Summer Holiday Home Learning

We would like all the children to be happy and well rested when they return in September, ready to begin another academic year. Their emotional wellbeing is so important; therefore, we are only providing you with a few activities.

Painted rocks, Summer, beach, flip flops, Awesome Summer Rocks ...

Paint / decorate a pebble

You can be as creative as you like. Have a look at the website below for some fun design ideas.

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/awesome-easy-rock-painting-ideas/.

Bring your pebble to school on 7th September 2020. We will be creating a very special path in our wildlife area using all your pebbles.

‘All About Me’ Double Page Spread

We would like all children to complete a double page spread about themselves. Use a piece of A3 paper (or two pieces of A4 stuck together) and add information to share with your new teacher so they can learn more about you. Children will see an example of a double page spread when they meet their new teacher on Monday 20th July or Tuesday 21st July. If your child is not in school on these days, you will find some examples below.

All classes will be looking at and using the double page spread in the first week back of school in September, so make sure you bring yours into school on Monday 7th September 2020.

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Key Stage 1 Teacher example Key Stage 2 Teacher example

Summer Reading Challenge

Don’t forget that Norfolk Library is holding their summer reading challenge virtually this year. It would be great if you could take part.

Details can be found here … https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their continued support this year, particularly during the unprecedented times in the Summer term. We are incredibly proud of all the children and we cannot wait to welcome them back in September.

Have a wonderful Summer.

From the Wicklewood Teaching Team

Further Resources

Lapwing Class wc 13th July

I cannot believe this is the last week that I will set you home learning. It has been an absolute pleasure having you in all in Lapwing class this year and I will miss you all lots. I wish you the best of luck for Year 5 and have a fantastic and relaxing summer holiday – you have worked so hard and I am so proud of the progress that you have made this year.

Stay safe. I look forward to seeing you on Monday 20th July in school to say goodbye. Miss Marriott

Maths – we are carrying on with shape this week – symmetry, position and direction, and coordinates.

^^ We are following the week commencing 13/7/20 on White Rose Maths – I have attached the link to the videos – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. The worksheets and answers are attached as PDFs.

Times tables:

  • Daily – TT rockstars – keep practising!
  • On komodo maths, have another go at the grid – how many can you turn over?
  • There are also some good videos to help you relate division facts to multiplication https://komodomath.com/blog/times-tables-learning-tips. Can you turn the multiplication facts you know into division sentences? How many can you do? For an extra challenge – can you look at square numbers on the site too this week please. Can you recognise them all?

English:

This week we have a mixture of English skills to focus on each day.

Monday – Reading: Can I retrieve information from a text?

This week you have a non-fiction book about the Stone Age (attached as a PDF).

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Read a part of the book to make your fact file e.g. only the animals page. Reading with an adult to help you as needed. Make a fact file about that part. E.g. animals/the woolly mammoth.

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As above + read the whole book, making notes about any facts you find out.

Make a fact file about a chosen area afterwards. What can you discover about the Stone Age?

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As above + make a quiz with your knowledge. I have made a 2Quiz 2Do on Purple Mash if you would like to use this. Then we can set your quizzes for the rest of the class if you hand it in to me.

Post any questions/key facts on the class blog too!

Tuesday –SPaG: Can I recap key SPaG terminology? Challenge attached as a PDF.

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Complete the challenge and mark it to see how much you have remembered!

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As above + make yourself a poster about any SPaG terms that came up e.g. can you explain the different word types – adjectives etc…

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As above + make a glossary of as many SPaG terms as you can remember from this year.

Wednesday – Spelling: Can I recap spellings? Word activities and lists attached as PDFs.

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On purple mash, I have set 2 games about the high frequency words for you to complete.

Complete 1 of the word mats focusing on a word of your choice.

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There are lots of spelling games on Purple Mash for you to recap the Year 3 and 4 words. I would suggest doing these gradually throughout the week.

Choose more than 1 word to focus on in the spelling mat activities. Could you make a spelling mat to help you with any words on the 3/4 word list that you are still unsure of?

