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Friday 1st May


It's Friiiiidaaaaaaay! That can only mean one thing-our virtual celebration assembly. Have a look at to find out who our shooting stars this week are.


We have been blown away by your fantastic theme park work this week-there have been some incredibly creative creations and some amazing pieces of writing too. Today is our final day on this theme, so take some time to finish off your parks and have a go at the writing challenge. Remember to complete your Doodle extras too.


If you would like an extra challenge for today, why not watch my performance poem rap. Perhaps you could have a go at performing and filming my poem, or even better, write a rap of your own! We love seeing your work-remember to send it to

Rollercoaster rapping


Roller coaster rap

Keep up the hard work,

Love Miss F and Mrs H

Belong, Believe, Be you...Achieve

Watching, always watching

Thursday 30th April


Good Morning Year 4,


First of all, we want to say a MASSIVE Happy Birthday to the inspirational Captain Tom Moore. 100 years old today. Perhaps you could join the nation tonight in clapping for our NHS heroes, who Tom has raised nearly £30 million pounds for.




As part of our theme park project, today we are going to set you a very special writing challenge. Use the link to ride some super speedy rollercoasters. Washing baskets make very good carts (remember to take your parents' ironing out first!).

After you've ridden the coasters, we would like you to write a description of your experience riding such a thrilling ride. Use this story starter to help you.


For example: 

 The gates slowly hissed open. What had I got myself into? It was too late to back out now, 'Charlie the chicken' was not a name that I wanted for the rest of my life. Belts tightened down over ours heads. The pop music blared from the speakers, thumping in time with my heart. Knuckles whitened as I rattled the seat belt, checking I was strapped in.


"Thunder Bay...are you ready?" screamed a voice over the tannoy. "3...2...1...let's go!"


The cart lurched forward...


Make sure that you use lots of descriptive phrases to explain how you feel. We would love to see examples of your work at


Have fun!

Love Miss F and Mrs H

Belong, Believe, Be You...Achieve

Watching, always watching

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Year 4,


Mrs Humphries and I are very happy today, as we have been sent some amazing pictures of your work on your theme parks. It makes us smile to see how hard you are working. I have given out some smelly certificates (remember, they are the smell of..?) today, and have plenty more for excellent work that you do .




Today, we would like you to continue mapping out your park. If you want an extra challenge, you could use your maths skills to work out the perimeter of your rides.


Keep working hard on your Doodle extras-we need to work as a team to get into the green.


Tomorrow, we will be setting you a 'roller coaster' writing challenge, so don't forget to check back here in the morning.


We are very proud of all of you-keep up the hard work.

Love Miss F and Mrs H


Belong, Believe, Be you... Achieve

Watching, always watching



Tuesday 28th April


Good morning Year 4!


Urgh, it's raining! A perfect opportunity to catch up with your Doodle extras. At the moment, Year 3 are storming ahead with almost half of their classes in the green zone. We CAN get that certificate on Friday...we believe in you. 

We're really pleased to see that some of you have already made a start on your theme park project. Over the next two days, why not have a go at creating a map of your park. Think carefully about the organisation of your rides. Most theme parks have their best rides towards the end of the park, so that you have to walk past lots of tempting gift shops and snack bars first. We look forward to seeing your work at


Have fun!


Love Miss F and Mrs H


Belong, believe, be you...achieve.

Watching, always watching!

Monday 27th April


Good morning Year 4,


We hope you have had a lovely weekend, and managed to enjoy some of the scorching sunshine during your daily exercise.


This week we are starting a new, exciting project…we would like you to design and build your very own theme park. You could use LEGO, leftover bottles/cartons, cereal boxes, etc. It is a good idea to start thinking about this now for later in the week.


Today, we would like you to focus on designing the name and logo for your theme park. Will your park be based around a specific theme (e.g. pirates, castles, cowboys etc.)? Will it be for older or younger people? Or will it have something for everyone? How will you make it stand out from other theme parks?


Research these famous parks to give you some ideas:


Remember, before you start this, you should complete the extras on your Doodle page - it would be brilliant to see Year 4 get a certificate in this week’s assembly.


