Friday 3rd July

Good morning Herons! It’s Mrs Anders today.

Hope you are well and have had a good week?

Please make sure all work from this week is finished and sent over 🙂


Start your day with your own choice of exercise. You could choose a walk, a bike ride, a run, a game of tennis in the garden, etc.

You could try a home workout if you wanted:

or an activity from #ThisisPE


3.7.20 Art Activity

Have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend 🙂


Thursday 2nd July 2020



Buster’s Big Surprise

Read Chapter 2 of Buster’s Big Surprise


Harry Potter

Read Chapter 4 and 5 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone




Please complete your science project about space and send to me. Here is what a good one looks like:

Space Presentation

[Well done Owen]




Wednesday 1st July 2020

Morning Herons, it’s a Woods Wednesday again!


Something a little different for you this morning.  Here’s a list of great websites to practise your spellings, tricky spellings and spelling rules.

Good spelling websites

Meanwhile, here’s the appropriate statutory spelling practise materials.

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 10

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 9


If we can have our tables learnt over ‘lockdown’ and the Summer holidays, then we’ll be off to a flying start next year!


Home schooling Times Tables Practice

Some more new games to keep practising fresh…



This week we are looking at colour in the Bible.

Colour and God

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Morning Herons – it’s Mrs Woods here.  I hope you and your families are all safe and well. x

I’m loving seeing all the beautiful and interesting work you’ve been sending me!


Today’s task is to write a report on an animal.  It’s all explained thoroughly in the document below.  I’m  looking forward to reading them all!

Report writing animals 34


This work revises co-ordinates.  First watch the powerpoint below:


Now please attempt this worksheet.  It is differentiated and gets progressively harder.  Please do what is appropriate for your learning.



Here’s a Science experiment you may want to have a go at.  It investigates sound waves using spoons.


Monday 29th June

This will be your last week of home school learning. After this week we are looking forward to seeing Year 4 and some of Year 5 for a week in school. After that we will see the rest of Year 5 and Year 6 for the final week of school.

Next Monday I will put some projects and links on the website so that if you would like to continue working you can. See you all very soon.



Here is a quick reading comprehension based on planets in our solar system.





Fact Hunt


Maths Challenges

Year 4

Year 5







Friday 26th June

Happy Friday Herons! Its Mrs Anders here.

Hope you have all had a great week. 1 more day to go until its the weekend! You are all doing so well with your home learning- Well done!


As we have done every Friday morning we will start our day with some PE. I am very relaxed with what you choose. It seems lots of you have enjoyed bike rides and the circuits went down well too.

Enjoy a bike ride, run, walk, circuits (from last week), a workout, yoga or something of your choice.

If you want to practice throwing techniques there is a video here with a fun activity:

I have had a look through other videos from #ThisisPE and they brilliant. Find more here:

Have fun!


Choose either of the activities below:

Art Activity 1 – Planet


Activity 2 – Tin foil sculptures


Finish work Friday

Please make sure all work set from earlier in the week is finished.

Have a great weekend and hopefully I’ll see you all soon!


Thursday 25th June 2020

Today I would like you to continue with your science project. Try to focus on these headings Solar Systems, Galaxies and The Universe.

Here is an example of what a good one looks like.


space 17. 06.2020

This has been made in class this week by one of the Year 6 pupils.


Here are the links I have given to help you:

Our Solar System




You can email me your finished PowerPoints to:


If you do not have PowerPoint you can use Word or write it up by hand.


Good luck…..


Mrs Chapman



Wednesday 24th June 2020


For those of you with wobbly spelling, you may want to start with these:

Next 200-high-frequency-words-activity-book_ver_5

Year 4

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 9

Year 5/6

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 8


If you can get your times tables nailed during ‘lockdown’, you’ll have done a brilliant job Herons!

Well done and keep up your quality practising.   Remember, the gold standard is to be able to answer a random times table question (e.g. 7 x 3 =  ? ) as fast as you would answer the question, ‘What is your name?’

Here’s a reminder of useful websites and some more times tables games:

websites Times Tables Practice





This is a great clip (actually from a teacher training course) which teaches you how to do your 17 times table in 10 mins.  It even worked on my terrible, old memory!  You could easily transfer the method to the 7s or any other times tables if you wanted.

17 times table


This week we are exploring thoughts and beliefs about God.

Thoughts and beliefs about God

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Morning Herons! Mrs Woods here – I hope you are all doing well.


Today’s task is to choose one of the pictures and write an opening paragraph for a story using either dialogue, action or description.

Story Openings home learning


Today we are going to explore symmetry.

Please watch the following Powerpoint:

Symmetry presentation

Then try these worksheets please.

Symmetry worksheets

Your symmetry


Here’s a Science experiment you may like to have a go at.  It explores washing your hands with just water versus using soap.

Why Soap Works Experiment Instructions

Why Soap Works Experiment Record Sheet

Monday 22nd June

Hi Herons. Mrs Chapman here. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Sum 2 week 4 day 2 Bluebells and Daffodils


Number Book 4 [Problem Page]

Pg 34

Number Book 4 22.6



Number Book 5 [Problem Page]

Pg 39

Number Book 5 22.6


Number Book 6

Pg 40 and 41

Number 6 22.6


Number Book 7




Buster’s Big Surprise

Read Chapter 1 of Buster’s Big Surprise

Busters Surprise Chapter 1

Look at the picture of the pirate ship below. Use google to look up 3 or 4 parts of the ship and give a definition of its purpose.

For example,

The main mast is the biggest mast on the ship. The mast holds up the sails.


Extra Help

From 4 mins onwards it talks about parts of the pirate boat [he does speak very fast!!!!!!]

This is a rather noisy recording of a man walking round a replica [new but based on an old version] pirate ship.


diagram of pirate ship

By the way, a bosum is someone who works on deck of the ship.



Can you draw a pirate ship and label the different parts.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Thank you to the children who have already started their Harry Potter story. You are ahead of the game now.

In the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry is taken to the Zoo. The Dursley’s do not want to take him as they resent the fact that he always causes trouble. In your story I would like you to think about how you go on an outing with your extended family. Remember your family do not like you because you are quite opposite to the things that they like.

Where will you go?

What goes wrong?

What is your punishment?


Read and listen to Chapter 4



Friday 19th June

Happy Friday Herons! It’s Mrs Anders today.

I hope you have all had a lovely week?


Let’s start our Friday morning with some exercise again. It was lovely to see what you chose last week. Will you choose the same again or are you going to choose something different?

The weather isn’t going to be great today. Maybe you would like to try circuits in your home? You could try some of the exercises on this Power point (you don’t need to print the Power point) and there is also a recording worksheet for you! Get those heart rates up!

PE Circuits Powerpoint

PE Circuits Recording Sheet


I thought you could have a go at The 24 game today. You can play with older siblings, parents or  even independently. 

You just need a pack of playing cards to play (numbers only), or you can make a set of number cards to 10.

How to play

Step 1- A player picks 4 number cards from the pile.

Step 2- Find a way to make the number 24 using all of the 4 cards and any of the operations + – x ÷

Step 3- If nobody is able to reach 24 then make it the closest wins!

There are also plenty more Maths games here for you to play:


There are 2 activities to choose from today.

Art Activity 1

Art Activity 2

Take care, have fun and be creative. Oh and don’t forget to send me photos!

Have a great weekend. See you all soon! 🙂





Thursday 18th June 2020

Hi Herons. It’s me, Mrs Chapman!!

I hope you are all okay…

I haven’t heard from a few of you lately. Could you make an effort today to complete the work and send it to me on Class Dojo.



Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone

Please read or listen to Chapter 3


In school we have been planning a story based on the first two chapters of Harry Potter. I would like you to think of a story line that is similar to Harry Potter. I want you to devise a story where you are the main character [like Harry Potter] and you live with your extended family [uncles / aunties or God mother /God Father or Step mother or step father]. Your extended family do not like you at all and resent living with you. You need to think of a reason why the family don’t like you.

Here are some ideas we came up with:


Family             You

Boring              Excitable

Academic         Sporty

Cruel                 Kind

Normal              Unusual [bizarre quality like being a wizard!]

Workaholics     Lazy


You need to think about how the difference between you and your extended family will cause an argument.

In your red book draw your extended family using labels for details. For example, think about the families appearance and their characteristics and hobbies. What makes the family different to you?


Ghostly Beasts

Please read from the bottom of page 49 to the end.

  1. Why do you think Hunblepuppy liked visiting Mr Manningham so much?
  2. Why did Taffy sniff the cases on their return from holiday?
  3. Why was Taffy glum?
  4. What is purgatory?
  5. What does the writer miss about Humblepuppy?
  6. What did you like about this story?



Here are some problem solving activities. They start off easier and get harder. Give one a go.

Don’t forget maths is a journey and any mistakes you make on your journey should be recorded and not rubbed out. It isn’t about the answer, but using and finding the correct method. This sometimes takes some time…


Problem 1


Problem 2


Problem 3


Problem 4


Have you completed a Big Maths recently? If not, off you go….



At school we are making a PowerPoint based on space. We have taken three titles:

Solar System


The Universe



General Website about space


Work completed in school that maybe very helpful.

Our Solar System



Please don’t try to do this all in one day. This is an ongoing project.


Good luck….





Wednesday 17th June 2020

Hi Herons, it’s Woods Wednesday! Hope you got on ok with the Literacy yesterday.  I know it was a big task, so please feel free to finish it today.


