Monday 18th January 2021

Continuous Maths

Year 4, 5 and 6 maths Continuous Work

Logging on to Big Maths


Power Maths 2 

PM2 Explanation Lesson 6 18.1.21


Power Maths 4 

PM4 Explanation Lesson 6 18.1.21


Power Maths 5



Friday 15th January 2021


Continuous Maths

Year 4, 5 and 6 maths Continuous Work

Logging on to Big Maths


Power Maths 2 – Tens and Ones

PM2 Explanation Lesson 5 15.1.21

pg 18,19 and 20


Power Maths 4 – Simplifying Fractions

PM4 Explanation Lesson 5 15.1.21

pg 83, 84 and 85


Power Maths 5 – Comparing and Ordering Fractions

PM5 Explanation 1 Lesson 5 15.1.21

PM5 Explanation 2 Lesson 5 15.1.21

pg 54, 55 and 56


Power Maths 6 – Fractions as Decimals

PM6 Explanation 1 15.1.21

PM6 Explanation 2c 15.1.21

PM6 Explanation 3 15.1.21

PM6 Explanation 4 15.1.21


pg 18,19 and 20



Please read [or listen] Chapter 4. Sorry it is 2 parts.



Science – Catagorisation- Vertebrates



Thursday 14th January 2021


Continuous Maths

Year 4, 5 and 6 maths Continuous Work

Logging on to Big Maths


Power Maths 2 – Tens and Ones [to be done in Power Maths 2 Book]

PM2 14.1.21 Explanation

Please complete Lesson 4 in your Power Maths 2 book [pg 15, 16 and 17]


Power Maths 4 – Simplifying Fractions [to be completed on sheet and Blue Maths book – don’t forget the date]

PM4 14.1.21 Explanantion

PM4 simplifying fractions


Power Maths 5 – Comparing Fraction [to be completed on sheet]

PM5 14.1.21 Explanation

PM5 Comparing Fractions


Power Maths 6 – Magic Denominator [to be completed on sheet]

PM6 14.1.21 Explanation 1

PM6 14.1.21 Explnation 2

PM6 14.1.21



Please read [or listen to] chapter 3 of Journey to the River Sea.

Read extract 4

Extract 4

Answer the questions based on the extract. Write your answers in your yellow literacy book. Please write a date and complete your work neatly.

Extract 4 Questions



Reading for Literacy

If you have a Reading for Literacy book please read the text Rhyming Words [Unit 2A] and complete the short activity.


Have a look in the Hall of Fame to see who has more than 100 Dojo points.



Tomorrow we will be looking at food chains. Do you have any books on animals that you can share? Have a look in your book shelf or ask a parent. In the meantime have a look at this link.




Wednesday 13th January 2021


Continuous Maths

Year 4, 5 and 6 maths Continuous Work

Logging on to Big Maths




Power Maths 2 – Comparing Numbers



Power Maths 4 [Revision]

PM4 Fractions Worksheet Revision

I have created some revision sheets for the children today [Power Maths 4, 5 and 6]. They are quite large so you may want to adjust your printer settings to, print both sides and maybe even 2 pages on 1 page. Because I have made these worksheets not all of the diagrams are accurately to scale. I have done my very best.


Power Maths 5 [Revision]

PM5 Equivalent Fractions

I have created some revision sheets for the children today [Power Maths 4, 5 and 6]. They are quite large so you may want to adjust your printer settings to, print both sides and maybe even 2 pages on 1 page. Because I have made these worksheets not all of the diagrams are accurately to scale. I have done my very best.


Power Maths 6 [Revision]

Power Maths 6 Decimals and Fractions

I have created some revision sheets for the children today [Power Maths 4, 5 and 6]. They are quite large so you may want to adjust your printer settings to, print both sides and maybe even 2 pages on 1 page. Because I have made these worksheets not all of the diagrams are accurately to scale. I have done my very best.



Please send your finished Literacy / Topic work to me today.


