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As the school is currently closed to the majority of pupils, I understand that many parents of children with SEN might be worried about the provision for their children. The year group pages have lots of activities for all of the children as will Google Classroom too. I have put some more activities, resources, links & key information that might support your child below under the different areas of SEN.

If you have any questions or would like to get in contact, please email me at: chodges@st-thomascanterbury.merton.sch.uk

Many Thanks

Mrs Hodges

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week beginning 11th May

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week beginning 11th May

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week beginning 4 May

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week beginning 4 May

school closure toolkit – visual timetable

Why am I not at school social story

National Autistic Society Tips_for_families_COVID19


Top Tips for Parents of children with ASD about Covid SWLSTG (2) DOCX


Home Strategies to support Language and Communication Skills March 2020





  • Home Learning Week Commencing 30th March 2020
  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Maths Activities – Please complete one activity per day with your child/children.


Reception Literacy and Math Daily Activities

Reception – Week 1 Home Learning

PE Activities

Stretches – Early Years plus Year 1 & 2Workout

Early Years (Year 1 & 2)Workout Challenge

Recording Sheet Early Years (Year 1 & 2)


Maths Activities – Please complete one activity per day with your child/children.


English and Topic

This week we would have been working on the book the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  If you have a copy at home, please read it with your child.  Ask them to join in with the repeated parts of the story ‘but he was still hungry’ etc.

If you do not have a copy of the book, do not panic!  here is a link to an online version.


Monday – We would like the children to be able to retell the story.  In school we draw story maps with both pictures and sentences.  Draw a large ‘S’ on a piece of paper.  The top of the ‘S’ is the start of the story.  The children should draw and/or write what happens at the start.  As they move around the ‘S’ children should be able to retell the story, until finally the ending is at the bottom of the ‘S’.  This is a very familiar activity for the children.  They should know what to do!

Tuesday – Can the children rewrite the story, using different foods?  This could be done in a comic book style, or a more traditional style.  Its up to you.  We have been working a lot on using sequencing words.  We call these time adverbials.  These include things like  – first, next and last.  please encourage your children to use them in their writing.  Children MUST be using full stops and capital letters in all of their writing.

Wednesday – Can the children draw and write about the life cycle of a butterfly?  This can be presented in anyway you choose.  Why not get them to make it out of playdoh and film them explaining it to you?

Thursday – Use a computer or tablet to research 5 different types of butterfly.  What colour are they?  How big are they?  Where do they live?  This information could be turned into a fact book, or poster.

Friday – Butterfly pictures.  Fold a piece of paper in half.  Paint half a butterfly on one side.  Fold the paper while the paint is still wet.  Press it down and then open it up.  This may lead to a lot of discussion around pattern and symmetry.  what happens if they fold the paper in a different way before paining?  What about if they only paint 1/4 instead of 1.2 a butterfly?

PE Activities

Stretches – Early Years plus Year 1 & 2Workout

Early Years (Year 1 & 2)Workout Challenge

Recording Sheet Early Years (Year 1 & 2)

Maths Activities – Please complete one activity per day with your child/children.


English Activities



This week we will be working on different fable types. Watch the video and then write a diary entry from the Hare’s point of view using subordinating clauses- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1HhMcB8aw

Here is an example to get started:

Dear Diary,

Today was an extremely bad day for me. I am so incredibly good at running and I always come first because I am amazing but today I lost. Shockingly, I even lost to one of the world’s slowest animals! It was the ancient, boring tortoise that beat me and I can hardly believe it.


Write a character description for the Hare using interesting vocabulary https://www.thesaurus.com/ and expanded noun phrases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhEoRVNJfDs

Here is an example to get started:

The energetic, arrogant Hare was racing around the field showing off his skills. His smile was wide because he thought he would win and when he laughed, he had long, white teeth.


What is the moral of the story? Write what happened next- did the Hare learn his lesson?

