By / 17th May, 2020 / Year4 / Off

Hello again year 4!

Another week of home learning done, and it’s lovely to see many of you still working hard! Remember, you don’t have to be working all day, my advice is to do something each day to challenge yourselves and continue your learning! It would be a shame to let all the hard work you’ve put in this year go to waste while being off school!

I’ll be setting more work this week for you all to complete either online or in your home learning books, (if anyone is soon to fill their home learning books and needs a new one that can also be arranged, just let me know), and I can’t wait to see everything you’ve been doing when we return! Do your very best and don’t forget to email me via purple mash or, since this week I will be in school, give the school a ring if there are any problems.

While you’re working hard this week don’t forget to send pictures of your work or you working along to the school email address to get featured on the school website and school Facebook page!

Stay safe, be good and work hard!

Mr Smith

BBC Bitesize

The BBC bitesize website is continuing their home learning resources! There is be a maths and english task each day as well as history, geography, science, RE and music through the week to have a go at! For each lesson their are videos to watch and activities you can have a go at in your home learning books.

If the year 4 lessons are too easy to too hard it’s OK to have a go at another year’s work, especially if some of the work set this week for the other year groups links to some of our wider topics such as the Ancient Greeks or Egyptians!


This week we will be starting with work on statistics. graphs, charts and everything in-between. I will also be setting work to revise telling the time to keep practicing this very important skill! This week why not try to make a graph or chart of your own? Could you create a table or graph to show what time you got out of or into bed every day? Could you survey the people in your family (at a safe distance) their favourite foods, colours or pets then display this in a chart or graph? There are lots of ways graphs can be used in maths. How many can you find this week?

Unfortunately the White Rose website is no longer free but you can still access some of the previous weeks learning if there is anything you have missed.


My Maths/Purple Mash

This week I will be setting maths work on MyMaths and Purple Mash relating to statistics and time.


Don’t forget to keep practicing your times tables and have a look for any games that involve using time.

Morning Maths Challenge

For any children missing my Morning Maths number 11 challenge, here is an online version of it for you to have a go at


Literacy Company

Once again the booklets found on the literacy company website are full of writing tasks to have a go at!

I have set enough tasks for you to do one a day, SPaG tests ranging from year 2 SPaG to year 4 SPaG. Remember, these tests can be very difficult and will mark your answers wrong if just one word is misspelled or just one piece of punctuation is missing. Take your time and try your best!

Spelling Shed

I have set all groups a new set of spellings this week. Your challenge is to get the rank of ‘Queen Bee’. To practice your writing, you could try to use this weeks spellings in a sentence and write those sentences in your home learning books. Any words you don’t know the meaning of look them up in a dictionary or on the internet!

Pobble365 or Literacy Shed

I am continuing to promote these two great websites and can’t wait to see the stories you’ve written when we get back to school. Simply choose and picture or video and let it be the inspiration for a fantastic story.

This week, I recommend either this picture, you could write a story all about making a daring, dangerous dinosaur escape or even a newspaper article about ravenous prehistoric creatures terrorizing the city? Or maybe try this picture from which you could write a creepy setting description or even some dialogue between two characters who are walking around this haunted house?

Purple Mash-Reading

Choose a Serial Mash book to read through and have a go at the quizzes and other tasks that it offers. Just do a chapter at a time!

You could also choose a book at home you enjoy reading and make up your own quiz about the parts you have read to challenge other people who read the book!

David Walliams

David Walliams is still doing free audio stories of some of his own books which you will find on his website. Theyre a great listen while your’re working on something else!



Don’t forget you can keep trying the world geography games online, can you correctly name all the countries in Europe on a map yet? I managed to make only one mistake this week, which means I’m getting better! Can anyone beat me?!


This week we are going to look at classification of animals. Your first task is to find out what that word means! Maybe look up a scientist called Charles Darwin, as he had an awful lot to do with how we classify animals today. (the brill family friendly film ‘Pirates: In an adventure with scientists’ actually stars Charles Darwin)

Task 2: Animals are grouped based on the features they have in common. Animals are mostly grouped into 2 different categories; vertebrates and invertebrates, can you find out what is the main difference between vertebrates and invertebrates?

Task 3: in these 2 groups (vertebrates and invertebrates), animals are grouped even further. We’ll be looking at the vertebrates, can you find out the 5 different types of vertebrate? What category do Humans fall into? How many other animals can you find that fit in the 5 different categories of vertebrate?

I’d love to see the work you do on this! Email it to me or to the school email address!



That’s all for this week, keep working hard, stay safe and be good!

Mr Smith!