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Home Learning - Monday 13th July 

English Writing

You can find English writing materials based on the subject of Chris Hoy, Olympic Champion. As we are nearing the end of the academic year, it is a great time to reflect and also plan for the future. Chris Hoy is an inspirational figure who many may aim to emulate!


Maths this week, will consist of multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 digit and then 2 digit numbers before moving on to dividing 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers and later finding remainder answers.


SPaG this week will consist heavily on sentence structure. I have supplied a powerpoint presentation which can be completed over multiple stages throughout the week. In the powerpoint, there are times for the children to evidence their understanding with the resource sheet provided.


Reading materials with questions have been provided in the files below. 

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Summer Term - Home Learning - Monday 29th June 

This week is the same routine as previous weeks.

Maths has 4 lessons this week with a focus on percentage knowledge. 

A writing task has been included along with a couple SPaG mat which has a variety of activities.

I have attached a reading comprehension sheet about the Minator along with an assessment booklet if the children wish to challenge themselves across multiple genres. 

I have included a powerpoint of Greek Gods - The children can create a business card for a god of their choice. 

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Summer 2 - Week 4 - Home Learning  

Well done to those of you you who have been so great on some of the app based learning systems we have in class. I see someone had a 24 day streak on Duolingo! fantastic job! 

Resources for this week our attached below:

We have Maths, Reading and Writing. 

follow the link below to access the resources:


Summer 2 - Week 2 - Home Learning - Ancient Greece 

As mentioned in the reports that were recently sent out, it is important for children to make links to other areas of their learning. Last term our topic was: What did the roman people do for us? This term I will be sending out learning challenges based on the topic of Ancient Greece.

I am currently teaching a range of children from 4 years of age to 10 so there should be something here for everyone.

This week: English writing will consist of watching an action clip and children developing their skills over the week to create their own action sequence of writing involving their own created mythological creature. I have attached my planning to offer an insight on how I plan to teach the lesson.

Maths is the same format as usual.

Reading includes a learning challenge about birds with a 3 tired level of complexity and also a resource sheet which shows the lyrics to a song, the children have 5 questions to show and develop their comprehension.

Topic work includes creating a timeline, putting Ancient Greece in its place in world history. Further, investigate greek population, culture and find Greece on the world map. Finally, explore the similarities and differences of Spartans and Athenians.

Due to the amount of files for the week you can access all of the resources and additional planning for the week, use the QR code to access the files. 

If you don't have a QR reader already, they are available online, in google play, in the App Store and other app download platforms. 


Lightbulb Moment  

I thought I would share a lockdown lightbulb moment from one of Class 2's Year 4 pupils; the expression says it all! He has shown great resilience during lockdown and has found using concrete objects (lego) really useful when finding the relationship between multiplication and division by grouping his lego bricks. Well done! 


Summer 2 - Week 1 - Home Learning  


This week, you have a reading task about an object often snuck into a classroom and writing challenge where your imagination will be extended.
You have an array of challenges available on, just use your log in details as usual. A Year 4 and 5 SPaG menu mat has been attached for additional challenges. 


Fractions is on the menu this week. 


Continue to gain XP by logging in to your Duolingo account. 

Art/ D.T

Use this link to help you make a soap statue. You could make it based on a favourite sportsman, video game character, place, structure or many more...

*All you need is a bar of soap and spoon*

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Summer 1 - Week 6 - Home Learning 

We are approaching the final week of the first half of the summer term in what has been a first for all of us. I appreciate the updates that I've received from some parents and can see that some children have been getting their teeth stuck into a variety of challenges. 

This week has is the same routine as any others, where we will be using online platforms like Duolingo, and others to track the progress some have made. 


4 Lessons for Maths have been attached below for the week. 

English Writing

English Writing consists of 2 challenges this week:
1. In a Mood has been attached below, this document will clearly explain the challenge to both; children and adults. 
2. Once you have read the Time Machine vipers sheet (attached below) why not write a letter to you younger self. Pretend that you are 10 years in the future. What have you achieved? What does the world look like? What advice would you give yourself? 

English Reading
Read the Time Machine extract and answer the vipers questions 

SPaG is accessible through your log ins (once again), there you will find 2 challenges:
1. Fronted adverbials (A)
2. Apostrophes and plurals

Powerpoint files teaching each skill and offering a small quiz are available from the attached files below.

Spellings are differentiated as usual and can be found below. 


Look at the picture in the top right. This was a picture created by Year 2 and 3 children under my supervision of Friday. You task is to create something similar; out current topic is our planet so I would like you to take yourself somewhere, anywhere, it is entirely up to you. Draw a place that has a special meaning you, once you have decided on your place, which could be found: in your head, on google maps, from a commercial, a magazine or somewhere you've previously been why not draw it using pencil, oil pastel or chalk pastels. You could even add a cut out photo and stick to your work. 

an example of how to blend oil pastels and create a similar image to the one displayed can be found in the link below.


