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11th May

Miss Steyn says..

Owl Class Home Learning Week Beginning 11.5.20-15.5.20


Are you ready for another week of home learning?



Please spend some time over the week practising your weekly spellings. There is an attached PowerPoint Presentation that goes through the spelling rule and gives you a chance to practise. The weekly spellings for this week are:


Spelling Rule: Words with the prefix -ex


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Task 1: Complete Finding 1,000 more or less in the workbook (pages 35-37)

Task 2: Complete Comparing 4-digit numbers (1) in the workbook (pages 38-40)

Task 3: Complete Comparing 4-digit numbers (2) in the workbook (pages 41-43)

Task 4: Complete the Comparing 4-digit numbers challenges.

There are two challenges to have a go at (please try and do at least one). The answers are provided! You can record your workings/answers in the squared maths book.



Task 1: Spellings
Practise your weekly spellings and use the PowerPoint to help you. Can you write some sentences in your book that include your spelling words?

Task 2: SPaG- Fronted Adverbials

Have a go at the fronted adverbial game where you cut out the cards and arrange them to make some suitable sentences. Record these sentences in your book. Can you add any of your own to make the game even better?

Task 3: Reading Comprehension

Complete the reading comprehension activity on Treasure House.

Task 4: Creative Writing

See the Battle of Britain descriptive writing activity under Topic.

Other tasks



Link to video:

This week we are going to be introduced to classification keys. We are going to look at identifying vertebrates by observing their similarities and differences. You will have a go at using questions to sort animals in a key and then think about generating some of your own questions about animals. Go through the classifying vertebrates PowerPoint and watch the video.

Task 1: Sort the animal pictures into the correct group (mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish, bird or insect)

Task 2: Complete the vertebrates sheet where you need to look at the questions asked to sort the animals in the key.

Task 3: Have a go at making up your own questions to complete the classification key.


Link to video:

Use these links to help you learn more about the Battle of Britain:

This week you are going to be learning all about the Battle of Britain. Go through the PowerPoint to learn all about the events of the Battle of Britain and to learn about dog fights and aerial warfare.

Task 1: Complete the key facts sheet and cut out the cards to make your own timeline. Again, you can present this in a different way if you’d like.

Task 2: Imagine you have witnessed an aerial battle in the Battle of Britain and you have been asked to share the details of what you saw. Write a descriptive recount of the battle you saw. Try and include some important historical facts. Since we have been learning about fronted adverbials, I’d like to see some of these included in your writing.


Here is an example:

As quick as a flash, I could see a group of Messerschmitts zooming towards a British Spitfire. For a few moments, my heart stopped beating. Out of nowhere, the sound of deafening gun fire filled the sky. The Nazi plane had shot at the Spitfire. My heart was pounding as I looked up and saw another Spitfire advancing. Swerving around the left-hand side of the Messerschmitt, this second Spitfire came to the rescue. It was following the German plane. Suddenly, it blasted it with a round of fire. The Messerschmitt cartwheeled and propelled through the air. In a burst of flames, the plane zigzagged down and landed on the ground with a crash.



I have given you some pictures of Spitfires. Have a go at drawing/sketching your own Spitfire and colouring it in. You could use tracing paper to trace over the picture and then colour it in.

Optional DT task
Can you make a model spitfire?


French- Animals

Click on the link which will take you to the French Games website.  Start off by clicking on the ‘Full Tutorial- All activities’ button. This will take you through a series of different activities that will help you learn the names of some different pets. Once you’ve worked your way through the activities and have spent some time practising, you can have a go at some of the games. There are loads of types of games you can play, including hangman, four in a row and mix and match! Then there is a chance for you to test your knowledge to see how much you can remember!


Optional task

Send a letter/card/post card/email/video message (the list goes on!) to a relative/friend that you are missing. You could include a photograph or a lovely picture that you’ve drawn. It will make their day! 


Purple Mash

There will be some activities for you to complete on Purple Mash. Log in and go to ‘2Dos’ and complete the tasks that have been set. I will be able to see how you got on once you’ve finished.


Physical Activity
Complete one of Joe Wicks’ Kids Workout videos on his YouTube channel The Body Coach TV each day. These are 5 minute workouts especially designed for kids that will get your heart pumping!

Make sure you try and get outside for a little bit each day. Go on a morning walk or do some exercises in your garden. Fresh air is really important!


Reading with Miss Steyn

Here are the links to the next lot of reading videos!

1. Chapter 18 and 19:

2. Chapter 20 and 21:

3. Chapter 22, 23 and 24:

4. Chapter 25, 26 and 27:

5. Chapter 28, 29 and 30:

6. Chapter 31, 32 and 33:


Kahoot Quiz!

The link and pin for this week’s general knowledge Kahoot quiz!


Pin: 08368137


Don’t forget to spend some time every day reading and practising your times tables. You can complete the Daily 10 everyday too


If you’d like to continue keeping up to date with the news, watch the daily and weekly news on Espresso (weekly news updated every Thursday). Newsround is also another good one to look at

Text Box: Miss Steyn’s Brainteaser of the week:
Name the fastest mammal in the world. 
If you think you know the answer, email me and I will let you know!








Thank you for another great week everyone! Stay safe!


Speak to you soon,

Miss Steyn J