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The  home learning is based on the teaching and learning that the children would be receiving in class with many of the activities being the same wherever possible. Over the course of the week, we ask that the children complete as many of the home learning tasks as possible. Home learning will be placed on the school website weekly and is for those children who are having to self-isolate at home. (There will also be homework set, this can be found by clicking on the Homework tab).

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Week commencing 23.11.2020


This week in Literacy we will continue to read ‘Holes,’ which links with our history topic on Crime and Punishment’.

Task 1 - Grammar (Apostrophes for Contractions)

Contracted words, also known as contractions are short words made by putting two words together.

When we put the two words together, we take some letters out and replace the missing letters with an apostrophe.



Activity One:

Find the contracted version for each set below:

They will

Are not

Did not

It is

We are

Activity Two:

Rewrite each sentence out, placing the apostrophe in the correct place to show a contraction of two words.

1) Its raining outside today.

2) Theyre going to the cinema today.

3) Mary said, “You’ve got a lovely house.”

4) Mum told me Ive got to be home by 7.


Task 2 - Non - chronological report

A non-chronological report is a text which isn't written in time order. They are normally non-fiction texts which give information on a particular subject or event, without referring to the order in which things happen.

You are going to write a non-chronological report about the Yellow Spotted Lizard.

Use the following subheadings to write as much information about the lizard as you can.

  • Introduction    
  • Appearance
  • Habitat
  • Diet
  • Conclusion

Use the picture and your own research to help.

Try and include some powerful adjectives and expanded noun phrases to add detail.



This week in maths we are looking at translating shapes.

When we translate in maths, we are moving a shape from one place to another. A translation moves a shape up, down or from side to side but it does not change its appearance in any other way.

Task 1

Copy the shapes onto paper and translate the shapes. If you can’t copy them down, write the new coordinates of the shape.

Task 2

How many squares have the shapes below been translated?


History - Crime and Punishment


Read the 2 scenarios below.

First of all, make a prediction about what will happen to each of the individuals in each scenario. Think about the punishments that we have learnt about from the Tudor period.

Then, write what you think should happen to the each of the characters so that they are treated fairly.









Finally, read what actually happened to the characters below. How were the punishments different to what you predicted?




Your task this week is to research Diwali. Can you create an information sheet describing the key information about the festival?

Things you might include are:

  • The religions that celebrate Diwali
  • When it takes place
  • What happens during Diwali
  • Any other interesting information

Don’t forget, make your posters nice and colourful with as much information as you can!