During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!

Welcome to the Stingrays Class page

We are a Year 4 Class and Mrs Banks is our teacher.School is now closed for most children, until further notice.  I will post work on this page every week for your child to complete. Each child has received an orange home learning exercise book in which they can complete the activities. They have also received login details for Purple Mash and ReadTheory. When your child returns to school they can bring in their home learning book for me to look at. Children can also post stories, pictures, and videos of their work on ClassDojo, either in their portfolio or via a message for me to put on Class Story. 


This page will be updated weekly on Monday morning. 
I hope this is helpful to you and your child. 



Dear parents and carers,

We are now at the end of the strangest school year ever and I am deeply saddened to be saying goodbye to Stingrays Class. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to call myself your teacher and I wish you all the very best as you continue on your academic journey. Many of you have returned to school and proven that no matter which bubble you are in and who your teacher has been, your strength and resilience has shone through, and I know you will continue to remain motivated and excited by your new teachers and classes as you move into year 5. Those of you still home learning I am proud of how hard you have worked and kept up with your learning despite the challenges that you faced, you are an inspiration to future generations. I cannot help but think of you all whenever I hear Titanium by David Guetta ft Sia, you truly are 'bullet proof'! (Please check with a grown up before watching this as at the end of the video it will lead into another track automatically).

Quite a few parents have asked for summer holiday work and we have found some activities for your child to complete at their leisure, recapping some of the essential learning for this year, for every year group. If the work for your child is too hard or not challenging enough, please feel free to download a pack from a different year group. There are also lots of online activities that will still be accessible over the holiday, the links to these are further down the page.

In the year 3/4 class bubbles we will be doing some fun challenges until Wednesday lunchtime. You will find some of these listed below too in case your child would like to participate remotely. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of dens and Taskmaster challenges on ClassDojo.

If you haven't already done so, please watch our 'See You Soon' video.

Stay safe and have a brilliant summer! 

Mrs Banks x


Home learning activities for Summer 

Holiday Maths Pack

Holiday English Pack

Write a book review about a book you read over the summer. Remember reviews can be positive or negative Book review

Task Master Challenges

Den building idea 1idea 2idea 3idea 4idea 5

Rye Writers: A Time Capsule

Please take a photo or email your letter over so it can be added to our collection. It will be buried in the allotments and hopefully discovered in the future! Keep your letters creative and imaginative.
Letter to my future self templateQuestions for capsule letter


Mental Health and Well Being

A book for children to read, explaining the Coronavirus, how to deal with the impact physically and mentally.       

Headspace meditation and mindfulness. There is also an app

Young MInds a website offering support


Back to school resource

My Back to School Bubble is a FREE e-storybook which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.

More information can be found on the E-Bug website.


Staying active

Join the nation doing PE with Joe at 9:00 am every day!

Cosmic Yoga                                

Premier Sports, who provide our school PE provision with Mr Sayer each week,  are releasing a daily video at 3:30pm on their YouTube channel. The idea is that this can act as an after school home learning activity and replace the exercise children would normally get during extra-curricular clubs. Sessions will focus on activities including dance, football, fitness, gymnastics, basketball, tennis and yoga and more. So far they have filmed five weeks’ worth of content, and sessions include “Personal Best’ challenges so they can be completed again and again as children keep trying to improve. 




Useful resources to download

Adjective word mat

Fronted adverbial mat

Alternative adjectives

Year 3 & 4 spellings

Conjunctions and other connectives word mat

Sentence Starters word mat

Sentence Starters (Non-Fiction) word mat

Maths objectives year 4 number and other maths

Writing objectives year 4

Reading objectives year 4



Online lessons and web-based activities 

For children who would like to do a little more or something different that fits the year 4 curriculum objectives.


White Rose Maths 
How to help your child with maths at home

Maths Reasoning lessons Home learning challenges for year 3 & 4 by Gareth Metcalfe.

Third Space Learning offers a range of home learning resources with a maths focus.
Times Tables Rockstars
ICT Games 
Top Marks (where Hit The Button can be found but also lots of great tips and resources)


Oxford Reading Owl
Teach handwriting
Pobble 365 English and writing activities

Teach Handwriting

RadioBlogging Writing lessons and word games led by Pie Corbett, especially for KS2 children. Pie Corbett is an expert at teaching writing. The radio show is co-hosted by different famous guests each day. 

