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Tuesday 12th May


Today, I will be thinking of Max. A  young man with an infectious smile who showed such strength and courage throughout his short life. Max was an inspiration to all of those that knew him. I will also be thinking of his family, particularly Zak, Gemma and Adam. Please join us out on your pavements if you would like to pay your respects to Max and mark his final journey through the village. I know that everyone, even those that did not know this very special boy, will hold him and his family in their thoughts today. 



For our learning today we will be looking at different sentence forms in English and some addition in Maths. Your children are likely to find the maths quite straight forwards today, however it is really important for them to continue to practice those basic skills as it will really help them to be really secure in this before they tackle more complex problems. I have also included a science task for today on the topic of materials. 



English: Grammar


Our grammar focus this week is sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation & command.


What is each sentence type?


Statement: Sentences that state fact or express and opinion or idea.

For example: Goldilocks ate the porridge. The bear is scary.


Question: A sentence that wants to gain more information. There is a question mark at the end.

For example: How are you feeling? Would you like chicken nuggets for dinner?


Exclamation: This is a sentence which has high level of emotion or excitement. Exclamations sometimes begin with ‘what’ or ‘how’ and have an exclamation mark at the end.

For example: What a beautiful day! How exciting has this holiday been! I don’t believe it!


Command: A sentence which tells you to do something. It has an imperative verb at the beginning (a bossy verb).

For example: Chop the onions. Fill the kettle. Get out of bed.


What are sentences? | Oxford Owl

1. Look at the sentences below and determine which sentence type they are:



  • Have you been swimming?
  • Go and get the beanbags.
  • What a sight!
  • The boy was running.
  • Sit down.
  • Can you think of your own sentences?
  • He went to the shops.
  • Put your chairs away.
  • Oh no!
  • How have you been?


2. Now try to write 3 of your own sentences for each type.


3. Finally, have a look in a book (any book you have at home will do!) and see if you can spot the different sentences.

Maths: Addition, adding a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number.





We have learnt lots of different methods this year to help us with our adding.  We can use an empty number line to add on in jumps (remember to jump to the nearest 10 first using your number bonds to help!) or you can draw your tens and ones to help you. Remember if you have more than ten ones you will need to re-bundle into a stick of ten.



How to use an Empty number line

1. Draw a line

2. Mark on the left of your numberline the LARGEST number in your number sentence.

3. Jump on the second number, drawing jumps as you go. Remember to jump the 10s first if there are any.

4. Count on from your first number using the jumps to help you.

5. Write the total



It’s so important that while we aren’t at school, we keep practicing these skills as much as we can.  Today, I would like you to complete these the questions using either method to help you. Try to use the method and not your fingers!:


  1. 23 + 8 =
  2. 34 + 8 =
  3. 22 + 7 =
  4. 15 + 9 =
  5. 56 + 4 =
  6. 77 + 3 =
  7. 108 + 8 =






Science – Materials

This task is about materials and their properties and was inspired by the street parties that happened on Friday. Did you have a picnic outside your house?


Please answer the following questions.

  1. What is the difference between ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ materials? Use the internet/books to find the answer to this question.
  2. Have a look around the house for as many different materials that you can find. Then, sort them into ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ materials. 


Now look at these pictures of picnic sets that were made over 100 years apart. 



Compare the pictures of the two picnic baskets.

Why did the people who made the old picnic basket chose those materials – what properties do they have? Answer the same question for the new modern picnic basket. Why do you think they are so different?