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26th June 2020

Hello Happy Hippos and Lovely Lions,

We hope you are well! We are so looking forward to meeting up with you next week, we hope you are too.

Here is next weeks homelearning- enjoy!


Here are some fun facts about Chinas terracotta army-

Have a look at the PowerPoint information on the terracotta army too-


Using this information you could make-

  • A quiz for your friends to answer about the army
  • A PowerPoint of the information you have found out
  • A story about the army using the facts you have learnt
  • An information booklet



Here are the next two oak lessons on 2D shapes.

 If you fancy a challenge…

Challenge 1-


Challenge 2-

Challenge 3-  you can use shapes from home, draw your own shapes or print off the sheet if you can to solve this problem.


SPAG:    Spelling-

We are going to recap the suffixes ‘s’ ‘es’ ‘ed’ ing’ ‘er’

Using the grid words how many different accurate words can you create using these suffixes? Remember some words will be used more than once.

Challenge- can you use these words in a sentence?



What is a consonant? What is a vowel?


CHALLENGE: Write as many prepositions that you can think of then choose 5 to write into descriptive sentences?

CHALLENGE: Can you explain how you know which one is correct and which ones are incorrect?




Activity 1: Headline vocabulary:

A headline should be short, snappy and give the reader an idea about what the story is about. It should also make them want to read on.

They try to use words that grab the reader’s attention. Complete the vocabulary task.

Activity 2: Create your own headlines!

Carefully read these short newspaper stories and create an interesting headline for each, which will grab the reader’s attention. Using a thesaurus (online if you don’t own one) would be an excellent way to help with interesting vocabulary choices.  CHALLENGE: Can you use alliteration?

  • Three children were walking across a field in Waterlooville when they discovered a hole. At the bottom of the hole was a chest filled with gold and silver. The children ran and told the police about their discovery.


  • Two days ago a kitten called Cookie, belonging to Mrs Edge, climbed a tree. It got stuck at the top and could not get down. A large crowd gathered. They could not help the cat. In the end they sent for the fire brigade. The firemen put a ladder up the tree and brought the frightened cat down.


  • Late last night, three men disguised wearing wigs and sunglasses stole over £1000 worth of goodies from a sweet shop. They smashed their way through the front door around midnight and filled sacks with delicious treats. It is hoped that they will be found and arrested soon.


  • Cunningham, a local headteacher, is celebrating his first prize win at a local gardening contest. His beautiful display of flowers beat many other contestants. Rumours have it that his own back garden looks better than the Queen’s! Photographs of his display can be seen on our website.


Activity 3: Now you’ve practiced lots of the features of an article, you are ready to report on the School dragon story. THIS WILL BE PART OF NEXT WEEK’S LEARNING TOO – it is important to spend some quality time following the steps that we do in school when writing so that you produce the best piece of writing you can.


  1. Plan your writing
  2. Write your first draft
  3. Spend some time editing and improving – monkey ears, read it through with an adult, use a thesaurus to improve word choices, check all your sentences don’t start the same, check spelling and punctuation.
  4. Then publish – be proud of your hard work. There are many blank templates on line to help you present your work correctly. Here is a link to help



First, create a name for your newspaper and a headline for the article.

After that, write your newspaper article – remember to include:

  • Who, where, when and what, how! Go back to your research to find this information.
  • How people reacted and felt – this is a good time to use your speech.
  • What is going to happen next (be creative)
  • Conclude with somewhere that people can go / call / email for help, to give more information, for support.


SUPPORT: Use the example template for a similar news article that you can use a model to support you.


Challenge: Vary your sentence structure: Can you use a fronted adverbial to show (e.g. Still shaking in fear, Mrs. Pike stated she was just so grateful that the children weren’t in school at the time of the attack.)  Word mat provided to remind you of the options.–fronted-adverbials-ks2-word-mat-list-_ver_6.pdf?__token__=exp=1592815621~acl=%2Fresource%2Ff5%2Fc4%2Ft-l-4647–fronted-adverbials-ks2-word-mat-list-_ver_6.pdf%2A~hmac=60e431cd62337003b83721978d6b06603200626e08fd5407893a343bd8ff2054


Can you use a subordinate clause (Mrs. Atkins, a year 3 class teacher, was shocked by the damage cause.)



