Thursday 14th January 2021

We’ve thought a lot about what is happening with Salva in the story; what about Nya?

Have another read of her part of chapter one.
How is her story and Salva’s story similar so far?
How are their stories different so far?

Create a table to identify similarities and differences. There will be a live Zoom part to this lesson; look out for the invite on Dojo!

We have written a diary entry from the point of view of Salva and the teacher, when their school and village came under attack. Let’s flash-forward to 2008 and think about writing a diary entry from Nya.

  1. What is Nya doing? Why is she doing it?
  2. How does she feel about doing this task?
  3. Is it a task she has to do often? When?
  4. What makes the task particular difficult

If you would like a one-to-one Zoom between your child and a member of staff to go through the past few days maths work, please let me know and I am more than happy to arrange this – we’re here to help!

For our main maths session today we are moving on to look at division, and we will be dividing a two digit number by a one digit number. The video for the lesson can be viewed here (it is the fourth video on the page).

The follow-up task after watching the video is here:


And here is our ‘True or False’ challenge:

There will be a pre-recorded part of this lesson added to Dojo – look out for the link!

Today we are thinking about setting goals and planning for success. In this video, Paralympic champion Ade Adepitan explains that he lost the use of his legs as a result of childhood polio, but decided to become an athlete after becoming obsessed with the Olympic Games as a boy.

Ade wanted to achieve something, he set himself a goal and he worked as hard as he could to be successful.

What would you like to achieve this year?
What do you need to do to be successful in meeting your goal?

Set yourself three targets and write down the steps you are going to take to be successful.