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Summer Week 1 - 13.4.20

Weekly learning

Each week, we will be adding a selection of activities that we would like you to try to keep your levels of learning up please.

  • There will be an English activity, that could include some reading comprehension, some SPaG and some writing.
  • Maths will follow the White Rose weekly lessons. We will start with week 1 which came a few weeks ago but lets us catch up. There are some bits that we may have done already, but that is fine. Keep going with it as the revision will help you.
  • There will be some topic and/or some science too. These will be practical activities but may also include some research too.


Anything you do, please take pictures or forward it to one of us via email so that we can put it onto the blog or website. It would be great to see and share what you've been up to.


Keep safe and we hope to see you soon!

Mr E and Mrs C



Just before we said goodbye to each other a few weeks ago, we were learning all about the poem, The Magic Box by Kit Wright. We explored some of the poetic devices that Kit Wright included in his poem including using alliteration (the same sound being repeated, e.g. ‘the tip of a tongue touching a tooth’), repetition (e.g. ‘I will put in the box’), and using imagery to describe the senses (touch, taste, hear, see and smell). If we were in school we would have been writing our own poem of items that would go in to our own Magic Box. Myself and Mr E would now like you to complete this challenge at home. List of tasks below:


  1. Read through the Magic Box poem by Kit Wright so you can remind yourself of the poem. It has been a while!
  2. Use the poem planning sheet to think of items that you would want to put in the box. Remember these items don’t need to be real, e.g. Kit Wright can’t really use his box to surf!
  3. Write the poem out in rough on a piece of paper at home thinking about the poetic devices I have listed above. Red Hot Chilli Challenge – can you include onomatopoeia (the word sounds like the thing it is describing, e.g. swish).
  4. Use the Magic Box template to write your poem up in best illustrating it however you want. Check out my poem so you have an idea where to put the different parts.
  5. Good Luck!! Any questions at all please ask whoever it is at home to email myself or Mr E.


Mrs C and Mr E



White Rose focuses back on fractions and decimals - especially tenths. We have done this already but the activities will be good to recap what we have done.


In the last week, we would have been making our own digestive system models using some things from home. You can try this yourself to see what happens when we eat food. It's a little bit disgusting but really good fun! Enjoy!



  • weetabix (or similar cereal)
  • plastic food bag - ziplock bags are best
  • scissors
  • cup of water
  • an old sock or tights
  • Bowl/plate



  1. Cut up the weetabix using the scissors into the food bag. This is like the teeth chewing up the food.
  2. Add the water to the food bag. This is the stomach acid that helps to break down the nutrients in the food.
  3. Seal the bag and then squish the water and food around to imitate the movement of the stomach being moved around as we move. This helps to break the food down even further.
  4. Cut the corner off of the food bag and pour the contents into the socks/tights. Squeeze the mushy liquid over the bowl/plate until the liquid comes through the holes in the fabric. This is how our intestines take the nutrients out of the food mixture.
  5. You are then left with the drier waste food. You need to cut the end off of the sock/tights and 'poo' the waste out.


This is similar to how our digestive system takes the food we eat and processes it until we get the nutrients from it and then remove the waste.


Please remember to get pictures of you making your model and doing the activity.