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Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Class Four,

I can't believe it is Wednesday already and you are half way through your home learning for this week (as there is no learning on Friday because of the bank holiday).

When I spoke to my Mum on Monday evening, she said that I would need to be home between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday because a package was coming, but she wouldn't tell me what the package was. I got up early and went for a run round Lakeside where I saw some more gorgeous chicks and then a walk with Flash to make sure I was back before 8. I did PE with Joe and then cooked a vegetarian curry which I was going to have for lunch and some banana cupcakes. At about 11am, the doorbell rang and a big polystyrene, heavy box was on the doorstep. I brought it in and cut it open and there was a whole box of pasties inside from a bakery in Cornwall. You can imagine how excited I was! There were 12 pasties in there, they are all frozen and uncooked, you keep them in the freezer then when you want one, you pop it straight in the oven and it cooks within an hour. I bet you can guess what I did straight away?! Yep one of the pasties went straight into the oven as this seemed way more exciting than my curry for lunch. It was so good and reminded me of home. Such a lovely treat and there's still lots in the freezer for when I next fancy one. I am so lucky to have such a thoughtful Mum smiley

I hope you all had a good day yesterday too and enjoyed your learning, thank you to those of you who have already sent through your Greek mask artwork, they look great. Enjoy your learning again today and keep working hard.

Love Miss Olver x

Here is a message from Mrs Soley:

Happy midweek class 4,

Good morning all.  Hope you are having a good week so far. 

I hope you all enjoyed the art activity yesterday, I had to keep pausing the video so that I could catch up but as you saw from the photos, I managed to complete the mask.  I really liked doing it, it’s been a long time since I have done any painting.  It might be worth looking at other videos from Shoo Rayner, he has made quite a lot as well as written many books.  You may have even read one of his books for children. 

As I said before, I was making washbags for the NHS.  I have now moved on to making face masks.  I was lucky to receive all the material and elastic to be able to start making them.  I have been busy cutting out the patterns for the masks and once I have done that I will be sewing the parts together.  I like the idea that something I can make will be keeping a keyworker safer and more able to do their job. 

This week’s cooking is a tasty sweet treat for the Bank Holiday weekend, although not cooking at all really.  We are making easy ice cream from just 3 ingredients.  They are:- frozen fruit (fresh if you don’t have any), caster sugar and double cream.  I will be making mine today so watch out for photos on Friday.  Mr Soley bought a bag of frozen mango a couple of weeks ago and I have saved it so I could make mango ice cream although it might be a cross between a sorbet and an ice cream.  We’ll see how it turns out. 

For those of you listening to the bedtime story, we will be finishing Slime today and I thought I would read a book from the Chronicles of Narnia.  I’m not sure which one yet but we do have all of them.

Have a good day everyone, see you back here on Friday.

Lots of love.

Mrs Soley xx

I got a bit worried yesterday when I saw the Wheel of Fortune was back, but fortunately not quite as many sets of mountain climbers as last time! I didn't like the mystery prize though!


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 1, Lesson 3 which is called ‘Complements to 1’. Watch the video and work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, I have attached a Number Bonds to 1 Activity Booklet. There are loads of different activities in this booklet which work on finding number bonds to 1. Some are hundred squares, some addition or subtraction sums and some are worded/real life problems. You could pick any of these to have a go at and then try some more tomorrow for your challenge task if you have time.

Year 6

Today you are going to be continuing to work on angles. Go to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6 website and find Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 1 which is called ‘Vertically Opposite Angles’. Watch the video and work through the worksheet. I have attached the answers so you can check your work.

If you don’t have a protractor, don’t worry, you only needed it for Question 1 a) – but I’ll give you a clue, angle a is 130°, can you work out the other angles from this information?

Questions 6 and 7 are a bit tricky, so I’ve included my workings for these. If you get stuck, have a look and see if this helps you to understand it.

If you have time, or want an extra challenge, have a go at the extension sheet. This includes 2 questions similar to the pink problems we often do at the end of a session. They are a bit tricky, so I’ve included my workings in the answers, so if you get a bit stuck, look at these to help you understand how to solve them.


Remember to make an entry into 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.

Here are some of 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 - have you got a capital letter and full stop in every sentence. Have you got a comma if you used a list, started with a fronted adverbial or started your sentence with a subordinate clause (If, when, because, as). If you have written a diary entry and used some rhetorical questions, have you put a question mark? If you are doing a newspaper report and you have included a quote, have you put it in quotation marks?
  • 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.
  • Have you remembered to break up your ideas into paragraphs if you are doing a newspaper report, or clear sections if you are writing a fact page?
  • 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 sent you another SPAG challenge. It was great to see more of you having a go at this last week and sending it through for her to see. She really enjoys seeing your work and always sends some feedback for you to look at. If you do the challenge today, email it to me and I will forward it onto her. As this week's challenge gets very tricky towards the end, and some of you haven't worked with her on these things, I've included a little help sheet which you might want to use to help you complete the task. Here is a little message from her:


Hello Class 4,

Miss Olver has told me and I can see from the work you have been sending to her and to me that you are all doing really well with your home learning. It’s lovely to see all the effort you are putting into it. It’s good that the rain has now stopped and we are all able to go outside for breaks in the fresh air again.  I heard on the weather forecast that it will be warm and sunny at the end of the week so that’s something to look forward to.

Thank you very much to those of you who took up last week’s Challenge and transformed me from a grumpy, sulky housewife into a cheerful, energetic cleaner, hopping and skipping round the lounge with my mop and duster. (see picture) It’s sparkling clean now but I must admit I would still much rather be outside in the garden.! Here are a couple of pictures of all those pots of geraniums from the greenhouse which I have sorted out and replanted.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week’s learning and have some good breaks in the sunshine.

Love from Mrs.kimble.



Today we are continuing with our unit on Belonging, which we started last week. Over the next few sessions we are going to be exploring Islam and the ways in which Muslims show they belong to their faith.

In this session, we are going to find out about what happens when a baby is born in an Islamic family and the things they do to show that the baby belongs to its family and this faith.

Read through the Powerpoint below which explains about Aqiqah – the Islamic event to celebrate the birth of a baby.

Now I would like you to share your understanding by completing the worksheet below. There are four boxes to represent four of the important rituals which take place when a baby is born, each with some pictures to prompt you. Can you explain what each of these rituals are? All the information you need is on the Powerpoint. I have put up an answer sheet so you can check!

Spellings and Reading

Practise your spelling sentences ready for your test tomorrow and do some independent reading of a book of your choice.