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Mon 8/6

Welcome to Week 9, Year 5 and Year 6. Thank you for all your emails and photos and videos across all your learning last week. I was so impressed with all that you did. See some pictures below of the work you shared from your learning about plants...

Our brainteaser was: "What needs an answer but doesn't ask a question?" The answer was.... a phone. Well done to all who got the correct answer - 23 of you emailed me and Albion was the first. Well done all.


► ASSEMBLY - speak out, stay safe

If you did not watch this on Friday I recommend that you watch it today...

Wake up your mind and body by working out with Joe Wicks live at 9am or workout later in the day. Click below...
Here is a different kind of workout - try it to revise some skills...Conjunctions Mash-up! Click below..
If you find your Year Group page a little challenging then take a Step or Two Back.
► TOPIC - seas and oceans

We know, from looking at pictures of the Earth that there is more water than land.

The land on Earth is divided into 7 continents and most of Earth's water is in the 5 major oceans.

Let's learn their names.

Now let's really learn the names of those oceans and some of their features...


Can you research - maybe look on Google Maps/Earth - and complete a table with at least 3 countries of the World that have a coast with each ocean?

In your exercise book create a table like this to record your findings:


Challenge: Can you find two countries that have a coast with more than one of the oceans?

Can you find a country that has a coast with 3 of the oceans?


You will need:

  • paper
  • a bowl, sink or bath with water in
  • some coins

What to investigate:

Ships carry cargo across the seas and oceans. The cargo might be goods to sell in other countries, food or people. 

When ships are loaded with cargo do they put it all in the front, or the back or somewhere else? They certainly don't want ships to roll over when hit by a wave in rough seas.

You are going to see how much money a paper boat can carry before it good are you at loading the ship?

What to do

  1. Build two or three paper boats following the instructions below:

2. Take the paper boat and float it in enough water so that it will not touch the bottom, even when weighted down.

3. Add the first coin - think carefully where to place it.

4. Keep slowly adding coins 1 by 1 - thinking carefully each time where to place them.

5. How much money can your boat hold before it capsizes?

6. Repeat with another boat - use anything you have learned to try and improve your result.

Linking our learning to real life

Watch this film below to learn about the Plimsoll Line...


Listening to someone read a story is a great way to relax and unwind.
We are lucky that, at the moment, we have some fantastic stories being read by famous people and excellent story-tellers that are wonderful to enjoy.

Choose a story from below to listen to. Choose somewhere to relax and enjoy it.

David Walliams is sharing his stories and they are funny...

Welsh Myths: Last week I shared two Ancient Greek myths with you. Here are two Welsh myths to listen to:
Audio Library: Fancy something different? Visit our audio library where you can listen to a *HUGE VARIETY* of books and stories! Find somewhere below and then choose a story to listen to.
yes Today's interactive crossword click here
yes Today's interactive wordsearch click here
yes Today's interactive sudoku click here

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