By / 21st June, 2020 / Year4 / Off

Hello again everyone!

I’m back to posting your work on here as long as there are no more technical problems! I spoke to many parents last week and it sounds like most of you are still working hard. Remember you don’t need to be working every hour of every day but I do suggest doing some school work each day to keep your brains active.  This could be something as simple as spending time working on your times tables, writing a short story to remind yourselves of all the things we’ve learnt in English or even just practicing your handwriting so that its still as lovely as ever when we return to school.

As I mentioned last week, I will be in school for the next few weeks so if there is any issues please do give the school a ring and I’ll see what I can do to help!

Stay safe, be good and keep working hard!

Mr Smith


BBC Bitesize

BBC bitesize is what we are mostly using in school at the moment with the children that are here. The resources are great and there are activites to have a go at each day and some really interesting topics to learn about!

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!



I am continuing with our revision work for this week and moving onto written methods for addition and subtraction and solving problems to do with these. I may even put up some year 5 addition and subtraction tasks for anyone who wants to have a go!


My Maths/Purple Mash

You will find some Addition and subtraction work on MyMaths and Purple Mash this week.


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



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 this picture As well as completing the tasks below the picture, you could try to write an exciting story about this giant robot invading a city or maybe some speech between two people witnessing the robot or even the robot and a person trying to befriend this strange visitor?

Or, why not try this video? as well as completing the tasks below this picture, could you design and label your own planetary explorer using expanded noun phrases for description? Could you write a set of instructions for building a rover? Could you write a diary entry from the viewpoints of one of the rovers?

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?


For our science this week, I’m challenging you to do some field work of your own just like real scientists. We have been looking at the different classifications of animals but now lets move onto the different classifications of plants! Firstly, plants are generally classified into either flowering plants or non flowering plants. Could you find out what is the difference between these two types of plant?

Secondly, now that we are allowed to go out a little more, why not go for a walk somewhere nice and green, (somewhere like sankey valley) and see how many different types of plants you can find? (be careful if any are nettles which might sting), can you identify the different plants you find? Maybe take pictures of them and research them when you get home! Are the plants you found flowering or non flowering plants?

Stay safe and keep working hard!

Mr Smith