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Group 4 faced with symmetry!

Faced with symmetry!

Faced with symmetry!

A change in the weather hasn't managed to dampen our week! What a range of activities we have covered across our bubbles! We hope those of you at home have enjoyed your week too!

Please find below your work for w/c 6th July:

Literacy work


Read chapter 3 of 'The Settlers' on Purple Mash.


Answer the multiple choice questions that have been set for you. 


Complete 'My Perfect Pet' activity. 


Complete Stone Age to do list activity


Complete 'sentence pairs' game. 

Week beginning 6th July Maths 

Week beginning 6th July ICT 


See the attached document for some activities on how to stay safe whilst gaming.

Picture News 


Here are some links to the virtual assembly and the news stories being discussed this week:


Attached below are some learning ideas associated to these stories. 

Week beginning 6th July 2020 Science

Week beginning 6th July 2020 PE

Week beginning 6th July 2020 Topic

Art Superstar!


Neve has continued to do home schooling and has been doing some outdoor learning this week.  She has sent us photos of some amazing art work that she has done near the stream using clay from the stream bed.  It's absolutely amazing!  Well done Neve. smiley

What a lovely week it has been in the sunshine! We hope those of you who are at home have enjoyed the sunshine too! 

Please find below your work for the w/c 29th June:


Literacy work


Read Chapter 2 of 'The Settlers' and answer the multiple choice questions on Purple Mash. 


Complete 'The Dream' activity. 

Wednesday and Thursday

Complete the Hunter Gatherers activity. 


Complete the Stone Age cave painting activity. You could have a go at making a real life Stone Age painting using a piece of paper and natural resources from your garden/surrounding area! 


Your maths for week commencing 29th June is as follows:

Picture News 


Below you'll find the links to this week's Picture News assembly and news stories with some activities to go with them:



Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020 PE

Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020 Topic

Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020 Science

In Bubble 1 we have watched Mrs Ellis's Alebrije art lesson from her class web page and had a go at some ourselves.  Noah did his own pointillism style and I'm sure you'll agree that he created a stunning piece of work!



In bubble 4 we have started looking at the stone age. Children have created some cave art using all natural resources. The red came from raspberries outside the year 4 classrooms.

Hello there,


Well what a week it's been!  Myself, Miss Walker, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Hitchen have each welcomed back a small group of Year 6 children and we've been very busy having a lovely time (even though we're still missing the rest of you).  


Below is your Maths work for the week commencing 22nd June 2020.  

Literacy work w/c 22nd June

Your Literacy work this week will be on Purple Mash. Please log in and look at the 2do's that have been set for you: 


Read the powerpoint all about 'The Stone Age'. This would have been your topic for this term! 


Complete the activity at the end of the powerpoint comparing life in the Stone Age to life now. 


Read the first Chapter of the Stone Age book ' The Settlers' and answer the multiple choice questions.


Complete 'Ash's diary' activity.



Week beginning 22nd June Picture News


Watch the Newsround story and the virtual assembly on the links below:


Think about zoos. Have you ever visited one before? If you have visited, did you enjoy it? If you haven’t, would you like to go?


Do you have a favourite wild animal? What is it? Why do you like it? Have you/would you like to see it for real?


Below is your Picture News newspaper and some activities for you to do based around the news story from this week. 

Week beginning 22nd June - Religious Education


What age do you think you become an adult?  Complete this sentence: I think you become an adult at ….. because…


Answer this question?   At what age can you…

  • Have a bank account
  • Drive a motorcycle
  • Leave school
  • Vote in an election
  • Drive a car
  • Get married
  • Become a Member of Parliament

Make a list of ceremonies (they don’t have to be religious) that mark stages in life.  E.g. what sort of ceremony might someone be involved in as a baby?  As a teenager?  As an adult?  When someone has died?


A rite of passage means when someone leaves one group to join another: for example, leaving childhood and becoming an adult, becoming married.  Some religions have ceremonies at different stages in a person’s life.  Jewish boys and girls have a rite of passage (or ceremony) that they go through as they move from being a child into an adult.  Watch the following video and find out about it.


Draw a Venn diagram and compare the two ceremonies.  Are there any similarities?


        Bar Mitzvah          Bat Mitzvah

Week beginning 22/06/20 PE

Week beginning 22/06/20 Science

Year 6 group 4 Pop Art

Year 6 group 4 Self-portraits

3.2.20 Have a look at our video which gives a flavour of what it will be like when you return to school!

Still image for this video



Are you starting to think about moving to High School?  Are you starting to feel a little bit worried about it?  It's OK if you are, that's perfectly normal - but do try not to worry because it will all be fine.  


Newsome High School has set up a special page on their website to give you information and hopefully answer some of your questions.  Here's the link:


They've also produced a video for you to watch:

Welcome to Year 6! 

Here you will find home learning resources and activities for the coming weeks. Keep checking the Year 6 class page below for updates and new activities. Stay safe and well. Mrs Newsome and Miss Walker :)



Week Commencing 15th June


Good Morning,


Some of us will be lucky enough to be together at school this week and for those of you who remain at home, here's some of the work that we'll be doing in school together.  Enjoy!!






Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be working on some Shakespeare.  Before we make a start on that, we’re going to think about the setting for one of his plays. 




Look at the picture of the desolate, barren moor.  Make a list of words and phrases that you could use in a description.  What can you see, hear feel?  Is it windy?  What effect is this having on the grass and the trees?  Can you use metaphors, similes, personification?  Can you use a rule of three?



Write a description (just a couple of paragraphs) to describe the scene.  Here’s the beginning of mine to get you going: 


High on a barren Scottish moor, in the middle of nowhere, twisted trees watched and waited for the gloomy curtain of evening to descend. Leaning secretively towards each other, mysterious shadows seemed to whisper sorry secrets. Ghostly, eerie, silent.



Watch the animation of Act 1 Scene 1 from Macbeth.


In Macbeth Shakespeare used characters such as the witches to bring dark magic and suspense. In Shakespeare's day those accused of witchcraft, or being a witch, were generally old, poor and single women, widows or 'wise women'.


The witches are really important to the story.  Look at the picture of witches; think about how different they are.  They are all from different versions of Macbeth.  Make a list of words and phrases that you could use in a description.  Describe their eyes, hair, face,  nose, lips, hands, fingers, what each witch is holding i.e potion bottle, spell book, stick/staff.  Try to use really exciting vocabulary.  



Watch the animation from yesterday again.  


Now watch these animations of different versions of the same scene:


Now add to the description you started on Monday and write a description of the witches huddled together on the moor. Here's the beginning of mine to get you going:

Huddled beneath the shelter of a solitary oak tree, three mysterious figures hunched over a steaming cauldron. Removing their jet-black hoods in unison, the three old hags revealed filthy, straw-like wisps of greying hair, which had been combed and knotted together by the fingers of the howling wind.


Below is the speech made by the witches in the first scene of the play.


First Witch:  When shall we three meet again?  In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch:  When the hurlyburly's done, when the battle's lost and won.

Third Witch:  That will be ere the set of sun.

First Witch:  Where the place?

Second Witch:  Upon the heath.

Third Witch: There to meet with Macbeth.

First Witch:  I come, graymalkin!    (We think her familiar (toad/cat) is calling her.)

Second Witch:  Paddock calls.

Third Witch: Anon!

ALL:  Fair is foul, and foul is fair:  Hover through the fog and filthy air.


Today we are going to turn this playscript into narrative (storytelling dialogue) and we are going to mix some description into it.  Remember your speech punctuation rules and try to be as accurate as possible.  


Look at my example:


Into the steaming cauldron they added: …  (I’ll leave that to you)


“When should we meet again?” whispered the first (and ugliest) hag as she stirred and stirred.


“We’ll meet when the battle is over.” mumbled another, studying the spell, “but where and when?”



Watch Episode 2  - All Hail Macbeth!  Thane of Cawdor


Predict what you think will happen next. 


We have already learned quite a lot about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


Make a list of what we know; try to use adventurous vocabulary. 


Using the sheet attached below, create a role for each character - on the inside of each figure write the hopes, fears and personal desires of each character.   


On the outside of the figure, write what others might think and feel about the character.

Science week commencing 15.6.2020


Read the powerpoint and then write an explanation about how light enables us to see.  Explain:


  1. Give an introduction including examples of different light sources
  2. What light is made up of and how light travels
  3. What happens when light hits an object and bounces off

Geography week commencing 15.6.2020 


Read the Powerpoint to find out about lines of longitude and latitude.  There's also a helpful video if you follow this link.


Once you've done that, complete the lines of longitude and latitude on the attached world map.  

