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Wednesday 20th January

Good morning my lovely class. I cannot believe it is Wednesday already! You are making me so proud each day and it really does brighten up my day when I receive your work. Thank you to yourselves and your families for working so hard. Again, I am SO impressed with your reading at home. I keep getting emails off GETEPIC saying that you have earnt different badges and now you have read 220 books! Shall we set a challenge for the end of the week like we do with dojos when we are at school? Let me know what you think and how many you think we should read by Friday. I have also been receiving pictures of people’s reading diaries and pictures of themselves reading at home which has made me beyond happy. KEEP IT UP!


Here are your lessons for today. As always, try your best and make sure you send your work by email or the blog.

LO – To use a range of punctuation to indicate parenthesis.

My favourite ever grammar skill – parenthesis! Imagine my voice now when I ask this question: What is parenthesis? You all should know the answer…it’s extra information!

Parenthesis adds extra information to a sentence or a paragraph but the sentence should still make sense without it.


This can be done using:

  • brackets
  • dashes
  • commas

For example: 


The case was worn - and very full - and its straps struggled to keep in its contents.

James (completely terrified of heights) was taking part in a charity skydive at the weekend.

The rain, pouring down relentlessly, made Amber sad as she peered out of her window.


The sentences still makes sense without the words inside the brackets, commas or dashes. It’s just a bit more interesting with the added detail. Please watch the video below which will recap your understanding of parenthesis

Punctuation: Using brackets, dashes & commas to indicate parenthesis

Now I would like you to complete 2 tasks. You must do them both.

  1. Log in to Education City and find your lesson under classwork called ‘20/1/21 – Parenthesis.’ Please complete BOTH games AND the worksheet. For questions 10-14, you do not need to write the question out, just write down which sentence (a,b or c) is correctly punctuated. I will be monitoring who completes this.
  2. Look at the paragraph below and identify the words in bold. After these words parenthesis (extra information) can be added. Re-write the paragraph adding in parenthesis using a range of brackets, commas and dashes. We did this last term in class so I have put it as an example on the second slide.

LO – To use the inverse operation for addition and subtraction.

Today we will continue with our use of formal methods of addition and subtraction but will today use the inverse operation. Inverse operations are opposite operations. They are the operation that reverses the effect of another operation. For example, addition is the inverse operation of subtraction and multiplication is the inverse operation of division. Please watch the video below which will guide you through your learning. Pause the video and answer the questions when asked. Then complete the worksheet and mark your work.

Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)

The next task is optional for quick finishers. I know some of you will have a go at this! Click on the link to get your questions.

LO - To explore and create different beats

This week your music lesson is all about notation. You covered this in your Music lessons last term so hopefully you will remember some of it. There is a recap on the top of your sheet.


First of all, open up the document below. Look at and familiarise yourself with the note pyramid. Then answer the questions that are on the second page of the document.

Now open up the second document and have a go at the activities. I can’t wait to see some pictures and videos if you’re brave enough!
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