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Blooms Taxonomy Questions

Examples of non-chorological reports:-

Sharks Differentiated Non-Chronological Reading Comprehension

Examples of a debate (argumentative text):-

Are Mobile Phones Necessary Exposition Writing Sample

Examples of writing a postcard:-

postcard example

Letter writing

Informal letter success criteria

w/b 25.1.21

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well.

I am so happy to see many of you have handed work in to me through Teams, well done and keep it up.  Same again this week, I will be putting 3 activities on Teams each day, Language, Maths and Topic – we will be  researching the Polar Regions of the Arctic and Antarctic and the animals that habitat in these places.  Blooms will be Comprehension this week – Why did the Titanic sink?


w/b 18.1.21

Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping safe and well.

It has been great to see that many of you have handed work in to me through Teams, well done and keep it up.   Again this week, I will be putting 3 activities on Teams each day, Language, Maths and Topic – we will be researching the Polar Regions of the Arctic and Antarctic – comparing the two places. Blooms this week will be knowledge – What do you know about the Titanic?


W/b 11/1/21

Good morning everyone, hope you are all keeping well.

What a fabulous start to the New Year, so many of you have handed work in to me through Teams, well done and keep it up.  Same again this week, I will be putting 3 activities on Teams each day, Language, Maths and Topic – we will be continuing with research on RMS Titanic this week.


Monday 11th January 2021 Friday 15.1.21

Language –


Complete your worksheet on punctuating sentences correctly, capital letters, closing punctuation, commas or speech marks.


Read the text about either dolphins or Marcus Rashford and answer the questions.


Use similes, adjectives, metaphors and other  descriptive words to describe a beach scene.


Ask your family and friends questions about the pandemic that we are living through.

Phonics, reading and handwriting

Learn your phonics words, complete some handwriting and read a few pages of your book.

Maths – fractions

Complete your worksheets on putting fractions into their lowest form.

Learn how to find percentages of given amounts.

Big Maths.

Topic – RMS Titanic

Choose one of the sub-headings to research and write a full paragraph about – this will help with a newspaper report later in the week.

Write a newspaper article from the sub-headings that you have researched about the RMS Titanic.

Monday 18.1.21 – Friday 22.1.21


Finding descriptive words from given text.

Plan the beginning of  story.

Comprehension – answer questions on either The Lion and the Mouse or World Religion.

Skills – learn to spell common words that are often spelt incorrectly.

Phonics, reading and handwriting – Learn your phonics words, complete some handwriting and read a few pages of your book.

Maths –

Continue with percentages.

Negative numbers.

Big Maths

Topic – 

Complete such research on the Polar Regions – the Arctic and Antarctic.

Compare the two areas,   present the comparisons in word.

Produce a PowerPoint presentation using the information that you have found.

Blooms – knowledge (optional)

What do you know about …… the Titanic?

Creative (optional)

Create a model of the Titanic by using items that you have at home.  Enjoy!!



Happy New Year 2021

Please find the activities for each day below.  The worksheets are also available for you to complete and hand in on Teams.

Thursday 7th January 2021


Write a diary extract about any date in the Christmas break.

Start with the date (on top).

Remember to write in the past tense.


2021 worksheet


Research the events that took place on board RMS Titanic.

Create a timeline using the dates – put the dates in order and write a sentence about the events of that day.

RMS Titanic

Friday 8th January 2021


Write a list of wishes/resolutions for the New year.

Think of what you would like to do this year.  Think of how you would like to improve/what you would like to get better at.  Use the template below to write your ideas.

new year resolutions


Write out and practise your times tables.


Watch some videos about the Titanic.  Look on ‘Titanic for kids’.  Write some notes about the amazing ship.


Week beginning 29.06,2020 (only 2 days until we return to school)

PLEASE DOWNLOAD TEAMS (as our work will be completed on there from Wednesday on and also you will be invited to join a Teams meeting every Monday with the rest of the class).

Language:– Write a personal statement.

Imagine that you are an evacuee and you have to write to families telling them about yourself.  Ne positive, say nice things, remember you want to go and stay with them.

Maths:– Fractions

1/4 of 24

1/5 of 60

1/3 of 18

1/10 of 120

1/6 of 42

Blooms: – Pink sheet (create)

Topic:- Design a poster encouraging families to take in/look after an evacuee.

Remember not to write too many words.  Try and think of a slogan to help.

Good luck, hope to see you on the Teams meeting tomorrow.  And I’ll see most of you back in school throughout the week.  I’m looking forward to it.

