St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Good morning everybody! This morning at 9am we will be having another 15 minute class meet on Google classroom. Please join using the details I sent you via email. Please note there may be a short delay at the beginning while everyone is joining, thank for your patience 🙂

Today is History (yes, Viking time!) as well as Maths, English and Art. Thank you for always trying your best!

Please send all your work to Feedback will focus on History.


Today we are learning about different ways in which you can subtract efficiently – which simply means in the quickest and most appropriate way. These strategies include counting back and counting on using a number line and subtracting one from a number if it ends in zeros. I know there are some tricky concepts in this lesson so listen carefully and try your best. I will see how every does and we can keep practising if we need to.

Efficient subtraction worksheet

Efficient subtraction worksheet answers


In this lesson, we will be focusing on the opening scene in an episode of ‘The Borrowers’. We will learn how to use our plans effectively to apply to our writing and construct sentences for the opening scene. You will need your plan from yesterday beside you to work from in this lesson. Today, by the end of the lesson you will have a paragraph of at least six sentences written, and checked, that tell the story from Pod climbing the curtains to him being seen by the boy in the doll’s house.


Today we will be learning about two very important Anglo-Saxon Kings – King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan.

Task 1: First I would like you to watch each of these three videos in order which tell you about what happened when the Vikings invaded and then move on the reigns of both of the Kings above. As you watch I would like you to make some notes, you can use bullet points if you wish.

Video 1 – The Vikings arrive in England

Video 2 – King Alfred the Great

Video 3 – King Athelstan

Then read this information:

Comprehension Reading Worksheet

Task 2: Once you have watched all three videos and read the additional information, we are going to do some role play. You are going to pretend that you are listening to a conversation between King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan. In the conversation they will be quarreling about who is the best King. You will have to use real facts from each of their reigns in your argument, for example King Alfred may think he is the greatest because he defeated the Vikings at the Battle of Edington. However, King Athelstan may think he’s the greatest because he was able to claim control over a greater area of land. You will need to use all of your learning from the videos and the worksheet.

You are then going to write the conversation between the kings up in your work book. Remember because the Kings are talking to each other you will have to use all of the rules of direct speech:

  • Use speech marks before each King begins to speak.
  • Capitalise the first letter of the first word they say.
  • Use punctuation at the end of what they say – either a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark – before you close the speech marks.
  • Close the speech marks.

I have included an example piece of work for you all to see, to show you how to set out your work in your book.

History work example


Today’s final lesson is Viking Art. First listen to lesson by clicking on the presentation below. When you have done this open the ‘Viking Art worksheet’ and the ‘Viking Art Examples Sheet’ below and see if you can recreate some of the examples on your worksheet, be careful to include the detail you can see in each example.

Viking Art worksheet

Viking Art Examples Sheet

See you Friday 🙂

Mrs Myers.