PE week commencing 15.6.2020 


Follow this link and watch the video:


Now have a go at this activity.  You can either do it by yourself or with a grown-up or brother or sister.  

Picture News week commencing 15.6.20


Below I've attached your Picture News newspaper and some activities for this week's focus which is managing money - a valuable life skill!


Design and Technology


This activity is linked to your Picture News for the week.  


A money box is a place where we keep our money. It stores it until we are ready to spend it or put it somewhere else, like a bank account so we can continue to save.


  • Do you have a money box, or have you seen one before?


Draw a money box design. Think about:


  • Will you have a coin slot?
  • How will you get the money out of your money box?
  • What colours, shapes, patterns will you use?

Good Morning,  


Hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to returning next week if you've decided to do so.  


Here's your Maths work for week beginning 8th June:

Literacy work for w/b 8th June

Continue to read 'Beth on the Nile' - Chapter 6 has been set for you. Complete the multiple choice questions that have also been set as a '2do'. Then, answer the questions below: 




Have a safe week. Looking forward to seeing some of your lovely faces next week! :)

Miss Walker

Here are some more E-safety activities for you to try:



Literacy work for w/b 1st June

Your Literacy this week is all linked to the online book you have been reading on Purple Mash: 'Beth on the Nile'. It is up to you how you divide the tasks below throughout the week. Read Chapter 5 (which has been set for you) and complete the multiple choice questions and the activity. Then, complete the questions below:


Have a great week! Stay safe and well. Miss Walker :)

Maths work for w/c 1st June 

Mental Health Awareness Week 


Attached below is a document which has details of apps and organisations that can help should you be feeling worried, anxious or even worse!  The resources are absolutely free.  

Below you will find your Maths and Literacy work for w/b 18th May. Stay active on TTRS and keep checking Purple Mash for more online activities!

Literacy work for w/b 18th May

The Lockdown Diary: The time that school was shut

Spend your week writing a 'lockdown diary' with daily diary entries about your experiences at home whilst school is shut. Make sure you date your diary entries so that you can look back on them in years to come. You could even create a memory box to go with your diary including photographs of what activities you got up to, any NHS rainbow resources you have made, newspaper articles from this week. The idea is to capture what this time felt like, what activities you were doing at home at the time, what was happening in the news etc. so that you can look back in years to come at the extraordinary time that school was shut!


I look forward to seeing what you have created. Feel free to email any photos of your work to the school email address - they will be forwarded on to your teachers for them to look at!

Special thanks to Koby and Mason who have been emailing me some fantastic work over the last few weeks! Keep it up!


Stay safe and well. Miss Walker :)

Sorry to barge in Miss Walker but Noah has sent his diary to me and I just have to share!!

Morning Year 6,


Hope you are all feeling fabulous and managing to keep busy.  Below is your Maths work for this week.  I've also added some outdoor learning activities and some Science for you to try too. 


Best Wishes

Ms Newsome   

Here are some outdoor learning ideas for you to try:


Have you ever wondered how a tree drinks?  Why not try this activity and find out?  Email some pictures of your results to the school office and we can put them up on here.  
Or you might want to do some ICT activities connected to E-safety:

Have you had a chance to try out some of the activities on this website?

This week's BBC timetable hasn't been uploaded onto their website but there are new lessons going on to the site all the time so why not have a look and give some of them a try. 


As well as the BBC, there are lessons and activities on Oak National Academy website.



Picture News 


Below I've attached your Picture News newspaper for this week as well as this week's Picture News home learning activities. 

Below you will find your Maths and Literacy work for w/b 11th May. Don't forget to keep accessing Purple Mash where more activities have been set for you and keep up the hard work on TTRS!

Literacy work for w/b 11th May

The Dreamgiver


Watch the following video:

Read the three paragraphs underneath the video. Is the Dreamgiver a 'goody' or a 'baddy'? Why? What is he trying to achieve?

Tuesday and Wednesday

Watch the video again. If you were to leave an item out at night for the Dreamgiver to crack an egg onto, what would it be? Your football boots? Your ballet shoes? Draw a picture of the item and describe underneath it what dream would follow if the Dreamgiver cracked his special egg onto your item.


Think about the Dreamgiver's character. He is kind and generous and gives children pleasant dreams while they sleep. Now think about an opposite character called 'The Dream Catcher'. How would he differ from the dream giver? Draw what he would look like and describe what he would do while the children were asleep.


Design and create your own dreamgiver egg out of any materials you have at home. You can decorate it as you wish (it doesn't need to look like the ones in the video!)


Stay safe and well! Miss Walker smiley


Here's your Maths for w/c 11th May:

Below you will find your Maths and Literacy work for w/b 4th May. Make sure you scroll down further to see an update on the battle of the bands so far and some examples of some brilliant work we have been sent! Don't forget to access Purple Mash this week where you have been set some tasks to do and keep working away on TTRS!

Literacy work for w/b 4th May

A cloudy lesson


Pick an object from your house - it can be any! Hide the object somewhere around the house or in the garden. Write a simple set of instructions for a family member to use to find the object. Did they find it easily? Ask them to feedback on your instructions! Were they clear enough? What could you have changed?


Watch the video below:

Write a list of imperative verbs that link to cloud making. Remember: imperative verbs are 'bossy verbs' that tell us to do something e.g. Blow into the cloud maker.

Wednesday and Thursday

Watch the video again. Write a set of instructions for cloud making. Remember to include:

- Title

- Subheadings

- What you will need

- Method

- Bullet points

- Time connectives e.g. Firstly,

- Imperative verbs e.g. Blow

You may want to include 'Warnings and Safety Information'


Cloud making in the video is a little bit like bubble making!

Challenge: Can you make your own bubble-maker wand using materials from home? Why not test your wand using bubble mixture (washing up liquid and water)? Feel free to send some of your bubble-making pictures and videos to the school email address and they will be forwarded on to us so we can put them on the website!


Most of all, stay safe and well!

Miss Walker smiley





Here is your Maths work for this week.  


Friday is a bank holiday to celebrate 75 years since VE day. 


Watch this useful video – What is VE Day and how can we celebrate this year? 


Have a look at the Powerpoint to find out more about VE day with the British Legion then why not have a go at these activities? 


  • Design a VE day party menu.
  • Imagine you were at the celebrations and write a diary entry of the day.
  • Read the poem below.  Imagine how you would feel hearing the fabulous news after years of war.  Write your own poem.  
  • Create an image or model of a soldier to display in your window. 
  • Make some bunting and hang it in your window. 



An update on the battle of the bands so far - come on Year 6!

Maisy has been busy at Berry Brow creating some fabulous art work.  

Some fantastic work from Koby:




I've received some work from Neve today via email and I thought I'd share:


Neves boat.MOV

Still image for this video

*Check out the link below which will lead you to Yorkshire Water's home learning page! Here you will find activities that you can do in your home and garden!

Enjoy! :)

Below you will find your Literacy and Maths work for w/b 27th April. Please make sure you are accessing Purple Mash where activities have been set for you. Hope you are all well! :)


Literacy work for w/b 27th April

Monkey Symphony


Watch the following video. Before watching, look underneath the video and read the information that sets the scene.

Watch the beginning of the video again where the Gorilla is watching the monkey playing the piano upto where he hears his brother enter the theatre. Write a short conversation between the Gorilla and monkey. If they could speak, what would they be saying? Remember to use the 5 rules of speech to punctuate your short dialogue:

- New speaker, new line

- Open speech with speech marks

- Start each line of speech with a capital letter

- At the end of your speech, you should use a comma, exclamation mark or a questions mark

- Use a reporting clause at the end e.g. laughed the Gorilla hysterically.



Watch the video again, focusing on the character of the strict piano teacher. Watch her body language and facial expressions. What sort of character do you think she is? Produce a mind map of words and phrases to describe the piano teacher's character in the video.


Adjectives e.g. menacing

Noun phrases e.g. the menacing piano teacher

Expanded noun phrases e.g. the menacing piano teacher with coldness in her eyes


Write 3 descriptive sentences using some of your vocabulary to describe the piano teacher. Try to begin each one with a different sentence opener. Remember ISPACE.



Looking at the work you did yesterday, create an advertisement for a newspaper or website to advertise the piano teacher's music lessons. Remember: the advert will have been created by the piano teacher herself so put your own opinions of her character to one side and write as if you were her - she is trying to sell her music lessons!


Thursday and Friday

Watch the video again. Imagine you are the first monkey. The monkey who was kicked out of his piano lessons when he was a child who had now become a cleaner. Write a diary entry of when he arrived home that night, after seeing his brother and what happened that day in the theatre.

