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Today's learning is taken from BBC Bitesize. All of the learning, videos and activities can be found at



Today's focus is to learn what stories are and understand that they can be split up in to sections; a beginning, middle and an end. Start by reading through the 'Learn' section and watch the short videos.


Activity 1: What makes a good story?

Watch the short video and then try answering these questions.

Write some short sentences to answer these two questions. Remember to use capital letters and punctuation correctly.

  • What makes a good story?
  • What is your favourite story?

Once you've done this, think about the story you listened to. Draw a line and write five events that happened in that story in the order that they happened.


Activity 2: Favourite words

Take a look at the table below and see if you can fill in the missing spaces with your own words. You can also choose your own category for new words. The first few have been done for you.

Words Relating To The Weather Words That Describe Feelings Words That Describe A Setting Verbs (Action Words) Your Category
wet happy scary dancing - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This table will help you later in the week when you write your own story.


Activity 3: Helping MC Ernie with story time

MC Ernie needs your help reading stories to the children at the Library.

Play the 'Punctuation' mini game on Small Town Superheroes. Use the yellow arrows to navigate to the Ernie section to find the Punctuation game. Challenge yourself by playing the all punctuation level.



Today's focus is learning to read time to the nearest 5 minutes. Start by reading through the 'Learn' section.


Activity 1: What time is it now?

Practise reading the time during the day.

Notice when the minute hand is on a number and work out how many minutes past or minutes to the hour.

What time is it now? How many minutes is it until the next hour?


Activity 2: Telling the time.

Practise telling the time with this worksheet from Twinkl. Write the time shown on each clock.

Activity 3: Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes

Have a go at the interactive questions from MyMaths, Oxford University Press about telling the time.


Wider curriculum (Science)

Today's focus is to use observation and testing skills to find out how to make the best bubbles. Start by reading through the 'Learn' section and watch the short video.


Activity 1: Bubble fun

This activity from the Science Museum Group uses their special bubble recipe and some ideas about how you can create your own brilliant bubble blowers. This can get messy, so it’s best to try it outside!

Think and talk about:

  • how many different things do you notice about the bubbles?
  • why do you think the bubbles are round?
  • what makes the bubbles burst?


  • can you make a really big bubble?
  • can you invent a new type of bubble blower?
  • do certain materials make better bubble blowers than others?
  • which bubble blower makes the best bubble? What makes it so good?


Activity 2: Bubble mix activity 


Which recipe makes the best bubble mix?

For this activity from the Science Museum Group you'll need dish soap, water, three cups and a pipe cleaner.



Step 1 - In one cup, put five tablespoons of water and one tablespoon of dish soap and gently mix

Step 2 - In another cup, put three tablespoons of water and three tablespoons of dish soap and gently mix

Step 3 - In the last cup, put one tablespoon of water and five tablespoons of dish soap and gently mix

Step 4 - Take your pipe cleaner and gently bend the end into a loop. Dip the wand into one cup and try blowing bubbles. Repeat for the other cups


Think and talk about:

  • which recipe made the best bubbles?
  • what makes a bubble better - lasting longer or being bigger?


  • try adding a spoonful of glycerine or sugar into each of the cups. Does that make better bubbles?