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Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Learning at Home**INCLUDING 2020 SCHOOL CLOSURE**

Home learning is key to extending our pupils' education. In Class 4 this also serves to prepare our pupils for the demands and challenges of secondary school. 

This learning is expected to be completed at the same high standard of school work, in handwriting pen or pencil (to match the writing tool used in school). It is designed to not take a large amount of free time but enough time to ensure pupils are exercising discipline, maturity and time management in order to complete the tasks they are set. 

Pupils in Class 4 receive:

  • Homework (set on Friday, due in the following Wednesday). Typically one piece of maths, one grammar task in the pupils' CGP Grammar Books and a task of the pupils' choice from the 'Topic Menu' handed out at the start of new units of work. 
  • Spellings (set on Friday, practised throughout the week and tested the following Friday. 
  • Reading (to be ongoing, with 4-5 entries per week expected in pupils' Reading Record books). Records are regularly checked at school to verify pupils have at least three entries per week signed off by an adult. Merits are awarded for those who exceed this amount. Please Note: Pupils in Class four are permitted to write in their own reading records- adults can simply sign to verify their entries!

Please ensure that your child is completing this work as independently as possible, but of course help is encouraged where required. A quick note in their book will notify me of the help they have received. 

If you need extra copies of our school spelling list, please find these on the Curriculum (Spellings) Page, by clicking here!

In addition, by the end of Year 6 pupils are expected to know the Year 5-6 Statutory Spellings included in the document at the bottom of this page. 



Week Commencing 6.4.20 and 13.4.20 (Easter Holiday):


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The grid below outlines the expectations:


Tasks to complete:


Finish off any work you have not yet completed from last week.


Keep reading daily!


Keep a short, simply diary of your Easter Holiday if you wish.


DOODLE! Doodle English and Doodle Spell are great, quick ways to boost your skills- and Class 4 are slipping down the leaderboard!


Revise the sentence types by creating posters for them and sending in to me. A good idea is to include an example sentence on your poster.


DOODLE! See above point!





Watch the latest Reach Out Reporter video to keep up to date on science news



Keep your history ticking over with some Horrible Histories! Share any new facts you learn about the topics we have covered so far:



Joe Wicks PE! Lessons are live at 9AM, but you can always catch up from the links on his YouTube Channel:





Have a go at some of these free, fab Music Technology games! And please, if you can record and send to me please do! I have loved seeing the work you have done so far! I had a great time composing a dubstep piece!




Get an adult to sign you up to Duolingo- it is free.


Challenge yourself and learn two languages!p



Week Commencing 30.3.20:

This week you have a learning grid which is attached below. In this video, Mr Kedwards explains what you need to do this week!


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Tasks to complete:


Firstly, finish off any writing you started last week.


Then have a go at the following:


I can plan and write a discussion text.

A discussion text is a ‘balanced argument’- you discuss a key question and then look at both sides of the argument. There are some key questions below for you to consider- choose one to write your discussion about:

Should everyone be entitled to own a car or should we share?

Should children be allowed two breaktimes a day?

Should school dinners be free for all children?

Should everybody have the right to have a job?


I can edit and publish my work: Read through (and get someone else in your household to read through) your discussion text from yes. Then edit it and, to publish it, have a go at recording yourself reading it. No camera? No problem! Type up the final draft and email to


I can use features of a diary You are living through History here! People will talk about the COVID-19 situation for years to come, so write the history book! Write a diary entry describing what is going on, the restrictions on going out, the fact that schools are closed, etc. It’s a great opportunity to use some descriptive vocabulary and enhance your use of the first person.


I can redraft and edit my diary:


As before, edit your diary- use a purple polish pen if you have one at home but, if not, any colour will do. Then type up the finished piece and email to


I can show my grammar knowledge


Complete one of the Grammar Quizzes from this website and make notes on what areas you needed more practise on. Then email me your results, as well as anything you would like me to go through! I can produce a video guide to something if I find that multiple members of our class are struggling with it! Remember, email



I can describe co-ordinates in all four quadrants and plot them.

Play the interactive game here

Make sure you click on the X shape at the start to select a 4 quadrant grid (with negative numbers). If you aren’t sure of how to do these, start with a lower level first and progress upwards.


I can reason about co-ordinates.

Play the interactive game here- start at the lower levels and work upwards!


I can draw shapes using co-ordinates

Draw a co-ordinate grid in your book and draw 2D shapes onto it. Plot the co-ordinates or, if you want to involve adults at home, get them to work out the co-ordinates! Can they do it or do they need help?


I can translate a shape on a co-ordinate grid.

