Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School

Final Term Week 3

Good morning Class 3! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and you managed to dodge those heavy rain showers if you've been out and about! Well done to you all for sending over your fantastic work so far. Check out some of the picture below and on last week's page to see some super examples. Please keep emailing your pictures of any work you've been doing and remember the work set is just a suggestion and only complete what you can! 

Molly found out some fantastic facts about Australia and out them in her information book. Take a look to see if you found out some of the same interesting facts too. 

Using Molly's book, can you answer these questions?

  • What is the capital city of Australia?
  • Can you name three animals you would find in Australia? 
  • What is the outback and how hot does it? 

Look at the activities below completed by Daniel. Well done, it looks like you have been getting very creative with your work! 

Check out the fantastic work sent in by Cole and Carsyn. It's wonderful to see your smiling faces too!

This is some super work, Roxy! Well done on working so hard; I really like your song!

Wow! You are very lucky to have a real didgeridoo, Louie and I hope you had chance to use it with your song. I can just imagine there was a real Australian didgeridoo band playing in your house last week! 

Friday 19th June

Good morning, Class 3 and happy Friday to you all! Well done for completing another week of home learning. I wonder who will be getting a certificate this week? Don't forget to check out the 'Netherseal Stars of the Week' page to find out. 


Have you written the ending to your super story? Don't worry if not as you can always catch up today to get it finished. At the start of the week, some of you may have chosen to complete your story in your English book, so today you can write it up as a book, if you wish!

If you have already made your story into a book and finished writing, then today I would like you to make your book more attractive by illustrating your story. An illustrator is someone who draws pictures to make the story not only look good but easier to follow. Use your practise from earlier this week to illustrate either each page or if you have completed the story in your English book, then draw some super pictures at the end. 

Next week we will look at your book cover, so don't worry about that part today. 


For your topic work yesterday, we had a look at the continents of the world. Did you already know the names of them? Hopefully, you had the chance to learn lots more about them. 

Today, you have a choice of activities to complete:

Where am I?- You can make either a booklet or split one of the pages in your topic book into 6. The idea of this activity is to start of wide and then narrow in to where you live.

  • 1st page/ square-  draw a picture of the planet you live on. Can you name it? 
  • 2nd page/ square - draw a picture of the continent we live on. Using the work you completed yesterday, can you name it?
  • 3rd page/ square- draw a picture of the country we live in. What is it called?
  • 4th page/ square- draw a picture of the county you live in. What is a county? Do you know the name of the county you live in?
  • 5th page/ square- draw a picture of the town/ village you live in. What is called?
  • 6th page/ square- draw a picture of your house. Can you name your street? 

This activity is also in a document called 'Where am I?' found in the file list below, if you would rather print it out.

Researching Continents- You can either print out or copy the table into your topic book. This activities includes finding out different facts about each continent, such as the total population, the name of the longest river and naming the highest peak.  

Continents Fact Sheet- You can make your own information fact sheet of either all of the continents or just choose your favourite. There is a template for this activity below which you can either copy or print out to complete. 

My Continents Book- Again you can either copy or print out this activity to make your own book about the different continents. 

I can't wait to see which activity you choose!

 Continents Fact Sheet Template.pdfDownload
 My Continents Book.pdfDownload
 Researching Continents.pdfDownload
 Where am I.pdfDownload
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So far this week we have been dividing by sharing. What does this look like? Have a think about how we share. Usually we share one at a time until all our amount has gone. How do you think dividing by grouping is different? Rather than not knowing how many will be in each group, like when we share out one at a time, with the grouping method we know how many will be in each group but what we don't know is how many groups there will be.

For example, sharing:

'Sarah has 10 sweets and she shares them equally between her and her sister. How many will they both get?' With this problem we know there will be two groups (her group and her sister's group) but what we dont know is how many sweets they will each get; so we don't know how many sweets will be in each group. I wonder how many sweets they will both get?


"There are 20 children and we need 5 children in each team. How many teams will we have?' With this problem, we know the number of children we need in each group but we don't know how many groups we are going to end up with. Can you work it out?

I hope this makes sense, however don't worry if you're still not sure as hopefully today's videos will help continue to explain this method. 

Remember with any problem, it is always best to either use objects so you can share or group; or as you become more confident, you can just draw out your problem. It is easier to work out sharing problems with objects as you can physically move the objects to share out one at a time.  

Reception and Year 1- Follow this link to BBC Bitesize which is all about 'Grouping equally', this will continue to explain how to group for division.Watch the video and choose one of their suggested actvities to complete or choose one of tasks below. 

Year 2- Click this link to go to BBC Bitesize, which follows on from division by sharing to division by grouping. Watch the two videos and choose one of the suggested activities or alternatively choose one of the tasks below.

 Reception Groups of.pdfDownload
 Year 1 equal-groups-1.pdfDownload
 year 1-springthemed-division-by-grouping-activity-sheet-.zipDownload
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Thursday 18th June


For today, I would like you to finish your story by writing the ending section. Remember to use everything you have been given over the past two days to help you. There is also the PowerPoint of 'Tiddalik the Frog' for you follow. Tomorrow we will think about how to present your book, so don't worry about that today, you only need to finish the writing part.


During this topic we have been focusing on an Aboriginal Story from Australia and recognising how Australia is different to where we live. Do you know where Australia is in the world? What sort of weather do they have? How is that different to the United Kingdom where we live? 

Today, I would like you to look at the world map below, it shows the names of the different continents and seas. Can you find where we live? Which continent are we on? Where is Australia? I have uploaded some questions that I would like you to answer based on the map and the fact cards about the different continent. Write the question number and then answer each of the questions into your topic book under the heading, Continents of the World. 

 Continents of the World facts.pdfDownload
 Reception- Continents of the World.docxDownload
 World map.pdfDownload
 Year 1- Continents of the World.docxDownload
 Year 2- Continents of the World.docxDownload
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I hope you enjoyed the games form yesterday and they helped you to recognise what we are doing when we share and divide. You will begin to notice how your understanding of multiplication facts will help you with dividing, for example if you know 2x5=10 then you will know you can split 10 into both 5 groups and 2 groups and how many are in each group. E.g. if you split 10 into 5 groups then each group must have 2 because 5, 2 and 10 are a multiplication fact family. 

Reception and Year 1- I would like you to take a look at 'Sharing in twos, fives and tens' on BBC Bitesize. Watch the video and complete one of the activities in your Maths books. Remember if you don't have access to a printer then copy out the questions in your book under the heading, Sharing Equally. 

Year 2- Below I have uploaded a number of activities linking to division for you to complete. Take your pick of which activity you like the look of and complete it in your Maths book. If you don't have access to a printer then copy out each question or write the sum with the heading of the activity you choose. 

Top Tip: You are not expected to complete these calculations in your head, so please use objects to help you!

 Division by sharing.pdfDownload
 Division challenge cards.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 17th June

Welcome to your Wednesday activities, Class 3!


For your English work today, I would like you to continue on from the work set yesterday. Hopefully you have all had the chance to write the beginning of your story, but don't worry if not as you can always catch up on that bit today. The next part of the story will be the middle section that you marked out on your story plan. Just like yesterday, remember to orally rehearse what you want to write and use your phonics to help you.

The sound mats below may help with your phonics and I have also added the high frequency words again from our class home learning page. Reception should recognise sounds from Phase 2 and some from Phase 3; Year 1 should recognise sounds from Phase 2&3 and some from Phase 5 and Year 2 should recognise all sounds.

Remember, in yesterday's file list, there is also the success criteria document for you to check you are including everything you need in your story.

For some suggestions which may help parents support children with their sentence writing, follow the link:

I can't wait to read your amazing stories- keep working hard! :)

 100 & Next 200 High Frequency Words.docDownload
 Year 1 and 2 Spellings.pdfDownload
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Hopefully yesterday you enjoyed drawing some of the animals from the video. Today, I have found a tutorial for drawing a kangaroo and a koala. Why do you think I have chosen these animals for you to have a go at drawing? You may like to even use these drawings to create a piece of artwork in the style of the Aboriginal art you looked at last week. Don't forget to send your pictures in; I really enjoyed seeing your colourful artwork to brighten up my day! 

 How to draw a kangaroo and a koala.pdfDownload
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Before we get started on our Maths work for today, I would just like to say well done to all of you who completed your TTRockstars challenge from Monday. I decided to try a different kind of challenge this time, however I realise this may have been a little tricky. I think we will stick to 'garage sessions' next time! 

Continuing with developing your understanding of division, I would like you to play some division games on Top Marks. These games will help you with the understanding of sharing and also practise your division skills. Can you guess what you think the answer might be before sharing out?

The games I would like you to focus on are:

  • Fair Shares
  • Doggy Division Dinners
  • Demolition Division (for those of you who like a bit of a challenge!)

Tuesday 16th June


This week we will slowly start to build up your story that you have already planned and end with making your own story book. 

