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Please email me at l.hansell@hornseaburton.co.uk if you have any questions regarding any of the home learning. Also, if you have done any work on the computer, please feel free to email it across - I would love to see it!

Mrs Hansell

Religious Education - Thursday 26th November

Today you will be thinking about what Christmas means to you and to Christians. 

Think about the word 'Christmas' and what it means to you and what you think about the festival. Find out more by reading the slides

Here are your follow up tasks:

Year 4 - List all the ideas, words or acts that are associated with Christmas as a festival. Why are certain words or ideas associated with Christmas?

Year 5 - Create word art, including at least 20 words associated with Christmas.

Year 6 - Write a poem to explain the meaning of Christmas to you. 

Maths - Thursday 26th November

Year 4 - Today you will be adding two numbers with renaming in the tens and ones columns.

Year 4 Maths 26th November

Year 5 - Today you will be finding common factors of numbers to 100. 

Year 5 Maths 26th November

Year 6 - Today you will be finding common factors. 

Year 6 Maths 26th November

English - Thursday 26th November

Writing a Formal Letter

Miss Hushed from the local council has written a reply to Mr A Noyd's letter but some of it is too informal. Can you re-write her letter to make it more formal? The words or phrases which need changing are underlined. 

Science - Wednesday 25th November

Today you will be using your knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated using filtering, sieving and evaporating.

What happens when sugar is mixed with water? Would I be able to get the sugar out of the water again once the two have been mixed? Soluble materials (materials that dissolve in water) such as sugar and salt can be separated from the water through evaporation. The water evaporates leaving the sugar or salt behind. Mixing with water to make a soluble solution is called a reversible change because you can separate both materials again to their original state. Read the slides to find out more. 

Your task is to divide a sheet of paper into four sections. Give each section a title:

  • A mixture of sand and water
  • A mixture of marbles and water
  • A mixture of glitter and water
  • A mixture of gravel and water

In each section, draw a diagram to show how you would separate each of the mixtures. You could use a kitchen sieve, a garden sieve or filter paper.

Maths - Wednesday 25th November

Year 4 - Today you will be adding two numbers with renaming in the ones column.

Year 4 Maths 25th November

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the factors of a given number.

Year 5 Maths 25th November

Year 6 - Today you will be finding common multiples.

Year 6 Maths 25th November

English - Wednesday 25th November

Year 4 - Today you will be finding out more about how the apostrophe is used in the real world. 

Usage Survey - Your task is to find out more about the use of apostrophes in restaurant names. 

Year 5 - Today you will be choosing prepositions to fit spaces in a newspaper article. 

Preposition Spaces - Your task is to decide which preposition best fits the spaces in the newspaper article.

Year 6 - Today you will be creating three different versions of the same message. 

Word Train - In this activity, your task is to decide which words on the 'word train' should be delivered to each of the three 'stations'. When you have written each phrase onto the station nameplates, you will have created three different versions of the same message. 

Reading - Wednesday 25th November

Year 4 - Read to the end of 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' and complete this book review sheet

Year 5 - Read Chapter 5 of 'Journey to Jo'burg'. Then answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

  • Why was Johannesburg called 'the city of gold'?
  • Why do you think the lorry driver laughs and says that Johannesburg is called the city of gold 'so they say'?
  • What information do you find out about Naledi's father?
  • What was Naledi's first impression of Johannesburg? 
  • How do her first sights of the city make her feel? 

Year 6 - Read Part 3, Chapter 3 of 'Trash'. What does the reader learn about Olivia from Father Julliard? What new information do you find out about the boys? What do you think is going to happen to Olivia in the next part of the story? 

Maths - Tuesday 24th November

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - 6 times table. Chant the 6 times table, up to x12. Then ask somebody at home to play a call and response game with you to check that you can remember the facts. For example, they say 'two times six is', clap twice (to give you some thinking time) then you respond with the answer - twelve. Do this for all of the 6 times table, saying the multiplications in both orders ('four times six is' AND 'six times four is'). 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting in 1/4s and 1/8s. Have a look at the 0 to 3 line marked in 1/4s (page 1). Find the halfway point - what is this fraction and can you find different ways of saying it? Repeat for 1 1/4 and 2 2/4. Count along the line in 1/4s: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2... Now have a look at the line that is marked in 1/8s (page 2). Write on any equivalent fractions and then count using the simplest ones: 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2... 

Year 6 - Today you will be finding common multiples. 

Year 6 Maths 24th November

English - Tuesday 24th November

Year 4 - Today you will be eliminating unnecessary apostrophes from a news report.

The Apostrophe Police - Your task is to help 'the apostrophe police' to eliminate unnecessary apostrophes from a news report.

Year 5 - Today you will be finding prepositions in a text.

Find the Prepositions - Your task is to find the prepositions in the text. Remember that prepositions are about more than just place - they can indicate time as well. 

Year 6 - Today you will be thinking about how vocabulary and sentence type can reflect the attitude of the speaker.

Right Words, Right Occasion - Look at the different scenarios on the sheet and imagine how these people would speak. 

Reading - Tuesday 24th November

Year 4 - Read page 22 of 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' and think about the people and their reasons for Henry not eating books. Draw a picture of Henry and add a thought bubble to show what he might be thinking on this page. 

Year 5 - Read Chapter 4 of 'Journey to Jo'burg'. Think about the language used to describe their feelings as they leave the farm. Why does the writer say that the children 'almost felt happy'? Why do you think she used the word 'almost'? Consider their reasons for going on the lorry. How do you think the children felt on a lorry for the first time? Do you think the children were right to get into the stranger's lorry? 

Year 6 - Read Part 3, Chapter 1 of 'Trash'. Think about Olivia's role and her view of the boys. Answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

  • What new information does the reader find out from Olivia?
  • How does Olivia see Raphael, Gardo and Jun-Jun?
  • How do the boys persuade Olivia to help them?
  • What does this reveal about her character? 

Maths - Monday 23rd November

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting in steps of 30. Go to the Interactive 100 Square and highlight all the multiples of 3. If we counted using all the highlighted numbers, we would be counting in 3s. What would happen if we multiplied all those 3s by 10? We would be counting in 30s. Count in 30s (30, 60, 90, 120 etc), referring to the 100 square if you need to. Write your sequence down onto a piece of paper. 

Year 5 - Today you will be finding multiples. 

Year 5 Maths 23rd November

Year 6 - Today you will be solving word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Year 6 Maths 23rd November

English - Monday 23rd November

Year 4 - Today you will be writing the plurals of words. The apostrophe joined the English language from French in the 16th century and the its usage has changed over the years. It is now often incorrectly used, sometimes being inserted before any 's' ending: 'Carpet's at bargain prices'. In this example, it wrongly suggests that something belongs to the carpet rather than that there is more than one carpet for sale. 

In The Plural - This activity will remind you how to form plurals and that a plural never has an apostrophe unless it also shows possession. 

Year 5 - Today you will be listing prepositions. Prepositions tell the reader when or where something is in relation to something else. They tend to be short words. Prepositions can be one word (such as 'over', 'at' or 'before') or a few words (such as 'in front of' and 'on top of'). In a sentence like 'The cow jumped over the moon' the preposition 'over' explains where the cow jumped in relation to the moon. 

Listing Prepositions - This activity asks you to list all the prepositions you can think of. To help, you could look in books, newspapers or instruction leaflets to find examples.

Year 6 - Today you will be matching sentences and deciding which are more likely to be written and which are more likely to be spoken. 

Say It or Write It? - Two types of sentences are shown, each saying something similar, but one is more formal. Your task is to match the sentences and decide which sentences are more likely to be written and which are more likely to be spoken. You should justify your reasoning for two of the sentences. 

Reading - Monday 23rd November

Year 4 - Read pages 16 to 21 of 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy'. Look at what happens to Henry and the reasons why he stopped eating books. Think about Henry's dream. Which books might make bad dreams? Your task is to draw a picture of Henry being chased by the book of bad dreams and add speech bubbles to show what they could be saying. 

Year 5 - Have a go at this reading comprehension - Sharks

Year 6 - Have a go at this reading comprehension - Stone Age Tools

Spelling - Friday 20th November

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Reading - Thursday 19th November

Year 4 - Read pages 8 to 15 of 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy'. Think about Henry's character so far. What do you know about Henry's character so far? Use evidence from the book to support your ideas. Write a list of things that you know. Now use your ideas to write a paragraph about Henry. 

Year 5 - Read Chapter 3 of 'Journey to Jo'burg'. Think about Naledi's reaction to the oranges. Why did Naledi find the oranges so appealing? Do you think she should have gone under the fence? Draw a picture of them going under the fence and write thought bubbles to go with your picture. 

Year 6 - Read Part 2, Chapter 3 of 'Trash'. What do the boys know that they have to do at the end of the chapter? How does the writer use language effectively in this chapter? Think about the events in the whole story so far. Which characters have been introduced? From whose point of view have we heard from so far? Which characters do you know best? Which characters do you like best? Write a summary of the story so far. 

Science - Wednesday 18th November

States of Matter Crossword - Use your knowledge of states of matter and changing state to complete this crossword. 

Maths - Wednesday 18th November

Take the Ultimate Times Table Challenge!

Time yourself to see how long it takes you to complete the page of multiplication questions. Use the answer sheet to check how many are correct and record both your time and number correct at the top of the sheet. 

Maths - Tuesday 17th November

Year 4 - Today you will be adding two numbers without renaming. 

Year 4 Maths 17th November

Year 5 - Today you will be using your subtraction skills to solve subtraction problems. 

Year 5 Maths 17th November

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Imperial and metric units of measurement. Make a list of imperial units, e.g. miles, pints, pounds, stones, ounces, feet, inches and yards. Do you know where these are still used? Have a look at home to see if you have a 28g bag of crisps. Some bags of crisps weigh 28g because they were originally 1-ounce packets and 28g is approximately 1 ounce. A new born baby might weigh 7 pounds and 8 ounces. There are 16 ounces in a pound. Can you work out how many ounces are equivalent to 7 pounds and 8 ounces? So approximately how many packets of crisps does this baby weigh the same as? Many adults will know their weight in stones and pounds rather than kilograms. There are 14 pounds in a stone. 10 kilograms is about the same as 1 stone and 7 pounds. If a child weighs 40 kilograms, what is that in stones? Have a look at a 30cm ruler. 30cm is a funny number to choose for a ruler, but rulers used to be a foot (12 inches) long, which is about 30cm. How long n inches is a 15cm ruler?

Reading - Tuesday 17th November

Year 4 - Keep your reading up to speed by reading the following short text and answering the quick-fire questions.

Caesar's Calendar Conundrum

Year 5 and 6 - Find five words from your reading book whose meanings you are not quite sure about. Use a dictionary (this can be an online one) to define the words and then write them in a sentence to help you to remember their meanings. 

Maths - Monday 16th November

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Pairs that make 60. Ask somebody at home to write a selection of numbers up to 50 on a piece of paper for you. Your task is to work out the number pair that is needed to make 60 e.g. 47 + ? = 60. Ask your adult to time you to see how many number sentences you can complete in 2 minutes! Check your answers together. 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Multiply and divide by 10 and 100. Change the following distances into mm (x by 10): 34cm, 6.4cm, 8cm, 0.9cm, 125cm. Change the following distances into metres (divide by 100): 56cm, 40cm, 200cm, 134cm, 250cm. 

Year 6 - Today you will be solving word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Year 6 Maths 16th November 

English - Monday 16th November

Year 4 - There are different types of questions in this booklet. Read the instructions for each question carefully - this will show you what type of answer is required. Write your answer in the space provided. If you cannot do one of the questions, move on to the next one. You can always come back to it later. When you have completed the booklet, look back and check your answers. 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Questions

Year 5 and 6 - Proof-read the following passage. Copy it out and correct all the mistakes - there are 20 mistakes altogether. 

Smile Catcher Passage

Children in Need - Friday 13th November

Here are some Children in Need activities that you can have a go at:

Bake Sale

Coin Challenge

Disco Colour by Calculation

Mental Calculations Code Breaker

Readathon

Sponsword Walk

Colouring

Maths - Friday 13th November

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Spelling - Friday 13th November

Year 4 - That Doesn't Look Right - The words on the sheet have been written that way that they sound but they shouldn't look like that! Your task is to write how you think the words should be spelled, then look them up in a dictionary to see if you were right. 

Year 5 - Action Suffixes - Nouns are naming words: they name people, places, animals, things or ideas. They can be common or proper, and countable or non-countable. Verbs are action or doing words, but they can also name feelings. Your task is to choose the correct suffix to change the words from nouns to verbs. Remember that you may need to follow a spelling rule as the suffixes begin with a vowel. Write your new verbs in the box and use a dictionary to check them. 

Year 6 - Which One? - Your task is to put the words into either the adjective or noun column. Then turn them into verbs using 'en', 'ate', 'ify' or 'ise'. Watch out though - one word in the list is both an adjective and a noun. 

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Thursday 12th November

Year 4 - Today you will be finding the sum of two numbers. 

Year 4 Maths 12th November

Year 5 - Today you will be using your subtraction skills and place-value knowledge to solve subtraction problems.

Year 5 Maths 12th November

Year 6 - Today you will be solving word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Year 6 Maths 12th November

English -  Thursday 12th November

Year 4 - Today you will be thinking about the information in a picture and text and then deciding who owns each item and whether the owner is singular or plural. 

The Owners' Apostrophes - Your task is to think about the information in the picture and text to decide who owns each item and whether the owner is singular or plural. You then need to use your knowledge of the rules for adding apostrophes to help you to write a short sentence saying who owns what. 

Year 5 - Today you will be boasting about an adjective.

Boasts - Read the boasts and then try to write your own. 

Year 6 - Today you will be exploring the language used in different jobs.

Let's Talk About It - Think carefully about the language that might be used in different jobs. How likely is it that people would use formal or informatl langauge in different jobs? Your task is to focus on one job and create a spider diagram that lists examples of the language someone doing this job might use. 

Art - Wednesday 11th November

Read online - Where the Poppies now grow by Hilary Robinson. Use the watercolour picture from the first page of the book to help with this today's art challenge. You can use paint, pastels or coloured crayons. 

  1. First use a pencil to split a piece of paper or card into three sections (sky, field, poppies). 
  2. Choose a medium blue colour for the sky section and add the colour. 
  3. Choose a dark green colour for the poppies section and add the colour. 
  4. Choose a light green colour for the field section and add the colour. 
  5. When all sections are dry, add the details of the poppies. They will become less detailed the further back in the field they are, becoming just smudges and then dots. 
  6. If you wish, you can add darker blue and grey dabs to make it look stormy. 

Maths - Wednesday 11th November

Year 4 - Today you will be using your knowledge of numbers to solve problems.

Year 4 Maths 11th November

Year 5 - Today you will be subtracting numbers to 1,000,000 using the column method and number bonds.

Year 5 Maths 11th November

Year 6 - Today you will be dividing numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number, with remainders.

Year 6 Maths 11th November

English - Wednesday 11th November

Year 4 - Today you will be adding apostrophes and, where appropriate, the letter 's' to form the possessive forms of plural nouns. 

Apostrophes in Sentences - Your task is to add an apostrophe and, where appropriate, the letter 's' to form the possessive forms of plural nouns as you write them in sentences.

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the string of words that is an adjectival phrase and identifying the noun that it describes. 

Adjectival Phrases - Your task is to find the string of words that is acting as an adjectival phrase and to identify the noun that it describes. 

Year 6 - Today you will be matching examples of different texts to descriptions. 

Who writes what? - Your task is to match the examples of different texts to their descriptions. Look out for levels of formality and clues within the language to decide which text is which. 

Reading - Wednesday 11th November

Year 4 - Read pages 4 and 5 of The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Where is he? Why do you think he is there? What has happened so far? What might happen next? Read pages 6 and 7. Which books is Henry choosing to eat? What do you think he is cooking in the saucepan? Oliver Jeffers writes that Henry ate "even maths books". What impression does this give the reader? "And he was going through them at a fierce rate". What do you think this means? 

Year 5 - Read Chapter 2 of Journey to Jo'burg then answer the following questions:

  • How did Naledi and Tiro feel when they walked into a small town? Find evidence to support your opinion.
  • What do you think they mean by a "pass"? 

Year 6 - Read Part 2, Chapter 3 of Trash. What do the boys know that they have to do at the end of the chapter? How does the writer use language features effectively in this chapter? Now think about the whole book so far. Which characters have been introduced? From whose point of view have we heard from so far? Which characters do you know best? Which characters do you like best? Write a summary of the story so far. 

Maths - Tuesday 10th November

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Subtracting 10s. Play 'Subtracting Multiples of 10 Alien Attack' on a computer, tablet or phone. 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - How much to the next pound? Have a look at the bar models that have prices between £2 and £10 (page 4). For each one, work out how much needs to be added to make the next pound. You can either print the sheet (page 6) or draw the bar models and write the answers onto paper. 

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Halving numbers with 1 decimal place. Have a look at the bar models. In each example, the two lower bars are the same size, i.e. half of the top number. Your task it to either print the sheet (page 5) or draw the bar models and write the answers onto paper. 

English - Tuesday 10th November

Year 4 - Today you will be placing apostrophes in possessive words. Plural possession in nouns is indicated using an apostrophe. In regular plurals the apostrophe follows the letter 's': the dogs' kennels, the girls' toilets, the babies' mothers. In irregular plurals that do not end with 's', the apostrophe comes before the 's' that is added to show possession: the men's clothing shop, the people's opinions, the children's nursery. 

Placing Apostrophes - This activity begins with a review of the rules for using the apostrophe. Use these rules to help you to place the apostrophes in the possessive words. 

Year 5 - Today you will be exploring the varying intensity of adjectives. Some adjectives are more extreme than others. For example, if someone spills a drop of tea on their tablecloth they may say, "Oh, that's annoying", but they would be exaggerating if they deemed it 'a complete disaster'. Nouns can also be added to by adjectival phrases. These are groups of word that describe a noun. For example: 

  • A perfectly square box
  • The box that is bigger than the ball
  • A box as scruffy as me 

Your Intensity Scale - Your task is to move from a less intense adjective to a more intense one. 

Year 6 - Today you will be sorting scenarios into formal and informal. Both speech and writing can use informal and formal language. Formal or official documents have certain characteristics that show they are different from a friendly note or story. They refer to people by their title, such as 'the vendor' or 'the proprietor'. They may also use specific words and phrases, such as 'in the eventuality' instead of 'should'. The choice of speech or writing depends upon the situation. You are unlikely to send a formal letter asking the supermarket manager for a tin of beans. In contrast, the supermarket manager would not offer you a job without a written contract. The important thing is to know when and how to use both. 

Everything has its place - This is a sorting activity. Cut the scenarios out and place each under one of four titles: formal writing, informal writing, formal speech and informal speech. 

Homework - Autumn Term 2

Here are this half-term's Home Learning Tasks:

Home Learning Tasks

English - Monday 9th November

Today you will br practising your dictionary skills. Below is a list of incorrectly spelt words. Your task is to use a dictionary (or an online dictionary if you don't have one at home) to correct the spellings:

  • atractive
  • teecher
  • stewdant
  • beutiful
  • undagrownd
  • unyusuwal
  • elektrisitie

Now you have corrected the words, write a dictionary definition of each one. 

Maths - Monday 9th November

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Subtracting any 1-digit number from a teens number. Play Level 2 of 'Digit Workout' on a computer, tablet or phone. 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. Use a 10s, 1s, 0.1s and 0.01s place value grid - you can either print this one (only print page 1) or draw one onto a piece of paper. Ask somebody at home to call out a number, e.g. 5.6. Your task is to use number cards to show the number on the grid. Then multiply the number by 10, moving the cards to the correct columns. Then divide by 100, moving the cards to the correct columns. Finally, multiply the number by 10, moving the cards to the correct columns. Repeat with other numbers, e.g. 0.8, 3.06. 

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Saying how much is needed to the next metre. Play 'Ping Pong' with somebody at home. Ask them to say a length, e.g. 3.74m. Your task is to say how much is needed in metres to make the next metre, i.e. 0.26m. Repeat a number of times - you could record the pairs that have been made. 

Religious Education - Friday 6th November

Our topic this half-term will be 'The True Meaning of Christmas'. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'The True Meaning of Christmas' to show what you already know about this topic. 

Maths - Friday 6th November

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Spelling - Friday 6th November

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

PSHCE - Friday 6th November

Today you will be thinking about these key questions:

  • Who makes up the school community?
  • Who is important in our school community? 
  • Is one member of the school community more important than anyone else?

Start today's lesson by making a list of all the people who are in our school community. For example: teacher, head teacher, caretaker. 

Your task is to then choose the five people who you think are the most important - This is a difficult decision to make and there are no right or wrong answers! For each person, write down the three most important jobs that you think they do. 

English - Thursday 5th November

Here is this week's extended writing task:

Imagine you and your class have been to watch a talent show. You are each asked to write a review for the school website about one of the acts. 

There were many acts. Some were good and some were terrible:

  • An amazing magician
  • A singer who sang out of tune
  • A group of clumsy gymnasts
  • A dancer who got lots of cheers

Your task is to write a review of ONE act that your class saw at the talent show. 

Maths - Thursday 5th November

Year 4 - Today you will be rounding numbers to estimate.

Year 4 Maths 5th November

Year 5 - Today you will be using your addition skills and place-value knowledge to solve addition problems.

Year 5 Maths 5th November

Year 6 - Today you will be dividing 3-digit numbers by 2-digit number where there are remainders. 

Year 6 Maths 5th November

Science - Wednesday 4th November

Today you will be exploring the properties of gases. 

What is air? Air is not 'nothing'. Air has weight and is all around us. Find out more by reading the Slides

For today's investigation, you will need: two balloons, a coat hanger and two equal pieces of string. Attach the deflated balloons to either side of the hanger, like a balance. Notice how they are an even weight. After blowing up one balloon, what do you notice? What happens if you blow up both balloons? Draw pictures and write sentences to explain what you have found out. What does this tell you about air and weight? 

Maths - Wednesday 4th November

Year 4 - Today you will be rounding numbers to estimate.

Year 4 Maths 4th November

Year 5 - Today you will be adding and subtracting using number bonds as a key strategy with numbers within 1,000,000.

Year 5 Maths 4th November

Year 6 - Today you will be dividing numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 4th November

English - Wednesday 4th November

Year 4 - Today you will be using apostrophes to work out what is happening in a poem. 

Santa Fe - This complicated poem is easier to understand because of the apostrophes. Your challenge is to read the poem and then figure out who is eating whom - You might find it useful to make notes on the poem as you go along!

Year 5 - Today you will be considering the variety of adjectives that can be linked. 

Adjective Links - This activity gives you the chance to look at a variety of adjectives that can be linked. The easiest way for you to complete the task is to start with one adjective, link it to a noun and then find other words that can be used instead of the adjective. You might want to use an online thesaurus to help improve your vocabulary. 

Year 6 - Today you will be rewriting a short article, choosing suitable synonyms to make it more formal. 

Read All About It - Imagine that you are working to a deadline to complete the school newsletter on time. However, the reporter is ill and you only have ten minutes to write the final article using his notes. The notes are written using informal language, which you must change to make more formal. 

Reading - Wednesday 4th November

Year 4 - Reread pages 1 to 3. What do you think Henry's family though when he only wanted to eat books? Your task is to draw the family mealtime and add thought bubbles to show the feelings of the characters. 

Year 5 - Reread Chapter 1. Why do you think Naledi and Tiro are travelling by themselves to find their mother? Why does their mother have to live 300 kilometres away in Johannesburg? Naledi faced a dilemma. Do you think she made the right decision. Your task is to find South Africa on a map and plot the journey. How do you feel about this journey? Do you think they are brave to set off on a journey like this? 

Year 6 - Read Part 2, Chapter 2. How does the writer warn the reader that something bad is about to happen? What is your opinion of the way the police treat Raphael? What is the effect of the last two sentences in this chapter? Your task is to draw a body outline that represents Raphael. Inside the outline, add words to to show how his different feelings throughout this chapter. 

Maths - Tuesday 3rd November

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Subtracting any 1-digit number from teens numbers. Take a look at these subtractions (print page 2 only). Write down the answers as quickly as you can. 

Year 5 - Today you will be subtracting using the column method and number bonds using numbers to 1,000,000. 

Year 5 Maths 3rd November

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - 12 times table. Take a look at the 12 x 12 Multiplication Grid. Use it to help you to chant the 12 times table. Repeat without the grid. Then take the 1 to 12 cards, shuffle them and put them into a face down pile. Take each card and mutliply the number by 12. If you don't know a fact, how can you work it out? One way is commutativity (knowing 12 x 7 instead of 7 x 12) and another way is partitioning (finding 10 lots, and 2 lots, then adding the two answers). 

English - Tuesday 3rd November

Year 4 - Today you will be looking at the way nouns are classified when apostrophes are added. 

Noun Grid - Cut out the nouns show and sort them onto the Carroll diagram. After sorting the nouns, write a sentence that shows something belonging to each noun, taking care to use apostrophes correctly. For example: Kate's bike has a red saddle. The geese's beaks are yellow. 

Year 5 - Today you will be linking adjectives to nouns. 

Choose Your Adjective - As a way of revising the use of adjectives, this activity asks you to link adjectives to nouns. You can experiment with different combinations. 

Year 6 - Today you will be showing your understanding of antonyms by rewriting a thank you note. 

Dear Gran - This sheet gives you the chance to show your understanding of antonyms. Imagine you have received an awful pair of mittens for your birthday from your grandmother. On the sheet, you will find the text for a thank you note, explaining how you really feel. Your task is to use appropriate antonyms to write a more tactful note. You could use an online thesaurus to help you. 

Reading - Tuesday 3rd November

Year 4 - Read pages 1 to 3 and think about Henry's reasons for eating books and his life before he did. Answer the following questions:

  • Why do you think Henry started to eat books?
  • Can you find the reason in the book?
  • Do you think this is the only reason?

Year 5 - Read Chapter 1. Think carefully about the setting and the two main characters. How has the writer shown the reader where the story is set? What do you think it would be like to live here? How do you know? What have you found out about Naledi and Tiro from this chapter? Your task is to draw two body outlines, one for Naledi and one for Tiro. Write words and/or phrases inside them to show what you have found out about them so far. 

Year 6 - Read Part 2, Chapter 1. Think carefully about the role of Father Julliard on the dumpsite and educating the children. What does Father Julliard mean by "I am the one pulling these accounts together"? What does this tell us about the story? What role do you think Father Julliard will play in the story? Why do you think the children aren't attending school? What is an incentive? What does Father Julliard mean when he says that he provides pupils with an incentive to come to school? Why does Father Julliard bother helping these boys when he knows that they won't come to school? 

Maths - Monday 2nd November

Year 4 - Today you will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Year 4 Maths 2nd November

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Times tables. Use this Multiplication Table that is only partly completed. Fill in as many numbers as you can in five minutes. Afterwards choose six facts that you had difficulty remembering and learn them. 

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting in 1/8s along a number line. Take a look at the Number Line that is marked in 1/8s (only print the first page). Start by writing on any equivalent fractions. For example: 2/8 is equivalent to 1/4 and 4/8 is equivalent to 1/2. Then practise counting along the line, using the simplest possible fractions. 

English - Monday 2nd November

Year 4 - Today you will be finding the possessive apostrophes. This week's activities provide revision of previous learning in Year 3 about the use of apostrophes for possession. Remember not to add an apostrophe when making a noun plural! Apostrophes can be used to show that something belongs to somebody. An apostrophe near the end of a noun can show that it possesses an item that follows it. For example: Sean's book. Rules for adding apostrophes depend on the endings of the nouns to which they are being added:

  • If the noun is singular and doesn't end with the letter 's', add an apostrophe then 's': Sam's gerbil. 
  • If the noun is singular and ends with 's', add an apostrophe then 's': Ross's cat. 
  • If the noun is plural and doesn't end with 's', add an apostrophe then 's': the children's dog. 
  • If the noun is plural and ends with 's', add an apostrophe but don't add 's': the babies' rattle. 

Find the Possessive Apostrophes - The story contains eight apostrophes that show possession. Your task is to find these and then use the table to show what the apostrophe tells us, using the format 'the ... belonging to ...'. 

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the adjectives in a range of texts. An adjective is a word that modifies a noun. Among other things, it can describe the shape, size or appearance of a noun. More than one adjective can be used at a time. For example:

  • A square box
  • The box is big
  • A scruffy, blue box

Find the Adjectives - Your task is to find the adjectives in these texts. You could then use the adjectives in your own sentences. 

Year 6 - Today you will be showing your understanding of synonyms by matching pairs of words. Synonyms are words with similar meanings and antonyms have the opposite meanings. The phrase 'synonyms are similar' might be a helpful way for you to remember which term is which. It is not just adjectives that can be synonyms or antonyms - verbs, nouns and adverbs can be, too. 

Matching Pairs - This is a fun game that requires you to recognise and understand synonyms by matching pairs of words. Your task is to find the words that mean the same as each other and pair them up. Once you have played the game, you could show your understanding by making your own version of the game, with new words. You can then challenge somebody at home to play your game. 

Reading - Monday 2nd November

Year 4 - This half-term, you will be reading 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers. Look at the front cover and the title. Answer the following questions:

  • Why do you think Oliver Jeffers has used the word 'presents'? 
  • Does it remind you of anything?
  • What does the word 'incredible' mean? 
  • What impression does this give of the boy? 

Year 5 - This half-term, you will be reading 'Journey to Jo'burg' by Beverley Naidoo. Look at the front cover and think about the possible content and setting of the book. What clues are there about what the book might be about? Where do you think it might be set? 

Year 6 - This half-term, you will be continuing to read 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan. Read Chapter 6 then answer the following questions:

  • What are the boys worried about?
  • Do you think they are right to be worried?
  • What makes this chapter so exciting?
  • How does the writer create suspense?
  • Why does the writer end the chapter with "All we were sure of was that we were in something deep, getting deeper"? 

Maths - Friday 23rd October

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Maths - Thursday 22nd October

Year 4 - Today you will be rounding numbers to the nearest 1000.

Year 4 Maths 22nd October

Year 5 - Today you will be adding numbers within 1,000,000 using the column method of addition.

Year 5 Maths 22nd October

Year 6 - Today you will be dividing numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 22nd October

Maths - Wednesday 21st October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting on and back in 1s from any 4-digit number. Start by thinking of an action (jump, wave hands, bow etc) for every time to say a multiple of 10. Count in 1s from 3980 (3980, 3981, 3982, etc). Complete your action every time you say a multiple of 10. After a short while, ask somebody at home to clap their hands. When this happens, count backwards from wherever you are. Repeat with other 4-digit numbers. You can just count aloud or if you want, you can record your sequences on paper. 

Year 5 - Today you will be using addition and subtraction to solve problems with numbers to 1,000,000.

Year 5 Maths 21st October

Year 6 - Today you will be dividing numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 21st October

Maths - Tuesday 20th October

Year 4 - Today you will be counting in sixes, sevens and nines. 

Year 4 Maths 20th October

Year 5 - Today you will be adding numbers within 1,000,000.

Year 5 Maths 20th October

Year 6 - Today you will be multiplying numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number. 

Year 6 Maths 20th October

English - Monday 19th October

Here is this week's extended writing task:

Invent a sport that is played underwater. 

Describe the sport, explaining who can play it, where it can be played, how many players etc. Then write a list of rules. 

Maths - Monday 19th October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Place value in 4-digit numbers. Have a look at this Place Value Grid. Ask somebody at home to say a 4-digit number. E.g. two thousand three hundred and thirty two. Either print the Place Value Grid or copy it onto a piece of paper and write the 4-digit number into the columns. Repeat for other 4-digit numbers. 

Year 5 - Today you will be subtracting using the 'counting backwards' strategy. 

Year 5 Maths 19th October

Year 6 - Today you will be multiplying numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 19th October

PSHCE - Friday 16th October

Today you will be thinking about how good it feels to be included in a group and how it feels to be excluded. 

Have a look at the 'included' picture on the slides. What does 'included' mean? Write down three words to sum up how the children in the picture are feeling. 

Have a look at the 'excluded' picture. What does 'excluded' mean? Write down three words to express the feelings of the child who looks excluded in the picture. 

How can we make sure that everyone feels valued and included in our class team? Write down any ideas that you have. 

Spelling - Friday 16th October

Year 4 - Scilly Mistakes - The Scilly Isles lie off the Cornish coast in England. In this task, someone in the Scilly Isles Travel Company has made some silly mistakes in their brochure. Your task is to circle the errors as you find them and then correct them. 

Year 5 - Shhh - These suffixes were introduced in Year 4 and we are going to recap them. 'tion' is the most common of the suffixes and is used if the root word ends in 't' or 'te'; 'ssion' is used if the root word ends in 'ss' or 'mit'; 'sion' is used if the root word ends in 'd', 'de', 's' or 'se'; 'cian' is used if the root word ends in 'c' or 'cs'. Your task is to sort the words into the correct groups and write them out correctly. 

Year 6 - When to use 'ise', 'ify' or 'ate' - These three suffixes can be added to root words to make verbs - for example 'apology/apologise', 'horror/horrify' and 'hesitation/hesitate'. Your task is to turn the given nouns into verbs by using these suffixes. Use a dictionary to check spellings if you are not sure. 

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 16th October

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

English - Thursday 15th October

Today you will be reading about amazing hotels, imagining a hotel for children, reading a poem and writing your own poem about a hotel.

Amazing Hotels

Maths - Thursday 15th October

Year 4 - Today you will be making number patterns, using 4-digit numbers.

Year 4 Maths 15th October

Year 5 - Today you will be adding using the 'counting on' strategy with number lines. 

Year 5 Maths 15th October

Year 6 - Today you will be multipying numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 15th October

Science - Wednesday 14th October

Today you will be thinking about changes made by melting and freezing. 

Melting and freezing can cause materials to change; some of these changes may be reversible, and some may not. Some materials can exist as both a solid and a liquid. Orange juice is a liquid but when frozen turns to ice and becomes a solid. Chocolate is a solid but when heated begins to melt and becomes a liquid. Look at the materials on the sheet and say what has caused them to change (melting or freezing) and whether this change is reversible. If the change has been caused by heateing, colour the arrow red and if the change has been caused by coolling, colour the arrow blue.

Changes Made by Melting and Freezing

English - Wednesday 14th October

Today you will be designing the perfect place to relax with a good book. You can then build it... and then read! Take a look at some authors' favourite reading spots.

Den-making is great fun and can really challenge your creative side...

When designing and making a den you're going to need to think of the following:

  • Where to position your den - Will you build an outdoors or indoors structure? What does the weather forecast say? What materials do you have to build with? Are they safe to use?
  • Quiet - Can you find somewhere peaceful for your den, or think of a way to block out distractions effectively so you will be able to concentrate on your book?
  • Size - How big does your reading spot need to be? Is it just for you or for more people? Will you want to be able to streatch out to read or are you happy to curl up?
  • Comfort - Will you be able to sit or lie or stand comfortably for a good amount of time? Do you need to include cushions or some kind of seating?
  • Light - Can you make good use of natural light to read by or will you need to set up some artificial lights? Check your choices with an adult first. 
  • Strength - How can you make a strong structure that won't easily fall over, trip anybody up, or bury you by collapsing?
  • Permanence - How long do you want your den to remain up for? Will you want to leave your family without sofa cushions for very long, or can you create something wonderful behind the garden shed that you can enjoy for weeks and weeks? 

Build yourself a reading den that will be the envy of all your friends!

Try out your den - enjoy a book! You might like to take a photograph of you reading there or take a picture of a teddy or other toy enjoying a great read instead. 

Maths - Wednesday 14th October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - 4 times table. Use this interactive 100 square and highlight the multiples of 4. Talk to somebody at home about the patterns you can see. Use the square to help you to write down the 4 times table from 1 x 4 = 4 up to 12 x 4 = 48. Say this aloud a number of time to help you to learn the times table facts. If you prefer, you can always use this paper copy of a 100 square.

Year 5 - Today you will be using your knowledge of numbers to solve problems

Year 5 Maths 14th October

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Factors and multiples. Play the 'Multiples and Factors' game. 

English - Tuesday 13th October

Today you will be writing a film review of a film (or all three if you want). 

Watch these short films:

Choose the one that you enjoyed the most. Watch it again and make some notes about the things you really like about it. Write a film review using the sub-headings: 

  • Title of the film
  • Synopsis (Write a brief and snappy description of what happens in the film. Try not to include any spoilers which could give away the best bits!)
  • Evaluation (Did you like the film? Why? Why not? Give details to explain. Use a range of adjectives to describe how the film made you feel). 

Maths - Tuesday 13th October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Doubling and halving multiples of 100. On a piece of paper, write: Double 100 = _, Double 200 = _, Double 300 = _, filling in the answers along the way. Keep going until you get to Double 1000. Repeat, writing: Half 100 = _, Half 200 = _, Half 300 = _, filling in the answers along the way. Keep going until you get to Half 1000. Remember that when you are halving and the hundreds digit is odd, it will be trickier because there will be a 50 in the answer. For example: Half 100 = 50. 

Year 5 - Today you will be rounding numbers to the nearest 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 using number lines.

Year 5 Maths 13th October

Year 6 - Today you will be multiplying numbers with up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 13th October

English - Monday 12th October

Here is this week's extended writing task:

Write an information sheet for a new child that explains our Class 3 routines and expectations. 

Maths - Monday 12th October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Doubling 1 to 20 and finding the corresponding halves. Play Top Marks doubles and halves

Year 5 - Today you will be rounding numbers to the nearest 100,000.

Year 5 Maths 12th October

Year 6 - Today you will be multiplying numbers with up to 4-digits by a 2-digit whole number.

Year 6 Maths 12th October

Spelling - Friday 9th October

Year 4 - Christopher Christmas - How many words can you think of that contain the letters 'ch'? Write them down in columns according to the sound that they made (such as in 'church', 'chef' or 'choir'. Then have a go at sorting the given words into the correct Christmas stockings. 

Year 5 - Noun-ation - When you add a suffix beginning with a vowel (ation) to root words ending with an 'e' after a consonant, you drop the 'e'. For example: 'dictate' becomes 'dictation'. In today's task, a root word has been used in each sentence. Add the suffix 'ation' to change the word and then use it to complete the sentence.

Year 6 - Transforming Adjectives with the Suffix 'en' - `Your task is to create a verb from each of the adjectives in bold to complete the sentences. We haven't covered the three spelling rules yet (we will do them when we return to school as they are quite complicated) so don't worry about writing them onto the sheet. 

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 9th October

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Art - Thursday 8th October

Today you will be exploring and recreating Hokusai's 'Great Wave'. 

Have a look at the picture of Hokusai's 'Great Wave' on the slides

Your challenge is to recreate this picture in any way that you choose. You could draw, paint, collage or you might have your own idea. 

English - Thursday 8th October

Here is this week's extended writing task:

You're a scientist who just discovered a new planet. In one year people will be coming to live on it. What will your planet be like? What will you name your planet? Write a paragraph describing this new planet. 

Maths - Thursday 8th October

Year 4 - Today you will be making number patterns (using 100, 10, 1 more and less). 

Year 4 Maths 8th October

Year 5 - Today you will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10,000. 

Year 5 Maths 8th October

Year 6 - Today you will be multiplying numbers with up to 4 digits by a multiple of 10. 

Year 6 Maths 8th October

Reading - Wednesday 7th October

Here is some more reading material for each year group:

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Science - Wednesday 7th October

Today you will be finding out how some materials will dissolve in liquid. 

What happens to salt or sugar if you add it to water? Salt and sugar dissolve in water. This means that you can no longer see the salt or sugar and that they have mixed with water to create a solution. Find out more by reading the slides

Have a look at home for materials that can be mixed with water, e.g. sand, salt, sugar, baking powder, powder paint, plaster of Paris, stock cubes. Remember to ask an adult before using any of these materials! Mix each one with water and then use both words and pictures to show what happened in each case. 

English - Wednesday 7th October

Year 4 - Today you will be writing funny sentences by linking the clauses provided. 

Build Long Sentences - This activity asks you to write funny sentences by linking the clauses provided. Think carefully about the conjunctions that you use - would a different one improve the sentence or change the meaning?

Year 5 - Today you will be rerwriting a passage, changing each noun phrase.

Find the Phrase - This activity gives you a passage of text with a range of noun phrases in it. Your task is to rewrite the passage changing each noun phrase. 

Year 6 - Today you will be building up a story using adverbs and modal verbs. 

Walter the Wizard - This task builds on the work that you did in Year 5 on adverbs and earlier this week on modal verbs. Your task is to build up the story about a wizard who is developing a new spell but does not know what will happen when he tries it out. 

Maths - Wednesday 7th October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Completing symmetrical drawings. Draw a line down the centre of a piece of paper. This is the line of symmetry. Ask somebody at home to draw half a picture. Your task is to copy it to make it symmetrical. Repeat with another drawing. 