Try to use subordinate clauses, expanded noun phrases and interesting vocabulary (From Monday and Tuesday’s work)

Here is an example to get started:

The Tortoise had won the race. “I told you I would win” smiled the Tortoise as he sat down under a tree looking up at the Hare.

“That is so unfair! I should have won I am so fast and the race was too easy for me” replied the Hare angrily.



Watch the following video and practice using different sentence types. Children can write their own sentences about anything they enjoy doing but try to do at least 3 examples of each sentence type.

Here is an example to get started:

Statement– I love eating cake every day.

Command– Eat the chocolate cake.

Question– Can I eat the cake?

Exclamation– I love cake!


Rewrite the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare but change the characters for example: the Dog and the Cat. Think about the learning that has been done this week and try to include it in your writing.

Have you included:

  • Subordinate clauses
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Different sentence types
  • Interesting vocabulary


In science this week we will be looking at the skeleton and its function. Watch the video and answer the following questions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv9qhyc/articles/zr942sg

What organs does the rib cage protect?

What must you do when you are older to protect your bones?

How many bones in the body can you name?

There is also a game children can play after: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/operation-ouch-skeleton-shuffle-quiz


Watch the video:


Children can research more about the Shang Dynasty and then make a poster about what they have learnt or they can create their own drawing of jade art.


PE Circuit Recording Sheet Year 3,4,5,6

Stretching KS1-KS2


Maths Activities – Please complete one activity per day with your child/children.



Please use this link every day to sing a song with your child/children. The songs are labelled for each day.



Monday:  simple past tense

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEewTw_xi2c

Task – watch the video, sing the song, write sentences about your day in the simple past tense – try to use regular and irregular verbs to practise. Here is a link to a list of irregular verbs to refer to: https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-list-irregular-verbs.php

Tuesday: present perfect tense

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8XYAmT8iDU

Task – watch the video, sing the song, write sentences about your day in the present perfect tense. Here is a link to helpful guide about the tenses: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-the-present-perfect-and-the-past-perfect

Wednesday: adding detail through adverbials

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpFpgdc5UlA

Task – watch the video, sing the song, look back at the sentences from the previous 2 days, can you add fronted adverbials to them to give the reader more information?

Thursday:  reviewing a film

Link – https://www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=70039535&jbp=0&jbr=2


Task – Watch ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939) – Available on Netflix. Discuss the questions on the website and get your child/children to write a film review using the helpful hints.

If you do not have access to Netflix or a DVD of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ then please choose a different film or book to review with your child.

Friday: writing a diary entry

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92Ll8DdZYk

Task – watch the video to remind your child/children of the features of a diary entry. Write a diary entry in role as Dorothy Gale at the end of the film. Purpose: to entertain and retell events. Features: Past perfect and simple present tense, adverbials of time, place and manner, 1st person. Techniques: full stops and capital letters, paragraphs, commas after fronted adverbials.

If you have chosen a different film or book, please ensure your child/children write in role as the main character from that particular story.


PE Circuit Recording Sheet Year 3,4,5,6

Stretching KS1-KS2

Maths Activities – Please complete one activity per day with your child/children.


Some problem of the days from White Rose.

Day-1-Monday-2nd-March-2020 (2)

Day-2-Tuesday-3rd-March-2020 (1)

Day-3-Wednesday-4th-March-2020-1 (1)

March-Problem-of-the-Day-Weds-4th-March-2020-v2-1 (1)


a video on decimals


Persuasive Text:  Background information with useful video https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-persuasive-text


Identify features of persuasive text

Link: https://www.slideshare.net/RanieLiveroVillamin/identify-features-of-persuasive-texts

(This link will discuss the features and include examples)

Task: Will be found on Slide 11 – Identify the features of persuasive writing in the text provided: “You simply don’t want to leave”

Plenary Questions: What is the text persuading you to do? What persuasion could you further add to this text?


Powerful Verbs – To persuade a reader, you must be a bit forceful in the language you choose. It will strengthen your argument.

