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Happy New Year everyone! 


I hope you've all had a fantastic Christmas holidays and enjoyed spending time with your family. Welcome to the new term where we will be starting our online learning journey from today. I will upload activities on Hwb and Seesaw daily for you to complete. You can complete and save your work on J2e and Seesaw or if you wish you can email your work to me at


I look forward to hearing from you. 

Week Beginning 19th October  


Maths – We began looking at column addition yesterday. Have a go at completing the following sums. Washington (5 digits) Florida and New York (3 digits) Hawaii (3 digits no regrouping)  


English – Write an entry for a diary. You can choose to write it from Omri or Little Bull’s point of view about the first day they meet.  

Once finished go through the checklist to see if you have included all the features of diary writing. 



Date and/or time  


Written in first person (I, we, our) 


Written in past tense  


Include time conjunctions (first, after that)  


Chronological order  


Include emotions  




Create a timeline of the Iroquois tribe history. Place the most important events in order.  

You can also use this time to start your Half Term Project  


Stay safe and I will see you all after Half Term.  

Miss Sumpter  

Iroquois Timeline template

It was lovely seeing some of you in school this week and being able to work through some of the tasks. I will attach another English booklet for those of you who managed to work through the one I put on last week. The Maths this week is a fun mystery where you need to solve the clues - you can use a calculator if you have to.

English Booklet

I can't wait to see some of you this week and catch up with what you have been doing during lockdown. Remember, if you are not coming back in I can still see your work if you do it on HWB. I have added the Talk4Writing pack that I will be doing in class this week. Try and use j2e5 to write your poems - I can share them with the children who are coming in so that we can all help each other.

For maths this week I have added some Emoji maths sheets - try and make up your own to challenge your parents.



I hope you are all well and looking forward to being back in school soon. This week try to use HWB to design a poster for the nursery on why it is important to look after your teeth. I've included a few examples below to give you some ideas. Remember it needs to be fun and colourful without too much writing. 
For Maths and English this week, carry on working through the booklets and try to access the Spelling and Grammar activities on Active Learn if you haven't already done so. I hope you enjoyed the toothpaste activities. This week I thought we could look at the names and number of our teeth. Have a go at the activity sheets I've attached or attempt your own drawing. Keep Safe! See you soon.
I hope the rain hasn't spoiled your fun too much this week. I've added some English and Maths activity booklets for you to work through this week. I think we can leave the work on the Romans till we are back in school together but I've added some activities on making and testing your own toothpaste. 

I hope you are all looking forward to enjoying another week of fantastic weather. This week we are going to focus on some science fun. Ancient Romans had no need for dentists, because of one food they didn't eat. Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as they had impressively healthy teeth. What do you think the one food they didn't eat was?Though Pompeii citizens never used toothbrushes or toothpaste, they had healthy teeth thanks to their balanced and healthy diet, similar to what we now call the Mediterranean diet.

Try the experiments and activities below.

For maths this week please do the following pages.

Y4 Book 3 pages 10 - 12 (Negative Numbers)

Y3 Book 3 pages 10 - 12 (Ordering Fractions)

I have changed the link to the books - hopefully this will make it easier to access them.

Hope you are all well and ready for some more activities on the Romans this week. You can read the story of Romulus and Remus and have a go at drawing your own story map. I've included a link for a BBC music programme on the Romans - something a bit different.

The links for the Abacus Text Books are below.

Try to complete pages 4-9 this week.

Problem Solving with Roman Numerals

Even although we haven't had the best weather, I hope you are still all managing to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. I can see that some of you have been looking at the work on Romans on HWB - I hope you are enjoying this topic. If you use J2e5 for your online work, I am able to see it and comment on it. I love seeing what you have done, so please try and use your HWB account as much as possible.

This week I have added some work on Roman Numerals and Roman Mosaics. You can print out the Roman Numeral Booklet or write the answers in your books.(The answer sheet is for parent eyes only!) I've added a link for making Roman Mosaics online but have a go at making your own with cut up bits of coloured paper - much more fun.

Roman Numerals

It was great to be able to speak to some of you this week and hear that you have been enjoying the good weather. Please try to keep up with your reading and do as much on active learn as you can. I have added another activity for you to do on the Romans. Hopefully this will be a bit more straightforward than the last one. There is also a weblink for some Welsh games and spellings. 
I hope you have enjoyed the lovely weather we've had over the Easter break and managed to get lots of fresh air. I am putting a few more activities on our topic about Romans on HWB. The documents below will help with this. You can complete the activity in your yellow books or on HWB. If you do the work on HWB then I am able to read it and comment on it, (which is good for me as I miss seeing you all). Keep working on your maths and English by completing the activities on Active Learn. I have been checking and noticed that not many of you are doing the Bug Club reading or grammar activities! 
I am enjoying reading the work some of you have done on HWB. I have added some activities for reading, spelling and grammar to your Active Learn accounts. Other spelling activities are available on the TopMarks website.
I hope you are all well and finding lots to do to pass the time. We were going to be studying the Romans so I have put some activities on HWB for you to complete. The files below should help but some internet research might be needed. I look forward to seeing what you have done.

Some parents have been asking about the Active Learn login.

The children should know their own login details and the school code is:


Topmarks is another very useful website for English and Maths skills practice.


Keep up with Welsh (and Spanish) by using another free to use website:

Teach your Monster to Read is a series of games which helps children to master the key stages of reading.  


It’s free to play on a PC and laptop, or you can download the Teach Your Monster to Read app from the app store on phones and tablets.


To play on the website, visit


You can log in to your child’s game using these details.


Username: First name and first letter of surname eg Mary Jones – MaryJ

Password: fox

App: 5042718

During the school closure the children can access some activities on the Twinkl Go website. They can login with the following codes:

Reading Comprehension A29308

Number NA9201

Plants N09126

All About Me 014562

Colouring BE8749

Our Easter Song

Still image for this video
As you can’t come to our concert we thought you might like to hear our song.

Welcome to Foxes!

Welcome to Class 3/4's new website section. Please have a look around all the parts of our new website.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

We have started our topic called 'Tremors'. It's great learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes.
We had great fun making our mini volcanoes erupt. 

Welcome to the new term.

Our new topic this term is:

Mighty Metals



We investigated forces at work in the park.

19th 0ctober 2017

Today we have been busy following instructions to make cheese scones.  We measured and mixed and kneaded.

They were scrumdiddlyumptious!!!!

17th October 2017

Today Rhys Williams from Aspire Sports Academy visited us.  We took part in fun physical activities. 

We had a great time!  If you have been sponsored please send your money in by Friday.  Thank you for supporting us.

12 October 2017

Today we have been following instructions to make the perfect mud pie!

11th October 2017

We enjoyed playing glockenspiels and xylophones in our Music lesson this morning.

26th September 2017

Today we went on a trip to Tesco.  We visited the bakery. The ovens were huge.  The bread and cookies smelled delicious. 

We went into the freezer. The temperature was -28 degrees!
We tasted different fruits.  Yummy!
We collected data about how much sugar is in our cereals.
We looked at the labels to find out where our fruit and vegetables have come from.

We have lots of ideas for activities back at school.  Thank you Tesco and Diane for allowing us to visit the store. 

We had a great time!

Autumn 2017

Our new topic is Scrumdiddlyumptious!

13th June 2017
6th June 2017

5th June 2017

Layers of the Earth lyrics.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle lyrics


26th May 2017

Today we have been learning about the layers of the earth.  We used playdough to make models and cut them open to reveal the layers.  It was lots of fun!!

Can you name the layers?

18th May 2017

Our new topic is Tremors. 

Click the links to find out more about natural disasters.

18th May 2016

Congratulations to the Year 3/4 Bulb Buddies for completing the Spring Bulbs for Schools Project.

