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Wednesday 17th June

Good morning Class Four - it's Wednesday today, hump day.

Hope you are all enjoying your learning so far this week and that you also got to go outside and enjoy the lovely weather yesterday. I had a lovely evening last night - it was my first kickboxing class since lockdown began and you all know how much I love my kickboxing! I cycled over to Chandlers Ford and met up with my kickboxing buddies Nancy and Karen in a big field and then we had our session with our instructor Sohail. There were only five people training with our instructor to make sure we followed all the restrictions and we stayed in a space the whole time. It was so good to be back training with our friends but I was sooooo tired afterwards! I've got another session booked for Tuesday next week so I'm looking forward to that already.

I realised that, on Monday, I forgot to tell you which work I would like you to email across this week (probably because I got carried away telling you about my weekend!). This week, please could you send me your poem and then one other piece of work of your choice. It could be your artwork, topic, French, a piece of Maths, any work you are pleased with (it could be more than one piece of course!).

Please could you send me your poem once you are finished today. Mrs Kimble has asked for entries for the Upham Update and I need to email them to her tomorrow. I am hoping to do a little article about your poetry and to send in some of the poems you write as I'm sure people in the village would love to read them.

Have a great day, keep up the great work, love Miss Olver x

Here are some of the Scientific Creation Story pieces of art work I have seen from yesterday's art sessions. I will put more on tomorrow/Friday once I receive them smiley
And here is another Christian Creation Story painting from last week's art session:
I enjoyed yesterday's PE with Joe - just a normal workout with no added extras (well except for the 5 minute abs!) but at least there were no 'mystery prizes' or 'bonus rounds'!


Today is Wednesday, which means Beat That challenges. If you still have one left, work through this. If you have run out, send me an email telling me which one you need and I will email it to you. Give yourself two minutes to complete the challenge. Then, if an adult is free, you could ask them to kindly mark it for you, or you could mark it yourself using a calculator.


Year 5

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on line graphs from yesterday. Again the video is on a new website, so make sure you click on the link below rather than going on the normal White Rose page. Today's lesson is called 'Draw Line Graphs'. 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 would like an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet which has two problems on similar to the pink ones we often do at school at the end of our Maths sessions.

Year 6

Today you are going to be continuing with your work on algebra. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Summer Term Week 8, Lesson 2 which is called ‘Find pairs of values’. Watch the video and then work through the worksheet.  I have attached the answers so you can check your work. I have also attached a document showing my workings for questions 5 and 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 which has two problems on similar to the pink problems we do at the end of our maths lessons. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.


Today I would like you to read through your draft version of your poem from yesterday. Make sure you are happy with it and spend a bit of time checking your spelling and punctuation. You might want to read it aloud to help you check for any mistakes.

Once you are completely happy with your poem, then you can write it up in neat. You could do this on a computer or by hand. Think about your presentation and remember that each idea starts on a new line.

If you are doing an acrostic poem, you might want to write the letters down the side in a different colour on in a bolder font.

If you are doing a shape poem, you might want to draw the shape on first in pencil and then write your poem inside it.

You might also want to illustrate your poem with pictures of your chosen animal.

As it is Wednesday today, Mrs Kimble has sent you another SPAG challenge to do. Anyone can have a go at this, and if you do have a go, send it to me and I can send it across to her for her to mark for you. Here is a message from Mrs Kimble:

Hello Class 4,

I hope you all had a good week last week whether you were at home or in school and that you enjoyed your learning. I was very pleased to see so many people taking up my SPAG Challenge. I hope my comment sheets were helpful to those who did. It was a shame the weather wasn’t as good as it has been for such a long time; it wasn’t quite so much fun being outside. However, Mr. Kimble and I have been hoping for some heavier and longer periods of rain than we had last week. His vegetables and my flowers are desperate for a good long drink of rain! We try to water them as much as we can but it takes a very long time.

I bet you were wondering why I sent you a picture of a heron standing on a pile of shells in our newly painted porch. Well, I was given the heron as a Christmas present a couple of years ago; I think he’s lovely. However, at the time, there had been some thefts of garden furniture from gardens in the village and I was afraid he might be stolen. We decided to set his feet into a block of concrete so thieves wouldn’t be able to carry him away. I have always thought he looked a bit uncomfortable and unnatural standing on a concrete block. During my cupboard sorting projects, I had found a big box of stones and shells that our children had collected on various holidays when they were little. I’m very sentimental so I had kept them! Now I have found a perfect place for them – stuck to the concrete block so it looks as if the heron is on a beach. (well, almost!)

My weekend project was sorting out the study (it used to be our son’s bedroom). It was in a terrible state, so much so that I was ashamed to send you a “before” picture but you can see how clean and tidy it is now. It took me ages (nearly two days!) to sort it out. I wonder how long it will last looking like this?

I thought I’d give you a different type of Challenge this week. I’m not sure how much you have already learned about Active and Passive sentences so I’ve started with some simple stretches and attached an explanatory help sheet. Good luck.  You should find this one quite easy; next week’s may be a bit more – Challenging!

Love from Mrs. Kimble


Last week in your topic work, you found out all about Carolus Linnaeus and his special system for classifying animals based on: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

Another way that scientists can classify animals is using a flowchart. This is a chart where it asks you questions about the animal and you have to answer yes or no and follow the arrows until you have sorted the animals.

Today I want you to have a go at using flowcharts to sort some different animals.

Work through the worksheet below. On the first page you will need to cut out the pictures of minibeasts and then use the flowchart to stick them in the correct place. On the second page, most of the flowchart is made ready for you and the images are already in the correct place, but you need to think of some suitable questions to write on the lines so that the flowchart is complete and works.

Then you could have a go at making your own flowchart. Pick six animals of your choice and then think about what types of questions you could ask with yes/no questions to sort the animals.

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.