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Friday 15th May


Arithmetic – Test 4


It’s that time of the week again – Friday means Arithmetic!


Test 4 today – good luck!


Are you improving over the week?


Are there any methods or types of questions you are unsure of? Or equally, are there any methods or types of questions you are brilliant at?


Friday 15th May

LO: TBAT select key pieces of information from a text and evaluating the text while giving a personal opinion.


So far this week, we’ve been using our inference skills, but have used a visual text.  Today, we’re going to use our inference skills on a written text.


You will visit BBC Bitesize and complete the lesson English lesson from the 1st May – The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.



First, watch Oti Mabuse read the first extract and think about the following.


  • How well do Kat and Ted get on as siblings?
  • What does Dad think about Aunt Glo?
  • Why does Ted laugh along even though he is not sure what is funny?

Then, watch Oti read a second clip from The London Eye Mystery .


Once you have watched the videos, have a go at the first two activities – remember to consider the inference skills we always use at school:


  • Background Knowledge
  • I wonder
  • I predict
  • Recognise a breakdown
  • Repair a breakdown
  • Visualisation
  • VIP words and phrases


If you want a bit more to do, you can always complete the third activity!

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

– Roald Dahl

Welcome to Wellbeing Friday!


I’ve always said that I have such a lot to be thankful for, but some days it’s harder than others to remember that, especially at the moment, when a lot of us might be missing friends and family or just getting a bit fed up of not being able to go to football practise or cricket training or gymnastics or Brownies!


Whilst thinking of ‘wellbeing’ activities we can complete for our ‘Wellbeing Friday’, I kept coming across something called a ‘gratitude jar’ or a ‘thankful jar’. (I think Miss Rogers and Year 4 have done one, too.)


The idea is that we all actually have a lot to be grateful or thankful for. These don’t have to be big things, like a 50” TV or takeaways for tea every night. We can be thankful for the smallest of things, like a hug from Mum, or wave from your next door neighbour, or Dad letting you stay up for an extra 15 minutes at bed time.


Studies have shown that taking the time to think about the things we are grateful for can:


  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Increase happiness
  • Make us more resilient
  • Improve sleep
  • Help us to get along with people better
  • Strengthen relationships and friendships
  • Make us kinder


The idea is that we all think about the things we are grateful for – big or little. You can write these down and put them in a jar, then, if you are ever feeling a bit glum or fed up, you can open up the jar and remember all of the things that you have gratitude for.


  • I have attached some ‘Thankful’ slips and some templates of ‘Thankful Jars’, which you might want to print and complete.


  • You could make your own ‘Thankful Jar’ and decorate it.


  • You could simply think about the things you are grateful for.


  • You could design a poster to share with your family, so they know what you are grateful for.


  • You could write an acrostic poem of the things you are grateful for.


You get the idea – it doesn’t matter what you do or how you do it, the idea is that we spend some time simply thinking about everything we have to be grateful for.


If you’d like to share what you have done, please send it to: