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Welcome to 4E!


Hello Year 4! 

How did your first week of home learning go? Hopefully, your ready for week 2. I'd also like to share some of the lovely work that I was sent last week with you. Have a little look below at what some of your classmates have been sending in! 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Edwards 






Amazing work sent in from last week - well done!

School Closure Homework 

If you feel it is necessary to ask a question about any of the set activities, please email between 9:00 and 3:30pm and Mrs Edwards will attempt to support all queries.


You may also find the following sites and resources useful whilst your child is unable to attend school. These are not compulsory but you may wish to make use of some of these resources at home. 


Audible are allowing free access to a wide selection of children's audio stories whilst schools are closed. This can be accessed through a computer, tablet or phone. To access follow: 


Times Table Rockstars is something that we use within school and is great practice for the children. They do need a log in to access. Details of these were sent home a few weeks ago however if you are unable to find this information please do not hesitate to contact me using the email address above and I will email your child's log in details to you.


If you are running low on reading material you may want to register for free with Oxford Owl. They provide hundreds of free e books for kids to read based on the Oxford Reading Tree scheme some of the books we use at school. You will need to register to access but it is a free service for use at home. 







Accelerated Reader book quizzes are now available to complete at home


Our reading extract this week will last us a few days. Read through the extract - there is no need to print this but you can if you wish. Then open the document which is titled reading extract vocabulary activity to find your task for today. 






You'll find the answers to the addition pyramids activity below if you want to check your work from last week. 

We are going to be learning about tenths and hundredths this week. 


Follow the link below and click on the video for Lesson 1. This will help explain what tenths and hundredths are and will help prepare you to complete today's challenges.




Today we are going to write the next part of our stories based on Flotsam. I had some great writing emailed in on Friday and I'd love to see some more of your writing Year 4. 

I have kept the word mats below which you might find useful when you are completing your writing today. 






Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4

Creative Curriculum

This week you are going to learn about an important and brave historical character; Grace Darling. 

Click the PDF below and follow the instructions. This activity will be available all week so there is no need to rush to complete this one on Monday. You may want to do a little bit each day rather than complete it in one go. 

Other skills to develop...

Other skills to develop... 1

You may want to develop your drawing skills whilst you are not in school. 

Rob Biddulph is posting a draw-along session every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am in order for you to draw pictures with him at home. There are already three draw-along sessions on the website below that you might want to try out.


Children with awards this week: 

Pupils of the week: 

Lola and Rubi

Fab Five: 

Precision - Tommie

Presentation - Evie D

Collaboration - Max and Maisie

Consistency - Rubi

Concentration - Lola 

Curriculum Coverage Spring Term 


Maths Week commencing  English

Multiplication and Division

  • 11 and 12 times table
  • Factor pairs
  • Multiply 3 numbers

Non-Chronological Report 

  • Designing a sea monster 
  • Features of a non-chronological report 
  • using paragraphs correctly 

Multiplication and Division


  • Efficient multiplication
  • Written methods
  • Multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit number
  • Multiply 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number

Non-Chronological Report 

  • Sentences of 3 
  • Using precise language
  • Conjunctions of subordination 

Multiplication and Division 

  • Divide 2-digits by 1-digit
  • Correspondence problems

Instruction writing

  • Features of instructions 
  • Using precise instructions 


Multiplication and Division 

  • Divide 2-digits by 1-digit
  • Correspondence problems

Adventures at Sandy Cove (Narrative)

  • Using inverted commas correctly
  • Using fronted Adverbials 
  • Describing settings to build tension


  • What is area?
  • Counting squares
  • Making shapes
  • Comparing area  

Adventures at Sandy Cove (Narrative)

  • Innovating the story 
  • Paragraphs when using speech 
  • Punctuating fronted adverbials 


  • What is a fraction?
  • Equivalent fractions  

Adventures at Sandy Cove (Narrative)

  • Continuing to write our own version 
  • Editing and redrafting 
  • Joined handwriting  



Maths Week commencing  English


  • Fractions greater than 1 
  • Counting in fractions 

Recount - Newspaper 

  • Direct speech 
  • Possessive or Plural 
  •  Apostrophes for plural possession



  • Adding two or more fractions 
  • Subtraction fractions 
  • Subtracting fractions from a whole number

Narrative - Flotsam  

  • Inferring meaning 
  • Describing settings
  • Different sentence starters 


  • Calculate fractions of a quantity
  • Solve problems solving fractions of a quantity 

Narrative - Flotsam  

  • Correct use of was and were
  • Describing settings using senses
  • Using prepositions 


Assessment Week


Assessment Week

Number: Decimals 

  • Divide 1 digit by 10
  • Divide 2 digits by 10 
  • Hundredths 

Narrative - Flotsam 

  • Innovating the story. 

Number: Decimals 

  • Hundredths as decimals 
  • Hundredths on a place value grid
  • Divide 1 or 2 digits by 100

Persuasive Writing - Flotsam

  • Creating an advert to sell the underwater camera. 


Spring 1 

Into the Abyss

Creative Curriculum:

We will learn about:

Week 1 

Design Technology

  • Exploring use of pneumatic systems in making objects work or move
  • Designing a sea creature that has one moving part
Week 2 
  • Making a sea monster that moves using a pneumatic system
  • Evaluating how successful our model was. 
Week 3


  • Naming oceans and seas of the world 
  • Describing their position using the terms 'Northern hemisphere' and 'Southern hemisphere' 
Week 4


  • Learning about the features of the oceans 
  • Different uses of the oceans and seas
Week 5


  • Advertising a cruise 
  • Mapping out our cruise route 
  • What effect are we having on the oceans? 
Week 6 


  • Litter Survey results
  • Planning to make a change 


Spring 2 

Into the Abyss

Creative Curriculum:

We will learn about:

Week 1 


  • Who was James Cook?
  • Mind-map information about his life 
  • Create a biography about James Cook
Week 2 


  • Exploring the art work of Seurat and the style of pointillism
  • Using different implements for painting
  • Combining Primary and Secondary colours
  • Creating shade with pointillism techniques 
Week 3


  • Drawing sea creatures
  • Creating our own ocean themed painting using the pointillism technique. 
Week 4


  • Learn about the different depths of the oceans


  • Write a newspaper article about the sinking of the titanic 
Week 5 ?
Week 6  ?


Science: Greatly Green Growers

French: Describing our appearance

RE: Special Journeys and Easter 

Music: Singing sessions with Miss Bird  

PE: Badminton 

Computing: Scratch 

Key Information 


Children are expected to read regularly at home and to complete an AR book quiz each week. We have time dedicated for children to read their selected reading book but we encourage as much as possible to also listen to them read at home. 


Our class novel that we will be reading together and using for Guided Reading is:








In our English lessons we will be using: 






Each week children will be required to practise a set list of spellings. Spelling tests are taken on a Thursday. Their test scores will be recorded at the bottom of the relevant pages in their spelling booklet. Children will also record which words they still need to learn from the spelling test 



Each week we complete a CLIC quiz in school. Part of the maths homework is to look at which questions they did not get right in that week's CLIC quiz and to spend a little time practising at home ready for the next CLIC quiz. 


Creative Curriculum 

Children will need to select an area of our Creative Curriculum learning that they are interested in to find out more about that area. For instance if the children have been interested in learning about the different Oceans they may decide to create a factfile for one of the oceans or seas that they are most interested about it. They can then bring in their yellow homework book at the end of the half term for us to take a look at and give out merits if the work is of a good quality



Our PE day is Monday. 

Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit in school on these days.

This should include:

School PE top

Black PE shorts 

Black pumps 


Long hair should be tied up on PE days and if your child wears earrings they must remove them before the lesson as they are getting changed or cover them with a suitable tape or plasters bought from home. 








Our adventures in our classroom

W/C 13.1.20 

This week we have been creating moving models of our own sea creature that we have designed and making them move using pneumatics. 

Here are a few of them in our new topic display:




We have also been writing information texts about our new sea creatures that we have discovered. 

Take a look inside our class encyclopedia: 







W/C 20.1.20


This week we have been learning to name the oceans and major seas of the world. 


Test your knowledge of the Oceans and Seas with this Kahoot Quiz. Copy and past the link below into your web browser and then type in the Game Pin. Can you beat your parents? 


Game Pin:



Let Mrs Edwards know how you did! 


W/C 10.2.20

This week we will begin to look at fractions. 

Try watching the video below to help remind yourself of what a fraction is.