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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

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Summer 2 – What did the Ancient Egyptians achieve and what did it enable them to do?

 

Recommended Books

Websites

Places to Visit

Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll

 

A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes

 

The Story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and Isabel Greenberg

 

Egypt Magnified by David Long and Harry Bloom

 

History in Infographics: Ancient Egypt by Jon Richards and Jonathan Vipond

 

See Reading Passport list below for more recommendations that are not linked to our topic! 

Spelling

https://st-marys-bentworth-church-england-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/ways-to-practise-your-spellings

Ways to practise your spellings.

 

Maths

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rockstars. Year 4 should try to go on ‘Soundcheck’ at least 3 times a week.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Guardians of Mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Buttons – times tables and number facts.

 

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html    

A game to help link fractions, decimals and percentages

 

History

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/ancient-egypt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

The British Museum

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/egypt

The British Museum has a wonderful collection from Egypt, including the Rosetta Stone!

 

Wiltshire Museum

https://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/out-of-egypt-activities/

Unfortunately, the ‘Out of Egypt’ exhibition is no longer travelling around Hampshire, however, the Wiltshire Museum website has some excellent activities to try at home!

Spelling Homework – Week Beginning 10th June 

 

Spelling Rule: /or/ /u-f/ /o/ /oa/ /oo/ /ow/ /u-r/ sounds spelt ‘ough’

 

Why do we have this rule? ‘ough’ is one of the trickiest spellings in English! It can be used to spell a number of different sounds. 

 

Year 4 word list:

thought, nought, rough, enough, cough, though, dough, through , plough, thorough 

 

Year 5 word list:

ought, thoughtless, brought, fought, roughly, coughing, although, playdough, throughout, borough

 

REMEMBER – part 1 of your spelling homework is to be using the focus words to practise the rule for the week. There is also a spelling booklet on the website if you would like further practise (these do not need to be handed in as they are not part of the weekly homework tasks, there are also answer sheets so you can check your work). Part 2 is working on your word list words.


Spelling Homework – Week Beginning 3rd June

 

Spelling Rule: The suffixes –cial and -tial

 

Why do we have this rule? These are similar sounding endings, but are spelt differently. –cial is common after a vowel letter, -tial is common after a consonant letter.

 

Year 4 word list:

facial, official, special, artificial

initial, partial

Exceptions: initial, financial, commercial, provincial

 

Year 5 word list:

beneficial, commercial

confidential, essential, consequential, influential

Exceptions: initial, financial, commercial, provincial

 

REMEMBER – part 1 of your spelling homework is to be using the focus words to practise the rule for the week. There is also a spelling booklet on the website if you would like further practise (these do not need to be handed in as they are not part of the weekly homework tasks, there are also answer sheets so you can check your work). Part 2 is working on your word list words.

 

How to remember how many days in each month

Below are links to various websites to support learning at home:

Summer 1 – How has crime and punishment changed through time?

 

Recommended Books

Websites

Places to Visit

How to Steal the Mona Lisa by Bethany Walker and Jack Noel

 

Interview with Blackbeard and Other Vicious Villains by Andy Seed and Gareth Conway

 

The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask, Smuggler’s Daughter by Philip Ardagh and Jamie Littler

 

Crime and Punishment Through the Ages by Ben Hubbard

 

Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary

 

See Reading Passport list below for more recommendations that are not linked to our topic! 

Spelling

https://st-marys-bentworth-church-england-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/ways-to-practise-your-spellings

Ways to practise your spellings.

 

Maths

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rockstars. Year 4 should try to go on ‘Soundcheck’ at least 3 times a week.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Guardians of Mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Buttons – times tables and number facts.

 

Mystic Numbers • ABCya!

Countdown Game - 7-14 year olds - Topmarks

Two games to test your problem solving skills!

 

History

Crime and punishment - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

10 different guides covering crime and punishment in different eras of (mostly) British history.

The Tower of London

Tower of London | Historic Royal Palaces (hrp.org.uk)

 

Discover this fascinating part of British history at times a fortress, a palace and a prison.

 

Halcyon Gallery: Andy Warhol exhibition

Andy Warhol | Beyond the Brand | Halcyon Gallery 

 

Another place to visit in London. The Halcyon Gallery (148 and 29 New Bond Street) has a temporary exhibition about Andy Warhol, the artist we are studying this term!

 

Spring 2 – What was the impact of the railways in Britain?

 

Recommended Books

Websites

Places to Visit

Adventures on Trains Series by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman (also Reading Passport books)

 

Epic Adventures: Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys by Sam Sedgman

 

National Railway Museum Kids’ Handbook by William Potter

 

Great British Railways: 50 Things to See and Do by Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall

 

See Reading Passport list below for more recommendations that are not linked to our topic! 

Spelling

https://st-marys-bentworth-church-england-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/ways-to-practise-your-spellings

Ways to practise your spellings

 

Maths

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rockstars

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Guardians of Mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Buttons – times tables and number facts

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling-the-time-in-words

Practise telling the time

 

History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyay-n23JNA

An interesting video about the positives and negatives of the railways being built.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z94r3j6#zyjsn9q

How have our railways developed and changed?

The Watercress Line

https://watercressline.co.uk

 

Our very own heritage railway in Hampshire. This used to be part of a much longer line stretching to Winchester. You can visit the stations at Alresford, Ropley and Alton.

 

STEAM: The Museum of the Great Western Railway

https://www.steam-museum.org.uk

 

This is a little further afield in Swindon and offers a look at the history of the Great Western Railway. Even if you can’t go, the website has lots of information, including ‘object of the month’ articles.

 

Spring 1 – Is living in Australia like being on holiday?

 

Recommended 

Books

Websites

Places to Visit

Birrarung Wilam by Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly and Lisa Kennedy

 

Expedition Diaries: Australian Outback by Simon Chapman

 

Where on Earth? Australia by Shallini Vallepur

 

Your Passport to Australia by A.M. Reynolds  

 

See Reading Passport list below for more recommendations that are not linked to our topic! 

Spelling

https://st-marys-bentworth-church-england-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/ways-to-practise-your-spellings

Ways to practise your spellings

 

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/multiples-and-factors

A game to practise finding factors and multiples

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rockstars

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Guardians of Mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Buttons – times tables and number facts

  

Geography

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/countries/facts-about-australia/

All about Australia

 

https://www.australia.com/en-gb/gday-the-short-film.html

A short film to introduce the wonders of Australia.

Australia!

https://www.australia.com/en-gb

 

It’s a bit tricky to get to Australia! But the website above is the link to Australia’s official website. Here you can explore some of the amazing human and physical geography of this incredible continent!

 

Science – Living Things and Their Habitats

 

This is an excellent topic to enable you to get out and about in beautiful Hampshire and discover some of the habitats that surround us and find out what lives there!

Autumn 2 – Why do many cultures have mythical beasts in their stories?

 

Recommended 

Books

Websites

Places to Visit

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling  

 

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures by DK and Stephen Krensky

 

Impossible Creatures by Katherine Rundell

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Amazing Animals and the Magical Creatures of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts by The Natural History Museum

 

See Reading Passport list below for more recommendations that are not linked to our topic! 

Spelling

https://st-marys-bentworth-church-england-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/ways-to-practise-your-spellings

Ways to practise your spellings

 

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

A game to help you with symmetry

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rockstars

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Guardians of Mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Buttons – times tables and number facts

  

Fantastic Beasts Exhibition

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/highlights-fantastic-beasts-wonder-of-nature.html

 

The Natural History Museum ran an exhibition last year all about Fantastic Beasts! Unfortunately, it is no longer running, but you can access some of the highlights using the above link.

There is also a linked book from this exhibition in the recommended books list.

 

Autumn 1 – Does describing the Vikings as vicious raiders portray them accurately?

Recommended 

Books

Websites

Places to Visit

Viking Boy by Tony Bradman  

 

Riddle of the Runes by Janina Ramirez and David Wyatt

 

There’s a Viking in My Bed by Jeremy Strong

 

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers! by Marcia Williams

 

Viking Voyages by Jack Tite

 

See Reading Passport list below for more recommendations that are not linked to our topic! 

Spelling

https://st-marys-bentworth-church-england-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/ways-to-practise-your-spellings

Ways to practise your spellings

 

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

Rounding game

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/shapes/2d-shape-reveal

Supporting recognising the properties of shapes, including quadrilaterals

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Times Tables Rockstars

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Guardians of Mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Buttons – times tables and number facts

 

History

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8q487h#zrmyvwx

What happened to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings?

 

https://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/vikings.html

Information about the Vikings

  

878AD - Winchester

https://878ad.co.uk/

 

This is a relatively new museum in Winchester (Brooks Centre). It is more focused on the Anglo-Saxons, but you can find out more about the Vikings in the Discovery Tour: Viking Age. The information about the Anglo-Saxons will help to give a deeper context about the Viking conflict.

 

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