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Don’t forget there are ideas for activities on each of the subject pages too. All the links are on the home page.

The general information about home learning page has been updated too so please have a read.

If you have any photos of your VE DAY 75 Celebrations please email them to Mrs Eeley for inclusion in a gallery on the page.

There is a special lockdown challenge for all children and staff on the #casheslockdownchallenge page - please take a look.

It would be wonderful if everyone can join in.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

What beautiful weather we're having this week! I hope that you've been able to get out and enjoy some exercise in the sunshine. Don't forget to stay at least 2m (one Mr Atkinson lying down!) away from anyone who you don't live with to keep everyone safe. Now that we're allowed to drive for exercise again, I've been visiting one of my favourite places - Selsley Common. There are some fantastic dinosaur pictures made with rocks in one of the big dippies. I'd recommend a look if you can. What dinosaurs can you see? Isla also enjoyed her first trip to the common too!

Last week's quiz was all about sports and games. Here are the answers:

  1. Lego
  2. eSports
  3. Gold
  4. Everton
  5. Nintendo
  6. Dobble
  7. Seven
  8. Lionel
  9. Old Kent Road
  10. Volleyball
  11. Europe
  12. London
  13. Eddie the Eagle
  14. Gorilla
  15. One

Which made the secret phrase: 'Legends Love Lego', which they absolutely do! See the 'What You've Been Up To' for one super Lego collection I've had sent in this week!


Well done to Emma, Charlotte, Logan, Finley, Max and Mr Barnard who all sent in the right answer. Don't forget, if you didn't have a chance to have a go last week or before, all he quizzes are still on this page - just don't look at the answers!


Below is this week's story task. I'm reading chapter 2 of The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo in which two foxes accidentally discover King Richard III buried underground. I'd like you to tell me who you'd most like to meet from history, what you'd ask them, and why.


Answer the questions below. Use the first letter of each answer to make a three word phrase and email your answers to me at - good luck! It's quite a tough one today, so feel free to use adults at home, books or the internet to help!

  1. Which band performed the famous songs 'Wonderwall' and 'Don't Look Back In Anger'?
  2. The song 'God Save The Queen' is also known as our ________ Anthem.
  3. Which famous pianist sang 'Rocket Man' and 'I'm Still Standing'?
  4. Which red haired musician sang 'Sing!' and 'Shape of You?
  5. Which member of One Direction is missing: Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and who?
  6. What is the name of this woodwind instrument? Oboe - Wikipedia
  7. Which Beatle drummer also voiced Thomas the Tank Engine?
  8. Who teaches music at Cashes Green Primary School?
  9. What is the surname of the 'Let You Love Me' singer? 
  10. Complete the first line of the famous Wombles theme tune: '___________, overground, wombing free'
  11. What section of the orchestra contains violins, violas, cellos and double basses?
  12. What instrument is played by Mr Atkinson and Mr McLaughlin? (It's the best one!)
  13. Which Hawaiian instrument is like a mini guitar with only 4 strings?
  14. What are these percussion instruments? Union One Earth UB1 Bongo Drums: Musical Instruments
  15. Which Swedish band sang the songs 'Mamma Mia' and 'Dancing Queen'?

What You've Been Up To...

Thanks to everyone who's keeping me up to date on what you're up to, it's great to see! Keep your emails coming in to

Logan and Blake have had a go at my water game - looks great boys! Logan has also sent me lots of other things he's been up to!


Emma made this super picture on her iPad

Charlotte loved this week's quiz answer and wanted to show me all the Lego-loving legends in her house!

I'm really impressed with Scarlett's whales PowerPoint. She has used hyperlinks based on what we did at school. Fantastic work. Don't forget to keep me up to date with what you've been up to at home too!

Here is Finley's poster about saving the whales - lovely bright colours Fin!

Nola has been a bit poorly this week, but has still managed to do some super work including a PowerPoint about whales and an amazing painting of artist Frida Kahlo! Get well soon Nola!

