Wednesday 8th July – Maths

As it would have been Wimbledon this week and last, let’s have a go at some Wimbledon themed Maths!

FS and KS1

Have a go at some of these challenges! You don’t have to answer all of the questions, but have a go and challenge yourself!

Can you think of any of your own maths questions linked to sport? Challenge your parents, friends or family to answer them!


Year 3/4 (5/6, feel free to attempt it).

I came across the table and thought how interesting it was to read. Now I thought what weighted the different trophies in a points system.
So League title = 10 points. European Cup = 9 points. FA Cup 8 points. Other Europe 7 points. League cup 6 points.
What would the league table look like then? Can you draw a new table which shows how it would look if these points were used.
For example. Man Utd have 20 (yes 20) league titles. League titles are worth 10 points so 20 x 10 = 200. You would then need to to that to all their trophies to get the final score. Do that for every team and you will be able to create a new league table!
Who can complete the challenge?

Year 5/6

Bit of Wimbledon and Tour De France Maths seen as these events would now be in full swing. Have a look below and see what you can do.

If you complete these tasks quickly – move onto the league table tasks at the top!

Wednesday 8th July – Humanities


Can you remember the first time you rode your bike by yourself or the first time you went on the climbing equipment at school or at the park? Maybe the first time you went to dance, ballet or football? Can you remember how you felt? Today I want you to draw a picture of ‘The first time I …’. Draw a picture of the first time you achieved something special that you remember.
FS1’s – Can you write your name on your picture? (Feel free to have a go at the FS2 challenge below).

FS2’s – Write a sentence to go with your picture it could be; ‘This is me when I went to football‘ or ‘I learned to ride my bike‘. Use your phonics to sound the words out carefully. Don’t forget a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.


I want you all to start by watching the video clip from Monday again showing Britain’s Great Sporting Achievements.


Pick 1 sporting achievement from the video and create a fact file all about that event/moment. You will need to do some research to find out more information. You can do this any way you wish, you could create a poster or fact file information booklet. Try to include things like who was involved, what they achieved, when it happened and where it happened.


Pick 2 or 3 sporting achievement moments from the video and create a fact file about that person and event. Again you will need to do some research to find out more information. You will need to include facts like who was involved, what they achieved, when it happened and where it happened.

Wednesday 8th July – Music

Good Morning Brandesburton!

I hope I find you all well this today. It was fantastic receiving your art work on Monday, I received some excellent pieces of work. When considering how I was going to link music to art I decided to carry out some research online first about how music impacts upon sporting performance.

Without going into great detail university lead studies (I read many articles), I found out that the synchronization of music with exercise improves an athletes energy output in a range of sports including; rowing, cycling, cross-country skiing and running. Also, depending on the style of music chosen it is known to have a positive impact during the build up to sporting activities.


During my research I also learnt about how good dancing is for positive well-being, fitness and all round general health. Therefore for this weeks music task I felt that it would be really important to get you all up and moving with some dance routines. I challenge you to learn these routines:

This first song is an absolute classic, if you’re in school today I’m sure Mrs Prince will love showing you the dance routine.

Dance routines are not just confined to pop music. This country and western-classic introduced line-dancing to the masses. Check out Billy Ray Cyrus (Miley Cyrus’s dad!)

During the 1990s there seemed to be a bit of a craze for dance routines for pop fans to dance along with and STEPS were the ultimate dance routine pop group, check out these routines:

The list would not be complete without the YMCA

I know there are some classic songs that I have omitted from the list, but maybe you could think of your favourite rouine, film it and send it to your class teacher.

Bonus Song

Tuesday 7th July – English

With the football back on our screens, I got thinking about the job of a sports commentator, many have to quickly explain what is happening and keep up with the action…I thought today we could all have a go…

To start with have a listen to this horse racing commentary….Who are the jockey’s racing in this race?!?

Next, watch this one, commentary can literally be on anything…what will you commentate on today?

FS/Key Stage 1

Yesterday at my house we had the World Championships of Robot Races! In the final it was blue vs grey. Can you create some commentary to go with our race? You might want to work with a grown up to write your ideas and a script down or just go for it and record.

Or if you fancy having your own fun, you could create your own race and record it, adding your commentary. I wonder what you will find to race?

Key Stage 2

Have another listen to the horse racing commentary. Commentators use certain skills to make their reports sound better. Can you use a dictionary or the internet to find out about these words?

Next, can you create your own commentary using one of the following videos or make your own ‘Race’ video and commentate on it….

If you are using one of these videos, remember to turn the sound down first.

I can’t wait to hear your commentary…have fun!

Tuesday 7th July – Science

As part of sports week we are going to look at the importance of having a healthy lifestyle if we want to be able to take part in different sports and maybe even consider sport as a future career or play sport at a high level. We need to make sure we follow a health, balanced diet and keep ourselves well hydrated (drink lots of water) especially in summer. We also need to make sure we get enough sleep, fresh air and exercise. Key Stage Two – I apologise in advance you will need to scroll quite far down for some of your activities. Are you ready? On your marks, get set, go!

Foundation Stage: Have a look at this alphabet of foods. Say the alphabet as you go, do you know all the letter sounds? What about letter names? Now have a think about which of these foods you have eaten. For any that you haven’t tried, maybe you could do that at some point but for now I would like you to think of another food item for that letter that you have eaten. For example if you haven’t eaten b for bagel you could say b for banana if you like eating bananas. (I think x is cheating a bit, xigua is a type of watermelon but there aren’t really any other food that begin with x!) Can you make your own alphabet of healthy foods? You could use your phonics to make your list or ask a grown up to film you saying it.

Key Stage One: You can have a go at this healthy eating word search but do try the Foundation Stage activity too if you want to.

Foundation Stage and Key Stage One: Have a look at these slides which will give you more information on food and drink and ask you some questions.

Now you can draw and label a picture of your favourite meal, don’t forget to include a drink!

Key Stage Two: try some of these interactive resources building on the work that you did in science during picnic week and also in your home learning lessons at the beginning of the summer term.

Next have a look at these two examples of breakfast of champions from the Olympic Games. The first breakfast is an idea for Paris 2024 based on French food containing fruit salad, croissants, bread, fresh juice and a hot drink. The other breakfast is an idea for Tokyo 2020 (now 2021) based on traditional Japanese food and contains steamed rice, miso soup, grilled fish, pickled vegetables and soybeans. (You might want to google miso soup to find out more about it). Then try the task. You could base your answers on lots of different things; colour, texture, sweet/savoury, food groups, hot or cold are just a few examples.

Finally you will need to do some research to complete the next activity and think about the availability of fridges, freezers, food not grown in our country and packaged convenience foods.

Tuesday 7th July – PE

Seeing as it’s sports week, today we are going to have a go at some field events with a twist. Watch the videos below of the talented sportsman to see the activities you can have a go at today.

Extra task – Sports day preparations

On Thursday’s blog can you guess what we are going to be doing? … It’s the annual event that takes place every year on the field at school. Now, sadly it’s not happening this year so check out the blog on Thursday to find out what you can do instead. Some fun activities you might like to have a go at ready for then is;

Design your own sports day medal or sports mascot. I have attached some templates below or can be done on plain paper.

Sports week

Good morning ‘Team Brandesburton’ and welcome to our sports week. This week I want you to dig out your PE or sports kit and enjoy wearing it all week. You know me I love a PE day and right now as I am growing I am enjoying wearing my casual sports gear everyday. I hope you enjoy all the activities this week, it’s going to be a great week. Fingers crossed the sun shines a little bit more so we can get outside, get active and have fun. Don’t forget to send work and activities to your teachers via the class emails.

To start the week I want you to watch the video below about Britain’s great sporting achievements.

You have all made some great achievements in your lives so far I’m sure, from winning a race to getting star of the week at dance club or learning to ride your bike for the first time. Have a think about what your best achievement has been so far or something you would like to aim towards achieving. Can you draw a picture of that moment and how you felt/would feel?
Seeing as I’m not so active at the minute I thought I’d share with you my greatest achievement so far… as many of you know I completed my first marathon in 2018 and had to share it with you all. The finishing moment in the KC Stadium – can you spot me?

Competition time . . .

So Mr Barnes and I thought it would be exciting to set you all a little competition.

We would like to challenge you to come up with and invent a new field or track event for next years sports day. You will need to create, set up and video (if possible), demonstrate or draw a picture of the event and explain what to do and the scoring system (will it be points or is it a 1st, 2nd, 3rd event). Send your entires to your class teacher. The winning event will be added to next year’s sports day. Have fun inventing.

Have a look at the posts below for today’s maths, computing and art activities. Have a fab week.

Miss McIntyre

Monday 6th July – Maths


Have a go at creating an activity cube!

Use your maths knowledge of making cubes from last week to create a cube. Choose 6 different exercises or activities for each side of the cube. If you don’t want to make your own cube, find something in the house you could use!

Use an ordinary dice or use some numbers written on scrap paper to pick out to tell you how many of each exercise to do!

Have fun!


When people have a race, their results are given in numbered places such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd. These are called ordinal numbers.

