Mulberry Class

Mulberry class have worked really hard so far this term, showing excellent learning behaviour and enthusiasm towards making progress and learning about our topic, 'South America'.

The class enjoyed our world book day activities and dressing up as book characters.

We have spent some time looking at e-safety and how to stay safe when online.  The children found this video very interesting.

We have also looked at a range of useful resources from the 'Think You Know' website.

The children have made South American tortillas with salsa and an enchilada recipe too.  

We have been looking at growth mindset in our PSHE lessons and have found the following videos very interesting:

Meet your brain

Look after your brain

Top Mulberry Mathletes

Last week (up to 10th May):

 2nd - Matthew 1720 points

1st - Sacha 18000 points

This week:

6th - Isaac 1140 points

5th - Isabelle 1210 points

4th - Oliver 1280 points

3rd - Matthew 1880 points

2nd - Sacha 2390 points

1st - Leigh 2430 points 

Mulberry Class

Stay safe Mulberry class - you are all superstars  

Miss Oram's Creative Challenge!

Create a miniature garden in a tray using materials from your garden and small world toys.
A normal day at 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,  

- 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 (20 min)

Tasks to complete at home


As our new topic for the summer term is Cromer, our writing will have a seaside/ ocean focus this term.  We will be working towards producing some persuasive writing which will argue against the production and use of single-use plastics.  This unit should take 2-3 weeks so I will post information each week to support you.  Please research plastic pollution - this is such an interesting and relevant area of learning.  Below are many useful links to help you prepare some persuasive writing linked to this topic.

Reading comprehension 1

Reading comprehension 2

Information PowerPoint 1 and 2

News story

Read the documents above and take notes about key topics

Now have a go at drafting a letter to a large supermarket or food company, urging them to minimise their use of single-use packaging.  Here is an example of a persuasive letter that will be a useful guide for sentence starters and structure.  If possible, you should send or email the letter and see if you get a reply!



 Please log on to Mathletics to practise work linked to our latest units.

Make sure you are working through the White Rose home learning units - although WhiteRose have changed what's on offer, the videos are still relevant and useful.  I will Marvelous Me and put on the website each week, the worksheets to match the videos:

Monday 18th May - Multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10,

sheet 2 


Tuesday 19th May - Multiplying decimals by whole numbers

Extra challenge (problem solving)

Wednesday 20th May - Dividing decimals by whole numbers

challenge 1, 2 and 3

Thursday 21st May - Decimals as fractions (easy challenge)


Problem solving

Friday 22nd May - Challenge -

The site above follows the scheme of work that we use in school and offers a daily activity with explanatory video for those units we'd be covering in school.

Be sure to explore and complete learning from the BBC too:


Our next unit looks at 'animals including humans' and our focus will be blood and the circulatory system. 

Here are the links from session 1 (w/c 27.4.20) :


Activity sheet 1 2 3


Adult guidance

Parts of the heart

Parts of the lungs

Below is all the work for session 2 - feel free to run this over two weeks or more if you need/wish:


Circulatory system board game

Game guidance

Circulatory system reading comprehension

Adult guidance

Challenge cards (explain the process)

Functions (easy challenge)

Functions (medium and hard challenge)


It's SATs week year 6!  Sorry I'm unable to deliver warm croissants and bacon sandwiches to you all.  What I am able to offer are some SILLY optional SATs papers that should provide some giggles for you.  





Spelling script

Maths reasoning

Parents feel free to ammend the challenge guidance at the top of the paper in a way that works for you - with the arithmetic, you can scatter the questions around the house/ garden and provide clues or treats when completed.

Here are some reading comprehension tasks for you to have a go at in case you have finished your guided reading books:



Answer booklet

Marking guide



Answer booklet

Marking guide



Answer booklet

Marking guide

Remember, the library are providing free online ebooks so access their website with your library details to access these.

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 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 

Below are some activities linked to VE day in case you would like to explore these over the bank holiday... enjoy.