Guided reading:  Dragon poems.

Here are 4 short poems about dragons. Read them aloud, you could even perform them if you want to.

Poem 1: Ancient Dragons


Dragons, they say, lived long ago.

Where they came from, I do not know.

Some like to fly and roar and prance.

Others are colourful and love to dance.

Long tails,

Huge wings,

Golden eyes,

Sharp claws,

Scaly skin,

Forked tongue …

I’m glad they don’t live here any more.



Poem 2: Fly Dragon Fly


Fly, dragon, fly,

Higher and higher.


Breathe, dragon, breathe,

Flames of fire.


Blink, dragon, blink,

Your eyes of gold.


Sleep, dragon, sleep.

You are ever so old.



Poem 3: Friendly Dragons


Friendly dragons are fun,

Flying through the air.

If it wasn’t for their fiery breath

You’d hardly know they were there.


They like to make sandcastles,

And play football in the park,

And thanks to their fiery breath

You can find them in the dark!




Poem 4: My New Pet.


My new pet is a curious kind.

It popped out of an egg that I did find.

With beady eyes and curly claws

And razor sharp teeth filling its jaws.

Enormous wings like leathery sails,

Scaly armour right down to its tail,

Roaring and huffing and puffing out fire,

To eat you for dinner is all it desires.

It’s not a snake, or a lizard, or bat …


My pet is a DRAGON!


How about that?




Which one do you prefer and why?

Look at the styles, shape, rhyming patterns and rhythm when reading them. Make notes around the poems, draw pictures of what comes to mind (like a read aloud think aloud).

Hint: These might help you with your English next week.




Have you noticed that when you play with magnets, they don’t need to be touching to have an effect on a magnetic object? Using magnetic force to act on objects from a distance happens all the time at scrapyards. Watch this video here .

Can you draw and label a scientific diagram, showing either the rotating magnet or the plate magnet and its use at the scrapyard? Here is an example of a different experiment, drawn as a scientific diagram. Notice how the drawings are simple and the illustrator has used a ruler.

Challenge – Explain the effect that electricity had on the plate magnet.


Music from Mrs Sumba

Hans Zimmer

Go to the website below and watch Naomi Wilkinson’s video about Hans Zimmer

Why is Hans Zimmer considered a musical trail blazer?

Now listen to the whole piece in the second video.

Zimmer tells us to,

‘Do what you wanna do with it!’

How can you ‘play and get creative’ with this piece?



Science from Miss Stapley

Giant Bubbles  – watch the video

  • Make a home-bubble mixture and wands. Use them to look more closely at the characteristics and behaviour of soap bubbles.
  • Experiment with different shapes and sizes of bubbles and see what you can and cannot control about bubbles. Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.
  • Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round. – details on the information sheet.

You will need:

  • Good quality washing up liquid
  • Water
  • Glycerin (optional)
  • Plastic tub or other container for bubble mixture
  • Measuring jug (optional)
  • Various things with holes in them for blowing bubbles with. Watch the video for ideas. Straws, pipe cleaners, paperclips, coat hangers, cookie cutters and cake tins with removable bottoms are all particularly good.
  • For giant bubbles: wooden spoons (or other sticks), a couple of metres of string and a small weight you can thread through it, like a metal key ring or nut.

What to do:

A mixture we found that works is 1 litre of water, 100ml of washing up liquid and 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of glycerin. Blow some bubbles!

Put a straw into your bubble solution and try blowing gently into the liquid. You should be able to make a lot of bubbles very quickly. Then dip one end of a straw into the solution, take it out and blow gently through the other end. See if you can control the size of bubble you can blow out of the straw.

