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Week 6 Term 2

LiteracyClick here for the lessons

Poetry terms powerpoint

Final poem sheet

 RE- Friday- Read the story of Samuel either included or click on this link


Look at illustrations for the story and talk about it with someone at home. What sort of boy do you think Samuel was?  How do you think Samuel felt when he kept hearing his name being called?  Can you give any reasons why Eli kept telling Samuel to go back to sleep?  If you had been Samuel, what thoughts would you have had if you had heard the voice?

Samuel listened to the voice of God who was calling him to do something special with his life. Do you think that God might continue to speak today, calling people to do something special with their lives for him? What message might the story of Samuel have for Christians today?

Write promises to God to listen on pictures of ears.


SPAG – (Monday to Wednesday) See included handwriting sheet, spelling activity and wordsearch.

Reading Comprehension- (Thursday- Friday)

Roald Dahl and Bearded Dragon comprehension included


Maths – Complete the sheets on money. Click on the link below for the videos to watch before each sheet.


 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

History 1 – The Romans leave Britain In AD410, the Roman Empire began to leave Britain. Rome was being attacked and the soldiers were needed back home. Even after they were gone, the Romans left their mark all over the country. They gave us new towns, plants, animals, a new religion and ways of reading and counting. Even the word ‘Britain’ came from the Romans. Watch the video below to find out more:        


 Read the Roman Legacy sheet. Which do you think is the most important thing that the Romans left in Britain? Put them in order from 1-5. You can write them down or cut and stick. Write why you think your number 1 is the most important.


History 2 – Roman Gods Religion was an important part of Roman life. The Romans believed in many different gods and goddesses. If the gods were angry, terrible things could happen. To keep the gods happy, animals were sacrificed (killed) as offerings. People worshipped gods in temples and had shrines in their houses with a figure of their favourite gods. You can read more about Roman gods here:


 Complete the Roman Gods sheet or draw the gods onto paper. If you found any other interesting gods, you could draw them as well with some written information. Maybe you could make a fact file or poster and send it to us at school.


Design technology – Baking (adult supervision required) If you have some plain flour, have a go at the recipe for ancient Roman flatbread. The recipe uses a blender but you could do it by hand. Or you could try this Roman pudding:

 Take the crusts from a white loaf and break the bread into largish pieces. Soak them in milk. Fry them in hot oil or fat. Pour honey over them and serve.


Science – Fabric dyeing Last term, we tried to dye paper Anglo Saxon style but we weren’t very successful. Let’s try again, ancient Roman style! You need an adult to help you. You will need some fruit or vegetables (red cabbage/onion skins/spinach/ blackberries/ any other type you have at home that you would like to try), paper towels, some old, light coloured fabric if possible and a bowl or saucepan.


  1. Fill the bowl with warm water – the hotter the better but you need your adult to help.
  2. Chop up your fruit or vegetable (ask an adult to help again) and steep them in the water for about 20 minutes.
  3. Carefully dip a corner of kitchen roll in the water to see if it worked. Does it need a stir?
  4. When the water is cool enough, soak a whole piece of kitchen roll in the dye or the fabric piece. What do you think of the colour?

 Here are some more tips:

 Red cabbage should make a purple colour. If you add an acid such as vinegar or lemon juice to the dye it will turn pink; add an alkali such as bicarbonate of soda or powdered soap and it will turn a bright green.

 Boiled up onion skins will give you a golden yellow and pine cones an orange colour. Maybe you could find some if you are out on a walk.

 If you have tried a few different solutions, can you mix these dyes to give other colours?


Have an amazing half term, well done for working so hard for us. We are so proud of you and the work we have received. No homework will be given out this half term as we want you to have a good rest .

Take care of yourselves,

Mrs Tupper and Mrs Greer

Week 5 Term 2


Lesson 1- This week we are going to looking at description writing in the first person. Can you think what first person is? Please look through the powerpoint and do the activities suggested on there. You could write the whole passage out or you just write the words that you need to change.

Can you also draw an information poster on what first second and third person means, or you can complete the sheet.

