Menu

HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

'Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve'

Search Search
Translate Translate

Week Beginning 4th January 2021

Thursday 7th January

If you can access the Internet, have a look at today’s blog timetable by clicking on the link above. If not, here are today’s paper-based activities to do alongside your CGP books.

 

Reading

Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk) for 20 minutes if you can. You can also read your own reading book too, preferably to an adult.

Today’s Story – Dresses By Drizella

                All the fair maidens of the city, crowded around the lamp post, straining to see the poster for the royal ball at Charming Castle. Surrounded by squeals of excitement, two step sisters rubbed their chins thoughtfully. This could make them their fortune!

Prince Charming was looking for a wife! He had invited every girl to the ball. They would all need a dress. Only the most fashionable dresses would do. Some were even planning to travel to Milan, Paris and New York to see what the most fashionable dresses were.

Meanwhile, the step sisters had returned to their boutique - Dresses by Drizella - and were planning their latest get rich quick scheme. The only question was, would the fair maidens, in their attempt to be fashionable, fall for their trick?

The next day, Miss Jane Fancypants entered the shop.
"Welcome to Dresses by Drizella. What can I do for you today?" said Anastasia with a sickly sweet smile.
"I want the very latest ballgown. It must be the very best!"
"Come this way, madam. I have just the thing" said Drizella.
When Miss Jane Fancypants looked in the mirror, she was flabagasted. She was in a very tight, skinny Victorian swimming costume, with red stripes and shorts down to her knees!
"Are you sure this is the very latest in style?" she asked, confused.
"Oh yes. Everyone is wearing it in Milan!"
"Well, if it's good enough for Milan, it's good enough for me! Do you have any shoes to go with it?"
"Funny you should ask, we've just had the latest style in and remember bigger is better" said Anastasia, holding out a pair of clown shoes!

The next day, Lady Julie Snootycat, entered the shop.
"Welcome to Dresses by Drizella. What can I do for you today?" said Anastasia with a sickly sweet smile.
"I want the very latest ballgown. It must be the very best!"
"Come this way, madam. I have just the thing" said Drizella.
When Lady Julie Snootcat, looked in the mirror, she was horrified. She was in a bright yellow mackintosh that reached down to the floor.
"Are you sure this is the very latest in style?" she asked, confused.
"Oh yes. Everyone is wearing it in New York!"
"Well, if it's good enough for New York, it's good enough for me! Do you have any shoes to go with it?"
"Funny you should ask, we've just had the latest style in and remember brighter is better" said Anastasia, holding out a pair of bright scarlet wellies!

In the following days, all the maidens of the city came into the boutique. They left with everything from football kits to bin bags with the step sisters always insisting they were the latest trend.

On the evening of the ball, the castle was filled with girls wearing the strangest things. All except for two sisters. They wore the most beautiful, flowing ballgowns!
"I can't believe they fell for it!" they smiled, looking lovingly at the Prince!

Look at the use of inverted commas (speech marks). Try writing a conversation of your own using them.

 

Writing

Look at this picture and discuss the questions with someone at home. Write your answers in complete sentences.

 

What is this a picture of?

Who/what is the main focus of the painting?

What have they been doing? Where? Why?

What else can you see?

 

Maths

Complete lesson 3 (below) of the Addition & Subtraction unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the blog post.

 

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list - answer  appear  arrive  believe  bicycle

You can find examples of how to do this on Letter Join.

 

Spelling

Use this morning's handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

Maths Fluency

How many times can you write out the 10x table in 5 minutes? If you can get onto the Internet today, spend some time on TTRockstars and Numbots.

 

PE

Go outside for a walk (stay safe).

 

That’s all for today.


 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your work as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

Friday 8th January

If you can access the Internet, have a look at today’s blog timetable by clicking on the link above. If not, here are today’s paper-based activities to do alongside your CGP books.

 

Reading

Lexia (teacher's email: lexia@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk) for 20 minutes if you can. You can also read your own reading book too, preferably to an adult.

Today’s Story – The Day My Pet Saved The World

I have a pet tortoise called Joe,
yes he may be very slow,
but he has spectacular super powers
for example he can even lift up towers.

He can change his shape and his size
and sometimes can give you a scary surprise.
He can get hit by sharp spears and stay alive,
he can dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench and still survive.

But one day King Kong came to destroy our town,
when he crushed the first building it made a terrific sound.
He stomped forwards smashing tower after tower
when my super pet came with his super duper powers.

He turned into a mouse and scurried up to him,
the crowd said "Surely King Kong is going to win!"
But they did not know the mouse was special,
Joe was so furious, he was steaming like a kettle.

The hairy brute screamed "aah a mouse!"
and ran off like a baby, demolishing a house.
From then on we never saw him again,
King Kong being afraid of a mouse is totally insane!

He turned back into a tortoise as quick as a flash,
and dived into the river with a great big splash.
Then up he came blowing great big bubbles,
the crowd cheered this is the end of all our troubles.

Everyone was glad Joe had defeated the beast.
To celebrate, we had a massive feast.
There were sausages, potatoes, carrots and steak
and for pudding a massive gooey chocolate cake!

As a reward he got a nice cosy bed
where he dreamed exciting dreams that zoomed in his head.
Joe had passed his hardest test
but even super pets need a rest.

It’s a bit unusual as it’s written as a poem. What features tell you that it’s a poem?

 

Writing

Write a paragraph about this picture. Your paragraph should be 3 – 12 sentences long. Try to include plenty of adjectives and vary the way you start your sentences.

 

Maths

Complete lesson 4 (below) of the Addition & Subtraction unit. Your written work can be done on paper or as a reply to the blog post.

 

Handwriting

Use your best joined handwriting to practise these words from the Must Know list - breath  breathe  build  busy  business

You can find examples of how to do this on Letter Join.

 

Spelling

Use this morning's handwriting words to practise spelling to build each word by adding one letter at a time.

 

Maths Fluency

How many times can you write out the 10x table in 5 minutes? You must be really quick by now! If you can get onto the Internet today, spend at least 15 mins on on TTRockstars and Numbots.

 

Science

What can you remember about the human skeleton? How many bones does it have? What is its function? Which bones can you name? Is in an endoskeleton or an exoskeleton? What does each of those words mean?

 

That’s all for today.


 

There will be Dojo points available for completing tasks. To show me that you've completed a task, you need to post your work as a reply to the blog or post a photo of any written work. 

 

Top