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Monday 6th July

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

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather yesterday.

On Saturday, I met up with my friends Nancy and Karen from kickboxing for a cup of tea and a catch up. I made some cupcakes for us to share and they were very tasty! In the afternoon, I cooked some curries to go in the freezer and did some cleaning.

On Sunday, I went for a nice run with Mrs Pilgrim and then went down to Hengistbury Head (near Christchurch) to meet my friend Becky. I trained to be a teacher with her (quite a few years ago!) and we still meet up lots. She has two little boys, so I took some cupcakes with me and we enjoyed them after our walk - the boys got the chocolate everywhere! In the afternoon, I did some more cleaning and mowed the lawn. Then my old next door neighbour's popped round for a cup of tea in the garden. I hadn't seen them since Christmas so it was lovely to see them. Fred was soooooo happy to see Mich as she used to come and feed him whenever I was away! They had lots of cuddles and there was lots and lots of purring!

Hope your learning goes well today, keep working hard - there's only a couple more weeks of home learning and then the Summer holidays where you can have a nice, well-deserved break from it all.

Love Miss Olver x

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Morning all,

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Ok, the weather was a bit rubbish on Saturday but hopefully you got to do something nice.  I travelled up to Reading with Mr Soley and we both visited our parents; my dad and Mr Soley’s mum.  We hadn’t seen either of them since lockdown started so it was lovely to see that they were ok.  My dad has a very nice lady who drives him around if he needs anything and does his shopping with him.  He is blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other so you can imagine, he struggles sometimes.  My dad lives one side of Reading and Mr Soley’s mum lives the other so after we’d had lunch with my dad we popped over for a cuppa to see Mrs Soley senior.  She was well too and we shared some more photos with her of Jacob.  When we got back home, I made the frog face palmiers reading for the website.  They taste quite nice, I like cinnamon, but I think they have too much sugar on them.  Oh yes, I disagree with Mary Berry.  How very dare I!

On Saturday, we had a lovely time in Smyth’s toys in Hedge End.  We bought a few more small toys for Jacob’s toy box at our house and some garden toys for our great nephew who will be 5 very soon.  After that, we went to Hannah’s for some lunch in the garden as it is her birthday today.  As you can see from my photos, Jacob sat on his rocker that we bought for his birthday back in May.  He seems to like it now although his mummy said he had cried when she tried to put him on it.  Jacob had his lunch and tea in the garden.  I particularly like the photo of the yogurty face that Mr Soley took, it looks like he has a goatee beard. 

When we were just about to leave, Jacob crawled over to me and put his hands up to be picked up.  He gave me a lovely cuddle which will have to keep me going until I next see him.

I hope you all enjoy your home learning this week and soak up some sunshine.

Take care everyone.

Best wishes.

Mrs Soley xx

We will be starting our day in school by doing PE with Joe, I hope some of you are still joining in with this at home and enjoying it too.


Year 5

Today, you will be carrying on with your work on angles from last week. Go to the White Rose Home Learning Year 5 website and choose Week 10, Lesson 4 which is called 'Calculating angles around a point'. Watch the video, work through the worksheet and then check your work. I've attached my workings for Q5-8 in case you want to see how I worked them out.

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

Year 6

This week we will be doing some revision on using the four operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide). Today you will be practising addition and subtraction. The lesson is called 'Add and Subtract Integers'. Click on the link below for the video (as it's not the normal White Rose page). Watch the video, work through the worksheet and then check your answers. I have attached my workings for Q8 in case you want to see how I worked it out.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the sheet below. It has some missing number problems and some worded problems for you to work through. I've attached the answers so you can check your work.


For your silent writing this week, I would like you to write an explanation text explaining to your reader about the life cycle of an animal of your choice.

The purpose of this text type is to teach the reader about the life cycle so that they know how many stages there are, which order the stages go in and what happens at each stage. You will need to include a diagram of the life cycle and might want to include some extra pictures of the animal at each stage. You will need to describe the stages clearly and use the correct vocabulary (for example, metamorphosis, larva, pupa, embryo...). You might need to explain these terms for your reader.

I have included a couple examples of explanation texts below which you could read first to help you think about this text type. They both explain the life cycle clearly, using separate paragraphs for each stage and using appropriate scientific language. But I think they could both still be improved. I thought:

  • The moth one is missing a diagram of the life cycle.
  • The frog one could do with some labels/captions with the life cycle and an explanation of what the term metamorphosis means to help the reader.
Today I would like you to plan your writing using the planning sheet below. Tomorrow you will be writing your explanation text and then Wednesday you will have time to finish and edit it.


Today is our final RE lesson on creation. We are going to be looking at an extract from the Bible and think about what it teaches Christians about creation.


The Bible extract comes from a book called Psalms. It is Psalm Number 8. Do you know what a Psalm is? 

A Psalm is a bit like a poem or prayer and there are lots of these in the book of Psalms in the Bible. This book is in the Old Testament. Psalms are often used in church services and can be read or sung together, a bit like a hymn.


Read through the Psalm below.

For your task this afternoon, I would like you to read through each verse of the Psalm again and think about what it might make Christians think/feel/do about God, the world, humans, animals or creation. You can record your ideas on the worksheet below.

Spellings and Reading

Mrs Kimble has written some new spelling sentences for you this week.

Start practising these sentences today ready for your test on Friday.

Also do some independent reading of your choice.