Online Learning w/c 13.07.2020

Welcome to the final week of the UCPSpace Project! We hope you have enjoyed the activities of the past two weeks. Now that you’ve found a fuel source,...


Welcome to the final week of the UCPSpace Project!

We hope you have enjoyed the activities of the past two weeks. Now that you’ve found a fuel source, this week you’re ready to re-launch your rockets to find and rescue the UCPS teachers! Will you be successful in your mission? Be sure to access the YouTube videos sent through for this weeks learning to discover the adventures that lay ahead!

On the blog, the video lessons for maths will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available on this blog. Many activities in the UCPSpace Project and others on the blog will link to the “Unlock Challenge”, a set of challenges tailored to each yeargroup that focuses on achievable curriculum skills to focus on before we return to school.

Unlock Challenge Year 6

Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online.


Monday 13th July 2020


Video – Rounding Numbers

Activity: Round Numbers to 1000 Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH Link – Round the Four Dice Challenge

Unlock: Mad Maths 3x tables Set A&B

Rounding Numbers to 1000 Activity Sheet ANSWERS

UCPSpace Project 1

Last week you discovered a new fuel source that can relaunch your rocket back into space and back on course to find and rescue the UCPS teachers. Everything’s going well, you’re cruising along in your rocket and then…

You receive a message IN CODE from the teachers, saying they’re stuck in a blizzard! You don’t know who’s monitoring these airways, so to let them know you’re coming you need to write back in code. The extra challenge from Dr Biddulph last week was to create a code of your own. Use this code, or create a new one, and with it write a letter to one of the teachers. Explain:

  • You’ve received their message.
  • You’re on your way.
  • Ask them for directions and landmarks that can guide you to them on the new planet.
  • How you plan to rescue them from the blizzard.

For an extra challenge, you could also include some details about yourself, so they can better get to know their rescuer!


Tuesday 14th July 2020


Video – Rounding Numbers with Laura Bubble

Activity: Rounding Numbers Activity Sheet

Challenge: Rounding Numbers Challenge Sheet

Extra Practise: Game – Rocket Rounding

Unlock: Mad Maths 4x table Set A&B

Rounding Numbers Activity Sheet ANSWERS

Rounding Numbers Challenge Sheet ANSWERS

UCPSpace Project 2

It’s another disaster to hit the UCPSpace team… the teachers have been separated! Captain Sharman has been able to locate their special objects that encapsulate them as individuals, but not the individuals themselves! This missions is getting more difficult by the day…

We can’t help others as well when we are in a panic, so take today to reflect on yourself as an individual so that you’re mentally ready for the rescue mission tomorrow.

Think about an item that best represents you. It could be linked to:

  • Your hobbies and interests
  • Your family
  • Talents you have
  • Activities you enjoy doing
  • Your heritage
  • Your experiences

When you’ve decided on objects that best represent you, choose from the following activities to reflect your decisions.

  • Pack a box filled with your objects. For additional challenges: decorate the box to also represent you, or make the items that you want to put in the box.
  • Create a collage using words, images or 3D resources to encapsulate your personality.
  • Draw a picture, or create a picture using other materials such as paint.
  • Make a video explaining your different objects.
  • Create a poster profile of each object, explaining it’s importance and why it represents you.


Wednesday 15th July 2020


Slideshow – Ordering Numbers

Activity: Ordering Numbers Activity Sheet

Challenge: Ordering Numbers Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Mad Maths 8x table Set A&B

Ordering Numbers Activity Sheet ANSWERS

Ordering Numbers Challenge Sheet ANSWERS

UCPSpace Project 3

You’ve landed on the planet where the teachers are stationed for their research, but the blizzard has scattered them! Watch the video to find out where they are all located…

Create a comic strip with both images and narration of an action scene where you discover your teacher, or several teachers, in danger – like Captain Sharman was when she fell in the river – and explain how you rescued them. Remember to use speech bubbles, thought bubbles and onomatopoeia to give sound effects to your comic.

For an extra challenge, you could make this into a stop motion film using drawings of each scene and a camera/phone!


Thursday 16th July 2020


Resource – Numbers Word Mat

Activity: Writing numbers to 1,000,000 in words Activity Sheet

Challenge: Writing numbers to 1,000,000 in words Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Mad Maths 8x table division facts Set A&B

Numbers as words Activity Sheet ANSWERS

Numbers as words Challenge Sheet ANSWERS

UCPSpace Project 4

Phew! You can breath a huge sigh of relief, now that you’ve rescued the teachers! It’s a long way back to Earth, so it’s time to get to know one another.

As you are leaving UCPS at the end of this year, now’s the time to reflect on your time here. Choose one of your class names that you’ve had and draw a picture linked to the name (you could even amalgamate several class names!)

Draw a picture that links to your new class name. Add words, captions and questions to your image. These will be about your reflections on your time at UCPS and could cover:

  • Experiences you’ve had
  • Topics you’ve learned
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Special memories

For an extra challenge, colour coordinate your drawing, e.g. topics in one colour, friends in another colour and words linked to the yeargroup in another colour.


Additional Resources for Maths

Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing:


Additional Resources for English

Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing:

If you would like to do additional writing, you can find ideas and stimuli here to prompt your writing. You can also find videos to watch and writing ideas at the Literacy Shed.




This is the perfect moment to explore lots of different books and read for pleasure. Please find below some links where you can listen to authors reading a large selection of books.

  • Audible (currently free)
  • First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
  • Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
  • Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
  • Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
  • Storyline Online
  • Best children’s books about coronavirus (e-book downloads)

Our Guided Reading text this week is about The Sun.

Activity 1 Retrieval Skills

Activity: Answer these questions.

Challenge: Create a glossary of words specific to this topic, e.g. hydrogen. You might need to use a dictionary for some of the definitions.

The Sun Reading Comprehension ANSWERS

Activity 2 Retrieval Skills

Activity: Create a diagram showing how the sun makes energy and sends it to earth.

Challenge: Explain what is happening in the diagram in your own words.

Activity 3 Prediction Skills

Activity: At the end of the text, it asks the question: Where do you think humans will be by then? Read the paragraph before this, and write an answer to the question based on your knowledge of habitats and life on earth, linked to what the text says.

Challenge: Use some of the number facts from the text in your answer.



Additional Subjects


Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.

Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.

Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.



If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.

Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.

ThinkUKnow has also developed a pack of 15 minute activities for you to do at home that explore different aspects of online safety. Each fortnight, they will release a series of new activities.



You can find below a list of websites that have a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities to support the learning of French:


Handwriting & Spelling

If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on. Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.

Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List

Our spelling focus this week is adding prefixes with hyphens.

Activity: Your spelling words are co-ordinate, re-enter, co-operate, co-own. self-service, all-encompassing.

Challenge: Use these words in a sentence.



Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.



AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.

Outdoor mindfulness activities

Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families



Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website.



If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.


P.E and Games

Although we’re spending more time indoors, there are lots of things you and your family can do to keep fit and healthy! including:

  • Tokyo Ten Activities – All you need is 10 minutes and simple equipment, and you will find discover new, simple ways to get moving.
  • Get Active Activity Guide from Get Set



You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz. Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.


Sustrans Outside In

Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.