Final week of Home Learning Week beginning 13th July 2020

MATHS: Symmetry and Position

Lesson 1: Lines of Symmetry

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Lesson 2: Complete a symmetric figure

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Lesson 3 : Describe position

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Lesson 4: Draw on a grid

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Question time!

How important is technology to you?

How does technology affect our lives?

What are the 5 most important pieces of technology, in your opinion?

How would life be different without technology?

Does technology make you happy?

What does happiness mean? What really makes you happy?

If you could take a pill that would make you happy 100% of the time, would you take it?

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Can you draw a picture of one way technology benefits us?

Story starter!

Imagine all of the technology in the world suddenly broke. How would you manage without ANY technology? Can you make a list of all the technology you use on a daily basis?

Writing ideas (Remember you can use a Pobble genre checklist and model texts)

Write instructions about how to survive a day without technology.

Write a diary entry about your normal day, but think of alternative activities to replace the ones that require technology.

Write a letter to a child living in Tudor England, describing to them the technology we have today and how we use it. You could even write a response!

Write a balanced argument about whether technology is good or bad for us.


Question time!

What was the noise that Michael heard?

What did he see under the bed?

What will happen next?

How did he feel when he first heard the noise?

How did he feel when he looked under the bed?

What time of day do you think it is?

Have you ever been frightened of anything?

Why do things seem more frightening at night?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what Michael saw under the bed?

Story starter!

The scuttling noise had disturbed Michael, and he’d shot bolt upright in bed. After taking a deep breath, he flung himself onto the smooth wooden boards of his bedroom floor and took a peek…

Thank you for all your hard work during this difficult time and I look forwards to seeing you all in again in September.

Parrots Home Leaning Week beginning:5th July 2020


This week you will be continuing with work on Angles. As usual follow the video links and then work through the worksheet You don’t have to print the sheet out, you can just write the answers on a piece of paper.

Lesson 1: Identifying angles

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Lessson 2: Compare and order angles

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Lesson 3: Triangles

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Lesson 4: Quadrilaterals

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I have attached 2 English tasks this week again. You can choose which to do or it would be great if you could complete them both. Remember to send me your amazing work.

The Mysterious Door

Question time!

What will emerge from the tiny door?

How will the boy react to seeing it emerge?

‘The Borrowers’ is a book by Mary Norton about little people called ‘Borrowers’ who borrow things from people’s houses. What do you think the difference is between borrowing and stealing? Have you ever borrowed something, but then forgotten to give it back? Is that stealing?

If we borrow every single book from a library, is that borrowing? Is it still a library?

If I ask you if I can steal your pencil case and you say yes, is that stealing?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what will emerge from the tiny door?

Story starter!

On a quiet day, you can sometimes hear them. Every now and then, there’s be a tapping or a scraping or a rustling from behind the door. Occasionally (if you’re patient enough to sit for the whole day and watch), movement can be glimpsed through the dark windows. Once, just once, the faint sound of whispering in hushed tones was heard.

The boy had spent his entire summer holidays wishing for something to emerge from the mysterious door. He had spent yet another sunny morning hiding in the tall grass at the bottom of his garden just staring at the door, hoping to catch a glimpse of something or someone extraordinary.

The moment he had been waiting for had finally arrived…The door began to slowly creak open…

Sentence challenge!

Can you use relative clauses to add extra information to a sentence using who, which, where, when, whose or that?

E.g. He could see the mysterious door at the bottom of the garden, which had troubled him for so long.

The young boy, who had been sitting there all morning, was delighted when the door began to open.

The tiny creature, whose eyes were the size of peas, emerged from the stone door.

The door, which___________, creaked slowly open.


Question time!

Why might books be forbidden in Barrowtown?

What is it that Lucy has discovered?

How do you think she is feeling?

What do you think would happen in the world if nobody could read?

What do you think Lucy will do with her newly discovered secret?

Do you think anyone else knows about the library?

How big do you think the library is?

If you could save one book in the entire world, what would it be?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of your favourite character from a book?

Story starter!

In Barrowtown, books were forbidden. There was a strict penalty given to anyone caught reading.

When Lucy wandered off on another of her adventures in the woods that morning, little did she know that she was about to make an extraordinary discovery…

Sentence challenge!

Imagine what the books in the library are like. Can you make a list of adjectives to describe them?

Can you use adjectives to improve this sentence?

Lucy picked up a book from the shelf, and carefully turned its pages.

Here are some non-screen activities you coud do to keep you busy too.


Did you and your family members have the Lockdown Sports day last week? I can’t wait to see the pictures. If you didn’t get round to it, why not do it this week. We did lots of the races in the Barr household and it was great fun.

Have another good week Parrots and I look forwards to seeing what you have all been upto.

Mrs Barr

Parrots Home Learning 29th June

Happy Monday Parrots. What have you all been up to last week?

This week we will be working on Statistics – graphs and tables. Follow the links below or log onto the White Rose website to get everything that you will need.

Lesson 1: Interpret charts

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Lesson 2: Comparison sum and difference

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Lesson 3: Introducing Line graphs

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Lesson 4 : Line Graphs

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Remember that if you need any help, please send me an email.


Question time!

Can you continue the story of Batman’s evening off?

Does it turn out to be relaxing or does he have to go out and save lives?

Who is on the end of the phone?

Gotham City (where Batman lives) is a place where everyone always seems to be sad or in trouble. Do you think that in our world there is more happiness or sadness?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of something Batman might have done that day?

Story starter!

After work, Batman always called in at his favourite café in Gotham City. We all have different ways of relaxing; a game of sport, watching television, going for a bike-ride…Batman’s was enjoying a steaming hot cup of coffee whilst reading the newspaper.

Batman looked forward to having an evening off, however evenings off didn’t always tend be that relaxing.

Ring ring…Ring ring…Ring ring…There was a call from the phone behind the counter…


Question time!

Who are the team that are building the Lego structure?

What is it you think they are building?

Why do the team of builders need to work quickly?

How long do you think it will take them to finish?

Have you ever built anything before?

What skills must a builder possess?

What obstacles/challenges might the builders face?

Which of the builders do you think is in charge?

Where are their parents?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what the house might look like when it’s finished?

Story starter!

As soon as their delivery of building materials had arrived, the team set off to work. It looked like the clouds in the distance were beginning to spit rain down at the sleeping countryside, so they knew they must work quickly and effectively. The team were confident however: this was not their first giant Lego structure…

Can you continue the story?

Alternatively, could you write a set of instructions on how to build a Lego structure?


This week you are going to choose your favourite holiday destination (preferable in another country) and you are going to compare the weather in both places. You could put the locations into and then create graphs of the weather, write a report about how they are different of even create your own weather map and film yourself being a weather reporter.

I would love to see some of your exciting work, so remember to email it to me. Have a great week. Mrs Barr:)

Parrots Home learning Week beginning 22nd June

Welcome to the start of another week and fingers crossed the weather is much better for us all this week. I hope you all had a great week and weekend and enjoyed Father’s Day with the special man in your life. What did you do to treat your dad or Grandad or special man in your life? We look forwards to welcoming some of you back to school today and it will be lovely to see you. If you have decided to stay at home I have added lots of fun learning activities for you to get on with.

How did you get on with the decimals work last week? This week we will be concentrating on Money. Remember to follow the links below to access all the lesson materials.

Monday: Pounds and pence – Video


Tuesday: Ordering Monday

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Wednesday: Estimating money

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Thursday: Solving Problems with money


Worksheet: Lesson-4-Four-operations


How did you all get on with the English tasks last week?

Did you write about the Magic Eggs or Underneath, or where you super busy and completed both tasks? Remember to send me your work as I would love to see what you have been doing.

One of this weeks English tasks is called ICE.

Question time!

What is causing this seemingly endless winter?

How do you think people will try and survive it?

Is the winter a bad thing for all of the creatures of the world?

What do you think this building was used for?

Where have its inhabitants gone?

Who do you think this statue depicts?

Story starter!

‘Winter is coming.’

People across the world had been saying it for years.

Now, winter had arrived, and its icy clutches were spreading. A wall of ice had been creeping over the face of the world, enveloping everything in its path, inch by frosty inch. Cities and villages, forests and rivers; all had been devoured by the ever-hungry cold. When would it all end? Would the sun ever shine again?


You might like to try this writing task too. Magnetised!

Question time!

Why has Macy not told anyone else about her power?

Why has she told her sister?

What power is it that Macy possesses?

How do you think Judith feels about Macy and her powers?

Why are the two children walking along the road at night?

