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Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Class Four and happy Wednesday - or hump day as some call it (as it is the middle of the week so a bit like climbing over a hump to get closer to the weekend!)

I hope you had a good day yesterday writing your plays and making your puppets. I hope you are all looking forward to this afternoon where you will be performing your plays!

I had a lovely day yesterday, a run in the morning and PE with Joe, some glossing (I think I've done the first coat on everything upstairs now!) and then a picnic in the park with Mrs Pilgrim and baby Alice. In the afternoon, I went for another cycle - still not sure about cycling to school yet as my bum is already feeling a bit sore! And did some planning for your home learning and responding to emails out in the sunshine. 

Fred had a lovely day - lots of sunbathing and time outside. Flash is feeling very sorry for himself though - he has arthritis and has been fine for most of lockdown but Monday night and all day yesterday he really struggled. He was limping and when we went for our walk he kept stopping and looked so sad that we didn't go very far at all. We will have a quieter day today and hopefully he will back to normal soon.

Have a lovely day, keep working hard and enjoy your play performances later. Love Miss Olver x

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Aren’t we lucky to have so many sunny, gorgeous days?  I spent a little time sitting in my garden on Monday, phew! It was very hot.  I had to put some sun cream on so as not to burn, I must be quite careful with my skin as I am normally very fair-skinned.  Yesterday, I went for a walk while Mr Soley was working, it’s nice to get out and not always just sit in the garden. 

I hope you enjoyed your Greek art activity yesterday.  I certainly did, love to do a bit of drawing when I get the chance.  I wonder who you chose to make into your toilet roll puppet or perhaps you thought of a different way to make a puppet.  I would love to see some of the characters and am looking forward to your emails later in the week. 

As you can see, I have been doing some more baking.  This time I made rolls with nigella seeds on top.  We will be having these on Friday for our dinner as I am making some veggie burgers from Joe Wicks’ new Wean in 15 cookery book.  Obviously, it’s meant for young children but actually there have been some very nice recipes in there.  At the weekend I made his spinach falafel and very tasty it was too.  We are also trying his fish tacos on Thursday, hopefully they will be just as good. 

My second photo is of Jacob who found a new place to sleep this week – the cat’s bed!  Of course, I can’t blame him as I know who snuggly it is.  It’s funny though that the cat has barely slept in it since being a kitten, he prefers the sofa. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll catch up with you on Friday.

Best wishes.

Mrs Soley xx

Here is another Greek message for you to decode:
I think Joe needs to ask for a refund for his 'Wheel of Fortune'! It doesn't seem very fortunate - it seemed very biased towards squats and frog jumps yesterday, my poor legs! I hope it's less leg focused today.


Today is Wednesday, which is your Beat That challenge day. You might still have one left in your pack, if so, work through this. If you have run out, send me an email (remember to let me know which one you need) and I can send one through 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 decimals. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 5 website and find Summer Term Week 4, Lesson 2 which is called ‘Equivalent Fractions’. Watch the video and work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. We have learnt about equivalent fractions before in class, but it was a while ago, so it will be good revision for you. I have included my workings for questions 4 j) and 7-9 in case you want to have a look.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet below which starts with two worded questions and then has an equivalent fraction jigsaw for you to complete.

Year 6

Today you are going to be looking at how to multiply decimal numbers by integers (whole numbers). Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Summer Term Week 5, Lesson 2 which is called ‘Multiply Decimals by Integers’. Watch the video and work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work. In the video, and on the worksheet, they set their questions out using quite a long method. You can choose whether you use the same longer method as them, or you can use the shorter method I’ve shown below if you’d like which we’ve used before in school.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the two problems on the extension sheet below. I’ve included answers as well so you can check your work.


Remember to write an entry in your diary/journal at some point today.

Today, start by reading back through your work from yesterday and then finish writing it. Remember to look back at your plan and check that you have included everything from it.

Once you have finished writing it, use the rest of the time to check, edit and improve your writing. You might find the checklist below helpful for this as it is designed specifically for play script writing and/or you can think about the things we often think about/do in class during our editing sessions:

  • Check spellings - remember there are dictionaries online you can use or you can ask Siri and it can spell words for you!
  • Check punctuation – this is used very differently in a play script. You still need capital letters at the start of dialogue and for names. You will need a colon before any dialogue and make sure that any stage directions are written inside brackets.
  • Are there any words you are not happy with and that you could improve with a thesaurus? There are thesauruses available online you can use.
  • If you possibly can, ask someone to listen to you read your work out loud. You will be able to spot your own mistakes then, but the listener can also tell you if anything doesn't make sense or could be improved further.

As it is Wednesday, Mrs Kimble has been busy planning another SPAG challenge for you to do. Remember that anyone can have a go at this activity. If you do have a go, then send me your work and I will forward it on to her for her to look at then she will send you some feedback later in the week. Here is a message from her:

Good Morning Class 4,

I can hardly believe it’s almost half term. I hope you are still enjoying your home learning and also doing interesting cooking and craft activities and keeping fit exercising in the lovely weather we are so lucky to have again this week

 As you can imagine, I am ding lots of work in the garden, digging and weeding and planting. My roses are all beginning to come into flower this week and their scent is amazing. Mr. Kimble has almost filled his vegetable plot now and planted tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse. I thought he had planted his beans outside too early because a frost was threatened on a couple of nights last week; we had to cover them with sheets to keep them warm!  Yesterday we picked the first radishes to have with our salad. Delicious!

Last week was a busy week for us as we both celebrated our birthdays. Birthdays are a bit strange in lockdown but we had a lovely time. We made each other cards and our son brought presents and left them on the doorstep. Then in the evenings we had Zoom parties with all our family  - everyone had made cakes and we all tried to take bites at the same time. Our phones and ipads were a bit messy by the end’

I hope some of you will have a go at this week’s SPAG Challenge. I do enjoy looking at the work Miss Olver sends on to me.

Enjoy half term next week,

Love from Mrs. Kimble


I hope you had fun making your puppets in your art session yesterday and completing your play scripts this morning. This afternoon, I would like you to do a performance of your play. You could:

  • Ask your family to sit and watch as you perform it using your puppets and changing your voice for each character.
  • Ask your family to join in, each person being a character and either use your puppets to retell or actually act it out yourselves.
  • Create a film of your play - you are all much better with video technology than me, so you can do this in any way you like.

Have fun! smiley

Spellings and Reading

Make sure you practise your spelling sentences and do some independent reading.