Below you will find a timetable and web address from the BBC with some great looking videos and activities for you to try.


Don't forget about and TT Rockstars.  

Monday 27th April 
Tuesday 28th April

Literacy work for w/b 20th April

Little Boat


Watch the following video:

On an A4 size piece of paper, or on the computer, draw/copy an image of a boat in the middle. Fill the space around the boat with as many questions/ 'I wonder...' statements about the video as possible e.g. Who made the boat? Where did it come from? Where is it going? I wonder why the boat keeps going despite setbacks.


Watch the video again. Think about the sights that the boat sees and the environments it travels through. Create a mood chart for the boat as it travels through the different locations in the video. This can look however you want it to - be creative! Try to use higher-level vocabulary instead of adjectives like 'sad' and 'happy' (that's if you are using words!)


Watch the video again. Pick one of the environments that the boat travels through. It could be the calm waters and blue sky or the raging storm! Generate some descriptive vocabulary to describe the setting, then write a short but detailed descriptive paragraph of the environment you have picked.

For example:


perilous storm, severe, relentless, uninviting, towering waves, tremendous, utterly terrifying, uncontrollable wind, howling, lashing, lighting up the sky, crashing, cutting etc. (Your list will be longer)


The perilous storm was relentless and unforgiving as the utterly terrifying waves towered over the little boat, who was now at the mercy of the violent open waters. Bolts of lightning cut through the pitch-black night sky, slicing through the clouds like a sharp axe.

Things to use:

Range of punctuation . , ? ! : ; -

Higher level vocabulary

ISPACE (different sentence openers)


Create a postcard using 1st person from the little boat to a friend to tell them about your journey so far.

Things you may want to include:


How did the journey begin? What obstacles have you faced? What sights have you seen? How have you felt on your journey so far? Where do you plan on going next? Where is it you are trying to go?

From the little boat.


Design and make your own little boat! This can be done using whatever materials you have handy at home. Why not search for some ideas on how to make your boat before beginning? You could also try them in water once you've finished!


Most of all, stay safe and well and look after yourselves!

Love Miss Walker :)



Hello there, 


I haven't given you any arithmetic practise for a while and I don't want you to be forgetting the fabulous skills that you had so here goes some arithmetic for this week (as well as some other stuff).  Don't forget, if you need some help, you can look on the calculation policy in the policies section of the website. 


Remember when multiplying fractions, you multiply the numerators (top numbers) and then multiply the denominators (bottom numbers).  E.g 1/3 x 1/4 = 1/12


When dividing fractions, remember to flip the second fraction and change the operation to a times. Then treat it as a multiplication.  Like this: 1/5 ÷  2/3 = 1/5 x 3/2 = 3/10


Mrs Newsome  :)

Monday 20th April 

Tuesday 21st April


Wednesday 22nd April 


Thursday 23rd April
Friday 24th April

21st April 2020


IT Online Safety 


Have a look at the attached documents below, they've got some fab activities on which will help to remind you how to stay safe on-line. 

21st April 


RE Multi-Faith Project


Below you will find a document which includes some RE activities; it will involve drawing some plans and carrying out some research and using what you already know about some religions.   Why not have a go? 


Here's a scavenger hunt you might like to try when you're outside for your daily exercise.  

Picture News


We use Picture News for our assemblies and they have started to send us some fabulous resources for you to use at home.  Please see the documents below and have a go at the activities. 

Congratulations to the following children who won a certificate on TT Rockstars for their performance in the last battle of the bands! Our most valuable players were: Artan, Amadi, Aaisha, George, Kaidi and Mason.


Thankyou to all of the children for taking part. Don't forget: today is the last day of the competition against other schools- come on Year 6! :)

Monday 14th April

Below are details of a TT Rockstars competition, it's not too late to get involved - we are playing against three other schools - surely you want NJS to be the best!

Monday 14th April

Have a look at this link for some activity packs about staying safe on line:

Friday 3rd April 


Hey there, hope you are all well.  I've had some very important news!  Along with our TT Rockstars subscription, we now have access to Numbots.  You can access this via TT Rockstars or head to and log in using your TT Rockstars username and password.  Have fun!! laugh

Thursday 2nd April


Koby's mum got in touch to share the fabulous wind turbine that he made through his home learning.

