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Friday 1st May

Good morning Class Four and Happy Friday!

I saw a quote earlier in the week about Fridays and wanted to share it with you:

"Friday is a day to finish your goals for the week. It is a day to celebrate that which you set out to accomplish at the beginning of the week."

I wonder what you can celebrate today from the week? The work I have been sent from you so far this week has all been amazing, I've been so impressed with what I've seen, so that definitely deserves to be celebrated. But is there anything else? Have you done something particularly kind and helpful? Have you done some chores at home? Have you had some you time doing something you really like?

I had a busy day yesterday. I went for a walk with Flash and then a run round Lakeside in the morning and saw some more gorgeous chicks. Then I did PE with Joe, followed by a day of cleaning and sorting. The lounge is almost done so I'll send you some pictures of that next week.

Today is the day when you email me smiley I really look forward to hearing from you each week and seeing what you have been up to. Remember to send me:

  • Either your silent writing or a piece of Maths work you are proud of (or both)
  • Your art work or cooking (or both)
  • A message to let me know how you are

Today, I have a really busy day: I am in school for the day and this evening I have an appointment to go and give blood (which often leaves me feeling a bit rundown and tired afterwards). Please don't worry if you don't hear back from me as quickly as you normally do. I might not have time to reply today, but I will definitely reply tomorrow if I don't!

Have a great day and enjoy your learning. Love Miss Olver x


Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

How can it be Friday already class 4?!

Wow! Wow! Wow!  I have been so impressed by all the lovely mosaics you have been creating.  Well done everybody, they are gorgeous.  I hope you enjoyed designing and making them, I certainly did and I was lucky enough to finish on a lovely sunny day.  I have some more Greek art activities for you to do in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the website.  You will need a cereal box and cardboard tubes (toilet roll or kitchen roll) for the weeks beginning 11/5 and 18/5; these two go together. 

As you can see, this afternoon’s activity is to make hummus and flatbreads.  I have never made either of these before but they turned out well and I thoroughly enjoyed having them for lunch this week.  Hope you enjoy them too if you are able to make them. 

This morning, while Mr Soley was working upstairs he heard a bang as something hit the window.  It was a bird which had become a bit confused and just flown straight into the house.  Luckily, the song thrush was ok and just went and sheltered behind a pipe next to our extension until he had recovered.  I think birds go into shock when they do this, it has happened before in our last house.  After about 20 minutes, (I kept an eye on him) he flew away.  Thankfully he was able to fly away as we have had a sparrow hawk in our garden a couple of times recently, looking for food. 

I wonder how many of you joined me in singing happy 100th birthday to Captain (Colonel) Tom Moore yesterday morning.  What an inspirational and humble gentleman he is.  In a few short weeks this amazing man has raised £30m for the NHS and other charities.  It was lovely to watch as he received an RAF flypast from a Spitfire (made in Eastleigh) and a Hurricane.  What an amazing sight!  He obviously loved it and waved as they flew past his house.  He also received a birthday cake showing his medals, cricket stumps (being a Yorkshireman, he loves cricket) and, of course, a symbol of the NHS.  I think he was genuinely taken aback by all the love he has received from across the UK and even the world. 

For now, I hope you all enjoy your last day of learning for the week and have a lovely weekend with your families.  Catch up with you all soon.

Lots of love.

Mrs Soley xx

I was quite glad that yesterday's was just a normal PE with Joe workout, as the last few have been so hard! It's Fancy Dress Friday - so I wonder what he will be wearing today?!


As it's Friday, today is problem solving day. I have written you some Greek based Maths problems to work through. They use a mix of operations, some are one step, some are two step and some build on the learning you have been doing this week. Make sure you read the questions carefully, look for the key vocabulary which tells you which operation you need to do. Think about which strategy you will use: column methods, short/long written methods, number lines, bar models...

Remember to set out your work neatly and that worded problems need a worded answer!

I've shown my workings in the answers, so if you've got stuck or made a mistake, have a look at how I have worked it out and see if you can correct your work.


Year 5

Your problems include a mix of rounding, the different operations and also some questions on percentages, fractions and decimals to build on the work you have been doing this week. There are also some challenge questions at the end from some of your friends - they are tough, so don't worry if you find them really tricky.

Year 6

Your problems involve a range of the four operations, percentages, ratios and scale factors to build on your learning from the past week. There's also a challenge question from one of your friends.


Remember to make an entry into your diary/journal at some point today.


Mrs Soley has been finding out about Greek food. She learnt that the Greeks ate food such as hummus and flatbreads. She has created a recipe for both hummus and flatbreads for you to try at home. She has had a go at making these herself and so the recipes include photos of each step. You might want to try cooking either the hummus or the flatbreads, or both.


Don't worry if you haven't got the ingredients to make these at home. You can cook anything - we just want you to practise your cooking skills. Talk to your parents about what ingredients you have in the cupboard. Can they suggest anything you can make? Or can you even help with preparing lunch or dinner today or over the weekend?

Remember to send us a picture of your cooking creations and we will add them to the cooking gallery on the website.


Enjoy smiley


You have two options for PE today.

Option 1: Sports Dave has created another skills video, today's is focused on athletics. I've put the YouTube link below so you can have a go at the session.

Sports Dave Skills Video 01/05/2020

Option 2: Tamara's athletics club have created a 'Home Pentathlon' challenge and Tamara has shared the resources with me. You might want to try this instead, or have a go at it over the weekend. I've put the resources below for you.

Sportshall Home Pentathlon - Introduction

Sportshall Athletics Sportshall Awards Home Pentathlon 2020 #HomePentathlon Introduction to the homw pentathlon StayInWorkOut

Spellings and Reading

Today is Friday, which means spelling test day! You have two choices, you can watch the video of me reading the sentences and use this to test yourself (remember you can pause it and replay it as many times as you need to) or you can ask a parent to read out the sentences for you. Then you can mark them using the document below.

Try and do some independent reading of a book of your choice.

Spelling Test 1st May