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Friday 3rd July

Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!


We hope you have enjoyed learning about plants this week and creating your own dream garden yesterday. To finish off the week you will need your persuasive skills!


We would like to see how you are getting on, so remember you can send us your work on our class email addresses below:


Miss Harcourt:

Mrs Walters:



From Miss Harcourt and Mrs Walters 😊


English: Email - Persuasive Writing


Role: Stem

Audience: Your boss

Format: An email

Topic: Describe why you need a holiday. Explain all the work you do.


Scientific Vocabulary you could include: Stem, water, minerals (nutrients), sugar (glucose), transport, upright.


First, watch the clip to remind you about stems:

Also read back over your plant parts work from earlier in the week.


Your task: Imagine you are the stem of a plant. Write an email to your boss describing why you need a holiday. Explain clearly all the work you do using scientific vocabulary.


Watch the clip to recap persuasive techniques:


Remember you are writing to persuade your boss to give you time off work so try to:


  • Be confident – you need to be convincing that you do an amazing and important job. That you need the time off, give reasons e.g. rest and rejuvenate, you’ll come back even better at your job. You can be pushy here if you are trying to promote something.
  • Be positive - it's always better to tell how good your idea is rather than how bad other people's ideas are. Write about the things that show your ideas in the best light. For instance, aren't jacket potatoes just great for a quick lunch? Why were jacket potatoes voted the most popular option in your school at lunchtime?
  • Be convincing - if you don't seem too sure, or if you can't make your ideas stand out, then you aren't really persuading as much as you could. Remember to be definite and clearly state your point.

Use the persuasive sentence starter sheet to help you (see attached/below).



This week you are going to use your knowledge of the four operations to consider specific properties of numbers.  


Today you are going to investigate what effect brackets can have on a calculation.


Now have a look at the main maths task below:

If you need another reminder of using brackets, look at the shared example below:

Now choose from the mild, spicy or hot challenges. (If you feel confident try more than one!)

If you are feeling really confident with using brackets in calculations, challenge yourself with these extra mastery challenges:

Now complete your propeller board using the numbers Side A 30-90 : 78

                                                                                  Side B 10-90 : 78


Also remember to keep practising your times tables on TTRS.

Topic: Adult Supervision Compulsory


Botanical hammer printing!


You must get permission from parents/carers to complete this task and you need adult supervision throughout. Instead of a hammer you can try the back of a metal spoon.


Botanical hammer printing is a fun way to capture the colours of a season, it’s super easy, oh and did we mention noisy! It scores 10/10 with kids!

You will need:

  • A hammer and sturdy chopping board.
  • White paper (not glossy) or cotton fabric (is best) or even newspaper! I’ve used cut up scraps of an old white shirt and a pillowcase but if you don’t fancy sacrificing a piece of clothing you can use a few sheets of kitchen towel.
  • An assortment of leaves and petals from the garden, the more colourful the better, but even fern leaves make a great print. Try to avoid plants that have dried out or have a hard shiny coating. In order for the printing to work you need to break down the outer membrane so soft fleshy specimens work best.

To begin, arrange the petals and leaves onto a piece of paper/cloth. If you want to turn the finished print into a greetings card simply fold the paper in half first and then lay the leaves on the front.

Now for the noisy bit, gently lay a piece of fabric e.g. kitchen towel/old tea towel (slightly bigger than the paper) over the top of the leaves. Slowly but firmly, hammer the surface until the specimens begin to release their stain. Try to keep the paper underneath steady but be sure to keep little fingers well clear of the hammer. Adults must supervise this part or if they think appropriate complete this part or if parents/carers are happy they could just offer an extra helping hand to safely guide the hammer.

The aim is to create a clear print of the plants, not to completely obliterate them, so gentle hammering – don’t go wild! I admit I had way too much fun on my first attempt because all I ended up with was a sludgy brown mess. Once you get the hang of it though you can create some really beautiful results. To finish, peel off any remains of the plants from the paper and fabric using a pair of tweezers.
You could make lots of lovely card artworks or even turn one of the fabric pieces into a cushion cover. I’m sure there are many more things you could make, we’d love to hear how you get on.

Reading: Please do your daily reading and record it in your reading record.  You can now also go on: to do your online reading and quizzes too! We can see how many books you have read and how you are doing on your quizzes. So go on, let’s get reading!



Good luck with your spelling test today! If you get any wrong, keep practising them!


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Class Dojo
  • Nursery (Small and Big Stones): 82
  • Attenborough: 124
  • Anning: 83
  • Pankhurst: 41
  • Parks: 426
  • Gahdhi: 67
  • Goodall: 132
  • Montessori: 60
  • Frank: 108
  • Kahlo: 60
  • Obama: 229
  • Senna: 50
  • Pele: 112
  • Darwin: 51