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Thursday 7th January

Good morning Class Four!

I thought I'd start the day with a video message for you all, so click the link below to get started!

As I put in my message, I am hoping to do a Teams meeting with any of you who would like to join tomorrow. The meeting will be at 11am and I thought we would use it as a chance to try using Teams to connect with those of you who are working from home. If you would like to join in, then please send me an email with the email address you would like the teams link sent to as soon as you can. My email is:

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you tomorrow! I will put more information about the meeting on tomorrow's page.


This week we are revising some of the Maths learning we worked on last term. Today I would like you to practise your addition or subtraction skills. There are three choices:

  1. Work on your adding skills.
  2. Work on your subtraction skills.
  3. If you feel that you are really confident at addition and subtraction and solving one step problems involving these operations, then you can work on solving multi-step addition and subtraction problems. This activity is much harder, so think carefully about whether this is the right choice for you!

First, watch the video for the skill you have chosen and then work through the worksheet which matches it. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. Remember to keep workings neat and to line up your columns correctly.

Option 1 - Addition Practice
Option 2 - Subtraction Practice
Option 3 - Multi-Step Problem Practice

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the magic squares activity below. Remember that in a magic square, every line (vertical, horizontal and diagonal) must add to the same total. You will need to use your addition and subtraction skills to help you work out the missing numbers. I’ve attached the answers so you can check your work.


Normally, on the first day back after a holiday, we talk about the different things you did and then you write a recount about one of the days – often you choose to write about your favourite day. I know that the holidays were a bit strange because of all the restrictions, but I really hope you were still able to do some lovely things with your family and that you have some nice memories to write about.

Today I would like you to plan your recount, then in tomorrow’s English session you will be writing it and then sending it to me to read so I can see your writing and find out about your holidays. I will put my recount up tomorrow so you can read about mine too! Use the planning sheet below to help you plan your ideas ready for tomorrow.

New Year Activities

I think it is really important at the start of a new year to reflect on the year that has just ended and look towards the year ahead. 2020 was a very strange year for everyone around the world - noone has experienced anything like the COVID scenario before and all the challenges that came with it. 2021 has started in a strange way with another lockdown period but there is so much hope as we look forward knowing that the vaccines are ready and being given out.

Start by thinking back to last year. Although it was strange, think about what did go well, what you enjoyed/learnt. For me, I am thankful for the beautiful weather we had during lockdown so we could all go out in our gardens and enjoy time outside. I am also thankful for the amazing technology we have so that I could still communicate with you and help you with your learning even though we couldn't be together at school. Lockdown also taught me not to take things for granted like being able to see family and friends and working at school as normal.

Open the sheet below and fill in the top two boxes.


Now I want you to think ahead to the coming year. What are you looking forward to? What resolutions might you make? Some ideas might include:

- Being kinder/helping out more

- Doing more exercise

- Challenging yourself more with your learning

- Trying to eat healthier

- Stopping any bad habits (for example, biting your nails)

Now fill in the rest of the sheet.

You might remember that Mrs Kimble very kindly gave us a copy of Captain Sir Tom Moore's book 'One Hundred Steps' for Christmas. I have filmed myself reading it for you as I know how much you enjoy listening to stories. It might help you to reflect even more on the situation last year and is full of positive messages about the future. I hope you enjoy it. (Especially as it took me forever to record and upload onto YouTube!!!!)
If you have some time left, you might want to complete one of the other activities below linked to new year.

Reading and Times Tables

Spend some time doing some independent reading of your choice. Perhaps you got some new books for Christmas you could read? I was really lucky and was given a few for Christmas from family and friends. I’ve just finished one which was set in Greece during World War 2 – I learnt so much history when I read it which was really interesting. I’m not sure which book I will read next! You could also practise your times tables ready for your test next Wednesday. The website below has some good activities and games on to help you learn them.