Monday 6th July

Hello, Room 5! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a super time getting to know Mrs Pope a little better. This week has an art theme. I will post the maths and English tasks on here as usual. Mrs Gwyther will have posted an art activity for the afternoon.


As this week has an art theme, we will focus on shape and pattern this week in Maths. Start by watching the following video. Please don’t worry about understanding the term ‘radial symmetry’ (this is not a Year 1 objective!) – it just means that the design or pattern has many lines of symmetry. symmetry and art

You may want to make some of your own symmetrical patterns and pictures using natural materials. Confident children could try making designs which have more than one line of symmetry.

Here are some patterns for you to complete. Remember to take care with the colours you use too. shape patterns Can you see how the big pattern at the bottom of the sheet has symmetry? When you have completed it, see if you can spot where the lines of symmetry would be  – a small mirror would be great for this.

Next time you are out and about, see if you can spot any patterns and interesting shapes in the nature or in the buildings around you.


Today we are going to have a go at writing a postcard or a letter pretending that we are one of the crayons from the story, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt.

Start by listening to the story: The Day the Crayons Quit How does the narrator make the story enjoyable to listen to? Do you like the voices he uses for each of the characters?! Choose one of the crayons who has written to Duncan to say they’ve had enough. Pretend that this crayon packs his or her bag and leaves Duncan’s home to have an adventure somewhere. Where could they visit? What would they see or do there? Maybe the crayon goes to the beach for the day or perhaps they go shopping in a big city. Maybe they visit a castle or a museum, or maybe they spend the day relaxing in the garden!

Use the postcard template to write a short message to Duncan as this crayon. postcard template

We will pretend that Duncan lives at this address:

5, Hilltop Road




Remember to use capital letters and full stops in your sentences. I would also like you to include at least one sentence that uses an exclamation mark and one that uses a question mark. When you have finished, read back your work and check it carefully. You may want to cut out your postcard and draw a picture of the place the crayon is visiting on the other side!

Have fun! x