Hi Everyone!

Hope you had a good weekend.

This is the last week before half-term.

Well done with all the wonderful Home Learning you have been doing.

I am so proud of all the effort you have been putting in.

It is a challenge to work at home but  you are doing your best and having a go, so give yourselves a pat on the back!


Fischy Music assembly on YouTube at 11am as usual if you would like a singalong!



How’s the reading going? Hope you have found something to read at home that interests you. If you have any recommendations for your classmates, please send a comment to the blog.


Starter activity

Choose an activity from  the game below. You can select the level and the topic. try to challenge yourself.



Today’s learning focusses on measuring volume.

L.I. – To read scales when measuring volume.

Everyone watch the video and join in where you can.




Complete the activity in the video.

Then have a go at the sheet below;


ANSWERS spot-the-mistake-



Have a go at the games below, you can choose different scales so have a go at a few different ones.


Check to see if you have an activity to do on Mathletics.

Choose a sheet from below to practise:





This week we are looking at instructions.

Watch the video and have a go at the activity.


For a less challenging activity look for instructions at home. Think about where you could find them – in recipe books, in games etc.

Read them and spot the key features pointed out in the video.



L.I. – To understand the significance of Esther and the Jewish festival of Purim.

Watch the video to find out why Esther is an important woman in both Christianity and Judaism.


Find out more about Purim from the PowerPoint below;


Make some notes about Queen Esther and the festival of Purim in your Home Learning book.


If you are keen on baking, have a go at making some HAMANTASCHEN.

Hamantaschen is a favourite recipe for the festival of Purim. Hamantaschen are shaped to resemble Haman’s 3-cornered hat and traditionally stuffed with sweet fillings.

Serves: 24 

  • 3 eggs
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • 175ml (6 fl oz) vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 110ml (4 fl oz) orange juice
  • 675g (1 1/2 lb) plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 300g (11 oz) jam, any flavour


Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the oil, vanilla and orange juice.
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture to form a stiff dough. If dough is not stiff enough to roll out, stir in more flour. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough out to .5cm (1/4 in) in thickness. Cut into circles using a pastry cutter or the rim of a drinking glass. Place circles 5cm (2 in) apart onto the prepared baking trays.
  4. Spoon about 1 dessertspoon of preserves into the centre of each circle. Pinch the edges to form three corners.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow biscuits to cool for 1 minute on the baking tray before removing to wire racks to cool completely.




You can go outside on an exciting adventure on your next walk.

  • As you walk put all of your senses to work by paying close attention to your environment.
  • Notice the feel of the air on your skin, notice the sound of the ground as you walk and pay attention to all of the little movements and sensations.
  • As you walk, you can also try picking up a small rock or touching a plant or flower.
  • Notice the bugs or the birds.
  • Take a moment to kneel down and touch the earth.
  • Walk mindfully paying close attention to everything.
  • Make sure you walk in silence because you want to notice all those little details.

Great learning Sycamore Class – have a well earned rest!

Love to you all

Mrs Padfield