Number of the Week: 2
Bringing it back with this classic. If you don't know, get 2 know!
Look and compare the old map of Shakespeare’s London (from the 1500s) to the modern map below.
Got an eye for detail? Look out for Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the original St Paul’s Cathedral among the houses along the Thames. Regent’s Park appears as an enclosed space near Paddington – it was a private royal hunting park at the time. You can spot the old London Bridge too: covered with buildings, this was the only river crossing until 1750.
You’ll also see some sort-of-familiar names – like Hakeney, Higat, Chelsey and Elinge – alongside some that haven’t changed in 400 years, such as Islington, Fulham, Acton and Paddington.
NCETM activity (Wednesday)
Do the activity below based on your maths group.
Yellow, Orange , Green and Red:
Sam added two fractions together and got 7/8 as the answer. Write down two fractions that Sam could have added. Tom wrote down two fractions. He subtracted the smaller fraction from the larger and got 1/5 as the answer. Write down two fractions that Tom could have subtracted. Tom and Sam shared equally one third of a chocolate bar. What fraction of the chocolate bar did each child get?
Roland cuts a sandwich into two pieces. First, Roland gives one piece to Ayat and the other piece to Claire. Then Claire gives Ayat half of her piece. Now Ayat has 7/8 of the original sandwich. Did Roland cut the sandwich into two equal pieces? If not, how did he cut the sandwich?
Using your previous knowledge of how shadows are formed, I would like you to make your own shadow puppet and shadow puppet theatre. Let me know how it goes :)
Solve this riddle: What’s black and white and blue?
Some of the activities below are not to be done during a worldwide pandemic so please, please, please use your common sense.
Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people? Maps
Some useful links...
Don't stress about schoolwork. In June, we will get your children back on track. I am a teacher and that's my superpower. So right now I need you to share your calm, strength and laughter. No children are ahead. No children are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be (at home in lockdown!)
Miss Donnelly, Kerry and Mrs Kemp xxx
It will all be alright in the end, if it's not alright, it's not the end x
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