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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Friday 3rd July


Today you need to practice these spellings from the Year 5/6 spelling list. As usual, check the meaning, using a dictionary, so that you can use the word in context and then practice the words using the different strategies. Some ideas for spelling strategies are in the document below.


Remember to write a sentence for each word, so you can spell it and use it in context.



Thursday 2nd July


Today, we will be practicing our understanding of homophones and other words that are often confused.


Firstly, let's check that we understand what a homophone is. Watch the video below to refresh your knowledge and practice some homophones.


Now, we need to practice some homophones. Check in a dictionary (either a paper one or online) the meaning of each word below. Think about the context that each word may be used in. Then write a sentence which uses each word correctly in context.


desert / dessert

stationary / stationery

steal / steel

weary / wary

who's / whose

their / they're / there


We would love to see some examples of your sentences, so if you can, email us some examples of your writing to



Wednesday 1st July

LI: To appropriately use adverbials of time and place.

Today we are looking at adverbials of time and place. While this should be mostly revision, you may be a bit rusty on what some of these words mean. So below is a document with some definitions that may help you remember. Next, read through the Powerpoint and have a go at the activities on the Powerpoint to refresh your knowledge about adverbials.


If you want some further ideas for adverbials, have a look at the word mat below.

You should be feeling a bit more confident now, so have a go at the practice activities in the document below.


Finally, we would you to have a go at putting your adverbial knowledge into practice. Have a go at writing a short diary entry that includes some adverbials of time and place. This could cover a day or a few days over the last few weeks, depending on how busy you have been. Remember to also think about your audience and purpose and the formality of your writing.


Use the word mat and other adverbials that you have seen today to help you, but try to include some of your own. 


we would love to see you diary entries, so if you can, email them to

Tuesday 30th June

LI: To correctly use colons and semi-colons.

Today we would like you to learn about and practice colons and semi-colons. Below there is a video to watch, then a Powerpoint to work through. Both mention dashes, but this a form of punctuation you will learn more about in Year 6. Your focus for today is to practice your use of colons and semi-colons. Remember you can watch the video as many times as you need to understand when you to use the punctuation.


Now use the worksheets below to practice. You don't need to print these out, you can write out the sentences and insert the appropriate punctuation. The answers are at the end of the sheet.


If you feel confident using colons and semi-colons, have a go at making your own punctuation poster explaining how you would use the punctuation.


Monday 29th June

LI: To increase familiarity with stories from our literary heritage.


Today, you will be learning more about about William Shakespeare and a piece of his work, Twelfth Night. Below is the link to the BBC Bitesize page and so use the activities on here to learn more about Shakespeare and his play. When you have worked your way through the Bitesize page, then complete the reading comprehension activity which is accessible via the Bitseize page or can be found below.