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Welcome to Class 4

Mr Hill

w/c 21.9.20

These are the new spellings for this week...

were, there, what, when, out, of, says, are.


The next spelling challenge will be next Monday, 28th Septemeber.

The children did very well with the spelling test on Monday. Thank you for your support at home.

Numeracy Game!

We have been playing 'Hit the button'. It is great for practising number bonds, doubles and our x10 tables. Click the link below to have a go!

Try the game here!


P.E - Matball skills!

w/c 14/9/20

I was glad to see that lots of children did really well again this week. Well done Class 4!


This week's spellings are...

like, so, do, some, come, little, one, into.

I am very impressed with the children in class 4 this week. Most of the children managed to get full marks on their spelling challenge! Well done Class 4! A big thank you to all the support from at home too!


Below are the new spellings. The challenge will be next Monday 14th September.

Spellings w/c 7/9/20











One or two children still need to practise one or two of the spellings from last week. I've listed them here.


Spellings w/c 31/8/20










Welcome back everyone!


We really hope your child has come home happy and excited about school today! We've all enjoyed being pirates for the day!


We have sent them home with their weekly spellings. These are to be practised at home please. They will be tested on these spellings every Monday.The spellings might be easy for your child at the moment but please bare with us as we get to know your child and their current level.

We have also sent them home with their 'Home/School Diary'. This is to stay at home and they can use it to practise their weekly spellings in (there are other activities in the front too).


At the moment we will not be asking for anything to be sent into school. All children have be provided with everything they need (water bottles, etc). We will be doing PE twice a week but we don't need the children to wear PE kits at this time, they will take off shoes and socks. If your child has earrings can these please be taken out on PE days if your child isn't able to do this independently? Thank you.


Class 4 PE days - Tuesday & Friday


I will continue to update this page with any information that you need.


Thank you 

Mr Hill

Ahoy Me Hearties

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Our new topic for the Autumn Term is 'Land Ahoy'.

We would love the children to dress up on the first day back in September for our 'Pirate Masterclass' day! Please don't buy an outfit especially, I've attached a picture to give ideas of how you can make an outfit using old clothes from home (there are lots more ideas online). The children can come simply in a hat, eye patch or a complete outfit, it's entirely up to them!


Hi everyone! I'm Mr Hill and I'm very excited to be welcoming you all to Class 4.


Ms Pinto and I hope you're all excited for the brilliant learning we will be doing in Year 2. We'll see you all back in class in September.

Hello from Mr Hill

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Hello from Ms Pinto

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I wanted to write one final message to say thank you all for being such a brilliant class this year. I'm sad that we didn't get a full year together but I am sure you have all done me proud with your brilliant work at home. Have a wonderful time over the summer holidays and hopefully I'll see you around school in September. Bye!



In this lesson play a fun and educational game to learn about dinosaurs and find out more about fossils and evolution.




Click the link to learn how to place items in alphabetical order using the first three letters of a word.


Have a lovely weekend!

Please don't forget to download the 'Class Dojo' app (instructions below) so that you can communicate with your Year 3 teacher from Monday smiley



All Class Dojo codes have now been sent out via the school app. 


New to ClassDojo?

1. Download the ClassDojo app

2. Open app and tap 'Parent' to create a parent account

3. Enter name, email & create a password

4. Tap ‘Add child (+)’ and use the unique code that was sent to you.


If you have any issues please contact the Junior School on 01709 828168


Thank you

Good morning!

Hopefully you will have received a letter from Mrs Pepper on the school app. Throughout today and tomorrow I will be sending each child their own personal code to be able to access the 'Class dojo' app that Y3 use. Please download the app (all instructions will be in the app message that I send you) as it will allow you to communicate directly with the Year 3 teachers.

If you haven't received the code by Friday lunchtime please call the junior school on 01709 828168 and they will be able to pass the code on to you. 

Thank you

Mrs Cliff






Do you know the story Aliens Love Underpants?

Click on the link below  and remind yourself what happens during the story.



I wonder can you now make up your own version of the story?

What else could the aliens love?



Hi Class 4! I hope you are well? I have a couple of activities for you today. Mrs Cliff is meeting up with Miss Sealey later this week so we will hopefully be able to give you a bit more information about year 3.






Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ella Bella is having a ballet lesson. Her teacher has given the children some clothes to dress up in and played some music called ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ for them to dance to. This music is based on William Shakespeare’s play and there are fairies and a king and queen in the play. When the ballet lesson ends, Ella Bella stays behind on her own to dance.

Watch TV presenter Alex Jones read an extract from Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and listen carefully to what happens.

Think about the following:

  • What is Ella Bella doing at the beginning?

  • Who do you think Puck is?

  • What is Puck looking for?

  • Who sent Puck?

  • Where does Puck take Ella Bella?




Click the link below to learn more about the life and achievements of Mary Seacole.


Check back on Wednesday for more activities!




Today our challenge is to design or make a healthy snack. 

Think back to our learning on healthy lifestyles, 

what do you think your body needs to be healthy?          




What types of food will you use and why? 

How will you encourage people to eat your healthy snack?

What will you do to make it look appealing? 

Now I wonder if you can take your learning further. 

Check out this link:


Do you know what what the 5 different food groups are? 


How much much food from each food group is needed for you to have a well balanced healthy diet?


I hope you enjoy watching the videos and completing the extra activities.



Information about Y3 teachers


Literacy- Today our learning involves being an author.   

First let's watch a traditional tale on espresso. You choose:


Little Red Riding Hood                          




Jack and the Beanstalk   


Now I'd like you to create your own traditional tale by re-writing the story but this time can you change either the character or the setting. 


Think about how your story will flow and don't forget to use your non-negotiables and key writing skills to make your story adventurous and interesting to read.  


Take some time to read your story back:

Does it make sense? 

Have you used the correct punctuation? 

Can you add anything more to improve your story further?



Do you know the difference between a city, town and village? 


Follow this link and learn all about the different types of settlements.


Watch the short films and complete the activities, I wonder what type of settlement do you live in? 






Good Morning Class 4! Check out the new activities below.





Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Spike the hedgehog wakes up one morning without his prickles – he is completely bare! He tries lots of different ways to cover himself up as he is so embarrassed - a frilly paper lampshade, a plate and even a sock. In the end, the balloons save the day. Will he get his prickles back?


Click the link to listen to the story. There are some activities to follow.




This link will take you to some videos and activities to get you thinking more deeply about properties of shapes. Don't forget to have a go at the game too. Make sure you click on the 'shape' section.




Do you know who Florence Nightingale is? Click the link to watch a video to find out.


Have a great day. Check back on Wednesday for some more actvities.




Hi everyone, don't forget to scroll below to find out your new class teacher for September.

I have a couple of new activities for you too.



This link will take you to some activities to remind you of the properties of 3D shapes.



Next it's time to use your imagination. Imagine you had some magic biscuits. What could happen?  Can you carry on this story....


Brian had often bought things from the market that had turned out to be the most outrageous, disappointing fakes.

He had presumed that the magic biscuits would have been exactly the same. How wrong he had been...


These questions might help get you thinking...

What had happened when Brian fed the biscuits to his dogs?

How quickly did they grow to this size do you think?

Did Brian give the biscuits to anything/anyone else?

Have the creatures stopped growing?

How will Brian keep them as pets?

What are the benefits/problems with having such enormous pets?

Is there a way for Brian to restore his animals to their original size?


Check back on Monday for more activities. Have a lovely weekend!




Class 4 if you have got a place at Herringthorpe Junior School your new Year 3 teacher will be Miss Sealey and you will be called Y3S.


We will be in touch as soon as the Government give us some more guidance.



Hi everyone! Today not only do I have new activities for you to have a go at but the Y3 teachers have also given me a leaflet to share with you all. It will tell you more about what you will be doing when you start the Junior school in September. How exciting!

Later this week I will let you know which Y3 teacher you have too!


Click this link for the leaflet all about Y3.


Learning time...


Today you can remind yourself of the properties of 2D shapes by clicking the link below.



