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As you are listening to the music today (which was written and sung by a friend of mine!) please think about how you can make someone you love smile. Could you ring one of your grandparents or make them a card? Who do you love dearly but haven’t told them in a while?




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 from Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)


Watch the lesson and complete the sheet too: Lesson 3 - Divide with remainders

The sheet for lesson 3 can also be found in the resources at the bottom of this page.



Remember to read for 20-30 mins a day. Write down any words you can not read or any that you do not understand from your book.

Session 19: Story opening.

The first line of a story needs to hook in the reader and make them want to read more!

We would like you to think about that first line or paragraph in your story.

Listen to Mallory Blackman for some tips:


Please look at these strategies below for the opening your story, try a few different ways of starting your story and see which one you like best.


Starting Stories: 5 Great Beginning Strategies


The beginning of a story sets the tone for everything that will happen next. An opener is like an appetiser, offering a tasty morsel of what's to come. When you start to write a story, you might not know where it is heading. That's okay. Play with possibilities! Try one or more of these strategies.

Strategy 1: Begin with action or dialogue.

I crouched in starting position, hands poised on the track and back coiled like a spring. "On your mark! Get set!" The starting gun boomed. I launched myself forward, trying to spring ahead of the pack.

Strategy 2: Ask a question.

Why does trouble always follow me around? Do I have a "kick me" sign on my back or something?

Strategy 3: Describe the setting.

I sat cradled in three branches at the top of an old oak behind my house. I could see over the rooftop, could see for miles. Overhead, planes lined up in the sky, heading toward O'Hare Airport to land one by one.

Strategy 4: Begin with background information.

Tommy's my little brother, and he's in the first grade. He's fearless. One day, he wore a cape to school. I told him everyone would laugh at him. The next day, five other boys came wearing capes.

Strategy 5: Have the main character introduce himself or herself.

I'm Tabitha. I just turned 13, and I'm here to tell you a secret.



Read or listen to the next chapter of the story (audio below, top of pg 101 to the bottom of pg 106 PDF).


Audio book link for Chapter 16, 'Twelve O'Clock' here:

Chapter 16, Part 1

Chapter 16, Part 2



How do animals pollinate plants?

Begin by watching this beautiful youtube video showing animals pollinating flowers


Using the following videos and the information in them, create a poster or Powerpoint about how flowers are pollinated by different animals.


Begin by considering what is meant by the term pollination.

The following video will help you:


Now look at  some animals that pollinate the flowers:


You can then study the amazing adaptations of some flowers that want to attract the pollinating insects.

Have a read about some of these plants at Kew Gardens and how they trick their pollinators.



Extension task / Challenge

For this next task you will have to make use of the good weather and go outside. Watch some flowers and the pollinators that visit them.


Observations – How long do pollinators spend at each flower?

Recording:  keep a tally over 10 minutes showing the number and species of invertebrates that visit a flower.


You must also note: whether or not they go into the flower, if they are outside how they collect food, whether any part of the invertebrate touches the plant’s stamens and stigma.