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Welcome to Explorers Class

We are a mixture of Year 3 and Year 4 children.

We are taught by Ms Stephens and we have Mrs Linkhorn as our LSA.


Explorers had a super time being the first class to explore coding our new microbits! The children were able to write code using an online program called makecode and then download it to their microbits to create images with the leds



Dear Explorers,


Below you will find a maths and literacy activity for each year group. There is also an additional activity for you to complete on Purplemash if you would like to.


Stay safe and warm and I look forward to seeing you all back tomorrow at school.


Ms Stephens

Additional extra activity 2/11/23

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*** APOLOGIES to all the Explorers but sadly, the Times Table Tournament sheets were not given out today due to the church service. Please keep practicing your times tables over the holidays and we will begin the tournament when we return to school! ***

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World Book Day - A super day..more pics to follow when we've published our poems!

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More School Closure work

I'm so sorry that school is again closed... I'm missing all your smiley faces! Today I'm attaching some homework ideas that I had planned to send home with the children yesterday in lieu of our wider curriculum homework options that I usually set. They include lots of ideas for online games you can play or home activities to practice your number bonds and times tables as well as some prompt question to help you when reading your books at home.


I'd suggest for today's maths you spend some time working on timestables..there are ideas on the sheet. It might be worth quizzing your child on their tables in the order suggested on the sheet for each year group so you can see which is their personal next step to master. They should be able to either call out the answer fairly instantly or have a speedy strategy such as counting in that number the required number of times... as a rough guide the Year 4 multiplication test that we are working towards will only give them 6 seconds per question!


I've also attached some reading comprehensions that you can print off to do with your child if you would like. 


Lastly, a writing challenge... Can you write about your extra days off school. Try to use our 'ispace' sentence starters to make your sentences more interesting! We have so far explored the first 3, but you are welcome to have a go at some of the others too! Don't forget to show off your super neat writing and remember your capital letters and full stops!! If you do this challenge, bring them in with you tomorrow so we can share them and I can give out lots of gems!


Have fun, I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!


Mrs Perkins

School Closure Work

Brrrrr!! It is freezing here this morning! I know you will all be devastated that school is closed... so here is a couple of the sessions I had planned for us to do that you can do at home.


Maths - We were going to look at some problem solving using the addition and subtraction skills we have been working on. Please encourage your child to read the problem and identify whether the problem is adding or subtracting (if it is finding the difference then they will need to subtract) It sometimes helps to draw the problem as a bar model with the total in the top bar and the 2 parts in the bottom bar.. this can help to identify whether they need to calculate the total as they have the two parts, or subtract one part from the total to find the missing part.  Then they will need to do the calculation - they can do this by representing the hundreds/tens/ones etc using dienes or place value counters or they can solve it using column method. We have been learning how to steal a ten into the ones etc when we need to but they still find this tricky so look our for errors with this!


Geography - use the pdf of the work sheet alongside the powerpoint which tells you what to do. WOrk through the oranges section together as a team and then if they are confident to they could do the kiwis section independently or if not they could work with an adult or older sibling to find out about those!


Reading - try to read at least 5 pages of your book today!


Week Beginning 23rd January 2023

For those that missed the parents' meeting, here is the powerpoint of what I covered.

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Happy New Year!

As we start the new term, we are excited to welcome Mr Pinder to our class. He will be working with us this half term and again in the Summer term. I know you will all make him very welcome!

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Much excitement as Explorers received a letter from 10 Downing Street in reply to some of the persuasive letters we wrote last half term!! Well done to Kirsty, Lennie, Gracie and Poppy for the power of their writing!!

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Swimming on Thursday - Please be at school by 8.30am to be registered so we can walk to the church to meet the coach!

For anyone who would like to see the Explorers specific slides from the Meet the Teacher evening on 21st September 2022

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Spring 1 Homework

Friday 18th February: School closure


Maths - Today in maths we were going to create our own 'WANTED' posters for a shape of your choice. Year 4's  (and any Year 3's that feel confident with this) are going to create their posters for a 3D shapes and Year 3's need to create their poster on a 2D shape (Challenge, can you try an irregular shape). You will need to describe their properties (Angles, sides, vertices, edges, equal length sides etc) Additionally, you need to say if they could be pretending to be something else!  Please look at my attached examples, the example I created is 'Crazy Cuboid' please look at how much I wrote about his properties and what items around the house your shape could be hiding as. 


