Beech Home Learning 15th-19th June

Dear Parents/Guardians and Children,

I hope you’re all well and ready for Week 8. It looks like we are set for some better weather this week-yay! This week I have set you five English tasks and Whiterose or My Maths, but if you would like to work through the maths mystery booklet instead you can. I have also attached a SpaG mystery booklet if you would like to do that in addition to the English activities.

Maths: Whiterose videos and sheets or My Maths or the Twinkl maths mystery booklet.

English: This week we are looking at The Great Kapok Tree by Lynn Cherry. It is a story set in the rainforest, which was one of our geography topics and therefore something you may have done as part of your home learning. Use the link below to watch a reading of the book and follow the tasks each day. DO NOT WATCH ALL THE WAY TO THE END. FOLLOW THE TIMINGS GIVEN.

You will find the tasks in this document…

Foundation: Computing, Art and PE

Computing: Follow Home activity pack 1. Watch the video and then write a list of top tips for the Band wanting to put their song on the internet. If time, change these top tips into a safety poster.

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education and aims to ensure that everyone has access to practical online safety information.

Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

Art: Some of you have looked at aboriginal art at home as part of our Journeys topic, but in school we talked about transport, drew maps of your journey to school and then turned this is in to photographic pieces for your homework. If you would like to continue with this project, I have four tasks for you below.

1. Find some vehicles around the house (if you don’t have toy ones you can draw the real thing) and have a go at sketching them remembering to add tone and texture.

2. If you have a device with an art programme, see what patterns you can create using images/stamps of transport. Will you use transport of the same colour? Will it be a repeating pattern? Maybe you’ll just use public transport? Perhaps it’s a sequence of transport you’ve used on a journey?

3. Create a piece of artwork using animal tracks. You can use any material you like and experiment with different ways of making them e.g. fingerprints, cotton buds, sponges. What colours will you use? Natural ones? Or maybe bright vivid ones to make it more surreal? Will it be the tracks of one animal preying on another? Could it be a herd of animals coming back together? The choice is yours.

4. Have a go at a landscape drawing/painting of a road to represent someone’s journey. See if you can follow the PowerPoint to build your sketch bit by bit using perspective to help you suggest the road is going off into the distance. Remember to sketch lightly first until you’re happy you have everything in the right place and then fill in the detail. Yours doesn’t have to be a desert the example is just there as a guide. You could try and recreate one of the photographs at the start of the PowerPoint. There is a video to help you too.

PE: Finally, a silly little gymnastics challenge for you. How many letters can you make with your body? Can you spell your name? Do you need to balance to do it? Do you need a partner for certain letters? If possible, ask someone to photograph/video it, send it to me and I can share it with the class.

Of course, none of this is compulsory they are just ideas for you to do in the afternoons if you wish, and if you have some ideas for your own projects then please feel free to do these instead. Equally, if you do any writing or maths as part of your own projects, that can count as your English and Maths lessons for that day. The main thing is that you do some reading, writing, spelling and times tables each day and that you do what makes you happy!

As always, I’m on email ( and Twitter (@Beech_WR) if you need help with anything. If for any reason you cannot find/download any of the documents attached, then please email me so I can get them to you that way instead.

Stay home, stay safe,

Miss Eldridge