Hi everyone! I hope that you are all OK at home. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on. Even if it just to say hi! I hope that you all have a lovely weekend!
**Please just do what work you can and please please don’t worry if you don’t do it all. I’d rather give you lots to keep you busy than not enough. If you wish to do alternative activities, that is also absolutely fine. Just do what is right for your family situation. Also, if you get stuck or are unsure, please just ask me. **
Today’s activities are as follows:
Theme: Explorers and Adventurers
Read the biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, the explorer and mountaineer, here Ducksters: Sir Edmund Hilary website:
Now read facts about Mount Everest on page 6 of the following extract, making notes as you read Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart (attached below).
Now follow Edmund Hillary on his trek up Mount Everest (by clicking the links to each part of the journey) here Scholastic - Relive Edmund Hillary’s Trek to the top of the world:
You can also see a visual of the journey they would have taken here Mount Everest Base Camp to Summit in 3D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxpNiA_Ujc
Based on what you have read about the expedition to Mount Everest, imagine you are Edmund Hillary about to embark on this journey.
Write a blog (imagine you have the facilities!) outlining each part of your journey. Try to have a balance of both facts and emotions he would have been feeling at each point.
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online
Computing – Networks
Think about the changes in technology that you have seen since your parents/carers were your age. Make a list of them Eg.
• Mobile phones
• New games consoles etc.
Now think about the changes in your life time. Are there any significant changes in the latest models from the oldest ones that you can remember? Are the changes mainly cosmetic or changes in technology which really get taken for granted and go unnoticed? Can you imagine life without some of the resources to which you now have access all the time?
Write down your reflections in your green book.
French – Food
Have you ever been to France? Use your research skills to find out different foods that are specific to France. Draw and label them in your green book. Then, using the preference sheet (attached below) Tell me (in french) if you like each one or not.
And as always, any questions please just ask.