Have a great weekend Holkham (15/05/20)

Good Morning Holkham,


I hope had a fantastic week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Remember you can still use this weeks ‘Home Learning Grid’ to keel yourself both mentally and physically active over the weekend – find it here… Years 3 and 4 Home Learning Grid (11/05/20)



This week we have been writing our ‘Hot Tasks’, I have received some fantastically well written pieces of work which I will read out in my vlog to hopefully inspire those of you who haven’t yet had chance to write your won. Remember to use adjectives to create images in your reader’s mind when you consider your story settings and build suspense.

You can find the sequence of work on this week’s earlier blogs and I will copy the Tool Kit below.

Tool Kit Check List 

    • Capital letters (for places and names)
    • Amazing handwriting and finger spaces
    • End punctuation (.   !   ?)
    • Adjectives for describing…
      • Settings
      • Weather
      • Character(s)
    • Follow the structure of the story and innovate (change) key parts to support your writing.
    • Each box on your plan should be a new paragraph.
    • Bonus points for: Similes, metaphors and speech!

Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat

Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat story ma

Boxing up grid



Year 3 – Well done those of you who are working hard on telling the time. Remember to practise using both digital and analogue clocks as much as possible to help you.

Year 4 – Those of you working on money, you could try and use really coins around the house to make up your own Maths questions. Or you could sell items to your family in a pretend shop using coins (if you can).



For Science this week, I asked you to listen memorise the song below, remembering to try and match the pitch and tempo of the the singer’s voice – I haven’t had any performances to share in my vlog yet so if you do get chance over the weekend, they would make a lovely addition to Monday’s vlog.



Other Learning

Well done to all of those children who have accessed ’11/05/20 folder’ on Education City . I will leave this open so that you can still access anything from there you haven’t yet completed. Remember: If you have competed it before it means I would like you to have a go at the activity independently (without grown-up help).

Don’t forget to give your Tackling Tables and Twinkl’s Times Table check a practice and learn your Year 3/4 Statutory spellings too.



As you are reading for 10 minutes every day with your grown ups each day your grown ups challenge you with comprehension questions at the end of each page (comprehension question can be found in previous blogs or online)

If you would like additional reading comprehension resources you can find some here… Reading Booklets


Learning Celebrations 

This week David has sent me a photo of him celebrating his 9th Birthday. I feel a little bit disappointed that we couldn’t all spend his special day with him but I know I speak for all of us when I say that we wish him a HUGE Happy Birthday.

George has been very busy this week too. Practising his spelling as well as writing an AMAZING Hot Task which I will read to you in today’s vlog. He has also created an amazing Roman Army Recruitment poster which has enticing illustrations and phrases. Well done George!

Lastly, we have Rhys, who has been working on angles in Maths. I wonder if he’s been using our angles song. If you can remember it you could teacher your grown ups! He has created an a-z list of his favourite things and completed research on ‘how the body moves’. Like George, Rhys has produced a fantastic Hot Task, which I will share with you in my Vlog later on. Great job Rhys!

A note for grown ups

It was lovely to speak with those of you I manage to contact this week. I will be calling again in a couple of weeks for another catch up. These are just quick and informal check ins to see how you are doing and if there is anything else I can do to support you with home learning. I look forward to speaking with you all again soon.

There has been a lot in the news about school’s reopening to specific pupils. As of yet, we only have only received the same information and guidance that you can access online. We will keep you informed of any information as we receive it. Thank you all for you patience and hard work at this unprecedented time.

Remember that you can (but do not have to) access learning resources from The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize which they are adding to daily.


Final Messages

Thank you for showing me that despite not being in the classroom that you’re still ready and excited for learning. It was lovely to speak to so many of you on the phone. I’m proud of each and every one of you.

Remember you can email me if you get stuck and I will always do my best to help you.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Sellers


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