Home Learning During Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear Parents and Carers,   

Welcome back to the Year 4 home learning page and the start of Term 6! We hope you have had an enjoyable half-term break at home with your families.

A brief update about Y4 Home Learning this term. For Maths we will continue using the White Rose Maths  home learning resources (which we also use in school ). These include a daily learning video to support your child’s understanding and an accompanying worksheet to complete(answer sheet to be provided).  Additional Times Tables practice sheets will also be supplied. Please use the link to BBC bitesize if you would like to extend your child’s learning further, as well as Mathletics.

Our topic this term should be “Castles”. This is usually a very popular topic with our Year 4 children with lots of opportunities to explore related areas of learning( e.g.  The Battle of Hastings, kings, castles around the UK and famous battles). Therefore we will try our best to base our English and Topic curriculum learning around this!

We are always delighted to receive any work from the children which we can share in our Year 4 Gallery below. Also if you would like to sign up to our Year 4 Dojo page please contact the office. We will also continue to upload a weekly letter for your child to read, just to say hello from us!

The Year 4 team continue to wish all our families the very best for the upcoming weeks.

Best wishes to you all!

Emma Crocombe and Lizzie Clarkson


Weekly letter for the children

Letter week 1

Letter week 2 

Letter week  3 

Letter week 4

Letter week 5 

Letter week 6

Letter week 7

Letter week 8

Letter week 9

Letter week 10

Letter week 11 (about returning to school)

Letter week 12

Letter week 13

Letter week 14


New Hazel letter (a letter from Miss Clarkson for the current Walnut class!)


Maths  (new)





For the last week of times tables this sheet is a mixture of all of them!

Times Tables Challenge


Video links for this week.


Lines of symmetry

Monday answers



Complete a symmetric figure

Tuesday answers



Describe position

Wednesday answers



Draw on a grid

Thursday answers


Friday – Challenge day!

Mystery at the swimming baths


English (new)

Work through this transition booklet over the week!

Moving to Year 5 English Transition Booklet



Guided Reading 

Chapter 8

Miss Clarkson is sorry for the delay with uploading the recording of this week’s chapter! It’s been a busy week!

Chapter 8


Chapter 7

Chapter 7 activities


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe e-book


Project work (To be completed over the week):

Water safety

We have heard that during this lovely summer weather, lots of you have been visiting the river to go swimming which I am sure is great fun! We are sure those of you who do this often, are very aware of how to stay safe in the water! This week we would like you to create a poster or leaflet all about how to keep safe in the water. Your poster could be about general water safety or specific to a certain type of water, such as swimming pools or the beach. Decide whether your poster should be aimed at younger children, older children or adults.

 Attached below is some information that might help you when making your poster. We would love to see some of your posters!

All About Water Safety PowerPoint

Water Safety Discussion Cards



Science challenge introduction


Link for science challenge!



Engineering activities for you to try! Click here


Click on this link for some modern foreign language activities


Click on this link to see some coding activities 


Other resources

BBC bitesize– Bitesize have updated their website to really enhance home learning. Every day there is a bank of lessons uploaded for each year group which covers all subjects. 

From week 3 our Maths lessons will coincide with BBC bitesize for further learning and content.

Also see BBC Bitesize TV for a daily episode lessons to further support and engage learning.

NRich- Maths activities

Home sports and activities to be doing at home (some disney themed!)

Supermovers- get moving while learning! 

P.E with The Body Coach

Smiling mind

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/– a range of interactive resources and learning packs

OxfordOwl – Free E-books This is a very good website (Oxford University Press) lots of information for parents to support children’s reading, spelling and learning at home. Year Group specific. 

More E- books to be found here: https://readingeggs.co.uk/



Art Term 6 – Miss Edwards NEW

The Ickabog Story Begins! - The Ickabog


Illustration Competition

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with JK. Rowling’s new story!


Calling all budding artists! J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw or paint to illustrate the story as it goes along. You should let your imagination run wild!


Entries are open, (7 – 12 years) and the competition will close at 6 pm BST on Friday 17th July 2020.

For more information click on the link:  https://www.theickabog.com/competition/




 2020 Art Competition – Artist in residence

We want to see your creative response to a situation which has affected everyone and every aspect of our lives this year.

Your entry can be any type of visual

artwork: paintingdrawingprintmakingcomputer-aided designtextilesphotographysculpturevideo art, or collage.

Your artwork might reflect on the experience of lockdown and being at home, things that you are missing or looking forward to when life resumes, or sources of inspiration and hope during the difficult circumstances that we are all facing.

The closing date for the competition is 5 pm on Friday 31 July 2020.

For more information click on the link: https://www.ashmolean.org/art-competition


Creative challenges

– Try learning to draw with children’s illustrator Rob Biddulph! Daily 10 minute drawing activities! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

-You could draw, paint or make in anyway a rainbow to display in your window. People can then spot them when they go for a walk! You could add a positive message. Take a photo if you like and send it to the school office so we can put it here.

Miss Clarkson’s in her kitchen window!  Jess  Laila  Daisy
 Eve Anna Iris                    Miss Saxton
Sylvie’s rainbow in her window Josie Greta (& Felix!)                           Izzy
Fred Lola Nia & Miss Clarkson           Ellie & Jess (& Lara)
Ella Freddy E Ollie



Art Gallery:

If you would like to share some of the artwork that you have created at home, please photograph it and email it to the school office. We will then post it in this gallery. Do have a look at Jo Acty’s ArtWorks website for more Arty ideas https://www.artworks.org.uk/links

Art project by Children in school Autumn by Alex “Torty” – man machine by Lewis A rainbow by Miss Clarkson
Isla P Anna William Fred’s Science Experiment
Isla P Izzy B Articulated panda Fred B’s still life Laila’s tonal fruit sketch
Laila’s bird of Hope Miss Crocombe’s drawing of her cat Migos     Ryu Ailsa Man and machine
Gregor’s Man and Machine Laila’s glide hopper insects by using A transparent old frozen bag and twigs for legs ! Isla P’s Cryptozoology poster Jasper’s ‘Twister’ film inspired Spinner
Ella K’s Panda Ella K’s Updated Masterpiece ! Freddy E Nintendo Art Freddy E Nintendo Art
Josie William Isla B Isla B
Isla B Isla B Ollie  Ryu
Alice Alice Alice Iris
Anna Anna Ella Gregor’s dragonfly
Freddy E Freddy E Rocco Origami Dragons by the Watkins family.


Greta, ‘Bank holiday treats’ Isla P Fred B Fred B
Max Max Max Fred B
Fred B Jasper Nuala William’s pottery
Alice’s Science poster Iris’ aquarium Daisy’s aquarium
Tom’s aquarium Gregor’s concertina book Isla P’s aquarium Anna’s aquarium
Ailsa’s coral seas Ella’s aquarium