Week beginning: 29 june 2020

Well done for all your brilliant work. The teachers have loved seeing your Europe project work, your DT work and all the maths and literacy that you have continued to work so hard on. 

Hope you are all continuing to enjoy our topic…Destination Europe.  This week we are looking deeper into Europe and finding out about the Capital Cities. With about 50 countries, we are not expecting you to learn them all, but we will be doing lots of research to learn as many new ones as we can!

The literacy work will continue based on the book called Grandpa’s island. In maths this week, you will need to do some investigating to make sure you find all the answers!

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?

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 website on. 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: Next week we are going to be writing an alternative narrative for the story; a different fantasy setting which the characters find when they go through the door in the attic. Today you are going to choose your setting and create a word bank of descriptive phrases.


Day 3: Use your word bank to write a powerful descriptive setting of your setting.




In maths this week, we will be looking at problems where there are lots of different combinations for the answers. A bit like going to the ice cream shop – there are lots of different combinations of flavours and toppings!


Day 1: First, there is a video to watch and then some problems to try.   

Day 2: There are some more problems to solve today where you have to find ALL the possibilities.


Day 3: Today the tasks are harder as there are 3 categories to choose from.


Optional Challenge: In this challenge, you will need to watch the video clip below and see if you can solve Mrs Walley’s maths problems!

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This week we will be looking at a non-fiction text all about Landmarks in Europe which will support our Geography work. 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.


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GEOGRAPHY: In this lesson, we will learning about the Capital Cities within Europe. There are so many and you don’t need to learn them all! We have a crossword for you to do and you will need a parent, an atlas or google to help you (click on the map of Europe for the task)!


ART: Mrs Wingrove set you a great task to make an illustrated map as part of our topic work. This week we are giving you a little more time to work on these and we look forward to seeing your creations. Click on the paint pallet for the task.


PSHE: This is our 2nd session on kindness. This week we would like you to perform acts of kindness from a list of ideas (click on the children for this task).


D.T.: This week is all about designing the packaging for your bread roll. What are you going to call it? How are you going to make it stand out from the rest on the shelf? We look forward to seeing your designs. Click on the bread rolls for your instructions.


PE: Try REAL PE Day 7.  

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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.