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Happy Monday Owl class!

I had my second group of Owl children in last week and we all had a lovely day. It was a much needed opportunity to catch up and prepare for thoughts of next year. Many of you will have received your reports on Friday, I hope they made you feel proud of your achievements as well as reflect on areas you can work on next year. Your reports will also give you details about your class for next year. So as you can see, over the next few weeks we really will be turning our thoughts to new beginnings and a fresh start in September. Next week you will all have the opportunity to meet with your new teachers, an exciting moment for you and us. This will be the last week of full lessons on the website, so do engage and enjoy. Next week I will upload some fun, summer based activities for you to try.


Year 6s, please continue to get your home learning activities from the Fox class page, particularly if you will be at school this week.


Year 5s, maths is all about angles this week. If you have a protractor that will be useful, it not I have included some online protractor work.  Your English this week links to our topic again. You will be writing a balanced argument about whether humans should help protect endangered animals. You may already know what you think about that, but the idea of a balanced argument is that you have to give both sides of the argument - tricky! In PSHE this week you will be thinking about how we are all completely unique, and how to stay positive about our bodies despite the pressure around us. The first part of the lesson you can do on your own, but the second part will need an adult. If there isn't anyone available to help you, don't worry, just do the first part.


Please feel free to follow learning from a different class page, BBC Bitesize or National Academy. Whatever learning you do, enjoy it and keep sending me messages and photos on Dojo! Happy learning smiley 

Find your home learning work here each week.


During the school closures, children are requested to complete the following work daily. 

- A maths challenge

- An English challenge

- 30 minutes of reading

-Topic Challenge

- Times tables practice


- The maths and English tasks will be uploaded weekly.

- A grid of 5 topic challenges will be uploaded weekly - children can choose one of these to complete each day. 

- Reading - we have attached a link to Bug Club where the children can access ebooks with questions to answer. We have also uploaded some questions for discussion and a personal reading log should the children wish to read their own books.

- We have attached a link to Times Tables Rockstars, where children can practise times tables.

Reading resources


- Children can read their own books independently and log their reading using the reading log attached, which encourages them to monitor and reflect on what they read.

- Or they could read Bug Club books independently as this gives interactive questions as they read.

- Or if they are reading with an adult there are some question ideas attached to encourage discussion and reflection on their reading.

Week beginning 6th July 2020

English Tasks:

Find your daily English tasks and the web links you need on Word document. You will find any resources you need attached below.

English resources:

Maths Tasks:

Find the daily maths tasks and the web links you need on the Word document.  You will find any resources you need attached below.

Maths resources:

Topic and foundation subjects


Choose one of these activities to complete each day



WALA:  Micro-organisms

Lesson vocabulary: identify, classify, explain, group, micro-organisms (microbes) small, harmful, beneficial (helpful), bacteria, fungi, protista 


So far we have look at plants and animals, but what else is living I hear you ask? Micro-organisms. Micro-organisms are also living things and are divided into three groups: fungi, bacteria and Protista. Look at the document with magnifications (made bigger) of different micro-organisms. Some are harmful and some are helpful and beneficial. Watch this video  to give you some background information on different types of micro-organisms. Remember 99% of bacteria are helpful.  



  • Sketch 3 of the microbes and research information on them and place in a fact file 
  • Make two lists. Helpful and harmful microbes (micro-organisms). 
  • Use the Internet to give some examples of the 5 different type of microbes listed above  
  • Produce a public health poster to encourage people to avoid viruses and harmful bacteria 





WALT: Explore the vocabulary of music

This week’s music follows on from last week! Log on to Espresso…

Username: student35479

Password: maylandsea

Go to KS2 and click on Music on the menu on the left of the screen.  Then choose the Level  activities. Enjoy these engaging and exciting activities that explore different musical vocabulary. 






WALT: Be positive about our uniqueness and recognise the pressures to be the same

Part 1: We are all very different! That is obvious when we look around the class, the school and our own world. We are all very special and unique and we should all show love and respect for our own bodies. Firstly, can you complete the ‘Who do I think I am’ sheet. When you have completed it, discuss with an adult what you have written. You should have written lots of positive things about yourself and about the wonderful and unique person that you are J

Part 2: Adults – If you look at the appearance ideals document, it gives you an opportunity with some prompts to talk to your child about the media pressures they may experience with regards to having the ‘perfect body’. There is also a student activity for the children to complete with regards to body image. We advise you to look at if first and decide if it is useful and appropriate for your child. It centers around the problems associated with trying to have a ‘perfect body’ and also focuses the children on how wonderful and unique their own bodies are, but please have a look first and assess if you wish to carry out the activities.




WALT: Plan for transport in our local area

Over the last few weeks you have looked at the different types of transport on the Dengie Peninsular. Can you remember what they are? Hopefully you can. You have completed some excellent map work using Microsoft Word as well. 

For the final geography activity of the year we want you to imagine that you are in charge of transport in the area and you can decide how you want people to travel. We would like you to write your own short report on how you want transport to be. You can also annotate a blank map to show what transport systems you would like.  

You may have some amazing ideas such as; building more cycle lanes, having a solar helicopter pad in every village or perhaps motorboats or jet skis going up and down the river? It is up to you, but remember more roads could lead to more climate change so try and be green and environmentally friendly with your choices 

Your report can have this simple structure 

  • Introduction – What you are about to write and why you are writing it 

  • 2/3 paragraphs with a different transport idea in each 

  • Conclusion – Summarise what you have written about.   

There is a document that reminds you of the features of a non-chronological report to help you write it. 

Have fun and be creative with your geography smiley









Topic resources:
Useful links

Year 6 Study / Revision Guide