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Week 7

Home Learning - Week 7!

4th – 8th May 2020


VE Day – 75th Anniversary Celebrations





This week our Home Learning is another whole-school topic-web. This means that whatever year group you are in, you can work together on the same topic theme. We hope that you have enjoyed working together so far on our ‘Year of the Tree’ and ‘Global Citizen’ topics.


This week, we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, the end of World War Two in Europe.


Take a look at the topic web and select activities that you would like to do - either on your own, with your brother/sister, or together as a family.

As always, we love seeing what you have been up to, so remember to e-mail your teacher with pictures. Thanks to all the children and parents who have already sent things through to us - we love seeing and hearing all about your lock-down experiences and Home Learning!


We also have an extra-special challenge for you this week: dress up in WW2-style clothing and write a message for those you are missing while in lockdown, then take a picture of yourself holding your message and send it to your teacher – you may spot yourself in our next school video!


In addition to the topic-web work, your teachers will have set you Maths and English work that is specific to your Year group / Class.

See the notes below the topic web.


Click on the link below for all our VE Day celebration resources!



We have set you some more challenges on Education City. Make sure to check your homework section and complete the challenges.



For your writing task this week, we have been inspired by Dan Snow’s VE Day Challenge.

“The challenge:

We’re asking you to think about how you would tell the story of VE Day today. There are lots of ways you could bring the story of VE Day to life. You could:

  • Write a short news report in the style of today or 75 years ago
  • Make a short video that tells the story of VE Day, either in the style of 75 years ago or how you would tell it today
  • Design a newspaper front page or article
  • Write or perform a poem, song, drawing or other work of art
  • Share the story of someone in your family or area who was involved in the War
  • Write or perform a short play about VE Day and what it would have been like 75 years ago”


To read more about the challenge, discover resources to help you and find out how to enter Dan Snow’s competition, click here:


As always, we love seeing what you’ve been up to so don’t forget to email us! Remember to let us know if you’d prefer your work didn’t appear in our Hall of Fame.





Task 1 - This week, we would like you to read the next two chapters of the book you have chosen. Then, in your Reading Journal, create a comic strip showing the main events of one of those chapters.



Task 2 - We would also like you to take some time to explore The Book of Hopes, edited by Katherine Rundell (author of The Explorer, Rooftoppers, Wolf Wilder and more).


"Award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell, has today launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown.


Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.


The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.


The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals."

Click here to read the book:


When you find something that inspires you, add a personal response to your Reading Journal!





We have set you some more challenges on MyMaths. Remember that you can do the ‘practise’ section first if you need to.



From this week, White Rose and BBC Bitesize will be merging their daily maths lessons. The White Rose videos and worksheets are still available for free this week and additional resources can be found on BBC Bitesize. 


All previous White Rose lessons are still available for free too if you’ve not completed those yet!


We have also uploaded two more arithmetic tests to keep your arithmetic skills fresh. We’ve been really impressed by the scores that lots of you have emailed us – keep up the fab work!



Additional Challenges

Mr Thomas has set you some more music challenges! You’ll find them at the bottom of the page.


Don’t forget that there are also daily HeartSmart activities and Out Of The Ark songs to sing along to.


There is also an activity pack from South Western Railway below, which includes a variety of games, challenges and codebreakers for you to have a go at with your family.


Have a wonderful week!