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Week 3 W/C Monday 20th April


Home Learning Week Commencing Monday 20th April:


This week, I have set you a range of tasks:

  • English work - this will review some of the key grammatical features we have learnt so far this year  (on Purple Mash). There are a few opportunities to apply this into some writing.
  • Maths - this week, we will continue with our learning from before school was closed. There are videos (with tasks for each year group, which you can get from the links below or the website) to help on the following website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
  • There are a few tasks on MyMaths to complete too - each year group has one lesson this week to complete, and on Friday there will be another task come live to complete to check your understanding.
  • Continue to play at least 7 games on Times Tables Rock Stars - it is so important that you continue to develop you multiplication fact knowledge!
  • Reading - continue regular reading and record in your record please.


Our new topic should be 'Rights and Responsibilities'. This explores the USA, Mexico and the Mayan Civilisation. Our new Topic menu explores some of these themes.

  • Topic - complete 20 points from the menu, which is in the instructions document below..


If your child would like some additional tasks, please complete some of the CGP 10 minute test activities or the reading tasks, which were sent home before school closed.


Don't forget - if you need any help, send me an email via Purple Mash.

School closure – Week Commencing Monday 20th April 2020: Trailblazers


English work:

Please complete the work below:


Year 5

Year 6


Purple Mash:


  1. Flora’s Trouble (semi colons, colons and dashes).

Purple Mash:


  1. Flora’s Trouble (semi colons, colons and dashes).



Complete the mystery of the stolen space suit activity book. It includes:

  • Parenthesis
  • Suffixes
  • Synonyms
  • Active and Passive


Complete these tasks in your red book please. Make sure you write the title of the page and number of the question.


This is in the document below called 'Year 5 English'.



Complete the Easter English booklet. There is a range of activities to complete which will expect you to use your grammar, punctuation and spelling knowledge.

  • Relative Clauses
  • Parenthesis
  • Suffixes.
  • Word Classes
  • Active and passive voice


Complete these tasks in your red book please. Make sure you write the title of the page and number of the question.


This is in the document below called 'Year 6 English'.



Friday and Monday next week.


Find out about some important parts of Mexican culture!

Using the booklet, complete some research to find out about the following things:

  • Famous Mexican landmark
  • The highest place in Mexico
  • Famous building
  • Famous Mexican person
  • Patron Saint of Mexico
  • Famous Sportsperson
  • Famous actor or actress

We are going to use this information next week in a writing task.


Year 5 English Wednesday and Thursday (Don't forget PurpleMash too!)

Year 6 English Wednesday and Thursday (Don't forget PurpleMash too!)

Friday Mexico research

Maths Activities: -WHITE ROSE TASKS WEEK 2


Please complete your year group appropriate task from the table below. It is important that you complete these in the correct order as it all builds on one another. We are going to try and continue with what we should be learning in our usual maths lessons this week.


Each lesson has an accompanying video on the following website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/


Please click on your year group and you will see the lesson videos there.


Complete these tasks in your red exercise book.


Once you have finished, you can check your answers using the answer sheets, which are on the website above, under the videos.



Year 5

Week 2 - Decimals

Year 6

Week 2 – Ratio and Angles


Lesson 1 Step 6: Rounding Decimals

Lesson 1 Step 6: Calculating scale factors


MYMATHS: Order and compare decimals

Lesson 2 Step 7: Ratio and proportion problems


Lesson 3 Step 8: Understanding percentages

MYMATHS – Measuring angles with a protractor.


Lesson 4 Step 9: Percentages as fractions and decimals

Lesson 4 Step 2 – Introduce Angles


Lesson 5 Step 10: Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Lesson 5 Step 3 – Calculate Angles


The White Rose Documents are also on our website (Underneath this document) with some reasoning and problem solving tasks if you want an extra challenge: the titles match up with the lessons in the table above. Complete these in your book too.


Please send me a message if you are unsure about these tasks and I will help where I can!



There is also one MyMaths task, which will come live on Friday to check your understanding of the work this week.


Below is a new topic menu, all about our new topic – Rights and Responsibilities.

This topic will focus on the USA, Mexico and the Mayan Civilisation.


Complete 20 points worth of activities from below this week. These tasks will continue for the next few weeks too.

Please make sure you do a mixture of subjects please.


Science: Who was Libbie Hyman? (10 points)


Complete the fact file (placed on the website) about Libbie Hyman.

Geography: American landscape (10 points)


Draw your own map of the USA, labelling some of the key geographical features, such as mountains, rivers etc.

Art: Portraits (10 points)


We are going to be creating portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo. Practice creating a self-portrait. Use the PowerPoint on the website, ensuring you think about proportion and shades to make it look realistic.

History: American Civil Rights (10 points)


Find out about Rosa Parks. Write a diary from her perspective explaining what happened and how she felt.

Music: Salsa (10 points)


Find a piece of Salsa music that you like. Write down all of the instruments you can hear. How does the music make you feel? Show me in an interesting way.



PSHE: Relationships (10 points)


Create your own family tree – go back as far as you can.




Create the family tree of a celebrity.

History: The Mayans (10 points)


Create a timeline of the Mayan Civilisation. Include the key events, and try to illustrate it appropriately.

Maths: Times Tables Rock Stars (10 points)


Complete 10 activities on TTRS. Maybe set a challenge for someone else in our class.

Computing: Blogging(10 points)


Log on to Purple Mash and use 2blog.


Create a blog with 3 different entries. It should be about something you have found out all about the USA, Mexico or the Mayans.

Science: Classification of invertebrates. (10 points)


Create a fact sheet about one of the following creatures:

  • Seven spotted ladybird
  • Japanese spider crab
  • Common octopus
  • Purple sunstar
  • Lion’s mane jellyfish
  • Peacock butterfly

Tell me about the invertebrate, where its habitat is and how it can be classified.

Languages: Duolingo (10 points)


Pick a language from the Duolingo App/ Website. Create a welcome poster for our classroom in that language. Include some important key phrases.

Computing: Quiz (10 points)


Log onto Purple Mash. Using 2Quiz, create a quiz for other children in our class about Mexico. Use as many different types of questions as you can.

Topic Activity Resources (Please see the topic menu in the first attached document with instructions at the top of the page).