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Week 13: Week beg: 06.07.2020



Continuing with the theme of our oceans and the problems they are facing, this week, I would like the children to look at one specific area of the world. 

I have attached some information and links for the children to learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Firstly, they need to use the information powerpoint to find out where in the world it is. There are also some links to some videos of the Great Barrier Reef and what it is like. 

Then, they need to complete their own information page using the template below. They may need to do some research to find out some of the threats to the Great Barrier Reef, and I have attached some information, as well as some videos to watch. 

To finish, there is a template to create a Triarama (a triangluar scene) and some editing passages to remind us of our basic punctuation skills!



Also attached below is a reading activity linked to The Great Barrier Reef.

There are 3 different levels within the attached document, 1 star being easy, and gradually becoming more difficult. Please choose the one that you feel is the most appropriate for your child and only print those pages. There are also answers attached. 

The Star Level Rating is situated on the bottom left hand corner of each page. Answers are also included. 

* - pages 1 - 3

** - pages 4 - 7

*** - pages 8 - 11

Back in June, Puffin staged a Festival of Big Dreams to celebrate 150 years of Puffin Books!


To celebrate, they had lots of video sessions with different authors and illustrators with lots of activities and interviews! 


Below I have attached the link to all the author sessions, that you can watch back and be inspired by! There is also a link to some fun reading activities and book recommendations, with extracts to try the book first!



This week, the children will be revising their knowledge of Coordinates. 

They have visited coordinates before! Therefore, this should be revision!

I have added lots of interactive games for the children to have a go at below, as well as some fun activities drawing pictures using given coordinates. 

As always, there is a Sumdog Challenge, as well as some additional pages in the Power Maths Books, but only for Year 4 this week!

Year 4 - Power Maths Book C - Pages 126 - 137

There are also 3 lessons from the Oak National Academy to fit with our learning this week!



This week, the children will be using the story of the Malamander by Thomas Taylor to support them in their understanding of Myths and Legends!


If you haven’t accessed the chapter by chapter reading of the Malamander on Class Dojo, do not worry! The story is all there for you to start from the beginning and listen in.


I will also include the extracts from the story to use in this English, and they will also need their design sheet for the Sea Creature they created and made a factfile about!



Please continue with the Year 3/4 Exception Words list from last week. There are lots of activities on last week's page to use to help you to learn these words. I've also attached a couple more below to keep you going! 

If you are trying to learn some of the trickier words, remember to use some of the techniques we have built up during our homework tasks, such as Rainbow Words, Bubble Words, Pyramid Words or Blue Vowels. These are all strategies you can use to help you to learn your spellings! Pick the one that works for you!



Using social media can provide many positives: it helps us stay connected to family, friends and others, anywhere in the world; we can share good news and spread messages of joy and hope; we can learn new skills and gain knowledge on any subject. But social media can potentially negatively impact our wellbeing in many ways. We all need to be aware of the risks of social media: addictive behaviours; cyberbullying; fake news; sharing personal information; being overly concerned about what others think of us online.


Help your children to stay safe online with the help of the digital wellbeing resources in this pack. This pack includes a social media survey for children to gauge their online habits, sorting cards to prompt discussion with an adult about how to be kind online and a presentation with lots of useful information about e-Safety.


I've also included the link to the ThinkUKnow website, with home learning activities and lots of useful information.