Lesson 2 – Today we are going to write our description using all the descriptive techniques we have discussed this year. What techniques have we been talking about this year? Can you think of any first before you read my list which is included here. Try and think of them first and then check them against mine. This list will be your success criteria (all the things you need to include) for your writing this week.

Imagine you were someone that lived in Pompeii, someone in the market and another survivor of Pompeii . What were you selling? Were you buying your shopping for the week, or maybe for dinner? Were you with anyone? What were you holding? What were you wearing? How were you feeling? Why? Now where were you at the time of the eruption? What did you think? Were you scared at first? What did you do?

In your book, write a plan of your diary entry. Divide your page in three and write what you were doing and how you felt before, during and after. Like this, I have done one as an example:


·         Selling herbs and spices at the market.

·         Loved my job, all spices so colourful.

·         Loved see all the people of Pompeii as so friendly.


What did you think at first?

Did you opinion change? If so how? Why?

What then did you feel? What did you do? How did you survive?


Where were you?

How did you feel? Why?

 Lesson 3- Following the success criteria can you write your own diary entry using your plan. Don’t forget to start your diary properly.

Dear Diary,

Today was the worst day of my whole life so far, but it didn’t start like this at all. I…….


After you have done this take a break and re read your work aloud and edit it in a different colour.


Tea stain a piece of plain paper for tomorrows lesson. Thoroughly wet a tea bag with warm water and carefully dab on the piece of paper on both sides. Leave to dry.

Lesson 4- Re-read your work, do you need to edit it in a different colour, add punctuation? Did you use everything on the success criteria? There is a fronted adverbial mat for ideas here if you need. Write your diary on the tea stained paper carefully. Please could you keep it to give it to us when you are next in school so we can make a book for the class.

SPAG (Monday- Wednesday) – This week we are practicing words with the prefix -dis.

Wordsearch, Activity, Handwriting

Reading skills (Thursday-Friday)- Fossils Comprehension, Dictionnary skills.

Mrs McCarthy's spelling group can do a treasure hunt and Mrs Tupper's spelling group can do these activities.

Maths – Complete the sheets on multiplication and division.

 Video link for lesson 1 and for lesson 4 and 5

Lesson 1

Lesson 2- test

Lesson 3- test

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

History – Julius Caesar Read the facts on the Julius Caesar facts sheet then answer the questions on the Julius Caesar worksheet. There are two blank squares for you to write your own questions and answers. You can find more information on https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/julius_caesar.php


Design technology – Roman helmets

Use paint, pens or pencils to colour in the helmet parts on the Roman helmet template. Cut the pieces out. Use scissors to cut tassels on the plume (the part on the top). Use glue or tape to stick the parts together. It should look something like the picture above.


Geography – The rise of the Roman Empire Find out about how far the Roman Empire spread from 800BC to 117AD (317 years). You will need the Roman empire maps sheet and two different coloured pens or pencils. Choose one colour for Celtic territories and one for Roman territories. Add those colours to the key at the bottom of the map and follow the instructions for each map. Who owned the most land in 800BC? What had changed by 133BC? Why do you think the Romans didn’t conquer the whole of the UK?


Science investigation 3 – See separate sheet 1 and 2


R.E. – It is St Brigit Feast Day on  Monday 1st February, this week we will be doing St Brigit activities. You can find a comprehension, instructions on how to make a St Brigid cross (but you do need 16 straws or pipe cleaners) and colouring sheets. In school we are going to have a green party, can you have one too? Send pictures if you do, why don’t use dress in green on Monday and have green food at your party?

Well done everyone!! Keep going, we are proud of you!!

Week 4 Term 2


Lesson 1- Look back at the book and the story map you have drawn to help you with this lesson. To write a newspaper article you need to write about the main events. Can you list the main events of the story. There should be just 5. These events should not have Livia and Tranio in it but just explain the main events. When you have written all 5 down in order now can you add detail to the front of the sentence, e.g, On a hot August day,    Throughout the day, That morning, After the eruption.

