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Thursday 25th June

Good morning! How amazing was the weather yesterday? It was very hot and today is supposed to be the same! I hope you all managed to get your work done and enjoy some time in the sun. As always, remember to email or blog your work and find time to read and practice your times tables.


Here are today’s lessons:

LO – To use commas correctly to clarify meaning

I like teaching this lesson because it always makes me laugh. You really need to think and concentrate. We use commas in a list, after clauses, in speech and to indicate parenthesis. However, if a comma is in the wrong place in a sentence, it can completely change the meaning! For example:


“In today’s lesson, we are going to learn how to draw, children,” the teacher remarked.

“In today’s lesson, we are going to learn how to draw children,” the teacher remarked.


In the first sentence, the teacher is telling them they are learning how to draw. We don’t know what they are drawing!

In the second sentence, the teacher is telling them that they are learning how to draw children. It’s tricky isn’t it? You really need to read the sentence and acknowledge the comma. Another example:


After hiding, Jess, Megan and Lauren had a piece of cake.

After hiding Jess, Megan and Lauren had a piece of cake.


In the first sentence, the 3 girls had a piece of cake after hiding.

In the second sentence, Megan and Lauren had a piece of cake after they had hidden Jess!


Watch the video below for more examples and the importance of where the comma goes in a sentence.  

Punctuation: Using commas to clarify meaning (KS2)

Now log in to Education City and find your lesson: ‘25.6.20 – Commas for meaning.’ Remember I will be checking your activity and score so please try for best. As an extra, see if you can create your own sentence where a comma could change the meaning and post it on the blog.


LO – To solve problems involving number.

This lesson is like last Thursday’s lesson and we are going to have some fun with numbers. Open up the worksheet below and use the numbers and + - x or ÷ to make the target number. The difference this week is that you can only use each number once! If you are really struggling to get to the target number, get as close as you can.


Post your answers on the blog or email them to me.

LO – To understand the greatest commandment

God gave Moses some commandments and rules for his people. These helped the people to love God and live in peace with each other. In part of the Torah, God gives his people a special reminder of their responsibility to love God. It is a prayer called the Shema. It helps the Jewish people to focus on the day ahead and on the day that has just gone. It is a commitment to belief. It shows belief in God. The Shema is recited twice a day by Jewish people and is a special prayer in the synagogue.


Read the information on the picture slides below where Jesus tells his people what the greatest commandments are. The other information on the slides is about someone who certainly lived out these commandments – Martin Luther King. I think you may have heard of him!

Your task is to write a profile of a person showing how they have lived out these two commandments. You may choose Martin Luther King, Pope Francis or someone you know. It may be someone in your family! Please make sure you put detail in your work and explain how they have lived out the commandments. I don’t just want the name of a person.

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