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Tuesday 30th June

Good morning Class Four,

I hope you all had a good day yesterday.

At lunchtime each day since our return to school in June, Mrs Soley and I (and sometimes Mrs Bird) have been going for a socially distanced walk around Upham to get a little bit of fresh air and exercise. One of the Class Three children emailed Mrs Bird to say that there were some new ducklings up at the pond, so we popped up there yesterday and saw them - they were very cute!

After I left my Mum's on Sunday afternoon, she went and picked up a new dog. She sent me some photos of him yesterday - I can't wait to meet him! His name is Darty, he's around 6-8 years old and is a mix of breeds, but looks like he has a lot of Beagle in him. He's a rescue dog from Spain. They think he was kept in a rescue centre over there for around the past 3-4 years so he hasn't had an owner for a very long time. Mum said he has slept pretty much the whole time since she picked him up - he's probably very tired because he's had a stressful few days with flying over here, going to the rescue centre here and then travelling to Mum's. Hopefully he will settle in soon and Oliver (Mum's other dog) will enjoy having a new brother!

I had a very early night last night and didn't cycle in today so I could get a bit more rest - I'm feeling a lot brighter today!

Have a good day, I hope you enjoy writing your diary entries and doing your art task from Mrs Soley this afternoon.


*Also - on Friday, Mr Woolley sent out a video from all the staff for you to see. He sent it to your parent's email address. So if you haven't seen it yet, please ask them to have a look and show you. I hope you enjoy it*


Love Miss Olver x

Here are some more lovely origami creations:


It’s Tuesday today, which means Times Tables test day! All of the times tables tests and grids are available on the Maths Help section on the Class Four website. Go on there and find the one you need to work through today. Give yourself 5 minutes to complete the test. All the answers are also in the Maths Help section so you can mark it yourself once you are finished.


Year 5

Today you are going to be looking at inverse operations and how using inverse operations can help you to check your answers to calculations. You will be working on addition and subtraction calculations today. Watch the video below, work through the worksheet and then check your answers.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet below. It has two problems on which are similar to the pink problems we often do at school at the end of our Maths lessons. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.

Year 6

Today you are going to be carrying on with your learning on co-ordinates. Today we are going to be looking at all four quadrants. I have attached a link below for today's video - again today it's not on the normal White Rose website, so make sure you click this link. This is because we have already covered the work on the White Rose website for this week! Watch the video, work through the worksheet and then check your answers. 

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet below. It's a co-ordinate activity sheet based on the Tour de France so hopefully you'll enjoy it. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.


Today you are going to write your diary entry.

Think about the features of a diary:

  • Informal, chatty style as it's only for the writer to read
  • First person (I, me, we)
  • Could be past tense (what happened today), present tense (what is happening right now, how are you feeling) or even future tense (what do you hope will happen next, what will you do tomorrow)
  • Can include thoughts and feelings
  • Can include rhetorical questions to show the questions going through your mind


Remember to include lots of description about your animal so that your reader can imagine what it is like. This will also help you with your art task this afternoon.

Don't rush your writing today as you will have time to finish, edit and improve your writing tomorrow.


Today, for your art session, Mrs Soley would like you to do some art work linked to the animal species you created for your silent writing. You might want to draw it, paint it, collage it, pastel it... the choice is yours. Here are your instructions:

Using your ideas from silent writing, draw your new species of animal. Think about skin, fur, feathers (textures), colours, exoskeleton (insects, spiders, crustaceans), number of legs (6 if an insect), surroundings for adaptation, etc.

Here is hers - she has written a description of her animal and then drawn a lovely picture of it. Enjoy smiley

Spellings and Reading

Make sure you practise your spellings at some point today ready for your test on Friday and do some independent reading of your choice.