Max has a key to a very special box - the Night Box. When it is time for the Night to begin, Max opens the box and lets Night out and Day does back inside. Then, in the morning, Night goes back into the box and Day comes out again. This is a magical story where we see the jobs of Night and Day as adventures.

Click this link to listen to the story and complete some activities.





Did you know...?

Antarctica is a continent of land at the very bottom of our planet.

It is a desert - but it's not hot, it's really, really cold.

The winter temperature can be minus 60°C.

It's called a desert because it hardly ever rains.

Today you can learn all about Antarctica. Click the link to watch some video clips. There is also a game to play at the end!



I hope you enjoy the activities!




Happy Monday everyone!


This link will show you how to describe position and directions. Help find some football equipment, before taking on the role of players and managers to practise following and giving instructions.



Today we are going to practise spotting errors in our writing and then improving it.

Click the link to watch the video and try out the activities.




Have you ever heard of William Shakespeare? He is one of the most famous writers in the world. Click the link to learn more.


Website of the week


On this website you will discover amazing facts about all different types of creatures.

You could create a factfile about some of them or maybe have a go at making a documentary by filming yourself talk about the animals!



Check back on Wednesday for new activities!


Friday 12th June 

Take a minute to think about what is important to you and your family?  kindness, love, honesty?

Talk to your family members. Do they agree?


Can you discuss and come up with a set of family values?


I wonder can you design and make a badge to show what is important.




Also don't forget to keep up with your reading. This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. If you have not signed up already, will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.



Wednesday 10th June




Hi there, I was just thinking about all the different wildlife I have seen recently in my garden, from the beautiful butterflies to the new baby blackbirds, not of course forgetting the hedgehogs.


Have you seen any wildlife in your gardens?        Today's challenge is to spot an animal in your garden.


Look closely how would you describe it? 

Research some facts. 

Can you put together a fact file about that animal for other people to read?

Don't forget to include pictures, photographs, interesting facts about the animal and their habitat.





For an extra science challenge on different animals and their habitats take a look on this link  and see if you can watch the videos and complete the activities. 

8th June 2020

Good Morning!

Today I have some Numeracy, SPaG and History activities for you to have a go at. 


Firstly, this link will take you to a video and a couple of activities/games to recap odd and even numbers.




Next can you use your problem solving skills to answer these?






SPaG - Punctuation

Here are some activities to recap how to use exclamation marks.



Today, we think of prisons as places for people who have done terrible things, but 200 years ago, people were also sent to prison for small crimes, like stealing bread. If a woman was sent to prison, her children had to go too!

No matter what the crime, everyone was treated badly in these dark and frightening places.

Elizabeth Fry believed this was wrong and helped change prisons forever.

Discover more about her life here....


Check back on Wednesday for more activities.


Hello everyone!

In numeracy today we are recapping division. There are two different ways to solve division calculations, we can 'share' or we can 'group'. The links below will remind you how to do both. 







Learn about the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, including the major sights, some traditions and the Rio carnival.




Music time... Click the link to sing, play or clap along with different songs.



Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely week off in the sunshine!


To do some activities around the 10 times table click here...


Here are some activities to help you practise the 5 times table too...


Here you can practise using different sentence types such as questions and exclamative sentences.


Finally, some history...

Click the link to learn about the life, actions and achievements of Mohandas Gandhi.


I will upload more activities on Thursday this week but don't forget you can check out Bbc Bitesize whenever you like for new activities!




Click the link to learn about Australia including the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and the wider continent of Oceania.






Have a go at the three challenges below. Click the link to the website to see the answers once you've had a go. I wonder if you can get all 3 correct?!







Have a lovely spring bank holiday! Enjoy!



Literacy 20.05.20


 Today's challenge: Can you write a review of your favourite book or film?


Tell me who the main characters are and what happens.

What is your favourite bit? Why?

What is your least favourite bit?

Why don't you recommend your book to someone else? Who do you think might enjoy it?


Check out this video for some handy tips on how to write your review.


Check out this video of Pheonix giving her book review.

