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Monday 6th July 

Good morning Golden Eagles  I hope you had a lovely weekend.


This is your last week of home learning! Next week is transition, which you will receive further details about soon.


Y6 not returning to school – a new grid and resources are uploaded for you to spend the week working through.


Y5 – A new grid and resources have been uploaded. Please spend the 3 days you are at home working through as many as you can.  In addition, I have attached an  ELSA home challenge.

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Golden Eagles, I hope you all had a good weekend.


Y6 not returning to school – a new grid and resources are uploaded for you to spend the week working through.


Y5 – Because Y5 are returning to school, home learning will look a little different. On Monday, a grid with a range of activities will be uploaded.


If you are not returning to school, spend the week working through the various activities.


If you are returning to school on Wednesday and Thursday, pick some of the activities on the grid to complete on your days at home. Remember to read daily!



Good morning Golden Eagles. It’s been a rather warm couple of days - I hope you haven’t completely evaporated!

I’m really looking forward to seeing some of you next week. For those of you not attending, I will post a grid of activities on Monday for you to complete throughout the week. Feel free to add in other activities or revisit other areas of learning if you think these will be beneficial to you.


MATHS: Please log onto Mathletics for your assigned place value related tasks.


READING: Please read for 20mins. Have a go at the 60sec read I have uploaded too.


SPELLING: Get an adult to read the dictation passages to you. Write the sentence out, including punctuation. If there are any spellings that you have misspelt, spend some time revisiting them.


ENGLISH: Spend some time reflecting on what you have covered over the past two weeks. Do you need to finish anything off? Do you need to recap anything? Are you confident with the features of a newspaper article?

Once you have finished, spend some time reading real news. Perhaps you could look at the toolkit while doing this and identify the features. Maybe you could try and think of alternative headlines? Or rewrite the introduction. Another idea could be to watch newsround and jot down the 5Ws then write an introduction (or whole report if you fancy a challenge). Remember, newsround is a broadcast, so you will not write your news article in this style – you will need to adapt the facts. Don’t forget, third person and past tense!


Next week, you will be independently applying what you have learnt during our ‘invent’ stage. Get thinking….


MUSIC: Log onto Charanga and see what Mr Brinkley has set you. Or go onto one of the ‘worlds’ and explore some of the lessons. How many coins can you get?


PE: Have a go at ‘creative cricketer’, ferocious fielder’ and ‘skilful scorer’ on



Good morning Golden Eagles.

I hope you are able to enjoy the lovely sunshine. Don’t forget your sun cream and keep hydrated with water! This Friday would have been sports day – have a look at the PDF I have uploaded to take part in your own at home!


MATHS: Please log onto Mathletics for your assigned tasks. You will have some arithmetic today and reasoning tomorrow. Some of you will be looking at Year 6 level questions (it’s not long now!). Don’t worry if you find some of them tricky – just have a go and do your best.


READING: In another time or place, how would the story change? Where else could the story take place?


SPELLING: Practise your spellings in your neatest cursive handwriting. I have attached a handwriting template if you wanted to use this.



TASK 1: Today, we are going to have a go at writing the ‘main body’ which carries

on from one of the introductions from yesterday. Before you start, recap the model

text and your boxing up to remind yourself of what makes a good ‘main body’.





Magpie and twist the model text. You could use the word bank to support you.

Choose one of your introductions from yesterday and continue, writing the main body.

As ‘should’. Think carefully about your sentence structure and openers. Are you challenging yourself? Try to move away from the model text if you can, making it your own.


TASK 2: Do you know what direct and indirect speech is? Have a look at the PDF and have a go at some of the activities.  Think about your newspaper so far. Create some questions that an interviewer might ask. Have a go at jotting down some responses.




Have a go at writing some direct and indirect speech, using the questions and answers you have generated.

Continue to write your newspaper report. Can you weave in some direct and indirect speech? Ensure that the newspaper article still flows.

As silver, but can you include 2 different characters?


Remember, a quote should add to the news story. It should not be ‘chatty’ or like a broadcast. It should not sound like a narrative piece of writing.


TOPIC: This week, we are looking at Tudor crime and punishment.

Tudor punishments were very severe (see PDF). For example, school children were often whipped if they misbehaved. What do you think about the punishments? What kind of punishments do you think are appropriate in school? Why might we need them?

TASK: create an information leaflet on Tudor crime and punishment.


Good morning Golden Eagles. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.


Y6 not returning to school - a new grid and resources have been uploaded. Please spend the week working through the various activities.


Y5 – please see below for your tasks for the next two days.


MATHS: Log onto Mathletics for your assigned tasks.  The next two days you will be focusing on times tables. Answer the questions as quickly and as accurately as you can.

Extension - have a go at the attached arithmetic. Check your answers when you’ve finished.


READING: Please ensure you are reading for 20mins every day.


SPELLING: This week, we will be looking at the suffix –ful. How many different ways can you practise your spellings? Afterwards, have a go at ‘crack the code’.



TASK 1:  Today, we will be looking at headlines. What makes a good headline? You might like to look at some real headlines for some inspiration. Ideally, a headline should tell you enough to attract your attention but leave you wanting to know more so.  

          Some techniques that are often used:    

  • Alliteration: using the same letter sound can create an interesting effect. E.g. ‘The gorilla gardener with green fingers’
  • Puns: a word in a sentence that can have two meanings. E.g. ‘Gaga, you look offal’
  • Letter play: sometimes a write will change a letter in a word to give a double meaning. E.g. ‘Truck by lightening’
  • Rhyme: Where 2 or more words rhyme. E.g. ‘Conkers bonkers in bid for a record’.




Look at the ‘Headline’ PDF. Match the headline to the story.

Look at the ‘Headline’ PDF. Come up with your own headlines for the stories on page 2.

Look at some real news stories. E.g. newsround, online articles, in a newspaper. Can you come up with your own headlines?


Challenge: Experiment with as many techniques as you can. Bonus points if you manage to include more than one technique in a headline!


TASK 2: Why are facts so important? Whenever we read or write a newspaper article, it is a good idea to think about the 5 Ws. The article should tell us:

What – what is it about?

When - did the event take place?

Who - is the article written about?

Where - did the event take place?

Why – did the event take place?





Pick one of the 5W examples (PDF) and write an introduction.


Write an introduction for each of the 5Ws (PDF) you have been given.

Generate your own 5 Ws and write at least 3 introductions.

Think carefully about how you link your sentences together. Try to avoid just listing the 5Ws.


Challenge: can you think of a headline to go with your introduction?


SCIENCE: For the next few weeks, we will be revisiting some areas of science. This week, our focus is ‘living things and their habitat’

How much can you remember from this topic?

Have a look at the following:

Life cycles:


Food chains/webs:


TASK: Create a habitat. You could collage using different materials/ paint a picture / create the habitat in a shoe box.  Within your habitat, show the food chain/web.

Alternatively, show the life cycles of some of the animals/plants who live in chosen habitat.


Good morning Golden Eagles.


MATHS: You will not be set any new assignments on Mathletics today. Instead, look through the units you have completed so far. If they are not green, have another go and see if you can improve your score.

At the beginning of next week, you will be set some quick- fire times table questions.

To make sure your recall is still up to speed, have a go at the game below:


READING: Pick one of the characters from your book. Write down 5 facts about them. You could draw a picture of them too!


SPELLING: Have a go at the word-search that I have attached. Or perhaps create a crossword for a friend.


ENGLISH: How did you get on with your planning yesterday? Have a go at acting out your broadcast today. Why don’t you try and get some family members involved? Or some cuddly toys? Or if you are acting it out yourself, you could include some props to symbolise different characters. You could film yourself if you wish!


What I will be looking for:

  • Good presenting skills (clear voice, eye contact etc)
  • Open ended questions during the interview (not just yes/no questions)
  • Factual information – 5 Ws
  • Eye witness accounts/expert opinions
  • Use of ‘stock phrases’


Have fun!


In addition, I have attached a ‘Dad Times’ template if you wanted to use the idea for a Father’s day gift (Sunday!) You could always make your own template if you don’t have a printer.


MUSIC: Login to Charanga and look at what Mr Brinkley has set you. Perhaps you could compose a piece of music this week? Why not do some singing this week? There are lots of lyrics on youtube.


PE: Have a go at ‘Throwing for accuracy’, ‘ABCs’ and ‘Speed bounce grid’ on


Good morning Golden Eagles!


MATHS: Please log onto your Mathletics for your assigned tasks. Today you will have some arithmetic and tomorrow you will have some reasoning style questions.


READING: Can you summarise what you have read today? Tell someone at home or write a short paragraph.


SPELLING: Have a go at the ‘Code word jumble puzzle’. Are there any spellings that you are struggling with? If you need more practise with certain words, spend some time going over them using a method of your choice. E.g. fancy writing, bubble writing etc.


ENGLISH: How did you get on with your story map and comprehension? Do you have a better understanding of the newspaper?


TASK 1: When you open a newspaper, what features might you expect to see? Make a list and then check it with the newspaper toolkit. I have also attached a highlighted version of the model text to show some of the features. Hover over the speech bubbles to reveal the features – you could use this if you get stuck or if you want to check your work.





Talk through the features together and highlight them on the model text.

Use the ‘silver’ box up table provided. The purpose has been filled in for you. Can you fill in the summary and features? Use the toolkit to help you.

Use the ‘gold’ box up table provided. What is the purpose and summary of each paragraph? What are the features?

Challenge: Can you compare another newspaper report?


TASK 2: What makes important news? What are some of the different ways that stories are communicated? Watch an episode of news round. What happens? What features can you spot? Your task today will be to plan a broadcast to bring the news article to life. Your broadcast should be about the model text. Please note, this is a fun way to explore the news article but when you write your own article in a couple of weeks, you will be more formal and won’t be using first person.




I have attached a WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) as well as some ‘stock phrases’ and a broadcast planning template.


Include an additional witness. Or perhaps an additional story.


TOPIC: This week, we will be looking at the Tudor Rose.

The Tudor rose was created when Henry VII brought an end to the Wars of the Roses (an ongoing battle between two royal groups – the House of Lancaster and the House of York). He joined the White Rose of York with the Red Rose of Lancaster, creating the Tudor Rose.

Use materials of your choice and the template provided to create your own Tudor rose.

Here are some examples:


Year 6 resources


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Brass - Why not try some of these tasks on Yumu?

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