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It's FABULOUS Friday!


The end of another working week is upon us. You're doing a great job!


Today is also the day I said you could open your letters! I hope your letter brings a smile to your face 😃



Today, you will focus on percentages, fractions and decimal equivalents. Follow this link again:  and complete Lesson 5 Equivalent FDP.

Reasoning tasks available in resources. 



I hope you managed to get your head round the first part of Skimbleshanks! It's a little different to what we've done before, but you were brilliant at understanding and reading The Highwayman so I'm sure you're okay. If you're struggling, ask a parent to help you. 

Today's work is based mainly on the 2nd part of Skimbleshanks and the use of parenthesis again. I'm sure some of you have noticed that parenthesis is similar to relative clauses, but differs because you don't need to start with a relative pronoun (who, whose, which, that). 


  • Watch the video about a train in London to get a feel for what life would be like for Skimbleshanks. Write down 5 things that you learn. 
  • Read the 2nd part of Skimbleshanks, or listen using the links on the resource. 
  • Parenthesis practise. Input commas, brackets or dashes to the sentences. Use the 'revision cards' to help you decide which punctuation is best. 
  • Main written task: use the 'Railway Times' template to make a newspaper article about Skimbleshanks.

Some questions to get you thinking:

- Who is Skimbleshanks? (appearance, character)

- Where does he live?

- What does he do? 

- How long has he worked on the trains?


Wider-curriculum / Foundation Subject - SCIENCE/ART/DT

I want you to create a habitat diorama: 'a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit'. Obviously, I'm asking you for a miniature scale diorama, using a shoebox or jar, of a habitat of your choice. Habitat options such as: 

  • Oceans
  • Rainforests
  • Woodland
  • Desert 
  • Arctic / antarctic ice caps and glaciers 
  • Wetland (marshes, swamps)
  • Grassland 

Obviously, each habitat is home to a range of different living things (plants and animals). You can use whatever materials you need, but the aim is to make the habitat looks as authentic - real - as possible. In order to do this, try to use natural materials as much as possible, e.g. grass, moss, twigs. 

Open the document in the resources section. I've put a range of different diorama examples on there to give you some ideas. I am super excited to see what you create! Take your time - you can do it over the weekend.