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Welcome to our homework page.

There will be daily challenges to help you continue your learning while you are at home. Every day there will be a selection of different challenges, try to complete as many as you can.

Each day, please challenge yourself to:

  • Practise your reading skills on Read Theory
  • Practise your times tables in TT Rockstars
  • Use Hit the Button to practise your mental maths skills
  • Choose a spelling challenge (from the spelling grid) to help you learn your spelling words


I will be updating this part of the website with exciting new challenges every day for you to choose from.



I can't wait to see you all on zoom this week!

More details will be sent to your parents by email 

Please send me a message to say hello or share something you are doing this week!

If you want to let me know anything then feel free to send a message - I'd love to hear from you even if it's just a hello! You'll need an email address though so you may need to ask someone for help.

                                                      Term 6!

Something fun - body percussion!

Art Smarties - have a look at this First news Competition

Art Smarties - have a look at this First news Competition 1

Our new project is ... minibeasts!

Our new project is ... minibeasts! 1

Thank you for sending me some amazing work - I am really sorry I haven't got it on the website just yet - I will do it ready for next week. Please send me something to share!
I can't wait to see you all next week in our zoom meetings - I am just working out the days :)


Tom's water cycle film

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Tom decided to use animation to demonstrate his water cycle knowledge - enjoy!

Term 6 shout-outs!

Term 6 shout-outs! 1 Alicia is giving Joe Wicks a lesson in PE!
Term 6 shout-outs! 2 ... and planning it thoroughly!
Term 6 shout-outs! 3 Poaching poster
Term 6 shout-outs! 4 Alicia's elephants
Term 6 shout-outs! 5 Tom's humans destroying the world poster
Term 6 shout-outs! 6 Billy's maths
Term 6 shout-outs! 7 Billy is baking bread - it looks delicious
Term 6 shout-outs! 8 Cooling off in the stream
Term 6 shout-outs! 9 Rosie is saving the planet
Term 6 shout-outs! 10 Alicia paddleboarding
Term 6 shout-outs! 11 Alicia swimming in the river
Term 6 shout-outs! 12 Paddleboarding in the sunshine
Term 6 shout-outs! 13 Alicia and Rosie cooling off
Term 6 shout-outs! 14 Rosie's rainforest poster
Term 6 shout-outs! 15 Rosie's information poster
Term 6 shout-outs! 16 Tommy's crazy animal poem
Term 6 shout-outs! 17 Rosie's weather inspired poem
Term 6 shout-outs! 18 Tom's research about the High Seas
Term 6 shout-outs! 19 Tom's Eye Fly
Term 6 shout-outs! 20 Rylee's poem - sorry its sideways!
Term 6 shout-outs! 21 Rosie's research
Term 6 shout-outs! 22 Gethin found a Stag Beetle
Term 6 shout-outs! 23 Anya is following the rocket launch
Term 6 shout-outs! 24 Anya is making a bug hotel
Term 6 shout-outs! 25 Anya's luxury bug hotel
Term 6 shout-outs! 26 Pond dipping with Anya and Dad
Term 6 shout-outs! 27 Jessica's verse
Term 6 shout-outs! 28 Ryan's invertebrate
Term 6 shout-outs! 29 Rosie's NHS collage
Term 6 shout-outs! 30 Rosie's invertebrate
Term 6 shout-outs! 31 Scrabble spellings
Term 6 shout-outs! 32 Gethin's spellings - great way to use scrabble
Term 6 shout-outs! 33 Gethin has bees
Term 6 shout-outs! 34 Nature smart Gethin!
Term 6 shout-outs! 35 Gethin found a tiger moth
Term 6 shout-outs! 36 Gethin's maths
Term 6 shout-outs! 37 Gethin's kindness
Term 6 shout-outs! 38 Rosie's invertebrates work
Term 6 shout-outs! 39 Oscar's river project at the start
Term 6 shout-outs! 40 Oscar working on his river project
Term 6 shout-outs! 41 Oscar's finished river project
Term 6 shout-outs! 42 Tommy's friction experiment
Term 6 shout-outs! 43 Rosie is getting a new puppy!!
Term 6 shout-outs! 44 Rosie's water story
Term 6 shout-outs! 45 Alicia's medal for NHS
Term 6 shout-outs! 46 Alicia is giving Rolo a cuddle!
Term 6 shout-outs! 47 Alicia's NHS poster
Term 6 shout-outs! 48 It feels great when you master maths!
Term 6 shout-outs! 49 Billy and Daisy doing their times tables
Term 6 shout-outs! 50 Billy and Tiggy
Term 6 shout-outs! 51 Billy on the Pump Track
Term 6 shout-outs! 52 Billy grew some radishes
Term 6 shout-outs! 53 Ryan preparing lunch
Term 6 shout-outs! 54 Ryan made Hawaiian Spam Musubi!

Welcome back! Term 5 Home learning - new project - Rivers and water

Welcome back! Term 5 Home learning - new project - Rivers and water 1

Dear Parents

We have been constantly examining online learning and will be recommending BBC Bitesize for our English and maths learning. Continue to check the daily plan for details. We will carry on providing writing, geography or science learning linked to our project on ‘water’.

Happy learning

Mrs Hillier

Dear Parents

We are moving away from our River’s project for this week to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. At the moment it is even more important that we learn how to keep our brains healthy, as much as our bodies. We have completed lots of learning on this in class already – ask your child to explain what they already understand.


This online book has been suggested to help us talk about anxiety experienced around the Coronavirus and recommend you read it with your children:




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Term 5 spellings

Term 5 Shout-outs!

Term 5 Shout-outs! 1 Willow's kindness poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 2 Rosie's fact and opinion work
Term 5 Shout-outs! 3 Rosie's favourite things poem
Term 5 Shout-outs! 4 Gethin cooking marshmallows
Term 5 Shout-outs! 5 Gethin's cycle route
Term 5 Shout-outs! 6 Gethin is making a bee hive frame
Term 5 Shout-outs! 7 Gethin and Seren on their bike ride
Term 5 Shout-outs! 8 Gethin's art competition
Term 5 Shout-outs! 9 Jacob working hard!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 10 Jacob's wrdsearch
Term 5 Shout-outs! 11 Rosie's writing
Term 5 Shout-outs! 12 Sapphire's watercycle poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 13 Saphire's non-chronological report
Term 5 Shout-outs! 14 Tom's vertebrates and invertebrates
Term 5 Shout-outs! 15 Tom's learning a new skill - cross stitch
Term 5 Shout-outs! 16 Tom cooking
Term 5 Shout-outs! 17 Tom serving his cooking
Term 5 Shout-outs! 18 Bella's NHS poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 19 Bella being creative
Term 5 Shout-outs! 20 Bella hard at work
Term 5 Shout-outs! 21 Bella's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 22 Bella doing her school work
Term 5 Shout-outs! 23 Ryan's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 24 Billy cooking his breakfast
Term 5 Shout-outs! 25 Billy cooking more breakfast!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 26 Billy and Daisy's VE Day tea party
Term 5 Shout-outs! 27 Billy and Daisy setting up a new tent
Term 5 Shout-outs! 28 Billy's homemade camp for cubs
Term 5 Shout-outs! 29 Billy's VE Day writing
Term 5 Shout-outs! 30 Will doing some maths
Term 5 Shout-outs! 31 Willow baking to give the neighbours
Term 5 Shout-outs! 32 Willow playing for the NHS
Term 5 Shout-outs! 33 Willow's fairy garden
Term 5 Shout-outs! 34 Jess and her sister holding their bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 35 Jess's bunting on her house
Term 5 Shout-outs! 36 Rosie's recount - how I found my hobbies
Term 5 Shout-outs! 37 Sapphire's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 38 Sam's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 39 Anya's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 40 Anya and Petra with their bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 41 Gethin investigated his Grandad's role in the war
Term 5 Shout-outs! 42 Maisey and Jayden's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 43 Gethin's writing
Term 5 Shout-outs! 44 Sebastian's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 45 Seb's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 46 Sebastian's bunting in detail
Term 5 Shout-outs! 47 Sapphire's reaction to the staff video!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 48 Gethin making his bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 49 Gethin made white chocolate and banana cake
Term 5 Shout-outs! 50 Jacob's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 51 Jacob's bunting on show
