Home Learning Tasks- Week 3
The home learning tasks for this week are below. Some of the tasks require you to leave the school website to access the resource. Where this occurs, we have provided an alternative activity which appears on this page. If you are able to complete either task, choose the one you prefer. You are of course allowed to do both.
If possible, please share/post examples of your work to the school blog (one of your key grown-ups was sent your password). We would love to see your hard work and creativity. This includes: home learning tasks, any activities that you have chosen to complete yourself (e.g. art projects, baking, creative writing etc), together tasks, 30 day challenges or any other assignments set on the school blog.
Please log in to and complete the set word lists. Your spelling list can be accessed on Spelling Shed through your home page. Click on ‘Challenge Words’.
If you do not have access to Spelling Shed complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity. The words for this week are set out below.
Choose a book. Read the book. Share the story. Post a review on the school blog. Have a look at some questions you can ask for any book that you read.
Audible have opened up their stories for children, free of charge for the length of the closure. Visit their site on the link below.
Reading for pleasure: attached is a downloadable copy of The Railway Children for you to enjoy, if you would like to. There is also an audio version of the story (below) that you may choose to listen to.
Look at the below and choose one.
Rocket on the moon
Talk about this picture with someone in your family. Look at the questions underneath and answer them together.
Rocket on the moon
Look at your chosen picture again and consider what may have caused this event.
Your task, this week, will be to write a newspaper article about the incident in your picture. When writing, it is essential to consider your audience and purpose. Imagine your article will appear in 'First News' so your audience will be children of a similar age to you. Your purpose is to inform.
It would be helpful to begin by creating a plan for your newspaper article.
It is vital to think about the structure of a newspaper report and its features when creating your plan and when you write your article.
Structure of a newspaper report
The features of a newspaper article are:
For more information about the features of a newspaper report, click on the link below
Below is an example of a newspaper report. This will show you how the features are incorporated into an actual article.
Once you have completed your first draft, don’t forget to edit and/or redraft your newspaper report. When you are happy with your newspaper article, you may want to draw an image which will appear in it.
Finally, we would really appreciate it if you post your newspaper article to the school blog.
If you are unsure how to structure your week, you may want to follow the timetable beneath.
Monday: Choose and discuss your picture with a family member.
Tuesday: Plan your report and begin writing your article by creating the headline.
Wednesday: Write the orientation and the first paragraph of the main body section (detailed/extra information about the incident).
Thursday: Write the second paragraph of the main body section and the reorientation.
Friday: Edit and improve your newspaper report.
Just follow these five easy steps…
Remember, to access this resource click on the following link
There are four lessons each week
They all look like this.
There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.
This week, Year 6 will be asked to complete the series of lessons:
Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April)
Lesson 1 - Vertically opposite angles
Lesson 2 - Angles in a triangle
Lesson 3 - Angles in a triangle - special cases
Lesson 4 - Angles in a triangle - missing angles
Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge
Alternatively, are the following statements always true, sometimes true or never true? How do you know?
What about these more complex statements?
Can you find examples or counter-examples for each one?
For the “sometimes” statements can you explain when they are true? Or rewrite them so that they are always true or never true?
Home Learning Task Week 3 – Mental Calculations, and Prime and Square Numbers.
There are two PDF tasks to complete:
1.Square and cube numbers
To access these sheets, you need to log into your BlendSpace account and click on the file named Home Learning Task Week 3.
Alternatively, solve Flora's challenge (two prime numbers make one square number)
Flora had a challenge for her friends.
She asked, "Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?"
Ollie had a think.
"Well, let me see... I know that 4 = 2 + 2. That's a good start!"
Have a go yourself. Try with the squares of the numbers from 4 to 20.
Once you have had some initial ideas, take a look at how three more of Flora's friends started the problem:
Did you go about the task in the same way as any of these children?
What do you like about each method?
Continue working on the problem. You might like to adopt Bailey's or Dina's or Shameem's approach.
Did you find any square numbers which cannot be made by adding two prime numbers together? Why or why not?
Log into SATs Companion using your student login details and work through a rotation of Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Maths throughout the week.
Alternatively, work on this palindrome challenge.
What is a Palindrome?
Palindromes are words (or numbers) that read the same both ways. They are thought to have been used back in 79AD in Ancient Greece, but used in whole sentences and not just words. The most basic of palindromes in the English language are MUM and DAD. Regardless of which way they are written, they read the same.
Here are some more basic palindromes.
One Word Palindromes
Two Word Plus Palindromes
MADAM, I'M ADAM
NO LEMONS, NO MELON
I DID, DID I?
Can you think of any more?
7. TT Rockstars
Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don't forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group.
Alternatively, create your own rap or song based on a times table of your own choice. Below is an example of a song based on the 12 times table. Please note the song does not begin until 5 seconds into the clip.
Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space try P.E with Joe.