Latest News

Don't Forget...

...teachers will be undertaking more INSET on Monday 30th October so the first day of Term 2 for pupils will be Tuesday 31st Oct

Friday at 8:26am

In Guided Reading over the last week some of you have been reading a book titled 'Exploring the Deep'. Here are 15 quick-fire questions to see how many answers you can remember or track down in the book over the next few minutes. 5 Team Points and 3 Table Points for the person who scores the highest! Although, be careful - you will lose marks for poor spelling and basic errors (e.g. full stops and capital letters)!

1. How much of our planet is covered in ocean?
2. Name the world's 5 oceans.
3. What is another name for the 'deep ocean floor'?

4. Why do parrot fish cover themselves in mucus?
5. Complete the sentence: We can explore the top layer of the sunlit zone easily by s.......... or s.... ......
6. What do you call somebody who dives without any breathing equipment?
7. How many people died when the Mary Rose sank?
8. A great white shark can smell a drop of blood in the water from up to ..... kilometres away.
9. How big is the largest great white shark on record?
10. Why are some shark bodies light on the underside and dark on top?
11. When was the Jim suit first tested?
12. True or false: female angler fish are smaller than male angler fish.
13. What was the name of Piccard's underwater boat?
14. What do white crabs eat?
15. What is the name of the deepest known point on our planet?

Comments that people have made about this blog post

Comment 1 Comment by Ella B on 23 Mar 12 at 10:20am | Quote this comment
1. 71% of water.
2. Pacific,Atlantic,Arctic,Indian,Southern.
3. Abyssal plain
4.To stop preditors sniffing them out.

5.Snorkelling or scuba diving.
6.Free diver
7.411
8.5 kilometers
9.6 meters and 30 centimetres long.
10.So they cant be seen on the top of the ocean or the bottom.
11.It was first tested by Jim Jarret in 1903
12.No male Angler's are smaller than the female.
13.Trieste
Comment 2 Comment by William H on 23 Mar 12 at 10:21am | Quote this comment
1. Our planet is covered in 71 percent water.
2. Pacific,Adlantic,Arctic,Indian,Southern.
3. Abysal plain.
4. It masks thier smell.
5. Snorkelling or Scuba diving.
6. Free divers.
7. 411.
8. 5.
9. 6meters 30 centemeters.
10. To blend in.
11. 1930.
12. False.
13. Trieste.
14. Bactiria and dead animals.
15. Marina trench.
Comment 3 Comment by Mollie M on 23 Mar 12 at 10:22am | Quote this comment
1. 71 % is covered in water.
2 Artic ocean , Atlantic ocean, Indian ocean,pacific ocean and the Southern ocean .
3. Abyssal plain.
4. They cover there selves in mucus which masks their scent and stops predators from sniffing them out .
5.Snorkelling or scuba diving.
6.Free divers.
7.411.
8.5 kilometers away .
9.6 meters and 30 centimeters .
10.Because their is sunlight above and darkness below.
11.1930.
12.No.
13.Trieste.
14.Bactiria and dead animals and somtimes each other .
15.Mariana trench .
Comment 4 Comment by Tarragon N on 23 Mar 12 at 10:23am | Quote this comment
1. 70%
2. Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean.
3. Abyssal Plain.
4. To stop predators sniffing them out.
5. Snorkelling or scuba diving.
6. free divers.
7. 411.
8. 5.
9. 6 metres and 30 centimetres long.
10. So they can`t be seen nether on the top or the bottom.
11.1930.
12.false.
13. Jacques Piccard.
14. Bacteria and dead animals.
15. Mariana Trench.
Comment 5 Comment by Emily J on 23 Mar 12 at 10:24am | Quote this comment
1. 71%.
2. Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean,Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean.
3. Abyssal plain.
4. Beacause it stops predators from sniffing them out.
5. Snorklelling or Scuba Diving.
6. free divers.
7. 411
8. 5
9. 6 metres 30 centimetres
10. Because there is sunlight above and darkness below.
11. 1930.
12. false.
13. Trieste.
14. Bacteria and dead animals.
15. The sinking Floor.
Comment 6 Comment by Thomas S on 23 Mar 12 at 10:25am | Quote this comment
1. Our planet is 71% ocean
2. Arctic Ocean,Atlantic Ocean,Pacific Ocean,Indian Ocean,Southern Ocean.
3.abyssal plain
4.Mucus
5. Snorkeling or scuba diving.
6.free divers
7.411
8.5
9.6 meters and 30 cm long
10.To blend in with the water
11.1930
12.false
13.Trieste
14.bacteria and dead animals
15.The Mariana Trench
Comment 7 Comment by Lauren A on 23 Mar 12 at 10:26am | Quote this comment
1. 71%.
2.Indian, Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, Southern.
3. abyssal plain.
4.so it covers up there scent
5. snorkelling or scuba diving
6.Free divers
7.411
8.5
9.6 metres and 30 centimetres long.
10. so they are camouflaged
11.1930
12. true
13.Trieste
14.Bacteria and dead animals
15.Mairana Trench
Comment 8 Comment by Mr Herring on 23 Mar 12 at 4:00pm | Quote this comment
Just marked all your answers from Guided Reading this morning - the winner is... Lauren A, with a fantastic score of 14/15. Well done - 3 Table Points on the board!

A few of you came very close, and perhaps would have equalled this score if it wasn't for little spelling mistakes such as 'beacause' or 'Adlantic'. Maybe next time?!
Comment 9 Comment by Tarragon N on 24 Mar 12 at 1:09pm | Quote this comment
Well done Lauren A, you did fantastic. And well done also to Ella B, Willam H, Thomas S, Emily J and Mollie M!
Comment 10 Comment by Mollie M on 26 Mar 12 at 7:23am | Quote this comment
Thanks tarragon . Well done to you to :lol: .
Comment 11 Comment by Esther B on 26 Mar 12 at 7:23pm | Quote this comment
Well done guys those were questions I didn't have a clue on (probably because I'm not in your guided reading group) But still great job! :o :lol:

Add your own comment below

Security code

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Excellent attendance at last night's maths meeting. Thank you, parents. Please keep an eye on the News for supporting documents.

Wednesday at 1:28pm

km6