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4th March 2021

4th March 2021

Today’s Time Table








1:15 – 2:35


Watch Newsround


Reading Challenge























Miss Wall Reads


08:40 – 9:10

Watch Newsround for the day’s news and happenings in the world.

Follow the link below for the up-to-date news from around the world. If you wish to discuss anything you see on Newsround please remember it for our first live lesson of the day.


Reading Challenge

As it is the official World Book Day today I thought we would mark it be taking part in a reading challenge. You can complete these activities through the day and cross them off as you've done them. Please send photos through of you completing the challenges to me on Class Dojo. Have fun with it and enjoy getting stuck into the challenge. Remember it doesn't have to be a book, it could be a newspaper, article online, Bug Club, a comic strip - whatever you choose.





Converting from a 12 hour clock to a 24 hour clock.

Google Classroom at 9:10 - please attend


We have been working this week with time, how it can be displayed in different ways. We know that on most laptops, IPads and IT equipment time is displayed as 24 hour time, for example 18:00 which in a 12 hour clock format is 6:00 p.m. This week we have concentrated on time being displayed on an analogue clock and I am now confident you can all read the time on this type of clock.


Today we are going to be looking at converting from a 12 hour clock to a 24 hour one and from a 24 hour clock to a 12 hour clock.


We will be looking at how a day is 24 hours long and the fact a clock only has 12 hours on it, it goes around two times in one day.


Between 12 midnight and 12 lunchtime it is known as, ‘a.m.’ this is also known as the morning. Between 12 lunchtime and 12 midnight, this is known as, ‘p.m.’ we know this as, ‘afternoon.’


For example: 8:30 a.m. in a 12 hour clock format = 08:30 in a 24 hour format.


However in a 24 hour format when the time goes past 12, lunchtime, we continue to count upwards so 1:00 p.m. becomes 13:00 this continues up to 23:59 when the time returns to 00:00 which is midnight.


Helpful hint:  Even though it is a 24 hour clock we never write 24:00 the clock returns to 00:00 and starts all over again every day at midnight.


I have attached some worksheets for you to work through that shows time in a 12 hour format and a 24 hour format. Some of the questions ask you to draw the hands on an analogue clock with the digital time (24 hour clock) underneath. As long as you remember a 12 hour clock must have a.m. and p.m. after the time and a 24 hour clock does not, I am confident you will be able to answer all of the questions.


I will discuss this further during our live lesson this morning.

Miss Watton



Quiet Reading Time – Bug Club

Find a comfortable spot for your reading or you may want to find an unusual place for a change. Ask your adult to send me a picture of you reading in your spot or tell me where it is on Class Dojo.

Make sure you have your reading record signed by an adult at home to show that you have kept up your reading and send over a picture on Class Dojo, this will earn you more dojos.


10:50 – 11:50


Google Classroom live at 10:50 – Please attend


Today in English we will be sharing some more of our class read ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. Your last lesson focused on the animal noises that Michael and Stella could hear from the beach that they had washed up on. Find out today what Michael thinks the animal is and what happens next.


I will read some more of the book to you but as we reach a point in the story I would like you to have a go at continuing the story and thinking about what would happen next to Michael and Stella. Like the animal predictions we will discuss some ideas about what you think might happen.


To start you off I have written the last part of the story we will read together so you can continue from there.


‘The jungle droned and cackled and croaked, and all night long the mosquitoes were at me too. They whined in my ears and drove me mad. I held my hands over my ears to shut out the sound of them.  I curled myself round Stella, tried to forget where I was, to lose myself in my dreams. I remembered then that it was my birthday, and thought of my last birthday back at home with Eddie and Matt, and the barbecue we’d had in the garden, how the sausages had smelled so good. I slept at last.


The next morning I …’


When you are writing the next part of the story think about what both Michael and Stella do.


  • Do they hear any more noises? Are the same or different?
  • Do they explore further and find some different parts of wherever they are?
  • What are they going to do about food and water?
  • Does Michael know how to use his fishing skills from the shore?
  • How is Michael feeling all alone on his birthday?
  • What does he think Mum and Dad are doing at the moment?


Make sure you try your best to include description and paint a picture of what Michael and Stella see and hear during their day.


I was so impressed with your writing on Tuesday and I am looking forward to hearing about what you think happens to Michael and Stella the next day.


11:50 – 12:30


History of Chocolate

Last week we learnt about ‘The Chocolate Tree’, where the Maya people told the tale of how chocolate was bought to Earth. This week we are going to be learning about what has happened over the years with chocolate from its discovery to how we eat it today.


I have attached a presentation explaining the history of chocolate, from when it was discovered to who bought it Europe. Your task today is to read through the presentation carefully, then I would like you to write a fact file about the history of chocolate. I would like you to put as much detail in as possible, use the presentation to help you. Draw a picture of chocolate on your fact file, I will leave you to decide what sort of chocolate you draw, it can be either your favourite bar of chocolate or even a cup of steaming hot chocolate, your choice.


I have attached a template of a fact file, if you are unable to print it off don’t worry just write the facts in your books.


Chocolate has an amazing history and if you enjoy a chocolate bar whilst you are doing your work, brilliant, just don’t drop any on your work!


Miss Watton

1:15 – 2:35


Changes and Reproduction


This week we are going to be continuing with our topic on how our bodies change and reproduction. We learnt last week on how our bodies change from gestation (growing inside our mothers) to when we are old. This week we are going to be looking at the gestation period in humans and comparing it to other animals.


Your task is to read through the presentation to discover about pregnancy and how babies grow inside their mothers. You will learn about how new life begins, the stages a baby goes through before it is born and how long pregnancy (gestation) is.


Once you have read the presentation I have attached a worksheet with questions on which I would like you to answer.  You are asked to draw a bar chart showing the gestation period of different animals, you will need to remember your maths skill set to do this. Remember to put the gestation period on the ‘Y Axis’ and the animals on the ‘X Axis.’ If you are unsure of how to do it look in your maths books at the bar graphs you have drawn recently to remind yourselves what you need to do. You will need to fill in all the details on the graph to be able to answer the other questions on the sheet.


If you are unable to print off the sheet draw the bar graph and answer the questions in your workbook.


Miss Watton

2:35 – 2:45
Miss Wall Reads

After I read earlier in English, I thought it would be nice to share your writing again today. You did such a fabulous job of sharing your work on Tuesday that I thought it would be good to do this again. I’m looking forward to hearing what you’ve written.