Week beginning 22.06.2020

Hi everybody, well this will be the last week of distance learning as we know it, as from next week, most of you will be returning to school to catch up and check in, this will give us the opportunity to discuss the ‘blended learning’ activities face to face before you complete them.  I’m really forward to seeing you again and seeing how much you have grown.  So here are this weeks activities:-


Write a persuasive text (for and against) about:  Would welcoming an evacuee into your home be a good thing or not.  Remember write a paragraphs of ‘for’ then a paragraph of ‘against’, then you decide which you believe with a reason for your answer.

Comprehension:  Remember only complete ONE of the comprehension, the one you feel most comfortable reading.

Anne Frank comprehension

Maths :-

Book 4: p37-p40 (fours and eights)

Book 5 – p41-p43 (sequences)

Book 6 – p48-p50 (multiplying decimals)

Blooms taxonomy:- Continue to work on your famous Welsh person

the yellow sheet – analyse  

eg What is the relationship between _______________________?

Why do you think _________________ choose to ________________?

What is the difference between _______ and _____________?

Topic:- A Child’s War

Activity 1:- Put the dates of Anne Franks life in order, find out and write one sentence about what happened to Anne and her family on these dates.

12th June 1942

3rd September 1944

12th June 1929

10th May 1940

4th August 1944

January 1933

February 1934

6th July 1942

19th August 1934

September 1939

1st August 1944

Activity 2:- Research the number of deaths in WW2 by country.  Put them in order depending on the most casualties.  Clue:  China had the most with 15 million people dying.

Activity 3: – Write a list of questions that you would ask Anne Frank.

Activity 4: – Research the 3 main types of air-raid shelter in WW2, the Anderson shelter, the Morrison shelter and the street communal shelter.  Compare the 3 of them.  Present your findings in the way you think is best.



Week beginning 15.06.2020

Hello everybody, I hope you are all keeping well and safe. It was lovely seeing some of you last week when you received your leavers hoodies.  I really hope you like them!

Well, as some of you may know, we will be returning to school in 2 weeks time, but things will be a little bit different.  Mr Phillips and I will be in touch with your parents to explain these changes to them and you.  Distance learning will continue but when you ‘Catch up and Check in’ at school, I will be able to explain the activities to you face to face (socially distancing of course!!). Well, here are your activities for this week, I hope you enjoy completing them.

Language:-  Imagine that you were an evacuee, write an informal letter home, telling your family how life has been since leaving them to stay safe in the countryside.  (there is a success criteria above to help you with the set out and what you need to include).

Maths :-  book 4 – p34-p36 (doubling/halving)  multiplying/dividing by 2.

book 5 – p34 – p36 (adding several numbers)

book 6 – p45-p47 (divisibility)

(this person will be the person you complete your Blooms work on for the next 6 weeks)
the purple sheet – application


What facts would you show to show ___________________was a good ______________?

What questions would you ask ___________________?

How could you tell others about ___________________?

Topic – A Childs War

Activity 1 – Research the cities around Britain that were bombed the most during WW2.  Mark these of a map of Britain.  Do you see any pattern?

Activity 2 – Compare schools in WW2 to schools nowadays.  Are there any similarities/differences?

Activity 3 -Princess Elizabeth (the Queen) made her first public speech on October 13th 1940, she spoke to the children of the nation about the war.  Listen to her speech (you will need to google it), write and record your own speech, think about you would tell the children in your class if we were at war.

Activity 4 – Research and present (any media) 8 facts about Anne Frank.


Week beginning 08.06.2020

Language: Write  a short play (up to 3 scenes) about 2 children being evacuated.  They could be siblings/cousins/friends/strangers.

Think about what they would be talking about, how they would be feeling?

Split your play into scenes. Remember to give your play a title, a setting and characters.

Remember in a play, we write the characters name, then a colon, then what is being said (no need for speech marks)  e.g

Matthew:  Did you enjoy the party last night?

Joanee:  Yes it was fun, did you?

Matthew:  It was alright, I wet home early as I was unwell.
Book 4 – p31-33 (multiplying)
Book 5 – p31-33 (making 100)
Book 6 – p39-41 (subtracting)

(this person will be the person you complete your Blooms work on for the next 6 weeks)
Knowledge – the green sheet – comprehension
What do you think about ____________________?

Why did __________________?

Topic – A Child’s War
Activity 1 – Look up the words to the song ‘Pack Up your Troubles’ a wartime song written by Welsh brothers, George and Felix Powell.  Write/type them out, decorate it with a wartime theme.

Activity 2 – Read newspaper articles from the War and the SWANSEA BLITZ.  When did it start?  Why was Swansea targeted?  How many were killed?  etc. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE ANYTHING DOWN, JUST READ AND FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE SWANSEA BLITZ.

