24 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy mid-week. Yes, it’s another Wednesday! Keep going – you’re doing great!

Need some help with your times tables? Or know them and fancy a boogie anyway? Check these videos out: Supermovers BBC

x3 times tables song

x6 times tables song

Maths: Today we are doing work about 24 hour clock. Here’s today’s video lesson from Mrs Rowley, the task and the answers.

Reading: Today we are continuing working on retrieval skills. Here’s today’s video lesson and task.   We will go through the answers tomorrow, but here’s a copy.

Science: Here is our fourth lesson about plants from Oak National Academy. Throughout the lesson, Miss Roberts will ask you to pause the lesson to complete tasks.


23 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

Hello there!


Complete the different additions of two 2 digit numbers below. You could draw part whole models or tens and ones to help.

Reading – verbs

Watch or read the Giraffes Can’t Dance story again and list all the verbs that are used.


  • standing
  • dance
  • twirl

Challenge : Put each verb into a sentence.

Topic – PE/dance

Read the verbs and definitions then act/dance/move like each one.

  • dance: to move to music with different kinds of steps and body movements
  • skip: to move lightly from foot to foot with a hopping motion
  • prance: to move with high bouncing steps (like a horse)
  • waltz: to dance with a regular series of three steps
  • rock-n-roll: to dance freely to the beat of the music
  • tango: to dance with special poses and movements
  • cha-cha: to dance with a quick three-step movement
  • sway: to stand in place and move slowly back-and-forth or side-to-side
  • shuffle: to move by brushing one’s feet along the floor
  • leap: to jump with one leg in front of the other
  • boogie: to dance with fast movements
  • twirl: to spin around gracefully

There are more verbs here too : https://youtu.be/6j97FjVYiY8


23 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, munchkins. If you fancy the Bring Sally Up Squat Challenge for PE today, this is a fun way to get your legs stronger! Let me know if you have a go… my legs were burning after I did it! (Don’t forget, you can stop part way through!)

Maths: Here is today’s lesson from Mrs Rowley, the task and the answers.

Reading: We have the next part of Goosebumps. Here is today’s video learning and task. We will go through the answers tomorrow but here is a copy if you want to mark yours today.

Writing: Today we are going to revise apostrophes for contractions. Follow the Bitesize link to watch the video and do the activities. Can you make your own matching game with two words and their contracted word?

23 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Miss Beatson

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s learning…….

Year 5 and 6 maths

Your learning for today is about subtracting mixed numbers. A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction amount.

Mixed numbers


Read these four stories from First News and answer the questions.

Art: Banksy

Banksy is one of my favourite artists because I like the graffiti style and I like the fact that he makes a statement about current issues in society through his art work. He is also controversial and not everybody approves of his street art.

Task: read this information about Bansky and answer the questions on each page. Then, design your own piece of artwork in the style of Banksy on this sheet or on a piece of paper at home.

I would really like it if you could email me your drawings, so I can see your ideas.



22 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hello all. We hope you are feeling relaxed after the weekend and are raring to go. Don’t forget to share what you’re doing at home – we love to hear from you! Thank you to those of you that have emailed in. Our email addresses are here.

kerensawelsby@spherefederation.org            and           beckyrowley@spherefederation.org

Maths: How is this mini topic on time going? Are you impressing everyone with your time-telling skills? Here is the next lesson from Mrs Rowley, the task and the answers.

Reading: This week we are reading part of a Goosebumps book. Today we are thinking about ambitious vocabulary. Here’s today’s video lesson and text.  (These are some suggested answers.)

Art: Today we are going to be doing some sketching and shading.

Spellings: This week we are looking at words containing the sh sound. Here is a link to spelling strategies.


22 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning- I hope you’ve all had a good weekend.

Today’s learning…..

Year 5 and 6 maths: adding fractions

We will be looking at fractions this week.

Your learning for today is about adding two fractions where the answer is greater than 1.

Adding two fractions

Reading: comprehension

Read this text: Dinosaur Island and then answer the comprehension questions. The answers are at the end.

Internet safety

Your learning today is internet safety. Have go at this awesome BBC Bitesize lesson.


22 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

The teachers at school have been talking to some families who are continuing to learn from home recently. There was a common topic of conversation : this is all dragging on and becoming quite tricky at times!

It has been a long time since we have all been back at school with our classes and we understand that home learning is challenging. Here are a few links that might help if you are wanting more activities to engage your child.