Year 5 - Today you will be making number patterns that decrease in multiples of 10,000 or 100,000.

Year 5 Maths 7th October

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Recognising acute, obtuse and reflex angles. Click the dice at this Angles website to show random angles of different sizes. For each one write down your prediction in degrees and then check and record how close you were.

English - Tuesday 6th October

Year 4 - Today you will be using short, single-clause sentences to create longer, multi-clause sentences.

Short and Long Sentences - Your task is to use the short sentences given to create longer sentences. Remember to use different conjunctions. 

Year 5 - Today you will be creating more complex noun phrases, adding information before and after the noun. 

Build-a-Phrase - This activity will help you to create noun phrases that are more complex, adding information before and after the noun. Remember that the same noun can be added to in different ways. 

Year 6 - Today you will be using modal verbs when writing a weather report. 

What Strange Weather We Have - In this activity, the weather reporter has lost her notes. She has to do the broadcast from memory, but is finding it difficult. The table shows how certain she is of the weather forecast in different parts of the country. Your task is to use modal verbs to write her weather report. 

Maths - Tuesday 6th October

Year 4 - Today you will be comparing and ordering 4-digit numbers.

Year 4 Maths 6th October 

Year 5 The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Bonds to 100. Draw a three by four grid and ask somebody at home to write 2-digit numbers in it. Your task is to write the number that goes with each to make 100. How quickly can you do this? 

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Finding lines of symmetry. Draw as many shapes as you can in three minutes with only one line of symmetry. Repeat but this time draw as many shapes as you can with at least 2 lines of symmetry in five minutes. 

English - Monday 5th October

Year 4 - Today you will be comparing the different conjunctions that can be used to communicate the same meaning. A single-clause sentence can be short, for example: Ten bottles were standing on the wall. However, more information can be added to it without adding another clause: Ten dark green bottles with gold tops were standing upright on the old drystone wall in the moonlight. A sentence with more than one clause can be fairly short, for example: The ten bottles were on the wall when the sun set. It can also be very long: Ten bottles were on the wall when the sun set but when the moon rose they had gone, so I fetched a torch and went to look for them. The same information can be communicated by putting the information in a different order or by using different conjunctions:

  • As the sun set there were ten bottles on the wall; however they had gone by the time the moon rose, so I fetched a torch and went to look for them.
  • I fetched a torch and went to look for the ten bottles that had been on the wall when the sun set but had gone by the time the moon rose. 

Remember that sentences can have one clause or can use conjunctions and have more clauses. Have a go at the today's task:

Two sentences into one

Year 5 - Today you will be creating expanded noun phrases. In the phrase 'Her elderly cat with claws like razors', all of the words tell us more about the noun 'cat'. By reading this phrase, we find out that the cat has an owner, is old and has sharp claws - although the phrase is short, it gives us a lot of information about the cat. 

Modifying Nouns - This activity will remind out about nouns and how they can be improved by adding adjectives and other words. 

Year 6 - Today you will be using modal verbs in sentences. Modal verbs are never used on their own as main verbs - they tell us how likely another verb is to happen. For example, 'I eat food' is a statement. 'I might eat food' tells us that it is less likely to happen. Here are the most commonly used modal verbs: 

  • Certainty: will, shall, would, might, may
  • Ability: can, could
  • Obligation: must, should, ought

Adverbs can also be used to show how possible something is. Many end in 'ly' so are easy to recognise, such as 'rarely'. Others are less easy to recognise such as 'always', 'only', 'never', 'ever', 'just', 'perhaps' and 'surely'. 

How likely is it - This activity builds on the work that you did on modal verbs in Year 5. You will see a grid showing examples of different modal verbs. Use this to insert an appropriate modal verb into each sentence. There could be more than one possible answer for each sentence, so it is up to you to decide on how likely it is to happen. In the example, it is very unlikely that the tiger would come to tea, but as Judith Kerr's story 'The Tiger who came to Tea' shows, it is possible! 

Maths - Monday 5th October

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Telling the time. Ask an adult to move the hands on this interactive analogue clock to make a time. Have a look at it and write the time. Read out the time and ask the adult if you are correct. Repeat. 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Finding lines of symmetry. Draw as many shapes as you can in three minutes with only one line of symmetry. Repeat but this time draw as many shapes as you can with at least 2 lines of symmetry in five minutes. 

Year 6 - Today you will be using your knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations. 

Year 6 Maths 5th October

Spelling - Friday 2nd October

Year 4 - Sort the Spellings - Remember that the /ai/ sound can be spelled in several ways - 'ai', 'ay', 'ei', 'eigh', 'ey'. Look closely at the words on the sheet. Your task is to sort the words into the right balloons according to their spellings. 

Year 5 - All Aboard the Suffix Train - The number of syllables in a word is the number of vowel sounds heard. Your task is to read each word and work out which syllable is stressed (emphasised when reading aloud). Then use the spelling rules to add the suffixes. 

Year 6 - More Suffixes - Today you will be adding the suffixes 'ence', 'ent', 'ency' and 'ance', 'ant', 'ancy' to make nouns. Use 'ance' if a word has an /ai/ sound: observation/observance. Use 'ence' if a word has an /e/ sound: confident/confidence. If the word ends in 'y', 'ear' or 'ure', the suffix will be 'ance': disappear/disappearance.

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 2nd October

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Geography - Thursday 1st October

Today you will be finding out about extreme weather conditions across the world. 

What is the weather like today? What was it like yesterday? What do you expect it to be like tomorrow? For a lot of the world, weather changes very little. It can be hot, rainy, snowy, foggy, etc. but not extreme. However, freak weather occurrences can happen anywhere in the world and some parts of the world often have extreme weather. What kinds of extreme weather can you think of? Find out more by reading the slides.

Year 4 - On Worksheet 3A, cut out the names of the different types of extreme weather, then match each one to the correct description. 

Years 5 and 6 - Read the Information Sheet about Tornado Alley in the USA. Imagine that you were in Moore, Oklahoma at the time of the tornado described. Write a diary recount of what happened and draw before and after pictures to show the damage done by the tornado. 

English - Thursday 1st October

Here is this week's extended writing task:

What would life on Earth be like if dinosaurs were not extinct? Write a paragraph describing a world where dinosaurs do exist. 

Maths - Thursday 1st October

Year 4 - Today you will be comparing and ordering numbers.

Year 4 Maths 1st October

Year 5 - Today you will be recognising and making number patterns using your knowledge of place value. 

Year 5 Maths 1st October 

Year 6 - Today you will be learning about the order in which to carry out operations in a calculation. 

Year 6 Maths 1st October

 Science - Wednesday 30th September

Today you will be comparing and grouping materials according to whether they are solids or liquids. 

Start by reading through the slides

Year 4 - Worksheet 1A - Your task is to choose whether each object is a solid or a liquid. 

Year 5 - Worksheet 1B - Your task is to write a definition for the terms 'solid' and 'liquid' and then decide whether each object is a solid or a liquid. 

Year 6 - Your task is to write a list of similarities and differences between solids and liquids. Give some examples of each and for each one, describe whether it is a solid or a liquid and explain how you know. 

English - Wednesday 30th September

Year 4 - Today you will be finishing each sentence, remembering to look carefully at the conjunction that has been used. 

Complete the Sentence - You will notice that some of the sentences are exactly the same up to the point where the conjunction is added. The ending will depend on the conjunction that has been used.

Year 5 - Today you will be inserting the correct prefix and then completing the sentece, making sure that it makes sense.

Constructing Verbs - This activity involves sentences where prefixes are missing from a selection of verbs. Your task is to insert the correct prefix and then complete the sentence, making sure that is makes sense.

Year 6 - Today you will be writing your own sentences using the past perfect and present perfect forms, explaining how you know they are in that form. 

Put It Back - This final task on the present perfect and past perfect forms checks that you have a solid understanding. The first activity checks that you can recognise the forms. The second asks you to change sentences into the two forms. The final activity asks you to make up your own sentences using the different forms. 

Reading - Wednesday 30th September

Here is some reading material for each year group for those that didn't take reading books home yesterday:

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Maths - Wednesday 30th September

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Pairs to 100. Play 'Ping-Pong' with an adult using pairs to 100. Ask the adult to say a number and you reply with the number that goes with it to make 100. For example, the adult says '76' so you say '24'. You could write the pairs that are made on a sheet of paper as addition number sentences, e.g. 76 + 24 = 100.

Year 5 - Today you will be comparing numbers to 1,000,000. 

Year 5 Maths 30th September

Year 6 - Today you will be using your knowledge of numbers to solve problems.

Year 6 Maths 30th September

English - Tuesday 29th September

Year 4 - Today you will be using different conjunctions to make sentences. 

Use the Conjunction - This activity shows you different conjunctions that you can use to make some sentences.

Year 5 - Today you will be creating new verbs by matching a prefix to an existing verb.

Meaning Matters - Your task is to create new verbs by matching a prefix to an existing verb, and then to match this to the correct meaning. If you want to take it a step further, you could write a sentence for each verb - you can change tenses to help with 'ing' and 'ed' endings. 

Year 6 - Today you will be writing a diary in the past perfect form.

Dear Diary - This diary-writing activity asks you to write in the past perfect form. You will see a timetable for an imaginary first day at secondary school. Your task is to write a diary entry as if it is at the end of your first day. You do not necessarily need to write about all of the things in the day.

Maths - Tuesday 29th September

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Adding three 1-digit numbers. Play the first two levels of Power Lines. As you play, remember strategies that you have been taught for adding small numbers by spotting pairs to 10 and doubles. 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Change from £1. Shuffle a set of 10s cards and a set of 1s cards and place face down. Take one from each pile. Use the numbers chosen as the price in pence of an item. Write down the price and then the change you would get from £1 if you bought something for this price. Carry on until there are no cards left and repeat. 

10s and 1s cards

Year 6 - Today you will be rounding numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths 29th September

English - Monday 28th September

Year 4 - Today you will be listing conjunctions that you can find in different texts.

The meaning of a sentence can be changed by changing a conjunction, for example: 'We can go to the cinema and visit the museum' has a different meaning to 'We can go to the cinema or visit the museum'. In the first sentence, the conjunction 'and' adds information (the sentence means that we can do both activities) while 'or', in the second, gives an option (we can do one or the other). 'I went home when it got dark' has a different meaning to 'I went home because it got dark'. In the first sentence, the conjunction 'when' tells us when the person went home, whereas 'because' means that the darkness caused the person to go home. 

Conjunction Collection - Your task is to list some examples of conjunctions that you can find in different texts. 

Year 5 - Today you will be reading two short passages and finding all verbs that have been made using prefixes.

Last week you looked at how suffixes can be used to create new words with different meanings and class. This week you will be looking at how prefixes can be added. Here are the most common prefixes, with their meanings:

  • dis - do the opposite of something (such as 'disappear')
  • de - do the opposite of something (such as 'deselect')
  • mis - badly or wrong (such as 'mislead')
  • over - too much (such as 'overeat')
  • re - do again (such as 'rebuild')

Prefix Hunt - In today's activity you will be reading two short passages and finding all the verbs that have been made using the above prefixes. You will then rewrite these, showing the prefix and verb separately. 

Year 6 - Today you will be writing a postcard to explain what you have been doing throughout the week, using the present perfect form. 

This week is a continuation of last week. Remember that you need to be able to recognise the past perfect and present perfect forms of verbs and that both forms refer to the past. If it has happened and is completed, you use the past perfect form. If it has happened but is still continuing, you use the present perfect form. 

A Postcard Home - This activity will check your understanding of the present perfect form. Your task is to write a postcard, explaining what you have been doing throughout the week. You can write from your own experience or make it up. 

Maths - Monday 28th September

Year 4 - Today you will be recognising the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number.

Year 4 Maths 28th September 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Bonds to £1. Give yourself three minutes to write as many pairs of amounts that add up to £1 as possible! How many did you find? Check that the 10s digits add to nine and not to ten, e.g. 67p + 33p not 67p + 43p. 

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths on today - Bonds to £1. Play 'Ping Pong' with somebody at home. Ask them to call out a price less than £1, e.g. 63p. You say the change from £1, e.g. 33p. Ask them to occasionally say 'ping' to which you reply 'pong'. 

Spelling - Friday 25th September

Year 4 - Double Trouble - Remember that the /u/ sound can sometimes be made by the letters 'ou'. For example, 'young'. Have a go at the challenges on this sheet. 

Year 5 - Prefixes Sorted - Your task is to match the given prefixes with their meanings. Last week, you saw how prefixes can create opposites. This week, you will see how adding a prefix can also create a new word.

Year 6 - Shhh! Suffixes - Today you will learn how to turn nouns into adjectives by adding the suffix 'cious' or 'tious'. You will then unscramble anagrams to find words that end in 'cial' or 'tial'. Finally, you will complete sentences containing words you have made from the different suffixes. 

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 25th September

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Geography - Thursday 24th September

Today you will be finding out about the water cycle and how water is distributed across the world. 

Where does rain come from? All the water in the world rises from the Earth's surface and falls back to the ground in a continuous cycle. Have a look at the water cycle diagram on the slides. Can you explain what is happening in this diagram? 

Your task is to draw an illustration of the water cycle and label it to show how it works. 

If you want a further task, you can carry out some research into droughts. Find out why they occur and the effects they have on people and the environment. When you have completed your research, create an information poster about droughts. 

English - Thursday 24th September

Here is this week's extended writing task:

One morning, you wake up to find a tiny door in the corner of your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that door? Where does the door take you? 

Jot down your ideas and turn them into a short story. 

Maths - Thursday 24th September

Year 4 - Today you will be using place value to count. 

Year 4 Maths 24th September

Year 5 - Today you will be comparing numbers to 1,000,000 using pictures. 

