Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School



Today you have a choice of two lessons depending on how much you understand about working with time. 

Lesson 1 is a revision of work that you did in year 3 on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Some of you will remember the videos by Amber (who I think looks like Bea in 4D!). She explains what you need to know very well. Then do the worksheets for Lesson 1.


Lesson 2 is for those of you who can already tell the time on an analogue clock. It's about reading analogue and 12 hour digital clocks.  

Note for parents: Please do not try to do both lessons select the one that best suits your child. 


Lesson 1

 In this video, the numbers on the clock face are shown ‘stretched out’ on a number line. This is because clock faces are just a number line really bent around to made into a circle.


Parents note: Please be aware that this is a You Tube clip and my contain adverts

Telling the time in analogue (part 3) Reading minutes past and minutes to to 5 minutes

Lesson 2

Watch the Oak Academy video then work through the White Rose Maths worksheets as the Oak Academy ones are difficult to download.


Date: Monday 1st March 2021

LO: To explore imagery in a poem

Today we are working on a poem called 'Sun is laughing' by Grace Nichols. The link to the poem is in the link below, along with the tasks you need to complete. There is nothing you need to print out today. Put the date and LO in your book and work through the tasks. You may want to do the pictures on plain paper and stick them in your book. 

Environmental project


*This project is expected to take you the equivalent of 3 afternoon lessons (similar to the Geography project on South America). You have today, tomorrow and Wednesday to do this*


We would like you to research some environmental problems and how they have an affect on climate change. When you have done this, your challenge is to think about what can be done to solve those problems and suggest a solution.


You can choose how to present your ideas. Here are some examples:

  • an eye-catching poster 
  • a written report
  • a video report
  • a design made using recyclable materials
  • a PowerPoint Presentation 
  • a video or iMovie – could you use some of your Stop Motion skills in it?  


Here are some slides to explain your task further. There are some website links on the final slide to help you get started. 

Young Environmentalist Competition

We would love to enter your work into the Rotary Young Environmentalist Competition. Each entrant will receive a certificate and if chosen as a winner, you could be selected for the District and then National Finals! Email your project to us and Mrs Derbyshire will submit it to the competition. 


To enter the competition you will also need to complete a consent form and entry form (below). Hard copies of these forms are in the outdoor classroom in Corrine's Meadow, and Mrs Derbyshire will also copies in school next week. 


‘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’