12th May 2017

Congratulations on achieving your Swimming Awards!

Congratulations to the pupils who have achieved their Silver Merit Award and are on their way to earning their  Gold Award.  Keep up the good work.

Well done to the pupils we have achieved their Bronze Merit Award and are on their way to achieving their Silver Award.  Keep up the good work!

5th April 2017

Today we are taking our Spring bulbs home.  Some of us are still waiting for them to flower so we will keep checking and note the date and height of the plant when a flower appears.

13th March 2017

P.C.Price visited us today to give us important advice on how to stay smart online.

13th March 2017

Last Wednesday we had our first crocus flower as part of the Spring Bulbs for School project.

We have checked our bulbs again today and now have some daffodils and crocuses.

10th March 2017

Today we have had a Fairtrade Friday.  We have researched what Fairtrade means and created leaflets.  We have also completed Fairtrade maths problem solving and wordsearches.  Our favourite activity of the day has been making Fairtrade Chocolate Brownies.  They were delicious!

16th January 2017

This week we are learning about fractions.  Check out the new activities in the Numeracy section.

13th January 2017

This term we are Urban Pioneers!

We are exploring our town.  This week we went on a Magical History Tour of Aberdare.  Mr Cooke who was  a Deputy Head of our school came with us.  He loves History and told us lots of amazing facts.
We visited St. John's Church.  Did you know it is the oldest church in Aberdare?  It was built in 1189.  It is very beautiful.  Father Robert let us go inside.  Some of the original features are still there today.
Mr Cooke told us that lots of people are buried in St Johns Church - under the church and in the grounds.  The more important you were then the closer you would be buried to the church. Mr Cooke found bones when he was employed to put a new floor in the church!

The new floor.

We looked at the tombstones in the grounds of St John's Church.  Mr Cooke told us about David Davis. We visited his grave and read the tombstone.  We want to find out more.
There are lots of interesting buildings and monuments in Aberdare.  We visited some of them and we can decide which monuments we would like to find out about.
Then we went to Aberdare Park.  There is a lot we want to find out about!
We had fun running around the stones but why are the stones here?
There are also other interesting features in Aberdare Park.
We also think there are lots of things to do in Aberdare and we want to tell the world!  We are going to make leaflets to attract young people to our town. Watch this space to see the leaflets!
We saw a lot of graffiti on our walk and we weren't impressed!
But we know that some places have walls that allow artists to show off their talent.  We want to decide if graffiti is art or vandalism.

14th December 2016

Today we have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Party!!  Thank you parents for providing us with a delicious feast!!

29th November 2016

This week we are positioning numbers on a numberline.  Check out the Topmarks link in the Numeracy section.

15th November 2016

Today we were treated to a play and workshop by the Food Standards Agency. We had lots of fun learning about food hygiene and key facts to prevent food poisoning.

8th November 2016

Lilybeth brought a Predator Plant kit into school.  Today we have sown Venus Flytrap and Pitcher seeds.  They can take several months to germinate so we will have to be patient. Thanks Lilybeth!

1st November 2016

This week we are learning our times tables.  There are some useful links in the Numeracy section.

20th October 2016

We are using ICT to create pupil predators for the Innovate Stage of our topic.  Who do you recognise?

20th October 2016

We are taking part in the Spring Bulbs for Schools investigation.  Today is planting day!  We have each planted a daffodil and crocus bulb and will care for them and record weather data over the next few months.

12th October 2016

Today we have dissected owl pellets to find out what owls eat.

11th October 2016

Today we had some birds of prey visit us.  We found out lots of information about the flying predators.


24th June 2016

Today we have been learning about the lives of children in other countries.

Meet Aya a refugee from Syria


This week you'll be getting passwords to the ActiveLearn website. Here, you'll be able to complete fun homework activities that will link to the work you are doing in maths.

A huge thank you for some of the most fantastic foxes. Your efforts are as always greatly appreciated.

Our class winner was Caitlin Hughes -well done Caitlin!