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Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Home Learning- Topic

Remember to email if you want to send any photos, videos, stories or if you would just like to tell me about your day!


 At the bottom of the page I have attached science experiments, these are updated weekly.

Sports Day

This next week is when we were supposed to be holding our Sports Day. During this next week, I would like all of you to complete a set of challenges - these can be done at home or in school, in our class bubbles. If you are working at home, it would be amazing if you could then send me any videos and photos to share on the PE page and your results.  

For details of the events please see the posters below or head over to the PE section of the website for a special video by the staff. This can be accessed via the link below. You will also find an at home score card below. 

PE Page

 KS1 Sportsday from home scorecard.docxDownload
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WC 29.06.20 This week, we have moved away from dinosaurs and are looking at pirates! It would be great to see what you have been up to!

Wc 15.06.20 in school this week we are linking some of our learning to bubbles, why don’t you try one of the activities at hone!

wc 15.06.20- Innovate


Hi kids, When I heard about the amazing things you’re doing at your home I just had to get in touch. I’ve heard that you have learned so much about dinosaurs that you’re now real life dino experts. Just think how brilliant it would be to share your dino knowledge with your friends and family. Maybe you could open a dinosaur museum or exhibition and help others understand more about these fascinating creatures. I can’t wait to hear what you decide to do. Please send me some photographs of your exhibits – Good luck!

So, it’s time to get going and create your museum. Think about your visitors – you’ll need to make sure you label your displays and artefacts clearly and organise them into sections. Your visitors will want lots of interesting dinosaur experiences, using different senses, including touching and holding some of the artefacts. How about splitting into groups to take responsibility for an area of the museum? Don’t forget that all good museums have a gift shop and a café.

WC 15.06.20- Innovate

WC 08.06.20

Dinosaur Planet- Develop Learning.

See below for different learning opportunities to develop your child's knowledge about this exciting topic!

Hinge and Lever Moving Dinosaur

Create your very own moving dinosaur! Read the instructions below to find out how!

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Dinosaur Cotton Bud Skeletons

Use cotton buds or sticks to create a dinosaur skeleton!

Dinosaur Paper Plates

Use a paper plate as a template to make different types of dinosaurs. You could make these as colourful and as bright as you like! 

WC 01.06.20

Dinosaur Planet- Develop Learning.

See below for different learning opportunities to develop your child's knowledge about this exciting topic!

 Dinosaur Scavenger hunt.pdfDownload
 Venn Diagram.pdfDownload
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Whose Poo? (Make your own dinosaur poo!)


Tell the children what they will be investigating and show them the animal picture cards. Discuss and predict differences they might see in each animal's droppings, based on what they know about their diets. Reveal that the droppings they will investigate are not real, so they can touch them. Give them a list of things to look for, such as size, shape, colour, smell and texture. Before the children decide on a suitable recording method, share ideas about how they might collect and display their results.

Basic dropping recipe
Add one tablespoon of cocoa, brown poster paint or beef stock cubes to one cup of fine to medium ground oatmeal. Add water a little at a time to make soft dough. Multiply the ingredients according to the amount you want to make. You can make the droppings in advance and store them in a sealed tub.

Extra ingredients

  • Herbivores (rabbit, guinea pig, sheep, horse, cow) – add grass clippings or hay chopped into very small pieces.
  • Carnivores (dog, tiger, fox) – add a tablespoon of treacle and fake fur, hair clippings or snipped feathers. White thread or cooked spaghetti makes good parasitic worms.
  • Omnivores (badger, pig, hedgehog, raccoon) – add blackberries, raspberries or sweetcorn kernels plus a little fur, hair or feathers.

Explain the hazards of touching real animal droppings.

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WC 18.05.2020

Dinosaur Planet- Develop Learning.

See below for different learning opportunities to develop your child's knowledge about this exciting topic!

Did you know?

Choose the most unusual or shocking dinosaur facts to make ‘Did you know...?’ cards for a dinosaur display. Learn their favourite fact by heart and amaze their headteacher, family or friends.

Note: Model correct sentence punctuation, including the use of an exclamation mark. Ensure that your child understands that a fact must be true.

Same or different?

Label the parts of a dinosaur’s body on a large scale diagram or picture. Look at images of dinosaur skeletons, identifying the main features. Compare with the parts of a lizard’s body, discussing any differences.

Note: One of the main differences between a dinosaur and a lizard’s body is the hip bone – some dinosaurs were able to walk on two legs.

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What happened to the dinosaurs?


Investigate what happened to the dinosaurs using a range of age-appropriate non-fiction books. Talk about what they discover and make drawings and labelled diagrams to represent some of their ideas. Explain their ideas to the rest of the class.


