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Early Bird Morning Spellings

Select your colour and complete your Spider web spellings today.

Can you use them in a sentence?

Fluent in 5


WALT: Interpret block diagram

Children you have looked at block diagrams by using towers of blocks
to represent data. Then we have moved on to representing data using
block diagrams. We are now going to use the block diagrams to answer questions.

Remember to check the scale of the block diagram before you answer the questions.





WALT: group facts.

With non-chronological report writing, facts do not have to be in any order but they do need to be grouped so we talk about one subject area under one subheading.


In order to know where to put a fact, and which subheading it links to, we need to do 3 things...


1. Read it

2. Understand it

3. Look for clues


When looking for clues, you should pick out key vocabulary that links with the subheadings. Lay out all the subheadings and read each fact individually before asking yourself which subheading does this fact link to?


Your Task

Cut out all the facts, subheadings, the introduction and heading. Lay them out. Read each fact in turn and place it in its correct place. You may change the order of the facts under the subheadings so they flow better. You can stick them down on a large piece of paper when you have finished.


Too Tricky?!... Sort these facts!


WALA: Animal adaptation

In the Antarctic it is very cold but still there are many animals that live there.


How do we manage in colder weather?

We might put on a coat, hat, scarf and gloves but animals can’t do that!  Have you ever seen a penguin in a hat and scarf?


In the winter, some animals hibernate while some animals migrate.



Today you will be investigating how animals keep warm in the cold weather and in the icy waters of the Antarctic!





You will need:

A bowl of ice


2 plastic bags

Watch or stopwatch






The facts!

How do the animals stay warm with those freezing temperatures, icy water and wind?

The special layer of fat called blubber helps keep the body heat inside their bodies. This is called insulation. Many animals including polar bears and penguins have adapted to survive in cold environments. There are other ways they have adapted too.

Find out more about blubber...

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