Class 4 – Speak live on BBC Radio Humberside

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The secret is out!

This morning three of our children spoke to Amanda White as part of the Sally Fairfax breakfast show to promote our World Bee Day project as part of our careers curriculum (photos to follow).

California street shut down after 40,000 bees swarm from hotel | Bees | The  Guardian

Each class has been issued with £10 to improve the school site. Class 4 decided that they wanted to have a lasting impact that would come back every year even after the children eventually leave Brandesburton Primary School. The children were also aware that World Bee Day is on 20th May and that Bees are struggling yet they are really important for the environment for pollenating. Therefore, we decided that we wanted to plant lots of bulbs and bee friendly plants in the school grounds to attract more bees and to help them.

We know that £10 doesn’t go very far, so we were hoping that the local community could help us and bees through match funding.

How it works:

  • We are asking local businesses to either donate £10 or purchase the equivalent cost of bulbs or plants.
  • If possible we would like to plant half of the donated bulbs or plants on our site and then for you to plant the other half at your site, however we are willing to plant all bulbs and plants at our site it you don’t have anywhere.
  • With the aim of creating a beacon for Bees within the Humberside Radio area to help the environment.

If you would like to support our project please visit

If you would like to listen back to the programme, simply google BBC Radio Humberside or access the BBC Sounds website.

Spelling and Multiplication 16.4.2021

As we move into the summer term we are going to focus on spelling rules and techniques in school, therefore I will no longer be issuing spellings to practice at home. However, we will still be carrying out weekly multiplication tests. This week I would like the children to practice their 12x tables, we will be testing next Friday.

As always I advise using the topmarks website:

It is also beneficial to use:

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

Homework W.C 16th April

Today in art, we have been learning about perspective by exploring the work of Japanese artist Hokusai and his 36 views of Mount Fuji.  In addition to this, we used our map reading skills to locate Asia, Japan and finally Mount Fuji.

For your homework I would like you to spend some time researching Mount Fuji, I am going to be quite open about the content, but things that you might want to find out are (although I would like to find out lots of different information):

  • How high is mount Fuji?
  • Where is mount Fuji?
  • What type of mountain is it?
  • When did it last erupt?

Presenting your research:

You could:

  • Create a fact file.
  • Create a vlog.
  • Create a poster.

These are just suggestions I am very open to how you present your work; the choice is yours.

Please submit your homework to Seesaw by Thursday 22nd April.

Here are some websites that you could use:

There are many other websites that you could use, don’t just focus on these.

Multiplication Homework W/C 15.3.2021

Good evening Class 4!

This week for your multiplication I would like you to practice your 7x tables. As always you will have a full week before your test which will take place next Monday. Below are a range of different online games that you could play to support your learning.

Multiplication Homework W/C 8.3.2021

Good afternoon Class 4!

This week for your multiplication I would like you to practice your 6x tables. As always you will have a full week before your test which will take place next Monday. Below are a range of different online games that you could play to support your learning.

Spellings W/C 8.3.2021

Good Morning Class 4,

Here are your spellings for the first week back! Please practice them using one of the methods that are on display in class/I have posted onto the blog in recent weeks. I have included a method that you could use below your spellings. Note: If you are reading this blog prior to the 8.3.21, we will not be testing you on these spellings until 15.3.21 you should continue with the spellings that I set on Monday 1st March.

Home-Learning: Friday 5th March

Hi, Mrs Altoft here again today with your FINAL day of Home Learning and our second day of celebrating

I have heard amazing things from your class teachers about your work yesterday – lets have another great day today!

Before we get started with today’s activities, please make sure your book cover/picture you made yesterday is visible in a window/in your garden for all to see from outside – it will be needed in Activity 2.

Activity 1 – We are going to start the day with a D.E.A.R session – we are going to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!

This morning, I would like everyone, whether at home or at school, to find something interesting to read and build a den or find a cosy spot and then READ!

Perhaps you could make a crown to wear while you read.

Or some bunting to decorate your den.

Remember to share your photos on Seesaw/Evidence Me so we can see you all reading – I hope to make a display back at school.

Activity 2 – So, yesterday I set you the challenge of creating a book cover/picture for one of the following books and then asked you to display it in a window or your garden.

Today I would like you to go on a walk around the village to see what book covers you can see.

Here are some of the fab pictures you are looking for…

As you walk, please make a tally chart of the different books you find – you will need the results for the next part of the activity.

When you return from your walk, I would like you to create a graph to show which book you found the most. You could use Purple Mash or make a bar graph or pictogram. Year 5/6 perhaps you could really challenge yourself and create a pie chart.

Activity 3 – The official illustrator for World Book Day 2021 is Rob Biddulph. If you are currently in my class, or were in my class last year, you will know that I love to try drawing like the artist himself by following his videos. For our final activity I would like you to try a ‘Draw with Rob’.

Here is the link to his you tube channel…choose a video and get drawing!

Here is my Odd Dog Out…

So, that’s it! You have finished your home learning journey!! WE WILL SEE YOU ALL BACK AT SCHOOL ON MONDAY!!!!!


World Book Day are holding a competition asking you to share photos from World Book Day. There are 4 different categories shared over 4 weeks – please share some of the fab work you have completed with your child.

More information can be found on the following link.

Home-Learning: Thursday 4th March

Good Morning Everyone Mrs Altoft here! Today’s and tomorrow’s blog posts are slightly different because…

and we thought it would be great fun to celebrate whether you are at home or school. We are sharing the same on every class blog today in order to give you the chance to work with brothers and sisters and have a little bit of fun for your FINAL 2 days of home learning.

Before we get started, I just wanted to share the World Book Day live event at 10.30am today which you may wish to watch as a family.

Right, on to our activities, I have planned a range of activities, feel free to tweak them if needed so that everyone has fun!

Activity 1 – As it is World Book Day we would like to unveil something that I have been working on over the last couple of weeks…Brandesburton Primary School’s VIRTUAL LIBRARY!

For your first task this morning I would like you to have an explore of the library and choose a story or two to listen to or read.

Then choose one of these activities to complete…


Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story  Draw the main character and write some words to describe them
Draw and write about what you think would happen next in the storyWrite a book review to tell someone else why they should read the story


  Write a book review of the book    Complete a story map of the story
Draw an emotion graph to show how a character feels  Write a sequel to the story – what would happen in part 2?

Please click on the link below to take you to our library on the school website…

I hope you enjoy it!

Activity 2 – As you will have seen I have added an ‘Our favourite stories’ section to our library. For your next task I would like to know about your favourite book. What book do you enjoy reading?

I would like you to create an animation, cartoon or film to retell your favourite story. You could use 2animate on purple mash, you could draw it as a cartoon or you could make it as a film using objects to retell it or you could even star in the film yourself!

Here are two examples we made during the first lockdown…

I can’t wait to see what you create!

Activity 3 – For your third and final activity of the day, I would like you to create something ready for tomorrow. I would like you to create a book cover/picture/model to represent for one of the following books…

I would then like you to display your picture in a window/the garden of your house. You might want to just use paper and put it in the window or make an actual model and display it in the garden. Please work as a team together as your finished piece of artwork will be very important tomorrow?!?!

I hope you have a lovely day. Remember to send photos of your work to your teacher on Seesaw/Evidence Me so we can see what you have been doing. Have fun!