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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Believe to Achieve! "Roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong" EPH 3:17

Week Commencing 04.05.20

I hope last week’s work was enjoyable for you all and that you are all safe and well.

Just a reminder that if you would like to email me any images or files of work, please do so.  If you do this, please let me know if you would like it shared on the school website also.  We thought it might be a nice way to share all your learning and you can see what other people have been getting up to.  I hear there has been lots of baking, gardening, measuring, telling the time and exercise so well done everyone!   

You may have heard this week the Chelsea Flower Show is going online and they will be running daily online school gardening clubs for you and your family to garden together.

I read it on BBC news, here is the link:

Writing Competition

I know some of you enjoy entering competitions so I have found a new one.  Please see the attached ‘Aqua Fresh Brush Time Tales Competition’.  Read the information about oral health and looking after your teeth and you can win an iPad by writing a short story.  The closing date is not until June either so you have time to enter if you wish!  Good luck!


This week the spellings are:

Year 4 – Prefix – sub, anti, auto

Year 5 – Suffix -ably

Topic/English – Farming in the UK

Please read the Farming in the United Kingdom information sheet (attached). After reading the content, discuss the information, focusing on how the factors of climate, topography and soil determine how the land is used. To consolidate your understanding, please answer the Farming in the United Kingdom question sheet (attached). Share your answers, checking against the Farming in the United Kingdom answer sheet (attached) and correcting, if necessary.

Topic – Mapping using grid references (Ordnance Survey map needed if possible)

Ordnance Survey maps can be used to locate places and human and physical features in the landscape by using six-figure grid references. Please watch the video: How to take a six-figure grid reference with Steve Backshall and Ordnance Survey.

Use an Ordnance Survey map if you have one (if you don’t you could look online to download one but if this is too difficult please do not worry about it).  Try to find the six-figure grid references for some given locations or features on the map. Then, ask someone in your home to provide you with some six-figure grid references and try to find out what is located at each point.  Can you use the maps to locate any farms? Discuss:

  • Where are the farms located?
  • What does the map tell you about the topography of the farmland?
  • What type of farming do you think is in that area?
  • What evidence is there to support your ideas?

Look at the contour lines, map symbols and geographical features to help with your explanation and reasoning.

Art/DT - Seasonality

If possible, look at a range of seasonal fruit and vegetables.  (If this is not possible – perhaps look at pictures/images of seasonal fruit and vegetables).  Seasonal means it is at its peak, either in terms of harvest or flavour. Explore and name the produce, then read the Seasonality information sheet (attached).

After reading, try to explain to someone at home the reasons why eating seasonal food is beneficial to both us and the environment.  Use the BBC Good Food Seasonality table and the Seasonal allotment recording sheet (attached) to plan what you would grow in an allotment. Try to plan for a good mix of produce where at least one food is ready to harvest each month. After the task, can you explain your choices to someone?  Consider ways that your eating could become more seasonal, such as looking at the origins of foods on its packaging or growing produce yourselves (which many of you are doing!) in containers or grow bags. Can you create some seasonal dishes for you and people at home to enjoy?

If you do this, please take some photographs and feel free to email them to me and let me know if you would like them on the school website so we can share them with each other!


RE – What codes for living do Christians try to follow?

This week we are learning about Jesus’ values from two texts from the Bible:

  • Read Jesus’ account of loving your neighbour (the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37).

You will be able to find different versions online.  Some are just text, such as this:

Or you can also find animations on sites such as You Tube or Twinkl.

  • Also read the account of the crucifixion, in which Jesus prays for forgiveness for those who killed him (Luke 23:32-35)

Look at the two texts for similarities in Jesus’ values.

  • Discuss what kinds of values Jesus wanted people to follow, and how he ‘showed a path’
  • Discuss what the values of Jesus seem to be in the stories.

Can you think of examples of things Jesus did not value as well?

Do you notice that the values of Christianity include love, forgiveness, peace between people and God, honesty, prayer, worship and fellowship (togetherness)?

Christians believe a human being is ‘a good thing spoiled’ – they say we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:28) and so can do good things, but our bad choices have messed us up in some ways. (The story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 is the background to these ideas. Some Christians call this the ‘Fall’ – where humans ‘fell’ from their place of closeness to God and so do not really show God’s image in themselves as they should.). But Christians believe God the Rescuer can put this right. (‘Jesus’ means ‘he saves’.)

NOTE: For Christians, trusting in God, as seen in Jesus, may matter even more than being good, because it helps a person to be good.

Values trees: roots and fruits

  • Talk first about actions and what leads up to actions.
  • Jesus often compared actions to fruits. The roots are down inside us, hidden thoughts and intentions, but what you do shows what you value.

Create an image of a tree, showing its roots, trunk, branches, and carrying fruits as well.

  • Write onto the fruits the words that you choose to represent good actions.  Think about what leads to good actions, and write some of these things onto the branches, the trunk and the roots of their trees.
  • If you can take a photo of your tree and email it to me that would be great and I will share them on the school website but if you can’t do this, please don’t worry about it.

Consider carefully the links between thoughts, words and actions.