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Tuesday 26th January 2021

Home learning – Tuesday 26th January


Spellings: Week 4 – 1. social, 2. artificial, 3. financial, 4. racial, 5. torrential, 6. preferential, 7. residential, 8. quintessential, 9. spatial, 10. sequential. (10-minute practise)


Proofread another’s work- How do we proofread?



  • Does my writing make sense?
  • Are there any really obvious spelling errors?
  • Check each sentence carefully.
  • Underline any possible errors.
  • Have a go at correcting the errors you have identified.


Check out the document example below and have a go.



Read Chapter 4 of ‘The time-lock adventure’ and then answer the multiple choice questions. Have a go at the ‘Challenge questions’ – see resources below.



Today you will be creating poems using phrases generated from your work on the sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest. Watch the video here. You will need to look back over yesterday’s work to remind you of the characters’ experiences.



Today, you are going to be learning how to find missing values. Click here https://vimeo.com/498013311 to access the White Rose video. A PowerPoint version has also been attached below. Complete the fluency, reasoning and problem solving – see resources below.



There are 2 options for today. Option 1 involves identifying how animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways. On the Galapagos Islands there are a variety of different finches, which vary in the shape and size of their beaks. Read about Darwin’s investigation into these Finches and answer the questions in the resource (see below).


Option 2 involves carrying out an investigation. Fill a series of trays with seeds of varying sizes and shapes, such as sunflower seeds, dried peas, pumpkin seeds, lentils, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. Use pegs, tweezers, spoons and chopsticks as beaks to pick up as many seeds from each tray as possible. Record how many you collect with each beak and display results in a graph. Explain which seeds you collected easily and talk about why and how it relates to bird beak adaptations.


Predict which beak will be most suitable for collecting the different seeds. Darwin observed and preserved many finches during his time on the Galápagos Islands. It wasn’t until he returned to England and gave them to an ornithological expert that he found that the birds were from 13 different species, all evolved from a single ancestor. Each species evolved a different type of beak in order to feed on different things. The evolution of beak shape and size was essential for their survival.


Practical resources (these are just suggestions – you might have other things you can use at home. Please do not go out to buy things for this lesson):


  • Trays
  • Sunflower seeds, dried peas, pumpkin seeds, lentils, sesame seeds and poppy seeds
  • Pegs, tweezers and chopsticks