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14th May

Hello Fir Class,


We have really enjoyed our phone calls with you all over the past couple of weeks, hearing about your time in lockdown. There have been some fabulous examples of home learning sent to us this week too, which you can see below. 

Some of you took part in Mr Tull's PE Challenge. There has been another installment this week, a brand new challenge for you all to try. Clearly all the praise and recognition is not going to Mr Tull's head AT ALL.  Videos of the challenges can be found on class pages, along with a montage of all the video entries that Mr Tull received last week. 

Also on class pages is Reading with Mrs Johnson. Mrs Johnson uploads a new installment of her KS1 and KS2 stories every Tuesday and Thursday, so remember to tune in! In addition to all this is Forest School at Home with Mr Lenton, which is updated with fresh ideas weekly and Cooking with Mrs Kyne, which has many a tasty recipe. I know a few of you have had a go at some already and seem very happy with your efforts. We are just sorry that you can no longer bring your baked goods in for us all to try!

As always, take care and keep safe!


Miss Miller and Mrs Causer 

Examples of Home Learning


I know many of you have been continuing to revise your times tables, which is fantastic. You can still use times tables rockstars, or practise in any way you find best for you. You might even want to challenge someone in your home to a round of times tables splat! 

Another thing I would like you to do is go out in your garden and find at least ten different ways that you can see 'Maths' in your garden. Examples could be perimeter, shapes, measure, symmetry, arrays and so on. You will start to spot it everywhere.


We are continuing this week with Week 4 of the White Rose Hub.


Over the next couple of weeks our Art lessons will be linked to our topic of the Tudors. 

In Tudor times there were no cameras, so rich people would have artists paint their portraits so that future generations could see what they looked like. It was also a good opportunity for people to show how wealthy they were. They would often wear their most expensive clothes and jewellery to show how rich and important they were. One of the most famous portraitists of the 16th century was Hans Holbein. He was a German artist who came to England in 1526. In 1535 he became King’s Painter to Henry VIII, painting portraits of the king and other members of the royal family.

The portrait of Anne of Cleves is the picture that Holbein painted for Henry in Germany to show him what she looked like before they were married. When Henry saw her in person he was angry with Holbein for making her look prettier than she was. He called her the ‘Flander’s Mare’ and divorced her a few months later.


Choose a Tudor portrait. You can use one of the ones you see on here, or find your own portrait of a Tudor Royal. Try to replicate the portrait, either by sketching or using paints. 

Alternatively, you can dress up as a Tudor, photograph yourself and then sketch or paint your own portrait!

Tudor Portraits



You are allowed to choose three of the following wishes. Decide which three you would pick and discuss your reasons with someone at home. 


1. Unlimited wealth

2. 100 years of perfect health

3. Being able to fly

4. To look young and beautiful all your life

5. Ability to cure any illness

6. Ability to read minds

7. Ability to bring people back from the dead

8. Immortality for you and two family members

9. Super strength

10. Ability to remember everything you read and hear word for word. 


Guided Reading


This week I would like you to think of a traditional children's story that you know really well. Some examples include:

- Little Red Riding Hood

- Jack and the Beanstalk

- The Three Little Pigs

- Hansel and Gretel

I would like you to retell the story from the point of view of the 'wicked' character, for example the wolf, the giant or the witch. Show your knowledge of the original story, but persuade the reader to feel some sympathy for the wicked character instead.