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Thursday 4th june

Hello again 4OM!

It'd be great to receive some more photos of your work today home-learners. Mr Gilbert is putting together a year group collage of pictures to go on the website so if you send in a photo, it may feature on that as well as our class page.

The little bit of rain that we had yesterday has really helped my garden as you can see below. We now have some tiny cucumbers, French beans and mange tout flowers!

Are you growing anything at home? Send in some photos if you are.

Looking forward to hearing from lots of you today!

Miss O'Leary

P.s. Andrew has already sent in some pictures of his plants - you can see these underneath mine below. I can just about make out a lovely tomato plant behind his charming selfie!

Great to see that your sense of humour is still going strong Andrew :)



Wonderful photos Andrew! Let's have some more plant selfies to post on our class page please!

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning Holly Class,

Wow - the middle of the week already. Where does the time fly off to? Thehansa has sent in a fantastic video of her successful Marble Run for DT which you can see below. Great to see some more creative uses for cardboard boxes!

What will you start off with today? Do you try to wake yourself up with a bit of PE or do you go straight for Maths and English? Email in and let me know how you're all doing.

The weather is supposed to change today (although it looks okay so far!) - what activities do you find to keep yourself entertained on a rainy day? I try to get Fox and Winter outside for a little bit even if it's pouring with rain - they like splashing in puddles! We'll also try and fit in a bit of baking and maybe a puppet show.

Have a wonderful day home-learners :)

Miss O'Leary




TOP tens for the last 2 weeks  are in the section on the right.

Also, check out the Writing section for Thehansa's marvellous Conversational poem!

Well done louis! Our new 2 millionaire - fantastic reading effort! 


Tuesday 2nd june

Good morning again 4OM!

How was yesterday? Did your home-learning get off to a good start? What was your favourite task? It'd be wonderful to hear how you're getting on. Andrew has been busy extending his amazing cat house as you can see below! Can you think of any other creative uses for cardboard boxes? If, like me, you've been receiving quite a lot of deliveries over the last couple of months, then you probably have a few of the, knocking about at home! 

I'm baking some more sour dough bread today - I'll try and remember to post a picture later. It's definitely getting tastier and (thankfully) less brick-like!

Have a lovely day Holly Class and don't forget to get in touch!

Miss O'Leary


Monday 1st june

Good morning and welcome back 4OM!

How was your half term? Hopefully, you all managed to get out and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather that we had. I've spent the last week enjoying lots of time with Alara, Emine, Fox and Winter. We've been on a few very long walks in the countryside with picnics and have also had a couple of trips to the beach. We saw big herd of deer on one of our walks which was truly magical. I've posted a picture below. The sunshine has been lovely but it's meant my garden has been very thirsty - luckily I've had a little helper as you can also see below! Email in and let us know what you've been up to. Some photos would be lovely too. :) 

I'll be posting the Top Tens for the last two weeks later on so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, I hope your home-learning gets off to a great start today and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Miss O'Leary


We have  another new millionaire reader... a huge well done to Alice who has now read a grand total of 1,024,768 words. amazing!


Friday 22nd May

Friday! Only one day of home-learning left and then it's half term! Let's make this your best day yet. Have you managed to complete the writing task for this week? Alice did, and you can see her performing the poem 'The Jaffa Cake Argument' below. What a brilliant poem! If you can record yourself performing your poems and get them sent in today, I'll post the videos up here.

Have a wonderfully productive day (hopefully the weather will cheer up a bit!) andf I look forward to hearing from you.

Miss O'Leary



Wonderful poem Alice - you've used speech punctuation well and have captured a funny situation perfectly in poetic form - 10HP :)



Thursday 21st may

Good morning 4OM,

Almost Friday! I've had an idea - would one of you like to write the 'daily message' for me for tomorrow? If you would like to, then email in what you'd like to say and I will post it up. It will be a chance to say 'hello' to all of your friends and classmates. If I don't hear from anyone, I'll post a message as usual.

How are you all staying in touch with each other? Don't forget that you can use your school email accounts to message your classmates.

Have a lovely day Holly Class!

Louis has sent in some pictures - I've posted a couple below:


Louis' origami and his book review for The London Eye Mystery - he obvioulsy enjoyed it as he's given it 5 stars!