Year 5 Maths 24th September

Year 6 - Today you will be rounding numbers up to 10,000,000 to the nearest million, hundred thousand and ten thousand. 

Year 6 Maths 24th September

English - Wednesday 23rd September

Year 4 - Today you will be finding the conjunction in each sentence and thinking about what each conjunction does. 

Find the Conjunction - Your task is to find the conjunction in each sentence, think about what the conjunction does and then match a description to the sentence.

Year 5 - Today you will be collecting verbs made from nouns and adjectives.

Getting Verbal - This sheet provides a collection chart for you to collect verbs made from nouns and adjectives. Using this will help you to think about where the verb came from and to remember spelling patterns. 

Year 6 - Today you will be rewriting sentences in the past perfect and the present perfect forms. 

Is It Over? - This sheet will test the work that you have done on the past perfect and the present perfect. You will find a range of sentences and your task is to rewrite them in either the past perfect or present perfect form. Finally, you will make up two of your own sentences in each form. 

Maths - Wednesday 23rd September

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Complements to multiples of 10. Use this random number generator. Each time you click for a new number, work out how many are needed to make the next multiple of 10. You could make a number fan for you to use to show your answers, write them down or just say them. Try to keep the pace brisk. 

Number Fan

Year 5 - Today you will be comparing numbers to 1,000,000 using place value. 

Year 5 Maths 23rd September

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Rounding numbers with 2 decimal places to the nearest 1 and 0.1. Play Dartboard Rounding. Choose Tu.t (h) - nearest whole, where you will have a go at rounding each number to the nearest whole. Then choose the option to add to the nearest tenth and have a go. 

English - Tuesday 22nd September

Year 4 - Today you will be creating sentences using the most appropriate conjunctions.

Choose the Conjunction - As you create sentences, you have to consider the most appropriate conjunction. 

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the verbs and showing how they are made.

How was it made? - This activity shows you a set of sentences that contain verbs made by adding suffixes to adjectives and nouns. Your challenge is to find the verbs and show how they are made. This poster will help: Poster

Year 6 - Today you will be learning more about the present perfect form. 

Still Going - This sheet focuses on the present perfect form and helps you to recognise it. 

Maths - Tuesday 22nd September

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting in 10s from any three-digit number. Start the count in 10s from any 3-digit number (234, 244, 254 etc). Try this from different 3-digit numbers and record some of the number sequences that you create. 

Year 5 - The Year task is a Mental Maths one today - Adding to the next whole number from a 1-place decimal number. Play 'Ping Pong'. Ask a grown-up to call out a number with one decimal place, e.g. 3.6. You answer with the complement to the next whole number, e.g. 0.4. Your grown-up might occasionally say 'ping' to which you reply 'pong'. 

Year 6 - Today you will be ordering numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths 22nd September

English - Monday 21st September

Year 4 - Conjunctions link words, phrases or clauses. There are two types of conjunctions: Coordinating and Subordinating. Coordinating conjunctions (such as 'and', 'but', 'or') link clauses of equal importance. Subordinating conjunctions are mainly used to introduce subordinate clauses. There are many more subordinating conjunctions that coordinating conjunctions, for example: 'when', 'then', 'after', 'because', 'so', 'unless', 'if'. 

Joining Clauses - The sentences can be completed using the given conjunctions. Some conjunctions will need to be used more than once, but try to use as wide a variety as possible. 

Year 5 - It is important to know that the same word can belong to more than one word class. For example the word 'sink' can refer to a sink in the bathroom (noun) but can also refer to the action of sinking in a swimming pool (verb). 

Homonyms - Your task is to colour the words that can belong to more than one word class. You then need to write a sentence for each word that has been coloured. 

Year 6 - The past perfect and the present perfect tenses both refer to the past. The key to knowing which form to use is in knowing how far in the past the events happened. If it has happened and is completed, we use the past perfect form, which uses 'had' and a past tense verb. For example: Shirley had walked home. In this sentence, Shirley is no longer there so the action has been completed. If the action has happened but it still continuing, we use the present perfect form, which uses 'have' or 'has' and a past tense verb. For example, Shirley has walked home. In this sentence, the action started a week ago and is still continuing today. 

It's in the past

Maths - Monday 21st September

Year 4 - Today you will be counting in thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.

Year 4 Maths 21st September

Year 5 - Today you will be comparing numbers to 1,000,000 using place value.

Year 5 Maths 21st September

Year 6 - Today you will be comparing numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths 21st September

Spelling - Friday 18th September

Year 4 - Today you will be practising alternative ways of spelling vowel sounds that you already know. 

Pyramid Mystery - Remember that the letter 'y' sometimes makes the short /i/ sound. 

Year 5 - Today you will be practising using a range of prefixes and suffixes.

A Negative Experience - Your task is to change the passage from positive to negative by adding negative prefixes - dis, mis, in, il, im, ir, un. 

Year 6 - Today you will be practising using verb prefixes and suffixes correctly. Start by writing down as many verbs as you can. Then see how many you can change to mean something different by adding the prefixes 'mis', 'dis' or 'un'. How has the meaning of each verb been changed? These prefixes usually give a negative meaning. The prefix 're' usually means 'to do again'. Use an online dictionary to check your verbs - remember not all verbs can be given an opposite meaning - for example, there is no such verb as 'untalk'. Have a go at today's worksheet:

Changing Verbs 

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 18th September

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Geography - Thursday 17th September

Today you will be finding out about the Earth's climate and areas of extreme temperatures. Everything we do is determined by the weather. How many different words can you think of to describe the weather? Write a list of words. What is climate? Read the information on this PowerPoint presentation to find out more:

PowerPoint Slides

Would you rather live in the hottest place in the world or the coldest place in the world? What do you think would be the hardest thing about living in these extreme temperatures? Record your thoughts on a piece of paper. 

English - Thursday 17th September

Here is this week's extended writing task:

Describe Your Future Robot Servant

Imagine a future in which we each have a personalised robot servant. What would yours be like? What would it do? What would it look like? What would it talk like? What features would it have? 

Maths - Thursday 17th September

Year 4 - Today you will be counting in thousands. 

Year 4 Maths 17th September

Year 5 - Today you will be reading and representing numbers to 1,000,000.

Year 5 Maths 17th September

Year 6 - Today you will be reading and writing numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths 17th September

Science - Wednesday 16th September

Year 4 - Your topic for science this half-term will be 'States of Matter'. This will be all about materials and whether they are solids, liquids or gases. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'States of Matter' to show what you already know about this topic. 

Years 5 and 6 - Your topic for science this half-term will be 'Properties of Materials'. This will be all about different types of materials and how they can be mixed and separated to create new materials. For example, dissolving sugar in a cup of tea. Your task today is to create a poster with the title 'Properties of Materials' to show what you already know about this topic. 

English - Wednesday 16th September

Year 4 - A sentence can have two or more clauses that are equally important:

  • The cat slept and the kittens played.

The two main clauses are:

  • The cat slept
  • The kittens played

A sentence can also have two or more clauses, with one - the main clause - being more important than the others. The main clause is the main thing the sentence is about. Less important clauses are called subordinate clauses:

  • The cat slept because she was tired. 

Find the Main Clause - Underline the main clauses in the given sentences green. Underline the subordinate clauses in blue. 

Year 5 - Today you will be working out which type of word could fill a gap in a sentence.

Word-Type Choosing - The idea of today's task is not really about filling in the missing word but working out what type of word it could be. 

Year 6 - Today you will be changing verbs from the present to the past and future. 

Always using the correct tense - The sheet gives you a text that is set in the present. Your task is to change the verbs from the present to the past and future. Remember subject-verb agreement!

Maths - Wednesday 16th September

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting on and back in steps of 100 from 0 to at least 5000. Start by thinking of an action (jump, wave hands, bow, etc) to do when you say a multiple of 1000. Start the count in hundreds (0, 100, 200, etc), doing the chosen action at 1000, 2000, 3000 etc. When you reach 5000, count backwards in 100s. 

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting on and back in 10s from 3-digit numbers. Write a 3-digit number, e.g. 587. Shuffle the 10s cards and place them in a pile. Take the top card. Silently count on that number (in tens) from your 3-digit number, holding up a finger for each number of 10s counted on. Say the final number. Ask an adult to check that you are correct. Repeat several times. Once you are really good at this, count back in 10s instead. 

10s cards

Year 6 - Today you will be recording numbers to 10,000,000 and recognising the value of the digits. 

Year 6 Maths 16th September

English - Tuesday 15th September

Year 4 - Today you will be separating the two clauses in a sentence.

Two Clauses - Each of the given sentences contains two clauses. Your task is to write each clause in the spaces underneath the sentence. Remember that clauses are like mini-sentences. 

Year 5 - Today you will be listing nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and determiners. 

Word Function - Your task is to sort the words and then find other examples of each word class. 

Year 6 - Today you will be using the correct tense.

Using the Correct Tense - Your task is to put appropriate verbs into the sentences on the sheet. There are many possible answers. 

Maths - Tuesday 15th September

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Writing amounts in £ and p. Use this Money Place-Value Grid. Ask an adult at home to say an amount of money, e.g. 'three pounds and thirty two pence'. Your task is to write it onto the Place-Value grid. Ask the adult to check that you have written the correct digit in each column and then repeat for other amounts. 

Money Place-Value Grid

Year 5 - Today you will be reading and representing numbers to 1,000,000. 

Year 5 Maths 15th September

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting in steps of 1 through multiples of 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. Write the following numbers onto a piece of paper: 478,597, 367,497, 839,998, 299,995. Write the next 5 numbers after each one. 

Homework - Autumn Term 1

Here are this half-term's Home Learning Tasks:

Home Learning Tasks Autumn 1

English - Monday 14th September

Year 4 - This week you will be revisiting clauses. Clauses are units of language that make sense in themselves. They can be whole sentences, such as 'The dog barked', or can feature within sentences. In a sentence like 'The dog barked and the cats purred', there are two clauses:

  • The dog barked
  • The cats purred

This sentence has two main clauses about two different actions. 

In a sentence like 'The dog barked because it was excited', there are also two clauses:

  • The dog barked
  • It was excited

This time, the main clause (The dog barked) is followed by a clause that provides information about the dog barking, and is therefore a subordinate clause. 

In both sentences each clause could make a short sentence. 

We're going on a clause hunt - Read the passage, including the notices. Underline the clauses in each sentence. Some of the sentences have one clause, and others have two.

Year 5 - This week you will be revisiting different word classes. A word like 'kick' cannot be simple labelled 'a verb'. Words can do different jobs, depending on how they are used: 'kick' can be a verb in 'kick the ball' and a noun in 'give the ball a kick'. 

Wordsorts - Your task is to find examples of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Do this with a range of texts. 

Year 6 - This week you will be looking at subject-verb agreement. The 'subject' is the person or thing that performs the action of the verb. For example, in 'John ran', 'John' is the subject and 'ran' is the verb. Subject-verb agreement takes place when the correct subject is used with the correct form of the verb. So 'John ran' is correct, 'John and Joan ran' is correct, 'John and Joan run' is correct, and 'John runs' is correct; but 'John and Joan runs' is incorrect.

Subject-verb agreement - Fill in the boxes with the correct answers to describe the pictures. There are always two correct answers for each picture. 

Maths - Monday 14th September

Year 4 - Today you will be counting in hundreds and twenty-fives. 

Year 4 Maths 14th September

Year 5 - Today you will be reading and representing numbers to 100,000.

Year 5 Maths 14th September

Year 6 - Today you will be reading and writing numbers up to 10,000,000.

Year 6 Maths 14th September

Science - Friday 3rd July

Year 4 - Begin by reading the Lesson Presentation.

Lesson Presentation

As you have just found out, some species have become endangered due to changes in their environment. Your task is to choose an endangered animal to research using books/internet. You should draw a picture of the animal, describe its habitat, write about the environmental dangers that it faces, and suggest how the animal can be saved from extinction. 

Years 5 and 6 - A field guide is a book designed to help the reader identify the living things that can be found in a certain habitat. Imagine that you have been asked to use your knowledge of classifying living things to create a field guide for a habitat in your garden or local park. You will have to explore the habitat, identify the animals and plants that you find and then create your field guide. 

Carefully search the habitat. You should look for plants and animals. Remember, it is important that you do not touch or eat anything that you discover. It could be dangerous!

Make a record of the different animals and plants that you discover. You may wish to draw a quick sketch of any that are unfamiliar to you. 

If you find more than one example of a species, you do not need to record it more than once. For example, you might find lots of dandelions, but you should only record 'dandelion' once. 

Now that you have identified some of the animals and plants that live in the habitat, it's time to create your field guide. 

Spelling - Friday 3rd July

Year 4 - Mnemonics are great ways to remember how to spell words and there are some examples on this sheet.

Mnemonics Sheet

Your task is to write your own mnemonics for the given words. 

Year 5 - Your task is to read each sentence and then to improve the verbs and adverbs in bold. 

Strong Synonyms and Anti Antonyms Sheet

Year 6 - Before starting the activity, read the poem aloud to somebody at home. Discuss what the poem is about. Your task is to improve the words in bold using an online thesaurus to help. 

Notes in Class Sheet

When you have completed the tasks on the sheet, you could use the improved words to write your own poem. 

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 3rd July

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

History/Art - Thursday 2nd July

Today you will find out about some of the art that the Romans brought to Britain. Watch the following clips:

Clip 1

Clip 2

Think about the questions:

  • What evidence of the Romans was found at Canterbury and Chedworth?
  • What do we call people who study history by looking at remains buried in the ground and left by people long ago? 
  • What art was found?
  • What are mosaics?