Term 5 Shout-outs! 52 Josie is making a logo town!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 53 Alicia's VE Day bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 54 Billy and his bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 55 Rosie's chocolate experiment
Term 5 Shout-outs! 56 The detail on Alicia's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 57 Oscar's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 58 Oscar's Viking longship
Term 5 Shout-outs! 59 Oscar is keeping up with his Oxford United work
Term 5 Shout-outs! 60 Oscar made a loom and then did some weaving
Term 5 Shout-outs! 61 Oscar's NHS rainbow
Term 5 Shout-outs! 62 Oscar's photography competition
Term 5 Shout-outs! 63
Term 5 Shout-outs! 64 Oscar's VE day powerpoint
Term 5 Shout-outs! 65 Dress up Friday with Joe Wicks
Term 5 Shout-outs! 66 Reading to cousins & grandparents to keep in touch
Term 5 Shout-outs! 67 Alicia baked Mediterranean vegetable tart - yummy!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 68 Alicia went for a bike ride and climbed a tree
Term 5 Shout-outs! 69 Josie's bunting
Term 5 Shout-outs! 70 Rylee's gingerbread family
Term 5 Shout-outs! 71 Rylee enjoying a walk in the park
Term 5 Shout-outs! 72 Rylee and his family going for a walk
Term 5 Shout-outs! 73 Tom's Four Seasons writing - great paragraphs
Term 5 Shout-outs! 74 Tom's states of matter poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 75 Alicia's poem
Term 5 Shout-outs! 76 Alicia's art - inspired by Hundertwasser
Term 5 Shout-outs! 77 Bella made Captain Tom Moore a card - good job!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 78 Maisey's solid, liquid and gas poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 79 Maisey's poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 80 Maisey made a rainbow pom pom
Term 5 Shout-outs! 81 Gethin's solid, liquid and gas poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 82 Josie's States of Matter poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 83 Tom's States of Matter poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 84 Anya's mindmap
Term 5 Shout-outs! 85 Jacob learnt his spellings using play-doh this wee
Term 5 Shout-outs! 86 Alicia's lego game - tested over zoom
Term 5 Shout-outs! 87 Sebastian's music certificate
Term 5 Shout-outs! 88 Sapphire on a bike ride
Term 5 Shout-outs! 89 Wow Sapphire is playing her cornet
Term 5 Shout-outs! 90 Sapphire's writing
Term 5 Shout-outs! 91 Sapphire's poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 92 Rosie's writer's workshop might give you an idea
Term 5 Shout-outs! 93 Billy and Daisy's art
Term 5 Shout-outs! 94 Billy made a den!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 95 Billy and Daisy are getting plenty of exercise
Term 5 Shout-outs! 96 Billy is becoming a pancake expert!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 97 Gethin cycled to see the Bluebells
Term 5 Shout-outs! 98 Gethin is working hard in the allotment
Term 5 Shout-outs! 99 Gethin is doing his spellings outside - great idea
Term 5 Shout-outs! 100 Maisey's Viking longboat
Term 5 Shout-outs! 101 Maisey is enjoying her cooking
Term 5 Shout-outs! 102 Maisey and Jayden are cooking
Term 5 Shout-outs! 103 Maisey created a fizzy drink poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 104 Maisey went on a bike ride
Term 5 Shout-outs! 105 Tom's fizzy drink poster
Term 5 Shout-outs! 106 Anya acting out her verb tenses!
Term 5 Shout-outs! 107 Sapphire's newspaper article
Term 5 Shout-outs! 108 Jacob is doing maths
Term 5 Shout-outs! 109 Rosie's 5W questions
Term 5 Shout-outs! 110 Tom's homemade battery
Term 5 Shout-outs! 111 Tom's battery
Term 5 Shout-outs! 112 Sebastian's facts on water
Term 5 Shout-outs! 113 Jack made a fizzy drink powerpoint
Term 5 Shout-outs! 114 To give you an idea - Jack's underwater writing
Term 5 Shout-outs! 115 Jess's solid, liquid and gas poster

Easter holidays

I can't believe we have had two weeks working at home. Well done everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the activities and want to say a great big thank you to your parents and families for supporting you! THANK YOU! Well done to you if you sent me some of your work - I hope you like seeing it on our 'shout-out' board! It's not too late to send something!!


