Gladstone - Home Learning


As well as the work pack that came home with your child you could look to do the following:  Get your child to help compile a shopping list. Watch a film and talk about the plot, etc. Read a book as a family. Keep a family diary.

Make sure your child checks their email as examination / class linked work will also be sent via email.

As part of our anchor for next term we are looking at Our World.  To help prepare for the topic you child can prepare a leaflet on a chosen country. This builds on the skills they have developed this term. The following tasks are suggestions:

·         Where in the world are we?

·         Where in the world would you most like to visit? Why?

·         How far away from us is that country?

·         How can you travel to that country – train, aeroplane, boat?

·         What currency do they use?

·         What Language do they speak?

·         Is the country known for anything – technology, food, fashion?

·         What is their form of transport – trams, bikes, boats?

·         Do they have national dress?

·         Fun facts about the country

These are only ideas, your child can also create posters, a flag or flags if they are doing more than one country. They can further develop the topic as they are inspired to do so.



For some pupils a work pack was sent home, but all pupils need to check their emails, as work that needs completing for units, will be sent home. Pupils could also

·         Go on Prodigy each day – login information should be in planners

·         Weigh or measure ingredients if you do any cooking at home

·         Look at clocks and tell the time

·         Think about the types of 2D and 3D shapes around you

·         If you do go to the shops, work out your change

·          Look on BBC Bitesize, Corbett Maths, Maths is Fun websites, or watch videos – Heggarty maths on You Tube

·         Maths worksheets can be found on Math Salamanders or Math-aids websites




Bee team - write up the specific species of Bees that prefer out Bee houses and work out how we will count them and verify that we have been successful in bringing them to our School.Also find out when they are active and what specis of plant they really like.

Butterfly team- finish the counting sheet and link in with Bee team and find the best plant species we have to encourage the butterflies to come to us.Also find out the best way to raise Butterflies in School for other year groups.

Hedgehog Team - plan how we will monitor Hedgehog activity.

Bird Team - set up a monitoring log sheet so we can log the different Bird species coming in to our School.Also look at the Science week PDF for activities and links for our Science week topic of Diversity
Work Skills BTEC- keep rehearsing your IV Skills/Questions ready for our visitor, try it out on your family/carer. Remember the questions you will be asked and also the ones you want to ask yourself.


BTEC Performing Arts:

·         Watch an actor or actress on television and note down any ways in which they use movement, voice or facial expression.

·         Create a character information sheet on the man from ‘The Scream’ painting. Include his age, name, characteristics and fears.

·         Draw or create a picture of ‘The Scream’ using any materials you have!

·         Create your own warm-up for our next Performing Arts lesson which looks at movement, voice and/or facial expression.

·         Find definitions for the following words:

Projection, tone, articulation, spatial awareness, improvisation, pace, pause and gesture.


Computer Science:

For pupils with outstanding coursework I will be sending any work to complete via emails.

Everyone should create a poster about their favourite films and games and why these are your favourite.

Create a list of technology around you – consider

·         Technology in the home

·          on the streets

·         in shops

·         In factories

·         In schools

Emergency services and hospitals



Work Skills BTEC- keep rehearsing your IV Skills/Questions ready for our visitor, try it out on your family/carer. Remember the questions you will be asked and also the ones you want to ask yourself.


Food Technology:

Pupils in Gladstone have cooked lots of foods in food tech this year that they could cook again at home

Those cooking this term with support from a responsible adult  or and those cooking last term far more independently  with an adult present .

They are all capable of finding an easy/ simple recipe  and following the instructions to select and prepare ingredients .  BBC Good Food and and  are useful sites.

They are also capable of supporting you in food preparation at regular meal times.


Pupils have all participated at every level – choosing ingredients; weighing and measuring out; preparing & combining ingredients. Timing how long something cooks is a fabulous opportunity to teach the maths of timing –whether with a traditional clock or digital timer… predicting and actually setting the timer.  


All pupils also take part in clearing tables; washing or drying up and putting equipment away – so please be encouraging them to help out at meal times also.

I’ve included the recipe for salt dough also for some sensory fun.


I’m attaching photos of the recipes for your reference and some others they will be familiar with.


Here are some links to easy recipes we have used also:

 (Cooking this half term)  


Easy flatbreads

Rice – plain/ flavoured and egg fried


Gordon Ramsey:

Jamie Oliver:

egg fried rice

KS4 : cooking last half term:

Macaroni cheese

Fish/ Ocean pie



Easy non-cook playdough



Write a list of WOULD YOU RATHER questions, at least 10.  Ask everyone in your family for their answer and reasons and write up their answers.

Next, either answer those questions yourself or ask family members to give you new ones

e.g. Would you rather eat 20 big Easter eggs at once or have no Easter eggs?