Home Learning 4.3.21

Good morning and happy Thursday!

Today is the last day of any virtual meetings. There will still be blog work up on Friday for you to complete but as we are all in school we are unable to virtually catch-up!

We have already discussed and answered lots of questions from you about what the return to school will look like but there is still time to ask anything you may want to about it and we will try and answer those questions.

Our topic will stay as ‘Inventors’ when we return 🙂

Extra Learning:

Today’s SpAG and Maths have been set by Miss Scotchford and P.E by Mr Edwards – any feedback or questions will get forwarded on to them 🙂


Good morning everyone! I hope you are all looking forward to being back at school on Monday; I can’t wait to see you on Thursday! We have the second of our five ‘murder mystery’ clues today and become one step closer to revealing the murderer!

The Great British Spag Off – Who killed the Chef?

Story: PDF

The suspects:

Suspect list: PDF

Clue 2 – Fix it:

STEP 1: Using the table of prefixes found at the bottom of clue 2, select the correct one to replace the – in each of the 16 sentences. (A prefix is placed BEFORE a root word to create a different word, for example, adding the prefix ‘dis’ to the root word appear makes the new word disappear.)

STEP 2: Once you have worked out which is the correct prefix to use, you will need to decide what tense the whole sentence is written in. You should be familiar with past, present and future tenses, but present continuous (also known as present progressive) tense can be trickier to spot.

So the sentence ‘I walk to school’ is in the present tense but the sentence ‘I am walking to school’ is in the present continuous tense.

Another example – He drives me to work (present tense).

He is driving me to work (present continuous tense).

By using the table at the bottom of clue 2, you will be able to work out the answer. Here is how to find the first word:

  1. He was –able to solve the clues.

Replace – with the prefix ‘un’ to make the word unable.

He was unable to solve the clues – past tense.

un’ and past tense give you the word the.

Helpful tips – If you are unsure about the tense, try out the options you have and select the word that makes sense when placed with the other words. Use the following spacing to record each word of your clue and remember to eliminate any suspects from the list who the clue does not apply to:

The     _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _     _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _     _ _     _ _ _     _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _     _ _.

Clue 2: PDF


Here is the link for a brilliant game, called ‘Stone Age Stu – Addition’. You can select the level/difficulty of the questions you answer and even choose which ‘episode’ you play (I was excited to find they all contain dinosaurs but not so excited to find they could kill poor Stu!) Make sure you read the instructions (How to play) on how to move Stu first as I didn’t and couldn’t make him jump or smash the answer rocks to start with. Have fun and see which level you can reach.



Warm up – Follow this video copying the movements that they do to get you ready for the main activity.

Main Activity –

  • Print out or draw the template on a blank piece of paper and cut it out.
  • Write the numbers 1-6 on the dice, the numbers on opposite sides should equal 7.
  • Then on each side put one of the following activities on it.
  • Now roll the dice and do the activity that it lands on, complete it the amount of times of the number on that side.  
  • Roll 9 more times!

Activity List –

  • Squats
  • Star-Jumps
  • Shuttle Runs
  • Push Ups
  • Sit Ups
  • Burpees


Have you ever wondered where your favourite things have been invented? 

Where was the bicycle invented?  Cars? Television? Xbox? Ice cream!

Have a think about any inventions that you or the family use and research where they were invented.  Can you plot them on a world map?

There are a few ideas to get you started or you can create your own with your own ideas.

Have a great Thursday,

Mrs Powell, Mrs Hewitt and the Year 5 team!