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Home Learning WC 4.5.20

Writing Challenge 

The Lantern

This writing challenge is intended to last 2 weeks.


Week 1:

Watch the clip above and choose from the following activities:

  • Draw the setting and add descriptive labels
  • Write some dialogue between the characters (remember speech rules!)
  • Make a list of effective vocabulary (i.e. those 'reyt good words' we talk about!) that you might want to use in your writing next week. 
  • Write a description of either of the characters and draw a picture of them


Week 2:

Complete 1 longer piece of writing this week. Here are some ideas you might want to choose from:

  • Write the clip as a story (including description and speech!)
  • A diary entry from one of the characters
  • Instructions for 'How to Catch a Star' (his version - not in  real life!!)
  • Research different lanterns used in History and write a timeline
  • Write a letter from the angel to the boy


Remember to email me your writing when you have finished!


SPAG (Spelling, Puntcuation and Grammar) Activities

Page 1 - example

Page 2 - have a go at your own using the sentence provided (No printer? Just write the sentence on paper instead)

Page 3 - make up your own sentence to improve

Choose some spellings from the Year 3/4 spelling list and complete some of the spelling challenges for them. These spellings are also in the Learning Log along with the Year 1/2 spelling list if your child finds these difficult. 

Choose some activities from 'A Mysterious Shadow'. 

No printer? Read the text on screen and write your responses separately. 

Maths Activities 

Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100

Start with the worksheets then, if you're confident, have a go at the game. No printer? Choose your own numbers instead of using the worksheet (or roll a dice -or two- to generate them) and write the numbers for the game on paper first.


Use the video to help you if you get stuck.

No printer? Look at the activities on screen and write the answers separately.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Challenge
Have a go at making a marble run! Use toilet roll tubes, cereals boxes (all those Amazon delivery boxes!!) and test it out with a marble, ball or pompom. I'd LOVE to see your videos! 

Geography Project

Choose a country to research and present what you have learnt (on paper, on a powerpoint, on Purple Mash or get creative!)


Here are some ideas to set you off:

  • Draw (or sew!) the flag
  • Learn about the language
  • Find our about the history of the country 
  • Look into the sports they play and have a go in the garden
  • Listen to some music and try to recreate it using thing you can find around the house
  • Learn about the landscape - are there any volcanoes, mountains or rivers?
As always, please get in touch on the class email address ( if I can help with anything and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.