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Week 11 beginning 08.06

Weekly English task


This weeks tasks is to write a non-chronological report on your chosen animal that lives in the rainforest. Throughout the week, you will work towards creating a non-chronological report like this below.



Step 1: Find and choose an animal that lives in the rainforest and spend some time researching about it. You could present and organise the information you find into a fact file or spider diagrams,


Step 2: Create a bank of lots of different noun phrases relating to your research.

A noun phrase is writing tool used to add description. It consists of an adjective (describing word) followed by a noun (person, place or thing).

For example:

 - dense undergrowth

 - curved tail

 - miniature ears


Step 3: Consider a variety of different fronted adverbials you could use to start your sentences with and write a few draft sentences that you will use later. This bank of fronted adverbials can help to start you off but it would be good to think of your own.

High in canopy of the trees, small spider monkeys swing from the tree.



The BBC Bitesize link below can help you with fronted adverbials.



Step 4: Using all of the work you have done previously, use this to help you write your non-chronological report.


Suggested structure:

Opening: What it is (simple definition)

Middle: Appearance - what it looks like.

Middle: Habitat - where it lives.

Middle: Diet - what it eats.

Did you know fact?



Weekly Maths task- 

This week, we are looking at 3D shapes and their different properties.

The three different properties of a 3D shape are:

 - faces

 - vertices (vertex for one)

 - edges



Task 1: Can you find the properties of the 3D shapes below? It may be helpful to find them around the house first and then use this to find its properties.



Once you understand how to find properties of 3D shapes, practise finding the properties of shapes through interesting shaped objects you see in real life. This could be the shape of a building you see on a walk or a smaller object.



Task 2: Choose 2 different 3D shapes and make comparison about the two. Make at least 5 comparisons between 3D shapes. If you do more, you will earn more dojo points!

Top tip - Some edges and faces are curved. Faces and edges are not always flat or straight! 




Task 3: Using modelling materials, how many different 3D shapes can you make?

You could make the 3D shapes using materials such as paper, playdough or even spaghetti and marshmallows.





Make something Monday- 

This half term our topic is ‘Plants’.

For make it Monday we would like you to produce a diorama of a rainforest. To do this, you could use a box of some kind (shoe box, cereal box etc.) or be creative with some recycling materials. Use any resources that you can to make the different layers of the rainforest and any animals or features you want to include.

See some examples below.


Topic Tuesday

Water and nutrients from the soil are transported through a plant in it's xylem and phloem. By following the short experiment below, you can observe how exactly they move through plants.


Celery and Food Coloring Experiment

My science activity video for the Senior Science Educator postion

Therapeutic Thursday- 

Trees are an important life source for many living things. Not only do they recycle carbon dioxide into oxygen for living things to breathe but they also provide a vital source of food and shelter for many living things.

Being around nature has proven to be good for stress and anxiety so get outside and get to know a tree.


Equipment: mirrors, magnifiers, wax crayons, paper


Find your favourite tree:

How wide is it?

Give it a hug and see if you can get your arms around it. If not, how many of you does it take to give it a hug?

How tall is it?

Sit at the bottom of the tree and use a mirror to look up into the canopy (the branches at the top).

Can you see any interesting shapes and patterns? Can you see any nests?



Explore the tree with your senses:

Is the bark rough or smooth?

If you can touch the leaves, what do they feel like?

Does the tree smell? What does it smell like?

Put your ear to the trunk and listen, can you hear branches rubbing, leaves rustling or sap rising?


Is there anything living on your tree? Use your magnifier to search the tree for minibeasts.

What is the tree called? Think of a name for your tree


Last of all:

Using the paper and wax crayons, do a rubbing of the bark (don't forget to write your name on the paper!)


Fitness Friday- 

This week, we want to try and link our PE to the learning we have done previously on volcanoes. We want you to get creative and have a go at playing the floor is lava in your garden.

With the help of an adult, you will need to think about how you will build an obstacle course that is safe and how you will travel along it safely and imaginatively. 

If you are unable to build one, think about different ways you can travel from one spot to another. Get different ideas for travelling here: