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Snaith Primary School

W/C 18/5/2020

Hi Guys, 

Hope you all had a fantastic week making some tasty treats! I have loved looking at all of your wonderful images on the website, and through our school's email, so keep them coming! One more week of Home Learning and then it's half term; time flies when in lockdown hey! 

This weeks theme (and the suggested order) is on 'UK Weather'. 

Monday: 'Become a Weather Watcher'

I wondered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills...

Clouds are so beautiful, ever wondered why they are different shapes, different colours and float at different heights? Soon you’ll know the answer to these questions and become a cloud expert!

Firstly: Research types of clouds, draw and label them

How high are they?  / What type of weather are they associated with?

This is a good site: https://scied.ucar.edu/cloud-types-diagram

Main Task: Prefix clues


What do these prefixes tell you about the cloud?  Cirro/ Cirrus, Alto,  Stratus,  Cumulus    Write them in a chart like the example below:

Prefix for Clouds




Now you can become an official cloud watcher! Impress your family! Take them outside and see if you can tell them all about the clouds you see! Take some pics of your work or see if you can get arty with a photo of you and some clouds – send them in to school.

Tuesday: Recording the weather!

Your Task: Record the weather for 5 consecutive days in a chart!

Think about recording these aspects of the weather :

  • Temperature  (You could use the BBC Weather app for Snaith or in your area if you haven’t got an outside thermometer or simply watch the local weather on TV)
  • Cloud Cover (You usually record this as a fraction. Divide the sky up into eighths then see what fraction of the sky is covered (eg: 3/8 is less than half the sky; 8/8 full cloud cover so no blue sky;  0/8 suggests no clouds to be seen at all)
  • Cloud Type (You should be an expert at this if you’ve done the cloud research first!)
  • Precipitation (rain, sleet, hail snow – anything wet that falls from the sky)
  • Wind (How windy is it? Calm; slightly breezy or a strong wind? You could look at the BBC Weather app for appropriate wind description for the day and their predicted MPH)

Here’s an example chart... NOTE: It is more scientific to record the weather at the same time each day! Eg: 11AM:



Cloud Type

Cloud cover



Tuesday  11am






Wednesday  11am






Thursday   11am






Friday 11am






Saturday 11am






Wednesday: Weather in a Jar!

It’s amazing what you can do with a jar! How about making some weather? Intrigued? Have a look at these experiments – which one appeals to you?

Your task: Choose 1 experiment and make a picollage of it from beginning to end!


cloud in a jar -  with an adult please!!! ^^^


rain in a jar ^^^


3 weather experiments in a jar – raincloud, snow storm tornado ^^^

Don’t forget to take a pic and send it in to the school gmail account: snaith.primary2020@gmail.com

Thursday: Weather sayings:

We Brits are mad about the weather! We’re always talking about it because it’s so changeable and very important to our everyday lives! Blue sky and sunshine always makes me happy but grey clouds mean the dreaded indoor play…no! Because it’s so important to us, we have created many a saying over the years.

Your task is to find and research at least 6 weather sayings, write them out, explain their meaning and find out if there’s any truth to them. It would be great if you could draw a picture for each one too – or copy and paste a picture onto a document. Aim for 6 sayings!

YOU CAN: Either do this in your book or If you can get to a computer, how about copying a pasting this onto a word document.

Here’s my example of a very well known one!

Eg: Red sky at night, Shepherd’s delight

MEANING: This means that it’ll be good weather if the sky is red in the evening, but if it’s red in the morning, beware, bad weather will follow!


This well-known saying is often used at sunrise and sunset to signify the changing sky and was originally known to help the shepherds prepare for the day ahead. The research found that 83% of Brits believe it to be true and according to the Met Office, there's good reason to. This is because high pressure tends to bring good weather. High pressure traps dust and dirt in the air, which scatters blue light, only leaving the red light remaining – which gives the sky its reddish appearance. SO YES, IT’S TRUE!

Friday: Getting some fresh air! 

Now we have a little more flexibility in how often and what we can do outside, why not practice one of your favourite sports.  It could be anything what interests you and gets you moving!

Some examples for you to do outside or in your garden:

  • choreographing a dance routine to your favourite song
  •  stretching out in gymnastics
  •  football keepy-uppies / ‘wall-e’ game
  •  Basketball - shooting through the hoops
  • Go for a run and track your time!  ​​​​​​​

Extra Challenge IF desired

Use this site and any others you can find to make a fact file about a type of UK weather you are interested in. https://www.weatherwizkids.com/

You can set your page out how you like but here are some ideas:

Title subtitles, diagram, picture & caption, charts, fact box, bullet points, Did you know? Paragraphs,


Choose from: clouds,   lightning,   rain and floods,    thunderstorms,    wind


This week’s spellings: (Year 5/6 Spelling list D&E)

  1. Definite
  2. Desperate
  3. Determined
  4. Develop
  5. Dictionary
  6. Disastrous
  7. Embarrass
  8. Environment
  9. Equip
  10. Equipped
  11. Equipment
  12. Especially
  13. Exaggerate
  14. Excellent
  15. Existence
  16. Explanation

Possible techniques to help practice:

•        Write out 5 times in joined up handwriting

•        Spell in the air with your finger/ on your arm

•        Create ‘silly sentences’ to sound them out

•        Research definitions/ synonyms using a dictionary

•        Write in context in a sentence

*Spelling test on Friday please; this is a target area of ours*




Short comprehension task on ‘The Big Adventure’ plus some GPS revision tasks to mark the end of this half term!


Equivalent fraction recap! Remember to convert the denominators before you compare the fractions –think back to when we were last in school if you can! Here are some videos to help you:



Mr Pickering has uploaded some fraction videos too on his class page if you want to take a look! Hope they help :)

Have a great week!

 Remember that after every storm, there is a rainbow,

Miss J