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Class 17- Mr Walker

Hello and welcome to Class 17!

Every week I will be posting a range of tasks linked to the curriculum. If you have any questions, please get in touch on Class Dojo.

Week beginning 30th March

Daily Reading

Read for 15 minutes. Online texts can be accessed on Oxford Owl:

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Online free reading comprehensions can be accessed at (registration required).

The website provides texts at the appropriate level, following an initial reading assessment.


Write an adventure story based on a science lab


Your writing task is to continue the story. Firstly, plan what is going to happen; this will give structure to your story. 

Ancient Greece philosophers

Use the internet to create a factfile about an ancient Greek philosopher. 

Write a Greek story

Using all the facts you have learnt about the Ancient Greeks, write your own story. It could be about a Spartan warrior, an Athenian family or a famous philosopher.


When you are writing, please include the following features:

-A wide range of punctuation   A . , ; ! ? “ – ( )

-Relative clauses

-Varied sentence openers

-Technical vocabulary

-Sophisticated conjunctions (therefore, however, although, despite)


Complete the Maths activity booklet (see below for download link).


Linking  with Mr Hill-Shaw’s bug hunt session from last week, complete the habitats task (see below for download link).


Joe Wicks (9am)

Dance with Darcey Bussel (1.30pm)

Art and Design

Design and create a new minibeast! See below for the download link.


Continue with the KS2 music booklet (see below for download link).

Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

Daily Reading

Read for 15 minutes. Online texts can be accessed on Oxford Owl should you need them:

login details: Class 4
Username: swy56
Password: SWY56


Complete the writing tasks below:

  1. Plan and write a story based on your Greek mythical creature.
  2. Write a poem about your Greek mythical creature.
  3. Plan and write a newspaper report about schools having to shut due to the Coronavirus.
  4. Write a set of instructions on how to cure the Coronavirus. You can be as creative as you like!
  5. Create an advert for your cure.



Complete rounding questions set in the Year 6 Learning Plan (pages 2-4)

-Roman Numerals

Complete rounding questions set in the Year 6 Learning Plan (pages 5-7)


Design a character profile of your Greek mythical creature / hero. Include their strengths, weaknesses, hobbies, character history, greatest victories, arch enemies etc.


The heart. Children to view the Powerpoint (resource below) about the working of the heart and then design a poster for hospitals about how the heart works and how to keep your heart healthy .


The body coach – 5 minute daily circuit workout


If you own a tablet, download the Stop Motion app (for free) and create your own animation.

If you do not have a tablet, use Word or Powerpoint to word process one of your Literacy tasks.


Telford Music Service have created a music home learning document for Short Wood pupils…Enjoy! (Resource below).

Website to access from home


Whole Curriculum


-    An excellent free resource that covers all the curriculum

-     Educational online games

-    Lots of free curriculum resources.

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-…    Activities and quizzes

-    Twinkl is great for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

-    Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. 


-     IXL can be used for children from Reception to Year 6

 -     Everyone has a Times Tables Rockstars login and password. any problems let me know at



-     Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

-     Everyone has experience using Scratch for creative computer programming


-     National Geographic has lots of activities and quizzes.

-     Nature detectives have lots of activities for the garden.

-     Geography gaming!



-     Duolingo allows you to learn languages for free (online or via an app).


Art and Design Technology


Tinkercad is an excellent online design package.


Cool educational videos


Weekly overview


Reading Book and Reading Diary.

Please help your child to remember to bring their reading book and reading diary every day.

We would also like you to be reading at home each night and making an entry into your reading diary.


Children need to remember to bring their PE kits every Monday and Thursday.


Maths and Literacy Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and returned every Monday. Children should also practise instant recall facts and times tables.

Water bottle

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school each day.

Our Spring Term Topic


The Ancient Greeks

Year 6 Spellings


Overall School: 96.6%

Short Wood Primary School - Aiming high, growing dreams. School is now closed - we will only be open for pupils of essential workers and vulnerable pupils. Please only bring your child to school if you have NO OTHER option for childcare provision, keep your children at home if possible as this is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus. Thank you.