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Wednesday 6th January

Good Morning Hawthorn Class!


We hope you had a lovely christmas and we're looking forward to seeing you on our first zoom call!


Here are the activities we would like you to complete today. You can choose what order you do the activities in, but we suggest trying to do the English and Maths in the morning. You can print the work if you want to or you can read from the screen and answer on paper. Please save anything you do to bring into school once we are back so we can have a look at it. You can also ask your grown-ups to e-mail a copy to us each day.


1) English

We’re going to start our Home Learning with a mini topic on Dinosaurs! Let’s warm up with a quick Terrific T-Rex activity. Click on the t-rex activity card in the resources below and read the information and then answer the questions. The answers are also on the PDF for you to check how you got on. 


Now have a look at the Jurassic Age picture below. Can you think of 2 or 3 questions you would like answered? Write them down with a capital letter and question mark?


Now read this story starter, whilst thinking about the picture.


The dinosaurs all gave a simultaneous roar. It was coming…

Moments before, the lake had been quiet and peaceful. As the golden sun rose above the shadowy, jagged mountains on the horizon, creatures came from far and wide to enjoy their early morning drink from the tranquil pool. All they could hear was the gentle lapping of water and contented grunts as thirsts were quenched.

Then they had heard them: footsteps in the distance. Thump…Thump…Thump…It could mean only one thing: a T-Rex…


Think about the t-rex you read about at the beginning of the lesson… Now imagine you are one of the other dinosaurs in the picture. Close your eyes and imagine what you can hear and how you would feel? Have a go at answering the questions on the Jurassic age question sheet. There are no right or wrong answers. I want you to use your imagination!


2) Maths

Lesson 1 - L.O: I can partition 3-digit numbers in order to accurately add them mentally.

1. Start the lesson with an online quiz to see what you already know.

2. Try to answer the questions by pausing the video but if you would prefer the questions are at the end of the video too.

3. End the lesson by completing the online quiz to see what you have learnt.

You will need to access the online dienes blocks (base 10) to help you in this lesson.


3) Spelling

Spellings test day! Please ask someone at home to test you on your Christmas spellings. I will collect your scores during your afternoon Zoom lesson. Please use the activities below to learn the new spelling rule and to practise your new spellings.


4) Topic

Dinosaurs! I love everything about dinosaurs so I thought it’d be a great time to start a mini topic on them – I’m so excited!


Today, open up the dinosaur presentation below and read the information about the different periods. If you’d like an adult to read it to you, that’s ok. After you have read or listened to the information, I’d like you to make me a poster which explains each period (Triassic, Jurassic, cretaceous, Cenozoic). Think about including the following:

  • A big bold title (Dinosaurs is a good example)
  • The time frame for that period or era
  • The types of dinosaurs you’d find in that period
  • Any fun facts
  • Pictures (either drawn or printed off and stuck in)

For your poster, make sure you use the information in the presentation but if you’d like to, you can use books and the internet too.


5) PE

Think about 5 or 6 good mini activities you could use to keep yourself fit and healthy on a daily basis. These could be star jumps, running on the spot, stretches, hoola-hooping - anything! Then, I'd like you to put 5 of them together in a row to create a mini exercise routine, a bit like Joe Wicks did during lockdown one. Once you have done this, you can either, write your routine down on paper and keep it for me to read, or ask an adult to film you and email it to me so we can share it with the rest of the class. 




Jurassic Age picture

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