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Wider Curriculum

You can also continue to work on any of the previous weeks activities from Wider Curriculum if you didn't get the chance before the Easter Holidays.


Using the log-in details for Espresso, take a look at their daily challenge.

Cross Curricular project - Countries of the World

Well done to those of you who have made a start on your projects. We have had a good variety of countries chosen and some interesting facts included - we're learning new things too! Remember your project must include a mixture of writing and pictures. It can be hand written or word processed. The most interesting projects will include facts as well as opinions – what do you think? How could it be done differently? Why do you think they did that?


Week 2: 20th April 2020

Chapter 1 News

Task:  Investigate 3 or 4 major events from the time period in more detail and create a chapter outlining both happy/exciting events as well as disasters.

Please include pictures or illustrations in your first chapter.

There must be paragraphs to separate the events and include a variety of sentence starters (fronted adverbials, adverbs, time connectives). In your paragraph discuss what happened; how it impacted the country; is the event celebrated or remembered in anyway?



Week 1: 30th March 2020

Task 1: Decide on a country for your project. Choose a country that you have heard of or even been on holiday to. Think carefully about your chosen country as you need to create a whole project on it.


Task 2: Write an introduction for your project – include the following:

  • Why you have chosen the country

  • Location – which continent is it in?

  • Population – how many people live there today? 10 years ago? 100 years ago?

  • Weather – does the country have 4 seasons like England or only 2?

  • A timeline of the major events in your chosen country

  • Your introduction should be written in sentences not bullet points, think about the use of vocabulary to engage the reader.

Finger Knitting

You Will Need

• Yarn – any thickness will do but I personally love using the bulky kinds (8ply and up)
• Scissors
• Your fingers

How To:

  1. Clamp the end of the yarn between your thumb and the palm of your hand. If you are right handed clamp it in your left hand, and if you are left handed do the opposite.
  2. Create a figure eight with the yarn around your first two fingers.
  3. Create a second figure eight directly above it.
  4. Leaving the second loop in place, lift the bottom loop over the top of it and slip it off the end of your finger, repeat with the second finger.
  5. You can now let go of the end which has been clamped between your thumb and the palm of you hand. Give it a gentle tug.
  6. Repeat the stitch by making another figure eight, lifting the bottom loops over the top loops and slipping them off your fingers.
  7. Continue knitting using this technique.
  8. When you are happy with the length, slip both of the loops off the ends of your fingers and hold them in one hand.
  9. Snip the yarn with your scissors and thread the end of it back through both loops, gently tugging the end of your rope.
  10. You’re all done!