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*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (4th July 2020)

Summer 2, Week 6 (w/c 6th July)


Topic Theme: Under the Sea






SPaG – Prepositions

Prepositions can tell you where a noun is in relation to something else. E.g. The dog ran under the table. The hot air balloon flew over the town.

Prepositions can also tell you when something happened in relation to something else. E.g. I brushed my teeth before I went to bed.

He completed his homework after he finished his dinner.

You can use both types of prepositions in one sentence. E.g. After walking for miles she rested on a hill. ‘After’ tells you when she rested and ‘on’ tells you where she rested.


Complete the sentences below with a preposition so it makes sense.

1. “Dinner’s ready!” said dad as he placed the pizza                                 the table.

2. Daniel always goes to breakfast club                                         school starts.

3. You have a doctor’s appointment                                   4 o’clock.

4.                             the horrible weather, the BBQ was cancelled.

5.                            , we went on holiday to Greece.

6. Lucy hid                            the wardrobe when they played hide and seek.

7. Ben finally found his missing toy; it was                                     his bed the whole time.

8. Courtney had to squeeze                          the crowd of people to get to her friends.


Mathletics: Complete the tasks you have been set this week.


TT Rockstars: Continue to practise your times tables and see how quickly you can recall them.


Write down the names and ages of each member in your household in years. Convert the ages into months, days, hours etc. Get an adult to check your calculations.

Working Together to Save Our Oceans The BBC programme Blue Planet 2 sparked an outcry about the health of our oceans and the huge threat caused by plastics, but lots of people around the world are working hard to help solve this problem. Think about how you and your family can do your bit to help preserve our oceans by keeping a ‘plastic diary’ recording how much single-use plastic the family uses – see diary template below.

If you haven’t already, look at the Special report article (10) from First News for more information.


Write down at least one thing that your family will do to use less plastic from now on.


Spelling -ous

Adding the suffix –ous turns a noun into an adjective. It means ‘full of’. For example: Dangerous means ‘full of danger’.


When you add –ous to a word ending with ‘e’, drop the ‘e’, then add –ous. E.g. adventure becomes adventurous

When you add –ous to a word ending in ‘y’, replace the ‘y’ with ‘i’, then add –ous. E.g. fury becomes furious

When you add –ous to a word that ends with ‘our’, ‘our’ becomes ‘or’, then add –ous.  E.g. Humour becomes humorous.

Correctly add the suffix –ous to the following words.


Are there any which don’t follow the rules? Check in a dictionary.
















Reef Research - The Great Barrier Reef is the only living thing which is visible from space! Take a virtual tour of the reef using AirPano and create a poster or video to promote the Great Barrier Reef. Use scientific language relating to the habitats and species groups found in the reef. Can you identify the main threats to The Great Barrier Reef and include these too?


Choose one sea creature of interest and write a description about it in detail. Think about: its appearance, movement and actions. Include ambitious vocabulary and complex sentences.

Speeding Through The Seas - Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean. Your challenge is to be just as speedy and complete the following 5 activities as fast as possible: Star jumps, tuck jumps, press-ups, squats and lunges. Record how many repetitions of each activity you can perform in 1 minute. Can you beat your personal best?

Challenge yourself to record your heart rate (beats per minute) after each activity.





Look at the image below. Can you continue this story about the diver’s mission under the sea? Follow the link or see the picture below.


The only sound the diver could hear was his own breathing. It was a strangely relaxing sound; one of the reasons Mike enjoyed being underwater so much. Mike knew, however, that he mustn't let his senses switch off; it could be incredibly dangerous diving at this depth if you stopped concentrating even for one minute.


Despite enjoying himself, Mike concentrated on the mission he’d be tasked with. He shone his spotlight down towards the murky depths below, and with a powerful push of his flippers he began the descent…


Submarine Sculptures - Look at pictures of real submarines for inspiration and create your own model submarine by recycling different materials found at home e.g. plastic bottles, paint, coloured pencils, string, paper mache, sweet wrappers, tin foil and cardboard. Alternatively, you could design and create a boat to carry a load on the ocean using junk modelling.



Read current news from ‘First News’ which is a newspaper aimed at children – see below.


RE - Look for the RE activity below - Ramadan. 





Summer 2, Week 7 (w/c 13th July)

Topic Theme: Space






SPaG – Possessive apostrophes

A possessive apostrophe shows that something belongs to or is connected to something else.

Singular Noun: A singular noun is a noun referring to just one person or thing. For example: Cat.

When you want to show that something belongs to that person or thing, you add a possessive apostrophe and an s. For example: The cat’s tail was fluffy. ‘s shows that the tail belongs to the cat.

Top tip: If a singular noun already ends in s, you don’t need to add another s. You can just add an apostrophe at the end. For example: Charles’ cat was naughty.

Rewrite each sentence below so it includes an apostrophe to show possession.  E.g. Conor is looking at the bike which belongs to Isla = Conor is looking at Isla’s bike.


  1. The car that belongs to Layla is the fastest car.
  2. We all like playing with the dog that belongs to Luke.
  3. The kittens which belong to James are very cute.
  4. The long, warm coat which belongs to Martin is hanging up in the hall.
  5. These are the parents that belong to Lucy. 
  6. The lead belonging to the dog.


Mathletics: Complete the tasks you have been set this week.


TT Rockstars: Continue to practise your times tables and see how quickly you can recall them.



Order the planets from smallest to largest based on the number of Earth days it takes for them to orbit the Sun- Saturn: 10,759 days, Earth: 365 days, Mercury: 88 days, Uranus: 30,687 days, Jupiter: 4,333 days, Mars: 687 days, Venus: 225 days & Neptune: 60,190 days.



Blast off! - Design a new spacesuit suitable for an astronaut. You will need to consider which materials would be most suitable, comfort for the astronauts and the temperature in space. Design a logo for the spacesuit too. Perhaps you could make this using recycled materials from around the home?


Spelling -sion

The suffix –sion is often used to change a verb into a noun. For example: Explode becomes explosion

Rules: The –sion suffix is often added to words that end in de, se, d, or s. You need to drop these letter(s) before you add –sion. For example: divide = division, revise = revision, expand = expansion, express = expression












How many other words can you think of that end in –sion?

Alien Landing - Pretend you have woken up to find an alien at the end of your bed. Write a detailed description of the alien thinking about size, appearance and the sounds it makes. Draw it too!


Complete the ‘For my new teacher’ booklet to tell your new teacher a little about yourself before you start Year 5 in September.

Remember to tell them what you like in and out of school as well as what you are looking forward to next year. Write a special message for your new teacher about anything else you want them to know about you.


Astronaut Aerobics - Astronauts have to be fit and agile for their missions to space. Design an obstacle course in your garden or home and put your agility to the test! Can you find your pulse and count your heart rate before and after exercising?




Look at the image below. Can you continue the story of the Apollo mission to the moon? Follow the link or see the picture below.

“Houston come in. Houston come in. This is Apollo 11. We have touched down on the surface of the moon. Over.”

“Apollo 11, this is Houston. You are clear to begin your mission. Over.”

Gazing around in a state of awe and wonder, the astronaut stood and admired what he saw. Outer space was a thing of pure beauty: a never-ending chasm of blackness, illuminated by stars that sparkled like beautiful diamonds.

He took a few steps forward, smiling at the joy of the feeling of weightlessness that never ceased to amaze him. Happy that his oxygen levels were high and his friends were close by, the astronaut set about his mission.

All seemed to be going well, but then the warning alarm on the ship sounded…

“Houston. Houston come in! Houston, we have a problem…”


Dancing into Space - Listen to Holst’s 'The Planets'. Select a planet and decide what you think that planet would be like. Create a dance/ set of movements to go with the music which will portray this. Maybe get a member of your family to take a video to share with other family members.


You should be able to download a copy of First News for free this week. Make sure you ask for permission from a parent/carer.

Read some of the articles that interest you. You could even have a go at one of the puzzles such as the Sudoku or Crossword.


RE - Look for the RE planning on the website





*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (19th June 2020)

Summer 2, Week 4 (w/c 22nd June)







Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning e.g. happy, cheerful, glad

Or intelligent, clever, wise

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings

e.g. angry and calm

Or happy and sad


For each following words find 3 synonyms and an antonym

e.g. Happy: Synonyms = glad, cheerful, merry. Antonym = sad.

Try to think of your own but use a thesaurus if you are stuck.

Cold, Noisy, Beautiful, Young, Rich, Sad, Hard, Neat, Stop, Good



Mathletics: do the tasks you have to complete, new ones will be set each week from now on.


TT Rockstars, who will win the battle?




Lava lamp – Use the instructions below to make a lava lamp at home. Read about the science of the lava lamp you have made.

Draw and label what you have done.

Can you take a picture and send it to us?




Apostrophes for Contractions

Sometimes we contract words to make them easier to say or write. This means that we combine them together and make them smaller.

For example: She will = she’ll

You are = you’re

The apostrophe takes the place of the letters that have been removed. In the example above, that is the letter ‘a’ from ‘are’.

Write out the contracted (shortened) form of the words in the list.


Have not = 

Should not =

I will =

Could not =

It is =

Will not =


Now write your own paragraph about someone who inspires you. For example, a teacher, a parent, or a brother or sister. Aim to write eight sentences and use at least five contractions. When you’ve finished, circle all your contractions. How many did you use?


Copy and paste the outline map of Italy below into a word document.

Using the arrow feature and text boxes, show where the following places/features are found:-

a) The capital city (and name it)

b) Two mountain ranges (and name them)

c) Two volcanoes (and name them)

d) Where cooler, wetter weather is found

e) Where hotter, drier weather is found

f)  A sparsely populated region (and reasons why)

g) A densely populated region (and reasons why)



Using a dictionary

Look at the list of words below. You might know some of them already. Write down the words in alphabetical order then look up what each of them means using a dictionary or online dictionary. Copy out the definition.

Top tip: There may be more than one definition for each word. Choose the one that makes most sense to you.

  1. Infinite


  1. Illegible


  1. Meddle


  1. Erosion


  1. Adoration


  1. Supersede



Now choose three of the words and use each one correctly in a sentence. E.g. The infinite blue sky stretched out before him.



Take part in our Virtual Sports Day.

There are a number of activities to complete and you will need to keep a record of your scores so that you can send them into school.

Check the school website for full details of each event and how to submit your scores.


Good luck and don’t forget to warm up first!





Look at the image below. Can you continue this story about the flight on Animal Airlines?

You could try describing what each of the animals do during the flight, making up jobs for various different animals.


“Welcome to Animal Airlines: this is your Captain speaking! We will do everything we can to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable flight. Our highly trained crew will endeavour to meet your every need: the meerkats will provide in-flight entertainment, our koalas can bring you a variety of snacks, the sloths will take care of your luggage and the giraffes give excellent foot massages! For those of you wanting a good night’s sleep we have an excellent range of relaxing whale music available, or if it’s a party you’re after we have our in-flight music playing in the rear cabin, courtesy of ‘The Monkeys’. I once again do wish you a comfortable and enjoyable flight, and I can assure you that you can have every confidence in me as your Captain: everyone knows polar bears are extremely reliable!”



Research a famous building in Italy (e.g. the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa), discuss features and when they were built.

Select a building and using pencils sketch the building.          


Create a true or false quiz based on the most recent book you have read. Can they test it out (remotely) on a friend who has also read the book?


RE - Good Samaritan (below)



Summer 2, Week 5 (w/c 29th June)







Design and write a postcard

Imagine you are on holiday in Italy. Write a postcard to a family member or friend back home telling them all about the great time you are having.

Mathletics: do the tasks you have to complete, new ones will be set each week from now on.


TT Rockstars, who will win the battle?


Money, money, money: have a look at coins and notes. Can you name them all? If you have a money box count up how much money you have. Can you make your own tuck shop either with real money and items or pretend (you can draw the items and money or print it out)? If you have £1 what can you buy? What change would you get?

Italy has a number of volcanoes- some more active than others.  Find out the heights of the three biggest ones.

Which three Italian volcanoes have erupted most recently? On a blank map of Italy plot the volcanoes. Include details of when they last erupted and any other details you can find.


Make an exciting menu for an Italian restaurant. 

Pick a name for your restaurant and then think about all the different Italian foods. Remember to describe your food and make it sound tasty. Can you include expanded noun phrases?


Extended noun phrases give you extra detail and information about the noun in a sentence. This can be done by adding adjectives or a prepositional phrase to extend the noun.

The white, crunchy bread is served warm with delicious, soft butter.

Mount Etna has been erupting for a very long time.  Create a factfile on the volcano including information about the effects of it’s most violent eruption, why it has been erupting for such a long time, and why people continue to live there. Include maps/photos/diagrams as you think appropriate.



Pick one of Italy’s famous buildings, look up how big it is, when was it built etc.

