Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

An Exceptional Place to Flourish

Learning activities set 4th May 2020

Happy Star Wars Day...May the 4th be with you! wink


Does anyone know where the sun has gone? It's not been as warm this week but I'm hoping the sunny weather comes back soon. 


I've been really busy with my children since lockdown and we've decided to make a lockdown scrapbook filled with pictures and some of the activities we have been doing. Although it's not always easy being at home, we are living through a part of history and one day we will look back on this and smile at all the fun things we have done as a family. Have you thought about making a lockdown scrapbook or diary too? There are some famous diaries from throughout history and one day your great grandchildren might even use yours to learn about the past. 


My plans for this week are to start reading 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'. It has 766 pages! I'll update you next week with how I'm getting on. 


My highlight of the week is when I get emails from your parents or see what they have put on Twitter. I am beyond proud of how well you are doing. I miss you all lots and can't wait to see you soon.


Miss Morley 



English Writing Task

Imagine you are either a passenger or a member of crew on board the Titanic. Write a letter home to a loved one sharing what your experiences have been like so far. You could write this as a letter or even a postcard. Just remember to add it to your scrapbook.


Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20




Use the internet to help research the following:

  • The types of food that was eaten by passengers on board Titanic
  • Who was Ernest Shackleton and what did he achieve?


This research will help you with a range of activities that have been set this week.


How to Draw the Titanic: Pencil Drawing

Now see How to Draw the Titanic using Coloured Pastels: See how to draw the RMS Titanic, narrated step by step in real time, from...

Miss Morley's artwork
Design and Technology

How to fold ORIGAMI SHIP.

I needed a little model of a ship and didn't see anything like what I needed on youtube. So I took a traditional sailboat fold and modified it for my purpose...

When you've followed the video instructions to make an origami ship have a go at decorating it to look just like the Titanic. 


Research different foods that way eaten by people on board Titanic and create a replica of a menu. You could make your menu for first class or 3rd class…or maybe both! Don’t forget you can use teabags to make them look old before adding them to your scrapbook.


Ernest Shackleton was an Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. Use the internet to find out more about him and his work. Turn your research into an information poster or leaflet.


The one where the Klasses play the glasses!

A basic guide to how sound is made and we build a mini Glass harp too... bring your glasses, join in'




Journaling Prompt – If I were an animal


Mindfulness – Lie with your back on the floor and place a soft toy on your tummy. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply. Try to concentrate on the way your toy rises and falls when you breathe.  


Thought of the Week – Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?



Thank you God for all that grows,

Thank you for all the sky’s rainbows,

Thank you for the stars that shine,

Thank you for these friends of mine,

Thank you for the moon and sun,

Thank you God for all you’ve done!