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January 2021

Welcome to our home learning page. We hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well at home.

We will be updating this page regularly with any resources which we think you may find beneficial when completing our remote learning.

Please do not hesitate to contact us through ClassDojo with any questions you may have along the way. 

Take care, Mrs Lally and Miss Ridgway xx

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Times Tables grid to be accessed as needed.

Previous work for self-isolation
Thursday 12th November 2020
In English today, we are using the poem we looked at yesterday; 'In Flanders Fields', and writing another verse to add to this. Use your copy of the poem and use the focus of home. We are thinking about the memories from home that the soldiers would have been missing and longing for. Each line of our new verse will begin with; 'Take me home'. You may wish to begin by making a list of all of the things that the soldiers would be missing from home and then develop these into the lines in your verse. Please share your verse with us once you have completed it.
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Today is Remembrance Day, which is very special to remember the soldiers who fought in World War 1. They risked their lives to fight for the freedom of future generations. Today, In English, we read the famous poem 'In Flanders Fields'. This was written by John McCrae, who was a Colonel in the First World War. Please read the poem taking into consideration the language used and answer the comprehension questions.

11.11.20 - In Flanders Fields reading comprehension

In maths today, we are looking at adding complements to 1. You will be given a decimal number and you will need to calculate what needs to be added to equal 1. You may use number lines or methods for addition to help you. Please use the attached document, which provides the different steps to successfully help solve the questions. 

11.11.20 - adding complements to 1

Tuesday 10th November 2020
In English today, we are going to use a passage from our class text Goodnight Mister Tom and see if we can add extra information about the nouns, using relative clauses. Keep reading the sentences to ensure they still make sense. Can you identify the nouns and then add your relative clauses?
In maths today, we are looking at numbers with 2 decimal places (hundredths) and rounding them to the nearest tenth. To do this you may use number lines or your knowledge of rounding rules. To help, there is a presentation using different methods to help solve the questions. I have also included a rounding rules page with steps to follow! 
In history today, we are analysing historical sources. We will be developing a better understanding of how historical sources can help us understand past events. Can you sort the examples shown into primary and secondary sources? Look carefully at the key questions you are being asked.
Monday 9th November
Today in maths we are looking at writing decimals as fractions. Think about your place value to help you solve this. There is a powerpoint which we are using in class to help explain it for you. We have added some extra notes to the presentation to hopefully make the teaching/learning a bit clearer. If you get stuck, don't worry and just try your best! 

In English, we are continuing to look at relative clauses and relative pronouns and linking them to our class text: Goodnight Mister Tom.

Using the pronouns who, which, whom, whose and where, can you create your own relative clause sentences about the nouns you can see in the attached image below?

In Science we are moving to looking at circuits in electricity. Can you work through the PowerPoint and identify and label the symbols correctly?

Friday 6th November


Today in maths there is an arithmetic paper for you to complete. Answers have been included so that you can mark your work once you have completed it and check any corrections.
There is a comprehension to complete today all about Winston Churchill, who led Britain to victory in the Second World War.
Thursday 5th November

This is our last day on addition. Have a look at the calculation sheet below and see how many different calculations you can create to make the total. 

What is your highest times tables score so far this week? Can you beat it today?

Over the next two days in English, we will be completing comprehension tasks linked to our history topic. When we were writing our diaries, we looked at extracts from Anne Frank's Diary. The comprehension for today is all about her.
RE: For this task you are asked to use all of your learning from the previous weeks to answer the questions about Creation. If you did not complete the work about St Francis as part of your fact page, then you may need to research about him in order to be able to answer the questions.
Wednesday 3rd November 2020
In maths today, we are continuing with the formal written method for addition. We are looking at how important it is to estimate and check our answers using rounding (to the nearest 100).
In English today, we will be practising our understanding of relative clauses by thinking about cheeseburgers!

Art  - Today you are going to design your own propaganda poster!

Look at the attached PowerPoint presentation to recap what you know about propaganda posters. Can you use plain paper or the templates provided, to design a propaganda poster of your own?

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Maths 3.11.20

Today we are looking at adding whole numbers using the formal written method. This is what we would do if we can not add the numbers mentally like we did yesterday. Below are a number of calculations for you to add using the formal written method. Can you round the numbers first, to the nearest hundred, in order to estimate and then check your answers? Are your calculations correct?

Once completed, can you improve your times tables score from yesterday?

Formal written method

English 3.11.20

In English today, we are looking at relative clauses and how they are used in writing to add extra information about a noun. Below is a PowerPoint which explains about relative clauses and relative pronouns. Have a look through the Powerpoint and see if you can answer the questions at the end of it, using the examples to write some of your own sentences which contain relative clauses. 

Relative Clauses

How did the Blitz affect our locality?


This week we will be looking at how the Blitz affected our locality. Read the information on the task document below and use it to create a bar chart that shows the total number of people killed or injured during the Blitz in Liverpool and Birkenhead. You can plot this information onto one chart by having two bars per month - simply colour them different colours - one for Liverpool and one for Birkenhead. 


Once complete, answer the questions using your bar chart. 

Monday 2nd November


Maths   2.11.20:

In maths today, we will be looking at mental addition. 

This is a topic we are revisiting and we have looked at strategies to add large numbers mentally. Remember to add the most significant number first and think carefully about which numbers wil change, which column (s) will change. Think carefully about your place value chart and draw this if necessary. It may help to make jottings on your page, counting up in thousands each time and then hundreds.

Once you have completed the mental addition activity, see how many times tables answers you can answer in 3 minutes (the grid can be accessed above)! You can complete one of these each day and try to improve your score. Keep note of which tables are slowing you down and practise these further.


English - 2.11.20

In English, we are focusing on homophones as part of our grammar work this week as this is an area we need to improve in our writing. The first activity below includes a range of homophones which are often used and spelt incorrectly in a piece of writing. Have a look at the meaning of the homophone and learn these. Next, look carefully at the spellings. Once you are familiar with the different definitions and spellings, complete the activity below it which requires you to choose the correct homophone and add it to the sentence.  Can you spot the two words which are not homophones but which we keep getting muddled with in class!

Once you have completed this, look at 'Spot the Homophones'. There are two passages where incorrect homophones have been used in sentences. Can you identify all of the mistakes? Can you write out the correct homophones which should have been used, spelling them correctly? Finally, have a look at the challenge.


In Science this half term we will be studying the unit of electricity. We will add activities each week for you to complete to ensure you are not missing out on what we are covering in school. Enjoy!


When we start a new topic we usually begin with looking at the vocabulary that you will see and use throughout the unit. You may recognise some words from when you have learnt about electricity in previous years. Some vocabulary you may not have heard of yet but that is OK. Hopefully, by the end of the unit, you will confidently use them and understand their meaning too. 


Week 1 - Electricity Crossword