May 12, 2020 - Uncategorized    2 Comments

Tuesday Week 4

Good morning!

Today’s activities are:

Maths – solve problems involving the calculation of percentages

Mrs Santoro’s group:

English – comprehension

(The answers are at the end of the document.)

PE workout – Joe Wicks’ PE workout –

Don’t forget your everyday activities – spelling practise, times tables and reading.

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Monday Week 4

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.

This week’s timetable looks like this:

Here are today’s activities:

English – (writing)

Imagine you are Stanley at Camp Green Lake. Write a letter to your Mum and Dad about what actually has been happening at Camp Green Lake.

Things you could tell your parents:

  • Describe the bareness of the camp and the Wreck Room
  • Describe your meals
  • Explain a normal day – digging the hole, short showers, when you get your canteen filled up
  • Describe the other members of D Tent
  • Describe your thoughts and feelings being at the Camp

Because this is a letter to your parents, informal language would be appropriate to use. Can you remember the other features of a letter?

Maths – use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places

Mrs Santoro’s group –

PE workout – Joe Wicks’ PE workout –

Spelling – your words for this week are:

Spelling rule: ‘y’ making the /i/ sound

  1. myth
  2. symbol
  3. syrup
  4. pyramid
  5. mystery
  6. crystal
  7. typical
  8. lyrics
  9. system
  10. physical
  11. rhythmic

Don’t forget your everyday activities as well – times table practise (check the timetable) and reading.

Here are your brain teasers for the week:

Here is your Oddizzi pack for the week:

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Friday Week 3

Happy Friday everyone!

A massive thank you and well done to everyone who has sent their work to me – Mrs Santoro and I always look forward to seeing what you have created at home! I also love seeing the extra things you have been getting up to with your family.

Today’s activities are:

Maths – calculate the area of triangles

Mrs Santoro’s group –

Religion –

PE workout – Joe Wicks’ PE workout

Don’t forget your everyday activities – spelling practise, times tables and reading.


Today is a public holiday for VE Day, also known as Victory in Europe Day.

Your task is to find out all about this day and why it is important.

Write a short summary to send to me.

The Royal Air Force Museum has a ‘Virtual VE Day 75 Festival’ page that has different ways for you to be involved, including a ‘Party Pack’ full with bunting, posters and even some recipes from wartime! Find it here

Answers for Mrs Santoro’s group:

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Thursday Week 3

Good morning!

Here are today’s activities:

IPC – Geography Lesson 2

Looking at England on a map, note its location in relation to the Tropics and the Equator. Describe its climate and any key geographical features that you know about – such as physical (desert, forest, rainforest, etc.) and regions (states, counties, west coast, east coast, etc.)

Make a list of the major tourist attractions in England, such as entertainment, historical, cultural and physical places.

Choose one of these attractions to write a report about. If possible, find older maps or photos of the attraction and see how it has changed over the years.

Include in your report:

  • what type of attraction it is
  • what the attraction offers
  • how it has developed (its history and significance to the local area)
  • who the attraction is aimed at
  • the layout of the attraction and ease of access
  • how different customers are catered for

You can set out your report any way you like. You may like to have subheadings, include photos and diagrams or hand-write it using your own drawn pictures. You will need to research the attraction in depth before you begin your report.


Last week we looked at mental health, what it is and how our mental health is different during this pandemic. I know lots of us are struggling with having to stay indoors and not doing the usual things we enjoy – I am finding some days very challenging! It’s important to remember that it is okay to have these feelings, as long as we acknowledge them and take some steps to help overcome them.

We know that challenges are a normal part of life, and that having some anger, stress, anxiety and sadness is not unusual at certain times in our lives (particularly right now). But if there is an overwhelming amount of these things, they can tip the person’s mental health too far out of balance, and into a problem.

Let’s have a look at an example.

Thoughts: Someone posts a picture of themselves in their new outfit on Instagram. They get sent some mean posts about the picture with people making fun of them. They think, ‘I hate who I am’.

Feelings: This gives them sad and angry feelings about themselves.

‘They feel stupid and embarrassed’.

Actions: They stop socialising with others at school. This leads them to think…

’Nobody likes me’ and the cycle continues…

If the cycle carried on and on without trying to stop it, it might build up the feelings of anger and sadness so much that the person’s mental health would become out of balance.

If we can spot the clues in ourselves (or others), we can try to stop a cycle like this from happening and get ourselves back into balance. Time outs and being on our own help our brains learn to do this by getting us to be aware of what we are feeling and thinking, and put in a pause so we can think about situations more clearly. Sometimes we need to take a step back from the situation and look at it with fresh eyes.

Your task today is to read through the following scenarios and see if you can work out if a thought, feelings, actions cycle has started or is taking place, and to discuss if there are any signs or clues that show this person might be in need of some help or advice because their worries are getting TOO BIG for them to manage. (You can write the cycle out like I did with the first example.)

Can you suggest what the help or advice could be? This might be things you could do to help yourself or things that other people could do.

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Wednesday Week 3

Today’s activities are:

English – (grammar)

(The answers begin on page 3).

IPC – Geography Lesson 1

Go to Google Maps (satellite view) and find our school. Zoom out a little so you can see all of the UK. Think about the holidays you have been on around the UK and find these locations on Google Maps. (We can count PGL as a holiday!) For each location, identify the geographical regions and features you can see e.g. physical (beaches, forests, mountains etc) and human (cities, towns, farms, roads etc).

Zoom out even more to see the whole world. Repeat the above process with any countries you have visited on holiday. Compare and contrast each country that you have visited.

Now go to Google Earth (you will need Chrome for this to work). On the top left, click the three lines and then click on ‘map style’. Go to the very bottom and click ‘turn on gridlines’. This will show lines of latitude and longitude, the Equator, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Arctic and Antarctic circles and the Prime Meridian. (Hopefully you remember this learning from Year 3!)

The positioning of the Equator and the Tropics relates to where the sun is directly overhead at certain times of the year. Due to the Earth’s tilt and facing to the sun, these areas get the most direct sunlight. The area between the tropics has a higher degree of humidity/precipitation than other areas (hence the term) and the Equator marks the centre of the Tropics.

Like a graph, the Prime Meridian and the Equator are like an x and y axis, dividing the world into hemispheres. Lines of latitude (north-south) and longitude (east-west) are like grid references, that geographers use to give specific locations of countries and features.

Consider how a country’s latitude (how far north or south of the Equator it is located) may affect its climate. Look at the countries that you have visited and explore any links between the climate of the country, its location in relation to the Equator and Tropics, and the types of holidays that are enjoyed there. Is there a pattern of where people like to go on holidays?

Now, it’s time to turn into a travel agent! I am going to give you 4 different tourists and you need to match the tourist to a country (anywhere around the world) and a month, based on their preferences. For example, if a tourist wants the sun and the beach, you’re not going to send them to Antarctica (at any time of the year!) In your answers, justify why you have chosen that specific country and month.

Tourist 1: I want to go skiing in the winter, I don’t mind the cold and freezing temperatures but would like a short flight time from London.

Tourist 2: I’m looking for a beach holiday with loads of sunshine, I want to travel in summer and tick off a country in the southern hemisphere.

Tourist 3: I love hiking and nature, I would love somewhere to explore and possibly climb a mountain or volcano, ideally somewhere not too hot and not too cold, I can travel anywhere around the world.

Tourist 4: I want a little bit of everywhere! Somewhere with a beach and sunshine, but not too much as my skin burns easily, somewhere I can explore and go for easy walks, maybe somewhere that offers water sports, at the start or the end of summer so the flight prices from the UK aren’t too expensive.

Some useful websites about climate around the world include:


This ties in really well with our Oddizzi work this week!

PE workout – Joe Wicks’ PE workout

Don’t forget your everyday activities – spelling practise, times tables and reading.

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