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Dinosaur Silhouette

Use paint, water colours, chalk, crayons or pencils (anything you have handy) to create a background or sun set. Then draw a dinosaur and cut it out, ideally this needs to be on black paper or coloured in black to create a silhouette effect.

WC 11.05.2020

Dinosaur Planet- Develop Learning.

See below for different learning opportunities to develop your child's knowledge about this exciting topic!

Dino eggs 

Make dinosaur eggs using malleable materials, such as mud, dough and clay. Explore ways of changing the shape of the materials by rolling, squeezing and pressing, and changing textures .by adding sand, glitter and other textural materials. Arrange the eggs in the egg laying formations of different types of dinosaur.

Note: The Maiasaura laid their eggs in a circle. Sauropods laid theirs in a row as if they were laid while walking. Hypselosaurus laid football-shaped eggs in groups of five, while the Protoceratops cleverly laid theirs in a spiral.
Children with sensitive skin may need to wear gloves in case of skin irritation.

Practical resources
  • Mud, dough or clay
  • Sand, glitter and other textural materials

Sock puppet

Create a Sockasaurus rex. Plan their ideas and choose appropriate materials for embellishing their sock to create a sock dinosaur. Stick or sew felt, googly eyes and other decorative materials to a brightly coloured sock. Then, evaluate the success of their design.

Note: To further refine their needlework skills, children could sew triangular spines and a tail to the back of old hooded tops to create dinosaur outfits for themselves. Perfect for a dinosaur party.

Alien Ice balls


Put water in a balloon or sandwich bag and put a dinosaur inside. Put them in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap in tin foil and hide in the garden. Get your child to find the ice balls. How can they free the dinosaurs? Think of different ways to free the dinosaur. Can you make a prediction? Predict which idea is the best.

Dinosaur Teeth

Look at images of different dinosaur teeth. Use the Dinosaur teeth sorting cards to sort them into groups of meat eaters and plant eaters. Have a go at making either a herbivore or carnivore dinosaur tooth using clay/ playdough/ salt dough . When it’s dry, paint it, then arrange with similar teeth to make an enormous dinosaur jaw. Find out about the teeth of modern day carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Note: Carnivores’ teeth are sharp, pointed or serrated for tearing up the flesh of their prey. Herbivores’ teeth are large or flat, ideal for grinding up plants. Only a few species of dinosaur were omnivores.

Practical resources

  • Clay
  • Paints
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3D Dinosaur Model

Get creative with this fantastic paper craft dinosaur, simply cut and fold to create a paper dinosaur which is perfect for a role play area or even as something lovely for your child to play with!

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WC 04.05.2020

Dinosaur Planet- Develop Learning.

See below for different learning opportunities to develop your child's knowledge about this exciting topic!

Dinosaur Sounds

Change the lyrics of The Wheels on the Bus or other familiar rhymes and songs to create a new dinosaur song. Use their voice to explore sounds your child thinks dinosaurs may have made and incorporate these into their lyrics. For example, ‘The Tyrannosaurus rex goes grrr, grrr, grrr…’ Suggest appropriate percussion instruments to accompany each verse.

Learn all about Mary Anning

Listen to the story of Mary Anning. Look at images of her fossil discoveries, including the first marine reptile Ichthyosaur skeleton to be correctly identified, the first two Plesiosaur skeletons ever found and some important fish fossils. Compose questions you would like to ask her about her discoveries. Ask questions confidently with an adult in the role of Mary Anning or by watching videos etc. It would be great to share what they have learned about her by drawing a picture of her or one of her discoveries, and writing a sentence to describe why she was significant.

All about Mary Anning video 

Mary Anning information

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How big are dinosaurs?

Draw a life sized dinosaur in chalk outside. Can you measure it? Then, draw some smaller dinosaurs, making sure they are the right sizes too.

Note: Choose a large dinosaur – its size will depend on how much space you have. A Tyrannosaurus rex measured approximately 12m long and 6m tall, while a Brachiosaurus measured a massive 15m tall and 26m long. There are lots of examples of small dinosaurs for the children to draw. For example, the Compsognathus was tiny – just 60cm tall and 90cm long.

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Junk Dinosaurs

Plan and then make a large scale model dinosaur using a range of found and recycled materials, such as tyres, barrels, pipes, boxes and crates.

Note: Take photographs of the finished creations

WC 27.04.2020

Dinosaur Planet-Engage Learning.

See below for different learning opportunities to hook your child into this exciting topic!

We have had a visitor in the Year One classroom! Where has he escaped from? What might he might be looking for? What type of dinosaur do you think it is? Where has he gone now? HELP Year One!!

Move like a dinosaur!

