Beech Class Remote Learning

Hello Beech Class!
Below, you will find your Remote Learning tasks- I will upload these every day for you.
Your Daily Learning Pack will tell you everything that you need to know about these tasks! You will also find all the resources that you need, including instruction videos, on this page too. 
It is important that you complete all of the learning, just like you would in school- I've included a checklist on the Daily Learning Pack to help you keep track! Any tasks with a star next to them should be sent to me via the VLE- as well as anything else that you've been up to which you'd like to share! You can learn how to do this yourselves, you don't need an adult to do it for you.
When you receive your Resource Pack from school, it will contain a Red school book, and you should do all of your work in here. I am expecting you to still be presenting your work as you would do in school- with a date and title, and with handwriting and presentation as good as you would normally produce! We will be doing extra handwriting work just to make sure...
I can't wait to see all of the wonderful work that you do at home! If you have any problems, please let me know using the VLE, or ask an adult to email the school office.
Miss Thomas
Friday 15th January

This Monday at 10am will be our second Zoom session! This time, I’d like each of you to bring along something special to share with the class. It could be a special toy or object, a picture, or even a pet! Be ready to tell the rest of the class all about it.

See you all on Monday- have a wonderful weekend!    Miss Thomas



Maths- 45 mins       

Year Three- Your work today is a recap of all of our place value work, so there is no video- just do your best!

Year Four- Watch the video on rounding, and then complete the pages below:



Study book

Question book

Workout book









12 & 13




Number Sense- 20 mins                              

Play the doubling and halving game! If you are able to, print out the gameboard- if not, you could look at it on the screen and keep track of where you’re up to!

  •   Find someone to play against!
  •   Roll your dice and move that many places.
  •   Work out the doubling or halving question. If your answer is right, stay where you are – if you’re wrong, move back one space.
  •   Who can reach the end first?

Reading- 30 mins                               

Watch the end of the ‘Ada Twist- Scientist’ video.

How do you think that the way that the people around Ada thought about her changed throughout the book? You’re going to draw four speech bubbles- one from her Mum/Dad, one from her brother, one from her cat and one from her teacher. What would they have said about her in the first half of the book? Then do the same again, thinking about what they would say about her by the end of the book.

* Writing- 45 mins                        

We are going to write our concluding paragraph of our autobiographies- these are going to be talking about what might happen in your future! Think back to your PSHCE yesterday- you are going to write about what you what to do when you’re older, and why you want to do this.

Use my WAGOLL to give you an idea about what to include! Remember to add as much detail as you can- and don’t forget to make sure that your basic punctuation is accurate (I’ve had to remind lots of you about capital letters this week!).

Spelling- 20 mins                 

Spend your time today learning your spelling words using whichever strategy you would like, ready for Monday’s spelling test!


* Handwriting- 20 mins                  

Watch the video to find out how to do some super fun, fancy writing!

                German- 30 mins                             

Watch the video to learn the names of different animals in German. When you get to the recap screen at the end, write down ten of these that you would like to remember.

Then, you are going to make yourself a matching game! Cut some paper or card into 20 matching cards. On 10 of them, write the German words for the animals. On the other 10, write the English words or draw a picture of the animals.

Now turn them all upside down. Turn over two at a time- do they match? If not, put them back down and pick another two. Using your memory and your German skills, can you find all of the pairs?                

* Ways to Wellbeing- 30 mins                        

This weekend, do a random act of kindness!

It could be making something (e.g. a card) for someone to cheer them up or to say thankyou to them. It could be doing something extra to help out at home. It could be anything else that you can think of that you could do to make someone else smile!

(Random acts of kindness are even more fun if they are a surprise!).  Let me know all about them!


Be Active: Just Dance-

10 mins  Join in with some of our favourite Just Dance dances!                   

Thursday 14th January

Maths- 45 minutes

Today, we will be working on ordering and comparing numbers. Watch the video, then have a go at the pages in your work book. Remember, use the study book to help if you’re not sure!



Study book

Work book



10 & 11



10 & 11


Number Sense: 15 minutes-

Log into the Times Table Rockstars website or app. (Your password is stuck into your book). Click on ‘Arena’ and see how high a score you can get!

Reading: 10 then 20 minutes- 

Watch the video of our next book, ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ and answer the discussion questions about it out loud.

Then, spend the other fifteen minutes reading your own book of your choice, either to an adult or to yourself. I’ll be adding this as an activity more often, to make sure that we don’t get out of the habit!                  

Writing:   10 then 30 minutes-                     

Look back over your three paragraphs so far. Using a coloured pen or pencil, edit these to improve the punctuation or add any details which you have forgotten about! (Lots of you have had feedback about this on the VLE).

Then, write about the third and final key event in your autobiography. Remember to add as much detail as you can, including your feelings and any details about what you could see, hear, taste or even smell! Don’t forget your basic punctuation (capital letters and full stops) at the same time!

Spelling: 15 minutes-                            
This time, use a spelling pyramid to work on learning your new spellings. Watch my video to find out how to do this!

Handwriting: 20 minutes-                     

Copy out the poem in your best handwriting, thinking carefully about the size of your letters like we have looked at this week!