These are called Fronted Adverbials and tell us when or where the event took place. Don’t forget the comma after it. If you want to do more practice on fronted adverbials click here.

Lesson 2 – In today's we will require you to write the introduction. This is the first paragraph of the article that summarises what it is about. Answer these questions in your book:

Who was affected?

What happened?

When was it? (Pretend you are reporting this the day after the explosion)


Once you have done this, think of a couple of sentences for your introduction. You can use this to start:

Yesterday, a huge eruption …..

Lesson 3 – Go through each of your main events and now write your newspaper article following the correct order. You can also add quotes from eye witnesses, e.g,

One survivor, a girl called Livia, said, “ Everything was covered in layers of ……..”.

Make sure you make the article interesting and detailed with noun phrases, good verbs and fronted adverbials. Also remember to use punctuation correctly and try now to add commas ,   .

Lesson 4 – Finish the writing if you haven’t already and then read it aloud and see whether you need to edit your work. Remember try to read it at least 3 times and look out for any missing punctuation, spelling mistakes and make sure it all makes sense. Did you add the things I asked you to in the last lesson? Here are the spellings you need to be checking for.

 Once you are happy you can write it in this article template. Make sure it is neat and then add a picture with a caption. You can even word process in on a computer (there is a template on the 2dos on Purple Mash) and put in a real picture.

 Spelling - Please click for the sheets you would like to practice. (We do these Monday - Wednesday )



Spelling Activity

Mrs McCarthy Spellings Group. Please do this sheet a day.

Mrs Tupper Wednesday Group are still working on the booklet from Week 2.

Reading Comprehension (Thursday and Friday)

 Comp 1

Book review of your favourite book.

Maths – Listen to the matching videos and complete the sheets on multiplication and division.



Multiply by 4

Divide by 4

The 4 timestable

Mulitply by 8

Divide by 8

Maths Challenge, if you dare!!!!


History 1 - Roman children

Read the Diaries of Roman children’ sheet and watch the video if you can: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hdldw

Write a list of the things that Roman boys did and a list of things that Roman girls did. Which activities would you prefer to do? Why?

You can find out about children in Britain at that time by watching this clip:



History 2 – Roman numerals

Roman numerals are the numbers that were used in ancient Rome. Romans used combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet (I, V, X, L, C, D and M). Numbers are represented by putting the symbols into various combinations in different orders. The symbols are then added together, for example, I + I + I, written as III, is 3. To write 11 we add X (10) and I (1) and write it as XI. For 22 we add X and X and I and I, so XXII. Use the ‘Roman Numerals chart to see how they are used then complete the challenges on the Roman numerals questions sheet.

Design technologyRoman banquet

The main meal in Roman times was cena (dinner). If you were poor, you might have vegetables and porridge but if you were rich you might enjoy a luxurious banquet. Read the Roman banquet’ sheet then plan your own banquet for you and your family at home. You will need to write down what you would like to prepare and ask someone at home to help with sourcing the food and cutting it into bitesize pieces. Write a menu to show what you ate or take a photo. We would love to see your banquet!


Art – Roman brooches (see separate sheet)

Science investigation 2 – See separate sheet.


1)Watch this video

Please could you watch this video:



Make notes on the life of St Francis of Assisi and the nativity scene. Think about these questions.

Who is he?

What was his life like?

Why did he want a nativity scene to be a representation of Christmas?

Note down anything else you have learnt about St Francis of Assisi.


2) Watch video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUpwpl8-JbI&list=RDbUpwpl8-JbI&index=1

After you have watched this, please write a diary entry from one of the Shepherds about what just happened to them. Include what has happened, how they felt when the angel first came to them and how they felt afterwards.

This should be about half a page long. You could start it like this:

Dear Diary,

Today, something incredible happened to me. …….

Don’t forget to sign off your diary, e.g,




PE- In class we did Moana from Cosmic Yoga, try it and make sure you get plenty of fresh air every day.


ICT- I have emailed you on Purple Mash can you reply to me?

