A poem called Jump!

By / 31st March, 2020 / Year6 / Off

Thought I’d share a fabulous poem called Jump, composed by one of our talented year 6 writers this week.  Amazing!


Year 3 Home Learning – Week 2 (30/3/2020 – 3/4/2020)

By / 30th March, 2020 / Year3 / Off

Hello Year 3,


It’s been so lovely to see how hard you’ve been working at home this past week, I’m very very proud! It has been so nice to hear from some of you telling me how much you’re enjoying your home learning websites. Keep up the hard work!


Please keep checking Purple Mash 2email for any important updates and only email if there are any urgent problems. I will try to reply as soon as I possibly can.


As well as these tasks, it’s super important to have some fun! Watch some films, play in the garden (if possible), learn a new skill or hobby, and above all be safe and help your loved ones as much as you can.


Take care and stay safe. I miss you all!


Miss Connolly




I hope you’ve all been enjoying Joe Wicks’ P.E lessons (even I have been joining in at home – it’s super hard but I feel so much better after I’ve done it!). For anyone that hasn’t seen this yet, every morning at 9am ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks live-streams a 30 minute P.E session for all children to participate in at home. Please take part in this every day by clicking onto his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1.




This week, I’d like you to take part in the White Rose Maths Week 1 online lessons. These are the Year 3 fractions lessons we would have been doing in school. You can find them here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/


They give you a little video to watch and in the video they teach you how to solve fractions problems. Then you have an activity to complete at the end of each session. There are 5 sessions in total, it could be a good idea to do one session each day. If you can print off the activity sheets and stick them into your blue home learning book that would be great. Don’t worry if you can’t print it out, you can copy the questions neatly into your books.


Also, keep going on TT Rockstars (3 times per week at least, for approximately 20-30 minutes). You’ll be times table experts in no time!



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)


1.Spelling Shed

Your spellings are the same this week. This is because they are quite tricky! These spellings are the Year 3/4 spellings that we all have to learn, so practice them as much as you can!



2. SPAG.com

I have set some more tests on SPAG.com. Make sure you are using capital letters, correct punctuation and spellings when you fill in your answers. Otherwise, it may mark your answers wrong.

I’ve set this week;

-Capital Letters and Full Stops (Test B)

-Creating Sentences (Test B)

-Exclamation and Question Marks (Test B)

-Grammar (Test B)




I know lots of you have been really enjoying the books on Serial Mash! This is a fantastic resource which we have for free while school is closed so make the most of it while you can!

This week I’d like you to;

  1. Read the final chapters of ‘Alien Hotel’ (Chapters 5, 6 and 7).
  2. Answer the quiz questions for each of the chapters.

You can do the other tasks which go with each chapter if you’d like to.




Pobble 365 – A Musical World



This week, I’d like you to use the picture from 14th March called ‘A Musical World’. Complete these tasks in your red home learning books please. Remember, beautiful handwriting and presentation please!

  1. Story Starter – Look at the story starter and write the rest of the story.
  2. Question Time – Answer these questions as creatively as you can!
  3. Perfect Picture! – Can you draw another musical world?




This week, we are continuing with our learning about animals. Last week you had some work on Animal Groups and sorting the different types of animals into the correct groups. Following this, this week we need to look at types of skeletons (exoskeletons, endoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons). It sound’s tricky but if you read the information in the PowerPoint it’s really interesting!

  1.  Lesson Presentation Types of Skeletons – Read the information and try the quiz!
  2. Sorting Skeletons Types Activity Sheets – There are 3 different ‘levels’ in this pack. 1* is the easiest, up to 3* which is the hardest. You choose your level, challenge yourself if you can! Complete this activity in your red home learning book. If you can print it out, great, but don’t worry if you can’t. Just draw it in your book instead.



Please follow the link below for the Daily Prayer from the Church of England.



It is getting close to Easter time. Watch the following video about the events of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Task – Choose as many parts of the Easter story as you’d like and draw a picture about them. Explain what happened and why it is important for Christians.


It would also be a great idea if you could do some Easter art and crafts with your family! Ask parents if you could maybe make Easter cards, or search the internet for some really good kids Easter crafts you could try at home!


History / Art / Computing

This week, I’d like you to research Roman mosaics. You could look on the internet at different examples of Roman mosaics.

Roman Mosaics Presentation – Read through this presentation about what Roman mosaics are.


Task – On Purple Mash you can create your own Roman mosaic! Go on Topics, History, Romans and then Paint Projects. You can design your own Roman mosaic here, thinking about what you’ve learned from your research. You could maybe try and copy one. Save your mosaics so I can see your excellent work!

Year 1 Home Learning Week 2 30/3/20

By / 29th March, 2020 / Year1 / Off

Well done year 1! I have seen that a lot of you have been working on the tasks that were set – I will leave these activities open until the end of this week and add the new work for those that are ready. I hope that you have managed to get some time outside this week in the garden or going for a walk or bike ride with family.


Here are your morning maths tasks:

Morning Maths Year 1 Monday

Morning Maths Year 1 Tuesday

Morning Maths Year 1 Wednesday

Morning Maths Year 1 Thursday

Morning Maths Year 1 Friday

I have put some activities on My Maths and they will be there until the end of this week when I will review them again. You all have your individual log ins for this.

log in username latchford  password divide 66 to access the school account, then your individual log in.

You also have your numbots to continue with – look for the school name (postcode WA4 1AP) and then enter your user name and password. https://play.numbots.com

White Rose Maths – If you missed last weeks work on weight and capacity, please have a try of the week 1 work.  Here’s the link for week 2 – Counting in 10’s, equal pairs and making arrays. You can also access week 1 from here.



I have set another 2 activities on http://www.spag.com based on grammar and creating sentences.  If you have not had a chance to do so, please log in and complete last weeks 3 tasks.

Spelling shed –  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb  This week you are working on split vowel digraph i-e and the Year 1 Common Exceptional Words

Please continue to play the phase 5 games on phonics play which is currently free to access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Well done to those that have managed to go on Teach Your Monster to Read, some are doing really well on this!  Please continue with it on https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

For reading/writing  I have assigned a book from Serial Mash diamonds called Little Red. Work has been set on all chapters 1 – 5  with supporting tasks. This will also be available during the Easter holiday. Please complete the GPS activity (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling activity) at the end of each chapter.  http://www.purplemash.com (Click on 2 do)



In science and topic we would now be focused on the weather (Seasonal Changes).

There is a link available via Hamilton Trust for free science work https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/science/year-1-science/ Click on ‘Wonderful Weather’ then the arrow on the right hand side to access things to do  (Listed as sessions 1-6). This is just for ideas and guidance as weather can be a focus over the next couple of weeks too.

Weather is an ideal topic to work on outside in the garden or yard to get some fresh air. It is an ideal topic for discussion and the opportunity to talk about what is happening/changing with the weather each day.


To keep yourselves fit this week Joe Wicks will continue each morning https://youtu.be/Rz0go1pTda8

Yoga is available via Cosmic Yoga. This week, it is based around Pokemon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes

Please get in touch via the e mail on Purple Mash if there are any problems.

We hope that you enjoy your learning this week !