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You must log on to Reading Eggspress every day and complete the assigned activity. 


For the next 3 weeks, we will be working on another type of non-fiction text - biographies. 

This will be linked to our work in science, as we know lots of you have already shown you are very enthusiastic to learn more about space!


Our learning journey will be: 

* To understand features of a biography

* To use fronted adverbials and relative clauses (grammar focus)

* To plan and write a biography


This week we will be introducing what a biography is and learning some of their main features.


Today you will be starting to gather information and take notes about your chosen 'space hero'.


1. Choose 1 of the following to research in more detail:

* Jocelyn Bell Burnell

* Katherine Johnson

* Nicolaus Copernicus

* Ptolemy

* Stephen Hawking


2. Write the date (Thursday 28th January 2021) and LO (LO: To research and take notes) into your remote learning book.

3. Research your chosen 'space hero' - the PDF document (Websites for research) should give you a good starting point of places to look. See below for ideas of what to look for.

As you find out new/important information, write it down in note form. 


You should consider the following questions: 

* Who is he/she? (name, date of birth)

* Where did he/she come from?

* When was he/she active as a scientist?

* What did he/she discover or do?

* Why was his/her work so important? 

* What challenges did he/she face?

You may also want to include other information. This list of questions is just a starting point. 


5. You can send this to the class account if you would like feedback, but you do not have to. You will be continuing with this activity tomorrow so you do not need to finish everything today. 



This week we will be looking at some poetry. For the rest of the week, we have assigned a longer poetry book with a selection of funny poems. 


1. Read part of the assigned book on Reading Eggspress - Funny Verse Book 1.

You will have until Friday to read the whole book and complete the quiz. 

If you have already completed the quiz, you will need to find the book in the library: 

Click 'Library' -> 'Find a book' -> Search for 'Funny Verse' and it should appear.


(The following activities can be completed any time up to Friday at 12:30pm)

2. Choose a poem that you like from the book and try to learn it by heart - remember the strategies we used when learning the poem in class just before the holiday. 

3. If you would like to, you can record yourself performing your chosen poem. We are hoping to put some on our class page/gallery, so please send them in to your class account by 12:30pm on Friday if you would like to be in with a chance of appearing there!


If you do not want to be put on the website, but do still want to record your poem, that is fine - just let your teacher know when you email your video.