Still image for this video

Welcome to home learning


Monday 30th March - Please try to stay motivated and continue to have a go at the tasks that will appear on this page, on your Purple Mash account, Classroom Secrets/kids and as I shall be setting tasks on there too.  Remember to keep working on TT Rockstars.


I've set up a blog on Purple Mash for all Year 6 pupils so do get in touch with one another (and me - I'm feeling a bit lonely at home).  


I know that it will be really tempting to get together with friends but please avoid doing so if you can.  It's really important that we keep our distance from one another.    


While we are working at home, it's best if we try to stick to a routine because this will help to keep our minds in good shape.  Below is a suggested timetable for the day:


Before 9:00

Wake Up

Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed


Shake Up

Do PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube.



Read and complete paper based activities

from your pack and the school website



Lego, drawing, crafting, listen to music etc...



Eat lunch, help wash up.



Go on Purple Mash, TT Rockstars,

Classroom Secrets,


Quiet Time

Read a book, do a puzzle, listen to some music


Fresh Air

Go in the garden, go for a walk.  

Remember to keep your distance you shouldn't be playing with friends.


Here's your work for the week commencing Monday 30th March.  Why not have a go at uploading your work on to Purple Mash.  Maybe we could put it on the Display Board. Enjoy, work hard laugh

The Windmill Farmer


You can find the animation at the following web addresses:   or


Monday 30th March

Watch the video and box up/summarise the story either in your book, on Purple Mash or on the attached box up sheet.



Tuesday 31st March

Watch the film.  Write a series of diaries written in role as the farmer to show his thoughts and feelings at each part of the story.  E.g. 


Dear Diary,

Springtime.  I love this time of year; it’s my favourite.  The Earth is just so full of promise; promise of new life and the warm weather around the corner.  Even the birds seemed to be singing a more cheerful song today.  I took out my hoe and prepared the ground for the new seedlings.  As a result of the recent spring showers, the ground was nice and soft and not too difficult to work.  Making sure that they were evenly spaced, I planted my brand new batch of seedlings – I can’t wait to see them grow. 


Dear Diary,

Well my friend it’s been a few weeks of waiting but the seedlings have finally started to grow.  Every day I’ve been gently tending the earth around them, making sure that they are not being overgrown with weeds or eaten by the birds...


Wednesday 1st April

Watch the following section of the film: from 1 min 30 secs up to 2 mins 15 (the storm scene).   

Make a list of onomatopoeic/personification ideas that you might use to describe the parts of the storm i.e. the wind, the rain, the sky.  E.g 

thunder declared itself, angry clouds determined to scream out a rock song, sheets of rain hammered out a rhythm, the wind ran,

groans of pain


Write a paragraph to describe the storm and its devastating effect on the farm using onomatopoeia and personification.



Thursday 2nd April 

Imagine that you live in a really beautiful part of the countryside (like one of the valleys you can see from Newsome).  Imagine that a large energy firm has just announced that they are going to build a brand new windfarm on the opposite side of the valley to where you live.  Imagine that you are one of the following characters and write a letter in that role.  Remember for all these letters, you are going to need some reasons to back up your opinions – remember to PEE.


Hotel Owner

Construction Worker

Nature activist


You own a hotel which has amazing views across the valley.  This makes your hotel extremely popular.  Consider what effect the wind farm may have on your business.  


Write to the council and try to persuade them not to approve the building of the wind farm.


You’ve recently just finished working on a new housing development and now you are without work. 


You would like to work on the construction of the wind farm.  Persuade them that you are the right person for the job.

You campaign tirelessly for the protection of the environment and wildlife.  You’re worried that the wind turbines will harm the habitats and harm wildlife in the area. 


Write to the council and try to persuade them not to approve the building of the wind farm. 

You are from a long line of farmers who have farmed the land for many, many years.  You could have either of the following opinions: 


Great, I can sell up, make a load of money and retire.   Persuade the energy company that you land would be the best choice of site.




It’s an absolute travesty!  I cannot possibly give up the farm that has been in my family for generations.  How would I make a living!  Write to the energy company and try to persuade them that they should choose a different site. 



Friday 3rd April

Look at this image of a wind turbine and the poem.  The poem has some metaphors in it; make a list of them.  Now look at the image again.  Can you come up with some of your own metaphors for the turbine (describe something by turning it into something else)?

Write your own turbine poem. 

Here's your Maths work for the week commencing 30th March:


Monday 30th March


Have a look at the Powerpoint then have a go at the questions.

