Bob Weighton, the world’s oldest man, has celebrated his 112th birthday this week.

Mr Weighton was born on March 29th in 1908 and lives in Hampshire, United Kingdom. He has three children of his own, has 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Weighton was presented with his certificate by staff at the assisted living home where he lives.

A spokeswoman for Guinness World Records said that because of the COVID-19 outbreak, its officials were not able to reach Weighton.

When he received his award, Weighton said: “I can’t say I was pleased to hear the previous holder had died but I am very pleased that I’ve been able to live so long and make so many friends.”

Kane Tanaka is currently the oldest living person, celebrating her 117th birthday in January.

Today is Friday 3rd April, 2020.

Today is Formal Friday.

A day where, even in isolation, you dress in formal clothing. In our learning today we are going to read a short story, write a short story based on an image and work on fractions in maths.

Weekly Catch Up

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Weekly Quiz

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READING – Short Story

Today we are going to read a short story about a mouse with a long tail.

  1. Read through the text which can be found by CLICKING HERE.
  2. After reading this story draw a book cover for this story.

WRITING – Poetry

Today you are going to use the following image as a prompt for your writing.
Look at the image – we have a mouse, a baked cake and a strange animal. What could your story be about? Try and be creative and whacky in your story.
Remember to plan your story – characters, setting, vocabulary and plot. Once it is written then add your story to the comments below.

MATHS – Converting Fractions

Watch the video below and then work on the questions below. Write your answer in your worksheet or in a workbook.

Questions – SET 1
Convert a fraction to a decimal by dividing. Convert the fractions below by dividing. You can use a calculator or divide using the example below.

Questions – SET 2

Questions – SET 3

A LITTLE EXTRA – Bingo Board of Awesomeness

We have developed a little resource at Kiwi Kids to keep your learning at home. Look at the collection of activities below. Today look at the board and select at least one that you could complete. Let us know in the comments below which one you enjoyed. CLICK HERE for more details.

First, it was hand sanitiser, then bread and toilet paper, now it is cauliflower.

All these items have seen demand increase during COVID-19.

Kiwis have been on social media and complaining to the government after being asked to pay $NZ13 for a single cauliflower during the lockdown.

The hot and dry summer we have had in New Zealand has reduced the supply of the cauliflower. This has increased the price.

Data from Stats NZ shows cauliflower was $2.75 a kilogram in February 2007. This February, just before COVID-19 it was just $4.51.

It is believed that prices will drop again when the weather cools.