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Welcome to the Congo Class At-Home Hub!

Here you will find all the things you need to keep learning at home during this difficult time. Log on each day to see the latest suggestions, to find links to great things you can do both online and off, to see photos of your friends at work at home, and examples of the work they are doing. Send us what you are learning before 9 am each day, and you may well see it here! Any great, interesting or original work or photos, any top tips, or even a joke of the day; just email me. Let’s share our learning and living experiences.

Keep safe, busy and smiling, everyone!
Susan Perry

School Closure Letter For Children March 2020

School Closure Timetable Letter March 2020

Wednesday 22nd July 2020; we’re finally there!

Here is the class football (or what’s left of it), also known as the Lockdown Football, which, for me, will represent our time outside enjoying the sunshine and playing together. I’m sure our home learners have also enjoyed more time outside this school year too.

And now we’re finally finished, here are a few pieces of work and news.

Great open letters from some of you; please read them and enjoy them.

Well done, Lily, with all your cycling; one hundred miles plus, and all for a very worthy cause – Banham Zoo. Donation details below:–_page_launched_–_charity&utm_content=1b91c491-ff6a-440e-b200-b26ff6233a23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=postoffice&utm_term=1591813071979


We are proud of you, Riley, for coming into school with a smile, and also for your work at home. You were able to get straight down to writing a newspaper report, as you had spent time at home thinking about and planning the characters and events. You have slotted intoImage.jpeg a new class with different children and different routines. That’s a sign of your growing maturity. Great work, Riley. 

Congo Class: Week beginning Monday 20th July – The Final Push!

Wow. It’s the last few days, and everybody has worked so hard this year! In school, we would still have some structure and be keeping children busy, although the adults would all be very busy sorting and tidying!

For these last few days, I have looked for some fun ‘transition-type’ activities, as well as the ‘regular’ activities. Many children tell me they love the comprehension sheets, so here are the last two, about Cats (Year 4) and Cycling (Year 5). Personally, I’m happy for you to just read. I have also added my own open letter to the class. I would really appreciate it if all the children were able to have a read of it. If any children want to write their own, then add some of their own photos or illustrations, it would be lovely to display these here next week, as a way of saying goodbye to each other. I have included some editable border paper below, although most children will be able to make their own. If you don’t fancy writing, then how about a photo-montage or a poster to show us what you have been up to?

I have also added the maths and English summer booklets, which I know not all children have done.

Please don’t forget the Summer Reading Challenge this year. It’s on the theme of The Silly Squad. Libraries are opening again and, after so many weeks when children have had to read and reread their own books, this is a fantastic opportunity to get some more reading material. I would say, if you do one thing to catch up this summer, do some reading! If you want any advice on good books and authors, I can help a little, but the librarians will be so much better.

A big well done for all your work this week, especially these great newspaper reports. Mr Leicester has been really impressed, too.

And great work, Riley, who is our Superstar of the Week (see our home page for more details)!

Wednesday 15th July – Congo Class

Well done to you all for reaching your last full week. Please would you send in work any time from Thursday onwards this week. It’s extra points up the rocket this week, too!

And well done, Zac, for being the first to send in your newspaper report on the Must Farm fire.

Well done, Congo Class

Well done to Belle, for being our Superstar of the Week (see the home page). It’s great when children are able to work so hard when they are both in school and at home, like Belle, over the week.

And a belated well done for a beautiful bag from our No Plastic Bags Day last week. I have even seen this bag being used!

Great sewing and embroidering!

A big well done to Thomas, who has been improving his typing and keyboard skills; very useful. We’re also proud of Zac, who has been ahead of the game, and finished his newspaper report, as he is in school next week.

Autumn has been really busy with some great multiplication and history; well done, Autumn.

Some great detective work, identifying the artefacts excavated at Must Farm.

Last week is your very last whole week of the school year. So please, let’s all have a final big push and send me your lovely work, from Monday through to Friday!

Planning for week beginning Monday 13th July 2020 – Congo Class

A massive well done to all home teachers, as well as home learners; we are now in the ‘home straight’! In this last week, it would be fantastic if children were to able to get their newspaper report finished (more on the planning sheet below) and to feel confident using written methods for multiplication and division. For science and history, we are aiming to ‘wrap up the learning’. For other foundation subjects, I know families have been either working from the plans from the start of this half-term (see planning sheet) or doing some of their own creative and physical activities.


Maths (for children who were in school last week)

Maths (additional)


Year 4

Year 5

PSHE 13th July

RE 13th July 2020

Watch the video of Jonah and the Whale,

then have a think about God’s behaviour, and also Jonah’s.

Why did God punish Jonah?

How did Jonah feel at the end of this story?

If you were Jonah, what would you have done?

Friday 3rd July – Congo Class

What a great week we’ve had, and what a great day! Today was International No Plastic Bag day. Well done to everyone who looked on the websites, played the game and/or made a newspaper bag. They were trickier than they looked, weren’t they? And I’m afraid the in-school learners would NOT have earned enough to support their families. We found it quite an eye-opener. If you and your family would like to do more to help support initiatives like paper-bag making, then look at the link below.

Well done also to children who have been learning about friction in science and practising their athletics skills for PE.

Great racing, boys.
That bag looks beautiful!
Snazzy yellow handles improve things.
Mind your fingers on that machine!
Investigating water resistance; great work!

RE 6th July 2020

Could writing a letter really help someone?

How might it make someone feel to receive a letter?

Whom might you write to?

What might you tell them?

Do you have a few spare minutes?

(A text or an email would also be fine, but let us know how you get on).