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Friday 3rd July 2020

Friday 3rd July 2020


Activities to complete today (if you can): 


Click on Week 10, Friday Maths Challenge – This will give you a chance to show off what you have learned this week in maths!


(Remember – if this material to too hard for your child at this stage in their development or without the resources they would have access to in school – please do not worry about doing this. You are also welcome to try lower year group work if you feel this would be beneficial. Please contact me if you think this applies to yourself.)


p.s. Please message me to let me know when you have done your maths work – it is nice to see it, as I cannot see it like I could on Purple Mash. Thanks!



Writing Task: Explore what is in our Solar System, the famous ‘Space Race’ and the thrilling, true survival space story – Apollo 13. When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.


Find out about Apollo 13 – the most famous space survival story by watching and reading these sources:


Watch: YouTube – Apollo 40th Anniversary – Apollo 13 Animation:


Read: DK Find Out – Apollo 13:


Read: Apollo 13: The moon-mission that dodged disaster:


Now watch this clip, taken from the film based on the story, ‘Apollo 13’ (rated PG).

The clip is taken from a scene towards the end of the film when the astronauts are on their journey back to earth. As you are watching, jot down how you think each of the people the clip focuses on (the families of the astronauts watching, the NASA workers and the astronauts themselves) are thinking and feeling.


Apollo 13 clip: YouTube: Apollo 13 (1995) – Re Entry Scene:


Task - Write a narrative piece (story) retelling this scene. You may wish to write it in third person (the astronauts …, the families waited …) or first person (I sat there anxiously waiting, I held my breath). If you do decide to write your narrative scene in first person, decide whose perspective you are going to write it from – a NASA worker, a family member on Earth, etc. Please keep checking over your work for spelling and punctuation errors.


Remember, if you are not sure or need any help – please just contact myself on Dojo.





Mr Scott