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Week Beginning: 18th January 2021

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Your homework tasks have been set for this week on MyMaths. Don't forget you can also practice any of the lessons by clicking on the 'Practice' tab after you login - remember to look at the 'Lesson' before attempting the questions.


Spelling / Reading

Your tasks have been set on Reading Eggspress. Don't forget you can also access lots of reading books using the Library on the platform too. Use the scrolling option at the top of the library to select the age to increase or decrease the difficulty of the text.


Task 1 - Adding web links and references

The presentations you have created so far are fantastic, but before you continue to add to them, I would like you to add web links to your work. I would like you to:

  • Review your existing PowerPoint presentations and select information that would benefit from adding a link.
  • Follow the instructions in the presentations below to add your links.
  • Finally, make sure sure your presentations included references to the sources of you research. If you get into the habit of adding your references as you go along, you can also use them for your links.

Task 2 - Numeracy Task

Use the data shown in the table below to answer the questions. You can share your work with using whatever method you like - don't forget to show your workings (your MyMaths homework from last week and a calculator will help you with question 3).


There are Word and PDF versions below if you need them.


Endangered Species

Number left in the wild 1979

Number left in the wild 1989

Number left in the wild 1999

Number left in the wild 2009

Number left in the wild 2019













Sea Turtle












Sumatran Elephant













  1. By how many have the Sea Turtles decreased from 1979 to 2019?
  2. By how much does the number of rhinoceros increase between 2009 and 2019? Why do you the think the number has increased?
  3. Using the data in the table, what is the mean number of endangered animals in 2019?
  4. Which endangered species has decreased the most between 1979 and 2019?
  5. During which decade (10 years) was the greatest decrease for:
    1. Gorilla?
    2. Tiger?
    3. Sea Turtle?
    4. Orang-utan?
    5. Sumatran Elephant?
    6. Rhinoceros?

Task 3 - Galapagos Islands Research

This week I would like you to focus on the Galapagos Islands. Watch the video below and and visit the suggested websites, make some notes and write a short report or presentation on these amazing islands.


You first part of your presentation should include:

  • Location of the islands.
  • Discovery of the islands.
  • History of the islands.
  • How species arrived on the island.


For the second part of your presentation, choose animals found on the Galápagos Islands, such as the marine iguana, blue-footed booby, giant tortoise, Galápagos penguin, frigatebird or lava lizard. Write an explanation to show how these animals have adapted and evolved to suit their environment. 

For example: The blue-footed booby has a sleeker beak and head for a more streamlined shape, which enables it to dive deep into the water to catch fish. Its blue feet help it to attract a healthy mate.


Here are some websites that may help your research:

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands - Discovery

Galapagos Islands - Species

Galapagos with David Attenborough

"Galapagos is one of the wonder places of the world, a laboratory of evolution. Because of Darwin it is always a historic place for any zoologist.

Charles Darwin's Galapagos Discovery BBC Earth

Sir David retreads Charles Darwin's footsteps to follow how he made the discovery of evolution on the Galapagos Islands.

Task 4 - Darwin Sketches

You may have seen some examples of the sketches that Darwin made when studying adaptations of various species. I would like you to have a go at some sketches of your own. You can use the examples below or you can sketch some of the animals from Task 3. Additionally, you can draw or sketch a portrait of Charles Darwin.


You could provide sketches, paint or even try digital drawings (examples of software below). 


Free digital art software:

Pupil Work

Olivia C

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