Year 6 Maths Home Learning 18/10/18 – Miss Howells’s Group

October 17, 2018

Hello Year 6,


Here’s this week’s home learning…

Home Learning 17 Oct Multiplication

Air cannon

October 15, 2018

Science Club have been busy demonstrating that an empty plastic beaker may appear to have nothing in it … but in fact it is full of air molecules.   We made mini “air cannon” by attaching a balloon to one end of the cup and producing a blast of air that can make other objects move.

We had fun aiming at targets and seeing how big a stack of targets could be pushed over.  Rangefinders and other accessories were added to our cannon to make them more accurate and more decorative.

When a plastic cup was fitted to the end of the cannon, we discovered it could be propelled a distance of several metres!

Year 2 – Home Learning

October 12, 2018

This week for your homework we would like you to sort out the mixed up words.  Are they verbs, nouns or adverbs?

week 6 adj verb adverb

Week 6 Cover

Remember, you can earn an extra merit point for reading on bug club this week.  Happy Reading!


Miss Whitelock, Mrs Lancaster and Miss Watts

Year 6 Maths Home Learning 12/10/18 – Miss Howells’s Group

October 11, 2018

Hello Year 6,

Here’s this week’s maths home learning:

Home Learning 12 Oct Mental Multiplication

What’s in a nappy?

October 10, 2018

Last week, Science Club took a close look at a (clean, unused!) baby’s nappy to see the different amazing materials that are used to make modern nappies.  We noticed the types of layers, fastenings and elastic.  Then we looked closer at the filling inside the nappy and and found that it contained small granules of superabsorbent polymer material that can absorb large amounts of liquid.

We looked at different brands of nappies and wondered whether expensive brands of nappy are really that much more absorbent than the supermarket own brands which are much cheaper. So we tested two types of nappy to see how much liquid they could hold.

Testing two brands of nappy

How much liquid have they absorbed?

There wasn’t much difference between them – they could both hold about 1.6L of water (and that’s a lot…).

Finally we took apart the soggy nappy and fun handling the squishy, colourful mixture.

Year 2 Home Learning – Friday 5th October

October 5, 2018

In maths this week we have been thinking about number bonds to 20, we have built them with equipment and wrote our own part whole models. For your maths home learning this week we would like you to complete the challenge that matches your class activities.


week 5 HA challenge nb to 20


Spelling:  In phonics we have been investigating the o sound, all your spelling this week have all the graphemes Letter shapes) that you can use to write that sound.

week 5 spellings

Remember to read a t least 3 times to earn one responsibility merit.




Year 6 Maths Home Learning 5/10/18- Miss Howells’s Group

October 4, 2018

Hello Year 6,

Here’s this week’s maths home learning:

Home Learning 5 Oct Addition and Subtraction Probs and Multiplication

Year 2 Poetry Reading

October 2, 2018

This week we have been reciting and performing poetry about nocturnal animals.



Fizzy pop fountains

September 30, 2018

Welcome back to the Science Club blog! We have plenty of activities planned this year for our groups of Year 5 scientists.

Our first session started off this week with a cascade of fizzy pop!  We found that when we dropped Mentos mints into a full bottle of fizzy drink, the coating on the outside of the mint released the bubbles of carbon dioxide gas in the drink, and the liquid shot up into the air in a spectacular fountain.

The mints were carefully loaded into a special tube on top of the bottle

To work out the best number of mints to use, we tested different amounts of mints in fizzy lemonade

We investigated different types of fizzy pop and found that cola gave the best fountain.  It was easy to see which bottles had given the best results because they had the least liquid left in them. 

Finally we sampled some of the leftovers to see what they tasted like!

Year 2 Home Learning

September 28, 2018

This week we have been using co-ordinating conjunctions in our writing.  We would like you to practice this for your home learning.  Remember to read at least 3 times and complete your daily spellings in pencil.

week 4_spellings Week 4 Cover T-L-5651-Co-ordinating-Conjunctions-Differentitated-Activity-Sheets

Have fun!

Mrs Whitelock, Mrs Lancaster and Miss Watts.