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12th May 2020


Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy - if you need it!!


Learn about plants....



Try out your French....




Here are some fun activities that do not need a computer or screen...............



Don't forget to blog your home learning. 

Have fun and stay safe! Hopefully we will be back at school soon. 


Miss Page xx


4th May 2020


Hi Everyone,


I hope you are all well and looking after each other. At least the sun is shining today. Here are a few more activities for you to do whilst you are at home. Remember, do what you can, when you can. I am sure you doing many 'real life' experiences as well. 


Remember our 'Hello from Home' on the blog. A few of you have blogged and contacted me by email and I really love hearing from you all. You don't need a log in for this.  


I hope you are all managing to read for at least 20 minutes a day. I am on to my 5th book since we have been at home.   


Keep practising those times tables - these really are key.


How many of you are still doing Joe Wicks? I have started an online Pilates class and it is so difficult. My legs are like jelly afterwards!


Here are a few websites for you to look at:





There are some great money activities here for you to do. 



Count Down

This game is a simple at home version of the TV favourite and can be played with any number of players.

What you need to play:

  • 4 ‘large number’ cards with the numbers 25, 50, 75 and 100 on them
  • A set of cards with the digits 1-10 on them, with at least two cards for each number
  • How to play:

    Step 1: Set out 4 large number cards (25, 50, 75 and 100) face down and mixed up.

    Step 2: Do the same with the 1 – 10 cards, making sure you have at least 2 cards for each number.

    Step 3: Players take it in turns to select one of the big number cards or one of the small number cards, until there are 6 cards laid out all together. 

    Step 4: Someone who is playing the game needs to generate a 3-digit number. This can be by throwing a dice, or selecting cards from a pile of 0 to 9 cards. 

    Step 5: Once the number has been generated, turn over the six cards and players have to try and get to that total using any of the six number cards and any of the four operations. 

    Each card can only be used once and the winner is the first person to reach the total, or the player who is closest after a set length of time.

    The game can be adapted for younger children, by choosing the numbers on the cards carefully and having them aiming to reach a 2-digit number, rather than a 3-digit number. 


Indoor maths game 2: Salute 

This simple game is all about bringing together verbalisation and maths. 

What you need to play:

  • Two willing participants
  • Cards numbered 1-10 (these can be made from a sheet of paper)

How to play:

Step 1: The game starts with the two players facing each other. Each person selects a numbered card and sticks it on their forehead, so the other player can see. 

Step 2: The person leading the game gives a statement, such as what the sum of the two numbers is, the difference between the two or the product of the two etc….. 

Step 3: Each player has to work out what number is on their own card, based on what is written on the other person’s head and the rule given. 


Indoor maths game 3: Multiplication Bingo 

Bingo is a perennially fun game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and this version puts a mathematical twist on this classic game, as a way to boost multiplication skills.

What you need to play:

  • Paper to write numbers down on

How to play:

Step 1:  In this mathematical version of the game, all players write down 5 numbers, which are multiples of a given times table. For example: if they were doing the 5 times table, they might write 10, 35, 45, 50 and 60.

Step 2: A third person can lead the game and call out multiplication questions from the chosen times table, or they can be written on cards, jumbled up in a pile for players to take turns picking and reading out.

Step 3: If the player has an answer to the question on their bingo board, they can cross it out. First person to cross out all their numbers is the winner. 


Maths Problem Scavenger Hunt 

All children enjoy a scavenger hunt, so why not make one based around maths? 

What you need to play

  • Some creativity
  • A garden or home full of measurable objects!

How to play:

Step 1: Give children a grid with some pre-set weights and lengths on. It will then be a challenge for them to find something in the garden that is approximately 10cm long, or something in the house that weighs 300g (as an example). 

Step 2: Get your child to gather all of the items they think match the weights and lengths on the card, and check how well they have done with some kitchen scales and a tape measure!


