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Tuesday 14th July...Good morning everyone! 


The End of Technology!


Story starter

Imagine all of the technology in the world suddenly broke. How would you manage without ANY technology? Can you make a list of all the technology you use on a daily basis?

Writing ideas…

Write instructions about how to survive a day without technology.

Write a diary entry about your normal day, but think of alternative activities to replace the ones that require technology.

Write a letter to a child living in Tudor England, describing to them the technology we have today and how we use it. You could even write a response!

Write a balanced argument about whether technology is good or bad for us.

Question time

How important is technology to you?

How does technology affect our lives?

What are the 5 most important pieces of technology, in your opinion?

How would life be different without technology?

Does technology make you happy?


The summer reading challenge! Click on the link - it will tell you all you need to know 

 Blue Peter badge

The Blue Peter badge is one of the most iconic badges in the UK! Since launching in 1963, the BBC believe that the number of badges awarded is in the millions. Everyone who appears on the show gets a badge, but click on the following link to see the step by step guide for how you can get your hands on one!

Happy Birthday Beethoven! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯


Jackdaws have created a mini online project called HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEETHOVEN which can be completed just for fun (for free!) or you could enter for a Discover Arts Award. This is an introductory qualification from the Trinity Exam Board will costs £5 for pupils at Somerset schools.  The children will receive a very smart certificate if they complete the log and entered for the qualification.


Click on the following link for all the necessary details.


‘Thunk’ of the day!


Think about it!


Talk about it!


How can you prove your idea?


There is no thunk today...Can you answer  the questions above about technology? 



E-Bug Junior

If your child needs even more to do, the following links will take you to some super lessons…

BBC Bitesize, The Oak Academy and BrainPOP!


Competition time! – Love Reading 4 Kids!

Take a look at some of the fabulous goodies that can be won in ‘Love Reading 4 Kids’ free to enter prize draws. Click on the link below, sign up to ‘The Kids Zone’ and enjoy competitions, books, videos and more!



Daily live interactive literacy hour with Pie Corbett

Every weekday morning at 9.30am Pie presents on This is a free internet literacy radio show aimed at KS2 that includes language games, creative writing and guest input from famous authors. The programmes are interactive – the children write during the programme and afterwards. All of the shows that have been broadcast are available to listen back to online at Click on the following link...

Be inspired and create using... TATE ART FOR KIDS!




Extra Information 


Mon – Fri

Jo Wicks Morning PE sessions UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Physical exercise to raise your heart rate.If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.


Mon – Fri

Jump Start Jonny


Fun interactive dance workout.

If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.

10am Mon-Fri Dr Chip’s daily dose of Science, Engineering and Computing ttps:// If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel

11am – Mon - Fri

David Wailliams Story Time


For children and adults to enjoy!

11am – Mon - Fri

Body Beats body percussion online lesson                           watch?v=j4mZhv9HS-g

Music – with no instruments!

If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.

11am – Mon - Fri

Let’s Go Live Science with Maddie Moate and Greg Foot                           watch?v=b7bi3xOZpaM

Talking about Science and Nature with a theme each week. If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.

1pm – Mon - Fri

Natasha Lamb basics of British Sign Language                          watch?v=diY-WcDB68A

If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.


Oliver Jeffers story time

 Instagram @oliverjeffers

If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.

All the Time

Edinburgh Zoo live streaming /webcams/panda-cam/

Edinburgh Zoo have live cameras on the website running day – night.

All the Time

Art Ninja    /shows/art-ninja

Expert art animator who can get you creating.


Other good websites that many families are enjoying:

Espresso and Purple Mash are amazing websites – logins are in reading records


Free online e books


Don’t forget to start with Oxford Reading Buddy! Login details have been put in reading records.

sign up to 1000s of eBooks – (free for 30 days)

sign up for free!


Espresso also has many books for children to read. Login details are in reading records.


Free subscription to TWINKL

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS



Useful maths websites

Supermovers – BBC sports programme for learning times tables and many other subject resources 

This is a great resource for all year groups


Daily Rigour  (years 5 and 6)

Here is the link to a free daily 'newspaper' that has problems using math from items in the previous week's news.

To find the answers, there is a daily YouTube video explaining the solutions. 



English websites

POBBLE – a picture a day to inspire conversations and writing!

BBC Bitesize.

Key Stage 1 (Yr 1 and Yr 2) Key Stage 2 (Yr 3-6)

Woodlands Primary

Phonics Play

Oxford Owl

Phonics Bloom

Non-Screen Activities You Can Do At Home