Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


On Monday we will finish The Great Fire of London and start our new topic, Habitats.


Monday 18th January 

Samuel Pepys kept a diary during the Great Fire of London. Today we are going to find out more about him.


Have a look at the web page above and watch the video. Then choose ONE of the three reading comprehensions in the document below. The higher the number of stars at the bottom of the page, the greater the challenge (you can choose *, **,or *** star reading challenges). Read the text carefully and have a go at answering the questions. Don't worry about printing your chosen one out, you can just write the answers on a piece of paper, take a photo and email them to us. 



If you want to find out more you can do the quiz or watch the video:


9. How do we know about the Great Fire of London?

In this lesson, we will learn about Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn who chronicled the events of the Great Fire of London in their diaries.


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Tuesday 19th January 


Start our new topic by exploring this excellent description of habitats on the BBC website.


Can you tell someone in your family about different types of habitat? 



Split a piece of paper in half. Can you draw or list non living things on one side (i.e. cup, window etc) and living things on the other (leaf, flower etc). Colour them in and email them to us. More information can be found on the link below: 


What are the characteristics of living things?


In this lesson, we will learn what the acronym MRS NERG stands for and learn each of the characteristics of living things. We will then identify and sort a range of living and non-living things.


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Wednesday 20th January

Have a look at this website

What is a food chain?

Can you draw out 3 examples of food chains? Colour them in and email them to us.



If you want to find out more watch this lesson or take the quiz: 


What is a habitat?


In this lesson, we will learn what a habitat is and look at examples of habitats. We will also build simple food chains of organisms that live in woodland, pond and savannah habitats.


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Thursday 21st January

Today we want you to take a walk around the local environment. What living things can we spot? Can you draw or make a list of all the living things you find and where you found them. Have a look under fallen leaves, logs, stones, underside of leaves. Talk to your grown up, what do you think a microhabitat might be? Send us a picture of your drawings or list and of any creatures you spotted whilst exploring!



Watch the video about microhabitats, take the quiz or build a bug hotel!


What is a microhabitat?


In this lesson, we will learn what a microhabitat is and look at some examples of microhabitats. We will then build our own microhabitat, a bug hotel!


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Friday 22nd January 

What lives in a desert habitat?


In this lesson, we will learn all about the conditions in a desert habitat. We will also learn about some of the organisms that live in a desert. Can you watch the video below to find out about desert habitats and then create a poster telling us all you know about desert habitats. You might draw a poster or create it on the computer - it is up to you! Take a picture and email your pictures in to us. 


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There is more information about desert habitats here...

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