Hello Cherries!! Hope you are all well?  Happy Summer Term.  It has been lovely hearing from most of you about the amazing work that you have been doing at home.  Please keep this up and keep letting me know how you're feeling and what you're enjoying doing at home too.  I miss you all and I am so proud of you all and how you are all coping with this situation.

We will see each other again soon.

Take care and stay safe.

Miss Atkins xx


Let us know what you have learnt today. Is there anything you found tricky or something you want an extra challenge for? What have you enjoyed learning? What learning do you recommend to others?

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Jack M(less than a week ago)

I really hope that everyone is doing well, I am really excited to go back to school! Really want to see my friends. Also if you get in contact with Jan, please say hi to him for me! From Jack

Jamie W(about a week ago)

Aww thank you all so much for the video, I’ve just watched it with my mum , we miss you all too , take care and see you all soon xx

Daisy(less than a month ago)

Hi miss Atkins hope you are having a lovely day I,m helping my mom out today and I'm going to go on ttr after daisy xxxx

Jake B(less than a month ago)

Hi Miss Atkins, I’m trying to print off the work sheets for maths for this coming week. However they aren’t available and the site says that I need to buy a years membership for 19.99. Is that correct? Thanks Jake's Mum Anne

Miss Atkins(less than a month ago)

Hi Cherries! It's Wednesday! Hope you are all well? I would love to hear what you have been getting up to this week, so please email me or add a comment to our webpage. Take care, Miss A xx

Daisy(less than a month ago)

Hi miss atkins and cherry class I'm going to make my fact file today I've finished my challenge .I had to read a 200 page book in a day I done it yaaaaaay xxx

Daisy(less than a month ago)

Hi miss atkins I've been working really hard I'm nearly on my 200 reads yay I'm having I've now got a pony and his name is Boris may Johnson we got him 2 days ago . Happy birthday ben for sunday .

Jan Zmrzlik(less than a month ago)

Hi Miss Atkins, I have been doing my multiplication and I like the written method WAY more then the place value chart method. I have also been working on my division. I love this weeks English tasks on Water Cycle. Hope to see you soon Jan.

Ben(less than a month ago)

Hi Miss Atkins, I got my 100 read today I have been working really hard every day.

Miss Oram(less than a month ago)

Happy Birthday Ben! Hope you have had a good day! Best wishes Miss Oram

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Cherry Class -

Year 4

You are all superstars!! Stay safe and take care of yourselves and your families! 

Well done to everyone keeping busy at home and learning lots of new things. Keep up the good work Cherry Class!! 

Miss Oram's Creative Challenge!

Create a miniature garden in a tray using materials from your garden and small world toys.


A normal day in school:

 If you want, you can use this as a guideline but adapt it to suit you.

A morning activity (15min).  Often quick maths arithmetic e.g. Ninja Numeracy, TTRockstars, Morningchallenge.com  

- Chat about the day ahead/watching and discussing Newsround

- Maths (1 hour)  - Break (15 min)

- English (1 hour)   - Lunch (50 min)

- Spelling (15 min) Each lesson in a week will focus on one of the following: Learn the pattern (Spellzone can help),  Practice the spellings (No Nonsense Spelling ideas help with this),  Apply (write the words in sentences. Online dictionaries and thesauruses help with this) and lastly, Assess (a quick, no pressure test at the end of the week to see which ones are sticking and which need more practise).

- Foundation subject (1.5 hours). This could be one of the project tasks set in the homelearning books.

Reading or TTRS (20 min)

Please make sure you are doing physical exercise daily. Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson at 9 am every morning on his youtube channel 'The Body Coach TV'.

Click here to see initiatives from Active Essex that support the whole family.

Check out ColchesterSSP twitter page for weekly activities to keep active.

Here is a link to Twinkl's home learning hub where you can gain access to a physical activity log and some 5 minute move workout cards.

Click here for a video message from the Captain of Colchester United Football Club, Luke Prosser.

 Tasks to complete at home

Home Learning Pack - here is a link to the inventions/nature journal project I would like you to complete. Example of Fact File:  Continue to complete your home learning pack!

Ocean Topic Activities 

Challenge Activity: Point to a random spot in an ocean, on a world map and find out how deep that spot is.  Can you cycle or walk that distance? It can be over a number of days.  

Summer Term 1 Resources

English and Maths Activities: w/c: 1.6.20

w/c: 1.6.20 Resources

Year 4 States of Matter Science Activities

Year 4 Electricity Science Activities

Year 4 Reading and Spellings

Link to Reading Comprehension Activities https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/

Year 4 Maths - please keep these activities going (15mins morning activity) for revision.

Link to extra: Maths and English Activities 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1 Useful link to Daily Lessons

 Links for extra Maths Activities: https://www.themathsfactor.com/games-and-fun/ (sign up free)

Make sure you log onto Mathletics, TTRS and Bugclub every week day.

 Science - Here are the knowledge organisers for the topics we have covered in science so far: keep reading them through to ensure understanding: Animal Including Humans, Sound and Electricity. - Twinkl is a good website to use for resources.  Use this website https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ for activities and watch videos.  (Sign up free)

Art Website https://how2drawanimals.com/

 Twinkl is giving out free resources to help with home learning here is the link:



Get Witham Reading

MP Priti Pattel has set a challenge for children and young people across her constituency to read as many books as they can by Friday 3rd  July 2020.
Anyone participating in this challenge can email her office at WithamMP@parliament.uk with the list of books they have read and a short summary of which was their favourite and why by Friday 3 July 2020.

It would be useful if every entry has the child’s name, age and school included. Every child who participates will receive a certificate of participation and the winner of the most books read and best summary will receive a prize.

Alternatively, if children do not wish to participate in this challenge, they can participate in Get Witham Reading by writing a book review or a poem and sending this to her office at WithamMP@parliament.uk 

Year 4 Curriculum Map

100 High Frequency Words,  200 next High Frequency Words,  Year 3/4 Statuary Word List 

Our learning behaviours are: Make Good Choices, Learn Together, Stay Focused, Be Proud, Show Respect, Never Give Up.