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Thursday 23rd April

I wish you all a Happy St. George's Day!

Today is Thursday 23rd April. It's not only St. George's Day but it's also the day we celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare. Do a little bit of research to find out about their lives.

There are resources at the bottom of this page to help you.



Q: What is the most important subject a witch learns in school?

A: Spelling!


Remember to learn your spellings for this week:

  • badly
  • fearless
  • penniless
  • happily
  • lovely
  • hopeless
  • slowly
  • quickly
  • hopefully
  • careless


Below are today's activities. I hope you enjoy completing them.


Start your day with a prayer:

Our Father, who art in Heaven,

hallowed be Thy name,

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done

on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those that trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,


It's time for a workout!

Activity 1 - Mathematics


Lesson 4 - Measure length in m

1.  Watch the Measure length in cm video and answer the questions. 

2.  Open 'Get the Activity' and answer the questions.

3.  Open 'Get the Answers'and check your answers.



How tall was Queen Victoria in metres and centimetres?

Activity 2 - English

You all know the story of Hansel and Gretel. 


1.  Today, read this version of the story. Is it different to the version you know?  Now look at the Day 4 booklet and talk to someone about the story and answer the questions.


2.  Read Griselda's diary (she's not very good a punctuation!) and put the full stops where they should be.  Circle all the letters that should be capital letters.


3. Write a diary entry as either Hansel or Gretel recounting their adventures in the forest.  Use diary language and conjunctions.


Additional challenge:

  • Draw your ideal ginger bread house.
  • In the story, poor old Hansel is on the menu! What else would a witch like to serve up for a meal? Plan her menu.  

Activity 3 - History

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We are starting a new topic in history today.  We will be looking at Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole


1.  Watch this video on Florence Nightingale and then start the game to arrange the pictures and words into chronological order.




2.  On a sheet of paper, write what you can remember about Florence Nightingale's life.  Remember to put it in chronological order and use key dates if you can remember them.


Extra Challenges

Florence Nightingale wordsearch

Keep practising your mathematics skills and spelling skills by regularly using Mathletics and Lexia. 


Mr. Griffin