W1: Thursday Reading

LG: I can read information and record ideas about the topic

First… read the text about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

You can open the text to read here:

apollo 11 moon landing

Or watch the video to hear the text here:

Next… After reading, complete the 3, 2, 1 activity.

3 things I learned today




2 questions I have



1 thing I found interesting


Then… complete 20 minutes of independent reading. If you would like to read more about the first moon landing, you can use this link: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/moon-landing/

W1: Thursday Writing

LG: I can create an information report


First… choose one of the fact sheets below and read through the dot points of researched information


Mars facts


Jupiter facts


Saturn facts


Next… organise the information into subheadings and write the information as paragraphs.

Here is an example we looked at last term:

For these planet topics, you can come up with any sub-headings that you think are important. These could include things like:

  • Size
  • Location
  • Appearance
  • Climate
  • Features

Then… put your information report together, adding features such as:

  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Labelled Diagrams
  • Maps
  • Bolded topic words

If you would like to, you might want to do a little extra research to add some more information to the dot points you have been given.

Finally… you might like to audio record your presentation. Share your work on OneNote

W1: Thursday Maths

Today you will do a maths lesson with your teacher in your small group. Come prepared with your maths book and pencil!

While you are waiting, or after your group, if you have some time, why not play another game of capture the array?

Today you are going to be playing a game. Make sure you have all the materials below :

Watch the video to see the game in action

Microsoft Stream

Start playing the game in your maths grid book.

Remember the aim of the game is to cover your whole page in arrays, and you only have 10 turns to try to do this. Your first roll tells you how many rows you have, the second roll tells you how many are in each row. Then record your array in your book just like in the video.

Once you have completed your 10 turns, see how much of your page you have filled with arrays. Then, if you’re up for it, you might like to see how many turns it takes for you to fill your whole page!

W1: Wednesday Writing

LG: I can write a concrete poem.

First, choose an object to be the subject for your poem.

(It could be your favourite hobby, your favourite animal, food, sport, person or thing)

Then, draw a simple outline of its shape in your exercise book.

I chose a book.

Next, Use the prompts below to come up with ideas for your concrete poem try and be as descriptive as possible.

  1. Why did you choose this object?
  2. How does this object make you feel?
  3. Why does it make you feel this way?
  4. What does this object look like?
  5. What does  this object smell/taste like?
  6. What does it feel like?

Then, highlight or underline all the important words in your sentences.

Finally, write the highlighted words on the outline of the shape you previously drew.

After the lesson, do 20 minutes of touch typing.

W1: Tuesday Reading

LG: I can respond to a persuasive text

First… today you are going to summarise and review a persuasive text.

Next… read, or read and listen to the text:

Then… write a paragraph summarising the text you read.

Some questions to think about as you prepare your summary are:

  • What is the author’s opinion?
  • What are their reasons? (for or against)

EXTENSION: To challenge your thinking further, you might want to also write about the following ideas:

  • Has the author followed the structure of persuasive text?
  • What key features of a persuasive text did you notice? (Don’t forget to include examples from the text)
  • What do you think about the word choice? (Don’t forget to include examples from the text)