Welcome to our daily update,

First of all, look at this week’s timetable, which we will use to structure our days. Please, scroll down to today’s section for work.

Here are some other activities that can help you with a structure: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Spellings: At any time in the week, please practise these spellings. Sp2-Wk6-Spellings

Maths-Extensions: Choose them if you finish your Maths early (download as a .zip folder then solve). Math-Extensions-Sp2-Wk6


Maths-Timetable Starters: Sp2-Wk6-L01-TimestablesHOT  Sp2-Wk6-L01-TimestablesHOTTER  Sp2-Wk6-L01-TimestablesHOTTEST

Maths: Sp2-Wk6-L01-EstimateArea-Instruction  Sp2-Wk6-L01-EstimateArea

English: Sp2-Wk6-L01-Cohesion

Art: Perspective Drawing – Linked to the reading task (Heracles) – create a cartoon retelling the story.

Reading: Read the 12 Labours of Heracles and then create a cartoon showing how he received the punishment and then how completed each of the tasks. (14fields)  The 12 labours of Heracles    Sp2-Wk6-Reading-Cartoon-Template

Booklet: Choose a range of tasks from the TTS booklet.  My_Activity_Book_Yrs_7_11

Spanish: Remember to work on naming fruits and vegetables in Spanish (log-on to language angels and play a few games to practise the words)

  • Please visit https://www.languageangels.com/schools/  -> log-in [username is your class name in lower case (cannon street / london bridge) and password is howard) and then complete a range of activities starting with Las frutas. (Further activities and topics will gradually be released.]


Maths: I can convert measurements involving “Kilo”. (slides & ws) Sp2-Wk06-L02-Measurement Kilo-Instruction   Sp2-Wk6-L02-Measurement Kilo

English: I can use a range of narrative devices to improve a Modern Myth. Sp2-Wk6-L02-ImprovingModernMyth  Sp2-Wk6-L02-5 – MythInnovationSC

SpaG: Continue with your English. Tomorrow’s starter will look at the Past Tense.

Science: Compare different life-cycles (this will stretch into the next week or even two). Science-Sp2-Wk6 Comparing  Science-Sp2-Wk6-ResourcePPT

Reading: Finalise yesterday’s cartoon showing the 12 Labours of Heracles.


First News: Download the .pdf and read it in your own time. Any questions? You can discuss them on class-dojo – post them and I will share them with the rest of the class. FIRSTNEWS_719

PSHE/Philosophy for Children: If children were to rule our world (as once suggested by Astrid Lindgren and a famous German singer called Herbert Grönemeyer), what would our world be like? Describe in as much detail as possible. For example, Grönemeyer said that there would only be armies made of Gummibears (not humans anymore), tanks would be made out of marzipan (so wars would just be eaten up), there would be no good and bad, right and wrong, but a life-time supply of strawberry ice-cream. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqWrSAFvow) You get the idea. Have fun with your thought-experiment.

Maths: I can convert measurements involving “Milli-”. (slides & ws) Sp2-Wk6-L03-Measurement milli – Instruction  Sp2-Wk6-L03-Measurement milli Tasksheet

English: I can plan a Modern Myth (with a twist; starter → Past Tense). Sp2-Wk6-L03 – MythInnovationPlanning-Instruction  Sp2-Wk6-L03 – MythInnovationPlanning-Template

RE: Search the internet for Art associated/linked to Easter. Explain the meaning of that Art or the symbols used. As an example, where Mr Grundey comes from, people decorate eggs in the most incredible designs. Eggs represent new beginnings. What is a new beginning for you personally?

Music: There is plenty you could do today.

Task 1 – Choose a song and create new lyrics for it (you could even record yourself). After Easter, Mr Regan will give you a set of tasks linked to song writing.