Wednesday 20th may

Good morning 4OM,

Wow - Wednesday already. Only 3 days of home-learning left before you have a break for half term! Let's make them your best days yet. Louis has sent in a short clip which I've posted below. Great to see that he's putting his new-found origami skills to good use ;)

How is your reading going? If you've run out of books, don't forget that you can listen to free children's audiobooks online at the moment from Audible.

You can still do AR quizzes on books that you've listened to too.

Have an excellent day Holly Class and stay in touch!



Tuesday 19th may

Hello again 4OM!

How are you all getting on today? Have you started the writing yet.

Alice has sent in her writing from last week - her 'Guide to Home-learning' is below. What a wonderfully presented piece of work! I love the annotated diagram of a work station and her daily schedule looks very sensible. Lots of time for relaxation built in as well as learning. Well done Alice!

Let's hear from some more of you today - show me what you've been up to. What are you enjoying most about the home-learning?

Have a wonderful day!

Miss O'Leary

A super piece of work Alice - 10HP

Monday 18th May

Good morning 4OM,

How was your weekend? I hope you were all able to enjoy the lovely sunshine that we had. We went for a walk in the countryside yesterday and found lots of these:

Does anybody know what they are?  I'l give you a clue - they're usually much bigger and people often eat them with cream...

Andrew has been very busy over the past few days building a new home for his cat out of a cardboard box! You can se this below. What a lucky cat - I'm sure it's enjoying playing with all the toys. Can you find any interesting new uses for cardboard boxes? Get in touch and let me know what you've been up to.

Have a happy day Holly Class and keep an eye out for the Top Tens - I'll be posting them later on today.

Miss O'Leary

Friday 15th May

Good morning 4OM,

Friday again! Only one week of home-learning left before half term Check out Alice's news above - another millionaire! What fantastic news to begin our Friday. 

What are you looking forward to most about today's home-learning? Will you have a go at the zendoodling? It looks fun and relaxing. I might have a try if I have time! I'll post my results on here if I do. My second loaf of sour-dough is in the oven. I'm hoping it's not quite as brick-like as my last effort...

Have a wonderful Friday Holly Class and don't forget to get in touch!

Miss O'Leary



We have a new millionaire reader... well done Benjamin who has now read a grand total of 1,025,639 words. amazing job!


Thursday 14th may

Hello again home-learners,

Thursday again already! Thursday is the highlight of Fox and Winters' week as they love the clapping to thank the NHS in the evening. They get very excited and it's rather hard to get them settled off to sleep afterwards! What do you look forward to during the week or at the weekend?

Bianca has been in touch to say 'hi' and sent in a lovely picture for National Numeracy Day yesterday which you can see below. Can you work out which number she is? What an amazing work station she has set up at home - check out all of those posters on her wall :)

I've also posted a seedling update. You can see some of my tomatoes are now happy in their pots. So far so good!

Have an excellent and successful day.

Miss O'Leary

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning 4OM,

Are you all well-rested and ready to learn? Ben emailed to say it was his birthday on Sunday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful way to celebrate - by becoming a millionaire reader.

Alice has sent in some amazing pictures that her dad took of dolphins in the sea near her house! Check them out below. There's also a picture of Alice with her wonderful 'Four Seasons' art work. Let's hear from some more of you today.

Happy home-learning.

Miss O'Leary


Tuesday 12th May

Hello again Holly Class,

How did yesterday's home-learning go? I'm looking forward to seeing some of your wonderful work. The DT today looks great fun - I might even have a go myself!

How fantastic that we now have a fourth millionaire reader! Alice is also extremely close so by this time next week it could be five.

Have a fun and productive day!

Miss O'Leary


Monday 11th may

Good morning 4OM,

Hopefully you've had a marvellous weekend and are ready for some more fun-filled home-learning! Thehansa celebrated Vesak Day (a Buddhist celebration) last week and you can learn all about this in her incredibly interesting and informative video below. The picture is of a home-made lantern that she made with her dad. George has sent in some Scratch work - you can his video in the Computing section on the right.

I made my first loaf of sourdough bread on Sunday which went fairly well - I'll post a picture later on. I've also planted most of my seedlings out into our garden now so I'm hoping that they survive the elements and that we'll get some tomatoes and beans one day soon!

I'm hoping to hear from lots of you today - tell me what you've been up to over the weekend and send in some photos if you get a chance.

Bye for now

Miss O'Leary

p.s. Top Tens for the last week are now in the Top Tens folder on the right :)




Miss O'Leary's sourdough loaf - it tasted okay. Rather heavy though, a bit like a brick!

Wow - 12,019,254 words read so far - You did it! Amazing 4OM!


Thursday 7th may

Good morning,

We've made it past 12,000,000 words Holly Class! Amazing effort - well done! Today is the last day of home-learning this week as tomorrow is a bank holiday. What will you do with your extra day of weekend? It's supposed to be lovely and sunny so hopefully you'll be able to spend some of it outside.

Mr Davis has been in touch to tell me how hard Zaine and Libby have been working in class. There is a photo of them with their stories below. I'm hoping to post the stories themselves into our Writing section later on so that you can read them. Sam also emailed to say 'hello'. It's lovely to hear from those of you at school as well as those at home - Miss Monger and I are missing you all!

Have an excellent Thursday home-learners (and school learners too!)

Miss O'Leary










You can now read the stories in full in the Writing section. Check out Alice's fabulous play script too with a very sassy Rapunzel!


Wednesday 6th may

Good morning 4OM,

Hopefully you're raring and ready to go! You can see last week's Top Tens now in the section on the right. Sorry they were posted a day late this week. Well done to Alice who is now so, so close to becoming a millionaire! A big shout out to Andrew too who has clearly been doing A LOT of French!

Bianca has sent in a fabulous picture which you can see below. Can you work out what she's spelling out?

Have a super day Holly Class.

Miss O'Leary


Tuesday 5th may

Good morning again 4OM,

How did yesterday go? Are you enjoying looking at play scripts? How was the Art?  I'm looking forward to hearing from you! Louis sent in some photos from last week's science investigation. You can see these below. It looks like he did a very thorough job!

I will be checking our word count later today to see whether we've got any closer to 12,000,000 words so if you've got any quizzes to do, try to find time to do them today. 

I've decided to have a try at making sourdough bread this week - this is a way of baking bread without using yeast. It takes quite a long time to get started but I'm hoping to have a loaf by Sunday and will post some pictures of the end result! Are you trying anything new during lockdown? Let us know how it's going!

Have a great day.

Miss O'Leary





Great work Louis! 8HP


Monday 4th May

Good morning 4OM,

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the little bit of sunshine that we had on Saturday. I'm starting to hear from lots more of you which is fantastic! Thank you to Izzy who sent in some of her wonderful writing. Check this out in the writing section to the right. Louis' origami can be seen in DT and Ben has written some instructions - also in Writing. Thehansa's instructions for making Sri Lanken Milk Rice can be seen below. It sounds delicious - I think I'll give it a try.

Have a lovely day of home learning Holly Class. I look forward to seeing some more of your wonderful work.

Miss O'Leary

Super instructions Thehansa - I love the pictures on the right! 5HP

Friday 1st may

Hello again,

Have you got that Friday feeling? I've heard from a few more of you since yesterday which has been lovely :). Ben emailed to say that he really enjoyed the writing task this week - that's great news! Kaspian emailed to say hi too and Alice has been emailing in lots of wonderful work. You can see her instructions for making biscuits and photos in the writing section. I'm going to post her science experiment video below later on.

My puppet theatre is almost finished as you can see below! I just need to attempt to make some curtains for it now.

Have a wonderful day 4OM.

Miss O'Leary





Thursday 30th april

Good morning,

Hopefully you’re ready for some more fantastic home-learning! Thank you to George who dropped me an email yesterday to say hi – his origami Ninja star is below. I'm hoping to hear from some more of you today.

How are you entertaining yourselves when you're not learning? I'm trying to make Fox and Winter a puppet theatre out of a cardboard box at the moment. It's not going very well! I'll post some pictures once it's finished.  We'd love to see photos of what you're getting up to at home. Don't forget that you can email each other by using the school based email - it's a great way to stay in touch. Instructions can be found in the IT support section.

Have a great day!

Miss O'Leary


George's Ninja Star 5HP



Wednesday 29th april

Hello again. Halfway through the week already! Only a few of you are doing quizzes at the moment. It'd be great to get our total up to 12,000,000 by the end of the week. Two of you (Ben and Alice) are very close to being millionaires - only a couple more books and you'll be there! Don't forget you can download free audio books from Audible while the schools are closed and you can still quiz books that you've listened to.

