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Voluntary Controlled Primary

Small School, Big Ideas

Wednesday 24th March 2020

Good morning everyone!


I hope you’re finding the online home learning ok. For today’s learning please see below. It is really important that you also spend some time reading and practising times tables every day. 


I know some of you don’t have home learning packs – don’t worry. You can complete the learning on paper or in your own notebook. If you don’t have any paper you could do the learning on a laptop or computer. If you are doing the work on individual pieces of paper make sure you keep it altogether so you are organised.  


Remember to email me on if you have any learning-related questions. It would also be nice to see photos of your learning. 


I will be tuning into PE with Joe this morning. If you want to join in, Joe Wicks will be live from his YouTube channel at 9am -


Mrs Harvey smiley






LI: To solve addition and subtraction word problems.  


Write the date, Roman numeral date and the LI in your maths home learning book (or on paper if you do not have a home learning pack). 


Today, you will be focusing on adding and subtracting decimal numbers within word problems. To be able to complete the work today, you will need to understand what the question is asking you to do to be able to calculate the answer.  


Complete at least one of the worksheets. 





LI: To edit my persuasive letter. 


You do not need to write the date or LI today. 


Today, you are going to edit your letter. I have created a checklist (see resource section) for you to look at and edit your work as required.


Make sure you add your edits in a different colour pen so I can see your edits. 


It would be great to see some of your letters! If you can, take a picture of your letter and send it to the class email. 





LI: To understand the scientific concept of inheritance. 


Turn to the back of your literacy book and write the long date and LI. 


Today, you will be starting your new science topic: Evolution and Inheritance. 


Task 1: 

Before you start your learning, I want to know what you already know about evolution and inheritance. 

So for your first task, you need to write what the following words mean in your book. 

  • Variation
  • Parent
  • Fossils
  • Identical 
  • Evolution
  • Offspring
  • Adaptation
  • Non-identical 
  • Environment 
  • Inheritance 


Once you have completed task 1, start today’s learning by reading the information on the PowerPoint which can be found in the resource section. 


The following activities are explained within the PowerPoint.


Task 2:

Matching activity – sorting the offspring to the parent. This can be done as a thinking activity. 


Task 3:

Inherited characteristics activity – sort the characteristics into two groups (inherited characteristics and acquired characteristics). This can be done as a thinking activity. 


Task 4:

Now you have been through the PowerPoint, in your book write the definitions for:

  • Inheritance 
  • Variation