Your task is to use felt tip pens or coloured crayons to make a mosaic border using a repeated pattern. If you want, you can then create a mosaic picture inside the border. Here are some examples for you to look at:

Example Sheet

Handwriting - Thursday 2nd July

Today you will be practising using colons. Remember that a colon comes before a list and that the items in the list are separated by commas. For each question, read the three sentences and decide which one uses the colon correctly. Your task is to copy each correct sentence neatly into your Home Learning Book (or on the sheet if you prefer). 

Practise with Colons Sheet

Maths - Thursday 2nd July

Year 4 - Today you will be finding and drawing lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes.

Year 4 Maths 2nd July

Year 5 - Today you will be looking at different volumes (in litres and millilitres) and adding them together.

Year 5 Maths 2nd July

Year 6 - Today you will be using your knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals to find the interior angles of shapes.

Year 6 Maths 2nd July

Maths - Wednesday 1st July

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Multiplying numbers by 10 and 100. If you need a reminder of how to do this, read the Presentation below. There is then a sheet to have a go at. 

Presentation

Sheet

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Reading timetables using the 24-hour clock and calculating time intervals. 

Train Time Worksheet

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Mental calculations. Play 'Countdown' using the following website:

Countdown Website

Click to be given 4 small numbers and 2 big numbers. Click to show the target and then on the arrow to start the clock! You can use any/all of the 6 numbers and any operations to get as close to the target as possible. 

Maths - Tuesday 30th June

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - Counting on and back in steps of 0.01. Begin at 0.01 and count, i.e. 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.07, 0.08. 0.09, 0.10. 0.11 ... Ask somebody at home to listen and then say 'Change'. When this happens, change to counting backwards. Repeat a number of times.

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Pairs to 60. Ask somebody at home to throw a soft ball or a bean bag (or similar) to you while saying a number less than 60. Your job is to say the number that goes with it to make 60. For example: Somebody says 47, throws the ball to you, and you then reply with 13. Repeat with different numbers less than 60. 

Year 6 - Today you will be calculating missing angles in a quadrilateral. 

Year 6 Maths 30th June

Physical Education - Monday 29th June

How far can you jump? Set out a long jump course and have a go. Standing jump, running jump, which is longer? Get your family to join in. 

English - Monday 29th June

Today's writing task is called 'No Time For Shoes'. Firstly, there is a photograph and some questions to consider, then a picture to draw and finally a writing task. Use your imagination!

No Time For Shoes

Maths - Monday 29th June

Year 4 - Today you will be naming different quadrilaterals and finding out the properties of them.

Year 4 Maths 29th June

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the volume of cubes and cuboids.

Year 5 Maths 29th June

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Answer the following questions in your Home Learning Book:

  • How many 10s in 100?
  • How many 10s in 1000?
  • How many 10s in 10,000?
  • How many 10s in 100,000?
  • How many 10s in a million?
  • How many 100s in 1000?
  • How many 100s in 10,000?
  • How many 100s in 100,000?
  • How many 100s in a million?
  • How many mm in 1cm?
  • How many mm in 1m?
  • How many mm in 1km?

Science - Friday 26th June

Year 4 - Begin by reading through the Lesson Presentation. 

Lesson Presentation

Your task is to go into your garden or local park and look for dangers to wildlife. You can record them in your Home Learning Book or use the sheet provided. 

Environmental Dangers Record Sheet

Years 5 and 6 - Begin by reading through the lesson presentation.

Lesson Presentation

Your task is to make a poster to describe and explain ways to store food so that it remains mould-free for as long as possible. 

Spelling - Friday 26th June

Year 4 - Today you will be dividing words into chunks to help with spelling. It is possible to do this in several ways - for example, by syllables, by visual chunks or in known letter patterns. It makes no difference which method you use as long as it works for you. You may prefer syllables for one word but for another word you might decide to simply split it into two halves.

Karate Spelling

Year 5 - A thesaurus is like a treasure chest - opening it unlocks a whole new world of words to make writing more descriptive, precise and powerful. You will need to use an online thesaurus for today's task.

Build Your Own Word Power

Year 6 - Today you are going to think about how you can make your writing more interesting and exciting by using different words for 'said' and other simple words. 

Synonyms and Antonyms

Maths - Friday 26th June

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Design Technology - Thursday 25th June

Your task is to have a go at making the chariot that you designed last week. 

English - Thursday 25th June

Story Starter - Use one of these story starters to write your own story. 

  1. Bleary-eyed, I went downstairs for breakfast. The house was empty. Even the furniture had gone...
  2. Three of us! We were the only ones left, the only ones to make it to the island.

Handwriting - Thursday 25th June

Today you will be revising common punctuation marks. Your task is to copy a punctuated paragraph that is the beginning of a story. It contains speech marks, commas, full stops, apostrophes, question marks and exclamation marks. You will then rewrite the next paragraphs and add the missing punctuation. You can either write on the sheet or in your Home Learning Book. 

Revising Common Punctuation Sheet

Maths - Thursday 25th June

Year 4 - Today you will be finding out about the different types of triangles.

Year 4 Maths 25th June

Year 5 - Today you will be using the length, width and height to find the capacity of cuboid shapes.

Year 5 Maths 25th June

Year 6 - Today you will be finding the angles inside triangles.

Year 6 Maths 25th June

Religious Education - Wednesday 24th June

Consider the following questions:

  • What makes pilgrimages special?
  • What do people do on a pilgrimage

Think about the journeys that you take. Are all journeys the same? Are some more special than others? 

Your task is to write down a list of ordinary journeys and special journeys. Write a paragraphs about the similarities and differences between them. 

English - Wednesday 24th June

Year 4 - Your task is to rewrite the sentences so that the adverbials come at the beginning. Don't forget to add the commas! 

Turnaround Sheet

Year 5 - Your task is to choose any reading book that you have at home. You are hunting for different punctuation marks: full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, inverted commas (speech marks), apostrophe, brackets, dash and comma. When you find one, copy the sentence from the book onto the sheet and then explain why that type of punctuation is being used. Happy hunting! 

Punctuation Spotting Sheet

Year 6 - You are given a picture of a spider. Around it are a number of adjectives. Your task is to use the adjectives to write expanded noun phrases. 

Expand It Sheet

Maths - Wednesday 24th June

Year 4 - Today you will be comparing and ordering angles.

Year 4 Maths 24th June

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the volume of cuboids.

Year 5 Maths 24th June

Year 6 - The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Ask somebody at home to start a stopwatch (this can be an actual stopwatch or one on a phone, tablet or computer). Your task is to close your eyes and put your hand up when you think one minute has passed. Ask the person with the stopwatch to tell you how close you were. Repeat a number of times. How close can you get? 

English - Tuesday 23rd June

Year 4 - It might be useful to start by rereading yesterday's presentation about adverbials. Your task today is to find the adverbials in the sentences and add commas where necessary.

More Commas Sheet

Year 5 - Your task is to use colouring pencils to show words that are spoken, subordinate clauses (parts of sentences that do not make sense by themselves) and questions.

Sentence Looping Sheet

Year 6 - On the sheet, you are given three different conjunctions - two subordinating and one coordinating. Your task is to write a sentence starter that will fit with all three and write appropriate endings. 

Conjunction Sandwich Sheet

Maths - Tuesday 23rd June

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - 11 times table. Multiplying 0 to 10 by 11 is easy. E.g. 3 x 11 = 33, 4 x 11 = 44, 6 x 11 = 66. The two facts that are more difficult to remember are: 11 x 11 = 121 and 12 x 11 = 132. Try hard to learn these two tricky facts. Then ask somebody at home to call out numbers from 1 to 12 in random order. You multiply the number by 11 and call out the answer. Repeat. 

Year 5 - Today you will be finding the volume of solids. 

Year 5 Maths 23rd June

Year 6 - Today you will be solving problems involving angles.

Year 6 Maths 23rd June

Art - Monday 22nd June

This weekend it was the summer solstice which is often referred to as the longest day of the year. On this day, the number of hours of daylight is at their maximum, while the number of hours at night is at their minimum. 

Some people visit a place called Stonehenge when it is the summer solstice. Found in Wiltshire in England, Stonehenge is a huge man-made circle of standing stones. Built by our ancestors over many hundreds of years, it's one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments … And one of its biggest mysteries, too! 

Your task is to draw/paint/collage a picture or make a model of Stonehenge. 

English - Monday 22nd June

Year 4 - Fronted adverbials are usually followed by a comma. Find out more by reading the presentation:

Presentation

Your task is to read the text, find the fronted adverbials and add the missing commas. 

Comma Hunt Sheet

Year 5 - As you are at the end of Year 5, you should now be familiar with the following punctuation marks: apostrophe, comma, inverted commas (speech marks), full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, bracket, dash. Your task is to name each of the punctuation marks and then explain what its job is. 

Explain Yourself Sheet

Year 6 - Your task is to use a range of conjunctions in the middle of sentences to join words, phrases and clauses.

Using Conjunctions Sheet

Maths - Monday 22nd June

Year 4 - Today you will be finding different angles (right, acute and obtuse) in shapes.

Year 4 Maths 22nd June

Year 5 - Today you will be comparing solid shapes with different volumes.

Year 5 Maths 22nd June

Year 6 - Today you will be finding angles using only one labelled angle.

Year 6 Maths 22nd June

Science - Friday 19th June

Year 4 - Look at examples of living things and their characteristics on the Lesson Presentation.

Lesson Presentation

Have a look at the Classification Activity below. Your task is to fill in the table using ticks and crosses to show which living thing has each characteristic. Write your own questions to finish the table. 

Classification Activity

Years 5 and 6 - Read the Lesson Presentation to find out about microorganisms. 

Lesson Presentation

Your task is to identify whether the symptoms on the activity sheet are caused by microorganisms or not. 

Activity Sheet

Spelling - Friday 19th June

Year 4 - Words from the last two weeks are included in today's word search on the sheet. Words are written vertically as well as horizontally. 

Tricky Word Search

Year 5 - Your task is to use the 'Materials and their Properties' word bank provided to create a Science glossary. Remember that a glossary lists the words in alphabetical order and gives a definition of each one. You can either write in your Home Learning Book or use the computer to type your glossary. You can even include pictures to go with the words if you want. 

Create a Glossary

Year 6 - You will find a list of words to find in the word search. Your task is to then sort the words into the correct word classes (noun, verb, adjective, adverb). Use an online dictionary to help you with the sorting if you are not sure. 

What Sort of Word?

Maths - Friday 19th June

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Design Technology - Thursday 18th June

Watch the YouTube clip 'Chariot Race in the Colosseum' 

YouTube clip

Your task is to design a chariot that you will have a go at making next week. Draw an image of your chariot, add colour and label it to show the materials that you might use when you make it. Remember to also consider how you will join the materials together. 

English - Thursday 18th June

Invent a new animal. Draw and describe what it looks like, what it sounds like, how it moves, and what it eats. Is it scary or cuddly or something else altogether? Would it be a pet or live in the wild? 

Maths - Thursday 18th June

Year 4 - Today you will be working out the value of a digit in a decimal number.

Year 4 Maths 18th June

Year 5 - Today you will be converting kilograms into grams and dividing by a whole number.

Year 5 Maths 18th June

Year 6 - Today you will be calculating volume. 

Year 6 Maths 18th June

Religious Education - Wednesday 17th June

Read the PowerPoint presentation, which explains what Jews believe about pilgrimage.

Presentation

Jerusalem is considered a holy site in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Your task is to research on the internet to find out why. You can record your findings on the sheet below or straight into your Home Learning Book. 

Significance of Jerusalem Activity Sheet

English - Wednesday 17th June

Year 4 - This text is an example of Philip Ridley's excellent presentation of speech. Your task is to find the inverted commas (speech marks). Notice that, where a new piece of direct speech begins, the line is indented. This helps the reader to follow the speech and to understand the text. 

Helping the Reader Sheet

Year 5 - Your task is to use a coloured pencil to insert the fourteen commas into the passage below. 

Dead Worried Sheet

Year 6 - Read the passage below. Your task is to find statements, questions, exclamations and commands, and write them in the correct boxes. You can write them on the sheet or, if you want a bit more space, you could divide a page of your Home Learning Book into 4 boxes and write them there. 

The Trouble With Sentences Sheet

Maths - Wednesday 17th June

Year 4 - Today you will be writing fractions as decimals.

Year 4 Maths 17th June

Year 5 - Today you will be converting items from grams into kilograms.

Year 5 Maths 17th June

Year 6 - Today you will be practising short multiplication.

Year 6 Maths 17th June

English - Tuesday 16th June

Year 4 - Today the focus is on punctuation at the end of direct speech. On the sheet, this has been left out and your task is to insert it as well as the inverted commas (speech marks). Remember that the final inverted commas always come after the punctuation. 

Closing Direct Speech Sheet

Year 5 - Today's activity presents a range of sentences without commas in them. Your task is to insert the commas, and to explain what role the commas are playing in each of the sentences. 

Start Making Sense Sheet

Year 6 - Today's activity involves using the different forms of sentences that you were learning about yesterday. Using words from the table, your task is to make a sentence in one form and then change it into the other three forms. It does not matter which form of sentence you choose for your first one. 

Making Different Forms of Sentences Sheet

Maths - Tuesday 16th June

Year 4 - Today you will be writing numbers as decimals.

Year 4 Maths 16th June

Year 5 - The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - halving 2-digit numbers. Either make or print (below) a pack of 1-9 number cards. Shuffle them and place them in a pile face down. Take the top two cards and use them in any order to make a 2-digit number and halve it. In your Home Learning Book, write down the number that you made and then the answer. Give yourself 1 point for each even number that you halve and 2 points for each odd number that you halve. 

1-9 cards

Year 6 - Today you will be estimating and calculating the volume of different cuboids and cubes. 

