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Year 3 Home Learning tasks week 9, by Mrs McAlynn

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 3:11pm

Hi Year 3!

What a beautiful sunny week we have had! We hope you have been able to enjoy it with your family.

Task 1: English

We hope that you have found lots of time for reading while school has been closed. This week we would like you to write a book review of either your favourite book or a new book that you have read at home over the past few weeks. We want to know about your favourite character, favourite part and why you would recommend the book to a friend.

Task 2: Science

We would like you to complete the following eggsperiment for your science learning this week! You will need an egg, some white vinegar and a glass.

*Place your egg in a glass and cover with white vinegar. Watch as the egg shell starts to bubble and write an observation of what you can see.

*Keep checking your egg for the next 24-48 hours- what changes can you record? What does your egg look like after 48 hours? We would love to see photos and videos!

Task 3: Design and Technology

Last week we asked you to research Parkgate and hopefully you found out that it used to be an important shipping port and then a popular seaside resort. We want you to imagine that the Council are turning Parkgate back in to a seaside resort for family holidays. Can you create a labelled design of your ideal seaside resort, including all the attraction you would like to see, for example, funfair, donkey rides, watersports etc.

Please share your learning with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages: we love seeing all the things that you are getting up to!

Take care, Mrs McAlynn and Mr Woodland

Year 2 Home Learning Week 9, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 28th May 2020 @ 8:10pm

F2 Home Learning - Week 9, by Miss Dunlop

Date: 27th May 2020 @ 6:49pm

Hi Children,

We hope you have all had a lovely week! Please find the video attached of the story ‘Stickman’ and here are some activities for you to complete based on the story!

1. Think of an alternative ending for the story of Stickman! Does he get home to the family tree? Can you think of another way Stickman could be mistaken for a normal stick (eg. a walking stick, a chopstick)

2. Collect some sticks from outside and compare their length. Which one is the longest? Which one is the shortest? Can you put them in order from the shortest to the longest? Try and use your sticks to make some different 2D shapes and count the number of sides!

3. Use the sticks you collect to make your own Stickman! You could then use your Stickman to act out your story.

4. Find out about your family tree and write it down to share with your family!

Here is the link if you would like to watch Stickman on BBC iplayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06t09rk/stick-man

Have fun and stay safe,
F2 Team x

Pre-School Tasks, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 27th May 2020 @ 12:31pm

Blog Ideas - Pirates


 Hi preschool,

We hope you are keeping safe and enjoying the sunshine.

We are continuing with our topic about pirates this week. Have you been having fun with the activities Miss McNamee gave you last week? This week we thought you could:

Task 1 Make your own pirate ship using different containers. Find out if they will float or do they sink? You could even give them a pirate flag.

Task 2 If you haven’t made a treasure chest yet why not make one out of egg cartons. Decorate it and put some coins in and count them. Can you count them out as you share them with your family?

Task 3 Google the pirate song ‘Over the Deep Blue Sea’ and have fun joining in with the words and actions. Colour a piece of paper black and make yourself an eye patch to wear. Use a piece of string to fasten it.

Task 4 Can you think of your own pirate name and write it? Mine is Boots McLaren, Mrs Hayes’s name is Captain Hayes Peg-Leg and Miss McNamee’s name is Matey McNamee

Have fun. See you soon xxx

Year One Weekly Tasks: Week 8, by Mrs Carney

Date: 26th May 2020 @ 7:41pm

Hi Children,

This week we would like you to focus your work around a short animation found on literacyshed.com.


You will need to watch the short clip in order to complete the different tasks. When it all seems blue, happiness may be close by… if you just look closely at your surroundings perhaps you will find it! Gabby is walking on the beach and finds a bottle of bubbles - when she blows it she gets transported into fantasy. She has fun riding on bubbles and meets people and things on her way.


Writing opportunities: Choose from one or more of the following ideas:

· Write a description of the beach.

· Write the story told in the film.

· Choose a creature that lives in the sea and write a fact file about it.

· Write a poem about Gabby’s adventure in the sea.

