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Snaith Primary School

Week beginning 04/05/20

This week’s Theme is Animals

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and you enjoyed last week’s work.

It was lovely to speak to you and your parents last week to check in and hear how you have been doing.

How did you get on with Mr C’s PE challenge? My scores are below:

Plank – 1 min 42

Step ups – 11 seconds

Coins – 9 seconds

Socks on – 16 seconds

30 claps – 9 seconds

Bottle flips – zero!

Please see the PDF document below and the text below for the exciting tasks set for this week.

While we have posted a suggested order (we know some people find this helpful) please feel free to pick and choose.

Please remember: your child’s well-being is the most important thing to us. You may find that they are more inspired some days than other. Some days they might do no tasks. Other days they may wish to do more than one.

We also appreciate that many of you are likely to be working and juggling child care. So our message is simple, do what you can and be kind to yourselves too!

We also value cooking, gardening, cleaning and a wealth of other things you will be doing as families.

If your child would like to share what they have been doing with us please email your photos etc to (you can also email any questions or concerns to the teachers on this)

If you have any other concerns please do contact school on 01405 860452 or on

Monday - Science

Pick an animal to study this week… Pick one that you are passionate about! Or maybe one that really just intrigues you!

I’m going for a green sea turtle!

Research Task 1

Answer these 10 questions about your animal:

  1. What is its scientific name?
  2. What does it look like? Describe its appearance.
  3. What classification does it belong to? e.g. reptile, amphibian…
  4. What continents can it be found in?
  5. Name three countries it can be found in.
  6. What is its habitat?
  7. What does it eat?
  8. What is its lifespan?
  9. Are they an endangered species?
  10.  Write 4 true or false statements about your animals. Try and use facts that have not been used above.

For example: A baby turtle has a special tooth to crack open the egg shell. True or false?

Use Google to search for the answers. is a fab website!

Research Task 2

Watch some YouTube clips (or clips from other websites – BBC have some fab ones) about your animal. Write down 5 interesting facts…

Tuesday - Science / English

Write a fact page about your animal. Use the information gathered yesterday to help…

Have a look at my WAGOLL about a Yellow Spotted Lizard if you wish. Feel free to magpie what you like. My subheadings (adaptation, habitat, diet and Did you Know?) may be useful.

I’ve also attached a success criteria below for those, who like me, like a checklist!

Wednesday - Art

Create a cartoon character of your animal.

Use Google/YouTube to search for inspiration and help you with your technique!

This fab YouTube video shows you how to draw a cartoon dog, cat, rabbit, horse and dolphin:

Enjoy! I can’t wait to see these…

Take a picture of your work and email them to so we can put them on the website!

Thursday - Maths

Picture Maths Puzzles

I love solving these. They’re a hit with my maths class!

Have a go at the picture maths puzzles attached below.

There is a mix of easy, medium and hard. Watch out for the tricks: sometimes they remove or add extra pictures at the bottom. Also, remember BODMAS when you’re solving the end problem. That means multiplication and division need to be solved before the addition and subtraction.

For example:

10 + 5 x 3 = 25 (not 45)


Create your own picture maths puzzle using your cartoon character/animal. Make them as tricky and sneaky as you like. Test them on your family members.

Friday - History - VE Day

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). To celebrate 75 years since the end of the second world war in Europe., we have linked today’s task to the occasion.

Whole School Paper Aeroplane Competition

Competition 1: longest throw/flight

Make a paper aeroplane (from one piece of A4 paper). If you wish, use Google to research paper aeroplane designs. When you’re ready, fly it (check where with your parents) and measure the distance. If you don’t have a tape measure, then measure the distance some other way. For example: use your feet.

Remember to email with your scores…

Competition 2: best design

Make a WWII paper aeroplane. If you wish, use Google to search for WWII paper aeroplane designs. There are some outstanding WAGOLLs. Add detail and colour. Be creative!!!!

Email your finished aeroplanes to

Extra Challenge if desired

Class Blog -

Times tables Rockstars

Science experiments from Professor Brainstorm -












  • Write out 5 times
  • Write out in a pyramid
  • Spell in the air with your finger
  • Write in a sentence

Doodle - Extra tasks










Word problems

Ordering fractions

Ordering decimals

Rounding decimals

Train rumbles poem


Spy teacher


Adverbs for possibility

P.S Just as a heads up, next week's task will be centred around your favourite foods... So get thinking about what ingredients you may need, to recreate a favourite dish of yours!