Dodos Week #18

This week we got properly started on our businesses and they are coming along nicely. The Big Writing this week was exceptional and many would not look out of place in a GCSE business studies class. Keep posted for examples of this. We also did a lot of work on moving from a fixed to a growth mindset.

Next week we will be doing more on our businesses and learning more about fractions, decimals and percentages.

Home Learning

Talk Home Learning

  • Biography – we are going to be writing a biography of a famous inventor from the industrial revolution – Samuel Crompton
  • To help your writing, look at other biographies and steal some ideas. E.g. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson,


  • Show people the mental maths
    • Discuss what you have to do and how you plan to get better.
  • Show people the fractions cards you made in class (Be warned – this is hard)
    • See if people at home can:
      • Simplify them
      • Put them in order


  • Dots and Dashes
    • Mark your answers from last week. How did you get on?
    • Can you teach someone at home how to do it?

Ask an adult?

  • “Do you think you have a fixed or growth mindset?”



  • Watch Man Utd play Cambridge in the FA cup
    • We’ll probably lose so it will be funny
    • But remember failing is good so long as you learn from it

England v Australia Test Serie