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Week Beginning: 14.12.20




Re-watch the video of Michael Morpurgo reading Coming Home. Where does the robin travel to? What happens to him? Can you create a story map to show the robin's journey. An example is below for you.


Choose a British animal of your own to research. Where do they live? What do they eat? How do they travel? You will be using this information to help write your own version of Coming Home. You can use the fact file template below, or create you own. The website link will help you to find information about your animal.

Wednesday and Thursday

Write your own version of Coming Home about the animal you have chosen. The first two verses of the poem are below to help you get started. You can use the same structure, but change the words to match your animal.


Come my heart, and come my wings,

Fly, fly before the cruel snows,

Carry me, carry me home.

I must be on my way.

On my way.


Safe in the shadows, safe among trees.

Darting, flitting, swooping and soaring,

Onwards, upwards, long way to go.

Get there I must, get there I will. I will



Publish your poem in your neatest handwriting. You can illustrate it too.




This week, we are looking at decimals. Watch the video below to find out more about decimals. Can you then separate the numbers below into the correct place value columns. Draw in the place value counters like in the example.


Partition the numbers below into the correct place value columns.

  1. 5.1                    4. 17.8                      7. 243.4
  2. 9.25                 5. 76.92                    8. 982.34
  3. 6.07                 6. 24.05                    9. 743.09






Complete the following tasks about decimals. Start from the first sheet and see how far you can get. Remember to read the questions carefully, The answers are also below.


Complete the questions from the worksheet below. If you finish this quickly, can you challenge yourself to complete more questions from Tuesday?


Thursday and Friday

Below are various Christmas math's activities for you to have a go at. Test your place value knowledge to solve the mysteries.



Monday RE

Look at the website below. Choose a couple of activities to complete, linked to the Christmas Story. Read the story below to remind yourself of the Christmas Story.

Tuesday Science

Can you complete one of these fun Christmas science experiments at home? Hopefully, you will have some of the things you need in your cupboards!


Baking Soda Eruptions

What you need:

  • Small clear cups {shot glasses at dollar store}
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Glitter
  • Tray
  • Eyedropper (if you have one)


Set out a try to catch the fizz! This mini Christmas baking soda eruptions can get a little messy! It is an eruption of course. Place as many cups as you like on the tray. Add baking soda {1/2 tablespoon or so} to each one.

Add a few drops of food coloring to each one and sprinkle with glitter. Set put a bowl of vinegar and an eyedropper or baster. Use the baster or eyedropper to squeeze vinegar into the cups and see what happens!


Candy Cane Dissolving Experiment

What you need:

  • Small Candy Canes
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Stopwatch/Timer and/or Kitchen Scale


1. Fill your cups with the same amount of water but at different temperatures. Make sure to label what you have in each cup. You can choose room temperature water, boiled water from the kettle, and freezer cold water.

​​​​​​​2. Add one candy cane or peppermint to each cup.  Make sure you add the same type of candy cane to each cup.3.  Set the timer to record how long each peppermint or candy cane takes to dissolve.

Wednesday Art

Make your own Christmas card. In class, we are making ones that look like the night sky with stars or snow. Use the images below to help you create your own design.


Thursday Guided Reading

Watch the Christmas advert from the link below. Can you then answer the questions about it on the worksheet? You might need to watch the video more than once!


Friday DT

Make some Christmas biscuits with your family. Who can decorate them the best?