If you're having problems accessing AR to do quizzes, visit the Reading Support at Home page in the Home Learning section on the website.

Hopefully the weather will be better than yesterday 4OM - it certainly looks nicer out there at the moment so fingers crossed!

Have a wonderful and productive day.

Miss O'Leary



Tuesday 28th april

Good morning 4OM!

Thank you to those of you who are sending work in. It’s so great to read your stories and to see all of the other great work that you’re doing. Connie has sent in her excellent improved adverts from before Easter. You can't miss them below - they're so eye-catching! Check out the English section on the right to see some more of Connie’s marvellous writing and Alice’s story. Andrew’s 3D hand can also be seen below. A very effective piece - well done Andrew.

I’m looking forward to seeing some more photos of your origami after today’s DT task.

Have fun!

Miss O’Leary


Wow! Super adverts Connie. I'm so impressed by your vocabulary use. Words like 'exquisite' and 'phenomenal' will really help to entice people. 10HP


Andrew's 3D hand 6HP


Monday 27th april

Hello again 4OM home-learners! I hope you’ve had a lovely, restful weekend and are ready to learn. It really has been wonderful to speak to some of you recently. I’ll be catching a few more of you this week and look forward to hearing how things are going.

Well done to Gabriel who has sent Miss Monger and I some more fantastic examples of his home-learning. I’ll be posting his story and some photos of his science experiment into the subject folders later on. Keep an eye out for the Top Tens today too. Don’t forget to keep a record of any house points that you earn 😊

Happy learning! Miss O’Leary

friday 24th April

It's almost the weekend home-learners! One more day of learning and then time for a rest.

How do you make your weekends different from the week? We have pizza and a movie on Friday evening and then pancakes on a Saturday morning. We also tend to stay in our PJs for a bit longer on a weekend morning! I'm also hoping that this lovely sunshine sticks around so that we can take a nice long walk too. 

It's been lovely to speak with some of you over the last couple of days. I'm hoping to catch a few more of you today. 

A big shout out to those of you that are sending work in. Andrew was the second person to send in his completed story. You can find this in the Writing section on the right. Have a look at Alice's Science photos too - that experiment certainly did look yucky! Bianca and Jayden have also sent photos in. You can see these below.

Have a wonderful day Holly Class and enjoy your weekend. 

Miss O'Leary


Bianca's been busy at home. 


Some pictures of Jayden and his home learning book. You can see his 'missing poster' in the Reading section and his story in Writing on the right.

Thursday 23rd april

Wow – Thursday already! This week is flying by.

Well done to Thehansa – the first one to send in her story. I’ll be posting this onto our class page later today. You can also check out Louis’ Scratch animation below and Alice’s PE video which I’ll be posting into the PE section on the right.

Don’t forget to email myself or Miss Monger when you get a chance. We’d really love to hear how you’re getting on.


Thehansa's 'Story of Bravery'. Click on the story to see it as a PDF.

Well done for using lots of fronted adverbials (with their commas) and for splitting your work into paragraphs. You have also used some great vocabulary like 'capable' and 'precious'. Next time, try to include some direct speech and speech punctuation :) 10HP

Wednesday 22nd April

Hello again!

Hopefully you’re starting to get back into a routine with your home-learning. I’d love to hear about how you’re all getting on! I’m especially looking forward to reading the stories that you’ve been writing this week.

Thank you to Zachary for sending in some fantastic work. You can take a peek at his Easter comic strip in the RE folder. Louis has also sent work in. I’ll be posting his Scratch animation onto our class page later today.

Enjoy the sunshine Holly Class and happy home-learning! 😊



Louis' fabulous scratch animation - 10hp


Tuesday 21st April

Good morning home-learners. I hope you’ve slept well and are feeling refreshed. A reminder that I’m posting some of the wonderful work that you are sending in in the subject folders on the right. Check out Andrew’s cylinders in Art and Alice’s teeth poster (from last term) in Science.

I’ve also posted a picture of my seedlings below Monday’s message. They’re growling at a vast rate now that it’s sunny. Are you growing anything? I’d love to see pictures if you are. I’d also love to hear from lots more of you today! Thank you to Thehansa and Andrew for getting in touch already 😊


Check out the Top Tens section on the right - I've posted Top Tens for the last 3 weeks.


Wow!  11,554,740 Words read so far!

Amazing work 4om - keep it up!


