have seen anything like this before. All answers show as a bar model as this is how we would teach them to do it at school

Arithmetic Test - Week 4

This is your weekly arithmetic test. 

Below you will find the sheet for children to write on and the answers.


Classification Keys

Over the past couple of weeks we have learnt about how groups can be grouped and sorted.  Scientists use something to help them to this.  It is a called a classification key.  It is made up of a set of questions, that are answered which then leads to identifying what animal or plant it is. 

Click HERE to watch a video which explains more. 

Below are some examples of keys. Can you make your own?


When a little girl discovers a mischievous orangutan on the loose in her bedroom, she can’t understand why it keeps shouting OOO! at her shampoo and her chocolate. 
But when Rang-tan explains that there are humans running wild in her rainforest, burning down trees so they can grow palm oil to put in products, the little girl knows what she has to do: help save the orangutans!

Watch the animation video of the poem below. 

What do you think the message of the poem is?

Do you see any similarities between this poem and the Varmints?
Why do you think the colour changes halfway through the video?


Harry's "rubbish" work

"One man's rubbish is another man's treasure."
A recycling challenge


We all understand the need to reduce our impact on our environment and are encouraged to re-use and recycle objects.  I would like you to select one item that you would usually throw away and think of an alternative use for it, which would benefit the environment.


Here are a couple of simple examples of food cartons as seed trays and a milk carton as a watering can. I'm sure you can be more inventive...