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W/b 18.10.21


Early Morning Activities




Handwriting: Write up your Rose Blanche diary entries in your neatest handwriting. Make sure your spellings are correct too. Use a dictionary if you are unsure.

Century Tech: complete at least 2 nuggets on 'My Path.'


Spellings: Practise your spellings for this week. 

Guided Reading


Starter: Look at the text below and answer the questions on the next slide.


Main: Read the song lyrics below and listen to the music on YouTube (link in the PDF below).

Activity: Answer the questions below.

Red Pen: annotate the song lyrics with your thoughts, ideas and questions.

What questions do you still have about the lyrics? What is unclear or confusing?

What can you work out or infer from the lyrics?

What are the lyrics telling you?





Foundation Subjects





What is a democracy? (Watch the Newsround link below to help you.)

Can you think of any examples of democracy in our school?

Why is democracy important?


Think about your learning from our Islam topic. 

Is there anything more you would like to know about the Five Pillars of Islam?

What questions do you have that you would like to ask about the Islamic faith?


Using any books you may have at home and the internet (you may like to use the links below) - research the answers to your questions.


You may like to type up your answers in Word or present them on a PowerPoint presentation to share with the class when you return to school. 



Listen to the music below:

Consider the answers to the questions below:

- What instrument(s) can you hear?


- The texture (the layers of sound that make music interesting, sometimes you can hear instruments coming in one at a time, sometimes they play all at once): is it thick, thin or in between? Are there many layers of sound, or just one/two? Are there many voices singing/instruments playing, or just one/two?


- The tempo (speed of the music): is it fast, slow or in between?


- The dynamics (loud, quiet etc.): is the music loud, quiet or in between? Does it change during the piece or does it stay the same?

This tune was written in the style of Burt Bacharach’s music but includes improvisation.

It has a Latin American groove.


Listen to any of Burt Bacharach’s songs. You can find lots of examples on YouTube and Spotify.