Year 4 Spellings

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words 8 down 8

3 4 spellings 17Junedocx

Year 5 Spellings

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 7

5 6 spellings 17 Junedocx

Maths – times tables

You are doing an AWESOME job on your times tables Herons.  Keep practising hard and you will be quick as a flash and never forget them!

As always, please choose the sheets and activities which are appropriate for your own learning.  Here’s a couple of new games to keep your practising fresh.



Grid tables


Today’s  RE explores the Christian practice of Baptism.

This work will help you to understand what happens at a Christian baptism and to think about why baptising a baby is important for many Christians.

Home learning Baptism


Tuesday 15th June 2020

Hi Herons – Mrs Woods here.  I really hope you are all safe and well. x

Literacy Years 4 and 5

Today’s extended writing Literacy task is to create a theme park and write a persuasive leaflet about it.

Instructions for home learning Theme Park

Theme Park writing frame 1

Theme Park writing frame 2

Theme park writing frame 3

Below is a link to a site showing examples of old leaflets.  Your finished product will look something like these:

Maths Year 4 and 5

Today we are exploring the different properties and types of triangles.

Please start by watching the powerpoint below.  (No need to print it out).


Now try these activities please:



Triangle Hunt

Extension challenge – interior angles in triangles.

Watch the powerpoint below please:

Find the missing angle3

Now try these questions:


Monday 15th June

Hi! Mrs Chapman here. Hope you are all okay.


Number Book 4 – pg 33 / 34

Number Book 4 15.6.20

Number Book 4 part 2


Number Book 5 – pg 36

Number Book 5 15.6.20


Number Book 6 [Fractions]

Maths Watch


Number Book 7 [Scale and Triangles]

Maths Watch



Ghostly Beasts


pg 46 – 49

  1. How does the writer think Humblepuppy dies?
  2. What breed of dog was Humblepuppy?
  3. Name the cats that Taffy played with?
  4. What happened to Fred?
  5. What was so special about the lavender bush?
  6. Why was Humblepuppy afraid of cars and planes?
  7. What is missionary work?
  8. Identify three adjectives that describe Mr Manningham.
  9. Define these words: atmosphere, affectionate, suffocate, explorations.


Oliver Twist

If I provided you with an Oliver Twist book I am now upgrading you to the Harry Potter group. This will make my life a lot easier as I am teaching this to Year 6 [also the Oliver Twist book wasn’t very good].

So you are now Harry Potter folk. If you haven’t got a copy could you ask your mum or dad to order one please. Amazon should do the trick.

Catch up here….


Chapter 1

Chapter 2




The following clip is AMAZING. Please watch it! Parents, if you have time could you explain about size and scale as this will really help the children to understand just how AMAZING the following clip is.






Friday 12th June

Hello lovely Herons.. Mrs Anders here!

I hope you are all safe and well.

I will be with you on Fridays from now on, so please send me a message if you need me.


I thought it would be nice to start the day with some form of exercise. There are so many benefits of exercise, especially at the start of your day. You could go for a walk, a run, a bike ride, do an online workout or something of your choice. Get your heart rates up! (Even a kitchen disco dance can do this!!)

Here are a few ideas but I’m sure you have plenty:

The Body Coach-

Harry Potter Yoga-

Zumba dance-

You might even want to check your heart rate before and after to see how much it has increased.

Let me know how you get on.


Your next task is to ensure that you have finished your discussion text from yesterday- read through it. Check your punctuation, spellings and up level where possible.

Have you read to where you need to be in your class books?

Ghostly Beasts – p45

Oliver Twist – Scene 2

Harry Potter – Chapter 1

(If you have read these then you are winning!)


Your final activity for Fun Friday is Art! Woohoo! 🙂

So I can see you were looking at 3D shapes on Tuesday! Let’s have a go at drawing/shading some.

Watch this video and have a go:

If you want to challenge yourself, you could use these skills and choose a still object to draw. For example, a cereal box, an orange, a dice etc. I’m sure you can find something that is one of the 3D shapes on the video.

Please send me some photos so I can see your lovely drawings.

Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!

See you soon!

Thursday 11th June

Hi Herons, Mrs Chapman here. Hope you are all okay.

News From Norbury

It has been lovely to see the school full of children again this week. I know it’s hard knowing that some of your friends are at school and you are not. Let me explain why this is…

When all schools closed because of the Coronavirus, the Prime Minister asked schools to stay open for some children. The children who have stayed at school are the ones whose parents have VERY important jobs, for example, doctors, nurses, teachers, food providers [farmers and sellers of food] and care home workers. Without these people doing their jobs lots more people would have been affected by the virus. To be able to do their jobs, it was important that their children had a place to go. Now the government has asked that we start to open up the school to other children. At Norbury we have opened up the school to Year 6 children as it easier for older children to keep 2 metres away from each other. 2 metres is a long way! It’s hard, but we are trying our best at school.

So who is in school? Most of Year 6 are now in lessons with me, Mrs Anders and Mrs Sowter and in the other classes the children whose parents have an important job are with Mrs Wright, Ms Brunt, Miss Beckett and Miss Pritchard.


Thought for the Day

Would you like to be back at school? Would you like to see your friends? Do you miss having a teacher helping you with your work? Do you miss dinner’s at Norbury? Would you like to play on the field and play your favourite games? Do you miss the kind words your teachers give you to help you be positive, persistent and determined? Do you miss the sandpit, PE or trips out?


Are you quite happy working at home? Do you like spending this time with your parents and close family? Have you been able to work hard at a particular hobby? Have you enjoyed your parents helping you with work? Have you enjoyed the summer weather from the comfort of your own home? Have you enjoyed walking the dog, riding your bike or looking after the animals on the farm?


Literacy [extended writing task]

I would like you to think about the questions above and write a balanced discussion text based on your answers. Balance means that you are thinking about both sides of the argument.

  1. Is home learning as good as school? What does school offer? What does home learning offer?
  2. Is having mum and dad helping you with work as good as a teacher?
  3. Is it nice having extra time with your family? Do you miss the wider community?
  4. Would children prefer to stay at home or come back to school? Why?
  5. Have you learnt a particular skill whilst learning at home, for example, sewing, biking, running, gymnastics, riding, writing, cooking or chemistry while you have been at home. If so, who has taught you this skill? Do you learn more from a teacher or a parent?
  6. Do you miss your friends? Is being social important?
  7. Would you like to come back to school before the summer holidays to say goodbye to your friends? Does this matter? Is keeping safe from the virus more important?
  8. Have you kept in contact with your friends via FaceTime, WhatsApp or Messenger? How has technology helped?
  9. Do you spend too much time on screens, for example, Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, TikTok, Instagram or WhatsApp? Is this earning educational?
  10. Has technology helped you to stay in contact with family and friends, for example Zoom or Skype? Do we need to see each other in person?
  11. Is technology a curse or a saviour in times like this?


What is a discussion text?

A discussion text is a piece of writing that looks at two different viewpoints. Viewpoints are opinions. When you look at discussion texts you are looking at both sides of the argument. You need to be able to look at both sides of the argument. Watch the clip below to help you write a discussion text.



Discussion means looking at BOTH sides of the argument.

Is home school learning beneficial? Is being at school the best education?


  • Write in the third person. DO NOT give your opinion [until the very last moment]. Use pronouns such as he, she and they.
  • Be objective. Do not give an opinion – look at both sides of the argument.
  • Give an introduction – what are you going to be thinking about – for example, Is Home Learning as effective as School Learning?
  • What are your main points? [look at two or three of my questions above].
  • Use paragraphs to summarise your main points [see above for ideas].
  • Use phrases such as: some people believe that…in favour of this argument is… OR while other people believe that…Alternatively some people might argue that…
  • Examine all the arguments or points of view.
  • Give evidence [Google it, ask friends or family, what do you think?]
  • Use conjunctions [in addition, also, however, despite, meanwhile, since, alternatively, although, consequently].
  • Conclude the discussion with evidence and then, finally your own opinion.


Here are two American girls discussing which is better, home schooling or going to school [they made me laugh].


Extra Help [for parents]


  • Parents can determine the curriculum and their children’s schooling schedule
  • Parents can demonstrate to their children that education is fun
  • Parents can create strong bonds with their children
  • Parents can adapt teaching methods best suiting how their children learn
  •  Parents can spend extra time with their children on difficult concepts and move ahead after children master a subject or concept
  •  Parents can create a flexible schedule not possible for children enrolled in public school
  • Parents can provide religious and ethical instruction for their children
  • Parents can shelter children from school violence, drugs, and other negative behaviours children in public schools frequently encounter
  • Parents can provide their children with the personal interaction that teachers in large classrooms are not able to provide
  • Parents can spend extra time helping their children develop any special talents they possess, including musical, athletic, etc
  • Parents can discuss controversial topics at their discretion with their children
  • Parents cane enjoy spending more time with their children
  • Parents can assist their children during adolescence and other trying times
  • Parents can take their children on holidays when public school is still in session


  • Parents will be around their children all day long. This can be difficult when children become restless and misbehave
  • Parents can sometimes find it hard to restrain anger and remain patient when children struggle with learning
  • Parents will have to spend large amounts of money on books and other learning materials
  • Parents will have to constantly adapt to be effective teachers
  • Parents will have to constantly motivate their children
  • Parents will have to speak with other people homeschooling their children to get ideas about solving difficult problems if they’re unsure about the best course of action
  • Spend time reviewing numerous curriculum programs up to their standards and best suiting their children’s learning needs
  • Spend more time finding playmates and friends for their children in similar circumstances
  • Parents will have to provide social interaction with peers of their children
  • Parents cannot have a job if they are to homeschool children on a full time basis




Wednesday 10th June 2020


Year 4 spellings

3 4 spellings 10 Junedocx

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 7

Year 5 spellings

5 6 spellings 10 Junedocx

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 6

Maths – times tables

I know you have been doing an AMAZING job on your times tables – well done!  However, it’s vital that we keep practising hard!

