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Thursday 4th February

Live Lesson - Maths - 10.00am

We are going to be problem solving on a line graph, building on the work you have been doing from the Oak Academy lessons.

You will need a whiteboard and pen. A ruler could come in handy !

After the lesson, try these examples:

If you are secure in extracting information from a line graph, and using it in a calculation, you may prefer something more creative. If so, try this instead of the previous questions :


Core Subject - Literacy.

Yesterday, we mentioned figurative langauge. I know that you have discussed, and used this, in your Year 5 Literacy.


The three most powerful types are :

  • similies - where we say something is 'like' something else e.g. it was as cold as ice.
  • metaphors - where we say something 'is' something else e.g. 'You are a monster !' she yelled at her brother.
  • personification - where we say that something that is not human, is behaving in a way that a human does e.g. the trees whispered.


Below is a short PowerPoint to give you further examples and practice of the three most powerful types of figurative language. If you feel that you want to work through some examples then look at the PowerPoint, but do not write anything and if you are happy with them, then you do not need to look at the PowerPoint at all !!!  I have removed the slides referring to hyperbole, as mentioned on the title slide, as this is not relevant to our work at this time.

Your task this morning is to find, and create a list, three examples of each type of figurative language in the text, about Uncle Montague's House. I know when I read it, there were plenty of good personification examples. Try to find a Pointless one ! If you wish to extend this, you could make up some of your own that would fit in to this section of text.

Foundation Subject - Geography


We will be continuing our work about oceans and their currents.


This week you are going to find out about how 29,000 rubber ducks accidentally helped oceanographers (the scientists who investigate oceans) learn about currents, in an impromptu experiment that has lasted over 20 years !!



Watch this video :


Your task is to then explain how the rubber ducks and their adventures help us understand the way currents work. You may present this in any way you wish. Remember, we are interested in hearing about the ocean currents, the directions travelled and how long this took, maybe information about the sea temperature or the creatures found within the relevant area of the ocean.

Here are some suggestions, you don't have to do one of these, they are just ideas :

  • Diary of a rubber duck - explaining your adventure from when you fell overboard to where you landed.
  • A news report from where the duck was found.
  • A double page spread showing their journey, with maps of diagrams to help.
  • A poem or rap - it must include relevant vocabulary.