Tuesday, 16 January 2018

New Topic - Ancient Egyptians

Today we have begun the independent, teacher led and group activities linked to our ancient Egypt topic. 

Here are some of our independent films from our lesson today:


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Snow Day English and Maths Work


Sainsbury’s Christmas Truce


Pause the film after 12 seconds
  • Where is this story set?
  • What was happening in 1914?
  • How do you think the men are feeling at this point? Is it any worse today than on other days?
  • What do you think the man is handing around?

    Pause the film after 30 seconds.
  • Who sent him the letter?
  • Who is singing?
  • What song are they singing?

    Pause the film at 1min 08seconds.
  • How are the men reacting?
  • What does this tell you about the actions of the men?
  • How do they feel while they are singing?

    Pause the film at 1 min 30 seconds.
  • What do you think Jim is doing?
  • How do the German soldiers feel at this point?
  • What does the German soldier say to his colleagues?

    Pause the film at 2min 55 seconds.
  • What do you think Jim and Otto were thinking as they walked towards each other?
  • Why do you think football would have been a good game to play?
  • Who do you think started the firing?
Do the soldiers on opposite sides hate each other?

Watch the film until the end.
  • Why do you think Jim gave Otto the chocolate?
  • What do you think happened the next day?
  • Do you think there is a lesson to be learned from the film?


Maths Work

Here are lots of problems/activities for you to choose from.  How many can you complete?



















Monday, 20 November 2017

Questions and Answers about Danny MacAskill

What kind of job does he have?
-         He’s a professional mountain biker.

What would he do if he weren’t a bike rider?
-         He would probably work as a bike mechanic in a bike shop

What does he still want to accomplish in his career?
-         He would still like to make more and more videos and do bigger and better stunts.

How much does he weigh?
-         He currently weighs 77kg.

How old is he?
-         He’s currently 31.

How tall are you?
-         He is 5 feet 9 inches.

What was it like growing up?
-         He had a lot of friends and freedom as a child. He rode his bike a lot and made treehouses.

What is he scared of?
-         Nothing in particular but he does get a little bit scared when he is trying new tricks.

What skills does he like to do?
-         He likes to do wheelies.

What inspires him?
-         Music and Google.

When did he begin training to ride a bike?
-         At the age of 11, he got his first mountain bike. He quit his job in 2009 to become a professional bike rider.

When did he release his first video?
-         He released a five-and-a-half-minute street trials video on YouTube in 2009.

Where was he born?
-         He was born in Edinburgh.

If he could live anywhere in the world, where would he live?
-         He would probably live in Vancouver in Canada.

Who inspires him?
-         Martyn Ashton and Chris Akrigg, who are both mountain bikers as well, inspired him to pursue his career.

Does he have any children?
-         No he doesn’t.

Does he have a YouTube channel?
-         Yes he does. He posts lots of video of himself doing stunt on his bike.

Does he do anything other than biking?
-         He spends a lot of time looking for new music and dreaming up ideas for new tricks and videos.

Has he ever ridden his bike abroad before?
-         Yes, in Taiwan and Argentina.

Has he ever injured himself before?
-         Yes, he fractured his collar bone three times in six months.

Has he ever had a job other than as a mountain biker?
-         Yes, he worked in a bike shop.

Why did he become a professional mountain biker?
-         He’s obsessed with bikes.