Good morning everyone. Well, we have managed to get ourselves to the end of yet another week in lockdown. I can’t believe it was way back in March when we were all in school together. Still, I guess we will all just have to keep calm and carry on until it is OK for us to get back to normal. In the meantime, I will continue to set you work from your learning packs and guide you through the tasks each day. So here goes for today…

Maths – Find the sheet (A3 double sided) headed ‘School Problems’. As you can see, we are continuing our work on problem solving again today. Read the questions carefully and then have a go at working out the answers. You will need to consider which of the four rules ( + - X ÷ ) you need to use to solve each problem. You may need to use more than one if it is a multi-step problem. It does say you can use a calculator but I would rather you work the problems out on paper first and then you can use a calculator to check your answers.

Comprehension - Log onto purple mash and find the 2 dos about our new chosen text: ‘Pit Boys.’

  • Read the final chapter of the book and answer the online multiple choice questions.

  • Now answer these questions:

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: “All these sacks… to the paragraph ending: …up the cellar.

What evidence is there to suggest that Mr Davy’s coal mine had made a huge profit?

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: Joseph followed Mr…

Why did Joseph brush his trousers before sitting down?

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: “Thank you, Sir…

Explain why Joseph stopped speaking halfway through his sentence.

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning: “But perhaps he… to the paragraph ending: …at the door.

Why did Mr Davy suggest that William could pretend to be an eagle?

  1. Did Mr Davy agree or disagree with the law stating that children under ten should not be working

underground? Use evidence from the story to support your answer.

Spelling and Grammar

  1. Add a suffix to each word in brackets to complete the sentences below.

(prefer) Most people ____________ to work above ground but hundreds of workers continued to work in the coal mines. William had (suffer)_____________ terribly in the mines so was hoping his skills could be (transfer) ____________ to a role above ground.

  1. Underline the relative clause in the sentence below.

The house certainly looked very grand when it came into view.

  1. Look at the sentence below. What is the underlined group of words an example of? Circle one.

On the way home, he asked his uncle to drop him off outside William’s house.

Is it … an expanded noun phrase an adverbial of place a relative clause or the present perfect tense

  1. Add two commas to the sentence below to make it clear that William has four things he dislikes.

William dislikes mining accidents greedy bosses and being hungry.

  1. What is the name of the tense used in the sentence below?

He’s built himself a fine big house across the valley.

  1. Put these events in the order in which they happened in the story, numbering them from 1 to 5.

Joseph told Mr Davy about William’s hopes and dreams for his little brother Alfie.

Mr Davy asked Joseph how William was getting on.

Mr Davy reassured Joseph that there would be lots of job opportunities in the village because of the railroad.

Mr Davy let Joseph know about a new chapel that was being built.

Joseph and his uncle arrived at Mr Davy’s house to deliver some coal.

Writing – Now that you have finished reading Pit Boys, write a book review about the story.

Remember your book review should include the following:

  • A brief synopsis (summary) of the story.

  • Your thoughts about the story.

  • Your favourite part and the reasons why you like it.

  • Your least favourite thing about it and your reasons.

  • Would you recommend this book to anyone. If so what age range?

  • A star rating out of 5.

  • Would you like to read other books by the author? Why?

  • Could you design an alternative front cover with all the information you’d expect to find on one.

Reading - As always, find yourself a quiet corner where you won’t be disturbed, and read a book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.

Stay safe –

Mr. A.


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