Home learning 11.1.21-15.1.21

Hello everyone, we hope that you are all well and keeping safe. Please take a look at  the below copies of your English, Maths, History, Science, DT  and RE activities which are already on your Microsoft Teams. You shouldn’t need to print anything (you can always write it  out if you need to)  to complete this work, though it would be useful for you to record your ideas down and keep them all together in a notebook or work book at home. You should be able to complete these activities on your own as we understand your grown ups may be working from home. During the live check in sessions, your teacher will suggest the activities you should complete for that day and give you the appropriate briefing. These live check in sessions will be three times a day, except Friday afternoons. We will set you new work for next week and this will be posted on Microsoft Teams every Monday so that you have a whole week to work through it from home. Thank you for your patience last week and well done for giving remote learning a go. The work that has been handed in is excellent.

A couple of polite reminders

  • Children are to choose a small selection of pictures of their work to upload onto Teams. This will then allow the teachers to view the work and give brief feedback.
  • Please remind your children to only use the chat bar for learning purposes only. If they have any question once the live session has ended, they are to message the teacher directly on Microsoft Teams.

Take care everyone, Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and Mrs Cairns.



L.O: To analyse and interpret a setting description from an extract.



L.O: To practise and apply knowledge of suffixes -ary/-ery




L.O: To plan the opening




L.O: To write the opening




L.O: To practise speech with punctuation



Support tasks:

Continue to use the PowerPoint PDF to support your writing of the story opening. Make sure you email us some examples of your sentences.


Challenge Activity:

Can you draw a set of speech bubbles to show a conversation that may have happened between two of the borrowers? Now try to add speech punctuation.



As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set.


Which Prayer
Were Special
You’re Through
Until Though
Believe Threw

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT: Please send a photo or upload a document of your work on The Borrowers so far. You will need to complete all 5 lessons we have set in order to do this.


Daily Arithmetic: 

Use the following links throughout the week (10 minutes a day) and choose different activity from the one websites a day.

Daily ten – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

TTR – https://ttrockstars.com/

Sumdog – https://www.sumdog.com/en/

Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Top mark – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Maths Frame – https://mathsframe.co.uk/

Maths lessons for this week –

Lesson 1: To be able to read, interpret and comparing pictograms.


Lesson 2: To be able to construct pictograms.


Lesson 3: To be able to read, interpret and compare bar charts.


Lesson 4: To be able to construct bar graphs.


Lesson 5: To be able to construct bar graphs.




If you are finding these too tricky give these lessons ago –

Lesson 1: To be able to read and understand pictograms.  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-understanding-pictograms-6xj62c

Lesson 2: To be able to construct pictograms


Lesson 3: To be able to read and interpret bar charts.


Lesson 4: To be able to collect and present data using tallies, tables and graphs


Lesson 5: To be able to interpret and present data in pictograms and bar charts.




Have a go at answering this question.


LO: To be able to describe how different interpretations about Vikings have been reached by evaluating different historical sources.

Why did the Vikings have such a bad reputation?

Task 1: Look at the picture… Can you predict what is happening?

The above picture is an illustration from the raiding at Lindisfarne. From an Anglo-Saxon Chronicle they gave a recount of what happened there. 

AD 793.

“This year came dreadful warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the sky. These tremendous signs were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after,  the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island, by slaughter.”


Later in 1965, Vikings were written about again.

“Rampaging Vikings, or Norsemen, from northern lands now known to us as Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, in their determination to (become) traders, merchants, and seamen, overran .. southern Europe, like a plague upon the inhabitants.

They shamelessly robbed the islands we now refer to as Great Britain and Ireland.  So fierce were these Norsemen that many of the priests were said to close their sermons with a prayer: “God, deliver us from the fury of the Northmen.”

So what were the Vikings really like? What sort of people does it say they were?

Your first task is to summarise what people felt the Vikings were like. Challenge yourself and only use 140 characters.

Task 2: Though not all people felt the same way about Vikings. The Vikings, similar to the Anglo-Saxons wanted a better place to live where they could farm and trade. They eventually settled around 870 AD. So looking at the two different extracts, can you use your visualise strategy and draw how you feel the Vikings are being portrayed.

Extract 1:

The Viking raiders came from the sea like hungry wolves, burning the treasures of the Church, putting captives to the sword and carrying off woman and children as unhappy slaves.

Extract 2:

Gunnar and his men had a good summer at sea. The trading was good and there was much adventures. Every man on the ship bent his back to the oar and all were brave when they had to pick up the sword. Each man had truly earned his reward.


Challenge: With your drawings, can you justify using vocabulary from the texts why you have drawn them in that way (for example… ‘like hungry wolves Vikings may be bearing their teeth)

Support: Can you annotate your drawings with suitable nouns, adjectives and verbs that match the description (for example ferocious, rampaging for the first recount, warriors, brave for the second)

Religious Education – Christmas



Take a look at the selection of Christmas cards below. How many of them are religious? What do you notice? Do they present the Nativity accurately?

Task 1:

Watch the following two Bible stories, then try the questions below:





What messages did the angels deliver? What did they say?


Task 2:

Who was the most important messenger – the angels, or shepherds?


Use the card and red key words listed below, to help you write a response to this question.



Suddenly a great army of Heaven’s angels appeared, singing praises to God: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on Earth to those with whom He is pleased!”


Can you draw a suitable Christmas scene to go with this Good News announcement?



Draw a picture of an angel. Now add speech bubbles and include the key messages they delivered during the Christmas story.



Science- Living Things and Their Habitat

L.O. To be able to identify living things.

As part of our living things and their habitat unit, please can you go on a hunt around your house and local area. Record the living creatures that you see.


Can you some sentences about what makes something living. Thinking about:

  • Does it grow?
  • Does it need food to turn into energy?
  • Can it sense the world around it?
  • Does it make more of itself or have babies?


Design and Technology  – 

Your task for this week is to research different money carriers such as purses and wallets. Think about the purpose, the materials, the features, the designs, what you like and what you dislike. You can use this format and write your ideas in the bubbles, or record your own notes and draw the money carriers.


Your Task:

Starter activity – Research the artist Alberto Giacometti.

You are going to create your own tin foil person doing an action pose:

Here are some ideas:


  • Play around with a piece of tin foil before starting of your figure. This will give you a feel of the material and how much you can manipulate it.
  • You may need to watch the video through once and then watch it again pausing it while you complete each stage.
  • Please don’t worry if you need more than one attempt! It took me four goes before I was happy with my figure!


Use a piece of blue tac and stick your person onto a piece of paper.  Now draw the shadow of your person.

A message from Mrs Pearson:  Please send me you artwork by Friday 15th January. I look forward to seeing your fantastic tin foil action figures…and choosing an artist of the week!


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