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!

Home-Learning: Wednesday 3rd March

Woop! Woop! Only three more days of home-learning left to go!

Good Morning Class 4,

I hope I find you all well this morning! I must say I have been very impressed with the English work that I have received over the past couple of days, you have crafted some amazing pieces of writing, well done class 4!

Summary of Today’s Activities

  1. English
  2. Maths
  3. Science
  4. French
  5. Well-being


Tomorrow and Friday you are going to complete some activities that link to World Book Day and we are at a good point to pause our work on How to Train Your Dragon (we will pick this back up when we are all in school next week). Therefore today we are going to complete a GPS challenge (similar to last Friday). Please see examples below (I have also posted copies onto seesaw).

Year 4:

Year 5


Year 4

Today, for your final home-learning maths lesson I would like us to revise the names of different types of triangles. Please follow the link below:


As always I have placed a copy of the worksheet onto Seesaw.

Year 5

Today, for your final home-learning maths lesson we will  identify, compare and classify shapes based on their properties. Please follow the link below:


As always I have placed a copy of the worksheet onto Seesaw.


Real-time Sound event classification | by Chathuranga Siriwardhana |  Towards Data Science

In science I would like us to continue with our work on sound utilising the activities on the national academy website, please follow the link below for lesson 2:



Edraak | Learn French Language (1)

Once again Mrs Platten has been an absolute superstar and has created a French lesson for us, which I’m sure the children in school with me last week would agree we are very lucky because you don’t have to listen to my shocking French accent. Please see the details below:

Hello everybody and welcome to our final French lesson before half-term and what will probably be our last lesson on animals. We will have some lessons after the holiday though, on a different theme.

Everything you need to know today is on the video below, so when you are ready, get watching! You will need to watch right to the very end of the video if you want the answers to the first two activities!

Finally I am going to read you a traditional tale that you will be very familiar with in English. In fact, if you have siblings in Foundation Stage or class two, they have been working on this story in science and English too. It is the tale of the Three Little Pigs. There is no activity for this video, I just thought it would be a nice way to end our mini-theme on animals and you will be able to see how the French is written as well as spoken. ‘La marmite’ does definitely not mean the same thing as in English!


Home-Learning: Tuesday 2nd March

Good Morning Class 4,

I hope I find you all well this morning, only 4 days to go! I know it’s hard to keep ourselves motivated when we are so, so close to finishing home-learning and getting back into school, however I cannot stress the importance of to keep going over the next four days to maximise our learning.

What is Four-Ball and How Does It Affect the Rules? – FORE Magazine

Summary of Today’s Activities

  1. Spelling
  2. English
  3. Maths
  4. DT
  5. Music


I do hope that you have enjoyed trying all of the different spelling practice tips that I have been sharing over the past week, the pyramid method has proven to be quite popular indeed. Here is another method that you could have a go with today:


Our English session today is going to be a little bit of a recap session. I would like you to look very closely at the image below:

Now that you have had the opportunity to explore the image in detail, I would like you to use the skills that we have developed over the past week or so to write a setting description. Think carefully about those skills and how you could deploy them to write about this image:

Prepositional phrases.

Expanded noun-phrases.





if you need to you can look back through my previous blog posts and utilise the vocabulary guidance sheets.


Year 4

In today’s lesson we are going to be comparing and classifying quadrilaterals. Please follow the link below:


As always I have posted copies of the activities onto Seesaw

Year 5

In today’s lesson we are going to be exploring 3D shapes:


As always I have posted copies of the activities onto Seesaw


In today’s Design and Technology lesson we are going to be designing a bag that is suitable for a viking warrior, please watch the video below for the instructions as to what I need you to do:

I have uploaded a template onto Seesaw got you to use in the design process. Please remember to think carefully about the size of your bag and a suitable motif. I can’t wait to see your designs.


Last week in music we explored ostinatos and we are going to build upon this learning by about polyrhythms. Please follow the link below: