Welcome to week five – our second week of blended learning!

I love this picture taken in March – such happy boys!

This week we will be teaching the extension work in school, try doing the extension work if you’re at home but if it is too tricky then you can access the BBC learning. We will help you if you’ve been working on BBC Bitesize at the start of the week when you’re in school for Thursday and Friday.


We are continuing to think about the transition to high school. I have set a new 2Do in Purple Mash called Finding your way. This is all about navigating yourself around your new environment. Please make sure that your comments reflect the aspect of learning your way around rather than general comments which some of you did last week for your task.


Extension Theme: Space

Explore what is in our Solar System, the famous ‘Space Race’ and the thrilling, true survival space story – Apollo 13.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

LI – To write a rap, story or poem

Find out about the Solar System by reading these two sources – making notes as you read about each planet:

Planetarium Junior Edition by Raman Prinja:


National Geographic Kids – The Solar System:


Now enjoy this rap on YouTube about the Solar System, ‘Outer Space:

“We are the Planets,” The Solar System Song by StoryBots – Netflix Jr’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4 hXnMw

Based on what you have read and watched, create your own rap, song or poem about the Solar System.

You may create your rap, song or poem in different ways, such as:

  • Use the rap you listened to on YouTube as a starting point and edit some of the lyrics/ add to the existing lyrics to create your own version.
  • Choose one part of the Solar System to create your rap/song or poem about e.g. your favourite planet.
  • Choose your favourite type of poem such as a limerick, haiku or acrostic and use this to write about the Solar

Make sure you keep practising your rap, song or poem by reading it aloud and editing as you write.

Once you have finished, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send it in!

If you are feeling really creative, why not make a music video to support your performance too!

if you’re wanting to do the BBC online English:


Find English for today’s lesson 29th June

LI – To write advertisements and brochures


For the last three weeks of term we are going to be focusing on some key areas that will help you when you start in Year 7. We also haven’t completed much work on these areas in the recent weeks, therefore we do not want you to access the BBC learning for maths but to complete the work we have set for you here.

This week we are focusing on reading, writing, ordering numbers including across zero.

Please work through pages 4 and 5 of Abacus 3.

Read each question carefully, the numbers get pretty big so be careful! Top Tip – you may want to say the numbers out loud to help.

Maths Page 4

Maths Page 5


Page 4 Answers

Answers Page 5


Please log in to the Google Classroom to find your science work, the hand in date is Thursday.

Stilling time

The weather forecast is for a rather damp and wet week. So I thought you might like to do some mindful colouring.


2D Shape Colouring

Have a good morning’s learning!


Mrs Poole