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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 3 - Beginning 20.4.20

Please see below or download the learning project to see what work you have to complete this week. Then, use the different learning tabs on the side to find the lesson and any resources you need.


This Week we have moved on to our new topic - Scream Machine!

Roll up, roll up! You're going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Okay, ready to ride? Don't forget to scream if you want to go faster!


Learning Project


Scream Machine – Year 5

The expectations are that KS2 complete 5 hours of learning daily and KS1 complete 3 hours daily

Roll up, roll up! You're going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Okay, ready to ride? Don't forget to scream if you want to go faster!

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Essential - Complete these everyday

  • Complete daily arithmetic problems, located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.
  • Complete the Maths resources located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.



  • Play on Hit the Button -  Focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Practice writing out your times tables on a piece of paper – rehearse them orally afterwards.  
  • Working on Times Table Rockstars. If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login – this log on is located inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Log onto Education City and complete tasks set by your teacher – you will also find this log on inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.a
  • Read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.
  • Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
  • Whilst you are doing this, note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter that you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.
  • Read something around the house that isn’t a book- you can then complete your reading diary following this.
  • Write a book review about a book you have read.
  • Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

  • Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words – See Remote Learning
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Create a vocabulary bank/ glossary of terms about ‘Rollercoasters’.
  • Proofread your writing from the day. You can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. This will also you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Create an acronym for each of these words

because – big elephants can always understand small elephants






  • Identify the features of a balanced argument. Create a key and underline the features.
  • To construct for and against reasons for a balanced argument. Make a table of both the reasons for a new theme park in Boston and against reasons.
  • Plan a balanced argument on whether or not a new theme park should be built in Boston. Make sure to use the template found in English resources.
  • To include for and against reasons in a balanced argument about the prospect of a new theme park being built in Boston.
  • To edit and self-identify features of balanced argument (in own prior writing) using a key.





Learning Project - To be completed throughout the week

Here is an overview of tasks I’d like the Year 5 children to be completing at home over the next week.



Listen to videos of theme parks on Youtube. Create your own piece of music that you would expect to hear at a theme park, using everyday objects. Think about the overall tone and rhythm of your piece and how it makes listeners feel.



Imagine you are on the scariest rollercoaster you have been on in your life! What facial expression would you have? You could take a selfie of your shocked / excited / worried face or look in the mirror. Use this to help inspire your self-portrait sketching.



Take part in cooking activities at home. Follow recipes to popular theme park snacks. Recipes can be found under ‘Remote Learning’. Design your own packaging for your snack with a persuasive slogan.



Complete the PE lesson (Alphabet Workout) using the resources located on the Topic page.



Research online to find information about roller coasters around the world. Which is the oldest? Longest? Scariest? You can present your findings in whichever way you choose- powerpoint, poster, word document, fact file etc.



Understanding forces is an essential part of working in a theme park. Watch a video of a rollercoaster of your choice. What forces do you think are in action? Make a powerpoint, poster or video presentation that explains what Gravity, Water Resistance and Air Resistance is.



Using Powerpoint / Excel/ Word or Piccollage (app), make a collage of different rollercoasters found around the world. Think about the colours you are choosing. Remember – right click, copy, paste and then shrink/crop and rotate to fit the collage.



What do you think the word ‘transform’ means?

What do you think the word ‘energy’ means?


Research one of the forms of energy (Water, Wind, Fire, Sun) using books or the internet. How does it transform energy? What are the pros and cons as a viable source of energy? How will it help people? What value does it promote? Create a poster to display your research.


Consider ways that you could transform your own energy by putting it to good use. Create a mindmap to suggest the things you could do.