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Wednesday 20th



L/O: Multiplication & Division S/C: To divide 4 digits by 1 digit with remainders

Refresh work from the last couple of lessons. Model some examples of questions of division. Children to complete them on their whiteboards. They should focus both on answers with and without remainders.

Introduce the game to practise division. There are 2 differentiated sheets. One focuses on all the times tables and the other focuses on lower times tables. Both focus on answers with and without remainders. Children will need dice, the game boards, along with whiteboards and pens to show their working out.

Children to complete game based on division:

Maths Wednesday 20th January



Success Criteria: I can identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

Watch the short video about whales:

Then read the new poem ‘Song of the Whale’ by Kit Wright. Respond to these questions:
What does the repetitive refrain 'Lipstick....' mean? What is it saying to the reader?
Discuss the metaphor of comparing the whale to a mountain and the images created.
Why is the poem written in the first person narrative?
Who is the poet referring to by using the first person?
The poet uses present tense verbs at the end of some verses? Why might this be?
The use of the word 'dumb' is quite striking in the middle of the poem - what do you think the word means in this context?
To what creature sound does the poet compare the whale’s calling to?
What does the contrast between small and large convey to the reader?

Discuss the mood of the poem.  How does the poet appeal to the reader’s senses? What is the viewpoint of the poet - is he for or against whale hunting?

Create a magpie list in your book listing effective language linked to endangered animals / animal welfare that could be used in a poem of their own. Both today’s poem and Tiger in a Zoo can be used to create this list.

Challenge: use a thesaurus to find synonyms for some of these words.

English - The Song of the Whale

Guided Reading


Complete the comprehension questions and ensure that you check that you have answered all questions in enough detail.



Directions:  To write directions to get to certain places.

Look over the worksheet from last week (Indiquer le chemin en ville) and practise writing and saying the different directions.

Then, move on to the worksheet provided below based on the same topic. This sheet will require you to complete the directions to get to certain places. Please look closely at the examples provided and also make sure to refer to the directions on the sheet from last week.

PSHE - Jigsaw


Success Criteria: To know about a range of jobs that are available when I grow up.

Have a discussion with someone at home answering the following questions:

  • What professions/jobs can you think of?
  • What value do these jobs have in society?
  • How much do you think these jobs pay?

When you have answered these questions, research into two or three jobs that interest you and find out what things are expected of you if you do that job and how much you could be paid with your salary. Finally, do you have a dream job? What is it? Explain why you want to do that when you are older?

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