Owl Class Home Learning 23.6.20

Good morning everyone.  Did you have a good day yesterday?  I hope you are all ready for another new day of learning.

Here is today’s work:

Year 5 – create your own wordsearch/crossword for your spellings.

Year 6 – explore what synonyms and antonyms are.  Choose 5 words i.e. beautiful, hungry, silly, small, old and find examples of synonyms and antonyms.

2)Reading – today, please make sure that you are still finding time in the day to read for pleasure.  Remember to let me know which book you are reading so that we can give each other some inspiration for future books.

There is also a reading comprehension on the Summer Solstice (linked to today’s Science).  There are 3 levels of difficulty (the number of stars at the bottom show you this – one star is the easiest).

Summer Solstice

3)English – again you have a choice between BBC Bitesize or the Oak National Academy.


The link to the Oak National Academy for each year group is below:


Year 5, work through the English lesson for Tuesday of week 8 (Week beginning Monday 15th June).  The teaching sequences build up over the week to a writing activity on Friday which this week is writing a balanced argument.  Today, select Tuesday’s lesson entitled ‘Reading Comprehension 2’.

Year 6 work through the English lesson for Tuesday of week 8 (Week beginning Monday 15th June).  This week, you are building up to writing your own story.  Today, select Tuesday’s lesson entitled ‘Reading Focus – prediction’


4)Maths – White Rose.  We are now on Summer term week 9 – day 2.  The link to the teaching video, worksheets and answers are below:


Year 5 week 9 Lesson-2-Answers-Subtracting-decimals-with-a-different-number-of-decimal-places

Year 5 week 9 Lesson-2-Subtracting-decimals-with-a-different-number-of-decimal-places

Year 6 week 9 Lesson-2-Answers-Area-of-a-triangle-3

Year 6 week 9 Lesson-2-Area-of-a-triangle-3

5)ttrockstars or Numbergym

6)Other ideas for today:

*Keep active, even if the weather is bad outside.  There are still lots of indoor workouts/dance/yoga classes etc online

*We would usually have Science today so you could look at the following:

Last Saturday (June 20th) was the Summer Solstice otherwise known as the longest day.  The UK had 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight and marks the official start of Summer in astronomical terms.  But what does it really mean?  What is usually done to mark the Summer Solstice around the UK?  You may have completed the reading comprehension above which as given you a few ideas as to the Science behind it as well as why it is important to some people.  There is a PowerPoint below that presents the information.


So now that you have seen/read a little about the Summer Solstice, it is over to you.  Think about what you would like to do to extend/show your understanding.  You have fabulous ideas but if you need a bit of a starting point: find out more about Stonehenge and why it is a focus for some people at the Solstice.  This BBC Bitesize daily lesson from Year 4 gives a very interesting basic introduction into the story of how and why it may have been built.


Once you start investigating Stonehenge, there are lots of different directions you could take yourself off in.  For example, there are theories connected to it’s use as an early astronomical clock.  In addition, there are lots of stories about who could have built it from giants to aliens!  Perhaps you fancy a stone circle construction project (not necessarily using 25 ton blocks) – Rowan used Jenga wooden blocks for this task a while back.  There are also lots of connections to maths that you could make i.e. total weight of the blocks, number of miles travelled etc.  You could write a story or poem inspired by it.  Another activity could be a visitors guide either as a leaflet, PowerPoint or even an audio guide.  I’d love to see what you come up with and I hope you find it as fascinating as I do.

Have a fab day,

Mrs Hollis x