Live writing lessons To help the children continue to grow as writers and improve their writing skills, they can take part in these daily (live) writing lessons. The sessions are led by Jane Considine, who devised the writing approach we have adapted at Rye Primary School. The aim is to write a story with all the children in the UK every day. The sessions start each day with a short lesson and instructions at 9.45 am. Then you can watch the movie of the day and choose a chunk to write nine fantastic sentences. The deadline for entries is 2 pm each day.  A round-up of entries and the finished story will be shared on YouTube at 3.30 pm.

Other Subjects

BBC Bitesize provides lessons in all subjects from 20 April.

Oak National Academy daily lessons in all subjects. Good for English grammar and maths revision

STEM go here for home learning activities involving science, technology and maths.

Twinkl  (use code UKTWINKLEHELPS for one free month of ultimate membership)


Things to do:

I'm sure you have lots of activity ideas but I know as a parent these run out quickly!

Here are a few of my tried and tested activities that you might like to have a go at.

  • Make playdough (good for strengthening muscles which in turn helps to improve handwriting - watch Dough Disco)
  • Make Oobleck and find out about this weird Non - Newtonian Fluid 
  • Make slime
  • Bake cookies or cakes. Write up afterwards as a recount.
  • Painting and drawing 
  • Gardening, weeding, planting vegetable seeds, flower bulbs
  • Play board games and card games
  • Make up a new board game and card game. Write up the rules and explain it to your family.
  • Put on a talent show. Dress up, perfect a talent, song or skill. 
  • Do a crossword/ Wordsearch. You can even make up your won for others, using the Common Exception Words or Topic Words. 
  • Visit a museum. Many museums have opened their virtual doors, now the physical ones are closed. What surprised your most? What was your favourite thing to see or learn about?


Term 6 Topic overview 15/06/2020

Home learning overview w/c 13.7.20

History lesson and task


Music and French are on the weekly overview


English overview,  Poem and Colour mats

Reading comprehension - beginnereasytrickyexpert

Rye Writers: A Time Capsule

This week, we'd like you to create a letter to your future self to be buried in a time capsule. Please take a photo or email your letter over so it can be added into our collection. It will be buried in the allotments and hopefully discovered in the future!

Keep your letters creative and imaginative.

Letter to my future self template

Questions for capsule letter


Homelearning overview w/c 6.7.20

Maths day 1 PowerPoint, fluency and reasoning

Maths day 2 PowerPointfluency and reasoning

Maths day 3 PowerPoint and fluency

Maths day 4 reasoning and extension

English overviewPoem and Colour mats

History PowerPoint and fact poster task and match up cards


Beach safety guidanceleafletposterspot the danger activity

 Science PowerPointactivity planner and results


overview w/c 29.6.20

English overviewPowerPoint and writing sheet

Grammar: commas lessoncommas in clauses

Rye Writers: Write a Newspaper Report on a Rye Primary sporting event of your choice. 
Newspaper featuresnewspaper planning sheet and writing tips

The mystery of the... Maths

Rounding to the nearest 1000 with activity and answers

Time problemsmatching activity and task sheet

Shapes, symmetry and flags

Swimming pool maths

Sport Day activities and score sheet

Art and history overview


Art PowerPoint and activity cards

Beach safety guidanceleafletposterspot the danger activity


English Reading comprehension

English grammar (speech)

Persuasive writing day 1 and 2                                                                                                                               

Book review

Rye Writers Task

Maths day 1

Maths day 2

Maths day 3

Maths day 4 instructionsstatements and grid

10 minutes maths tasks

Science only complete the task, if you have the equipment

Homelearning overview w/c 22.06.20




Homelearning overview w/c 15.6.20

 English overview                                                                                                                 

Rye writers task is a continuation of last week's task. (See below for details)