Science- 30 minutes-                   

Watch the BBC Bitesize video to find out about Friction, and read the page. You can have a go at the activities too!                                    

Think back to your investigation- especially think about the two surfaces where the car moved the furthest and the least distance.                                

Write me a short explanation using the words ‘more friction’ and ‘less friction’ to explain why the object moved different distances on difference surfaces. You might even be able to draw me diagrams to help explain this!

PSHCE: 20 minutes-                

I’d like you to think about your future (this will help our writing tomorrow!)- what do you want to be when you grow up?

I’d like you to draw two pictures- one of you doing your Dream Dream job (this would be something which might be tricky to become, like being a famous footballer, rugby player, film star, singer etc). The second picture should be of you doing your Dream job (something a little bit more usual!).                            

If you haven’t got a Dream Dream job, see if you can think of two more ordinary Dream jobs that you would like!

Be Active- TEAM: 25 minutes      

Joe Wicks Workout!

Wednesday 13th January

Maths- 30 minutes      

Today, both year groups will be finding 10, 100 and 1000 more or less than a number using what we know about place value. Watch the video to find out more, then complete the following pages in your books:


Study book

Question book







Number Sense- 20 minutes

Today, we will be halving three digit numbers using the same partitioning method as we used for doubling. Watch the video to find out what to do when one of the digits is an odd number! Use the same method of rolling your dice three times to make three digit numbers- repeat this ten times!

Writing- 15 minutes starter / 30 minutes main task                        

Begin with the fronted adverbial practise task- remember to use these within your writing particularly to show when and how things have happened.

Then write your third paragraph of your autobiography with your next key event. Remind yourself using my WAGOLL from yesterday. Don’t forget to include as much description as possible!

Reading- 30 minutes                   

Today, we are going to listen to a final ‘Little People Big Dreams’ book about Ada Lovelace who was an amazing mathematician and the first ever computer programmer!

Answer the comprehension questions- including my BIG QUESTION- in full sentences!                             

Spelling- 15 minutes                            

Can you think of any more words that fit in with this week’s spelling pattern? Write them all down! When you have run out- can you find any more in a dictionary/ online? (Only write down words that you recognise!)                      


Handwriting- 10 minutes                      

Watch the handwriting video about dangly letters and follow my instructions in your purple handwriting book. (Make sure your pencil is nice and sharp beforehand!)                        

Topic- Science- 60 minutes:                  

Yesterday, you should have planned your forces investigation and made a prediction about what you think will happen. Today, it’s time to carry out your investigation!

  •   Start by making a table to record your measurements. Think about how many rows and columns you might need.
  •   Do the investigation and record your measurements (how far the object travels on each surface)
  •   Decide what your results show? You could write a few sentences, or even video yourselves explaining what the results showed.

I’d love to see pictures/ videos of your investigations in action!

Ways to Wellbeing: Connect-      15 minutes                          

One of the toughest parts of lockdown is being apart from our friends and family. Connect with someone you haven’t spoken with for some time- by Zoom, a phone call, or you could even write them a letter!



Be Active: TEAM- 20 minutes               

Today is a Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure- in a Minecraft World!                    


Tuesday 12th January


Today, Year Threes and Fours will be working in different maths skills within Place Value- please watch the correct year group’s video and then attempt the correct page in the question book! Remember that the study book will help you if you are unsure.   


Study book

Question book








Don’t forget to use the answers at the back of the question book to self-mark.

Number Sense

Time for your times table test! Listen to the recording and complete it as normal (just write down the answers). No pausing this time- remember, we need to be able to answer the questions straight away.                           You can then self-mark to see how accurate you were. Your new multiplication fact is then ready, to be worked for next week.


Listen to the final section of the Stephen Hawking book. First, complete the timeline of his life which you began yesterday.                 

Then split your page in two and label the columns ‘Similarities’ and ‘Differences’. Can you think of at least five things that are the same, and five which are different, about Stephen Hawking and Marie Curie?    

Finish by answering the question ‘Who did you find most inspirational and why?’ in as much detail as you can.                     


Begin by completing the Past or Present tense quiz.

Then you are going to write about the next key event on your autobiography. Make sure you pick something that you have plenty to write about!

Have a look at the WAGOLL to consider what you could include. Don’t forget your basic punctuation and best handwriting as well as all the things that need to be included.


Today, I’d like you to work on learning your new spellings by using a ‘Spelling Scribble’- look at the help sheet to find out more!


Watch the handwriting video about small letters and follow my instructions in your purple handwriting book. (Make sure your pencil is nice and sharp beforehand!)                                        

Topic- Science

Over the next two days, we will be carrying out a Science investigation into how objects move over different surfaces. Watch my video to find out more!

Today, we will be making a prediction about what we think will happen, planning our investigation and getting all of the resources together that we might need.

Think really carefully about how you plan to make sure that your test is fair each time!               

Edit- I've been told that the experiment part of my video doesn't work and just shows a blue screen (thanks for letting me know, Millie!). Here is a link to the experiment (you can just watch part of it to get the idea).

