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Home Learning Tips for Parents

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Week Beginning 21.9.2020

Here is this week's Home Learning Menu. Please choose one activity to do from this every day and post your work on the Class Dojo page. 

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Week beginning Monday 18th May 2020

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Hello everyone and welcome to 'share a story' week. This can be like your very own book week at home (costumes optional, but encouraged!).

If you click on the grid, it will take you to a PDF version so you can click on the internet links. 

We are looking forward to seeing what work we get in this week! Last week was the best week so far for your home learning. 

We are trying to set up classdojo now to set work online. Please let us know if you have any issues with setting that up. 

Stay safe! Miss Drewery and Mr Everett

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The Natural Storyteller 

Read 'The Story of Tasoo' below. The author has created a story map to help her tell this story without the words. Can you have a go? Storytelling is an art. You need to think carefully about the important points of the story and think about how you use your voice. We'd love to see some videos on class dojo! 


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Here is some of the fantastic work we have received from health week. Well done everybody!

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Week beginning 11th May 2020

Our theme this week is keeping healthy, both in our bodies and in our minds. Have a go at some of these activities. Some are active, some are thoughtful and some are quite messy! Enjoy!

Here are the links to the activities in the grid:


Germs Experiment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/germs-experiment

Whizz pop bang: https://www.whizzpopbang.com/workspace/uploads/wpb-content-files/bacteria-investigation.pdf

Laughing links: https://www.beano.com/posts/jokes-for-kids


Mindful doodle link: https://www.mindfuldoodles.com/

Blood investigation: Click the image below for the link


Home learning Online Reading Scheme     

To support our children in reading at home, you can now use the Oxford Owl e-books for free. This means you can access reading scheme books like the ones we use in school. This is especially for children in Reception to Lower Key Stage 2, but older children could try it too.

We are encouraging our parents can sign up, all you have to do is follow this link to register and follow a few simple steps.

Put in your name, email, set a password and the age of a child and you're ready to go. You'll then have access to a huge library of e-books which your child can read online.

To find out what level you need for your child(ren), look on the back cover of the Oxford Reading Tree book in their book bag and then select this level.

 If you don't have this information, you can alternatively select their year group or age for a close match.

We encourage all of our children to read a book for at least 10 minutes every day.

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Thursday 7th May 2020

As another week comes to an end, it's good to take some time to reflect. You have all done a fantastic job of learning at home, finding your own routines and ways of living in lockdown that work for you. 

Tomorrow is VE day. We spent a lot of time in the Autumn studying WW2 and discussing the sacrificies that people made during that time, even though they had no control over their situation. Try to take a moment tomorrow to be thankful for that. But also, be proud of the sacrifices that you are making by staying at home. You are currently living through history. 

Stay safe everyone. Miss Drewery and Mr Everett.

"What is this life if full of care?

If we have time to stand and stare."


Illustrated by Ibrahim

P.S. Is it strange that the first flowers to bloom in my garden today are the poppies?

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Week beginning Monday 4th May 2020

Welcome to another week of Home Learning. We have posted a range of new activities to have a go at this week. Do not forget that we are posting new activities on Purple Mash daily. In addition to this we are also providing you with Maths sheets which can be sent to us via the Year 5/6 email. If you do not access to a printer you can write your answers on a piece of paper and take a photo and send it in to us. Please try and complete the Maths sheet and send to us and we can provide feedback! The first worksheets can be found in the Maths Home Learning page on the Year 5 and 6 section of the website.

Click on the link below to go the Year 5 and 6 Maths Home Learning page:


Here is some of the fabulous work that has been sent in this week:

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Another week complete of lock down. Well done everybody. We can't believe it is May already! 
We've had a great week with lots of work being sent in. If you haven't already, try to send us something next week - it's been really nice hearing from you all over email. 

We hope you all enjoyed our virtual celebration assembly, full of Field Lane character (and technological surprises!) We've got some more fun stuff prepared for next week... 

Have a good weekend everyone. Stay safe and stay at home. 

Mr Everett and Miss Drewery

Here's a poem for the weekend... One of Miss Drewery's favourites:

I eat my peas with honey, 

I've done it all my life. 

They do taste kind of funny, 

But it keeps them on my knife.   -Anon

Thursday 30th April 2020

Well done to all the children who have sent in work over the last week. We are really impressed!!! Today the teachers will be filming an assembly to celebrate all the amazing work that has been done! Stay tuned! We have also posted a new battle between girls and boys on Times Table Rockstars! It is not too late to send in work for this week. We love looking at all your creativity! 


Stay safe everyone,

Mr Everett and Miss Drewery

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Another good day with lots of work being sent in. It's been great to see what you are all up to. It seems kindness week is going really well. 

We also have a kindness poem, written by Mrs Jordan! Could anyone else write a poem about kindness and send it in to us? 

How can I change the world, I ask?

