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Monday 8th June


Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. This last few weeks we have found ourselves watering our garden each evening and it made a nice change not having to do this at the weekend. What fun things have you been doing?

Did your parents manage to collect your home learning booklets and exercise books last Wednesday? There will be another day this week if they still need to do this.  If this is too difficult, you will need to arrange a separate time directly with the school office.


Today’s theme for Monday is: Mysterious Monday.

Look at the below link about unsolved mysteries! Choose one to talk through with a family member. Can you solve any of the mysteries?


Don’t forget we have our learning theme project for you to start working towards – the deadline for this is the end of June. Details of this are in the resources section.


For our outdoor nature activity this week, visit the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website and look at #30dayswild. The Wildlife Trust has launched a super idea to get people outdoors and enjoy nature in their 30 days of June challenge of ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. I have just signed up and there are lots of wonderful ideas which are featured on their wild passport such as: enjoying stargazing, follow a bee on its journey, have a plastic free day, go on a litter pick, get crafty with nature, bake a nature themed cake and so on.  They also have an activity called ‘Nature Table’ where you can collect things from nature (remember to observe the rules of not disturbing wildlife and not pulling up wild flowers etc.).  I have put the link to the website in our resources section. If you wish to sign up you must do so with your parent’s permission – it is free and you will receive the pack digitally. This is something that the whole family can get involved in.


London Zoo is available online (we shared this link with you a while ago for a writing task we set). You can watch lots of great animal videos and click on live webcams and streams too.


Today we are launching ‘The Virtual Big Sing’ – please look at your email on how to access this and to start practising some of the songs. There is a document in the resources section with further information. 


Please don’t forget to keep in touch with us regularly, it is so lovely to hear about what you’re up to and how you’re getting on with your learning – keep it up!  Don’t forget if you have been doing other things such as trying a new hobby, learning a new skill, we would love to hear about these things too. 


Have a good day!

Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett



Monday's Learning tasks:

> Start your day with an Active Start. There are lots of options for you:

- Weekly challenge from Pav

- Norfolk School Games ‘Week 5’ – Tri-Golf

- Joe Wicks – daily PE on Youtube

- Go Noodle also available on Youtube

- Imoves

- Or create your own PE session – for example, an obstacle course in the garden or lead a keep fit session with your family to your favourite tunes


Further information can be found in our 'Resources and Web Links' section


> Read your book for 20 minutes. Or you could read a book from Bug Club.


> Complete a maths quiz on diagnostic questions. 


> Maths: This week we are looking at ’Investigations’.

For the investigation today, I would like you to firstly work out the triangular numbers between 1 and 100.

Triangular numbers are the total of the continual adding up of the natural order of numbers.

  • 1st one is 1
  • 2nd one is 3 because 1+2=3
  • 3rd one is 6 because 1+2+3=6
  • 4th one is 10 because 1+2+3+4 = 10 etc.
  • It may help you to draw dots building up as a triangle starting with one dot, then 3 dots (1 dot at the top and 2 dots below to form a triangle shape etc
  • Once you have completed this, click on the link to the NRICH website and the investigation called: ‘Satisfying four statements’. The link will be given in our resources and web links section.


> Further Maths to have a go at! Visit the White Rose website ‘Summer Term Week 7 (w/c 8th  June) and complete Lesson 1 ‘Find a rule’. Remember, if you are finding these too tricky you could look at a lower year group or if you need a greater challenge look at a higher year group instead. We do not have a subscription to the worksheets so this activity is just watching and discussing the video.


>Complete the word of the day activities - see below. 



> Visit Active learn website and select a maths and a SPAG activity to complete.


> Writing challenge for the week: For details of our writing task this week click on the resource in our Resources and Web Links. Your challenge for this week will be writing a story using the picture link to inspire you. Today you will need to look carefully at the picture and answer the questions below it, this we help you to start forging ideas for your story.



  1. Learning theme:



  • Watch the following link about Earthquakes called ‘Earthquakes for kids: a fun engaging introduction to earthquakes and tsunamis.’ Make some notes whilst you watch it – you may need to watch it a few times.
  • Answer the following questions: -
  • What is an earthquake?
  • What are the effects of earthquakes?
  • What should you do to keep yourself safe during an earthquake?
  •  Find out about earthquakes in the UK.
  • What is the largest recorded earthquake in the UK?
  • How often do earthquakes happen in the UK?
  • How many earthquakes have there been this year?
  • What is the highest recorded earthquake so far this year in the UK? Find its location on a map.


> Online Safety Lesson – Another home learning pack has been added to the thinkuknow website – information was sent to your parents last week.

Open the subpage on our main class page – ‘Keeping Safe Online’. Click on the top link which will take you to the thinkuknow website, scroll down then select ‘Click here for home activity packs aged 8-10’, you will see a list of 6 activity packs - complete the latest one uploaded to the site. Try and do one each week if you haven’t attempted these yet.


> Remember to build in some quiet time, creative time and outdoor time! Why not try the nature activity or a lego challenge? If you fancy some cooking, there are also great easy to follow recipes on Willow class page that you may want to try.


Have a good day!


Mrs Ashby and Miss Barrett


Word of the day


  1. What is the definition of capitulate?
  2. Synonyms – (words that have a similar meaning)
  3. Antonyms - (words that have the opposite meaning)
  4. Write two sentences using the WOD and include relative clauses
  5. How could you use this word in a history themed sentence? Write an example.
  6. Using the letters in the word ‘Capitulate’ – how many different words can you make?

Give yourself 1 point for 3 letter words, 2 points for 4 letter words and 3 points for 5 letter words or more. How many points can you score?

  1. Rainbow writing of the WOD – for example, you could use different colours for each letter or write the word in bubble writing and give it a rainbow patterns within each shape



You will need a dictionary and a thesaurus for these activities, if you don’t have these use an online dictionary or thesaurus.



We will be welcoming back more pupils returning to school from Monday 29th June with 2 bubbles of Year 1 and Year 5.............We will now have 45% of our pupils back in school but have run out of rooms and staff!.............The school continues to remain open as usual to vulnerable children and children of key workers in Years 2-4 (places are limited) - to book a place please contact the school office via or use the contact form on this website .............Take a look at our Noticeboard to see the activities the children in school have been getting up to.....................Please see the class pages on this website for home based learning activities each day...........................Would you like to work at Millfield? ...Check out our vacancies in the 'About Us' section...........