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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. 

English - Reading

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. 

English - Writing

Task 1

Use this link to complete some activities on inverted commas (speech marks).

Task 2

This week we will be writing our report all about the issues which are facing the rainforest. 

Use the planning sheet saved at the bottom of the page to find or draw some pictures about the issue you have chosen. You may choose the deforestation of the rainforest or fires in the rainforest for example. Then complete the column on the end with vocabulary you are going to use in your writing. 

Task 3

Now, use your plan to write your report all about the rainforest. Remember to include these things:

  • Use formal language as f you were explaining it to an important visitor. 
  • Use some expanded noun phrases to help describe what you are talking about. 
  • Use the correct punctuation including full stops, capital letters and commas.
  • Use inverted commas and remember to explain who is talking in your quote.

You may like to type or handwrite this piece of writing. 

Task 4

Go back and look at your work which you did in the previous lesson and see how you could improve it. Check spellings, missing words, improve your vocabulary and read it out loud to check it makes sense.

Task 5

You may like to present your work by writing it up in your best handwriting or by typing it.



Task 1

At the bottom of the page there is a Powerpoint for you to look at on converting between analogue and digital times. Then there is a worksheet for you to have a go at. 

Task 2

Can you find out how many...

  • Seconds there are in a minute?
  • Minutes in an hour?
  • Hours in a day?
  • Days in a week?
  • Weeks in a year?
  • Months in a year?
  • Years in a decade? 

Create a poster or information sheeting showing all this information.

Task 3

Find out how old you are in years and months.

How old are you in just months?

How old are you in weeks?

If you're feeling really brave (you might need to use a calculator) you could have a go at finding out how old you are in days!

Task 4

Also, don't forget to keep up with mathletics and TT Rockstars.


Theme work

This week we are designing and creating dishes based on an ingredient which grows in a tropical climate. That might be chocolate, bananas, lemon, corn etc. If you are able you might like to create your own dish based on one of these foods. Then you can encourage your family by having a special treat!