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Friday 26th

Zoom call - 10:00 a.m. 

In preparation for this call, please bring with you a paper and a pen and a joke to share with the class. We will be recapping the topics of road safety, fire safety and water safety. I will also ask some of you to share a fact from your report on Manea. 

Friday 25th


What makes you laugh? Tell a joke to a family member. Who can tell the best joke? 


Duration: 15 minutes


Please complete the activity below using your new spelling list. 



Duration: One hour


Learning Objective: To improve your report on Manea and write it up in best. 


In order to improve something, we need to know how to do this. Can you think of how you might improve your writing? What would you do to your work if we asked you to improve it?


Please watch the video below now for some ideas. 

Editing Your Writing For Kids

Next, here are the features you should have included in your report. Go through and make sure you have included each of these. If you haven't, you can use this as a starting point to improving your report. 




An introduction

Three short paragraphs

Full stops

Capital letters at the start of sentences. 

Capital letters for names, e.g. Manea. 

A picture or diagram


Finally, try to improve your report so it is as good as it can be. You can use any of the ideas above to help you.


Copy it up in your best handwriting. 


Duration: 20 minutes 


Learning Objective: To respond to a text. 


Think of a time where you have helped somebody like Ray.


Draw a picture of this time.


Duration: One hour


Starter: Can you finish these number sequences by counting on in 2s. Then have a go at identifying some odd and even numbers. Aim for ten numbers in each column. 


Learning Objective: To represent numbers in different ways. 


Have a look at the image below. It shows the number 64 in diagram form. Each 'ten' is shown by a row of ten blocks. Each unit (one) is shown by one small block. 



Now have a look at the following diagrams. Can you work out what numbers are being represented? Write your answers down and then mark them. 








1. 36

2. 27

3. 31

4. 22 

5. 24

6. 40

7. 58

8. 82

9. 65

Task: Have a go at writing your own five numbers and representing them in the same way as above. 


Duration: One hour


Learning Objective: To know there are different kinds of drugs. To know that some drugs are legal and some are illegal. To know that some drugs can be good for you and some can be bad for you. 


Before we start, can you talk to someone you know about drugs. What are drugs? Can you think of examples? Are they all bad for you? Are they all illegal? Illegal means you will get in trouble with the police for having them.  

Wise Owl's Drug Safety Kit: Is That Good for Me?

Wise Owl's Drug Safety Kit: What's a Drug?

A drug is any substance (other than food or water) which, when taken, can affect your physical or mental state. Some drugs are legal and some are illegal. 

Wise Owl's Drug Safety Kit: What is a Medicine?

Now can you have a go at reading and matching the words to their meanings. These are important words that we will need for this topic. If possible, think of examples of each - so 'medicines' could be cough syrup, pain killer, Vicks, etc. 



Duration: 20 minutes



Are zoos good for animals? 

How has lockdown impacted zoos? 


Consider the questions above, now discuss the following questions with someone: 

What benefits do animals get if they live in a zoo? 

What sort of things can we learn if we visit a zoo? 

Are there any disadvantages for animals that live in zoos? Consider such things such as space, friends, temperature, flight for birds, etc. 

Where do zoos get their money from to look after the animals? 

How then has the lockdown impacted the zoos? Have they just lost money or something more? 


Now go back to the first two questions. Can you expand on your original answers? 


Duration: 10 minutes

Chapter 4 - With permission from Simon and Schuster