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Friday 19th June

Happy Friday Class Four!
I hope you have enjoyed your home learning again this week. Thank you so much to everyone that has sent through their work, I'm so impressed with your animal poems - I've put some more up below so you can read each other's. I will be sending some of them off along with a little article to Mrs Kimble today to publish in next month's Upham Update magazine. If you haven't emailed this week, please can you do so today. Please can you send me:

  • Your poem
  • One other piece of work (or more of course if you like!) of your choice, it might be some Maths work, your art picture, your RE storyboard...
  • If anyone has been trying out any of the cooking over the past few weeks, we would love to see your creations too.

Last night I was still feeling quite tired so I got home, walked Flash and had a nice bath to relax. In the evening, I played my piano for a bit and then did the Online Pub Quiz with my Dad and sister on Zoom, so that was a nice end to the day.

This morning I woke up early as usual and got ready, but then saw the weather. Yuck! So I drove in this morning, it's such a shame as I've managed to cycle in every day for the past 5 weeks, but I didn't want a repeat of yesterday's drowned rat incident!

Hope you have a good day despite the weather - I think it's meant to brighten up this afternoon. Have a lovely weekend, love Miss Olver x

You may have already heard that Miss Renno will be leaving us next Friday. This is because Mrs Pilgrim will be returning from her maternity leave now that Alice is much older. We will be sad to say goodbye to Miss Renno as she has been helping us in school since September, although we will be excited to see Mrs Pilgrim when she returns. We will be making a card to give to Miss Renno to say goodbye and good luck in school. If you would like to make a little message for her which I can stick on the card, this would be lovely. You can email it across and I will print it and include it on the card smiley Please do this by Tuesday so we have time to put it together in school.
Here are some more amazing poems which Class Four members have written:
And here are some more lovely Scientific Creation Story artwork pieces:

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Welcome to the weekend everyone (well nearly),

I hope you have all had a good week of learning and enjoyed all of the lovely things Miss Olver has put up on the website for you. 

We have been doing the same things in school as you have been doing at home.  I’ll be honest with you; Algebra is not my favourite part of maths.  Each morning, Miss Olver gives me the maths for that day so if anyone asks for help I know what they are talking about.  To make things easier for myself, I have practised the questions before the rest of the class come in.  Thankfully, I haven’t had too many issues, just one on Tuesday which was quickly sorted.  Phew, Algebra is finished for the week.

I have included a couple of photos.  The first of which shows Jacob enjoying his bean and vegetable stew.  Well, when I say enjoying, he obviously had to decorate the kitchen with it first.  I should say, he did actually eat all of it just not from the bowl. 

As you know, Jacob had his first birthday at the end of May and his mummy and daddy bought him a proper pillow and duvet with Toy Story on it.  He seems to be quite happy and snuggly in his cot. 

My last photo shows the little man having another garden picnic at our house.  However, looking at all the food around him I don’t think Mr Soley’s toast soldiers were up to scratch.  Never mind, I wonder what dinnertime will look like.  I dread to think!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend with your families and enjoy being able to get out a bit more. 

I will catch up again on Monday morning.

Best wishes.

Mrs Soley xx

I can't believe it's going to be the last 'Fancy Dress Friday' session today - I hope he has an amazing costume for us today!


Today is Friday which means word problems for our Maths session. I love planning these sessions as I always carry out some research to find out some new fascinating facts to include in your problems. When I was planning today's problems, I found out some really interesting facts about octopuses and koalas. I hope you enjoy reading the problems, finding out some new facts and, of course, doing some great Maths! I've attached my workings too, so if you get a bit stuck, you can see how I would solve them. Remember worded problems need a worded answer.


Today I have found a really interesting text for you to read which is all about Humpback Whales. I know how much you enjoy learning about different animals and hopefully you will find out some new facts about this amazing creature. Read the text carefully, then answer the questions. Remember to try and write your answers in full sentences. The answers are also included so you can check your work.

There are three different options for this task, all include a text about the Humpback Whale.

Easiest Option - text to read is on Pages 1-2, questions on Page 3 and answers on Page 4.

Middle Option - text to read is on Pages 5-6, questions on Page 7 and answers on Page 8.

Hardest Option - text to read is on Pages 9-10, questions on Pages 11-12 and answers on Pages 13-14.


Sports Dave has put up a new skills video and some more weekly challenges on his page – work through these today. To get to his page, go to the News section of the website and then choose the Sport and Keeping Active Home Learning page.

Spellings and Reading

Today is Friday, which means it is spelling test day! As always you have two choices:

  1. Watch the video of me reading the spelling sentences for your test. Remember that you can pause it and replay it as many times as you like.
  2. Ask an adult to read the sentences aloud for you as you write them down.

If an adult is free, then you could ask them if they would very kindly mark your sentences for you. If not, then use the document below to mark them yourself. Good luck!

Also remember to do some independent reading of a book of your choice.