Churchill speech (try reciting this to your family)

VE day Powerpoint

VE day wordsearch

Soldier diary template

What a great chance to recap some of the learning from our Autumn term topic!

For spelling word lists, which can also be found in the front of your reading diary, you can download them here:

100 High Frequency Words,  200 next High Frequency Words,  Year 3/4 Statuary Word List,  Year 5/6 Statuary Word List

Useful links for learning at home:

Click here for the Mathletics log in.

Click here for the BugClub log in.

Click here for the TTRockstar log in.

Click here for the year 6 long term plan.


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'.

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.

Active Essex have also put together a timetable of exercise classes on Youtube - here is the link:

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


Here are all the ideas for you home learning project.  Please complete these in the lined book that was sent home:

home learning.

 Homework (updated weekly) can be downloaded here

Be sure to explore and complete learning from the BBC too:


As our new topic is Cromer, here are some links to help you look into some aspects of this theme.

Read up on Henry Blogg and the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).  You could create a non-chronological report or information text about either or both of these areas.

I will soon be creating a new home learning sheet in case you've depleted the South America ideas above; watch this space! 

Mulberry class have been completing some amazing learning at home.  There's been rearing baby bunnies, cooking fahitas, making body organs and rainforest fact files, sewing scrub bags and making rainbows - I'm so proud you all Mulberries.


 See homework sheet below and the statutory spelling lists (year 3/4 and 5/6)


Weekly spelling homework can be downloaded here


Be sure to comment in the guest book and email to share the learning and activities that you've been doing at home. 

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Miss Oram(less than a week ago)

Hi Mulberry Class I hope that you all keeping well and enjoying the sunshine! Thank you very much for your lovely video message you managed to make all the staff cry! We look forward to seeing you all and when we are able to do so we will organise something special for you all to enjoy! Best wishes Miss Oram

Eloise(less than a week ago)

Thank you to everyone at Tiptree Heath for the lovely video message, Eloise thought it was great and loved seeing all your friendly faces. She has missed you all very much x

Miss Harker(about a week ago)

A huge thank you to all of the lovely children (and parents) who took the time to put together such a beautiful video for Miss Harker and Mrs Roworth; we were both very emotional but heart-warmed upon receiving it - what a beautiful insight into your thoughts, feelings and activities during these times. We both miss you lots and wish you all a happy and healthy half term - best wishes Mulberries x

Jorja(about a week ago)

Hello everyone hope you all are OK. I have been doing loads of maths work lately and it has been really fun! if we go back to school, I cant wait ❤❤❤

Keira(less than a month ago)

Hello everyone, I am very upset that we cannot do SATs, all the hard work we did. I was really looking forward to the breakfast too! I hope everyone is alright.

Miss Oram(less than a month ago)

Well done Mathew and Sacha for your high scores on Mathletics last week! Great work!!

Victoria Stroud(about a month ago)

Can’t believe another week has gone! Olly has been doing mathletics and bbc Bitesize maths and English, which is going well. Have a good weekend!

Isabelle G(about a month ago)

Isabelle has been working on angles this week - She got a new protractor set and has been working through the White Rose work sheets - Along with the plastic pollution work sheets for English. Last week we cooked Oreo Fudge and this week we are doing Scotch Eggs. Every morning we do Joe Wicks, however this morning we did a 3k run instead. Missing you all! Isabelle x

Miss Oram(about a month ago)

Hi Mulberry Class! I hope that you are all well and safe at home. All the teachers are missing you and we hope to see you soon. Yesterday I had a Zoom staff meeting with all the teachers and Miss Harker's bump has certainly grown! I look forward to seeing some photos of some of things that you have been doing at home. Take care and see you all soon. Best wishes Miss Oram

Lola Casey(about a month ago)

Dear Miss Harker, I’m really proud of Lola this afternoon, she persevered and learnt how to do long division on Mathletics. I have also learnt how to do it it with her! I hope you are keeping well. Claire Casey xx

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