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Friday 22nd January 2021

Friday 22nd January

We'll be having assembly at 2.30pm this afternoon - please remember to send me back any shoutouts you have for this week for your child! We'll once again have 2 star of the weeks, a Bug Club Champion and any shoutouts!  


Guided Reading (10.30am)

We're finishing up with The Accidental Prime Minister today and our visualisation skill for this week ready to move onto a new text and skill next week. Today, using everything you've learnt about the prime minister this week and Joe, how do you think this text ends? I know I've only read bits to you, but at the end of the day today, I'll upload the end of the book and you can see if what you think happens did happen. We know that Joe has become the prime minister by accident and we know from earlier in the week, he had some quite drastic plans in his manifesto! I'd like you to have a look at the sheet attached and think about what would be the IMPACT of the things Joe decided to do. Can you visualise the world with cats with WiFi boxes and banana shaped buses? Work through the activities on the sheets and then draw me Joe's world! 


Science (anytime)

Today, I want you to summarise and wrap up all of your science learning for this week by thinking about a really big question. What if - we only ate chips? I want you to think about what would happen to our bodies if all we ate was chips. Think about these questions and write me an answer to the big question using what you know:


Why is it important we eat a selection of different food groups?
Chips are very high in carbohydrates and fat - what would that do to our body?

What would happen to things like our teeth and our weight if all we ate was chips?

What is a balanced diet?


Writing (1pm)

We're going to write the conclusion of our Charles Darwin biography today which wraps up our learning about him. In the conclusion, we need to make sure we include:

Why he was remembered - what is his legacy?

When did he die?

How did he die?


For this section, I'd like us to carry on thinking really carefully about how we start our sentences, and today I'd like you to have a think about a very fancy sounding word (but they're not that tricky) - fronted adverbials. In the live lesson, I'll go through what one is and show you some examples of how we use them and how we could use them in our biography. Then, I'd like you to have a quick go at the SPAG sheet below about them and then write the ending of your biography! I'm looking forward to seeing the final pieces and putting them all together and it will be really nice to see the different ways people have gone with these, when we all had the same introduction to begin with!


Maths (9.15am)

Today, we're going to try and compact everything we have learnt this week down into a more compact method - we're not quite at the formal method yet, we've got one more little step in between. Today, we're going to get rid of the little + signs we've been using all week and think about the whole numbers when we add the different columns. I'll demonstrate this in the live lesson and then there is another video below to remind you. Then, have a go at the activities on the sheet attached.

Science lesson 3 explanation

Still image for this video