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Complete the Purple Mash spelling activities gradually throughout the week.

Can you make spelling mats for any words on the Year 3 and 4 list that you are not sure of?

Can you look at the Year 5 and 6 word list – how many can you read/spell? Can you use some of the fun ways we have used this year to practise them?

Thursday – Inference/writing skills: Can I write accurate (and interesting) sentences? Gazelle sheet attached as a PDF. What a fantastic picture!

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Look at the picture and discuss the questions. Write as many responses to these as you can – really focus on your sentences today, do they make sense? Have you remembered your punctuation? Have you used your best handwriting?

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As above + sick sentences.

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As above + sentence challenge using some super similes!

Friday – writing skills: Can I improve sentences? Carrying on the work from yesterday.

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Sick sentences – can you improve them?

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Sentence challenges – similes. Remember these from last week with Luke Temple!

Look at the story starters – how would you move the story on? Discuss possible ways you could do this with somebody.

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Using the story starters – please have a go at developing the story. What will happen? Can you use some of the devices that you used last week with Luke Temple – similes/metaphors/alliteration/powerful vocabulary – adjectives/adverbs?

I would love to see your writing – please ask an adult to send it to the Lapwing email address so I can give you some feedback!

Have a brilliant summer holiday Lapwings! Thank you for being so caring, thoughtful and enjoyable to teach this year. I have loved getting to know you all!

Take care,

Miss Marriott

Lapwing Class wc 6th July

I hope you had a wonderful week last week lovely Lapwings!

I have once again set maths and English learning for the week and you have the family challenge to have a go at too.

Stay safe. Miss Marriott

Maths – we are moving on to shape this week as we have not done this during the year.

^^ We are following the week commencing 6/7/20 on White Rose Maths – I have attached the link to the videos – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. The worksheets and answers are attached as PDFs.

  • Monday – identify angles.
  • Tuesday – compare and order angles.
  • Wednesday – triangles.
  • Thursday – quadrilaterals.
  • Friday – practical day – can you find acute, obtuse and right angles in your home? What is the biggest one you can find? What is the smallest? Can you find any of these that occur naturally on a nature walk? How many quadrilaterals and triangle shapes can you find in nature or around your home? If you would like to add any pictures or examples of these to our blog then feel free. If you would like to do some extra learning, feel free to try the BBC bitesize Friday challenge on the WRM website.

Times tables:

  • Daily – TT rockstars – keep practising!
  • I have attached a booklet from Oxford Owl with ideas for games – you could try the 4 times tables snap cards, the 6 x table treasure hunt, the what’s missing game and silly rhymes and rhythms.

2016 Reading Challenge Ideas | The Vintage BookwormReading:

There is a lot of reading to do as part of your English work this week.

How many of these bingo squares can you tick off/have you read? Could you try to read some more, different types of books over the next few weeks and tick some more off?

Spelling:

This week I would like you to focus on words that have something to do with English. Do some ‘look, cover, write, check’ to test how many you can spell.

^^^ Can you explain how each of them link to English and what word type they are? Can you think of any other words that are in the same word family as them or change the tense of them?

^^ List A:

February, Grammar, Imagine, Library, Often, Sentence, Occasionally, Therefore, Though, Although.

^ List B:

Book, What, When, Where, How, Why.

Ideas for helping you to practise these daily:

  • Make the words out of Lego or other tactile objects like Play-doh.
  • Write in an interesting writing style, colours or places e.g. chalk on pavement or on bricks (with permission)/sticks in a wood/paint etc.
  • Think of a sound or action to go with each word – play charades with this – act it out – can you guess and spell the word with an adult/sibling?
  • Spell the words with scrabble tiles.
  • Make up a silly song or dance to help you remember the meaning and the spelling of the word.

English:

We have an exciting week with a virtual visitor and a writing masterclass at Wicklewood – some of you may remember Luke Temple from previous visits! He is back again with new books, videos and activities. Enjoy your learning this week!