Activity 3 –  Create a picture/image of how you imagine the Swansea Blitz to have looked, the newspaper articles may be able to help you with these.

Activity 4 –  Research and list (brainstorm) the different jobs that men and women did during the war.

Activity 5 – Read the fact file on Winston Churchill.  There are 3 levels, read the level that you think suits you best.  Write 10 questions about the information that you have read to ask others.

Winston Churchill fact file


Week beginning 01.06.2020

Welcome back everybody, I hope you had a lovely week off and enjoyed your break.  The weather was fantastic, which of course helped us to stay at home I’m sure.  Well, it’s back to the distance learning for the time being and this half term, our new topic is called ‘A child’s War’ and it all about World War 2 and how children survived.  I hope you find it interesting and enjoy the activities that I have prepared for you.

Language: Write an autobiography. This is like a report about you and your life to date.  I would like you to split your writing into 5 parts (maybe write one part each day of this week).  The parts or chapters that I would like you to write about (in detail) are:

Personal Information (name, where you live, where you were born, parents, siblings etc)

Family (parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, extended family)

Interests (things that you have enjoyed during throughout your life to date)


A memorable experience (something/somewhere that you have done in your life that you think that you will always remember)


Book 4 – p27-30 (dividing)

Book 5 – p28-30 (fractions)

Book 6 – p32-34 (adding 10/100)


(this person will be the person you complete your Blooms work on for the next 6 weeks)

Knowledge – the blue sheet (1st one)  e.g  Where does _______________ come from?

What do you know about _____________?

Who is ___________________?

When did _________________ become famous?

How many brothers/sisters/siblings did _______ have?

Topic – A Child’s War

Activity 1 – Find out what happened on the following dates.  Write a sentence about each date.  Put them in a timeline in chronological order.

30th April 1945

7th September – 10th May 1941

10th July – 31st October 1940

7th December 1941

3rd September 1939

1st September 1939

19th – 21st February 1941

10th May 1940

8th May 1945

2nd September 1945


Make yourself an ‘evacuation label’ (it must contain your name, age and where you will be evacuated to.)

Activity 3 –  Ask if anyone in your family was evacuated during the war.  If so, speak to them about it and record their experiences and memories.  If not, write a list of questions that you would ask someone who was evacuated.  Hopefully, we will be able to ask these questions to an evacuee if we return to school.

Activity 4 –  Copy and paste the following link into your tool bar.  Listen to the WW2 noises, such as an air raid siren, bombings, spitfires.  Write a list of words to explain how they make you feel.

Activity 5 – Have a look online to find a wartime recipe. With an adult, try and follow a set of instructions to make one of the recipes.

If possible, please complete in J2 Easy and save to your file, this was, I will be able to see it and leave a comment.  If not, complete in your pink book.

Week beginning 18.05.2020


Keep a diary for the whole week.  Write down the things that you have done, how you have been feeling etc.  Look at the example below, remember your writing will need to be written in the past tense as you will have already completed the activities.  Try and use the skills that you worked on last week, such as capital letters and full stops, commas, there, they’re, their and ‘ed’ words for past tense verbs.

Diary extract

Maths: book 4 p47-49 (adding)

book 5 p38-40 (adding)

book 6 p36-38 (adding money)

Blooms taxonomy:  Finish any of the parts that you have not completed yet!


Activity 1:-  Plan then write a 2 minute presentation (in any form) to tell your classmates about the deadliest creature that you find most interesting.  Give facts, make them as exciting as you can!!

Activity 2:- Design a comic strip with your ‘favourite’ deadliest creature as the main character.  They could be the hero or maybe the villain.  There are examples of comic strips on Twinkl.

Activity 3:-  Draw a variety of mini beasts/creatures (fairly big) with speech bubbles coming from their mouths.  Write something that they may be saying if they could speak.  Make it funny perhaps, a joke maybe?

Activity 4:- Look at a range of Charles Darwin’s highly detailed drawings of insects/creatures.  Choose a deadly beast to draw with close attention to detail.  Add tone/texture using pencil, colour or even paint.

Week beginning 11.05.2020


Look at the following sheets of English skills, complete the sheets that you feel you need to work on.  These will have been your targets in class, such capital letters and full stops, use of commas, past tense words using ‘ed’ or the use of there, their, they’re.  Complete as many as you like, the more practise you have of all of them the better.  There is no need to print them out, write them in your home/school book, or put them on Hwb for me to see please.

punctuations marks

punctuation marks 2

punctuation marks 3

commas 1

commas 2

ed worksheet 1

there their they’re 1

there, their, they’re 2

Also, here is a comprehension for you to complete, read through the text and answer the questions as best you can BEFORE looking at the answers.  You only need to do ONE of the comprehensions!!  Choose the level that you think suits you best!!

