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2a. Week Nine Monday 8th June

Home Learning Plans

Maple Class

Week Beginning: Monday 8th  June

Maple Class’ topic is ‘Cool Britannia’, an exploration of the country we live in. A lot of our learning is based around exploring Great Britain.


Mr Mackinnon is hoping to read stories to you, with some questions to answer. Watch this space! Until then, try the 60-second comprehensions: Dear Neighbours, Review of the Tiny Tots Ballet Performance, Vote Michael for Milk Monitor, and Top Tips from an Advertising Expert. Try to complete one a day, and read a book you enjoy on the last day.

Ebooks are still available at the Oxford Owls webpage  login through the ‘My Class Login’ button.

Username: st barnabas maple (make sure you leave spaces)
Password: Books

The website MyOn is still offering free access to its online e-books during the lockdown.



  • This week the words shave the ‘S’ sound made with ‘ce’ spelling. Apologies for the mix up with last week’s spellings.
  • First, use the, Look Say Cover Write Check, resource.
  • Get a grown up to read the dictation answer sheet while you try and fill in the blank words on the dictation sheet. Don’t worry if you get any wrong, instead look at the answers and then have another go.
  • When you are feeling confident, logon to Purple Mash, there is a to do: Y3 SUM2 WK-quiz.


  • This week I would like you to look at two more Spike Milligan poems
  • The first poem is called ‘Infectious Smiles’. When Spike Milligan was really little, there was a terrible epidemic (which is like a pandemic) called ‘The Spanish Flu’, In the poem he turns around the awful flu into a different kind of infection.  Read it and talk about the poem to a grown up. If there are any words in the poem you don’t know ask your grown up to explain them.
  • Write a short explanation of the poem. Give it the title ‘Infectious Smiles’ What do you think it means? Do you think it is a good poem to read at the moment? Do you agree with what the poem is saying?
  • Now, read the poem ‘The Squirdle’.
  • Find the nonsense words and underline them.
  • What do you think a Squirdle is? What about a Pussel-skwonk? Use the nonsense animal generator to help you describe what they look like.
  • Write a short description of each nonsense animal and draw a picture of them as well.
  • Now imagine you think you thunk you thought you saw a nonsense animal.
  • What does your animal look like? What is it called? Write a short description.
  • If you can’t think of a name for it, take the first sound of the month you were born in, the last sound in your name and some of your favourite animal. So, If you were born in June, your name was Henry and your favourite animal was a dog your animal could be called a Junry-og.
  • Try to write a nonsense poem about (nearly) seeing your nonsense animal. Remember to think about how Spike Milligan wrote The Squirdle


Maths: This week we are starting to look at the properties of shapes.

  • First, Logon to MathsWithParents and try the introduction to angles activities
  • Then learn about right angles with the right angle worksheet
  • Then look at the Turns Powerpoint
  • Try the Right angles as degrees of turn worksheet
  • Learn what Acute and Obtuse Angle are with the Acute and obtuse angles worksheet
  • Go to MyMaths and try the Angles 1 activities
  • Choose a challenge from the Compare angles worksheets


Wider Curriculum

  • Pick activities of your choice from Home Learning Matrix.