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Curwen Primary School


Helpful Websites

There are websites that children can use to learn about the different topics. You don’t need to print anything - the children can write in their books provided by the school.

TWINKL – Twinkle have offered free membership for a month.

Use the code UKTWINKLCARES for free resources.


Your child has been given their own username and log in to access the activities.

Science- Human body and common animals

Human body (5 Senses)

What are the 5 senses? What do each senses do and why are they important?


Practical activity: (record results in book)

Describe the experience for each sense: (you can use crisps, popcorn, croutons, pretzels, cucumbers, biscuits etc)


Sight: What do they look like? What do they sound like? Crunch and snap them

Smell: What do they smell of – can you guess the flavour from the smell?

Taste: What do they taste like – can you tell what flavour they are?

Touch: What do they feel like? E.g. hard, thin, brittle, rough, greasy, grainy, powdery




Home research project

Create a poster of your favourite animal

You may include the following information:


  • What the animals is called and a drawing of it – you can use different materials if you would like to (crayons, paint, fabrics, etc).
  • What group the animal belongs to (mammal, amphibian, reptile etc)
  • Where the animal lives (its habitat).
  • The features of the animal that helps it to survive.
  • Whether the animal is an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore.
  • What the animal likes to eat.
  • Interesting facts about your animal.
  • You may also include the life cycle of the animal (e.g egg, chick, pullet, hen)



Schools in the past


Watch the video above and answer the following questions.

What were the three R’s?

What is different about schools now?

What happened to children in the past if they got into trouble and what happens now?

Make a poster: Split your page into 2 parts and write the titles: past and present at the top.

Draw and label all the things that children would use in the past (slate board, chalk) and draw what children use today in the classroom to do their work.

Draw and label what equipment the teacher used to teach the lesson in the past and what they use now (interactive board, whiteboard pen etc)

Draw what would happen if you would get into trouble in the past and what would happen if you would get into trouble now (moving name on orange and red on traffic lights, restart etc)


Play in the past

If you could go back in time, what 2 different toys from the past would you play with and can you explain why? What were the toys used for and what materials do you think they were made with?

Draw 2 of your most favourite toys in your house and what they do. What materials are they made from? Are any similar or different from the toys from the past?




Christianity The Christian Story of Easter | Religions of the World

What is Christianity? | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Christianity (symbols)


What does it mean to belong? (Answer question in your book)

What special objects do you have in your home that shows you belong? What special things do you do at home? (read, pray, fast etc)

Can you draw 3 special things that are important to you and write a sentence about why it is special to you.

Draw a picture OR design a badge to show one group you belong to - school, religion, a hobby or activity and write a sentence explaining how you belong to the group.


 What might Christians use to show they belong?

What do you already know about Christianity? Write 3 questions you would like to know the answer to about Christianity.

Who was Jesus and what did he teach?

What is a Christening?

Draw 3 different Christian symbols and write why they are important (cross, fish and dove)

Name 3 special things or places that are special to Christians. Explain why.

Do any of these special items remind you of how Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs belong?




Reading- Please ensure that your child is reading daily.


Your child has their own username and password attached to the book given home, to access the activities.



Capital letters and full-stops:

Read the following sentences and re-write them in your writing book correctly by adding capital letters and full-stop in the correct place.

The first one has been done for you:


  1. hana saw a Big bird flying in the Sky 

       Hana saw a big bird flying in the sky.

  1. Tom and aisha went to spain and had lots of fuN
  2. the man sat on the brown bench in the park at noon
  3. the cAt is sleeping nexT to me.
  4. we went to the shops to buy some sweets for My sister



Please encourage your child to practice their handwriting weekly. They can write about something which interests them such as a memorable event, a favorite character from a story, a letter to someone they miss, a diary of their daily activities, re-write an ending to a story, a poem, a report about the weather and so on.


Please remind children to use finger spaces, and to make sure they write their letters correctly (descenders: letters that fall below the line, and ascenders: letters that sit on the line, as shown below).



Spellings (common exception words) should also be practiced daily regardless of whether they have completed all the spelling ‘levels’. Please do remind your child they can still receive their wonderful certificates for each level! To help them consolidate their spellings, you can encourage them to frequently use the spellings they have learnt in their own writing.




Boddle offers interactive maths games for children in primary and early secondary school. It's for Grades 1-6 (US) which is Reception to Year 7 for UK schools.

During the school closures, Boddle are offering access for FREE for schools. After talking with the guys at Boddle, they are working on a parent/home version but if parents want to sign up, they'll need to create a classroom first. You can sign up for free and track your child's progress. Perfect! Year 5 is equivalent to 4th grade.


This is an excellent interactive times tables website learning through play. Your child has their own username and password attached to the book given home, to access the activities.