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Home learning during school closure



Hello Larch class.

While the school is closed all the teachers are going to be very busy putting lots of activities on here for you to try to complete. We certainly didn't want you to feel left out! :)

I'm going to put some general ideas of things you can be doing at home to continue your learning and so that you don't forget all the wonderful things you have learnt so far. We certainly do not expect you to be working all day every day; your mums and dads might be very busy and you might not always be able to concentrate! However, it would be fantastic if you could do some learning each day while you are not in school. Myself and the other teachers will try to add some activities we think you would enjoy.


Here are the optional learning tasks for the next week: -


  •  You have been learning about fractions. Can you draw a pizza or cake and label halves, quarters and eighths? You can do this in your home learning books. If you're feeling adventurous you could even bake or cook one and cut it to show these fractions. Can you upload a photo to Seesaw?
  • On Purple Mash there is a great fractions game called Fractonio's Pizza
  •  Practice your 6 x table. Can you write it out as many times as you can in 5 minutes? Try chanting it, singing it, writing out the multiples: 6,12,18,24,30,36,42,48,54,60,66,72 See if you can learn it off by heart.        

  • In Science you've been learning about sound. Sit outside in the back and close your eyes. What can you hear? Can you describe the sound? How many different sounds can you hear? What could be making the sound? Can you describe the pitch?
    There is a BBC bitesize video about sound with a suggested activity here
  •  In history you are learning about Tudors.  There are some BBC clips here  Can you write a diary entry based on one of the characters? 

  •  Paint or draw a rainbow to put in your window. Lots of children have been going on rainbow walks with their parents trying to spot all the rainbows in their local area.

  •  Edinburgh Zoo have live animal cameras you could watch and make some notes on what you see! 


General things you can do at home throughout the week:


  • One of the best things you can do is read. Read some books you love, it doesn't matter what they are. Read whatever you enjoy.
  • Bug Club. Your login details are in your reading records. There should be plenty of books allocated for you to read. Remember to try and answer all the questions!
  • Times Table Rockstars - this is a brilliant, daily activity to support your times tables! 
  • Purple Mash. There are so many activities on here! There are some wonderful, fun maths games that will help you practice your number operations and mental maths skills, times tables and fractions. I warn you though; these games can be very addictive! You can also practice your typing skills. You can create art projects and find a Topic that you enjoy; there are so many to choose from.
  • Write a diary of some of things you do with your family at home. It's really important that you keep writing, whatever you choose to write.
  • There are PE classes taking place every day on YouTube (one is at 9am with Joe Wicks every week day but I'm sure there are more!)
  • Mrs Saxon has told me that she gave you each a Home Learning book with some ideas in for you to take home. So it sounds like you have plenty to be getting on with! smiley  


If we find out about anything else that we think you would enjoy we will put it on here.

It will be very strange not seeing you in school; I know Mrs Saxon and Mrs Nuttall will be missing you but remember we are still here if you need anything. Your mums and dads can email or ring school if you need help with anything.


Hopefully we'll see you all very soon!

Miss Sutton







This half term we will be working on Fractions, Time, Decimals and Money.

Please continue to support your child to learn their times tables. A quick few minutes daily will work wonders and support their daily maths work and problem solving.




Children will be given a new list each Monday (to work on in school).  There will be a spelling test each Friday.

The spelling rules we will be studying are as follows:

Week 1: homophones (words which sound the same but have different meanings and are spelt differently, like bridal and bridle)

Week 2: words which contain the letter string igh

Week 3: words which begin with a, al and ad

Week 4: words which begin with aff and also words which end in f and ves

Week 5: words ending in ff, ffs, fe and fes

Week 6: words which end in en



Children will continue to have the opportunity to visit the school library every Friday to change their library book and a Home Reader every Monday. In addition, the children will continue to take part in two guided reading sessions each week as well as having an individual reading book (that remains in school).


From January, we are launching a new Reading Challenge throughout Key Stage 2 in which children can earn rewards and recognition by demonstrating that they are reading for at least 15 minutes a day. To ensure your child doesn't miss out, please sign their Reading Record each day when they have read and ensure it is returned to school. A separate letter will be sent home with full details very soon.








P.E. lessons will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (a plain t-shirt and shorts plus pumps or trainers together with a sweatshirt or tracksuit for when the weather becomes colder) on these days, particularly if kit has been home for washing or used in an out-of-school sporting activity. Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.


On a final note please do not hesitate to contact us before or after school should you have any questions.  If these times are not convenient I can be reached via the school office.  


Kind regards,

Larch Class team









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