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Maths 11.06.20


On Monday you were adding and subtracting capacities in ml or l. Today we are going to be doing something very similar... but we are looking at word problems. Remember, hidden in the word problem is an equation you need to work out. Here is the FNL for each time you encounter a word problem:


First - Read the word problem. Notice the numbers/amounts it's mentioned.

Next - Decide if it's addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and write down the equation it's asking you.

Last - Work out the answer! Remember, your final answer must always have the unit of measure (l, ml) that is mentioned in the word problem! 




First - Have a go at these word problems. 


Next - Challenge yourself with these word problems. 


Last - Can you write 5 of your own word problems? Remember, they must be to do with capacity (l or ml)! Make sure you're thinking to yourself, do I want it to be an addition word problem? Do I want it to be a multiplication word problem? If you want to work out your own word problems, that will be even more impressive!

Writing 11.06.20

How did you get on with your creative writing on butterflies? We would love to see your ideas. Remember you can email photos of all of your home learning to:




so Miss Balch and Miss Hallgarten can see!


Today we are going to continue using videos as a stimulus for our writing. Todays is called Taking Flight.



First - Watch the video. 


Next - Did you notice all the different places/settings the boy went? I spotted them going down a street, I spotted them in a jungle, I spotted them in space! Where else did you spot them? Make a list of the different settings the boy and Grandad go to and write a list of adjectives, words and phrases that describe the setting. Remember, think about your 5 senses. What would you be able to hear? see? smell? taste? touch?


Last - Choose a part of this video and use it as inspiration to write a short story. What setting are you going to chose to be in? You might want to challenge yourself and turn it into a warning story... can you spot any problems that happen in the video? What could the solutions be? Think back to Stig's warning story we learnt to help you!


Reading 11.06.20

Have a look through this booklet and choose an activity to do. You could use a book at home or one of the stories on Purple Mash!

On Purple Mash there is a wide range of different extracts from books and questions to answer. 

First - Log into Purple Mash.

Next - Click on 'Serial Mash'. 



Here you will need to choose your age range of books. Have a look at Diamonds, Emeralds and Sapphires. Think about your reading scale for AR and pick a book you think if a good level for you. 


Last - Pick the next chapter you've got to and read it. Pick from the range of different questions and activities to do based on the book you've read!



Over the upcoming weeks you can continue to read through the chapters and answering the questions.


*Top Tip* - Make sure you think carefully about what your interests are, what you might enjoy reading and make sure you pick something that challenges you enough! I always prefer reading books and answering questions on things that I love, like the outdoors, music and books that are funny!

Spelling 11.06.20

Practise these spellings: strange, strength, suppose, surprise, therefore

FIRSTLook at the word and read it. Say it out loud (try saying it a couple of times in different silly voices... this helps you remember it!).

NEXTCover the word and write it.

LASTCheck your spelling. If you didn't get it right, here are some fun ways you can practise:





We would also like to recommend an online resource for all your children (Rec to Year 6) to use during lockdown. Some of our teachers are using it with their children at home - it's amazing!


Sir Linkalot is an award-winning spelling app that is revolutionising how to spell hundreds of tricky words, all the way from Was, They and One up to Fulfil, Manoeuvre and Onomatopoeia. It is not solely for spelling. It also covers the whole technical requirements of English, i.e vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns. Sir Linkalot is kindly giving all parents and schools FREE access during lockdown to enable children of all ages to practise at home. Once you have downloaded it from the App Store - search Sir Linkalot  (there's a small problem with Androids at the moment - unfortunately), tap on the log icon (for 'Log in') at the top right, clicking on ''Have an access code?''. The word 'Free' is both the username and password. You can also view it on a laptop or PC. Type in the browser itself (not a search engine) app.sirlinkalot.org and follow the above instructions (the log icon is for 'log in'). There is also a daily (Mon - Fri), 15 minute spelling show at 2pm that can be accessed via this link  https://vimeo.com/41107595

Science 11.06.20


Today our scientific question is:


How do shadows change when the distance between the light source and the object changes?


First - Look through this powerpoint.


Next - You are going to do a scientific experiment to explore how shadows change the closer or further it is to a light source. Complete this sheet to plan your experiment/what you are going to do. 


Last - Have a go at completing this experiment if you have the resources at home to do so! You are going to explore how the distance between light source and object changes. 


*Challenge* - Can you find the answers to these questions? Use google, your grown ups and books to help you!


Paragon 11.06.20


It was so nice to see some of your renewable energy posters sent to:




We love seeing your learning you are doing at home and if you're not already, take a photo of any home learning you do and with help from your grown ups, send an email to us so we can see what you're doing! 


This week we are going to look at another renewable energy source: Dams. 



First - Research Dams on google. Here are some good websites:


Kids Wiki

Dam Saftey for kids


What is a dam? Write your own definition. 


Next - Watch this video. What is a Hydroelectric Dam? What do you think the benefits of them are (why are they good)? Draw a labelled picture of how they work, or write your own explanation of a hydroelectric dam. 


Last - Research the pros (good things) and cons (bad things) of Dams. Make a list of the pros and cons and then make a final decision. Do you think dams are good or bad? Do you think the pros outweight the cons?


*Challenge* - Can you make a dam? Essentially, a dam is a structure or wall that blocks water from flowing, creating a lake. Can you have a go at stopping a water flow? What materials are good for blocking the water? Have a go at using lots of different materials (sponge? paper? wood? rocks?). What is the most effective? Can you add a feature that lets you control the amount of water that is flowing through? 

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