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Felmore Primary School

Believe it to achieve it


Davenants, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QX


Home Learning

Are you learning at home between 24th January 2023 and 11th February 2023?


If you are, these are the themes you would have been covering in school?


  • Reception - Blast Off!
  • Year 1 - Never Eat Shredded Wheat!
  • Year 2 - Paddington's Passport
  • Year 3 - Rocky the Findosaur
  • Year 4 - May the Force Be With You
  • Year 5 - Pharaoh Queen
  • Year 6 - Time Team


Should you be learning from home, we would expect that you complete a full day's work.  An example of the expected coverage for Years 1 - 6 is demonstrated in the timetable, below.  Reception pupils should complete aspects of the home learning recommendations as is appropriate to their age and development:

Suggested coverage


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4


Phonics using your own login


Spellings - looking at your class WHISK (knowledge organiser) sheet, below.  What is the topic vocabulary that you must know (and be able to spell) by the end of the topic?  Learn to spell these words, learn the meanings and write them in a sentence.  





Maths - the four operations are adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying.  

Either -

  • design and create a game that teaches somebody of your age about at least one of the operations 


  • create a poster, with examples and a worked through problem that explains the four operations


Reading - spend time reading your class book and/or your book of choice and complete one of the following:

  • Create a map of the story/information that you have read to date
  • Write a blurb for the book you have written
  • Create a "wanted" poster for a character of your choice in the book that you have read






Using the information below, complete at least one of the activities.  








Topic learning

Class WHISK (knowledge organiser) sheet Task

Reception - Blast Off!


  • Draw a rocket and add a space themed background.  Can you describe it?
  • Try to find natural objects and manmade objects.  Can you put them into groups?  Why have you chosen these groups?
  • Try to complete the sentence, "If I could visit anywhere in space, I would go to....."

Year 1 - Never Eat Shredded Wheat


  • Chose a country and investigate the food from that country.  Create a leaflet about the food
  • From a selection of food that you have at home, make a list of the countries that the food has come from 
  • Draw and label a compass - can you make one too?
  • Create a landscape model or poster demonstrating different geographical features
  • Design your own flag and write a sentence explaining your design choices
  • Where does your favourite food come from?  What are the ingredients?  Do all of the ingredients come from the same place? 

Year 2 - Paddington's Passport


  • Look up the weather for the past week.  With your adult's support compare the weather with the weather in Lima.  What do you notice
  • What is marmalade?  Can you find out about the ingredients in marmalade
  • Create a rainforest collage
  • Paint or sketch part of the London skyline
  • Draw and write sentences underneath that tell your own Paddington style story

Year 3 - Rocky the Findosaur


  • Make and label fossils using plasticine or playdoh.
  • Research how sorting keys are used.  Create a sorting key to classify different rocks.
  • Carry out research to find out the oldest fossils ever found; in which countries in the world have they been found and what is the most common place for fossils to be found?  Why do you think this is?
  • Create questions for a class game or quiz.
  • Research evaporation.  Create an information sheet to explain it
  • Plan investigations into the factors that speed up evaporation (e.g. wind, warmth etc.)

Year 4 - May the Force Be With You


  • Blow through straws to create pictures that are affected by wind. Also, add water drops to paint to
  • create watermarked effects
  • Design and make a marble run with various surfaces to test the effect of friction on the marbles.
  • Compose and perform a dance that demonstrates repel and attract.
  • Write a list of negative and positive forces (influences) in our lives.
  • Make a poster showing which qualities attract people e.g. kindness and which repel e.g. bullying?
  • North and South Poles - find out where they are and investigate the difference between them and why they are called the North and South Poles?

Year 5 - Pharaoh Queen


  • Where is the River Nile?  Write a leaflet outlining the importance of the River Nile throughout history
  • Draw a map outlining the path of the River Nile and place important human and physical geographical features on the map
  • Design your own Pharaoh mask
  • Research suggestions as to why fifty million Egyptian people choose to live within a few miles of the River Nile today.  What makes the area around the Nile a good settlement? 

Year 6 - Time Team

You don't have a WHISK sheet.  What you do have is an example of a project.

  • Research the local area (where you live).  Begin to plan and create a information text in the same style of as the example project.  Make sure that you discuss physical and human geographical features.  
  • Research other geographical vocabulary and include it in your project. 
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