Please message me if you have….





Tuesday 12th January 2021


PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE DOING THE CORRECT MATHS WORK, if you are unsure check against your initials.

Power Book 2 [KB / MB / SF / CF]

Power Book 4 [BW / FF / AMc / HB /  CB /FBS / ZH / TT / AE / LH]

Power Book 5 [FBS / LF / BD / NB / MHP / GD / OH / EB / MMc / JL]

Power Book 6 [IH / LB / EMB / LF / AC / IV / GCJ]


Hall of Fame

I have created a new page under the home learning tab where Miss Beckett and I will share excellent examples of effort and attainment. If you make it to the hall of fame there will be chocolatey rewards on your return to school!!


Continuous Maths

Year 4, 5 and 6 maths Continuous Work

Logging on to Big Maths


Power Book 2 –



[these are the same worksheets, just different formats]


Power Book 4 – Equivalent Fractions

PM4 Worksheet 1

PM4 Worksheet 2



Power Book 5 – Number Sequences

PM5 Worksheet 1 2

PM5 Worksheet 2


Power Book 6 – Fractions as Decimals

PM6 12.1.21 Worksheet 1

PM6 12.1.21 Worksheet 2


Literacy / Topic

Wow! I’ve been blown away by some of your Non Fiction work based on Awesome Earth. I’ve learnt a lot reading your work. Remember, I said you had a few days to complete your work, well today is another of those days. Perhaps after researching you could try to draft a piece of work. Have a look in the Hall of Fame to see what a good one looks like.


Here is a tick list of devices to use when writing non-fiction.

non fiction tick list


In the meantime, if you have already finished [well done for that] here is a fun activity to keep you going.

Look at the classroom ideas for some ideas for writing.






Monday 11th January 2021


Continuous Maths

Year 4, 5 and 6 maths Continuous Work

Logging on to Big Maths



Power Book 2 – Numbers to 100


I was having trouble printing this one out at school today so I have attached the PP version [below]  too [sorry]



Power Book 4 – Equivalent Fractions [Lesson 3]


Explanation 1 PM4

Explanation 2 PM4 11.1.21

Worksheets PB4 11.1.21


Power Book 5 – Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions [Lesson 3]


Explanation PM5 11.1.21

Worksheet PM5 11.1.21


Power Book 6 – Decimals as Fractions

PM6 Explanation 3 11.1.21

PM6 Explanation 2 11.1.21

PM6 Explanation 3 11.1.21

PM6 Worksheet 1 11.1.21

PM6 Worksheet 2 11.1.21


Literacy / Topic

Our topic this term is Awesome Earth. On Friday I left you with a link that explored our awesome earth. I asked you to think about the following titles. I have made some notes on some of the ideas I spotted.


Environment [habitats] – forests / grass lands / deserts / tundra / freshwater / streams / rivers / seawater / marine / coastlines / coral reef / tropical / taiga / polar / mountains / rainforest


Climate [weather] – tropical / dry / temperate / continental / polar / arid


Nature – [the physical world] – plants / animals / what is not altered by humans


Terrain – [what is on the surface of the earth] fields / soil / grass / mountains / rocks / valleys / dunes / islands / plains / rivers / plateaus / desert / sand / ocean / glaciers


Elements – earth / wind / fire / air


Survival –  prey / predator / adaptation / feeding / breeding /  food chains


This week you will be researching our AWESOME EARTH and writing up what you find. This should be done in your yellow literacy book. On this occasion I do not want you to type up your work. I would like a neatly presented piece of non-fiction work based on your research. You may want to write it in rough first and ask a grown up to check it. I would expect Year 6 to complete 2 sides of A4, Year 5, 1 and a half sides of A4 and Year 4 to produce 1 side of A4. This piece of work should take a few days to complete. The above titles are just a guide to what you might want to write about. You may want to write about a variety of themes such as habitats and animals, or different climates. The choice is endless and is entirely up to you.