20th June - 24 June. Sports Week

Peppa crossed the line first

Danny dog crossed the line before Richard and George

George crossed the line last

Can you give them the right positions, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

You could make some rosettes or stickers and have a race with your family. Give the rosettes for the positions they came! You could also make rosettes or stickers for Sports Day on Thursday!

Can you give the right finishing positions for everyone in this race?

Have a go at this racing car game


Who Can Be the Winner?

Have a go at these activities online:

Can you answer these questions?

Annaliese threw her beanbag 20 paces. Ophilia threw her beanbag 18 paces, later Janine came along and threw her beanbag 21 paces.

Who was the winner?

Kai hopped on one leg for 25 hops. Anna hopped on one leg for 32 hops. Teck hopped on one leg for 29 hops.

Who was the winner?

Amit ran across the playground in 20 seconds. Sara took 18 seconds. Marek took 17 seconds.

Who was the winner?

Why don’t you try these activities for yourself? 
How far can you throw a beanbag?  How many hops can you do?  How long does it take you to run across your playground?

How did you do? What position would you have come against the other children’s results?


Olympic Turns

Here are some photos of some Olympic sports that involve turns and angles in different ways. Explore your favourite photo and see what angles you can see.

Can you estimate them?

Can you measure them for angles and turns? 

How do the athletes or players use angles to succeed in their sport?

Here is a link to the Olympic website. There are lots of resources here including photos, images and video clips that show turns and angles in different ways. Explore your favourite Olympic event for angles and turns.

Year 3/4 – Half Time Problems!

Year 5/6

Here is a simple map showing the positions of 5 cities.

You have been put in charge of planning the route of the Olympic Torch between them:


We could be making some car journeys between these towns and so here is a chart giving us some information about distances and times.


These numbers show us direct routes. But now, suppose we go on journeys involving three or four cities.

For example, we could go from Norwich to Oxford but go through Cambridge on the way.
Or, we could go from London to Leicester but go through Oxford on the way.

What other journeys involving three or four cities can you find?
When you have some of these answer these questions:

1. What is the total distance of your journey in kilometres?
2. How many minutes long is your journey?
3. How much longer (in terms of time) is the journey when passing through another city or other cities along the way compared with the direct journey between the starting city and the final destination?

Now you could try and find the longest route (in terms of distance) for visiting all five cities.(We might decide that we will only visit each city once.)
What about the shortest route for visiting all five cities?
How much longer does it take to travel the longest route compared with the shortest route?

YEAR 5/6 – Rugby Challenge

Monday 6th July – Computing

This week is Sports week! I am going to suggest a number of activities you can complete using IT and you can decide which you would like to have a go at.

Who is your sporting hero? Create a presentation with information about them or research and present a biography about them. Watch the video below for ideas.

Hopefully for most of the time you will be getting active and one of the challenges is to record the activities you and members of your family participate in this week. This can be using video or photographs or a mixture of both. Can you then create a montage of the week? You can add music, special effects and /or transitions between the images/videos. Below are some examples to give you some ideas.

Art – Monday 6th July

Hello Brandesburton! I hope you are all well today and that you have all had a fantastic, fun-filled weekend! Arts and Craft week was really successful and I hope you all have as much fun this week with the Sports Week activities.

As always I am supplying a range of different activities, you do not have to complete all of them. Just think carefully about what inspires you and what equipment you have at home.

Task 1: Create your own mini-skateboard.


  • Lolly-pop sticks
  • Markers or paint (optional)
  • Toothpicks/cocktail sticks
  • Glue
  • At least 4 beads



  1. Cut a lolly pop stick in half and glue the two pieces side by side to achieve the shape and width of a mini skateboard
  2. Decorate the skateboard however you choose.
  3. Turn the skateboard upside down and add two globs of glue where you want to place the axles (toothpicks). Press the toothpicks into the glue horizontally.
  4. While you’re waiting for the glue to dry, find four beads you’d like to use as wheels. Thread the beads onto the ends of the axles (toothpicks) for wheels.
  5. Flip the skateboards over and you’re to roll! Use your fingers as mini skateboarders (this is a great home-made toy to improve fine-motor skills)

Challenge: Create a mini-skate park from other items you have at home.

Task 2: Re-create a famous sporting moment.

Get out your cameras and attempt to recreate a historic sporting moment. You could create a freeze frame and ask somebody at home to take a photo; you could study a video carefully and then attempt to film your own version or if you enjoy creating animations you could create a scene using lego figurines or other toys.

Struggling for ideas? Check out these sporting events below:

Task 3 – Draw or Paint your favourite sports star or sport.