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Tuesday 31st March

English: L.O: To write a flash forward scene from the perspective of a different character in present tense and in first person.

Activity 1: Listen to chapter 8 of 'Pig Heart Boy' on the Learning --> Stories page on the website.

Activity 2: The following words appear in the chapter you have just listened to. Find the definition for these four words and write their definitions in FULL sentences:

  • Feeble
  • Chronic
  • Feigned
  • Scowled

Mr Stewart, Cam's teacher, asks Cam if it is true that he will be absent from school next week, if he's having a heart transplant and whether he could let the rest of the class know. Later in the day, Mr Stewart asks Cam to come to the front of the class to 'say a few words'.

The two key moments in the story where Mr Stewart appears are:

1. Mr Stewart talking to Cam about the heart transplant.

2. Mr Stewart asking Cam to come to the front of the class to talk about his transplant.

Activity 3: Your challenge is to rewrite these two key scenes in chapter 8 from Mr Stewart's point of view/ perspective.

Like in our 'Skittles' stories, I would like you to start your story with Mr Stewart approaching Cam to discuss Cam's operation, and then your writing will FLASH FORWARD (using ellipsis ...) to transition into the scene where Mr Stewart asks Cam to talk to the class.

Your writing must:

  • Be written from Mr Stewart's point of view.
  • Be written in present tense (use present tense verbs throughout)
  • Be written in first person (use I, we, me pronouns)
  • Use ellipsis to flash forward in time between these two key parts of the story involving Mr Stewart.

Please share your finished pieces of writing on the 'merlinshomelearning' blog if you wish. I will provide feedback.

Maths: 
Year 5: L.O: To convert decimals to fractions.

If you are in Year 5, please click the link below to watch the demonstration video for today's lesson. The link opens up to 'Week 2' so please make sure you click 'Week 1' where you will find the video for this lesson. Watch the video titled 'Lesson 2 - Decimals as fractions (1)' Once you have watched this video, click the second link below to access the activity booklet to complete in your home learning books. Please put the question number you are answering in the margin so you can go back and check your answers once you are done.

Video Lesson

Activity Book

Answers

Year 6: L.O: To convert ratios to fractions.

If you are in Year 6, please click the link below to watch the demonstration video for today's lesson. The link opens up to 'Week 2' so please make sure you click 'Week 1' where you will find the video for this lesson. Watch the video titled 'Lesson 2 - Ratio and fractions' Once you have watched this video, click the second link below to access the activity booklet to complete in your home learning books. Please put the question number you are answering in the margin so you can go back and check your answers once you are done.

Video Lesson

Activity Book

Answers

Geography/ Science: L.O: To identify the producers and consumers in a food chain

Activity 1: Attached below is a warm up activity aimed to familiarise you with the vocabulary related to global warming. This attachment is titled 'Global Warming Activity'. Have a go at matching the term to its definition.

Activity 2: A food chain shows how plants and animals get their energy. A food chain always starts with a producer. This is an organism that makes its own food. Most food chains start with a green plant, because plants can make their food. A living thing that eats other plants and animals is called a consumer, these often come second in the food chain and food chains usually end with a predator which eats other animals (often the consumers). Predators are found at the top of a food chain.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of how a food chain works:

 

 

In the Arctic, there is increasing competition between animals for food as the ice caps melt. Attached below  (titled 'Food Chain Task') are 5 scrambled food chains involving Arctic animals. In your home learning book, put these animals/ plants in the correct order, starting with the producer and ending with the predator. One has been done for you!

P.E.

At a time where we all find ourselves indoors for the most of the day, we should bare in mind how important daily exercise is for our health and wellbeing, particularly our mental health. If you are able to, take your device somewhere with plenty of space (even the garden on a nice sunny day) or clear some space in front of your computer and follow along with Joe Wicks for a 30 minute workout. I will definitely be doing the same!

[VIDEO WILL GO LIVE AT 9AM, I AM IN SCHOOL TODAY SO PLEASE BARE WITH ME IF THERE IS A DELAY]