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Love, Honesty, Respect

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Oakley Church of England Combined School

Love, Honesty, Respect



Morning Owls!


I just wanted to add to Mrs Morley's message - I can't believe it is 2 weeks till the end of term but I am missing teaching you. It is not the same without you.


Miss Reynolds

Hello again, Owls!

I can't believe that it is only two weeks until the end of term!  The work for this week's English and maths is just below.  The work for Art, Topic and Science is further down the page.  There is no RE this week.

Hope you are all well.yes


Good morning, everybody!

Just a quick note to say that there is some important work to be done which you can find in the RE section dated 3rd July 2020.

We are missing those of you who cannot be with us and hope you are all keeping well.

Sunday 21st June, 2020

Hello, lovely Owls!

I am enjoying seeing most of you back at school but am also aware that we are not complete!  So this is a special greeting to our lovely three Owls whom I am missing so much!  Please remember that you can get in touch if you are not sure about any of the work I am setting you.  We can always talk on the phone or message through email.  I hope you and your families are all well. We miss you!

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning lovely Owls!

Just give me a hoot if you need me!

Mrs Morley

Monday 18th May 2020


Good Morning Owls,


We hope you had a lovely weekend. The English for this week is continuing with the pack that Mrs Morley uploaded last week as there was a lot to do.


Any questions, I will be on-line during today and tomorrow.


Miss Reynolds

Hello again, Owls,

Just to say that I couldnt't find the comprehension sheets mentioned in the plan so I will upload a comprehension package about Charles Darwin which will tie in nicely with your science.  You will not be able to complete it all today, so just do about 40 minutes and then tell me if you need one or more sessions to complete it.

Hello lovely Owls

I forgot to say that there will be no science or RE this week to give you a chance to catch up on all the writing you have had this week.

Monday 11th May 2020


Good Morning Owls,


Please find attached the week's plan and the English work for this week.


Miss Reynolds

Good morning, Owls!        11th May 2020

Please find the maths for the week below!


Hello, lovely Owls!

I hope that being at home is a hoot!   Ha ha! 

I am in school for the rest of the week and will be 'phoning to catch up with you.   As usual, just email or put a message on Teams if you have any questions.   Keep smiling!

Good Morning Owls,


May the Fourth be with you! (Stars Wars joke). I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Both Mrs Morley and I are in school this week so any questions about the week, may take a little tie to answer.


Have a good week,


Miss Reynolds

30th April 2020

Good morning, lovely, amazing Owls!

I do hope you and your families are keeping fit and well.  Are you all trying to get your hour's exercise each day?  I would love to know the sorts of things you have been doing.  I have been going out each day for a walk, sometimes a power walk, and sometimes just a lovely stroll in the countryside.  I have also been trying to improve my skipping in the back garden.  Keeping your body fit and strong is good for your body, of course, but it is also good for your mind and your immune system, and all these things are very important. 


What would make me really happy is to know that you are still all smiling, so it would be great if you could send me a picture of a smiling you!  Send it to my email if you can!


Here is another photo opportunity for you: your science this week is about buttercups: how about sending me a photograph showing me if you like butter or not!  To do this, simply hold a buttercup beneath your chin and, if you do like butter, there will be a golden glow reflected on your neck.  How scientific do you think this is on a scale of 0 - 10? Ha ha!  Your actual science work is a bit more, well ... scientific!  You will find it below under 'Science' and today's date.  Enjoy!

27th April 2020


Hello Owls,


I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I am missing seeing you all and hearing the chatter as you come into class each day.


Here is all the work you need for this week. As you can see I am improving my technical skills. Thank you for the photos of the work you have been doing.


I am going to be uploading a class story, chapter by chapter. I am going to read 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick - I hope you enjoy the story.


Miss Reynolds

Hello Owls!      21st April 2020

It has been so long since I have seen all of you and I am really missing you!  I do hope you have had a lovely Easter with lots of fun with your families.  Now it is the summer term and I know you been already hard at work for Miss Reynolds.


So, let's look at the maths for the rest of the week: we are going to be learning about ratio, which is a new maths topic for you.


Good Morning Owls,


I hope you all had a good Easter. Week 3 shows the lessons for this week and I have also put the different documents you will need. 


Feel free to email with any questions you may have or work that you have done.


I look forward to hearing from you,


Miss Reynolds

Happy Easter Holidays!


We are not setting any work during the next couple of weeks. Enjoy the weather if you can get out into your gardens.

I will be calling everyone and just checking in with you all. 


Miss Reynolds

Friday 3rd April 2020

RE - look through this powerpoint and think about the importance of pilgrimage to Muslims.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning, children!

Please have a go at the 'core' worksheet.  Mums/dads, there are suggestions for mathematical talk on the left which you can use to help with understanding.  This work is mostly a consolidation of yesterday's learning.


If you would like to try the second sheet, which is an extension, please cover up the answers which are on the right of each challenge.  When you do look at the answers to check what you have done, some of the suggested answers might puzzle you: remember that if you have two minuses together, it makes a plus, so,  -3 -2 = -5 but 3 - - 2 = 5 and -3 - - 2 = 1/

Let me know if you are having problems and I will get back to you.

Take care

Mrs Morley

Science - 2nd April 2020

For science this week, I would like you to do the following challenge.

Does an egg float better in plain tap water or in salted water?

Write your prediction, your method and also how you are going to make sure that it is a fair test.

Carry out the investigation and write down what the results are.

What is your conclusion?

Can you explain the outcome?  To help with this, do a google search on density.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

I am sorry but the camera on the school computer does not seem to be working so I am going to try to explain this work in writing.  Let me know if you have any difficulties.

Today you will be working on finding two values, x and y.  It's not as scary as it sounds!

If you are doing MILD level, there are clues to help you.  If you find these too easy, have a go at Spicy.

For Spicy and Hot, there will often be more than one possibility.  Think of it as a puzzle and remember to use your inverses.


2y + x = 5

You will need to do the inverse.

 So, start with 5 and then take away x.  There are 2 possibilities for x here.  

How do I know?

I know because 2y must be an even number  because it is multiplied by 2.  So we need to do the inverse of this which is to divide it by 2.  So 2y must be even.

2y could be 4 or 2 because both these numbers are even.  

If 2y is 4, then y must be 4 divided by 2, so y must be 2.

If 2y is 2, then y must be 2 divided by 2, so y must be 1.

Now work out what to do to 5 to reach either 4 or 2.  This will give you the value of x.

So you will need to do the inverse of addition.  You will need to subtract something from 5 to get either 4 or 2.

I am going to say that 2y is 4, so x must be 1 and y must be 2.

Check it: (2 x 2) + 1 = 5

My answer could also have been:  x = 3 and y = 1

Check it: (2 x 1) + 3 = 5

Some of you eager beavers will be telling me that the value of 2y might not be an even number because y might be a decimal number.  You are right!

EXAMPLE: If 2y = 3 and x = 2, then y = 1.5.  

Check it: (2 x 1.5) + 2 = 5

If the questions tells you that the values are integers, then you cannot give the possibilities as decimal numbers, but if it doesn't say, then you can!

Wednesday 1st April 2020

So, today is April Fool's Day.  Look at the list of 'facts' below.  Which of them do you think are true and which are false?

  • There were 3 wise men in the Bible
  • Snails have 14,000 teeth and some can even kill you!
  • The Great Wall of China is visible from space.
  • The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  • Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern.
  • Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called ‘ke-chiap’.
  • Salty water boils quicker.
  • If all the blood vessels in your body were laid out, they would reach 60,000 miles.
  • Mrs Morley's favourite food is potatoes.
  • Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound – over a thousand feet per second!


Wednesday 1st April

Here is your maths for today.  Work your way through the powerpoint as far as you feel comfortable with and then choose a level of worksheet.  You can choose: diving, deeper or deepest.  Some of you eager beavers might like to do it all!

Take care, Mrs Morley


PS Here is a useful tip for you:

  • remember what you have learnt about using inverses
  • addition and subtraction are inverse pairs
  • multiplication and division are inverse pairs

This is how you can use this knowledge:

  • x + 3 = 14 
  • 14 is bigger than x because you have to add 3 to it to make the equation balance. 
  • So to find x you must undo what has been done.
  • To undo addition, we must subtract (do the inverse)
  • Start from the answer (14) and work backwards, undoing what has been done.
  • 14 - 3 = x 
  • 14 - 3 = 11 so x must be 11
  • Test it out:  x + 3 = 14       Substitute x:  11 + 3 = 14

Week beginning 30.3.20 Programme of Work

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Owls!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for the next week of learning.  Please feel free to email us if there are any problems with the work or if you just want to say hi or show us some of your brilliant work.  Keep well!

Mrs Morley and Miss Reynolds

Hi Owls!

How did you get on with your science today?  I would be interested to see any of your creations if you are able to email them to me.

Don't forget to clap for the NHS staff today at 8pm.

Take care

Mrs Morley

Thursday 26.3.20 Maths answers

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26th March 2020

Hello lovely Owls,

I hope you are all well and managing the work you have been given but also taking time for exercise and fun!

If you need any help today, please email me and I will reply.  I will post the answers to the maths later today.

Take care

Mrs Morley


Maths Answer 5 25.3.20

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Maths Answer 4

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Maths answer 3

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Maths Answer 2

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Maths answers

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Thank you Mrs Hollely-Barik for sending us this book.  Do read it children and think about the message.  It might also give you some inspiration for the Handwash Challenge!

Hello again!

Watch out for the 'Hand Wash Challenge' competition.  You are all so creative, I am sure you will have some great ideas!

Mrs Morley



Welcome to Owls Class

Good morning, children and parents/carers

This is Mrs Morley checking in with you.  I am not very techy but I will try my best to use these pages as best I can.  The most important thing is that you know that you can email me if you need any help with anything from the pack you have been given.  I will send you the answers to the maths later this morning so that you can see how well you did.  But please let me know if you are not sure of anything today and I will email you back.