The Yes/No Game

ThThis is another simple game that is loved by children in classrooms across the country! It’s also a good way to get in practice of 2d shapes and 3d shapes, which as parents we can sometimes avoid.

What you need to play:

  • A series of cards/pieces of paper

How to play:

Step 1: Both players put a card on their head. It could have a number on it, a shape etc…. 

Step 2: The first player asks a question which can only be answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’. E.g. ‘Am I odd?’ ‘Am I under 20?’ ‘Do I have 4 sides?’ etc…..

Step 3: They keep asking questions until the get the answer correct, or they run out of turns (you can set the number of turns they get at the beginning of the game). Then it is time for the other player to have a go.


The 24 Game 

This is a very simple game that will help your child practice their arithmetic skills, and it is a game they can play with a group of friends.

What you need to play:

  • A pack of playing cards (The number cards only)

How to play:

Step 1: Each player picks 4 number cards at random from the pile. 

Step 2: They then need to find a way to manipulate the 4 digits using any of the 4 operations (+, -, x, ÷) so the end result is 24 For example, if they chose 4, 7, 8, 8, they could do (7 – (8÷8) x 4 = 24)

Step 3: If nobody is able to reach 24, you can make it closest wins! 


Telling The Time Activity 

Time is one of those things many children find tricky, but this game will help your child tackle this topic.

What you need to play:

  • Chalk

How to play:

Step 1: Try drawing a clock on the ground with chalk. 

Step 2: Then, get your child to use their body to make the hands of the clock. They could show just the hour or minute hands by lying straight, or they could use their body to make the hour and the minute hands, with their legs (the longer part) being the minute hand and their torso (the shorter part) the hour hand.  


You could try some of the lessons on here. 





Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. 

It includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

You will need a login and password from school to access this, if you have not received it please email your class teacher asking for the details. 

Here is the website to find the different resources:


There are also competitions which you and your family can participate in and will in with a chance to win prizes from Real PE. More information on this can be found in the user guide - the user guide will also explain how you can adapt the PE lessons for home learning and what you can use instead of PE equipment: 


Have a go at as many of the activities as you want from Key Stage 2 - you can start on Day 1 or choose some activities you are interested in. Here are a few fun activities you can look for when you are logged in:



The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com

Parent email: parent@coleyprima-1.com

Password: coleyprima

Stay safe and HAVE FUN!


Miss you all - take care!


Miss Page xx



Summer Term - 20th April 2020


Hi Everyone,

I hope you and your families are all keeping well. I hope you have had a lovely break and have managed to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather.  The weather looks good for next week too. I have heard from Akiya and Matilda and would love to hear from more of you. I miss you all a great deal. 


Looking ahead and thinking of some work we can do in the next week or so......


1. I hope you are all managing to read for at least 20 minutes day. I am on book number 4 since we have been at home. I love reading at bedtime and during the day in the sunshine. My nephew Ben has been face timing me and reading me the new David Walliams book Slime. I am really enjoying this time we have together and the best bit is he doesn't actually know that he is practising his reading!! I am not going to tell him! Don't forget you can leave a book review on the blog too. 


2. Keep practising your times tables - we know how key these are in being able to solve problems quickly.


3. Spelling - make sure you practise the spellings we sent home. Can you write them in sentences, chalk them outside, cut them up and see how quickly you can rearrange them? How many can you spot in your reading book? Don't forget you can read a recipe, comic, instructions for a board game, road signs - this all counts as reading. 


4. Joe Wicks - How many of you are still joining Joe Wicks at 9 am in the morning? Have any you joined in with dress up Friday?  I have to admit I was very good for the first week and a half but I prefer my Yoga! I am going to get back on it this week though!

5. Try some yoga and mindfulness.







There are some brilliant lessons on here to do with equivalent fractions- they show videos too to help you understand the activity.  





These sites has some fun activities to as well. 






Question time!

What do you think the troll is thinking?

Do you think he is a mean or a kind troll? Why?

