By / 26th April, 2020 / Year4 / Off

Hello again all!

I hope you’ve had another nice week at home, staying safe. I can see plenty of you still working online and hopefully still working hard in your home learning books! I would love to see some pictures of your work or you working, send them along to the school email address to get featured on the school website and school Facebook page!

As well as all the hard work you’re doing, don’t forget to be taking care of yourselves and the people around you and most importantly make sure you’re having fun! This week I’ve tried my hand at some drawings, It didn’t go very well but I’ll keep practicing to get better!

Remember, if there are any problems don’t hesitate to email me through Purple Mash, or this week I will be in school so give the school a ring and I’ll do what I can to solve any problems.

Stay safe and I’ll hopefully see you all soon!

Mr Smith


This week we will moving on to learning all about money, using our knowledge of decimals in real world situations. One of the best ways to learn about money is to get hold of some and use it to work out different amounts. Make sure you are familiar with all the different coins, what they all are worth and how to use them to make different amounts! If you are able to go shopping with an adult see if you can work out the cost of some different products and maybe even how much change you would get if you payed with different notes! Of course I will be setting online work relating to money but I would love to hear about some of the inventive ways you have been learning about money by the end of the week!

White rose maths
On the white rose website you will find work relating to first rounding decimals, (works just the same as rounding any other number) and using money. Remember to watch the videos before attempting the work as these are there to help!

Remember, if you find this challenging you always can try something from a previous year as well! If you’re finding all this extremely easy and need more work there’s always work from year 5 or 6 if you’re feeling brave!

My Maths/Purple Mash

This week I will be setting maths work on MyMaths and Purple Mash relating to money!


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

Carol Vorderman’s Maths Lessons

Prolific mathematician, Carol Vorderman is still doing online maths lessons which you can take part in!

Carol Vorderman has a free website to help with maths:

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!

Free Resources

Once again I have set enough tasks for you to do one a day, SPaG tests ranging from year 1 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.

Why not try this one: Pigeon Impossible

Remember to use all the things we have learned in class in your writing: show off your impressive expanded noun phrases for description, start your sentences with different fronted adverbials, use powerful verbs when describing what someone or something is doing, extend your sentences with conjunctions. I cant wait to read some of these when we return to school!

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!


This term our science topic will be all about Animals and their Habitats. One of the best resources I could suggest for this topic is the work of David Attenborough! I love watching his documentaries all about animals in their different habitats, in fact I might spend some of my week doing that! (I think they can be found on Netflix at the moment)

My challenge to you this week should be great fun! I want you to design 2 new animals. Using what you researched last week, could you design an animal that would be able to live and survive in the Arctic and a different animal that could live and survive in a jungle? Think  about the features you would give your new animal, would it need lots of warm fur? What colour would its fur be? would if have fur at all?Would it need to climb trees? or would your animal need to be good at digging holes? label your animal, give it a name and colour it in!

I would love to see pictures of your finished animals, we could even create the weirdest zoo ever if we get enough!


Lots of work to be getting on with for this week, remember, choose what suits and challenges you. Try your very best at whatever you do and don’t forget to have fun and stay safe!

Mr Smith