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Tuesday 15th December

Monday 14th December


Writing (GPS)


Children should know the level that they are completing in the classroom. D is easiest, then E and then GDS is the hardest. Children should choose the level they are comfortable with, they may even like a challenge. If they are struggling, allow them to go down a level.

The children should only complete 2 Sheets for the whole lesson. Both D’s, both E’s or both GDS’S.

  1. Complete the Varied Fluency sheet.
  2. Move onto the reasoning and problem solving sheet.


Children to work through the spellings booklet. They should already have practised these spellings in class and at home. This additional practise should allow them to embed their spellings.


Thursday 19th November


Use the powerpoint below to help you. Choose your level of challenge: D, E or GDS (GDS is the most challenging). Write on the sheets and bring them to school at the next possible opportunity.


Use the powerpoint below to help you. Choose your level of challenge: D, E or GDS (GDS is the most challenging). Write on the sheets and bring them to school at the next possible opportunity.



Monday 16th November






Create a timeline of Malala’s life. Can you put her timeline in between key UK events? How recent was Malala’s troubles?

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Edit the writing that has been sent to you on dojo. Make sure that you have spelt all of your words correctly. Make sure that you have used capital letters and full stops correctly. Does your writing make sense?

Can you see any places in your writing that would benefit from a coordinating or even a subordinating conjunction? Can you use commas before your coordinating conjunction?

Can you re-draft your writing with any amendments that you have made?

Reading: Continue the weeks work on Malala.


ART: Can you research what a Mandala is? Can you find Mandalas that appeal to you? What makes them stand out? Who would prefer them? Analyse and review them by drawing lines away from mandala’s and annotating them with your thoughts and opinions. Additionally, can you see what techniques the artists have used?

Monday 9th November


  1. Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars.
  2. Complete the Maths worksheets.


Create a non-chronological report in the style of a Biography about Malala. This will be your first draft. Don’t worry too much about editing it. This will be tomorrows task.


Complete day 1 of the reading comprehension.

If you have completed the reading comprehension for the Biography text. Move on to the book extract.


Complete a timeline about Malala’s life. You can fill in the date boxes and information boxes using the given facts. You may make a beautiful presentable timeline with illustrations. I would love to put them on display.

Wednesday 4th November

Reading: Read the information about Malala using the following websites.

  1. https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org/resources/home-learning/quality-education/fact-sheet-malalas-life-story
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46865195#:~:text=Malala%20Yousufzai%20is%20a%20campaigner,world%2Dfamous%20Nobel%20Peace%20Prize.
  3. https://malala.org/malalas-story
  4. https://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/malalayousafzai.php
  5. https://kids.kiddle.co/Malala_Yousafzai

Once you have read as much information as you can, answer the following questions:

  1. Which country was Malala born in?
  2. What did Malala write at the age of 11?
  3. Who were the Taliban?
  4. What did the Taliban want to do?
  5. How did the Taliban try to stop Malala from campaigning?
  6. Where did the family settle when they left Pakistan?
  7. What did Malala do on her 16th birthday?
  8. What is Malala’s passion?
  9. What was special about Malala winning the Nobel Peace Prize?
  10. Who also won the nobel peace prize at the same time as Malala?
  11. Create 5 retrieval style question of your own.
  12. Who is Malala? Why is she well known? Why is her story so pertinent?


Practise your 3x tables. Can you sing the song to your parents? TT Rockstars is a good place to practise your times tables.

Tuesday 3rd November


Read the text below.
1. Highlight the nouns and pronouns in the text.
2. Highlight the coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
3. Can you find any fronted adverbials (including adverbs of time)?
4. Find out the difference between an auto-biography and a biography.
5. Write a paragraph in the style of a biography about your halloween. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Use adverbs of time. Use fronted adverbials. Use pronouns and nouns.
6. When you used different pronouns, what ‘person’ or point of view did you write in? 1st person, second person or thrid person?
7. How did using pronouns improve your writing? Did you repeat your name? or did you use a grammatical feature?

Monday 2nd November

Reading and Literacy

  1. Read the text below.
  2. What features does a biography have?
  3. Can you find words or phrases that are suited to a biography?
  4. What words did you find? What did they mean?
  5. Did you find the meaning of the words using a dictionary or did you infer their meaning from the text?



Explore what life is like or was like for a child living in Pakistan, using the links below. Create a mind map of the issues the children have faced and illustrate it.

Make sure you use full sentences and that your presentation is fit for our display.

  1. https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/pakistan
  2. https://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/pakistan
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/20/child-waste-pickers-living-pakistan-streets