Week beginning: 22 june 2020

Well done for all your hard work so far this half term. We have loved seeing your flags for art and your Europe research projects and look forward to seeing more.  Some of your bread ideas look very tasty too!

Hope you are all continuing to enjoy our topic…Destination Europe.  This week we are moving onto Europe. We will be looking at maps this week and finding out about the different countries that make up Europe. The literacy work will continue based on the book called Grandpa’s island. In maths, we will be doing some more multiplication and there are some video clips to help.

Your spellings and times tables will be set on Purple Mash each week and all the other learning is on the school website. Please keep in touch with each other and your teachers through emails and the blog. Remember Times Tables Rockstars too – can we become the highest scoring year group?

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.

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 to watch the clip then the short video on BBC Bitesize and complete the interactive activity. You then need to go on a walk around your home to collect a list of nouns that you will add adjectives to. These can be recorded in your workbook. The quiz could be done as a challenge.


Day 2: Today we are concentrating on using inverted commas (speech marks) and correct punctuation within dialogue based on the book called Grandpa’s Island by Benji Davies.


Day 3: Today you will be using what you practised yesterday to write a short piece of dialogue between the two characters from the book.




In maths this week, we will be working on multiplication. Each day there is a task and an honesty card. Remember to show your working out.



Day 1: Today you will be practising your written methods. There are two short videos to watch to help you choose your preferred method.

Day 2: Today you will be using your multiplication methods to solve some word problems. Watch out, there are some strange and interesting facts to help you


Day 3: Today you will need to get your thinking caps on and do some investigating to find the right answer.


Optional challenge: There are 3 extra challenges for you to try this week.

Method 1
Method 2
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This week we will be looking at a non-fiction text all about some of the natural features in Europe. 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 4th lesson on our topic, ‘Destination Europe.’ In this lesson we will be learning out about Europe and the countries that make up this continent. There is a PowerPoint to read through (click on the map of Europe) and then some map related questions to answer using a great interactive website. Open the task for the full information. 


French: First of all, practise your French greetings by singing along to the Supermover clip - click on "Bonjour" for that. Then have a go at playing some games to recall classroom objects on


Science: This week you are going to learn about magnetic forces and then go on a tour of your home finding evidence. First watch the Bitesize clip, then have a look at Mrs Thomson's Powerpoint, before you open your task sheet by clicking on the magnets.


Music: This week Mrs Beton has created a great lesson all about Greek music. Click on the picture of the musicians to find out more.


P.E.: For PE ideas, then try REAL PE Day 6. 


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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.