Tan Class Home Learning 13^{th} July 2020 Maths Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format.
White Rose have begun to repeat some of their activities for some year groups so I have attached the alternative resources below if you have already completed the main activities.
Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Metric Units Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Imperial Units Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Converting units of time Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Timetables Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Drawing nets of 3d shapes Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Circles Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Read and interpret pie charts Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – The mean Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Reading Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
Read through chapters five, six and seven of the new book and answer the 5 comprehension questions.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
I look forward to reading them.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it.
English
Day 1
Watch again Now watch: Tell me a dragon – Jackie Morris
Day 2
Day 3
Design a detailed dragon of your own – colour/paint in vivid details. Put descriptive language around your picture – adjective strings, similes, metaphors, powerful verbs and other descriptive phrases. Use a thesaurus (online if you do not have one) to find other more powerful words that mean the same thing. EG – A better word for red might be…scarlet/crimson etc.
Day 4
Day 5

Tan Class Home Learning 6^{th} July 2020
Maths Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format.
White Rose have begun to repeat some of their activities for some year groups so I have attached the alternative resources below if you have already completed the main activities.
Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Reasoning about 3d shapes Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Reflection Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Translation Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 Main – Vertically opposite angles Lesson 1 Alternative – Add and subtract integers Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 Main – Angles in a triangle Lesson 2 Alternative – Multiply up to a 4digti number by a 2digit number Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 Main – Angles in a special quadrilateral Lesson 3 Alternative – Short division Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 Main – Angles in regular polygons Lesson 4 Alternative – Mental calculations Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Reading Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
Read through chapter three and four of the new book and answer the 5 comprehension questions.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
I look forward to reading them.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it.
English
Day 1
Look at the front cover picture of the book THE EGG by: MP Robertson. …And before reading:
Now watch/read the story; (text without pictures in resources below you may wish to cut these up and stick next to the correct picture in the sequence!)
Day 2
Day 3
Watch: BBC Bitesize And read through the PowerPoint – tips for writing newspaper reports. What does a newspaper report need to have? – Write your own list of tips to be successful. Day 4
Think about the: Headline  grab your readers’ attention! See Resources below for more information. Think about your opening statement – this needs to include:
*Challenge See if you can include them BOLDLY in one powerful sentence! Your following paragraphs will then need to give more details.
Day 5
Now publish your news report on the frame (Resource 5) and send pictures of them into school. Good luck  Can’t wait to see them! 
Home Learning WC 29th June
29th June 2020
Hi everyone, I hope that you have been enjoying the sunny weather. It’s been very hot in school this week.
I hope that you have enjoyed the new book that we are reading on Purple Mash and are looking forward to chapter two.
Thank you to those of you who have sent me your amazing stories. I have really enjoyed reading them and seeing the effort that you are putting into your writing. A huge thank you to your supportive parents for all of the help that they are giving you with your home learning.
Have a lovely week.
Maths Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format.
White Rose have begun to repeat some of their activities for some year groups so I have attached the alternative resources below if you have already completed the main activities.
Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Measuring with a protractor Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Drawing lines and angles accurately Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Calculating angles on a straight line Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Calculating angles around a point Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 Main – Introducing the ratio symbol Lesson 1 Alternative – The first quadrant Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 Main – Calculating ratio Lesson 2 Alternative – Four quadrants Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 Main – Using scale factors Lesson 3 Alternative  Translations Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 Main – Ratio and proportion problems. Lesson 4 Alternative  Reflections Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Reading Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
Read through chapter two of the new book and answer the 5 comprehension questions.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions for chapter one as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
I have added a second activity this week. You have to complete a short piece of writing about if you could time travel which era would you go to and why!
I look forward to reading them.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it.
English
Day 1 and 2 –
Think of all the criteria you have used over the last 2 weeks to complete your ‘Journey’ and ‘Quest’ stories. Think about a character/2 characters going on a journey/quest. Why are they wanting to escape? How will they get there? What settings will they see? How will they travel around these settings? What is the problem? How will it be solved? How do/does your character(s) get back to their real world?
Create a storyboard planner to jot down your ideas. Make descriptive notes to accompany each slide as your plan. Ask yourself: How can we paint a picture in our readers mind? What can we see? Why do you think...? What would be an effective vocabulary choice here? Why?
Include adjectives/powerful verbs/expanded noun phrases/prepositions/fronted adverbials. Include dialogue. Look at the writing prompt examples you have been given in your pack over these last 2 weeks and upskill your writing. Day 3
Remember to paragraph your work – TIP start a new paragraph for each picture! Include an interesting time adverbial to move each part of the story along (don’t forget the comma). Continue to describe each setting vividly using wellchosen vocabulary choices. What is the girl doing? What might the girl be thinking/feeling at each setting? Day 4
Continue through the settings telling the story looking very carefully at the details in the pictures – continue to remember to be very descriptive – experiment with different sentence starters/prepositions etc. Rehearse all the wonderful ways we have learnt that make our sentences more interesting to the reader. Day 5
How does your picture book end? Remember all good writers ‘purple polish’ their writing – your first choices may not always be the best choices!
See WC 1^{st} June for other topics, RE and ideas for this half term!
Continue with your time capsule and Black History learning. Remember to place your rock on the ‘Weston Worm’ outside the school. You may paint as many as you like! 
Home Learning WC 22nd June
Tan Class Home Learning 22nd June 2020
Hi everyone, I hope that you are having a good week. Thank you to those of you who have been completing the home learning and sending it to me via email or handing it in virtually on Purple Mash. I have really enjoyed reading your comic strips, setting descriptions and I cannot wait to read your stories from this week.
Maths Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format.
White Rose have begun to repeat some of their activities for some year groups so I have attached the alternative resources below if you have already completed the main activities.
Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Subtracting Decimals with the same number of decimal places Lesson 1 Alternative – Read and interpret tables Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places. Lesson 2 Alternative – Two way tables Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Area and Perimeter Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Area of a triangle (3) Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Area of a parallelogram Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Volume of a cuboid Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Reading Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
I have a new book for you this week. It is an adventure through time!
The new book is called ‘The Time Lock Adventure’ I hope that you enjoy reading this first chapter.
Read through chapter one and answer the 5 comprehension questions.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions for chapter one as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it.