Wednesday 13th May 2020

I hope you're all having another good week! Thank you to everyone who has been in touch this week with quiz answers, work you've done or just catching up - it's always lovely to hear from you. I'm finally going back to work tomorrow (Thursday) so will look forward to seeing those children who are in school.

I hope you enjoyed last week's Films and TV quiz - the answers are below:

  1. Whittaker
  2. Avengers
  3. Toothless
  4. Chewbacca
  5. Hermione Granger
  6. Iron Giant
  7. Ninjago
  8. Gandalf
  10. Verruca Salt
  11. Indiana Jones
  12. Slinky Dog
  13. Filch
  14. Ursula
  15. Never Enough

Which made the secret phrase 'Watching TV is fun'. Something I'm sure we're all doing rather a lot of in lockdown!

Well done to Scarlett, Logan, Charlotte, Riley, Millie, Alfie Light, Max and Finley who have all emailed me the correct answer. This week's quiz is all about Sports and Games and is below. Good luck!

Today’s story is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. For your activity, I’d like you to do something to do with whales! It might be a poster, presentation, PowerPoint, story, play, whatever you’d like. Have fun and I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with!


Video in two parts - the reason will become clear when you watch!


Answer the questions below. Use the first letter of each answer to make a three word phrase and email your answers to me at - good luck!


  1. Which Danish construction toy involves interlocking bricks and minifigures?
  2. What is the name given to sports played online, such as FIFA?
  3. What colour medal would you receive is you won an event in the Olympics?
  4. What is the name of the football team which plays at Goodison Park? (Mr B's team!)
  5. What company manufactures the Wii and Switch games consoles?
  6. What is the name of a circular card game in which players have to try and spot similar pictures on their cards?
  7. In snooker, how many points in the black ball worth? (Write your answer as a word)
  8. What is footballer Messi's first name?
  9. What is the name of the first property on a standard Monopoly board?
  10. What is the name of the sport in which teams hit or punch a ball over a net?
  11. In golf, the Ryder Cup is played between the USA and which other team?
  12. In which city were the 2012 Olympic Games held?
  13. Which Gloucestershire man ski jumped unsuccessfully during the 1988 Winter Olympics?
  14. In the Mario games, Donkey Kong is which type of animal?
  15. In Scrabble, how many points is the letter E worth? (Write your answer as a word)


What You've Been Up To...

Thanks to everyone who's keeping me up to date on what you're up to, it's great to see! Keep your emails coming in to

I enjoyed this message from Freya about what she's been up to - she's asked me to share with everyone else!


Meanwhile, Ollie has been making the most of his daily exercise! He's sent me some beautiful photos of bluebells in Randwick woods, a picture of him cycling and a great poster advertising our Thursday 'Clap for Carers'!

Fantastic work from Logan, who recreated characters and scenes from Zog and the Flying Doctors. Well done Logan!

Alfie enjoyed cooking Uncle Miles’s veggie Bolognese for his tea!

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hi! I hope you're all keeping safe and well. I've had a busy cople of weeks changing nappies and not sleeping but absolutely loving being a Daddy! No story video this week I'm afraid, but if you'd like to read a story to Isla and I please email me a video!

I'm still finding time to go for walks in the woods with my family and I have shared a great idea for a game! 

You will need:

2 identical bottles (we used milk bottles)

2 identical beakers

A bucket

Some water


How to play:

The aim of the game is to get the most water into your bottle!


To set the game up, put the water into the bucket and put it in an open space. Each player then finds a space an even distance away from the bucket. We played this in the woods and tied them onto trees, but you could play this in the garden, at the park, or any other open space as part f your daily exercise. Make sure you are following social distancing guidelines at all times.


Each player needs to start at their bottle, run to the bucket, fill their cup, run back and pour the water into their bottle. When the water is all gone, check the bottles to see who has the most water!

We've been completing challenges to try and raise money for our wonderful NHS. Have a look at my hair-raising effort!


Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you could spare some change to help our fantastic healthcare workers that would be brilliant. Please follow this link: 

Here are the answers to last week's Animals Quiz:

  1. Antlers
  2. Wombat
  3. Extinct
  4. Sausage dog
  5. Okapi
  6. Meat
  7. Elephants
  8. Yeti
  9. Echidna
  10. African
  11. Reptiles
  12. Four
  13. Omnivore
  14. Udders
  15. Raven

Which made the secret phrase: 'Awesome Year Four'. Well done to Scarlett, Charlotte, Logan, Annie, Riley, Millie, Finley, Alfie Light and Ollie who all emailed me with correct answers. Scarlett wins this week's prize of a Snickers bar! Don't forget if you've missed any quizzes, they're all available on this page for you to have a go at... just don't peek at the answers!


This week is a picture round! For each picture in the gallery, you need to either tell me the character, film/show, actor or other information involved. Use the first letter of each answer to make a four word phrase and email your answers to me at - good luck!

  1. The actor who plays The Doctor is Jodie _________
  2. Name this film.
  3. Name this How To Train Your Dragon character.
  4. Name this Star Wars character.
  5. Name this Harry Potter character
  6. Name this film.
  7. Name this film and TV show.
  8. Name this Lord of the Rings and Hobbit character.
  9. Name this spaceship from Doctor Who
  10. Name this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character
  11. Name this famous character.
  12. Name this Toy Story character.
  13. What is the surname of this Harry Potter character?
  14. Name this Disney villain.
  15. Name the song being sung by Jenny Lind in The Greatest Showman.

What You've Been Up To...

Thanks to everyone who's keeping me up to date on what you're up to, it's great to see! Keep your emails coming in to

Logan sent me some pictures of the brilliant activities he's been up to... great work Logan!

Here is Finley's Pirate Crusher diary! Well done Fin!


Charlotte also wrote a diary - here's her super effort!


The Pirate Crusher

Dear Dairy,


Today was a a bit hilarious! I was amazed at how many people tried to defeat me, ME? They must have lost it.



I stood under the ocean alone and bored.  For some reason it was quiet. Silent. Mysterious. BORING! I could not bare to be bored anymore so I swam away but as I did, I heard evil laughing. They sounded like pirates, so I swam back. I hid and waited. They came but never noticed me. They were running to their ship. I followed them.


I stared at them. All I could see was their legs. Even though they were normal looking legs it made me even more hungry. My stomach grumbled. I heard laughing and “Arrs!” from the ship. I approached the ship. Looked to see if anyone was below the ship and moved closer. For a second I stopped and closed my eyes. There was music, beautiful music so I calmed down for a second. Its was the fiddler! I wasn’t going to eat him, obviously. He sang a song “I was sailing one day and what did I see? A treasure island up the scurvy sea! Fiddley Diddly Treasure for me! Fiddley Diddly de across the sea!”


The music stopped. I watched. There was a captain. The fiddler said he was Captain Purple beard. I thought he had a purple beard but not at all! His beard was as black as cats fur. I was going to scare them but I was to interested in the chatter. “Treasure you say? Can you show us the way?” All the other pirates kept shouting things like I could deal with some more gold! Or I want some to eat!


The fiddler sang again “As I sailed the seas, I scribbled a map so when I got home I could find my way back! Ye can not imagine how much booty is there. A huge hole of treasure past ones compare. They set sail…

Following them I noticed that they were heading for my island,MY ISLAND! I ran back home waiting underwater. They finally arrived. Their faces went red. Well not all of them. The captain just sat and screamed” GO ON BOYS THERES NO HARM! Not with me around!”. The pirates stood there in fear. Coming up with excuses to not go into the ocean below. “GO HOME?! Ill kill the lot of you! you land lovers!” shouted the Mr purple beard.  I roared just to scare them of a little! They had a small ship which they jumped upon. I got angry. I thought of a plan, a brilliant one, even better than captain purple beards! I was going to eat captain purple beard!

It was then the fiddler helped saying he`d stay upon the boat. Now was my time to jump up and eat          the crew. For no reason, just so I can have their shoes!  So up I jumped, ready to have my meal and then I opened my mouth and had a whole gout!


