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Happy New Year Everyone

Tuesday 24th March



Good morning everyone!  We hope you’re staying safe and well. 





Last week you started developing a main character or protagonist – the person the story is about.


Now we would like you to think of the obstacle and, probably, the antagonist.


An obstacle is the main thing that the character really wants.  The antagonist is the person or creature that stands in their way.  The more a character wants something and the stronger the obstacles, such as antagonists, in their way, the stronger your story will be,


The secret to a good antagonist is that they should be similar to the main character in lots of ways but completely opposite in others:


  • Matilda is small and quiet but loves to exert power through her mind; the Trunchbull is large, loud and loves to exert her power physically.
  • Batman dresses in a dark and scary way to help the police and bring order to the streets; the Joker dresses in a bright and scary way to hurt the police and bring chaos to the streets.
  • Harry Potter is an unloved orphan who can speak to snakes and took his opportunities at Hogwarts to become a hero; Voldemort is an unloved orphan who can speak to snakes and took his opportunities at Hogwarts to become a villain.


Think about your protagonist and your antagonist. 


1. How are they similar?  How are they different?  Can you draw a table showing your Protagonist and your Antagonist to make those similarities and differences obvious?

2. Describe your antagonist.  What are their chief characteristics?  What do they look like, what do they speak like, how do they move?  Sometimes it’s effective to compare characters to animals – if they were an animal, what would they be?


Once you have jotted down some ideas, have a look at the forms below for the Wellington writing competition.





Have a look at the video on Ratio and Fractions and try the questions.


We know the website was down for some of yesterday.  If it’s down, or if you zoom through these challenges and are raring for more, try:

  • Complete one of the maths papers from your pack – the answers are posted below.  Let us know if there are any you’re not sure about at all.
  • Yesterday’s problem solving challenge of the week.  Congratulations to WolvesFan8 and BlondePanda11 for completing the problem solving challenge of the week – how many others will crack it before the answer is revealed?
  • - Computer Science is a close cousin of maths and Python is one of the most useful programming languages you can learn.  Have a go at one of the Python projects.  Do let us know how you get on.
  • We’re still looking for answers for last week’s chocolate challenge!





School – at night?!  Yes, this project will require you to look out of the window and spot the Moon.  Give it a go tonight… it might take you a while though because tonight is what’s called a New Moon.  This means that the Moon is in shadow and so it is dark.  If the sky is clear, you might not be able to make out the Moon but you will be able to make out a gap in the sky.  If you’re really stuck, apps like Google Sky Map can help you out.


This month, we would like you to create a diary of the Moon phases.  Each night, try and spot what shape the moon is and draw it as best you can.


For the daytime though, make a spider-diagram of everything you currently know about the Earth, Moon and Stars… this is the base of knowledge we’re looking to improve on over the next term!


Happy New Year Everyone