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Home Learning Activities Week 7

Tuesday 19th May 2020


Hi everyone!  It’s the week before half term so try to get as many activities completed as possible so that you can enjoy your half term – however, remember that reading never stops!  Keep reading for pleasure whenever possible.  Top tip: re-read a book you have read before; now that your de-coding skills have improved, you might get more out of the book on a second read.


ACTIVITIES: Remember that you can always go back to previous weeks and complete any activities that you have missed!


Spelling These are the spellings we would like you to learn this week.

Spelling pattern: words ending in ‘-ible’ and ‘-able’


The rules: if the root word does NOT stand on its own as a word, then it normally ends in ‘ible’.  If the root words DOES stand on its own, then it normally ends in ‘-able’.  For example: terrible – ‘terr’ does NOT stand on its own; whereas with understandable – understand DOES stand on its own as a word.


Please learn these and ask a grown-up to test you:


Terrible;              visible;                   possible;            

rule breakers:    responsible;         resistible;           sensible



Reliable (rely);                 comfortable;                    understandable;              considerable;     

Adorable;                          suitable



Orange words:  Please learn these and ask a grown-up to test you:

Government;                    interrupt;            interfere;            individual;          identity;

Mischievously;                 marvellously;     muscle;               mischief;             nuisance.




This week we are continuing with Synonyms and Antonyms.


Classroom Secrets: (Complete these during the week at a time to suit you)



Read the PowerPoint and then complete the Grammar Printables Synonyms and Antonyms sheet.


Wednesday: Using PurpleMash, complete the 2do on Antonyms and synonyms.  


Thursday:  Complete the Mini Assessment sheet in the resources section.


Friday: GPS 10-minute test – Summer term: work out 5 – the answers are in the back so please go through them with a parent or older sibling.

Further clarification or consolidation on some grammar terms can be found here:


Reading Comprehension.

This week we have set you 5 Chapters of The Haunting of Rose Cottage to read on Purple Mash. After each chapter, there are 5 multiple choice questions to also complete.

All of these have been set as a 2do on PurpleMash. You can do them all together or do one each day. It is up to you!

We have also added an additional part which is to write your own Ghost Story that could be told at a sleepover! This fits in well after chapter 3.


Writing activity: (two weeks)

We would like you to write your own fictional piece or non-fiction piece of writing.  It needs to be a complete adventure or a complete piece of information text.  Please plan the piece as you would in school.  When creating the piece, please remember to read it to yourself after every paragraph (to ensure that it makes sense) and EDIT it after every couple of paragraphs (to checks for mistakes in grammar, spelling etc. whilst you are no longer in the ‘writing zone’). 

We are really looking forward to seeing what you come back with….



We will be continuing with our learning from White Rose Learning.  Please follow this link where you will find video clips that will help to explain the small steps in learning and activity sheets for your child to complete.  The questions on the sheet vary so please leave out any of the more challenging questions and come back to them at the end.  You don’t need to print the activity sheets; you can just write the answers on a piece of paper.


The White Rose Maths Home Learning and the BBC bitesize are linked and following the same lessons. The worksheets to go with each lesson can be found in our resources section for Week 7


This week you need to learn your 11 x tables.


Tuesday: Multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000

or use the bbc bitesize activities (remember we are a day behind so start on Monday!):

Classroom Secrets:


Wednesday: Multiply decimals by Integers

or use the bbc bitesize activities

Classroom Secrets:


Thursday: Divide Decimals by Integers

or use the bbc bitesize activities

Classroom Secrets:


Friday:  Decimals as Fractions

or use the bbc bitesize activities

Classroom Secrets:


Maths 10-minute test – Summer term: work out 5.  The answers are in the back so please go through them with a parent or older sibling. Please do not just leave gaps if you don’t understand – use your revision guides or ask a parent for help.

(See resources section)



Tuesday 19th May:  Natural Resources. Use the BBC bitesize to find out about Natural Resources


Science: Curious Creatures!

I can identify different types of animals.

I can match the types of animals to their characteristics.

I can design a creature that has a set of characteristics of one type of animal.

I can classify creatures based on their characteristics.


Look at the PowerPoint in the resources section for this week or you can view it by copying this into your browser:


Remember to watch it as a slide show.  See if you can classify animals into different groups based on their characteristics. Then complete the activity sheet in the resources section called Animal Activity sheet Characteristics and match the characteristics to the animals. Read further on the Powerpoint and look at the characteristics of a Platypus on the PowerPoint. Which group of animals could this creature fit into?  Did it take taxonomists a while to decide this? Why do you think this? If you were a taxonomist what would you decide?

Finally, imagine you have discovered a new creature. Create your own Curious Creature on the Curious Creature Activity sheet and describe the characteristics. You can choose between 2* and 3*.


RE:  Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead a good life?

Lesson 2: Akhirah

watch clip 320 BBC Learning clips online ‘The Qur’an’.

This clip explains that the Qu’ran instructs Muslims how they should worship God and how they should behave towards each other.

This clip is narrated by the same person as the one above, but it gives slightly different information.  It still explains that the Qu’ran instructs Muslims how they should worship God and how they should behave towards each other.

This clip explains that the Qu’ran instructs Muslims how they should worship God and how they should behave towards each other through the lives of two children.


BBC Bitesize:

What does Islam teach about life after death?

Islam teaches that there is life after death, and this is known as Akhirah. In Islam, it is Allah who decides when a person dies and most Muslims believe that when they die, they will stay in their graves until Yawm al-din, the Day of Judgement. On that day, they will be raised from their graves and brought before Allah and judged on how they lived their earthly lives. This belief is known as the resurrection of the body.

Those who have performed more good deeds than bad will enter Jannah, or Paradise. Jannah is a place described as a 'garden of everlasting bliss' and a 'home of peace'. In Jannah there will be no sickness, pain or sadness.

Those who have performed more bad deeds than good will enter Jahannam or Hell. This is a place of physical and spiritual suffering.

Muslims believe that Allah is forgiving, merciful and compassionate, so not all bad actions will be punished. Allah will forgive those who have repented for their sins and those who have done some good in their lives, for example showing kindness to others.

Questions to consider:

  • Why is it important to Muslims that they behave like this towards each other?
  • Do you think that Akhirah affects how Muslims live their lives?


Now watch this BBC Learning clip: ‘What does it mean to be a Muslim’

This clip outlines the Muslim belief in heaven.


Questions to consider:

  • What do you think heaven looks like to a Muslim? 
  • Do you think that this acts as a motivation to lead a good life?


Music: I can analyse features within a piece of music.

Please go to the BBC ten pieces:

Click on the section on the right hand side if you scroll down called, ‘Who are you teaching?’ (It’s in a blue box).

You will be looking at ‘Mambo’ from West Side Story.

Watch the explanation video which analyses the music and then listen to the orchestral version.

They are all wonderful, so why not investigate a few more?


History: Please continue with your Greek legacy research project – please share what you have found out as it might be something that we didn’t know and we LOVE learning new facts!!


Art: Please share photos of your amphoras with us and explain what your myth or scene is.