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“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10

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Thursday 25th March

Good morning, 


We will be on zoom 9:30-10 this morning for a class workout if you would like to join us. Dressing up is optional but encouraged. 

Remember our class zoom call is at 12, so don't forget to bring your reading answers plus your English and maths work. If you are stuck, we are here to help from 11-12


Don't forget to bring all you have done in with you tomorrow. Particularly the English work from this week and the Geography from yesterday, we will be looking at them tomorrow. 



Spelling shed is looking at lot better thanks to the work put in by some yesterday so well done to everyone who has practiced this week. Another 10/15 minutes will certainly help before we discuss our words tomorrow. 


On little bit of homework for tomorrow, can you find out the meaning of the prefix ac that we have been looking at this week. Answers discussed in school tomorrow. 



Please can you read chapters 21, 22 and 23 and have a go at the questions below. 


  1. At the start of chapter 21, why does the author repeat the words from the previous chapter – ‘He won’t die, the warden had said. Unfortunately for you.’
  2. On page 93, Stanley states that a rattlesnake would be a lot more dangerous if it didn’t have a rattle. Why do you think this is?
  3. Why was Zero’s hole smaller than the others holes?
  4. In chapter 22, what does Stanley discover about the golden tube that he found?
  5. Why did everybody in the town of Green Lake expect Kate Barlow to marry Trout Walker? (Page 102-103)



Tomorrow we will begin to plan out our own stories, where we will aim to write our own 'stories within stories', just like Philip Pullman.

However, today I would like you to read a story that was written by somebody in Yew Class last year. You can open it and read through below.

Now you have read through the story, I would like you to write out 2 simple story-lines.

Think about what actually happens in the storyline of Percy (the storyteller) and then about what happens in the storyline of Esmè.


Once you have done this, I would like you to look through the story once again. This time, can you underline or highlight the features of the story that you think are effective in creating tension. You might want to just go with your instincts and highlight the sections that you find particularly tense, or you might want to use our tension toolkit (below) to look for specific features that create tension.


We will talk about these during our Zoom meeting at midday.



Before we are all back in school tomorrow (YAY) we are going to just check how our ratio unit in maths is getting on. We have set you 4 homework tasks to complete on my maths, remember they all come with lessons if you needed them. We would like you to do three of the four, so it is up to you. The trickiest one is Ratio dividing 2 if you want the challenge. 


We reckon 70% is a good mark to aim for so read the questions carefully and we will be able to see how you have got on. 



We are going to be thinking about governance today in PSHE. We are going to be thinking about the laws that rule the land and people's rights. Next week, we are going to be thinking about elections and how we choose who is in charge of our country. However, today I want you to think about the rules that govern us, they are chosen by the government and they are always introducing new ones, as technology changes the laws change to reflect that. Some people agree with these changes, some people won't agree. 


To make laws in England, the Prime Minister or anyone in Parliament puts forward an idea (called a bill). Then the MPs (locally voted for members of parliament) vote yes or no, if more than half say yes then the House of Lords (you guessed is all the people who are Lord ...) vote yes or no and if they say yes as well then the bill becomes a law. 


So I want you to think, if we were making the UK brand new, what laws (bills) would you suggest. What makes life fair for everyone? Education, health, security. What should everyone have access to. I want you to make the most important laws we should put in place. The Law Book according to ... Maybe just the first 10 or 15 laws you would put in place. 


I would also like you to think about life now (or normally), what law would you put to the house of commons? Why should they agree? 

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.