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Wednesday 27th 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 our English and see some wonderful den creations from yesterday. 


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



Yesterday we had a whole school assembly with Libby, you can see it on the link in our video section on the website and Mr Bottomley has added a short cut at the start of our working from home page. Have a watch. 



Please read Chapter 13 of War Horse today and then answer these questions.


  1. How did the arrival of spring help the horses and soldiers?  
  2. Why was Friedrich referred to as “mad”?
  3. Which task did Friedrich supervise the horses to do?  
  4. How does Joey describe Friedrich? 
  5. Which job did Friedrich have before joining the war?
  6. How did Friedrich feel about Topthorn?
  7. What did Friedrich promise to try his best to do? 
  8. Find 6 unfamiliar words from the passage. Find their meaning and then write them into a sentence.


(40 minutes)



Today we will continue to learn about Non-Chronological Reports, focusing particularly on the level of vocabulary that we will need to use in order to sound like experts. The video (found here) will just look at one particular area to do with pandas, but you might choose to focus just as much on a different topic, such as their appearance. It shows you how important it is to try to develop your language and be ambitious with the vocabulary choices you make. 

Once you have finished watching the video and completed the tasks set, I would like you to start to create a word bank in your workbooks at home, starting to list all the ambitious topic vocabulary you have discovered so far to do with pandas. You can write a definition next to them if needed. 


(45 minutes)



An activity below for you to have a go at, thinking about our pattern of a soft c sound. Find the missing letters in the words below, we will have a look at these in our zoom session. 


(20 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 will begin to look at how fractions, decimals and percentages can all be used to represent the same thing. We know that they all represent how many parts of something there are, but we will begin to look today at how we can convert between them. You may often see or hear Fractions, Decimals and Percentages referred to as FDP

One important thing to remember - we can only work out what a fraction is as a percentage once we have converted the fraction into having a denominator of 100, because percent means 'out of 100'. 

Watch the video here and then have a go at the worksheet below. 


(45 minutes)



We are continuing our look at evolution and inheritance today. Fossils tell us what animals of the past might have looked like, but animals that are still in existence now also have adapted over thousands of years to be successful in their environment.


Our favourite example in class over the last few weeks has been a giraffe; the tallest giraffes would have their pick of the best leaves to graze on, making them big, strong and the most successful, so more likely to produce offspring. Their children are then likely to be just as tall and successful so the whole species starts (over many generations) to become naturally taller.


Have a look at the BBC website (here) and watch the video at the top of it – it is the one with the cartoon man with the huge beard. There is a missing words game and a quiz at the bottom of the page for you to have a go at.


Your task today is this: can you think of 4 animals that live in 4 different habitats and think about why they are perfectly adapted to their environment? Divide your page into 4 and in each quarter draw a picture of your animal, name it and the environment it lives in and label its key feature that make it perfectly adapted to its current environment.


(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.