As always, please choose the sheets and activities which are appropriate for your own learning.  Here’s a couple of new games to keep your practising fresh.

1 to 6 onlyMultiples-Under-Construction


Grid tables


This week, we are learning about Jesus through art.

home learning art in RE


Year 6

Here is a message from Rev. MacDonald

It’s Your Move



Tuesday 9th June 2020

Literacy Years 4 and 5

Today’s Literacy task is to create a superhero and write a non-chronological report about him/her/it!

Instructions for home learning Superhero


Boxed up planning your ideas superhero

Maths Years 4 and 5

Today we are focusing on 3D shapes and their properties.

Firstly, please watch the powerpoint below – please don’t bother to print it off!

3D shapes introduction(1)

Now, please do the following worksheet:


This learning mat will help you further if you need it:

If you fancy a challenge, attempt the Minecraft mega shape challenge below!





Monday 8th June 2020


Home School Learning Timetable


Monday – Mrs Chapman

Tuesday – Mrs Woods

Wednesday – Mrs Woods

Thursday – Mrs Chapman

Friday — Mrs Anders


When you post your work on Class Dojo please send it to the correct teacher [if you send via portfolio it comes to us all but if you send via messages it needs to be sent to Mrs Woods if on her day]




Ghostly Beasts

Humble Puppy

Listen to me reading pages 44 and 45 of Humble Puppy and answer the questions below. Use your book to help you.

Please answer the questions in full sentences using correct punctuation [full stops and capital letters].

  1. Why was the person unafraid to put their hand in the deedbox?
  2. Why did the person think that the dog was a ghost?
  3. What did Taffy the cat do ‘the moment’ he saw Humble Puppy?
  4. Define the word inconvenient.
  5. Why was Taffy the cat astonished when he took at swipe at Humble Puppy?
  6. What is a looking-glass?

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist Scene 2

I can’t imagine what this must have been like for poor Oliver, being taken from the workhouse and left as a servant. It shows how badly the working class were treated in the past. Think about these questions, answering in full sentences:

  1. Why do you think Oliver might have been excited about leaving the workhouse and going to live with a new family?
  2. What might have been in Oliver’s bag that he was holding? What might his worldly possessions be?
  3. How do you think Oliver would have felt when he met Mr and Mrs Sowerberry?
  4. Why did Mrs Sowerberry comment on his size? how do you think this made Oliver feel?

The Impossible Zoo

Read chapter 1 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone [one of my favourite books] or listen to the link below. This is a famous actor called Stephen Fry reading the book. A good way to read a story is to look at the words while someone else is reading.


Extract 1

Using the extract above answer the questions on the sheet below [the first set are easier than the second set / don’t do both]



Look at the last sheet and answer the questions about the Dursley family.



Number Book 4 8.6.20

pg 31


Number Book 5 8.6.20

pg 38


Number Book 6

Mathswatch [fractions]


Number Book 7

Mathswatch [Angles]





Friday 5th June 2020

Hi Herons

Home school learning may look a little different next week as I will be passing more responsibility over to Mrs Woods and Mrs Anders. I will be back in the class teaching full time again. The most important thing is to keep reading lots and lots and try to use this time to learn your multiplication facts [yes all of them]. Please complete Big Maths every week.



Number Book 4 5.6.20

pg 29 and 30


Number Book 5 5.6.20

pg 36 and 37


Number Book 6

Login to Mathswatch [Highest Common denominator]


Number Book 7

Login to Mathswatch [Geometry]



Ghostly Beasts

Read the rest of the story Humble Puppy [pg 44 – 52]


Oliver Twist

Write a story based on Act 1 Scene 1. Try not to use speech but show me what happened by using plot and description. You can write the summary in the first or third person. Work hard with ISPACE.



Impossible Zoo

Read Chapter sixteen of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone.

Think about the story that you wrote for me yesterday. Find two similarities and two differences between this chapter and your story. Can you up-level your story or improve it in any way. Do your improvements in a different coloured pen and re send your story to me.



Watch the video on YouTube ready to start a topic on space [I love space]. You may want to do a few sittings as watching the whole 25 mins is a little mind blowing. Below is a PowerPoint. Don’t print it out just have a look through.

PP Sun  

Sun Worksheet

What facts about our sun and other suns can you recall? Use the worksheet above to help you.





Thursday 4th June 2020


Year 4 [Fractions]

year 3/4 adding


Year 4/5 [Fractions] This is quite tricky so have a look at the one above if you get stuck.

year 4


Year 6   [Fractions] If you get stuck look at the fractions sheet above.

equivalents simplest fraction year 6




Ghostly Beasts

Listen to the first page of HumblePuppy [pg 43]. Draw a picture that is in your head of what the person’s house looks like. Listen out for adjectives to describe the house and especially the deedbox. Adjectives are words that describe the noun. The noun is the object, for example,

The [determiner] blue [adjective] table [noun] crashed [verb] dramatically [adverb].

Part 1 RC

Part 2 RC

This is what the Heron class came up with in class today.

Children’s ideas


What do you think the invisible dog looks like. Have a go at drawing the dog too.



Oliver Twist

Please read the rest of Act 1 Scene 1, paying attention to the meaning of words displayed at the bottom of the page. This will lead into tomorrow’s work.


Impossible Zoo

The following clip is taken from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Harry, Ron and Hermione are trying to get through the trapdoor but first they must pass Fluffy, the three headed dog. Fluffy is taken from a mythical creature called CERBERUS. Find Cerberus in your encyclopedia of mythical monsters. Read the passage and note key facts from the encyclopedia.

Write you own story including a monster based on Fluffy / Cerberus.


Draw a picture from your story.



Wednesday 3rd June 2020


Year 4

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 6

Year 5/6

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 5


Whilst it’s still crucial that you keep practising your times tables, I’m going to give you some revision work on 2D shape today as well.

Year 4/5


2D Shape Properties Activity Sheet

2D Shape Properties Table Activity Sheet

Challenge 2D Shape Properties Table Activity Sheet

Year 6

Properties of Shapes Revision and Practice Booklet


Today we are doing a piece of learning about ‘The Good Samaritan’ parable from the Bible – examining its meaning and message and who are our ‘Good Samaritans’ in our area right now.

Home learning Good Samaritan

Tuesday 2nd June 2020


d June Number Book 4 2.6.20

pg 28


Number Book 5 2.6.20

pg 35


Number Book 6

Log on to Maths Watch [Prime Numbers]


Number Book 7

Log on to Maths Watch [Shape]


How to logon to Mathswatch




To write instructions or an explanation text based on How to Look After a Puppy – Instructions are easier to write. Year 6 have a go at the explanation text please.


I have recorded our new puppy Merlin this morning. Watch the video’s and take some notes. While you watch the video think about:


1. How to look after a puppy

2. What equipment does a puppy need

3. What do they do

4. What exercise do they require

5. What do they eat


Video 1 Merlin

Video 2 Merlin

Video 3 Merlin

Video 4 Merlin

Video 5 Merlin


Mrs C example of instructions

Mrs C Example Explanation Text



Need Help!!


Forgotten how to write a set of instructions have a look at the Powerpoint [no need to print] and the tick list below


PowerPoint How to write instructions

Use the instruction tick list to help you with your writing




Forgotten how to write an explanation text have a look at the PowerPoint [ no need to print] and the tick list below


PowerPoint Explanation

Use the explanation tick list to help you with your writing

Checklist Explanation





Monday 1st June 2020

Hi Herons. I hope you had a lovely week off, enjoying the sunshine and having lots of fun.

Back to work now….



Number Book 4 1.6.20

pg 26 and pg 27


Number Book 5 1.6.20 Part 1

Number Book 5 1.6.20 Part 2

pg 34


Number Book 6 1.6.20

pg 36 and 37


Number Book 7

Please log in to MathsWatch



Here are our new Literacy Books

You should have one of these three in your packs. Follow the video link below depending on which book you have been given.


Ghostly Beasts 1

The video is me reading the first short story in the book. It explains why dogs chase cats and why cats chase mice. Read the story yourself and find as many verbs as you can. IN your red book make a list of as many verbs that you can find in the story. Can’t remember what a verb is? Follow the link below…

Don’t forget my good advice, if it is an action or you can put ‘to’ in front of the word, then it is a verb.


Oliver Twist Part 1

Oliver Twist Part 2

Research the workhouse. Look at the following links to help you.

Write a detailed paragraph about what life at the workhouse was like.


The Impossible Zoo

Choose a mythical animal from the ‘a’ section. Draw a picture of the animal. Use the internet to help you build and create a picture.


Afternoon Work

History – Tutankhamun

Read the PowerPoint attached below. These are sources. Sources are important, factual information that help historians and archeologists to work out information from the past.

Source History Tutankhamun

Complete a diary entry of Howard Carter [man who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb].

Please note, you DO NOT have to do all three! There are three levels of difficulty. One star gives some help, three stars is the harder sheet and gives less support.

Diary of Carter






Friday 22nd May

Get the Big Writes to me ….and then enjoy your holiday.




Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Herons. I hope you are all well and looking forward to half term. That’s right, are you ready for a week off from home learning? Good. Me too! Hopefully you will have some nice weather so get outside and enjoy it. You can keep a diary if you want to keep your writing skills going. Use your red book for any writing activities, or you could keep practising your times tables – this is a perfect time to get all those facts learnt!


Some of you are sending work to me everyday – it’s lovely to see your Dojo Points bouncing up – a few of you now have over 400 points. If this is you, you’ve made it onto my very good  list! Well done.

You have probably heard that Boris and the government are reopening schools after half term, so I will be seeing a few more of you as the schools slowly start to open again. I’m sorry I will not be seeing all of you, but it’s a start. School life will look a bit different so for those of you who are returning there will be some rules to follow, but don’t worry, the rules are there to keep everybody safe. The most important rule is that parents will not be allowed in the school, they will have to drop you off at the school gate. Be good when you are dropped off, I know it might be hard on day one after spending so long at home but you know you will be looked after by us all.

If you are not coming back into school I will continue to set work for you on this website page. Mrs Woods and Mrs Anders will be helping me too as I will be teaching again, so be patient with me I will be multi-tasking.


Literacy [2 days]

Big Write

Danny the Champion of the World

It is really important that you have now completed the book Danny Champion of the World. Thank you to the children who have told me they have done this via Class Dojo. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It is one of my favourite Roald Dahl books – which is funning because I’m not a fan of killing birds. What makes it so good is that it is told in the first person. The first person is when a person tells us the story from their point of view [fancy word – perspective]. When I write to you on here I am writing in the first person.


Everyday, I explain what you have to do on the Norbury website. [1st person]

Everyday, Mrs Chapman explains what work the children will be doing on the Norbury website. [third person]


If you are not sure about this there is a little video to help you below.


I would like you to do some story writing based on the 1st person. I would like you to think carefully about the relationship that Danny had with his father. The message from Roald Dahl at the end of the book really helps to show how special Danny’s father was. He was not a ‘stodgy’ parent, but a ‘sparky’ parent. The story reminds me of David Walliams’ book ‘Gangsta Granny’ when Ben starts to get into all kinds of trouble with his Granny. Watch the clip below to remind you of the story.


Today I would like you to start thinking about an adventure that you [so it must be written in the first person] and a relative have. The story must be daring, perhaps even break the law and must be done for a reason and purpose. For example, Danny and his father drugged and stole the pheasants to teach Mr Hazel a lesson. Gangsta Granny wanted to show Ben that she could be fun and not just cook cabbage soup! Use the planning sheet below to help you plan out your ideas.

Danny Champion Planning sheet

When you have completed the planning sheet [doesn’t need to be detailed] you may start your story in your red book. I will be checking that you ALL complete this activity. I don’t usually put that do I, but I do mean it today, so make sure you have a go. A good amount to write is about 4 paragraphs. More is obviously fine.


Really not sure what to do. Your brain has shrivelled up and you can’t get it to think of your own ideas, do not fear!! Steal ideas from books that you have read or films that you have watched. Pinch other storywriters ideas, I really don’t mind at all. Basing your story on something you know about also really helps, for example if you love football, make your story about football. Don’t panic.

If all fails, use Danny the Champion of the world as your base. Perhaps you hunt rabbits instead of pheasants. Perhaps it is Danny’s mum who takes him on the exciting adventure. This makes story writing easier because you will be re-telling the story you know but just changing parts.

VCOP help


Please make sure this is completed and sent to me by 24th of May. It is fine to use the computer, in fact this makes it easier for me to read. You can email me your work.





The Twits

Big Write

If you have been reading The Twits I expect you really don’t like them now. They really are the most unpleasant kind of people, aren’t they?


.The Downstairs Twits by Mr Muggle-Wump. Episode 7 #27 (Bloody Hag ...

For your Big Write I would like you to pretend that you are Mugglewump stuck in the bare and small cage with your family. The Twits make you do all kinds of unpleasant things, like standing on your head!! Use the video link below to find out about the first person, because if you are going to be Mugglewump you need to write in the first person.

Before you start you story think about the following questions, this will help you to plan your ideas.

  1. What horrible things do the Twits make yo do? – ideas could be singing for hours, standing on heads, doing a dance, balancing
  2. What terrible things do you see Mr andMrs Twit doing? – ideas could be glueing the tree to trap birds, shooting rabbits, arguing with each other. playing tricks on each other, chasing little boys away
  3. What does your cage look like. What can you see when you look through the bars?
  4. Why can’t you get out? – ideas could be that you don’t know where the key is, Mr Twit keeps it in his pocket at all times, there is no key
  5. Can someone help you get out and escape?
  6. Where would you go? – ideas could be the jungle, a nice safari park where you are given apples and bananas
  7. How do you escape?


What am I looking for?

In Year 4 you should be able to focus on neat handwriting that sits on the line. You should be thinking about using the correct spelling for a word [dictionary on computer / parent / word bank] your story needs to be written in the first person. Your story should have beginning, middle and an end [I like happy endings, but it doesn’t have to be!]



VCOP help


If you are feeling a bit behind and do not know where to start here is link to the whole story.


Please make sure this is completed and sent to me by 24th of May.  I will chase you if you don’t send me anything!




Wednesday 20th May


If you have wobbly spelling, here’s a further set of words to check that you know first.

Said, She, So, Some

Year 4

3 4 spellings 20 May 2

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 5

Year 5/6

5 6 spellings 20 May

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 4

Times Tables

Home schooling Times Tables Practice

Grid tables


Extra hard challenge – tables and beyond!



Years 4/5/6

Instructions Judaism

Year 4


Worksheet Bar mitzvah

Monday 19th May 2020


Nelson Spelling

Book 1 [Red] – pg 4 and 5

Book 2 [Blue] pg 4 and 5

Book 3 [Green] pg 4 and 5

Book 4 [Yellow] pg 4 and 5



Number Book 4

followed by the worksheet please


Number Book 5

followed by the game below please


Number Book 6

I like the way this guy explains this. Bit different to me, but I like it. Juyst stick with addition if you are struggling.

followed by the worksheet please


Number Book 7



Afternoon Work


Watch the following clip and answer the questions. The questions are in order with the clip. I have highlighted the trickier questions with a *, so don’t feel you have to do them all.

  1. How old was Tutankhamun when he died?
  2. *Why do you think his age makes him less significant as a Pharaoh?*
  3. What does an archeologist do?
  4. What makes Tutankhamun’s tomb unusual?
  5. *What does the shape of the pyramid represent?*
  6. Why are there hieroglyphics on the walls of the Pharaoh’s tombs?
  7. *Describe the journey of the Pharaoh in the underworld?*
  8. Why did the archeologist think that Tutankhamun’s tomb was less decorated than other Pharaohs?



If Tutankhamun’s tomb was less decorated and was completed quickly can you think why this might have happened? Read the thread below the clip.




Monday 18th May 2020


Danny Champion of the World

Chapter 16 the Champion of the World to the end

Please complete the book ready for a piece of written work.





The Twits

Read the chapters No Bird Pie for Mr Twit, Still No Bird Pie for Mr Twit and Mr and Mrs Twit Go Off to Buy Guns


Year 4 and 5 Spelling / Handwriting

Handwriting Practice – Continuous Cursive


Year 6 SPAG

Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1

Answers are at the back of the sheets. Have a go at marking. Finding out where you go wrong is a key part of learning.



Number Book 4

pg 25 – Finding Fifths


Number Book 5

pg 31 – All the Same


Number Book 6

pg 34 – Some left over


Number Book 7



Afternoon Work






Friday 15th May 2020



Please complete your Big Maths CLIC / Learn Its / SAFE

Big Maths Login



The Twits

Read the chapters The Great Upside Down Monkey Circus and The Roly- Poly Bird to the Rescue

In your red books copy out the song that the Roly-Poly bird sung as he flew around the tree. Use your best handwriting using a cursive style.


There’s sticky stick stuff all over the tree!

If you land in the branches, you’ll never get free!

So fly away! Fly away! Stay up high!

Or you’ll finish up tomorrow in a hot Bird Pie!


When you have copied out the song, try to learn and perform it. Learning something off by heart it hard, but really good for you. Record your performance and send to me via Classroom Dojo.


Danny Champion of the World

Read chapter 15 – The Keeper

Roald Dahl makes the reader dislike the Keeper, Mr Rabbetts. This is because the story is written from the point of view of Danny who is a small boy and afraid. Today, I would like you to re-write the chapter from the point of view of Mr Rabbetts. Now although we don’t like Mr Rabbetts, the truth is this man is just doing his job. He probably just wants to go home and have his tea. A keeper’s job is to ensure that the pheasants are roosted and safe at night. A keeper would ensure that no-one harmed the pheasants. When you re-write this chapter put yourself in his shoes, if something goes wrong he will be in a lot of trouble with Mr Victor Hazell. I would expect 2 paragraphs.

Think about these questions to help you.


  1. Mr Rabbetts is hoping that he doesn’t see anyone lurking in the woods.
  2. Mr Rabbetts is suspicious of Danny’s father as his leg is plastered up.
  3. Could he have found the man that was shot in the wood last week.
  4. He needs to move this man and his son away as soon as possible before he causes more trouble.
  5. All the birds are safety roosted in the trees.
  6. He can get home in the warm.



Send a Picture or Video

Send me a picture or video of something you have been doing over the last few weeks. It could be playing an instrument, riding your bike, drawing pictures, walking your dog. looking after your pet, making something, DIY, craft or helping around the house.


