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Friday 5th June

Good morning Class Four and Happy Friday!

It's the end of the first week back in this half term. I hope you have enjoyed your home learning this week and have found out some interesting things about germs. I definitely did when I was writing your Maths problems for today! I hope you are settling back into a good home learning routine after your week off last week.

I had such a busy evening last night - each Friday the teachers take it in turns to cook cakes for the each other and I offered to do it for today. I cycled home straight after school and cooked a batch of coconut and cherry cupcakes and banana cupcakes ready for today. As I'm cycling in each day I have no way of getting them into school, so I walked to Mrs Soley's house and left them on the doorstep for her to bring in this morning in her car. Then I ran from hers down to Lakeside and back again. It was a very quick shower and tea and then I did the virtual pub quiz on YouTube via a Zoom call with my dad and sister. So a very busy evening but full of nice things!

Don't forget to send me an email today if you haven't already this week.

Please send me:

  • Your silent writing
  • Your germ comic strip (so Mrs Soley can see how you got on with the task as she set this one)
  • Any photos of fun things you did in half term which you would like to share with us

Have a lovely Friday and a great weekend, love Miss Olver x

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Hello Friday, hello Class 4,

Well, my first week back at school, it has certainly been different.  I am not working with any children directly but having to help, if I can, across the classroom.  It is nice to be back though, I have certainly missed being in school. 

Some things are the same.  We have displays up on the walls, we are doing maths and English each day.  We are keeping to the pattern of doing times tables, Beat Thats and Learn Its.  We have our morning and afternoon playtimes and lunchtime as normal although they are a little longer.  I am continuing to set the art and cooking activities although Miss Olver is doing some cooking as her kitchen is all decorated and finished now.  As some of you know, I am still reading a bedtime story each night.  I hope to carry on with this as long as it is needed.  I suppose the biggest change is that there are not as many tables and chairs in the classroom and we have particular areas that our class can play in outside.  So as I said some similarities and some changes. 

Those of you still at home, I hope you are continuing to enjoy your home learning and spending time with your families.  I wonder how many mums and dads have learnt something new over the last few weeks. 

I have included a photo of Jacob.  Obviously, he is doing new things all the time, one of which is to hold his arms out as if he is saying, “ta da” or “look at what I have done”.  In the picture, his mummy has given him some blueberries in frozen yogurt.  Yummy!  He is a little reluctant at first because it is cold.  He has tried a mini milk ice-lolly but only managed a few licks, again, because it is so cold.  He will get used to it.

To everybody, I hope you all have a lovely last day of the week but also a great weekend.  Fingers crossed the lovely weather returns soon and we can all enjoy the sunshine in our gardens and on our walks.  It certainly makes it nicer when the sun is shining.

Bye for now. 

Best wishes.

Mrs Soley xx

Yesterday's 7 minute bonus ab workout was a bit hard yesterday. Before I started Joe Wicks, I loved the word bonus - now I'm scared everytime I hear it!! It's fancy dress Friday today so I wonder what he will be wearing?


Today is Friday, which means problem solving day. Today your problems are all about germs. I learnt some very interesting facts whilst researching and creating these problems, so hopefully you will too! Think carefully about which operation you will need to use and how you can solve them. Remember that all worded problems need a worded answer!

I have shown my workings in the answers, so if you get stuck, you might want to go on and see how I have worked them out.


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


Today, for your English session, I would like you to work on your reading comprehension skills. Earlier in the week, for your topic work, you learnt about different types of germs, what they were and the illnesses that they can cause. Today you are going to be finding out about the ways in which your body fights off germs. I know lots of you really enjoy reading the 'Horrible' series, so today's text is taken from a Horrible Science book called 'Deadly Diseases' by Nick Arnold. Read through the text and then answer the questions on the sheet.


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.


Still image for this video