How would you feel if you saw Macy performing this feat?

How might Macy use these powers in the future?

Would you like to have Macy’s power?

What problems might Macy face?


Perfect picture!

Think about the powers that Macy possesses.

Can you draw something else extraordinary that she can do?


Story starter!

Macy kept her powers secret. Not even her parents knew about the things she could do.

Macy had known from a very young age that she was different, and although she was fascinated by the magic that she possessed, it also frightened her.

Her younger sister, Judith, gripped her hand tightly. She was the only person that Macy had trusted with her secret, so far…


Good luck with your writing and remember to send me your writing so that I can share it on this blog.


How are you getting on with our topic of Summer? This week I would like you to go outside and look for evidence that Summer is on the way. Could you practice your sketching skills to draw some of the examples that you can find. Could you put all these into a collage/painting?


Have a great week and I look forwards to hearing about all the brilliant things that you have been up to .

Take care. Mrs Barr 🙂


Parrots Home Learning Week beginning 15th June 2020

HI Parrots! I hope you have all had a busy and fun filled week. I received a lovely email from Ben’s mum telling me all about the exciting Space work he has completed. Well done Ben and keep up the good work.


In Maths this week you are going to continue with your work on decimals.  Follow the link for the White Rose Maths resources for Year 4 Week 8

Lesson 1 : Writing decimals. Video link

Worksheet :

Lesson 2: Compare decimals. Video link


Lesson 3: Order decimals. Video link


Lesson 4: Round decimals. Video link


Good luck with your decimals work. Remember to get in touch if you need any more help.

ENGLISH:                                                                                                                            MAGICAL EGGS

Question time!

What is it that you think the man holds in his hands?

Where did he get them from?

What clues in the story starter tell you something about what the objects are?

Why do you think people misunderstand the man?

How do you think he feels about the objects he possesses?

Where do you think the man lives?


Perfect picture!

Can you draw what might hatch from the magical eggs?


Story starter!

He carries them around with him everywhere. People often misunderstand him. People misunderstand the power he possesses.

A year ago, he found them deep inside a cave he’d stumbled across in Bulgaria, surrounded by a vast pile of ash from a fire that had long gone out but still gently smoking.

To protect them, he stores them in an egg box, which is a great way of deceiving people, but it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out…


Or you might prefer to write about this picture – UNDERNEATH!

Question time!

Who is the boy and why do you think he is bored?

What do you think he has with him in the boat?

What do you think his family are like?

Where do you think their home is?

Who do you think lives in the city under the ground?

Why do you think the boy has never seen the people who live there before?

Why do they live underground?

Is there anything peculiar about the sea or the tree that is next to it?

What do you think is about to happen to the boy?


Story starter!

On the surface, everything looked ordinary.

The boy in the boat was bored. He had lived beside this boring river with his boring family for his whole boring life. Nothing unexpected ever seemed to happen to him. He often went to bed at night and wished for something exciting in his life.

Little did he know, underneath the ground he walked on and the river he rowed his boat on, a marvellous, mysterious, magical menagerie of life stirred.

His life was about to become a lot more interesting…


Remember to send me your amazing pictures and writing.


This week it is Recycle Awareness Week.

It would be great if you could create a poster either on the computer or on paper to encourage people to recycle.

I have also added a link to a recycling scavenger hunt. You need to find what the different recycling symbols mean and where you might find them.


I have also attached a fun Recycling board game that you might like to play with your family or even better you could design and make your own game.

Have an amazing week and I can’t wait to see everything that you have been upto this week. Mrs Barr x


Parrots Home learning Week beginning 8th June 2020

I hope you have all had a lovely and busy week, although the weather took a turn for the worst!

I didn’t receive any work to share on the blog but I am sure you all have been super busy cracking on with some of the tasks. I look forwards to seeing what you all got up to soon.


In Maths this week we are going to be linking our fractions work from last week to decimals. Again we will be using the White Rose Maths resources. You can follow this link and then use the hyper links to get the matching worksheets.

Lesson 1: 


Worksheet: Lesson-1-Tenths-as-decimals-2019-1

Lesson 2:



Worksheet: Lesson-2-Dividing-2-digits-by-10-2019

Lesson 3:

Worksheet: Lesson-3-Hundredths-as-decimals-2019

Lesson 4:

Worksheet: Lesson-4-Dividing-1-and-2-digits-by-a-hundred-2019

Good luck with the maths and if you need any help please send me a quick email and I will get back to you –


English: View from the cockpit

Question time!

