Friday 19th June

Start of the day

On Sunday it is the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is the longest day when we have more hour’s daylight than on any other day of the year. It is when the tilt of the Earth is leaning most towards the sun.

Can you create a list of words and phrases to describe the summer?



Try some of the reasoning questions below. Remember to use full sentences and calculations to support your answers!









Basic Skills

Write these words with your eyes open. Then try writing them with your eyes shut. Can you spell them correctly?








Listen to chapters 25 and 26 (to 9:00).




Today you are going to think about your likes and dislikes. Have a go at answering these questions.

1. What do you like or not like about the story so far?

2. Which books do you like more than this one?

3. Are there any books that you like less than this one?


Extra Challenge 

Think of reasons why. You can write the reasons down or just think about them.



Last week you found out about the 5 Ks

Before wearing the 5 Ks Sikhs undertake a ceremony called Amrit or (Amrit Sanskar). This is a baptism and Sikhs can undertake this ceremony whenever they feel ready to make the commitment to their religion.


Watch as one boy talks about his Amrit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/what-is-the-special-sikh-ceremony-taking-amrit/zj6d7nb


Think of a time in your life when you have made a commitment. This could be to a religion (baptism, christening or Shahada), an organisation (Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs) or a sports club (you may have had a trial or your parents may have signed a code of conduct). Write a few lines to describe what took place, what special things were said or done and how it felt.



Thursday 18th June

Start of the day

Watch Newsround on CBBC to see what is going on in the world.




Watch the video on comparing lengths then practise and check your answers.





Basic Skills

This time, try to make up your own sentences using the following conjunctions. Remember, they usually go in the middle of sentences to join the two clauses. However, you can use because at the start of the sentence, as long as you put a comma after the first clause.

and       but       because



Listen to chapters 23 and 24 (from 10:18).




Our story has characters that are sometimes good, and sometimes not so good! One of the things I like about the story is that the characters change as it goes along. Copy the table below. Think about the characters of Ben, Granny and Mum and how they have changed in the story. Fill in the table. You don’t have to write much, just a few words will do!


What are they like at the start?

How have they changed?

What do you think they will be like at the end of the story?















In England we have different areas, called counties:


Can you see the county Halesowen is in? (clue: it is blue)

What major city is in this county?

What other counties are around that county?

If you looked at England where would you describe the location of the county? (N,S,E,W)

You could use other places to refer to:

The West Midlands is north of______________.


Italy has different regions. Can you use your map of Italy to figure out which region Naples is in?


This region is famous for being the first place to make a certain type of food. Here are some clues:

It was first made in 1889.

Legend has it King Umberto asked for this food for himself and his queen, called Queen Margherita.

It was made from flat bread covered in various toppings (Naples is also renowned for its delicious tomatoes)

Now various shops sell this food including _____ Hut, _________ Express and Domino’s.



We have been learning the names of some animals in French. Have fun with this your learning today. Choose two animals and create a new animal:


Un chat + un oiseau



Wednesday 17th June

Start of the day

Play on Spelling Shed for 15 minutes. Write down ten words that you find tricky to spell.



Watch the video on converting between m and cm then practise and check your answers.




Fill in the missing gaps.



Basic skills

Using the words that you have found tricky to spell, practise writing these out in a spelling pyramid.



Listen to chapters 21 and 22 (to 10:18).




Read back the story that you wrote yesterday. Are there any improvements you could make? You might want to improve your adjectives and adverbs. You might want to add some fronted adverbials to show time (e.g. After that, A moment later, - don’t forget the comma after). You might want to work on your handwriting. If you like, you can type it up and send it into us. We would love to see what you have written!



We are going to focus our Geography work on Italy and the city of Naples. Try using Google maps (or an alternative mapping service) to zoom in and out on Italy and the city of Naples.



Think about how to locate Naples in Italy. Can you complete the following statements?

* Naples is in the __________ hemisphere.

* Naples is a city in __________ the continent of __________.

* If you travelled from Rome to Naples you would be going __________ (N,NE,E,SE,S,SW,W,NW)

* Near Naples is Mount Vesuvius. This is a __________ which famously erupted and buried the city of Pompeii.


Many people think Italy is a boot shaped country. We could use this idea to draw a sketch map of Italy.

* Find and mark on: Rome, Naples.



 Find and mark on:

* Volcanoes; Etna and Vesuvius

* Mountain ranges; The Alps, The Apennines

* Other major cities; Venice, Florence, Milan, Turin



Tuesday 16th June

Start of the day

Listen to song that you really like. Draw, doodle or write things down as you listen.



Watch the video on converting between mm and cm then practise and check your answers.



Fill in the missing gaps.



Basic Skills

Watch the following clip. Look out for the funny bit at the end!




Listen to chapters 19 and 20 (from 7:13).




Imagine you are Granny and you are about to abseil down the side of the hospital building. Write a short story explaining from what happened between you lying in bed and getting home. Use adverbs and adjectives to help you give details. (It doesn’t have to be perfect yet, you will have a chance to finish and edit your story tomorrow.)



Different Forces

Watch the clips below to remind you about forces.



A force is a push or pull acting on an object as a result of the object's interaction with another object. Forces can make objects stop or start moving.


Watch the clip below and note down the forces that you see are pushes and those that are pulls.










Using what you have watched and read, can you explain how these forces work.



Explain if each picture is a push or a pull?



Explain which item pushes or pulls to make the force.



Explain how each item provides the force and do they need contact (to touch) to make the force?


How could each force be stronger or weaker?



Monday 15th June

Start of the day

Play on TTRS for 15 minutes. How fast can you answer questions? Can you beat your time and status?



Watch the video on measuring lengths then try some of your own challenges!



Look and think about real life objects.
What units would you use to measure each one? Can you think of some objects of your own?



Basic Skills – Homophones

Choose two homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.)

Write a sentence for each word.



Listen to chapters 17 and 18 (to 7:13).




In 3, 4 or 5 sentences, summarise the chapters that you have just listened to.



Overarm throwing

Warm up: Using what we have learnt about running, run around an open space.

Try running quickly for a short distance, changing directions then running for a longer time. Then stretch before you start your activity.


Watch the video below showing the stages of throwing a ball or javelin over arm.



Now practise in your garden or an open space to see how far you can throw your ball.

If you haven’t got a ball, you could use a pair or rolled up socks.


1) Point to show you aim

2) Stand in warrior pose and scratch your ear.

3) Step forward

4) Throw the ball overhead.


Use a marker to show how far you throw your ball- can you beat this distance with practise?

Remember to stretch out and cool down.



Internet safety using SMART

You have a choice today... You can either


** Watch a full movie (Time- 19:10) SMART using childnet.com.


Follow through each section of the story and write down what each of the letters stand for…







** Read the internet safety poster and then create your own poster with pictures to help the younger children understand how to be safe online.