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Suggested Activities

Week Beginning: 29.6.2020

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.

Leah has been creative during Lockdown  and has made a hotel for her toys.  Great idea Leah. 

Tommy has worked hard on his English. He has written a  jungle story and then thought of things he might see through his telescope.

Joshua has been creative with our Stone Age topic. He has made a woolly mammoth and created his own version of Stonehenge. 

Tommy has used some interesting vocabulary in his Explorers Rucksack poem. 

Tommy has been working hard on our Cultural Capital topic ‘The Queen and The Royal Family.

Tommy has also been working hard on his maths. 

Georgia has been working hard on her comprehension skills about Mr Gum.

As part of  our Cultural Capital task Joshua designed a ‘Train of the Future’ and a train station. 

Seth has worked hard on his Literacy about a Watery World. 

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: 29.6.2020




Follow the link to BBC Bitesize ‘Charlie Changes into a Chicken’ by Sam Copeland. The focus of this Reading task is to summarise information and write creatively. Watch the videos and read the extracts from the text and complete the three activities.

Have a look at the image and think about the following questions:
– Why are all these people on the boat?
– What has happened?
– How do they feel about it?
– How did they manage to get so much onto the boat (including a house!)?
– Where do you think this is? Why?
– Why aren’t there any other boats?
– Where will they go?
– Who wrote the message in the bottle? What does it say?

Thinking about the questions above, write the message in the bottle.

Who is going to be sending the message?

What is the message going to say?

Think about different sentence openers, conjunctions and a wide range of vocabulary. Don’t forget to check it against Gold Standard. You could even tea stain your message to make it look older! Here are some instructions if you would like to age your paper- https://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/how-to-age-paper.html.


Use the BBC Bitesize link to complete the activities on ‘Revising similes and metaphors.

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– Money

Use the following links to BBC Bitesize to complete the activities on adding and subtracting money. Remember that there is 100p in £1. You could use real money to help you solve these problems more practically or draw the different amounts for a pictorial method. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkwfvk7

You could also  try the tasks set on Purple Mash.

New Learning    – Measuring Mass

Watch the video on ‘Units of Measure’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08cb07d/bitesize-57-year-olds-week-4-7-teacher-talks-units-of-measurement. There are also some videos on here- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9sfr82/resources/1 Once you have watched the videos complete the following activities.

Y3.4 Capacity 29.6.20

 Maths Games

Use the following links and play some Maths games based on + and – . Try to use known number facts to solve the calculations mentally.

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


Science Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy

There are two types of energy: renewable and non-renewable. Use the link- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm9jmyc to watch the videos and read the extracts that describe what each of the energies are. Once you have done this complete the three activities focussing on renewable and non-renewable energy.

You could also log in to purple mash and complete the task.  Match the objects to the correct energy type.


History – What was it like to live in the Iron Age?

Around 800 BC people in Britain learned how to use iron. This discovery had a dramatic impact on everyday life. Iron tools made farming much easier than before and settlements grew in size. Use the following link from BBC Bitesize-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb3ny9q

Watch the videos to find out more about life in the Iron Age, their forts and the development of tools. Complete the activities on Iron Age and then research the different tools that were developed during this period.

Create a leaflet showing and describing the different tools and weapons they used. You could even try to recreate some of them using tin foil. 

Log in to Purple Mash and read the information on the presentation.  Also, learn about which Iron Age tribe you would have been part of.


Use the free online website ‘Duolingo’ to learn the basics of the French language.https://www.duolingo.com/learn If you have used this website before, continue with your learning,  completing the next 4 lessons. These can be as quick as 5 minute jobs. Complete one lesson per day, practicing listening to words and repeating them.

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

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is situated in the famous cathedral square of Italy. Have a look at the following website and look at the pictures of the inside of the Leaning Tower of Pisa https://www.thehistoryhub.com/the-leaning-tower-of-pisa-facts-pictures.htm
Can you use recyclable materials to create your own version? Write a short paragraph stating key information and facts about the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Cultural Capital in the Tees Valley-
Use the link https://sparkteesvalley.com/home-resources/ and choose which week you would like to learn more about. There are three days worth of activities for each topic.

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

Extra Activities

Would you rather?

Would you rather read minds or be invisible?

Obstacle course
– Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it? Can your other family members complete it quicker?

Dance like no one is watching!

Complete  one or more  Just Dance  songs  from YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChIjW4BWKLqpojTrS_tX0mg


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

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