Try making bubbles using things with bigger holes, like a paperclip or pipe cleaner bent into a circle. Try poking a dry finger into a bubble, then try the same thing after dipping your finger in bubble solution.

Try making bubbles inside bubbles by poking a straw dipped in bubble solution into an existing bubble and blowing again.

Try out objects with different shaped holes, like cookie cutters or pipe cleaners bent into other shapes. Try objects with really big holes, like a coat hanger or a cake baking tin with its bottom removed. Try making giant bubbles with the special wand we show you how to make in the video.

Going Further:

  • You can experiment with your bubble mixture and giant bubble wand to see just how big you can get your bubbles to be. There are lots of different bubble mixture recipes on the internet, just search for “soap bubble recipe”.
  • You could try making two or three of them and comparing how good the bubbles they make are.


Re from Miss Honeywell

Our school patronal feast day takes place on Sunday 28th June. In order to prepare for this special time of the year, please choose ONE of the following activities in order to learn more about St. Peter…


  • Write a diary entry as St. Peter, when he escaped from prison. Describe how he felt when the Lord sent an angel to free him from the jail that Herod had cruelly locked him up in. How did they get out of the prison?


  • Jesus told Peter, ‘I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven’. Design the keys and include as many symbols as you can to represent St. Peter and why he was so special. What would the keys be made of?
  • Jesus said to Peter, ‘You are a rock, and on this rock I will build my church’. Could you paint or decorate a stone or pebble, to show ways in which to build God’s church? (e.g. by spreading love, faith and Good News).
  • Create a selection of short prayers to ask for God’s guidance during the global pandemic. How could we demonstrate the courage, faith and commitment that was demonstrated by St. Peter, as we work to support others?
  • Take a look at the St. Peter’s logo on our school website. Can you re-design the crest so it reflects the qualities of St. Peter? (e.g. trust,  hope, responsibility). Why did Jesus say ‘feed my lambs’? How might St. Peter ask us to continue God’s work on earth?
  • Use the internet to research St. Peter – can you make a fact file about our school saint? Which key words might you use as part of your factual information page? Were there any articles about St. Peter that particularly interested or surprised you?



Art from Mrs Pearson:

Art Challenge: The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT
The title for your art this week is The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT. This can take the form of a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a collage or anything else that you would like to create. As always, I’m sure you will impress me with your creativity! Here are some ideas:

CHALLENGE: Design your own vehicle, maybe one that flies and can float on water!
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too. Please email your artwork to me:
Thank you
Keep creating and keep safe!
Mrs Pearson




Have another lovely week Year Three!

Art homelearning

Art Challenge Feast Days

We have two important Feast Days in our Church calendar for June. The 19th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart and 29th June is the Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul.
For your art challenge this week I would you to do a creation linked to either of these Feast Days.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an object of devotion and always falls 19 days after Pentecost.
As you know, St Peter was given the ‘keys to heaven’ by Jesus and was our first Pope and in Matthew Ch16v18 Jesus said ‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.’ He is also the Patron St of fishermen. St Paul changed from not believing in Christianity to spreading the word through the letters that he wrote. Naturally, he is the Patron St of writers.
Ideas to inspire you:


Alternatively, you could do artwork to do with the Patron St that you have been linked to in school (England St George; Scotland St Andrew; Ireland St Patrick: Wales St David), or the Patron St of your home country.
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me:

19th June 2020

Hello Happy Hippos and Lovely Lions, 

 We hope you are loving all of the work we have set for you- who knew there were dragons around! 

Here is our learning for this week…



China is well known for origami, a skill taught in which paper is folded to make art work. Below is a link to make your very own origami fox!

Can you challenge yourself and make any other animals?


English:  Direct speech

Activity 1: Revision.

What can you remember about how to punctuate speech? Remember: Speech is what someone is saying. The attachment gives you lots of different activities around speech to help you revise how to correctly punctuate sentences where someone is speaking. Think hard about all the work we’ve already done in class but there’s also a handy parents guide for a grown up to help you if you get stuck.

Speech SPAG and sentences

Activity 2:

In newspapers, reporters often use direct speech in their stories.

When interviewed about the Dragon incident at school. The following staff members had the following to say:

Mrs Pike: I couldn’t believe what I saw. The classroom was a total mess and all the children’s work was destroyed. I’m so grateful we weren’t in class at the time.

Mr Cunningham: It’s a nightmare. There is a huge amount of damage which will cost so much money to repair.

Miss Shaw: The dragon was enormous. Smoke billowed from its nostrils and the screech that came from it was deafening. I was terrified.

Mr Chapman: Tiles were falling off the roof and parts of the classroom were still smouldering. I had to work quickly to make sure the site was safe before anyone got seriously hurt.

Rewrite these sentences using the correct speech punctuation – this will be for a newspaper so you need to add as much information for the reader as possible.



-Use inverted commas around the words that person is saying.

-Who is speaking? How are they speaking? You are not allowed to use the word ‘said’. Can you add an adverb or further information to improve the sentence?

– You can split the speech in 2 sections.

– Can you improve the rest of the punctuation?

Challenge: Can you add a subordinate clause to give extra information?

There are many different ways to write speech sentences. Have a go at different ways to see what you prefer and what you think sounds best.

Here are some examples:

“I couldn’t believe what I saw! The classroom was a total mess and all the children’s work was destroyed. I’m so grateful we weren’t in class at the time!” exclaimed Mrs Pike despondently.

Mrs Pike, one of the year 3 teachers at St Peter’s Primary school, exclaimed “ I couldn’t believe what I saw! The classroom was a total mess and all the children’s work was destroyed. I’m so grateful we weren’t in class at the time!”

“I couldn’t believe what I saw!” exclaimed Mrs Pike as she struggled to fight back tears, “the classroom was a total mess and all the children’s work was destroyed. I’m so grateful we weren’t in class at the time.

Challenge: If you’d like to challenge yourself, please take a look at this PDF. It tells you all about direct speech and reported speech. See if you can rewrite any of your sentences from your work as reported speech instead.


Guided reading:

  1. Complete the comprehension task below. There are 3 levels so ensure you challenge yourself – ask a grown up to help you decide if you’re not sure.

Reading comrehension

2. Take some time to read a selection of newspapers and articles. Think about the way they are written, what they trying to tell you, how the journalist makes it interesting for the reader. The Newsround website is a great place to start. First News (the paper we have in school) is also offering free downloads of digital copies, available via their website with an email address.





Here are the next two Oaks Academy lessons to complete- here is a revision lesson on parallel and perpendicular lines from last week.

Here is a lesson starting our new learning on 2d shapes-

If you fancy a challenge try these –



SPAG- spelling 

young double touch
trouble country rough

This week we are focusing on the /u/ sound spelt ‘ou’. Look at the words above. ‘box up’ these words, for example-

 Challenge- can you now create a word search hiding these words?




  1. When do we add ‘a’ or ‘an’ before words? Write the rule down.

Challenge: Can you think of any exceptions?

  1. What is a prefix? Complete the following activity.

Challenge: Can you find the meaning of each prefix? Can you think of any other examples  – create a word web for each prefix.

  1. Use your English work to complete.

  1. Remember that an adverb adds to the verb.


Have a watch of the following video . Feel free to explore other videos in the Magnets collection in addition to this one if you’re interested. If you have them, have a play with some magnets to see if you can get them to attract/repel each other. Or you could use toy trains like these.

Here’s an Activity Sheet to complete.

This website has a very good explanation and an interesting experiment to try too…


Music from Mrs Sumba

Go to the website below and watch Naomi Wilkinson’s video about Grazyna Bacewicz.

Why was Grazyna  Bacewicz considered a musical trail blazer?

Now listen to the whole piece in the second video. Can you hear the morse code pattern  v …-  for victory?

