Week 8: 1st March 2021

So it looks like this will be the last week of home learning!!

Well done for getting through this term – we are so proud of you all and can’t wait to see you next week. We know that coming back to school will be exciting for some of you, however others will be feeling very nervous about it. Don’t forget you can email your teachers with any concerns or worries you may have about coming back to school. We are all in this together and we will make sure your first day back is fun and as stress free for you all as possible.

The literacy and maths tasks will follow the same format this week, however all the other tasks are planned around World Book Week! World book day is celebrated on Thursday 4th March, however because we love reading so much we have decided to celebrate it all week!

This week the whole school will come together to celebrate ‘World Book Week’. Everyone in the school, whether working from home or in school, will be completing the same activities.

You may choose to get all your year group literacy and maths tasks completed at the beginning of the week and then complete the World Book day tasks on the Thursday and Friday. You may choose to spread them out across the whole week? The choice is yours. If you have Orchard Junior School siblings at home, you may like to complete these tasks together as everyone in the school will be completing the same activities.

If you would like the task sheets in WORD format, please email Mrs. Dew: and she will then send you an attachment with them in.

This week, we have attached the weekly overview sheet that accompanies the Home learning print out packs.


Watch the videos and have a look at the 4 different pictures. For each picture, brainstorm as many different descriptive phrases as you can.


Day 2:

Listen to my video and read the information on the task sheet about the 3 different types of sentences. For each of the 4 pictures, have a go at writing your own simple, compound and complex sentence.

This week’s literacy is based on documentary writing in the style of David Attenborough.


Using the knowledge that you learnt yesterday, identify the different types of sentences in my two model paragraphs. Then, in the same style, have a go at writing your own paragraph for the first two pictures. Remember, this is not a story, it is a documentary so you are informing your reader.

Literacy Day 2


This week we are looking at the suffixes ful and ness.  Look at the PowerPoint before completing the task sheet at the end of the PowerPoint.

You only need to watch from 0.30secs – 1.35sec.

Guided Reading:

You have a non-fiction text all about European Mountain Ranges, which links to our Geography Topic. Read the text carefully to find out more about the mountain ranges and then answer the questions by referring to the text. Use a highlighter or coloured pens to help you. Write the answers neatly in your book.


It’s our second week of telling the time.  Remember telling the time does not always come easy so be patient and practise lots!  You will need to be able to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks.


Play time games, before completing the task sheet and work through the PowerPoint.

Write digital and analogue times for the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Day 2 - Look at times with 5 minute intervals:

Watch the YouTube Video below and then look at the interactive game below.

Also, work through the PowerPoints.

Task  1: writing the digital time to match each clock

Task 2: writing the time in words to match each clock

Day 3:

Spend today on Purple Mash – There are no 2dos but go to Mathematics – time and there are lots of different time activities to work through.

Day 4 - Time problems:

Read the problems carefully. You may need to add on time, subtract time or say how long an activity lasted.

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This was set last week but we are putting it back on as it supports the learning this week and next.  We’d like you to take a visit around the New Forest. We’d like you to look for Physical and Human features (remember when we learnt about those back in September when we looked at the book ‘Window’?) We’d like you to take photos while you’re out on your fieldtrip and then complete the task sheet based on what you find.

Chapter 1
Geo Lesson Video

It’s World Book Day WEEK…

This year we wanted to bring the whole school together to celebrate World Book Day! All this week we will be completing the same activities all based around the amazingly funny book series

This week, you will still have literacy and maths tasks to complete from your own year group but then all the extra activities this week, will be based around this new book, "Little Badman and  the radioactive Samosa." We hope you enjoy these fun activities and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Chapter 1
Introduction Video
  • Your book day voucher will be available for you to collect outside the school office with the year group work packs from Monday 1st March.

  • If you would rather wait to collect your voucher once you are all back to school that is fine.

  • Click the image of the voucher for the link to the voucher so if you have access to a printer you can print the voucher yourself.

  • The vouchers are valid until 28th March, however participating shops will honour the tokens beyond this date while stocks last.

  • The world book day books are available at all large supermarkets so have a look online and choose which book you would like.

  • Tell an adult and next time they go to the shop, hopefully, they could pick up your book! Maybe you will like to buy ‘The Little Badman Radioactive Samosa’ book and see what happens in the end!

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

New Book you can buy with your £1 voucher


Overview of tasks – World Book Week – All Year group

Session 1:

  • Watch the video by the two authors of ‘The Little Badman’ books. 

  • Watch Mrs Clothier’s video introducing the tasks for this week.

  • Brainstorm of foods and super powers.

Chapter 1
Session 1 Video

Session 2:

  • Decide upon the food and super power you are going to create for your story.

  • Draw the food, giving it life like features and annotate with the super powers it will give you. What will you do with the super powers to help people?

  • Click the links below to look at Art Hub or Draw with Rob videos to help bring your food to life (when on both sites, scroll down to see the help videos.)

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Chapter 1
Session 2 Video

Session 3:

  • Decide upon a short story plot. Where will you find your food? What happens when you first eat it? When do you discover you have the super power? Answer the questions on the sheet provided.

  • Look at my example to help give you some ideas for what you could include.

Chapter 1
Session 3 Video

Session 4:

  • Decision time…

  • You can now decide on how you will present your ideas, will you:

  • Create a cartoon comic strip showing where and when you eat your food

  • Draw the front cover for your story taking inspiration from the original front covers.

  • Write the blurb that would be on the back of the book if you were to create this book.

  • You may decide to do all of these activities, which would be great.

Chapter 1
Session 4 Video


  • If you are happy to share your final piece, please send it to   We will be creating a display in the library of all your fantastic work!


P.E at home – Week 8

Let’s get active! Round 2


Make sure you have a safe space to exercise and a drink of water nearby


This week you are challenged to complete the workout video:

Can you complete it once every day?


Can you beat the number of workouts you did last week?

Bronze – 1 Day 
Silver – 2 Days
Gold – 3 Days
Platinum – 5 Days

Keep in touch:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: Bananas are berries... and strawberries aren't!

Bananas are actually classified as berries, while strawberries are members of the rose family.

Here are some seriously cool facts about bananas!

  • Bananas can float in water

  • Bananas can help improve your mood and lower blood pressure

  • Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite can help keep it from itching

  • Humans share about 50% of their DNA with bananas!

So... How did you do?

What level did you score?


Our class story this term is: "Fing," listen to us read each chapter.

Chapter 1
Chapters 6+7
Chapter 1
Chapter 8
Chapter 1
Chapter 9
Chapter 1
Chapter 10,11+12

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Reading at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.