Durdle Door – working at home page

Durdle Door Class – week beginning 30.3.20

Many thanks for your help and support this week as we all adapt to a different kind of learning. As ever, if you have any questions about your child’s learning or would like to share any work they have completed, please do email me fnash@mosterton.dorset.sch.uk . This week, I have tried to make the learning packs more specific, please feel free to do as much or little of them as you would like. I would also appreciate any feedback on the content of the home learning packs.

Home Learning Packs this week


 Our focus this week is adding and subtracting decimals. In this pack, you will find an explanation sheet, several practice activities, as well as some reasoning and problem solving questions.

 A times tables sheet. Please also feel free to use the online resources below

 Arithmetic practice


 A story from another country – Anansi and the pot of beans. To read either by yourself or with an adult. Here are some activities you could do around this story

 Make a story map

 Retell the story in your own words

 Make up your own story about food from another country (I have included a planning template to help you.

 Weekly spellings – are included in the pack. Perhaps you could get someone to test you on Friday morning. If you send me your scores, I can still give you Dojo Points.

Daily things you could be doing

Read at home every day. I encourage you to continue using your reading diary to record what you have been reading.

Some kind of Maths and English activity  – this could be an activity from the home learning pack, and online activity, or anything else of your choice. You can complete tasks of your choice from our topic based maths and literacy quests

Daily times tables practise – this could be an online game, a worksheet or just answering questions

Spellings – I have provided a list of the common exception words for your child’s year group. These would be ideal to practise initially. I will provide weekly spellings to practise and be tested on at home.

Online Resources

Twinkl www.twinkl.co.uk/offer sign up New to Twinkl and put in your information plus our school code UKTWINKLHELPS

Espresso education go to www.discoveryeducation.co.uk and use username: student11019 and password: mosterton to log on.

Teach your monster to readhttps://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com go to website and create a free account.

National Literacy Trusthttps://literacytrust.org.uk/familyzone/?mc_cid=1a89f05f20&mc_eid=379abc23a6 Many free literacy resources

Mathletics www.mathletics.com/uk/ we have created an individual login for each child, which is included in their home learning pack

White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ has a new home learning page where you can access lessons and activities for your child’s year group.

Times tables – many online resources including: https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/  https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

TopMarks – Practise your fractions and decimals. There are lots of games on the website below https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals

Nrich maths – Have a look on this website for interesting maths investigations (you may need a little bit of help from your parents for this one) https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php or https://nrich.maths.org/factorsandmultiples

Duolingowww.duolingo.com go to website and create a free account. We have been learning French in Durdle Door, but you could choose any language you like! 

Harper Collins – https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx Click on the Teacher portal and enter Username:  parents@harpercollins.co.uk Password:  Parents20! and click  Login

#ToppstaBookClub – ToppstaBookClub will start running every weekday on Twitter at 10am. This will take on a ‘Desert Island Discs’ feel, with authors & illustrators talking about their new book and taking questions from anyone who uses the hashtag #ToppstaBookClub.

I would welcome any comments or suggestions on the current structure of the home learning packs and any suggestions for how they can be improved as I continue to update them.

With best wishes,

Miss Nash