Why not try creating your own secretive rhythms

  1. This is top secret.

2. Don’t tell a soul.



Science from Miss Stapley

Balloon Car Racers  – to watch the video

The activity – Make cars which are propelled by balloon power.

ExpeRiment with designs and see what factors affect how fast or how far your car goes.

Learn how a balloon car works just like a rocket.  – to view the information sheet

What to do:

  • Make a balloon car based on the instructions Mark gives in the video.
  • Decide how you will judge what makes a ‘good’ car – is it how far it goes or how fast it goes?
  • Investigate what happens if you have bigger or smaller wheels (you can use other types of lids or make wheels from cardboard and use blu-tac or glue to attach them to the kebab skewers).
  • Investigate what happens if you change the design of your car in other ways – you can watch the video again for inspiration for other designs.

Going further challenge:

  • Measure how far your car travels using a tape measure.
  • Time how fast your car travels ½ a metre – would double the speed be the time that your car would travel 1 metre? Test it out.
  • You can find the speed of your car in metres per second using a stopclock and a tape measure: Measure the distance the car travels (in metres) then dividing that distance by the time it took to travel (in seconds).


History Learning: Windrush

June 22nd marks the anniversary of the arrival of the ‘Windrush Generation’ to Britain in 1948. Learn about the event by reading this comprehension text and then complete the Geography activity afterwards.

Windrush Geography Activity

Friday 12th June

Hello Year Three, we hope you are all well?

We won’t be posting any more baking photos or photos of Odi the dog, as we are all back in school teaching full time! Mrs Atkins and Miss Shaw are teaching pods of 15 in year R and Mrs Pike is teaching a key worker children pod. But we are enjoying hearing about all of your adventures on our phonecalls.

Here is your home learning for this week, we hope you are enjoying your new topic China-

Topic:  The Great Wall of China.

  1. Take a virtual walk along the Great Wall of China.

  1. Can you create poster about The Great Wall of China? You can include any information but these questions may be a helpful starting point and there’s a website that may be useful too.
  • Who built it and when?
  • Why was it built?
  • The size of the wall – height and length?

  1. Great Wall of China lego activity.

Great wall of china lego



Can you help us? Specialist believes it may be a similar species of dragon to the one that has been spotted recently in The USA. Watch the video clips to see for yourselves!


Part 1:

Discuss what you think might have happened at our school. Use the hand template to think of key questions you would need to investigate in order to be able to report on this strange event? Why don’t you draw round your own hand to present your work?


Part 2:

The staff attended a meeting in school this week to find out some more information – we have made some notes for you. Can these help with your investigation? Do the notes answer any of your key questions? What other information about the dragon and the event can you deduce from our notes.


Guided reading: Newspapers

Activity 1: Match the feature of a newspaper to the purpose. You can cut and stick using the attached activity or use this as a guide to present your work how you wish. Can you label a newspaper or find examples of each feature?

Guided reading features of a newspaper

Activity 2: One of the features was ‘facts’. What is the difference between a fact and an opinion? Discuss with people at home / research and record your findings.

Activity 3: Complete the fact or opinion activity. Fact or opinion task 3



Here are the next two oaks academy lessons to complete-

If you fancy a challenge…



Below is a table of all the different graphemes for the long vowel /ee/. Can you add different words containing this phoneme to the correct column?


It’s time for another hunt around your house! This time we want you to take a magnet with you – just an ordinary fridge magnet will do. Make a list of objects which are magnetic (attracted by the magnet) and are not magnetic (are not attracted by the magnet) and put them into a table like this…

Magnetic Not Magnetic



Look for patterns or clues in your observations. What do the magnetic items have in common? As an extra challenge, research what makes something magnetic to see if your observations are correct.


Music from Mrs Sumba

Antonio Vivaldi

Go to the website below and watch Stephanie Childress’ video about Antonio Vivaldi.

Why was Antonio considered a musical trailblazer?

Now close your eyes and listen to the whole piece on the 2nd video.

What pictures come into your head?