Top Marks is great for working on all number facts and you can try to improve your own score. We use this in school on iPads but can also be played on laptops : https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Numbots and Times Table Rockstars passwords are the same : https://play.numbots.com/#/intro or https://ttrockstars.com/ Email your teacher if you have lost it.

Loads of resources on here including reading : https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

For reading and phonics games : https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths teaching videos and other resources : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Variety of lessons, recorded by teachers : https://classroom.thenational.academy/

We love Go Noodle for a sing and dance : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

Or Cosmic Yoga Kids for a more relaxing workout : https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Please ring school or email your child’s teacher if you need support and we will try to help.

Weekly spellings :

Y1 : play, today, away, spray, beans, dream, seat, mean

Y2 : cry, fly, dry, try, reply, July, baby, funny, lucky, bunny

Times tables : Choose any times tables and division facts that you want to work on.


Watch the video about adding 2 two digit numbers – crossing ten : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qlvCHom

Choose 2 or more items from the shop and add them together. Use what you know about adding one and two digit numbers together to help. You might want to draw the tens and ones, draw a part whole model or partition the numbers.


Watch and read the Gerald the Giraffe story. Lots of our learning this week will be linked to this story : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qlNCHFR

Topic – Living and Learning

Watch the video and think about what you could do to make the world a fair place to be where everyone is equal : https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/12/cbeebies-parents-message-racism-12844374/

You could make a poster, draw a picture or write about how you would make the world fair.

In the Cbeebies house we say that everyone is welcome, because we believe that everyone is different and that everyone is equal. It doesn’t matter what you look like, what you sound like or where you come from. Some people are treated unfairly just because of the colour of their skin, and they shouldn’t be. I know that seeing a person for who they really are, and how they make you feel, is beautiful. And I think that it’s really important to talk to your friends and family about these things too, because when we work together we can create change and we can build a better and kinder world for the future and I’m hopeful for that because I believe in you. Because one day, you will be older and you will be looking after the world and all the people in it.


19 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

Friday is here again! Can you write out all of your spellings and one of your times tables?


Warm up with some counting with the Big Numbers Song : https://youtu.be/e0dJWfQHF8Y


Read the ‘Skeletons are in the park’ song. Find the rhyming words in the poem. Write some more words that rhyme with the ones you find.

Eg: park, dark, shark, bark

Challenge : Have a go at writing your own poem. It could be about skeletons or anything else you like! You could use this poem and start yours the same but change some of the rhyming words.

Topic – Music/Science

Join in with the song and dance. Do it a few times to try to learn the words and boogie along!



Home Learning: 19 June 2020

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Friday!


We’re continuing our learning about telling the time. Today, have a go at learning to tell the time to the nearest minute. Watch this video and answer these questions.



Love of reading
In class, we’d usually have a Love of Reading session each week where we read something
that we love. Adults use the time to read with children.
Today, I’d like you to…
● Get really comfy: wear some thick socks, a dressing gown or wooly jumper. Sit somewhere soft and relaxing.
● Turn all electronic devices off: TVs, radios, computers, phones, tablets, etc.
● Spend some quality time reading with each other. Read aloud, take it in turns, put on voices for characters, re-read things to improve how you’re reading them.
● Talk about what you’re reading. Which are the best bits? Why? Does it remind you of other things you’ve read or watched? Do you know anything about parts of it from other knowledge that you have? What do you think of the characters? What will happen next? Why do you think that?



Have you enjoyed learning another language?

In this lesson, we will recap our numbers and alphabet, as well as saying our name and age in Spanish. We will then expand our number knowledge to learn the numbers up to 31 and the months of the year in Spanish, so that we can say the date of our birthday in Spanish! For this lesson, you will need some paper and a pen or pencil.


19 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020 by Miss Beatson

Happy Friday- I hope you’ve all had a good week.

Today’s learning……

Year 5 and 6 maths

Today’s challenge is to complete all four levels of Dark Tower of Division on Guardians – Defenders of Mathematica.  If you haven’t completed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s maths lessons, you might want a quick recap before starting. Be warned – Level one is ridiculously easy but levels 2-4 are much, much harder. Good luck on your quest!


It’s Friday and today I would like you to chill, relax and enjoy reading. It could be your own book, magazine, online article or anything else you find interesting to read. Here you can download the First Newspaper, if you want to read some articles about current topics in the news.

Can you summarise (in writing or verbally) to someone in your household what you’ve read today?

SPAG: hyphens

So, I thought a great way to celebrate the end of the week is to do some SPAG! Today’s learning is all about hyphens. Read through this power point and then complete this activity.