What a marvellous Monday - may the 4th be with you Class 4! It was wonderful to catch up with some of you last week and hear your voices. I will be catching up with the rest of you this week.

I'm looking forward to when we can all meet again - don't know where, don't know when but I'm sure it will at some point in the near future - keep smiling!

Alongside our key home learning that we've been following weekly (see below) we have a new research project this week - can you guess what it is? Yes - VE Day.

History/ Research Project

Study the VE Day information in each Powerpoint ( Links below) and from your own research to answer the following questions.

1. What is VE Day?

2. When did it take place?

3. How was it announced?

4. How was VE Day celebrated?

5. How did it feel to be there on the day? from a soldier's perspective/ a child's perspective.

You could write a newspaper article/factfile/powerpoint - remember to always check your work (SPaG) and send your finished piece to the school email address  - I love seeing your amazing work.

VE Day Art

VE Day was commemorated in many ways, including the production of special cups. Design your own VE Day cup, make it bright and eye catching - what could you include on your design?


'Stay at Home' Street Party - How did people celebrate VE Day? what decorations went up? what did they eat? ( Your favourite Louis - spam sandwiches?) You could make your very own Union Jack bunting - be inventive. I'd love to see your ideas.


VE Day Music

Check out the Horrible Histories VE day song and research songs that were popular in WW2 - perhaps you could record yourself singing (We have some beautidul singing voices in Class 4) or playing one of the songs on an instrument ( Piano, Ruby?).

Please note there are document links right at the bottom of this article.


WHITE ROSE MATHS - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

Please click on the appropriate year group.

BBC Bitesize - I've included links below as an alternative to White Rose.



20 dice games to play - please click on the document below to discover lots of fun games.

Emoji Code Breaker - please click on the document below to solve the codes.


T4W - Talk For Writing Home-school Booklets - A new 2 week booklet.

Please click on the document link below for a new pack.

Year 5 – Meet The Rhy-Swano-Zeb-tah

Year 6 - The City Of Silence

Both workbooks have comprehension and grammar activities, and the children can work through them at their own pace. In addition, there are links to recordings of the original stories so that the children can work independently.

Journey Into Space - as an alternative, if Space is your thing, click on the document below to expore a whole world of English.

Don't forget BBC Bitesize also has some great activities.

Daily Challenges

There will be daily challenges published each day. Why not have a go and send any pictures to school.

Other Useful Websites

Here is a quick reminder of the main websites and resources that you could be using during this week to carry on your learning.

Reminder of Activities at home: 

Don’t forget – little and often – you don’t need to go on every site every day! 

TT Rockstars – try to complete 30 mins a session. https://ttrockstars.com/  

EDSHED - Spelling and Maths Shed website https://play.edshed.com/  Try and focus on Stages 5 and 6 

5 A Day Maths website  https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ 

Power Maths Books – 30 mins a session, if possible.  This may not be a complete lesson in the book.  Try to focus on pages that are not new to you.  

KIRFs – Spend 15 minutes working on some KIRF facts learning them by heart.  (Conker KIRFs has some great online games for this.) http://www.conkermaths.org/cmweb.nsf/pages/kirfs.html  

Daily Reading – at least 30 mins a day, write down new vocabulary – don’t forget to investigate what these words mean!  If you finish a book, complete a book review – we’d love to see these!  

Read theory – online reading comprehension minimum of 30 mins a session.  We can see your progress – Can you do 10 quizzes this week? Go to : readtheory.org/auth/login. I can see that lots of you have been really exploring this site. 

Writing - Pobble 365 – just go to the pobble website (pobble365) and chose one that you like. Please remember to add the date of the one you chose to your title so I can share it when we get back to school. 

Handwriting and Spelling – 15 mins per day, using the statutory word lists provided. Or use Spelling Shed website (EDSHED) 

Year 6 : Your revision guides are a great resource. 

Mr Doey's Youtube PE lessons - Please follow the link to Sporting Influence's online PE lessons. Mr Doey teaches at Goldsborough and taught here at Sicklinghall a few years ago. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVI1Px44RfkXT267Nk__mEg/videos

Charanga Music- Everyone should have a log in for Charanga music website.  There are lots of great activities on there too.

Maths On The Move - Challenge Sheets - Try these out ... something a little different! https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/programme/maths-move-home-challenges?dm_...


Remember -have fun, do a little each day and really go to town on this week's project - I know how amazing you all are and I can't wait to hear what you've been doing.

Take Care

Mrs Ashford/ Mrs Greenin x