By / 10th May, 2020 / Year4 / Off

Hello again year 4!

I hope you’ve had another lovely week at home, staying safe, continuing your learning and hopefully making the most of the lovely weather we’ve been having, I have been working on my sunburn all week while I’ve  been doing my work in the garden!

I’ll be setting more work this week for you all to complete, remember to do something each day, work at your own pace,  and make sure you’re taking the time to have fun and learn something new! Not all learning is Maths and English! Do your very best and don’t forget to email me via purple mash 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 moving on to telling the time as well as some revision of  of the maths we have already learnt this year on the White Rose website including area and perimeter! Telling the time is an incredibly important skill to have and is very useful in the real world! There are lots of  ways to practice telling the time, looking at real clocks of all types is incredibly useful, some clocks are digital, some are analogue and some might even have roman numerals on! How many different clocks can you find around your house this week? As well as doing the tasks I will set online why not keep a time diary, record the accurate times you do things during the day, how else could you write these times? I can’t wait to see all the interesting ways you use to learn time this week!

White rose maths
On the white rose website this week there is more revision lessons.  A great way to remind yourselves on how some very useful maths is done! 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 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!

Free Resources

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, why not have a go at the activities at the bottom of the page of this beautiful video? 

You could write setting descriptions using expanded noun phrases,  draw a comic of the events of the video, continue the story in your own way. The possibilities are endless!

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!


We’ll continue our work on Europe this week and your challenge this week is to design an information travel poster for a famous European landmark! 

For this task you’ll have to research; what is a landmark? Can you think of any famous landmarks around Warrington? Can you think of any famous landmarks around the world? Are any in Europe? What country are they in?

When you’ve chosen your European Landmark, It’ll be time to research it.  Which country and city is it in? When was it built and why? What is it used for now? Have you ever seen it in real life? Are there any other interesting facts your can find out about it? Turn all this information into a fantastic colourful poster that would make me want to visit this landmark (when lockdown is over of course) and I’d love to see some of them sent to the school email address!

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? My best score is just 3 mistakes? Can anyone beat me?!


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

Mr Smith!