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  • Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School
‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Thursday 21st January

SEE WRITING TASK BELOW READING TASK

 

Reading

Watch the trailer for David Attenborough's latest programme: The perfect planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=635uup08DLU
 

Now have a go at answering the following questions. 

You do not need to write the questions out, simply number your answers.

 

  1. “Life flourishes here thanks to powerful natural forces.” Which definition most closely fits the word ‘flourishes’?
    a)Exists only in this place.
    b)Grows and develops in a healthy, vigorous way.
    c)Is being destroyed rapidly.
    d)Will never be very successful.
  2. How long does it take for light from the Sun to reach Earth?
  3. Find and copy two adjectives the Sir David Attenborough uses to describe volcanoes.
  4. What percentage of the Earth’s surface has been created by volcanoes?
  5. Find and copy a phrase which tells you that the world’s oceans are continuously moving.
  6. How long does a drop of seawater take to complete a circuit of Earth?
  7. What else is found where there are currents?

 

Writing

Today's lesson will focus on writing a letter to Zeus. 

 

Download the lesson slides on the PowerPoint or PDF version below to see the teaching and tasks. 

 

A persuasive writing word bank has been attached below to help support your child with sentence starters.

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