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Years 5/6

Welcome to the final half term of this academic year! 

Keep checking this page and your class page to keep up to date with your learning but, most importantly, stay safe. Good luck with the learning tasks set this week. 

This week our Zoom calls will include a scavenger hunt. Remember that you will need to be able to dash away from your device once you know what you need to find and grab so make sure your device is secure. Think about what location may be best to search from. Have fun!

GET EPIC Questions for 6th - 10th July YOU ONLY NEED TO READ THE SPECIFIED PAGES - You do NOT need to read the whole book (unless you want to) but you DO need to complete the quiz.

Here are the questions for the books set this week, as well as a note of which pages you need to read. We recommend writing these questions out in your orange book so you can note down the answers as you read. Then you can use these notes to help you complete the quiz on the Get Epic website.


  1. Page 4: What is the name of the longest river in the world?
  2. Page 5: The Amazon rainforest covers how many square kilometres?
  3.  Page 7: What is the largest cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest?
  4. Page 8: The mud of the Amazon river is which colour?
  5. Page 8: Where is the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve?
  6. Page 10: Tree roots along the riverbank once kept what in place?
  7. Page 12: Noise and pollution from boats is endangering which animals?
  8. Page 13: Which animal is most closely related to the manatee?
  9. Page 15: The orchids in bloom suggests they are about how old?
  10. Page 16: Sardjhao fish were eating…


Book: LOST IN A RAINFOREST: Read Pages 4 to 19

  1. Page 5: In which continent is French Guiana
  2. Page 6: Which small creature did Loic and Guilhem cook?
  3. Page 7: What sound did they hear that suggested rescuers were looking for them?
  4. Page 9: For almost how many months were they stranded in the rainforest?
  5. Page 11: Few plants grow on the forest floor because little what reaches it?
  6. Page 14: Why did Juliane and her mother take a plane journey?
  7. Page16: Juliane had only what to eat?
  8. Page 16: She eventually decided to swim in the river because it was?
  9. Page 18: What happened to Juliane’s burned skin?
  10.  Page 19: In which year did she visit the sight of the plane crash?
Current Challenge

Illustrator Rob Biddulph has posted 30 step-by-step video tutorials. Choose one or more to have a go at. You could also then turn your picture in to a card to give to a family member or friend. Here is Mrs Hardy's attempt at Gregosaurus.

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Previous Challenges
Build one of the following at home (with permission) using what you have available. You may be able to build one exactly as pictured or you may need to make some alterations. Good luck! We'd love to see photos of your creations.
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Can you find one thing in your home for each letter of the alphabet that fits on one plate? 

This is a photography challenge. Can you take a photo (using a camera, phone or tablet) of each letter of the alphabet so that each letter is something different? We'd love to see some of your favourite letters, the whole alphabet or perhaps something you've made with some of the letters, like your name, class or a message for friends. We've attached a few ideas to get you started but you could use printed letters, written letters in different mediums or magnets as well as objects that resemble the letters. Good luck!


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Make the best dancing elephant. Be creative. If you can take a photo or send a video even better! Good luck!

Can you recreate an album cover using your photographic or digital technology skills?

There are so many album covers out there - very famous or not - so can you recreate them with your own inventive ideas?

A couple of suggestions based on one album cover are below. Email your results in for us to add!


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How many famous landmarks from around the world can you name in this picture?

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What is the tallest tower you can build with 6 sheets of newspaper?


If you do not have any newspaper, join together two sheets of A4 paper to represent one sheet of the newspaper. You may use tape but no other resources. Your tower must be free standing, which means it can not be attached to any walls or furniture. Feel free to email in photos of your achievements, including measurements if you are able.

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Picture 2 His tower reached heights of 131cms!
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