17 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

Morning everyone.


Have a go at the word problems adding 2 two digit numbers.

Challenge : Have a go at these extra tricky problems.

Reading – synonyms and antonyms

Watch the clip about synonyms (words that have the same or similar meaning) and antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning) : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk23c7h

The word ‘dark’ is used lots of times in the Funnybones story! (https://youtu.be/sJodPwWCClQ)

Can you think of any synonyms for dark? Make a list. Make 3 more lists of synonyms for big, hot and nice.










  1. Write a sentence from the story replacing ‘dark’ with the synonyms you thought of.
  2. Do the follow up activities on the BBC Bitesize page.

Topic – Science

Watch the BBC Bitesize clip : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmptsbk

Have a look at the animal skeletons. Can you work out which animals they belong to? Look at the shape of the body, legs and tails for clues.

Challenge : Choose a different animal and draw what you think it’s skeleton might look like.


Answers :

Top row – dog, horse, chameleon

Bottom row – bird, fish, snake


16 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Monday 15 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

Hi everyone. Here is today’s learning.


Add the two 2 digit numbers. Add the tens and ones separately. You could draw the tens and ones and then count them.


Watch the Funnybones story again : https://youtu.be/9O9ErtvJKEo and then the BBC Bitesize clip about Funnybones. Do the follow-up activities : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmtpg8

Topic – Science/art

Using magazines or newspapers, have a go at creating a person by cutting out different pictures of different parts of the body. You could draw any parts that you can’t find!


Use the word mat to label all the body parts.

16 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 15 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hello everyone. If you need a wake-up jump about, head to Supermovers. You can wake your body up and revise your 3x table. Win, win!

Maths: Here is our second lesson on Time with Mrs Rowley.

Reading: Today we are looking at our newspaper article again. Here’s the video learning and text.

RE: This is our second lesson in a series of four lessons on Christianity from Oak National Academy. This lesson, led by Miss Dhillon, is about the Holy Trinity.


16 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 15 June 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning!

Today’s learning….

Year 5 and 6 maths: short division

This week we will be focusing on division. Firstly, let’s recap our knowledge of short division. 


Read the First News articles about the recent protests in the US and UK. Then answer the comprehension questions.


Follow this BBC Bitesize lesson to learn how to talk about hobbies and sports in Spanish.





15 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning- I hope you’ve all had a good weekend. The sun was a nice surprise!

Today’s learning……

Year 5 and 6 maths: multiplication and division

This week, we will be revising division. Today, have a go at recapping on basic multiplication and division facts by playing some of these games. 

Reading: finding information and summarise a character

Follow this BBC Bitesize lesson. 

Art: exciting paintings

Follow this lesson exploring famous artists and their exciting paintings.

15 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning everyone. We hope you have had a good weekend and have managed to enjoy some sunshine. Don’t forget, we love to hear from you and see the work that you have been doing. Here are our email addresses:                kerensawelsby@spherefederation.org and beckyrowley@spherefederation.org

Maths: This week in Maths we are focusing on Time and the lessons are for both Y3 and Y4. Here is today’s video learning  with Mrs Rowley.

Reading: This week we are basing our work on a newspaper article about seeds in space. Here is today’s video learning with Mrs Welsby, and text.

Spellings: This week we are focusing on the k sound when it is spelt ch. Here is the list.

Music: Sing a major scale. Click this link for the lesson from Miss Roberts at Oak National Academy.


15 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

I hope you are still managing to do some home learning. I know it is a long time, and things might be tough, but try to keep going! Please email me if you need any help or support. Keep sending photos and updates of what you are doing too.


Try to keep reading for at least twenty minutes per day. If you have run out of your own books to read there is a fab online library of eBooks to read on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Just register on the website, log in and choose what you want to read.

Weekly spellings :

Y1 : hair, chair, stairs, dinner, person, letter, sure, cure

Y2 : metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal, pencil, fossil, nostril, pupil, spoil

Times tables : If you’re ready, start learning x6 (link to x3) OR keep going with times 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 and divide 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10


Watch the video about adding 2 two digit numbers : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1ll5C0dH

Choose 2 items from the shop. Add them together using what you know about adding the tens and then the ones. Keep choosing 2 items and adding them together.


Watch and read the Funnybones story : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1lI6C0Ly

Lots of our learning this week will be linked to this story. The beginning is below.

Think of or look for any words that have the long ‘i’ sound. It can be made in 5 different ways (the alternative grapheme poster below gives hints about which sounds are found where in words).

Eg : night, frighten, idea, climbed

Topic – PE/Science

Get moving with this activity using all of your body :


Home learning help

Posted on Friday 12 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

The teachers at school have been talking to some families who are continuing to learn from home this week. 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.

This 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

Passwords for Numbots or Times Table Rockstars 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.

12 June 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2020 by Mrs Latham

Friday is here! Hope you’ve all had a good week?

Maths – 10 less

Find 10 less than each of these numbers. Use what you know about place value (especially the tens) and subtract 10.

22 – 10 = 12

54 – 10 =

25 – 10 =

88 – 10 =

13 – 10 =

47 – 10 =

75 – 10 =

16 – 10 =

69 – 10 =

Challenge : Choose numbers between 10 and 100. Find 10 more and 10 less of each number.

Eg 15   25   35


Have a go at this reading challenge. It is really hard to read the word instead of the colour!


Read the colour jokes to someone.

There are more jokes here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bad-joke-corner-2

Hope you have a funny Friday!

12 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, year 3 and 4! You’ve made it to the end of another week of home learning.


Today, year 3 and 4, have a look on this BBC bitesize page for your challenge Friday task!

Year4, here are your answers to yesterday’s maths problem.



For your reading task, watch this video of Mrs Welsby. It has the answers to yesterday’s RIC and explains today’s task. You are going to use your inference skills to write your own blub for ‘The Small Shoemaker’. You will leave your own clues about what happens instead of telling the reader like you would in a summary.


Head to Oak National Academy to learn more Spanish. In this lesson, you will recap the alphabet and numbers from last week, then you are going to learn how to greet people and introduce yourselves in Spanish! You will learn how to say your name and age in Spanish. For this lesson, you just need your brain and your voice! But you might want a pen and paper handy in case you want to write anything down.