English Day 1 and 2
Outcome of these 2 weeks is to create the descriptive setting writing and storyline missing in the picture books by Aaron Becker. This week I have also introduced writing direct speech.
We are using another wonderful picture book by Aaron Becker and watch: ‘Quest’ by Aaron Becker. (using picture books is ageless!)
This week, alongside our descriptive writing, we will focus on creating dialogue between the girl and the boy. Their relationship is friendship so this will need to be expressed in the speech you write. I have included rules for writing direct speech in the resources below.
Have another look at last week’s Journey story you wrote to remind yourself of the descriptions you used – how did you paint these pictures in your readers’ minds? Remember to use these vivid descriptions in the narrative parts of your story.
Start the video link again and pause at each different setting to jot down description and possible dialogue between the two children at each scene. Use the story board planning sheet (1) to help organise and sequence the events. Ask yourself: How can we paint a picture in our readers mind? What can we see? Why do you think...? What would be an effective vocabulary choice here? Why? Include ideas to show the dialogue between the two children in speech bubbles. Include adjectives/powerful verbs/expanded noun phrases/prepositions/fronted adverbials. Look at the writing prompt examples you have been given on your pack.
Remember to paragraph your work – TIP start a new paragraph for each picture/change of scene! Include an interesting time adverbial to move each part of the story along (don’t forget the comma). Continue to describe each setting vividly using wellchosen vocabulary choices. What is the girl doing? What might the girl be thinking/feeling at each setting? What will the two children be saying to one another – follow the rules for writing direct speech.
Continue through the settings telling the story looking very carefully at the details in the pictures and the speech you have chosen – continue to remember to be very descriptive – experiment with different sentence starters/prepositions etc. Rehearse all the wonderful ways we have learnt that make our sentences more interesting to the reader. Keep using the direct speech writing rules!
How does this picture book end? Again, make your reader want to go on an adventure just like this one!
See WC 1^{st} June for other topics and ideas for this half term! 
Tan Class Home Learning 15^{th} June 2020
Maths Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format.
White Rose have begun to repeat some of their activities for some year groups so I have attached the alternative resources below if you have already completed the main activities.
Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Understanding Percentages Lesson 1 Alternative – Multistep addition and subtraction problems Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Percentages as fractions and decimals Lesson 2 Alternative – read and interpret line graphs Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places Lesson 3 Alternative – Draw line graphs Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places Lesson 4 Alternative – Use line graphs to solve problems Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Solve twostep equations Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Find pairs of values Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Convert metric measures Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Miles and Kilometres Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge! Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Reading Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
Chapter Five – Cyber Crime final chapter!
Read Chapter 5 and answer the 5 comprehension questions.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
Book Review 2Do – I have added an extra 2do this week for you to write a book review about the Cyber Files now that you have read it all.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it.
English Day 1 and 2 –
Introduce the book and watch: ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. Outcome of the next 2 weeks is to create the descriptive setting writing and storyline missing in the picture books by Aaron Becker. Look at the planning sheet (1) as a prompt to some of the settings that tell some of the story from the book. Make descriptive notes to accompany each slide as your plan. Ask yourself: How can we paint a picture in our readers mind? What can we see? Why do you think...? What would be an effective vocabulary choice here? Why?
Include adjectives/powerful verbs/expanded noun phrases/prepositions/fronted adverbials. Look at the writing prompt examples you have been given on your pack.
Remember to paragraph your work – TIP start a new paragraph for each picture! Include an interesting time adverbial to move each part of the story along (don’t forget the comma). Continue to describe each setting vividly using wellchosen vocabulary choices. What is the girl doing? What might the girl be thinking/feeling at each setting?
Continue through the settings telling the story looking very carefully at the details in the pictures – continue to remember to be very descriptive – experiment with different sentence starters/prepositions etc. Rehearse all the wonderful ways we have learnt that make our sentences more interesting to the reader.
How does this picture book end? Make your reader want to go on an adventure just like this one!
See WC 1^{st} June for other topics and ideas for this half term! 
Tan Class Home Learning
Monday 8th June 2020
Hi everyone, I hope that you are working hard and had a break over the weekend ready for this week’s home learning.
I hope that you are enjoying our class book on Purple Mash. I know I am! I have added Chapter 4 this week and the 5 comprehension questions. Enjoy!
My top tips for preparing for Year 6 and Year 7 are:
Have a lovely week.
Mrs Nelson
Tan Class Home Learning – Week beginning Monday 8^{th} June.
Maths Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format.
White Rose have begun to repeat some of their activities for some year groups so I have attached the alternative resources below if you have already completed the main activities.
Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Decimals as fractions (2) Lesson 1 Alternative – Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits.
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Understanding thousandths Lesson 2 Alternative – Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits. Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Rounding Decimals Lesson 3 Alternative – Round to estimate and approximate Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Order and compare decimals Lesson 4 Alternative – Inverse operations (addition and subtraction). Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge!
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Find a rule (2 step)
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Forming Expressions
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Substitution
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Solve simple one step equations
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge!
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Reading Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
Chapter Four – Cyber Crime Your 2Do this week is to read Chapter 4 and answer the 5 comprehension questions.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it.
English Day 1 = Use a model text as a basis for our own comic strip Over this week we will be creating our own comic strip versions of a super hero story based on the book: Traction man. As usual, Mr Suckling is very excited about drawing cartoons!
Watch: Traction man is here and
Day 2 Understanding comic strips/superheroes watch https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/howtocreateacomicstrip/
Day 3 Plan your comic strip
Day 4 & 5 Create your comic strip
Resources and frames below
See WC 1^{st} June for other topics and ideas for this half term! 
Monday 1^{st} June 2020
Hi all,
I hope that you are all well and enjoyed the half term break from home learning!
Here is this week’s learning. I hope that you are finding the White Rose activities and accompanying video clips helpful.
It has been lovely so see so many of you doing the activities on Purple Mash and I am very happy to have received some amazing writing before the half term!
Well done to those of you who took part in the ttrockstars battle against the teachers. I don’t know about you but I really enjoyed it.
Have a lovely week.
Mrs Nelson
Subject 
Activities 
Maths 
Watch the video clip on the White Rose home learning website and then complete the activity for each day. The activities are available on our page in PDF format. Year 5 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – multiply unit and nonunit fractions by an integer
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers by integers
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Fractions of an amount
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Fractions as operators
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge!
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Year 6 – Video Links
Lesson 1 – Fractions to percentages
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 3 – Order fractions, decimals and percentages
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Lesson 4 – Percentage of an amount (2)
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.
Click on the link for the Friday Maths Challenge!
Ttrockstars – 15 mins times table practise.

