Maths- 75 mins
Let’s continue with area- a 2d measurement of the surface or side of a shape
Here’s the link to the worksheet
English (90 minutes)
Will, Billy, Lacey and Freddie have signed up to the army – there is no way back. They have their railway warrants and have been told to report to their barracks in four days time. What do you think they are expecting? Before you move on, write down your thoughts about what the army will be like in their minds.
Once you have done that, here is the next picture from the story. Look at it carefully and write down what you notice. What can you see? What do you notice?
.Now read the text below which goes with this picture. Think about what the text tells you.
Vocabulary – Here are some words from the text which you might not know:
grand – magnificent and impressive.
overwhelmed – to overcome completely; too many of something.
recruits – a person new to the army.
drills – a training exercise.
bell tents – a type of shelter for living in.
Reading – Using the text, answer these questions:
- “Being country boys, they were all good shots”. What does this suggest about the boys?
- Why did the army not have enough uniforms for all the new recruits?
- Why did Will feel foolish and disappointed in training?
- Where did the boys sleep?
- What suggests that the boys are not enjoying this experience? Give 2 pieces of evidence from the text.
Grammar – Word classes: 1 noun, 2 verbs and 3 adjectives – Find them!
Writing – Will writes a letter home recounting his early experiences at army training. What does he write about? Write his letter.
You could think about:
- Have his experiences in training been what he expected?
- What is the training like? (Don’t forget that Will is physically fit).
- What is it like in the tents? What about the food?
- How does he feel about joining up? Is he trying to be positive? Does he have any regrets?
- How are the other 3 boys – Freddie, Billy and Lacey?
- What can you say to reassure your parents (Will may not have wanted them to worry).
You could start:
Dear Mum and Dad
Well this isn’t what I expected.
You could end:
Don’t forget I’ll be home by Christmas.
You should look to write at least 100 words.
P.E.- 60 – 120 minutes
Don’t forget the P.E. is on a separate page/ using Jasmine.