Welcome to day two of home learning and today I have set some maths, English and topic as well as one of your favourite stilling time activities.



Here is the link to today’s maths input with your host Mr Baird.

Here are today’s maths activity sheets.

Super Mild- Subtraction Questions

Mild- Column Subtraction Questions

Spicy- Column Subtraction Questions

Hot- Column Subtraction Questions

Super Hot- Column Subtraction Questions



Following on with our new topic of persuasive writing, today we are going to start to look at the features of persuasive writing.

But first lets answer the questions from yesterday.

What does it mean to be persuasive? “Being good at making people do or believe something through the words or actions you do!”

How can somebody be persuasive?

  • Be Confident
  • Make the other person want to do what you want
  • Choose your words carefully
  • Use Flattery (we will look at the later in the week)
  • Be patient
  • Use Rhetorical questions (We will look at this today)

Why might somebody be persuasive? To get some dojos, to stay up a little later… there are millions of reasons why we use persuasion everyday.

Who might be persuasive? Everyone, but mainly people who want other people to do something for them.


Our first feature that is used a lot in persuasive writing is rhetorical questions!

Do you know what a rhetorical question is?

It is a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. The answers to rhetorical questions are usually very obvious.


Here are some examples…

  • Can fish swim?
  • Can birds fly?
  • Do dogs bark?

Watch this very persuasive video below and see if you can hear any rhetorical questions.


Your task today is to have a go at one of the activity sheets below.

Mild Rhetorical Question Activity Sheet

Spicy Rhetorical Questions Activity Sheet

Hot Rhetorical Questions Sheet


Our brand new topic is all about “Extreme Earth!”

In this topic we are going to be learning about some extreme weather conditions and some very extreme geographical physical features.

Fasten your seat belts as today we are going to take a look inside the Earth.

Watch this video about the Earth’s crust.

Link to Earth’s Crust Video

Is that comparison accurate?

How is the structure of the Earth different to a peach?

I would like to set you an extended task today. This means you can do if over the next couple of weeks.

I would like you to create a model of the Earth showing the different layers. In class we would have used “play-doh” (other toy brands are available) to make models of the Earth.

You can be as creative as you like and use things from around your house.

Good luck, I can not wait to see what you come up with.


Remember to email all completed work to me at j.turton@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk.

Stilling Time

Here is today’s stilling time activity.

See you all tomorrow for some more home learning activities, keep smiling.