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Suggested Activities

Week Beginning: 1.6.2020

Home Learning Gallery

Please send some photos of your work or of you doing something fun. 

Please email them to office@southbankprimary.co.uk so we can share them with the class.

Archie, Seth and Joshua have worked hard on our Science topic about plants. They completed their Purple Mash task about Germination. Great work boys. 

By Archie 

By Seth

By Joshua

Tommy has been working hard on our Road Trip USA topic. He has created his own burger, wrote a shopping list and worked out how much it would cost and also wrote how to make it.  Great work Tommy.

We have had some great newspaper reports about VE Day from our journalists Seth, Tommy, Archie and Joshua.  Great reporting boys. 

By Seth 

  By Tommy

By Archie

By Joshua


Joshua has been working hard on his literacy work and ‘The Truth about Trolls.’ He has  used some excellent sentence openers.  Well done Joshua.

The Truth About Trolls by Joshua 

Many people think trolls are nasty ugly creatures that terrorise villages and eat animals but that is not true.  Here is the truth about trolls.

What do trolls look like?

Like the giant, trolls are huge.  They look aggressive and ugly but to other trolls they are kind and beautiful.  The adult troll had tiny, bug-eyed eyes, a large, lumpy nose and pointy, dirty teeth inside a big, angry mouth.  Most trolls have short, straight horns on their head with brown, curly hair in between. They have big, pointy ears and huge, long hands with long, sharp nails.  In addition, they have long, warty legs with large, flat feet and big, green toes.

Where do trolls live?

Trolls are usually found in very warm countries like Hawaii.  They make their homes under very dark bridges, they live peacefully in small family groups, hidden away from the villagers who threaten to kill them if they are seen.  This is because one grumpy troll in particular kept frightening the villagers and gave trolls a bad name.

What do trolls eat?

Trolls enjoy eating all types of rotten food.  They gather their food in darkness so as not to be seen by the villagers.  Furthermore, they enjoy eating really, stinky cheese and smelly, rotten potatoes.  Also, they enjoy eating mushy strawberries and really, smelly onions.

Did you know?

Interestingly, some trolls have humps on their back.  Surprisingly, not all trolls are green and amazingly, there are happy trolls who like to sing and dance when they are not seen by the villagers.  Unfortunately, when the trolls sing the villagers think it is thundering and when they dance they think it is an earthquake.

Great research on American / English words and American animals Joshua. 

Well done Georgia for practicing your handwriting.

Some lovely work about the Statue of Liberty. Some of them look familiar!  Well done Joshua, Archie, Tommy and Seth.

Suggested Activities

Week Beginning: 1.6.2020


Reading: Follow the link to BBC Bitesize and complete the reading task ‘The Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy.

You could also choose a book of your own or one from Oxford Owl (link below) and read it with your adult. 


The Forbidden Tower

Read the extract  from ‘The Forbidden Tower. 

‘The night was still. Not a breath of wind could be felt. An eerie silence filled the warm evening air, broken only by the sound of the crow’s wings flapping as it returned to its nest with food. 

Combined with the ghostly silhouette of the tower and the rickety pathway that led to it, the ominous silence made Lucy nervous. She felt a prickle on the back of her neck as she thought about what she might find inside the tower, and what might be lurking in the darkness around her.

Her heart began to thump inside her chest, seemingly matching the beat of the crow’s wings. 

Lucy had always been slightly wary of crows; they had sooty, black wings, piercingly sharp beaks and menacing, staring eyes. The crow had settled down in one of the gnarled branches of a nearby tree. She thought it was watching her. Surely it wasn’t though? Crows didn’t do that. It must have been her imagination.

Plucking up all of her courage, she approached the stairs. They looked rotten and crumbling, as if nobody had set foot on them for years and years. The crow was still staring at her, and had tilted it head to one side as if pointing its beak towards the tower. “What was this crow up to?” she thought to herself. 

“Are you trying to warn me about something?” she asked the crow. The crow did not respond, only shuffling its feet slightly on the branch, head still tilted to one side. She frowned. “Of course you’re not trying to warn me about something, you’re just a stupid bird.”

Her eyes left the crow and she ascended the first few steps on the rickety path towards the tower. “It’s just a silly bird.” Lucy muttered to herself under her breath. “Don’t be such a wimp.”

The crow watched as she left, and smiled. A wicked, cruel smile accompanied by a cackling laugh. “Silly, silly girl” it squawked. “I must tell the others she is coming.” 

The crow took off into the night…’

Question Time!
– If you were Lucy, would you investigate the tower or go back home? Why?
– Why do you think lots od scary stories are set at night?
– What’s the difference between a silhouette and a shadow?

Continue it!
– Can you continue Lucy’s story as she visits the Forbidden Tower? Where was the crow going? What would Lucy find inside?
– Can you include sentences which include coordinating and subordinating conjunctions? For example: This had once been a happy place, but now everything had changed.
– Include these sentences but improve them!
1. The crow flew across the sky.
2. It had wings and a beak.

Perfect Picture!
Imagine what one of the rooms inside the tower looks like. Draw and write down what you have imagined. 


Follow the link to BBC Bitesize and complete the activities on ‘Inverted commas’.

Use your Purple Mash log in to complete the spelling revision task that has been set for you as a ‘To Do’ task. 


Remember to send your work  to the Facebook page or school email address office@southbankprimary.co.uk so we can display it on our Class Gallery!


Times Tables

Using Times Tables Rock Stars (link below), spend at least 15 minutes a day practicing your times tables. https://ttrockstars.com/

Revision Counting in 8s

Think back to Counting in 8s and the different rhymes we used to help them stick in our memory. I have attached the links for the YouTube videos we used.
Complete the BBC Bitesize learning on multiplying and dividing by 8.
Follow the PowerPoint on counting in 8s. Use the activity sheets to explore multiples of 8, multiply and divide by 8, solve simple problems and identify patterns in your 8 × table. You could play the 8 Times Tables Space Race with your family. Who can complete the race first?


White Rose Maths (WRM) New Learning

Use the link for WRM and learning on Money. Start from Summer Term Week 3 (W/C 4.5.20) and complete a lesson a day. Watch the video and then complete the activity from each day. The answers are available on the website.

Maths Games

Use the following links and play some Maths games based on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.-



Use the free online website ‘Duolingo’ to learn the basics of the French language.
Start with the Basics 1 and complete the 4 lessons. These can be as quick as 5 minute jobs. Complete one lesson per day, practicing listening to words and repeating them. You will also practice writing in French.

SCIENCE – Friction
Use the following link to BBC Bitesize and watch the video on Friction. Try to remember back to Science Week when we completed lots of investigation around friction.

Using a toy car, push it along a range of different surfaces (carpet, grass, plastic, pavement). Predict how far you think the car will travel and then investigate. Can you record your findings on a table?


Use the following link to BBC Bitesize and watch the videos on Teamwork. Think about how you would fit into a team and complete the activity sheet.



Try the ‘To do’ task on purple mash. Create a code to help the magician create some magic. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/southbank

Remember to send your work to the Facebook page or school email address office@southbankprimary.co.uk so we can display it on our Class Gallery!

Cultural Capital

Burj Khalifa

Research the Burj Khalifia and write 5 facts about it. Does it hold any World Records? Can you compare the size of it to different landmarks around the world? How does it compare to The Statue of Liberty? Once you have researched what it looks like and how it was made, design and make your own model of the Burj Khalifa. Once you have made your model display it with your facts and send them to the office email. This way we can make our own display of Burj Khalifa’s.

TEES VALLEY – Come Fly With Me Week

Click the following link to learn more about the Teesside Airport. Research the different places Teesside Airport has had flights too. Is there anywhere you would like to go to? 






Remember to send your work to the school email address- office@southbankprimary.co.uk.

Extra Activities

Would you rather?

– Would you rather speak every language or play every instrument? Why? 


With your adult, follow the recipe for ‘Cake in a Mug’.  We would love to see a photo of  your finished product! Send your photo to the Facebook page or school email address office@southbankprimary.co.uk so we can display it on our Class Gallery!

Miss you all!  Stay safe  and keep smiling. Love from, Mrs James & Mrs Curtis

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