Don't forget to use your senses to add detail!


In the animation, Gabby is on the beach.  Draw a picture of a beach and label all the features e.g. beach, cliff, coast, ocean, port, harbour etc. 


Look at aerial photographs of the UK and find some seaside towns. Would you rather live at the coast or in the city? Why? 

12 Best Seaside Towns to Visit Near London

Art Opportunities:

· Paint an underwater scene.

· Make an underwater world on a paper plate

· Draw the outline of a fish and use something (such as a piece of celery) to print the scales

· Put some water, washing up liquid and paint into a cup. Use a straw to blow bubbles and then put a piece of paper over the top to take a print. Try using different colours and fill the paper.

DIY: Soap Bubble Art | Personalize your Notebooks! - Makoccino

Science Investigation:

Follow the link below to find out about the Science Museum’s special bubble mixture recipe, make some amazing bubble blowers… and create some really big bubbles!


Can you make a really big bubble?

• Can you invent a new type of bubble blower?

• Which bubble blower makes the best bubble? What makes it so good?

Hope you have lots of fun with this week's activities! 



Year 5 Home Learning Challenges Week 9, by Miss Welsh

Date: 26th May 2020 @ 2:11pm

Oyez Oyez Oyez....It's Week 9 Of Home Learning.

All of the year 5 team are missing you all so much. We hope you are keeping safe, enjoying this time with your family and having a go at all of the challenges we are setting.

Keep Smiling

The Year 5 Team



Year 3 Home Learning tasks week 7, by Mrs McAlynn

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 2:24pm

Hello Year 3!

We hope you have had a good week and have been keeping yourselves busy with your families. This week we would like you to have a go at the following activities:

Task 1:

The PE Coach, Joe Wicks, has injured his hand and so he needs your help with his PE lessons! We would like you to create your own keep fit programme for children to join in with. You need to think of a warm up activity to get your body moving and then 10 different exercises to do for 1 minute each, for example, jumping jacks, lunges or bunny hops. Remember to include some stretches at the end to help you cool down!

Task 2:

We would like you to design a healthy menu to share with your family at home, including a starter, main course, dessert and drink. Can you write recipes for each of your dishes with clear instructions to make them? Share them with your families at home to see what they think!

Task 3:

In our History lessons we would have been starting to learn about Parkgate after the half term, and so we would like you to do some research and find out as much as you can about Parkgate. Can you find out what it was originally used for?

Please share your learning with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages: we love seeing all the things that you are getting up to!

Take care, Mrs McAlynn and Mr Woodland

Year 2 Home Learning Week 8, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 5:14pm

Year 4 Home Learning Week 8, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 1:19pm

Foundation Stage 1 Weekly Tasks: Week 8, by Miss McNamee

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 2:24pm

Hi children,

We hope you are OK. This week we are going to learn about Pirates! ARRRR!
We have found some lovely pirate activities for you to do whilst you're at home.

Task 1: Pirates love to hide their treasure! Pretend you have hidden some treasure in your garden, can you make a map to lead someone in your house to the hidden treasure? I will put some picture examples for you below.

Task 2: Use some old boxes, packaging and other materials to make a pirate accessory. It could be a treasure chest, a telescope, a sword or maybe even a parrot!

Task 3: Can you think of some more words that start with the 'p' sound?

Task 4: Design a flag for your very own pirate ship. 

We can't wait to see you soon and see all of your tasks. Please keep sending them into us.

Take care,
F1 Team

F2 - Home Learning Week 8, by Miss Ward

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 5:15pm

Hi Children,

We hope you have all had a lovely week! Please find the video attached of the story ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ and here are some activities for you to complete based on the story!

  1. Make a poster to advertise a new clothes shop for giants.
  2. Make a price list of the giant-sized clothes in the shop. Can you write the amounts of how much they cost?
  3. Design some new sets of clothes for the giant to wear on different occasions (e.g. parties, holiday).
  4. Make a map of the town that shows the places in the book.
  5. The giant helps lots of different animals throughout the story. Think of a way that you could help somebody today.

