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Reading can be a fun activity and gets more enjoyable the more you practise. If you are a good reader, it really helps to make your learning in all subjects easier.

The Challenges:

· Complete the reading challenges set for your key stage

 · Tick the activities off once you have completed them

  • Create a scrapbook or reading diary to keep a record of all of your challenges along with pictures of you completing them

· Enter the Suffolk Libraries reading challenge organised by The Reading Agency. You will find all the information and free books to read here:

Which activity will you choose?

Chicken Monitor Application jobs

Year 5, watch the video and decide if you would like to apply for the vacant Chicken Monitor role at Birchwood Primary School.

If you are keen to apply to be a Chicken Monitor, please download the application form below and send to the office email address. Good luck!

WEEK 14 - 13.7.20





This week for your spelling test I would like you to have a go at a spelling investigation - you can use a dictionary or the internet for this!



Follow this pathway for Mr Cloke's bedtime story:

Curriculum>>Bespoke Curriculum>>English>>Bedtime Stories


Children need to read to you/you read to them as regularly as you can. They have all been given books from school with additional reading challenges to complete and work through. Please try and read for at least 20 minutes each day!



English Task

For the final week of your writing task, we are going to look forward to September - and most importantly, Year 6. The final task this week is a personal reflection booklet where you will have the opportunity to think about goals and dreams, ambitions, worries and things you are looking forward when you take the next step in September. If you are unable to print the booklet, you can work your way through the questions  and task on a separate piece of paper. Good luck!



RadioBlogging.Net is a LIVE daily radio broadcast that teaches literacy and is aimed at families and schools. It’s interactive so that children can write and their work is published during and after the show, with immediate feedback to develop children’s learning. Each day there are spelling, grammar and vocabulary games, followed by creative writing and the opportunity to respond to a guest author’s reading. Each show features either a poet or author of the day, it's an innovative project combining education radio and blogging.


This week on Radio Blogging

To be announced!


Theme Park project

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Use the documents below in the Maths section to start your designing
After watching my video above, click on the PowerPoint to follow instructions for the task.  Open and print or edit the Word documents to start the Theme Park task.  You might want to research Theme Park rides and maps to help.
Try and complete TTRockstars daily to build up and maintain your Times Tables knowledge. This is vital to supporting the understanding of sections in the Maths Curriculum.

Numeracy Ninja session 4 and 5 - for those who have completed your booklets


Science - Force and Motion


Following on from a week of theme park designs, I thought it would be a brilliant idea to have a go at understanding how roller coasters work. First of all, watch the BBC Bitesize clip to help you understand how force and motion work together in order to propel a roller coaster around the track. Then have a go at some force and motion experiments! 

How does a roller coaster work? - BBC Bitesize

FORCE and MOTION | Cool Science Experiments for KIDS | Gideon's World of Science

Can a ping pong ball levitate? Can toilet paper fly? Find out in this awesome force and motion science video! We have fun doing cool science experiments demo...

ART - Op Art


This week for art, linked to your theme parks, we are going to look at Op Art. 

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Have a go at this instructional video - be as creative and colourful as possible!

Op Art

Op Art, or Optical Art tricks the eye and makes a 2D drawing look 3D.

Weekly Riddle Number 2 - The Boat

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