Monday 20th April

Good morning and welcome back 4OM! I hope you've all had a great break and are ready for some super home-learning today. Have you enjoyed this lovely sunshine that we've been having? My seedlings certainly have - they're enormous! I'll post some pictures later on today.

When you get a chance today, drop me an email to let me know how you are and what you've been up to, If you managed to complete any of the holiday tasks, I'd love to see some pictures too.

Our AR word total has increased by over 300,000 so some of you have certainly been reading and doing quizzes! Hopefully lots more of you will be doing quizzes this week. Any problems - just email me or Miss Monger.

Have a wonderful and productive day of home-learning. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and to seeing all of your achievements. Bye for now!

Miss O'Leary

p.s. Don't forget that I'll be posting some of your work into the individual subject folders on the right along with any housepoints awarded.



Wow!  11,225,194 Words read so far!

Amazing work 4om - keep it up!


Friday 3rd april

Good morning 4OM - we've made it to the end of term! No more home-learning tasks until after the Easter holidays. There will be some holiday activities posted up later on today though so keep an eye out for those. Remember to keep up with your reading - you'll still be able to quiz the books that you finish over the holidays. I'll be posting the Top 10s on the first Monday back and it'd be great to see some new names appearing on them - especially the TT Rockstars Top 10! Come on girls!

Have a wonderful day of home-learning Holly class and an even better Easter break. Enjoy all the chocolate!

Miss O'Leary

IMPORTANT - from today onwards, I'll be posting the work that you send in into the subject folders on the right. Up to 5 pieces of work will be posted per day and 10hp are yours if your work is posted!


Thursday 2nd April

Hello 4OM. How was yesterday? Did you play any April Fool's jokes on anyone? Let us know how they went

I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s home-learning tasks. If you managed to complete the Scratch task, perhaps you could take a screen shot or a video of your game to share on here. How are you doing with learning your tables? Hopefully you’re all keeping up with TT Rockstars and BBC Supermovers. I will be checking TT Rockstars later today and adjusting your groups if necessary. If you’re finding it too easy or too hard, do let me know. We've got a great practical activity for you today as part of your science home-learning - making a model of your teeth from a slice of bread! We'd love to see some pictures of those. Have a fantastic day!

Miss O'Leary

Thehansa has compared her Aunt to Aunt Gloria in 'The London Eye Mystery'. She sounds like a wonderful aunt! Try using bullet points in a list Thehansa to separate items more clearly :)



Ben has been learning about editing computer videos as a bit of extra computing practice. Here's what he's produced! Apparently a Nerf war video is next on the cards. Watch this space!

The video editor at work

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning home-learners!
Spring is definitely here now - some of the seeds we've planted have started to sprout (tomatoes and chillies). I'll post a picture later on.
We've had some wonderful examples of your origami efforts sent in (see below). It'd be lovely to see some more of these as well as anything else that you're proud of. Have you taken up any new hobbies over the past couple of weeks? Perhaps you've found more time to do some of the things you enjoy at home? I've been doing a lot of baking with mixed success. We've made cookies which were very popular and green alien bread which didn't go down so well!
Miss Monger and I would love to hear what you've been up to as well as seeing all over your wonderful home-learning. Have a happy day!
Miss O'Leary
Some more wonderful Art and DT from Louis. I love the colours of those bunnies!
As promised, some pictures of my seeds starting to sprout! Tarragon on the left and tomatoes on the right. We've planted lots of others but these are the only ones to emerge so far! I'll post another picture next after the Easter break so that you can see how much they've (hopefully) grown :)
Zach has been getting very creative with junk modelling. Check out this amazing recliner made from cardboard boxes!

Tuesday 31st March

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Holly Class! I hope you've all had your breakfast and are ready for your home learning. You've been sending in some lovely pictures of your hot and cool colour collages - thank you! Some of you get a mention from Charlie Dog today so listen out for that. I've also posted the Top 10s for the last 7 days and you can find these in the Top 10s section on the right. Not many of you have been doing quizzes over the last week - remember that you can now do these from home. If you have any questions about this, please do email us. We're here to help! If you are running low on reading material, you could always listen to an audio book. Audible have made most of their children's books free to listen to online for now. You can access these at:

I hope you're all remembering to fit in some exercise as well as all of your marvellous home learning? Your daily PE tasks will definitely help your brain to work better. Fox and Winter now have a trampoline in the garden which is proving to be a very popular way to let off steam!

I'm looking forward to hearing from some more of you today. Remember to keep a record of house points while you're at home. 10 hp are awarded for a mention in any of the Top 10s and also 10hp if we post a picture of your home learning up here.

Happy home learning!


Great to see that so many of you are spending time on Duolingo improving your French! I've added another Top 10 to show who has earned the most Duolingo XP points so far. Well done!


Some mathematical reasoning from Zachary. All correct answers - well done. Remember to give examples where possible to strengthen your reasoning. This would have worked well in the question about Seb above.


Excellent DT origami efforts from Alice (left) and Thehansa. Those Easter bunnies just need some eggs to go with them now!

Monday 30th March

Good morning 4OM! Have you had a good weekend? Hopefully you’re well-rested and ready to learn. You may have noticed that the daily plan for your home learning looks slightly different. This is so that you’ll find it easier to follow. If you have any questions, please email myself or Miss Monger. If you’re not sure how to do this, you can look at Mr Miller’s guidance at the top of this page.

Thank you to all of you who are sending us pictures and videos of your learning. We’re looking forward to hearing from as many of you as possible this week.

Have a wonderful and productive Monday!

Miss O’Leary


Daily learning

Some more excellent maths from Gabriel. Well done for using 'because' to extend your answers. Have another look at that 'Investigate' question. Are you sure that there are only 7 4s per hour?

A lovely exploration of colours from Lily for the Art home learning task. You can clearly see which are 'hot' and which are 'cool'.


            Some more magnificent artwork from Andrew and Ben. Great examples of hot and cool colours boys!


An eye-catching poster all about teeth from Thehansa. Lots of accurate information and a lovely use of colour :)


Friday 27th March

 Hello 4OM! How are you today?

It’s finally Friday – what are you planning to do over the weekend? Hopefully lots of reading as well as some relaxing and having fun with your families. It’s great to hear that so many of you are enjoying your home learning. What else are you finding time to do? If you’ve got any outside space, now is the perfect time to plant some seeds. I’ve been out in my little garden planting with Fox and Winter today. We’ve planted sunflowers, carrots and spring onions amongst other things. I’ll post some pictures as soon as they start to sprout!

If you haven’t been in touch yet, please do send in some pictures of the work you’ve been doing. Remember to email Miss Monger or myself by the end of the day if you haven’t already.

Have a wonderful day and happy home learning!

Miss O’Leary

Daily learning 

What a wonderful piece of Fox art from Libby! It looks like you've used a proper canvas with oil paints here. Great that you've been inspired by your learning in school. 

Thank you for sending us your advert for the stocks Alice. I can see that you've tried really hard to include all of the success criteria. I particularly like you use of rhetorical questions.

Some more super work from Alice. Great use of placement and perspective for your cylinders at the top Alice!

What a dreadful punishment Thehansa! I have a weakness for sugar but this sounds quite horrific! Remember to use a comma in your sentence when you begin with 'if' as it's an ISAWAWABUB word :)

Thursday 26th March

Good morning 4OM! Another lovely sunny day!

Thank you so much for all of the fantastic videos that you've been sending into us. We've really enjoyed watching and listening to all of your musical pieces - there's been some very creative use of household objects! Have a look at Alice's and Izzy's videos below (underneath Wednesday's posts). There's also a short message there from Miss O'Leary. We'll be posting some more of your videos later on today, along with some more pictures from your wonderful home learning books. 

We hope you've managed to work out a timetable. Perhaps you could share these with us too. Are you following a similar timetable to school or is it completely different? Remember to take regular breaks between all of your hard work! Have fun :)

 Daily learning 26.03.20 

  Thank you for sending us your improved 'bad adverts' Alice. Definitely better than the originals! Well done. Don't forget to underline your WALT and date!



Wow Thehansa! I'd like to know how you managed to make the notes pitch-perfect! Lovely :)




Super effort Louis! I'm sure everybody can recognise which tune you're playing. I like the fact that you've used a variety of different bottles to help you achieve the perfect pitch and volume.



Look at Louis' brilliant home learning - I'd love one of those quadruple scoop ice creams!

Some super work on time too. I can see that someone has marked it for you too - green for growth! Wonderful :)




 Some more great home learning from Gabriel. What a superstar! Another great science experiment. Some excellent adjectives in your adverts - I especially like 'devour'.

