Monday 1st March

1st March 2021 0 By Mr Simmons

Daily News

Please be aware that I may not respond to your questions/ comments/ posts immediately today. Due to maintenance work in my local area, I will be without electricity for most of the day, meaning I will not have any Internet connection.

Welcome to what will hopefully now be our final week of home schooling – there are a number of special events over the coming days, including World Book Day, St Piran’s Day and the start Science Week.

I hope you have managed to book yourself onto a number of the Scholastic World Book Week events which start today and take place at various points throughout the day.

Some of the workshops may be fully booked, but if you visit you can try to book your place there – you will need an email address to register.

Mr Simmons’ Joke of the Day


We develop our maths learning this week looking at how to form, then solve equations. We will start the session off with some more examples of the arithmetic questions to be attempted.

Now have a go at these questions and submit your answers to ClassDojo.


Last term we were lucky enough to be invited to join an online session from the RAF museum, looking at life in World War 2 as part of our history project.

Recently, the museum contacted me to invite us to a further session which develops that learning. This one is based on The Battle of Britain.

We have access this week (anytime between now and Friday 5th March at 3:55pm) to the video which you can access with the address and password below:

Video Link:

Password: BleriotBattle8

While watching the video, look for three different jobs that people in the RAF did during the Battle of Britain.

Following the video, you have a choice of activities:

  1. Use the museum’s collection of people stories to find out about real people who did the jobs you saw in the film using the links below:

You could share your favourite Battle of Britain people story in any way you liked.

2. Technology: Radar

Both sides used Radar technology to detect enemy aircraft during the Battle. You could carry out further research to understand how Radar works, maybe looking at how bats use echo-location to find their prey.

3. Technology: Aircraft

The RAFs two main fighter aircraft during the Battle of Britain were the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire. You could:

  • Find out 5 facts about each aircraft
  • Decide which aircraft you would have wanted to fly
  • Draw your chosen aircraft
  • Explain why you chose that one
  • Write a short story about you piloting that aircraft during the Battle. The links in the people stories above may help inspire you in this task.

4. Imagine

The Battle of Britain is seen as a key turning point in history. Imagine how the world might have been different if the RAF had lost the Battle, with Britain being invaded.


I would like you to read for at least 30 minutes each day. You can get more ideas and suggestions of reading material from the Reading@Home section above.

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