Make a page for a travel brochure advertising a day trip to the place you have picked. 


Can you use little squares of paper to make an Italian flag in the style of mosaic? Could you make other mosaic pictures/



 Have fun trying to learn some Italian words and phrases. Can you record yourself saying them?

 What is your favourite pasta meal?

With parental support have a go at making tea for your family including pasta.


Write a book review of a book you have read this week, compare to previous books you have read, give opinions and recommendations.


Complete the work on a good Samaritan.

If you want to show Mrs Shires or Mr Gunning any of the work you have done please email it to us.




*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (5th June 2020)


Please find tasks below for the next 2 weeks. If you would like to show Mrs Shires or Mr Gunning any of the work that you have done please email it to us :-


Mrs Shires -

Mr Gunning -



Summer 2, Week 2 (w/c 8th June)

In school we are starting a mini topic on the Titanic, this will be the theme over the next few weeks.







Make an advert for the Titanic.

How will you encourage people to buy tickets?

TT Rock Stars



Can you use lego/baking/paper pencils to look at fractions? Label fractions, what is an equivalent fractions to ½ ¼ 1/6 etc.


Floating and sinking

Look up how boats float. Gather some items (fruit is interesting) make a prediction of will it float or sink?

Test the items, were your predictions correct.


Plan a newspaper article about the making of the titanic and the upcoming maiden voyage. Remember to include the 5 W’s (when, where, what, who, why) and quotes.

 What would you be able to see out of the port hole of a boat? Use a circle of paper/paper plate and draw what you can see.


Write up the newspaper article

Make a paper boat, test whether it will float or sink. How can you improve the boat? Change it and test again. Did your improvements work? Why/why not?


Edit your article with help, check through for spelling mistakes, have you included the five W’s?

Titanic Crew. How many people do you think worked on the titanic? Look at the jobs people did, where they worked.

Write a job application advert for one of the roles. Draw the uniform.


What book have you read this week? Write a book review.

Where did the Titanic sail from?

Draw a map using the starting point of the titanic, plot it’s finishing point and where it sank. Label the map with country names and sea names.

Summer 2, Week 3 (w/c 15th June)     







Crew Dairy from the Titanic

Write a dairy page for a crew member. Can include details of what they have been doing, what the boat is like etc.

TT Rock Stars



Roman numerals, make a sundial for the garden and label it with Roman numerals.

Titanic Crew. How many people do you think worked on the titanic? Look at the jobs people did, where they worked.

Write a job application advert for one of the roles. Draw the uniform.


Write a letter as one of the passengers on board. Think that you are writing back to a loved one or family member back home explaining what you have been doing on-board etc. Remember you have not sunk yet.


Create a night sky full of stars and dark sea. What can you add to make an iceberg stand out on the dark night sky? Add an iceberg.


Draw and label a picture of the titanic. Use powerful adjectives to make the labels more interesting.

make a timeline detailing the major events that took place from the planning stages through the discovery of the Titanic remains.


You survived the titanic sinking and are been interviewed by someone from the newspaper.

Write a dialogue between you and the reporter.

Remember the features of speech “ to start and finish  what is been said, punctuation to finish what has been said. Interesting words instead of said.

Choose one Titanic Trivia fact to illustrate. Write the trivia fact on the back of your illustration.


What book have you read this week? Write a book review.

RE: See attachment (below)



*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (16th May 2020)


Please find tasks below for the next 2 weeks. If you would like to show Mrs Shires or Mr Gunning any of the work that you have done please email it to us :-


Mrs Shires -

Mr Gunning -


Summer 1, Week 5 (w/c 18th May)






Plan a story about the picture below. Draw five boxes on a piece of paper, plan out your story in the boxes; you will need a good start, what happens next, a problem/dilemma, how is it solved and an ending.

Mathletics: do the tasks you have to complete, new ones will be set each week from now on.


TT Rockstars, who will win the battle?


Make a maths game that involves times tables. It could be card game, snakes and ladders style, hook the fish in the 4 times table etc.


 Grab a magnet from the fridge, go round your house looking for materials that are magnetic and record your findings in a table. What do all the materials have in common? Which metals are magnetic? Research and find out how magnets work and which materials are magnetic.


Use your plan from yesterday to write the story. Now you need to include more details, describe settings and add character speech. Take your time and do not rush the story to get to the end.



 Can you find these countries on a map and write down the capital city?

