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Thursday 21st May

Mr Griffin's Good Morning Message

Good morning everyone!

Today is Thursday 21st May. It is also known as Ascension Day. This is because today is the day we remember Jesus ascending into Heaven.

I hope you have a peaceful day, enjoying the activities I have set you and playing nicely at home and in the sunshine.


Q: Why was the broom late for school?

A: It overswept!

Please pray with me

Morning Prayer

Father in heaven You love me.

You are with me night and day.

I want to love You always,

In all I do and say.

I'll try to please You Father.

Bless me through the day.


It's time for some physical exercise

Task 1 - Mathematics

Go to Lesson 4 - The 5 Times-Table

1.  Listen to the video and answer the questions.

2. Open the worksheet below and answer the questions.

3.  Check your answers below.  How many did you get right?

Activity 2 - English

1. Prepositions and prepositional phrases 

Open the lesson - Noun Phrases 2

  • Read through it looking at prepositions and prepositional phrases. 
  • Complete the exercise on slide 6. 
  • If it is not possible to watch the lesson, revise prepositional phrases by looking at the Revision Card
Now read the Question Booklet for Day 4.

2. Poetry reading 

Read and enjoy the monster poem, The Glamdrack. 

  • Highlight the prepositional phrases in the poem. There are 9 to find. 
  • Check on the Answers copy of the poem. How many did you get? 
  • Highlight any remaining prepositions that you didn’t find first time. 


3. It’s writing time 

Look at the ‘creature feature’ sentence starters on Monster Mash Up. 

  • Read each sentence starter. 
  • Using those listed on Prepositions to get you started, add a prepositional phrase to each starter. The vampire flew through the open window. 
  • Use one of the phrases you have created as the beginning of a monster story. 
  • Carry on writing the story, using as many prepositions as you can in your sentences. 


Challenge:  Add monster pictures to your Monster Mash Up sentence starters page. 


Activity 3 - Music Break

Go to Ms Hume's Music Page and have fun joining in with her latest music session:

Activity 4 - History

Today you have two activities for History.  We have finished our topic of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and how they changed nursing around the world.  We will now be moving onto two small projects that you can do at home with your family over the next week and longer, if you wish:  1) a family tree and 2) a competition that you can participate in for Black History month.


1. Family Tree - you will probably need a little help from an adult.

  • Look at the Family Tree lesson.
  • Complete the All about Me activity sheet
  • Use the Family Interview Questions to find out about your family member.  You will find out a lot about what it was like when they were a child.  Write their answers down.  You could phone/Zoom/FaceTime a family member (grandma, grandpa, aunty, uncle) who doesn't live with you.
  • Complete your own family tree.  You can use the template OR you can draw your own.
  • Complete the My Family activity sheet.

2.  100 Great Black Britons competition (if you would like to enter).

The competition is for young people to create a fun and unique project celebrating Black Britons and their legacy.  You will pick someone of your choice and write about them, or do a video about them, or a presentation.  You just have to explain their history and why they were so important. - competition details - resources 


Children under 16

We want you to use the resources below and look at the biographies of the Great Black Britons nominated on You can choose one or several Great Black Britons. You then need to create a unique and innovative project to celebrate their work and legacy. This could be:

  • for a presentation (examples could include a slide presentation, a short film, a speech, poetry, a drama or dance performance)
  • for a display (such as artwork, photography, sculpture)
  • a project or campaign (such as recorded interviews, a magazine, a music project)
  • any other way of promoting the stories of Great Black Britons (perhaps a social media campaign, website design, posters).

The winning projects will be the ones that are the most innovative and that clearly show why the chosen Great Black Britons were important.


Competition deadline: 30th September 2020.

I hope you have enjoyed the activities I have set for you today.

Please remember that I want you and your family to stay safe and healthy, happy and smiley.

These are the most important things!

Best wishes,

Mr Griffin