St Andrew's C of E Primary School

Respecting one another and learning together, to be the best that we can be

Park Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9HD


Welcome to the UKS2 Home Learning Page for the week beginning Monday 18th January.

Here is an overview of the lessons planned for the children at home and at school this week.



This week the children will continue to work on fractions. They will receive links, via their 2Do lists on Purple Mash, to Oak National Academy which is a government backed website to support remote learning. Oak delivers a sequenced curriculum, with some elements of choice, which can be used flexibly by schools as their main remote provision - or to complement other parts of remote provision.

The children will receive a 20 minute teacher-led lesson, a related activity, and be given an opportunity to mark their work with the online teacher.

We will be able to collect the results of online quizzes and tests to monitor progress.

Monday: Ordering Fractions

Tuesday: Fractions and decimals.

Wednesday: Thousandths.

Thursday: Comparing fractions and decimals.

Friday: Activity to monitor progress.



Continuing our work on autobiography and biography, English will begin with a focus on reading. The children will enjoy an autobiographical tale from author Roald Dahl’s schooldays, through which they will expand their vocabulary and infer about characters from a text.

Wednesday and Thursday will be a grammar focus. Ofsted have advised teachers to, ‘Beware of offering too much new subject matter at once’ and to, ‘Make sure key building blocks have been understood fully.’ With this in mind, the children will revisit and consolidate their learning on clauses and conjunctions.

Friday will see a return to looking at autobiography and biography. This time focusing on the features of biography.


This week’s spelling focus is -ably and -ibly

The children will be provided with spelling lists and supporting activities.

A challenge list and activities, based on the statutory Y5/6 spelling words, will be provided for some children.

Children who have been receiving intervention will be provided with appropriate spelling lists and activities.

We would be really grateful if you could support your child by completing a spelling test at the end of the week. These could be photographed and uploaded onto Purple Mash or Dojo.


Their will be reading comprehension tasks on Monday and Tuesday in English this week.

Please could the children set aside a regular time each day to read a book of their choice. 

Foundation Subjects


Science: Earth and Space

As well as spinning on its axis, the Earth rotates around the Sun.  In this week’s Science lesson, the children will discover the effect of this upon sunrise and sunset times throughout the year.  They will have the opportunity to develop their skills in completing a line graph and interpreting data. 

History: Ancient Egypt

The History work is a continuation of last week. There is a PowerPoint about schools in Ancient Egypt; a YouTube clip, demonstrating how the Egyptians traditionally made papyrus; and an online slide show showing a slightly more modern approach to making papyrus as well as a set of instructions on how to make papyrus with brown paper bags. It may take a more than one session to cover all of this plus a day or two to allow the papyrus to dry. 

French: Places in a town.

In French, children will be adding adjectives to describe places in town and using these in the sentences they practised last week.  Some children will also revisit learning on how French verbs change depending on the subject.

PHSE: Sleep

Have you ever thought about sleep as a way of keeping healthy?

This PSHE lesson considers the facts about getting enough rest and asks you to think of some possible solutions to the problems people might have when trying to go to sleep.

Warning:  it may cause you to reconsider your bedtime routines!

PE: Fitness

The children have been provided with a link to the new East Shropshire School Sports Partnership Channel where they will find a range of videos, recorded by the Idsall team, to help you to support the health and well-being of young people in your care, whether this is in school or remote learning. These videos aim to engage, motivate and maintain activity levels. The Y5/6 children will be following the Fitness lessons.