What new discovery must I find?

Which problem should I try to solve, 

Within the pathways of my mind? 

What invention must I make?

What can I create to leave behind?

How can I change the world I ask?

It's simple: I must just be kind. 

Stay safe everyone. Miss Drewery and Mr Everett.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Thank you to those of you who are sending in your amazing work to our email address. We have had writing, maths work, lots of work on purple mash, dens, posters about kindness and much more. See below for some of your amazing work. If you want to send your work in to us, send to:


Stay safe everyone. Miss Drewery and Mr Everett.

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Monday 27th April 2020

It's the start of another week. We hope you have all had a good weekend, staying safe at home. 

This week's theme is kindness. We think this is really important right now, as small acts of kindness can really brighten up someone else's day. Here we have lots of activities for you to have a go at this week and even a story read by Miss Drewery! 

Miss Drewery and Mr Everett. 


Kind - Foreword by Axel Scheffler

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Kind - A Book About Kindness

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Illustrated by Charlie Mackesy:

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Friday 24th April 2020

Well that's another week completed. Well done for all the hard work you are all doing. Mr Everett and I have just a phone call meeting to plan your activities for next week. Check back on Monday for your new activities! 

Have a good weekend everyone. Stay home and stay safe. Miss Drewery and Mr Everett 

Here is a thought for the weekend, drawn by Charlie Mackesy.


Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a good day, learning and spending time together. Thank you so much for the video you made - it really cheered us all up. It was so lovely to see your faces. 

We are starting to see some photos sent in which is good to see. Please send any work you are proud of to our UKS2 email address. Our email is at the top of this page. 

Keep safe! Miss Drewery and Mr Everett

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Hi everyone, we hope you are having a good week so far! 

This week we have started to phone you to see how you all are and hear your voices. Don't worry if you haven't had a call yet, we are working our way through so we can talk to you all properly. We just want to know that you are all happy and healthy at home.

Parents it's been lovely to speak to you and hear some of the wonderful things you have been getting upto, including baking together, morning lessons, gardening and lots more. It's all about spending time together, as a family, learning in a way that suits you best.

Be kind to yourselves - you are all doing a fabulous job.

Trust yourselves - you know what is best for your children.  

You should have had a ping to tell you we now have an email address for upper Key Stage 2. This is for you to email some of your amazing work / pictures of you learning together. It would be lovely to see what you have been up to! Our email address is at the top of this page. 

Stay safe and happy everyone. Miss Drewery  and Mr Everett

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Earth Day. 

I (Miss Drewery) couldn't let this pass without a mention. Today is Earth day! It's so important to look after our world and not take it for granted. It's been so nice to see more nature during my daily walk / bike ride / hammock time. 

I feel like the world is beginning to heal... As we can see from lower levels of pollution across the world. Here is a little idea for some artwork to celebrate our world, if you are feeling creative.

Beware the high winds if you try this outside! 

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely activities that we set yesterday. Do not forget to keep checking Purple Mash as we are setting new activities for you to try. We are always posting new battles on Times Table Rockstars as well and the Year 5s are thrashing the Year 6s at the moment. Come on Year 6!!!

Stay safe Year 5 and 6!

Charlie Mackesy

Monday 20th April 2020 - Our World

Time to start the new half term - at home! We hope you have all had a good Easter break and managed to find some time to relax as a family. The picture above, drawn by Charlie Mackesy, says it all I think. Just take one step at a time. 

This week, your learning theme will be 'Our World'. It is all about noticing what is going on in the world at the moment. This could be on the news, in your neighbourhood or at home. There's also a great opportunity for some of your work to be displayed in an online art gallery. See below for details. 

We miss you all. Stay safe. Miss Drewery and Mr Everett. 

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Tom's Birthday

Click the image below to read the details of the online art exhibition:

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Easter Holidays

Well done for all the hard work you have all been doing at home - there's been some excellent work completed on purple mash.

Below are some activities for you to have a go at during the Easter holidays, with the theme of animals. 

The next two weeks are half term, so make sure you have a good break too, spending time together as a family. 

Stay safe Year 5 and 6 and have a lovely Easter break. Miss Drewery and Mr Everett.  

  P.S. see below for a poem dedicated to you all - The Rainbow Children (Author unkown).   🌈Keep dreaming, even though time stands still. 

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The Rainbow Children 🌈

The history books will talk of now,

That time the world stood still.

When every family stayed at home,

Waved out from windowsills-

At those they loved but could not hold,

Because they loved them so.

Yet, whilst they did they noticed all the flowers start to grow.

The sun came out, they can recall,

And windows, rainbows filled.

They kicked a football in their yards,

Until the night drew in.

They walked each day but not too close,

That time the world stood still.

When people walked straight down the roads,

That once the cars did fill.

They saw that people became ill,

They knew the world was scared.

But whilst the world stood still they saw,

How much the whole world cared.

They clapped on Thursdays from their doors,

They cheered for the brave.

For people who would risk their lives,

So others could be saved.

The schools closed down, they missed their friends,

They missed their teachers so.

Their Mams and Dads helped with their work,

They helped their minds to grow.

The parents used to worry that,

As schools were put on hold,

Their children wouldn’t have the tools,

They’d need as they grew old.

But history books will talk of them,

Now adults, fully grown.

Those little boys and girls back then,

The ones who stayed at home.

They’ll tell you that they fixed this world,

Of all they would fulfill.

The RAINBOW children building dreams,

They’d dreamed whilst time stood still 🌈

Author unknown

Animal art ideas

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hi Year 5 and 6! Hope you are all well and enjoying the activities that we gave you this week. Just a quick update to let you know about some other exciting activties that you may enjoy!

-    There are lots of activities for you to do on Purple Mash - well done for those who have had a go at these already!

-    We are posting battles on Times Table Rockstars - it is very close between Year 5 and 6! Comon Year 6!!!

-     You have lots of work in your packs that we gave you before we finished school. 

-     I have also attached a Maths investigation that you might enjoy! Not for the faint hearted!!!

Keep safe everyone and we will be posting more exciting activities soon!


Monday 30th March 2020 - Family Week

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Possible interview questions:

- Tell me what it was like for you growing up - was it different to today? How was it different?

- What has been the happiest moment in your life?

- Who has been important to you in your life? Why?

- Do you have any funny / odd / surprising stories about my family members?

- Which object is most important to you and why?


Also see below for some ideas for family art: 

Family art ideas

Friday 27th March 2020


Congratulations – you have completed your first week of learning from home. This week, there may have been some amazing learning times, some surprises and perhaps some struggles. It’s important to remember that this is new to us all. You should acknowledge how you are feeling, and that this may change day to day. What’s important is that we all stay safe and healthy.

Your tasks today…

  • Reflect on what went well this week and what you would change for next week. This could be a discussion you have as a whole family, to make sure everybody’s voice is heard. This will help you to make next week even better!
  • It could be a good idea to make a timetable to help organise your days next week. Below is an example (created by Holly Grove Primary School).

**Please change this timetable, so that it suits you and your family’s needs – including your parents / guardians who are trying their best to look after you.

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Keep safe Field Lane and have a good weekend. Remember to relax together and stay at home.

We will be posting more ideas for learning on Monday on the website.

Thursday 26th March 2020


Wednesday 25th March 2020

The first Times Table Rockstars battle has finished and Year 6 came out on top! Well done to all the children who got involved. A particularly big shout out to Catherine McGuinn who achieved the highest individual score of 1019 points! Fantastic effort!  I have now set up another battle starting now! 

Some exciting news for all the David Walliams fans. He is doing a free reading of his books at 11am every day!! Click on the link below and you can listen to his book absolutely free!! https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

I know lots of you love a bit of History and I was really excited to see a free History lesson online. You can look round a secret World War Two bunker and experience what life was like in Liverpool in World War Two. Click on the link below to watch the lesson. Its starts at 1pm and will be absolutely amazing! https://www.farnhamrocks.co.uk/listings/live-history-lesson-from-a-secret-ww2-bunker-in-liverpool/

If art and drawing are more your child’s thing, there are various drawing classes being hosted on Facebook and YouTube throughout the week. Steve Harpster from Harptoons Publishing is hosting classes via his Facebook page and YouTube channel at 2pm every day, aimed at teaching families how to draw cartoons. Monday’s episode focused on drawing different types of monsters. Grumpycorn author Sarah McIntyre is similarly posting drawing classes to her YouTube channel with the hashtag #DrawingwithSarah.

At 11.30 every day this week, Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse is live-streaming dance classes suitable for all age groups on her YouTube channel and via her Instagram page. Along with her dance partner, and husband, Marius Lepure, the pair will be teaching steps from famous dances as well as choreographing new routines. Monday’s lesson was themed around the idea of washing your hands and can be watched again on YouTube.

Joe's Twenty Minute Workout is proving absolutely huge. Over 70,000 people did the first one on Monday and is a great way to start the day by getting the heart pumping. I will try one and post my video on here tomorrow for you to have a good chuckle at!! 

I'm really impressed with the children who are doing the tasks on Purple Mash. I will put some new activities for you to get stuck into today!

Stay at home and stay safe everyone!

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Well done to the children who have been carrying out some of the tasks that we have set - either the home learning booklets or online tasks. I have been really impressed with the amount of children using Times Table Rockstars in Year 5 and 6. Don't forget that there is also lots of things to do on Purple Mash - I have set some work for Year 6 to do.  I'm going to be setting a daily battle on Times Table Rockstars between Year 5 and 6! Only one class can come out on top! The first battle ends at 4:15 tomorrow and is online NOW! Let battle commence! 

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