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Friday 3rd April

Well done to the people who spotted that this week's homework schedule refers to a comprehension.  Unfortunately, because we're not in school, we haven't been able to give you a comprehension for your homework; luckily though, your see-through packs contain three comprehensions as part of the reading test.  So, for your homework (not your home learning but your actual homework) please complete at least one of the sections of the reading test in your pack -- one out of the three texts that there are altogether.


ENGLISH

Thank you for your super responses to our zoo/museum/library challenge.  We had some super responses.  It won't surprise you that our librarian wanted to live in library and MegaMonkey wanted to live with the monkeys!  Strawberrysundae-supergirl raised an excellent point that living in a zoo would guarantee a constant supply of food - yum!  Well done to the one person who even sent proof that they hang out with Spider-Man!

 

Do make sure that the word "library" is spelt with that extra "r" -- "r" for reading.


Also, consider using the subjunctive mood -- "If I were to..." -- well done to those that did.

 

Since we've been on a creative writing theme and next term we're looking at the topic of space, here's today's challenge:

You are a scientist who has just discovered a new planet.  In one year, people will be coming to live on it.  What will the planet be like? What will you name your planet? Write a couple of descriptive paragraphs to describe your planet, remembering to include some scientific vocabulary.


MATHS

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Lesson 5 - Step 3 - Calculating angles.  Hopefully this is a good bit of revision but if you have any questions, do let us know.


ART

Flamingogirl01 and MegaMonkey -- what a day this is for you!

If you go to the Paignton Zoo website, you can see live videos of the animals: https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/explore/webcams

There is also, for BlondePanda11, CutePanda97 and RedPanda101, a panda camera at Edinburgh's zoo:
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

The animals won't always be out, and there may be other zoo webcams around, but check out these livestreams.  Your challenge is to see if you can sketch an animal live.  This isn't about having the best, more accurate picture where you can trace it and take forever.  It's about trying to recreate what you're seeing quickly.

Use a light pencil or press lightly so that you can adjust your drawing easily.  Look for the key shapes and proportions.  If you can hold up a pencil to the screen to measure the sizes of the head and body, that might be helpful.  See what you can come up with!

 


That's it for this term.  We hope you have a wonderful Easter.  There will be some optional Easter activities posted on this site but please make sure you're reading lots of tremendous books, practising your Numbots and TTRockstars (well done to Kestrels) and staying safe.

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