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WEEK 3 June 15th - 19th

Monday 15th June


In the  story, Where the Wild Things Are, there are many strange creatures that have never been seen before.

During time spent in Africa,  this explorer has managed to

photograph a new creature. It is the extremely rare Rhiswanozebtah. It is believed to contain DNA from four different animals: rhinos, swans, zebras and cheetahs - which gives it its name.


Now you know it's a mix of 

rhino  plus

swan   plus the 

o   of rhino plus the start of

zebra  and the end of 


you will be able to pronounce it easily.



This is a report about this incredible creature. 






I would like you to go through the text and list any words that you don't know the meaning of. Use a dictionary and find out the meaning.

Write your title and then set your work out as shown below.

1.  surveying  -  Looking out for something



On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we are looking at converting units of time. If it is possible, ask an adult to work alongside you. Record calculations and answers in your book. Click on the work below. I will give you the answers on Thursday. 




Inheritance and Evolution

Have a look at the powerpoint which explains how plants and animals are like their parents in many ways. 


Next, click here to watch a short video. Finally,  complete the paragraph adding missing words. 

Tuesday 16th June


Vocabulary Work

A. Fill in the gaps below with the correct word from the list to finish the sentence. Write out each sentence neatly.









  1. The scales on a giant lion snake act as a warning to hunters and are very ______.
  2. Cheetahs stalk a range of ________ when they hunt.
  3. Many polar bears ________ the North Pole, along with seals.
  4. Beavers tend to _______ holes into logs to keep their teeth sharp.


B. Write the correct definition of the words below.

  1. Does inhabit mean 'to live somewhere' or 'to walk through something'?
  2. Does prominent mean ' to look around for something' or to 'stand out clearly'?
  3. Does surveying mean 'to look around for something' or 'to glide along quietly'?
  4. Does being juvenile mean 'being a human' or 'being young'?




Converting units of time. Click on the work below. Write calculations and answers in your book.






Click below to find out more about inheritance and variation.


Find a photo of each of your parents, as well as one of yourself.

  1. What characteristics have you inherited from your parents? 

List them.

Mother ______________________

Father _______________________


Offspring are rarely identical to their parents. They have a number of differences . This is called variation.

 In what ways does your appearance vary from that of your parents?

  1. Describe some of your unique characteristics.


Can you think of some other similar characteristics that you share with either of your parents? Do you laugh at the same things? Do you like/dislike the same things?

  1. Describe these similarities.





Wednesday 17th June


Reading Comprehension 

The Rhiswanozebtah

  1. What are the four distinct animals that make up the Rhiswanozebtah?
  2. The Rhiswanozebtah likes to sleep in patches of grass. Is this statement TRUE or FALSE?
  3. What evidence is there to suggest that the Rhiswanozebtah is agile?
  4. Find and copy a word that is closest in meaning to unlikable.
  5. The text refers to areas the Rhiswanozebtah inhabits. What are they?
  6. Why might the Rhiswanozebtah be so rare?
  7. 7. Which section of the text tells you about what the Rhiswanozebtah can do. Write the opening sentences of that section below.
  8. Give two ways in which the Rhiswanozebtah could be a nuisance.



Converting units of time

Click below to find today's work. Write calculations and answers in your book.




Animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways.

Look at the slideshow below.


Arctic 1

Here is some information to help you answer the questions below.

  1. Name the environment shown in the picture above
  2. Describe the environment.
  3. Draw a polar bear .
  4. Label some of its characteristics.
  5. What advantageous characteristics does it have? How is it adapted to survive in its environment.?

Thursday 18th June



Brackets (which always come in pairs) are used to separate off additional information that would interrupt the flow of a sentence or cause confusion if commas were used instead. The information in the brackets is not essential to the meaning of the original sentence.

Here are some examples:

  1. The Rhiswanozebtah (a very strange creature) likes to live in rainforests.
  2. The explorers (who have recently returned from Mongolia) are setting off on a new safari tomorrow.


 Complete the sentences below by adding in some additional information about the Rhiswanozebtah.


  1. The skin of a Rhiswanozebtah is covered in feathers (which are _________ ) and fur.
  2. Rhiswanozebtah's live in different places (like ______________ ) and tend to live alone.
  3. Many young Rhiswanozebtahs (aged ____________ ) can travel vast distances.


 Try and write three more sentences of your own. 




Here are the answers to maths work set on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please don't peek before you do the work.


Today we have a year 5/6 maths challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 5 are questions 1-5. Why don't you work with your family on the rest of the problems. How many can you work out?

Click here to find the challenge.



As we learnt yesterday, animals and plants are adapted to their environment in different ways. 


Please draw a camel. Then write the different ways it is adapted to living in the desert. Use the information sheet I have attached to help you.



Friday 19th June


Today we are going to start sentences with an adverb. Adverb starters can be used when you want to give the reader a really juicy fact.

Amazingly, Rhiswanozebtahs like to burrow and, therefore make their homes underground.


Here are some fronted adverbials you might like to use.

  • Interestingly,
  • Surprisingly,
  • Weirdly,
  • Intriguingly,
  • Unusually
  • Astoundingly, 



I would like you to invent some really juicy facts about the Rhiswanozebtah and start them with an adverb to engage the reader. Be  creative. Write a minimum of six sentences.



Here's another challenge. Try questions 1-6 

Click here to find the challenge.


Last Friday you drew a humpback whale.


Today I would like you to find out a minimum of 6 facts about the blue whale.

Look here. You will be amazed.