Rye Writers   

Maths Day 1 PowerPoint

Maths Day 2 PowerPoint and task

Maths Day 3 PowerPoint and task 1 and task 2

Maths Day 4 Player 1 and Player 2

Maths Day 5 Task sheet

Switches PowerPoint

History PowerPoint and task sheet

Roman empire map and task 


Roman bread


PSHE (parental guidance required)


Week 08/06/2020

English overview

Model text

Speech day 1

Box up for day 4

Rye Writers     

Home learning overview w/c 8.6.20

Maths day 1 activity

Maths day 2 PowerPoint and activity

Maths day 3 PowerPointactivity 1 and activity 2

Maths day 4 activity

Maths day 5 activity and squared paper


overview w/c 8.6.20

History PowerPoint



PSHE (parental guidance required)


Home learning overview Term 6, week 1 w/c 1.6.20

Maths day 1 PowerPoint and activities

Maths day 2 PowerPoint and activities or alternative

Maths day 3 PowerPoint and activities

Maths day 4 PowerPoint and activities or alternative

Maths day 5 Problem-solving task

English lessons overview

Model text

Your Rye Writer's Task this week is to write a poem of any length or genre. The only requirement is that it has to be based on nature. Resources have been included below to help you get ideas, plan and write your poem. Please remember to share these with us on our Dojo page!

Types of Poetry

Under our Sky poetry examples

Poetry Language Planner

Setting description word mat

Countryside word mat

Britain before the Romans and activity sheet

Roman Mosaics and activity sheet

Art Roman Mosaics and activity sheet

ICT creating a PowerPoint master template




Weekly overview Term 5 week 5 18/05/2020

English lessons overview

Non-Chronological report powerpoint

Differentiated reports (choose 1)


Lesson powerpoint day 1 and Activities day 1 or Alternative Consolidation pack (use this if your child is already confident telling the time).

Lesson powerpoint day 2 and Activities day 2

Lesson powerpoint day 3 and Activities day 3  (or use these if your child can't yet confidently tell the time) Alternative powerpoint and Alternative activities 

Lesson powerpoint day 4 and Activities day 4

Lesson 5  Time reasoning cartoons or if your child found yesterday's lesson a bit tricky, try this Converting time sheet.

Geography:Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPbesdTRV6Y and complete the Journey of a river sheet .

PSHE: Keep calm and relax powerpoint and personal weather activity and mindfulness activities




Home learning overview T5, week 4 w/c 11.5.20

Grammar PowerPoint and activity sheet 1 and activity sheet 2

The Great Kapok Tree week 4 and model text

Lined rainforest paper (for writing up) plain rainforest paper (for picture if required)

Rye Writers (story writing competition)

Maths lesson 1 PowerPoint and activities

Maths lesson 2 PowerPoint and activities

Maths lesson 3 PowerPoint and activities

Maths lesson 4 PowerPoint and activities

Maths Reasoning: Coin investigation and activity sheet


Geography water cycle PowerPoint and activity sheet

PSHE PowerPoint and activity sheet



Home learning overview Term 5, week 3 w/c 4.5.20

VE Day activities

Bunting sheet 1sheet 2sheet 3sheet 4 or sheet 5

Maths lesson 1 activities and answer sheet    (Pounds and Pence)                                                                                                  

Maths lesson 2 PowerPoint and activities (Pounds and Pence)

(or try 'I know... so...' (28th April) on this page http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/)

Maths lesson 3 activities and answer sheet (Order money)

Maths lesson 4 PowerPoint and activities (Order Money)

(or try 'Comparing prices' (2nd April) on this page http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/)

The Great Kapok Tree week 3

Model text week 3

GPS PowerPoint with activity 1 and activity 2

Rye Writers (Printable)

VE Day Word Mat

Vocabulary sheet

Science (Habitats power point to guide you through the learning and explain the activity)

Science sheet

Term 5 (Summer 1) 27/04/2020 

Weekly Overview

The Great Kapok Tree  lessons for week 2 

Model text

Planning sheet

There is one English lesson per day on the Great Kapok sheet with links attached. 

Rye Writers.Where could this mysterious, woodland pathway take you? What might you find along the way? Where could it lead? What problems might you encounter? Create an adventure story imagining your journey began here, at the start of the path.

