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Cloverlea Primary School

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April 27th

Hello Year 4, 

It's been really great to hear from lots of you over the last week. Please keep the photos, emails and tweets coming and I'll add to the class page. email -    tweet- @Cloverlea1917

Noah has sent in lots of photos of his home learning, which includes some lovely work on shading and tinting. He's been using the Carol Vorderman maths lesson, going on lots of outdoor adventures and drew and labelled a cracking diagram of the digestive system. 

Alexander has been busy with home learning tasks and is also cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Mmm, the salmon dish looks mouth-watering and I also like the look of the toasted marshmallows. 

Ava's been busy with the home learning and sent in some photos. It's also lovely to see big sister, Ava. I hope she's doing well at secondary school. 

Isabelle has challenged the boys and me to run 5km for the NHS. Take a look at the Run for Heroes, 5km challenge, if you're interested.

I've actually, already done this and donated, but we will definitely run another 5km for you this week (I did 10km this morning before Joe Wicks). Josh's PB is now 27:36 and I am struggling to keep up! 


For more ideas for daily activities, have a look at the Youth Sports Trust website. You can also find a daily activity by following them on Twitter @YouthSportTrust.


Along with what's on the Year 4 home learning page, there are all sorts of wonderful activities that people and companies are providing. I mentioned Pete McKee's drawing lessons last week, thanks to the recommendation from Mia. Here's another great resource:

If learning languages is your passion why not try these free daily lessons? I know Iris has been trying her hand at learning Italian.


Last week, we continued with the usual routine of starting the morning with exercise. Talking of which, did anyone participate in Joe Wicks this morning? He did the routine dressed as a game-show host, in a suit, as a homage to The Wheel of Fortune (ask your parents). We were quite surprised that his trousers didn’t split. laugh

Josh and Henry participated in the Scout Association's 'Hike to the Moon' challenge as part of 'The Big Night In'. They ran a mile round the garden and collectively, all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts that participated covered the 240,000 miles the moon; raising money for the Children In Need and Comic Relief charities along the way. Did any of you take part?

They've also been playing their guitars regularly to practice in between lessons. Have you seen this video of two Italian brothers playing the violin during lockdown?

I love it.

Yesterday, Sebastian learned to ride a bike. We've always started with a balance bike with all 3 boys and then have progressed straight to pedalling (no stabilisers). It took just 10 minutes of trying a pedal bike for the first time. heart It was my turn to host the family quiz last night. I spent a lot of time designing the questions, which I based on the primary curriculum. The kids did well...the adults, not so much! When we are back together, we can play my quiz and see how you do. 

Until next week, that's it for now. 

Keep in touch and stay safe. 

Next week, I am in school, so I will see some of you then. Get thinking about the activities you'd like to do at school and let me know. 

Love, Mrs Rickels x

Bike Riding Superstar

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To make you smile. You know they're my favourites.