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Thursday 25th February

Good morning,

Here is a morning message for you from Mrs Soley:

Thursday message 25 Feb


Have you ever tried 'keepy-uppies'? I don't know if that's how you spell it! Today's challenge involves some of these.


Start by completing your Beat That challenge. If you don't have one, email me and I will send it over to you. Give yourself 2 minutes to complete it. Let me know how you get on so I can update my tracker and send you a new one if you've passed ready for next week. Good luck!

Today, you are going to be moving on with your Maths learning to work on calculating area. Take care - this is different to perimeter! Make sure you watch the video carefully. You will be looking at the area inside the shape - the number of squares inside, rather than the distance around the shape. You will be using the little flying 2 in your answers as you are talking about cm2 or mm2 or m2.

First, watch the White Rose video. Then, have a go at the worksheet. Finally, mark your work using the answer sheet.

Q7 and 8 are a bit tricky, so I've included my workings for these in case you want to see how I solved them.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a look at these perimeter and area games which Mrs Soley has found for you to explore.

She has also come up with her own perimeter challenge for you to try:

If you have Lego (or something similar: Scrabble counters, dominoes, playing cards...), can you make a shape which has a perimeter of a set amount? For example, something which has a perimeter of 5cm, 8cm, 12cm...?


Today is Thursday, which means it is SPAG challenge day. First, read the message from Mrs Kimble. Next, read through the help sheet and then have a go at the SPAG challenge. 

Remember to send me your completed challenge so I can send it over to her for marking.

If you have time, practise your spellings ready for your test tomorrow.


Yesterday, you learnt about different types of fossils and how fossils were made. Start by testing your knowledge with the quiz below.

Today, you are going to be learning about one of the most famous paleontologists who lived in England in the early 1800s - Mary Anning. Read through the Powerpoint below to find out about her. You can click on the image where it says to watch a video about her. If the link doesn't work that way, I've put it below.

The life and work of Mary Anning

I would like you to summarise what you have learnt about Mary Anning by completing the Factfile below using the information you have learnt from the Powerpoint and the video. You may want/need to carry out some extra research on the Internet to help you complete it.


Mrs Soley has filmed herself reading the first three chapters of her new book 'The Fossil Hunters'. I hope you enjoy it.

Fossil hunters 1 3

For your follow up task, she would like you to imagine that you are going hunting for fossils. What would you take and why? Write a short paragraph describing what you would take in your bag and why it is important to take it. You could even draw a picture of your bag with the items to go with your paragraph.