Home Learning: Monday 23rd March 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Children

Well here we go! Welcome to our first day working in this new way. We have never done anything like this before, so we all need to help each other and be kind to each other.

If you have any questions, queries, problems or worries please ask your parent to contact me at mark.downings@bishoppursglove.derbyshire.sch.uk  and I will reply as soon as possible, but definitely within 24 hours.

How we do our daily lessons will change over time, as we work out better ways of doing things. In a few days, we will be moving away from this website, and into Google Classroom. When that happens, things will be a lot better because you will all be able to contact me and share your work directly through the website.  Mr Twelves and I, will send you details about how to login to this very soon.

First though, there are a couple of jobs for everyone in Sapphire Class to do:

  1. Ask your parent to send me an email to: mark.downings@bishoppursglove.derbyshire.sch.uk so that I have a way of contacting you all.  I will then be able to send you login reminders for Times Table Rockstars and other important information you might need.
  2. Please remember to continue to practise your multiplication and division facts while you are at home as it will build up your speed and fluency.  It will also help you greatly for when you return to school.  In addition, I would like you to continue to read a variety of different book genres and record them in your Reading Record.  Please continue to practise your spellings daily using the sheet sent out in your Home Learning pack last week.  (A list of Year 3 + 4 Key words is also available in the back of your Reading Record)
  3. Finally, as we discussed in school last week – I would like everybody in Sapphire Class to learn: how to tell the time!


Please find attached below today’s Home Learning Activities for pupils in Sapphire Class (Year 3 + 4).  Also attached, are the Maths activities for ALL pupils in Year 3 + 4.


All the best everybody – stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!




Mr Downings



Sapphire Class – English (23.03.2020)



Sapphire Class – Year 3 Maths (23.03.2020)

Sapphire Class – Year 4 Maths (23.03.2020)

Year 3 Power Maths Answer Book (Unit 8)

Year 4 Power Maths Answer Book (Unit 9)



Sapphire Class – Reading (23.03.2020)



Sapphire Class – Creativity (23.03.2020)

Sapphire Class – (Creativity) Flow Diagram Template (1) (23.03.2020)

Sapphire Class – (Creativity) Flow Diagram Template (2)(23.03.2020)