Week beginning: 22 june 2020

 We are now into our second week of our topic ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ and we have been so impressed with the work we have seen so far.  It looks like you are really enjoying our new topic!


This week, you will be set three new Literacy and Numeracy tasks. You can do these on any three days in the week; do what suits you and your family. There will be Guided Reading, Times Tables, Spellings and Mental Maths to keep up with throughout the week. Each week, you will also be offered four other lessons; this week it is science, ICT, Art and PE. You can decide to do all of these or just some of these. Do the ones you enjoy the most.


For those of you who want to extend your learning even further, there is an extension project which you will have 5 weeks to complete. How you present it is up to you- we look forward to seeing how you decide to present your project. Don’t rush this one; it is designed for those of you who are really willing to dig a little deeper and take your time researching and presenting your work. Good luck! 

nspcc assembly with ant and dec

If you didn't get the chance last week to watch this video, we've kept it on this page for one more week. We'd like all of you to spend some time watching this, which has been made by the NSPCC with the help of Ant and Dec. If you want to know any more afterwards, click on the "Keeping Safe" option above.

Our literacy this week will take the same pattern as last week. Now they have got use to using their imaginations – we will repeat the process with a different exciting picture. They can choose a different style of writing or the same. They might like to try and link this week’s picture with their writing from last week. Again the choice is theirs!

Day 1: First, do your spelling test on last week's words (tion/sion sounds). Then practice and look over this week's words (silent letters).  Reminder: Bright sparks spelling = phonic group. Whizz kids spellings = main class spellings. Your children should know which group they are in.

Grammar Task: Grammar hunt. Use the picture to create a bank of words under the following heading. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This week you could use an online thesaurus to help think of some better words at (click the picture). 


Day 2: Use the questions to help begin to plan what is happening in the picture. Talking is very important today.


Day 3:  Write! It doesn’t matter if they decide upon a story, a diary, a poem a simple description. It’s up to them. Check out the example starters to help get them started if needed.




This week we continue with our fraction work. You will continue to use the bar model to help find fractions of amounts. This week we will be looking at fifths and tenths and then moving onto thirds and sixths. Your times tables are key this week. If you are struggling, maybe use a multiplication grid to help you.

Day 1: Finding 1/5 or 1/10 of a number. Complete the bars to show the amounts. You can use your table knowledge or draw out the bars to help you. Use the example to help you get started

Day 2: Today we are finding non-unit fractions of fifths and tenths. Non-unit means the top number isn’t one. So it might be 2/5 3/10 etc

Day 3: For day 3 we move onto finding thirds and sixths. Again use the example to get you started then you can use your tables or draw out the fraction.


EXTRA: We have included some word problems for you to try and complete. Some of them are quite tricky so you will need to draw your bar model again to help you!

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Each week we will upload the text and the tasks that accompany the texts. They will be familiar with how to complete the tasks, as we do them every week. They will also need to read their own book and could teach you how to do ‘Echo Reading’.

Task 1: Retrieval questions for ‘Healthy Muscles Matter’

Task 2: Forming opinions. Think about all the ways you have helped your muscle this last week. Have you been healthy enough?

Click the picture above for the text

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


Science: Watch the two videos about bones and muscles - one video is on Bitesize and the other on is BBC Teach (click the pictures to get to both.) 

Look at the PowerPoint before completing the task sheet about muscles.


ART: You will have to use your imagination for this week's Art. You will draw the outline of your heart, lungs or brain and fill it will things that, that part of your body make you think of. Look at the PowerPoint that Mrs Wingrove has created to help give you some ideas and get you started by clicking on the picture of the body. Can’t wait to see your end creations!

ICT: 2 do Coding on Purple Mash.  Can you make the knight guard his castle?


Real PE: At school we follow a programme called ‘real PE’. It is great at teaching children skills which they can transfer to all different sports. Find the real PE link on the school home learning home page. Once you’ve logged on, click on KS2 and look at the activities for day 3.

Username:          Password: orchardinf

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We would like to you to become Scientists!  Can you think like a scientist and carry out an investigation?


Decide upon a question to investigate about the human body, gather your research by asking relevant people, record and present you findings. Click on the Scientist for more help and guidance - good luck!

Scientist on Computer

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!


Recorded in their Reading Journals 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.