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Week of 8th June

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 most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.

Reading Tasks

Spelling Tasks


You could share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day.


Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.


Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world.


Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book.


With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word?


Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words.



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



Test yourself on the words you practised on Monday. Then, Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write synonyms, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?



LKS2 Common Exception Words

Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


Write a recount of your day. This could be used in history one day to show what happened during this period.


Write a character description of a member of your family. What do they look like? How do they behave? etc...


Write a story involving members of your family. Do they have to defeat a monster? or find something they have lost? You can use your character description to help with your story.


Write a letter/email/ text message to a member of your family that you have not seen this week.


Take part in a writing master class from a famous author, sign up for free.



Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this (20 mins on SOUND CHECK).


Play on Hit the Button - focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given number in 1s.


Adding totals of the weekly shopping list or some work around money. This game could support work on adding money (if it doesn’t load, follow the help instructions).


Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes.


Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Addition. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be. Ask them to think of mental methods as well as written methods.


Wider Curriculum Tasks  

30 Days Wild task

  • As you know, the Ancient Egyptians mummified people to preserve their bodies. For a Science experiment I would like you to mummify a tomato, and then have a second ‘control’ tomato to compare it to.

Instructions: scoop out the inside of one tomato (this is like removing the internal organs); next cover the tomato with anti-bacterial handwash (Ancient Egyptians used alcohol!); finally, cover the tomato in salt (mixed with bicarbonate of soda if you have any) this is to act like the Natron Ancient Egyptians used. Weigh your tomatoes at the start and end of your experiment.

  • Once you have your two tomatoes, I would like you to add a prediction of what you think will happen to each tomato and why. Then, as the week progresses, I would like you to complete a comparison table of what similarities and differences you notice over time (you may wish to create a photo diary to go alongside this).
  • Your final activity this week is to create an Ancient Egyptian snack: date balls. Please note, it includes nuts!

Apparently, the recipe was found on an ostraca, a shard of pottery used for writing by scribes, and dates back (no pun intended) to 1600BC.
200g pitted dates
100g ground walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tbsp honey
small bowl full of ground almonds


Warm the honey (don't boil it) and put to one side. Mash the dates and add a little bit of water, until you have a thick paste. Add cinnamon and walnuts, then shape into small balls. Coat each ball in warm honey and then roll in ground almonds. Serve immediately.


During June, it is 30 Days Wild. Each week we will set you an activity to do from their suggested activities.


This week’s activity is:

To complete the Wildlife BINGO, see how many things you can spot during your 30 days wild adventure (image attached below). If you don’t have a printer, either draw out the BINGO sheet yourself, or ask your parents to take a photo on their phone so you have it to hand whilst outside together.


If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for the daily activities:


You could also check out the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for more activities, with new #WildlifeWednesday videos every Wednesday at 10am!


30 Days Wild BINGO board

Alternative options:



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

A Mouse called Wolf by Dick King-Smith

Chapter 8 read by Mrs Cook