What are the people doing when they have seen the troll?

Would you try to catch him or talk to him?

Where do you think the troll has come from?

What do you think the rope around the troll’s waist is for?


Perfect picture!

Where do you think the troll lives? Can you draw or describe what you have imagined?


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The troll put his hand on the house. He had a nose and teeth. He was covered in grass.


Sentence challenge!

Spot the four mistakes in this sentence.

the roof ov the yellow house wos ripped off by the enormous troll


Story starter!

Thump! He slammed his enormous, grass-covered foot into the middle of the road, sending shockwaves of dust in all directions.

With a loud grunt, the troll wrenched the entire, fully tiled roof off a nearby holiday home, with the owners peering helplessly and frightened out of the downstairs windows. He didn’t mean any harm, but he just couldn’t help himself…



Mega City


Watch a short film here:




This TV ad tells the story of busker Jack and his furry companion, Harry. We travel with the struggling pair as they try desperately to bring joy and happiness to their cold, dark world. Littered with looming skyscrapers and devoid of nature, the pair struggle to break through to the busybodies caught up in the rush of city life.
Jack desires one thing more than anything in life – to escape to the countryside. Using this desire to push himself forwards, he busks through the harsh days and weary nights; slowly but surely, day after day, saving up the money he needs to buy a motorbike, to get his canine companion out of the city.
Eventually, with enough fight and dedication, Jack scrapes every last penny together and sets out to ride away into the sunset. But not all is as it seems – even though Jack put everything into buying the motorbike, he realised that wasn’t important. As long as Harry is back in the countryside, by any means possible, and back with nature, that’s the best thing he can do for his closest friend.






Teaching Ideas:

  • Retell the story in your own words as a 3rd person narrative. 
  • Retell the story in the 1st person either as Jack or his dog.
  • Describe the city and the countryside using specific language to create a mood/atmosphere. 
  • Write a dual narrative both through  the eyes of Jack and his dog. 
  • Write dialogue between the pair and focus on the differences between speech and thought.
  • Create an advert for your own pet food using a range of persuasive devices. 






Get crafty and have some messy fun!



Lets get familiar with the 7 continents and oceans - don't forget to look at your home work grid for some activities too.






Can you write your own continent song? How can you help others to remember? You could write it to a familiar tune. 


Try the daily Lego challenge -


There are some fun activities to keep you busy here too:



Please do what you can, when you can. What is most important is that you look after each other. I can't wait to see you all again. I bet you will have all grown!

Take care, stay well.

Lots of Love Miss Page xxxxx








Hi Everyone,


I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine! 

Here are a few more ideas that might keep you occupied - only if you want to!


How many of you are joining in with Joe Wicks every morning at 9.00?  I have to admit I haven't yet but it is my intention to do it this morning! It is a great way to start the day.


David Walliams is also releasing an audiobook each day at 11 am - this could be something you could listen to.   Click hear to hear  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/  I would love to hear your thoughts on his stories.  Mr Stink is my favourite. 


Twinkl also has great resources which are free at the moment too. 


White Rose maths have some online lessons and activities too. 



Please remember to blog, if you can. I would love to hear what you have been up to. 


Also my email is jpage@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk - please stay in touch. Email any photos of extreme reading or activities you have been up to. I would love to hear from you.


Take care and look after one another!

Miss Page


16th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 3,


Please find enclosed some activities to keep you busy over the next few days. Don’t forget you have your homework grid in the front of your homework book and there are some great activities for you to complete.

Remember you can log on to my maths at www.mymaths.co.uk.

You can also log in to spelling frame at www.spellingframe.co.uk and practise spellings past and present.

You can also visit the Coley website and go to curriculum and choose your favourite times tables songs under maths. Can you practise your 3, 4 and 6. Challenge your family to a quiz just as we do in class. I will include some for you to try. How many can you correctly complete in 5 minutes. Who is the fastest? I will also give you each a piece of chalk. Can you chalk a times table counting stick on the ground?  Can you jump up and down the line? Can you count forwards and backwards? Remember to practise these daily just like we do in class.

