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This Week's Learning Challenges


​​​​​​Have a go at the video activities and the Testbase questions below. They will be updated each week.


There are some activities set up in the 'Homework' section of Education City.


Have a look at the new online lessons at


Do your best!

Danger! Danger! 16/7/20

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Heaven or Hell? 13/7/20

Heaven or Hell 13/7/20

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ModalVerbs 6/7/20

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Write 2 or 3 paragraphs about what you think your life will be like when you are 30

List of Modal Verbs

Synonyms and Antonyms 2/7/20

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What are synonyms and antonyms? | Oxford Owl

Learn how to use synonyms and antonyms. Perfect to help with grammar homework and to prepare for the Key Stage 2 SATs test. Find more help with grammar on Ox...

Using Parenthesis

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Play scripts 25/6/20

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22/6/20 - Short Story

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Museum Writing 18/6/20

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It's time to edit and complete your writing. Focus on the way you are starting each sentence (there is a YouTube video to help you).

I've also included the year 5 and 6 words and a checklist of the kind of things you might need to include.

Good Luck!

Writing Strategies | 6 Ways to Start a Sentence | Sentence Structure | Learn to Write

Know what you want to write but aren't sure where to start? These sentence prompts will help. Remember these 6 openings and you can write anything you want! ...

Year 5 & 6 spellings and writing checklist

Editing Your Museum Writing 15/6/20

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Year 5/6 Word List

Virtual Museum Writing 11/6/20

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8/6/20 - Virtual Tour Writing

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Radio Ad - 21/5/20

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Writing 18/5/20 - Advertising Leaflet

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The Abandoned Mine 14/5/20

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Go for plenty of expression in your performances

Monday 11th May

Your job over the next few days is to continue and edit your stories. I want you to look especially at how you have started each sentence and paragraph to make sure there is some variety in your openings.

Mine Story 7th May

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Mine Opening Description

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Think about your...

Language Choices (Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Emotive Language, Active or Passive, Sentence Openers)
Sentence Types - Have you included a mixture of Simple, Compound, Complex and Multi-clause sentences? (Look at the posters below this as a reminder)
Audience - Have you thought about who you are writing for and what difference it will make to the choices you make?

4/5/20 - Only you know why you have to go into this place. Describe what is on the other side of the wooden barrier

Writing Posters

Homophones 30/4/20

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Have a go at the homophones riddles and story below, see if you can work out which one of each pair is needed
  • Read the following story and find the homophones, replace each homophone with the correct spelling and meaning. 


It was late won/one Sunday knight/night and a young boy/buoy with ridiculously long hair/hare and who was heir/air to the throne sitting in his father’s palace. 

He was eating his favourite serial/cereal which/witch all his servants thought was weird because it contains currents/currants, a huge steak/stake, a spoonful of muscles/mussels and the tail/tale of a fish called plaice/place.  When suddenly he herd/heard a smashing noise coming from another room. 

The young prince shouted out aloud/allowed words that were very foul/fowl “I need/knead to know/no which/witch windows did they break/brake.”  He ran to where/wear the noise came from and felt quite faint/feint at the sight/site he saw/sore, which was. . . . . . . . . .


  • Continue the story using your own homophones.

Here are some ideas:


  • check/cheque
  • beach beech
  • sew/sow
  • root/route
  • bale/bail
  • there/their
  • here/hear

Homophone Riddles


Have a go at solving these riddles and finding what the pair of homophones are


This sounds like a wild animal or what many trees are in winter


Is this a colour or what the wind did last week?


Another word for expensive or a wild animal found in Britain


Could be what you pay to travel or somewhere with rides you go to have fun


A story told in parts or something you might eat for breakfast


Part of your body or a wild animal with large ears that runs fast


Now try and write your own riddles for




Homophones 27/4/20

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Re-write these with the right word in the gap

Homophones | Primary English - Wonderful Words

Have a look at this before smashing the questions..

Later in the week we will look at more homophones

Homophone Sentence Show | Primary English - Wonderful Words

Standard English 23/4/20

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I don't like them cakes.
I been there loads of times.
I never did nothing.
You didn't go nowhere.
Someone gived us a present.

Improving a Sentence 20/4/20

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Have a go at improving these sentences in any ways you can. Make them funny, scary or whatever you choose.

The fence was green.

Mr Cusick cried at the film.

Yesterday was a brilliant day.

The castle door opened.