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Weekly Learning Challenges 18th May - 24th May

Weekly Learning Challenges 


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Although there are plenty of activities, you do not have to do them all. Do as much or as little as you like and have a go at whichever ones appeal to you the most.

It would be great to hear what you have been up to and see what you have been working on.


Here are some challenges to have a go at this week:

Cornflake sssssaysssss hello

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Maths Challenges


Have a go at these Maths challenges this week.

Have a go at the work for Summer Term Week 4 which looks at multiplying and dividing fractions (remember KFC!), as well as fractions of amounts.

As always, let me know if you are struggling with anything.

Click the link to take you to the videos.

I've added the resources for each lesson below too.

Here's another quick daily activity to flex those mental Maths muscles with.

5 quick fire mental arithmetic questions per day. The answers are included to help you check how you did too.

Mental Maths Fluent-in-Five Challenge

English Challenge: Story Writing


Your challenge this week is to watch the fantastic animated short story below and then re-write the story in your own words.

You can re-write the story exactly as it happens, presenting it in your own way, or you can use the short film as a jumping off point and create your own story inspired by this one. The choice is yours.


There is a lot you can consider when re-writing this story:

-How will you create a detailed description?

-How will you convey a sense of action?

-How will you effectively use speech to move the story along?


Try including some of the following skills in your writing:

Expanded noun phrases with prepositions

Fronted adverbials

Ambitious adjectives and verbs


Relative clauses

Subordinating clauses

Non-finite clauses

Figurative language (simile, metaphor etc.)


Broken: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Riley's Re-telling

Project Work: Evolution

This week: The Galapagos Islands


This week we will be focusing more on the Galapagos Islands: the islands where Charles Darwin first made the key observations that then went on to help him create his theory of evolution.


Your Task (geography):

Research the collection of small islands that make up the Galapagos Isles. Find where it is on a map, find out about various features of the islands such as climate, geographical features and what can be found there.

Present your research in one of 2 ways: 

-See if you can create a power point, using one slide for each island. Include its name, a picture and facts specific to each island.

-Create a brochure explaining all about the Islands, explaining what you might experience if you were to travel there.

Galápagos with David Attenborough

Danielle's exceptional Galapagos research

Riley's excellent Galapagos brochure


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus this year is being kind, to others but also yourself. I can fully understand that it must be difficult for you being cooped up at home, not seeing your friends, so I have found two games you could play - via technology - to hopefully make you smile. Have a go and see how many laughs you get. 


On 8th June we celebrate World Ocean Day, looking at how to care for and preserve the oceans of the world.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the ocean.

I would like you to produce me a piece of art showing the devastating effect plastic is having on our oceans. You can choose any medium you wish: collage, sculpture, painting. Hopefully I will be able to send off photographs of your work to the Ocean Conservation Trust, in time for World Ocean Day.

Riley's Ocean Day Artwork



Hello Eagles, I hope you are all well and staying safe.


I have a task for you if you wish to have a go.

I would like you to compare two world faiths looking at where, how, they worship. What is their basic belief, what symbol or symbols do they use and what is their sacred text.

You can either put the information into a table or write sub-headings for  each section.

Send your completed task to Mr Brown or myself.


RSNOchallenge 2 - Tuneful Glasses

Create a tune using glasses, water and cutlery with RSNO Associate Leader Emily Davis.

Additional Support and Learning - BBC Bitesize and Oak National School Online Classroom


Are you looking for a little bit of something extra?

Again, this is entirely optional, but excellent if you are hungry for a little bit more learning or after a bit more support in a certain area of your learning.

Here are 2 brilliant websites that contain some additional learning resources that are highly recommended. Each one contains a variety of daily lessons, complete with supporting videos and some questions to have a go at.

Take a look, see if you would find it useful and have a go.


BBC Bitesize

The schedule and link for this week are below.

BBC Bitesize Schedule

Oak National Academy Online Classroom

Similar to BBC Bitesize, there are teaching videos and a few tasks for each day.


Just follow the link below.