Have fun and stay safe,
F2 Team x


Challenges Week 7, by Mrs Carroll

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 4:41pm

Year One Challenge Tasks   Week 7

Hi, Year One! This week we are going to be learning a new word: SIMILIES. You already use similies without even realising it! Have a look at this video which explains what they are:


Now you know what a simile is we would like you to think of as many as you can. Lots of similies mention animals: can you use each of these animals in a simile?

mouse        lion       snail        kitten      monkey

            giraffe           elephant        fox          owl

Remember to use the word   like    or   as   in your similes. Can you write some of them down in your neatest handwriting?

Now read the book Quick As A Cricket by Audrey Wood (you can find it online) and see how many similies you can spot….there are LOTS!!

In MATHS this week we are learning about CAPACITY and VOLUME.  Begin by reading the story: Mr Archimedes’ Bath (available online) and use the language: empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full and full to describe how much water is in his bath. Then you can have fun filling containers, using water outside if the weather is nice, or maybe pasta or rice and write labels to say how much is in each container (full, empty, half full etc).Can you put them in order from empty to full? Use an egg cup or an empty yoghurt pot to count how many cups of water or pasta it takes to fill different containers; put them in order too. Compare two containers and explain to a grown up which one holds more/less and tell them how you know. You could also find out the names of the units we use to measure capacity and volume ( Clue:look at the labels on bottles!)


In Science we have started to think about Materials. This week we would like you to find lots of different objects and test them to see if they float or sink. You could do this in a paddling pool or maybe in the bath, or just ask for a bowl of water: but make sure there is a grown-up around to keep an eye on you while you do this!                                                             

Create a table (see below) to show your results. Draw each object you tested in the correct part of the table and write a label to say what it is. Think about what each object is made from. What have you found out by doing this investigation? Do all wooden objects float? Do all metal objects sink? Do all big objects sink? Do all small objects float?

Float Sink






Watch CBeebies:Why Do Things Sink And Float? https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/messy-goes-to-okido-why-do-things-sink-and-float

Then have a go at making your own boat and test it to see if it floats!

Have fun and stay safe!

Poe: Context How to make a boat ks1

20 Boat Craft Ideas

Year One Challenges Week 6, by Mrs Carroll

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:09pm

Year One Challenge Tasks Week 6

This week we are looking at how to write a postcard to our friends or family. I know we haven’t been able to visit anywhere lately but have a think of somewhere you have been or would like to go. When we write a postcard, we need to include some writing about what you have been doing on your holiday and write the name and address of who you are sending it to.

Ask a grown-up to help you look for examples and show you where to put the stamp. Have you learnt your address yet? Maybe this week you could learn your phone number too!


See the source image


For Maths we are looking at money. Using different coins e.g. 1p, 2p, 5p, can you find ways of making 10p, 20p, 50p and £1. How many variations can you create?

If you have time you could create a little holiday shop. Draw some pictures of items you might buy on holiday, ice-creams, drinks, toys and souvenirs. You could then put prices on them and play shop with another member of your family.


See the source image

In History, we are looking at holidays in the past. Can you find some old pictures of holiday destinations? Have a look at the similarities and differences. What is your favourite thing to do on holiday?

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01588/beach3_1588622i.jpgSee the source image

We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying time with your families.

From all your Year One Teachers.

Year 1 Home Learning Week 6, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 5:41pm

Pre-School Home Learning Week 7, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 5:39pm

F2 Home Learning - Week 7, by Miss Dunlop

Date: 13th May 2020 @ 3:10pm

Hi Children,

We hope you have all had a lovely week! Please find the video attached of the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ and here are some activities for you to complete based on the story!

  1. Can you write a list of qualities that make a good friend and draw a picture of one of your friends who you miss from school!
  2. Can you gather some items in your house and see if they sink or float when you put them in water. Can you predict whether the item will sink or float and write a list of your findings!
  3. Can you use a container to have a look at different capacities. Can you use water to make the container full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty?
  4. Research other animals that live under the sea and choose one to make. Have a look at the image attached with some ideas on or make one of your own!

