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On Friday we will be writing a journal about our time on the International Space Station (ISS). What are journals/blogs? How are they similar to diary entries? Have a look at the journal/blog entries on the website below. Then read the sample journal entry and highlight and label the features that make it a journal.


Work through the ppt on parenthesis. Then complete the quiz. There is a worksheet to do too- just do page 1 and 2. Have a go at writing some space themed sentences which include examples of brackets. 


Read the extract below. Note down some of the 'space related' words. Then choose some less familiar words that you would like to explore more. Use the word square to help you.


Today you will be planning your journal entry. You have arrived at the ISS and your journal entry will be sharing details of what it is like there. You could magpie from yesterday's story and write about an exciting task you had to complete outside the ISS! Does something go wrong? How do you use your skills to stay calm and solve it?


Today we will be writing your journal entry in role as the astronaut you created last week. Remember to include the features of journals we looked at on Monday and show off with your amazing writing skills! Can you include fronted adverbials? ed ly or ing openers? A two adjective noun phrase? Different sentence structures? 

Wednesday True Space story


For each lesson work through the powerpoint at your own pace. For some lessons there are two powerpoints. Then choose which activity sheet is at the correct level for you. The WR questions are harder on the second sheet so you can choose where is best for you to start. The CC sheets have VF (varied fluency) questions and RPS (reasoning and problem solving) questions. They are at three levels for yor to choose the correct level for you. I have included the answers so that you can mark your work and try and correct any mistakes. Do not worry if you don't get through everything. 


Complete the comprehensions below.

PSHE: Challenging Stereotypes and Prejudice

Work through the powerpoint. You can note down your ideas to some of the questions or think them through.

Then complete the prejudice in the news activity.


Lo: To understand the Earth orbits the sun

Watch the video clip.

Work through the powerpoint. Don't worry if you can't do the demonstrations. 

Make the model of the Earth and Sun. You will need two split pins or some soft wire but be careful of sharp edges.

Then draw a diagram and explain how the Earth orbits the sun.


We are starting to create our art, based on the work of Peter Thorpe.

Decide on your final design.

If you have paint, create the background for your work and then let it dry.

On a separate piece of paper sketch and colour the foreground (eg rocket or planet). Cut this out and stick it to the background to create your final piece.

If you do not have paint,you could sketch some of his designs or create a factfile, poster or powerpoint about him. You can use an app on your tablet to create artwork inspired by him or use an app to create a presentation about his work.

Geography / History 


Work through the powerpoint to learn about human and physical features. 

Now look through the powerpoint Exploration and discovery to learn about human features discovered in Copan. 

Research Palenque, Tikal or Chichen Itza and present your findings of the human and physical features in a way of your choice, for example by creating a poster or powerpoint.   


Learn this week's spellings using the activity and Powerpoint below. 

Extra Bits and Bobs... mindfulness colouring and more...