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Week 3 w/b 4th May


After speaking to Mrs Buckley, we have decided not to continue to use the planning set last week as this is introducing new learning for the children and is best done in class. The style of planning is also quite complicated to follow and is causing some confusion. Instead we think it better to focus on children consolidating what they already know. I have posted worksheets and answer sheets following the White Rose home learning resources for you to use instead (there may be some video links at some point too), which are much simpler. Alternatively, you can use the BBC Bitesize daily lessons and resources.


LO: To become another person and write a diary entry.

I suggest you do the topic lesson before you start on the English this week, just to put it into context. You should know from the lesson who Howard Carter was and what he is famous for: discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun. This week I would like you to pretend that you are Howard Carter, working for Lord Carnarvon in Egypt in 1922 and that you discover the tomb. Write a diary entry – or a series of diary entries – describing the events.

Diaries are very different to other types of writing in many ways: they tend to be less formal (although you should bear in mind that Carter was writing in 1922 and they spoke differently then); they use personal pronouns like I and we; and they include the writer’s opinion as well as the facts. I have included a diary writing checklist with the resources for you to mark off as you go along (NB they do not necessarily need to use direct speech, only if they are recounting a conversation between two people).

You’ll need to plan your work carefully before you begin and retell events in chronological order. Don’t forget to add detailed descriptions, particularly of what it looked like inside the tomb. You can always use your five senses to add to your descriptions so think about what you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell. I would also expect to hear a little bit about how you are feeling when you discover the tomb and what is going through your mind.

I look forward to reading your work!


LO: Describe the basic functions of the different parts of the human digestive system.

Start by watching the clip at which walks you through the experiment step by step.

Now work through the PowerPoint slide by slide, giving them time to come up with a response to questions.

Once you have worked through this, you are ready to start the digestion experiment. You will need the following items: bananas, plain crackers, metal spatula (or scissors), masher, tights, water, orange juice, large paper cups. As you complete the experiment, ask them to explain what is happening at each stage.

To finish off, there are three worksheets to complete: putting the digestive system pictures into order, matching parts to descriptions and an independent description of the digestive system.




LO: To study the finding of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon.

I will share a video of information about Howard Carter and his work on Monday, so watch out for this! There are some images to look at alongside this video showing the items found in Tutankhamun’s tomb and of Carter and Carnarvon.

Watch the video at

Now use these other links to do some research about Howard Carter and Tutankhamun: - An exhibition showing images of Tutankhamun’s tomb. - Original documents made by Carter & associates - Footage of the actual tomb - A painting of Tutankhamun comes to life and talks to us - Solving the mystery of the scarab beetle; - Old films of discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

I am not going to insist on you writing all of your research down this week because it’s more of an informative lesson. Having said that, if you would like to record interesting facts in a mind map or poster then please feel free to.

ART LINK: Draw or paint a detailed picture of Tutankhamun’s mask which is beautifully wrought and brightly coloured.