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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Tuesday 10th November 2020


LO: to recognise and use the correct order of operations


1) 1782 x 32

2) 2354 x 56

3) 1823 x 43

4) 6354 x 19

5) 3742 x 47 

Please watch this video before you complete the task:



                               Top tip!


Please complete questions 1-8


LO: To write a condensed version of the balloon escape, matching the formality and tone of a given introduction.


Re-read the story from yesterday (you will need to go back to Monday's web page) and answer the following questions. You could write your answers down or discuss them with an adult at home.

  1. When and where is the story set?
  2. Who was involved?
  3.  What was the motivation for escape?
  4. What precautions did the family take?
  5. Who were the Stasi? 

Read the information text below :


This week, your task will be to retell the Strelczyl and Wetzel escape in an information text which also details some of the other daring escapes. The balloon escape is one of the most famous of the escape stories. Consider the following: Who, When, Where, What, Why, How? Use these prompt questions to write a condensed version of the story of the balloon escape. Provide enough detail for the reader to be impressed and invested in the abbreviated story. Ensure the
information is conveyed in the same formality and tone as the introduction.

Top tip!

Who: The two families (include names)

When: 1979 (include specific date)

Where: East Germany

What: Built a balloon and escaped to West Germany.

Why: To seek a better life.

How: Gathered items discreetly (include details) and tested what would work best. Went to quiet location near the
border (include details) and flew balloon across (include information about fuel running out but still arriving).


LO: to create a fact file about Mount Everest

Following on from our Geography lesson last week, I would like you to create a fact file about Mount Everest. You can use the information we talked about last lesson or do your own research online. Here is an example of how you can present your work: