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Wednesday 20th January

Word of the Day: brisk (adjective)

synonyms: sharp, crisp, quick

etymology: Brisk comes from the Scottish word bruisk, which means 'quick or lively'.

word pairs: brisk walk, brisk air, brisk trade



This week, we will continue to explore the 'i beforeexcept after c rule', and look at some common exceptions.

Read through the power point, and then try to write a sentence for each of this week's spellings.


Today, we are starting a new topic: A Study of Scandinavia.

For the remainder of this term, we will be learning about the geography of Scandinavia. We already know a little about this fascinating region as a result of our Viking history focus. What do you already know? Which countries make up Scandinavia? What is a fjord?

Our first lesson is an introduction to the topic. Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of this region!

A Study of Scandinavia

LO: To explore the geography of Scandinavia.

  • describe the region using geographical language.
  • locate the countries and main cities of Scandinavia.

     Today's topic lesson is an introduction to Scandinavia. I would like you to scroll through the powerpoint slides, and as you look at the images, write a short paragraph to describe the geography of the region. Try to include some of the following geographical language in your paragraph: 

  • Mountainous regions.
  • Lakes
  • Fjords
  • Valleys
  • Forest/woodland
  • Farmland
  • Peninsula
  • Coastal towns/cities
  • Rural communities
  • Climate/weather
  • Northern Europe
  • Landscape
  • Aerial view
  • Glacier

You could begin your paragraph with any of the following openers:

  • I can see that...
  • The pictures show that...
  • I can deduce from the photos of Scandinavia that the region...


Then, looking at a map of the region, try to answer the geographical questions in the attached pdf. If you are not able to print the pdf, just answer the questions on paper. What else would you like to learn about Scandinavia?


Thank you for all of your efforts during this unit year 6. I have allocated the end of unit check to your active learn accounts so please try that. I would like to know how you get on with it so please email me. Let me know your score and your confidence levels. I would really love to hear from you all.

I have also included the White Rose End of Block Check if you want to do more.

Tell Mr Adkins how you got on.

Please tell me your score and confidence levels. If you are unsure about anything, let me know so I can help.


Please enjoy reading the latest edition of First News!

First News 15th - 21st January

Art and Design

Hello year 6. Here's some really fun art for you. Good luck! Mrs West x