Willow Home Learning – Summer 2 week 3

Hello Willow Class! Please find below suggested tasks and activities for w/c 15.6.20.


Spellings: author, daughter, autumn, naughty, applaud, slaughter, cause, caught, astronaut, haughty

Have a look at the spellings for this week. Do you notice any patterns with the words?

Did you notice that each word has the letter string ‘augh’ or ‘au’ in them? Are they all pronounced the same way? Some words have ‘au’ whilst some have ‘augh’ but they can make the same phonetic sound in some words.

Activity: Complete pages 10 -15 from the booklet below

Reading: Don’t forget you can download First News by clicking on the News tab on the school website.  As well as keeping up to date with what’s going on in the world, there are also quizzes and reading comprehensions to do.

Or you might like to choose one of these reading comprehensions to complete. Choose your level, read the text carefully, complete the questions and then check your answers.

Grammar: Have a go at one or both of these practise papers and check your answers against the answer sheet.


Task 1: Have a look at the text below and make the suggested changes to improve it. An answer guide is also provided.

Task 2: Create a character and write a character description

Take a look at the link below where the creators of Dr Who explain how they create characters in the television series.


Note down any words used to describe the characters in ‘Doctor Who’ and then use these to help you develop a new character for the show. During the planning stage, write down what your character is like – what they look like, how they talk, what do they like/dislike, how does this make them behave? It’s often helpful to draw your character too.

Once you have finished planning and sketching your character, write a few paragraphs to describe them. Imagine that you are pitching your character idea to one of the writers on the Dr Who writing team!


We’ve already covered the units that WhiteRose has suggested for the coming weeks and we have also done the alternative units they are suggesting! (Not very helpful). So I have had to switch the maths to another provider called Classroom Secrets. We have used these in class before so the children will be familiar with the format.

Year 4 – Money

Year 5 – converting units

Go through the powerpoint. Children can write up the answers as they go along and then do not need to do the worksheets. But if they would like some  worksheets they have an (a) and (b) side. They are no different in levels, just extra practice. All the sheets are at the end of this page.

I appreciate that this is very computer and worksheet based so I have suggested some TYM alternatives.

Year 4 – p76 A1-18, p-77 B(money questions), p79 B

Year 5 – p84 and p86

Of course, if you are enjoying the teacher-led lessons on Oak National Academy, continue with these.  


See weekly workouts below.


You should be on sheet 4.

Don’t forget to check out mymaths if you need a reminder or some further information.   

Science – Copernicus and Galileo

Read Geocentric vs Heliocentric guidance sheet. There are some complicated names, so some adult help may be needed.  

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6shfg8

Research either Corpernicus or Galileo and fill in the fact file about them.  

History – Maya Food

Look through the PowerPoint below and have a go at the related activities (sheets attached).

Task 2 – Research: Can you find out about the Maya creation story which was written in their sacred book, Popol Vuh? What did the Maya people believe about how the world began? How does this link to the topic of food?

Task 3 – Have a go at making some traditional Maya food (recipes below). Can you find some other traditional Maya recipes and create your own Maya feast?

Geography – Mexican Culture

Look through the slides attached below.

Using the worksheet as guidance, complete the following tasks:

Task 1: Read the information about different aspects of Mexican culture and then answer the questions.

Task 2: Create your own booklet about Mexican culture (print the template provided or make one of your own.


Make your own Pinata! We would love to see your finished designs so email some pictures or share your finished creation on Twitter. What will you fill yours with?


Create your own planet. (see sheet below) Will it be gas or rock? Will it have craters, a red-spot storm? How many moons? Rings of ice? What is its name, when was it discovered and by whom?

Music – Ostinato

Gustav Holst’s the Planets


  1. Listen to the full version of Mars.
  2. There is a section which sounds like an army approaching. Can you identify that section (about 2 mins in)?
  3. Review what an ostinato is. (a repeated pattern.)
  4. Ask the question: what is Mars like? Clap the answer. (something like: Mars is red and hot. Or Mars is red, hot and dusty.)
  5. This is your ostinato.
  6. Then create your own march including an ostinato and a crescendo. Clap this along with the music.


Watch ‘Mixed’ by Aree Chung

Play until 1min 30.

How do you think the different colours are feeling? Would you like to live separated like that? How would you feel? What would happen if you were a yellow and your best friend was a red?

Watch to the end.

Describe how the people now live and how they feel about each other. Do we live in a ‘Mixed’ community? Why are the new colours so interesting?

If you can, print off the skyline of London below and add your own finger prints. Start with the primary colours and then mix some colours together. What would their new names be?

Label it ‘Mixed’.


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.

Maths worksheets

Year 4

Year 5