Willow Home Learning w/c 29 June

Hello Willow Class! It has been lovely to see so many of you on our Yr4 Zoom call and our Yr5s in school too. Thank you also for all your photos and videos this week.

Here’s Anna’s Pinata in slo-mo action! Those chocolates look very tasty….


This week, we will explore ‘Henry’s Freedom Box‘, by Ellen Levine. I have suggested daily tasks but please work at a pace that suits your family. IMPORTANT – If you are in Yr5 and are coming into school on Wednesday and Thursday, please make sure you leave the tasks for these days to be completed in school.

You will find all the resources needed for this week attached below:

Monday – Make predictions from the front-cover, listen to Henry’s Freedom Box and then order events. Finally, answer questions about the story.

Tuesday – Listen to two versions of the story. Read extracts and then answer questions. Choose key events and use these to summarise the plot.

Wednesday – Complete a cloze activity on Henry’s Freedom Box. Read an information text about slavery and answer questions. Write from the perspective of another person.

Thursday – Read a classic poem: ‘Sea Fever’. Revise possessive apostrophes and complete an exercise. Practise reading the poem aloud.

Friday – Read a classic poem: ‘Amulet’. Revise possessive apostrophes. Have a go at writing your own poem!

Reading Comprehension


Please can you all look at Year 5 WhiteRose Summer Week 9. Those year 5s coming into school, please complete day 1 and 2 at home and you’ll do 3 and 4 at school.


Day 1 – Subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places.

TYM5 p78 A or B

Day 2 – Subtract decimals with different number of decimal places.

TYM5 p78 C

Use a place value chart for Day 3 and 4 and move the digits along one space for 10, 2 spaces for 100 and three spaces for 1000.

Look at mymaths/ number/ multiplication and division/year 5/ multiply decimals by 10 and 100.

Day 3 – Multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

See attached below. Page one multiplication only.

Day 4 – Dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

See sheet attached above. Page one division only.

Day 5 – weekly workout and tables and WhiteRose/Bitesize maths challenge

Weekly workouts


You should be on sheet 6.

Science – Night and Day – Year 5s to do at school

Human Sundial  – You will need chalk and a pavement or patio.

Go outside when you get up and on the hour stand facing north (you will need a compass – most phones have an app). Draw around your feet (so you know where to stand next time) and then draw around your shadow. Repeat this every hour during the day.

Watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd

What do you notice about your shadow? At which point was it the shortest. Can you work out which direction the sun rose and set in? How long does it take for the earth to rotate? Why do you think people in the past thought it was the sun that moved and not the earth?

Fill in the Night and Day Explanation Text.

Art (Yr5 School Work/Yr4 Home)

Frida Khalo was a famous Mexican Artist. Have a look through the Ppt below to discover more about her life and her art. Take time to look at her paintings and think about how you feel about them.

Task: Have a go at creating a self-portrait in the style of Frida Khalo – don’t forget to email your finished pieces to us!

PSHE – Feeling Thankful

First we were in lock-down and now we are emerging into a ‘new normal’ world with ever-changing boundaries. It has certainly been a time of upheaval and uncertainty which can leave many (if not most!) of us feeling a little overwhelmed at times. There are many things we can do to help ourselves feel better – a chat with a friend, a kickaround in the garden or a bike ride in the sunshine – but ‘feeling thankful’ is certainly up there as a way to encourage positive thoughts and feelings.

Have a look at the task below. What are you thankful for? Start a list at the beginning of the week and see if you can add to it each day. At the end of the week, think about how you might illustrate your ‘Things I am thankful for’ list.

RE – What is Buddhism?

This term in Willow Class we would have been learning about Buddhism.

Task: Read the information on BBC Bitesize page below to find out answers to ‘What is Buddhism?’. Take the quiz at the end to see how much you have remembered.


Moon Quiz (created by Anna P)

Have a go at Anna’s quiz below. How many questions you can answer?

DT – sun dial – Y5s to do at school

Use the template below to make a sun dial. Can you improve on the design? Google sun dial images. Perhaps you could put it on a plinth? Test it out. Does it work? How accurate is it?  

Music – Singing in Harmony

At this time of year, we would normally be singing our hearts our rehearsing for the summer show. So log on to Oak National Academy, plug in some headphones and have a good sing song!  In this lesson, there is a music teacher who will teach you to sing the harmony in a song called ‘Peace and Harmony’ which also matches the PHSE we have been doing over the past few weeks.


PHSE – Black Lives Matter

Look at Newsround’s website and read and watch articles about the Black Lives Matter Campaign.

You can also look at the Oak National Academy PHSE lesson:


The lesson is around creating hope for the future – a future that is not based on the colour of someone’s skin but the content of their character.

Create a poster/leaf with the #Iamhopefulfor and attach it to a tree as a symbol of the diversity of our society. Contact your friends and see what they have written too.


Rewatch video 2 Who’s Magnus?:


Below is activity pack 3 of the online safety course.


Chat through activity 1 then complete pages 2 and 3 deciding What is okay to share?