PSHCE- Ways to Wellbeing

Thankyou to so many of you for letting me know how you’re feeling using the feelings thermometer! It is so lovely to see how many of you are feeling really positive, even though things are very different at the moment.

However, lots of you are also feeling a bit sad or worried (which is a very normal way to be feeling right now!). Pick a negative emotion (5 or below on the feelings thermometer). If you were feeling this way, what would make you feel better? Create your own wheel of choice to help you next time you are struggling to feel happy/ calm

Be Active- TEAM:

Today, follow the link to join in with Joe Wicks’ daily workout!

Monday 11th January
Don't forget our Zoom session at 10am!


Today, we will be using our Maths books for the first time. We’ll be using them to recap our place value, which you should feel pretty confident with.

The study book gives you a help page to read, to remind you how to complete the work. The other two books will give you questions to work through (you can do these straight into the book!). These are your pages for today:


Study book

Question book

Workout book



12 & 13






 Use the answers at the back to self-mark when you've finished!


Number Sense


Watch my video about partitioning to help us to double numbers. 

Create a three-digit number by rolling the dice three times, and double it using this partitioning method.

Do this ten times!



Today, we are going to read a new Little People Big Dreams book, all about the amazing Scientist Stephen Hawking. Watch my video of the story, then answer the comprehension questions about the story. Write your answers in as much depth as you can! (You can use Point, Evidence, Explain if it helps).

Then, start a timeline about his life (although leave space to add to it tomorrow, when we read the second half of the book!).                             

Begin by watching the past tense video and completing the activity. This is important because most of our autobiography will be written in past tense. (if you don’t have a printer, you can do the activity by splitting your page in two and writing the words in.                      
Then, read my WAGOLL of an introduction to my autobiography. Use this to help you to write your introduction to write your own! Remember, it needs                                                                                              
> Past tense     
> First person (I)
> Include dates and specific information including descriptions 


Look for your new spelling list then watch the video which explains the spelling pattern. We will work on them over the course of this week and have a test next Monday!                                                        


Watch the handwriting video about tall letters and follow my instructions in your purple handwriting book. (Make sure your pencil is nice and sharp beforehand!)                              

Topic- Computing- Internet Safety:

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be learning a lot about Internet Safety.

I’d like you to begin by writing a list of everything which you can think of that is connected to the internet (you can start by looking around your home and think of the things that you use).

Then, over the two days I would like you to write down every time you use the internet in any way. Obviously, you’ll be using it a lot for remote learning! But record any other way in which you use it as well. It’s really interesting to recognise how often we rely on it without realising!         



Be Active- TEAM:

I’m going to be giving you a TEAM activity to do every day, just like we would in school!

Follow the link on the webpage to two Go Noodle dances!                    

Friday 8th January

Column Subtraction recap

Watch my reminder video about how we complete column subtraction problems, then have a go at the questions using your column subtraction skills.

You can choose whether you would like to attempt the Medium, Hard or Expert questions! Can you manage the Red Hot question?

Number Sense

Making 100 

Find the dice in your learning pack and roll it twice to make a two-digit number (i.e. if you rolled a 4 and a 6, it would be 46).

Write the number pair that would make 100. Think about how you could partition the number into tens and ones to help you.

e.g. 46 + 54 = 100

Complete 10 different calculations.



Watch the video of the next part of the Marie Curie book.

Start by drawing an outline of a body in your book (or print out the sheet). On the inside, write what you know about Marie Curie’s personality on the inside, then information about her appearance or life on the outside.

Then, create a timeline of Marie Curie’s life, based on the information in the book- you know how to do these as you did your own yesterday!



Watch the BBC Bitesize video about writing in first, second and third person. Have a go at the game at the bottom of the page to check your understanding.

Next week, we will be writing our own autobiographies- these will be written in first person (I).

Have a look back at your timeline. I need you to pick your three most important key events in your life (not including being born, as this will be part of your introduction).

You are going to write a short plan to help you to set out what to include- have a look at my example to help.


Ask an adult to test you on another 10 of the non-highlighted words on your word list. (If you have learned all the Y1/2 words, try some of the Y3/4 ones!)                               

   Topic- Science                         

Begin by spending 10 minutes writing a mind map with the word ‘Forces’ in the middle. What do you know about forces? Do you know any types of force? If you don’t know much, what questions do you have about forces?

Then watch the BBC Bitesize videos on forces and read the page. Then, in your books, do the following:

  • Write a definition of the word ‘Forces’ and draw a diagram to go with it
  • Explain what happens when something is pushed with a force which is balanced in both directions
  • Explain what happens when something is pushed with an uneven force
  • Add anything else you have learned about forces!

Then look at my example- were you right?

PSHCE- Ways to Wellbeing- Take Notice:

At times when everything is very different and confusing, it’s really important to take notice of the things that we feel thankful or grateful for.

My challenge for you is to write down something every day this week that you are thankful for, or that makes you feel happy! It could be someone, or something that has made you smile, or something that you feel lucky to have seen or done. Maybe you could keep a list at the back of your book, or use a separate notebook as your ‘Gratitude Journal’?