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Thursday 25th June

Thursday 25th June

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! J


**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:

  1. Complete Day 52 spelling activity on Purple Mash 2Do
  2. 30 minutes Read Theory – take your time and do not rush. Remember your are aiming for 80% or above.
  3. On the Kids Classroom Secrets, complete one of the grammar activities.
  4. Maths - Below, I have attached a worksheet based on Long Division We have covered this in school so it will be a useful revision exercise for you.

There is a PowerPoint attached below with reminders that should help you.

Please complete the worksheet if you can. You don’t have to print it off, just record your answers and working out in your green book or do them on the squared paper I gave you and stick them into you green book. The answers for yesterday’s work are below to for you to self-mark and I will post up the answers for today’s work for you tomorrow.


Writing Theme: Explorers and Adventurers


Explore Ernest Shackleton and one of the most remarkable survival stories of all time by reading (page 5 Ernie’s Endurance to the end of Trial 8 on page 7) of Science of Survival: Ouch! Extreme Feats of Human Endurance by Georgina Phillips (attached below).

 Further information about Ernest Shackleton can be found here Britannica Kids – Ernest Shackleton:

Now watch and enjoy a short video clip based on Shackleton’s 1914 expedition here National Geographic – Shackleton’s Journey:

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online 

 After watching, create a narrative (or voice-over) which could accompany this clip. You may wish to do this as:

The Story of Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition – write a story of the expedition which can be read alongside the clip.


• Imagining the clip is for a film trailer, create the voice over advertising the film to be released in the cinema.

Once you have written the script, have a go at reading it over the clip – making sure it fits in the time and you get all your information across to your viewer and listener.



 Geography – Grassland Biomes

Look at the following links:

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online

Make notes and produce a fact file about Grasslands.

When you have done that write a paragraph (or two!) comparing the similarities and differences between Hot desert biomes and Grassland biomes.




DT/Geography – Biomes

You are going to create your own desert biome.

Remember the soil should be mainly sand but should contain some soil to feed the plant life. You should be able to gather the things that you need from your garden or the local park.


You will need:

  • Jar
  • Gravel
  • Pebbles
  • Fine grain sand
  • Dirt with nutrients
    (potting mix)
  • Sticks
  • A small plant with roots
  • Water
  • Large bowl
  • Cups


How to make it:

  1. In a large bowl mix one cup of sand with a quarter cup of dirt.
  2. Place rocks in the bottom of your jar and pour your soil/sand over the top of the rocks.
  3. Arrange your plant with the rocks and sticks in the dirt.
  4. Lightly pour in half a cup of water and close the lid on the jar.
  5. Place your jar in a sunny place


Over the next few days, you should see condensation build in your jar as the water is lost from the plant and the soil and then reabsorbed as the jar cools. This will show you the biome is working.



Any completed work can be emailed ( or dojo’ed to me.


And as always, any questions please just ask.