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Cloverlea Primary School

Inspiring children to care, learn and achieve

April 6th

Hello Year 4, 

I really hope you are all doing well and having a lovely time at home with your families. I do hope you're enjoying the home learning tasks and that you're helping your parents by doing them to the best of your ability...with minimal fuss. wink I really love the white rose maths videos, which I'm doing with all 3 of my boys every day. They're really benefiting from following that structure. 

Aside from home learning, what have you been up to? I was in work for the first week of the school being 'closed' so I saw a few of you who attended that week. I also know that Rose is doing well as she bought some books from a friend of mine. My friend's daughter tidied out her bedroom and discovered lots of items to sell, with proceeds going to the NHS, so well done Rose for your donation. yes

I'm missing everyone and thinking about you lots. 

I've put some photos of what I've been up to for the last week or so on our home learning page. I'd love to see photos of your activities, so if you can, please email them to and I'll start a class gallery, so we can all keep in touch. 

We've got in to quite a lovely routine, and, as you would expect, it involves plenty of exercise! Joe Wicks is fab and Sebastian is now a pro at Spider-Man lunges. We're also really enjoying Oti Mabuse's daily dance lessons. Today's routine was based on Harry Potter and was quite energetic. You can catch up with them on her YouTube channel if you're interested. After home learning, we then go for a walk or a run in the afternoons, to get fresh air in to our lungs.  The boys have also requested to learn to bake, which is not my strong point! So far, we've managed to not burn some rather delicious chocolate chip cookies, so we're off to a good start. Today we're making ladybird biscuits because Sebastian has been reading 'What the Ladybird Heard.' This involves making my own icing, so wish me luck!! 

I had a fantastic Friday night with my family using the Zoom app. They all live in the Midlands, so it meant we could get together without leaving home, and have a great catch up. The boys are also using this to stay in touch with friends while they can't visit for playdates. However, my Nan, who is 90 and lives on her own, doesn't use that sort of technology, so we're ringing her regularly. The boys also wrote to her last week and included some pictures that they'd drawn. I know she will love receiving some mail during this time. Do you know anyone to whom you could write a letter and brighten up their day?

Well Year 4, that's it for now. Please do email me with you news and photographs. I'll write again next week. 

Take Care, 

Mrs Rickels xxx

The Rickels Family