School Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 7HR


Simonstone St Peter's Church Of England Primary School

Class 4

CLASS 4 PE lessons -Tuesday 24th November, Wednesday 2nd December, Friday 11th December (Christmas Jumper Day) and Thursday 17th December 2020

WELLY WEDNESDAY 25th November 2020

Welcome back to school everybody! Mrs Cockings, Mrs Webster and Mrs Smith are ready for the new Autumn term to start. After the school closure, we are eager to establish a 'normality' and have lots of exciting learning activities planned. Our Autumn topic is The Pendle Witches - a particular favourite of ours. A curriculum map will be posted on our page this week. We are hoping to plan the Pendle Witch Walk and we are looking into the possibility of organising a history trip, as usual. Over the next few weeks and months we will be focusing on key skills and we plan to fill the curriculum gaps from the missed summer term. Assessments will be discrete, but these outcomes will help focus support and catch up schemes. The well-being of every child in class 4 is paramount - together we can work to improve confidence, bring back consistency and establish new goals and aspirations. We are all looking forward to teaching and encouraging every child, working with our supportive parents throughout the term. Welcome to the team!

Key points to note:

PE will be every Wednesday - come to school already in the PE kit. Optional - to wear black sport leggings or black tracksuit bottoms (starting next week).

Wild Welly Wednesday will continue.

If you need to contact Mrs Cockings - please ring or email the school office.

Recent home learning links will remain on our class page for reference.

Swimming has been delayed until after half term.

Our new class leaders... Eco, E safety, Worship, Sport, Council and Team captains! Well done everyone and good luck with your new role...

Notes from previous weeks:

Remember about the times need rapid recall of all the tables up to 12 x 12 before you get into Year 6.

Important reminder on Times Tables

For those that aren’t aware of expectations, here are the national curriculum aims for each year group surrounding times tables.

  • Year 1: count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
  • Year 2: be able to remember and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
  • Year 3: be able to remember and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
  • Year 4: be able to remember and use multiplication and division facts for the multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.
  • Year 5&6: revision of all multiplication and division facts for the multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.  


How to access the resources on Oak National Academy

1) After the video, click 'Next Activity'.

2) This brings you to a screen that looks a bit like a Powerpoint presentation. 

3) At the bottom there is a > pointing to the right. This moves you onto the next page. Go backwards and forwards using the < > arrows at the bottom of the screen.


 Here are a list of the websites that you will still need:

Oxford Reading Scheme

For reading at home using the reading scheme we use in school. Log-in details with your home-learning pack.


Purple Mash

For general lessons and reference. Your log-in details are in your home-learning pack.



BBC Bitesize

Refer to this for either extra daily lessons OR for revision if you are stuck!


Past SATs papers

You will need access to a printer.


 Espresso - Espresso is an online cross-curricular service that provides video-rich resources to schools throughout the UK. It contains thousands of videos and multimedia activities, as well as a weekly news service.

To access Discovery Education Espresso from home:

  • go to
  • click the ‘Login’ button in the top right corner
  • select ‘Espresso’
  • enter your child’s username and password

Login details through school text message.



Mental Maths

Excellent set of games against the clock.


Try these two sites for playing times tables games online:

Top Marks

Maths Games


Problem solving

These two are fabulous for challenging games and interactive activities: they are not easy!




Home learning resources

Maths - follow this link to find a range of maths activities to do whilst learning from home.

National Curriculum - follow this link to find a range of wider curriculum tasks to do whilst learning at home.

RE - follow this link to find a range of RE activities to do whilst learning from home.

Reading/Comprehension - Audio books available for those who like to listen to stories. 30 day free trial. Follow this link.

Twinkl - follow this link to find curriculum wide resources for home learning. 

Cambridge University Press - follow this link for activities to support your learning at home.

Kindness Calendar - follow this link to find a calendar for acts of kindness that the children can do whilst in isolation.

TTS - free resource packs online at TTS

Maths Assistance for Home Schooling for Parents - K7 Maths

Maths Games - Maths Chase

English and Literacy Read and Respond - a fabulous resource from Lancashire for Literacy development. Follow this link for Year 5. Follow this link for Year 6. 

Active Maths  - follow this link for Active Maths Challenges

Maths Consultants - follow this link for Home Learning Activities.

Curriculum overviews