Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School

Beech Class

Beech Class Home Learning JUNE 28TH 2021

Hi Beech Class,

So, this wasn’t the week we had planned was it? Anyway…at least Mrs Brough has managed to rearrange so we can still go – that is good news at least.

So, tasks this week:

I would like you to develop your project on WW2 to look at different aspects of the war and find out about things which interest you. You can make a booklet or a ppt about what you have found out, including pages on different aspects you have researched.

Things you might want to include are:

General background – which might look at questions such as – How and why did WW2 begin? Who were the Axis and Allied Powers? Why did Great Britain get involved in the war?

Life at Home – You could find out about the Home Front, the Home Guard, roles for women, the experiences of children, evacuation, rationing, digging for victory, air raids and shelters, entertainment, cinemas, the news, the wireless and keeping your spirits up and anything else which interests you.

Life for the Soldiers – Find out about what a typical day was like for a soldier in WW2. Which countries might they have fought in? Did they get to come home often? What were conditions like for them? Parcels from home? Songs they sang to keep their spirits up and anything else you can find out.

Famous Events in WW2 – You could find out about The Blitz, The Battle of Britain, Operation Overlord and Dunkirk and any other famous events you want to investigate.

The End of the War – How did the war end, why is VE day not the end of the war, what happened to the axis powers after the war, the soldiers return home and celebrations in Britain.


Don’t forget to include maps, pictures, photographs and anything else to add interest too.


You can use any books you have at home, the internet – though make sure you include ‘children’ or ‘kids’ or ‘KS2’ in your search to find appropriate information. Here are some to get you started.,surrendered%20on%20September%202%2C%201945.



As well as your project:

Please do continue with TTRockstars, send each other challenges, aim to increase your scores, your speed and your accuracy.

Work on spellings from the list in your blue books.

Work on LJ targets.




I will send a Zoom link out in the morning to the emails I have registered for your parents. The Zoom will be at 10am each day and I would like you all to be there please.

See you in the morning!

Mrs Starr






Hello everyone, Mrs Brough here!

Hope you’re all doing OK and managing to keep busy!  I look forward to reading all the fascinating facts that you find out about WWII.  

For tomorrow (Tuesday) the plan is to have an art day!  I am aware that the amount of art materials you will have at home will vary greatly so I will set a range of tasks and you can choose to do all of them for a little while, some of them for a bit longer or one of them and really develop it, it’s up to you!

Task Option 1:

Continue with the work we’ve done on Vincent Van Gogh. This would ideally use paints but you could use crayons, felt tips or digital art and still use his technique of small strokes of colours that blend together. You could paint flowers from your garden if you have some in the style of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or Irises (see PowerPoint).  You could paint a scene from your imagination or from your garden or window in the style of Van Gogh like he did from the hospital in Arles. Alternatively, you could continue with painting one of Van Gogh’s landscapes like we started to do last week.

Task Option 2:

The next artist we were moving onto was Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.  Look at the PowerPoint for ideas of how to paint or draw portraits in his style.  He experimented with African art techniques of painting things from lots of different angles to make up the whole image rather than painting realistically from one perspective.  As a result, a sideways nose might be next to a forward facing eye!  It’s a good way of drawing portraits a bit more freely as it doesn’t have to actually look like anyone (or even a real person for that matter!)  You can use paint, felt tip, crayon or even collage for this task.

Task Option 3:

An artist whose work will be good to imitate at home is Andy Goldsworthy. He is a British artist and sculptor who is still making art.  His sculptures are all made from natural materials: stones, twigs, leaves and even ice and snow.  He explores shape and form made by the different materials and creates amazing effects by arranging the materials carefully; maybe to make a spiral, an archway or to leave a circle in the centre.  Some of his sculptures can be seen in the landscape in the UK, especially in the Lake District.  You can use any natural materials you like: grass, leaves, twigs, stones, rocks, shells, etc. to create your sculpture.  I would love to see your photographs.  If you don’t have suitable materials in your house or garden, you may need an adult to collect some things for you to use.  There are lots of images on the PowerPoint and also some YouTube clips to guide you through making your own sculpture.

Task Option 4:

For those of you who might prefer to do some research and collate it to make a factfile rather than doing lots of practical art, I’d like you to make a factfile about any famous artist or more than one artist; it could be based on the artists above (there are biography links for Van Gogh and Picasso), one of the artists we’ve learned about this term: Kandinsky, Monet, Turner, Hundertwasser or Dali or on any famous artist that you choose.  You can copy and paste images of artwork into your factfile if you do it on PowerPoint, Word or Publisher or just do it on paper by hand.  Make sure your writing is in your own words and not simply copy and pasted though!

Have fun and happy creating, I look forward to seeing the results, you can email me or bring things in next week, it’s up to you!!

Pablo Picasso              Andy Goldsworthy                Van Gogh