Week beginning: 1 june 2020

We hope you all enjoyed a lovely half term break and are ready to get started on a new topic! This half term our topic is called Destination Europe. This is a geography topic with a focus on map work. We will look at our local area, then the United Kingdom and finally Europe. Each week there is a geography task related to this. There is also an optional research project which we think you will enjoy.

We will continue to set some work on Purple Mash each week – all the details are in the home learning section on the school web site. For literacy and guided reading this week, the focus will be poetry. There are also some new maths lessons and then some other subjects you might like to have a go at. Keep practising your spellings and times tables too - Purple Mash, Time Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button.

Day 1:   Please look at your new spellings for the week. Write them out in your spelling journal and also in your handwriting book: 

1) You also have a spelling quiz to complete, set as a 2do in purple mash.

2) Your SPaG task is using the BBC Bitesize website. Watch the video then complete the interactive activity and write the sentences in your workbook. The quiz could be done as a challenge.


Day 2: Today we would like you to read, listen to and discuss the vocabulary in the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. You can listen to it by clicking the book cover, then open the word file for more information. Have fun!


Day 3: For this task you will be thinking carefully about the poet’s word choices. What words and phrases make this poem seem magical? What has he done to create them and what do they make you imagine?




In maths this week, we will be learning about negative numbers.


Day 1: You will need to watch a BBC clip about negative numbers and then work through the tasks about temperature in lesson 1.

Day 2: There are tasks today to complete about comparing and ordering negative numbers as temperatures.


Day 3: Today’s task is to solve problems about temperatures. Use the picture of the thermometer to help you.


Optional extra: In this task, you will to think like a teacher and see if the children got their work right! If it is wrong, you will need to work out why!



This week we will be looking at a poem called, ‘Dear Mum’ which is all about a boy who is left at home alone and what he gets up to.  There are two tasks for you to work through and then an extra one if you would like more of a challenge. Answer the questions, in full sentences, in your exercise book. Remember, we would like to see the same level of punctuation and handwriting as we would expect to see in your Literacy book.

Click the picture to read the text

other tasks to do

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


GEOGRAPHY: This is our first lesson on our topic, ‘Destination Europe.’ This lesson involves using a great website called Digimaps. We are sure you will enjoy using it. Click on the map of Dibden to find out more.


D.T.:  Mrs Micklefield has put together a D.T. project for you this half term based on Bread! This week is research and then over the weeks you will be able to design and advertise your bread. Click on the breads!


ART: Mrs Wingrove has created a task for you all about European flags – this is your chance to be very creative! Click on the painting picture! 


SCIENCE: Introduction to our topic on ‘Forces’. Session 1 is linked to BBC Bitesize. So look at the link first then click on the Tug of War to find your task.


P.E.: For PE ideas, then try REAL PE Day 4.  Username:            Password: orchardinf

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This half term in Geography we are looking at maps of our local area, the UK and Europe.


For your research project this half-term, we would like you to find out about any country in Europe and tell us all about it. It might be a country you have been to on holiday or one that you would like to visit one day.

Click the Europe picture above to find out more!

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.