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Monday 18th May

Welcome to the our last week of home learning

before half term!

Our whole school theme is Fairy Tales...

We understand how difficult it is to learn from home and we want you to know that we are very proud of you all. Although we encourage you to have a go at the learning activities we set, it is completely acceptable that there will be days when you do not feel like doing the tasks we give you AND THAT IS FINE!  

All your teachers are really missing you and would love to see any work that you are particularly proud of. Please ask an adult to email it to the office and it will be directed to your teacher. Let us know if you do not want it to appear on the school website blog. 


For the two weeks either side of half term we are running a whole-school fairy tales topic.

This week we are asking you to read, watch and listen to as many different types of fairy tales and traditional tales as you can, including any stories that feature fairy tale characters and alternative versions. These are great for children in Year 5/6 because you get to see these well-known tales from a different viewpoint. FREE links to help you more easily access a range of traditional tales (Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Oscar Wilde) and fables (Aesop) can be found in the Home Learning School Closure section of the English page where there is a Whole School Traditional Tales section.

Which fairy tale could each of these images belong to?

Today, listen to Mrs Marlow read: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by Lane Smith.


Still image for this video

Spend your time this week reading as much as you can. Some Book Ideas: 

  • Traditional fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson 
  • Grimm Tales by Phillip Pullman 
  • The Jolly Postman  by Janet and Allen Ahlberg 
  • Mixed up fairytales by Hilary Robinson  
  • Twisted Fairytales by Jason Tipple 
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka 
  • The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas  
  • The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon 
  • The true story of Little Red Riding by Agnese Baruzzi 
  • Tumbleweed by Dick King Smith 
  • Sir Charlie Stinky Socks series by Kristina Stephenson   
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman  
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
  • Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child
  • Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

Remember to check out your bookcase at home for any traditional tales lurking there...

Online stories:

Look on places like YouTube to find different versions and readings of any kind of well-loved tale. There are lots out there!

Here are some to get you started:

A selection of tales from ‘The Literacy Shed’


Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’  part 1


part 2


Roald Dahl’s version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’


‘The Jolly Postman  or other people’s letters’  by Janet and Allan Ahlberg


Good fairy tales use direct speech (or inverted commas) accurately to show the characters talking. Try these Bitesize grammar exercises to revise how to use them accurately.

Happy News!

Year 5&6 Maths Starter - today's starter was sent in by Anahita.

Sumdog Reward

Because you are all amazing, a reward has been sent on your Sumdog account. Log in to collect it. 

Year 5&6 'I See Maths' reasoning - watch the video and try the task

Year 5 Daily Maths Task

Please go through the PowerPoint 'Rainbow Angles' and then complete the activity. If you would like an extra challenge, then why not have a go at completing the challenge task too!

Year 6 Daily Maths Task

This week we would like you to revise fractions. Please find Summer Term Week 3, Lesson 1 - Simplify fractions on the link below. Watch the video and try some of the sheet.

Now you have completed your tasks, here's a joke to make you smile!