Monthly Archives: January 2016



Next week we’re going to write our own version of Theseus and the Minotaur. We’ve worked today on descriptive sentences about the Minotaur, so for your homework I would like you to come up with 5 sentences to describe the labyrinth it lived in.


There are some pictures below to help. I would them written in the first person, as though you are Theseus walking through the labyrinth.

Think about….

5 senses


describing emotions

varied sentence structures (similes, metaphors, 2AD, P.C, List sentences)

If you are confused about first person / the sentence types I have mentioned, which you shouldn’t be as we have covered all of what I am asking for in class, a simple google search of either first person / Alan Peat sentences will help you.


Have a great weekend!



Spellings have started again…. yipppeeeeee.


We’ve finished the read write spell book, so we’re going to go back through each unit with related but different spellings and different orange words.

Unit 1 – silent letter b














What a wonderful thing. We’ve been looking at states of matter and have spent recent lessons exploring solvents and solutes. Our experiment today was measuring salt and mixing it with water, to see how much salt it would take for the solution to become saturated. After reflecting on previous attempts and discussing how we can ensure our test today was fair we all got some very interesting, and consistent, results.

Yay! Below are some pictures of the day and examples of books…


More sketches…


We’ve been working more on our sketching skills, first looking at how to show light and shadows in our apple pencil drawings. Below are efforts by Alice, Xander, Rebecca and Poppy.




As well as this, we learnt about J.G Graves as a part of our Sheffield history topic. A fine gentleman. Our pencil drawings of him shall look as fine as he was kind when complete, here’s how Isaac, PJ and Ciara started (It won’t let me rotate them!)


Doesn’t it show when time is taken to do things carefully?!





Your homework this week is to answer this simple question….


If I multiply numbers they always seem to get bigger than the smallest number in the sum (unless I am multiplying by 1!)


7 X 8 is 56             (56 > 7)

3 X 5 = 15               (15 > 3)


Even when I multiply fractions by whole numbers the answer is worth more than the smallest part of the sum…

1/2 X 3 = 3 1/2        (3 1/2 > 1/2)

3/4 X 4 = 3              (3 > 3/4)


Why then, when I multiply fractions by fractions, does the answer end up smaller?!


There are some examples below, showing how to multiply fractions and proving that the answer is worth less (smaller) than the smallest fraction in the sum.


Try to explain in two sentences why this is, and challenge yourself to answering 3 of your own fraction X fraction questions.


Try your best, this is tricky stuff, probably the hardest stuff we will cover all year, but we discussed it in class today and we should all be competent at the method.


Also, only 15 of 27 children have completed last weeks Maths homework. I have extended the deadline on MyMaths up until Monday, message me on Edmodo if you’re struggling with passwords.


Enjoy your weekend folks!



There is 2 Maths tasks on MyMaths for y’all.

It’s on fractions, looking at equivalents and adding fractions. The first one we’ve covered in detail, the second we’ve looked at breifly (so don’t worry if you’re not 100% on that one). Try your best, message me on Edmodo if you’re struggling!


Have a fun weekend folksJakeAdventure