Have  a look back at question 3 above. What time is being shown on the clock? Have another try at working out what time Alfie will arrive.

        More super home learning from Thehansa - did you hear Charlie give you a mention today? I like your drawings of the sound waves. Don't forget to use a ruler to underline WALTs and dates :)

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning 4OM! Welcome to Wednesday on the virtual Chesswood school. Have you watched the message from Charlie dog today? Gabriel gets a mention for all the amazing work he has emailed in. If you haven't managed to send anything in yet, try to get a picture or video of something you are doing at home today and send it in. You could get a mention from Charlie too! We have had some really good adverts coming in and a lot of you are getting to grips with telling the time using a digital and analogue clock - tricky stuff! 

Competition judging on Friday - Complete your decoration of your home learning book and send in a picture so we can pick the winning entry.

Here is Bianca doing her home learning. The timetable is a great idea so you know what you are going to do each day. I love the cover for your home learning book. I can see you have used the skills you have learnt in our fox art lessons to decorate it.

More maths and reading from Coby. You have really understood how to convert between 12 and 24 hour digital time. Can you explain WHY you think Salim might be in another dimension. Have you found some clues, Detective Coby?

I like your advert for chocolate ice cream and good use of rhetorical question.

Well done Gabriel, another amazing day's work. Charlie dog is impressed with how you are doing.


Great work Thehansa. I definitely want one of those ice creams! I am impressed with your conversion of 24 hour and 12 hour time especially with all the different hours and minutes times. Well done!

Who doesn't want one of Libby's brownie's with a dollop of chocolate in the centre!



Check out Alice's wonderful  experiment with pitch and volume. I wonder who ate all the pringles!






Izzy's super rendition of 'Jingle Bells'! Very innovative :)

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning all! I hope you are all sitting at your learning stations (wherever they are) and have begun today's learning. We are starting to get some fantastic work being sent in; thank you to Gabriel, Elizabeth and Coby. Have a look - all their books look amazing with really careful presentation and use of space on the page.

Well done Coby, I think you tried everything today! Can you think of any other punishments that people had through the ages, apart from going to prison? Some of them were particularly horrible!

Well done Elizabeth, a very carefully drawn picture of our planet. Your could add your class and home learning to your front cover. We are all still here working together!

Well done Gabriel! You have been super busy. I'm glad to hear you think Salim is still alive. Can you explain why you think this? Good spot for the rule for adding the -ion suffix and you remembered lots of punishments form our crime and punishment topic - even the trial by ordeal of eating cake!

Here is Libby's in school maths work which she was very proud of. Well done Libby - you've got this!

Keep sending me the work: its great to see how you are taking responsibility for you home learning and a big thanks to all you home teachers out there too.

Here's Lily- May learning her French words today. Remember your Duolingo passwords can be found at the bottom of this page by following the link. Let me know if you have any problems getting started

Evan has been having a go at writing persuasively. Well done!

That's ingenious Alice!  I love the idea that it can't melt! Good use of persuasive language and some technical language that makes you sound like an expert. Well done! 


Good morning 4OM.  Miss Monger and Miss O'Leary  here and we hope you had a lovely weekend and are excited to start your home learning today!  The Year 4 Team have spent a lot of time making activities for you to get involved in and we'd love to see photos/videos of you doing these and the work you have done.  

We would love to see your learning station at home. Have you made yourself a daily timetable to help you organise your day? Some of you may want to put your school uniform on so you feel like you are in our classroom! It is not going to be easy to keep yourself focused on your work without us there to support you!

Your first task is to get your learning book ready. You can decorate the cover today and send a photo in so we can post them on our class page. When you are doing the work from the daily learning plan, PLEASE remember to write the date and underline it so we can see when the work was done. Just like at school, take care with your presentation as this is your new school book! I know you don't have squared paper for maths but you can use the lines to help you lay your work out neatly. Remember to  use a 6 lines or more rule so you are using all the space carefully in your book.

We look forward to hearing from you all.  Remember to email us with any questions, updates, photos and videos and we will load as many as we can onto this page so we can all see what we are doing. 

All the best to you all and have a super fun and productive school day, even if you don't get changed out of your PJs!

Bye for now!




Such a beautiful sunny day today. We're waiting to see how your are getting on out there!

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Well done everybody and keep up the good work!


Gabriel with his Home Learning book. Wonderful illustrations - well done!