Watch videos of animated or animatronic dinosaurs moving around and think about how they walk, run, catch prey and eat. Create dinosaur movements, changing rhythm, speed, level and direction. Link sequences of movements, such as stomping, stamping, creeping, stretching, clawing, biting and bashing. Click on the highlighted yellow words to watch the dinosaur videos! Why don't you send a video or pictures to my email address of you being a dinosaur! Can you find some music to help you move like a dinosaur?

Dinosaur Fossils

Investigate a range of fossils by handling them and observing their features. Identify whether the fossils show a plant or animal and explain why they think this, based on living things they have seen. Talk about what they have discovered and make drawings and labelled diagrams to represent some of their ideas. Why don't you make some dinosaur fossils and put them in the garden and dig them up! What fossils have you made? What is on the fossil? What can you see? Click the link below for the instructions.

Dinosaur Fossil instructions

Natural Prehistoric Landscapes

Create a prehistoric landscape. Use different natural materials, such as stones, sand, twigs, rocks and soil, and a range of small tools to shape, mould, carry and sift. Use small world dinosaurs to create thematic play. Section off an area of grass or create a mini landscape in a shallow container. Why not challenge the children to make small dinosaurs for their habitats? Encourage them to choose a suitable material, such as clay or dough. Below are some different prehistoric landscapes to create.

 Prehistoric landscapes.pdfDownload
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Reptile Fun!

Research common reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Find out about the creatures’ care needs and how they move, eat and behave. Draw and label some common reptiles based on their observations, non-fiction books and information on the web. If you go on google and type in virtual reptile tour for kids or reptile videos for kids there should be lots of videos and information for children to look at and watch. Remember to watch the video beforehand to make sure its appropriate for your child. Maybe you could make a box model reptile and make a video of how to look after it!

WC 27.04.20 RE Learning: Ramadan 

What is Ramadan?


Here are some activities you may like to do at home... 

Since the beginning of Ramadan is decided based on moon sightings, why not have some fun and look at how the moon’s phases change every day? These moon sighting binoculars perfect for the task!

In the days before smart phones and alarm clocks, many villages had a designated Ramadan drummer. This person would wake up really early and start walking through the streets beating his drum, waking everyone up so they wouldn’t miss their Sehri. Why not make your own drums at home? 

The Curious George books are popular among little ones worldwide, and this Ramadan edition is part of the series. This is a truly adorable story about George helping his friend, Kareem, to keep his fast. The two learn about Ramadan and also figure out ways to get through a fasting day! There are lots of readings of this story on YouTube.

Ramadan is a time for setting good habits and doing as many good deeds as possible. Why not keep a track of your good deeds with the help of a good deeds tree? Use it to record everything, like helping Mummy or Daddy make tea or baking for others. 


 How to make a ramadan lantern.pdfDownload
 Ramadan colouring sheets.pdfDownload
 Ramadan Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Ramadan Dried Fruit Balls Recipe.pdfDownload
 Ramadan moon and star decorations.pdfDownload
 Ramadan Roti Recipe.pdfDownload
 What happens during Ramadan activity sheer.pdfDownload
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Topic Home Learning

Dinosaur planet

Choose from the home learning menu below. We will be looking at this topic during the Summer Term WC. 20.4.20.

Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet. Imagine you’re a palaeontologist (that’s a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Create a dinosaur museum and invite visitors to see your awesome dinosaur artefacts. You could even do a dinosaur dance or produce some prehistoric percussion. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, he did. Run!

WC 20.4.20- Hook into Dinosaur Planet!!

This week we were due to go on our school trip. However, due to the circumstances we are unable to. Below I have attached some activities that you may want to complete to hook the children into the new topic Dinosaur Planet.

Visit a natural history museum to see real life dinosaur bones, models and fossils. Listen to information from museum experts and ask lots of interesting questions. If you click the highlighted link you can go on a virtual tour of the National History Museum! 

Virtual Museum Trip

Alternatively, set up a ‘Dino hunt’, encouraging the children to follow maps and plans to find examples of hidden ‘dinosaur treasures’ in the garden. Uncover dinosaur footprints, giant claws, teeth or even dinosaur nests with eggs. Use excavation tools to find fossils in soil or sand trays, cleaning them carefully with soft brushes so they don’t break. Then, encourage the children to talk about their discoveries, using the correct dinosaur vocabulary.

Remember to send emails to of your fun, exciting activities!

Moon Zoom innovate

We have learnt lots of skills throughout our topic to lead to our innovate week. Innovate allows the children to 

  • Apply skills, knowledge and understanding to real life and imaginary contexts
  • Show enterprise in solving problems and resolving situations
  • Use their thinking skills to explore possibilities
  • Build on their self-esteem and confidence
  • Reflect upon and identify their own needs, skills and understanding
  • Work in pairs, groups, as a whole class and independently
  • Take on different roles and responsibilities.

It would be great to see examples of innovate activities completed at home!


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