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St Matthew's CE Primary School

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Working from home

If you do need to work from home, you need to know that we miss you, and we're looking forward to having you back soon!

On this page there are some activities that you can work through for Reading, writing, maths and design technology. 


Make sure you keep reading your home reading book each day.

Choose a book you would like to review. This may be your current reading book or a book you have enjoyed reading in the past. Then you need to complete 4 of these tasks:

  • Create a front cover for your book that is different to the one which is there already. You may wish to show one or more of the main events or characters in the book.
  • Write a brief summary of the book in 5 sentences or less.  
  • Draw a picture of your favourite character from the book and explain why they are your favourite. Remember to include what type of character and if they remind you of another character from another book.
  • Write a list of questions you would like to ask one of the characters in the book. 
  • Find a setting from the book which you are interested in and draw a picture of it, add quotes from the book to your picture to show how it is described.
  • Write a list of ways the main character has changed from the beginning of the book to the end. 

Once you have thought about your book, you can do some follow-up writing.

You might like to:

  • Write the sequel or prequel to your book
  • Make up an alternative ending to your story
  • Create a character description about one of the characters
  • Write an information page or report on the events in the story


Make sure you continue to complete TT Rockstars and Mathletics. 

You can also practise your number fluency. 

  • Write down a four-digit number. Can you read it out loud?
  • Write down the number that is 100 times bigger than your number. Repeat 5 times.
  • Can you round your number to the nearest 100? 100? 10?
  • Can you multiply your number by 10? 100? 1000? What happens?
  • What happens if you divide your number by 10? What column will you have to use?
  • Now write down another 4-digit number. Add it to your original number. What method will you use?
  • Now take your two numbers away from each other. Remember to check on a calculator or with an adult or older sibling to see if you got them right.

Theme work

At the moment we are learning about the Egyptians. Can you complete some research into how the Egyptians used to live? You could create a model or a poster to share with us what you have learnt.