Over the course of the week, I would like you to challenge yourself to read his book (attached as a PDF), it is quite long so feel free to share the reading with an adult and do a bit each day.

Monday – Page 2: Can I retrieve information from a text?

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Watch Luke Temple read the chapter on page 2 and discuss what you notice about the chapter with an adult. What do you like about the chapter? What is it about? Is there any language or anything else that you do not understand?

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As above + how does the vocabulary add to the description/effectiveness in this chapter – which words do you think work particularly well? Can you summarise what happened?

Can you predict what might happen in the next chapter?

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As above + what other things can you comment on from this chapter using your VIPERS skills? Can you use a skill that you have not used yet today?

Tuesday – Pages 5/6: Can I understand how to write an exciting description?

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Similes task 1.

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As above + adjective task 2.

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As above + metaphors task 3 + alliteration task 4.

Wednesday – Pages 7/8: Can I use senses to describe and engage the reader?

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Task 5

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As above + task 6 + 7 on show don’t tell activity

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As above + can you up level the sentences given to make them even better using a greater range of devices and vocabulary? Edit your sentences carefully. Read them to somebody what can they feel/smell/see/hear/taste from your description.

+ task 8 on show don’t tell activity.

Thursday – Page 9: Can I use short sentences to add impact?

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Read the information and watch the video on page 9.

Can you write some short sentences?

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As above + task 9.

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As above + write a long and short version of sentences – when do you think long sentences work best, when do you think short sentences work best, why is this? Can you refine your ideas to make a sentence as short as possible whilst having impact and getting the meaning across? How short can you make the sentence?

Friday – Page 10: Can I edit a paragraph to make it more exciting?

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Task 10 – read the paragraph given then change some adjectives, conjunctions and add at least one exclamation mark.

You can send any questions you have about how to write a successful story to Luke via email – instructions are attached on the PDF booklet – he will send responses back to us and help you!

If you would like to design a new front cover then this is an activity at the end of the booklet so feel free to do this too.

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As above + look at the examples of how other children have edited it to help you. Can you change more of the description and words to make it more exciting?

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As above + how else can you improve this – can you add similes, metaphors, alliteration, alter the length of sentences, use different punctuation.

Have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to email me work or share anything you do on our class blog!

Lapwing Class wc 29th June

I hope you had a wonderful week last week lovely Lapwings – I hope you are not as frazzled as this picture with all of that hard work consolidating your SPaG skills!

I have once again set maths and English learning for the week and you have the family challenge to have a go at too.

Stay safe. Miss Marriott

Maths – we are moving on to statistics this week as we have not done much of this during this year.

^^ We are skipping ahead to follow the week commencing 29/6/20 on White Rose Maths – I have attached the link to the videos – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. The worksheets and the answers are attached as PDFs.

  • Monday – interpret charts (you should remember using pictograms in Year 3).
  • Tuesday – comparison, sum and difference.
  • Wednesday – introducing line graphs.
  • Thursday – line graphs.
  • Friday – carry out your own investigation – start with a question about something you want to find out e.g. which is the most common colour/make/model of car that comes past my house in 10 minutes? What is the most common bird in my garden in 30 minutes? What is the favourite type of food in my family (give a few options for people to choose from and have an ‘other’ option if needed? There are some templates attached and on Purple Mash. Be as creative as you like – feel free to send your results to me on our lapwing email address from an adult’s email address!

-Make a prediction of what the result will be before you start so you can see if you were right or not.

^ You can use a tally chart to collect the initial results, ^^ then have a go at showing this in another way, ^^^ how many different ways can you show this data (pictogram, bar chart, line graph, pie chart?

-Discuss what you have found out with an adult at the end – why might these have been the results?

  • Discovery Education – please go to KS2 maths, maths activities – resource box, choose statistics dropdown on the left hand side selection bar and there are 4 activities to choose from. Login details below:

1. Go to https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/  

2. Click on the log in button – top right-hand corner lock icon.  Scroll down to espresso option.  

3. Type in school username and password.  

    • EASIER ^ I have attached 4 clear and straightforward sheets for the week focusing mainly pictograms and an introduction to bar charts this week from the abacus eBooks. There is a sheet for 4 days then please carry out an investigation with the tally chart on Friday too.