Find a creative way to respond to the music. This could be by dancing, drawing, painting or writing a poem. You may have your own idea.


Why not listen to another piece from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons- Spring, Autumn or Summer?


Science from Miss Stapley

**Please note that this activity must be carried out in the presence of an adult to ensure safety**

Safety advice for parents

  • Do the activity on a table which is cleared of any other flammable objects or materials. Use your judgement as a parent to decide whether or not to let your child light the candles on their own.
  • Make sure you’ve blown out any candles after doing the activity. Don’t move a lit candle when doing this activity. Don’t allow your child to touch the wick or candle until it has completely cooled.
  • Don’t leave a lit candle unattended at any time. There’s more extensive safety advice on using candles from the UK Fire Service here:

The activity

  • Make a blown out candle relight as if by magic.
  • Experiment to find out how long a candle will burn in different amounts of air.
  • Learn about the chemistry of how a candle burns.

What you will need

  • At least one tea light or other small candle.
  • Gas-powered cooker lighter (or long handled matches).
  • Glass jars or glasses of various sizes.
  • Stopwatch (maybe the one on your smartphone) or other way of measuring time.

What to do  – for information sheet about the activity.

Going Further Challenge: Learn more facts about fire:  Make a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher for your candles:  Watch a video on how candles are made:  Use a candle to suck water into a glass like Josh does at the end of the film:


RE learning from Miss Honeywell

Following the celebration of Pentecost in our Church calendar, we would like you continue to reflect upon our Mission and how we can ‘use the gifts God gave us to make our world a better place’.

Just as the Holy Spirit had appeared to the Apostles of Jesus and gave them hope while they were in Jerusalem, we would like you to consider how YOU can use the power of the Holy Spirit to support and encourage others.

Can you complete ONE of the following activities, to explore how we can continue God’s work on Earth as His followers?

– Design a logo for a charity that you feel could be made in order to support others. You can be as creative as you like! Can you include symbols of the Holy Spirit?

– Research one of the following organisations: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Missio. What is special about this charity? How do they put the needs of others first?

– Create a new school Mission Statement for St. Peters – what else can we do to help others in our community and the wider world? Which actions do you feel would be most important?

– Paint a picture of Oscar Romero. How did he follow the values set out by our school Mission Statement? Can you include key facts about his work?

– Write a letter to your local priest. Could you suggest any ways in which you could support the Church in raising money for good causes, in the future? E.g. by helping in a bake sale or coffee morning, once it is safe to do so.


Art Challenge from Mrs Pearson

Key Stage Two for your art challenge this week I would like you to do a piece of Artwork linked to a poem or book. This could be a collage picture from Owl and the Pussycat, or a STREETART word from a war poem. You may even design a new front cover for your favourite book. Let your fantastic imaginations go wild! WOW! CHALLENGE: Read the poem or part of the book aloud to your family, using expression.

Ideas to inspire you:

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson


Have a lovely week and stay safe Happy Hippos and Lovely Lions!

Friday 5th June 2020

Hello everyone! Just to reiterate – it is not a requirement to complete all of the tasks listed. We have said that you should complete the Guided Reading, English and Maths activities over the week and work on anything else in addition if you wish/can. Please don’t feel that by saying this we are devaluing home learning or that it is not important. It is crucial to set time aside some to do school work. Again, don’t feel restricted by these activities either; if your child is motivated to do other reading, writing or Maths that is better centered on their interests, feel free to do these instead.
Here is this week’s home learning…

Find the year you were born, what Chinese animal are you? How about members of your family? Can you research what this means?
According to Chinese legends, what traits do people born in these years have? Does this sound like you? Record your thoughts as creatively as you’d like.
Feeling creative? Make your own Chinese dragon using the link below.

Use the image below and the word mat to write a description of the dragon. Try to include powerful adjectives, similes and fronted adverbials (to show where, why or how).

For example: Glaring red eyes stared down and its wide cavernous nostrils flared. His huge hulk of a scaly green body slowly moved up and down with each furious breath. Without warning colossal explosions of flames erupted from its mouth, shooting wildly in all directions, like a ferocious, erupting volcano.

