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Monday 15th June

Good morning Class Four and welcome to another week of home learning.

I hope you all had a good weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and have a break from your learning.

I had an amazing weekend. I'm not sure if you've heard on the news, but the rules changed on Saturday so that anyone who lives on their own could join with one other household to create a new 'bubble'. I decided to create a bubble with my Mum as I haven't seen her since February half term. On Saturday morning I got up at 4.45am and set off for Cornwall. I stopped at my sister's flat in Plymouth for a socially distanced breakfast on the way. It was delicious - we had chorizo sausages, bacon and scrambled eggs on muffins. I hadn't seen her (or her pug!) since February half term either so it was lovely to catch up. Then I drove down to Mum's and she had made a fresh quiche for lunch. In the afternoon, we went on a long walk down to the beach and around the duck ponds then back home for steak and chips for dinner. On Sunday morning I went for a run with my mum and then drove across to St Austell to meet my dad and my sister for a socially distanced walk. Unfortunately it was really foggy so we couldn't see much, but on the way back we went past a beautiful waterfall which I hadn't seen before. I went back to Mum's for some lunch and then we took the dogs down to the beach for a walk. Flash had such a lovely time playing in the sea (but is a bit sore today so no walk this morning!). Then I had to come back home ready for school today. It was such a lovely weekend though and I'm feeling a lot happier for seeing my family and the sea!

Hope you have a good day today with your learning, keep working hard, I am very proud of the amazing work you are all producing both in and out of school despite things being so strange.

Love Miss Olver x

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend; the weather was ok so with any luck, you all got outside with your families for a bit of exercise and fresh air. 

Mr Soley and I had a nice walk into Eastleigh with Hannah and Jacob as we needed a few things in order to make our green chicken curry with coconut milk.  Very good it was too.  When we got back Hannah and Jacob stayed for a garden picnic.  As you can see from the photo of Jacob in his little chair, he likes to have cake in both hands at the same time.  I guess you’re always prepared then.  He enjoyed helping his mummy to make these strawberry and sultana muffins as can be seen from my other photo of him.  He is wearing his mummy’s apron, doesn’t pink suit him? Ha ha.

My third photo is of Jacob’s dinner on Saturday, he had curry as well.  I think Hannah said it was chicken korma and he also had some garlic and coriander naan.  Such cosmopolitan tastes for a one year old, my goodness.  I don’t think he has refused anything that Hannah has tried, he certainly is not a fussy eater. 

Mr Soley and I have been baking as you can see from my final photo.  On Sunday we made Millionaire’s shortbread.  I was a bit stressy about the caramel so Mr Soley said he would make it.  It was his first time!  I think he did a good job; it didn’t burn or stick to the pan so that’s a result.  It definitely tasted like caramel (always good).

So here we are at Monday again, I hope you all have a good week and enjoy your learning. 

I will catch up again on Friday.

Best wishes.

Mrs Soley xx

I loved Friday's fancy dress session - I have no idea how he managed to do it in that costume, especially with the huge feet! Hopefully today's session won't be too hard...


Year 5

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on fractions from last week. This is our last lesson in the fraction block. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 5 website and find Summer Term Week 6, Lesson 4 which is called ‘Fractions as Operators’. Watch the video and then work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. I have also attached my workings for Question 5 in case you would like to see how I solved it.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet today where you will need to think about how you can use the information you've been given to solve the other questions.

Year 6

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on algebra from last week. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 4 which is called ‘Solve simple one-step equations’. Watch the video and then work through the worksheet.  I have attached the answers so you can check your work.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet below which has some problems on similar to the pink ones we often do at the end of a Maths lesson in class. I've also attached the answers so you can check your work.


This week for your silent writing, I would like you to write a poem about an animal of your choice. Poetry is a very unusual text type as there aren't many rules. Poems can follow many different forms. You might want to do:

  • A rhyming poem - one where the last word on every line rhymes or the last word on every other line rhymes.
  • An acrostic poem - where you write the name of your animal down the left hand side, one letter on each line and then the first word of each line starts with this letter.
  • A shape poem - where you write your poem so that it fits in the shape of an image of the animal you are writing about.
  • A free verse poem - where there is no specific rules or structure, you can set it out however you like.
  • There are many other types of poems which you may be familiar with so you can use any form you like.


To begin with today, I would like you to read a few of the poems below which are lovely poems about different animals. You might like to magpie some ideas from these poems to use in your own. You don't have to read them all, but try and read a few so you get some ideas of different types of poems.

Then you need to plan your poem on the sheet below so you are ready to write it tomorrow.


Last week in your RE session, you looked at the Christian Creation story. This week we are going to look at some scientific theories about how the world was created and how animals and humans came onto the Earth. Read through the text below which shares some scientific theories about cosmology and evolution.

Today I would like you to retell this scientific theory of creation using a story map with pictures and captions. Can you include all of these things on your story map?

The Big Bang, stars, planets, cells, creatures, animals, dinosaurs and humans?

See if you can add some information to your story map about when each of these events happened.


Spellings and Reading

Mrs Kimble has written you some more spelling sentences for this week which work on homophones, near homophones and words with very similar spellings. Start practising these today ready for your test on Friday.

Also do some independent reading - this could be reading the poems from today's English session or see if you can find some other poems to read.