Translation involves moving a shape, usually in two directions (left/right as well as up/down). Instructions are given and you should start by moving one point (vertex) first, then draw the remainder of the shape in the new position. The new shape will be the same size and shape as the old one! Have a go at the translation worksheets at the bottom of this page. Level 1 through to Level 3- choose one level (you don’t have to do all three!)



I can show my knowledge of electricity:


Complete the blank Knowledge Organiser attached to the bottom of this page.



I can show my understanding of the Amazon Rainforest.


If you haven’t completed the task from the grid for last week, please complete the ‘Amazon Poster’ task, answering the following questions:


Where is the Amazon? How big  is it?

How is it structured?

What is the Amazonian Biome?

How do we use the Amazon?


Joe Wicks PE! Lessons are live at 9AM, but you can always catch up from the links on his YouTube Channel:


Make your own game: Get out in the garden and make your own sport or game! Write down the rules in your Home School Log and, if you are able to, print a photo of you and your family playing the game! Sports Ambassadors I expect you to be particularly imaginative at this one!




Complete one (or more!) of the fantastic STEM activites on this website:


Some are easier than others and will take more resources- of course any that require going around and about your local area cannot be done until the restrictions on outdoor activity are lifted. Safety is top priority!



Complete some Scratch Challenges from the following website:


The easier ones are at the top, progressing to harder nearer the bottom! Don’t forget to share your code!



Choose a piece of music to listen and appraise (or better still, get your parents to play you a piece of their favourite music that you might not have heard before!) Write the title and artist and answer the following questions:


What instruments can I hear?

Can I find the pulse?

What do I like or not like about this music?

What genre of music is this?

When is this music from?


Week Commencing 23.3.20

A quick video update for the end of the week:


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A quick video update from Mr Kedwards:


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All pupils in class 4 have been issued with a Maths Learning Log and a General Learning Log- please see the instructions/expectations below for detail of what work is expected to be completed each day (this is also stuck into the front of the books). 

Please share work that is completed by emailing

Home Learning Expectations

Upper KS2

Every weekday you are expected to complete the following in the respective books.

Some of the resources involve the Internet and printing, so you have also been provided with a pack of printed sheets to help you.

  • Maths-Doodle Maths OR printed sheets OR any resources you use from our Home Learning Page on the website.   
  • Free Choice Grid - Complete a task in Home Learning Log book (this is attached below for your reference). 
  • Reading- Read your book and discuss with an adult, log in your reading record. If you do any comprehension put this into your Home Learning Book. You could even write your own comprehension questions, email these to school and we could upload them to the website for other people who are reading the same book! Please note: uploaded below are some questions about Journey to the River Sea- the book can be found in PDF form online by Googling 'Journey to the River Sea Free PDF'). 
  • Physical activity- You are not having lunchtime or playtime so, where possible, get outside! Remember to exercise good hygiene but play in the garden, build a den, enjoy some fresh air! Joe Wicks is doing a fantastic online PE lesson at 9AM every day- check them out on his YouTube channel here!
  • Writing - Work your way down the list of text types below. Information in brackets is suggestions of what to write about.

-Instructions (how to build a Steady Hand Game, how to bake a cake, how to wash your hands, how to… you choose!)

-Story (use a picture from Pobble365, print and stick in then write a story inspired by it, write a story of your choice- I’ve given you one Pobble picture to start you off!)

-Poetry (write a poem about the view from your window, the Amazon Rainforest, staying at home, an object you can see in your bedroom. Can you write a narrative poem in the style of The Highwayman?)

-Diary extract (from the point of view of a character in your book, from your point of view writing about your day, etc).


A suggested timetable for your day:




08:00 - 09:00

Get up 
Get dressed
Have breakfast 
Make your bed and open your curtains
Put dirty clothes in the washing basket 
Empty the dishwasher/re-stack it

09:00 - 09:30

PE with Joe Wicks

09:30 - 10:00

Pick something from your home learning grid

10:00 - 10:30

Do printed sheets (non maths)

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:15

Maths homework

11:15 - 11:30

Doodle maths

11:30 - 11:45

Be creative: draw, write a story, write a song, colour in.

11:45 - 12:00


12:00 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK + EXERCISE (if there is time - you can go on games)

14:00 - 15:00

Find something interesting online or a documentary related to your study topic. Friday afternoon find a 3D museum, zoo or aquarium to visit. Find something interesting/funny to show us.

15:00 - 15:30

Write your end of day journal entry. You need to include what reading you did the night before and what happened in the story.


Read every night before bed for 30 minutes.

Finally- look after yourselves and stay safe! I look forward to seeing you ASAP!

Mr K :)