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Earth Class - Term 3 Remote Learning

Welcome to Earth Class' remote learning page!

Here you will find links to the learning platforms to help you with your learning.

If you are unsure of your login details please contact the office and they will be able to help you. 

Hello to all Earth pupils who are off!

If you are unwell, we hope you get better soon. Please take good care of yourselves.


I am going to post the daily maths learning for anyone that would like to follow the actual lesson content. If you watch the White Rose videos from the White Rose Year 5 home learning page, this should help you to complete the worksheets.


Today we looked at converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. (You might remember we learned to convert the other way last term, from improper fractions to mixed numbers.)


The White Rose sheet is below. Please be aware that it gets harder near the end, so don't worry if you can't complete everything.


Miss Morris





Hello again Earth class! I really hope nobody is feeling too poorly today.


For those who want to follow the maths, yesterday we continued practising mixed numbers to improper fractions.

Today we are going to be sequencing fractions in size order on a number line.

I'm posting worksheets for both these lessons below.


We didn't do a formal maths lesson on Tuesday, but played various games from NRich:

Factors and multiples

Stick images (you need a few people for this)

Number lines in disguise:


Or why not try the Snowman Surprise logic problem which I will also include below? Make sure you read the instructions and look at the example if you haven't done this kind of puzzle before.


This term's topic is Darwin's Delights


Our topic for the term is Darwin’s Delights. We will be finding out all about the celebrated Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, as well as famous fossil-hunter Mary Anning.


Here are several resources to help you with your topic work and English lessons.

As our topic has a science focus, there is lots of science learning about natural selection, evolution, adaptation and inheritance as well as the fascinating subject of fossils.


BBC Teach video on Charles Darwin:

English Heritage video biography of Darwin:

Bitesize on Mary Anning:

BBC Teach video on Mary Anning:


Bitesize on adaptation, evolution and inheritance:

Bitesize on natural selection:

Bitesize on fossils:


Maths learning


Our main focus for this term will be fractions, with some extra work on decimals.


Please use the White Rose Year 5 home learning videos to support your understanding.  (click on the name of the block you want to find a selection of videos)


If you have mastered the Year 5 knowledge, try the Year 6 home learning videos on fractions and decimals.


You can also find lots of fun maths games at NRich:






To access Oxford Owl reading books please see the links and details below. 


Please navigate the website to find Class Login. The login details are (please note that it is case sensitive!) 


Username: stjosephsaylesham Password: SmallButMighty


For your guidance -


Water Class - Level 1 and 2


Fire Class - Level 1 to 6 


Air Class - Level 7 to 12 


Star Class - Level 11 to 15 


Earth Class - Level 15 to 20 



Parent Newsletter (


Login details:


user name: st-josephs-ct3

password: carpenter-3

PE - Yoga


We'll be doing Yoga this term with Cosmic Kids - and the good news is, you can follow from home as well!


Take your pick from the themed videos here:


Art and Design


Try one or both of these ideas from this term's home learning menu:


Look online for scientific sketches by Charles Darwin and Mary Anning and botanical illustrations by Walter Hood Fitch. Then choose one of these two options:


Option 1: Create an illustration using their style. Choose a plant, tree, animal, fossil or shell. Look carefully at the shape, form, pattern and colour of the subject, and try to capture all the fine details.


Option 2: start a scientific journal with labelled pictures and notes of flowers, leaves, fossils, shells or other objects of your choice, noting down your observations about them. I am attaching an example of a Victorian botanist's notebook to give you an idea of how this might look. (A botanist is someone who studies plants.)



National Oak Academy


Please follow these links for further home learning ideas.


Year 5 link:


Year 6 link: