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Thursday 4th February

Daily Zoom


Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We are going to be talking through what we learnt yesterday from Dr Hugh Joger, as well as looking at our plans we will put together in English. If you can join us for Zoom, please do. 


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



Today, please can you read chapter 19 and have a go at answering these questions.


1. What sound told them that war was drawing closer once again?

2. How did Albert reassure Joey when they were going back and forth to the front line?

3. Tell me 4 things about Maisie.

4. How did the men react to the end of the war?

5. How did the end of the war change things for Joey? 

6. What did Major Martin inform them would be happening to the horses? Why?

7. What do you think will happen to Joey? What will Albert do?

8. Can you find and define these word:

  • convalescence (p158)
  • prolonged brooding silences (p163)
  • inconsolable (p163)
  • indignant (p166)


(30 minutes)



Yesterday we were lucky to have a Giantologist, Dr Hugh Joger, join us to answer our questions and teach us lots about Lightning, Rock and Forest Giants. 

He gave us a wide range of information, facts and figures concerning giants, so today we need to organise our thoughts and arrange our information into a plan. I have attached an example of a plan you might like to use below, however feel free to make your own plan or tweak and change the one I have made. 

I have also linked the video we recorded yesterday here, so if you need to rewatch it to gather some more information, then you can click on the link.

However, he also joined us last year but was unable to come on the camera as he was in the middle of research. You can follow the link here to find out even more information about the giant of your choice, looking at the transcript of our discussion with him last year and the answers to the questions we asked him. This may provide you with additional information and facts, so is a good place to look to ensure you can sound knowledgable about giants. 


(45 minutes)



Today we are looking at checking our new learning, using your mymaths to show us how much you have learnt. 


Log on to mymaths and you will find two homeworks to complete: 

  • Modelling percentages
  • percentages of amounts 1


Have a go at both, use the lesson on there to help you and see if you can over 80% right. 


(45 minutes)



Today we will be learning a bit more about Mandirs, the place where hindus go to worship.

To start, can you watch the video here which will help to teach you how hindus worship, both in a Mandir and at home.  

Vraj uses the metaphor of a bunch of flowers to represent the many hindu gods all being part of one god. 

"They are all flowers. But each flower has different qualities, colours, petals, leaves, smell, size. Hindus think the same applies to God. Brahman is one, but contains all kinds of differences. This is why we have many forms of the gods and goddesses to worship."

Can you come up with a metaphor to explain how hindus feel about their gods all being part of one. For example, ​​​​​​'​If God was a colour, it would be a rainbow' or 'If God was a tree, it would be a forest.' 

Once you have come up with your own example, I would like you to think about how Vraj felt when he worships at the Mandir or at his shrine at home. He says being still and focussing on one thing helps him in many ways, including:

1. It helps me facing my exams 

2. It gets my brain working 

3. It helps me to focus 

4. It makes me calm 

5. It gives me peace

For today's main activity, I would like you to try to find somewhere calm and peaceful where you can focus and be still. I would like you to draw, paint or colour a picture which represents the example you came up with; for example 'If God was a tree it would be a forest.' Can you think about the qualities that each 'tree' represents, such as kindness, knowledge, strength. Maybe you could try to find a way to include these qualities within your picture?

Take as long as you need to just be calm, still and peaceful - your illustration can be as detailed, open or personal as you want it to be. Maybe you could put some peaceful music on whilst you are working. Please feel free to share your drawings with each other or your teacher. 


(50 minutes)

If you enjoyed this activity and would like to do a few more tasks focussed around mindfulness or wellbeing, there are a selection of activities available within our 'In case you finish' section or by clicking here.
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.