We have loved seeing all of the fabulous work you have been doing, so continue to post your pictures on the Facebook page, or send them to us at


Keep up the fantastic work,


Lots of love, Miss F and Mrs H


Belong, Believe, Be You ... Achieve

Watching, always watching!

Friday 24th April

Many congratulations to our Shooting Stars this week!






Keep up the good work Year 4.  We know that you are doing lots of interesting things at home.  We hope that you have a lovely weekend.


Love from,

Mrs H & Miss F xxx

Thursday 23rd April 


Hello Year 4 πŸ˜Š  


Below are links to some ‘Horrible Histories’ episodes, with ideas for activities.  You could include them in your project if you wish πŸ˜Š  


Tudor Currency 


Produce a poster showing the values of each coin. 

Set up a Tudor shop and write some money word problems. 


Christopher Columbus 


Oh dear!  Help Christopher Columbus out!  Can you produce a map showing where he travelled and the route that he should have taken?!  You could add some facts taken from the YouTube link.  There is a world map a little further down the class page. 


Have a good day and remember to clap this evening πŸ˜Š  





Mrs H & Miss F 

Belong, Believe, Be You … Achieve 

Watching, always watching! 


Wednesday 22nd April


Morning Year 4!


It's lovely to see and hear all about the interesting learning that you have been doing at home   Some of you are keen to send your work directly to us, you are more than welcome to do so.  Here is the email address that you can send your work/photos/queries to:


Keep up the wonderful work 



Mrs H & Miss F

Belong, Believe, Be You ... Achieve

Watching, always watching!






Tuesday 21st April 


Good morning Year 4, we hope that you are all well. 


We have seen some lovely Tudor work on FB and look forward to seeing lots more!  Attached is a success criteria for script writing, should you decide to write (and produce!) your own ‘Horrible Histories’ episode. 


Please keep up-to-date with your Doodle tasks … Remember, it’s important to complete all of them and not just your favourite subject πŸ˜‰  


Keep up the good work Year 4! 



Mrs H & Miss F 

Belong, Believe, Be You … Achieve 

Watching, always watching πŸ˜Š  

Monday 20th April 


Welcome back to our virtual Mapledene learning!  We hope that you and your families are all well. 


New learning has been added to Doodle.  Please make sure that you are keeping up to date and are completing all of your ‘Extras’ and not just your favourite areas πŸ˜‰  You should be starting your day with Doodle 


You may have seen Mr Mac and Miss Johnson’s message on YouTube and FB.  It would be fantastic if you could share some of your Tudor work … maybe even create your own ‘Horrible Histories’ episode that depicts life on a Tudor galleon! You could also choose from the following:


*  Provide beauty tips for sailors suffering from scurvy!

*  Produce a television news report describing life on board a galleon - you will need to write a script!

*  Write and perform a 'Horrible Histories' song, with Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh in competition with each other.

*  Write a diary account about life on board.


Remember - it's 'Horrible Histories' so the more horrible, the better!


Below are some links that you may find useful/interesting: 

These are short stories written and read by one of our favourite authors, David Walliams. 

BBC Bitesize are launching new, online learning from 9 am, daily. 


We look forward to catching up over the week.  Take care and remember... 

Belong, Believe, Be You … Achieve! 



Mrs H & Miss F xxx 

Watching, always watching!! xxx 

Friday 3rd April


                   ***STOP  PRESS***


WOW!!!  Did you see our 'Shooting Star' virtual assembly?!  It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces.  Did you guess correctly?  KEVIN McNALLY!!  Pretty impressive, eh?!  What a wonderful message to receive from him.


Well done to our shooting stars, Will and Frankie!  A double triumph for Will, who was also a top Doodler too!  We are very proud of you.


As Easter draws near, we wish you all, our Mapledene family, lots of love and best wishes.  We miss you all lots.


Take care and be safe!


Mrs H & Miss F

Belong, Believe, Be you ... Achieve

Watching, always watching!



Good morning Year 4 ... 


Are you ready for our virtual Shooting Star assembly?  We are very much looking forward to seeing who our Shooting Stars are going to be this week   Who will be our special guest?


