01 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 31 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Welcome back to our final half term of the school year. We hope you have been able to enjoy the lovely sunshine that we’ve had over the half term break and that you are now ready for some new home learning activities.

Remember to keep up with your daily reading, spelling and times tables practice, too!

A reminder of our email addresses so that you can send in your awesome work or ask questions.

beckyrowley@spherefederation.org and kerensawelsby@spherefederation.org

Maths: Y3 and Y4: Today we are going to practise calculating times tables problems. Follow the link for two videos. Then complete activity 1 worksheet. You may also want to play activity 2 game Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica.

Reading: We are focusing on inference this week. Today’s video learning and task.

Music: Beatbox. What a fabulous skill to learn or can you already beatbox? This lesson shows you how to use your voice and mouth to create a percussion sound. Why  not send us a video of your musical efforts?

Spellings: This week we are revising the long u vowel sound.

Half-term Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 24 May 2020 by Mr Catherall

Because this week is half-term, we’re taking a break from the usual daily home learning tasks (just like we did at Easter). Instead, we’ve prepared a menu of home learning activities that you might want to dip into this week – these are optional only, but you might want to encourage your child to have a go at being a quiz master, doing some up-cycling, presenting a cookery masterclass or any of the other activities.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a happy and healthy half-term.

22 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

It’s the end of the week and I hope you’ve all had a good one. I’ve been into Scholes (Elmet) Primary School again this week and I’ve been very busy organising the re-opening of St James’ for some children. What have you been getting up to?

Next week it’s half term holiday, so home learning will look different. You will have a menu of activities to choose from, if you wish, rather than the three tasks each day.

Today’s learning…….


Y5 maths: family challenge

Y6 maths: family challenge

Reading: Comparing texts

Music: be a composer

Follow this BBC Bitesize music lesson. 

22 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Friday – it’s half term. Well done for completing another half term of home learning. We’ve loved seeing all of your learning and hearing how you’re getting on. Keep sending us emails – we will still be checking them over half term so let us know what fun activities you’re getting up to, too.



It’s challenge Friday! Head over to BBC bitesize for today’s challenges. Yr3 – here are the answers to yesterday’s learning. Yr4 – here are the answers to yesterday’s learning.



Today is a love of reading session. We know that you love this reading session at school so your task today is to grab a book, find a  comfortable spot and read! Have fun and enjoy reading. Share your book with a sibling or an adult if you’d like to.



Each week in school, we say the Lord’s Prayer. Today in RE, you have a task to learn more about the Lord’s Prayer and understand its meaning.



Here is the next installment of ‘A chicken gave it to me’. Keep an eye out on our class news page next week for the last few chapters.

22 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Happy Friday everyone!


Watch the BBC Bitesize clip about capacity : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt9k7ty/articles/zp8crdm

Complete the questions at the end too.

Challenge :

Extra challenge : Get a small container (cup, spoon, small bowl) and see how many it will take to fill a bigger container (bucket, bowl, jug). Can you estimate how many you will need to fill the bigger container before you do it?


Today’s reading lesson is a recap of phonic knowledge. You can challenge yourself to attempt one or more of the tasks set too : https://bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7

Click in the link and play the simple sounds mini game. Pick 6 sounds covered in the game. Go on a hunt to find objects that begin with those sounds. Write them in a list and put them into sentences.

Topic – Art (texture)

Look around your house or garden for some different textures. Try to make some rubbings by putting a piece of paper and use the side of a crayon, pencil or chalk to pick up the texture.

If you can, try doing some rubbings of things outside (eg path, bark, leaves, fence, wall).

21 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Hope you’re having a fabulous Thursday!


Watch the slideshow by Miss Harker about comparing and measuring height and length : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYh2Xrkf4T


Watch the slideshow by Miss Harker about lions :  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhIlGg9sZ

Topic – Art (printing)

Look at the animal tracks.

There is more information here too : https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/how-identify/identify-tracks

Have a look in your garden, if you have one, to see if you can identify any animal tracks. If you can, have a go at some printing. You could make your own prints with toy animals in water (or paint if you are allowed), your hands and other things eg lego pieces.

21 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Happy Thursday- I hope you’re all doing OK.

Today’s learning…….

Y5 maths: perimeter

Follow the BBC Bitesize lesson all about calculating perimeter.

Y6 maths

Play the final stage of Guardians of Mathematica – Ancient City of Algebra.

Test out your algebra skills by solving the Alphabet Algebra questions. Remember to start by using letter D.

Reading: fact and retrieval

Follow this online lesson.

Science: adaptation

Your learning today is science based and is all about adaptation. Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson.

21 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year 3 and 4 – you’ve nearly made it to half term. Another half term of home learning under your belt – well done!



Yr3 – Here is the video for today with yesterday’s answers and today’s learning. Here is a copy of the learning if you wish to print it.

Yr4 – Here are the answer’s to yesterday’s learning. Here is today’s video for learning. Here is a copy of the learning if you wish to print it.



Whilst we are basking in the summer sunshine (hope you’re being safe and using suncream and hats – have a look at today’s science lesson to help to be sun safe!), have a go at this reading comprehension all about ‘A very unusual winter…’. Don’t forget, the answers are on the second page so don’t scroll down until you’ve finished answering the questions.



This week, we are learning all about how to be sun safe and how to protect ourselves. Have a look at this video – the learning is at the end of the video.



Mrs Welsby has recorded some more chapters of ‘The chicken gave it to me’ here – I’m enjoying hearing a story I haven’t read before. Are you? (If you’ve missed previous chapters, head back to the start of this week to find them.)

20 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Hello to you all!


Watch the BBC Bitesize clip about reading measurements and scales : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zk8jxnb

Find some different scales and measures that are used to measure things in your house.

Challenge : Measure some things in your house. You might be able to find out :

  • How much you weigh (in kg)
  • How tall you are (in cms or m)
  • How much one of your toys weigh (in g or kg)
  • How much is in a cup or glass (in ml or l)
  • How long or wide a toy is (in cm or m)


Listen to this different version of the Lion and Mouse story : https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1–ks2-aesops-fables-the-lion-and-the-mouse/z67j92p

Challenge : List things that are the same/different about the story that we read yesterday.

eg : The characters are the same in both stories.

The mouse was teasing the lion in this story but not in the other story.

Topic – Art (spots and stripes)

Watch the BBC Bitesize clip all about animals with spots and stripes : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpn6n39

Which do you prefer? Spots or stripes?

Draw an animal outline (or print one of the ones below) and fill it in with a pattern. It could be the real pattern or one that you make up yourself (like rainbow stripes or blue spots).


20 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Wednesday – you’re halfway through the week already!



Y3 – continuing on with our maths problem solving, here is your video with yesterday’s answers and today’s problem. Here is the problem if you wish to print it.

Y4 – Here are the answers to yesterday’s learning. Today, you are continuing with position and direction in today’s video. Here is the worksheet if you wish to print it.



Read through this exciting story starter and then answer the questions below. What do you think is going on? How mysterious …


Last week, we looked at verbs.
– A verb is an action or ‘doing’ word. It doesn’t always end in –ing.
This week, we are going to look at verb tenses.

Here is a video (with a quiz in it!) all about the present perfect tense along with a few questions to answer.