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Friday 15th January 2021


Welcome to Friday!  You have nearly reached the end of the first official week of Remote Learning!  Well done!  Also, thank you for welcoming me so kindly to your school and class, it's lovely to be part of the Stella Maris family!



This is a quote by famous Scientist, Physicist and Cosmologist - Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018). 

What do you see as you look up into the sky?  How does it make you feel when you see the bright sky, the clouds, the sun and the stars?  

With the day ahead, try to look up as much as possible, looking up can help us to feel better, brighter and stronger and allows us to see much more than when we look down. 




Remember you do not have to copy out all of the questions, especially if they use complicated diagrams.

Your answers and any workings out are enough.


Lessons this week are from Spring Term – Week 2

Please watch the video for Divide 2 digits by 1 digit and then work through the questions on the worksheet below, recording your answers in your remote learning book.


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English - SPAG - Recognising Parenthesis

Today's English is a SPAG activity about Parenthesis.

Parenthesis is a word or phrase inserted as an explanation or afterthought into a passage, it is inserted using brackets, dashes, or commas.


There is a PowerPoint for you to go through on your screen (you don't need to print it out) and then there are questions for you to answer (you can write your answers in your book).

The questions have two columns with questions marked with their number and either a. or b. (e.g. 1a on the left of the sheet and 1b is on the right).  Choose to answer either 'a' or 'b' questions.  Try to answer all 12 questions (from either side a. or side b.) and then you can use the answers at the bottom of the page to mark.


The Planets; How far they are from the sun and the distances between them.


Distances in space are huge!  The 8 planets vary in size and the distance between the planets and how far they are from the sun varies too.  How far away from the sun a planet is will affect the temperature on that planet.


Watch the video and see Helen Czerski and a group of children see the scale of the Solar System using some unusual ingredients!

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Follow up activities:


 - Model of the Solar System:

Click on the link to follow instructions how to make your own model of the Solar System using some simple materials such as card, scissors and string.


- What is the Solar System?  - BBC Videos and Quizzes

Click on the link to learn more about the solar system with short videos and quizzes!