Did you join in with the 'Clap for the NHS'?  Thank you to our wonderful NHS and all of our key workers 


Watch this space for another update later 



Thursday 2nd April 


Hello!  It’s Thursday already πŸ˜Š 


JK Rowling has launched a website to keep you all entertained, here’s the link:


As requested, there are some dictated sentences attached above.  Children, remember to ‘red ink’ your work!


Keep Doodling, it’s neck and neck as to which class is going to be the top Doodlers!  


We’ve seen some more fantastic dinosaur work from FB.  We’re looking forward to seeing some Easter creations πŸ˜Š


Remember that tomorrow will be our virtual Shooting Star assembly!  Who will be our very special guest?  Time will tell! 


Have a good day



Mrs H & Miss F


Belong, Believe, Be you ... Achieve

Watching, always watching 


Learning at home updates:

Wednesday 1st April


It's the 1st of April!  We've been seeing some great efforts from Year 4: fossils, dinosaur and dog poems.  Fabulous work, well done 


Did you see the 'Dog in the Playground' video?!  Have you guessed who our virtual guest is for Friday?  We don't know either and are guessing with you!



Check out all the new links, the Doodle Easter Challenge looks like good fun!  Get Doodling!



Here's a good link for keeping your maths skills in tiptop shape:



Remember - Steve Backshall is on FB/Twitter this morning (9.30)



Have a good day,


Mrs H & Miss F

Belong, Believe, Be you ... Achieve

Watching, always watching



Tuesday 31st March 


Hello Year 4!!  It was wonderful to read some of your dog poems!  They were beautifully presented, well done! 


A little later, you may well see a familiar face on YouTube...or maybe more if you are really paying attention!  


Well done to all those Doodlers...keep going, you do have competition from other year groups! 


Mr Mac has a coding link for you: 


Tomorrow, Steve Backshall is back on FB/Twitter (9.30)  If you haven’t already done so, complete the Steve Backshall reading comprehension on Doodle. 


Stay safe, 


Mrs H & Miss F 


Belong, Believe, Be you … Achieve 

Watching, always watching ! 

                           Easter Activities


Below are some activities that you may like to have a go at.  They all have an Easter theme:



                                 Easter Story Activity 



Here is a link to the Easter Story.  You may wish to write your own version of the Easter Story. 


                            Spelling Request


We have had a request for some dictated sentence work.  We have attached some spellings that should be revised this week.  On Thursday we will upload some sentences that can be dictated.

Monday 30th March


Welcome to a new week, we hope that you all had a good weekend.


Did you watch our virtual Shooting Star assembly?!  Well done to our Shooting Stars, Scarlett and Aryan   Big congratulations to Maja and 4F for being top Doodlers.  


Doodle is all set and ready to go...Will 4F win again this week?  4H, can you storm ahead this week?!  


We are looking forward to seeing all of your creations on the Mapledene FB page; with Easter coming along, it would be wonderful to see some of your masterpieces.


Have a good day and remember...


Belong, Believe, Be you ... Achieve


Mrs H & Miss F

Watching, always watching!

Easter Activity Ideas 


Below are a couple of websites where you can find lots of creative ideas for Easter!  It would be fantastic to see some of your creations on the Mapledene FB page 😊  




Happy making 😊😊😊 

Friday 27th March 


Morning Year 4, it’s Friday! 


Miss Johnson has shared some more wonderful photos πŸ˜Š We were very proud to see that some of you are learning sign language 😊 Errrrm, did you see a familiar face on FB?  We hope that you found it funny!  Now, how many of you eagle eyed people spotted what was in the background?!  You might want to go back and check out the video again! 


Well done Doodlers – There are some early risers!  We will be uploading some Easter activities shortly.  It would be wonderful to see some of your creations on FB 😊


Did you join in with the ‘Clap for the NHS’?  We did Thank you to our wonderful NHS and keyworkers; all the beautiful artwork that you have been creating will bring great comfort and support.


As this week draws to a close, we just wanted to say how proud we are to be part of the wonderful Mapledene family.  What a team!  


