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Class 10 (Year 4)

Home Learning During School Closure

The word document above describes and explains all activities for Maths, Writing, Reading, Spelling, Religion and Topic for the children to complete while the school may be closed. If your child is fit and able, then please encourage them to do as much as possible. It can be done in any order, although we recommend that Maths tasks, reading and spelling are completed every day. 


Below is a variety of links, videos and documents which will support your children in completing their tasks. All of the children's work can be completed in the blue exercise book which they have brought home as part of their 'Home Learning Pack'


During any school closure, we will be updating the website as often as possible with new information, so please check it regularly.



Mrs Butler



Use the video below to view the book Flotsam, which we are currently reading in class.





Try to keep fit and active by exercising everyday for at least 30 minutes. Check out these fun videos that Mr Riley has found for you!


Joe Wicks - Active 8 minute workout 1.


Joe Wicks - Active 8 minute workout 2.


Joe Wicks - Active 8 minute workout 3.


Joe Wicks - Active 8 minute workout 4.


Joe Wicks - Active 8 minute workout 5.


The Water Cycle


The following links below will be useful to help the children complete their water cycle task:


Reading and Maths Sites


The following links below will be useful to help the children complete their reading and maths tasks:


Times Table Rockstars Website Play this game to become a Rock Legend by practicing your times tables as much as possible
  • MyMaths Website Maths challenges will be posted in your child's area every day that school is closed
  • Reading Alternative A useful link which has a range of different reading activities for the children
  • Reading Alternative A useful link which has a range of different reading activities for the children




Class 10's Ancient Greece Time Travel TV


Journey back to Ancient Greece to help launch an exciting new channel, Time Travel TV! Take part in ground breaking pilot episodes, discovering how Athenians used to live, meeting famous Gods and trying out some Olympic sports along the way.

Children are required to solve Ancient Greek-related tasks during programmes such as I’m an Athenian… Get Me Out of Here! followed by presenting their extraordinary Olympic skills on Ancient Greece’s Got Talent!


Key Areas

  • Greek gods
  • Discoveries, inventions and culture (alphabet, theatre, democracy, architecture)
  • Story of King Aegeus
  • Olympic games


Curriculum Link

  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world


"The children were very engaged in the workshop. They asked lots of questions and responded well to the leader. A wide range of learning involved including drama, role play, history of Greek Gods and the lifestyle of children and adults."



Monday 18th November: Nativity Scene Box Request 

As part of our RE and Design and Technology topic, we would like to take the children to create a nativity scene.



  • To be able to design a nativity scene
  • Create a nativity scene using a range of equipment including a simple circuit light for the shining star (our focus in science)
  • Be able to evaluate our work and discuss improvements which could be made.


We plan to create our scenes at the beginning of December. It would be very appreciated if you could send any empty cereal or shoe boxes into school with your children as soon as possible. We need around 60 boxes, so please send in any spare boxes you may also have. We will then send home the wonderful creations that can be shared during advent.


Thank you for your support with this,

 Mrs Butler

Welcome to Autumn 2! We have lots of exciting things lined up for you! Our topic for this half term is “Lighting it Up!” This is based on the novels ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman and ‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snickett. As well as developing our reading and inference skills and enjoying the text, we will use the stories as a stimulus for developing our narrative, descriptive writing and sentence structure. In addition to this, we will be looking closely at poetry ahead of our exciting linking project alongside St Peter’s CE Primary School from Rochdale.

Mamma Mia!

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Please watch our video of the ABBA classic, Mamma Mia!

We have been studying ABBA in our music lesson to find the pulse of the song. We concentrated on different beats, particularly our professional bridge team! As we are also studying sound in our science, we have also discussed the vibrations to create sound, how different pitches are created and the way in which sound travels through materials to our ears!

Welcome to Class 10's page!


Miss Docherty, Mrs Wilkinson and I are looking forward to welcoming our new class, in our exciting new classroom. We have decided to have a Super Hero theme this year- as we are going to tackle challenges (like our times tables and spelling) with speed and skill!


We are excited to start our year off with the Rotten Romans- learning how to write a battle cry and reading a Roman Slave's diary. Please read our newsletter for this half term and look out for our trip letter about visiting the Roman remains in Chester.


Spellings will be given out on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. We will be continuing to use to set maths homework and this will also be due in every Friday. 

We will also be having a massive push on learning all of our times tables up to 12x12 both forwards, random recall and even backwards!

PE kits need to be in school for our PE lessons and reading books should be returned to school everyday- we ask that every child reads at home and are asked questions about what they have read.


As you might already be aware, year 4 attend swimming lessons. Our class will be starting their lessons in February and further letters will be sent home closer to the time.

We are delighted to be taking part in the Rochdale School's linking project for a second year, linking up with St Peter's year 4 class and making lots of new friends.

I am looking forward to meeting my class' parents at parents evening in a few weeks- please remember that I am also available to speak to at the end of most days!


Please keep on checking our class page for updates- we do like to show off our hard work!

Many thanks

Mrs Butler

Mrs Chamley

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