Visit the blog www.coleyblog.net – share with us what you have been doing with your home learning.

Make sure you are reading for at least 20 mins a day ( minimum ). Make some notes about what you have read, note down the main events, characters etc. Design a new front cover for the book.

If you finish your book could you write a book review? Would you recommend it to a friend?


When you feel like  a movement break visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers.


Here are some fun games you can play with your family.

Battle it out in a fraction challenge.

This game using playing cards adds a fraction aspect. You can play with all the family, simply deal two cards, a numerator and denominator, then determine whose fraction is the largest. The winner keeps all four cards, and play continues until the cards are gone.



Try making paper plate fractions.


You will need:

Paper plates (You can colour the plates first with your favourite colours, you could cut plates from paper – just draw around a plate in your house. Make sure you use the same plate each time. ) Scissors, Marker 


Before you start labelling or cutting, you’ll want to get organized. Lay your plates out and figure out how you want to use each colour. 

  • Yellow = 1 
  • Pink = 1/2 
  • Red = 1/4 
  • Orange = 1/3 
  • Blue = 1/8 

Next you will need to measure and cut. Once you’ve decided how you will divide and label the paper plates, measure and cut. You want your measurements to be accurate so students can mix and match pieces when practicing fractions


The final step is to clearly label all the pieces of your plates. Make the labels nice and big on the front of the plate. As an added challenge maybe mix and match your fractions to make a whole ( as above ).




Boogie down with newspaper fractions.




Turn the music up! Start out with a full piece of paper as your dance floor, then fold down to one half. Continue folding the paper into smaller and smaller dance floors and watch kids get creative as they try to stay on the paper.


Jump into fraction hopscotch.


Another use for your chalk! You could either tape this or chalk it outside. Make sure you photograph this and either upload to the blog or print for your homework book. You could always email it to me at jpage@coleyprimary.reading.sch.uk

Label the squares with fractions instead of whole numbers. Throw a marker and jump to where it lands, then name the equivalent fractions for that square.

Have a fraction picnic.


Choose a variety of food images cut from magazines, printed out from the Internet or you could draw them. Plan a picnic and choose the food you want to bring along. Using a ruler and scissors, cut portions of the food choices and glue them to a paper plate. Finally, label each item with the fraction name. Bon appétit!



Connect fractions and win!



If you have a connect four game this is a great way to switch it up!  The goal is to match not only your colours, but the fractions themselves. For instance, you need four one-fourths in a row, but only three one-thirds, so there’s strategy involved, too. Get your family involved.

Get Baking!

Make 12 cupcakes. Can you decorate them differently. Can you decorate ¼ of them with sprinkles, another ¼ just with icing etc. Make sure your photograph them.

Can you write out the recipe and the method so other people can have a go. Make sure you leave one for me!


Short Burst Writing

Visit  http://www.pobble365.com/a-dangerous-pet ( I will also print out for you )


Can you complete the challenges here. Would you like a dragon as a pet? What would be your ideal pet?

Write a story


Remember the five parts to our story?

  • Opening
  • Build Up
  • Problem
  • Resolution
  • Ending

This is your story starter….

I was on the 12th step when I awoke in my pyjamas...


Can you write a story including the five parts above? I will look forward to reading how creative you can be.


Do you remember the names of some of the other countries in Europe? If you have access to a computer and a printer, print off a blank map of Europe and fill in the countries. What are the 7 continents in the world? Where is Greece? See if you can find out what Greek looked like in Ancient times. Does it look the same as it did back then?

See what else you can find out about The Ancient Greeks. Here are some websites for you to have a look at.









How did the Ancient Egyptians compare to the Ancient Greeks and The Stone Age?


I hope you will enjoy these activities and can have fun with your family at the same time. Stay well. See you soon.


Miss Page