Wylye ValleyCofE VA Primary School

To aspire to being outstanding in everything we do by always aiming higher.

"Let your light shine in all you say and do" Matthew 5:16

Newton Class

Welcome back to our home learning page.  Four more days to go, although it has already felt like a very long time!


Here's your video clip to begin the day; two beavers working together to make a dam.


Our class book is 'Boy in the Tower'. Last week, we read up to Chapter 8. Thank to you to everyone who sent in their work, I've been impressed with the effort and quality of writing.


Today, I would like you to read Chapters 9 to 13:

There has been a lot happening in these chapters. People are dying, buildings are falling down, panic is setting in.  But what is happening?


Your task over the next two days will be to write a newspaper report on the events that are occuring. 


If you have a newspaper at home, have a look at one of the larger articles to see the main features of a newspaper report.  The main features are:


  - Interesting headline         - Introduction paragraph           - Paragraphs

  - Written in past tense       - Written in third person           - Use quotations

  - Photos and captions         - Mix of facts and opinions         - Concluding paragraph


Your newspaper report should look to include the following answers:

         What happened?            Who did it happen to?       Where did it happen?   

         When did it happen?      Why did it happen?            How did it happen?


Some of these may be difficult to answer as we don't know everything yet, but you can speculate on what has happened in the same way that Ade and Gaia have been doing.


I will try and arrange a Zoom slot for Tuesday afternoon so that you can all share with the class the work that you have done for the newspaper report. 



Our unit of learning this week is Percentages and Decimals.


Today's lesson will be To understand decimals as fractions


(For Ms Blood's Maths group, if you find this unit tricky, use the lockdown period productively by learning your times tables.) 


Start by watching this video that will explain decimals as fractions:


Then complete this work relating to the lesson.

Finish off the lesson with ten minutes on Times Tables Rockstars.



Time for some exercise at the end of the day. Here's Mr Kenich from PH Sports with another video for you to complete.  It's called 'Welcome to the Beach'. Remember, it won't be long before we can go there again.