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real PE at home – online learning resources

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.

It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from this week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password: melbournej

The Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman's website -The Maths Factor - is now FREE for everyone to support children's continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. Follow the link below to sign up.

Reniassance - myON

Life is Better When We Read Together!


Schools may be closing, but reading doesn’t have to stop. To help support teachers, students and parents to 'Keep the UK and Ireland reading', Renaissance are offering access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News. Take a look using the link below:


Welcome to the new school year at Melbourne Junior School as your child moves into Year 4. 


The Year 4 Team


We have a team of dedicated adults working with the children to support their learning.  In addition to our class teachers, Mr Radburn and Miss Smith, our teaching assistant, Mrs Perry will also be supporting groups of children further to her classroom responsibilities.


PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)


On Tuesday afternoon, the Year 4 teachers will be out of class on PPA time. Mrs Wright and Mr Wardle will share the responsibility of teaching Redwood Class and Sycamore respectively.


Our Curriculum


Our main topic this term is ‘Ciao Italia!’ We will be taking a virtual tour around Italy, learning about its landscape, people and culture, with a particular focus on the Campania region. Our studies will also examine volcanoes and earthquakes and their impact on the landscape and people. 


Work in other subjects will include:


  • Maths – Number & Place value and Calculations
  • English – Recounts – postcards and travel blogs
  • Computing – Online safety and multimedia
  • PE – Real PE (indoor) and Net and Court Games (outdoor)
  • French – Les Animaux
  • RE – Beliefs & Practises (Judaism) and Buddha’s Teachings (Buddhism)
  • PSHE – New Beginnings: Inside Out
  • Music – Music Partnership – Learning a brass instrument (Sycamore Class from Autumn Term onwards, Redwood from Spring Term 2) and singing
  • DT – Pizza making


For further information, see our Autumn Term 1 Newsletter below.

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During our Ciao Italia launch day, the children in Redwood and Sycamore enjoyed taking a virtual tour around Italy, exploring famous Italian cities and landmarks, the art and music, learning some of the language and tasting some delicious Italian foods.
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Midlands Music Service Workshop - Volcanoes


The children in Redwood and Sycamore liked their visit from the Midlands Music Service, learning about Volcanoes. They enjoyed composing and performing small pieces of music to represent the different stages of a volcanic eruption. 

Merry Christmas from Mr Radburn, Miss Smith, Mrs Perry and all of the children in Redwood and Sycamore classes. We hope you all have a fun filled festive season and the happiest of new years.

Ding Dong Merrily on High

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The Year 4 children wanted to perform their song from our carol concert to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy.