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Tuesday 19th January 2021

Tuesday 19th January 2021


Guided Reading 

Today's task is to define tricky vocabulary. 

Words to define:

  • wittering:

“Going in to hospital makes tomorrow a big day.  It’s just that Saturday will be even bigger,” Dad said quickly.

I frowned at him.  What was he wittering on about?

  • countered:

“Yes but sometimes …maybe the risk is too great,” Dad said carefully.

“And sometimes, maybe any risk is worth it,” I countered.

  • supressed:

I supressed a sigh.  How many times was Mum going to ask me that question?

  • gratitude:

“Thank you,” I replied with sincere gratitude.

  • ruefully:

Mum smiled ruefully.  “I’m getting in the way aren’t I?”


Things to thinks about when defining a new word:


Word: Wittering: I frowned at him.  What was he wittering on about?

clues: Dad has just spoken – a more powerful verb.

Background knowledge: Used when someone is talking a lot but not making much sense.

Synonyms: waffling, prattling

My definition: To speak a lot/quickly about things that aren’t important.

My sentence: The children would not stop chatting so the teacher asked them to stop wittering on and do their learning.

Dictionary Definition: speak at length about trivial matters.



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If you need to recap how to multiply fractions (you did this last year in Y5), have a go at this lesson:


Challenge: See below for challenge activities 




EXTREME READING CHALLENGE - read in an extreme place! Make sure you read for a minimum of 15 minutes :-)


Try and complete 15 minutes of reflex.

Active Learn

Have a go at the games on Active Learn.




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