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KEY TASKS Week 5 (beginning 20th April)

Science and Writing

This week we would like you to look at life cycles as part of our Science Curriculum. A life cycle is the different stages of life for a living thing. In science it is usually displayed as a circular diagram showing each stage in words and/or pictures. All living things have life cycles; animals produce offspring and plants produce seeds which germinate into new plants. 


This is a fun video to explain a bit more about life cycles and give you some examples: or search The Life Cycle Song on YouTube.


The life cycle of the frog is shown in this fun video:



Here are some more examples of life cycles of different animals and plants:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar- read by Mrs Clark

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Your challenge this week is to create your own life cycle of an animal. You could present this in many different ways:

  • You could draw a picture (see simple example template below)
  • You could make a 3D life cycle from junk, clay or natural objects
  • You could write about your chosen animal in a non fiction text
  • You could even write a life cycle story - the Hungry Caterpillar is the most well known example of this.


Remember we would love to see what you come up with so email us some pictures at



This week we would like you to focus on Fractions. Here is Mrs Holton with an explanation.

Fractions: Quarters

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After we have looked at quarters we would look at some basic equivalent fractions e.g. 2/4 is the same as 1/2. We would also look at thirds of a shape and a number. 
Classroom Secrets Resources for Maths and English