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Home Learning Tasks W/B 18th May 2020

Literacy Maths

Understanding the World

Expressive Art &






Read or listen to the poem ‘Alligator Pie’:

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Read the poem to someone at home. Use your best expression.

Answer the following questions:

- Who is the author of the poem? Find out something about him by clicking on his name.

- What is the poem about?

- How does it make you feel? Why?

- Do you like/dislike it? Why?

- How many stanzas does it have?

- How many lines are there in each stanza?

- What makes it easy/fun to read?

- What words in the first stanza rhyme with ‘pie’?

- What words in the second stanza rhyme with ‘stew’?

- List all the words that rhyme in the last stanza.


























Spend 20 minutes per day practising your times tables. Can you battle a friend or a teacher?

Check if you still know how to read an analogue clock to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or even to the minute:
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If you’re really confident with telling the time, try some word problems that involve adding periods of time:
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Ask an adult (nicely!) if you can borrow any coins in their purse or pocket.

- What is the total if you add them all up?
- Would you be able to buy a £2 box of chocolates with it?
If you can, how much change would you get? If not, how much more money do you need?
Additional money games:

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This term we would have been learning about plants. We need to understand how pollination occurs.


On studybugs, you should have been sent details to log in to now press play for your child to access free audios to help aid their learning.


Go to:

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Password: nowpressplay

Click on years 3-6. Then Science. Then plants.







































Our DT project this term would have been to design packaging suitable for a specific product. Watch the BBC video about designing packaging for soft fruit:

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Find different food packaging at home and explore it. Try to answer the following questions:

What are they made of? Why was this material chosen? What information can be found on it? Does it have any additional features like wholes, handles, transparent (see through) elements? Why are they needed? Is it environmentally friendly (can it be recycled)?

Now dissemble the 

packaging. How was it made? What shape is it? If the packaging is a box, what is the net like?


Next, draw and label your own design for packaging. Consider all the points you explored earlier:

-What will it hold?

-What would be the best shape for it?

-What material will it be made of?

-What information/images will it contain?

-Will there be any other features – handles, wholes, transparent (see through) elements, etc.

-Is it safe and durable?


You are now ready to make your packaging following your design. This is called a prototype. Have fun and remember to take some pictures and send it to us!


Practise spelling the folowing words with the ‘ou’ soundig as ‘oo’:

group, soup, youth, wound, route, through

Write a sentence with each of these words.


Can you find any other words with the same sound?


Dictionary work:

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Use the anonline dictionary to find the meaning of these words: coup, coupe, courier.

Try to put each of these words in a sentence.


Thesaurus work:

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Use the online thesaurus to find words that have similar meaning to these words: group, route, coup

Help the post office by weighing some letters and parcels – and practise how to read a scale while you’re at it!
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Here you can listen to an adventure story which will tell you all you need to know about how to keep a plant healthy and how insects help to cross- pollinate plants. You can also access fun quizzes, story boards, articles and much more!














Write a short paragraph to explain what you made. Include the following points:


- What is the purpse of you product?

- How did you make it?

- What materials did you use and why?

- What features did you include and why?

- How can you make your product better?











This poem is based on repetition and rhyme. Can you write another stanza for it using the same features? Start your stanza in the following way:


Alligator cake, alligator cake,

If I don’t get some…

Top tip: List as many words as you can that rhyme with ‘cake’. Then try to finish lines 2, 3 and 4 with one of those rhyming words.


Have fun playing around with the rhyming words and come up with a different version of the stanza. Read both versions to someone. Which one do they prefer? Why?


Now read the whole poem again to an audience – this could be anyone at home - and add your own stanza/s to it. Did they enjoy it?


Draw an illustration to go with the poem and remember to send us a picture!


If you have forgotten any of your login details, send us a message on StudyBugs and we will send them over.

Don’t forget to have a look on some of the other areas of the website for lots of useful ideas for learning activities.

We would love to see pictures of your learning at home! Send them to with your name and class and we may feature them on our website.