27 April 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning- I hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine.

On Friday, Mr Roundtree set you a writing challenge. Please can you email me your writing today, so Mr Roundtree can read them and decide if he will publish some writing on the school website. Well done Mya, who had her poem published on all three schools’ websites last week!

Answers to Friday’s maths

Year 5 answers

Year 6 answers 

Today’s learning…..

Maths: arithmetic

Year 5

Year 6


Follow this BBC Bitesize lesson and learn how to select key pieces of information from a text and evaluate the text while giving a personal opinion.

Geography: eight points of a compass

Watch this clip about using a compass and reading a map.

Complete this activity to show all points of the compass.

Complete this challenge to give directions using the eight points of a compass.





27 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Monday, everyone.

This week, your learning is going to look a little different. Mrs Rowley and I have been beavering away, learning of new ways of getting information to you. Some of the lessons have a video of one of us. (Please bear with us as this is all new to us too.) We hope they will make learning more fun. Please let us know how you get along with this new style.

Mrs Welsby & Mrs Rowley xx

Maths: Last week’s answers. Year 3 and Year 4.        This week’s work: Year 3 video and Year 3 worksheet.  Year 4 video and Year 4 worksheets. Don’t forget, you can print the worksheets off or you can record your answers directly into your home learning books. After the main learning, there are challenge activities if you would like to stretch yourselves!

Reading:  Moon Landings cartoon video, text and questions.

Science: Shadow investigation video and activity.

Spellings: In this week’s spellings we are revising the ai sound. Here is also a reminder page of spelling strategies that you could use.


27 April 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

Week four of our home learning tasks already! We hope you are still enjoying the activities we are suggesting. Remember, there are lots of other ways to learn too. You could be cooking, exercising, garden, playing board games or talking to family or friends using digital devices.

Try to keep reading for at least twenty minutes per day – to yourself, your mum, dad, teddy or pets. It could be in two, 10 minute sessions. Keep reading anything and everything. 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.

There is new content on BBC Bitesize, with three lessons each day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and Oak National Academy (ONA), also with three lessons each day: https://www.thenational.academy/  There’s also White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ if you are wanting more. We will be linking some of these lessons in activities we set too.

Each Monday, we will also upload a set of spellings for you to practise over the course of the week. Then on Friday, see if you can write them out without looking at them. Someone could test you if you want.

Y2s will also have a set of times table or division facts to learn too.

Weekly spellings :

Y1 : queen quiz chip watch ship wish that with

Y2 : plant poor pretty prove should steak sugar sure told water

Times tables : times 3 and divide 3


Watch the lesson by Miss Harker about money and how to make different amounts : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UnzA9hrGcCWDHoQ3tPO4dY8EXp6YhdC2/view?usp=sharing

How many 1ps do you need to make 10p? How many other ways can you make 10p?

Challenge : How many different ways you can make 20p, 50p or £1?


Read this postcard from Miss Harker.

Challenge : Write a letter or note or postcard to someone. If you can, email or post it to the person. Or you could display a message in your window? It could be for someone from your family, a friend or maybe the local care home for someone who isn’t getting any visitors.

Topic – Geography

Our topic this half term should have been Geography driven. So, we are going to do some activities about the UK, other places, maps and directions over the next couple of weeks. There are some videos and reading to start off about the UK on BBC Bitesize : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdq6t39

Can you remember four UK countries and their capital cities? Write them in your home learning book.



24 April 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

It’s Friday already! Have some fun with the Emoji tasks today. You could do a test on your spellings and times tables today.


Work out the answers to the Emoji codes.

Challenge : Create your own emoji code.


Read the story about the Meerkat with Big Ears. Can you spot all the ‘ear’ trigraphs (three letters that make one sound). Write a list of what you find.

Challenge : Write a list of other words that have the ‘ear’ trigraph in them. Put each word into a sentence.

Topic – Art

Draw your favourite Emoji.

Challenge : Make up your own Emoji.

24 April 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Miss Beatson

You made it to the end of the week- well done.

Yesterday, I enjoyed doing some science outside with George and Harry in the sun. We tested hand wash, shampoo and washing up liquid to see which one made the tallest ‘bubble tower’! They decided washing up liquid was the most effective.

Answers to yesterday’s maths.

Y5 answers

Y6 answers

Today’s learning……….

Maths: fractions

Can you found examples of ‘real-life’ fractions in your home? Here are some ideas to help you. Take some pictures and email any you find. nataliebeatson@spherefederation.org

Y5 maths

Y6 maths

Writing: a challenge from Mr Roundtree……..

