Week 2, Spring Term, 11th January

Good morning everyone, welcome to week 2 of Home Learning. There are lots of lessons and activities for you to do this week. You can do your learning online, or if you call our school office, they'll arrange for you to collect a paper pack. We'd love to see some photos of your work on Dojo, which thankfully is now back up and running. 
Below is a timetable to help you organise your week. 


Read through the story of ‘Pandora’s Box’. Think about the main events in the story and story map the main parts.

Create actions for each part of the story, just like we would at school, and rehearse it. Remember, go back to the start each time you add a new drawing.



Have another look at your story map from yesterday- can you go back over it and remember all the key parts of the story.

Now you have read the story, think about what the box might have looked like.

What was it made from? What colour was it? How big was it? Was it decorated with anything? What was the lock like?

Create a spider diagram of adjectives (describing words) and expanded noun phrases (adjective, adjective, noun) to describe the box.


Now imagine you are Pandora and create a spider diagram about how you are feeling about the box- try to use adjectives (describing words) and adverbs (describe the action)



Using the spider diagrams from yesterday, write up a description as if you were Pandora, curious about opening the box. Really focus on including descriptions of the box and of how you are feeling. You only need to describe the box and your feelings- you don’t need to mention what is actually inside.


Silently, I stared at the beautiful, shiny box, longing to open it. I knew I shouldn’t, but I was desperate to. I slowly moved closer to it. The sparking, blue jewels- which covered the outside of it- shimmered in the sunlight, which crept brightly through the open window. Curiously, I ran my fingers along the top of the smooth, wooden box then touched the glistening jewels and felt an overwhelming desperation to see what was inside… 


Reading comprehension- Alice in Wonderland. There are 3 different levels. Pick the level you are most comfortable with.

Thursday continued...


Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and keeping safe. There are a range of spelling resources for you to complete. Please choose the ones you would like to do. You do not need to print out the sheets just write the answers or practice the spellings on a separate piece of paper if you like.

The spellings will go onto spelling shed on Friday this week for you to practice the following week. I will be checking to see how you are getting on and awarding points for good participation. Some children will be able to access two spelling lists on spelling shed. Please choose the list that suits you best.

Happy spelling!

Mrs Scott

Friday - 


For grammar this week, we are using the online lesson.


You will need paper and something to write with. When you have finished this lesson, there is a sheet on co-ordinating connectives to complete. You could just write the answers on paper if you don’t want to print out the whole sheet.



Hello everyone and welcome to a new week in numeracy. This week, we are going to be starting a new unit called Multiplication and Division. As you know we have already done some multiplication and division this year. In this unit we are going to learn how to multiply and divide large numbers.


Below is a link to the White Rose Maths website. There are five videos, one for each day of the week.


The sequence I’d like you to follow is:

Monday – Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit.

Tuesday – Multiply 3 digits by 1 digit.

Wednesday – Multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.

Thursday – Multiply 2 digits area model (just a video to watch today – worksheet tomorrow)

Friday – Multiply 2 digits area model.


Here are the worksheets and answers for each day.

Thursday and Friday maths

Area models can be tricky and they sometimes need a lot of explaining, so there are two different videos about them, on Thursday and on Friday. Then there is one worksheet to complete for both days.

You could watch Thursday and Fridays videos together and then attempt the worksheet. Or if you want, you could split it over two days. It’s up to you.

In addition to the White Rose Maths video, I've made two videos of my own below which I hope you'll find useful for understanding area models (apologies about any wobbly camera work - I was holding a webcam while drawing and filming). 

Just a reminder everyone, you can access reading books online at Bug Club.

There are lots of books to read and questions to answer to help you keep up your comprehension skills.

To log into Bug Club, first visit:

Your username is the first four letters of your first name and the first four letters of your surname.

So if your name was David Smith, your username would be davismit (all lower case).

If you are in 5R, your password is Owls20
If you are in 5MS, your password is Huskies20

The school code is beec

You could post a message on Dojo to tell us about the books you have been reading, or you could record a short video of yourself reading and post that.

We have more information about using Bug Club on our school website. https://3450.eschools.co.uk/website/bug_club/491337


Foundation Subjects




PE - If anyone is looking for PE inspiration… Joe Wicks is back this week! He will be doing live PE lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays! So we have put down on our timetable for you to do some Joe Wicks PE today. 


Science- Properties and changes of materials. Complete the ‘Keeping Cool’ experiment.




We have signed up to a great music programme called ‘Charanga’. Children will need login details which Mrs McDonough will send out this week. There are weekly lessons all based around Adele’s ‘Make you feel my love’.

-Google ‘Charanga’

-Login (with details sent this week) make sure you sign is as a pupil/student.

-Click on Adele

-Click ‘Launch Step 1’

Then there are 7 different activities related to the song. Enjoy!


History- Learning about Athens and Sparta. Download and read the presentation about Athens and Sparta. Then, complete the worksheet 2B - can you write a list of similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta? 



PSHE- Different types of infections. Read through the information and decide what the 6 different infections are.



Art- Work by Picasso. Complete the sheet looking at his work, giving your opinion on the colours he chose. 




Lesson 1:  Locate major countries and continents of the world, focusing on the North and South poles

Children use a map and label Antarctica, The Arctic, The Arctic circles and the continents and countries they are surrounded by/connected to.

And finally, 
Material hunt outside
Following on from our science lesson where we looked at materials we found in our homes, I would like you to go for a walk outside to spot the different materials you can find.
You might see materials such as plastic, wood, metal, glass and brick. Make a note of the different materials and think about their properties; are they transparent? waterproof? flexible, strong? etc.
Why are they used for the purpose you see? Some materials might be natural, others man-made and you could make a note of this. It might be handy to draw a simple table to help you record your findings.
Happy hunting!