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Welcome to Class 4 - Miss Pearn 



Hello Class 4,

I hope you enjoyed transition week and are excited to meet your new teachers in September. 


We have made it to our final week of Year 1! We have had a very different year, starting with our first 2 terms in school sharing stories, songs, jokes, laughs and lots of learning to finishing with our last term learning with your teachers at home. Your adults have worked so hard and done an amazing job of helping you with your learning at home. I am so proud of each and every one of you in Class 4 for always trying your best and still sharing your super work with me even though we aren't together in school. 


I have really enjoyed being your teacher this year and I'm sad that we didn't get to finish the year together in school. I know you will all be ready for your new adventures in year 2 and show your new teachers just how brilliant you all are. Remember, always believe in yourself and don't give up. You CAN do it : - )


I have something to share with you later this week (on here) so keep watching out for that and Mrs Topping and I are going to try and visit you all this week (on Friday) with a little surprise, so keep an eye on your doorsteps.


Before you relax for the summer, we have one more week of home learning activities to complete. This week all of your activities are based around the story 'The Gruffalo'. I hope you enjoy them and I would love to see your work in our final week. If you would like to show me your work, have any worries or if you or your grown ups have any questions, you can email me at


Miss Pearn : - )

Home Learning Grid Week Beginning 13.7.20 - Listen to 'The Gruffalo' Story here to help you with your work this week

Resources for week beginning 13.7.20

Monday Resources

Fluency Maths Game - Odd and Even Numbers Option 1 or Option 2

White Rose Maths Home Learning Link 'Week 12, Lesson 1 - Telling Time to the Hour'.

Maths - Letter from the little brown mouse

Maths - Gruffalo Time Activity Sheet

Gruffalo Phonics

Gruffalo Song Lyrics

Gruffalo Song with Sign Language Video 

Tuesday Resources

Maths Fluency Kahoot!

Maths - Tallest Creature in the Wood

Science - Animal Fact File 

 Wednesday Resources


Maths - Mouse food collections

Phonics - Gruffalo True or False Game

English - Gruffalo Video to support description of the wood

English - Pictures to support planning of description of the wood

English - Planning Template

 Change4life - Choose an Activity

Thursday Resources

Maths - Gruffalo Comparing Numbers

Cosmic kids Yoga YouTube channel

Weekly Spellings - Week Beginning 13.7.20

This week Class 4's spellings to be tested on Friday 17th July are past tense verbs that end with the -ed suffix which we practised in our work a few weeks ago. 







You can practise using your purple homework books in lots of different ways or be as creative as you can.  

The following sentences can be dictated to the children for them to copy down. While we mainly focus on the accuracy of their spelling words, we also check for capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, use of sounds and other good spelling.

The bee  buzzed past me and landed on a lovely flower.

I walked into the classroom, clapped my hands and listened to my teacher.

Ben whispered to his friend.

Class 4 Word of the Week: astounding (adjective)

Definition: Something that is a shock or surprisingly impressive.

Example: The Gruffalo is an astounding story. 

Synonyms: Amaze, surprise, shock

Antonyms (words that mean the opposite): Boring, calm, dull

Challenge: Have you done something that was astounding? Can you draw a picture to show it?

Set 4 Sounds with Miss Pearn

Home Learning Grid W/C 29.6.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download


Below are the resources to support the above grid 

Monday Resources

White Rose Maths Home Learning Link

White Rose Maths Activity Sheet - Counting to 100

English Activity - 'Tiddler' tall tales example

History - BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

PE with Joe Wicks

Tuesday Resources

White Rose Maths Home Learning Link

White Rose Maths Activity Sheet - Partitioning Numbers

Set 4 Sound Cards

Oxford Owls

See video below for English Example

Wednesday Resources


Maths - Partitioning Numbers 

English - Create your own character template and example

Science - BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons 

Change4life - Choose an Activity

Thursday Resources



Art - Nature's Paintbrushes

Cosmic kids Yoga YouTube channel


Home Learning Grid W/C 22.6.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download


Below are the resources to support the above grid 

Monday Resources

Phonics Missing Words 

Activity based on Tiddler

PSHE - While we can't hug

Cosmic kids Yoga YouTube channel

Tuesday Resources

White Rose Maths - Comparing Number within 50 video

White Rose Maths Worksheet 

Set 4 Sound Cards

Oxford Owls

Music - Songs for the Big Sing:

Warm up in style

We're Detectives

Completely Uniquely Me

Take 5 Styles

Give it all you've got

Try and Try again

Wednesday Resources

Phonics - Obb and Bob Opiton 1 / Option 2

Comprehension Questions about the story 'Tiddler'

Science - BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons 

Active - Be Lumiere's Guest

Thursday Resources


White Rose Maths - Order Numbers within 50 video

White Rose Maths Worksheet

Music - Join the Big Sing at 2pm


Home Learning Grid W/C 15.6.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download

