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Home Learning 11th - 15th January

Please see below for a daily timetable supporting you and your child to continue to access the curriculum at home. Please refer to the blended learning homepage for the principles and advice guiding our home learning offer. We endeavour to provide links that are accessible via  a mobile phone and the learning can then be recorded on paper if appropriate. This can be shared via Class Dojo to enable your child's class teacher to provide feedback and guide you and your child on the next steps in their learning. 


There will be supplementary videos posted by class teachers on Class Dojo and remember to tune in for your stories. :)

Home Learning Support Documents


Friday 15th January 

Active Time 

Joe Wicks

Please log on to YouTube and do the live workout with Joe Wicks at 9am. He is doing one every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you can’t do it live, please catch up when you have time. Enjoy and send us a photo of you doing it!

Word of the day 


What do you think the word hearth means? Look up and write the definition of hearth (hint, you looked it up when we did the vocabulary from Beowulf) and then use it in a sentence.



Here are this week’s spellings.

We are consolidating changing words ending in –f from singular to plural.

Most endings change to ves

Double ff add s.

Words ending fe use ves.

 *roof and belief are exceptions to the rule

 N.B root word is given in bold as well as the words to be learned

Practice your spellings using the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ method.

whiff - whiffs

scuff – scuffs

shelf - shelves

overstuff – overstuffs

plaintiff - plaintiffs

windsurf – windsurfs

handkerchief - handkerchiefs

knife - knives

werewolf – werewolves

flyleaf – flyleaves

Spelling Test

Ask someone at home to test you on this week's spellings. Upload your results onto your Dojo portfolio.



WALT: re-draft our instructional writing to make improvements based on the feedback on learning we have completed.


We are going to write a final draft of our instructions on how to make a Normal helmet or Norman shield. We have done some re-writing based on some feedback and teaching of our introduction and conclusion. So, when you re-write your introduction and conclusion, use the feedback and any editing you have done to make your final draft an improvement.


Remember we need to check that we have completed everything on the toolkit. One area that we didn’t see much evidence of when we marked your work was use of prepositional and adverbial phrases.  Before you start your re-draft, make sure you have 2 adverbial and 2 prepositional phrases in your first draft by editing. If you can’t remember what adverbs and prepositions are, here is some help. An adverb is a word that describes or gives more detail to a verb or an adjective and a preposition often tells you where something is. Here is a list of both words if you can’t think of your own:















Please complete the missing word activity below where you will need to add in an adverb or preposition. There is also a video on Dojo to watch to help you with this before you have a go. Then you need to make sure you use adverbial and prepositional phrases in your re-write to add more precise detail to your instructions.

1. After that, cut 6 strips of paper and ________________ apply glue to the ends.

2. Finally, _____________ stick the strips of paper ______________ the helmet.


Remember we are working in school, so if you get stuck or are not sure what to do, send us a photo of your work, explain what you are finding hard and we will get back to you. Now that you have Chromebooks, you can also share the document you are writing with us (Mrs Ray and Mrs Channon in Yew class and Miss Bowden in Willow) and we will comment like we have done in class.

Times Tables 


TT Rockstar's

There is a new battle between Yew and Willow class. Who will win on Friday?       


You are going to start completing a daily Ninjas sheet as you all enjoy it so much.

Complete as many questions as you can in 5 minutes!

The answers will be uploaded tomorrow so you can mark your answers.


WALT: investigate patterns in multiplication.

After yesterday's arithmetic paper we noticed that this question (70 x 60) caught a lot of children out.

Please watch the introduction video on Class Dojo to see how to tackle the questions.


Once you have completed the three worksheets have a go at the purple challenges.


Purple Challenge

True or false?

a) 0.3 x 0.05 = 0.003 x 5

b) 60 x 0.7 = 0.6 x 7

c) 90 x 0.08 = 800 x 0.009


What is the same and what is different about these number facts?

4 x 7 = 28

40 x 7 = 280

400 x 7 = 2800

How does knowing your 7 times tables help?



Please see the ‘Generic Reading to do at home’ link on the school website to choose a book for your daily reading.


You should all have received an email invite from Epic books. We have assigned you books to read on here. 

Afternoon Activity

This afternoon, we would like you to do the following (which is what we are doing in school).

  • Please can you read for 30 minutes – there are books on Epic if you need them. Make sure that you are reading books that are the right level for you if you have read all the ones we have allocated for you. Please quiz if you are ready, you can quiz on Accelerated Reader.
  • Next, we are going to do PE in school. So, you have a couple of options – if you can and it fits in with the rest of the family working from home, do some exercise outside like running, cycling, scooting or going out for a walk. If that isn’t possible, go on the home learning page for PE and pick a couple of activities to do. The link to the page is here:

Then RE. We would like you to answer the ‘big question’ was Jesus the Messiah? If you remember, you did this with Mrs Channon before Christmas. Here are some photos to remind you what you discussed: 

Next, watch these clips (that you watched in class) as a reminder:

Finally, please answer the question (is Jesus the Messiah) in 1 or 2 sentences – a yes or no answer is not enough. When you are done, please upload your answer to Dojo.


  • Finally – Golden Time, yay! Do something at home that you enjoy doing – some colouring maybe (below is a link to some intricate, lovely pictures) or build a tower from some playing cards (see below). Send us a picture on Dojo of what you did for Golden Time.