Descriptive setting mat

Story Mountain

Grammar powerpoint

Grammar worksheet (choose one level to complete)

Reading comprehension

Day 1


Work sheet (compare decimals)


Day 2

Video (week 1 lesson 4)

Worksheet (Order decimals)

answer sheet


Day 3

Power point

Worksheet (Order decimals- problem solving)


Day 4

Video ( week 2 lesson 1)

Worksheet (Round decimals)

answer sheet


Day 5 


Worksheet  (Round decimals- problem solving)


Our topic is 'Habitats'. Download and complete the activities below.

How are animals and plants adapted to their environment?

Activity sheet



PSHE (Time capsule activity to be completed AFTER reading the Covid-19 story)




Week Beginning April 20th 2020 (Summer Term 1)

Weekly letter

Weekly overview and timetable

The Great Kapok Tree  There is one English lesson per day on the Great Kapok sheet with links attached. 

The Fantastics Thesaurus Jotter

Grammar power point

Grammar sheet (choose 1: either D, E or GD)


Please create a newspaper report, reporting on a mysterious sinkhole that near the school's playground. 

When did it appear?

What caused it?

Who first spotted it? (use dialogue to show what they said).

What will happen next?

Newspaper planning sheet.

Newspaper template

Features of a newspaper article

Remember to use the adjective word mats and non-fiction sentence starter in the 'Useful Resources' section further down

Day 1


Work sheet (Make a Whole)

answer sheet

Day 2

Power point

Worksheet (Make a Whole - problem solving) 

Day 3


Worksheet (Write Decimals)

answer sheet

Day 4

Power point

Worksheet (Write Decimals - problem solving)

Day 5 


Worksheet (Compare Decimals)

answer sheet

Habitats Powerpoint


Easter Holiday Work 6.04.20

Easter Week Class Letter

Maths activities

Home Learning Pack W/C 30.03,20 (overview letter and work for this week)

Maths (addition and subtraction work)

Fluent in Five (mental arithmetic)

Rapid Reasoning  reasoning and problem solving. This requires written answers explaining how the children worked out the answer.

Sentence starters such as 'I know this because... this is true here because... this can't be true because...' should be used.

Grammar work

Take One Sentence (sentence improvement work)

English work

Science (Habitats power point to guide you through the learning and explain the activity)

Science sheet

Rye Writers  Can you write a story about the picture? 

Easter craft ideas are in the 'Things to do' section further down.

Lego maths

Easter maths mystery

Easter grammar mystery

Rye Writers

Take one sentence

Covid19 time capsule activity

Easter maths mosaic (a multiplication challenge)



Easter arts and crafts

Easter recipe booklet

Easter mindfulness colouring (bookmarks)

Easter mindfulness colouring (greeting cards)

Design your own Easter eggs

Make an Easter basket

Easter jokes matching activity

Origami Easter Bunny

Origami Easter Egg

Origami Easter Carrot


year4 Home Learning letter   self isolation

Home Learning W/C 23.03.20

Area Work

Perimeter Work

Place Value Work

Grammar  Work

Fluent in Five Week 2

Rapid Reasoning Week 2


Science: for science this week watch Steve Backshall at 9.30am 25.03.20 on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube where he will be discussing habitats, holotypes parasites and much more as he attempts to bring the wild world into our living rooms, Yikes!

timestables fun sheets

Fractions consolidation pack

Fluent in Five week 1

Rapid Reasoning week 1

To help the children continue to grow as writers and improve their writing skills, you can take part in these daily (live) writing lessons. The sessions are led by Jane Considine, who devised the writing approach we have adopted at Rye Primary School. The aim is to write a story with all the children in the UK every day. The sessions start each day with a short lesson and instructions at 9.45 am. Then you can watch the movie of the day and choose a chunk to write nine fantastic sentences. Deadline for entries is 2pm each day.  A round-up of entries and the finished story will be shared on YouTube at 3.30 pm.

Watch this link to find out more about how the sessions work  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMVpipnXrDc

Follow this link to the live daily sessions .https://www.youtube.com/user/Devouefrenchbulldogs

You could even take a photo of your work and upload it to the Class Dojo page for me to read. I can't wait to see your amazing writing!

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