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Dear Parents and Carers,  

Our original plans for Maths Week London this June have been stalled somewhat by recent global events. But we still believe that our mission is important and so we got thinking…

Maths Week London is all about building children’s confidence, nurturing a love of maths and sparking an interest in a subject that impacts all of our lives, every day! Maths is all around us so we want to encourage all children to discover maths on their own doorstep! Please check our website for a selection of activities you could do.

Week beginning 29th June is going to be our Family Week. As part of it, we usually hold a Sport’s Day where families come together to take part in various sports activities and have fun. This year, due to the circumstances, we will be holding a Virtual Sport’s Day. In preparation for this, start thinking about activities you could do as a family. This could be any type of physical activity you enjoy doing together at home, in the garden or in the park.

Home Learning Tasks W/B 13th July 2020

Literacy Maths

Understanding the World

Expressive Art & Design 





The Coal Theif written by Alane Adams, read by Christian Slater.

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Listen/ read the story of the Coal thief:

Answer the questions:

- What was special about the train Harley was talking about?

- Why didn't Harley tell Georgie what he was planning to do right from the beginning?

- Was Georgie's family rich or poor? How do you know?

- What was the 'black gold' that Harley was after? Why do you think it was called 'black gold'?

- Was Harley a good friend to Georgie? Why?

- What would you have done if you were in Georgie's place?

- Why didn't they return the coal?

- Georgie and his dad gave the coal to their neighbours. What does that tell you about them?

- If you could describe Georgie's dad in one word, what would it be?

- Choose one word to describe Harley

- Was it  fair for Georgie and his dad to give away something that wasn't theirs? Explain

- What do you think Georgie's mum would say when she finds out that they gave away all the coal and brought only one chunk to her? How would she feel about it? Why?

What do you think mum would say when she finds out Georgie gave his coat to the boy from the orphanage?

What would you have done with the coal? 




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



Recap what we have learned this year about turns and angles using the BBC Bitesize website:

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Complete the activities to practise your skills. Now that you have made a right angle muncher, can you find some angles smaller than a right angle? What about bigger than a right angle?



Watch the video to learn about different types of angles. Complete the activities to put your knowledge in practice:

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This year we have also been learning about parallel and perpendicular lines in our Geometry lessons. Let’s recap what we have learned.

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Remember to complete all the activities in order to practise what you have learned.

Do you enjoy a challenge? Then try these questions:

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Light and shadow

In Science this year we learned about light and shadows. Let’s go over what we have learned and have fun in the sun!

Watch these videos to remind yourself about some of the key concepts related to light:

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Answer these questions:

-What is a light source?

-How does light travel?

-What does reflect mean?

-What does refract mean?

-Can you list some materials or objects that are transparent?

-Look around you house and find translucent objects or materials.

-What happens when light hits an opaque object?

-Can you list some devices that use light to work?



Try some of these experiments at home to see the properties of light in action:

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Computing – Coding

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Password: cur123

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Click on Unit 3b. In this unit you learn to code with 'if statements', which select different pieces of code to execute depending on what happens to other objects.

Learn how to program a maze game by completing lessons 1-4 first. Lesson 2 can only be done on an iPad so if you don’t have one, you can skip it. These lessons will provide you with the basic skills you will need to create your game. Remember to watch the tutorials carefully first before trying out the codes yourself.


Answer the following questions to check your knowledge:


-How do you move the UFO up/ down/ left/ right?

-How did you stop the UFO hitting a wall?

-What does a ‘if hit’ event help you to do?

-How many bits of code did you use to make the snake eat two eggs?

-How many ‘hit statements’ do you need if you want your snake to eat 4 eggs?

-How did you make the octopus move?

-What is a ‘click even’?

-What is a ‘swipe event’?


Now complete lesson 5 and have fun creating your own maze game. You can be as creative as you want!


Once you have successfully created your own simple maze game, you can challenge yourself by completing lesson 6 where you will have to use all the different types of code you have learned.

And finally, try the debugging activities which will allow you to fix the mistakes in a premade code.







Suffixes ‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’; doubling final consonant

Play this game to remind yourself of the rules for adding –ed and –ing. Practise spelling words with a doubling final consonant.

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Dictionary work-

Find these words in a dictionary: trot, scowl, sternly, tingle.

Put them in a sentence. 













Writing- Agree or disagree


Write a short paragraph to explain whether you agree or disagree with the following statement:


“Georgie and his dad should have kept the coal for their family.”


Remember to use the conjunction ‘because’ to give reasons for your opinion.







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.