Maybe you could have a go at presenting and recording your book review as an extra challenge once you have had a go at writing it.

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you have had a lovely weekend!


Click the links for some more activities...


Here you will find some activities to practise bonds to 100. E.g. 40 + 60 = 100



Perhaps you would like to practise multiplication. This link will take you to some activities.




This link will take you to a reading challenge. Listen to the video and then complete the activities.




Finally why not learn about another famous person in History. Click the link to find out about the life of Rosa Parks.







Today I have got a couple of videos to remind you how to add and subtract 2 two-digit numbers. Click the links for the videos. Then make up some of your own number sentences e.g. 34 + 23 =       65 - 24 =

If you prefer to draw your jottings underneath each number (like we do in class) that's ok! Some of you may be able to work mentally too by adding the tens up in your head and then the ones.


addition -


subtraction -





Click the link to read an extract from the book Cyril & Pat. There are some activities linked to the book afterwards.



This book is about Cyril, the only squirrel in Lake Park, who is very lonely. One day he meets Pat – Pat is big and grey, and Cyril mistakes him for another squirrel! They become great friends and the two have lots of adventures and fun together - Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone else thinks that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat is actually a rat!



I know many of you love animals! This link takes you to videos to learn all about:










Have a lovely weekend!




Literacy- Write a letter to your class teacher and tell them about what you have been doing.           




When planning your letter don't forget to think about:

  • The purpose of your letter.
  • Including conjunctions in your sentences.
  • Adding some time connectives.
  • Remember your non-negotiables.
  • Think about your presentation, handwriting and spelling.


Remember to keep re-reading your letter back to check it makes sense.


Check out this video for some handy tips on how to write a good letter. 


Think about who else you could send a letter to:


How about a new pen pal or sending a letter to the author of your favourite book? 


I'm sure someone in your family or someone you know would love to receive a letter.


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I hope you all had a lovely weekend! 


Click the link below for some activities to help you with addition & subtraction! Don't forget, this won't be brand new learning but it will help you to keep your numeracy skills up to scratch!




Next you could learn about the life and achievements of a famous person in history. Click the link below.








Today's challenge: read some poems or a tongue twister.
Can you rehearse and perform them to an audience?


Check out the link below and explore the website. There are funny poems, animal poems, gross poems and lots more. 


Take your learning further by having a go at writing your own poem. There is a lesson about writing poems on the website to help you. 


I will look forward to reading your poems soon.



Hi everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend!

Below are a couple of new challenges to help keep your brains working!


Maths - Fact Families

Back in the Autumn we learnt about fact families. Click the link below to see what you can remember.





Click the link below to take you to the game 'Small Town Superheroes'. This game will let you practise sentence work, punctuation and prefixes/suffixes. (We haven't learnt about prefixes yet but I think you will pick it up quite easily!)




Website of the week


If you feel like being creative this week then you might find some fun ideas on this website.



Finally, I mentioned this last week but forgot to attach the link - sorry!

This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. You will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.



New Challenges 1.5.20


Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a few more activities for you to choose from. Do as many or as few as you can manage 


I know some of you love 'Funnybones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Click this link for a variety of activities.






All sorts of music can be made by just using your body. Click the link below to have a go yourself!





How many of these can you solve?

Challenge 1


Challenge 2

Challenge 3

This one is quite tricky but I think some of you will be able to have a really good go!



Click here to check your answers! Scroll right down to the bottom of the page.



Finally...This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. You will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.


Have a great weekend. I'll be back with more challenges on Monday. 



Reading 29.4.20

Click the link below for some reading challenges.




Literacy 29.04.20



Take a look on

Does the tunnel ever end? I wonder can you draw what could be at the end of it?


Challenge 1:  Read the story starter. 


Challenge 2: Question Time- Think  about the questions on the web page, use your

                                              imagination, inference skills and creativity to answer them.


Challenge 3: Can you continue the story starter ?

                    What will happen next?

                    Think about the questions you have just answered can you use them to add     

                     extra detail to your story? 

                     How will your story end


Good Luck, I'm looking forward to hearing your stories. 


Welcome back, I hope you have had a lovely weekend!