Have a lovely weekend. Be helpful and kind to your family. xx






Thursday 14th May 2020



Number Book 4 [Perimeter]

There is a video to watch and then an online quiz


Number Book 5 [Division]

There is a short video to watch and an interactive game and then two worksheets. Draw the problem out if you need to. The link to the worksheets are on the page but here are the links below.

Second worksheet year 5


Number Book 6 [Finding a fraction of a number]

There are two helpful videos to watch and then a worksheet to do [link below or it is on page]


Number Book 7

Mathswatch [let me know if you are getting bored with this or if it is okay]




Year 4

Read the chapter Four Little Sticky Boys. This is one of my favourite chapters in The Twits because these cheeky boys met more than they bargained for when they trespassed on Mr Twits land. Look at the questions below. Write in full sentences, I have done an example,

example: What evening did Mr Twit smear the tree with Glue

Mr Twit smeared the glue on the tree on Tuesday evening.

  1. What did Mr Twit smear on the tree?
  2. Why did the boys come into the garden?
  3. Roald Dahl uses the word ‘crept’, what does this tell us about the boys?
  4. Do you think the boys should have climbed the ladder? Justify your answer with the word ‘because’.
  5. Why were there no birds stuck to the tree in the morning?
  6. What did the boys think Mr Twit was going to do to them?
  7. How did the boys escape?
  8. Do you think the boys will ever visit the Twit’s garden again? Justify your answer with the word ‘because’.


Years 5 and 6 [KS2 Reading SATS Paper] – if you are in Yr 4 and you want a peek, please go for it

Have a look at this SATS reading paper. Year 5 don’t worry if you cannot do all of the paper in one go. Year 6, you should be looking to complete the paper in 1 hour. Time yourself if you want.


Answer Booklet for you to write in


You don’t need to print this out, just look from pg 8 [there’s a lot of info for teachers which you will not need]


Wednesday 13th May 2020


If you have wobbly spelling, here’s a further set of words to check that you know first.

Next 200-high-frequency-words-activity-book_ver_5

Year 4

3 4 spellings 13 May 2

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 4

Year 5/6

5 6 spellings 13 May

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 3


Times Tables [Please don’t do all of the sheets – choose the most appropriate for your learning]

Home schooling Times Tables Practice


Times tables master challenges!






Please complete pages 3 and 4 in the ‘What is Judaism?’ pack. This consists of: labelling Jewish items, making and completing a quiz on what you’ve learnt so far about Judaism.

Home learning what is Judaism



Tuesday 12th May 2020


Number Book 4 – pg 24 – Fractions

Number Book 4 12.5.20


Number Book 5 – pg 30 – Twelfths

Number Book 5 12.5.20


Number Book 6 – pg 32 and 33 – Improper Fractions

Number Book 6 12.5.20


Number Book 7




The Twits

Read chapters ‘Mr Twit Gets a Horrid Shock’, ‘The House, the Tree and the Monkey Cage’ and ‘Hugtight Sticky Glue’.


Danny Champion of the World

Read the chapter 13 and 14


Art – Drawing




Monday 11th May 2020



Thank you to the children who have written their Roald Dahl stories and sent them to me. An extra well done to the children who recorded their stories!! Amazing. There were some serious Dojo points being given out over the weekend.

If you have not sent your story to me, could you finish this off today please and send it to me via email or class dojo.

If you have finished your Roald Dahl story, have a look at Unit 2 from your handwriting books [revel in your glory!]



[Please don’t feel you have to print these maths sheets out, just work from the computer into your green maths book]



Year 3 [Division] – Number Book 4 Easy



if you don’t have PowerPoint


then…..the answers





Year 4 [Multiply by 100] Number Book 4 Harder



if you don’t have PowerPoint


then…the answers





Year 5 [Multiples] Number Book 5



if you don’t have PowerPoint


then..the answers





Year 6 [addition and subtraction] Number Book 6



if you don’t have PowerPoint


then…the answers




Number Book 7

Please log in to MathsWatch for your next algebra step







Thursday 7th May 2020


The Twits

Being a very unkind and thoughtless man, Mr Twit watched Mrs Twit drift higher and higher into the air – up, up and away. Chuckling to himself, he decided that while Mrs Twit was gone he was going to have some fun of his own. Mrs Twit had certain rules in their house and she became very aggressive if these rules were broken.

“Ahhhh,” sighed Mr Twit happily, “she’s gone, and about time too.” He stomped quickly to the front door, not wanting to miss a moment of his ‘alone’ time. First, Mr Twit went to the fridge and opened a can of beer. Sipping it down in one gulp he wiped the froth away from his dirty moustache with his sleeve. Mrs Twit had strict rules about drinking beer in the middle of the day.

“Rule one broken,” he chuckled like a school boy. Secondly, Mr Twit sat on his favourite chair in the living room, putting his dirty feet – for he had not removed his shoes – on Mrs Twit’s nice clean stool. He opened another can of beer with a loud ‘clunk’. Fishing around for the remote control Mr Twit turned on the football match at a very high volume. He was not allowed to watch football until Mrs Twit had gone to bed.

“Rule number two – broken,” he laughed with glee. Next Mr Twit collected a large range of snacks from the fridge: chicken nuggets, chocolate bars, peanuts and sweets. Shoving the snacks into his large dirty mouth he sat back in his favourite chair, watching his football match, while drinking his beer until he fell into a light doze. Dozing was certainly not allowed in the middle of the day if Mrs Twit was around. She liked Mr Twit to be getting on with something productive like mending the shelves or collecting the firewood. Another rule broken. However, the light doze on the sofa soon turned into a deep sleep as Mr Twit enjoyed the peace and quiet from his demanding wife. Deep snores resounded from Mr Twit.

There he lay on his favourite chair, with his dirty shoes on Mrs Twit’s stool, fast asleep with a beer in his hand with wrappers and junk food scattered all around. Peace at last…until of course Mrs Twit came back.


Her hair was tangled and wind swept from being tied to the balloons and she had bite marks all over her arms.

“What is going on?” she yelled. “Get up you lazy twit!”



Today your task is to write a story about what Mr Twit did while Mrs Twit was floating around with balloons tied to her hair. Think carefully about neat handwriting and spelling. Ask a grown up to read through your work to find any spelling mistakes. Some children are videoing themselves reading their stories – this is really good as reading your work through helps you to identify any mistakes you have made.

Good luck – message me if you have any questions.



Danny Champion of the World


On Tuesday I asked you to think about ideas for your story. In your story I would like you to use Roald Dahl’s text from Boy and Danny Champion of the World to help describe what it would have been like to be punished by force at school. The title for your story is ‘Crime, Punishment and Revenge’. First I would like you to describe what you have done. What is your crime? In Danny Champion of the World Danny was caught helping his friend with maths and was then ‘insolent’ [posh word for cheeky] to the teacher. In the story Boy, Roald Dahl was caught putting a dead mouse into a sweet jar. What rule have you broken? This should be your first paragraph. Next, you need to think about how you get caught. Was it your fault? Are you taking the blame for someone else’s crime? How are you punished? Think about the detail that Roald Dahl uses when he is punished. Listen to the story again for help and inspiration if you need to or read it using the link below. Drag it out. Make your reader feel uncomfortable and want it to end. In your final paragraph, when your parents see the marks on you what do they do? How do they react? Are you happy that they are cross with your teacher, or are they cross with you for breaking the rules?










Wednesday 6th May 2020


If you have wobbly spelling, check that you know all of these words first.



Year 4

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words

3 4 spellings 2


Year 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words

5 6 spellings 2


Times Tables [Please don’t do all of the sheets – choose the most appropriate for your learning]

Home schooling Times Tables Practice



Year 6 Challenge

Y6 challenge fractions, decimals percentage



Home learning what is Judaism

Judaism Torah





Tuesday 5th May 2020

Preparation for Extended Literacy Task

The Twits

Read the Chapter, Mr Twit Gets a Horrid Shock [pg41]

Tomorrow I am going to ask you to write a story about all the naughty things that Mr Twit did while his wife, Mrs Twit, was floating in the sky. I would like you to pretend that Mr Twit went indoors and started to do lots of things that Mrs Twit would not have liked. Start to make a list of ‘naughty’ activities that Mr Twit did. I will start your list, try to think of ten ideas:

  1. Did not take off his shoes and got the carpet all muddy.
  2. Celebrating with a mug of beer.


If you get stuck you can ask your Mum about all of your Dad’s annoying habits or you can ask Dad what he gets up to when Mum goes out!!



Danny the Champion of the World

Read Chapter 12 – Thursday and School


It’s quite a horrible read isn’t it.

When I read this chapter, I feel really sorry for Danny and his father. I can imagine why Danny’s father would want to take some form of revenge on Captain Lancaster. When teachers were allowed to punish children in school it was called corporal punishment. Corporal punishment was banned in 1986, I was seven years old. However, Roald Dahl [being much older than me] lived in times when corporal punishment was quite normal. Listen to the extract below taken from his biography ‘Boy’.


So, this actually happened to Roald Dahl [even though he admitted exaggerating in his biographies – which is a writer’s prerogative!] Tomorrow I am going to ask you to write a  diary entry. You are going to be the child who has committed a crime and will be waiting to receive corporal punishment. You can have a think about this. It is fine to use Roald Dahl’s ideas and language in your own work. Think about how your parent will react. Will they go to see the teacher who inflicted the punishment? Think about what Danny’s dad would have done if he had gone to see Captain Lancaster.