Have you ever been on a plane? If so, can you describe what it feels like?

If you have not, can you use your imagination to describe what it might be like?

What other modes of transport have you been on? Which was your favourite/least favourite?

Is there a mode of transport you would like to experience in the future?

How do you think the world was different before flying was invented?

How do you think transport will change in the future?


Perfect picture!

Can you design your own mode of transport? It could be used in the past, present or future.


Story starter!

“There is no better feeling in the world than being up here” the pilot thought to himself. He pressed a series of buttons, ensuring the aircraft was on the right course, and sat back in his seat to enjoy the view. The sight that met his eyes never ceased to amaze him, no matter how many times he had done this flight…

Can you describe what you could see if you looked out of the cockpit window?

Alternatively, you could write a description of what it feels like to fly?

You could even write a story in the first person as the plane itself, embarking on an exciting journey.


Creative Activities:

In America on 8th June 2020 it is Best Friend’s Day. I thought it might be nice for you to think about your best friend/s this week as you might not have been them for quite a while.

Can you draw a picture of them/write a poem about them/create a poster to celebrate why they are your best friend/write a letter to them.  You might wish to do something else about them which is absolutely fine. All that is important is that you spend time thinking about your best friend and celebrating what makes them such an amazing friend.

I can’t wait to see your amazing work.


Topic: Summer

This week we are going to continue with our topic of Summer. How did you get on with creating some Summer art work?

This week I would like to research a place/country you would like to visit if you could this Summer. It would be great if you could produce a leaflet/booklet all about your chosen place and it could then be used to encourage other people to visit your chosen place.

I look fowards to seeing what research you have completed and if you send your work to me I will publish it on the blog.


Have an amazing week and I will see you all soon. Mrs E Barr x


Parrots Home Learning 1st June 2020

I hope you all had a nice half term and made the most of the glorious weather.


This week in Maths we will be continuing with our work on Fractions. Follow the link to the White Rose Maths resources. I will attach the necessary worksheets below.

Worksheets to help you:

Monday: Lesson-1-Add-2-or-more-fractions-2019

Tuesday: Lesson-2-Subtract-2-fractions-2019

Wednesday: Lesson-3-Fractions-of-a-quantity-2019

Thursday: Lesson-4-Calculate-quantities-2019

Remember that you can send me your Maths work and I will publish it on the Blog.


English: GRAVITY

Let’s get started thinking about this picture with these questions:

If you lived here how would life be different?

It is thought that one day it may be possible to live in on another planet. What do you think about this?

Is it a good idea? Why do you think humans are looking for ways to live in space or on another planet?

How does gravity work? How do we overcome gravity?

If living in space, how would you manage to do everyday things like brushing your teeth?


Perfect picture!

Can you draw what a classroom in space would look like? You could then include this in your diary entry.


Story starter!

Month: June Year: 3015

Dear diary,

It has now been 2 years since we moved here. Leaving Earth was tough, but we are beginning to feel more at home with every single week that passes.

When we came to our new home, we were allowed to bring everything with us from our Earth homes. It still feels a bit strange though. Life without gravity really takes some getting used to!

Can you continue the diary?

What is gravity? Can you include descriptions of what it is like to live without it?

Where is it that you now live? How is it different from your previous life? How do you spend your time? Do you prefer living in your new home?


Story writing

Could you write a new story about a character who went to live in space? You could write it as a cartoon strip, a short story for a younger child or a longer story with chapters. I can’t wait to read what you have created.


Creative activities:

This week in school we are all starting a topic on Summer. It would be lovely if you could join us by creating some amazing Summer activities. I would love it if you could create some unique Summer artwork. You could use a variety of media, ie: paint, crayons, chalk or even create a collage of different materials.

Have are a few ideas to help you get started.

Remember to send me some photos of your artwork so I can share it on the blog.

Have an amazing week and I will see you all very soon. Mrs Barr


Parrot’s Home Learning week beginning 18th May 2020

Did you all have a great week last week? How did you get on with your area and perimeter work? Did you write a letter as a soldier on VE day? I would love to see some of your work, so ask your parents to email it to me.


