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Wednesday 1st July

Good morning everyone!


We hope you enjoyed learning about the needs and functions of plants yesterday. Today you are going to use plants to paint with chlorophyll. 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: Write a Campaign Speech


Please watch What is the role of leaves? Video clip

Role: Leaves

Audience: Voters

Format: Campaign Speech - 

Topic: Describe why you are the most important structure of the plant and should be voted for.


Today you are going to write a campaign speech describing why you (as leaves) are the most important structure of a plant and should be voted for as the most important.


Scientific vocabulary you could include: Photosynthesis, light, grow, food, glucose, sugar, carbon dioxide and oxygen.


Which persuasive techniques will you include in your speech?


Asking your listeners a question

Would you like it if......?

Using exaggeration

If this happens, I’ll go wild!

Involving facts or numbers to support your ideas

75% of children think that....

Sentences with groups of 3 adjectives

Television is fab, fun and informative.

Words that involve emotions or feelings

Poor helpless animals suffer when they are abandoned...

Repeating phrases using pronouns

We have listened.  We have learned.  We have tried to make things better.


When you have finished writing your speech, try it out on a member of your family. Would they vote for you?



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


Today you are going to recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers. Let's remind ourselves by looking at the link below. Watch the video and try the quiz.


Now have a look at the main maths task below:


If you need another reminder of square and cube numbers, 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 square and cube numbers, challenge yourself with these extra mastery challenges:

Now complete your propeller board using the numbers Side A 30-90 : 79

                                                                                  Side B 10-90 : 79


Also remember to keep practising your times tables on TTRS.



This afternoon you are going to ‘paint with chlorophyll’. You may recognise the word from some of the videos you have watched so far. All green plants contain a green coloured pigment that we are going to use to add colour and texture to some artwork.



Chlorophyll paintings are a fun and creative way to integrate art and science as you learn about plants, the process of photosynthesis and how a plant makes its own food. Friday you will make leaf rubbings and today you will paint pictures with chlorophyll.




Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in a plant’s leaves, is a key ingredient in the process of photosynthesis (how plants make their own food). It also makes great paint!

For this project you will need:

  • 8-10 leaves (from garden e.g. dandelion leaves or spinach works well)
  • a white sheet of paper
  • a metal spoon

To make the paintings:

  1. Fold a sheet of white paper in half. (You could draw the outline of a tree trunk and branches – see image below).
  2. Place several leaves between the folded paper.
Press firmly on the leaves between the pages and rub with a metal spoon. Avoid plastic spoons as they break when pressed as firmly as necessary.
You may discover rather than leaf rubbings, you can actually “paint” your pictures by balling up the leaves and using them as paintbrushes. This takes less time, releases more chlorophyll, and you will be better able to control where the pigment goes on the page. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your creations!

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 3/4 words, 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!


Year 3 / 4












Year 5 / 6











Class Dojo
  • Earhart: 599
  • Attenborough: 788
  • Lovelace: 524
  • Pankhurst: 341
  • Parks: 547
  • Owens: 50
  • Goodall: 616
  • Gandhi: 600
  • Frank: 987
  • Hawking: 585
  • Ali: 701
  • Thunberg: 532
  • Luther-King: 694
  • Kahlo: 593