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Clowne Junior School

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Wednesday 10th Feb


Today we'd like you to clarify the meaning of certain words from chapter 9/ You don't have to read the whole chapter to do this, you can simply look at the page the words are in. Remember, clarifying means we explain the meaning of the words we may not be familiar with. Try to clarify these by using the text to help you understand. Often, reading the sentence before the word, the sentence it is in and the sentence after is helpful when working out the meaning. Try to clarify in your own words before checking in a dictionary. We'd also like you to think about the words type too:


Verb= Action word e.g. jumping/jumped/jump

Noun= person/place/thing e.g. farm, cow, bucket etc.

Adjective= describes a noun e.g. dazzling, beautiful, terrifying 

Adverb= describes an action e.g. slowly, bravely, quickly 


The words to clarify are on the sheet below. 

Clarifying Focus

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Clarifying Focus


This week we are moving on to the next step in our writing sequence. This is the part where we write our own diary entry as though we have spent a week with MARY POPPINS! 

To do this, you need to use all of the vocabulary, grammar skills and fabulous ideas you’ve developed over the last two weeks to help you!

We will add a paragraph each day, building up to our amazing piece of writing by Friday!


Begin by watching the video below as this will help give you more information on what to include and what grammar features and vocabulary we are aiming to include too. Remember, you are pretending to be Michael or Jane and are writing from your point of view as one of the children. Add today's paragraph underneath yesterday's paragraph to continue the piece of writing. 


Today we will be writing the third paragraph. This is where Mary, Bert and the children are riding on the back of magical fairground horses and Bert saves the fox being chased. Things to include:

  • Meeting Bert- first impressions of him/what you find out about him/what's he like
  • Describe being on the fairground horses and galloping through the countryside
  • Describe what the people at the hunt were doing
  • Describe the feelings of the fox 
  • Describe Bert saving the poor fox 



You may find watching the Mary Poppins videos again useful too. 


Use the help sheet to help you include all of the grammar features and vocabulary in your piece of writing. Use the WAGOLL to help you too. 


It's a good idea to write a rough/draft version of your paragraph and then edit it to improve the spelling, vocabulary choices and punctuation. You could then do an improved 'showpiece' version.

If you are able to print and want to use the bordered paper, you can!


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For the next few weeks or so we will be focusing on 'Fractions'. 

This morning we would like you to look at: Equivalent fractions

Watch the video first. You will need to keep pausing this to have a go at the tasks. 

There are slides too (same as the video) if you need to look at this more slowly and carefully. 


Then, complete the worksheet. Look at the questions on a screen and write your answers on paper. Remember, the later questions are normally problem solving and reasoning questions so give these your best shot. You may need a little bit of adult explanation for these. 

Spr4.6.1 - Equivalent fractions (2)


This week for our 'Strikes and Flying Pickets' topic. 

LI: Understand how coal is extracted from the ground. 


Up to now in our topic we have looked at lots of sources of information to find out about coal mining and what it was like for people who worked in the mines. We have looked at where we live in the United Kingdom and the counties that were situated on coal seams. We have looked even closer to home and found the mines that were in our local area. Some of you may have used your daily exercise to go to the memorial situated at the entrance to the old Southgate Colliery. All of you should hopefully had chance to look at the article about the opening of the memorial and have a better understanding of how important the mine was to the local community at the time. Last week we looked at how coal is formed.


This week we are going to look at how we get it from the ground - how we extract it. 


Follow each power point slide and these will give you lots of information about the history of how coal was extracted and the dangers with doing this. 

There are tasks to do a various points along the slides. Key vocabulary is located on the slides to help you as well. 


If you are struggling to open the clip through the power point, follow the link below. 

How Do They Do It__ Coal Mining Video.flv