The monster of the ocean


 Lastly, Ollie also completed the diary challenge. Here's his writing:

Day 1.
Had some very exciting news today from a strange man with a fiddle, he said he knows of a treasure!.
RICH, RICH, RICH, I’m going to a be rich!!!
Day 2.
I’m going to be rich, hurray!!!!
Day 3.
Scrub the deck, Drop the anchor, set the sails. I hate being a pirate sometimes. Guess what?? IM GOING TO BE RICH!!!
Day 4.
That creepy man told us a story of a great beast of the sea that likes to eat pirate ships. I’m not sure if I’m scared or not.
Argh!!! I’m going to be rich.
Day 5.
Had a terrible nightmare last night about that beast, it ate the whole ship except the stupid parrot. I’m keeping the bird next to me. Not long now till we find the treasure. RICH, RICH, RICH!!!!!
Day 6.
Hurray at last, we see land. Not long now! I’m going to be rich!!! We are so close to that treasure.
Wait a minute?? What’s that I see??


Lastly, here is Alfie's puppet of Zog the dragon from this week's story!

Riley has been really busy doing lots of English, Science and history work. Well done Riley!

Scarlett has made some bunting ready for the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday


Please do share anything you get up to with me, I love to hear from you!

Mrs Mills, Ben, Joe and I were all delighted to welcome Isla into our family on Thursday 23rd April!

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Another week, another update!

Thanks to everyone who had a go at last week's history quiz, the answers are below:

  1. Lloyd-George
  2. Edward VI
  3. Ivan the Terrible
  4. Claudius
  5. Elizabeth I
  6. Stalin
  7. Thomas Beckett
  8. Egypt
  9. Royal Air Force
  10. China
  11. India
  12. Tudor
  13. Yuri
  14. Olympics
  15. Kennedy

The secret phrase was 'Leicester City OK'! Thanks everyone for emailing me that, I'm glad you're all now fellow foxes fans!

Well done to Nola, Logan, Olivia, Scarlett, Riley, Max, Ollie, Finley and Millie!

Like last week, I've recorded myself reading another story! This week is Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson. For the task this week, I'd like you to make some puppets of the characters from the story and act it out. You could make paper puppets, finger puppets, sock puppets, lolly stick puppets, or even just use toys or items from around your house. Be as creative as you like. You might even like to draw some backgrounds like the castle or the sea to help with your story telling. You can send me pictures of puppets or even a video of your story retelling at and I'll publish photos or videos on this page. Good luck!


There are 15 questions and if you get all the answers correct, you’ll make a 3 word phrase by putting together the first letter of each answer. You can use books, the internet and grown ups to help you with some of the answers!

  1. What are deer horns called?
  2. What is the name of this Australian marsupial? Wombat - Wikipedia
  3. What is the word used when an entire species has died out, for example dodos or saber-toothed tigers?
  4. What is the dog breed dachshund commonly known as?
  5. What is the name of a mammal in the giraffe family which has zebra-like stripes on its legs and bottom?
  6. What type of food does a carnivore eat?
  7. What is the only animal which can kneel down on four legs?
  8. What is the name of a legendary animal also known as the abominable snowman?
  9. There are only two species of egg-laying mammals in the world. The duck-billed platypus and what other?
  10. Which is larger? The Indian elephant or the African elephant?
  11. What type of animals are lizards, crocodiles and snakes?
  12. How many feet does an animal described as quadrupedal have?
  13. What would you call an animal which eats both meat and plants?
  14. What do female cows have to feed milk to their calves?
  15. Which black bird is famous for living in the Tower of London?

As always, email your answer as well as the secret 3 word phrase to and I'll share the quickest 3 answers next week. 

What You've Been Up To

I'm adding this new section to the weekly update, so please keep me updated on what you're up to!


Max completed last week's story task, read his fantastic story here:


-By Max Chytry



One night Cole was running every where looking for pirates to feed his ceature... THE KRAKEN! And Cole was lucky to find a whole crew.

"When will me find gold treasure for me lads," spoken Riple Fog captain of the Fogy Pirates. "Me crew is hungry for some treasure and if i don't find some soon me lads will leave me *sighs*," carryed on Riple Fog.

