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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

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Tuesday 23rd February

Hi everyone. It was great to see so you all again on Zoom yesterday. Remember we now have Zoom sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



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Today's work


Grammar - SPAG MAT - Your child should know which star they normally complete.


Once you have finished you can mark your own.



Meet the Rhi-swano-zeb-tah


Stimulus – Where the Wild Things Are


In 1963, Maurice Sendak wrote the picture book Where the Wild Things Are.

Do you know it?

In the story, Max, on the night he wore his wolf suit, went on a magical journey to the land of the Wild Things and became the king of these strange creatures.

Eventually, he missed home and made the journey back to his bedroom, where it all began. It’s a wonderful story – you can listen to it here and see the wonderful illustrations.

Where the Wild Things Are

A video adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic.

You can either read about the Rhiswanozebtah or listen to the account by clicking on the following link:

Listen or read through twice:


Now you have found out more about the Rhiswanozebtah, what are your thoughts about this animal?


Put ideas in the three speech bubbles.


Aim to put at least three ideas in each one.


I was really interested in:


I would like to know more about:


My top facts were:




This should be easy as we have done this lesson before. This is a recap as over the next few lessons we will be looking at months and seasons.


Look through the attached file:

Page 2 has the numbers, try and remember these from previous lessons.


Page 3 has the days of the week.


Page 4 has the months of the year.


What question do you think page 5 is asking?


Page 6 – It says           What is todays date?

                                    Today it’s Tuesday 23rd February


Page 7 – lundi 1 janvier – Monday 1st January


Page 8 – shows that for the first we don’t say une (the number 1) we say premier. Remember that.


Your task for today:


Write the following dates in French, you may have to look up which day of the week they will be on:

  • Your birthday this year
  • Christmas day this year
  • Pancake Day this Year
  • Easter Sunday this year
  • Bonfire Night this year




Start todays lesson with five in five.


Perimeter on a grid

Begin by watching the video link:

Aut5.11.2 - Perimeter on a grid

This is "Aut5.11.2 - Perimeter on a grid" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Answer the questions up to at least question 6.

If you have managed to complete all the questions up to 7 and you didn’t complete yesterday’s challenge then have a go at that.



Spelling Shed


This week’s spelling list has ‘ie’ after ‘c’, today spend a little time practising them for your test on Friday. Make sure you know them all and aim to get to Royal Bee. 


Whole Class Guided Reading


Comprehension - all of the answers will be in chapters 4 to 6.



Paper Rocket Launcher


Today you are going to make a paper rocket launcher.


What you’ll need:

  • Empty water bottle
  • Cardboard tube
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • 3 x A4 pieces of paper


If you don’t have a cardboard tube, use any cardboard that you can roll into a tube.


Watch the video through a few times to get the hang of the activity.

How to make a Paper Rocket Launcher with Institute of Imagination

In this video, we explore the power of flight with a simple paper rocket launcher that you can make at home with every day materials.Watch the video through ...

Before trying out your experiment – think about your hypothesis


Is it going to work? Yes or No – try to give a reason to back up your answer. If Yes how high do you think it will go, again try and give a reason.


Here’s some extra things to think about, so you can adapt the challenge and keep prototyping:


  • What would happen to your rocket if you changed the bottle size or shape?
  • How can you change your rocket launcher so that you can stamp on the bottle to make your rocket go higher?
  • How can you change the shape of the wings to make your rocket more aerodynamic?
  • What can you do to personalise your rocket with your own designs?


You will need to remember what you did this week as next week we will be writing up this experiment.





Chapter 21 is now available to watch.