BBC bitesize videos – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7rcwmn’Tables, charts and graphs’ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg4d2hv ‘understanding pictograms’.

    • HARDER ^^^ If you would like extra statistics challenges, there are lots to choose from here https://nrich.maths.org/9074
    • I have also set several related 2Dos on Purple Mash.

Times tables:

  • Monday – can you use some concrete resources in your house to show some of the times tables you are finding harder in arrays? A simple example to give you an idea of what I mean (5 x 2) – toys work just as well!
  • Tuesday – chalk a hopscotch on the ground – choose a times table you still need to learn and times each number by the one you have chosen when you land on it e.g. if I land on 8 and I have chosen to work on the 9s, I would need to work out 9 x 8.
  • Wednesday – there are some good ideas to help you support your child with learning their times tables here https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/teach-times-tables-pupils-learn-instant-recall-ks1-ks2/.
  • Daily – TT rockstars – I have been beaten twice now on rockslam – keep the challenges coming!

Reading:

There is quite a lot of reading involved with the English work this week, however, if you need any more reading material, please remember to use Oxford Owl eBooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/class_user/sign_in or take part in the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/silly-squad-bc-landing

Spelling – I have been checking that we have looked at all of the Year 3 and 4 words over the course of the year, this week I would like you to focus on words to do with maths. ^^^ Can you explain how each of them link to maths? Do some ‘look, cover, write, check’ to test how many you can spell.

^^ List A:

Answer, Calendar, Circle, Early, Eighth, Eight, Position, Increase, Length, Minute, Quarter, Weight, Regular, Question, Straight, Guide.

List B:

^ Away, Long, After, Two, Take, Find, More, Round, Through, Way, Stop, Right, Work, Small, Three, Many, Time, Some.

Spelling challenge this week – write A-Z down a page, use a dictionary to find an interesting/new word – write it next to the letter and find out what it means. This is a great way to extend your vocabulary – check any you are not sure of with an adult first. Could you share some of these on our class blog on Purple Mash? Could you use some in your setting description writing this week?

English:

We are basing our English on Alex Rider this week. You will need the booklet which is attached as a PDF, the resources can also be found here https://bit.ly/Walker_Books. There are videos of the author, Anthony Horowitz reading each chapter too. You can also find them on the Walker Books Youtube Channel as well (https://www.youtube.com/user/WalkerBooksUK/videos).

I have also set different mountain challenges as 2Dos on Purple Mash related to the objectives.

Monday – Lesson idea 1: Can I understand and list the features of different genres in fiction?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6vv4wx/articles/z24rxfr

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Task 1 and 2

Get arty and create a book cover once you have finished your mountain challenge too!

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As above + 3

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As above + 4

Tuesday – Lesson idea 2: Can I create a character profile for a fictional character?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zth2tfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv63d2p/articles/zprj7ty

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Task 1

Make sure you all read and discuss the extract first as this gives us an idea of Alex’s character!

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As above + 2

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As above + 3

Wednesday – Lesson idea 3: Can I create a storyboard for a new secret mission?

I have set a 2Do on purple mash with a storyboard template.

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Task 1

Make sure you all read and discuss the extract about Alex’s mission before you do your task for today!

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As above + 2

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As above + 3

Thursday – Lesson idea 4: Can I describe a new setting using sensory description?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd4kwty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2vpyrd

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Task 1 + 2

Make sure you all read and discuss the setting description to help you with today’s work.

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As above + 3 (you might like to look at some of these settings to give you inspiration – https://www.literacyshed.com/the-inspiration-shed.html)

I have also set a 2Do to describe a setting if you would prefer.

