Welcome to the week ahead Winterton – week beginning Monday 28th September

Hello everyone. This is our first ‘ Welcome to the week ahead Winterton’ blog. On here you will find information, video clips and activities to do, so if you do have to be at home, you won’t get behind with your work. Also if there is something that you are not sure about in lessons, you can visit this blog and see if there is anything that can help you.

Firstly, we will look at our literacy this week. During the week we will be working on using semi-colons in our writing. Here is a video that tells you about what semi-colons are and when we use them.

Next, here is a clip telling you about adverbs which we will also be studying this week. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/parts-of-speech-the-modifier/introduction-to-adverbs/v/intro-to-adverbs

Read the piece of text we are looking at this week:

The Snow-Walker’s Son

Can you find adverbs and semi-colons in this piece?

Here are your spellings for this week. They are all adverbials of time.

  • yesterday
  • tomorrow
  • later
  • immediately
  • earlier
  • eventually
  • recently
  • previously
  • finally
  • lately


Now we will move onto our numeracy for the week. If you would like the Powerpoint presentations we will be using in our lessons, email me and I can send them.

In science we are looking at Earth and Space. In this video you can watch how all the planets orbit the sun.

Can you remember what ‘orbit’ means? Can you identify all the planets? What facts can you remember about them? If you have forgotten the answers to any of these questions, do a Google search to remind yourself.

This is also a good link: .  https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/space-c457 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-nicolaus-copernicus/z64skmn  is interesting. Maybe you could do more work on this to get on our ‘Over and Above’ board.

If you would like the Powerpoint presentation we will be using in this week’s lesson, please email me and I can send it to you.

Now here is our topic work for this week.


Key Question : What have oceanographers such as Sylvia learned from chasing plastic ducks around the world since 1992?

First recap the story of Moby Duck by watching this video from our lesson last week:


This week, we will be following on from our work last week (where children located the countries where plastic ducks have been washing up after they leaked into the sea from a container ship). In this lesson, you will learn how oceanographers gained an understanding of how ocean currents move objects around the world by studying the movement of those rubber ducks!

BackgroundEach of the five main oceans has an overall large-scale pattern of currents (see map Resource 12) called gyres that circulate around them.

Resource 12

By studying the movement of the ducks oceanographers now also know why massive areas of waste known as garbage patches have formed in many of the world’s oceans – the largest of which is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Waste gets caught in the circulating gyres and is then drawn in rather like a whirlpool and collects at the centre – see maps in Resource 13 

Resource 13

Pupil Task 1: 

Draw and label a map that shows where the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is. On the next page, state what it is. 

Pupil Task 2: 

Explain how rubbish that we throw into the sea in Norfolk, can end up in the ‘garbage patches’ of the world’s oceans.

Pupil Task 3: 

If you were an oceanographer, how would these garbage patches be useful to you if you want to improve the ocean environment?

Reading texts this week: 

The non-fiction text about ocean garbage patches in Resource 16 (adapted from the United States National Ocean Service https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/about-us ) and the associated reading comprehension questions in Resource 17 have been written to help pupils gain a greater understanding of the nature of the pollution that accumulates in ocean garbage patches and what could be done to reduce the problem in the future 

Resource 16

Resource 17


With all this information, if you do have to isolate at home, you will be able to see what we are doing in class and not be behind when you can join us again.

Have a good week

Mrs. M 🙂




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