English - We would have been continuing to publish our AMAZING Roman leaflets, but unfortunately we will have to keep this until after half term. In English today, please spend the time catching up on Accelerated reader quizzes and asking a grown up to quiz you on your weekly spellings and email over your results to me. 


Afternoon/ Science! We are looking at the phases of the moon! Please research and display, either via a poster, biscuit munching, cupcake making, creating a powerpoint, creating a scratch, that will show the different phases of the moon. I would like all 8 phases to be labelled with correct spellings please. Once you have show the different phases of the moon, write me a brief paragraph that explains why the moon is changing shape.  I have again attached some examples of what you could do for this.


Please keep all work and bring this after half term so we can stick it into your books please! If you are creating something, just take some photos and I will do the rest smiley

Have an amazing half term and I will see you all when we get back! 

Thursday 3rd February: 


English: Go through the sorting cards. See if you can group them into subheadings. In total there should be 4 piles of cards which you have grouped. One of the subheadings will be training. See if you can come up with the other subheadings after your card sort. 


Maths: I have attached some time related questions. I know it is really tricky to teach time while home learning but I am sure you guys are doing very well! 


Afternoon: We have got our music man to come and teach us key boards! 

Its Wednesday Folks! 


For English today, we are looking at different pronouns. So, you will need to download the worksheet and use a Thesaurus to help you with your different pronouns. As an extra challenge try and use possessive apostrophes in some sentences with the vocabulary on the worksheet. For example: The soldier's bag is wet. Or, All the soldiers' bags are wet. 


In maths today, we are going to be doing our times table grid, so if you go down and find the worksheet from last week and then you can time yourself to see how many you do in 10 minutes! After that have a go at creating your own time game. This could be a snap game where you match the words to a clock face, a boardgame or something completely different! 


For the afternoon, if you feel up to it, you can take part in a joe wicks work out or do some yoga from mindfullness yoga for kids on youtube! 

Maths Clock poster example

Happy Tuesday Everyone. 


In English today, look at the leaflet WAGOLL (What a Good One Looks Like) and annotate around it to show all the key features of a leaflet. Do not forget to look for pronouns and different types of sentences too! 


In maths we are moving onto our new unit of time. I have attached the worksheet for today. You will be making a poster around your clock to help remind you of everything to do with time. An example will be attached. 


For our afternoon session this week, we are beginning our science unit: space! We are going to be learning about the orders of planets and will be learning a rap to preform to one another. Create a poster showing the order of the planets. Try and show the different scales of the planets! 

Science Space Rap

Let the StoryBots DJ "revolve" it with sweet beats as the rapping sun and planets give you their spin on the whole solar system.The StoryBots are curious lit...



Hello everybody! Welcome to a new week of learning! 


In English today we are going to be looking at a new genre of text. Have a look at the wordel below and see if you can guess before you look at the English PDF's. After that, please can you look through the PDFs and see what genre it is. Can you notice anything similar? 


In Maths, we are doing a final lesson on money. Choose a sheet that you feel comfortable with doing but make sure you are challenging yourself. 


This afternoon we are looking at what the romans did for Britian! Go through the powerpoint and extra notes to see the things they brought to England, make a diamond 9 to show which you think is the least and most important. Then complete the worksheet attached. 


Thursday 27th January

It's Wednesday Folks, which means that you would have had me in the morning and Ms O'Toole and Mr Fookes this afternoon. 

I have attached just your maths today, choose the sheet that you feel most confident with. 

For your afternoon session, do a peice of homework from the homework grid and if you are feeling energetic you can do a Joe Wicks video to pretend you are in one of Mr Fookes PE lessons! 

Tuesday 25th January

Max and Isabelle, please can the two of you practice your column addition and subtraction whilst you are at home. You can use the sheets I gave you before the weekend to help yousmiley


In English today, edit the diary entry that you wrote yesterday. Make sure it has every aspect of the success criteria I included yesterday. 

In maths we will be focusing on adding and subtracting money. Just take it slow and you will get there! 

Our afternoon session is RE. We are focusing on moral stories and the different messages they portray. Watch the videos below and then decide what you think the moral stories of them are. Then have go at creating at creating your own comic books strip of a moral story! You can absolutely get inspiration from other moral stories you know or find. 

