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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 4 - Beginning 27.4.20

This week we are continuing with our topic - Scream Machine. There are lots of exciting things to discover in your learning this week!

I look forward to hearing about it via email -

See below for your remote learning tasks, or download the document at the bottom of the page. Use the links on the right hand side to find any resources.

Learning Project


Scream Machine – Year 5

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

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.
  • Create an account on maths factor to access lots of learning support and games.
  • 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.
  • Complete the reading comprehension found under English on the Remote Learning Tab – Choose the challenge based on stars at the bottom of the pages.
  • 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.
  • 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 persuasive devices. Create a mind map of the devices and consider what effect persuasive devices have on their reader.
  • Include persuasive devices and formal language in a letter to Boston Borough Council – putting forward reasons for a theme park being built.
  • Include persuasive devices and formal language in a letter from a local house owner who is against the build.
  • Design your very own theme park ride- remember to include a catchy slogan to persuade people to try your exciting new ride!
  • To include persuasive devices and formal language in a letter to Merlins Entertainment – convincing them to buy your ride.





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.


Find a VR roller coaster video on youtube- there are plenty! Find a space in the house and move chairs as though you are in a real roller coaster. Dim the lights and experience what the ride has to offer! Once you have done this- write a journal entry explaining how it felt!



Draw a plan of your new roller coaster – this should be the design plan before you create this for your D&T lesson. Remember to include a list of materials that you intend on using.



Using recycled materials around the house- construct your own roller coaster. This could be using toilet roll holders, marbles, cardboard masking tape etc. You could even include a loop da loop! I look forward to seeing your creations!



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

Dan from Discovery Sports has given us some helpful videos you may wish to watch and join in with -



Draw a rollercoaster of your choice – this could be one you’ve been on yourself or have watched a video of on youtube. Once you have drawn this- use arrows to identify where the following are located on the ride – gravity, levers, pulleys, air resistance, etc.


ICT / Music

Create a radio advert that persuades people to come and try your brand new exciting ride. Think about what music / sounds you could include and how you could record this- phones, ipads or you could draw a story board if you don’t have access to the above.



Create a story board or powerpoint to retell and describe the story of Luke 24: 13-35 On the Road to Emaus. Consider why the people acted as they did and what this means for Catholics today.