This blog post will act as a learning forum for pupils and parents providing a single point of contact for questions or queries about the work children have been set through the school website.

This is an important year and I would encourage pupils to try and ensure that (unless unwell) they practice a range of skills daily while at home:


  • Read Bookflix books and reading books (ideally 30 minutes a day)
  • World Book Online have a fabulous collection of over 3,000 eBooks and audio books available for free for children to access at home. Click here to access the link.


  • Time capsule activities: 1. Write a letter to themselves. Talk about their favourite TV show, song, books etc. 2. Write about their future self: talk about what they would like to be when they grow up, why and five things they want to do when they are an adult. 3. Draw a picture of their family. 4. If it is safe to, get a newspaper and let them cut out articles that they think would be important for their future self. Put them altogether in a box or scrap book and stick it up in the attic or somewhere you don’t usually go.
  • Explore story writing and sentence challenges with Pobble click here
  • Spelling shed– practice spellings to help with the year 3/ 4 word list.



    • Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying fun science experiments, cool facts, online games and lots of free activities. Click here 

    Other topics

    • History – create a family timeline making sure events are in chronological order. Draw a picture for each key event and don’t forget to include the dates.
    • PE. Keep active, fit and healthy with a range of activities for 30 minutes a day. Joe Wicks is doing a free interactive workout every Monday- Friday morning from 9am on his youtube channel. Or why not try some Cosmic Yoga. 

    I look forward to reading parent and pupil comments about what you have been up to…

    Parents can also view relevant whole school updates on the school website homepage.

    I will keep a regular eye on comments made within this post and respond where appropriate.

    For any further advice or support please contact Emails will be responded to within school hours.

    Thank you.

    Miss Hornsby

    Categories: Year 5


    Miss Hornsby

    Miss Hornsby · 23rd March 2020 at 10:56 am

    Good Morning Year 4!

    Year 4 try not to be scared,
    from all the stories you may have heard.
    I’m just writing this because I want to say,
    I’m thinking of each and every one of you each day.

    I know you’re all looked after in your homes,
    just remember that you are not alone.
    Please use this time carefully,
    have fun and learn creatively.
    Use this time for a new skill,
    let new learning be a thrill.

    Don’t idle the hours with wasteful things,
    enjoy the fun new learning brings.
    And hopefully it won’t be long,
    until we are back at Heap Bridge where we belong!

    Stay safe and well!

    Miss Hornsby 🙂


      Poppy Burdaky · 24th March 2020 at 7:52 pm

      I’m really excited to come back to school. Are you ok? I have been doing some work at home and my mum has been the teacher and we have also had break time playing on my trampoline, swing, treehouse and Segway .Is Chloe doing ok?

    Miss Hornsby

    Miss Hornsby · 25th March 2020 at 6:16 am

    I am glad you are excited about coming back to school Poppy. I miss school too! I am well thank you and Chloe is doing great! Hope you are okay?
    Sounds like you’ve had a very busy day!I hope you are finding the home learning packs useful. Try your classroom secrets account too. I’ve created individual log ins for all the class.If there’s anything you need help with though Poppy please send me a message and I’ll get back to you. Keep smiling. Take Care. Miss Hornsby.

    Miss Hornsby

    Miss Hornsby · 25th March 2020 at 6:25 am

    Year 4 don’t forget to use your Classroom Secrets online learning account. Usernames and passwords have been set up for each individual child and sent via class dojo. Parents, if you are having problems accessing this or connecting to class dojo please do contact me via email
    Thank you. Take care and stay well.


    Amy Doran · 27th March 2020 at 8:32 am

    Dear Miss Hornsby
    I am excited to come back to school and have it all back to normal. I hope you are ok. Get better soon and I am glad Chloe is okay. Do you know that Joe wicks exercise on the news? I have been doing that in the morning at 9 o clock. Its really hard and after it a feel energetic.
    I have been working very hard on my work you sent me. Stay safe, stay well and stay indoors!

      Miss Hornsby

      Miss Hornsby · 27th March 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Amy. I am glad you have been doing the Joe Wicks workout and completing the work set- well done! I am looking forward to going back to school too; hopefully this will be all over soon! Don’t forget Amy, you can now access SeeSaw an online learning platform where I have set all the class an individual account. Mr Cockcroft sent out an email via parent pay to your parents. All you need to do is scan the QR code for our class and click on your name There is 10 children from our class on it now, so I hope you sign up soon- you will really enjoy it!
      Hope you are well. Stay safe and take care!
      From Miss Hornsby 🙂

    Miss Hornsby

    Miss Hornsby · 27th March 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Don’t forget to use and sign up for SeeSaw year 4, another online learning platform with some fun and educational activities for you to do. So far we have 10 children from our class signed up.

    To sign up:
    Go to parent pay emails
    Scan the year 4 QR code
    Click on your name
    It’s as easy as that! 🙂


      Sasha · 5th May 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Hi miss Hornsby, just letting you know that my mums phone has broke and all my school work is on there so I will get seasaw on a different device so is there a way you can pls tell me the code and everything I need to do to set it up hope you are staying safe, from sasha.


    Sasha · 5th May 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Hi miss Hornsby just letting you know my mums phone has broke and all my school work is on there so I will get seasaw on a different device. Also pls can u tell me the code for it and everything else I need to do.Hope you are staying safe, from sasha.

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