Year 6 Maths 16th June

English - Monday 15th June

Year 4 - Today's activity focuses on the comma that comes before direct speech. For example: Mrs Hansell said, "Don't forget your best handwriting." The commas comes after 'said' but before the opening inverted commas (speech marks). Also, the new spoken words always begin with a capital letter. You might want to have another read of last weeks PowerPoint Presentation to remind yourself of how to use punctuation correctly with speech. 

Opening Direct Speech Sheet

Year 5 - Commas can be used in writing: 

  • To separate items in lists
  • To show parenthesis (as you were doing last week)
  • To separate clauses
  • In direct speech

Your task today is to match the different ways that commas are used to the examples given. If you want to do more, you can write your own example for each of the different uses. 

Using Commas Sheet

Year 6 - Read through the Presentation to remind yourself of the four main sentence forms:

Presentation

Your task is to sort the sentences into statements, questions, exclamations and commands. 

Sentence Forms Sheet

Maths - Monday 15th June

Year 4 - The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - learning division facts for the 6 times table. Try chanting division facts for the 6 times table. E.g. 6 divided by 6 is 1, 12 divided by 6 is 2, 18 divided by 6 is 3... Then make (or print from below) a set of 1-12 cards and a set of cards showing the multiples of 6 up to 72. Ask somebody at home to hold up one of the multiples of 6 cards - you hold up one of the 1-12 cards to show how many 6s are in the number. 

1-12 cards

Multiples of 6 cards

Year 5 - Today you will be converting grams to kilograms, and reading scales and writing mass in kilograms as decimal numbers.

Year 5 Maths 15th June

Year 6 - You are moving onto a new unit of work about 'Volume'. Today you will be finding the volume of cubes and cuboids. 

Year 6 Maths 15th June

Science - Friday 12th June

Year 4 - Read the information on the Lesson Presentation.

Lesson Presentation

Think about the kinds of invertebrates that you might find in your garden or a local park. Your task is to go into the garden or local park and try to spot some invertebrates. Record any that you find in your Home Learning Exercise Book by drawing a picture of them and labelling them. 

Years 5 and 6 - Read the information on the Lesson Presentation.

Lesson Presentation

Your task is to make an 'Animal Characteristics' game. Cut out 16 pieces of paper or card, each one about the size of a playing card. Choose 8 animals and write the names of them on 8 of the cards - you could even draw pictures to make the cards look nicer. On each of the other 8 cards, write 2 characteristics of each of your animals. Put all the cards together and shuffle them. Lay them out face down on a table or on the floor and find somebody to play with you. The first player takes two cards - if they match, keep them. If not, put them back. The next player does the same. Continue until all of the cards have been taken. The player with the most pairs at the end is the winner. 

Spelling - Friday 12th June

Year 4 - Your task is to choose words that match the clues.

Which Words? Sheet

Year 5 - Your task is to use an online dictionary to find out the definition and word class (e.g. adjective, verb, noun) of each of the words. 

What is that Word? Sheet

Year 6 - Your task is to use an online dictionary to write lists of words that come from the words that you are given. For example, 'like' - dislike, likeness. 

Get to the Root Sheet

Maths - Friday 12th June

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Design Technology - Thursday 11th June

Your task is to make a vehicle of your choice, using the information in the Presentation to help you. You then need to test your vehicle to check that the wheels move. 

Presentation

English - Thursday 11th June

A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper

Here is the timetable for a Zoo Keeper in charge of the seals:

  • 7.00 - 8.00 Food preparation in the Zoo kitchen.
  • 8.00 - 9.00 Feeding the seals and checking they are healthy.
  • 9.00 - 10.00 Cleaning the area surrounding the pool.
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Break
  • 10.30 - 12.00 Accompanying the vet on his rounds.
  • 12.00 - 1.00 Lunch
  • 1.00 - 2.00 Preparation of food and equipment for display to visitors.
  • 2.00 - 3.00 Display for visitors
  • 3.00 - 4.00 Clearing up after visitors and making final checks on the animals. 

Your task is to use the information above to write a clear explanation of a zookeeper's day looking after an animal of your choice. 

Maths - Thursday 11th June

Year 4 - Today you will be reading and writing numbers shown on scales and thinking about how Base 10 materials can be used to represent decimal numbers. 

Year 4 Maths 11th June

Year 5 - Today you will be converting feet to inches and inches to centimetres then metres. 

Year 5 Maths 11th June

Year 6 - Today you will be using algebra to express a missing number.

Year 6 Maths 11th June

Religious Education - Wednesday 10th June

Read the PowerPoint presentation, which explains what Muslims believe about pilgrimage and the importance of Hajj.

Presentation

There is then a text about Hajj to read and some comprehension questions to answer. The questions with 1 star in the corner are aimed at Year 4 children, the questions with 2 stars are aimed at Year 5 children and the final set of questions with 3 stars are aimed at Year 6 children. 

Hajj Reading Comprehension

English - Wednesday 10th June

Year 4 - Your task is to write one of the arguments shown on the sheet using lots of speech. Remember to use inverted commas (speech marks). Begin with who is speaking before writing what the person says. For example:

Mum said, "Calm down!"

Tortoise answered, "No..."

Pick an Argument Sheet

Year 5 - Today's activity presents a passage of text that has lots of additional information provided in parenthesis. Your task is to edit it and re-present it, removing any unnecessary information. 

Critical Information Sheet

Year 6 - Below is a passage of text from Charles Dickens' Bleak House. The setting presented is a powerful description of a London scene. Your task is to comment on specific word classes in the text. The instructions are on the sheet. 

Bleak House Sheet

Maths - Wednesday 10th June

Today's activities focus on Mental Maths for all year groups:

Year 4 - You will be converting cm to m, and vice versa. Draw a 3 x 2 grid on a piece of paper. Ask somebody at home to fill each box with a different length in metres, e.g. 1.25m, 3.5m, 6.38m, 0.45m. Your task is to convert to cm and write the answers, e.g. 125cm, 350cm, 638cm, 45cm. Repeat, this time with somebody writing the measurements in cm and you converting to metres. 

Year 5 - You will be thinking about pairs of fractions that make 1. Ask a grown-up to play 'Ping Pong' with you - you might need to explain how to play! Ask your grown-up to say a fraction and you say the fraction needed to go with it to make 1. E.g. Your grown-up says 2/3 so you say 1/3, because 2/3 + 1/3 = 3/3 (or 1 whole). Remind them to sometimes say 'ping' to which you reply 'pong'. 

Year 6 - You will be revising long multiplication. Here are some calculations to try: 

Multiplication Questions

English - Tuesday 9th June

Year 4 - Your task is to figure out which words were spoken in the sentences. 

Inverted Commas Sheet

Year 5 - The sheet shows simple profiles for six different people, with only brief information provided. Your task is to create two or more sentences for each person, remembering to include parenthesis. 

People Power Sheet

Year 6 - Choose a television programme to watch, for example: a weather forecast, a sports report, an advert or a presenter talking to younger children. Your task is to make a note of the word classes (e.g. pronouns, nouns, conjunctions, prepositions, adverbs) that are being used. You will probably need to watch the programme more than once. 

Maths - Tuesday 9th June

The Year 4 lesson today will help you to recognise the decimals that go with hundredths. 

Year 4 Maths 9th June

The Year 5 lesson today will help you to convert measurements of length into kilometres, metres, and kilometres and metres.

Year 5 Maths 9th June

The Year 6 lesson today will help you to understand more complex number patterns. 

Year 6 Maths 9th June

English - Monday 8th June

Year 4 - At the beginning of this year, you learned that inverted commas (speech marks) separate speech from the rest of a sentence. You are now going to use them in sentences and focus on other punctuation that is used alongside speech marks. Begin by reading through the Lesson Presentation. 

Lesson Presentation

The task sheet has many 'Knock, Knock' jokes that have dialogue without any reporting clauses. Your task is to add the inverted commas. 

Knock, Knock Sheet

Year 5 - Your task is to rewrite each sentence, inserting parenthesis and adding any other punctuation to make it complete. Remember to use commas, dashes and brackets.

Punctuation, Please Sheet

Year 6 - Your task is a little different this week. All the task instructions and answers are included.

Year 6 English 8th June

8 June 2020

COVID-19 Safe systems of work

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Maths - Monday 8th June

The Year 4 lesson today will help you to recognise the decimals that go with tenths.

Year 4 Maths 8th June

The Year 5 lesson today will help you to convert between centimetres and metres.

Year 5 Maths 8th June

The Year 6 lesson today will help you to understand number patterns.

Year 6 Maths 8th June

Science - Friday 5th June

Year 4 - Read the information about classification on the Lesson Presentation.

Lesson Presentation

Your task is to use a classification key to sort animals into groups through a series of 'yes' or 'no' questions. Here are some worksheets if you want to use them to help:

Activity Sheets

Years 5 and 6 - Read the information about Carl Linnaeus and his work on the classification system.

Lesson Presentation

Your task is to invent a mnemonic to help you to remember the order of the levels of the classification system. 

Spelling - Friday 5th June

Year 4 - This half-term, you will be practising spelling words that are often misspelled. Everyone makes mistakes when spelling and Pupil X in today's task has made many! The task is to correct Pupil X's errors - this will help you to learn the spellings. 

Year 4 Spelling 5th June

Year 5 - Here is a Spelling Snakes and Ladders game that you can play to help you to learn how to spell some words from the national Year 5 spelling list. 

Year 5 Spelling 5th June

Year 6 - This half-term, you will be doing some dictionary work. Your task today is to use an online dictionary to find the information required for each of the three tasks. 

Year 6 Spelling 5th June

For all year groups, this week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 5th June

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

History - Thursday 4th June

The Romans liked entertainment. There was no electricity; it was long before cinema, TV, computer, etc, so what types of entertainment do you think the Romans enjoyed? Plays, live music concerts (using Roman instruments - different from today's instruments), singing, poetry recitals, sport, games and gladiators! Have you heard of gladiators? Watch the history channel video about the colosseum. 

Video

Your task is to look at the images of different artefacts and pick the 2 that interest you the most. Jot down everything that you could learn from the artefact and what you think it might have been used for. What is it made of? What was it used for? What size is it?

Images of Artefacts

English - Thursday 4th June

How to Play a Favourite Game

Your school has been asked to make a book of instructions for children's favourite games. These might be games you play at home or school. It could be a game you enjoy playing with your friends. It must not be a game you play on the computer.

Your task is to write a set of exact instructions to explain how to play your favourite game. Remember, the person who will be reading your instructions will never have played this game before. 

Maths - Thursday 4th June

The Year 4 lesson today will help you to consolidate your knowledge of ones and tenths. 

Year 4 Maths 4th June

The new unit of work for Year 5 children is all about 'Measurements'. Here is the link to today's lesson:

Year 5 Maths 4th June

The new unit of work for Year 6 children is all about 'Algebra'. Here is the link to today's lesson:

Year 6 Maths 4th June

Religious Education - Wednesday 3rd June

Read the PowerPoint presentation, which explains what Hindus believe about pilgrimages. There are some short video clips to watch - the links are within the presentation.

PowerPoint Presentation

Your task is to create a board game about Hindu pilgrimages. 

English - Tuesday 2nd June

Year 4 - The sentences in today's task will focus on use of capital letters, full stops, question marks, commas, apostrophes and exclamation marks. 

Year 4 English 2nd June

Year 5 - Today's task is to read the sentences before inserting the clauses. Do they make sense without the information in parenthesis? 

Year 5 English 2nd June

Year 6 - Today's task gives you the chance to experiment with using different word classes within a piece of writing. You need to insert exciting verbs, adverbs and adjectives to make the writing more interesting. You could use an online thesaurus to improve your vocabulary choices.

Year 6 English 2nd June

Maths - Tuesday 2nd June

The new unit of work for Year 4 children is all about 'Decimals'. Here is the link to today's lesson:

Year 4 Maths 2nd June

The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Finding number pairs to 180. Draw a 5 x 3 grid on paper and ask somebody at home to write a number less than 180 in each box. You then need to work out the number that goes with each number to make 180. 

The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - Algebra. a + b = 12. a and b are both whole and positive numbers. List all the possible pairs of numbers. Repeat for c x d = 24.

Home Learning Tasks - Summer 2

As we do each half-term for homework, I have written some home learning tasks that you might like to choose from across the half-term. You can do as few or as many as you like.

Home Learning Tasks

English - Monday 1st June

Year 4 - Your task is to go on a punctuation hunt. Look through a magazine and collect examples of five different types of punctuation. Cut out the pieces of text and stick them into your Home Learning Book. Write an explanation of what the punctuation marks are doing underneath the cuttings. 

Year 5 - The PowerPoint presentation below explains what parenthesis is and how it can be shown using commas, brackets or dashes. There is also an information poster. Read through them both and then have a go at the worksheet. You can print the worksheet and shade onto it or you can write the sentences into your Home Learning Book. 

Parenthesis Presentation

Parenthesis Poster

Parenthesis Worksheet

Year 6 - You will be revising the different word classes, e.g. noun, adjective, verb, adverb. You can either print the worksheet or write the sentences onto strips of paper. Cut them in places where you could add an adjective or an adverb. Add adjectives and adverbs and stick the finished sentences into your Home Learning Book. 

Word Insert Worksheet

Maths - Monday 1st June

We are all going to start with some Mental Maths activities today - this will hopefully ease us back into a new half-term! 

The Year 4 task is about the 8 times table. Make/draw a number line with the multiples of 8 on up to 160 or print the one below. Say the 8x table as you point to each number. Once you have done this a couple of times, cover up 3 or 4 numbers on the line and repeat. As you become more confident, continue to cover up more numbers. Can you say the 8x table with all of the numbers covered up? There is also a worksheet about the 8 times table if you want to have a go. 

Number Line

8 Times Table Worksheet

The Year 5 task is all about finding pairs of numbers that make 100. Ask somebody at home to throw a ball or a beanbag to you while they say any number less than 100. You throw it back while you reply with the number that goes with it to make 100. You could challenge yourself by working on pairs to 1000. 

The Year 6 task is all about finding missing numbers in calculations. The worksheet has some calculations where the missing numbers have been replaced by a letter. Have a go at working them out. You can either print the sheet or write the answers into your Home Learning Book. 

Equations Worksheet

Maths - Friday 22nd May

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Maths - Thursday 21st May

Today in Maths, I would like you all to think about perimeter. 

Perimeter is the distance around a shape.

Use a ruler and draw 3 different shapes with a perimeter of 20cm.

Could you create a letter from your name perhaps? 

English - Thursday 21st May

My Favourite Foods

What foods do you like eating the most? What do you like having best for tea? 

Your task is to plan your perfect meal. It has to be the meal that you would most want to eat. Think carefully about what dish you want for the main part of your meal. What would you like for pudding? Do you want a drink with your meal? Would you like to begin your meal with a starter (e.g. soup)? 

When you've decided on your meal, write the meal down in the form of a menu. Think carefully about what a menu looks like. 

Can you decorate your menu? 

Maths - Wednesday 20th May

Today in Maths, I would like you all to think about symmetry. If you're feeling creative, you could do this by designing your very own symmetrical piece of art; it could be something simple, or quite ambitious. You can use the dotty paper below to help you. You might also want to challenge yourself to see how many lines of symmetry you can make your artwork have, or ask a parent or sibling to draw half of the picture and you try to complete it! 

Dotty Paper

There are also some symmetry worksheets if you would prefer to complete these:

Symmetry Worksheet 1

Symmetry Worksheet 2

Symmetry Worksheet 3

English - Tuesday 19th May

There are many synonyms for the word 'said'. Your challenge is to find at least one word that can be used instead of 'said', for each letter of the alphabet. 

English - Monday 18th May

Write a report about a subject that is of interest to you. 

A report is a non-fiction text that focuses on one subject. It should include lots of facts about that subject. 

You might want to write a report about elephants for example. You might include facts about what they look like, where they live, what they eat etc. 

Features often included in reports:

  • an introductory paragraph
  • subheadings
  • present tense
  • fun or interesting facts
  • labelled diagrams or pictures

Maths - Monday 18th May

Year 4 Maths 18th May

The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - Times Table Tennis. Choose a times table to focus on. Work with somebody at home and take it in turns to say the next number in the times table sequence. You could pretend to serve and pass a tennis ball between you or use a real one. 

Year 6 Maths 18th May

Science - Friday 15th May

This term's unit of work is 'Living Things and Habitats'. Although all year groups are working on the same topic, the curriculum is organised into Lower Key Stage 2 (Year 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6). 

Lower Key Stage 2: Read the Lesson Presentation. Your task is to then look at the Animal Pictures Sheet and choose a way to sort the animals. Draw a Venn diagram and either write the names of the animals into it or print the pictures, cut them out and stick them on. 

Lesson Presentation

Animal Pictures Sheet

Upper Key Stage 2: Read the Lesson Presentation. Your task is to then design the layout for a zoo, making sure that similar animals are housed next to each other. 

Lesson Presentation

Computing - Friday 15th May

This term's unit of work is 'Internet Research and Webpage Design'. Read the PowerPoint presentation which looks at positive features of web pages.

Computing PowerPoint 15th May

Your task is to then choose any children's web page and, using the positive features that you have read about, evaluate how good it is. You can record your evaluations in your Home Learning exercise book. Don't forget to write the web address too. 

Spelling - Friday 15th May

Year 4 Spelling 15th May

Year 5 Spelling 15th May

Year 6 Spelling 15th May

This week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 15th May

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

Religious Education - Wednesday 13th May

Read the PowerPoint presentation, which explains what Christians believe about pilgrimages. You will find out about some of the key places of pilgrimage for Christians and why they are important.

PowerPoint Presentation

There is then some more detailed information about Lourdes to read and some comprehension questions to answer. You can print the sheets or write the answers into your Home Learning exercise book. 

Lourdes Reading Comprehension

The first text is aimed at Year 4 children, the second text for Year 5 and the hardest text, at the end, is for Year 6 children but really the choice is yours. Be aware that there are answer sheets! 

Maths - Wednesday 13th May

The Year 4 task is a Mental Maths one today - adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 to and from 4-digit numbers. Write a 4-digit number down onto a piece of paper or in your Home Learning exercise book, e.g. 5463. Write the following numbers on small pieces of paper (or print the ones I have made - see below): 2000, 3000, 4000, 200, 300, 400, 20, 30 and 40. Mix them up and place them into a bag or a hat. Take a number from the bag or hat and add it to your 4-digit number and then subtract it from the 4-digit number. Write the calculations and the answers. Repeat. 

Number Cards

Year 5 Maths 13th May

Year 6 Maths 13th May

Bird Watching - Monday 11th May

Spend time in the garden or looking outside a window and see how many different birds you can spot. Here are some bird spotting sheets to help you know what you have seen. 

Bird Spotting Sheet 1

Bird Spotting Sheet 2

English - Monday 11th May

The Birthday Party

Three friends are planning a party to celebrate one of their birthdays. The beginning of the conversation is below:

(Sophie, Sam and Sejal are having a conversation in the playground at school.)

Sophie: (Excitedly) It's only two weeks until my birthday! I can't wait!

Sam: What are you going to do to celebrate?

Sophie: Mum says I can have a party.

Sejal: Fantastic. Who is coming?

Sam: What will we do at the party?

Your task is to write a play script continuing the conversation between the friends, explaining what will take place at the birthday party. 

History - Thursday 7th May

Roman history began a long time ago and is therefore called ancient history. Because it is so long ago, there are many different versions and it is difficult to tell exactly what happened when. However, historians and archaeologists have researched it and can give us a rough idea. Today's challenge is to find out about the Roman Ruling System using the internet. You should then give your opinion - which system do you think is the best? Why? 

English - Thursday 7th May

Read the poem below:

Night Poem

Your task is to write a poem similar in style and content with the title 'Morning'. 

Religious Education - Wednesday 6th May

This term's unit of work is 'Pilgrimages'. First, read the PowerPoint presentation, which explains what Buddhists believe about pilgrimage. Your task is to choose one of the Eight Great Places and use the internet to find out about it. Can you record your findings as a fact file? 

Pilgrimages PowerPoint

Maths - Tuesday 5th May

Year 4 Maths 5th May

The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - counting in steps of 0.01. Pick a starting number (e.g. 8.85) and an end number (e.g. 9.15) and practise orally counting in steps of 0.01 from 8.85 to 9.15. Then write the sequence into your Home Learning exercise book. Do this a number of times. You can even do some backwards counting if you want to. 

The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - recognising prime numbers. Make or print (link below) a set of 1 to 20 cards, shuffle them and give them to an adult. Ask them to show them to you one at a time. Your job is to show thumbs up if it is a prime number and thumbs down if it is a composite number (not prime). Remember that 1 is not a prime number! 

1 to 20 cards

English - Monday 4th May

This week's activities are a continuation of last week, so the Year 4 children are working on pronouns, the Year 5 children are working on cohesive devices and the Year 6 children are working on colons and semicolons. It might be worth having another look through last week's PowerPoint presentations (27th April) before starting these worksheets. 

Year 4 English 4th May

Year 5 English 4th May

Year 6 English 4th May

Maths - Monday 4th May

Year 4 children are beginning a new maths unit called 'Mass, Volume and Length'. 

Year 4 Maths 4th May

Year 5 children are beginning a new maths unit called 'Area and Perimeter'. 

Year 5 Maths 4th May

Year 6 children are continuing with work on shape and then moving onto percentages later in the week.

Year 6 Maths 4th May

Spelling - Friday 1st May

These worksheets can be printed out or can be written in your Home Learning exercise book. 

Year 4 Spelling 1st May

Year 5 Spelling 1st May

Year 6 Spelling 1st May

This week's spelling words are on Purple Mash for you to practise. Just go into your '2Dos' section.

Maths - Friday 1st May

Go onto Purple Mash and have a go at the Times Tables Test.

History - Thursday 30th April

Read the story of Romulus and Remus: 

Romulus and Remus Story

Now try to retell the story to somebody in your family. 

There is also a Romulus and Remus word search if you want to have a go. The answers are on the last page so don't look until you have finished! 

Romulus and Remus Word Search

English - Thursday 30th April

Here is a piece of persuasive writing suggesting the point of view that school uniform is very important:

School Uniform

Your task is to create a piece of persuasive writing that argues against having school uniform. Make your leaflet as persuasive as possible. 

English - Wednesday 29th April

These worksheets can be printed out or the sentences can be written in your Home Learning exercise book. 

Year 4 English 29th April

Year 5 English 29th April

Year 6 English 29th April

Maths - Wednesday 29th April

Year 4 Maths 29th April

The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - practising place value in 6-digit numbers. Look at the vertical place value chart (link below). Ask somebody to point to 1 number from each column. You then need to say and write the 6-digit number created. Repeat a number of times. 

Vertical Place Value Chart

The Year 6 task is a Mental Maths one today - converting 24-hour times to 12-hour times. Ask somebody to call out a 24-hour clock time as they throw a soft ball to you - you then say the 12-hour time including am and pm. For example, somebody says 14:20 and you say 2:20pm. Repeat a number of times. 

English - Tuesday 28th April

These worksheets can be printed out or the sentences can be written in your Home Learning exercise book.

Year 4 English 28th April

Year 5 English 28th April

Year 6 English 28th April

Maths - Tuesday 28th April

Year 4 Maths 28th April

The Year 5 task is a Mental Maths one today - counting on and back in steps of 25. Use the online counting stick (link below) to support counting in steps of 25 from 0 to 250 and back again. Repeat this time from 3 to 253, then 13 to 263 and back again, counting slowly to begin with. You can just do this verbally or you can write the sequences in your Home Learning exercise book if you want to. 

Counting Stick

Year 6 Maths 28th April

English - Monday 27th April

For each year group, there is a PowerPoint Presentation linked to this week's grammar objective and a worksheet to follow. The worksheet can be printed out or the sentences can be written in your home learning exercise book. 

Year 4 English PowerPoint

Year 4 English Worksheet

Year 5 English PowerPoint

Year 5 English Worksheet

Year 6 English PowerPoint

Year 6 English Worksheet

Maths - Monday 27th April

After thinking about the In Focus task and reading the information in Let's Learn, there is a worksheet that can be printed and completed. Don't worry if you don't have a printer - just write the title of the worksheet and the date in your home learning exercise book and write the answers in there.

Year 4 Maths 27th April

Year 4 Fraction Wall

Year 5 Maths 27th April

Year 6 Maths 27th April

History/Art - Thursday 23rd April

This term's topic is 'The Romans'. Start by reading the information on the PowerPoint Presentation about mosaics and look carefully at the examples given. There are then some sheets to help you to create your own mosaic, or if you prefer, you can create your own mosaic from scratch on plain paper. You could colour, paint or even collage. 

Roman Mosaics Presentation

Roman Mosaics Colouring Sheets

Maths - Thursday 23rd April

After thinking about the In Focus task and reading the information in Let's Learn, there is a worksheet that can be printed and completed. Don't worry if you don't have a printer - just write the title of the worksheet and the date in your home learning exercise book and write the answers in there.

Year 4 Maths 23rd April

Year 4 Fraction Wall

Year 4 Activity Time Cards

Year 5 Maths 23rd April

Year 6 Maths 23rd April

Maths - Wednesday 22nd April

After thinking about the In Focus task and reading the information in Let's Learn, there is a worksheet that can be printed and completed. Don't worry if you don't have a printer - just write the title of the worksheet and the date in your home learning exercise book and write the answers in there. 

Year 4 Maths 22nd April

Year 5 Maths 22nd April

Year 5s - If you don't have a protractor at home to try the worksheet, you can go onto www.visnos.com/demos/basic-angles - this is an interactive protractor where you can practise measuring different types of angles online. 

Year 6 Maths 22nd April

Maths - Tuesday 21st April

After thinking about the In Focus task and reading the information in Let's Learn, there is a worksheet that can be printed and completed. Don't worry if you don't have a printer - just write the title of the worksheet and the date in your Home Learning exercise book and write the answers in there. 

Year 4 Maths 21st April

Year 5s - If you don't have a protractor at home to try the worksheet, you can go onto www.visnos.com/demos/basic-angles - this is an interactive protractor where you can practise measuring different types of angles online. 

Year 5 Maths 21st April

Year 6 Maths 21st April

Here are some links to online lessons that have been provided by the BBC and Oak National Academy. 

BBC Online Bitesize Lessons

Oak National Academy Lessons

English - Monday 20th April

The Empty House

Two friends decide to go and explore an empty house. The beginning of the conversation is below...

Billy: (Nervously) Do you think we dare go inside?

Cara: (Looking excited and brave) Oh come on, let's go in. I'm sure it's empty.

Billy: What do you think we will find?

Cara: You never know, there might be treasure!

Your task is to write a play script continuing the conversation between the friends as they explore the house but discover it is not as empty as they thought! 

Maths - Monday 20th April

After thinking about the In Focus task and reading the information in Let's Learn, there is a worksheet that can be printed and completed. Don't worry if you don't have a printer - just write the title of the worksheet and the date in your Home Learning exercise book and write the answers in there. 

Year 4 Maths 20th April

Year 5 Maths 20th April

The Year 6 task is different - the children will recognise the type of challenge that is involved as we have done some like this in school. It can be completed by reading the information on screen and making notes on scrap paper or by printing and writing in the booklet. Please be aware that the answers are on the last couple of pages! 

The Mystery of The Missing Knight St. Georges Day Maths Mystery Game.pdf

Hello! I hope you are all staying safe out there. 

Home Learning

Here you will find activities and suggestions for each year group.

Mrs Hansell