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In maths this half term, we are working on Perimeter. Click on the links below and work through each activity.  You should aim to do one activity a day to keep those skills simmering!  If you’ve completed all of these activities (or if you just want an extra challenge), then try out some of the problems in the ‘maths challenges’ document at the bottom of the page.

Lesson 1- measure and calculate perimeter in cm and mm

Lesson 2- draw shapes of a specific perimeter

Lesson 3- calculate the perimeter of rectangles

Lesson 4- perimeter of simple compound shapes

Lesson 5- perimeter of composite shapes

If you complete these lessons, can you find the perimeter of your kitchen table? Your TV? Your sofa? Find the perimeter of things in your house! What is the biggest or smallest perimeter you can find?



Follow this link to watch a video of the story Varmints, our focus text, being read: Varmints- Story

Follow this link to watch a short film based on the book we are looking at: Varmints- Short film

We would like you to write a story retelling Varmints. You will need an introduction, a problem and a solution and finally a conclusion.

We would love to see:

Make sure your writing captures the emotions and atmosphere of Varmints by describing the scene and characters. Think carefully about the order of your story and most importantly don't rush! We want to savour every word and get lost in your writing.
Once you have finished the first draft of your story, you will need to edit and improve.
When you are sure your writing is as good as it can be, you could create an iMovie of you speaking your story over pictures with music. Make it magical!



For our History topic this half-term we are travelling back in time to learn about coal mining in the Cannock Chase district. We would like you to complete your own research on coal mining within Cannock Chase and create a presentation showing all your hard work. You could create a PowerPoint/Keynote, iMovie, leaflet, historical report, poster- let your imagination run wild and get creative!

There are a few main areas we would like you to research and include:

  • Children working in the mine
  • The tools they used
  • The dangers miners faced and the ways they tried to reduce the risks
  • A timeline of mines opening and closing in Cannock Chase

Please include anything else that grabs your attention, coal mining is an interesting History unit! It would be great to see interviews with any family members you have who were miners or saw the impact mining had on Cannock Chase. There are some useful websites below to get you started.

We can't wait to see all your brilliant research!

Museum of Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society

Mining in Wales- even though it focuses on coal mining in Wales the information is still relevant

Children working in mines- video

Coal Mining- this website has great pictures



Our unit this term is electricity! There are two links below which have some great lessons on electricty, but before you start those we have a challenge for you... How many electrical items can you find in your house? Go on a hunt and count how many you can find however be careful and don't put your fingers anywhere near the plug sockets!

BBC Bitesize

The Oak National Academy


Some extra fun lessons

Why not take a look at these lessons if you're looking for something different?

Music - pulse & rhythm 1

PE- Pillowcase Challenge, you need to get adults permission!


Ongoing Activities

Don’t forget to read each day and complete a quiz on Accelerated Reader once you’re done.  You can also work on your tables on TT Rockstars and perfect your handwriting using “Letterjoin”.

Times Tables – (Y2-6) TT RockStars – ideally spend 5-10 minutes a day practising tables;


You will have your reading book and should continue to read for 10-20 minutes a day.  Once you have finished your book, you can log in to Accelerated Reader and take the test in the same way that you would in school. Here is the link for Accelerated Reader - - you will only be able to take the test within school hours. 

Handwriting – Your child can continue to use Letterjoin at home to practise their handwriting: for handwriting practice at home and lots of fun activities. The parent guide and information letter can be downloaded from the website. 

Tablet login: 

Username:  eg8276         

Password:  Swipe an L shape

Desktop login:

Username:  eg8276

Password:  home

Purple Mash – Your child already has a log-in for this site and can access a multitude of activities and games.


Contact the School

Fulfen Primary School

Rugeley Road

Main Contact: Mrs S Steele

Tel: 01543 226070

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