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Thursday 28th 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 Maths task, see how we are getting on with collecting information for English, hear some book reviews and see how we are getting on with our science adaption from yesterday. 


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



Please read Chapter 14 today. However, your reading task for today isn't linked to War Horse!


Instead, we would like you to write a book review. Think of a book that you have read recently that you really enjoyed and that you think one of your friends would also enjoy.

Can you write a review which includes: a short overview of the plot (without giving too much away!), a description of the main characters (both good and bad), why you enjoyed it and whether it reminded you of any other books. You might even want to give it a star rating out of 5 or draw a picture of the cover or an interesting scene. If you need some extra help with this, there is a video here that you may find useful. 

If you would like to, why don't you send the finished review to a friend and encourage them to have a read of the book? We would love to hear some of these reviews in our Zoom meeting.


(40 minutes)



Some anagrams for you today, use your knowledge of our spellings that you have been practicing on spelling shed. Can you rearrange them? 


  • juicedrep
  • sincenua
  • dancerhin
  • firesccai
  • metrecey
  • fiercecati
  • createleb
  • cessneary
  • ceasedde
  • cemrebDe


(20 minutes)



Today we will begin to plan and then write the opening section of our NC Reports. We will need to think about what goes into an opening, which features you should use and what level of detail needs to be included.

Watch the first video here, which will explain what should be included in an opening to a NC Report. 

Once you have planned it out, we are going to have a go at writing our opening section. You can use the video here to help you if needed. Think about trying to include our features which we have talked about this week, whilst focusing on trying to sound like an expert. 

It would be lovely to hear some of your openings later on during our Zoom meeting.


(60 minutes)



Remember we have a challenge for this week - the 5 activities. These are here for across the week and we will be posting them all each day. Our writing is a touch shorter this week, so if you finish early over the next week you can have a go at some of them. I will be posting the answers on Friday so keep hold of them and use them. These are not your main tasks for the day, but a greater depth challenge, so if you are up to the challenge have a go at a few of them across this week. 


(30 minutes)



Today we are looking at bringing our knowledge together of fractions, decimals and percentages. This will show how happy we are with all the things we have covered since Christmas. We are ordering our fractions, decimals and percentages today and, as with all things in maths, we first have to make sure they are all the same and comparable. So you will need to turn them all to fractions or all to percentages or all to decimals and then you can clearly see which is the biggest. Have a think about which representation is the easiest for comparing. Use the video here to help you understand what you are being asked to do. Afterwards, have a go at the activity below. 


(40 minutes)



Today we are going to learn about a key story in the hindu religion - the Ramayana. It means literally, ‘the story of Rama’. For Hindus Rama is Vishnu, the supreme deity, in human form. It is a very complex and detailed story about Rama, who we have heard about when we looked at Diwali.

The video (which you can watch here) is quite confusing as it contains so many different names, but it teaches hindus some very important values:

  • respect for parents

  • keeping promises

  • doing the right thing even when it’s hard

  • using power with care and responsibility towards those with less power.

Hindus believe the story of Rama helps to show them the way they should live their life. They call their faith 'Dharma' - it translates as 'right-living', and it tells them the qualities that are important.

Your task today is to watch the video of the Ramayana and to try to find examples of how Rama demonstrated the four qualities in red above. What does he do that teach hindus how they should act or behave?


(40 minutes)