VE day comprehension

Maths:-  book 4 – p.23 -26 (multiplying)

book 5 – p19 -21 (multiplying/dividing)

book 6 – p.23-28 (finding fractions of quantities)

Blooms taxonomy:-  Blue/greeny page – Evaluation

e.g Do you agree with the outcome of the voting system?  How would you rate tourism in……?

Is travelling to ……….. a good or bad thing?  Can you think of a way forward that your country? (this could be related to Covid 19)

REMEMBER TO CONTINUE WORKING ON THE SAME COUNTRY (this is the last part for this country)


Activity 1:-  On Hwb, create a ‘Branch’ of mini beasts.

Activity 2:-  Search the Internet for instructions on how to make a wormery. Compare the different versions, decide which way would be best, give reasons for your choice.

Activity 3: –  Find out facts about the worlds deadliest creatures; assassin bug, Asian giant hornets, safari ants, fire ants, teste flies, Anopheles mosquitoes, Indian red scorpions, black widow spiders.  Make a ‘Top Trump’ game from the information that you find, use a PowerPoint slide for each one.

Activity 4:-  Locate these deadly creatures on a World map.

Enjoy!  Have fun!  Contact me if you need me!  I miss you all and I hope to see you again very soon.  Stay safe.

Week beginning:- 4.5.2020

Hi everybody, hope you are keeping safe and well.  I’m finding it more and more difficult to stay at home but I know how important it is, so other than walk my dogs (as my daily exercise), I stay at home all day.  That’s why I enjoy receiving messages from you all, through Class Dojo, Teams and Hwb (the work I am seeing is great, please keep it up!).

This week we will continue with the topic of ‘Mini Beasts’, and I will give you some activities to complete on VE day.  Are any of you having a street party? (socially distancing of course)!  So Friday (May 8th 2020) is a bank holiday, so take time to have fun and spend time with your family.  Well, that’s enough from me, really hope that we will be back together soon.  Miss you all,  Mrs Jones.

Language –  Write a postcard.  Use the template above, draw a picture on the one side, complete some writing on the back and complete it by filling in the address.  Write it to me (at the school), tell me what you have been up to, tell me about the weather, how you are feeling etc.  Don’t worry about sending it, either complete it on hwb (this could be difficult) or put it in your home/school book, I will see it when we return to school.

*Remember postcards are written in the past tense?

Maths – Book 4 – p16-19 (counting several numbers)

Book 5  – p16-18 (doubling/halving)

Book 6 – p19-21 (multiplying)

Blooms taxonomy: – pink (create) ideas:- invent an app, compose a rhyme/song, create a new product (food, toy etc) or design a new building.

Topic – Activity 1 – Find out where the following mini beasts can be located around the world.

Mark them in a world map (if you are able to print one out) : giant snail, tarantula spider, cobra snake, Amazonian Tree Frog,

giant leopard moth, scorpion.

Activity 2 – Mark out an area of 200cm by 200cm (in your garden or when out on your daily walk).

Perform ‘work charming‘ in this square.

Predict how many worms will come to the surface in 2 minutes.

Count how many worms come to the surface in 2 minutes.

** How to ‘worm charm‘ – pour soapy water over the surface of the grass.

tap the surface of the grass with your fingers. (like the pitter patter of the rain)

Activity 3 – Research, draw and label:

a wasp’s paper nest

a caddisfly’s case

a froghopper’s cuckoos pit

a spider’s web

Why do you think each habitat benefits the creature that creates it?

Some VE activities for you to enjoy:-

‘Code-Cracking for Beginners’ Morse Code Worksheet VE day

KS2 VE Day Differentiated Fact File

KS2 VE Day Information PowerPoint

VE day colouring sheet

Ration book shopping list

Wartime recipes booklet

How fun!  Enjoy!  Hope to see you all very soon!


Week beginning:- 27.4.2020


Language – write a debate (argumentative text) on ‘Should animals/creatures be kept in zoos?’. Give advantages and disadvantages, then give your opinion in the final paragraph with reasons. (Remember to use phrases such as many people think, some people disagree, it could be argued that, on the other hand, it is sometimes said).