It is now the Easter holidays, so I won't be setting daily work. Please check back in on MONDAY 20th APRIL for activities connected to our new project!!

Enjoy the Easter break - Joe Wicks is still doing his exercises and there are some other things for you to do here ....

Stay safe, be good!
Mrs Hillier 



Oscar had a haircut and raised nearly £200 for charity! Oscar you are so people smart!

Oscar had a haircut and raised nearly £200 for charity! Oscar you are so people smart! 1
Oscar had a haircut and raised nearly £200 for charity! Oscar you are so people smart! 2


Shout-outs! 1 Ryan used his number skills to play Monopoly
Shout-outs! 2 Tom typed his non-chronological report
Shout-outs! 3 Part two!
Shout-outs! 4 Jack solves countdown again!
Shout-outs! 5 Sebastian's non chronological report
Shout-outs! 6 Jacob is busy working
Shout-outs! 7 Gethin has designed and made a longboat!
Shout-outs! 8 Sapphire's longboat drawing
Shout-outs! 9 Sapphire's Viking boat made from beads
Shout-outs! 10 Josie's picture
Shout-outs! 11 Josie's sword
Shout-outs! 12 Josie's Viking soldier
Shout-outs! 13 Rosie has caterpillars to watch
Shout-outs! 14 Anya wrote a beautiful poem about a Kingfisher
Shout-outs! 15 Can you crack Tom's code?
Shout-outs! 16 The rest of Tom's code
Shout-outs! 17 Can you crack Gethin's code?
Shout-outs! 18 Sapphire's desert island postcard
Shout-outs! 19 Sapphire has made a beautiful Anglo Saxon bracelet
Shout-outs! 20 Alicia's animal poem - such imagery
Shout-outs! 21 Jack should be the next countdown presenter!
Shout-outs! 22 Well done Jack!
Shout-outs! 23 Billy has drawn an Anglo Saxon farm
Shout-outs! 24 Billy's family all joined in!
Shout-outs! 25 Sam's spellings
Shout-outs! 26 Ryan and his family are keeping fit!
Shout-outs! 27 Ryan's been cooking too
Shout-outs! 28 I am loving Ryan's new look!
Shout-outs! 29 Something exciting through my letter box
Shout-outs! 30 A letter from Alicia!
Shout-outs! 31 Anys is practising her spellings
Shout-outs! 32 Sam's menu 1
Shout-outs! 33 Sam's menu 2
Shout-outs! 34 Oscar's Anglo Saxon game
Shout-outs! 35 Oscar's Blue Peter story
Shout-outs! 36 Oscar's footy kit design
Shout-outs! 37 Rosie's Anglo Saxon card houses
Shout-outs! 38 Rosie's spelling story
Shout-outs! 39 Rosie's reading list - thanks for recommendations!
Shout-outs! 40 Tom has been busy drawing a Viking!
Shout-outs! 41 Tom's newspaper article
Shout-outs! 42 Billy is busy doing maths
Shout-outs! 43 Anglo Saxon house at Earth Trust
Shout-outs! 44 Anya in the construction process
Shout-outs! 45 The finished house! Well done Anya!

A message from our brass teacher!

Week beginning 30th March Spellings:

Mrs Hillier’s group – Word families based on common words

Length, strength, purpose, history, different, difficult, separate, suppose, therefore, knowledge


Mrs Hutton’s group – ‘z’ sound spelt ‘s’

Television, treasure, usual, division, vision, pleasure, measure, occasion, usually, leisure



Week beginning 23rd March Spellings:

Mrs Hillier's group  (word families)

solve, solution, insoluble, dissolve, solvent and sign, signature, assign, design, signal

Spelling activity menu

Week 2 Activity Menu

Week 1 Activity Menu