Lots of Mapledene love, 

Mrs H and Miss F 

Belong, Believe, Be you … Achieve 

Watching, always watching... 

Thursday 26th March

Good morning Year 4, 


Miss Johnson has been telling us all about the fun things that you have been doing at home.  It has been nice to see some of your photos 😊 Loved the banner, it made us smile 😊  How are the seeds progressing?  Check out FB later today, you may see a familiar face! 


Here’s a poem for you:


Yes, I Ate His Homework 

Yes, I ate his homework. 
You think I'm a liar! 
So kind of you, teacher, 
to go and inquire. 
It's just that when hungry, 
despite what you think, 
there's nothing more tasty 
than paper and ink, 
unless it's some slippers 
or brand-new soft shoes, 
or maybe a sheet 
of some basted raw chews. 
I ate all the homework 
and part of the couch. 
There's so much to eat 
and I'm hardly a slouch. 
So that is my story. 
I'll swear that it's true. 
Excuse me for now, 
I have text books to chew. 

by Denise Rodgers 
Copyright©Denise Rodgers 

Who do you think wrote the poem?  Have a go at performing it! 


It’s that means only one thing...mediation with Miss F!  Here’s a link for you: 


Missing you all. 



Look at the stars, not at your toes. 

Belong, Believe, Be you … Achieve 



Mrs H and Miss F



Wednesday 25th March




Hello Year 4! 


It’s an exciting morning!  Steve Backshall is on FB/Twitter/YouTube this morning at 9.30.  Did you prepare any questions?  There is also a reading comprehension all about Steve on Doodle, check it out! 






Congratulations to 4F, you are the top Mapledene Doodlers at the moment, with 1408 stars!  4H, you are in 4th place, with 1296 stars.  Get Doodling! 


You can be practising your tables on ‘Hit the Button’. 



Belong, Believe, Be You … Achieve 


Love Mrs H and Miss F 


Watching, always watching!

Tuesday 24th March

Morning Year 4. 


We hope that you are well. 


Well done Doodlers!  We are not quite the top Doodlers at the moment though – let the Doodle challenge begin!                                                                                                       


If you want to be a ‘fascinating factfinder’, find out: 

What was the Golden Hind and who is it associated with? 

Remember to join Miss Ellgood on FB for your daily fitness, the whole family can join in  we sure will be! 

Take care and remember... 

Belong, Believe, Be you... Achieve! 



Mrs H and Miss F 

Watching, always watching!  

Monday 23rd March

                                                      ****** STOP PRESS ******


Keep Fit !!


Join Miss Ellgood in a super workout!


She will be doing a fitness/dance/zumba class on Facebook (make sure you ask permission!) everyday this week, at 1.30.


Let's Keep Moving 




Joe Wicks will also be doing online, YouTube PE lessons, 9.00am, daily.




Steve Backshall will now be broadcasting at 9.30am, Wednesday 25th.



Monday 23rd March, 2020 


Hello Year 4, 

We hope that you had a nice weekend.  Like we said last week, we hope that you are reading this in your pyjamas! 

Check out Doodle, there are some tasks for you to complete 😊 

If you are starting your Tudor project, this is a useful link:  

We’ve also added a world map, just in case you are going for bonus points! 

On Wednesday 25th, at 1.00pm, Steve Backshall will be live on Twitter.  Check it out, he’ll be answering questions on wildlife, so maybe you could prepare some questions.  Remember to ask permission! 

Have a good day and remember 

Watching, always watching! 


Mrs H and Miss F xxxx 

Hi Year 4,


We told you that we would pop online tonight! This is your test to see if you can access our page.


This is Roz from Monsters Inc. What is her famous catchphrase? We shall look forward to hearing your answers tomorrow!


Good luck,

Mrs H and Miss F



Useful websites and games





Prefixes and suffixes 

Comma castle

'Trapped' grammar


Apostrophes (Penalty Shootout):



General arithmetic games and challenges 

Hit the Button (number bonds, multiplication/division, adding/subtracting, halves) :

Multiple Frenzy:

Time games


Number and place value

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