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Philippe Petit did the impossible when he tight roped across the space between the Twin Towers in 1974. Write down 5 things which were considered impossible in the past, which have been accomplished today. You could also have a think about what things we haven’t achieved yet, but may be possible in the future.
Please continue to practise your Math’s skills on Purple Mash and TT RockStars.
We are starting a new topic in English this week – biographies.
What is a biography? A biography is writing about someone’s life story, written in the third person.
Your job is to pick any famous person, past or present, and find out as much as you can about that person. Use the boxes below to help you! Or if you prefer you may choose to find out more about a member of your own family.
INTRODUCTION Who is your biography about?
THINGS THEY ARE BEST KNOWN FOR Facts and stories about their main successes
EARLY LIFE Interesting facts about their childhood.
FAMILY LIFE/EXTRA INTERESTS Did they marry? Have children? Have any hobbies?
EARLY CAREER Facts and stories about their early jobs/successes.
CONCLUSION Final statements about their future or life highlights.
This week I would like you all to have a go at increasing your speed and accuracy with your 8 times tables. I have set a battle on TT Rockstars, but you may wish to use the website below first as it does not have any speed element to it.
Next half term we will be exploring the world beneath us, looking in greater detail at soils and fossils. Over the holidays I would like you to come up with ideas that you think we could explore in class. Below are just a few ideas to get you started.
Could we make our own archeological dig?
What careers need knowledge of different soils? Do you know anyone who could talk to our class about their jobs?
Do worms have a favourite type of soil?
Please continue to learn your times tables on TT Rock Stars or have a go at the activities on Purple Mash.
I was really impressed with how your Time questions had improved on your Math’s Starters this week, so keep practising.
Over the holidays, I am sure you can find lots of interesting things to read and write about (magazine articles, days out, film reviews, local news, …). However if you want some games to help you practise your spelling and grammar, then click on the link below.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be writing our own legend stories based on ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ book. I would like you to think about what other mythical creatures we could come across in the mysterious Cornish seas.
A mermaid has the upper half of a human, but the bottom half of a fish. What will your creature look like? Give it two contrasting parts. It could be the top half of a seagull with the bottom part of an octopus.
If you want, you could create a flipbook of ideas to create different creatures.
We have been continuing our work on multiplication, focusing on developing our mathematical vocabulary to help in our explanations.
This week I have set you a few tasks on Purple Mash to support your understanding of multiples. Look at the description and start at Challenge 1 as they get more difficult. Choose the challenge that is right for you.
I have also added the Math’s Starters for this week below.
This week we have been generating lots of discussion around the most famous cromlech in the UK, Stonehenge. I thought it would be fun to set a bit of a challenge over this half term, linked to this popular landmark.
I would like you to lead you our learning around this. You might:
create your own model version (You could use pebbles from a visit to the coast)
research how it got there
explore techniques used to lift heavy stones
explore the strength of similar structures
The possibilities are endless, so I look forward to seeing where your learning takes you.
Below is a useful website to find out more about Stonehenge.
In class we have started to read ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’ by Charles Causley.
For your homework, I would like you to choose one of the tasks below to complete.
Research what Mermaids are, then create an information sheet to share what you have found out.
Imagine you have seen a Mermaid or a Merman out at sea. Write a description of what they look like.
I have added templates for both onto Purple Mash if you prefer to do your homework electronically.
Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division. Please complete some of the activities available on Purple Mash and continue to practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars. Remember to challenge yourself!!