Good Morning Holkham (08/06/20)

Good Morning Holkham,

I hope you all had a great weekend. You can find this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ here… Year 3 and 4 8th June 2020. Remember that it is on the front page of the website should you need to find it again quickly and I’m at the other end of an email if you have problems opening the PDF. 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!



This week you will be reading and internalising (memorising) a new model text called ‘The King of the Fishes‘. I want you to write a list of unfamiliar words and their definitions, which you may have discussed with your grown ups last week. Have a look on the grid at adding subordinate clauses to simple sentences to make them more descriptive. Here are the examples….

The storm was a natural disaster as it caused havoc on the roads.

There was a tremendous round of applause at the end of the play while the cast took a bow.

You can also begin boxing up the text into different parts too, following the boxing up grid below. Remember that at this stage you are just boxing up The King of The Fishes. Next week, you will have the opportunity to innovate (change) this into your own story.

The King of the Fishes Model Text

Boxing Up



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 textbooks here:

Year 3: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear3

Year 4: https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4

Year 3 – You are continuing to work on angles and the properties of shape. Remember to use the angles song from our Maths Meetings. Watch the video here to remind you (I think this teacher is a bit of a better singer than me).

Year 4 – You are moving onto statistics. Start off by watching the video below on pictograms and then use the link above to access the textbook with your grown ups.



We are going to continue learning about matter and will be moving on to learning about gasses. Have a look at the links below to help you.

BBC Bitesize Matter

Topic (Rotten Romans)

This week we are going to be learning all about Roman catapults. Please see the video below on how you could make one of your own. Follow the steps on your grid and, if you get the chance to make one, measure the distance you were able to launch your projective and send me a photo/video for Friday’s blog/vlog.

Other Learning

I’d like you to have a go at Roman Numerals this week too. Have a look at this video and then see if you can write down the numbers 1-20 for me.

I have uploaded more learning to Education City into a folder called ‘Holkham Home Learning 08/06/20′. I will keep the ’01/06/20 folder’ open so that you can still access anything from there you haven’t yet completed it.

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. Remember to look, say, cover, write and check each one until you get super fast and accurate. The focus spellings are on your under Monday’s English on the Home Learning Grid.



When you are reading for 10 minutes each day, ask 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).

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


A note for grown ups

There has been a lot in the news about school’s reopening to specific pupils. Greyfriars Academy will proceed with an extended opening, following Government guidelines from Tuesday June 2nd 2020. As of yet, the opening does not extend to Year 3/4 pupil unless they are part of a key-working family. Please contact the school office if you would like anymore information on this.

As mentioned last week, my blogging and video messages will change slightly in the coming weeks. Blog post will be on a Monday and Friday, with a short video message include on a Friday only. However, you will still receive your child’s ‘Home Learning Grids’ as usual on a Monday morning. Please note it might take me slightly longer to reply to E-mails enquiries.

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

Keep striving to be the best I know you can be this week. Remember, as always, you can email me if you get stuck and I will always do my best to help you as quickly as I can. Always show your grown ups our three school rules – ready, respectful and safe. They work just as well at home as they do in school.

Have great week Holkham,

Mr Sellers


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