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Monday 25th Jan 2021


Today, read Jazz Harper, Space Explorer Chapter 5.

Follow along with this video: 

Complete Jazz Harper Sheet 6.

Remember: it is useful to have the text in front of you when you are answering the questions (whether that is on paper, or on a screen).



We shall work this week on writing formal letters.

First, watch this video: 

There is a mistake in the video: the example given of a complex sentence is actually a compound sentence. Do you know the difference between complex and compound sentences?

Now, read the CREST letter (page 1), attached.

What features of formal letters can you see in the letter? Talk this through with an adult, if you can. Write down these features, in your book - with examples from the letter.

Then have a look at page 2 - on which the features of a formal letter have been added. Did you manage to find everything?

Make further notes in your book, as necessary.

Tomorrow, we shall read some more examples.





Starter: complete the metric conversions sheet, attached. Check your answers.

If you need some help, watch this video: 

Be aware that the (Australian) gentleman in the video talks of shifting the decimal point ,while here in the UK we would teach you to shift the digits and keep the decimal place in the same place.

Main : to understand the basics of algebra.

Watch this video: 

You will see that this is the first video in a series of 4; you only need to watch this video today.

Make sure you understand it. You can do this by either explaining to another person (preferably an adult) what the video has taught, or by writing down what the video teaches.

In any case, re-watch the video to see if you included everything in your explanation. If you missed anything out, add it to your notes.

We shall watch the rest of the videos in the coming week, and solve some algebraic equations.


History - Crime and Punishment in Victorian Times


Read the attached presentation.

Make notes on what you read, paying particular attention to how crime and punishment differed in this time period from earlier periods.

I also want you to listen to the first two episodes of the following BBC Radio adaptation of Oliver Twist: 

This may be challenging for some of you, unused as you are to speech radio.

I suggest you listen with an older sibling or an adult, so you can discuss the episodes after listening.

You will be set another 2 episodes every day.