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St John's C of E Primary School

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Tongue-Twister Challenge:


A proper crop of poppies is a proper poppy crop.


Our next measure topic is mass - the measurement of the force being exerted by gravity and it pulls objects to the centre of Earth. Don't worry.... it's a scientific name for 'weight'. 


If you have kitchen scales, it would be a good idea to start by estimating the weight of some objects eg. an egg, a piece of fruit, your slice of toast etc; this should be measured in grams (g).


If you have bathroom scales, you can now estimate your weight in kilograms (kg). Now read the scale in stones (st) and pounds (lb) as many people in the UK still use this measurement for body weight.


If you don't have any scales, you can adapt this recipe for 8 fruit scones into one for 12.


If you would like to make them, click the link below.



  • 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 100g sultanas
  • beaten egg to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream, to serve



Today's activity will be linked to a reading book at home. Make a list of 12 adjectives that you can find and then make a mind map of all the antonyms and synonyms you can think of. Using coloured felt-tip pens is a good way to make the difference between these really clear. A paper or online thesaurus would be helpful too.


What is the most mature word you can find? Let's share it at this afternoon's Zoom meeting and see if anyone knows the meaning.



Today you are going to learn about an invisible map line called the Prime Meridian. Read through the presentation below and then tackle the worksheet.