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Monday 21st April

Hi Class Four and welcome back to home learning after the Easter holidays. I hope you had a great break.

I had a lovely day yesterday enjoying the sunshine. In the morning, I ran a half marathon around Eastleigh - I was supposed to be running Brighton marathon, but as it was postponed, I felt that I should do something to mark the occasion. When I got home, I was quite tired and my legs ached! I had some lunch and a shower, then set up a comfy space outside on my sun lounger with a big glass of water and a nice book to read. It was just what I needed!

Hopefully you have already seen the timetable for this week and so have a bit of an idea about the learning you will be doing. Below I have explained all of today's home learning. Each evening I will put up the work ready for the next day. Hopefully everything you need will be on here. If you don't have a printer, please do not worry - you can either do the work on the sheets on your computer/tablet (if they are in Word or another document style you can edit) or you can just do the work in your books, it really doesn't matter. If you have any problems, then please email me, I check my emails a few times each day and will respond as soon as I can and will try my best to help you smiley

As always, I would like you to send me an email on Friday to let me know how you are. This week I would like you to send me your silent writing and the art topic work we are doing on Friday. Remember - if I don't hear from you, I will phone home to check you are ok!!!

I hope you have a great first day back, work hard for me! Love Miss Olver x

Here is a message for you from Mrs Soley:

Hello class 4

Hope you all had a great weekend? The sun finally came out on Sunday.  I can honestly say class 4 that the summer has officially arrived in the Soley household.  The winter curtains have gone and the summer ones are up.  Hooray!   We have continued to do some work in the garden, Mr Soley has now got a big pot ready for my rhododendron to go in when it has finished flowering.  Then we shall be working on our new decking area. 

As we are now concentrating on the Greeks as our topic, we will look at some traditional Greek recipes for you to try at home.  I thought a good place to start might be homemade hummus with a Greek flatbread for dipping.  I will let you know later in the week what you will need to make these and then the recipes will follow.  I will, of course, be making it too and you will see some photos as well. 

I have been having lots of conversations with my dad as he lives on his own about 50 miles away.  He has a very nice lady who helps him with shopping and cleaning but I think he gets quite lonely at times.  It must be hard for people who don’t have their families close by so we must always try to keep in contact with friends and family. 

We enjoyed another bike ride this afternoon and both of us have an app on our phones so we know how far we are going and at what speed.  As Mr Soley is quite competitive, I am not sure that this will be a good idea!

Now that the Easter holidays are over, I hope you enjoy your home learning and I will catch up with you again on Wednesday with some ingredients to look out for.

Lots of love.

Mrs Soley x

Home Learning

It is the first day back after the Easter break! You might find it a bit difficult to get back into your home learning routine today, but hopefully you’ll soon settle into it again. You might find it helpful to set yourself a timetable so that you know when you will be working and when you can have your breaks. Try to spend an hour on each of the three main lessons each day. Your timetable might look something like this:

9-9.30 PE with Joe

9.30-9.45 Break

9.45-10.45 Maths

10.45-11.15 Break

11.15-12.15 English

12.15-1.15 Lunch

1.15-2.15 Afternoon lesson

2.15-2.45 Break

2.45-3.15 Spellings and reading

But you can obviously adapt this to suit you, you could swap the order of the lessons around or start/finish at different times. Make sure you take your breaks because then you will be able to focus and work hard in the lessons.


As always, I will be starting my day with PE with Joe. I'm really starting to feel stronger and fitter now - hopefully you are too!


Year 5

Just before the Easter holidays, you were learning to work with decimals. You had looked at tenths, hundredths and started working with thousandths. We are going to carry on with this today.

Go to the website below (White Rose Maths, Home Learning, Year 5). Choose Week 1, Lesson 5 ‘Thousandths as Decimals’. Watch the video, then work through the worksheet. I have attached the answer sheet so you can check your work.

If you have time, or would like an extension, then have a go at the fortune teller activity below. You could ask your family to test you using it, then you could test them back!

Year 6

Today you will be starting a new unit on Ratios. Go to the website below (White Rose Maths, Home Learning, Year 6). Choose Week 1, Lesson 1 ‘Using Ratio Language’. Watch the video, then work through the worksheet. I have attached the answer sheet so you can check your work.

If you have time, or would like to try some extension questions, then have a go at the sheet below. This has 2 activities on which are similar to the pink problems we often do in class.


You might have kept up your diary/journal writing over Easter or you may have had a little break from it. At some point today, remember to fill in an entry about what you're doing today and how you are feeling. You could do this at the start of the day, as part of the English session or at the end of the day. It is your choice.


On the first day back after any school holiday, we always write a recount for our silent writing session. You normally pick one day, or it could even be one event/activity, to write about. It will be strange doing this today because it wasn’t a normal Easter holiday for any of us, but I’m sure you all did some nice things with your family and perhaps you could pick your favourite day to write about.

Start by filling in the attached planning sheet below to help you think through your ideas. I've created this on Word, so if you don't have a printer you could write straight onto the document, or make notes in your writing book. Remember that it is a plan, so just a few notes/bullet points is enough.

Then when you are ready, you can start writing your recount - you can choose if you do this by hand in your book or on a computer. Tomorrow you will have the English session to finish writing, check, edit and improve your work. So don’t worry if you don’t get it finished today. Here are some things to remember when writing a recount:

  • A recount tells the reader about something you did, so it needs to be in the past tense. Make sure all your verbs are in the past tense (we did, we went, I felt, I saw…)
  • A recount is about what you did, so it is written in the first person (I, me, we, our…)
  • A recount is normally written in chronological order – this means, in the order it happens. We often guide our reader through this using time conjunctions (first, next, after that, later that day, finally…)

I would like you to send me your silent writing in your email at the end of the week so I can find out what you have been up to and see your work smiley


Today we are starting our new topic, which is called ‘Meet the Greeks’. Over the next five weeks (up until May half term), we will be learning about Ancient Greece. You will see on our timetable that we have lots of topic sessions already planned in for this week!

First, watch the video below which will give you a little introduction as to why Ancient Greece was so important.

Ancient Greece

Then think about some questions you have about Ancient Greece. What do you want to find out about them? Open the document below and write your questions in the boxes. The document is on Word, so you can do this on the computer, or you can write them in your book. Write one question in each box and leave a space underneath it. We will return to these sheets later in the topic and see if you have found out the answers!

Spellings and Reading

Make sure you practise your spellings ready for your test on Friday. These sentences look at a new spelling rule to do with words which have 'fer' in them. I've explained the rule on the sheet, but we will do some more work on this in our spelling session on Thursday.

Do some independent reading of a book of your choice.