Here is an example of my work.


Awesome Earth

In the beginning…

Earth was formed over four and a half billion years ago, that number is very big, 4,500,000,000! In the beginning there was no life on Earth, only molten rock and volcanic activity. The formation of Earth and the evolution of life are the greatest stories of all time. Using carbon dating, Geologists [people who study the Earth looking at rocks and fossils] can now make links between fossils and when they were formed. Around 375 million years ago in the Palaeozoic age life started to form.

Extreme Facts about Earth

The highest place on Earth is Mount Everest in Nepal. The Himalaya mountain range is famous for being the highest in the world at 8,848m above sea level. The deepest [or lowest] place on Earth is the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean. It reaches 10,928m below sea level. The hottest place on Earth is named as Death Valley in California where temperatures have been recorded to reach 54 degrees celsius. The coldest place on Earth is Antartica where in 1983 the temperature was recorded at -89.2 degrees celsius. The largest volcano on Earth is actually in the Pacific ocean called Tamu Massif.

Amazing Places

Barrier reefs occur in tropical oceans and seas around the world, but the biggest by far is the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s Eastern coast. It is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms, and it is so large that it can be seen from space! Many people believe that corals are plants, but they are actually invertebrate marine animals. The Great Barrier Reef supports a huge diversity of marine life, including 30 species of whales and dolphins, over 1,500 species of fish, 6 species of sea turtles and 5,000 species of molluscs.

The Dragon Hole in South China is another example of an amazing place on Earth. The Dragon Hole is a blue hole which is a gigantic sink hole on the ocean floor. Blue holes occur in parts of shallow, tropical seas. They are called blue holes because of the contrast of the dark blue deep waters of their depths to the lighter blue shallows which surround them. Only experienced divers are permitted to explore blue holes.


  -The Dragon Hole in South China

In Arizona, USA, there is an example of a meteorite crater which resulted from an impact event around 50,000 years ago. Around 44 tonnes of space rock enters Earth’s atmosphere ever day. The space rock [called meteoroids] vary in size. Most small meteoroids burn up as a result of the extremely high temperatures created as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. When meteoroids break up a bright light can be seen in the sky, which is often referred to as a shooting star. However, larger meteoroids may be big enough to survive entering the atmosphere, and will crash down on the surface of Earth, often leaving a crater. The example in Arizona has left a crater nearly a mile long and 170m deep.

There are many great rivers of the world that are home to many gigantic waterfalls. The tallest waterfall can be found in Venezuelas named Angel Falls. The waterfall is so high it takes more than a minute to reach the bottom. The volume [amount] of water flowing over Angel Falls is tiny compared to Iguazu Falls in South America ,which at only 82m high, is one of the most impressive waterfalls where thousands of tonnes of water thunder down the cascades every minute. The spray zone around large waterfalls gives rise to unique habitats that support specialised plants and animals.Some species of animal live at a single waterfall and can be found no where else on Earth! In the Taylor Glacier, Antartica, there is a very unusual waterfall that flows bright red. It resembles blood, therefore has been named Blood Falls. The red colour isn’t actually blood, but comes from the iron oxides underneath the ice.

Mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls finally solved HD - YouTube -Blood Falls in Antartica

Habitats and Climate

In the tropics [around the equator] it rains nearly every day and is hot throughout the year. Large areas are covered in thick, lush forests called tropical rainforests. Tropical rainforests receive more than 2,000mm of rain each year. The intense heat causes water to evaporate quickly, making the air very moist [humid]. Rainforests are home to over half the world’s plant and animal species. Different kinds of animals have adapted to living at different levels in the rainforest. Many animals live in the branches of trees. They need to be good at climbing and able to move easily from tree to tree by swinging, jumping or gliding. On the forest floor it is dark, and the tangled vegetation makes it difficult for some animals to move around.

