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Week 9 of Home Learning (8.6.20)

Welcome to week 9 of Home Learning

Please scroll down to resources beneath the timetable to find links, resources and lesson guidance/instructions.


This week we will have the following timetable:


Mon - Maths - Draw accurate measurements.

        English - Make a bullet point list of 5 things to do in Lockdown.

(See resources for more detailed instructions and examples. This is a creative opportunity and chance to use your imagination to write something funny).


Tues - Maths - Horizontal and vertical lines.

         History - Evidence of Stone Age life


Wed - English - Begin to consider imagery of words to use in list poems.

(As on Monday, please see the word document in the resources below for instructions and support). 

        Science - Introduction to our new unit of work on ‘Light’

(See resources as usual. I have added a vocabulary and support resource sheet for you to reference throughout this unit. There is also a PowerPoint to use with questions to discuss about light, followed by some questions for you to answer in writing. I have also added an optional printable sheet for you if you would rather use that, or want to do both).


Optional Maths - Mymaths has been set for this week to revise acute and obtuse angles, and to support this week’s work on types of lines. It is the same as last week as some children did not complete it last week and this is the only angles work available in the Mymaths site relating to angles/properties of Shape for year 3. If you completed it last week and wish to do some extra maths I have put a game onto the Facebook group, and you can also log in to your TTRockstars and Numbots accounts, or go to any of the direct links on the maths icon on 3Ps main class page (beneath all the weeks of set work).


Thurs - Maths - Perpendicular & parallel lines

I have added a link here to help you with this lesson and to revise angles

NB - Parallel lines remain the same distance apart, and perpendicular lines meet to form a right angle. The double letter l in the word parallel helps you to remember this as those double letters form a set of parallel lines 😇


PSHE - Positivity.

D&T - Make your own paper beads and create a rainbow gift 🌈 for a family member or to deliver safely to a friend. (See resources for photos and a link to printable coloured paper, although if you have coloured pencils, or felt pens or paint you can make your own rainbow paper - which is much more fun)


Fri - English - Reading task and making lists/notes of facts you find out.

(See resources for text to read - no need to print this off as you can read it from the screen on your device. Task is to make notes about how each colour is produced/interesting facts about each colour through history. You will need a subheading (The colour) and can then use bullet points to show each new note/fact. Remember - bullet points are NOT a numbered list. This links to the History work Mr.Thomas set, as people through the ages had to use natural resources and not chemical dyes for their clothing and to make paint)


Plus - follow up Art/D&T fun, with an opportunity to tie-dye something made from cotton using natural dyes you may have at home (red wine, coffee, beetroot juice). See English (and D&T) resources for instructions. You can also paint with these natural staining agents if you want to paint a ‘cave painting’.


   D&T continued from yesterday - Complete your paper beads & create a rainbow gift 🌈 from yesterday or complete this over the weekend.


     PE Challenge - Mr. Thomas will set a PE Challenge on the Facebook group (See video)



Please note that we are now only checking the submitted work during one lunchtime and one afternoon slot per day now that we are also back teaching in the classroom (Mr. Thomas - y6 group, and Miss Palmer - mixed y2-6 keyworker group).


NB - Maths answer sheets will be provided for children to use to self mark their work as we are not able to mark the submitted work. 

These answer sheets will be added to the class page on Mon, Tues and Thurs late morning/early afternoon each day, ready for the children to carry out the marking. It would be great if you could then go through anything your child which they didn’t understand.

Thank you.


Resources and Lesson Guidance

English support/instructions to accompany Mon, Wed & Fri - Week 9 (LP)

Two writing lessons- Creating bullet point lists (Mon)  and considering linked lists of ideas for next week (Wed).


Friday’s lesson is a non fiction text for you to read about how dyes are made and their importance through history. You should make bullet point notes of the facts which you think are the most interesting, underneath a subheading for each colour. Then you can have fun exploring natural dyes at home!


I have put up lots of ideas for tie dye using food/wine. You could try the elastic band method or the sugar and template methods which I have put links to. (I have done this before with red wine and with beetroot. Coffee works well to paint with and in theory should work as a fabric dye. You need the coffee to be very strong - lots of granules and very little water). You may not want to do a full tie dye project (or waste good red wine 🤪), but it is super quick to do if you just want to dye a small square of cotton. The dye/stain will work on dry cotton but it is better if it is slightly damp. Click on the web links for instructions - although these tutorials are for much stronger dyes from the shops, so you will need to leave your fabric for longer to absorb the colour with natural dyes, and it also helps if you put the damp dyed fabric into a plastic bag in a warm place if you are doing the rubber band method. Remember not to take off the rubber bands until the very last step.


You may know of other foods which create a stain which you might like to explore but the fabric should definitely be cotton to get a reasonable result.

How to achieve different effects when you tie dye using rubber bands

No rubber bands and no string? No problem. How to use sugar to create patterns and pictures

History resources for Tues - Week 9 (ST)

Science resources for Wed - Week 9 (LP)

Please find below several resources to support Science for today and the coming weeks.

Discuss the questions and information on the ppt slides before completing the task

Science Task

Go into at least 3 rooms in your house and be a light detective! What sources of light can you find? Create a code or symbol to use instead of bullet points to show whether the light has come from a natural source or a man made source.


Answer these 3 questions as fully as you can:

1. Explain what ‘darkness’ is.

2. Why do we need light?

3. The sun and moon are both natural sources of light - True or false? Can you explain your answer?

Optional Science sheet to record missing words

D&T resources for completing on Thurs/Fri/weekend - Week 9 (LP)

Thurs 11th/Fri 12.6.20 -

Rainbow paper bead project to continue the lockdown theme of rainbows now that the Clapping for Care workers has ended. (See link)


Once you have followed the instructions to create lots of paper beads, you can then thread them to make bracelets and necklaces, or thread them onto the ends of your shoe laces to make your trainers look cool 😎.

Paper bead making images

PSHE resources for Thurs - Week 9 (ST)
PE challenge resources for completing on Fri/weekend - Week 9 (ST)