Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School



Date: 12.02.21

L.O. To visualise and reason about rectangles

Today you have another interactive activity that is going to challenging you reasoning skills. Watch the video first as the two presenters you hear talking, play the game and help you to think through some strategies. Then it's your turn. Think about:

What do you know about rectangles?

Where could the rectangle be?  How do you know?

Where can't the rectangle be?  How do you know?



Date: Friday 12th February 2021

LO: To write the closing paragraph of an explanation text

In this lesson we will consider what makes an effective closing paragraph and write our own.


Well done on completing your second unit of English work during lockdown. If you want your work marked, please publish it using the paper below and take it to the box in Corrine's meadow after half term. We will collect them on Friday 26th February by 11am.  We are unable to mark work emailed to us as it is difficult to see all of the writing on screen. The publishing will need to be done in your own time as we will be starting a new unit after half term. You do have two weeks to get it done and we are really looking forward to reading all you have learnt about writing an explanation text. 

Paper for Publishing


Today you've got the opportunity to take part in a LIVE lesson with Rock Steady! The lesson is from 2:00 to 2:30pm.


Click here to take part in the lesson.


Band Leader Paul will cover:

  • Tuned or Untuned? Paul kicks off this week with a game all about tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Can you guess which are which?
  • Rhythm Clock: We're back with the rhythm clock where you are learning to read and recognise rhythmic notation, adding a rest into the mix.
  • Musical Words of the Week: 'Time signature'. We'll learn all about time signatures and how to recognise them.
  • Rock History - Foo Fighters: One of the biggest bands in the world today. We'll discover how the Foo Fighters have already contributed to Rock history. Plus, Paul will finish with a performance of 'Times Like These'.


It's Friday, which means PE with Joe! Remember to log all of your activity from the whole week on Travel to Tokyoyes


The link below is on YouTube so remember there will be adverts. 

Click here for Wednesday's PE with Joe

Happy Half Term! 

Thank you for all of your hard work this half term. We know it hasn't been easy working remotely, but we've been really impressed by your learning attitude and the quality of the work you've produced at home.

We can't wait to be back with you in the classroom very soon hopefully!

Have a lovely break,

Mrs Derbyshire and Mrs Karban.

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’