Monday 24th January: 

Today you will edit your diary entry using a different coloured pen. If you were here last week, but are now at home, create a diary from another event in your life. Then you can use the success criteria to edit that! 

Maths we are going to be starting our money investigation. We are recapping our knowledge on the coins and then will be making amounts using different coins. For the challenge, you must find as many possibilities as you can! Not just 3! 

In topic we will be learning all about Hadrian's wall. Research Hadrians wall. Found out why it was created, Where is it? Is it still around today? Why is it called Hadrian's wall. I am hoping to put these on display so make sure they are beautiful! 

Here is your success criteria for your diary entry. Go through your writing and edit it using a different coloured pen. Make sure you have atleast one example of the criteria before you stop editing.

Thursday 19th January: 

Today please could you create a strong diary plan for either a roman gladiator or a roman solider. This plan is going to be very important when you come to writing your diary entries next week! Think about waking up (morning), what your day would include (maybe some fighting or training) and then your evening. In your plan, make sure you include your 5 senses for each part of the day. 

If you need some extra help you can always research (with a grown up!) what a typical roman solider or gladiators day was like. 

Remember the key features of a diary entry when you are writing your plan: 

Past tense, First person, Informal language, Chronological order, Time conjunctions (First, after that, Next, Finally...)

Autumn 2 Homework

This week has been awesome  in Explorers! 


In English we have been working hard on improving our describing skills and have been doing this by using expanded noun phrases and similes. We enjoyed using these skills to help describe ourselves which we then shared with the rest of the class. 


In maths, the children have been recapping their knowledge on times tables and sequences. The children were using their multiplication knowledge when completing a game of snakes and ladders with a twist. The year 3's enjoyed recapping their odd and even numbers and were able spot patterns with these. The children are excited to move on to using arrays next week for the multiplication and division topic. 


For our topic, Miss Fisher was thrilled to tell the class that they would be learning about the Ancient Greeks! We started off our topic by locating Greece on a map and discovering the key events of the period and putting it into chronological order on a timeline. Additionally, the children enjoyed beginning to learn the new Spanish vocabulary for their topic on 'human body parts'. 

This half term in Explorer's class we are going to be learning about Ancient Greece! This topic is one of Miss Fisher's favourites! 

We will be looking at myths, pottery, the Olympics and all the Ancient Gods and Goddesses. 

The Giant that Stirred - book powerpoint

Homework Autumn 1

laugh Welcome to a brand new year of learning in Explorers! laugh 

Our first topic is location, location, in this topic, we will be focusing on volcanoes and earthquakes alongside the Polynesian islands found in the Pacific Ocean! 

Adventure week!laugh

Tuesday's Hike Lunch break!

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Explorer Class 2020-2021

Excavating Iron Age Poo!

The Iron Age Topic Map and Homework

The Iron Age Homework - Due Week Beginning 29th March

Work timetable- Week beginning 01/03/2021 (Book Week!)

Spelling Quiz Zoom link! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: spelling quiz 
Time: Mar 5, 2021 10:00 AM London

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There is also English work! Please can you watch my video on the VRC.

Monday Morning Zoom check in! laugh

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Rain Before Rainbows ... Please only read AFTER you have done Ms O'Toole's task.

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Friday 26.02.21 Spelling Quiz at 10:00! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: spelling quiz 
Time: Feb 26, 2021 10:00 AM London

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Non chronological report writing today! I can not wait to see them! You have all worked so incredibly hard on them!! 

English explanation can be find on  the VRC. There is no worksheet today! 

Make sure you send me your FINISHED art piece today! smiley

Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers

Introduce children to improper fractions and mixed numbers. Teach children how to convert between the two. Find more fraction resources (and much more!) at h...

Monday Morning zoom Call 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monday check in! 
Time: Feb 22, 2021 10:30 AM London

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Virtual Learning Groups

Week of 8th February Work Timetable

Friday Spelling quiz at 10am! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: spelling quiz
Time: Feb 12, 2021 10:00 AM London

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Miss Meridiths Valentines Day Cookies Ingredients: 

  • 250g Butter, softened. 
  • 100g Caster Sugar, 
  • A couple of drops of vanilla essence
  • 350g Plain Flour 
  • 2 TBSP Milk 
  • Jam  

Types of Lines Song

Learning all about Parallel, Perpendicular & Intersecting Lines Song...