Keep up the hard work and we look forward to seeing it on Purple Mash.

Week 3 Term 2

Literacy – 

Lesson 1- With all the adjectives and verbs you have written from the previous lessons, please write a really detailed description of the volcanic eruption. Use all five senses to describe it, noun phrases, powerful verbs and even similes. Look at the picture of the volcanic eruption in the book for ideas.

This is my example:

In one endless moment, Vesuvius exploded powerfully into the sky. Clouds of dense ash billowed upwards. At once, it felt like night. Streams of molten lava roared in unstoppable waves down the mountain slopes.

Please do not copy mine and now do your own, write at least ten sentences. You can use this opener:

In one terrible endless moment……

Read each sentence as you go. Once you have finished, check for understanding and can you highlight all the verbs you used and in another colour, all the noun phrases.


Lesson 2- We are going to be writing a newspaper article of the eruption but today I want you to look at all the features of a newspaper article. Have a look at the example I have given you and at any newspaper you have at home. What are the features of a newspaper article ( e.g, headline)? Have a think of all the features you can see and now look at the list of features. Did you get them right? Now label the features on the example I have given you.

Lesson 3- How reporters get their information is by interviewing the survivors or witnesses.  If you imagine the reporter knew nothing about what had happened in Pompeii, what questions would you ask Livia or Tranio? Can you think of 5/6 questions? The questions need to be open questions so they don’t just reply with yes or no. For example, are you ok? No. This is a closed question as they can just reply with no.

Now once they have written the questions, think about how Tranio or Livia would answer and write them down in the speech bubbles, giving as much detail as possible.

Lesson 4- Turn your speech bubbles into direct quotes using all the rules of how to write direct speech.

Make sure you have:

  • Inverted commas around what the character is saying.
  • Capitals at the beginning of speech
  • Comma, ?, ! at the end of speech.
  • No capitals for 'said' or any other speech verbs.
  • Challenge -  can you use adverbs (e.g, said quietly)

For example,

“ I am feeling really anxious,” said Livia.

 Spelling - Please click for the sheets you would like to practice. (We do these Monday - Wednesday )



Spelling Activity

Mrs McCarthy Spellings Group. Please do the two of these sheets a day.

Mrs Tupper Wednesday Group are still working on the booklet from Week 2.

Reading Comprehension (Thursday and Friday)

 Comp 1

Comp 2


This Week Please follow the videos on these links. 

Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Here are the worksheet

Monday- Divide by 5

Tuesday- Divide by 10

Wednesday- Multiply by 3

Thursday- Divide by 3

Friday - 3 times table

History – We are finding out about the dangerous, exciting lives of Roman gladiators.

  1. Use the ‘Gladiator life’ sheet to research what they ate, how they trained, what weapons they used and, ultimately, their fates. You can find more information here:


  1. Read the ‘Roman Gladiators’ sheet to learn about the different types of gladiators. Choose at least two and draw a labelled diagram to show their weapons and armour. Write three or more facts about their particular skills, what makes them different to other gladiators? If you have access to the internet you could find out about famous gladiators such as Spartacus, Commodus, Carpophorus, Marcus Attilius, Spiculus and Tetraites. Many Romans considered them to be heroes.


Art – Read the ‘Roman Mosaics’ sheet then draw your own design on the colouring sheet.



  1. Use the street map of Rome to locate its famous landmarks. Look for the Colosseum, the Vatican City, the Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square, Trevi Fountain and the Roman Forum. You can see photos of these on the ‘Rome photos’ sheets. If you were visiting Rome and started at the Cipro metro station, where would you like to go? Plan a route around the city by drawing a line on the streets that you would like to explore. Would you take the metro (underground train), train, bus or would you walk?
  2. Make a poster to advertise beautiful Rome! You could make a Word/Powerpoint document or cut some of the photos and stick them on a sheet of paper. Include a title and some persuasive writing e.g. ‘Be amazed by the magnificent, spectacular Colosseum’.


Science Investigation time

Well done for getting this far, I know it is hard at home to do everything but do as much as you can and let us know how you get on. Remember there is a reward waiting for you at school if you put the effort it .......

