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Good morning everyone - I promise I'll try and get the day of the week right today! It's Thursday - hoorah! Nearly the weekend already. Well done especially to George, Alberto and Timeo who sent me their fantastic work about different energy sources yesterday. Take a look here:

Today's timetable looks like this;


In this lesson, we will look at the structure of the poem and the poet's choice of language. We will then think about some of the key phrases in the poem and think about their effect on the reader.


Watch the video - and follow the instructions the teacher gives you. Pause the video to do the activities and complete the independent work the teacher gives you throughout the lesson.


Write today's short date (25/02) in your book and have a go at the following questions:

Watch the White Rose video - you can pause it as you are watching to have a go at joining in with the activities. When you get to the end, have a go at the work in your home learning book. You will need to have the worksheet open on a device in front of you and then do your working out and answering in the book. Once you have completed the task, you can use the answer sheet to mark your work before an adult emails me a picture of it. Good luck - and remember to email me if you have any questions.

Spr6.3.5 - Equivalent FDP


Have a go at completing the charts in your book to show your understanding of the equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages. Remember - to find a fraction like 5/8 as a decimal, you will need to use a short division method - adding a decimal point and zeros until you find the decimal answer.

11:10 Celebration Assembly

Please check your email for the link to Miss Kleinman's celebration assembly this week.

Reading - LBQ

Log on to LBQ and have a go at the comprehension exercises. Today's code is:


1.30 pm Science Zoom with Mrs Martin - please check your emails for the link


Our science topic this term is Animals including Humans.

The main focus of this topic will be the human circulatory system - including the heart, blood vessels and blood.

Today we will be learning about the heart and its function. We will be working scientifically by using scientific diagrams.

It’s important we think carefully about what we already know before starting a new topic, as well as recording any questions we might have.


  • What do you already know about the human circulatory (blood) system, the heart and lungs?
  • What would you like to find out more about during this topic?


Your Heart

Your heart is really a muscle. It's located a little to the left of the middle of your chest, and it's about the size of your fist. The heart sends blood around your body. The blood provides your body with the oxygen and nutrients it needs. It also carries away waste.


Your heart is sort of like a pump or two pumps in one. The right side of your heart receives blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs. The left side of the heart does the exact opposite: It receives blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the body.


It is divided into four chambers. It is composed of muscle tissue and as the muscles of the bottom chambers (ventricles) contract they squeeze blood down the blood vessels to the lungs and to the rest of the body. As these muscles relax blood from the top chambers (atria) enters. The blood returning from the lungs and the rest of the body fills the top chambers as they relax and then those muscles contract to push the blood into the bottom chambers.



Blood is pumped to all parts of the human body – the lungs, brain, muscles, liver, kidneys, etc. It is a double or figure of eight circulation as the blood passes through the heart twice in every full circulation, first it goes to the lungs and back to the heart and then it goes to the rest of the body before returning to the heart again.


Listen to the sound of the heartbeat in the video below - this is what the doctor hears with a stethoscope. It is a lub-DUB sound and is the sound made by the heart valves as they open and close.


Heartbeat sound

Over 170 years ago, a man named Laennec invented the first stethoscope. It was a wooden tube about 1 inch (2.5cm) in diameter and about 10 in (25cm) long.

Can you use a kitchen towel tube to listen to a heart?


Draw a science diagram of the body and label the body organs.  Remember to use a pencil – presentation, accurate labels and spelling science words correctly are important.


Extra Activity

Research Question - In Year 3 we found out that other animals have similar circulatory systems to humans for transporting blood to all parts of the body.


Do all animals have 4 chamber hearts like humans? (Research fish and reptiles)