Mr Roundtree needs your help. He’s been writing lots of website news articles recently, but has started to suffer writers’ block – that the name for when authors run out of ideas.
The articles are for parents and carers to read, and they offer top tips and other guidance to support parents and carers with their child’s home learning. Your task is write an article on his behalf – are you up for this writing challenge?
Please email me your writing and we can publish some of the articles on our school website. 
I had lots of fun doing a science experiment this week, so I thought I’d give you an idea for one. I’ve also been listening to a lot of music to make me feel happy, so I thought a science experiment that involves making music could be fun!
Here is how you can make music with water!
Which glass will make the highest tone and the lowest tone? Why does this happen? Can you play any well-known tunes?
Please send me some pictures of you doing your experiment and making music. 

24 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Happy Friday!

Well done for your first week ‘back’ into this new term. Are any of you doing fancy dress Friday with Joe Wicks? I’m trying to do the workouts but haven’t managed the fancy dress bit yet! Enjoy your last learning tasks of the week.

Maths: Yesterday’s answers; Year 3 and Year 4                                                                                                                                     Wake up, shake up with Supermovers: The 8x table with Filbert Fox.                                                                                                 Today’s activity: Year 3 – multiply by 2, 4, 8 and Year 4  – 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication

Everyone complete your weekly times tables check. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check Make sure your record your score on the sheet and find out which ones you have struggled with.

Reading: Layers of the Rainforest. (Answers are on the second sheet.)

Topic: How did you get on with yesterday’s towns and cities quiz? Answers. Today we are looking at counties in the UK. We are in West Yorkshire.

Spellings: Ask an adult to choose 10 of the 11 words from this week’s spelling  list and test you on them. Can you get them all correct?

Enjoy your weekend and we’ll be back again on Monday with some more
exciting learning activities to do at home.

23 April 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

Good morning. Here are the learning tasks for today.



Challenge : Create your own code that reveals a message.


Watch the short film about a girl and some bubbles and answer the questions below – https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html#

How was the girl feeling at the start of the film?

What question would you like to ask her?

Why did she leave the bubbles on the beach?

Where would you like the bubbles to take you?

Challenge  : Draw and label the land the bubbles take you to.

Topic – Languages

Have a go saying hello in different ways. There are some ideas below.


Challenge : Make own handshake or greeting to say hello.


23 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi everyone,

I love a good laugh. Anyone know any good jokes? If you email me your jokes, I’ll post the best ones in our class news page. Happy learning!

Maths: Yesterday’s answers; Year 3 and Year 4                                                                                                                                         Wake up, shake up with Supermovers: The 8x table with Filbert Fox.                                                                                                 Today’s activity: Year 3 – division by 8 and Year 4 – revising multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit.

Reading: Yesterday’s answers.         Today’s activity: Gary’s Big Adventure (the answers are on the second page).

Topic: Last half term we focused on History. This half term we will be studying Geography. Towns and cities in the UK.

Handwriting: Complete the second of your handwriting sheets – these are in your learning packs. (There is a spare copy here!)  The words that you are practising to write neatly are part of the Y3/4 word list.



23 April 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Miss Beatson

Happy Thursday! This week seems to be going very quickly for me- how is it going for you? I hope you’re getting back into a routine and staying happy and healthy.

Here are the answers to yesterday’s maths.

Y5 answers

Y6 answers

Today’s learning…….

Maths: multiplying fractions

Y5: fraction x whole number

Y6: To multiply fractions, you need to multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together. Watch the BBC video to remind you of how we do this.

Y6 fluency

Y6 challenge

Football fractions challenge- test yourself with Gary Lineker!

Writing: modal verbs

Yesterday, I signposted you to an online lesson on BBC Bitesize all about verbs and modal verbs. Today, complete this activity to see how much you can remember about modal verbs.

Geography: The Lake District

On Tuesday, I asked you to find mountain regions in the UK. Today, I would like you to focus on one region: The Lake District. Do you know where in the UK it is? Follow the BBC Bitesize lesson to find out more about this area and find out some facts!

22 April 2020 : Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

Bonjour! We often like to say hello in different ways during the register. Which other ways do you know?

Remember to read today.


Look at the repeating patterns. Copy and complete them.

Challenge : Make some shape/colour repeating patterns of your own. Look around your house to see if there are any more repeating patterns you can see?


Look at the funny postcard. Write a list of words that you can see in the postcard. Use your phonics and knowledge of tricky words to spell the words you use.

Challenge : Write sentences describing what is happening in the picture.

Topic – History

Read the information about the Queen.

Answer the questions.

  1. What is the Queen’s full name?
  2. How many children does the Queen have?
  3. Who are two of her grandchildren?
  4. How long has she been the Queen for?
  5. What doesn’t the Queen need?

The bear from yesterday belonged to Mrs Latham. She got it in about 1978 when she was a little girl (well before Miss Harker was born), over 40 years ago ! She called it Barnaby and played with it a lot. It was special because it could suck its thumbs and toes.