Challenge 2:


Click this link to find lessons all about money.


There's also a fun game to play too...



Challenge 3:


This link will take you to a reading challenge.



I hope you enjoy the challenges. I will upload more activities on Wednesday!



Geography 24.4.20


Let’s learn about the United Kingdom!



Can you draw the flag of the UK? Maybe you could then research and learn the countries of the UK and the capital cities.



To take your learning even further I wonder if you could design a travel guide to encourage people to visit the UK.




Home Learning 22.04.20



Think back to the story ‘Whatever Next’. Baby Bear imagined going to the moon. Can you invent a space story? Will you visit the moon or somewhere else? Who will go with you? What will you do there?


Click here


If you enjoyed that writing challenge take a look at this link. This home learning booklet will keep you busy and help you to practise the skills you need to take your reading and writing further.


Click here  


I hope you have all had a lovely Easter!


Today I have got you a numeracy challenge and a new website to explore that I think you will really like!


Numeracy 10 more and 10 less

Make your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten).

Make your own tens and ones baseboard and practise adding and subtracting 10 from your number.

Link to video on adding 10:


The video shows how to work with 'hundreds' too. Don't worry if you're not sure about this. You only need to be able to add and subtract tens from two digit numbers at the moment.




Do you like comics? Enjoy this free digital copy of The Beano.



You are sure to find some other great things on the website too, including, quizzes, jokes and games.




Home Learning Week 2 (03.04.20)



Internet Safety

Can you talk about internet safety with an adult.

(link to web page)


Please take note of the 4-7 section and the parent/carer section for information.



Now make a safety poster to share your safety knowledge with other people.

Take a look at some examples:


Home Learning Week 2 (1.4.20)


Your challenge for today is to write a character profile about a member of your family. Start by drawing a picture of them and then write about their appearance and their personality. Try to start each sentence in a different way.


He/she has....

You might notice that...

In my opinion...

It is true that...


To take your learning further why not write a character profile for your favourite book/film/tv character.



Home Learning Week 2 (30.03.20)


Your numeracy learning for this week is to click on the link below and play some of the games. There are lots to choose from!


Don't forget to continue practising your 2, 5 & 10 times tables. Ask a grown up to write some down for you to solve as quickly as you can. E.g. 2 x 5 =, 4 x 10 =, 8 x 2 =

You could make a game of 'times tables bingo' or 'times table pairs'. 




I wonder what facts you can discover about space?




Hi again Class 4!

Are you managing to get in the garden and have fun in the sunshine? It's beautiful at the moment!

I hope you have managed to do some fab writing about your family! 


Your challenge for day 3 (27/3/20) is a creative one :-)


I wonder if you can use your creativity skills to produce a self portrait. You can do a pencil sketch, coloured pencil, pastel, paint or even a collage!

Maybe you could do it in a 'Pop Art' style like we were doing in school.



Hello again Class 4,

Have you been keeping fit with Joe Wicks? Keep it up !


Welcome to day 2 - 25.03.20

Today's challenge is Literacy and it is based around.......


Can you write a fact file all about your family (pets too!).

Tell me what they look like?

What are their favourite and least favourite things?

Remember to make it sound interesting for the reader!


Don't forget to keep visiting our website of the week (there's lots to explore on there).

Welcome to Class 4

Mr Hill


Hi Class 4!

Mr Hill here! I hope you are all happy and healthy. Check back here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a new challenge.

Here is day 1 of your home learning.



Spend 10 minutes each day practising your number bonds, doubling, halving and times tables (x2, x5, x10).

Link to a website for practising:


Website of the Week

The website of the week is espresso. On here you will find some fantastic videos and learning opportunities!


Maybe take a look at this link on seasons and seasonal changes!


Have Fun!!



White Rose Maths

White Rose are producing home learning sessions. Click the link for the first session here.

PE with Joe!

Cooking Club


Some members of our class have been using exciting recipes to whip up some beautiful food at Cooking Club after school. We have explored how important food hygiene is and we learning to follow recipes. Here are some pictures of us cooking: