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Friday 26th June

Good morning Class Four and happy Friday - it's almost the weekend!

Yesterday the weather was so hot - you can imagine how warm and uncomfortable it was in the classroom even with all the windows and doors open and the fan on. Mr Woolley decided he would give all the staff a treat and surprised us with mini Magnum ice creams - they were delicious and really brightened up our afternoon play!

When I got home, Flash and Fred were pleased to see me but were struggling a bit with the heat so I just let them rest. I had to do lots of baking because it's Miss Renno's last day today and I said I'd make some cakes. It's crazy to think that before lockdown I had never made cupcakes on my own and then last night I was able to make three different batches all with different icing - I made 36 cupcakes in total! One set was chocolate chip with glace icing, one was rocky road cupcakes and the other set was lemon butterfly cakes. I'm looking forward to trying some later.

As it was so hot, I didn't walk Flash until 9.30pm, which is much later than normal. He was happy to go out as you can see in the pictures, however Fred was not impressed!!!

Hope you have a lovely day today and a lovely weekend. Remember to send in an email with 2 pieces of work of your choice, I look forward to seeing your work and hearing about what you've been up to.

Love Miss Olver x

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Happy Friday everybody,

Phew!  What a hot week we have had.  I hope you have enjoyed the lovely weather but stayed safe.  We don’t want any burnt, sore bits.  We had to do Joe Wicks PE in shifts yesterday so that we could stand in the shade.  Class 3 and 4 went first and everybody managed to find a bit of shade to do their work out.  I managed to get my yoga mat covered in berry juice from the tree nearby so had to wash it afterwards.  Never mind, at least I didn’t get burnt. 

On Tuesday afternoon, we all had a go at some origami insects and animals.  We had varying degrees of success.  We all managed to achieve something and I have attached a photo of my tropical fish, which was a little tricky as there was quite a bit of folding and unfolding parts.  I had to replay the video a few times. 

My other photos show Jacob in our garden.  He came round to visit on Wednesday and proceeded to show Grandad that he had missed some daisies when he cut the grass.  Seriously though, he seems to love nature and is very careful when he touches plants and flowers.  He loved a trip to Hillier’s Arboretum before lockdown and enjoyed stroking the leaves and catkins as we walked around.  Being out in nature is so sensory.  The other photo shows him painting on the patio with water and a paintbrush.  He also enjoyed trickling the water down his face to keep cool.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, the weather looks a bit changeable for Saturday so be prepared.  Waterproof/umbrella and sun cream.  Mr Soley and I are going out in the afternoon, as it was our wedding anniversary on Thursday so I’m hoping the weather forecast will change.

Catch up again on Monday.

Take care.

Mrs Soley xx

Here is another lovely origami creation:


Today I have written some worded problems about amphibians for your Maths lessons. Again, I really enjoyed creating these questions as I found out some interesting facts, hopefully you will learn some facts and get to practise your Maths skills. I've included my workings and answers so you can check your work. Remember that worded problems need a worded answer!


For today's English session, I would like you to practise your reading comprehension skills. The text today is all about deadly animals and creatures and is full of some really fascinating facts! There are three options:

Easiest option - text on pages 1-2, questions on page 3, answers on page 4

Middle option - text on pages 5-6, questions on pages 7-8, answers on page 9

Hardest option - text on pages 10-11, questions on pages 12-13, answers on page 14

I think that you could all have a go at the hardest option on this activity! Remember to try and answer the questions in full sentences.


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.