Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

It is so good that the sun seems to be coming out again and breaking through the clouds. It makes learning outside so much more fun.  We know our topics have been Water and Rivers, but that’s enough now! Let’s hope for a sunny July.

It was great to receive, see and hear about so many exciting projects based on our raindrop book. We know that some of you were so inspired, that you kept working on it  into the following week. Super determination and perseverance. Well done everybody.

We’re really looking forward to seeing most of you in the last two weeks of term. Fingers crossed we get some good weather so we can get out on the grass. We think it would be really great if you could tell us about something you achieved or were really proud of during Lockdown. You won’t be able to bring anything in, but you could ask your Mum or Dad to email us a photo (if they haven’t already) that we can show on the board while you talk us through it. Get those thinking caps on.

Don’t forget to keep as active as you can. At least one hour of daily activity is recommended for primary aged children on top of improving your PE skills. In the Key Worker Groups, we have been enjoying many of the Just Dance videos found on YouTube. Some of our particular favorites are Rasputin, Vodovorot and The Final Countdown. Why not have a look and find a favourite of your own to tell us about when we meet up!

To improve your skills in a variety of disciplines. Follow this link:

https://abbeyroadprimary.co.uk/category/news/sporting-news/ to our website’s Sporting News page for suggestions on this week’s focus sport. You’re never too old to improve.




Follow the link to Times-tables Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

Keep using the Sound Check game it’s a great way to learn your tables. Have you challenged anybody yet?

Maths teaching and learning:

The White Rose webpage certainly likes to keep us on our toes.

The lessons on this week’s plan are all about money – an important life skill. We already covered the first two lessons earlier in lockdown, the third and fourth lesson are new, as is the challenge.

If you feel your child is comfortable and confident with money – using £ and p notation, ordering money, adding, subtracting, finding change  – then we suggest you follow the links below to the alternative lessons and download the relevant video, worksheet and answers for Monday and Tuesday.

On the other hand, if you feel a second chance to revisit money would be advantageous, then follow the video and download the worksheet and answers from the summary below.

Lessons for Wednesday, Thursday and the challenge on Friday are all new.

Monday: Lesson 1: Pounds and pence

Video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Summer term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)

Worksheet: Maths Lesson-1-Pounds-and-pence

Answers: Maths Lesson-1-Answers-Pounds-and-pence

Alternative lesson

Video: https://vimeo.com/430335306

Worksheet: Maths Day 1 Alternative Lesson 1 – Estimate answers

Answers: Maths Day 1 Alternative Lesson 1 Answers – Estimate answers

Tuesday: Lesson 2: Ordering money

Video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Summer term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)

Worksheet: Maths Lesson-2-Ordering-money

Answers: Maths Lesson-2-Answers-Ordering-money

Alternative lesson

Video: https://vimeo.com/430335670

Worksheet: Maths Day 2 Alternative Lesson 2 – Checking strategies

Answers: Maths Day 2 Alternative Lesson 2 Answers – Checking strategies

Wednesday: Lesson 3: Estimating money

Video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Summer term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)

Worksheet:Maths Lesson-3-Estimating-money

Answers:Maths Lesson-3-Answers-Estimating-money-1

Thursday: Lesson 4: Solve Problems with money

Video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Summer term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)

Worksheet: Maths Lesson-4-Four-operations

Answers:Maths Lesson-4-Answers-Four-operations



Use Challenge Friday to consolidate your learning from earlier in the week or take up the challenge at:


and use the answers at


when complete you can fill in the certificate:


Daily summary Maths:

  • Times tables warm up 5 minutes Rockstars
  • Video links and worksheet on Year 4 webpage
  • Challenge/Catch up Friday

This week we’re going to continue with our focus on Rivers. Work through the three sets of Rivers information documents, watch the videos as many times as you need and complete the tasks in order. For those of you who like a challenge we’ve also included a make your own waterfall activity which we think you might enjoy.

Geography Rivers Session 1 UK Rivers Input

Geography Rivers Session 1 UK Rivers Task

Geography Rivers session 2 Waterfalls Input

Geography Rivers Session 2 Waterfalls Task

Geography Rivers Session 3 How rivers change shape input

Geography Rivers Session 3 How rivers change shape Task

Optional task: Geography Rivers Waterfalls Optional Task

Topic summary:

  • Read the rivers information and watch the videos
  • Complete the three task

Basic skills Monday (Day 1):

This week we’re looking at homophones or near homophones. These are words that sound the same but look different. They also have different meanings. Many of the children, while familiar with how to spell the words, use them incorrectly in their writing. You may already have noticed this.

We’ve included a selection of activities for the children to do.

Literacy Spelling Summer 2 weeks 5 and 6

Literacy Day 1 Theyre-There-Their Practice

Literacy Day 1 other common -homophones-practice

Literacy Day 1 PaG mat Week 6

There is no need to write out each sentence just fill in or write down the appropriate word. Want another challenge? Get the children to compose their own activity sheet, in a similar style focussing on some of the other words in their spelling list.

Remember to keep a close eye on those statutory spellings in all your writing. That includes writing in other subjects as well!

Literacy Statutory spelling list Year 3 and 4

Tuesday – Friday:

This week our main Literacy focus is really part of our Geography topic. We’d like you to find out more about our river: The River Trent. It has an interesting journey and lots of stories it could tell. To help you do this we’d like you to read The Journey of a River:

Literacy Day 2- 5 The Journey of a River 

where you will meet Rosie Raindrop. Use the information given and do some research of your own about the River Trent to complete the activity sheet:

Literacy Day 2-5 Activity sheet for Journey on the River Trent

The research you do this week will come in very useful over the last two weeks of term so find out as much as you can. .

 Literacy Summary Week 5

Day 1: Basic skills activities: Homophones and near homophones

Day 2-5: Read the power-point, research the River Trent and use the information to help you complete the activity sheet.

Remember Spanish for all the family at:


  • follow the link to the Online Lessons;
  • click on the Subjectbutton;
  • select Year 4followed by Foundation 


Have a go at the A-Z of Well-being after Lockdown Activity:


As always, Mrs Lovett our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant asked us to remind you of the ELSA website. Lots of fun activities for all the family. See:


Good luck. Remember to let us know how you’ve been getting on. You can email photos and work to us through Mrs Mc Neil in her office at office@abbeyroad.notts.sch.uk, Mrs Toom in her office at head@abbeyroad.notts.sch.uk or Mrs Horton in her office at tina.horton@abbeyroad.notts.sch.uk!

Take care and keep staying safe.

Best wishes,

Mrs Avery and Mr Marshall