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Wednesday 13th January

Daily Zoom


Don't forget we have got our hour-long session on Zoom today, between 12 and 1pm. We will have a chat about War Horse and possibly talk about how we got on with our Forest School activity yesterday afternoon. 


We will use the same password and meeting ID as last Friday.


We are reading chapter 3 today, pages 21 to 27. Once you have done that, have a go at answering these questions and bring them with you to our Zoom call later on. 


  1. How do we know that Joey is leaving the farm soon? What tells us this?
  2. Why would Joey and Zoe be relieved that Albert had taken over the horse work from the farm?
  3. What do we learn about Albert’s father in this chapter? Does this change your opinion of him? Justify your answer.
  4. Describe in detail the relationship between Albert and his father. How do we know this?
  5. Why was Joey immediately suspicious of father when he came into the stable?
  6. What do you think is going through father’s mind at the end of the chapter?
  7. Where do you think father is taking Joey?
  8. Define the following words and phrases:
  • foreboding (P22)

  • fit of pique (P24)

  • inquisitiveness (P26)

  • arbitrating (P24)


(40 minutes)



Please continue to practise your spellings for this week, either by writing them out on a piece of paper or by logging in to Spelling Shed. 


(20 minutes)

Maths - both groups


Today we will be all working on the same problems in maths - multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Mr Bond did some work on this with you yesterday on your Zoom call, so hopefully you are fairly confident with using this knowledge today.

You have two videos to watch: the first one on multiplying can be found here and the second one on dividing can be found here.

Once you have watched the videos, you can have a go at the two tasks below. 


If you want to push yourself a bit further, head over to MyMaths to have a go at a couple of activities that we have set.


(1 hour and 20 minutes)



I know Mr Bond said we were going to be writing today but he got ahead of himself, there is one important skill we need to practice before we can start writing. Today we are going to be looking at ways in which we can make our writing sound more formal. In particular, Mr Brown is going to show us how we can make choices around which conjunctions help to make our writing sound more formal. Watch the video here, have a go at the tasks Mr Brown sets (if you are clever you will try to link your sentences to the topic of school uniform as then you will be able to use these tomorrow!) and then see if you can add some more detail onto your plan from yesterday by adding some formal conjunctions onto it. Good luck!


(45 minutes)



Today we are continuing with our look into evolution and inheritance. Today we are looking at how animals have evolved over time. You can only see these changes over millions of years. As we learnt last week offspring (children) are variations of, not identical to, their parents. This means over time the species changes slowly, this can happen because they are more successful with certain features so more likely to produce offspring.


Use this link to BBC Bitesize website to watch the video at the top of the page (the one with the guy who has a crazy beard). This will explain a bit about how evolution works and how the fittest and most successful survive and reproduce.


We can find out what animals use to look like from their fossils. The fossils tell us what an animals bones, scales or sometimes feathers looked like. Below are some pictures of fossils, we would like you to draw what you think the creature would look like.


Fun Fact: Humans are on average 11cm taller now than in 1900. The average height for men in the UK is 178cm and the average height of a women is 164cm.


(30 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.