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Wed 3rd Feb 2021

Reading (40 minutes)

Read chapter three of Cole's Kingdom.

Do you know the meanings of the following words?

hearth (p.26) [pronounced harth]
gangly (p.27)
magenta (p.30)

Again, summarise the chapter in your own words.

Be prepared to discuss the story when you are phoned by myself or Mrs Fiaz during the week.

If you have any time left, do some private reading.


English (90 minutes)


Today, you shall read a science fiction story called Julian Jones.
You shall read this three times.
First reading: just read the story straight through. If possible, read it aloud to an adult.
Second reading: this time, as you are reading it, highlight any words you do not know the meaning of. [If your printed version has not been delivered yet, just make a list of those words].
Third reading: read it through a final time. Can you work out the meanings of any highlighted words?

Now, look up the meanings of the highlighted words.

You should write a summary of the story using the attached story mountain. Remember that you only need a few words in each box, giving the main points. Use the vocabulary box for any words you particularly like, and think you may wish to use in your own writing.
The story mountain is attached in two versions: a PDF for viewing, and a Word document which you can edit if you have suitable software.


Maths (1 hour)

Starter: solve the attached starter problems. (15 minutes) Make sure to show all your working out.

Today's session is on how to solve 2 step algebra equations. If you need to revise previous sessions' algebra, here are links to the previous videos:

Video 1: 

 Video 2:  

Video 3: 

Here is today's video: 

Then, solve the attached 2-step equations sheet. The answers are provided; ask for help as necessary, and remember to post your work to Tapestry.

If you watch the videos and think this is all too much for you, do not worry. You may not quite understand it just yet, but if you carry on trying hard, it will probably "click" eventually - even if that comes when you are older and in secondary school.

But if you really can't do this work, you can usefully revise some arithmetic. Re-do arithmetic test 1, on the sheet attached. Mark your own work - the answers are also attached.


History (Crime and Punishment, 90 minutes)

Read through all the notes you have made and work you have done so far on the crime and punishment topic.

Read the attached presentation. As usual, make notes and discuss what you read and learn.

Complete Sheet 7A. For each time period, write down what crimes were prevalent (widespread) and give details of common punishments from the time.

Also, have a go at the end of unit quiz. Answers are provided.

Answer the following questions:

How has crime and punishment changed over time?

Do you think we now deal with crime and punishment better than we did in previous years?

What do you think will happen in the future? What sort of punishments do you think will be more prevalent in the future? Why?
If you wish , you can do some drawings illustrate different punishments used over the years.