In polar regions, the Artic [area around the North Pole] and the Antarctic [area around the South Pole] temperatures are usually below freezing and huge expanses of sea and land are covered in ice and snow. The Artic is mainly made up of the Artic Ocean, but several countries, including Canada, jut into it. The land in these places is called tundra. It is warm enough for animals, such as reindeer, and plants to survive. Some polar animals, such as penguins and seals, have adapted to living in the sea, away from icy winds. Other animals have different ways of coping with the cold. Polar bears have a thick layer of fat under their skin and oxen have thick, shaggy coats. Many polar animals have small ears, which help to reduce heat loss.

About 5% of the world’s land surface is covered by high mountains and mountain ranges. Mountain areas have more than one type of climate because, as you go up a mountain, there are fewer particles in the air and the temperature falls. The higher up a mountain you go, the colder it gets. This is because the air higher up is thinner, so it stores less heat. There are different types of weather, vegetation and animal life at different heights up the mountain. Most mountains are formed when the plates push together.


The Seasons

The Earth takes just over a year to orbit [go round] the Sun. As it makes its journey, different parts of the world receive different amounts of heat and light. This causes the seasons. The Earth is tilted at an angle as it travels around the Sun. This means that one half, or hemisphere, is usually closer to the Sun than the other. The hemisphere that is closer receives more heat and light than the one that is tilted away.



Human and physical features are things that you can see all around you. Physical features like seas, mountains and rivers are natural. They would be here even if there were no people around. Human features like houses, roads and bridges are things that have been built by people. How is our amazing earth damaged by human features? How can we ensure that the world stays beautiful with all its wonders?

That’s a lot to think about today isn’t it? Now…hop to it.




Friday 8th January 2021



Power Book 2 [to print out worksheet and stick into blue maths book]


I will include some videos next week looking at the Power Maths Book I sent home, I just forgot that I do not have a book myself – I have ordered one, so it’s on the way.


Power Book 4 [to be completed on the worksheet supplied]

8.1.21PM4 clip 1




Power Book 5 [to be completed on the worksheet supplied]





Power Book 6 [to be completed on the worksheet supplied






If you need more help with times and divide by 10,100 and 1000, click on this link. There are also worksheets.



In Chapter 2, Maia and Clovis talk about England. Clovis thinks about all the things he misses about his home in England as he has been travelling for many years.

Yesterday it snowed – have a look at my time lapse video [there wasn’t much snow, but was still nice to have a bit]. This is my garden. Can you see my horse in the background?

Time Lapse Video of Snow

It made me think about what I would miss if I lived in another country with a different climate.

What would you miss if you moved to Brazil? Here is what Clovis said:

  1. Conkers
  2. Bonfire Night
  3. Snow [this is what I chose]
  4. British puddings like semolina and jam roly-poly

Look at the Learning Objective [print out if you can and stick it neatly into your yellow literacy book] and write about what you would miss if you lived abroad.

LO-4 What would you miss

I have done three examples: written a poem, writing from my point of view and written a non-fiction piece about snow. Choose which type of writing you would like to use. You do not have to do all three styles, but Year 6, extra points go to those who can do two styles, for example a poem and a non-fiction.

Example of what I would miss if I moved to Brazil


Next week we will be starting a topic on Amazing Earth. Have you been watching David Attenborough on a Sunday night on BBC? This series will really help. Have a lovely weekend.

Here is a little taster….


Start to think about:




Animals / Plants / Trees



Survival / Prey / Predator







Thursday 7th January 2021



Easier maths Power Book 2 [ to be printed out and completed on worksheet]

Place Value


When you have completed the worksheet above, please stick it neatly into your blue maths book.



Year 4 Power Maths Book [to be completed on the worksheet supplied]

Fractions – Tenths and Hundredths

7.1.21PM4 clip 1

Correction to clip 1

7.1.21PM4 clip2



Year 5 Power Maths Book [to be completed on the worksheet supplied]

Equivalent Fractions

7.1.21PM5 clip 1







Year 6 Power Maths Book [to be completed on the worksheet supplied]

Multiplying a Decimal Number by 10, 100 and 1000

6.1.21 PM6 clip 1

6.1.21 PM6 clip 2

6.1.21 PM6 clip 3


Literacy – Journey to the River Sea

Read chapter 2 of Journey to the River Sea. You should have a go at reading the chapter, but if you need a little help here is recording. It is helpful to listen and follow the text at the same time.