In Maths this week we are concentrating on fractions, in particular equivalent fractions. Follow the link to the White Rose Maths resources .

English tasks:

On the 12th May it was World Limerick day. World Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of Edward Lear, on the 12th May 1812, and his limericks. It’s a great opportunity to share in some nonsense poetry with your child at home, to read and write some funny poems together and to embrace silliness with the famous five-line poem that we call the limerick.

This limerick should make you laugh, or certainly smile!

There was an Old Man with a beard,

Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!’

Can you write a few of your own limericks? Remember that:

  • Lines 1, 2 and 5 must rhyme with each other and have between 7-10 syllables with the same rhythm.

  • Lines 3 and 4 must rhyme with each other and have 5-7 syllables with the same rhythm

See if you can add some illustrations to it too that would be great.

Today’s Pobble 365 picture is Jurassic.

Question time!

How do you think Tim is feeling?

What has caused the jeep to stop moving?

Why is he all alone and being chased by a dinosaur?

Are there other dinosaurs or people close by?

How will Tim manage to escape?

If you could bring back the dinosaurs, would you?

Might it be possible to bring them back one day?


Story starter!

The engine screamed as the wheels spun round. His heart pounded. Tim knew that he only had seconds to act.

There was a long, moss-covered log wedged underneath the jeep, preventing it from moving. The wheels continued to spin pointlessly, smoke starting to billow out from underneath the bonnet.

A terrifying roar filled his ears, and he knew the monster was right behind him. He could feel the ground shake beneath him as its gigantic feet collided with the ground. He knew what would happen if it caught him, and muttered a prayer beneath his breath.

Tim suddenly found himself lunging forward. He realised that the wheels must finally have found some traction, and he breathed out with relief as he sped off onto the path once again; the wheels of the jeep content to be chewing up the firm gravel once again.

The chase was back on, and the T-Rex let out another blood-chilling roar, determined not to let its prey escape…

Can you continue the story?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you are in charge of designing a dinosaur theme park. Can you design a visual plan? Think carefully about making it safe for the public and the dinosaurs.


Other fun activities:

The 18th May 2020 is the start of National Smile Month.

Follow the link to get on the National Smile Month website

There are lots of fun activities – could you do the Sugar Swap Challenge, take part in the Smiley Singalong, read and write poems to smile along to or could you design a poster to encourage good oral health? I’d love to see all the great things you have done. Spend them to my email address and I will post them on the blog.

Have a super week and I can’t wait to see everything that you have been up to. Stay safe and we will see you very soon. Mrs Barr 🙂

What have you been up to this week?

Karl has been a very busy boy over the last few weeks. He has been reading all about the Moon, sun and space and has been using his comprehension skills to answer some really tricky questions.

It’s great to see that Karl has been practising his key word spellings too. Can you now apply these in your writing Karl?

Last week Karl has also been  learning all about VE day. He worked well with Theo to colour some VE day pictures and bunting. They then used them to decorate their windows and house. I hope you had a lovely day celebrating Karl.

Week beginning 11th May 2020 – Home Learning suggestions

I hope you all had a great week last week and were busy cracking on with lots of your learning. I didn’t receive any emails of your work or things you have been up to put onto your blog, so remember to remind your parents to send photos/work to me so I can put them on here for all your classmates to share.

Did you all have a lovely VE day? Did you make any flags, have a party with your family or hold a virtual street party? Maybe you could send me some photos of what you got up to?


This week’s Maths from White Rose Maths – is concentrating on multiplication and division, perimeter and area.

You need to watch the Powerpoint/video first and then work through the set of challenges. If you are unsure, ask an adult to help you.

Remember to keep practicing your Timetable Rock stars. It is really important that you are able to answer all times table and division questions quickly and accurately, as it will help you in all areas of your Math learning.


As Friday 8th May 2020 marked 75 years since VE day,  I would like you to pretend you were a British solider from the time and write a letter/diary to a loved one of how you felt when you heard the amazing news that the war was over. You could try and tea stain your letter to make it look like it was from 75 years ago.

Another English/History task could be to use the internet to research VE day and create a fact file on paper or using a computer of what is means and why we still commemorate it today.


This week is Christian Aid week. Could you use the website to research why we have Christian Aid week and who/what benefits from the money that we donate?


Have a great week everyone and remember you can email me if you require any support with your learning. Mrs E Barr x