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Week 3 w/b 4th May

Hello again,

Hope you are all well. Thank you for your hard work last week. You are doing brilliantly and I am really proud of you! Well done to your parents for all their help with your learning.

This week’s tasks are:


  • What does the word ‘climate’ mean? Look at the explanation on the slides.
  • What is the climate like in England/where we live?
  • The climate in a tropical rainforest is hot and humid. Although there are seasons, they are different from ours as the temperature does not change very much. The amount of rainfall does change with the seasons. Look at the line graph on the slides showing the average monthly temperatures for Manaus, Brazil. How much does the temperature change?
  • Next, look at the bar graph showing the average monthly rainfall for Manaus. What is this graph showing? Even though the amount of rain changes throughout the year, there is usually rain everyday in the rainforest even though there is less in the dry season. Why do you think this is?
  • Read the information about the water cycle on the slides and explain the importance of the rainforests in providing water.
  • Create a poster to show the water cycle in the rainforest. Use a copy of the Challenge Card with the key terms you will need to label your poster.
  • Complete the worksheet: two graphs showing temperature (line graph) and rainfall (bar graph) in the tropical rainforest. Then use your graphs to answer questions about the climate in the rainforest           (I have provided different difficulty levels of the worksheet, so please choose the one that suits your abilities best. The answers are provided on a separate sheet).
  • Do you think you would like to live in a tropical rainforest climate?


We are still learning about Measurements. This week is all about Lengths and Perimeter (It is the distance all the way around the outside of a 2D shape. To work out the perimeter, you need to add up the lengths of all the sides).

Useful links:

Below are the units we need to cover: Use the slides and the worksheets (answers provided on a separate sheet) to practise your calculations. The worksheets are marked as 1, 2 or 3 stars depending on the difficulty level. Select the ones that you feel most confident with, however, try to challenge yourself with the harder options as well.

  • Measuring length
  • Compare lengths
  • Find equivalent lengths m&cm
  • Find equivalent lengths mm&cm
  • Add lengths
  • Subtract lengths
  • Measure the perimeter
  • Calculate the perimeter


This week we will concentrate on Reading comprehension and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) activities.




  • Read the comprehension text about Rock pools. Complete the questions and check your answers.

Reminder: Please make sure to send me a clear photo of your finished written work about an iRobot pet if you haven’t done it yet. I need to be able to read it from the photo/scan so please write neatly!



This week we are going to learn what a light source is and which colours show up best and least in the dark.

  • First, let’s recap on what we have already learned about light by completing a quiz on Light and Shadows (Revision slides)
  • Where does light come from? Something that gives out light is called a light source. Make a list of light sources, e.g. the sun, fire and flames, electric lights, torches…Is the moon or cats’ eyes light sources? (No, they are objects that reflect light)
    Light is a type of energy and light sources give out light energy. The sun is by far the most powerful light source. It is a huge ball of burning gases that gives out light and heat. It is so powerful that we would damage our eyes if we looked straight at it even with sunglasses on! The moon does not give out any light of its own, although it seems to glow with light. This is because it reflects (bounces back) the light of the sun.
  • Watch the first film clip on light sources and reflectors Were Boffin’s eyes light sources? (No, they only reflected light from the torch).
  • When there is a little bit of light, it is quite hard to see. Why is that? ( We need light to see). Do all materials and colours show up equally well in the dark? What sort of colours and materials show up best? Watch a clip on reflective gear for roads
  • Read the information in Science Reflection slides and complete the task Shining things- Poem.
  • Design a poster to encourage younger children to wear something reflective when they are outside. (activity)
  • Extension (optional): You will need to ask an adult for assistance! If possible, create a dark ‘cave’ using some blackout curtains/ blackout material. It could be under your desk/ table or use an airing cupboard/ room with no windows. Collect different objects – different colours, some colourful, some black, some white, some fluorescent colours and mirrors and put them in your cave. Go into your cave with no light and observe carefully What Colours and Materials Show up Best in the Dark? Note down which colours were hard to see in the dark. Then use a torch light. What Colours/ Materials Show up Best in torchlight? Again, write down your observations. You can use the Cave investigation worksheet.
  • Finally decorate your shadow puppet theatre. Use the instructions to help you. Please don’t throw away your boxes as they will be used during our Science sessions this term.


Mrs Cresswell asked me to send you some slides to practise body parts in French. You will find help with the pronunciation using this link:

Use the worksheet to label the facial and body parts of Homer Simpson.

Enjoy your learning and investigations. Any problems or questions, please let me know! 
Good luck!
Mrs Ryder