LO 3 comprehension on chapter 2

Open the Learning Objective above. Answer the questions on your learning objective in your yellow literacy book. Use neat handwriting and answer the questions in full sentences.


Easier Literacy Work 

I have given a few of you some reading comprehension book that I would like you to look at. It is called Reading for Literacy.

Read the first story called The Castle. Answer the questions at the bottom of the page. You can write on the worksheet. Ask a grown up to check them when you have finished.

You may want to still listen to Journey to the River Sea too. It’s a lovely story and I will send recordings over most days.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Well it is a bit of a surprise to be planning home learning for you again. I cannot pretend I’m afraid, I feel quite sad as I had a lovely term of work planned for you. However, I will do my very best to make home learning easy for you [so you can do it without too much adult help], but also meaningful so that you are learning. In the last lock down I did a lot of revision [which means going over work you had done before], but this time I am going to have to teach you new learning. There maybe times when I will teach you 1:1 over Zoom.

I will record lessons and send them to you via this page on the website. Please remember that I am planning for over 5 groups, so the quantity or emphasis may not always be on you and your group. Some days you may find that the work takes a few hours hours whereas on other days it may take you longer.

Here are a few rules and expectations

  1. I have given you your actual school books this time [because I trust you] – take care of them. DO NOT LOSE THEM!!!
  2. I expect you to write a date and title and that they will be underlined
  3. I expect neat handwriting and you to try with your spellings
  4. If you have a worksheet or a learning objective please stick it into your correct book carefully [you know I have a thing about worksheets sticking out]
  5. When Mummy or Daddy look through your book and say, “You haven’t done very much work in here,” you can remind them that you have a large folder that is at school that has a lot of work in it
  6. If you get stuck – DO NOT PANIC – you can tell me via Class Dojo that you do not understand. I am happy to Zoom call you
  7. It is okay not to understand something – that is what learning is all about
  8. PARENTS – don’t get stressed by home learning. If all fails have a game of Monopoly or Batleships! Read a book! Recite some times tables. It’s not the end of the world. I understand. Something, however small, is better than an argument and tears
  9. PARENTS – don’t read too much into the media when it worries you about home school learning. It will be fine. Don’t worry. Children catch up quickly and are extremely resilient
  10. I will probably send more maths work than literacy out to you, so keep reading. If you need a new reading book please let me know. I will leave one outside school for you
  11. If you miss work, don’t try to catch up, just start from that day


So, what are you going to do today…


On Monday we read the first chapter of Journey to the River Sea. We learnt how Maia, the orphan, was leaving boarding school to live with her distant relatives.

I would like you to read through the learning objective [you can print this out and neatly stick it into your book] and write a dairy entry. A diary entry should be written in the 1st person. You will pretend you are Maia.

Here is a recording of the chapter if you would like to have another listen, or, you should have a book in your pack.

LO 2 diary

This is your Learning Objective. There are helpful words on here and some clues to get you writing.

Here is my example

Diary entry

When you have finished, take a picture and Class Dojo your work to me.



In your packs are some fraction booklets we have been working on. Please continue working on these at your own pace.


If you get stuck and cannot remember what to do then take a picture and Class Dojo the page you are working on to me. I will send you a message or a video to remind you.

If you do not have a fraction sheet in your pack I would like you to practise your times tables. I have put a times tables practise sheet in your pack. Keep learning them and keep writing them out.


I will have some super maths videos on Thursday… I just haven’t had time today!



You may also want to see if you can log onto to Mathswatch. I will be using this a lot.

How to logon to Mathswatch