Monday 8th February Class Zoom Call 10:30am

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore

Mrs Newman History lesson Video - Newsround

Week beginning 01.02.21 Timetable

Spelling Quiz 05/02/2021 At 10am. 

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Handwriting practice paragraph- Copy this out in with your best Monkey handwriting... No joining up! 


  • Emma got given a new bike! It was bright pink with yellow spots.It was a gift from her dad. He hid it behind a large bush to surprise her! When Emma looked behind the bush and saw the yellow and pink bicycle she jumped for joy. It was just what she wanted, she ran over and gave her dad a big hug. 
  • Greg likes to help his mum bake chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are Greg's favourite. He carefully stirs in the chocolate chips so he doesn't drop any. He rolls then into neat balls. His mum helps Greg to put them in hot oven. 
  • The kids were outside playing catch. They heard a rumble in the sky. They did not want to finish playing, but they knew it was not safe to be outside playing in a storm. They did not want to get wet. They decided to go inside and play chess instead.

Miss Fisher's beautiful monkey handwriting


For our science work this afternoon.. Make sure to watch my video on the VRC first!
I would like you to send a picture of your end product!

Tuesday 2nd February... 

There are no worksheets today! There is still work to do though!
If you go and watch the videos you will see what you need to do! All of our lessons today are creative!

Have fun!!!!

Class zoom! 

Monday 1st February- 10:30am

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monday check in! 
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Cheese straw recipe!!n Yum

How to Find Equivalent Fractions

Explaining the process of finding equivalent fractions without diagrams!

Week Timetable for Week Beginning 25.01.2021

Homophones Rap

Homophones are different meaning words that sound exactly the same.

Friday 29th Zoom Spelling Quiz at 10am! 

Make sure you bring some paper and something to write with! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Friday spelling Quiz 
Time: Jan 29, 2021 10:00 AM London

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Thursday English example

I would like all the children in focus group 3 to do the year 4 maths sheet. 

Goooood morning my lovely Explorers! I hope you are all well. 

Just to remind you, we have focus groups starting today, you will locate these links for google meets in your emails. Each group has a different time so make sure you check! 

We also have a class zoom call altogether at 1030! 

Can't wait to hear what you got up to over the weekend! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monday check in! 
Time: Jan 25, 2021 10:30 AM London

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Week beginning 18/01/2021 Work timetable

Friday 22nd January - Spelling quiz at 10:00am. 

Make sure you have some paper and a pencil! I look forward to seeing you all there! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Weekly spelling quiz 
Time: Jan 22, 2021 10:00 PM London

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Miss Fisher's setting description example

Science poster Idea

Zoom call to meet our new class LSA, Miss Kneller. 

Monday 18th January at 10am. Be ready to share all your weekend activities! 

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monday check in! 
Time: Jan 18, 2021 10:00 AM London

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Topic work: 

Today's work is just to get you to think about all the different modes of transport there are around us! When you have thought about that you will then think about how the transport affects both the passengers and the environment which they travel through! 

First you will need to mindmap every type of transport you can think of! Nothing futuristic all the different ways people can travel now! 

After that,  you will need to look up what congestion, transportation, air and noise pollution all mean and what down the definitions for these things in your own words. 

Then you need to have a think about, whether or not the modes of transport in the table contribute to the different factors e.g. inconvenient for passengers, overcrowded, cause air pollution ect... 

Week Beginning 11/01/21 Timetable

Slight change of plans this afternoon! 

I thought it would be nice if you could do some PE! 

Miss Kneller, our new LSA (Who you all going to meet in next week's zoom) and Mr Fookes have uploaded a PE video for you to complete on the VRC under the heading PE!! 

Make sure to send videos and pictures of you completing it to me! 

I hope you enjoy! 

Spelling Quiz at 10am Friday Morning Via zoom!  

Kirsten Fisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Explorers Spelling quiz! 
Time: Jan 15, 2021 10:00 AM London

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Look forward to seeing you all there! Make sure you bring some paper and something to write with!

My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven

How we are going to create some funky similes based on our families!!

English Challenge - The Expanded Noun Phrase Song

Week beginning of 04.01.2021 work timetable

Miss Fisher's Expanded Noun Phrase Examples

We will round you! Year 3 rounding song.

Rounding song to introduce the idea of rounding numbers to the year 3s.

Rounding Numbers Song for Year 4's

This video is different than the year 3 videos as this video goes into more detail about rounding into thousands.


Parents have been emailed with the link for the zoom. Make sure that you bring something with you that you can talk about whilst on zoom. This could be a picture of your Christmas roast dinner, a drawing of your family on a walk or even your favourite Christmas gift! 

I look forward to seeing as many of your smiley faces tomorrow! smiley

Cold write images 06.01.21

Christmas jumper fun!

03.12.2020: SALT DOUGH MAKING! We had such fun today creating salt dough by measuring ingredients to create our stone age necklaces!



Today in Science, I would like you to take on the role as some food. I would like you to explain the  digestive process from your point of view. Be really detailed! You can do this as a cartoon/Comic strip, A story, A diary entry or any other creative ways you can think of. For each stage, that you learnt yesterday, make sure to be really detailed about what is happening. 

Week beginning 23rd November work timetable

I would suggest for our stone age topic work this week, you create a google doc with all the information you find out ready to help you create your mind map/posters/powerpoint on Wednesday. We will be sharing these in class on Thursday. Remember if you are not wanting to share you work every body else I would still love to see it and show the other teachers!! smiley However, if you would prefer to write your notes on paper then that is absolutely fine too! I am very excited to see all of you on Thursday! Keep up the good work guys. 

Week Beginning 16th November Work Timetable.

Stone Age Boy Read by Memma The Cave Woman for English

Make sure that you watch this video before you complete the task. Think about what is being said and what you can INFER from the things being said. For example when the boy says "WOW!" you can not infer that he is bored and wants to go home as this would not be accurate.
You can watch the story as many times as you want to.
Remember it is shared on your google account as well (if you can not remember your passwords, its in your home link books!) I would love to see your ideas when you are finished so make sure to send them through to me!
Any help and I am on the other end of my emails!

Explorer Class Zoom Meeting 13/11/2020

Emails have been sent home to all parents with the Zoom link. The call will start at 10:30 on Friday morning. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them tomorrow! 

I look forward to seeing you all smiley


Year 3 and 4 Spelling list.

12/11/2020 maths lesson

To play the times tables snakes and ladders you will need: 

A couple of sheets of paper,

A counter for each person playing, 

A die, 

A pencil 

A printed out snakes and ladders board. 


When you are ready to start the game, the same rules as a normal snakes and ladders game apply, however, when you land on a new square you need to answer that calculation either in your head or by drawing pictures to help you. Other players must check your answer before you move on! 


Feel free to email me pictures of you playing, I'd love to see who wins! 



Our Jelly Tot Array Dots!!

Our cool Multiplication song about arrays!

Video: Equal Groups (Repeated Addition Using Arrays) Grade Levels: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade 🍎 Check out our ever-growing library of math songs at



Explorer class all voted to have a bike and scooter afternoon as their class treat!

The children had great fun riding around the playground and when getting into teams to race against one another! It was fabulous to see all the children enjoying themselves after all the extremely hard work they have been putting in this half term since having such a long time off! 

Marwell School trip 9/10/2020

As a class we had the most awesome day at Marwell Zoological park. We managed to see so many animals including the illusive snow leopard and pygmy marmosets! We were able to share all of our knowledge with the Zoologists in our adaptation and evolution workshops!

Even getting caught in the rain added an extra funny memory of the day and seeing how the animals adapted to the rain. 


Explorer stars of the week (02.10.2020) 

Well done to Darcie and Noah! 
Darcie was chosen for always being super helpful around the classroom and Noah was chosen because of his superb postcard to Sunny!  
Here they can be seen tipping the masses of house gems earned from lockdown into their house jars! 


As a class, we have been thoroughly enjoying looking at different types of biomes. We have learnt about some whacky adaptations that some animals and plants have! For example, camels can go 2 weeks without water as the can live off the preserves in their humps!

Throughout the week, we have been planning and writing our postcode to Sunny the Meerkat, offering advice to the best location for his holiday! Most children agreed that the desert was the best place for him to visit as his adaptations meant that he would be able to survive there- not to mention all the scrumptious scorpions he would be able to munch on! Many children also pointed out that this biome would be perfect for Sunny to use his very own 'make do' sun glasses!  


Additionally, in maths, we have all worked so hard to secure our place value knowledge before we move on to addition and subtraction next week!