Home Learning 20.4.20

Hello to all our Year 4 children, parents and carers!

We are missing everyone and hope you are all well and staying safe. We have updated the home learning for Year 4 ready to start next week.

As we are missing everyone, we thought that it would be a lovely idea to share any completed work or activities that you have done during the week. This could be any set task, daily exercise, baking, cooking, gardening, art and craft projects or books you are reading and would recommend to others. The list is endless! If you could take a picture and attach it to an email to the school office or via the e-schools website, we will share them on our website. We may also add in some pictures of our own!

Communication is limited at the moment, however, if you would like to ask us a question or chat about any tasks that have been set, please email us through the school office or via the e-schools website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. E-schools would perhaps be easier as we can message you back directly and children can message us too.

Below, we have outlined the tasks we have set for this week. More detailed information can be found further down this page. It is important to note that in addition to these tasks, we do expect that all children read every day, practice TT Rockstars as often as possible and most importantly, have some fun! We recognise that most of these tasks involve the use of technology. This is because in regards to Purple Mash and TT Rockstars, we can track the work that children have completed. In addition to this, we have tried to set children exciting tasks such as El Dorado and to cover a range of curriculum areas.  If this is causing an issue, please get in touch and we will try our best to put alternative provision in place.

Take care everyone. Don’t forget to send us your photos!

Miss Philip and Mr Hodges.

Week Outline


In school, we follow the White Rose Maths Small Steps. They have created videos, worksheets and answers relating to each objective. Following this will ensure that the children will not miss out on learning whilst at home. This week, the children will start to learn about decimals.

English / Reading

Each week we will work through a chapter of an online book on Purple Mash. There are daily activities to complete along with two additional grammar tasks to be completed during the week.
For additional reading and English tasks there is the below El Dorado work to complete as well as lots of other books and tasks to have a go at on Serial Mash.


Continue to follow the spelling patterns that were provided on the first week. Children can practice these using different ways. For example: rainbow writing, fancy writing, pyramids, copying out three times, bubble writing, silly sentences and many more. On the website, are the Year 3/4 spellings that are set for children to know by the end of Year 4. These can also be practised using the above methods.

Optional Tasks

-          English/Media

Over the next seven weeks, #LitFilmFestClassrooms will be running scheduled English lessons. These will be released daily at 10:30am, but can be watched and used at any point after that. The adventure will be based on the downloadable book El Dorado. Further information can be found on the PDF below.

-          DT

As our next topic was the Romans, we would like you to use materials from your home to research and create a model of a Roman road. You could even make this edible! Take pictures of your work and send them to the school email address, followed by 4P or 4H by Friday and we’ll put them on Twitter and our class pages.

-          Science

We have included a link to follow which gives daily, hands on science activities which can be attempted at home.

-          Computing

We have included a link to the Innovation Centre’s Youtube Channel. They are producing daily tasks which can be completed at home often using technology.


Reading/ English

Week beginning 20.4.20

Daily reading tasks can be accessed online using the Serial Mash part of the Purple Mash website. The link is: https://www.purplemash.com/login/
Similar to the way reading lessons are structured in school, each week will focus on one chapter with a different task related to it each day.

A benefit of Purple Mash is that it allows us to monitor which work is being completed online to ensure your child is continuing to develop their reading skills.

Monday – read the chapter. Think about what you know about characters and the setting.
Tuesday – completing the online multiple choice quiz and the sequencing activity in your workbook

Wednesday – Recap the chapter and complete the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar task (SPaG). This task can be completed in their workbook. They could copy the sentences out as handwriting practice or simply just write the answers in their book. 

Thursday – complete the open-ended questions. These should be answered in their workbooks.
Friday – extended writing task.  This can be written in their workbook or by typing on Serial Mash where there a prompts to help.

When completing the quizzes, it is important the children use the text and re read it to help them.

If children want to show us their writing, they can do so by sending it to the office email or via e-schools. We can then put it on the website for others to read.

In addition to the above, two grammar activities have been set to do during the week online. 

If you are struggling at access the website, please follow the step by step guide in the PDF below. 


Week beginning 20.4.20

Please complete the Year 4, Week 1 learning resources on the White Rose Maths website. This week is the introduction of decimals.

The link is: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

You will be learning about:

  • Recognising tenths and hundredths                          
  • Tenths as decimals
  • Tenths on a place value grid
  • Tenths on a number line
  • Dividing one digit by ten

The lessons in blue are linked to your Stage 4 KIRFs.

Once you have watched the video, complete the questions in your workbooks. After that, you can check your answers with a grown up.

If children would like to share their work with us, take a picture and email it as an attachment to the school office or via e-schools and we'll put them onto our class pages. 

If you are finding the link tricky, follow the step by step instructions on the PDF attached below. 

In addition to TT Rockstars, children can use the links below for other maths games to practice their wider arithmetic skills. 
We would like you to choose another spelling rule from the list and practice this week. 
The list of spelling rules is attached as a PDF below. 
There are lots of different ways you can practice your spellings. 
For example: Rainbow words, fancy writing, pyramid words, writing words out three times, air writing, bubble writing, silly sentences and many more!
These are the statutory spellings which children should be able to spell by the end of Year 4. working out which ones they need to practise and doing so would be very beneficial along with the above spelling patterns. 
Here are the Year 4 word mountains for the whole year. You can practise tricky ones as well as the ones we did not manage to do. 
Follow the link below for daily, hands on science activities.



Week One - El Dorado

This is an exciting unit of English work based on the story El Dorado that will run over the next seven weeks.

To see the launch video, follow this link: https://youtu.be/pggXbM67M-o

There will be a daily lesson released on YouTube at 10:30am each day. However, each session can be accessed online after 10:30 so it can be completed at a time which is suitable for you. 

Week One is all about creating character descriptions. 

The overview of learning activities and the El Dorado text are attached s a PDF below. 

To start the learning adventure, follow the link https://litfilmfest.com/home-learning/ and subscribe to the channel at https://www.youtube.com/litfilmfest

If you would like to share your work, take a picture and attach it to an email to the school office or via e-schools and we'll share it on our class pages.

We're looking forward to seeing your characters!

It's important to make sure that you keep active whilst at home. Follow the links below for PE lessons with Joe Wicks and dance lessons with Oti Mabuse.
History - Romans
Did you know that the Romans were experts at building roads?
Your task this week is to research why and how the Romans made roads and then create your own Roman road using materials you can find in your house. You can even make an edible Roman road!
There are some fantastic ideas on the internet. 
We'd really like to see them when you have made them, so take a picture and attach it in an email to the school office or via e-schools and we'll put them onto our class pages. 
To access daily computing tasks, follow link to the Innovation Centre's YouTube channel. There are video clips to support children in completing computing tasks.