Happy Friday Holkham Class (24/04/20)


Happy Friday Holkham Class,

I hope you all had a brilliant week completing learning from our ‘Home Learning Grid’. I have been sent amazing examples of work over the course of the week which I will share with you towards the end of this blog and in my vlog.

If you haven’t had chance to look at the ‘Home Learning Grid’ for this week yet, you can find it here…Years 3 and 4 Home Learning Grid WC-20.04.20. This is on the front page of the website should you need to find it again quickly.


English and Maths

This week’s English focussed on our new Talk 4 Writing text. Well done those of you who have written a suspense story “Cold Task’. Cold Task’s are a great way for you to see how your learning progresses over time. I like to read your ‘Cold Tasks’ before marking your ‘Hot Tasks’ at the end of the unit to see just how much you have improved. Keep showing your grown ups your amazing handwriting and spelling. A few people are very close to a pen licence.

Don’t forget to read our new Talk 4 Writing text. Try to learn the text off by heart and recite it using the story map to prompt you. Feel free to send me a video of you performing the story with actions and I’ll share it with your classmate using my vlog.

Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat

Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat story map

In Maths, each of you now should be using your Power Maths ‘C’ books. (3C or 4C). Remember, If you haven’t yet completed 3B then you can go over these when you have spare time.


Topic (Rotten Romans)

It looks like some of you are loving learning about the Romans as much as I do. Thank you to those children who have completed the ‘Never Heard the Word Grid’ and ‘What I already know and what I would like to find out’ PDFs from Monday’s blog. I will attach them below again if you haven’t had time to look at them yet.

Never Heard the Word Grid Romans

What I already know and what I would like to find out (1)


Other Learning

I can see the majority of children are now comfortable with the use of Education City, so I’ll continue you create folders of work for you to access each Monday morning we’re away from school.

Please don’t forget to give your Tackling Tables a practice and then test yourself too. Remember on Monday, I suggested Twinkl’s Times Table check which you could use to measure how fast you can recall your times tables.

Look, say, cover, write and check your spellings!

Learning Celebrations

I have had amazing examples this week of fantastic home learning starting with Teja, who has really been being the best version of herself. She has been working hard researching the Romans, practising her 9 times table and creating a story map for our new T4W text. She also sent me her chocolate advert from before the Easter break and recited her chocolate poetry in a video which I’ll attach to my vlog.

Rhys continues to show us what a fantastic role model he is. He has sent me photos of an Ancient Egyptian timeline and how this links with the Romans, amazing progress in his times tables, defining the word ‘invasion’ and how he is keeping himself, and his mind, active when he’s out for walks with his family – wow!

Kristian has also been busy! He has sent me a great timeline on the Romans and even used the word ‘invasion’, well done. I also wanted to share his incredible story map for our new T4W text. The structure and colour make it really easy to follow.



As you are reading for 10 minutes with your grown ups each day and using your Phonics knowledge to segment and blend unfamiliar words, you could suggest that your grown ups challenge you with comprehension questions at the end of each page. Here are some examples of what they could ask you…

  • Which section was the most interesting/exciting part?
  • How did…?
  • What happened to…?
  • What was the first thing that happened in the story?
  • What do you think will happen next?


A note for grown ups

I mentioned this on Wednesday but thought I would share it again for your information. Last week, the Department for Education announced that they were supporting an online collection of lessons from The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize. It’s easy enough to navigate the website by finding your child’s year group an accessing the lessons and the quizzes.

I’m sharing this with you as an additional resource, please don’t feel you have to complete anything from these. We have produced our ‘Home Learning Grids’ as our preferred means on communicating learning suggestions with our families and will continue to do so.


Final Messages

Today’s final messages are from Mrs Belokurova and Mrs T…

Mrs Belokurova would like to say ‘Hello!’ to you all. She said ‘I know it is a very strange time for all of us, but I hope you are all well and I miss you all a lot. Stay safe. Xx’

Mrs T was really excited to send you all a message. She said ‘I miss you all and I’ve been thinking of you all too.

Today is Mrs Lewis’ Birthday (and it’s a special one). I have sent a card to her house from all of us in Holkham Class. Here is a copy of what I sent.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Sellers




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