Home Learning 1.3.21

Good morning! Happy 1st March!

Facts about March:

  • March’s flower is the daffodil.
  • March’s birthstones are the bloodstone and aquamarine. The meaning of the bloodstone is courage.
  • The star signs for March are Pisces (February 20 to March 20) and Aries (March 21 to April 20).
  • March is one of two months of the year that begin with an ‘M’ in the English language (May is the other). Both have an ‘A’ as their second letter, and they come on either side of April.
  • It is less common for Easter to occur in March than in April. Recent occurrences in March were in 2002 (March 31), 2005 (March 27), 2008 (March 23), 2013 (March 31) and 2016 (March 27).
  • March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war, and is called “mars” in some languages. This is also where the planet Mars gets its name from.

Just a reminder that Mrs Hewitt is in school this week so Mrs Powell will be answering any emails from both classes.

If you would like the opportunity to talk to a teacher and LSA please email in and we will arrange this – this can be to go over anything (anxieties, work, home achievements etc)

You have until the end of the day to set up your last ‘Chance to Chat’ session with you and your friends on Monday or Tuesday.

Phone-calls will be happening as usual this week – this is another opportunity to discuss work, worries, achievements at home etc.

This is, hopefully, the last week before we all go back! Let’s make it a good one!

Extra Learning:

Today’s Learning:


Warm Up:

This week we are going to be looking at co-ordinates.

Here are some questions to check what you know already:

What are co-ordinates?

What do co-ordinates look like?

Why might we use co-ordinates?

What jobs use co-ordinates?

Here is an example of what a co-ordinates graph may look like:

Graphing - Coordinate Axes - MathBitsNotebook(Jr)

This has 4 quadrants (parts)

The lines or axis have been labelled x and y

The co-ordinates have been written in blue and are written in brackets using a comma to separate them.

The first number is always the horizontal number and the second number is the vertical number (along the corridor and up the stairs)

For today’s task answer the questions and watch this video explaining co-ordinates in more detail:


Extra Challenge:

Achilles and the Tortoise

In the 5th century B.C. Zeno used his mathematical knowledge to develop this famous paradox.

Achilles was in a race with a tortoise, and the tortoise was given a head start of 1000 paces. Achilles could run 10 times faster than the tortoise. After Achilles had run 1000 paces, the tortoise would still be 100 paces ahead! When Achilles had run the next 100 paces, the tortoise would still be 10 paces ahead. Zeno argued that Achilles would keep gaining on the tortoise but never catch him.

Is his thinking correct? What do you think would happen as the race went on?


Warm Up:

This week we are going to design our own invention and then you are going to present it either to your family, friends or cuddly toys!

To begin with we need to think about what we are going to invent. It needs to be something that no-one else has thought of. Something that will make yours or somebody else’s life easier.

Think of everything the Victorians invented, have another look at this video if you are not sure:


Today you just need to decide on what you are going to invent and give it a name.

Daily Maths:

Choose either 56/214/6573.2

  1. Write in words
  2. Write in Roman Numerals
  3. +56
  4. x100
  5. divide by 10
  6. find half
  7. x3
  8. -34
  9. ____________ + ? = 7695
  10. The school office phone rang _____________ during the week. If it rang 12 times on Monday, 12 times on Tuesday, 6 times on Wednesday, and 3 times on Thursday, how many times did it ring ton Friday?


Letters of the alphabet


Can you recite the alphabet in French.

Spell out your full name in French


When a new invention has been created it doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be even better!

Over time,  with the development of new materials, new ideas and research inventions can be adapted to make them even better!

A great example of this is the bicycle….Take a look at the video, whilst you are watching think about the changes that have occured each time.  


We are beginning to understand just how many inventions occurred during the Victorian period. 

Here is a list of just some of the inventions.  You can find more examples here:  https://interestingengineering.com/here-are-some-of-the-most-important-victorian-era-inventions

 Can you research one of the Victoria inventions and present the development of the items?

You can choose as many versions as you wish.  You can draw the development, create each one out of junk,  write about it,  create a stop motion video. 

Think about the materials that were used and what technology improved the inventions.

Have a lovely Monday everyone

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt