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Friday 3rd April 

Good morning 4JH! Can you believe it is Friday?! And the last day of term! 

Has anyone seen Sam’s challenge of 24 hours in his home made hotel? Head over to the DT page to see. It is definitely worth a watch.  

Mia also sent in a fab video yesterday - she turned her persuasive writing into a video advert. It is great and even Charlie thought so too. Head to his daily video to see what he thought. 

One more day of home learning to enjoy and then you will have two weeks off! But keep checking up on the school website, we will still be adding fun and creative ideas to keep yourself busy over the holidays - only if you want to of course! 

Scarlett sent me a lovely long email yesterday, can you believe she has been going on a 5k run every morning! Watch out Mr Verner, Scarlett will be challenging you to a race soon! 


Today, Scarlett has sent through sooooo many pictures of her incredible work. Give yourself a big pat on the back, you should be very proud of yourself. Have a look at some of our subject pages to see what she has been up to. 

Anyway… Have a super last day! I look forward to seeing some of your work. 

Mrs Hayman 

P.S Sophia H, Charlie spotted your carpentry skills too! What a nosey little man we have :D 


Just a quick shout out to all of you who have been working hard on Duolingo! Special well done to:

Stanley 1117XP, Ella 373XP, Sam 350XP, Sasha 274XP, Erdem 248XP, Emily 208XP, Lotte 192XP, Sophia H 102XP, Jake 101XP, Cerys 65XP and Scarlett 59XP. 

Message from Miss Gilmour 

Hi everyone! 

How are you all? Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see Ofelia on my daily walk and thought, I must check in with the lovelies of 4JH! I think about you all everyday, wondering how hard you are all working - the good thing is, I can now see your work on the website! It is GREAT! 

I hope you are all keeping yourself safe.  When all of this craziness is over with, I will be in to see you :D 

Keep being the best you can be. 

Miss Gilmour 



Yesterday, Ernie saw Sam's video and decided to make a hotel of his own! This morning, he definitely has the Friday feeling, look at his smile :) 

Fact of the day 

Sam: There’s White Tack. Like Blu Tack, but white.

Emily: There is a type of daffodil called Emily.

Thursday 2nd April 

Good morning! 

I am so impressed with some of the work I have been sent this week. It is so lovely to see you guys embracing the home learning experience. Has anybody popped over to our PE, DT and computing pages? If not, check it out! Sophia H has been busy building a breakfast bar, Sam has built his own version of TT Rockstars, on scratch and Ella has been keeping active in the garden, dancing with brother. 

Guess what I watched last night... 

Holes! The film! So if you are looking for a film to watch, you can see how it compares to our last class read. I personally prefer the book but definitely worth a watch! I would love to hear your reviews. 

Have a great day

Mrs Hayman 




Have you guys been checking in with Charlie each day? Ernie met him yesterday - he was slightly confused to say the least! Look at that face! 

Fact of the day

Sam:If you dropped Lego into the sea, it would be gone in 3320 AD, 1300 years from now!

Wednesday 1st April

It is April! When did that happen?! and the sun is shining! I hope you all manage to have some time outside today - send me some pictures of what you have been getting up to. It was really lovely to hear from some of you for the first time yesterday but I am still waiting for a few more of you to get in touch...please do, even if it is just a hello. 

Keep going with your home learning, remember just do to what you can and have fun with it! I know lots of you had a go at the origami yesterday - Sam has even challenged me to have a go at the one he made. Watch this space...

  What do you think? How did I do? Ernie liked it!  

Have a great day all :D 

Mrs Hayman

Message from mr verner

Hi again 4JH, I have been LOVING seeing all your Home Learning and amazed by Sam’s curious facts of the day! Where does he get them all from?!
My sons have cracked the 2xtable and I have introduced them to the SuperMovers Times Tables  songs - they LOVED them.  We have also been doing the PE challenges every day and sent the scores to Mr Quick and Mr Haggart who were very impressed.  We all be super fit and healthy when we see you again!  I hope you all will be too!



Ernie went to the vet for the first time yesterday to have his vaccinations. The vet said he was a very happy puppy and was flirting with all of the nurses!  Such a cheeky chap! Ernie's teeth are nearly all through now, they are SO sharp! 

Fact of the day 

Mrs Hayman: Woodpeckers eat brains if they get really hungry.

Ernie : Puppies can be born green - luckily I wasn't! 

Sam: It is the third anniversary of my YouTube channel today!




Bonjour 4JH, tu va bien? 

I loved seeing some of your art work yesterday! If you haven't seen them, head over to our art page --> 

I hope you are all managing to have a go at some of the daily activities, don't worry, there is no need to complete all of them and put too much pressure on yourself. Enjoy this time learning from home and see what other creative things you could be learning around the house! Send in any pictures of what you've been up to - it could be that you've learned to cook a meal? or even learned how the hoover works! 

A big well done to Lotte for being our Spark of the Week - she has made a super start with her home learning journey! 

Have a great day team :) 

Mrs Hayman 

P.S Sam, Charlie has been reading your fun facts!  Check out your special mention. 




 Here is Ernie helping me with my work yesterday! Luckily, he wasn't too much of a distraction! 

Fact of the day 

Pending... anyone...anyone out there... 

Don't worry, Sam has saved the day!

A cornflake shaped exactly like Illinois sold for 13000$! One cornflake!

10HP if you know where Illinois is?!

Cerys: Tomato sauce was sold in the 1800’s as medicine - Cerys LOVES tomato sauce!

Monday 30th March

Howdy hiiiiii 4JH! 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed a well earned break from home learning. We have some great activities for you to get stuck into this week so keep an eye out! You will see that each activity has a set amount of house points - make sure you are keeping a tally as these will all count towards earning that very special certificate in our BRIGHT SPARKS assemblies. 

I will be awarding the Top 10s and Spark of the Week later today - check back to see how you have got on! 

Have a great day, keep sending those emails!

Mrs Hayman 



Ernie continued to learn and grow this weekend! 8 week old Ernie now knows how to 'sit', especially when there is a treat involved! 

Fact of the day 

Sam:  Once a man died by holding in a sneeze. Sam's advice - don’t do that!

Spark of the week

A BIG well done to Lotte for being this week's Spark of the Week! She has made such an incredible effort with her home learning and she has even made ALL of this weeks Top 10s. What an achievment! 


FridAY 27TH maRCH

Good morning lovely people, it's FRIDAY and I can smell the weekend! 

We had some amazing art work in yesterday, it was great to see the progress you have all made since we first started our sketching work before Christmas - your cylinders have been fantastic! I wonder what work I will see today? There are some of you that haven't sent me an email yet, I am now eagerly awaiting your name to pop up in my inbox, even if it is just to say hello! 

What would be really lovely to see from you all today is a video message to the class -  record a hello, tell us what you've been up to, show us your work or record something interesting, then send it in and I will post it on here :D 

Can't wait to hear from you all! 

Mrs Hayman 

P.S if you are looking for all of your amazing work, head to the subject links at the side of this page (or the bottom of the page if you are using a smaller screen),. Happy scrolling! 



Here is Ernie, chillaxing. I think he has the Friday feeling! 

Fact of the day 


Jed: A shark can poop out their intestines to give them a clean before swalling them again! 

Sam: Last year, the owners of the largest replica of Noah’s Ark got classified ‘BAD’ for rain damage of all things! Noah’s Ark! Rain Damage! Crazy!


Thursday 26th March 

Hellooooooo 4JH!

I hope you are all enjoying working from home, I am definitely enjoying seeing all of your work come in. BUT your challenge today is to take a picture of what you are up to when you are not completing school work! TV? Playing in the garden? Making cakes? Arts and crafts? When I get home school, I will be going out in to my garden to enjoy this lovely sunshine! 

Have a great day!

P.S Did you hear Lotte's mention from Charlie the dog?! He was so impressed with the fossil she found on Worthing beach! 

In Sophia's spare time today, she has been shaving her dad's hair! The things we have to do when the hair dressers are shut, aye Sophia! 

Stanley has been bouncing with his cuddly called Percy! Isn't he cute! 


Cerys headed to the beach to watch the sunset this evening. What a lovely way to relax after a hard day or work and to make it even better, look what she found - a sea anemone!



Oh look! Sasha went to the beach too! He has made a photo collage of his time there. I love what he has done with the stone he found. Amazing what you can do when you keep those eyes peeled!  


Guess who else went to the beach! I feel like I'm missing out on something here. Friday night plan of action... exercise on the beach, during sunset! I bet Ernie will love the beach! 




Ernie is starting to really enjoy playing with his ball! 

Message from MRS Clements 

Hi 4JH,  I really enjoy seeing all your photos and work on the website. I'm keeping up with all my learning as well.  I've been watching Joe at 9am to keep fit so I can ride my bike again! keep up the good work.

The next time I see you, I think you all will be taller than me!!😊

Mrs Clements

Fact of the day 

Sam: The Hungarian word ollo means ‘scissors’ and looks like scissors!

Mrs Hayman: The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in their lifetime.


Wednesday 25th March 

Morning Team! 

How are you all today? I am looking forward to doing some Science today - are you going to be exploring pitch and sound? I would love to see your videos! 



Ernie loves being out in the garden, especially in this sunshine! Do you have any pets working with you at home? Send in pictures and I can add them to our page :) 

Fact of the day 

Sam: 6000 years ago, the Sahara Desert (or Desert Desert!) was a rainforest! Hundreds of species of birds, ape and more lived there!

Daily Learning 


Look at what Lotte found! A sea urchin echinoid fossil the size of a tennis ball! AMAZING!

                                                       Lilly's work station -  SO COOL! 




Go Lotte! Go! 


Cerys' day 3 - DONE! Wahooo!  She asked Molly to help her... I think she had other ideas! 

Special WELL DONE to Jake and Stanislaw, who have both passed AR quizzes today - a total of 79,393 words! 10HP

I spy with my little eye... Cerys, Jamie, Sasha, Ella, Stanislaw, Sam, Scarlett and Louie have all been working on IXL today. YAY! 10HP


Let me introduce to to Benjamin Monkey - Lotte doesn't have a pet but wanted to share her monkey with us. He is helping her with her home learning :)

Tuesday 24th March 

Good morning 4JH! Happy Tuesday!

The sun is still shining, I wonder if you could use your outside space to complete one of your daily learning activities today? I would love to see some pictures of your work stations at home! My work station is the same today, just a little bit quieter…

Keep sending in your work – I am looking to give out even more house points today!

Have a great day :) 

Message from Mr Verner 

Howdy 4JH, just a quick note to say hi to you all! On my daily exercise regime today I managed to scoot to Goring from Worthing Pier (and back), with no snack stops - honest!  I've even been teaching my Year 1 sons the 2 x table with pairs of their smelly socks - are they ready for Chesswood Cards yet? 😊 Mr Verner. 


Ernie only woke me up three times last night! Wahoooooo!  

Fact of the day 

Sam: A Mine craft world is 70 times larger than the sun in real life!

Jed: Sharks have no bones so when they die, the saltwater dissolves every part of them but their teeth! 

Emily: From July to November, the months have the name JASON. 

WOW! 10 of you have already spent time learning on IXL today - lovely to see! Well done Lotte, Emily, Luke, Sophia G, Jed, Erdem, Cerys, Sophia H, Jamie and Sasha. Give yourselves a pat on the back and add 10 HP to your tally. 

Jamie, Ella and Sam, rumour has it... your word count has increased! YAY! 10HP   



Monday 23rd March 

Good morning 4JH! I hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend. You will be pleased to know, I picked up my new puppy on Saturday and decided to call him Ernie. He has been keeping me on my toes – nibbling on them too! 

The Year 4 Team have spent a lot of time prepping activities for you and we'd love to see photos/videos of you taking part in these learning activities. I’ve already received some this morning, which makes me so proud! Just remember to write the date and underline it, using a ruler, particularly for maths if you don't have squared paper.

Monday is usually our BRIGHT SPARK time so WELL DONE to those of you who have made it onto our Top 10's this week!  Don’t forget to keep track of your house points – maybe you could tally them up on the inside cover of your home learning book?

It is so quiet here without you all so please do keep the emails and photos coming in! I can’t wait to hear from you.


Fact of the day 

Thank you to Sam and Ibrahim for sharing their facts with us today.

Sam: Space is a giant vacuum cleaner, it sucks up the air.

Ibrahim: Everyone was born both handed, but one hand they don’t like to use.  I wonder whether we can teach ourselves to use our other hand? 

Home Learning Books 

Look at all of our fabulous learning books! It is great to see how you have all personalised them :)