Watch these videos to help you further understand:

Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzhChOZDGDU



Song with examples that shows the difference between weak and powerful verbs:


Task:  Copy the passage and replace the underlined verbs with more powerful verbs.

I believe that dogs should be allowed at school because studies show that they help with children’s mental health. My brother tells me that his pet dog helps him exercise everyday because he takes him on a walk.

We should allow dogs in schools because they can help us find things if we lose them. With a dog we might even get to go to a park and do some running with them. Wouldn’t you want to stay in shape? Sometimes dogs even live in a school to protect children from strangers. To have a dog at school is to keep children safe.


Connectives and Conjunctions – These are words that can combine 2 simple sentences and also transition into new sentences or paragraphs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QRNqTy2ceY – use the acronym ‘FANBOY’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS00eqwc8vs – You don’t need to watch it all, it will help with some examples and ideas.

Task:  Create 2 simple sentences and then use ‘FANBOY’ to help you combine those sentences together. You should have used each letter in FANBOY so there should be 6 sentences in total.


Simple Present Tense: To ensure that the writing is consistently in the present and not the past.

Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeReIxWZcvE


Task: Using your knowledge from our topic this term on crime and punishment, make some statements that agree or disagree with the idea that “People in the 17th Century should fear witches” using simple present tense. You should use language such as: In addition, in comparison, furthermore, to contrast, similarly in your statements to strengthen your argument.

**Remember: Be sure to only choose one side! If you agree with the statement, then your statements should only be for that argument, if you disagree, then your statements should be against the argument.


Task: Write a persuasive argument that is for or against the statement: “People in the 17th Century should fear witches.” You can use your knowledge from the Pendle Witch Trials or from the Salem Witch Trials to help you with your argument. (No longer than 1 page)

Make sure you include: Paragraphs, Powerful Verbs, Connectives and Simple Present Tense in your writing.

Here is a link to remind of you what persuasive writing is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD9arWXIddM

Watch the video and write a short report on the different types of punishments.
Write a review of your favourite film you have watched this last week.




PE Circuit Recording Sheet Year 3,4,5,6

Stretching KS1-KS2

Maths Activities – Please complete one activity per day with your child/children.



Art lesson 1

Women in World War 2 part 1




PE Circuit Recording Sheet Year 3,4,5,6

Stretching KS1-KS2




You have been looking at Classification (The Linnaeus system) in previous lessons.

Watch the clip by clicking the link below or by copying and pasting the link in your browser (there is no commentary):



  • Choose 2 livings things from the clip. Divide a page in two parts. Draw one living thing in each part. Write their similarities ( in green) and differences (in red). You can use any colour you like! .
  • Write a commentary that would be suitable for the clip.



Watch the clip by clicking the link below  or by copying and pasting the link in your browser:



  • Give an explanation for the words; nocturnal, diurnal.
  • Choose one nocturnal animal and one diurnal animal .
  • Draw your chosen animal -one at a time- and label the features that helps them to live during the day or during the night ( think ears, eyes, how they move …)

Science – Electricity 



After you’ve watched the video, think about these questions :

  • Why did the toy start moving?
  • What are the different parts of the toy and what do they do?
  • What are the pros and cons of using the sun as an energy source?
  • What else uses the sun as a source of energy?

See how many you can answer!



Solar energy comes from the sun. It’s what we call a renewable energy source (i.e. it won’t run out, like coal or natural gas), which is more environmentally friendly than other power sources. Lots of people have installed large solar panels on their houses to capture the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity.  Solar panels on homes are much bigger versions of the ones on this toy – think about how much energy you need for a whole house compared to this toy!

Art and Design/Computing- Animated Stories.

Do this project over a period of time to get a better result. You might want to try various subjects (men, objects, leaf etc…)

What are your favourite animated movies? why do you like them.?

(Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda for example)


Watch this  Shrek clip.




There are different styles of animation; traditional, stop-frame and computer-generated.

