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Falcons Class - Year 5/6


Hi Falcons Class,


I hope you are all looking after yourselves and that you and your families are all well.  Please see below for this weeks plan:


Falcons Class Learning W/B 30th March



Your spelling words this week are:

  • independence
  • independent
  • innocence
  • innocent
  • obedience
  • obedient
  • observance
  • observant
  • substance
  • tolerance
  • tolerant


Please do spend time practising these words using the ways you know (I have added the Spelling Menu to this page too). Ask an adult at home to test you on Wednesday, you can even test them too. Who will score more?


Monday: Please spend some time playing this game to further consolidate your understanding of adverbs and verbs 



Wednesday: Go around the house and find 3 nouns in every room. For each noun I would like you to give it 2 of the most impressive, descriptive adjectives you can (making an expanded noun phrase). I would then like you to write a similie or metaphor to describe each noun. Set this out neatly in your books please.




Tuesday: Please complete the tasks from the Harry Potter reading activity below.

Remember, as well as this specific reading activity try and read something every day! You can also use the links below (to Oxford Owl and Audible) to access new reading materials.




Monday-Wednesday: I would like you to edit and redraft your Biography of a famous individual who inspires you. This can either be done on Purple Mash or re-written in any way you deem appropriate. Remember that our work should always aim to be excellent and beautiful. Please e-mail your completed writing (or a picture of it) to me- I am excited to read the biographies and to learn who inspires you!




Every morning, I will be setting 3 different Mathletics activities for you to complete. Different tasks will be set for Year 5 and Year 6, these tasks are aimed at consolidating your existing knowledge. Remember, I will be monitoring your scores and progress so please complete these to the best of your ability. I would advise you to have some scrap paper next to your device/ laptop to help you with your working out!




Monday: Please choose any one of the activities from this link ( and complete it. This is chance for you to lead your own learning so take full advantage of it.


Curriculum & Computing


Tuesday: Using the links provided below as a starting point, I would like you to carry out research about the Galapagos Islands. You can include any information you deem appropriate, you can also focus on a particular element that interests you (e.g. the wildlife, their location, their history etc.)


WednesdayUsing either Purple Mash or a more old-fashioned method (paper and pencil/ pen) I would like to produce either a poster, leaflet or report all about the Galapagos Islands (or about the particular element of the Galapagos Islands you researched)- use your research from yesterday. Remember, we are aiming for excellent and beautiful presentation. Please e-mail any completed work to me!


Useful links 

Here is the link to access reading books via the internet. Your parents will need to register with an e-mail address, but it is free.

Amazon have also made some books free to read via the Kindle app. The Kindle App is free, all you need to do is download it to a mobile device (having discussed this with your parents) and then you can access these free texts.


This website also includes a range of Reading Games.


Audible have made their streaming service for e-books free during the current situation, there are again a wide range of audio books that you will enjoy listening to. This is a brilliant service and I would really recommend it.


Here is a range of links for P.E and other forms of exercise. Some of you may have seen Joe Wicks is running P.E daily from 9:00-9:30 on his Youtube channel.


Here is a collection of links for your Parents (and you) to look at with regard to your learning. These websites used to be paid for but are now free and have lots of different activities.


David Walliams


I know many of you have enjoyed reading the David Walliams books over the course of this academic year.  Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20 minutes of pure fun! You can also access these after 11am using the soundcloud link.


BBC Live Lessons


BBC Live Lessons also offers a range of lessons. Having looked through them, I would recommend you watch the video lesson via the link below. This is all about Marine Life on our planet, it links nicely to our Science Learning all about Charles Darwin.


White Rose Maths


​White Rose Maths are offering a range of free video lessons and resources. Simply click the link, choose the appropriate Year Group and go from there. The videos are really informative and will help you to complete the tasks. You don't need to print off the worksheets, just carry out the work in your green Home Learning Books.


Additional Resources


​I have also posted some additional activities below, they are the PDF Files entitled "Extra Arithmetic", "Extra GPS", "Problems of the Day" and "Extra Reading". These activities can be completed in your home learning books (you do not need to print anything off to complete these tasks) if you require some additional practice or would like some additional practice or opportunities to develop your skills. 

I will be on the lookout for more links and useful activities, as I see them I will e-mail them out to you and post them on there. If you find anything exciting or interesting that you would like your classmates to do, send it to me and I will circulate the best ideas amongst the class!


I have also attached the class timetable we developed on Friday- remember you do not “need” to follow this but do have a look at the recommended timings for each subject!  The only change I have made is suggesting that Times Table Practice becomes Mental Maths- use your Mathletics account to revise any learning from earlier in they year. If you spend 20 minutes a day on Times Table Rockstars you might (just) become as fast as me… 


Documentary Challenge


Over the course of the next week, I would challenge all of you to watch one of these nature documentaries- it can be a single episode on a particular interest of yours. I would then like you to write a paragraph in your Green Books summarising what you have learnt, or you can type it in an e-mail or word document and send it to me. Remember, a summary includes the key, most interesting information- leave out unnecessary information but ensure your writing makes sense, is well punctuated and has correct spellings (you can access a dictionary via any device with an internet connection).


The range of documentary programmes are below (all links are to BBC iplayer, which is free as long as you have a TV Licence at home- check this with your parents first):


If you have Netflix, Amazon Prime or any other streaming service then feel free to watch something via one of those medias.


Easter Holidays


As none of us will be able to enjoy the Easter Holidays as we usually do, I have included a range of activities you can complete during the holidays, should you wish to. There is no expectation on you to do this but if you are feeling bored, restless or like you have nothing to do the book below has (literally) hundreds of ideas for you to carry out. The file is called Creative Homework Tasks and can be found below. 


You also have your Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash Logins, I have not set any new 2Dos or tasks but feel to log in and spend time on these websites.​ There are also the other links on this page. 

Stay safe,


Mr Spurgeon

Reading - Tuesday 31st March

Spelling Menu

Please find below the answers for the work set last week :)

Suggested Home Learning Timetable


Email Mr Spurgeon