This week we will begin to look at our new text 'Shackleton's Journey'.
Write a recount about your Christmas holidays. You can either write about one day or a few days. Remember to write in chronological order and use higher level vocabulary.
Today we are going to begin to read the first few pages of the text. These are attached below. Watch this YouTube video which shows what the landscape of Antarctica is like. Consider the temperature and conditions and reflect on the qualities needed by the crew-both physical and emotional. Discuss with a family member and make notes about, why so many people applied for the post?
Thinking about what you have read yesterday. Think about the key features of the expedition and why it was important to do. Remember that Shackleton found it difficult to find funding for the trip and would have had to write letters to wealthy businessmen asking for funding. Today you are going to plan a persuasive letter to write to ask for funding for this trip.
Write your persuasive letter that you planned yesterday. Remember to include the features on the checklist attached below.
Today you are going to focus on the crew’s views of the Endurance.
Here are some quotes from the text to demonstrate how these changed.
‘The strongest wood vessel in the world’ cruel grip of the ice,
‘Endurance was overcome,’
‘The behaviour of our ship has been magnificent…’
‘The brave little craft’
Using images of the ship from the book, write words or phrases to describe the vessel.
This week we are starting our new guided reading text called 'Floodland' By Marcus Sedgwick.
Each day you need to work through the tasks for that guided reading session.
Today you will be looking at the first image which is at the start of the book. Make some notes and have a discussion with an adult about the following questions.
Then read the first chapter of the book. Which will be uploaded below.
Re-read the first chapter of the book and answer the following questions:
Think about/ discuss with an adult:
Today you are going to complete a 'tell-me' grid about chapter one. An example of this is below.
Tell me….was there anything you liked about this text?
Was there anything you particularly disliked?
Was there anything that puzzled you?
Were there any patterns…connections that you noticed?
Once you have done this, answer the following questions:
In the story, Zoe mentions Norwich. Using the map below, answer the following questions.
Now read 'Two'. Think about and answer the following questions.
Today you are going to reflect on what we know about Zoe so far. This is an illustration of Zoe from the text.
Complete a Role on the wall for Zoe (Keep this safe as you will need it for a follow-up lesson).
You write information about Zoe’s personality and character on the inside of the silhouette. How she looks physically and facts about her go on the outside.
Please complete each of these morning maths tasks as if we were in class. They should take 5-10 minutes each to do.
This week's focus will be on place value.
Today's lesson will focus on rounding. Watch this video and then complete the attached worksheets.
Today we will be focusing on increasing and decreasing numbers by 0.1, 10, 100, 1000. Complete the attached activity book throughout the week but focus on pages 9 and 10 for today's lesson.
Today we will be focusing on multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Watch this video and then complete the attached worksheets.
Today we will be ordering decimals. Use your knowledge of place value and draw number lines to help you complete the attached activity below.
Use your knowledge of decimals to solve these problems attached below.
In Science we have been learning about Charles Darwin and evolution. Use this link to create a fact-file or poster about Charles Darwin and why he was such an important scientist within the topic of evolution.
Discuss with an adult what you think a kingdom is.
In a kingdom, people live by certain rules and values.
Imagine you were a ruler of a kingdom, make a list of the values you would have in your kingdom.
Discuss, with an adult, if the kingdom was destroyed and the people were to disperse across the world, do you think they would take values with them? Christians are same, scattered all around the world trying to live by God’s values.
Where is God’s kingdom? In Bible times the people thought the Kingdom of Heaven was a land with a king on earth but Jesus was saying that the kingdom was the church.
For the RE activity you need to complete the attached sheet.
This term we are going to be learning about earthquakes, volcanoes, and hurricanes
In your first lessons research and create a fact file about earthquakes.
Use this website to help you.
This term we are focusing on shelters in DT.
Make a list of all the different shelters you can think of. Give yourself 2 minutes to come up with as many as you can.
Once you have done this have a look at the worksheet which asks you to think about the different purposes of shelters and how they are suited to their jobs.
Then you need to complete the sheet which asks you to think how best shelters protect a person from different weather.
This week we are learning about The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read both the documents and then design and make a poster to raise awareness of the rights of children and the importance of these rights being respected.