This week's work.

Hello everyone! 

This week we will continue with a blend of Radioblogging, Pobble365 and book talking tasks to build our english skills. We are looking at shapes in Maths and exploring seeds in Science. There are short (10-20 minute) afternoon tasks to complete too to help you become really confident telling facts from opinions! I am also including a list of spellings for the week (below this paragraph) and these are all to do with the learning we are doing this week. I have also set timestables for the week to crack on with too!

We will do a class Zoom call at 11, all together! Please make sure you are up to date on the chapters and do your best to attend as we will be doing a quick book quiz, reading chapter 20 and setting our writing task for Friday after doing some book talk all together. Please try and sit somewhere quiet so we don't interupt one another with any extra noise! 

Again, I will be in school Monday - Thursday supporting the keyworkers so I will try my best to respond to emails but it will be difficult. I have spent the weekend catching up with everyones work and I've been so impressed!

If you do have questions, send me an email and I will do my best to reply as quickly as I can to you.

Up until now I haven't set a timetable for the work, letting people have some flexibility to complete tasks in the order they choose, but if your child is returning to school in the keyworker class part time please try and follow the timetable to allow an easier teaching day within the keyworker class as at times there will be children from years 1-6. Thank you.

File icon: pdf Spellings linked to the curriculum [pdf 201KB] Click to download

English Writing

This week I have tried to vary the tasks so that we have a bit of a difference for the kids. We will do a mix of radioblogging and handwritten tasks this week. I would like to see work published by them on the radioblog for the days it is set, and photos of their handwritten tasks by email on the Friday please. 

Day of the week Resources to use You will need:

Complete the padlet task and the written task as well.

Laptop/ computer

Magpie book



Read the example story starter below the picture. 

Your task today is to plan your story for "Around the world" you can use the story starter provided as your introduction. Use the planning grid and plan out what will happen in your story. 

Planning grid sheet

With pencil or on PC.


Writing your air balloon adventure!

Use your planning grid to help you keep the flow in your story.


Use the sentence starter sheet (below) and try and use as many different types as you can. Don't forget the comma after the starter. You can tweak them to fit your story...

Example: Under the ground, --->> Above the clouds,...

Planning sheet from Tuesday

Pobble picture document

Magpie book

Writing book


Complete the padlet task and the written task as well.

Laptop/ computer

Magpie book


Zoom call writing task.

I will be setting a writing task after reading the chapter on the Zoom call. We will discuss ideas and the children will be set off to do their task at the end of the call.

Magpie book

Writing book


File icon: pdf 79 aroundtheworld [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Story planner [pdf 224KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Sentence starter sheet [pdf 70KB] Click to download

Reading Response

Don't forget, if you weren't able to join us for our Zoom call on Friday you need to catch up with chapter 15 which is on the youtube channel now!

Chapter sixteen

Monday's task

Write a prediction for what you think will happen next at the end of the chapter.

Chapter seventeen

Tuesday's task

Describe your own flower, it could be one you have in your garden or one you've made up!

Chapter eighteen

Wednesday's task.

Imagine you are Tomas' teacher watching his strange behaviour at lunchtime. What would you say to him?

Chapter nineteen

Thursday's task

Imagine you are Ted. Write about seeing Flicker for the first time. Remember what happened, where was Flicker in the room? What was he doing? How would you be feeling?

Chapter twenty

Friday's task.


Maths tasks

Exploring shapes.

This week year 3 and 4 will be following the same learning again as we continue with our Shape topic. Monday and Tuesday should be mostly revision and reminding of their learning from last year. 

Day of the week Learning required Task to be completed.

Recapping 2D shapes

Watch the video to remind yourself of the 2D shapes.


Complete the Sumdog challenge on 2D shapes set on your computer/tablet.

Try finding examples of each of the 2D shapes in your home.


Identifying and naming 3D shapes.

Today we are going to learn the names of all the 3D shapes we will be exploring in greater detail this week.

Here is a video to help you.


Go on a 3D shape hunt around the house. Can you spot each of the 3D shapes in your home. 

Complete the 3D hunt sheet.

CHALLENGE: Create a bar graph to show how many of each 3D shape you find.


Understanding 3D shapes

Watch the video below

There is also a powerpoint below to help if you need some extra information to help you feel secure.

Complete the 3D shape properties sheet.

Sumdog task of 30 questions set on 3D shapes.


Comparing 3D shapes

We need to be able to compare the amount of vertices, faces and edges 3D shapes have so we can identify what the 3D shape is.

Complete the Properties of 3D shapes - Thursday sheet.

Write the rules for each of these shapes:

 - cuboid

 - sphere

 - triangular prism

Example: Cyclinder = it has 3 faces, 2 are circular and one is rectangular. It has 2 curved edges and 0 vertices.


Using Nets to build 3D shapes.

All 3D shapes can be cut and laid out flat with each part connected (except a sphere), these are called nets.

This video shows how the net of a cube is produced. They also have examples of other 3D shapes you might want to view.

Download and print the nets of different shapes. You will need scissors and glue/tape. Try building some different 3D shapes.


File icon: pdf 2D shapes [pdf 29KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 3D shape hunt [pdf 388KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Properties of 3D shapes - Wednesday [pdf 317KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-n-6123-3d-shape-properties-powerpoint- [pdf 623KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Properties-of-3D-Shapes-Activity - Thursday [pdf 134KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-26831-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Cylinder-Can [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-26832-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Triangular-Prism-Tent [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-26833-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Cube-Packing-Box [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-26834-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Cone [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-2858-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Triangle-Based-Pyramid [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-2859-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Cuboid-Cereal-Box [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-N-2867-Real-Life-Object-3D-Shapes-Square-Based-Pyramid [pdf 2MB] Click to download


Learning about seeds

Day of the week Task

Today we are going to think about the different types of seed dispersal there are.

Watch the video below:

Look out in your garden - what examples can you see? Make sure you look high and low as different trees and plants use different methods.


Undertsanding how wind can help seeds to disperse.

Watch the video on dandelions.

Try the seed dispersal experiment attached below. Remember to keep your the test as fair as possible.


Seed reading comprehension task.

There are 3 levels for this task. Depending how confident you are with reading you may need to select a level that you feel confident with. (Free readers should be working at the 3* level). Complete the questions.


Try designing your own parachute for a seed. You can use a piece of pasta to represent your seed, how far can it fly? Draw a diagram to show how your seed would be picked up by the wind from its plant.

You can also have a go at creating your own paper sycamore seed which works like a helicopter. Download the sheet below.


Using your knowledge.

Take the pictures of the different seeds. Look at their features, what do you notice about them?

Try sorting them into the different groups. Explain your choices to adult using as much scientific vocabulary as possible.


File icon: pdf t-t-14397-sycamore-seed-making-helicopters-activity ver 1 [pdf 56KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t3-sc-590-seed-dispersal-by-wind-investigation-instruction-sheet-printout [pdf 102KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t2-e-2195-y3-seeds-and-weeds-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 909KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Seed Dispersal Sorting Activity [pdf 948KB] Click to download

Afternoon Tasks

This weeks afternoon tasks are based on knowing the difference between facts and opinions. I feel it is important for the children to start to get to grips with this concept with everything that they are hearing and exposed to in todays climate. There is a challenge a day to develop this skill.

We will be using the BBC bitesize resouces Monday - Thursday

Day of the week Learning  Task to complete

Understanding facts vs opinions

Watch the 2 videos and complete the verbal activity below video 2.


If you need to revise the videos from Monday.

Try activity one.

Write down 3 facts about your family and 3 opinions about your family. Jumble them up. Ask your parents if they can sort them into facts and opinions. Discuss whether you've written them accurately.


Fact vs Opinions

Today is about identifying facts and opinions within information sheets.

Try task 2 today.

You will need to download the sheet and will need coloured pencils or highlighters to identify the different facts and opinions.


Fact Vs Opinion

Today is about you understanding the difference between facts and opinions when you are writing.

Today we are going to tackle Task 3, we need to make sure both our paragraphs are very clearly fact or opinion.

Mindfulness Task

Today I would like you to try and do a mindfulness task and help yourself to sort your ideas for the weekend.

You will need a quiet room, though you could do this with your family sat on the floor or chairs as long as everyone is going to be peaceful and listen.

When everyone is settled you can set the youtube video to play

It's only 5 minutes but it is similar to what we have done at the end of our Circle Times before.