Have a great week Holkham (29/06/20)

Good Morning Holkham,

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. You can find this week’s ‘Home Learning Grid’ here… Year 3 and 4 29.6.20

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. Please try and do as many as you possibly can!


  • Firstly, I’d like you to think about the word persuasion. If you don’t know it see if you can find the definition in a dictionary or online. What does it mean to try to persuade someone? What might you want to persuade someone about? Make a list of things you could persuade people to do.
  • Next, I would like you to write you ‘Cold Task’ – a short piece of writing to persuade someone to allow you to do something/to get something it must give reasons why.
  • Then, look at the model text –Why you Should Join the Roman Army, and think about – What is the writer trying to persuade the reader to do? What do we think of the text? Are you persuaded?
  • Lastly, look through the text and find any words you don’t understand. Find out the meaning of these words.



Should you get to the end of your books. Please go back through each PowerMaths book you have at home. 3B/3C or 4B/4C and complete any missed questions or revisit anything you found tricky. 

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



Mrs Shaw has put on a quiz for you to do on Science, which you can find on Education City. Please do this as soon as you get the chance.

You can also find a video here on evaporation which will give you the foundation you need to build your knowledge on for Science learning this week.


This week you will be learning all about Mount Vesuvius and it’s famous, yet devastating irruption over Pompeii.

You might find this video on the irruption interesting

and this example experiment of a volcano erupting equally awesome.

Other Learning

If you didn’t get chance last week. 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 29/06/20′. I will keep the ’22/06/20 folder’ open so that you can still access anything from there if 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

Just in case you missed it – we are working on a class yearbook photo contest. If you have a photo of your child from when they were a baby that you wouldn’t mind sending to me for the competition, that’d be great. You can find more information about our plans here…  https://greyfriars.academy/2020/06/26/class-year-book-photos-contest/ 

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

I hope you have a great week this week. I really think you’ll love learning all about Mount Vesuvius – I’ve always found it so fascinating. I hope I can visit Pompeii one day.

Have great week Holkham,

Mr Sellers


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