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Matterhorn - Tuesday

Reading and Writing


Today we are going to focus on the main character: the girl.

character is a person, animal, being, creature, or thing in a story. Writers use characters to perform the actions and speak dialogue, moving the story along a plot line. 

What do we know about this character? Draw her picture and brainstorm what you know and tell us why. 

What does this girl look like? 
What do you think her character is like? 
What do you think she likes to do? 
What do you want to know about her?
How do you think the girl is feeling? 
How do you know? 
What tells you this?

Use the word because when you answer to tell me why you think that.

Here's some examples:
I think she is thoughtful, because of the way she is staring up into the air.
The drawings in her notebook make me think she likes art.

Can you link your inferences and evidence from the pictures to tell us what the girl is like?

Can you think of an experience in your own life that might be similar to the girl's life? How did you feel then? Would she feel the same way?

Can you think of any emotions the girl might be feeling? What does her facial expression, body position or gaze tell you?


This week we will be practicing contractions. Contractions are when two words are squished together to make one word. When we take letters away we need to replace them with an apostrophe.

Watch this BBC Bitesize video about contractions.


We are learning time! Time is used to measure or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and even sequence events.

Warm up:

Watch this video to help you understand how to read quarter past and quarter to. Then match the clocks below.


1.                                                                                                                         2.

Special Task


As you may have seen in the news recently, there have been lots of people protesting for the rights of black people around the world. Watch this video to find out more about the Black Lives Matter movement and how we are living through history.

Watch the video here 

What new things did you learn?

What did you already know?

How does it make you feel knowing everything in the video?

Have a discussion with your parents about what you've learnt. 
Do some research together as a family to see how you can support black people around the world.