Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thursday 11th



LO: To revise adding and subtracting 1s, 10s, 100s and 1,000s

Today you are consolidating some learning that you have already covered earlier in the year. We started a revision session in school before you went home on Tuesday and we would now like you to watch the White Rose video, then do the worksheet. For those of you who can do this quickly there are some challenge questions to get you to think more deeply about the maths. Try to do the work independently as you would at school.


Add and subtract 1s 10s 100s and 1000s

Worksheets - as always do as many questions as you can in your books as it helps you to set out the calculations for yourself.

Maths Challenge - Reasoning and Problem Solving

Challenge Questions - answers


Thursday 11th March 2021

LO: To engage with a text

For our self-isolation learning over the next week or so, we are going to be focussing on one of Mrs Dunnico's favourite children's stories. The book we're working on is 'I Was a Rat' by Phillip Pullman. In our morning Teams meeting we are going to be doing some pre-work on the book around vocabulary and explaining what some words in the story mean. A copy of the text is at the bottom of the english, however this may be quite tricky to read, so it's best just to listen to Mrs Dunnico. 


Here are your English tasks today:

1. Look at the front cover of the book and answer the questions below 

  • What do you notice/see?
  • What do you wonder?
  • What questions do you have? 


2. Listen to Mrs Dunnico reading the first chapter of the story:

Chapter 1 of I Was a Rat


3. Write a sentence to explain whether you enjoyed the opening chapter, what you now want to know, and what is still puzzling you:

  • I enjoyed it because... / I didn't enjoy it because...
  • I want to know...
  • The things that are puzzling me are...


4. Optional extra challenge (go on, you can do it!): Write up to 3 sentences summarising what happened in the first chapter.


And finally... here is the 'alternative' story in the newspaper (mentioned by Mrs Dunnico) for you to read.


A fun, practical music lesson on percussion. Watch the Oak Academy video and have a go at the tasks when the teacher tells you it's your turn. You may have to pause the video while you go and find the objects you need from around the house. 


We want to keep active and healthy both in mind and body during self-isolation. Here is a PE with Joe for you!

PE with Joe

‘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’