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WALT compare the pulse in different pieces of music

WALA Jewish beliefs in God

This term we have been learning about the Jewish faith. In this lesson we will be learning about Shema - an important Jewish prayer.

Watch the BBC Clip about it, have a look at the Powerpoint then print out the star of David template and fill it with ideas of how we can show Shema's message: how we can care for each other.

Computing WALT: identify which apps and websites are suitable for us

In this lesson, children will find out more about apps and age ratings. The websites will help to find out the suitability of the different apps. Please note that one of the activities has a tally in it as it was designed to be done as a class but this could be done at home within your family. The main aim is for children to realise which ones are suitable for their age range. 

Friday 9th October 2020 WALT: Sort and classify living things

In school we have been learning to group animals according to what class they belong to (mammal, bird, reptile, fish, amphibian). These animals are all VERTEBRATES (Can you explain to your family what a vertebrate is?) We could also sort animals into VERTEBRATES AND INVERTEBRATES.

Last week we started to look at classification keys to help us classify some invertebrates. Classification keys ask questions where there is only a Yes / No answer. You had a go at writing your own classification key too.

This week, we would like you to sort plants. First you need to learn some facts about plants. Read the Plant Fact Cards below. Use the information to help you sort them into flowering and non-flowering plants.

Extension task: Collect 6 different types of leaves from your local area and have a go at creating your own classification key. Remember: your first question needs to split the items into two groups. All your questions must have a Yes or No answer.


Friday 9th October 2020 - WALT Make predictions on the basis of what has been read so far.

Listen to the start of the story 'Delicious' by Helen Cooper (follow the link below to find the video clip in our Video Resource Centre). Then have a go at answering the questions in Activity 2.


Thursday 8th October 2020 - WALT Discuss the significance of a title.

Use the picture of the front cover (shown below) to make predictions about the story. Ask an adult to read out the questions (on the activity sheet) and write your answers down for you. Please email your ideas, or bring in the sheet to show me next week!

Wednesday 7th October WALA the human and physical features of the UK 

Human features are things in our country that people have built and constructed. They are things like schools and hospitals and farms etc. The children should be able to tell you more about these. Physical features are what occur naturally such as rivers, the sea, mountains, the weather. (Please see Powerpoint attached for a brief overview and recap.)

Today we'd like the children to research some of the human and physical features in the UK. You could choose a famous building or landmark and use ICT (a computer or ipad) to find out some information about it and present it as a mini fact file.

Or you may wish to focus on the physical features in the UK and research how many/ or the names of the most famous mountains or rivers in the UK.

This piece of work should be driven by what interests the children. Please do send us a picture of any completed work. We'd love to see what they have found out!

Watch the Powerpoint and complete the mark making sheet.

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