Today, firstly I would like you to recap the story of Tiddalik. How did the story start? Use the story as a structure for writing your own version and don't forget to take a look at your story plan to help you too! To do this, discuss splitting your story plan into the beginning, middle and end of the story. This will help you focus on what you want to write today rather than getting carried away and writing the whole thing in one go! Aim to write some sentences today which explain those first few pictures you have selected as the beginning of the story. As we will create our own story book, you may prefer to write the beginning of your story straight into what will be your book, rather than copying it out again later in the week. Alternatively, you can write your story into your English book under your story title heading; however, you will then need to copy it put again at the end of the week.

If you are starting your story book today, don't forget to write your sentences at the top of your page leaving space for your pictures later on. Don't worry about designing a front cover or drawing your pictures now as I will make these one of your activities either later in the week or into next week. If you don't have access to plain paper then take some paper out of one of your school work books or alternatively just write your story into your English book. 

Reception- Focus on writing one or two sentences to start off your story. Remember to orally decide on your sentence first and then sound out each word. An adult can help you with writing some of the phrases in between if you wish, so you can focus on writing the key sentences. 

Year 1 & 2- As you write the start of your story using your story board from last week, you need to make sure it makes sense as a story. Read through your writing each time you plan a new sentence to check it follows on. Use connectives such as 'next', 'then' or 'after that' to connect your sentences together to make your story flow. 

Year 1- An adult can help you with writing some of the phrases in between if you wish, so you can focus on writing the key sentences. 

 Success criteria for a story HL.docxDownload
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Take a look at this video: 10 Easy Animal Drawings for Kids

This is a YouTube tutorial on how to draw different animals. I thought this might useful for drawing some of the animals you need for your story. Choose at least two animals to draw from the video. There are lots of other tutorials on YouTube if you want to search for a video to help you draw the animals from your story. However, remember to always be safe when searching and check with an adult before watching any videos that they are safe. If you're not sure, you can always ask an adult to find a video for you! Always check with an adult what your rules are for staying safe!


Well done for working so hard on developing your understanding of multiplication from last week. This week we are going to look at the opposite operation to multiplication, division. 

Division is where we start with what would be the total of a multiplication and is the largest amount in the calculation. We then take this amount and divide it or share it into smaller, equal amounts. or groups. It's important that it is fair, so each group must always end up with the same amount when we divide. Take a look at the PowerPoint below which explain more about dividing. 

Today, I would like you to complete some practical division activities. Meal times are often the best times for you practise sharing. For example, you will need to share out the cutlery or food equally. If there are four people in your family and four pieces of fish, how many pieces of fish will each person get? Maybe if you are playing in the garden and have different toys to play with, could share them so it is fair? Try and find as many different ways as you can you share, this is especially good if you have a brother or sister that you have to share with!You'll be surprised how many times you can complete different division sums in one day! 

If you would like a more focused activity to do, then you can download the work from below to complete too. 

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Monday 15th June


Our English work this week will continue to build on the learning you've already completed. Last week, we read an Aboriginal 'Dreamtime' story from Australia called 'Tiddalik the Frog'. One of your tasks was to make an information book about Australia. I wonder what makes a book an information book? Why do they look different to story books? What do you think is the purpose of having different features and layouts between the two types of books? Think about how we use an information book as a reference book therefore the information needs to be easy to find. A story is meant to be read all the way through from the start to finish so that it makes sense. We can use a contents page in an information book to flick to the page we need rather than having to read every page. What other differences can you spot?

Your Task

Choose a selection of your books from home. Do you think they are information books or story books? Can you sort them into the two types? What will you look for to help you decide? In your English book, split on of your pages down the middle horizontally and write 'Fiction' at the top of one side and 'Non-fiction' at the top of the other. What do you think these words mean? Which one do you think means a story?

Reception- Write a list underneath each heading of the book titles you have sorted. If you are stuck for books, you can go to OxfordOwl and have a look the ebook selection.

Year 1&2- Write a list underneath each heading of the differences between them. For example, if you found 'information boxes', which side do you think that would go? Where would you find 'information boxes'? Would you find them in information books or story books? Take a look at the document below to see if you got these on your list. There is also a titles sorting activity if you would like to have a go at this activity too. 

 Features of a Non-fiction Text.pdfDownload
 Features of Fiction Texts .pdfDownload
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Your topic work today is based on a whole school theme on Internet Safety. Choose the two files for your age from the list below and complete at least one of the activities. 

There is also a Parent Help Sheet and click here for the link to a few short videos for parents to help with online safety at home. There is also a link to an article called 'Screen time: should I be worried?' if you would like to read more about this topic. 

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To start the week I would like you recap on your tables work from last week by completing the TTR challenge set for our class. After the work you completed on multiplication and arrays last week, you will now have a better understanding what it means to multiply. Happy playing, Super Stars!