Reading 
Make sure that you are reading for at least 15 mins a day. #readondaysyoueat
Chapter Three – Cyber Crime Your 2Do’s this week are based around chapter 3 of the story. There are some comprehension questions and a comparing characters activity.
I have downloaded the comprehension questions as a PDF available on the class page or as a printed version in the packs available for collection.
If you have forgotten your log in for purple mash, email admin@weston.herts.sch.uk and ask for it. 
Writing 
It is really important for readers to know where a story is set and what that place is like. Authors often describe a setting in detail if it is unusual in some way. They try to appeal to the senses –what can you see, hear, touch, smell. How do you feel? 1/ Read the beach setting – children to complete picture of the setting described. 2/ Read the Great hall passage from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling Children to draw, using the description in the passage, their impression of the Great Hall before they see the photo from the film. Now compare it to the video still. How did you do?
Identify what a preposition is. (http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/prepositions/) Go through the powerpoint slides to reinforce list of prepositions and how they fit midsentence> Children carry out: Task 1 identifying preposition activity as a best joined handwriting task. Task 2 Looking at the 2 pictures you drew from yesterday: Write some more sentences including prepositions.
Recap how we have improved our writing yesterday by adding prepositions to sentence starters or using them to improve our sentences. Task 1 Improve the description of the archway using prepositions/comparatives/superlatives and other powerful description – similes/adjectives/verbs/adverbials. Task 2 Begin to plan the Big write descriptions – Look at poor descriptions and improve.
Write up your best descriptions from the pictures in your best handwriting and send into school to share with the children here!
See resources below linked with Mixed age group school learning 
History 
Crime and Punishment through the ages
Log in to see them as part of your 2Do list of activities.
There is a great presentation about Crime and Punishment during Early Modern England read through this online or the paper copy also available in the packs.
I have set a 2Do for you to write a diary entry for someone in a pillory.
Enjoy!

Science 
Science for summer term 2020:

30 Days Wild 
WILDLIFE TRUST
Some linked resources below but there is so much more on my favourite website! https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/kidsandfamilies 
ART 
Topic for summer term 2020:

Enjoy the activities.
Mrs Nelson