Week 2: Something for Everyone!


Here are some new activities for everyone this week. There is something for everyone here - have fun! 

For children in all year groups 

Other stuff: 

Book Trailers We love to read - at Portway you will ALWAYS find a member of staff with their head in a book - and lots of children are very similar! Have a look at these book trailers and see what you think. You could compose a letter to your teacher to persuade them to buy a copy of your favourite one ready to read to the class when we finally return to school! 

A Pinch of Magic We love this book. Chapter One is available to listen to for FREE on the World Book Day website.

Have you ever met an alien? If you did what would you teach them? Use our challenge sheet to have some fun. 

Cook - follow a recipe and measure all the different ingredients you need accurately. 

Film Review Challenge Watch your favourite film and write a review for a film streaming service (you could even send your review into Netflix or Amazon Prime!) 

Hero Challenge - Who's your hero? Complete this activity here. You could also create a comic strip biography of your favourite sports star or celebrity. 

Go Noodle Involve your family in helping to stay fit whilst we all have to stay at home. Use Go Noodle for that or this one Dance to have a 'dance off' at home. Who has the best moves?! 

Family portrait inspiration  Sometimes it's nice to chill and do some art. Have you ever drawn a family portrait? You could start now! Use this website for some inspiration and have some fun! 

Read Theory  Check out this website. It's free to sign up and gives you lots of access to books and reading materials. 

Year 3 & 4  


Log into Times Tables Rockstars and play for 15 minutes practising on SOUND CHECK. Afterwards, go to the Battle of the Bands section and play there for another 5 minutes. Your year team needs you and your score! 

Hit the Button  - use this website to develop your key number skills. Focus on your number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables - these are important skills for you to practise. All can be found by clicking on the links.  

Shopping activities  Use your adding skills to add up the weekly shopping list. Click on this website for some help in using money - an essential skill for life. 

Telling the Time Practise telling the time using this site. Can you tell the time to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes?  


Newsround  Watch today's edition of Newsround and talk to someone at home about what you have seen. Can you locate the countries reported about on the news on a world map? Which one is closest to the UK? Which country is furthest away? How many countries talked about were in Europe? (Check map answers here.) 

Oxford  Owl  Read a book from the Oxford Owl - they are free to download. Talk about what you enjoyed about the book. Use our Book Bingo card to find an activity to do about the book you have just read. 


Online dictionary  This is a useful tool to help you check your spellings in any writing that you do! 

Year 3&4 Common Exception Words These are very important words for all Year 3 & 4 children to know how to spell correctly.

  • Choose 6 of them and practise writing them forwards and backwards; use coloured pens to do 'rainbow spellings' and make each letter a different colour. 
  • Look these 6 word up in the online dictionary. When you know what they mean, can you write them into sentences?

Spelling City  Use this website to practise your spellings! 

Writing Masterclass This is a FREE writing masterclass - you could be the next Roald Dahl or JK Rowling! Have a look and do some of the activities.  


Years 5 & 6 


Log into Times Tables Rockstars and play for 15 minutes practising on SOUND CHECK. Afterwards, go to the Battle of the Bands section and play there for another 5 minutes. Your year team needs you and your score! 

Hit the Button - use this website and focus on your times tables, division facts and squared numbers. These are all important things for you to know. 

Daily 10 Challenge - there are daily arithmetic tasks to be found here. You should aim to work on level 4, 5 and 6 activities. 

Problem Solving - use this website to find problems - on any maths topic to solve - hit the YouTube button if you get stuck and need a video to help you! 


Read a chapter from your home reading book or one you have from school or the library or your bedroom shelf. After you have read a chapter, do one of the following activities: 

  • Summarise the events of the chapter in bullet points 
  • Create a comic strip of the events of the chapter 
  • Find the Book Bingo card and complete an activity from here. 

In the chapter you have read, note down any unfamiliar words  that you read. Explore the meanings of these words using a dictionary. Online dictionary here. 

Oxford  Owl  Read a book from the Oxford Owl - they are free to download. Summarise the text you have read to a grown up and tell them what you liked and disliked about it. Find one piece of evidence from the text to back up your opinion of what you liked and a different piece of evidence for the part you disliked. 


Common Exception Words - these words are the key words that all Y5 & 6 children should be able to spell. They are in your home/school diary or available  by clicking the link. 

  • Choose 6 and practise them.
  • Write them into sentences.
  • Find a synonym (word that means the same) and an antonym (word that means the opposite) for each of the 6 words you choose. 

Spelling Frame - use this website to practise your spellings. Click on the Y5 & 6 list. 

Keep a diary of how you spend your days. As you write it, make sure you use capital letters and full stops correctly all the way through. See if you can fit in a rhetorical question (with a question mark!) and some other punctuation such as brackets and an exclamation mark! Proofread your work and uplevel any words that you can. 

Come up with some 'for' and 'against' ideas for the following statement: Children should only be allowed to watch TV for one hour per day. Write a letter persuading your grown up at home that this is okay or not okay for you!