Beech Home Learning 11th-15th May

Dear Parents/Guardians and Children,

I hope you all enjoyed the sunny Bank Holiday and are ready for another week of home schooling. Just think, only two more weeks and then you can have a well-deserved rest. Here are your lessons for this week…

Maths – Either Whiterose Summer Week 4 (w/c 11th May) or My Maths. Once again, the My Maths is not exactly the same as Whiterose because the websites work in different ways and have different activities, but I have chosen ones to match as best I can.

Please be aware that you will no longer have access to Whiterose worksheets through the website. This is explained in the link below. I have downloaded them through our school subscription and attached them at the bottom of the page. There are only four Whiterose lessons so you could do a My Maths lesson you haven’t done for the fifth lesson this week.

English – Playscripts – There are six activities below, number 6 is an extra activity that can be done any day. You may want to do that or activity 7 instead of the radio play. Please just choose whatever works best for you and your family. Of course, there may be some work left from last week as Friday was Bank Holiday so if you’d prefer to finish that then please feel free to do so. These are all just ideas and suggestions, there is no expectation that you do all of them or any if you’d prefer to do other work you have found yourselves.

  1. Use the Alice in Wonderland PowerPoint to remind yourself about features of a playscript. Then use the worksheet called Recognising features of a playscript and see if you can colour the features in to the match the key. There are two parts to the worksheet, the pages with three stars are a little trickier so choose whichever you prefer.
  2. Now you’ve had a look at the features it’s time to plan your own play. Use the writing template or write it in your exercise book. It can be about anything you’d like. You’re just collecting ideas today but make note of anything that will help you include all the features as you write tomorrow.
  3. Write your playscript and think carefully as you go about how to set it out. Use the checklist to make sure you have included everything.
  4. Check, edit and perform your play. Maybe your family can give you feedback to help you improve it and write a second version? Maybe you could perform them for each other online and get feedback from your classmates?
  5. How would your play be different if you had to write it for the radio? Use the radio play activity sheet to help you do this.
  6. Now you’ve had a week looking at playscripts, try the alphabet challenge worksheet.
  7. You could make costumes, props, posters and tickets for your play.

Foundation – In the last couple of weeks I have posted eight different projects, each with a week’s worth of work, so there should still be plenty to do there. However, if you would like something different to do both Twinkl and BBC Bitesize have daily foundation lessons you could use. Just follow these links…

There are also some activities from The BFI which might be a fun alternative. Most activities are English based but based around a film clip. You will find them at the bottom of the page under Primary…

Finally, I’ve been looking at a way to continue Film Club whilst we’re all at home so if you’re a budding film maker then I’ll be opening this to all year groups. I will post something on the extra-curricular page soon so watch this space!

As always, I’m on email ( and Twitter (@Beech_WR) if you need help with anything, school or otherwise. If you need particular help with supporting children through this difficult time, then here are some links you can try…

1. A children’s guide to coronavirus from the Children’s Commissioner

2. A free downloadable book for children illustrated by Axel Sheffler

3. A book from the NHS to support children and young people during COVID-19

Stay home, stay safe,

Miss Eldridge

P.S. If for any reason you can not find/download any of the documents needed then please email me and I will see if I can get them to you another way.