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Week beginning Monday 6th July

You’re all doing really well with your home learning remember it’s always nice to see some of your work and things you’re doing.


These tasks are also accessible on purple mash along with our spellings and story chapters –

Day 1 Read the story of Icarus by Ruth Merttens and Anne Holm Petersen and answer a series of questions about the text. Sequence the story and retell it orally to family members.

Day 2 Re-read Icarus and compare the written story with an animated version of the myth. Read a diary entry as if written by Daedalus and then write a diary entry as if written by Icarus.

Day 3 Begin to read a longer and more complex version of the story of Icarus, responding to a series of questions about the tale as you read. Read a set of instructions, noting the key features of instruction texts, before then writing Daedalus’s instructions for how to escape the labyrinth.

Day 4 – Finish reading the longer and more complex telling of Icarus and then watch a live-action version of the story. Consider all the versions of the myth heard or seen, offering opinions on each and selecting the best of the set.

Day 5 – Read the poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’ by Emily Dickinson. Answer questions about the poem. Write about hopes for the future for family and friends.


These tasks are also on purple mash as well as some games you may enjoy and will definitely keep your maths brain working!

Day 1 – Children revise how to use partitioning to double numbers less than 50, then numbers between 50 and 100.

Day 2 – Children revise how to use partitioning to halve both odd and even numbers less than 100. There is an investigation to give opportunity to develop further fluency.

Day 3 Provide some teacher input, using the Presentation* on 3-D shape. Children are shown shape vocabulary. They guess 3-D shapes from descriptions and describe them on the practice sheets.

Day 4 – Children sort 3-D shapes using Carroll diagrams.

Day 5 – Children investigate the numbers of faces, vertices and edges on pyramids with different base shapes.

Angry Earth Topic

A bit of fun – watch this, ‘layers of the earth’ clip and then make a model representing the layers.  This could be made from layered colours of cake or jelly,  you could use coloured sand or maybe sew layers of coloured material.

Layers of the Earth Clip.mp4

Still image for this video


We’re going to find out about 3 different rock types over the next 3 weeks – sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic.


First let’s look more closely at igneous rock –



Stories are often used to help teach people how to live their lives. This story is from the Sikh religion. Sikhs often use stories to help explain or show how you should live your life.

Think about which stories are important to you and help guide you in your life. It could be a religious story or a moral tale.  Think about what it teaches you and why that is important to you.


Using 2Create or on paper, chose a story that is important to you.  Draw part of the story or front cover of the book.  Write the name of the story and explain what it teaches you and why that is important.


The story ‘Let’s Be Friends Again!’ by Hans Wilhelm teaches you how important it is to forgive people who are sorry. It is important to forgive people because if you do not do that you may become angry or stay angry. This could make you feel ill or do something wrong. When you forgive them you feel peaceful in yourself.