Task 2 – Read through the text and tell me … History-of-music-timeline-poster-_ver_4

a) one fact you knew already,

b) one fact you learnt from reading it,

Task 3 – Tell me what your favourite piece of music is and give me 3-5 reasons why you love that piece of music so much. Mr Grundey says, that one of his favourite pieces of music is called the Adagio by the Italian Baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn1gcjuhlhg) Can you guess why?

Optional: – Find an instrument in your house (a pot/pan will do) and play a song of your choice (record and submit via dojo & don’t torture your neighbour, though).


Maths: Looking at metric units, please use the .pd file for reading. Write your answers into the .doc on the computer. Sp2-Wk6-L04-Metric Measurements – Instruction (.pdf) Sp2-Wk6-L04-MetricMeasurements (.doc)

English: Today and tomorrow, you will be writing up your Myth with a modern twist, so the instructions are very short. I have saved everything as .doc and .odt so you can download and write straight into the document – so there is no need to print anything. Please use the Success Criteria as a guidance and add your own 2 criteria. Once written, tomorrow you will need to read and edit/improve your writing on Friday. Then, please submit your text to me via dojo or email (howardyear5@gmail.com).

Sp2-Wk6-L4&5 WritingModernMyth (.doc)  Sp2-Wk6-L4&5 WritingModernMyth (.odt)

Reading: Read “Athena and the Olive Tree” ( Athena&TheOliveTree comp-jpeg ) and then answer the following questions:

    1. Summarise the story in your own words (max. 5 sentences).

    2. Give 3 different examples of figurative language in the text.

    3. Explain what is meant with, “Helios stopped the sun chariot stock-still in the sky”. What do you think about this choice of language?

    4. What had happened to Zeus’ first wife and why?

    5. Which city was called the “perfect city” and what made it so “perfect” (give 3+ examples)?

    6. Do you agree or disagree with Cecrops’ decision to dedicate the city to Athena? Explain.

    7. Explain how the Myth tells us about the origin of another great Greek city.

History: This is an open-ended task. Please create a poster about the most important city-states in Ancient Greece. Clearly list their strength, merits, weaknesses and 2-3 key figures/historical facts.






Geography: As the year 6 showed this year, the topic/skills of Grid-Reference is definitely something that needs serious practise. Therefore, please read the input and complete the attached two activities (starting with 4-figure grid reference and then moving on to 6-figure).

Geography Sp2-Wk6-4-6figure gridreference (Instruction PowerPoint)

Geography-Sp2-Wk6-Four Figure Reference – worksheet






A small diet of tasks is flying in today.

Math: We will explore simple imperial measurements. Sp2-Wk6-L05 Imperial Measurements Instruction Sp2-Wk6-L05-ImperialMeasurements

English: Please use your work from yesterday. Read and reflect on it. Then edit it and remember to send it to me via dojo or email (howardyear5@gmail.com).

ICT: Since we are learning how to use word-processing (often affiliated with Microsoft Word, Publisher and PowerPoint), please use your work/research on Ancient Greek City-States and create an electronic piece of work to present that information, it could be a poster or a presentation – you choose.

This will practise: typing with increasing speed and fluency, making, moving and resizing text boxes, inserting and formatting pictures, changing the font, size, colour and position of the text, saving and printing, and finallydesigning PPT slides and altering transitions.

Have fun, but don’t get lost in front of the screen as that often happens to adults. Stay safe online!

Spanish: Visit the website https://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish/Fruit.htm and first practise the words for the fruits and vegetables. Then, play the games with audio. You may also want to visit https://www.spanishplayground.net/fruit-spanish-kids/ and listen to the videos. To help you understand the videos better, go onto https://www.spanishplayground.net/spanish-words-kids-love-video-las-frutas/ and read through the vocabulary list.

Here are some flashcards from Twinkl (Fruit-Flashcards-Spanish_ver_1) and a vocabulary poster (Spanish-Fruit-Poster). Have fun.

Over the holidays, I will upload some videos and other activities about the topic.