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Today in maths we will be completing some revision on multiplying three numbers together. We have covered this before, so try to cast your minds back if you can! If not, there is a useful video from White Rose Maths below for you to have a look at to refresh your memory. 


Have a go at the below questions. If you are finding these either too easy or too tricky, please email me on the class email address and I am happy to send you some personalised questions. Remember, you may be able to do these questions mentally, but feel free to use either the grid or column method if they will help - just not a calculator!


1. 3 x 4 x 8

2. 2 x 5 x 15

3. 6 x 3 x 2

4. 8 x 1 x 9

5. 7 x 3 x 4

6. 10 x 3 x 2

7. 12 x 8 x 0

8. 18 x 1 x 1

9. 325 x 74 x 0

10. 8 x 8 x 2



In English, we have got Mrs Dilks reading our second chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! A big thank you to Mrs Dilks for this, the class really enjoy listening to her reading stories. The link to this video is below. Have a listen to the chapter and answer the below key questions about the chocolate factory.


- What do you imagine it is like inside?

- What do you think happens in there?

Imagine Charlie is stood outside the gates of the factory. What would he be thinking, feeling and saying?


Choose one of these two tasks:


1. Draw a picture of the factory and write your ideas about what Charlie would be thinking, feeling and saying around it. 

2. Write a range of full sentences that include what Charlie Bucket would see, hear, smell, feel, think and say as he stands outside the gates of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.


I have added a few photos underneath to aid your imagination - although I am sure you won't need them! 




This week's grammar focus is abstract nouns. An abstract noun is the name of something (like a noun) but it describes things we cannot see. For example; greed, happiness, anger, pride. Can you think of any others?


Have a look at the below PowerPoint. The task today is to create your own world full of places that have abstract nouns for names. You may choose to have a hill of happiness or a fountain of joy within your world. Remember to label up your map! I can't wait to see what you come up with. 


Spellings to focus on for this week are;

- leisure

- pleasure 

- measure

- enclosure 

- adventure

- furniture 

- miniature

- signature

- height

- surprise 


Try to practise these as much as you can this week. If you are feeling confident, see if your grown up can test you on Friday and send me your scores! 



During our topic of 'chocolate' this half term, we will be discussing fair trade during chocolate production. Have a look at the attached PowerPoint, which explains the impact of 'unfair' trade. Discuss these ideas with a grown up - what are your opinions of fair trade? How can you help cocoa farmers in different countries? 


Choose one of the tasks below, but remember to make sure it is challenging! 


1. Write a list of words that would describe a child working on an unfair trade chocolate farm.

2. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a child working on an unfair trade chocolate farm and discuss the working conditions. 

3. Write a diary entry of a child on unfair trade on the chocolate farm and discuss the effects of the child’s life. For example, not going to school and having to leave their families.