"I know where you can find tons of treasure maybe  even so much to fill your ship!" an unkown voice spoke. "Far far in the great sea theres an island as big as TEN whole ships and on that island well... MOST OF IT IS A CAVE FULL OF TREASURE!" the man carryed on. Suddenly the man came from the shadows. a man in brown clothes and a black cloke, on his shirt he had a name tag and the name carved into it was Cole. He had scrufy black hair and diamond blue eyes looked like a person every one trusts "the name's Cole if your blind well that wouldn't be good for a pirate heh  do you need two eye patches *laughs* well one more thing if you want that treasure I'll be comin with ya," spoke Cole.

"Ok then um Cole it's a deal and how long will me crew be travlin," said Riple Fog

"About 5  days to get there and we're goin  tomorrow after noon," repied Cole. When the sunny afternoon came Cole set off to find the pirates but he didn't find them until a man called Bob helped him

"It's just round the corner mate we'll be there in a sec!" said Bob

"Bob you came did you find Cole?" asked Riple Fog.

"Of corse i did he's right here with me i helped him get here." anwered Bob.

"So your apart of this crew as well wow and hello captain!" spoke Cole

"Oh  theres the man who knows about this treasure," a voice said.

"This is Jack our cannon lad!" said RIple Fog

Riple Fog has a big red beard with a pirate hat, he wears black clothes and a red pirate jacket, he has short black hair with black eyes. Bob wears a blue and white striped shirt with brown trousers, he has no hat but he has short brown hair with brown eyes. Jack wears a purple shirt with black trousers, he has green eyes and not long not short ginger hair. "Sup Cole," said Jack.

"hello and whats your job Bob." replied Cole. *ship starts sail away from the town*

"I'm the map man!" Bob spoke. TWO DAYS LATER...

"Who's this man sitting here," said Cole.

"Oh thats Robert he's the old wise one." anwered Jack.

"Who dares to wake my Robert head," Robert replied

"Hello Robert my name is Cole," said Cole

"Is this the man who said he'll bring us to that cave full of gold," asked Robert

"Yes thats the man," Jack spoke.

"Oh good jolley pirates!" anwered Robert. Robert wears grey clothes and a brow pirate jacket, he has grey hair and a grey beard with a pirate hat, and he has one silver eye and one orange.


"LAND AHOY!" shouted Riple Fog. As the ships anker crashed into the great sea and the pirates clmbored out onto the massive island rushing to the cave not knowing anything else to do.

"What are you my little red friend!" said Robert.

"A Kraken." replied Cole. As he jumped onto the island and the massive octopus squid creature rised up to be seen.


As the Kraken ate the WHOLE SHIP it had seen it's next vicim... crew. Then Bob had seen the ship is not there as they got to the river that guarded the cave.

"Um captain WHERES OUR SHIP!" screamed Bob.

"Don't worry Bob we just can't see it." spoke Riple Fog.

"Wait what's th... OH NO!" shouted Jack.



"Good Kraken!" said Cole. *Massive Happy Creature Sounds*


 Nola has been busy painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh!

She watched a Facebook video by a woman called Anastasia Belus, The Art Enthusiast London.
She is doing various Master classes on Zoom via her Facebook page. Next week it's Frida Kahlo and Guigan.
Thanks for sharing Nola, I'll be tuning in!

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Hello Year 4! Week 4 without you and I'm missing you all! Well done to everyone who took part in last time's Geography Quiz, the answers are as follows:

  1. Madagascar
  2. Russia
  3. Antarctica
  4. Trench
  5. Kratatoa
  6. India
  7. Nigeria
  8. Stockholm (I've been there and spoken in the Swedish Parliament building! Beautiful city)
  9. Oslo
  10. Nepal
  11. Rio de Janeiro
  12. Ohio
  13. Canada
  14. Kilimanjaro
  15. Seine

Well done to all of these children for getting the right answers and emailing me with the secret phrase: 'Mr Atkinson Rocks!'

