Holkham’s Wednesday update (20/05/20)

Good Morning Holkham,

I hope you’re having a fantastic week. If you haven’t found it yet you can access this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ here…Year 3 and 4 Home Learning Grid. Please don’t feel you must complete all of these activities, they are just there to give you and your grown ups inspiration for learning opportunities. That being said, please try and do as many as you possibly can!


English (copied from Monday’s Blog)

This week you will be reading and internalising (memorising) a new model text.

  • Firstly, I would like you to start the week by exploring newspaper reports. If you can, look through a newspaper and find an article you like. Read through it and share it with a grown up. What do you like about the report? What did you find out from it?
  • Next, I want you to read the new model text ‘Romans Have Conquered’, think about each part of the story and what you like and dislike about it, then think of any similarities, or questions you’d like to answer, between this and other types of writing you have read before. You can use this grid ‘Likes, Dislikes, Similarities and Questions‘ to help you.
  • After that, discuss with a grown up or make a list of the different features of the text. How is the text laid out? What do you notice about the headline? Did you see any of these features in the newspaper that you looked at earlier in the week?
  • Then, keep practising the text until you have memorised it and made up your own actions.

Romans have Conquered!


Maths (copied from Monday’s Blog)

Power Maths books 3C and 4C follow the next lesson in sequence as they build on your previous learning each day. You can find the textbook here: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4

Year 3 – You are going to be working on Angles. Remember to use the angles song from our Maths Meetings. What the video here (I think this teacher is a bit of a better singer than me)

Year 4 – You are continuing you learn about Time! You can use this video to help you.


Topic (Rotten Roman) (copied from Monday’s Blog)

Watch the BBC clip on the Roman roads https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zdgrkqt

Use this website to investigate Roman Roads https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/romans/roman-roads Can you name some of the Roman roads? Can you find them on a map of the United Kingdom?



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

Don’t forget that if you would like additional reading comprehension resources you can find some here… Reading Booklets


Learning celebrations 

David has been working very hard on identifying Roman Roads on a map and practising his spellings. He has also been using potatoes printing and has created a great pattern picture below. Well done!

George has has a busy week last week so far. Working hard on telling the time in Maths with amazing verbal reasoning and producing great research on the joints of the human body and a diagram of a Roman Road. 

Freya has sent me her suspense building Hot Task which I think is brilliant. I’ve tried to make this extra large so you can read it on the website. I notice great fronted adverbials, spelling, grammar and handwriting. Freya has also created a video performance of ‘Dem Bones’ which I will upload in Friday’s Vlog.


A note for grown ups

It was lovely to speak with those of you I manage to contact this last 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.

There are ideas for ideas for extra activities from the National Education Union on last Monday’s blog if you would like to have a look at them.


Final Messages

Thank you to all of of you who have sent me work this week. It’s been really lovely to see what you have been up to. It’s our last push now until half-term on Friday. Keep going so you can have have a well earned rest.

Speak to you Friday,

Mr Sellers


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