Animation is the process of displaying still images in a very rapid sequence to create the illusion of movement. For example in the Shrek animation, the image has been repeatedly replaced by a new image that is similar, but slightly advanced in time. This technique shows how the illusion of movement is achieved.



You are going to create your own flick book. A flip or flick book is a book with a series of pictures that change gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to move.
Using a simple design – such as a ball bouncing, stick man jumping or a simply-drawn bird flying, create your own version using 10 images.

Be careful; the smaller the movements between each page, the smoother the movement will be when you flick your finished book.
Here is an example of creating motion through drawing:


You can use recycled paper

Ask an adult if they have some recycling paper- cut an A4 in 4 equal parts and tie or staple.


PSHE – Week 1 Yr6

  • Easter Holiday Project
  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Half-term Holiday Homework!

Next half term, Year 4 will be exploring the topic ‘The Vikings’.

During the Easter break, the year 4 teachers would like it if you could create your own Viking art work!

It is up to you how you present your work but here are some examples:

After creating your artwork, think about the story behind it… What may have happened to the Viking Long ship or the men who sailed it?

Write a story to accompany your piece of art.

2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets.pdf.pdf.pdf

Next half term, Year 5 will be exploring the topic ‘The Victorians’.

The children are to produce a project about one aspect of Victorian life. It could be Queen Victoria, schools, work, rich and poor, inventions etc. There needs to be lots of information, diagrams, pictures etc. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE. It can be presented in sheets as a booklet

Home Learning Links and activities April 2020

2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets.pdf.pdf.pdf


“Our Green World” is our new topic for the Summer term.

Your task during the holidays is to plan and build a sustainable city, using recycled materials.

You will also have to write how this city will function in terms of : food, energy, waste and so on. Facts and information are included in the planning sheet.

Look at the documents to help you plan and design, there are also some ready cut-outs if you need them . Good luck!

resource_1b_-_planning_my_green_city (1) resource_3a_-_sample_city_buildings_for_3d_model

2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets.pdf.pdf.pdf


  • Home Working - Week Commencing 20th April 2020
  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Viking Wordsearch and Glossary Activity (1)

Year 4 Maths & English 20.4.20


We would like you to write a prayer for all those
people who are working to keep the country
running and to keep us all safe. Then, illustrate your prayer!


Our new topic is States of Matter. This week, we would like you to look at the key vocabulary for the our new topic. Write down what you think each word might mean, and then use the internet or a dictionary to find the meaning of each word. Write the correct definition if you didnt quite get it right.
Key vocabulary:


Yr4 Lesson 1 la familia

mi familia Yr4 WORKSHEET


Yr5 English Week of April 20th




Write a prayer for vunerable – We would like you to write a prayer for the people who are ill or have passed away from the virus. The prayer can also be for keyworkers, who are on the front line, making sure that everyone is looked after.


Isaac Newtons Colour Experiments Fact Sheet

Sir Isaac Newton



Lesson 1 opinions_revision Yr5




Yr 6 English WC 20_04


Year 6 Science – Week beginning 20th April 2020 (1)

Classification recap Yr6


The RE lessons are of a sensitive nature (healing/ illness/ bereavement) so the children will need to be supported.

Yr 6 RE Overview – Summer 1

Yr 6 RE – Week 1


Yr6 Topic Overview – Summer 1

Yr 6 Topic – Week 1


Art -Lesson 1 .doc Week 20-04-20


Year 6. Computing lesson 1docx

Remember E-safety rules that we looked at during the autumn term.

Here is a reminder:


 Adult supervision is recommended for this unit, as children will be working with various devices, on sites that will not be monitored by the school nor by their teacher.

If you do not have access to a computer, laptop or tablet , perhaps you have a Smartphone you could use, or borrow from someone who lives with you, to complete this unit and present it in a ‘Rich copy’ format- this means you could create a booklet.​



La Feria_de_abril PP

Yr 6 La Feria de Sevilla Wordsearch