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Week 3 20/04/20

Week Three


Monday 20th April - Friday 25th April


Below are your home learning activities for this week. Some of the tasks may require you to leave the school website to access the resource. If you are unable to access these, don't worry -  complete the offline home activity instead. 







Focus: Words that convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using the suffix -ate















  • Complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity to learn your spellings.
  • Create a word-art poster, using a repetition of your spelling words to form a shape or picture (see below for an example).







Focus: Questioning


What is questioning in reading?  

Questioning means to seek information so that we can

  • think more deeply about the text
  • check our understanding as we read


How do I question in reading?

Ask yourself questions as you read. If you are reading with a member of your family, share your questions and discuss your answers together. Use the text to help you. Remember there are two types: closed and open ended.

  • Closed questions can simply be answered by a yes or no 
  • Open ended questions encourage us to think deeply about the text (bold stems below). You may have to "read between the lines" and use clues in the text to help you answer them. 




Look at this the cover of A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan.


  • Can you guess what type of this text might be? What makes you think this?
  • There are two characters shown on this cover. What words would you use to describe them and why?
  • What emotion do you think the girl is feeling? Give reasons for your answer.
  • What about the boy?
  • How do you feel about the line they’ve got their eyes on you?


Click the file below to start reading A Place Called Perfect. This preview includes the chapters 1-3. Read together with your grown up. 

If you would like to listen to Tom Fletcher read chapters 1 and 2, see the link below and click here to read what he thinks!

Dont forget, Audible is free at the moment if you want to read on!

Below are some questions to answer on each chapter. You might come up with some questions of your own as you read - make note of these. Discuss the answers together with your grown up to share your ideas and thoughts.


Chapter 1

  • What do you think has happened to the town Perfect?
  • Why did Boy’s heart quicken when the car pulled in?
  • Who do you think The Watchers might be?
  • What emotion is the boy feeling when he is something inside him stung?


 Chapter 2

Note: The first scene is repeated in this chapter, but in the perspective of the girl that Boy had just been watching.

  • What job does Violet’s father love so much? 
  • Violet shivered as the leaves began to whisper. What do you think caused the leaves to make noise?
  • Why did Violet run to the car?  Do you think she is imagining things? Explain your answer.
  • What did Edward Archer say eventually happens to everyone in Perfect?
  • How would living in a town like this make you feel?


Chapter 3

  • How did the family feel about losing their sight so soon? Do you think Dad was nervous about it?
  • Who do you think whispered into Violet’s ear?
  • What happened when Edward and George put on Violet’s new spectacles?



Did you enjoy reading the beginning of this book? Then let us know on the school blog - we'd love to hear your thoughts. You could also share:

  • a question you would like to ask or discuss
  • a piece of artwork based around this text. It could be a drawing taken from a scene, paragraph, a line you liked, or even what the spectacles Violet put on may look like.
  • a prediction about what might happen next!



Offline Activity:

Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book! Just read! Make note of the questions that pop into your head as you read. Organise these into the two categories: open-ended and closed.




Focus: Poetry


Watch this video on poetry and listen out for Joseph Coelho’s challenge!


Activity 1: Greetings Card Poem

If you can’t access the video, don’t worry, your task is simply to write a poem for a greetings card. You can do more than one and it can be for anyone, so you can be as creative as you like! It could be a family member, a friend, a pet or even your bed! Just have fun with it!


Your first activity is to get thinking and plan! Use a mind map to think consider:

  • Who is the greetings card for?
  • What is the main message of my poem? (e.g. thank you, good luck, get well soon, just to say…)
  • What type of poem I write? (click here to help you decide)
  • What poetic devices (below) will I include?



Then create a word bank based around your idea. After that, just get writing! Remember, poetry should be performed so why not challenge yourself to remember it off by heart and read it out loud to a family member. You could even create the greetings card once you are happy with your final poem.


Activity 2: Joseph Coelho Poetry

Click here to find out more about the Poet who has set you the first challenge! On his website, you will find a wide range of videos where he reads his work aloud.  If you can’t access the website, just look at the poem below. Your task is to create a poem with the same title: If All The World Were Paper. Start by creating a mind map of ideas to plan, then draft your poem and lastly edit to up level your work to a final piece. 




Don’t forget to share your thoughts and poems on the blog!


Offline Activities:

Don’t worry about the videos if

you cannot access them. You should still be able to do both activities without them. See if you have any old greetings cards at home for inspiration for activity 1. For the second activity, you do not need to visit the Joseph Coelho’s website. Just read the poem here and get creative!




Click here to access the White Rose Maths Home Learning page where you will find your daily tasks for this week. This week you will need: Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April). 


Just follow these five easy steps…


  1. Visit the White Rose Website here
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.


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.


Monday: Adding decimals within 1

Tuesday: Subtracting decimals within 1

Wednesday: Complements to 1

Thursday: Adding decimals - crossing the whole 

Friday: Maths Challenge


Offline Activities:

  • If you are unable to access the online resources you could try to find a shopping receipt and explore decimals by adding together items from the shopping list. You can also explore decimals on a stopwatch. Can you stop the clock at exactly 1 second, 5 seconds or 10 seconds? How many tenths away from each time are you? How many hundredths?


TT Rockstars



Log in 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.


Offline Activities:

Practise your times tables and do a speed test and seeing how many you can write sums in one minute. You will need to write out your questions before starting. Like so:

1 x 9 = 

2 x 9 = 

3 x 9 = 

and so on. You can mix up the sums instead of doing it in order - the choice is yours! Try to improve your time each day.




If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise regularly this week.



Join the nation and take part in Joe Wicks Live P.E session. Click here to access his YouTube page which will be broadcasting the videos every day this week at 9:00AM. Remember if you can't take part, Joe uploads the session on his YouTube account to complete at a later time.


Offline Activities:

  • Warm up with a light jog around your home or on the spot for 5 minutes. Then try the moves below for a minute each, with a 30 second rest in-between.
  • star jumps
  • forward lunges (left leg)
  • forward lunges (right leg) 
  • push ups
  • squats
  • plank