Week of 21.9.2020 - work for pupils isolating at home


If you are not able to be in school because you are self-isolating, then please have a look at the work here for you to do.

English: BananaMan - A Life of Slime 


BananaMan Comic - read the comic strip here all about BananaMan and find out how he saves the world from slime! When you have read the comic, click the link below for questions all about it.

BananaMan Questions - click here to see if you can answer all the questions. Only when you've had your best go can you check your answers  with those below! 

BananaMan Answers 

BananaMan Writing Challenge - there are two challenges here, pick one to do. Either continue the story from the beginning you have been given OR try to create Dr. Gloom's slime recipe! 

English: Dennis the Menace & Gnasher - Too Late To Skate 

Too Late to Skate Comic - read the comic strip here and find out what Dennis and Gnasher get up to; it can't be good news! 

Too Late to Skate Questions - see if you can answer all the questions here. 

Too Late to Skate Answers - when you've had a good try at the questions, check your answers against the ones here. 

Too Late to Skate Writing Challenge - now pick one of the challenges here. Either: 

  • Write a letter as if you are Wilbur the Mayor telling another mayor what you have been doing with the skate park.


  • Write thought bubble for the two children to show what they are thinking as they help the park keeper to skate.


  • Imagine you are the park keeper. Write his diary describing the feeling of being taught how to skate... but then losing your job. 

 SPaG - practise some word skills here by trying our lesson on Knock Knock jokes! 


Knock Knock Jokes lesson - have a look at the presentation here to find out how nouns are important to use in Knock Knock jokes. 

Knock Knock jokes activity - when you've had a look at the lesson, click this link to begin making your own jokes using the skills you've learned. 



BBC Bitesize - Click the links below for lessons relating to maths learning in school: 

Year 3 maths topics 

Year 4 maths topics 

Year 5 maths topics 

Year 6 maths topics 

Online Maths - our MyMaths, EducationCity and TimesTables Rockstars are able to be used! You can complete any activity for these. Click the picture below to go to the site you want to practise on.  


Cross Curricular Home Projects

Home Learning HIAS Teaching and Learning Team  

All pupils: Invent a creature and create a habitat for it: 

You could do this in any way you wish but think about: 

  • Looking online or in books at imaginary creatures to get inspiration. 
  • Drawing your creature 
  • Making an adult and baby creature and think about the scale between the two. 
  • Think about where your creature might live and why - you could research the habitats of  real creatures to get some ideas/. 

Years 3 & 4 - please also ... 

  • Think about what your creature might eat and what might eat it. Can you draw a food chain to show this? 

This link will help: What is a food chain?

Years 5& 6 - please also ... 

  • Think about classification groups for your animals - invertebrates, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles  and fish. Create a new creature and explain why it fits  your chosen category. 
  • Use what you know about food chains and eating habits (carnivore, omnivore, herbivore) to write a daily menu for your new creature. 

This link will help: What does classification mean? 

All pupils could also: 

  • Make  the habitat and the creature using paper, card or playdoh. www.actionforchildren.org has a recipe for how to make your own playdoh. 
  • Write a story about your creature and where it lives. 
  • Imagine that your creature is an alien from another planet. What does it do on earth? What happens? 

What you will learn: 

  • You will use your imagination and improve  your art skills and coordination.
  • Apply knowledge you have already learned in school to a new situation. 

Useful websites: 




All pupils: Design a park or garden for the needs of different people.

Start your project by thinking about what an ideal park or garden has. What do you enjoy doing when you go out in an outdoor space? Think about how  different people use outdoor spaces? Children may use a garden very differently to an elderly person. You could always invent a park for the future! 

All pupils think about: 

  • Who would use your park or garden? 
  • What different equipment could you have? 
  • How could you make your equipment unique? 
  • What materials  could the equipment be made of?
  • What plans would the people enjoy? 


  • Draft your ideas on a plan.
  • Try to draw your plans to scale - each item to the correct size against each other (scale) 
  • Make the different areas in the park link to fractions. E.g. if 1/2 the park is grass, then what fractions could the rest be used for? 
  • Use different colours to make your work stand out. 

Years 3 & 4 - please also: 

  • Think about how you could divide your park into lots of different areas to attract different wildlife. 

This link will help: Animals and plans that can be found in typical gardens

Year 5 & 6 - please also: 

  • Give yourself a set perimeter and area for your park or garden
  • Make sure that the scale and proportion are correct. 

This link will help: Calculating scale 

What you will learn: 

  • Use your imagination 
  • Improve your art skills 
  • Learn about drawing items to the correct scale 
  • Learn about the needs of different people. 

All pupils: What can you see? 

All year groups 

This is an ongoing activity to be completed each day: 

  • Create a diary or a chart with the days of the week on and photograph or draw what you see from your window for 30 minutes every  day.
  • Make a note of every animal and bird that  you see and hear on your chart. 
  • Keep a diary, with a page for each day, and your picture or photograph 
  • How does the view from your window change as the days and weeks  go  by? Why do you think this is? Write your findings and reasonings alongside your chart. 

What you will learn: 

By observing what is going on outside your window you will: 

  • Improve your observational skills 
  • Improve your art skills 
  • Learn how to make charts and interpret the findings 

This link will help: How to display data as tables, graphs and charts 

Make a den - inside or out 

All year groups 

You can use all sorts of materials to make a den and these will be available both outside and inside. You can create a large den that you would fit into or a much smaller den for an imaginary creature. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

The structure - all good dens need a sturdy frame so you could use:

  • Chairs  and tables, boxes,  outside or inside walls, bamboo canes, broom handles, tent poles, bendy sticks or fallen twigs or branches 

Ways to tie it together - you will need a way to tie the structure together so you could use: 

  • Types of string, rope, rags, cut up t-shirts, pegs and old sheets or towels to cover the shelter 

Remember: the den needs to look good and possibly keep out the rain so you could use bright materials or paint to turn your den into something else. You could also use dust sheets or  tarpaulin to keep it waterproof if needed.  


  • using glass as it can break into sharp bits 
  • using large bits of wood or anything else big and heavy 
  • using tins of paint or chemicals as they are not safe for  you or the environment 
  • cutting bits off living trees 

A few more  tips: 

  • always tidy up after yourself 
  • look after living trees and plants; use materials that are lying on the ground
  • use the objects with the permission of an adult 
  • make sure an adult knows what you are doing 
  • keep your den lightweight so, if it falls in, it won't hurt anyone 

Now what? 

  • What could you use your den for? 
  • Could you turn it into an imaginary place? 
  • Could you use your den to read, draw or complete the rest of your work? 

What you will learn: 

Building a den will help you to: 

  • use your imagination 
  • help you become independent 
  • build your problem-solving skills 
  • build up strength in your fingers, arms, body 

Useful websites: 

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk and www.forestschools.com 


Bird Watch - make a diary or chart of what you can see 

All year groups 

This is the time  of year when there are many different species of common bids to look out for. These can be seen through a window or outside. 

  • You can find out about the different species of bids using a book, the internet or the RSPB website 
  • Create  a chart so you can record  the different birds that you see 
  • Illustrate your chart and comment on the markings of the different birds 

You will learn:

  • About the different birds around us in the UK 
  • To  improve your observational and drawing skills 
  • Develop your maths skills when you make a chart to record your findings 
  • Improve your patience! 

Useful website: RSPB website