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Wednesday 1st July

Good morning Class Four - it's Wednesday so the middle of the week!

I hope you're enjoying your home learning so far this week. Again this week, you can choose two pieces of work (or more of course if you would like smiley) to send to me. I'm looking forward to seeing the learning you have been doing and hearing about what you have been up to.

Last night was another very quiet night. I was supposed to go to kickboxing but it was postponed because of the weather. I was quite pleased as I'm still feeling quite tired and didn't fancy getting soaking wet! I did some very boring things like sorting out my car insurance and breakdown cover as they are due for renewal soon - sometimes being a grown up is very boring!! I had an early night and slept really well.

The weather is looking much better for today so hopefully you will be able to get outside for a bit in between your learning today. Have a great day and keep working hard, love Miss Olver x

Yesterday we did Joe's Saturday workout in school. Today he is on again live, but if you ever want to do it on a day when he's not live, there are loads of other workouts on his website you could do instead. I wonder what he has planned today? It's been a while since he's done the Wheel of Fortune or the cards game so it could be one of those?


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 working on multi-step addition and subtraction problems. Watch the video using the link below, then work through the worksheet and 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 in class 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 unit on co-ordinates. Today you are going to work on translations. Click on the link below to watch the video, then work through the worksheet and check your answers. I have also attached a document with my workings on for Q7 in case you want to see how I solved it.

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


Today you need to finish, check and edit your diary writing. Here are some things you might want to check:

  • Have you stayed in the first person throughout (I, me, we...)?
  • Have you explained to the reader how you found the animal?
  • Have you described what the animal is like - looks, behaviour, noises?
  • Have you talked about how you feel about the discovery?
  • Have you checked your spellings (there are online dictionaries you can use)?
  • Have you checked your punctuation (capital letters, full stops, commas for lists or If/When/Because sentence starters, question marks if you've used rhetorical questions)?

You might also want to read your writing aloud as this often helps you to find mistakes or sections which could be improved.

As it is Wednesday, Mrs Kimble has set you another SPAG challenge. She has also included a help sheet, so make sure you read through this first! Remember that if you complete this, you can send it to me and I will forward it onto her for her to mark and give you some feedback.

Here is a message from Mrs Kimble:

Hello Class 4,

I hope you are all continuing with your great learning whether you are at home or at school .I know how proud Miss Olver is of all the good work you are doing and I always enjoy looking at all the lovely things she puts up on the website. I was very impressed with the work you sent me on Active and Passive sentences. Lots of you have really persevered and used my comments so that you completed the Challenge with no mistakes!! Very well done. You’ve really “got” Active and Passive Voice now.

It’s been very strange weather to work in recently. When we did last week’s SPAG Challenge, it was sooo hot – too hot even for me and I love hot sunny days – but today it’s so cold, I have to confess we’ve put the heating on in the house and we’re wearing long sleeved tops.

As you will see from my Challenge paragraph, food has been a bit of a theme for us this week.  I picked lots of gooseberries and blackcurrants and made a crumble with some of the gooseberries. I was going to make a sorbet but thought it was more like crumble weather. We have so many courgettes ready to pick now that I decided to use some of them to make a cake along with pistachios, lemon and olive oil. It sounded a very odd recipe and I had no idea how it would turn out but it was absolutely delicious and looked just like the picture in the magazine which is always a nice surprise. There are only two slices left!  Mr.Kimble’s wholemeal loaf will soon come out of the oven to pose for a photograph; I’m sure that will be delicious, too.

On Sunday, because the weather was bad, I persuaded Mr. Kimble to embark on a project he has been putting off since the start of lockdown: replacing the seal on our shower screen. It didn’t go well! I can see why he was putting it off. The new seal split and he hurt his back from twisting round to force it on. There was a bit of “social distancing” going on in our house on Sunday afternoon but the lovely cake restored our moods. We’ve ordered a new seal but I’m not sure when we’ll dare to try to put it on.

Thank you for deciding what Challenges you want next. This week it is the COMMA, a tiny punctuation mark which is so important in helping our readers to understand what we write. It’s one long stretch this week but there is a Help Sheet available. Good luck!

Love from,

Mrs Kimble.


Last week, we learnt about the life cycles of some different animals. We focused on the life cycles of amphibians and insects. Today we are going to look at the life cycles of mammals and birds. Work through the Powerpoint below.

Next I would like you to share your understanding of these two life cycles. You could do this using the worksheets below, or you might want to make a poster/Powerpoint/documentary to share your knowledge.
As today is our last lesson on life cycles, I would like you to have a go at the task below which involves comparing the different life cycles of animals. I've attached the answers so you can check your work.

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.