Dinnington Community Primary School


Other curriculum areas

Useful Links:


The 'Body Coach', Joe Wicks, will be uploading daily PE lessons to his YouTube channel.
You can access them here:


Here is a website suggested by some of the children in year 5. You can use the videos to help you draw a multitude of characters from Harry potter to Homer Simpson. Have a go at a few that take your fancy.

History-Leisure and entertainment over the years.

How do you spend your leisure time? 


What people do for entertainment has changed over the years. Have a go at these activities exploring how films, TV and football have changed over the course of the 20th century. 


At the movies Charlie Chaplin Video:

Science- Stargazing

This week I thought it might be fun to learn about space and try something new- Stargazing. 

Stargazing has been a fun pastime for centuries and was an essential skill for sailors in the past. With an adults permission why not look up at the night sky and try to find the interesting celestial object to investigate. 


I've included some information about space and some interesting activities to help you get to know our night sky. 


If you are having trouble seeing the stars and you have your parents permission,  you could download some interesting star and constellation map apps. 

Geography- Rainforest Day 


Monday the 22nd of June is World Rainforest day. So I thought we could learn a bit about these vital parts of our world. 


Where are the Rainforests?


Create a global map (or use the blank one below)  showing the location of different rainforests, add labels of named rainforests.


Animal Adaptations


The rainforests are home to half of the world's species of animals. Research the different animals who live in the rainforest around the world.  Choose your favourite animal and annotate a photo or illustration to describe and explain how its adaptations help it survive in the rainforest.


Layers of the Rainforests

Research the 4 different layers of the rainforest. Draw a diagram with labels and pictures showing each layer.


Rainforest Climate

Create a climate graph of the average rainfall and temperature in a rainforest for every month in a year



World Nature Photography day- Monday 15th June.

This week why not try a spot of digital photography as  Monday is World Nature Photography day. 


Here is a little background in to Nature photography day. 


You could try your hand at taking pictures of local wildlife in your area,  your pets at home or just take pictures of your family. 


Here are a few tips and tricks to help you "develop" your skills.


Like any piece of work, try to plan out your ideas for your best results and practice makes perfect. 



Growing crystals experiment.


Follow the instructions on the sheet below to grow your own crystals!


Question: Does heat affect the growth of a crystal?

Experiment 1

Follow the instructions on the sheet as before but have 2 containers. Fill 1 with hot water from the kettle (get an adult to help) and the other with normal tap water. Place the cups in the same place to grow and see if there is a difference. 


Experiment 2

Follow the instructions as before but fill the containers with water from the tap at the same temperature. This time store the containers in different locations (the fridge and at room temperature). See if there is a difference.


Did the temperature make a difference? Why do you think it did/ didn't?


Experiment 3

Can you make crystals of different shapes by bending the paper clip into different shapes?


Geography: Natural resource


Natural resources are substances or materials found in the environment which human can use to help them survive either directly (food, heating, shelter etc) or indirectly (transport).


Task one: What natural resources do we use?


Think about the things you have and use around the house. Can you sort them into natural and man-made resources using the sheet below? ?   Remember natural resources means the materials would be found in nature (eg wood) 


Task 2: UK resources 


The UK has lots of natural resources that we use on a daily basis to help us survive. There are two main types of natural resources


  • Agricultural ( created and gathered by farming) 
  • Geological (found and gathered from underground)


Think about the list of resources from the previous task. Which of the natural resources you found (or new ones you can think of)  do you think are Agricultural (grown on farms / or grown in nature) and which are Geological (found/ mined from underground. Sort them using the sheet below. 


Extention: what natural resources are there around Dinnington? 


Task 3: Where does our food come from?


Food is probably one of the most important natural resources we humans need to survive. But is all the food we eat from the UK?  Take a look at the food in your house. Most foods will have a label saying where they were from. Use the sheet below to record where the foods you have come from and how far they have travelled to get to your home. 


You can use this website to calculate the food miles your food has travelled to get on your plate,



The 8th May is VE Day.  Create a poster explaining what VE Day is and why people all over the country celebrated.


Pete Mckee

Each week, Sheffield artist, Pete McKee, is uploading cartoon workshops to his YouTube channel.
You can access them on this link:


Can you draw your family and/or pets in the style of Pete Mckee?

Andy Goldsworthy

Photographer and sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is famous for using nature to create his artwork.


Can you create a sculpture from natural resources or items around your house?

Think about how you can stick them or join them together without using glue.  Think about how you will balance the items together and what shape you are aiming to create.




Have a go at this science investigation.  If you don't have loom bands, you could use an elastic band, a hair bobble, scrunchie or elastic material.  


Life Cycles

Watch this video explaining what a life cycle is and how they vary for different types of creatures.


See if you can put the life cycle of a frog into the correct order.


Can you research and draw the life cycles of your favourite creatures? Think about the type of creature you want to investigate. Will it have live young?  or will the young hatch from eggs?  Will they grow slowly or use metamorphosis?


Plants also have a life cycle.


Can you draw the life cycle of a plant?  You could plant a packet of seeds or a bean in a transparent plastic cup and watch the process take place.  Take photos of the different stages. You could have a race to see which bean can grow the fastest.



Create a tour of a place you would like to go with your family.

You could:

  • Plan a tour of your local area
  • Plan a tour around a famous city (London, New York, Paris etc)
  • Plan a tour around a country.

What you may need: 

  • paper (notebook).
  • pen.
  • map (google maps).
  • Internet.

Try to complete a task a day.

Task 1: Research the place you would like to go to.

• Think about the special places you'd like to visit on your tour.

  • Are there any attractions?
  • Any special monuments?
  • Any places you'd recommend visiting?

Task 2: Research the different attractions you want to include on your tour.

You might want to include:

  • When they were made?
  • Who made/ established them?
  • Why were they made/ established?

Task 3: Create a route using maps.

• Either use a map (google maps) or draw your own and mark on the attractions you will walk past.

• Decide upon the best route to walk in order to visit all of your chosen attractions. Include street names and directions.

Task 4: Create an invitation/advert for your tour.

Think about who would want to go on your tour.  Ensure you make the attractions on your tour sound amazing to get people to want to join the tour.

Task 5: Write a script for what you would say on the tour.

  • What interesting information do you think people would like to know about each attraction on the tour?
  • You may wish to have extra information prepared about each attraction- people may ask questions.