Home Learning 2.2.21

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Was really lovely to hear from so many of you yesterday – thank you for your emails!

Today’s extra learning from Mrs Pomeroy:


Here you can have a look around America’s most famous National Parks from your own home!


Warm Up:

Yesterday we looked at 3D shapes and their features. Today we are going to look at building them.

To build a 3D shape we use what is called a ‘net’

Here is an example of what a ‘net’ looks like for a cube:

Net Cube | Teaching Resources

As you can see it has 6 equal faces.

All other 3D shapes have nets.

We would like you to have a research to find the nets of the shapes from your lists yesterday.

If you’re able to print them out and have a go at building your own 3D shapes. This can be quite tricky!

Here is also a fun game you can play to match the net up with the shape:



Torn Shapes:

Jason’s class cut out rectangles and some shapes which were two rectangles joined together from one centimetre squared paper.
They then counted how many squares the shapes took up.

After this they tore a piece out of some of their shapes to make a puzzle for the other groups to do.
Can you work out how many squares there were in these shapes before the bit was torn out? The orange, blue, green and yellow shapes were rectangles. The bottom two shapes, which are pale orange and purple, were each two rectangles joined together.

six torn rectangles

Courtney’s group tore too much off their grey rectangle!

torn rectangle

What is the smallest number of squares it could have had?What is the largest number of squares it could have had if it was not longer than the longest of the other shapes?


Today you are going to gather the research for your newspaper article. You can either make up your own floor or find one that actually happenend.

The questions you need to think about answering when you are researching are:

What happened? (Facts/measurements/pictures)

Where did it happen? (country/county/town/city)

When did it happen? (date/month/year/time)

Who was involved?

Were there any eye witnesses?

Did anyone get injured?

There may be other important facts that you find during your research – make sure you record these as well.

Daily Maths:

Choose Number 58/436/4326.2

  1. +200
  2. -10
  3. x100
  4. x10
  5. x4
  6. +65 – 21
  7. ________ + ? = 8795
  8. Write in Roman Numerals
  9. Write in Words
  10. There were _____________________ birds counted during the course of week. If exactly the same were counted the following week. How many were counted altogether? (Take out the decimal for the larger number)


Opportunity for Timestables Rockstars – you are able to challenge each other (or even the teacher).

My Maths

Top Marks have some great games to play especially for maths!


As well as being an artist using natural material, Andy Goldsworthy is also a talented sculptor and photographer! 

Not only does he create 2D art he also creates 3D art (sculptures) using natural material.

Here are some of his amazing examples:

Can you create a sculpture out of natural resources?  It needs to be 3D rather than lying on the floor (2D). 

Ideally, try to make your sculpture out of natural resources but if this is tricky you can create it out of any material you like.  

You may wish to take inspiration from the photos provided or why not take the opportunity to take a walk and practice your photography skills! 

Is there anything that can inspire you in your own local community to create a sculpture?  You could even collect resources to recreate it!

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Have a great Tuesday,

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt