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Friday 12th June

English: To complete a SPaG mystery and find out who the egg and spoon swindler is.


This SPaG Mystery is based on spelling and grammar rules that you have learnt in the past both at school and during home learning. See below for some top tips and help:

Clue 1: Prefixes

You have 9 root words (words that are words on their own), and 4 prefixes (letters that go at the beginning of a word to change it's meaning). Read the root word and re-read it with each prefix until you find the one that sounds right. Once you have found the prefix that has been used the most, look underneath the prefix and you'll find out what colour hair the swindler has. Cross out everyone who DOESN'T have that coloured hair from the list. 

Clue 2: Suffixes

To find out this clue, you have to look for the correct suffix (ending of a word) that goes with the first few letter. These suffixes are -tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian. The tricky part here is that the all sound the same- making the 'shun' sound. Some might be easy to work out, others will need to be written out to see which looks correct. Once you have found the suffix that has been used the most you will have found out what the swindler's favourite snack is. Cross out everyone from your left over list that DOESN'T have this favourite snack. 

Clue 3: Proofreading spellings

For this clue you must read the list from the plan to steal the eggs and spoons. Look for the spelling mistakes and write them down. How many do you have? This number is the size of the swindler's shoe. From your remaining list cross out everyone who DOESN'T have that shoe size. 

Clue 4: Adverbs

We ALL know that adverbs tend to end it 'ly'. Your task is to create a path starting at the word 'completely' and either going down to 'cheerfully' or across to 'apply'. Think about what an adverb is- it describes a verb. Choose a verb and see if either of those words can be used to describe it. If it works, follow the trail that way. Work your way all the way down to the bottom and whatever year group you land on is the year group that the swindler is in. From your remaining list, cross out everyone who ISN'T in that year group. 

Clue 5: Inverted commas (speech marks), apostrophes and commas

Each sentence you see has ONE piece of punctuation missing. It is either inverted commas (we also call these speech marks), an apostrophe (either for contraction or possession!) or a comma. Read the sentences and work out which piece of punctuation is missing from it. Count up the most common piece of punctuation and you will find out which team the culprit is in. From your remaining list, cross out everyone who ISN'T in this team. 

TA DA! You have your culprit. Create a document on j2e to let me know who you think it is. I'll let you know if you've got it right! Good luck, Detective! 



We are all doing the same maths task today. I have set up a Battle of the Bands on TTRS which will start at 10am today and finish at 10am on Monday. You should have your log in details in the front of your Home Learning books but if you can't remember yours, go on to J2e and share a document with me and I'll send your details as soon as I can.

Good luck!

Also, please complete one page of your Mental Arithmetic book. If you are able to, mark your work with a parent, adult or older sibling at home. 

PE: PE with Joe Wicks