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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

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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