So, no written work today, just start to think about the story that I will ask you to write tomorrow. Your title will be, ‘Crime, Punishment and Revenge.’


Maths [Please pick an appropriate maths revision sheet / don’t feel you have to do all of the revision booklets]

KS1 – [Years 1 and 2]

KS1 Revision add and subtract


Year 3 Revision [pick and choose parts – if no printer just copy answers into maths book]




Year 4 Revision [pick and choose parts – if no printer just copy answers into maths book]



Year 5 Revision [pick and choose parts – if no printer just copy answers into maths book]

Year 5 Maths Revision Practice Booklet

Year 5 Answers


Year 6 Revision [if no printer copy answer into maths book – you would have 30 mins to complete this in a test]



Number Book 7 [MS / DA / TR]

Maths watch – Algebra [division] – Thank you for completing these. I’m trying to introduce new topics for you.

Have a go at the arithmetic paper above too if you want.







Monday 4th May 2020


The Twits

Read the two chapters Mrs Twit Goes Ballooning Up and Mrs Twit Comes Ballooning Down. Look at the questions below. Use neat handwriting and a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence.


  1. What did Mr Twit do to Mrs Twit which sent her up into the sky?


  1. How do we know that Mrs Twit was scared when she went into the sky?


  1. Why did Mr Twit send Mrs Twit up?


  1. Find the simile in the text.


  1. What did Mrs Twit do to get herself down?


  1. How many strings did Mrs Twit bite through, to make herself still in the air?


Danny Champion of the World

Read Chapter 11 – The Sleeping Beauty

What is Danny’s plan to catch the pheasants. Use the storyboard below to help you. Map it out step by step.

Comic Tiddalik




Number Book 4 – pg 20 – Number Hops / Finding the Difference

Number Book 4 4.5.20


Number Book 5 – pg 28 and 29 – Fractions

Number Book 5 4.5.20


Number Book 6 – pg 30 and 31

Number Book 6 4.5.20


Number Book 7 – Mathswatch
















Friday 1.5.2020


Good morning. I have recorded the story of, ‘What Made Taddalik Laugh’. This is an Australian Aborigine Tale. This means that the native people of Australia told the story. They would not have written it down, it would have been told orally. Do you remember when we talked about native Americans when looking at the story of Pocahontas? If you cannot remember where Australia is have a look on a map [Google it]. The origin of the story is a way to explain why some frogs can survive the drought and why they look like a round ball when it rains. If you cannot download my movie there is a version of the story here: Tiddalik story


What Made Tiddalik Laugh2 mov


Today I would like you to re-tell the story of Taddalik. There are different ways you can do this. The ideas become harder the further you go down the list. Try to challenge yourself if you are in Years 5 and 6. You don’t have to use my ideas, you can think of your own ideas too.


  1. Comic Strip

Use pictures to retell the story. Think about the beginning, middle and end. Plan out what happens before you start drawing. Use colour and description in your pictures.

Comic Tiddalik


2. Retell with a Change

You could retell the story but make a change. For example, the story below is the same story but it isn’t the platypus that makes the frog laugh. Can you re-tell the story with some changes. Do you know some good jokes that could be added in? What other Australian animals could you use?

Tiddalik story


3. Script

You could re-tell the story using a script instead of a story. think about what you know about scriptwriting. We do not use speech marks. We use stage directions.

Tiddalik script


4. Poem

Any story can be re-written as a poem. Here is an example, but please remember, it doesn’t have to rhyme. Poetry is about the way words are set out.


Tiddalick poem


5. Non-Chronological Text

Can you research  Australian mythology? There are lots of other aborigine stories. Write me a report about what you can find out. this is a good link for information about how the ‘dreamtime’ stories began:




Please log on to your Big Maths account and complete your challenges. If you are not getting full marks you can have another go at the packs I sent to you on Monday [scroll down]. If you do get full marks I will move you onto the next challenge. Good luck.



If you haven’t logged onto maths watch yet, it is probably best that you do as I will be using this next week for all children. Here are the instructions on how to do this:


How to logon to Mathswatch


There is work for each age group set for today. Don’t feel you have to complete it all as it gets harder.







Thursday 30.4.20


Number Book 4 – 4 pg 18 [and 19 if you fancy it]

Number Book 4 30.4.20


Number Book 5 –  pg 26

Number Book 5 30.4.20


Number Book 6 – pg 28 and 29

Number Book 6 30.4.20


Number Book 7

Please logon to Mathswatch and complete the questions on algebra.



The Twits

Thank you for sending me your excellent stories based on how you would stretch Mrs Twit. Some were very funny, others very gruesome!! Owen, yours really stood out. Good boy. Special prize for you on our return to school!


Read the chapter, ‘Mrs Twit Gets a Stretching’ [pg34]. Answer the following questions:


  1. Why does Mrs Twit let Mr Twit tie her to the balloons?
  2. What does Mr Twit put in the balloons?
  3. How many balloons were floating above Mrs Twit’s head?
  4. Roald Dahl uses the words ‘helpless’ and ‘prisoner’ to describe how Mrs Twit feels. Does this make you feel sorry for her? Why? [Don’t just put yes or no]
  5. What do you think Mrs Twit’s second idea will be?



Danny the Champion of the World

Thank you for sending me your stories written in the first person. Daniel, yours was excellent. Beautiful handwriting and some super vocabulary. Special prize for you on our return to school.


Read chapter 9 and 10 [Here are some links to nice people reading it for you]


chapters 9 and 10



Year 4 Habitats – pg 11 – Living Things Are Adapted To Their Environment

Complete task 11


Year 5 Life Cycles – pg 4 / 5 – Seeds are Dispersed inDifferent Ways

Complete task 4


Year 6 Different Changes – [pg 8 this page is just a guide today]

Watch the video above and write a short paragraph showing how burning causes irreversible changes.





Wednesday 29.4.20


Year 4

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 1

3 4 spellings 1


Year 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words Activity Mat Pack 1

5 6 spellings 1


Maths [Times Tables]

Please choose the  most appropriate sheet, please don’t do them all…

1 Batman

2 Hawk-girl

3 Thor

4 Black widow

Grid tables


Religious Education


Home learning what is Judaism


Judaism general introdocx




Tuesday 28.4.20


Nice easy day today, so that if you have catching up to do, it gives you a bit of time – and if you are up to date, gives you something to nice and fun to do. Think about how we use nature and art at Forest School. Get your welly boots on and collect some natural resources too.


Art – Collage


Maths [if you want to…and you are up to date]

I have got everyone a link to the following maths platform. You might want to check it out today. You don’t need to Class Dojo me this as it sends me your results and I can see who has logged on, but you can always feedback to me.

  1. Go to..

[Just google mathswatch and it is first up on the search engine]

2. Your username is your first name followed by a full stop, followed by your surname, followed by @norbury, for example



3. Your password is the same, we can change this later on in the week.

4. There are activities for you to click on. You can look at the video to help you.


Year 6 – There are two activities – please only do the challenge questions on decimal multiplication if you are working on Number Book 7



Monday 27.4.20

Good Morning.

Note to Parents – I am attaching parent packs to support the CLIC tests [they only go up to CLIC 17] This should keep them busy [answers provided]. If you are not sure which pack to download look on the Big Maths Page:

School Code 0274

Username: Actual Name of pupil [capitals/spaces/hyphens]

Password: Herons1


CLIC 6 Parent Pack

CLIC 7 Parent Pack

CLIC 8 Parent Pack

CLIC 9 Parent Pack

CLIC 10 Parent Pack

CLIC 11 Parent Pack (1)

CLIC 12 Parent Pack

CLIC 13 Parent Pack

CLIC 14 Parent Pack

CLIC 15 Parent Pack

CLIC 16 Parent Pack

CLIC 17 Parent Pack


Topic Book 7

Maths watch instructions [MS /DA / TR]


Congratulations to Annabel, May, Daniel, Cody, Kezia and Noah who came up with amazing ideas for their up-cycling project. Yummy prizes to follow on our return to school. Well done. Thank you. [Kezia and Noah, I think we should test out your ideas at school!!]


Literacy / Science

Year 4 – Habitats Pg 4 – Different Animals are found in Different Habitats

Think about your habitat, you’re probably spending a lot of time there at the moment. Look at the picture in the book [pg4]. What kind of habitat is this? You will find many organisms in this woodland habitat. Do you have a woodland habitat you could walk to as part of your daily exercise? What organisms can you spot?

Look at Task 3

Do this verbally with a family member, for example, I can see a fern, I can see a badger.

Can you sort your list of plants and animals into groups? [in books please]


Find other animals and plants that you might find in a different habitat, for example, a pond, under a rock, the desert.

Year 5 – Life Cycles -pg 3 – Finding Fruits

It is a perfect time of year to find fruit trees as they are blossoming at the moment. Common fruit plants / trees  that you might see are cherry, apple, pear, blackberry [brambles] and strawberry. Do you have any growing in your garden? If your fruit tress have a good blossom you will get lots of fruit in late Summer / Autumn.

Remember, we cannot eat all fruits. The fruit carries the seed. The seed is how the plant reproduces. Think about how you plant seeds.

Look at these videos [I like the one below the best, can you think why? Might bring back a few memories].



