Monthly Archives: October 2015

Private Peaceful

Hi Y6C!

I hope you are having a good break. I have posted your homework below. Read the extract from ‘Private Peaceful’ and then complete the activities afterwards. Remember a noun phrase is a group of words that describes an object/ place/ thing in more detail. When explaining why it is a good description of the trench, think about the feelings, smells and sights which Morpurgo describes.

I’d love to hear about what you are up to this week as well!

Thanks Y6C, see you soon.

Private Peaceful P126 A sense of place

‘Our greatest scourge is neither rats nor fleas but the unending drenching rain, which runs like a stream along the bottom of our trench, turning it into nothing but a mud-filled ditch, a stinking gooey mud that seems to want to hold us and then suck us down and drown us. I have not had dry feet since I got here. I go to sleep wet. I wake up wet, and the cold soaks through my sodden clothes and into my aching bones. Only sleep brings any relief, sleep and food. God, how I long for both.’

Find three noun phrases.
How does the mud make Tommo feel?
Why is this a good description of the trench?

Eden Camp


For this week’s homework we would like you to reflect on Friday’s visit to Eden Camp.

On Friday we had a fantastic time at Eden Camp and learnt a range of different knowledge about World War 2 as well as other wars in the last century. Could you please write a reply to this post to tell us what you thought was the most interesting part of the day?

We look forward to hearing you ideas-could you please make sure you have replied by Friday 16th October.



Mr Rigby & Mrs Cooper

Hi Y6!

As we have been looking at factors in Maths, we thought you may be able to solve this maths problem involving factors. Have a go!

What number am I? I have a factor of 3, so I am not a prime number. The sum of my digits equals 6. Two of the digits are the same.