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Week 8 w/b 15th June

Olá crianças! Which means ‘Hello children!’ in Portuguese.

Why am I using this language? Because this week, we will be looking at Brazil and Portugese is the biggest major language spoken there. I am sure a lot of you can think of some famous Brazilian landmarks and people, especially sportsmen. But do you know what is ‘feijoada’ or ‘Sambódromo’? Could you try and practise some samba moves?


  • Use the slides to learn some facts about Brazil.
  • Watch these video clips to see Brazilian landmarks and learn about the famous carnival:

  • Locate Brazil and its neighbouring countries on the map. Can you label main Brazilian cities? What is the capital city?
  • Complete the Brazilian flag
  • Write a postcard from Brazil (Remember the address goes below the stamp in this order:

Addressees' name
House number and street name
Locality name (if needed)
Town (please print in capitals)
Full postcode (please print in capitals)

  • Finally, compare your school day to Ronaldo’s daily routine.
  • Additionally, you can practise some useful phrases in Portuguese.

Revision: Addition

We are going to practise column addition method with 1,2 and 3 digit numbers.
We have learned this method in Autumn term, so hopefully you still remember it.
This video should refresh your memory.

Use the worksheets to practise your adding skills and check your answers.


This week you will read an extract about Harry Potter’s first broomstick lesson. You will concentrate and reflect on likely feelings at different parts of the story and write about taking part in a flying lesson yourself, using conjunctions.

  • Use the slides to revise clauses and conjunctions.
  • Read an extract from Harry Potter - How do you think Harry was feeling during his lesson?
  • Compare it with the same scene from Harry Potter film after watching a short clip:

  • How would you feel at different parts of the Broomstick lesson?

Complete the emotions chart using some of the vocabulary from the word bank.

  • Write about taking part in a Broomstick Lesson. Describe what you do and how you feel, what happens to you and what happens to other people.
  • Use Conjunctions List and include some sentences with conjunctions joining clauses together.
  • Remember to take a clear photo of your work and send it to me to mark. Please write neatly!



This week we will learn about flowers and their role. Some useful vocabulary:

Botany /botanist/ botanical, petals, reproduction, male, female, stigma, style, stamens

  • Recap on all your knowledge and understanding of plants and what they need to grow by answering the questions in the Quiz. Check your answers.
  • Start by observing a range of different flowers closely (best using magnifiers).

There are so many different types, sizes, shapes and colours but they all have certain things in common. What did all the flowers have? (Petals and those parts sticking up from the centre. Some are fluffy or feathery and others are sticky. These are the most interesting and mysterious part of the flower – they are in fact the reason that it exists)

  • Use the slides to discover all about flowers, and how they are crucial in making new plants – this is called reproduction.
  • Watch a video to see how flowers help to make seeds

  • Revise the vocabulary by labelling the parts. Check your answers.


This week, I would like you to create a model flower. You will need:

  • 6 cotton buds with the bud at one end cut off and 1 with both ends cut off
  • A lump of Plasticine the size of a conker
  • A pair of scissors
  • A4 coloured card folded twice and marked with a petal on one side

Use DT slides to learn how to make a model flower. You may use a template for flower petals or you may draw your own. I look forward to seeing your work!


Watch a video of children dancing Samba - ballroom dance of Brazilian origin.

They are amazing, aren’t they! Don’t worry - We will not be doing that! 😊
I thought, however, it would be great to learn at least one basic step.
This is a really useful tutorial. Please watch it and practise the samba footwork:

I’d love to see your dance. Maybe your siblings or parents would like to take part too?

Enjoy your week and have fun with your work!

Take care!
Mrs Ryder