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Daily Home Learning Blog – Thursday, 2nd July

Good morning Year 5 class. Please complete the following tasks in your home learning book.



LO: Analysing a motivational speech

 1. Find out about Malala Yousafzai

• Read this webpage about Malala Yousafzai

• Make notes about the five most important things that you learn about her.


2. Read and reflect on a speech

• Watch the first minute of Malala’s speech at the United Nations.


• Read Malala’s Speech.


Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing: Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights. There are hundreds of human rights activists and social workers who are not only speaking for their rights, but who are struggling to achieve their goal of peace, education and equality. I am just one of them. So here I stand, one girl, among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.


Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions. But nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born.


I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. And my dreams are the same. Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realised the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The wise saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword," is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them.

Peace is a necessity for education. In many parts of the world, terrorism, war and conflicts stop children from going to schools. We are really tired of these wars. Dear brothers and sisters, we want schools and education for every child's bright future. We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education. No one can stop us. We will speak up for our rights and we will bring change to our voice. We believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the whole world because we are all together, united for the cause of education. And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.


So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism and let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.

  • Extracts of Malala Yousafzai’s speech that gave to the United Nations in 2013, the date of her 16th birthday and "Malala Day" at the UN.


3. Now for some writing

Write a letter to Malala about her speech. Tell her a little about yourself. Explain what you liked and noticed about her speech. Ask her some questions.



LO: Finding angles on a straight line


LO: Evolution


LO: Computer game review

  • Log onto purple mash and complete the ‘To-Do’
  • You will come to a brochure with 2 sections – each section is a different game
  • Please use the prompts at the side of the page to guide your review
  • You should organise your review into paragraphs
  • Be sure to review all aspects of the game
  • Don’t forget to save your work so that I can monitor your work

That’s all for today! Bye bye!

Mr Lindsay

Fun fact of the day: The furthest flying paper airplane flew almost 70 meters