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Week of 6th July

Dear Parents / Carers,


Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.


We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.


With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which some of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.


Reading Tasks

Spelling Tasks


Read the article about microplastics and then try to answer the quiz below it.


Complete the BBC Bitesize Book Club activity: Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt.


Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world. Read a news story together. Discuss the story together and think about any linked knowledge you or they have that can add to the discussions. What are your views and theirs, on the story?


Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, they can create a likes, dislikes, puzzles and patterns grid.


Choose a podcast to listen to today. 

Write a review of the podcast that you would post.


Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on there, their or they’re.



Practise spelling on Spelling Frame select Year 3&4 and rule five.  



Play the ‘clueless crossword’ game. Use the given vowels to work out where to place the consonants. You could create your own for someone to solve. 

 Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks

Thank you Poppy for sharing your ‘batworm’ creation on our blog last week and Oscar for your Rollercoaster poem too. J


Write a letter to Mrs Coxell or to your teacher suggesting a charity you would like the class to raise money for. Think about persuasive techniques that you could use and information about the charity and how it will benefit others in the community.


Plan an event to raise money for your chosen charity and create a leaflet to advertise it which includes all the details.


Research natural disasters (e.g. earthquake, flood, tsunami, tornado). Write about an example of a Natural disaster – how did it effect the area?


Research about climate change and then write a couple of paragraphs bout how and why climate change is affecting the weather and therefore natural disasters.


Watch the clip: The Legend of The Crabe Phare.

Think about who the monster of the story really is. Choose a writing activity from below:

Create a description of the creature – you could change these to make the monster sound fierce or friendly.

Retell the story in the 1st person as the crab or as a visitor.

Create a Guinness World of Records entry for the Crabe using examples from the latest book. 

Create a news report about the events in the story. 

Create a persuasive piece asking humans to leave the crab alone




Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this. Today, your child can choose the activity they do.


Look at the number of the day, how many of the questions can you answer?

Visit Solve Moji and select Junior and then your difficulty level – can you solve it? Share your solutions on our blog or on Twitter.


Year 3: Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes:

Year 4: Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson on line graphs.


Year 3: Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson on 3D Shapes.

Year 4: Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson on interpreting line graphs.


See how many of the problems you can solve, they do get harder as they progress. Can you complete all 5 of them? Share your methods on our blog or on Twitter.



Wider Curriculum Tasks  

30 Days Wild task

Thank you to Oscar, Ava and Poppy for sharing your fantastic home learning on our blog last week. J

Please do share your learning on our blog or Twitter.

  • This week will be the final week on the Ancient Egyptians. I would like you to choose your favourite part from all of your work so far (so that might be the pyramids, or mummification etc). Create a poster or booklet with all the information you found out – think about how you will present the information to engage your reader.
  • Science: The ancient Egyptians measured time and were the first people to divide both the night and day into 12 equal parts, which gave us the 24 hour day. They had several ways of using the shadows cast by the Sun to tell the time and children can investigate how they did this. Find a sunny point in your drive, garden or a field and plant a small pole / stick there. Note the position of the Sun and draw round the shadow of the stick every hour (onto paper or chalk if on a hard surface) on the hour. How do the shadows change? Is it the same the next day? You could make a portable sundial. What would you need to know to tell the time using their sundial in locations other than the original position? Ancient Egyptian religion said that the Sun god Ra travelled across the sky in the daytime and was swallowed by the goddess Nut at night and reborn from her at dawn. Can your child describe and compare our current scientific ideas of why the Sun appears to move across the sky with those of the Egyptians?
  • Complete the French from Mrs Yau this week: Madeline Weekly, Issue 11.

There are two competitions still open too, maybe you would like to enter one, or both! J

As we only did one activity a week for 30 Days Wild in June, we will continue with our 30 Days Wild activity this week and next.


This week’s activity is:

To make a Seed Bomb – look at the attached activity sheet below.


If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for ideas of other activities.


30 Days Wild Task: Make a Seed Bomb



Now that the weather is getting warmer it is important to remember how to keep safe around water. There will be less lifeguards at the beaches this summer so please read all of the information provided here about keeping yourself safe near water. 




Alternative options:



  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.