Home Learning Grid W/C 8.6.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download 

Home Learning Grid W/C 1.6.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download

Home Learning Grid W/C 18.5.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download

 Home Learning Grid W/C 11.5.20

Home Learning Monday - Tuesday Grid Download

Home Learning Wednesday - Thursday Grid Download

Home Learning Grid W/C 4.5.20

Monday - Wednesday Grid

Thursday - Friday Grid

Home Learning Grid W/C 27.4.20

Monday - Wednesday Grid

Thursday - Friday Grid 

Listen to and join in with the story 'Tiddler' to recap Tiddler's tall tales

Tuesday English Activity - Modelling putting ideas into sentences

What we've been up to ...   

2019 - 2020

Spring Art Day

Ideation - Using art to form characters for our stories

Fieldwork - Identifying human and physical features of our school grounds

December – Elf’s Magical Mischief

From the beginning of December, we have had a special visitor in Class 4 – Buddy the Elf.  He has been keeping a close eye on us and, each night, has been reporting back to Santa Claus in the North Pole. Every morning, Buddy has been coming back and causing mischief. We have been super excited to see what he has been up to. We have read messages from Buddy, drawn him pictures and cards and written him letters and notes. We have even thought and talked about what he might get up to the next morning. What a sneaky elf!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Art Day

On art day, we have had lots of fun making our Christmas cards and calendars by printing using our hands. We had to think about which colours we needed to use for what we were creating. We also created Christmas collages, exploring different textures and patterns. Before collaging, we practised our sketching skills and discussed the method we needed to use. We also painted the nativity scene that was used in all of the school Christmas performances. By mixing colours, we created the colours that we needed. We experimented with colour mixing to get the correct shade.


Evil Pea left rules around our school to try to make the children bad like him! We explored school to find the rules and take them down before the other children saw them. After reading each one, we created new rules to make sure our school remains a lovely place to learn. The next day, it was our job to create a new superhero for our own story. We worked in groups and had lots of fun making a role on the wall. We shared ideas and discussed who our new character could be.


Over the past two weeks, we have been reading 'Supertato' in English. 

Evil Pea visited our classroom and captured Supertato and the fruit and vegetables. He left a mess behind him and a note! We investigated what happened, made wanted posters and completed some amazing independent writing.

Adam Bushnell - Author Visit

Adam Bushnell visited our class and brought a special visitor. It was his pet tortoise Jet who had some unusual costumes. Adam and Jet helped us formulate ideas for our very own story about Jet and his adventure to marry a monkey princess. We were very imaginative and has some amazing ideas. Our storyboards were fantastic and we used them to write our own stories.

Guess what? At the end of the session, we got to hold Jet and stroke his shell very carefully. 

An Autumn Walk

We have started to  learn about seasonal change. We can name all four seasons and are beginning to learn the months that are in each season. 

What are the first signs of Autumn? Can we see any yet?

We went outside to explore and investigate on the school field, the yard and into the conservation area for the first signs of Autumn. We saw acorns on trees, leaves beginning to turn yellow and a few leaves that had fallen from the trees. Flowers were beginning to wither and we found lots of pine cones on the ground.

Magical Maths

On the 9th September, we received a letter from a wizard named Wanda! It was our job to make maths potions to unlock a mystery box but we had to get the potion correct for the box to open.

To make the potion for Wanda, we worked in groups to find different numbers of objects from around the classroom. Our main job was to count accurately. Once we had found them all, we made a line of objects and counted them all carefully .

Guess what? We worked so hard on our careful counting that we made enough potion to open the mystery box. In the box, we found new sparkly dip prizes and another letter from Wanda. Wanda gave us a whole class dojo!

Our First Week Back

During our first week back , we were been given lots of fun activities to help us explore our new learning environment. We have learnt where and what each area is, how to use it and where all of the things we need are.

Our topic focus during our first week back has been ‘People Who Help Us’. We have learnt about lots of jobs that people work in which help us! There are doctors, vets, firefighters, dinner supervisors, teaching assistants and many more!

Throughout the week, we wrote letters to thank people who have helped us, learnt about job roles in detail and talked about the many qualities needed for different job roles.

 We created our own role play area, designing our own costumes and used small word and construction to enhance our learning. We also know lots about who and how people can help us in school and at home.


The Great Fire of London

We used the Now Press Play headphones for the first time today. We participated in an episode of The Great Fire of London by listening to what happened and joining in with lots of actions. By the end of the episode, we had learnt lots of new facts about our topic and we can't wait to use the headphones again!

Outdoor Phonics

We went outside and used chalk and our phonic knowledge to write our own alien words. Once we had written our words, it was our partner's job to decode them. We had lots of fun and tried our best not to get chalk EVERYWHERE! 

My Village Assembly 

Every day materials hunt 

Dojo Party