Home Learning 12.10.20

Good morning, here are your tasks for today:

*English – We are continuing to look at our new text: ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ by Jo Hoestlandt.  Begin by reading the attached quotes -some of which are from our text and some are from another text called ‘Erica’s story’.  Highlight any key words i.e. hope, star etc.  Can you predict what the story will be about from these quotes?  Also, take a look at the front cover to help you.  Jot down your ideas.


Star of hope, star of fear front cover

Next, look at the image of the 2 girls playing together.  When could the story be set?  What clues could you look at?  Look at the clothes, toys, hairstyles etc.


Now, read the text below that goes with the picture above.


What have we found out?  What type of story is this?  Look at the tense change from present to past – what does this show us about when Helen is writing this story?  (She is writing in the present day and flashing back to her memories of 1942.  What does Lydia’s mother mean about the star she is sewing on?  Do you agrees with her statement about stars at the end of the page?

Think about the scene between the 3 characters – what questions might Helen and Lydia want to ask Lydia’s mother?

Tomorrow, we will be writing about this scene using speech and speech punctuation.

*Maths – Take a look at the attached PowerPoint and then complete the worksheets for your year group.  Each year group’s section has 2 worksheets (3 levels of difficulty – developing, expected and greater depth) and the answers.  Remember that you only need to complete one level for each area – VF (varied fluency) and RPS (reasoning and problem solving).






*History – Today, we are looking at the way in which people were encouraged to ‘do their bit’ in World War II.  We will be thinking about the work of the Home Guard and the Women’s Land Army.  Use the link below to find out about both of these groups.  Make some notes in your book.



*Reading – make sure that you are reading for at least 10 minutes per day.

French – take a look at BBC Bitesize’s French section and choose an area to practise.


*PE – find a way to get active today.  That could be an indoor workout or time in the back garden.

Record your work in the book sent home from school.  Please send copies/photos of your work to the admin email address.

Have a good day,

Mrs Hollis