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Weekly Learning Challenges 8th June - 14th June

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:

Hello from Mr Brown

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Leavers T-shirt Design Competition


Due to the current circumstances, there have been many things that we would have liked to have done to celebrate your time at Annesley that we have been unable to do.

However, we still intend to celebrate as much as we can. In addition to the generous offer of Annesley's Parents For Pupils (P4P) providing an end of year gift (please email me with your choice if you haven't yet done so!), one of the things that we are considering is the idea of providing you all with Leavers T-shirts too. We would like you to come up with the design.

On the template below, create your design of what you think the Annesley School Leavers T-shirt 2020 should look like.

Once you have completed your design, submit your entry to before Thursday 18th June.

Maths Challenges


Have a go at these Maths challenges this week.

Have a go at the work for Summer Term Week 6 which looks at fractions, decimals and percentages (including converting and ordering, and finding percentages of amounts).

Remember your multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 skills as these will come in handy and don't forget to keep it simple.

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: Writing from different perspectives


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There are always two sides to every story. Depending on your perspective, your understanding of an event can be completely different to someone else's.

Your challenge this week is to write 2 short stories about the same event, with each story being told from a different perspective.

Look closely at the image above. A giant creature (we'll call him The Woodland Guardian) sadly cradles an injured animal as a man with a bow (we'll call him The Hunter) hides behind a tree.

I would like you to tell the story of what has happened leading up to this scene and what will happen next from the perspective of The Woodland Guardian and The Hunter.


Write each story in 1st person and consider your character's thoughts and emotions. Think about their senses and what they can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Consider how you will add description too.


Things to think about that might help:

Who is The Hunter and why is he after the animal?

Did he kill it for sport or to feed his starving family?

Is The Woodland Guardian friendly or hostile?

Does it hate humans? Are they allowed in the woods?

Did it destroy The Hunter's village?

Is The Hunter setting a trap to kill the Woodland Guardian?

Is The Hunter afraid? Is he planning to attack the Guardian?


Non-finite clauses would make some excellent sentence openers in your stories too. These can help add some further action to your writing as well as helping to create a variety of different sentence structures.

Remember, these are a type of subordinate clause that starts with an -ed or -ing verb.


Here are a few to get you started. Feel free to think of some of your own too.


Staring up at the huge creature,

Cradling the poor beast in my hands,

Glancing about nervously,

Gripping my bow tightly,

Filled with fear,

Consumed with rage,


Fancy trying something different?

If you fancy getting your creative juices flowing and trying something different then check out this wonderful Talk for Writing workbook below.

It includes a series of short writing activities that build upon each other, leading from an initial idea up to a final fully formed piece of writing.

I strongly recommend giving this a try. If you do, then I would love to see the results.

This unit is called Doors - the world of possibility. Get writing!

Project: Evolution

Humans: Are We Fit To Survive?

We have looked at many aspects of evolution so far including inheritance, adaptation and even how we compare to our ancestors.

But how has humanity managed to survive for so long? Not only this, but how have we managed to flourish as a species?

What adaptations has humanity developed in order to survive?


Task 1: Our adaptations

Research how humanity has adapted to survive in a range of environments. Create a poster explaining the adaptations of a human and how these have helped us to survive.


Here's the name of two adaptations to help you get started: bipedalism and opposable thumbs.


Task 2: Future Humans

Species are continually evolving with each generation. This includes humanity. What might humans of the future look like and what adaptations might they have?

Design a human of the future and explain what adaptations they have and how they are helpful. 


What Will Humans Look Like In A Million Years?

Greg Foot explains how our ancestors evolved over the last one million years and suggests some potential changes that may happen to our species in the future...

3 Surprising Ways Humans Are Still Evolving

What If Our Bodies Kept Evolving?


Do you remember when we looked at environmental art and saving the oceans a couple of weeks ago? Well, it is World Ocean Day on the 8th June. I am uploading a fact sheet all about the damage plastic does to the oceans, but I also want you to think about our local area. Littering is an awful problem, both unsightly and dangerous to wildlife. Now we are allowed to go out a little more why not think about doing a local litter pick? Make sure you wear gloves and have a sturdy bag to put the litter into. You never know , you may encourage others to do the same and help keep our area litter free.

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Art: Picasso Portraits

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist who lived from 1881 to 1973. He is known for his distinctive cubist style.

Your challenge is to create your own Picasso style self-portrait.

Step 1: draw 2 self portraits (use a mirror to help).

Step 2: Divide each picture into 6 using wavy lines. Cut along these, cutting each picture into 6.

Step 3: Mix the pieces from the 2 different portraits and stick these together to create 2 new portraits in Picasso's style!

Helpful hint: Be bold and creative with the colours. Take a look at the Picasso portraits and picture instructions below.

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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.

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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.