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Darwin Class

Darwin Class home learning pack – summer term

Darwin class home learning – summer term overview

Darwin literacy – Reception

Darwin literacy – Year 1

Darwin literacy – Year 2

Owen Class

Year 3 home learning pack

Year 4 home learning pack

Year 3 talk for writing booklet

Year 4 talk for writing booklet


Talbot Class

Hi there! Mr Paterson here.  

I just wanted to write you a quick letter to say how much I miss you and wish we could be spending the end of term together. I had so many exciting ideas for us, but I guess I will have to save those for next year. 

I have loved getting your emails and pictures of your work through Class Dojo. They are the highlight of my day and I always make sure to show them to Walter, as he is also very invested in your work! 

Walter has not enjoyed having me around the house as much as I have been over the last few months. He doesn’t get the zoomies but he does wail VERY LOUDLY at all hours of the night and especially when I am in very important meetings. He is currently sunbathing and leaving little patches of fluff around the house for me to find… delightful. 

I am hoping you are still having a Friday dance disco, even though you won’t get to see my brilliant dancing. It is fun and it doesn’t have to be about work. Just put your favourite song on really loud and dance like nobody is watching. You will feel better and it’s fun to be a little weird and crazy sometimes. 

Speaking of work, here is your pack for the rest of the term. This is all stuff to do with our topic, but I want you to do some other stuff for me as well. 

  •  Think about the job you might want when you grow up? Why do you want that job? What do you have to do to get there? 
  • Find a place around the world that you would love to visit. A mountain you want to climb, a beautiful beach you want to visit or a city full of adventures. Let me know where you choose. 
  • Take time for yourself, spend 10 minutes alone. Just be you, you are enough, and you are awesome. Being outside, if you can, helps. 

That’s it. No marking, no score out of 10, just for you. 

So, keep me updated and enjoy the rest of the term. I miss you all like mad and I can’t wait to see you again, whenever that is. 

Stay home, stay safe, stay awesome! 

Planning for summer term


Writing haiku

Writing haiku writing frame

Film synopsis activity

Year 5 – The game booklet

Year 6 – Doors – the world of possibility booklet


Lesson 1 – Deforestation of the rainforest

Relying on the rainforest facts

Rainforest fact or opinion cards

Rainforests differentiated reading comprehension activity

A guide to palm oil

Deforestation information

Lesson 2 – Fairtrade and rainforests

Fairtrade activity sheet

Fairtrade information

Fairtrade differentiated reading comprehension activity

Fairtrade activity where things grow

Fairtrade acrostic poem template

Lesson 3 – The story of chocolate

World fairtrade day – cocoa farmer case study activity

Extra activities

Brazil fact sheet

World fairtrade day chocolate debate activity

Fairtrade brownie recipe

Fairtrade writing template


Lesson 1 – American revolution

The American revolution

Comparing soldiers from Britain and America

Patriots and loyalists

Lesson 2 – The presidents

American presidents

Presidential speech writing activity

So you want to be president?

Lesson 3 – George Washington

What did he mean

George Washington facts

His biggest accomplishments

Presidential planner

George Washington fast facts

Pop quiz

Lesson 4 – I have a dream

Martin Luther King day

Reading comprehension

Religious Education

The ten commandments information

The ten commandments activity


Lesson 4 – Changes in old age

Old age – the facts

Old age – the facts reading comprehension

Old age – true or false cards

Changes in old age – success criteria grid

Changes in old age information

Changes in old age

Lesson 5 – Gestation period

Gestation periods information booklet

Gestation periods

Gestation periods – success criteria grid

Animal gestation periods table

Comparing development during gestation

Comparing gestation periods

Classification of animal types

Lesson 6 – Life expectancy

Life expectancy

Life expectancy of animals

Recording datasets

Reporting findings


Year 5

Summer term 2 activity 1

Summer term 2 activity 2

Summer term 2 activity 3

Summer term 2 activity 4

Year 6

Summer term 2 activity a

Summer term 2 activity b

Summer term 2 activity c

Summer term 2 activity d


Supplementary resources

For Parents – In addition to the learning packs, parents please visit these useful resources where you can find loads of free e-books, online videos, sound blending and sight words.

Times table Rock Starshttps://ttrockstars.com/

Read write inc guide –  www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home

Support for learninghttps://global.oup.com/education/support-learning-anywhere

Helpful linksUseful online links

Twinkl is a website full of resources. It is especially useful in finding good Maths and English activities. Please just ensure that you are using age appropriate resources, otherwise your child may struggle. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Top Marks has many games for many different subjects. I recommend using it for Maths games. Make sure you select ‘Early Years’ to ensure your child is playing age relevant games. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Phonics Play has many games that will help develop your child’s knowledge of phonics.

Odd and Bob is another phonics game. The aim is for your child to sound out words and sort them into real words and nonsense words.

Maths as a school we follow this scheme for much of our Maths teaching. They have online videos and worksheet that you can use. Below are the links for each year group:
Year 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Various celebrities are offering you and your children free daily resources to help with their education while schools are closed, why not try some of the following:

Cooking  with Jamie Oliver https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL

Dance  with Oti Mabuse https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/

Dance  with Darcey Bussell https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

English  with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

English  from David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/

Enrichment West Mercia Search & Rescue are running a FREE water safety online course. It should take around 20 – 30 minutes to complete and can be done in bitesize chunks. Once completed students can receive a certificate and best of all come away with a thorough understanding of the hazards of water; a knowledge of associated safety precautions and rescue techniques – https://westmerciasar.org.uk/homeanddry/free-water-safety-online-course/

History  with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

Home Economics  with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Maths  with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

Music  with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

PE  Starting Monday to Friday at 9am from his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1. Jo Wicks will be the Nations PE Teacher, performing follow along PE sessions. We encourage our students to get involved to help maintain their physical activity during the school closure.

Science  with Maddie Moate https://www.youtube.com/maddiemoate

Science  with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule