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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!





Please find the time tables for your home learning schedule below. Remember that you can always email your teachers via Purple Mash using the programme 2email. Just log on to Purple Mash and enter 2email into the search bar. From there you can send emails to any of the teachers, as well as any of your classmates. You can also upload documents either from Purple Mash or your home computer, including any photos or evidence of work you may wish to share with your teacher.


Please note: all emails to friends and teachers are first sent to your teacher to be approved so that we can ensure they are kind and safe. 


Look forward to hearing from you all soon! 


Stay Safe,


Mrs Davies and Mrs Burns 

Week commencing 13.07.2020









PE:  Joe Wicks 30mins


PE: Zumba!

PE: Joe Wicks 30mins


PE: Let’s dance!

PE: Joe Wicks 30mins






  1. 8691 + 6459
  2. 8645 – 5846
  3. 65 x 45
  4. 98 ÷ 7
  5. 12, 18, __, __, 36.


One task on MyMaths:

Time 2


Challenge 1.




  1. 8692 + 6328
  2. 7452 – 4852
  3. 77 x 7
  4. 0, 9, __, __, 36
  5. 6/7 + 3/7.


One task on MyMaths:

Measurement 4


Challenge 2.


Maths frame times table checker:

20 minutes


One task on MyMaths:

Introducing perimeter


Challenge 3.




  1. 4757 + 5758
  2. 9556 – 4877
  3. 69 ÷ 6
  4. 5/8 + 6/8
  5. 15, __, 45, __, 75


One task on MyMaths:

Introducing area


Challenge 4.


One task on MyMaths:

Fractions and decimals

Times tables: 20 minutes studio

Maths frame times table checker:

20 minutes

Challenge 5.



Time for some fresh air!

Or help make a healthy snack for yourself and family.


Time for some fresh air!

Or help make a healthy snack for yourself and family.


Time for some fresh air!

Or help make a healthy snack for yourself and family.


Time for some fresh air!

Or help make a healthy snack for yourself and family.


Time for some fresh air!

Or help make a healthy snack for yourself and family.





Poetry Lesson 1: Reading comprehension – word meaning



Poetry Lesson 2: Reading comprehension - language choices





Poetry lesson 3 – features of a Haiku





Poetry lesson 4: SPaG – punctuation in Poetry


Reading – Read your current book and jot down any unfamiliar words, then use a dictionary or google to discover their meaning.


 Task: Write a summary of your time during the school closure. You could turn it into a diary or even a story book.




More fresh air!


More fresh air!


More fresh air!


More fresh air!


More fresh air!


Reading – 20 minutes of free choice reading. You could complete a book recommendation on Purple Mash


Theme: Magical Memories: Moving On & Moving UP


Moving On - Memory box with family


Now that the school term is coming to an end and lockdown is beginning to ease a little, we want you to take some time to reflect on the last few months.


Think about the different activities you have done with your family, walks you may have take, different ways of being inventive with your time at home.

Take time to talk with your parents and siblings about yours and their favourite will be surprised how many there are and how long ago they seem!


Task: Create a memory jar/scrap book/PowerPoint with your family that summarises your time at home. You may have newspaper clippings or photos, artwork etc that you can add or write about.


Remember to send any photos to us on Purple Mash, we really would love to see what you have been up to!



Reading: See the 60 second read sheet on the school website – year 4 class page

‘Dazzling Diwali’

How to:

Put a 60 second timer on and begin reading the short text. Make a note of where you get to. Continue to read the passage then answer the questions. When you have finished the questions, set your timer again and see if you can read further.


SPELLING: il prefix










Click on the above link and complete ACTIVITY 1


Approx 30mins


Theme: Magical Memories: Moving On & Moving UP


Recreate a lesson -reteach your family!


Task: It’s time to think hard! Think back to the topics we have studied this year – Romans, Japan, WW1, Electricity, Grouping Animals, Sound, states of matter, Leon, Poppy Field, Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Edward Tulane.

Can you remember your favourite lesson, does anything stand out to you, a piece of information or interesting facts or fun activity?


Task: Re-research the information from the lesson and teach it to a member of your family. You can also recreate the way in which it was taught or make it even more fun and interesting! Remember that you had to write about what you learnt so your parents/carers/siblings should too!!





Poetry lesson 5 – write your own Haiku poem


We would really love to see your completed work. You could upload a copy to Purple Mash email; or take a photo/create a Purple Mash document with it on for us to see.


Theme: Magical Memories: Moving On & Moving UP 


Task 1Write a list of all the things you would like to do in the next school year that you feel you missed the opportunity to do this year. This could be academic or out of classroom; you could think of something to do with friendships or getting to know your teacher; or focussing on a behaviour area of learning.  


Think of it as a wish list for next year at school. 


Task 2: Write a set of targets for yourself over the school holidays. This will keep a sense of structure to your days and something to aim for, so you are ready for next year.  



Learn 10 new words from the yr 5/6 spelling list.  

Keep a diary and check the grammar 

Learn the 12 times tables 

Spend 15minutes a day meditating  





Theme: Magical Memories: Moving On & Moving UP


Next year – Coping with change/worries


Have a look at the Year 4 class page and find the worksheet ‘What questions do you have about returning to school’.

Read the sheet and look at the questions, are these some questions you share? Are you having any worries about returning to school? They may not be related to Covid but the change in setup of classes at school when you do return.  


Task: See if your adult can help answer any of the questions on the sheet, think of any more questions you may have about next year and note them down for your next teacher.


Next: Then look at the sheet ‘Let you worries go’. Follow the instructions and write down any worries you have in order of importance to you and think of ways you can let your worries go.


Theme: Magical Memories: Moving On & Moving UP



Art: Favourite memories


We may not have been in school for the entire year; however, we have had some wonderful times in year 4.


Task: Think hard about the times you have enjoyed in Year 4 and get creative!

You could make a collage, make a scene from Lego or junk modelling materials, or alternatively you could use the writing sheet from the website ‘Favourite memories’ to write about your best bits.



Theme: Magical Memories: Moving On & Moving UP



School year memories/

Transition for new teacher


Task: Find the above sheets on the school website and complete them to the best of your ability. Remember to keep them to show your new teacher at the start of Year 5!



Follow the video and complete the tasks.


We hope you have an enjoyable and safe summer holidays, we have absolutely loved getting to teach you all and getting to know each and every one of you.

Sorry we could not have spent longer together this year, but we will see you again!


Take care and enjoy your holidays.


Mrs Davies and Mrs Burns



Week Commencing 13.07.2020

During school closure


Please use the following websites where there has already been work set by your child's class teacher or there is the opportunity for your child to complete tasks and activities. Where your child needs login details, these have already been given to your child during school hours.


MyMaths: (requires login)   Your child's class teacher has set a task for each day. 

Times Tables Rockstars: (requires login)

Purple Mash: (requires login)   Your child's class teacher has set tasks for during the closure.

Maths frame multiplication checker:  Your child                has used this weekly in class.

Ed Shed:

Oxford Owl: (requires free login)

Twinkl: (requires login. free during closure)

GoNoodle: (requires free login)

Thinkuknow:   Offers activities to keep your child safe online

Childline:   Has a 'locker' area where your child can play games and watch video clips offering                               reasurance during this time.

BBC Bitesize:  Lots of videos, subject knowledge and video clips on all subjects.

Super Movers:  Learning while singing and dancing!

Year 4 Overview 


Autumn 1: Author Study - Roald Dahl 

Autumn 2: Leon, Poppy Field and Flander's Field

Spring 1: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Spring 2:The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Summer 1: The Explorer 

Summer 2: Beowulf 


During each half term children will have the opportunity to write around their texts, using a range of grammatical features and text types. There will also be a poetry topic covering Flanders Fields and related poetry, during the Spring term.

Useful websites to use from home: - online reading provides activities related to the story being read - popular children's story read by performers free online, provided with hand on activity guides - provides a variety of online interactive games to help children deepen their understanding in certain areas of learning - tablet friendly games available - a wide variety of SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) games for children to explore - covers a wide variety of topics that children and adults can explore with educational videos to support understanding 


Autumn1: addition and subtraction with four digit numbers, multiplying 2 and 3-digit numbers by 2 digits. 

Autumn 2: Fractions and decimals, including money

Spring 1: Multiplication facts, negative numbers and Roman numerals

Spring 2: Measures including translation and angles

Summer 1: Time and statistics 

Summer 2: Targetted key areas for revision


Children also have short arithmetic and time tables sessions during the week to practice their skills. This can also be completed at home on Times Tables Rockstars.

Times Table 12x12 grid

Useful websites to use from home: - Help with your child's time tables ( your child would have received their login and password)  - a range of top tips, eBooks and activities to help your child with their maths  - wide variety of topics covered with interactive games and revision lessons  - interactive tablet friendly maths games  - toolkit designed for parents and adults with a wealth of advice and tips for teaching Numeracy 


Autumn 1: The Romans in Britain

Autumn 2: World War 1

Spring 1:Japan

Spring 2: Mountains and Rivers

Summer 1: South America

Summer 2: Anglo Saxons


Big Question Autumn 1

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

Harvest Festival


Big Question Autumn 2

What is the Trinity?

Hanukkah Festival studied


Big Question Spring 1

What is it like for Christians to follow God?


Big Question Spring 2

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday?'