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Weekly Learning Challenges 20th April - 26th April

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

20th April - 26th April

Here are some challenges to complete this week:

Maths Challenges


Have a go at these Maths challenges this week.

Have a go at the work for Week 2 which picks up from where we left off just before Easter. It completes the learning on ratio and scale factors and begins to re-cap angles.

Click the link to take you to the videos and resources.

English Challenge: Newspapers


Way back before we broke up from school we had just started looking at newspaper reports and their features.

Your task is to write a newspaper report based around the following idea:

Over the weekend, you have been gardening and have unearthed a dinosaur bone/skeleton in your garden!


Think carefully about the features of a newspaper article and consider the 5Ws - Who, when, where, what, why.

Try to include these skills:

Relative clauses


Fronted adverbials


Subordinate clauses and subordinating conjunctions

Emotive language

Project work: Evolution


How did we get here and how have we survived for so long?

This half term we would have been focusing our project work on the topic of evolution.

Over the coming weeks we will explore: what evolution is and how it works, theories of evolution, how these developed and who they were developed by, the lives and works of key scientists involved in evolution and how adaptation and inheritance are linked to evolution.


We will start by looking at fossils:

What are they and why are they important?

Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of once living animals and plants. All living organisms are potential fossils, but only a few are preserved. When an animal or plant dies, its remains usually rot away to nothing and leave no trace. But sometimes, when conditions are just right and its remains can be buried quickly, it may be fossilised. Fossils represent the ancestors of animals and plants that are alive today. They provide us with a record of organisms that lived a long time ago and evidence that animals and plants can change over a long period of time. The study of fossils, called palaeontology , is crucial to our understanding of life.


Your challenge:

Create an 8-panel comic strip, explaining the stages of the fossilisation process in as much detail as possible.

Use the following links and resources to help you with this.

How Do Fossils Form?

Look at these wonderful examples:

Look at these wonderful examples: 1
Look at these wonderful examples: 2

Bonus creative project challenge

Feeling creative?

Try making your own home-made dinosaur fossils.

Follow this link to find what ingredients you will need and follow the instructions in a helpful video.

Get creating!







The month of Ramadan begins for Muslims in April 2020.

How much do you know about Ramadan?

Can you answer these questions about this important time for Muslims?

  •         On what date does Ramadan start?
  •         Why does the start date of Ramadan vary every year?
  •         What is the name of the meal that breaks the daily fast in the evening?
  •         Why does the time the meal is eaten vary?
  •         What festival celebrates the end of Ramadan?

Check out this fantastic R.E. work so far.

Check out this fantastic R.E. work so far. 1
Check out this fantastic R.E. work so far. 2
Check out this fantastic R.E. work so far. 3

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

BBC Bitesize schedule 1

Oak National Academy Online Classroom

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

English this week focuses on newspaper reports (this week's English task coincidentally!) so check out those lessons for some additional support.

Just follow the link below.