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W/B 1st June 2020


This is the home learning page for Dolphins, Penguins and Seals

We hope that you have had a lovely half term week and have enjoyed the sunshine.

Did you watch the exciting launch of the SpaceX rocket taking Doug and Bob up to the International Space Station on Saturday?  Did you help out in the garden? Read any great books? Swim in the sea? Build a sandcastle? Keep cool in a paddling pool? Bake a cake? Play games with your family?  

Are you ready to get back to learning with this term's exciting topic of Tremors?

Summer Term second half: Week 1

 w/b 01/06/20

We will be categorising work as MUST, SHOULD and COULD to help you choose the most important tasks first.


MUST will generally include English and Maths

SHOULD will usually be topic related

COULD will sometimes include more more creative and fun tasks or more challenging tasks



 Maths: The White Rose Maths materials are being delivered in line with the BBC bitesize maths.


This week we have posted the lessons for Monday – Friday (challenge) but remember term doesn’t start until Tuesday so you may not get the challenge done. 


Please remember to use  TT Rockstars and Mathletics   regularly too.



White Rose Maths Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1st June)


Maths Year 3

Maths Year 4



Watch the videos online at

white rose maths Y3

Task sheets are linked further down this page



Watch the videos online at

white rose maths y4

Task sheets are linked further down this page


Lesson 1

Tenths as decimals

Adding 2 or more fractions

Lesson 2

Fractions on a number line

Subtract fractions

Lesson 3

Fractions of a set of objects (1)

Fractions of quantities

Lesson 4

Fractions of a set of objects (2)

Calculate quantities

Lesson 5 (optional)

Maths Challenge

Get the activity from the website

Maths Challenge

Get the activity from the website

English Year 3 & 4




Look at the front cover of the book for this half term – attached below 


  1.  What information can you get from the cover? 
  2. What do you KNOW from the cover and what do you THINK? What is the difference? 
  3. Write a prediction of what you think will happen in the book using what you know from the cover as well as what you think.





Look at these words which you will read in the first chapter. 

Practise your dictionary skills and look up their definitions in a dictionary. 


Vocabulary: flared, ingredients, scorched, quivering, rickshaw, obnoxious, mournfully, fiend, pestilential, solemn, idle


Read chapter 1 of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter – attached below. 

Does reading the chapter change your prediction at all? How? 




Use the text to find the answers and learn more about the main character

  1. Who is the main character in The Firework-Maker’s Daughter? 
  2. What was she like as a baby and why? 
  3. What horrifies her in chapter 1?
  4. When did she start learning about fireworks?
  5. Why do you think she was interested in fireworks?
  6. Who is her friend and what is his job?
  7. How would you describe her? Use some expanded noun phrases to describe her. 




  1. List any words in Italics. Why do you think they are italicised?
  2. What language does Lalchand use to describe the qualities of a Firework-Maker? 
  3. Lalchand calls Chulak a ‘pestilential’ boy. Is this a good choice of word? Why/why not?
  4. Lalchand accuses Chulak of ‘idleness’. Do you agree? Explain. 
  5. List your favourite word choices from the chapter. Why have you chosen those ones? 
  6. Why is the language an author uses important?




What can you find out about fireworks?

  1. Make a list of the names of the fireworks from chapter 1. 
  2. What do the names make you think of? 
  3. If you were going to make your own firework – what would you call it and what would it look like?
  4. Draw a picture of it and write a description of it – include some expanded noun phrases in your description. 


Log into Purple Mash here and complete the Look Cover Write Check daily if possible.

There is a 2do quiz set  in Purple Mash for the Y3 spellings (Y3 LCWC sheet is below).


If you wish to try the Y4 spellings based on possessive apostrophe plurals, the sheet is below; find the quiz yourself within Purple Mash.


Your login details should be the same as your TT rockstars login.






(Wider curriculum)


Science (also available to download below)

"Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties”


Think about the question - Why don’t all rocks look the same?

Look at the image (link below) and note down your ideas to answer the question as well as any questions you may have.






In your garden, or on a walk, try and collect some stones/pebbles/rocks. Choose ones that are completely different to each other (don’t choose big ones!).  Have a go at answering the questions:

  1. What words can you use to describe the different rocks?
  2. How do some rocks look different to each other?
  3. How do some rocks look similar to each other?
  4. Can you scratch your rock? What happens?


Watch the video clip ‘What is a rock?’ and complete the challenge below the video.


If you have time, see if you can you identify any of the rocks that you collected by researching.

Keep them for next week (you may find more to add to your collection when you walk in different places).


RE (also available to download below)


Our big question for RE is based on Christianity What kind of world did Jesus want? 


Think about this question – what kind of world do you think Jesus wanted?


1. Sketch or write about 3 favourite things/possessions that you would be upset if you had to give up. Keep for later.


2. Our big question focuses on part of the Bible called the Gospels which is in the ‘New Testament’ of the Bible.  Make notes as you watch:


Answer these questions:

  • How many ‘books’ are there in the New Testament?
  •  Which followers wrote the books in the Gospels? 
  • Who were they?
  • What does the word ‘Gospel’ mean?


3. Read Matthew: 4:18-19. Where do we find this in the Bible (Gospels)? If you have a Bible try and find the correct chapter and verse and read it.


Matthew: 4: 18-19


18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”


4. At the start, what does Jesus ask Peter and Andrew to do?   What does this mean to Peter and Andrew? What do they have to give up?


5. Compare your list to what Peter and Andrew have to give up.  Is there anything similar? What is different?  Does it make you think about your/their list of priorities differently? Why is this?






Continue to explore the Charanga Yumu online learning platform.



Daily sessions with Joe Wicks on YouTube Channel at 9am.

Have you tried an Oti Mabuse dance tutorial or Just Dance session (also on YouTube)? CosmicYoga and GoNoodle are good fun too!



Pupils: Please do not go online unless you have permission from your parents and make sure your parents are able to supervise you. Online safety is important.


Thank you! 😊






Other ideas for home learning with this term's topic. Have fun!