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Mon 22nd Feb 2021

Reading (40 minutes)

Read Chapters 1 and 2 of "The Dual World of Anders Arnfield" - attached.

There are some questions to answer too: some are for thinking about during your reading of each chapter, and some are to answer after reading the chapter.

You will be provided with questions like this throughout your reading of this book, which should take 10 school days.

Remember to upload your answers.

If you have any time left, do some reading of a book of your own.


English ( 60 minutes)


The first text-type we shall be exploring this half-term is explanations. First - watch this clip of a fictional device called "The Snoozatron": 

If possible, discuss the clip with an adult or sibling. You may want to watch the clip a second time - you can pause it whenever you want to discuss any points of interest.

You could talk about:
1) The purpose of the device
2) What the device looks like
3) How the device works
4) Special features
5)Warnings/possible problems

Now, read the explanation text on the Snoozatron, which is attached.

Read it through at least three times. If, by the end of the third reading, there are words which you do not understand, look them up. Write down these words, and their meanings.

Now, see if you can find examples of the text features listed in the Text Features document.
If you have a printed copy of the text, highlight and annotate your text.
Otherwise, copy down at least one example of each feature in your book.

If you still have time, do some research of your own to find an explanation of something you are interested in.
Here are some things you could possibly find explanations for:

- How is electricity made and supplied to our houses?
- How do bees make honey?
- How does the human circulatory system work?


Maths ( 60 minutes)


Today we shall revise how to calculate the volume of a cuboid.
The same method can be used to find the volume of a cube, which is just a special sort of cube.

But first things first - what is volume?
Volume is the amount of 3D space that a shape takes up.
A cuboid can also be called a rectangular prism.
A cube is just a cuboid in which all edges are the same length.

Watch this video to remind yourself how to calculate volume: 

You can now tackle the volume sheets attached: Sheet A is easier than Sheet B. You only need to do one of the sheets. The answers are provided.

Please do show all your working. It is particularly important to show the formula you have used.

If you have some time left, get hold of a ruler and try and find some cuboid objects in your home (such as a cereal box). Can you work out their areas?


PE and RE


Remember that Monday is RE and PE day.

Mr Swales and Mrs Hussain will have set some work for you!