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Wednesday 17th June

Good morning everyone! We hope you are enjoying our topic on Aliens and Space this week. Today you are going to create your own alien.


When you have completed any of your work, please email it to us. Email it to your class teacher still. Here are our email addresses below:

Mr Bashford:

Mr Young:



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Read through your writing from yesterday which described the planet you have chosen. Can you find examples of interesting vocabulary? Can you find examples of words which could be improved? Today you are going to use adverbs and expanded noun phrases to add detail to your writing. Use a thesaurus e.g. to up-level your work.


For example    harmful= deadly, noxious, poisonous, toxic, lethal.


Play the video clip ‘Pandora Discovered’.


Today we will be starting to think about the creatures which live on your planet. We are going to focus on the anatomy (body structure) of the creature.


Watch the clip again playing from 1 minute to 2m 10s. Watch this a second time and listen for vocabulary linked to the anatomy of the creatures. Can you jot any vocabulary down? 


Using the vocabulary list below, can you begin to describe the appearance of the creature?

Now can you use adverbial phrases and expanded noun phrases to describe the creature.


If you have forgotten what an adverbial phrase is watch the videos on this link  (There are 2 videos on this page)


For example:

The creature’s long proboscis extends over its jaws and acts as a feeding tube for swallowing liquids.


If you need a reminder of expanded noun phrases watch the video on this link


For example:

Compound eyes allow several thousand lenses to be used in a single eye and enable the creature to see with precision.


Choose three features of the creature which could be described in this way. Write a sentence for each feature which has either adverbial phrases or expanded noun phrases. 


Now look at these hexapods (different insects) below and use them as inspiration for creating your own alien hexapod.

Choose different features of different insects to combine to create your own alien hexapod.  Draw a diagram of your alien and annotate or add notes to the diagram. How do the different features help the creature?


Remember to take care spelling unfamiliar words. Tomorrow you will be describing your alien hexapod. 



In maths this week you will be continuing to consolidate your understanding of number operations using written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You will be practising arithmetic questions. If you find any difficult have a look at the video clips at the bottom of the page to help you.


Complete the arithmetic challenges below.

You may want to start with the mild challenge or if you are feeling confident go straight on to the arithmetic challenges. 

Now use your arithmetic skills to try these mastery challenges:

In the top corner of your propeller board, you will have a space to write your number.

Range 10-20: 16

Range 30-60: 40

Range 350-450: 374

Range 30-99: 63


Don’t forget to keep practising your times tables on TTRS.



Read through your English from yesterday to help you to write a short introduction to your alien fact file (see the template below or create your own). It needs to include where in the solar system it can be found, the average surface temperature, distance from the sun and a fun fact about its planet or the alien itself.

Now have a look through the PowerPoint below. Start to design your hexapod in detail using all the scientific vocabulary from the English lesson. Decide on the colour of your alien and sketch various images of your alien e.g. side view, from above or close-ups. You are then going to neatly draw the three images on your fact file.
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!


Please practise your spellings daily. This week’s spellings are below. You will need to see which ones you want to work on. If you can spell all of the Year 2 words then do the Year 3/4 words and if you can do all of those, then do the Year 5/6. We will be focusing on 10 spellings every week. On Friday, get someone at home to do your spelling test with you!

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Year 3-4












Year 5-6











Class Dojo
  • Nursery (Small and Big Stones): 262
  • Attenborough: 526
  • Anning: 411
  • Pankhurst: 239
  • Parks: 324
  • Gahdhi: 343
  • Goodall: 415
  • Montessori: 572
  • Frank: 368
  • Kahlo: 410
  • Obama: 315
  • Senna: 437
  • Pele: 374
  • Darwin: 330