Tuesday 31st March 


Have a look at the Powerpoint then have a go at the questions on the worksheet. 

Wednesday 1st April


More practise of the work you did yesterday.  The rules to follow are at the top of the sheet.  

Thursday 2nd April 


Today and Friday we'll be having a go at using imperial measures. 

When you've done with the literacy and numeracy, why not try some of these activities:  



Learn the song 'A mouse lived in a windmill'



Find out where the wind farms around the UK and put them onto a map of the UK and label where they are. 

Take a virtual field trip to Best of Bristol Virtual Fieldtrip: Wind Energy Avonmouth

Carry out some further research and write a fact file to show what you have learned about wind energy.



Make your own wind turbine.  See the attached instructions. 

Week beginning 23rd March

Literacy Tasks for the week  (thanks to Miss Hoare for sharing these)

Watch the film Treasure (see the links below). or


Day 1 - Answer the following questions about Treasure in your exercise book. Answer in full sentences.

  1. Who do you think the woman is? Why?
  2. Where does she live?
  3. Why is she collecting things?
  4. How does she decide what to keep?
  5. What does she do with them?
  6. Why do you think the film is called Treasure?


Day 2 – Watch the film again.

Focus on the rubbish tip.  Describe the rubbish tip using your 5 senses. What can you see, hear, smell, touch, taste? Write down your ideas in your book. Can you add a simile? – It was a smelly as a skunk. Can you add personification? – the objects in the tip seemed to be calling out to me.


Once you have all your ideas write a paragraph (or a poem) describing the setting. You could use the 2publish app in purple mash to write your setting. Save it in Your Work on Purple Mash or write it in your exercise book.


Day 3 – Watch the film again

Explore your house. Find some ordinary things in your house that could be used to make something new? Describe/draw what you have made. You can use Purple Mash for this or use your exercise book.


Day 4 – Watch the film again

How do you think Esther is feeling when she wakes up and explores the tip?  How do you think she became homeless? Come up with some ideas. You are going to write as Esther.   Think of Esther then and Esther now.

In the past I lived in a house with windows, doors and warmth. Now I live in….

In the past I had friends and family. Now I….

Continue with 5 more In the past and now... Do this in your book or on Purple Mash.


Day 5 – Watch the film one final time

Yesterday we looked at Esther’s past and present. Now think about her future.  One day her fortunes change. What could happen? Could it get they change for the better or or do things get much worse?  Write a newspaper report about what happens.  Below are some ideas/headlines: 


Old lady living in junkyard finds treasure!

Homeless lady reunited with__________ after _______ years

Local tip reveals lost fortune

Chance encounter leads to a happy ending



Week beginning 23rd March 

Maths Tasks


Day 1

Solve this problem: 

Ram divided 15 pennies among small four bags.  He could then pay any sum of money from 1p up to 15p, without opening any of the bags.  How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?  Record your answer in your exercise book or on Purple Mash.


Day 2 

Imagine you have 25 beads.  Use the beads as place value counters.  This means that some will be worth a hundred, some will be worth ten and some will be worth one.  You must use all 25 beads for each number that you make.  What is the largest number of beads you can have in each columns?  How many different three digit numbers can you make?  Record your answer in your exercise book or on Purple Mash.


Day 3

Make yourself ten number cards (or paper cards from some scrap paper).  Number them from 0 - 9.  


Arrange the cards to make:

  1. Five numbers that are multiples of 3
  2. Five numbers that are multiples of 7
  3. Five numbers that are prime numbers

Can you make a another puzzle which uses all 10 cards and creates a set of special numbers?

Record your answer in your exercise book or on Purple Mash. 


Day 4

Joe is reading a book.  The numbers on the pages start from the number 1.  The page numbers have a total of 555 digits.  How many pages does the book have?  How many of the digits are a 5?

Record your answer in your exercise book or on Purple Mash.


Day 5 

Scientists have discovered a new breed of aliens.  Zids have 4 spots and Zods have 9 spots.  They have collected some samples to study; altogether there are 48 spots.  How many Zids are there? How many Zods are there?


What if the Zids have 5 spots and the Zods have 7 spots, and there are 140 spots altogether?  How many variations can you find?



Make a junk model.  



Watch the video. Take the quiz.  

Design a poster to encourage people to reduce/reuse/recycle.