In your red books please draw me the life cycle of an apple. In your comments use everything you have found out about the apple to write detailed sentences about each part of the cycle. The ideas in the book on page 3 will help you

Year 6 – Different Changes – pg 14 Sort The Changes

So, last week I asked you to do some mixing, which was very amusing to watch and see. If you were able to add any mixture to water what happened?  Some of you used some interesting vocabulary like dissolving, fizzing, separates, creating layers, disappears, mixing and these are all important words to use when looking at reversible and irreversible matters. For example, if you mixed in coffee could you get the coffee granules back again? Or if you mixed in soil or ash could you separate it back? If so how? Look at the PowerPoint below and define the following words in your red book:






Year 6 Powerpoint Changes of State


Look at P 14 of the book and decide which of these changes are reversible or irreversible.












Friday 24.4.20

Literacy Comprehension [Red Book]

Right then my friends…it’s time to do some reading comprehension. Please have a route through your packs and find your Nelson Comprehension Books.

Book 1 [Pink / Red Colour]

Pg 20 [Unit 3]

9 Questions based on the poem ‘Stereo Headphones’.


Book 2 [Blue]

pg 20 [Unit 3]

10 Questions based on the poem ‘One Moment in Summer’.


Book 3 [Green]

pg 40 [Unit 7]

9 Questions [in yellow] based on the poem ‘Jim Who Ran Away From His Nurse, And Was Eaten By A Lion’.


Book 4 [Orange]

pg 16 [Unit 3]

9 Questions [in yellow] based on the poem ‘The Brook’.



Log in to your Big Maths and complete the 3 challenges.

Big Maths Login


Afternoon Work

Upcycle / Recycle something in your house that can be used again. Here are some ideas.

Prizes for the most original ideas or best effort.


Have a lovely weekend.


  1. Don’t spend more than an hour a day on gaming devices!!!
  2. Get out in the sunshine. It’s good for you.
  3. Do at least 4 jobs for your parents a day.
  4. Use this time wisely… learn a new skill.
  5. Keep washing your hands [it’s still really important].

Send me evidence on Class Dojo that you are doing these things, for example, helping to cook tea, loading the dishwasher, riding your bike, looking after your pets, cleaning the house, doing exercise outside.


Thursday 23.4.20

Science / Literacy

Year 4 Habitats [Red Book]

Pg 2

How many living things can you think of? Make a list. You could also use a camera to take pictures of living things and then send them to me on class dojo.

How do you know if something is either a plant or animal? You may need to read the next page to help you.


Year 5 Life Cycles [Red Book]

pg 2

What are your ideas about seeds and fruits? Can you use the internet, books to find out where seeds come from?

Where do seeds come from?


Year 6 Different Changes [Red Book]

Define these words









pg 2

Look at task 1 and complete the investigation. Write the experiment up using the headings method, diagram, results and conclusion. Keep it neat and think about my presentation standards [find a ruler and a pencil!]



Topic Book 4

pg 12 and 13 [if you need a reminder look at the year 4 video from Monday]


Topic Book 5

pg 24 and 25 [word problems using subtraction and addition – if you need a reminder look at video from Monday]


Topic Book 6

pg 26

Number Book 6 23.4.20


Topic Book 7

pg 20 [Long Multiplication and Mental Multiplication]


You have all been working very hard… thank you… have an afternoon in the sun.


Wednesday 22.4.20

SPAG [Spelling Punctuation and Grammar]

Here are some SPAG activities for you to try. Now, you can spot many of the mistakes if you look at the copy on the computer, but if you are able to print them out, it will make the activity harder because the spelling mistakes will not be highlighted. Please copy these activities out into your red book. You should also be working on handwriting and presentation. Don’t feel you have to do all of them, maybe two.

Correct the SPAG 22.4.20

MISTAKES 2 20.4.20

Proof reading (1)

Year 5 and 6 only [unless you fancy a challenge]

Y5 and 6 SPAG-Practice-book


Times Tables

Superhero-practise-book (1)



RE home learning Spirited Arts competition



Tuesday 21.4.20 LITERACY DAY!!!

Sorry, I confused some of you yesterday as I only set [lots of] maths, so today I am only going to set literacy, but I would like you to write me an extended piece of work. If you want to dive back into some of the maths, it is still there [look below].


The Twits

Read the chapter ‘The Funny Walking Stick’ and ‘Mrs Twit Has the Shrinks’.


If you look at the next chapter, Mr Twit starts to stretch Mrs Twit. The picture [pg 35] shows how he ties her feet to the ground and her hands and hair to balloons and then leaves her there to stretch. Today, I would like you to think of another way that Mr Twit might stretch Mrs Twit. Here are some ideas.

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We know that Mr Twit isn’t a very nice man and he wants to get revenge on Mrs Twit for feeding him worms! Try to create your own story based on Mr Twit trying to stretch Mrs Twit. You can get gruesome if you want!

Man Being Tortured On The Rack Stock Photo - 10919259

Here is my example

Now we know that Mr Twit was very unhappy with Mrs Twit for feeding him worms instead of spaghetti and he wanted to make the stretching experience as unpleasant as possible. He led the worried woman to the utility room, telling her to put on a warm coat and some sensible shoes. He sniggered menacingly under his breath. However many times Mrs Twit asked him where they were going he did not answer. The nasty couple got into their beaten up car, Mr Twit putting some long rope in the back before speeding off up the drive and into the countryside. It was a sunny day and the sky was blue. Mr Twit pulled up in a secluded lay-by.
“Where are we?” Mrs Twit asked, but the mean Mr Twit did not answer, he just smiled.
“This way,” he cooed, as he opened the car door and led her towards a dusty path. Looking down the path Mrs Twit grunted,
“What’s down there?”
“You’ll find out,” answered Mr Twit. As they walked down the path the birds tweeted and the sun shone. Mr Twit thought that this was going to be the best day ever! Suddenly, Mr Twit told Mrs Twit to stop. They were near a cliff edge and the sun was beating down. Mr Twit took the rope from his shoulder and started to unwind it slowly. Mrs Twit looked at him curiously. Mr Twit hooked and knotted the rope to a nearby tree and checked that his knot was tight. Grabbing Mrs Twits arms he wrapped the rope around her arms and knotted this too.
“What are you doing?” Mrs Twit asked.
“Stretching you,” Mr Twit. Unsure of what was about to happen, Mrs Twit frowned. She had never really liked her husband and she did not trust him at all, however, the sun was shining and the walk had seemed peaceful and nice…until now.
“How is tying the knot around my wrists going to stretch me?”
“Like this..” said Mr Twit with a glint of nastiness in his eye, and he pushed poor Mrs Twit off the edge of the cliff.
“Ahhhhh! Help” cried Mrs Twit who was now hanging off the cliff with the rope tied around her wrists. Her legs were wildly swinging and the sun burned down on her.

“Cheerio,” said Mr Twit happily, “I’ll be back at teatime to take you home.” And off he went, leaving Mrs Twit hanging off the edge of the cliff by a rope that was tied to a tree.


Danny the Champion of the World

Read Chapter 8 [The Pit]

This is a very dramatic chapter. It is told from Danny’s point of view in the 1st person [meaning that Danny is narrating and using the world I]. Please re-write this chapter with Danny’s father as the narrator. You could start your story from the point where he hears Danny shouting his name, or from earlier in the story when he was poaching. I would like you to think about VCOP for EVERY sentence. Now we know that this makes writing harder and you are not as likely to produce as much writing, so don’t worry about quantity, think about quality. Let’s have a recap about VCOP.

Recap on VCOP ISPACE 2


Here is a little video of my cat and dog [just for fun].

My Pets


Start to look at your Science book [Habitats / Life Cycles / Different Changes] ready for your science activity on Thursday.


BBC Bitesize

In case you wanted a peep. The news is talking about this link a lot.

This is based on 20.4.20 so you may need to archive back a day –

Year 6 if you look at the 11+ link it looks at positive and negative numbers.

Year 5 if you follow the 9+ link it talks about multiplying and dividing by 10 / 100 / 1000

Year 4 if you follow the 7+ link its all about rounding and place value [catchy song included]



Monday  20.4.20 MATHS DAY!!!!!

Geography Projects

Thank you to the children who have completed and sent their Geography projects to me. Amazing stuff. If you haven’t finished, there is still time. Specials mentions for May, Alastair, Cody and Lizzie. Well done guys your projects were fabulous. I have some special prizes for you when we return to school [yummy yum!].


Maths Revision

The work below is based on common mistakes that you made in the Year 4 /5 assessment that I gave to you before school closed. If you want to know how you did and what areas you need to work on ask a parent to email me and I will send your results to you. It is fine to work on Year 4 or 5 objectives no matter what year group you are in. Year 6, look at your wobbly areas please! This is really just a revision day. I will leave this up all week so you can keep looking at it.


If you are working on the Number Book 7 I have put in a maths investigation sheet at the bottom if you are secure on the areas below.


Year 4

Subtraction Year 4

Year 4 Subtraction Worksheet


Column Multiplication Year 4

Column Multiplication Year 4 [Worksheet]


Easy Division Year 4

Easy Division Year 4  [Worksheet]


Times by 10 Year 4

Year 4 X 10 [Worksheet]


Divide by 10 Year 4

Year 4 Division 10 Worksheet


Coin Card [Multiplication] Year 4\

Year 4 Coin Card [Multiplication] Worksheet


Year 5

Subtraction Year 5

SCN_0001 [Worksheet Year 5 Subtraction]


Fact Families Year 5

SCN_0002 [Worksheet 1 addition and subtraction]

SCN_0003 [Worksheet 2 multiplication and division]


Times 10 100 Year 5

Divide 10 and 100 Year 5

Worksheet Year 5 X10     [sorry I put the wrong link on this one yesterday]


On Twinkl Worksheets [only choose 1 sheet / don’t do all three!!]

* = easier

** = medium

*** = hard

Answers are attached [no cheating!!]


Word Problems 1

Word Problems 2

t2-m-1068-differentiated-twostep-maths-word-problems-activity-sheet-pack_ver_6  [Worksheet]


On Twinkl Worksheets [only choose 1 sheet / don’t do all three!!]

* = easier

** = medium

*** = hard

Answers are attached [no cheating!!]


Year 6 [Maths Investigation / This is tricky so only do if yo are very secure with all above areas]


Prison Cells

This should take a while!!



3.4.20 [Friday]

  • Maths

Can you write all the times tables out:

2, 4, 6, 8

3, 6, 9, 12,

4, 8, 12, 16,

5, 10, 15, 20

6, 12. 18, 24

7, 14, 21, 28

etc all the way up to 12s? If not please keep practising this.

If you can, do you know all the square numbers?

1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100 [keep going]

And all the prime number to 100?

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19 [keep going]


  • Literacy / Geography

Read your Geography book [Weather / Climate and People / St Lucia]

Get as much information as you can ready to make your presentation over the holidays.



I would like you to produce a presentation based on your Geography book. I have listed and give examples of the way you might do this below [Mind Map / Non-Chronological Report / PowerPoint]. You may however, present this in any way you choose. You can get most of the information from the books I have given to you, although feel free to explore other options such as the World Wide Web, Non Fiction Books or knowledge and facts from other people. Keep it neat. Focus on ascenders and descenders [posh words for tall and low letters] and do not used muddled capitals in your writing [watch out for s k c b d]. Have fun, use lots of pictures and diagrams. If you copy text try to reword it into your own words and the number 1 rule is NEVER copy something from the internet if you do not understand it.


Geography Mind Map

Mind Map Completed


Year 6, you should be looking at writing out your project as a Non-Chronological report. You can do this on the computer if you like. Here is a recap of what a Non-Chronological report looks like.

Re-Cap of Non-Chronological Report

Or you could think about writing a PowerPoint. Here is an example of what a PowerPoint looks like. You can use this if you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer.

St Lucia PPoint


Happy holidays


2.4.20 [Thursday]

Big Maths Login

Hi Herons,

As requested here are your Big Maths Logins. I will just send you this for today as some of you have requested a ‘catch up’ period, which is fine. It really can be difficult to judge how much work to send, so just let me know and I can adjust accordingly.

It will be the Easter holidays on Friday so I will set you a project to do, but I will not be setting work everyday. Make sure you enjoy your holidays as much as you can. Think of nice ways to play with your siblings and try to get outside and get some fresh air. I have set myself a goal to read for an hour everyday so I don’t spend too much time on electrical devices or watching television, try to do the same. Perhaps you have a hobby or a goal you always wanted to achieve. Elizabeth is trying to ride the horse everyday [she is getting better at riding even after two weeks] and Esther is writing a book [she is on chapter 4]. You can do it!! Let me know what your goal will be.

School will be open over Easter for Keyworker childcare. These are the parents who have very important jobs, like doctors, nurses and people who produce and deliver food. If you need anything from school send me an email and I will leave bits and bobs on the doorstep. Some of you have requested new exercise books already. I must be working you hard.

I am rewarding children who send work onto Class Dojo with Dojo points. I’m very generous so keep sending your work to me. There are only one or two of you who haven’t sent anything to me yet! Come on you can do it. If you cannot access Class Dojo then ask your mum or dad to email me a photo, I will upload it for you. Some of you are near 200 points! That’s amazing! Well done if this is you.

Some of you are sending messages to each other on Class Dojo too. This is lovely. You will probably only be able to see them if the child is in your year group and if you have logged in as a pupil, but I am quite happy to approve these and put them on your portfolios [it can’t all be about work]. Some of you are also sending me pictures of other activities you have been doing, this is great too. Lucia has sent me a beautiful picture [amazing Lucia] and Cody has sent me a video of him playing the guitar [this really cheered me up Cody]. Please feel free to keep sending me stuff over Easter. It’s keeping me amused!!

I was thinking about doing a reward board next term with special mentions on for children who are working extra hard. Would you like to be able to add to the board? Maybe you are missing a special friend and want to send a hello. Let me know if this sounds like something you would like to do.

More important than anything though, is that you are safe and happy. Stay safe by washing your hands [hot water and soap] and stay happy by making the time you spend with your close family as enjoyable as you can. Do nice things [I know it can be hard sometimes when we are all cooped up]. Remember that good advice my mum gives, “If you can’t say anything nice restrict your comments to the weather!”

Take care, happy holidays for tomorrow,

Mrs C


1.4.20 [Wednesday]

Home Learning

  • Maths

Times Table Game All

Tables mixed-columns-and-rows

  • Literacy

Apostrophe of possession explanation


Apostrophe simpsons


Clallenge Apostrophes_factsheet

Challenge Apostrophe for possession worksheet

  • RE

Create church noticeboard





Home Learning

  • Maths

Number Book 4 pg 10

Number 4 31.3.20

Number Book 5 pg 22

Number 5 31.3.20

Number Book pg 21 and 22

Number 6 part 1 31.3.20

Number 6 Part 2 31.3.20

Number Book 7 pg 31

Number 7 31.3.20



  • Literacy

Danny Champion of the World [Chapter 7 – The Baby Austin]

I’m really sorry but part 1 of chapter 7 will not upload. This is me reading chapter 7 from half way down pg 59. So you read the first part and then the link below will take you to me reading the end of the chapter.

Part 2 DC

Answer the following questions based on Chapter 6 and chapter 7


1. Look through the following vocabulary and define these words:
brewery – smug – precisely – indicate – estate – superiorwriggle – dread – snob – inspect
prickly – swerve – glimpse –
cozystealth(ily) – ruin – inflamed – twilight – petrified – immense

2. Who is Mr. Victor Hazell?
3. Why doesn’t Danny’s father like Mr. Hazell?
4. What is meant by decarbonizing?
5. Explain why twilight is the best time to catch pheasant.
6. Why did Dad wear the navy blue sweater and peaked cap to go poaching?
7. What did Danny think when he woke up at 2:10 in the night?
8. What were Danny’s thoughts and feeling as he was driving the Baby Austin?


The Twits

Read the chapter The Wormy Spaghetti and answer the following questions:

  1. How did Mrs Twit bring the worms back into the house?
  2. What time did she cook lunch?
  3. Why could Mr Twit not see the worms?
  4. Why did Mrs Twit call the spaghetti ‘Squiggly Spaghetti’?
  5. What kind of flavour did Mr Twit think the new spaghetti have?
  6. What did Mr Twit wipe his mouth with?


  • Geography

Continue with your introduction [started yesterday] and read more of your book [Weather / People and Climate / St Lucia] The more you read now, the less you will have to do over the holidays.








Home Learning

  • Maths

Number Book 4 pg 8

Number Book 4 30.3.20

Number Book 5 pg 20 [and 21 if you can]

Number Book 5 30.3.20

Number Book 6 pg 20

Number Book 6 30.3.20

Number Book 7 pg28 [plus re-visit problem from Friday]

Number Book 7 30.3.20


  • Literacy

The Twits

Chapter – the Glass Eye and The Frog

Chapter Tricks

Write a short story, using correct spelling and neat handwriting about playing a trick on someone and how they play a trick back. You can write in the first person [using I] or in the third person [she / he / they]


Danny Champion of the World

Read chapters 5 and 6

Based on chapter 5, write a brief description of the different ‘methods’ you can use to catch a pheasant. Title ‘Different Methods to Catch Pheasants’.


  • Geography

Over the Easter holidays I am going to set you a project based on your Geography Guided Reading Book. I have handed 3 books out, you only have one of them. Have a look in your pack:

  1. Weather
  2. St Lucia
  3. Climate

This afternoon I would like you to browse through the book I have given to you. Get an idea on what it is about. Look at the pictures and read the captions. Read the first few pages and start to think about important parts.

When you have looked through the book think about writing an introduction to your project. An introduction should include ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’. ‘where’, and ‘why’ and give a brief summary of the topic. Here are some examples.


Weather / People and Climate – An Introduction

Weather affects us in different ways. When humans, animals and plants live in hot parts of the world they adapt differently to those who live in colder climates. Humans adapt sports, clothes and food to different types of weather; everyday life in different temperatures can be very different. Forecasts tell us what the weather is likely to be like, but the world is split into different climate zones, temperate, polar, tropical, cool forest and desert. Weather can also bring dangers like drought or floods. We can measure the weather using gauges and this gives an overall picture of what to expect. There are regional differences in different countries, for example it can be hot in the south of the UK while snow could be forecast in the north of the country. The equator and climate zones influences what the weather will be like at different parts of the day and different times of the year.


St Lucia – An Introduction

St Lucia is a small island in the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean is on the equator making the island hot but also very rainy. Many people visit the island because it is beautiful and has pretty beaches. Tropical fruits grow on the island and there are mountains and volcanoes. The weather in St Lucia is tropical, meaning that it is hot but there are storms, sometimes the storms can be devastating especially when high winds or excessive rainfall cause damage or landslides. St Lucia has a rich history where its people have made a living from fishing and farming. Sugar, cotton, banana and coconuts plantations provide people with a good income. Castries is the capitol city of St Lucia and most people who live on the island live here. Because St Lucia is an island, fishing also is a good income. There are markets in Castries where locals can buy fish and fresh fruit.