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Friday 29th January

Daily Zoom


Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We will spend some time today looking at our reading task, see how we are getting on with our English and have a bit of fun with our class quiz. 


We will use the same password and meeting ID as usual.



We wouldn't usually have science on a Friday, however there are some very exciting things happening today and over the weekend which we didn't want you to miss out on!


The first is happening at 11am this morning, so you may want to change your usual working routine to be able to join in. On Longleat Safari Park's facebook and youtube channel, they are holding a Question and Answer session all about animal adaptation

After our work this half term, you might find this very interesting and an opportunity to ask some burning questions.

If you miss the live session, they will be posting the video on their youtube page later on in the day.



The second task can be completed at any time over the weekend: you may want to time it for a period which is looking dry!

The RSPB are asking people across the country to go out into their gardens for an hour and counting how many birds visit! To find out more information and to log your results, visit their website here.

They have produced lots of resources, like the picture below, to help you learn about the types of birds that inhabit your garden. They would like you to upload your results - you will need an adult to help you with this. Maybe you could all complete this task together?







We have had lots of different spellings activities this week, practicing our words that have a soft c sound in them. As today is our last chance to practice before next Monday, why not spend 15 minutes on Spelling Shed, collecting honey pots and practising those spellings.


(15 minutes)




Today, I would like you to read Chapter 15 of War Horse and then have a go at answering these questions. 



  1. Where did Joey stay all that day and into the night?
  2. What were Joey’s reason for staying next to Topthorn and Friedrich?
  3. What did Joey see that frightened him? How did he describe the ‘monster’?
  4. What forced Joey to lie down and sleep?
  5. How does Joey describe what is going on around him? Write short summary and quote from the chapter.
  6. What happened to Joey’s leg?
  7. How do we know the soldiers are British? What clues are there?
  8. Where does Joey end up? What clues tell us this?


(40 minutes)



Today we will have another busy session of planning and then writing our opening paragraph, which will be focusing on the appearance of pandas. Hopefully you have found enough information around pandas to be able to complete this activity, but if not, feel free to do some additional research or rewatch the videos from Tuesday. 

First of all, watch the video here and begin to understand how we should structure a paragraph within a NC Report. Think about what information you can include and how you can sound like an expert. Think about the vocabulary you want to use, possibly looking back at your wordbank from earlier in the week.

Once you have planned your paragraph, watch this video here and then have a go at writing your own paragraph about appearance. 


(60 minutes)



Remember we have a challenge for this week - the 5 activities. These are here for across the week and today is the last day. Our writing has been a touch shorter this week, so if you finished early over this week you might have had a go at some of them. I have posted the answers at the bottom of the change. 


(30 minutes)



Today in maths we are once again going to use mymaths to check our learning from this week. We have set you 3 pieces of homework to test your learning on our topic of percentages this week:

  • Modelling Fractions and Percentages
  • Frac Dec Perc 1
  • Frac Dec Perc 2


35 out of 38 of us completed our MyMaths homework last Friday and we were really pleased with what you achieved. If you are having trouble logging into MyMaths please let us know. 


I know some of you were hoping we were going to have nothing more to do with fractions, but sadly they link into everything! Now we have made the connection between fractions, decimals and percentages, we will be looking at percentages in a bit more depth next week. 


(60 minutes)


If you have worked quickly today and you have zipped through our work and it is all of a good quality, then you can have a look at the In case you finish... section. This is full of ideas that you can do if your grown ups are busy still working or with them when they have finished.