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w/c 11.5.20

Hello Y5/6.

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and been able to enjoy the sunshine! Again, a huge ‘thank you and well done’ to everyone for completing your Purple Mash ‘to do’ tasks and having a go at the learning we have put on the website. 

Don’t forget you can send your completed work or photographs to  and we will try to get as much as possible onto the school website for all to see!


Here is your Home Learning for this week: 11th May 2020. We hope you have a great week!


Please click on ‘Summer Term – Week 2’. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to find Week 2.

There is a video explaining the task and learning. For each lesson, there are a set of questions and answers. You can write the answers down, or tell the answer to a grown up or sibling. When you have completed all of the questions, check the answers to see if you were correct.

We have also set you some maths challenges to complete on Purple Mash, which can be accessed here:

Remember: Save your work once you have finished so your teacher can see it! To do this correctly, click on the exit and save button – you may need to save it to your file in the class folder.


Practise this week’s spelling rule – see the spelling pdf for your words and tasks.


 Click on  the link to watch Beyond the Lines:

Task 1:

Write a narrative (story) in 1st person from the view of the Grandad and what he could have experienced. You could include:

  • Character feelings and emotions. Use your senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hear).
  • First person e.g. I, my.
  • Setting and character description e.g. Explosions vibrated the sand underneath my feet and sent shivers up my spine.
  • Fronted adverbials (place, time, manner), As I left the safety of my boat,
  • Complex sentences- Use the I SAW A WABUB conjunctions pdf to help you.
  • Modal verbs- should, could, might

Task 2:

Write a letter from the perspective of a solider to a loved one at home. This could be; mum, dad, brother, sister or husband/wife. You could include:

  • Character feelings and emotions. Use your senses and explain what you have seen and what you miss about them (sight, smell, touch, taste, hear).
  • First and second person e.g. you, I.
  • Fronted adverbials e.g. When I get back.
  • Modal verbs e.g. should, could, might.
  • Compound sentences- Use the FANBOY conjunctions pdf to help you.
  • Emotive language- my dearest, love, need, adore.

Task 4:

Using materials you have in your house (cardboard, paper, jars, plastic tubs), create your own model battlefield. Be as creative as you want! E.g: Using an empty plastic tub to create a boat or a jar to make a tank.

You can send a photo of your model to


Hope you enjoyed the new book we started last week, ‘The Lost Myth of Mathos’. It’s time for Chapter 2!

Task 1: Read Chapter 2 and complete the multiple choice questions. These have been set as ‘to do’ tasks on Purple Mash.



Task 2: Complete the Lost Myth of Mathos activities on the school website.

Mathos – Chapter 2 -Sequencing and Mathos SPAG.

Task 3: Have a go at the retrieval and inference question sheet - Mathos Retrieval and Inference. You can write your answers on paper, share your ideas with an adult or sibling or you can use a writing tool on Purple Mash to record them then save them in your folder.

Task 4: In Chapter 2, Mathos goes on an incredible journey on Pegasus, the magical winged horse, but disaster strikes! Imagine you have just taken a ride on a magical animal. Have a go at writing an incredible journey of your own. Remember to use powerful vocabulary, a range of sentence types and clauses and describe the things you can see, hear, feel, hear and smell. This is set as a ‘to do’ task on Purple Mash.


Watch this clip to learn about the Anglo-Saxons:

Task 1:

Can you write a diary entry from the view of an Anglo-Saxon child?

You might want to include:

  • 1st person- I, my
  • Feelings- e.g. tired, miserable, excited
  • Fronted adverbials (place, time and manner)- When I wake up,
  • Modal verbs- might, should, will
  • Passive sentences- The boat was made by my dad and other adults.
  • Apostrophes for possession- The village’s warriors, the cow’s milk
  • Apostrophe for contractions- I’m, they’ll, couldn’t.

Task 2
Is the Anglo-Saxon way of life similar to other British settlers that we have learned about this year? If so, can you list 3 reasons and explain each of them?

You might need to research this to recap on your learning.


Task 3:

Write down and research some of the things that we still have in the present day that were introduced by the Anglo-Saxons.



Mr Howes has sent you these brilliant science challenges!

Challenge 1:

Have a go at this Bingo game about light. Fill in the answers from the vocabulary above and invite a parent or sibling to have a game of science bingo!

Challenge 2:

Your challenge is to make a shadow puppet show using paper or card to block light and make shadows on a wall. Make puppets of the two scientists to perform a dramatisation of the dispute between them.

Have a lovely week, stay safe and take care. We are still missing you all very much!

Mr Fletcher, Miss Ventour, Miss Parsons, Mrs Spicer, Miss Sykes and Miss Oliver