Dragon word bank

Dragon word bank 2

Guided reading:
Read the following Chinese fairy tale wither on your own or with a grown up. Talk about the story and make sure you understand it. Here are some comprehension questions for you to discuss and respond to:
1, What are the four Dragons that lived in the Eastern Sea?
2. What did the four Dragons see while they were playing hide-and-seek in the cloud?
3. Based on the fairy tale, who can give rain to the people on earth?
4. How did Jade Emperor respond to the Dragons request?
5. What happened the next day? Did it rain?
6. What was the Long Dragon’s idea about making rain?
7. What did Jade Emperor do when he learned that the Four Dragons made rain without his permission?
8. What did the Four Dragons become in the end?

CHALLENGE: Think about fairy tales that you know (Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the three bears, Hansel and Gretel etc) How is that fairy tale similar or different to the Chinese fairy tale?


Below is a range of homophones. Can you use a dictionary or the internet to find the different definitions for each of these words?

Can you now write/ draw these homophones in a way that will help you remember? For example-

Below is a lesson to help you revise your angle work from the last couple of weeks.
Can you remember when we learnt about perpendicular lines? Here is a reminder:


Hopefully from the BBC Bitesize videos from last week’s home learning, you found out that forces are pushes and pulls which act on objects. This week we are going to be investigating one of the forces in closer detail. Friction is a force which resists movement between two objects. It slows things down and tries to stop them moving.
Our investigation compares how things move on different surfaces. Follow the instructions here…#

Friction Experiment

We recommend trying out surfaces such as sandpaper, a towel, tin foil, lino, carpet and bubblewrap or corrugated cardboard and using the 2-star Recording Sheet, found here:

Friction Recording Sheet


Music from Mrs Sumba
Go to the website below and watch Naomi Wilkinson’s video about Heitor Villa Lobos.
Why was Heitor Villa Lobos considered a musical trailblazer?
Now listen to the whole piece on the 2nd video.
Choose your own form of transport. What is the main rhythm it makes? (For example what rhythm might the pedals on a bike or the oars on a rowing boat make?
How could you play this rhythm? (Perhaps you could recreate the rhythm of the oars by splashing your hand in a bowl of water.)
What other sounds does your transport make? How can you add these? Could other members of your family join in so you can layer the sounds?


Science from Miss Stapley

Homemade Lava Lamp

Experiment with objects of different shapes and sizes. See what makes a difference to whether something sinks or floats in water.

Learn how an object’s density affects if something is likely to sink or float.

Questions to ask children:

  • Before each activity: can you predict what will happen? Why do you predict that? (For example, can you predict what will happen when we squash the tin foil really tightly?
  • Can you predict what will happen if we use metal spoon instead of a plastic one?
  • Can you predict what will happen if we peel the fruit?) Why does the diet drink float while the non-diet one sinks?
  • What do you think will happen when we pour the oil into the glass of water? Why?
  • What do you think is in the bubbles that are rising up in the lava lamp? Why do you think they sink back down again?

Going Further:

  • You can give your child or children a lump of plasticine and explore how to mould the plasticine into shapes that float. Discuss what the floating shapes have in common compared to shapes that sink.
  • The density of an object affects its buoyancy. You can learn more about this and how density affects whether something sinks or floats here:
  • Buoyancy You can try to make a ‘density tower’ by floating liquids of different density on top of each other, as shown in this video:
  • Here’s a quick lava lamp using fizzy water –


Art Challenge from Mrs Pearson

Read all about it! St Peter’s are IN THE NEWS!

For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you to produce some art using old newspapers or magazines!  It can be anything from cutting out shapes and creating your own abstract art, or landscape, to making something using Paper Mache.  What you make can be left black and white or even painted (using watercolours is very effective).  Whatever you create I’m sure you will ‘Make the headlines’ on the Art Blog!

Ideas to inspire you: