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Colehill First School

Year 4 – Kestrels Class

Home Learning

Please login to your child's Google Classroom account here to access all of their home learning. Navigate to the top right of the page to sign in. You will need their Username and Password. These will have been sent via Parent Mail.

Google Classroom will include weekly home learning during normal operations and remote learning during any partial or full lockdown.

 Supplementary Activities to Support Learning At Home

Reading: Daily reading of Home Reading books, common exception words and a ‘reading for pleasure’ book (can be read by, with or to the children);

Handwriting practice: Using the letter formation guide in Home Learning Books, practise writing high frequency words and/or common exception words (perhaps 3-5 words at a time). Write these focus words into sentences (age appropriate). Children could also choose a poem to write up in their best handwriting and illustrate;

Phonics play activity time: for Year R, Year 1 and Year 2. Click here.

Times Tables practice: for Y2 (2s, 5s, 10s) Y3 (2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s, 8s) and Y4 (all) – see website link


Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s (forwards and backwards) from 0 for Y1 and Y2;

Counting in steps of any single digit number 3-9  (forwards and backwards) from any starting number 0-9 for Y3 and Y4;

Number Sense practice: number bonds to 10, 20 and 100; one more and less, 10 more and less; 100 more and 100 less.

Book reviews after the reading of a book - this could be extended to profile one or more of the main characters or even to draw a 'plot graph' showing the high and low points in the story.

Daily exercise: Twitter: @getset4PE (daily active task for the whole family to complete!)

Useful Websites to Support Learning At Home

Below is a list of useful websites with a brief description for each: : This logs on to Espresso as used in school. User name = student10906; password = colehill : This website has a wealth of book-banded e-books to read on a tablet or computer. There are also spelling, maths and times tables activities. It is free to register. : This website uses a range of pictures to give children great ideas for writing, whatever age they might be; : This website is a great way for children to practise maths skills while playing fun, maths-related games against classmates. The games are individualised for each child’s ability, so users play against opponents with the same skills. Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 children have individual logins for this website (stuck in Home Learning books); : This is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Y2, Y3 and Y4 children have individual logins (see Home Learning Books); : This website has free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject; : Some children have access to Nessy online, which is a program that generates tailored lessons to help their learning. These children will have their logins; : A useful website for maths skills practice. : This website has interactive phonics games and ideas. : online art ideas and resources

PE ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES Online daily resources for KS1 AND KS2 Ideas to keep active at home : access to loads of online exercise platforms. : Weekly challenges - send in your video to earn points and compete. You can even get advice from experienced coaches! : A useful website to get children (and adults) moving with short interactive activities; : A useful website for yoga and mindfulness activities;

Twitter: @getset4PE (daily active task for the whole family to complete!)

On September 30th and October 1st 2021 the Kestrels went to the Ancient Technology Centre, we slept in a Viking long house and did a lot of different jobs that Ancient Britons did over one thousand years ago. We did cooking and slept on animal skins. We worked in a blacksmith's forge and made an ancient Iron Age knife.  (This introduction was written by two very capable Kestrels!   A and F)

Here are some of their memorable moments....


My favourite part at the ATC was eating the stew and chicken, which we cooked ourselves, because it was a new thing to eat because I had never eaten it before.  By T 

My favourite part at the ATC was when we were all around the fire and the lady told us a story  because I was relaxed and when I am relaxed I feel really happy. By E

I really liked the blacksmithing, and I'm really proud that I was brave enough and stayed overnight. By E

The ATC was really fun I couldn't sleep, but my friends helped me and kept me from missing home. We had choccies and I brought a lot of Oreo cookies too to share with the class, and we had hot cocoa before bed. By W

At the ATC we ground wheat into flour using quern stones.Then we made it into bread. Also, there was somewhere where we could mine chalk and made it into daub to stick onto a wall. By A

I liked the ATC because on the first day we got to saw wood with Mr. Rayner and mine chalk. By H

My favourite part of the ATC was chopping the vegetables and cooking the stew.The stew  was yummy! By C

I loved chopping the vegetables and chatting and giggling  with my friends alllllllll night long!  By C

I really loved the warrior training and mining. I was in the middle of the shield wall, it was brilliant, and I screamed at the enemy! By J

I think I liked the wood cutting because we were sawing backwards and forwards. I've never had this experience before. It was good teamwork. By A