Week 2 Term 2

PLEASE could Mrs McCarthy's spelling group go through this powerpoint and do this activity. Also, can you work through these spellings.

If you are in Mrs Tupper's spelling group can you work through these two workbooks in the next few weeks. Also can you make sure you know these extra spellings

Workbook 1

Workbook 2

Reading Comprehension- Please down load the reading comprehension that we are doing this Thursday and Friday in school (Again please be careful to print only the pages that you require, 1 star being the bronze level, 2 star silver and 3 star gold level). The answers are also provided.

Comprehension 1 

Comprehension 2


Literacy- Please could you do a literacy activity a day from Monday to Thursday and then  on Friday we do RE instead of Literacy.

Lesson 1- Please click here to get the lesson.

Lesson 2

Re read the pages starting with ‘Then something happened…’ and then end with ‘ ….into the dusty streets.’

Write a letter to Livia and Tranio to outline the options of what they could do and to make the danger really clear to them. When the children are writing they need to remember their full stops and capital letters. The children should do writing ½- 1 page at least and checking their work at the end.

Here is an opening they could use.

Dear Tranio and Livia,

You do not seem to be taking the situation seriously so I felt I should write to you to give you some advice.

Lesson 3

Look at the image of Tranio and Livia on the boat near the end of the book. What adjectives best describe their feelings at this point? Try to make a list of 5.

Now look at the picture of Livia and Tranio playing jacks towards the beginning of the book. What adjectives would describe them? Click here if you want an adjective word bank to help. Make a list of 5 and compare with the ones you have already written.  Write a thought bubble of what Tranio and Livia would be thinking in each picture. 

Lesson 4

Look at the page in one endless moment…’ Write down the verbs that you can see.  Look at the picture of the volcano eruption. Write down the nouns (person, place or thing). Now you should have a list of verbs and nouns (find a least 6 of each).

Now for each noun, write a noun phrase for it. A noun phrase is Adjective + Adjective + noun, e.g, the dark grey clouds.

So now you should have 6 noun phrases.

Now write 6 sentences choosing powerful verbs and underline the noun phrase. E.g, The dark grey cloud loomed over Pompeii.


Please click here for the:

Handwriting Sheet

Word search

Spelling Activity



We still have to do Day 4 and 5 of last week at school. Below are the 3 other lessons of Maths (Week 10 videos) with the worksheets. There is also an extra challenge for those that need it.

Click here for the videos:


Click here for the resources

Making equal groups- sharing

Making equal groups- grouping

Divide by 2

Challenge questions Challenge image to answer questions


1.Look click here to go through the Epiphany powerpoint. On Purple Mash, on the 2paint program draw a picture of the three kings following the stars. Draw in speech bubbles with what they might be saying.

2.We are thinking of the virtues of being Generous and Grateful. Please write one prayer of thanks for something we have received (being grateful) and one prayer for someone who is generous with us (e.g. thank you to your parents who are generous with the time they are giving you for home schooling).

History - Read the Boudicca Powerpoint to find out about the Celtic leader. The powerpoint describes her as a heroine. Do you think she's a heroine or a villain? Use facts about Boudicca to complete the wanted poster

Art – Look at the images of Boudicca. Think about how the paintings and statue show her character and strength. What do most of the paintings have in common e.g she is usually holding a spear. Draw, paint or make a model of Boudicca to demonstrate her warrior characteristics. 


Geography – 1.Look at the map of Europe. Find England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Where is London and Oxford? Find where the Romans travelled from - Rome in Italy. Use the blank Europe map to label the different countries. Highlight Oxford, London and Rome. Draw a line to show the journey from Rome to London. Shade each country lightly in different colours.

2.Research modern Rome. Find out about similarities and differences between the UK and Rome such as the climate, size, landscape and weather. Make a table to compare with Britain. How do you think Romans would have felt leaving Rome and arriving here. Would they like it? 


Science - Use the instructions on the sheet to make your own volcano.

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