Hello Hazel class and welcome to Tuesday’s home learning activities.

In maths today we will be looking at making the whole. Watch the video below for help and guidance on how we do this.

Making the whole – Maths Work Sheet

In English today we will be looking at reviewing our favourite version of the story.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Explore the different versions of the story via the websites below.

Read the story together here

Listen to the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker here:

Watch a version of the story here:

Discuss together what has happened in the story after exploring each version above.

Which version of the story is your favourite and why?

You may now choose to write a review for each version, e.g.

Story 1

I really liked …

I would give this story … stars out of 10.

Story 2

I really liked …

I would give this story … stars out of 10.

Story 3

I really liked …

I would give this story … stars out of 10.

Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.

Alternatively, return to your favourite version and watch/listen again.

Re-tell your favourite story in your own words using these sentence starters to help:

– One day/morning

– After that

– A little later on

– That night

– In the morning

– After that

– It wasn’t long before

– In the end/finally

– Every night

Try saying the story out loud using the sentence starters above before you write it. Change these if you need to. Re-read your story when you have written it to see if you need to change anything. Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together. You could even publish your story by creating a book with illustrations and reading it to a family member or sharing via an online video platform.

In Science today we will be looking at mirrors and reflection. If you can, grab a mirror for todays lesson.

Some surfaces reflect light better than others.

The surfaces that reflect light best are smooth, shiny and flat.

This is because the light rays bounce off these surfaces at the same angle.

If light hits a rough surface, the light rays all bounce off at different angles, meaning the light is scattered. It does not reflect well.



When the light rays hit the smooth mirror, they all bounce off at the same angle, creating a clear reflection. (See below)


When the light rays hit a rough surface, they scatter in all different directions, so it doesn’t reflect well. (See below)


What is a mirror?

The most familiar type of mirror is a plain mirror, which has a flat surface.

Plain mirrors are commonly made of a flat, polished piece of glass with a shiny metal backing, such as silver or aluminium.

The light reflected by a mirror preserves most of the characteristics of the original light, so it creates a clear image.

An image in a mirror appears to be reversed. For example, if you look in a mirror and raise your right hand, the mirror image appears to raise its left hand.

Follow this video link to see how things reflect.

Reflection video

Todays Task- With an adult or sibling.

1. Write a short message in normal writing (between one to three words is enough). Then hold a mirror at the right hand side of the page, so you can see your message reflected in the mirror.

2. Copy the message you see in the mirror onto another piece of paper, so that your writing is reversed.

3. Swap messages with your adult or sibling, and hold the mirror at the left hand side of the page. Can you read their message in the mirror?

4. Think about how the mirrors helped you read the messages.


In stilling time today we are going to meditate. Enjoy and relax.


Mr Turton’s joke of the day.

Knock Knock.

Who’s there?


Spell who?

Okay, w, h, o, who!

Have a great day today everyone, and remember, keep doing handstands.