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Wednesday 17th June

Morning challenge


Can you complete the following bar models for number bonds to 100.

What do you need to add to 33 to make 100?



Similes and metaphors



A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else.

For example: A wave of terror washed over him.

The terror isn't actually a wave, but a wave is a good way to describe the feeling.

Another example is: Jess is dynamite.

Jess isn't made of dynamite, but it's a good way to explain how exciting she is.


A simile describes something by comparing it to something else using the words like or as.

For example:

  • The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.

  • It was as slippery as an eel.

  • Jess is as graceful as a gazelle.


Writers use similes and metaphors to create a clear picture for their readers.

For example: 'The light was as bright as the sun' gives us more description then 'the light was bright'.

Now watch the following BBC lesson and see if you can spot any similes or metaphors.

Complete this activity by changing all the boring descriptions into exciting similes and metaphors.

For example:

The shark had sharp teeth.

The shark had teeth as sharp as razors.

1. The cat was black.

2.The moon was shining.

3.The dog ran after the tennis ball.

4.Bobby was hungry.

5.The trees swayed in the breeze.

6. Sarah did well in her dance show.

Remember: similes use the words like and as whereas metaphors say something is something else.

Top tip!

Your similes and metaphors still need to match what is being described. For example, ‘as quiet as an elephant’ doesn't make sense as elephants are big and loud, but ‘as quiet as a mouse’ does because mice are small and quiet.



Subtracting fractions


Today you will be subtracting fractions.


7                  3               4

__   minus   ___    =    ____

8                   8             8


The denominator stays the same.

The video below will help your understanding.


Can you pick 6 or more Yorkshire town or cities and research whereabouts they are? Can you find an outstanding feature of that place?

Plot them on a blank map of Yorkshire like the art work on the last page, using the name and a feature.