Have fun and stay safe,
F2 Team x

Pre-School Tasks week 6, by Miss Mclaren

Date: 13th May 2020 @ 2:29pm

Hi everyone, Mrs McLaren here.

Hope you are all OK.

We are missing you lots, but we are really enjoying seeing your photographs of the activities you are doing. 

This week we are going to read the story of Little Red RidingHood

Once we have read the story we would like you to take part in some tasks. 

Task 1: Draw a picture and write the name of your fairy tale character and have a try at writing their name. My favourite is the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk and the Cheeky Gingerbread Man. 

Task 2: Make a mask for the Big Bad Wolf using materials you can find around the home, making sure you make big, ears, big eyes and BIG TEETH RRRRRR.

Task 3: Make a fruit basket up for granny. As you do, count how many of each fruit or vegetable you are putting in.

Task 4: Ask your family to help you act out the story of Little Red Ridinghood and maybe tthinnk about a different ending to the story. Try to wear your mask. 

We can't wait to see you soon and see all of your tasks. 

Please send them in to us. 

Take care, 

F1 Team. 


Year 5 Home Learning Challenges Week 7, by Miss Welsh

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 1:41pm

Hi Year 5,


Hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying time with your families.

It’s that time of the week again…CHALLENGE TIME! Here are a few more challenges to enjoy, keep you active and hopefully this week busting move!!

Keep posting your work to the schools Facebook or Twitter, it was great to see more work this week from you.

Stay safe. Keep smiling. We all miss you very much.


The Year 5 Team



Year 5 Home Learning Challenges Week 6, by Mrs Bale

Date: 10th May 2020 @ 3:37pm

Hi Year 5, 

Hope you've all had a good week.

Attached are your weekly challenges (video to follow!). 

It was fantastic to see the pictures of some of you with your completed work on the school Facebook page! Well done and keep up the brilliant work. 

Take care

The Year 5 Team x

Story time with Mrs McAlynn, by Mrs McAlynn

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 2:19pm

Hi children- hope you are all well and have had a lovely week! Just a quick reminder to tune in to hear the rest of Gangsta Granny this week- Granny and Ben are currently in their scuba gear ready to swim across the River Thames to the Tower of London! Will they be able to pull off the greatest heist in history? Join me to find out! 

Mrs McAlynn 

Year 3 Home Learning tasks week 6, by Mrs McAlynn

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 2:05pm

Hello Year 3!

We hope you have had a good week and enjoyed celebrating VE Day with your family. This week we would like you to have a go at the following tasks:

Task 1:

We are coming towards the end of Spring and our local area is full of signs of new life! We would like you to write a poem about Spring time, either as a shape poem (like you wrote when we read Stone Age Boy) or as a Haiku or Tanka poem (like you wrote when we read Ahmed’s Secret).

Remember a Haiku has 3 lines and a syllable count of 5, 7, 5. A Tanka has 5 lines and a syllable count of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7.

Task 2:

This week we would also like you to create a Spring collage; using the colours of Spring, resources from your home learning pack and any items you find in the garden or outside.

Task 3:

Keep practising your times tables using the videos on the BBC website. This week we would like you to practise your 6 x table, learning the song and dance routine.


We hope you are staying safe and keeping busy with your family while you are at home. We miss you all lots and love seeing all the things you are getting up to at home- keeping sharing them with us on our school Twitter and Facebook.

Take care, Mr Woodland and Mrs McAlynn

Year 6 Week 6 Home Learning, by Miss Houghton

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 1:49pm

Hi Year 6, 

Hope you are all keeping well and have been enjoying the lovely weather we have had again this week. 

Myself and Mrs Parry have created some more tasks for you to complete over the next week with a VE day theme. 

Just a little reminder that you should still be completing the work in the CPG books that we sent you home with just to keep your amazing brains working ready for High School. 

Have a lovely weekend with your families and hopefully we will see you very soon! 

Keep Safe, keep smiling and keep busy!

Love from 

Miss Houghton and Mrs Parry XX 

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