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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School


Hello everyone :) 


Hope you are all keeping well.


I can see that some of you have gone onto the school gateway app and given your consent for the Nessy programme. If you have, the secret password is acousticjazz. All you need to do is go onto the internet, type in Nessy, put in the secret password and type in your child’s name. If you haven’t given consent your child’s account will not be open. 


Below is the work that I would like you to complete today. 




Today we will be using the final sheets in your pack titled ‘Solving word problems’. There should be two parts to this. These questions require you to read them carefully. Think ‘what is it actually asking me to do? How will I solve this word problem?’

In some of these problems, the object has not been placed on the 0cm. It is really important that you emphasise that when measuring in cm using a ruler or tape measure, you always make sure that the start of the object lines with 0. 

These word problems make you think a little bit harder! Some of these ask you how long something is but start at a number other than 0cm. 

  1. What is the start number?
  2. What is the finish number?
  3. What is the ‘difference’? Count from start to finish number to see how long it is. 


For example, the first lollipop starts at 2cm and finishes at 8cm. The object is therefore 6cm long. 




 Yesterday you will have drawn a story map which shows what happens in the important parts of your story. Hopefully your story map should look abit like mine and you have between 6-8 pictures which help you to retell what happens in your book. 

Today I would like you to have a go at retelling the story out aloud to someone in your house using your story map. You may want to come up with some actions together that will help you remember each part of the story. 

Once you feel confident retelling this story out aloud, I would like you to have a go at writing your story using a sentence for each picture on your map.                      


It would be lovely if you could record yourself retelling the story or if you could send through your completed story map and story once you have finished. 


-High frequency words- Practice reading and writing the next 10 high frequency words e.g by, day, made, time, I’m, if, help, Mrs, called, here. Think of some sentences to put these words into. 


-Try out some phonics games and explore Letter Join. 





-Re-read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ together. Turn over and answer the questions on the back.  

-Tune in to our school YouTube channel ‘Dunkirk Primary School’ at 3 to see our guest speaker ‘Mr Parry’ tell the KS1 story today. 

-Read some books from home and explore the Nessy programme. 


Please look out for a very exciting email and YouTube clip which will be coming to you very soon explaining what we would like you to do over the Easter holidays. I hope as many of you as possible can be involved and I look forward to seeing what you do! 


 I hope you all have a wonderful day and a relaxing weekend.


Miss Butler 

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