Mountains home learning – week 3

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Please find below the optional tasks for this week.


Reading English Maths PE Other
Mon Read for 30 mins. Spelling Shed for 10 minutes – Year 5 search ‘Y5Sum1-3’ and Year 6 search ‘Y6Sum1-3’. Today’s revision lesson is on prime numbers – I will send the LbQ code later.

Each day this week, I’m also going to include a ‘challenge’ maths task that you could do instead of LbQ, or as well as! Today’s is called ‘Connecting Calculations’: watch the 9-minute video here and complete this worksheet.

Joe Wicks You might have noticed that your English and maths activities are a bit shorter today… that’s because today it is May the Fourth – Star Wars Day! (“May the force be with you”). To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to have a whole school themed day! Now – before you panic – we recognise that not everyone is a Star Wars fan! If you are then great – but if you aren’t, these tasks can be based on any film, TV programme or book. The idea of today is to enjoy lots of fun and creative tasks and to be a little change in direction from the usual home school learning we offer! Click here to see the optional tasks.
Tue Follow this lesson (including a 17-minute video) from Year 6 Week 1 of the Oak National Academy. You will be using a setting description to make inferences and justify with evidence. You know how much I LOVE words – and I know a lot of you do too! Today you’re going to try ‘English with Holly’ – watch this Vocabulary Stretcher lesson and learn some beautiful words such as sycophant, conciliatory, perfunctory and many more! I’d love it if afterwards you could write me a few sentences using your favourites of the new words you’ve learnt 😊 Today’s revision lesson is on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000 – I will send the LbQ code later.

Your alternative/extra task (remember you can do this instead of or as well as LbQ) is called ‘I know… so…’: watch the 11-minute video here and complete this worksheet.

#ThisIsPE – watch lesson 4 (rock and roll gymnastics) and try some of the activities. Design and Technology: Try one of the engineering challenges from the engineers at Dyson in this booklet. You can choose any you like, but these three seem to use the fewest/easiest-to-find materials: #8: Cardboard Chair (p62-3), #12: Design and Build a Helicopter (p70-1) or #19: Homemade Water Bomb (p84-5). I’d love to see pictures of your creations!

French: Play on Duolingo for 20 minutes. I’d like to see some more movement on the leaderboard so I can update it soon!

Wed Follow lesson 2 from the Oak National Academy. Follow lesson 3 from the Oak National Academy where you will identify the features of a setting description. Today’s revision lesson is on long multiplication – I will send the LbQ code later.

Your alternative/extra task today is called ‘Multiplication: Which Way?’: watch the 10-minute video here and complete this worksheet.

Try a PE lesson from Real PE today – this is what we use in school so you’ll probably recognise it! Click here and log in using the username and the password westoxford. Click on ‘Key Stage 2’, watch the video for Day 1 and try some of the activities (Dice Frenzy warm-up, Personal Best Challenge – Matching Pairs, etc.) RE: The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began in the evening of Thursday 23rd April. It will end in the evening of Saturday 23rd May.  Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world will be preparing to take part.

This year’s Ramadan will be a bit different, as the coronavirus outbreak means that many people will not be able to visit friends and family, or their local mosque.

Follow this BBC lesson to learn how and why Muslims participate in the month of Ramadan and how they celebrate at the end of the month with Eid ul-Fitr. There are 3 videos to watch and 3 optional activities.

Computing: Play on for 30 mins.

Thu Read your book for 30 minutes and draw a picture to represent something that has happened in the story so far. Follow lesson 4 from the Oak National Academy where you will be learning about figurative language.

Extension: Follow lesson 5 from the Oak Academy (it’s only a 13-minute video!) where you will describe a setting.

Today’s revision lesson is on square and cube numbers – I will send the LbQ code later.

Today’s alternative/extra task is ‘Multiplication: Rank by Difficulty’: watch the 10-minute video here and complete this worksheet.

Watch the video and try some of the activities from Day 2 on Real PE (see the log-in details yesterday) – Select Footwork Patterns game, FUNS Skills: Footwork etc. Art: Since you learned about the Islamic festival of Ramadan yesterday, today you are going to create some Islamic art! Look through this PowerPoint, then read these instructions and use this template to create your own Islamic geometric repeating pattern.

Music: Follow this BBC lesson to learn about duration, tempo and Beethoven! There are 2 videos and 3 activities.

Fri There are no tasks today as it is a bank holiday. Relax! 😊 (If you do want something school-related to do, there are lots of online lessons here or other activities here. You could also do any of your online work: TTRockstars, Read Theory, Spelling Shed, Typing Club, Duolingo or

However… do you know why it is a bank holiday today? It’s because it’s VE day! Do you remember learning about VE day in our WW2 topic? Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. See the message below from BBC Radio Oxford about making some Great British Bunting to celebrate!

With so many events cancelled or restricted for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May, we wanted to come up with a way for people across Oxfordshire to mark the occasion and express their pride in our country and to remember and honour the men and women of WW2. 

From Monday 27th April, BBC Radio Oxford will be asking people to get creative and make their own special ‘Great British Bunting’ to hang in their windows.  Bunting can be decorated with pictures of soldiers who fought on the frontline or those who worked on the Homefront, it could be your grandad in the Navy or your great grandmother who worked for the RAF. Or you could draw a poppy to commemorate the fallen, a dove to celebrate lasting peace or a rainbow to symbolise hope. All the guidance and inspiration you need to make your bunting from whatever you have at home can be found at (I have also attached the bunting template and instructions below).

We’re asking people to send us their pictures and to tag us (@BBCOxford) in their social media as well as using the hashtags #GreatBritishBunting and #VEDay75 so that all the effort people put in can be shared far and wide. We’d also love anyone to get in touch with us to share their family stories of VE Day via social media or

Bunting Template

How to make your Great British Bunting step-by-step

VE Day Great British Bunting Instructions