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As above + 4

Friday – Lesson idea 4: Can I understand how to create pace and tension in writing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011mxd6

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Task 1 + 2

Make sure you all read and discuss the extract that builds up the tension and suspense in the book before you do your task for today!

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As above + 3

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As above + 4

Have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to email me work or share anything you do on our class blog!

Lapwing Class wc 22nd June

I hope you had a wonderful week last week lovely Lapwings and enjoyed all of the exciting things that went on – I hope you had as much fun as this giraffe!

I have once again set maths and English learning for the week and you have the family challenge to have a go at too.

Stay safe. Miss Marriott

Maths – using our knowledge from our fractions topic, we are moving on to decimals, specifically tenths and hundredths, involving some dividing by 10 (digits move 1 place to the right) and 100 (2 digits to the right):

^^ Please follow the week commencing 8/6/20 on White Rose Maths – I have attached the link to the videos – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. The worksheets and the answers are attached as PDFs.

  • Monday – tenths as decimals.
  • Tuesday – divide 1 digit by 10.
  • Wednesday – hundredths as decimals.
  • Thursday – divide 1 or 2 digits by 100.
  • Friday – BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsrgp4j – handling data in football or you could do some of the mental maths PowerPoint if you would prefer.
    • EASIER ^ I have attached more clear and straightforward sheets for the week focusing on finding fractions from the abacus eBooks. There is a sheet for each day to complete. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4DL4UleRuI
    • HARDER ^^^ If you would like an extra fraction challenge give this a go. https://nrich.maths.org/34/note. It involves chocolate!
    • Don’t forget the PowerPoint from last week to help with your mental maths, you could carry this on – I have attached it again in case it is useful.

Times tables:

English:

Having had a look at our curriculum coverage for this year, there are a few SPaG areas that we could do with learning a little bit more about.

There is a PowerPoint and a video to support each objective and several different levels of challenge in each activity sheet (please be aware these are sometimes shown using stars). There are lots of different activities to choose from this week so please choose the level and an activity that you are comfortable with, you do not need to complete them all.

I have also set several 2Dos on Purple Mash for most areas of learning this week.

^ Given the first clause and a conjunction. Use conjunction word mat.

^^ Given the first clause. ^^^ Think of 2 clauses and an interesting conjunction to join them.

  • Thursday – making changes and improvements to grammar in sentences.

^/^^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81k9jTs4unM

^^^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHdzv1NfZRM

  • Friday – spelling – words that have y in that sounds like an ‘i’, usually in the middle of a word (normally sounds like an ‘e’ when at the end). Please make sure that you complete some handwriting and dictation today (sheets attached) as these are skills we need to maintain.

^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtbqXjsoejI

^^/^^^https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/z3mktv4

^ List B – can you remember to use a y in all of these words? Remember when the ‘y’ is making an ‘i’ sound – can you hear it?

  1. My
  2. Myth
  3. Gym
  4. Cry
  5. Fly
  6. By

^^ List A:

  • Hyphen
  • Dynamic
  • Egypt
  • Pyramid
  • Mystery
  • Rhyme

(^^^ extra ones to learn – pylon, hydrogen, python, typhoon, hygiene, hymn, system, symbol, lyric, typical, syrup – https://www.spellzone.com/unit07/page13.cfm on spell zone, there is the option to look, cover, have a go at writing and the computer checks it for you).

Reading:

  • Remember that you have a book called ‘Settlers’ (7 chapters) as 2Dos on Purple Mash and guided reading questions to answer about them too. I have set a chapter and the questions each day. You have until 29/6/20 to read the whole book and answer the questions. Enjoy .
  • ^^^ Extra challenge – can you focus on your intonation when reading this week? If you are not sure what this is, there is an explanation and examples here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/intonation.
  • Don’t forget that the Summer reading challenge has started. The details can be found here https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ ! Keep reading .

If you would like to send any work to me, don’t forget that you can on our class email lapwing@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk (from an adult’s email address remember). I always love to see your hard work and learning!

Don’t forget to put what you have been up to on our class blog on purple mash too!

Have a fantastic week .