19 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Tuesday!


Y3 – continuing on with our problem solving, here is the video for today – it has the answers to yesterday’s problem (and how I worked it out) and today’s new problem. Here is the problem if you wish to print it.

Y4 – Yesterday’s answers.

Today’s learning – Position and direction 1 video and worksheet.


Something a little bit different ….

Read through this interview with Ben Schwarz and find out about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.  Then, answer the questions on the next page.


Answers to the last lesson’s continents and oceans. Today, we are learning about the hemispheres. Video learning and worksheet.


If you want to listen to chapter 2 and 3 of the story The chicken gave it to me by Anne Fine, click here. (If you missed chapter 1, you will find it on yesterday’s post)

18 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning- I hope you all had a good weekend. This is the final week of this half term and it feels so strange to have not seen you. Have a look at the class news page for some great examples of home learning you have been doing.

Today’s learning……

Y5 maths: converting units of length

Y6 maths: algebra

Watch the video

Reading: Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Follow the BBC Bitesize lesson


This week, Y5 should be taking part in the Brownlee Triathlon but under the circumstances they can’t. Today, I would like you to research who the Brownlee brothers are and why there’s a triathlon event named after them. Write an informative report about them and see if you can include the following features:

  • heading/sub-headings
  • questions
  • fronted adverbials
  • brackets/dashes or commas for parenthesis

Look out for a triathlon challenge from our very own- one and only professional triathlete- Mr Mills this week!

18 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Well, we didn’t think we would be on week SEVEN of our home learning tasks! Well done if you have done some home learning, even if it is not everything. Please remember, any learning that is missed we will catch up on once we get back to school.

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 : coin soil train paint light high coat soap

Y2 : write written wrote wrong wrap table apple bottle little middle

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


Watch the slideshow by Miss Harker all about thirds of shapes : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhIXqg9ZA


We are going to read another Aesop’s Fable (a story that has a message in it). Listen to Miss Harker read and talk about the story below : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhIXLg944

Topic – Royal competition

The Duchess Of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery have launched a project to find a photographic portrait, taken during these extraordinary times, which responds to one of the following themes:

  • Helpers and Heroes
  • Your New Normal
  • Acts of Kindness

One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a virtual exhibition on the Gallery’s website and a selection of images will also be shown across the UK later in the year.

The project is completely free and open to all ages and abilities. Images must involve people, and can be captured on phones or cameras. Each image will be assessed on the emotion and experience it conveys rather than its photographic quality or technical expertise. The closing date for submissions is the 18 June 2020.

To enter you photo, visit the website : https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/


18 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi everyone,
How are you all? We hope that you have enjoyed the weekend. Can you believe that we are in the last week of this half term! Here are you learning tasks for today. Enjoy.

Maths: Y3 – Friday’s Y3 solutions. Today’s Y3 learning is another challenge.

Y4 – Mr Gathercole from Scholes explains the solution to Friday’s Y4 challenge. Today’s learning is  multiplication and here’s the worksheet to complete.

Reading: Today you are going to find out about the explorer Amelia Earhart, a courageous pilot. Watch the video clip.

Your task is to write a paragraph to summarise the achievements made by Amelia Earhart. Try to keep your summary to five quality sentences. There is a transcript of the clip underneath that you can read through to help you.

Topic: Today we are going to recap the continents and oceans of the world. Watch the video and then answer the questions about continents and oceans.

Spellings: This week we are revising the long o vowel sound. Read and find the words with the long ‘o’ sound. Now complete the wordsearch  which lists your spellings for this week.

Story time: If you want to listen to a story, here’s Chapter 1 of The chicken gave it to me, read by Mrs Welsby. Watch out for chapter 2 and 3 tomorrow.

15 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

It’s Friday already again. It should have been a training day but we have some learning prepared for you instead!



Watch Miss Harker’s video all about adjectives : https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhiQRg2mD

Topic – Science (staying healthy)

Watch the BBC Bitesize about staying healthy : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxvkd2p

There are lots of things you can do to stay healthy. You need to eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. You also need to do lots of exercise and get enough sleep. You need to keep yourself clean, too.

How many different ways can you think of to stay healthy? Make a poster all about staying healthy. There are some ideas below.



15 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Well done for getting to the end of the sixth week of home learning. How have you found learning virtually? What has been a challenge? What have you enjoyed?

Today’s learning…….

Maths: Year 5 and 6

Continue to use Times Tables Rockstars to practise your fluency and recall.

Converting units of time


As it’s Friday, I would like you to relax and chill with your favourite or current book/magazine/paper and just enjoy reading. Then have a discussion with someone in your household about what you have read today.

Science/Design technology

Follow the BBC Bitesize lesson all about design using maths and science.

15 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

It’s Friday! Hope you’ve had a good week and had a successful week of learning!


It’s challenge Friday!

Year 3, here is your challenge all about coins commonly used in Britain today.

Year 4, here is your challenge – you have a magic square and you need to put the digits 1 to 9 in the square so that every row, column and diagonal all add up to 15. Here are some digit cards that you could use if you want to do it practically or you could make your own using some scrap paper.



Something a little different… read the news article here and see if you can complete the crossword below it. All of the answers have been underlined so you just need to match each clue with the correct word.



Today, we are going to use our musical talents. I know many of you play instruments and lots of you love singing and dancing to rhythms. This is a fantastic lesson on pulse and rhythm. Follow this link from Oak Academy to practice your beats and rhythm. You may need a pencil and paper to make some notes.

14 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year 3 and Year 4.

Here is your learning for today.


Here are the answers to yesterday’s maths learning for Year 3 and Year 4.

Year 3, there are two videos to watch on this link before having a go at the activities. If you have a selection of different (current British) coins available, they could come in handy. If not, you might want to print/draw these coins to help. You may wish to print Activity 1 or it could be done straight in books. Activity 2 is done interactively.

Year 4, here is your video and the learning mentioned in the video.



Here are the answers to yesterday’s Artic journey activity.

Today, have a look at this explorer story task and using the book blurb or the story opener, write your own story about a land that you would explore or discover.


Here is a video for us to continue our learning all about Pentecost. There are 5 questions for you to answer (this is the printable if you wish but it isn’t necessary) and then, if you’d like, you can make your own paper windmill using these instructions.

14 May 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

Thursday already! Keep up with your reading and times tables.


Watch the video by Miss Harker all about quarter turns then complete the activity below.


Challenge : Find some toys or books. Turn them a quarter turn clockwise or anti clockwise. Take a photo before and after, if you can.


Use what you know about phonics to write the words that would label this picture. You can write them as a list in your home learning book.

Challenge : Put each word into a sentence.

Topic – Science (5 senses)

Watch the BBC Bitesize all about the 5 senses.


Complete the activity at the end too.

If you can, go on a senses scavenger hunt.




14 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning Year 5 and 6.

Today’s learning….

Y5 and Y6 Maths

Today, both year groups have the same activity: converting units of time. 


Complete the reading comprehension about Captain Tom Moore.

Text to read

Questions to answer


Captain Tom Moore has been named The Nation’s Hero for all the money he has raised for the NHS. Your writing task today is to write a letter to Captain Tom Moore. Some points to think about:

  • formal/informal?
  • letter layout and organisation
  • content- what are you going to tell him/ask him/thank him for?
  • range of punctuation

Please email me your letters, so I can read them.