Durdle Door – working at home page

Week Beginning 18 May 2020

Many thanks for your help and support this week as we begin another week of home 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 . I always appreciate any feedback on the content of the home learning packs. Just to remind everyone that the week beginning 25.5.20 is half term. I do not plan to provide any home learning packs that week, unless people request them. Please do let me know if you would like a pack for your child that week.


Our focus this week is time. In this pack, you will find a clock to make, an explanation sheet, several practice activities, as well as some reasoning and problem solving questions. I understand that children will often be at completely different stages of learning to tell the time. Please do complete whichever activities your feel are appropriate for your child. I am happy to provide extra activities if needed.

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

Arithmetic practice


Our focus this week is balanced arguments. I have included a printed version of a balanced argument about whether children should wear school uniform or not.

Here are some activities you could do around this story

  • Read the text and answer the comprehension questions about it
  • Complete the table with all the reasons for and against wearing school uniform that you can think of
  • Plan and write a balanced argument about whether children should wear school uniform or not. Please use the planning sheet to help you
  • Extra activities – have a debate with your family (it could be about this topic or anything else you want), make a mind map of other topics you could debate,
  • write a persuasive letter to Mr Smith to convince him that you shouldn’t have to wear school uniform.


Weekly spellings are below. Perhaps you could get someone to test you on Friday morning. If you send me your scores, I can still give you Dojo Points.


Our focus this week is on Tudor food. I have included a PowerPoint with lots of information about the subject to look at. Here are some activities you could do:

  • Design a meal for Henry VIII to eat
  • Draw a labelled picture of a Tudor kitchen – how was it different to a modern kitchen
  • Find out about pottage, one of the most common Tudor foods. You could write a recipe or even try making some yourself!

Online Resources

The new Oak National Academy  has lessons on many subjects and will be updated every Monday. You may find this particularly helpful for maths.

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

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

Week Beginning 1 June 2020