Millie, Thomas, Alfie E, Nola, Logan, Alfie Li, Scarlett, Finley, Charlotte, Emma, Annie and Oliver - sorry if I've missed anyone!


Now that we're 'back' after the Easter break, I'm sure you'll be looking for more things to do. Please look at Classes and click any of the subject pages for any activities set by subject leaders. Mr Barnard has set lots of Maths challenges for children to have a go at. Please also keep going with Times Table Rockstars and daily reading to keep those skills honed.


In the video below, there is a message from me as well as a story. For English this week, I'd like children to either rewrite the story, write a diary from one of the characters in the story or draw pictures to show what happens in the story. The book is called 'The Pirate Cruncher' by Jonny Duddle. Enjoy!


There are 15 questions and if you get all the answers correct, you’ll make a 3 word phrase by putting together the first letter of each answer. You can use books, the internet and grown ups to help you with some of the answers!

  1. What was the surname of the British Prime Minister from 1916-1922?
  2. What was the name of the King who succeeded Henry VIII as King of England?
  3. What was the name of the Terrible first tsar of Russia?
  4. Who was the Roman Emperor who began Rome's invasion of Britain in AD43?
  5. Which monarch ruled England during the Spanish Armada in 1588?
  6. Josef ______ was the ruler of the USSR during World War II.
  7. What was the name of the Archbishop of Canterbury who was famously murdered in 1170?
  8. Tutankhamun was a Pharoah in which country?
  9. Which British Armed Force was founded on April 1st 1918? 
  10. Which modern day country did the Shang Dynasty come from?
  11. As well as being Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen Victoria was also the Empress of where?
  12. What was the surname of these English dynasty founded by Henry VII?
  13. The first man in space was ____ Gagarin. 
  14. What sporting event, originally founded in Ancient Greece, still takes place in modern times? It was due to take place in Tokyo this year.
  15. What was the surname of the US President who was assassinated in November 1963?

Email me your answers at and I'll read out next week's top 3!

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Happy April Fools' Day! I hope you manage to tell lots of fantastic jokes today! Send me your best ones and I'll repost the top 3 in my next post!


I hope you’ve had a good week. I’ve spent mine teaching Maths to my stepson, walking with my dog (once per day!), planting things in the garden and getting exhausted joining in with PE with Joe on YouTube! I’ve got potatoes, peas and sweetcorn planted so hopefully I’ll get some vegetables later in the season.




This week I have set a quiz for you! There are 15 questions and if you get all the answers correct, you’ll make a 3 word phrase by putting together the first letter of each answer. You can use books, the internet and grown ups to help you with some of the answers!

  1. What is the name of the large island nation home to lemurs?
  2. What is the largest country in the world?
  3. What is the most southerly continent on Earth?
  4. The Mariana __________ is the deepest known point of the Earth’s oceans.
  5. What is the name of the Indonesian volcano which famously erupted in 1883?
  6. Which country has the second largest population on Earth?
  7. Which African country has this flag? Image result for nigerian flag
  8. What is the capital city of Sweden?
  9. What is the capital city of Norway?
  10. What is the only country in the world to have a flag that is not a quadrilateral?
  11. Which Brazilian city is home to Christ the Redeemer?
  12. Cincinnati is a city in which American state?
  13. Which country is directly north of the USA?
  14. What is the highest mountain in Africa?
  15. What is the name of the river which runs through Paris?

E-mail me your answers and the secret phrase by next week! I'll reveal the top 3 quickest answers next week. Good luck!



Here are the websites and apps suggested in the home learning pack for the first two weeks of closure. Don't forget TTRS and to contact Mrs Eeley if you want a Nessy login. for children wanting to practise their phonics a little more select your year group and the pattern to practise times tables, division, square numbers, number bonds (online lessons to do together – one a day)


Mr Atkinson's email address is please contact him if you have any questions about your child's learning. He will reply as soon as he can during school hours in term time. 


Information for Parents on Online Safety - this is extra important at this time.


As always, please supervise children using these links - a site may also contain links to other sites or clips so whilst these direct links are suitable there might be content a few clicks away that isn't.

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