Hope you are all well.


Tuesday 24th March 2020


Good Morning all, 


We are attaching the extra learning activities that you might want to look at. These are things that are just for fun.


If you have any questions, please email us. We will be checking in with each of you weekly as you are still part of Owls.


Miss Reynolds and Mrs Morley

Spring Term 2020
Class 4 Residential Trip to Manor Adventure, Abernant

Manor Adventure - Day 4

Another very busy day with the children having a go at rock climbing, archery, campcraft, obstacle course and the evening walk which was lovely - the scenery around the Abernant Lake Hotel is stunning.

Another busy morning today before they pack up and head home after lunch.  The coach is due to set off at 2.30pm so we expect the children to arrive back at school at around 6.00pm.  We will contact you later by text message when we have more of an idea from the driver of the estimated time of arrival.  

Manor Adventure - Day 3

This morning, the children learnt about the basics of raft making and orienteering (compass work).  This afternoon, they put their raft making skills into practice, making their own raft which they had to try to cross the river with.  Most children did the activity and really enjoyed it.  The other activity was paddle boarding and, again, most children did this and loved it.  It was such good fun with lots of games and messing about, culminating with everybody jumping into the lake.


The evening activities were: low ropes and survival skills.  Then we had drinking chocolate, played some games and they all went to bed happily after another busy day.

Manor Adventure -Day 2

Everyone slept well and enjoyed a good breakfast before a very busy day with two activities before lunch, two more this afternoon and another one this evening for each group - Lake Challenge (zip wire across the lake then  team effort to pull a boat back across), survival skills (fire making and den building), low ropes course, canoeing and kayaking and initiative exercises. Everyone worked so hard to do their very best and work really well in team and partnered activities supporting and encouraging each other.

All asleep now ready for another full day tomorrow.

Manor Adventure - Day 2

Manor Adventure 2019 - Day 1

Manor Adventure 2019 - Day 1


We crossed the Severn Bridge into Wales in bright sunshine.  After our lunch stop we headed up into the valleys  and arrived at 3.00pm.  After a quick introduction and site tour the children were straight into their first activity; one group bravely tackling the abseil wall and the other the blind trail. After a hearty dinner the groups swapped activities and everyone showed courage and determination once again. Back into the house for hot chocolate and bed. After the long journey, activities and so much lovely fresh air we expect everyone will sleep well.


Autumn Term 2018


Dear Class 4 Parents/Carers


Welcome back to another academic year.  I hope you have had an exciting but restful break and enjoyed the fantastic weather we have been having this summer.

We have another very busy year ahead of us with the Year 6s taking transfer tests and parents/carers making important decisions about their children's future.  Year 6 will also be also be taking SATs tests in May.


Both Year 5 and Year 6 will be working hard to progress their learning with a very full curriculum and expectations being high.   Homework will be handed out on Thursdays and will be expected to be completed by the following Wednesday.  The homework will vary; sometimes it will be a learning homework and other times it will involve finding out, recording or playing games but there will be two pieces set per week.  One piece will be maths and the other will be English, topic, science or French.


We will also be having fun, especially at the end of the year when we will be going on a residential visit which will be both challenging and rewarding.  There will be more information about this visit in due course.


All the necessary stationery will be provided by the school and so there will be no need for children to bring in pencil cases: space is limited on desks and also in trays in the classroom.  However, if your child does wish to bring in their own pencil case, they may do so at their own risk.  These must be fairly plain so as not to distract the children from their learning.  If there is not enough room on tables or in trays, they will be asked to keep these in their bags in the lockers.


As part of a drive to improve handwriting and presentation, the children will begin the year by using handwriting books for all of their class work with the exception of maths.  As these books are completed, they will then go on to record in books according to subject.


This year, children will be allowed to sign out library books again.  They will be allowed to choose one book at a time and must return and sign in one book before taking out the next one.  We will also be having one session of 'Reading for Enjoyment' per week.  If anybody has any children's comics or magazines which their children have finished with and wouldn’t mind donating them to Class 4, we would be very grateful.


We are fortunate to have Mrs Mulcahy in the role of higher level teaching assistant with us for the year which will mean that the children will be mostly learning in smaller class groups.  They will also often be in their own year group.  We are very lucky to also be having Mr Kritah supporting Class 4 for the year.


PE will be on a Wednesday and on a Friday so please make sure that the children have their kit in schools on these days.   We will also be having Outdoor Learning on a Monday so you may wish to send your children in with a pair of old trainers or wellies, particularly if the weather has been wet.  We are lucky to have Mrs Ellis to work with the children outside again and, this term, they will be able to work in smaller groups, once a fortnight, cultivating a vegetable plot and growing produce.


Finally, I hope your children will be very happy this year but if there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange a meeting in school.  I am also happy to arrange a telephone appointment if you are unable to come in to school due to family or work commitments.


Kind regards


Mrs E Morley

Class 4 Teacher

Class 4 Long Term Plans