A new challenge will go live at 9am onMonday morning with 5 levels for the week and you can continue the family level if you have not completed this yet. Well done to Alfie and Arthur for gaining the most XP each this week! 

Additional Challenge

Lego Challenge (this is the last week). 

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Summer 1 - Week beginning 11th May 2020 - Home Learning 


Lesson 1 - Add and subtract fractions
Lesson 2 - Add fractions
Lesson 3 - Add mixed numbers
Lesson 4 - Subtract mixed numbers

English Writing 

There is a weekly writing task that can be completed over several days. This week's writing task is titled ''THANK YOU" - there are several different activities. Do as many as you can manage.

English Reading 

This week, read two books (or two parts of larger books) and use the templates provided to review and compare books. 


A relative clause SPaG challenge is available o A powerpoint, which explains, relative clauses is available in week's 2 and 3 of the class blog. 


In keeping with our Saving the Planet topic, take a look at the renewable energy presentation and create a poster for a business, advertising how they could use renewable energy to slow the process of climate change. 

MFL - French

Continue to develop and demonstrate your knowledge of your French language skills with the new assignments assigned to you this week. 

Additional Challenges
PE - Tune in to Joe Wicks' PE at 9am Monday to Friday
Lego Challenge - Continue with your 30 Day challenge (you Lego fans are likely coming to the end of it now).

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Summer 1 - Week 4 - Home Learning  

This week, we will be continuing with our topic of Saving Our Planet!


Lesson 1 - Introducing the formula for area 
Lesson 2 - Understanding the abstract method to find equivalent fractions
Lesson 3 - Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa 

English Writing and Topic
Once again, writing and topic Learning coexist together this week. I have attached a pack of notes and planning to support parents; a powerpoint presentation is attached for children to view which explains the pollution in our oceans. The children need to create a poster which will inform people of the current situation of our oceans. Once children have completed the poster, their learning challenge for writing is to create a narrative based on the 29,000 rubber ducks that floated and still float today after a shipping accident in 1992 (information available in the powerpoint presentation).

Questions that children might want to ask them selves are:

  • Where did the duck travel?
  • Did he/ she meet anyone?
  • What problems did they face on their travels?
  • When travelling, how did the setting change?
  • How did the problem get resolved?
  • Is the duck still out there flowing today?


Spellings are differentiated as usual and attached.


This week, I have made a plastic pollution reading comprehension activity. Three sets of questions await you; feel free to choose the questions which you find challenging. 

Additional Challenges

MFL/ French

This week you will be focusing on Greetings with a secondary focus of family, which will ru for the next 3 weeks. Your log in details can be found in last week's blog. 

Lego Challenge

Lego fanatics, you are probably half way through your challenge now (roughly), keep up the good work. I have heard that once person has even combined the Lego challenge with MFL by making a Lego Eiffel Tower! Amazing. 


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Summer 1 - Week 3 - Home Learning 

Welcome back Class 2,

Home Learning this week is similar to previous weeks.

English Writing

Look at the image to the left. Jot down three words to describe the atmosphere and mood of the place pictured. Summarise how it makes you feel. Note any questions you have about the setting and/or what might have happened there. You can try to answer these yourself as you grow your ideas... Think about what makes an effective description Read this description below of Coketown, an industrial city, written by Charles Dickens. Don’t worry if you can’t understand all the words at first – take it a sentence at a time; explain each little bit you read in your own words and discuss it with somebody else. You might like to underline words that you want to look up.

It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black... It was a town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed themselves for ever and ever, and never got uncoiled. It had a black canal in it, and a river that ran purple with ill-smelling dye, and vast piles of building full of windows where there was a rattling and a trembling all day long, and where the piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness. Hard Times (1854) by Charles Dickens

Your challenge - To write a descriptive piece of writing, which is similar to the example provided. Remember, to use the three powerful words that you jotted down at the start of the activity. 


Read the extract, Spirit. Answer the VIPERS questions. 

Lesson 1 - Area model/Grid method
Lesson 2 - Multiplication using formal method up to 4 digits x 2 digits
Lesson 3 - Short division with remainders, including interpreting remainders in contexts
Lesson 4 - Measure and calculate perimeter


Visit to show example of relative clauses. Then, go to and access the test that I have set for the class 'relative clauses'

Spellings are in the usual format and are differentiated as Year 4 and Year 5/6. 

See the attached log in details if you have forgotten your log in. 


Last week, you explored climate change. This week, keeping to the topic of saving the planet, your challenge is to bring the outdoors in by creating a plant pot from recycled materials. Take a look at a few of the attached examples attached. 

Additional Challenges

Continue the 30 Day Lego Challenge.

Continue the DuoLingo online goals - make sure you use your own accounts and not one that belongs to a friend. 
Each password for each of your accounts is Gunnislake.

Log-in details:

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