Maths –  Book 4  – p13-p15 adding pairs of numbers (use the hump method if it helps)

Book 5 – p13-p15 division finding remainders (you may find the bus stop method the best one for this)

Book 6 – p14-p16 doubling/halving  (multiplying/dividing by 2)

Blooms taxonomy –  orange ( analyse)  ideas:- write a review, make a mind map, create a Venn diagram or design a questionnaire.

Topic – Activity 1 – Write a set of instructions for making a mini beast hotel. Remember to use time connectives or imperative verbs to begin each numbered part. Make it as creative as you like. (I hope to build these when we get back to school!)

Activity 2 – Draw a detailed picture of your mini beast hotel. Label it in detail explaining why you have chosen to add this to your hotel.

Activity 3 – Design a poster advertising your mini beast hotel, either do this on paper or on hwb! Remember:- colour the background in first, make the writing big, bold and bright, only use up to 25 words! Make them count!

Enjoy the work this week, stay safe and keep in touch, hopefully, we will be back together soon!



Wb: 20.4.20

Hello everyone, hope you are keeping well and safe! I hope you had a relaxing Easter break and are ready to continue with the work I’m going to set for you! Remember if you have any issues or want to ask me anything, I am available on Teams!  This term, we will be studying the topic ‘Beast Creator’, I hope you enjoy it and find it interesting! Good luck!

Blooms Taxonomy – complete the next part (purple – application).

Remember to continue working on the country that you choose before Easter!

Maths –

Textbook 4  p10-12 (finding the difference)

Textbook 5  p 10-12 (multiplying/dividing)

Textbook 6 p10-13 (multiplying/dividing)


Activity 1 – Research different types of butterfly, insects, mini beasts and other small
creatures. Draw/colour and label (in detail) what you find! Use books to help you.

Activity 2 – From your research, find a creature  that really interests you. Research facts about this creature (write these facts in note form, using bullet points), think about types of the creature/habitat/origin/appearance/diet/  predators etc.

Activity 3 – From your research and the notes that you have written, write a non-chronological report about the creature that you decided to research. Put your report on hwb, don’t forget to download images of your chosen creature too!

(use the success criteria in your home school book to help you to write the report!)

Activity 4 – During your daily exercise, or when you are out in your garden, complete a mini beast hunt. Make a tally chart of the number of creatures that you find!

In a box, or out in the garden, make small habitants for woodlice! Use grass, stone/gravel, damp wood, dry wood, mud/water to make the different habitats! Put some woodlice in the box (overnight), predict which habitant you think the woodlice will go to! Check in the morning to see if you were correct! Give reasons to why you think this happened! REMEMBER TO PUT THE WOODLICE BACK INTO THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED!

Good Luck, enjoy and have fun!! And please keep smiling!!


W/b 30.3.2020

This work is extra to the work that you have been given, so complete it if you wish too but it not essential.

Language – Write a poem about a member of your family.

Remember to make lines 2/4 rhyme.  Think of words that rhyme before you start.

Write an acrostic poem about EASTER.  Decorate it.  Be as descriptive as you can, use                 similes,  alliteration,   metaphors and  personification.

Remember to use the letters in the word EASTER to begin each line.

Write an account of the Easter story from the point of view of one of the people involved.

For example: Jesus, Mary, One of the disciples, Julius Caesar.

Remember to write in 1st person (you are writing as though you are that person!)

Blooms Taxonomy – Complete the next part (Green – Comprehension)

Remember to complete this on the same country as the 1st part.

Maths – Textbook 4 – p8 -9 (counting to the next….)

Textbook 5 – p7-9   (rounding)

Textbook 6 – p7-9    (rounding)

Topic – Research the history of mobile phones.  Describe the difference in them over the years (show this with some illustrations).

When was the 1st mobile phone invented?

Activity Sheet Animal Gestation Periods Table – Black and White

 Record how many hours that you sleep in a day.  Make a chart. (like the one below)

Monday               Tuesday                    Wednesday                     Thursday                         Friday                        Saturday                        Sunday





Write a paragraph about your sleep pattern.  Do you sleep better on a particular day?  If so, can you think of any reasons as to why this would be?

Draw a graph with this information in.  (present as you feel would be the best way!)

Finally!!!!  Could you please keep a diary of your time whilst you are off school?  I think it would make interesting reading when we return to school and also for the future!  (we will be studying this time in History I’m sure!)


Beginning of home/school learning

On Page 32, complete the 1st question of Blooms taxonomy.

Choose a country of your choice to complete the project.

Week beginning 23/3/2020 – Maths

Textbook 4 – p3

Textbook 5 – p3

Textbook 6 – p3

useful websites:

I will add theses as and when I find them.

The Maths Factor

TT Rockstars

Place Value Millionaire