Friday 1st May 2020

I came across this quote and it made me think of you all.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters” – Epictetus.

How are you coping with everything? Are you talking or writing about your feelings? Take a moment to pat yourself on the back to congratulate yourself on how great you have been – the fact that you are reading this, means that you have been accessing my messages and the work I have been setting. You have been getting on with life as best as you can and emailing me where possible to show the work you have been doing. Thank you!

I hope you have a restful weekend and, fingers crossed, we hear some positive news about returning to school next week.

Today’s tasks are:

English – Today, I would like you to choose two or three of these questions (more if you like) to answer. Give lots of detail and where possible find evidence in the text to support your answers.

1). “You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out” – what does this mean?

2). How does Via feel about her brother?

3). If you were asked to ‘befriend’ August, how would you react?

4). How is a tense atmosphere created between August and Julian in the drama auditorium? (During the tour of the school)

5). Why does Jack punch Julian?

6). What lessons do we, as readers, learn from ‘Wonder’?

7). What themes run through ‘Wonder’? (Eg Friendship, Family, Appearances)

8). Who is your favourite character? Why?

9). What age group would you recommend this book to?

10). Write a book review on ‘Wonder’

 Maths –  Make some 3d shapes. You will have to print off these in order to construct them. If you are unable to print them off. Look through each shape and try to visual what it would look like when built. You could try drawing some nets and their 3D shapes, use a ruler if possible.

Nrich challenge https://nrich.maths.org/2315

                             https://nrich.maths.org/6307

 Science – Our science topic this term should be Properties and Changes. This is the powerpoint I would have shown you in class which introduces different materials and their properties.

 Have a go at these tasks - Activity 1  Activity 2  Activity 3

By all means, you can complete your own research into this topic.