Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Week 1

English - Friday 27th March 2020

Hello again, I hope you enjoyed creating your own poems yesterday, I was blown away with the poems I have received so far! There are few examples of your poems on Twitter so please go and have a look. There is still time for me to add more examples if you haven't had chance to send them yet. 


Today's activity is in 2 parts as it is spelling test time. Take your time to have a practice (like we would at school) and then ask a parent or guardian to test you. You could then work together to check through them. 

Your second task is to use common exception words to create sentences. Select a maximum of 10 different common exception words from the file below, then check their definition using a dictionary (online is fine) to make sure you know what they mean. Finally, place each word into a sentence, taking time to focus on spelling of the selected word and the punctuation throughout the sentence.  

Maths – Friday 27th March

Well done to everyone who has been working through the videos and tasks each day. If you have missed any day/s go back and do them before starting on the next lesson in the sequence. Each lesson builds on the last one so if you do the lessons in sequence it will help you to understand the lessons that follow.

Lesson 5 moves on to look at how tenths can also written as a decimal number. It extends your understanding of place value and you will find out about the decimal point and numbers that are less than the ones (or units) on the place value grid.

Friday 27th March 2020 - Today’s puzzle

How are you getting on with the puzzles? Please let me know. Here is the one for today.

Which one doesn’t belong? Give as many answers, with reasons, as you can.

English - Thursday 26th March 2020

Following on from yesterday's lesson I would like you to create your own poem inspired by the image you chose from the selection. It can be any type of poem and doesn't have to rhyme. I have attached an example that I have created to help you. If you like, you could email your poems through to us as documents or videos and we can share them on twitter. 

Maths – Thursday 26th March 2020

Lesson 4 is all about learning to count in tenths. Say aloud the numbers with the teacher as he counts.  It gets a bit tricky towards the end of the video when the counting goes over one whole so you may have to watch that part more than once. When doing the activities try to copy the diagrams into your books. Remember that if you are working in tenths there needs to be ten equal parts (or as equal as you can make them).

7 x 3 = 21, 5 x 4 = 20 etc

Thursday 26th March 2020 - Today’s Puzzle

The question is, ‘How many?’ Interpret this question in as many ways as you can.

How did you count? Can you find more than one way to count them?

English - Wednesday 25th March 2020

Take a look at one of the images in the file below. Outline the five senses (see, hear, taste, smell and touch) that could be linked to the image. Try to use descriptive language to add detail and create a picture for the reader.

Challenge yourself by creating a similie or a metaphor such as:

  • The people were packed on the beach like a tin of sardines. 
  • The wild waves danced across the ocean towards the shore.

Maths - Wednesday 25th March

Today’s lesson (Lesson 3) looks at tenths in a lot more detail. When you do the activities some of the questions ask you to tick the correct answers or investigate with cubes. For these you could draw the diagrams in your books using coloured pencils, if you have any. When you need to put answers in part-whole models – draw around a coin to recreate the model in your book.

Note to parents: the part-whole model and tens frame are just different ways to help the children visualise the maths and the calculation.

Wednesday 25th March 2020 - Today's Puzzle

English - Tuesday 24th March 2020

Using the image from yesterday, write a short story based on the picture. Imagine that you are the child sitting in the chair - how did you get there and what happens next? Could your ideas link to a story you have already read? 

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Today's Puzzle

Which one doesn't belong?

Can you think of a reason why each one may not belong in the set?

Maths - Tuesday 24th March 2020

How did you find yesterday’s maths lesson?   


Today, in Lesson 2, you will be looking at fractions that make a whole. This is something that we did briefly in class so it will not be completely new to most of you. Remember to watch the video until it tells you to pause it before answering the questions on the work sheet in your books.


After you have finished you can check your answers. If you have made some mistakes try to work out where you went wrong. Remember your growth mindset, it is OK to make mistakes try and learn from them and you will be helping your brain to grow.

English - Monday 23rd March 2020

Look at the image called ‘The Greatest Library’ and answer the questions in your exercise book.

Maths - Monday 23rd March - Friday 27th March 2020

The following web link takes you to set of 5 Maths lessons  - one for each day of the week. We strongly advise that only one of these is done each day as this helps children time to process their learning before moving on to the next lesson. Each lesson has a video and clear illustrations to help your learning.

You can write the answers to the worksheets straight into your books the worksheets do not need to be printed.  Let us know how you get on! 

23.03.20 - Spellzoo Spellings

This Weeks Spellings are:

  • pollution
  • contribution
  • expedition
  • addition
  • repetition
  • competition
  • potion
  • promotion
  • completion
  • motion

23.03.20 - Snip Spellings

  • home
  • took
  • push
  • going
  • over
  • than
  • tree
  • with
  • what
‘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’