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Week 4

Reading tasks:

Monday Benjamin Zephaniah is a famous poet from Birmingham. You can listen to his poem ‘Royal Tea’ here. What did you like about the poem? What did you dislike about the poem?
Tuesday Today find out about one significant person here. Can you read any tricky words? Why is this person important? 
Wednesday Today re-read your favourite story out loud. Remember to use expression – use your voice to make it sound exciting or interesting. Why don’t you create a new book cover for your favourite story or write an alternative ending!
Thursday Who was Queen Elizabeth I? Watch this short video and then you can record what they’ve learned about this royal. You may also wish to use books or websites to help.
Friday Set up an interview where you can be the interviewer and your adult can be the famous person (choose from here). Write down and read back to your adult some of the things they have said.












Use Spelling Shed to practise these. You could also practice by tracing them on your parent’s back with your finger and asking them to guess which word you are writing. Why not do some rainbow writing? Make sure you are always using your neatest writing!


Writing Tasks:


Once you have listened to ‘Royal Tea’, create a list of questions that you’d like to ask Benjamin Zephaniah about his visit to the palace. For example:  What did he see?

How did he feel about his visit? Would he visit again? Why was he there?


What do you think he would say in answer to your questions?

Write your answers underneath.

Tuesday Today you should write your own royal adventure story – maybe use some of the ideas you heard in the poem yesterday. You can write in role as a king, queen, prince, princess, knight or servant – or just a visitor! Remember to use lots of adjectives and noun phrases to describe what it is like.
Wednesday When you have completed your royal adventure story, you can design a cartoon strip to accompany your writing, or design a front cover for your story. If you are creating a cartoon strip then you will need to create a series of boxes big enough to draw a scene in. Can you add speech bubbles to show what your characters are saying?
Thursday Can you write a letter, postcard or email to your teacher? You may want to describe what you have been doing at home. You might want to tell you teacher about the things that they are missing about school. What are you looking forward to?
Friday Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Clocktower. Write a short story describing what happens in the video.  Or you could write a description of Buckingham Palace using this image. How similar is this to what Benjamin Zephaniah describes in his wonderful poem? Can you see anything he talks about? Do you think this is the same palace he is describing?


Maths tasks:
Monday Today we would like you to write all of the number facts up to 20 e.g. 3 + 17 = 20, 17 + 3 = 20. Can they use these to write the inverse e.g. 20 - 3 = 17.
Tuesday Write a number between 1 and 20 and think about how many ways you could make the number using addition. Is there a way to make sure you have all the different ways? Can you work systematically? Can you make 20 using 2 numbers? 3 numbers? What about 4 numbers? Use objects to help you when it gets more complicated – you could use pasta, counters, toys, Lego. Make sure you only have 20 objects in total. Write down all the ways you find to make 20.
Wednesday Practise totalling amounts on this game then post the letter in the correct post box to show your answer.
Thursday First write one of the number bonds to or within 10 - e.g. 2 + 8 = 10 or 3 + 4 = 7. Can you use these facts to find out the addition facts up to 100? E.g. 20 + 80 = 100 and 30 + 40 = 70.  Remember that 30 is 3 lots of 10. If you remember this, it will help you to use your number bonds to 10 to help you with number bonds to 100.
Friday  In Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem ‘Royal Tea’ he tells the reader that he paid £8.50 to visit Buckingham Palace. What coins could he have used to pay for his ticket? How many different ways can you represent this amount? Try using lots of different combinations of coins.


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.

How Important is Mary Seacole? Mary Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who is remembered for helping soldiers during the Crimean War. Using this video you can create a simple timeline of Mary Seacole’s life. Or, why not ask design an award for Mary Seacole? You could also locate Jamaica and Scotland on a world map.
Keep them Clean!- Mary Seacole visited Florence Nightingale, another important nurse, during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale was known for highlighting the importance of hygiene when caring for the sick, particularly handwashing. Create handwashing posters for the home. You might like to make up a jingle too!
Intriguing Inventions We challenge you to invent something new! Perhaps a new gadget for the home to keep the family entertained, or something that would help a doctor or a nurse. You can draw and label their design, and could have a go at making it using empty boxes/unwanted items from around the house – check with your adult! Email pictures to your teacher.
The Queen: Then and Now What was life like for Queen Elizabeth I? This video may help you to understand. How is life different for the current queen, Queen Elizabeth II? You could create a list of the similarities and differences. You might choose to focus on appearance, family and interests. You could show this using illustrations.
A Seriously Significant Somebody Who is important to you? What makes them so important? You could draw or paint a portrait of your significant somebody using a photograph to support you. You may wish to write an information report about this person too!

Beulah Henry 1912 – 1970

Beulah was a famous American inventor who invented over 100 new products.  She made several umbrella inventions from clip on covers to special umbrella bags.

If you were going to design an umbrella what would it look like and what materials would you use?

Try making a model umbrella using junk box materials you might find at home.