Google video 1 – Logging into your account

It’s really exciting to see more children accessing their learning through Google Classroom. However, we know that new things (especially technology!) can be daunting so i’ve put together some videos to guide you through the basics. As a well known song says, ‘let’s start at the very beginning’!

Logging into your Google account

Next video: Overview of apps including Google Classroom.

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Yr5 class reader

1. How does the description of the weather make you feel?
2. Could you create an equally effective description of today’s weather?
3. What do we learn about the character of Amanda in this section?
4. What could Rudger do instead of just hoping for an apology? Write him some advise.

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Spanish with Ms Cacuci

Are you ready to put your Spanish knowledge to the test? Watch the video below and then answer the questions. You don’t need to print the sheets as you can copy them down and then answer.




REMEMBER to look for:

  • What are the colours being mentioned in the poem?
  • What are the objects being described?
  • Do you notice any patterns?


  1. Can you notice any sounds that we have learnt?
  2. Which sounds are the hardest to pronounce? Why?
  3. Can you attempt to recreate this poem in English? Will it have the same effect? Will there be any similarities? Why/ why not?

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Science Activity for All

I have been sent this wonderful Science activity for everyone to try. Please send photos of you completing this learning. I am looking forward to seeing you wear socks over your shoes and what you grow!

Germinating socks
This is a really simple enquiry which allows children to see germination in action and also shows
how successful plants are at dispersing their seeds.
What you need:
 An old pair of cotton socks
 Plastic bag
 Tape
 Put some old socks on top of shoes.
 Make the socks damp so that seeds will stick to them.
 Go on a seed walk around your garden or local area (following the government advice on
Covid-19). As you are trying to pick up seeds, walk underneath trees, around the edges of
bushes, on top of dandelions and weeds and try to pick up a good amount of mud.
 When the socks are looking suitably muddy, take them off and place them in a plastic bag.
 If the sock is too dry, add a little water to make sure it is damp.
 Tape the bag to a window in a sunny spot.
 Check back every day to see what is happening and record what you notice.
 Within a couple of days, you should be able to see some growth.

Brought to you by the Herts for Learning Primary Science team

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