Portmeirion - Homework


As well as the work pack that came home with your child you could look to do the following:  Get your child to help compile a shopping list. Watch a film and talk about the plot, etc. Read a book as a family. Keep a family diary. .

As part of our anchor for next term we are looking at Our World.  To help prepare for the topic you child can prepare a leaflet on a chosen country. This builds on the skills they have developed this term. The following tasks are suggestions:

·         Where in the world are we?

·         Where in the world would you most like to visit? Why?

·         How far away from us is that country?

·         How can you travel to that country – train, aeroplane, boat?

·         What currency do they use?

·         What Language do they speak?

·         Is the country known for anything – technology, food, fashion?

·         What is their form of transport – trams, bikes, boats?

·         Do they have national dress?

·         Fun facts about the country

These are only ideas, your child can also create posters, a flag or flags if they are doing more than one country. They can further develop the topic as they are inspired to do so.



As well as the work pack that came home with your child you could look to do the following:

·         Go on Prodigy each day – login information should be in planners

·         Weigh or measure ingredients if you do any cooking at home

·         Look at clocks and tell the time

·         Think about the types of 2D and 3D shapes around you

·         If you do go to the shops, work out your change

·         Maisie, Tyra, Dylan and Arwen - Look on BBC Bitesize, Corbett Maths, Maths is Fun websites, or watch videos – Heggarty maths on You Tube

·         Everyone else - Look on Topmarks, Maths is Fun websites

Maths worksheets can be found on Math Salamanders or Math-aids websites




You have created posters for Have-acado ,now I want you to cost it all and work out a price for which you can sell the plants-remember - cost of production and current market prices

Work Skills BTEC- keep rehearsing your IV Skills/Questions ready for our visitor, try it out on your family/carer.remember the questions you will be asked and also the ones you want to ask yourself.Also look at the Science week PDF for activities and links for our Science week topic of Diversity


BTEC Art and Design:

Your next brief will be designing a mug or a teapot based on the work of the artist Vincent van Gogh. You will need to research his colourful paintings and then choose which one appeals to you the most, and use it as inspiration for your design. Use different media, e.g collage in colour to pick out small sections to re-create (the white of an egg makes a good glue if you don’t have PVA or a glue stick) Use crayons and felt pens to ‘paint’ in his style. 


BTEC Performing Arts:

·         Watch an actor or actress on television and note down any ways in which they use movement, voice or facial expression.

·         Create a character information sheet on the man from ‘The Scream’ painting. Include his age, name, characteristics and fears.

·         Draw or create a picture of ‘The Scream’ using any materials you have!

·         Create your own warm-up for our next Performing Arts lesson which looks at movement, voice and/or facial expression.

·         Find definitions for the following words:

Projection, tone, articulation, spatial awareness, improvisation, pace, pause and gesture.


Computer Science:

For pupils with outstanding coursework I will be sending any work to complete via emails.

Everyone should create a poster about their favourite games and why these are your favourite.

Create a list of technology around you – consider

·         Technology in the home

·          on the streets

·         in shops

·         In factories

·         In schools

·         Emergency services and hospitals



Work Skills BTEC- keep rehearsing your IV Skills/Questions ready for our visitor, try it out on your family/carer. Remember the questions you will be asked and also the ones you want to ask yourself.


Food Technology:

Pupils in Portmeirion have cooked lots of foods in food tech this year that they could cook again at home with support from a responsible adult. They are also capable of supporting you in food preparation at regular meal times.


They have all participated at every level – choosing ingredients; weighing and measuring out; preparing & combining ingredients. Timing how long something cooks is a fabulous opportunity to teach the maths of timing –whether with a traditional clock or digital timer… predicting and actually setting the timer.  


All pupils also take part in clearing tables; washing or drying up and putting equipment away – so please be encouraging them to help out at meal times also.

I’ve included the recipe for salt dough also for some sensory fun.


I’m attaching photos of the recipes for your reference

Here are some links to easy recipes we have used also:

KS3 (Cooking this half term)  

Scrambled eggs on toast;

Sausage and bacon butties

Jam tarts


Easy flatbreads

Rice – plain/ flavoured and egg fried

Rice:    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/videos/techniques/how-cook-rice

Gordon Ramsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf75I9LKhvg&feature=youtu.be

Jamie Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9h65E433M&feature=youtu.be

egg fried rice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAW-rqDn_Xc

scrambled eggs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9r-CxnCXkg

KS4 : cooking last half term:

Scrambled eggs on toast;

Sausage and bacon butties


Macaroni cheese

Fish/ Ocean pie


Easy non-cook playdough https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/



Play some games and watch some videos on the BBC Horrible Histories website or explore the BBC History website for kids:


I’d love it if you could draw some pictures of what you find out to create a gallery at school and/or write some stories about what happened in the past.

Maybe you could be a character in a historical story who goes on an adventure?  Or even better, you could make an illustrated history story book or History facts book.