France                          Hungary

Germany                       Ireland

Spain                            Iceland

Italy                                Czech Republic

Portugal                       Latvia






Pick a country from Europe and make a flag for that country.



Look back at the story you have written, working with a grown up can you edit it. Look at spellings you might have got wrong, does it need capital letters and full stops or other punctuation?


Out of the ark music

Week 2

Pick a song from the week and try to learn it, have a look at the other activities to do with that song too.


Write a book review of a book you have read this week, compare to previous books you have read, give opinions and recommendations.

RE - Start work on Hindu Goddesses (below)





Half-Term (w/c 25th May)

No home learning



Summer 2, Week 1 (w/c 1st June)







 Do you own any books with unusual titles?

Find a book with an interesting title, can you come up with a short story that could go with that title?

Mathletics: do the tasks you have to complete, new ones will be set each week from now on.


TT Rockstars, who will win the battle?


Can you learn to tell the time?

Look at the clock often and say what time it is. If you don’t know ask a grown up for help. Remember to count around the edge of the clock in fives to half past. Then round the other way for to times.



 Go outside on a sunny day and make a sun dial. A paper circle with a block/water bottle on it will do. Go outside at regular intervals and record where the shadow is, its length and the time.

Write down what you notice and why you think this is.


'Fronted' adverbials are 'fronted' because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb. In other words, fronted adverbials are words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence, used to describe the action that follows. A comma is normally used after an adverbial.

Before the sun came up, he ate his breakfast

All night long, she danced

As fast as he could, the rabbit hopped

Under the clock, he stood and waited

By the train station, we met.

Fronted adverbials are in blue.

Split your page into four columns and put the headings

Time, Place, Reason, How.

Can you think of 5 fronted adverbials for each section?


Time  = All of a sudden,

Place = Nearby,  or Over the sea,

Reason = To help,   or   In desperation

How (usually end in ly) = Curiously, quickly etc


What would happen if the weather was the same everywhere?

Think about

The effects this would have on animals, plants and features of the world.

Would it be a good thing or a bad thing?


Rewrite these sentences to include a fronted adverbial. Remember the comma!


The train will leave the station.

I am going to the zoo.

The chef washed his knives.

The slimy slug crawled along the path.

The snow covered peaks.

Joe flew his kite.

Mrs Shires has a dental appointment.

Mr Gunning went to a Sheffield Utd match.


Grab a piece of paper and a piece of fruit.

Can you sketch it?

Look online for help or have many goes and practice how to draw the object.

Could you challenge yourself to drawing the whole fruit bowl?


 Select 2 fronted adverbials from each column of the table you made on Tuesday and write a sentence to go with them.


Out of the ark music

Week 3

Pick a song from the week and try to learn it, have a look at the other activities to do with that song too.


Write a book review of a book you have read this week, compare to previous books you have read, give opinions and recommendations.

RE - Finish the Hindu Goddesses work (above).



*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (1st May 2020)

Please find tasks below for the next 2 weeks. If you would like to show Mrs Shires or Mr Gunning any of the work that you have done please email it to us :-


Mrs Shires -

Mr Gunning -


Summer, Week 3 (w/c 4th May)








Four words, Four lines

Think of four words that are four letters long, the four words must create  a sentence or statement that makes sense. This is a good activity for persistence, trial and error and dictionary work.













Whiterose Maths Home Learning Week 3


Mathletics: do the tasks you have to complete, new ones will be set each week from now on.


TT Rockstars, who will win the battle?


Look round your garden and draw simple pictures of the flowers you can see. Can you identify them, you could use the internet to help.

Draw a plant in more detail and larger, label the plant with the following labels









What is the question?

Here are 10 answer to 10 questions, can you think of what the questions could be?


  1. Paddling pool
  2. 42
  3. Eggs
  4. Mrs Shires
  5. Chocolate
  6. TT Rockstars
  7. Isolation
  8. Sun
  9. Water
  10. Work


Pick a famous river (Nile, Amazon, Ganges, Mississippi, Danube) and research it, what can information can you find out about it? Things to include:


Where does it start and finish

Countries/regions it runs through

Is it used for anything

Changes over time

Any other information

Present your findings any way you would like.


Ten things found in a wizards pocket

If you were a wizard what 10 things would you have in your pockets (it could be a magical pocket to hold bigger things).

Write a list of the things in your pocket, try to use powerful adjectives.

A deck of amazing, magical cards

A grey rabbit to jump out of my hat

A sparkling star to add magic dust



Go out into your garden and collect bits and pieces of leaves and twigs. Make a night scene on a dark background (a baking tray works well).

Look at the pictures below for ideas.



Ten things found in a wizard pocket by Ian McMillian


A dark night

Some words that nobody could ever spell.

A glass of water, full to the top

A large elephant

A vest made from spider’s webs.

A handkerchief the size of a carpark.

A bill from the wand shop.

A bucket full of stars and planets, to mix with the dark night.

A bag of magic mints you can suck forever.

A snoring rabbit.


Using either your own poem made yesterday or the one above draw and label the pocket.


Check out The Big sing, can you learn the song?


Thinking of the poems from yesterday and Wednesday make a new poem with the title

10 things I’d need on a dessert island

10 things found on Artic explorer


10 things found in a wondrous cave


Please start the RE work below - Sikh Vaisakhi.



Summer, Week 4 (w/c 11th May)








Have you done any baking, been out on your bike or played a video game since been at home?

Write a set of instructions for doing one of the above activities.

Remember imperative verbs (mix, take) and time connectives (first, then, next). Don’t start every instruction with a numerical connective.

Whiterose Maths Home Learning Week 3


Mathletics: do the tasks you have to complete, new ones will be set each week from now on.


TT Rockstars, who will win the battle?


 Make a rainbow

How many ways can you make a rainbow

try shining a light (torch) through a variety of objects and see whether you make a rainbow


A clear object

A window


Think of other materials you could use.

Write about the materials and which ones make a rainbow. Can you think of why this is?


The Tiny Dragon

Look at the picture of the tiny dragon (below).

Write a selection of expanded noun phrases and similes to describe the tiny dragon.




Draw the journey of a river.

Think about where most rivers start a mountain/hill, travel through towns and countryside and finish at the sea. See picture (below) and either copy it or print out. Label the picture, have a look at what some of the words mean.


The Tiny Dragon

Look at the picture of the dragon, can you answer these questions about it?

Where is it from?

Why is it so small?

Are there more like him?

Where does he live?

How will you look after it?

Will you keep it a secret or tell someone?

What is it called?

Is it magic?  What magic can it do?

Include details in your answers and explain your thinking.


Make a rainbow, I’m sure many of you have already made a rainbow picture. Can you challenge yourself to make a rainbow out of different media? Box modelling, play dough, petals and garden bits, lego etc


Can you make up a story about the tiny dragon?

Think of a beginning, problem, solution and ending to it.


Out of the ark music

Week 1

Pick a song from the week and try to learn it, have a look at the other activities to do with that song too.


Write a book review of a book you have read this week, compare to previous books you have read, give opinions and recommendations.


Please complete the RE work below - Sikh Vaisakhi.








*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (20th Apr 2020)

Please find tasks below for the next 2 weeks. If you would like to show Mrs Shires or Mr Gunning any of the work that you have done please email it to us :-


Mrs Shires -

Mr Gunning -

Summer, Week 1 (w/c 20th Apr)


Watch/read a Disney film (Up, Lion King, Aladdin, Jungle Book work best for this) If you can’t do this think about a book we have read in school like Firework Makers Daughter or Stig in the Dump







Pick a character from the book, think about how they look. Write down as many adjectives (gives extra information about the noun) as you can that describe that character. Think about their personality as well as what they look like.

Simba; furry, yellow, big feet.

If you do this quickly, you could try to do more characters. Remember: your handwriting.

Get on TT Rock stars.

Have a go, how many questions can you get right? Have another go and try to get better each time.


Where is the story set? Find the country on a map (physical or online). Where in the world is it? Can you name the continent?

Have a go at drawing the continent, fill in your map with major countries, rivers and seas that surround it.



Using the adjectives from yesterday make expanded noun phrases and put them into sentences.

Simba’s short, spikey fur was rough and yellow.

Expanded noun phrase: adjective (short) ,  adjective (spikey) noun (fur).  Remember: capital letters and full stops.

Get a dice. Roll the dice 4 times and write the numbers down. Do this again and write the numbers underneath.





 You have made a column addition. Work out the answer and repeat 10 more times.


What information can you find out about the country?

What is the weather like?

How many people live there?

What animals are native to that country?

Present your findings about the country any way you want to.


Can you remember what a simile is?

When you use as or like to describe.

The chocolate was as golden as the setting sun.

Look at your character description so far and come up with some similes to describe them.

Simba’s fur was as spikey as a prickly hedgehog. His main is like a million feathers.

Repeat the game from yesterday but use subtraction.


Let me hear you sing!

Find the Go Noodle songs/go on young voices website or ask your parents to find your favourite song. Sing it.

Write down the title of the song and artist. Tell me what instruments you can hear? Describe the tempo (speed), pitch and explain why you like the song.


Where is the story set?

Pick a scene from the story. Write a paragraph to describe the setting trying to use adjectives, expanded noun phrases and similes. Think about how the setting looks, sounds, smells etc.

Go on mathletics and focus on fractions.


Using any media draw, paint, sculpt, make or build the setting that you wrote about in literacy.

How can you include all the features? Colours? etc


Write a review of the book or story you have read this week. What happened in it? Who were the main characters? What did you enjoy or not enjoy and tell us why?

Play a game with your family such as Uno, Snap, Snakes and ladders. What maths skills do you have to use to play it?

Can you make up your own card game?


Start the RE work attached below - What is Judaism?



Summer, Week 2 (w/c 27th Apr)


Remember to read for at least 20 minutes a day, have you read any interesting books? Why did you like it?






Write 10 different words to use instead of said.

Using your list of words write 10 sentences and correctly punctuate the speech.


“Stop playing your music so loudly.” Exclaimed mum.


“ marks round the part the is spoken

Full stop, question mark or exclamation mark to finish the sentence and inside the “

Check out Whiterose maths home learning


This is a brilliant way of making sure that you are doing exactly what you need to be over the next few weeks.


Use TT Rockstars (Come on 4SS we need to beat MG!)


Mathletics: use this to support areas you feel you need more practise in.


Your local council needs you! They want to turn an old industrial site in your town back into a wildlife haven. Which plants and animals would have lived? What do they need to be able to live here again? Learn about wildlife and their habitats.

Draw and plan what the new site would look like. Label the diagram so all features are explained.


Pick two characters from a story, play or film that you are familiar with (could be a Disney film, your favourite book). You are going to pretend that these characters have just met for the first time. What would they say to each other?

Write a conversation between them, remember new speaker new line.


“Hi, my name is Timba. What are you?”

“I’m a warthog, my name is Pumba.”

“What is that awful, stinky smell?” asked Timba

“Sorry about that, I can’t help it.” Replied Pumba Sadly.


Draw an outline of the UK (it doesn’t have to be perfect, print one out or trace one)

Can you label where we live?

Can you split it into counties and label them?

Label the other parts of the UK too and add capital cities.


Write a newspaper report to go with this picture (attached after this table).



Think of a catchy headline

Remember to include the W’s

Who: is reporting the article

What: is happening/happened

When: did it happen

Where: did it happen

Why: did it happen.


The first four W's can be answered in the first paragraph. The 5th one is the main part of the article and should be explained over a few paragraphs. Include facts and quotes. (this article is to be made up and fun you do not need to research it. Make up the dates, people, places etc)


Using whatever media you have available sit at a window in your house and draw what you can see.


Split your page in to three columns and label them

Prefix         root word         suffix

Using the list of words below split up each word and put each segment in the correct column (they might not have a piece for all three columns)















Can you come up with 5 more words and split them?


Make up your own fitness guide.

Pretend you are Joe Wicks, have a go at writing your own fitness video. Try it out with your family. Make sure you include a warm up, main activity and a cool down.


Write a book review of a book you have read this week.

RE: Finish the work on Judaism.




*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (30th March 2020)




*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (24th March 2020)




Hello everyone,


Life will be a bit strange over the next couple of weeks BUT everything will be alright.

Try to write a timetable of things you are going to do: like this…

















Family Games







Room Tidy

Help with lunch


Science in garden



History project



Call family and have a chat.






Feeling’s diary




It is important to keep busy so go for a walk when you can or explore the garden. I have put some exercise videos on here: Joe Wicks and Go Noodle to have a go at if it is raining. Try to work at the kitchen table so you have someone to talk to. Try and eat together as a family and try to write down your feelings and share with Mum or Dad.


Useful Website Links










Keep coming back to this webpage for new things to do …


Contact Details


Please email if you have any questions and we will try and answer them each day.


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