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Battle of the Bands!

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This week's Timetable


In English this week we are revisiting the story of The Kapok Tree which the children will remember from their Rainforest topic in Year 3. (Don't worry if you weren't at Bridgetown in Year 3, everything you need for these activities are here!) The purpose of the activities is to understand how we change the tense of verbs from past to past perfect - there is a brilliant powerpoint that explains it clearly - phew! As always, you don't need to print out all the sheets - you can use any piece of paper or home learning book.

Spellings this week focus on words that have either 'ar' or 'er' at the end.



This week we will be concluding our unit on multiplication and division and will be starting some work on finding the perimeter of shapes. The video links for the White Rose learning can be found below rather than accessing them via the website. We would like you to complete the Mathletics and TTRockstars work which we have set individually for you on those sites. Everyone should be completing these tasks.


For those of you that would like some extra challenges you will find the optional problem solving and challenges.

Optional Maths Puzzle: Stickers

Last Weeks solution:   



There are two science lessons this week. You will need one of your rubber gloves for the first science lesson. 24 hours before the activity you will need to make an ice hand and there is a useful sheet explaining how to do this below.  The first lesson involves observing the change of state of the ice hand from a solid to a liquid as ice melts;  which parts of the hand change state first and  recording what happened over time. They should then make hypotheses as to why the things the children have observed took place. The second lesson tests how different ambient temperatures and shapes of ice affect how quickly it changes state (melts).  These should be fair tests where only one element changes, so for example, if the test is to see if the shape of the ice makes a difference to melting everything else such as the volume of water in each shape, the temperature where the ice is kept and the time observations of each shape is made should be kept the same. Part one may take a whole day to complete whereas par two will require a whole morning or afternoon.

Design and Technology 

This week, we would like you to have a go at making your own  ice lollies or ice cream! Read the instructions in the Word document below to find out more...Please do not feel you have to print any of the work off, you can read the recipes online and then draw your design on paper or in a notepad.

Just for Fun!

Singing: Water All Around


  • Talk about water! Where does it come from? What do we use it for? Have you experienced a leak, a flood, or had to manage without water for an hour or two? Share experiences and anecdotes.

  • Listen to the performance track, encouraging the children to join in by drumming the maracas’ constant rhythm, or ostinato, on alternate knees or by tapping two fingers into the palm of the other hand. 

  • Notice that the bongos have an independent rhythm at first, but that during the verses, they adopt the maracas’ pattern, before returning to their former, less frenzied rhythm for the final chorus.


Water, all around, 
Water, underground, 
Water, in the air, 
Water, ev’rywhere. 

Ev’ryone needs water just to stay alive. 
Crops and plants need water or they won’t survive. 

Water, all around, 
Water, underground, 
Water, in the air, 
Water, ev’rywhere! 

Seas and mighty oceans form the world’s great map, 
Full of diff’rent climates, icebergs to mudflats. 

Water, all around, 
Water, underground, 
Water, in the air, 
Water, ev’rywhere!

So don’t waste our water, not a single drop. 
Use your water wisely, little or a lot. 

Water, all around, 
Water, underground, 
Water, in the air, 
Water, ev’rywhere!

Water All Around: learning tracks

/Users/Nigel/Downloads/Water! (performance track).mp3

Echo track

/Users/Nigel/Downloads/Water! (echo track).mp3

Backing track