Home Learning During Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear Parents and Carers,   

Welcome back to the Year 4 home learning page and the start of our Summer Term! We hope you have had an enjoyable Easter 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’d understanding  and an accompanying worksheet to complete(answer sheet to be provided).  Additional Times Tables practice sheets and optional maths extensions will also be supplied. Miss Crocombe will upload a short audio to explain the learning overview for each week.

The BBC have also partnered up with the White Rose team, and other well trusted education providers – and will be delivering  a tailored day of learning ( age group specific) across BBC iPlayer and Red Button. BBC Bitesize Daily, as the online service will be called, will home a new Maths and English lesson for every child every day. Where possible we will link areas of our Maths learning to tie in  with these BBC daily lessons.  More information to follow as programming  details are released. Furthermore, if you are looking to supplement your child’s learning further: see a range of additional activities listed below under Other Resources.

Our topic this term should be ‘Aquatic habitats‘ linked  to our focus story ‘The Water Horse’   by Dick King-Smith. This is usually a very popular topic with our Year 4 children with lots of opportunities to explore related areas of learning( e.g. habitats,  location geography, animal classification ). Therefore we will try  our best to base our English and Topic curriculum learning around  this!

Miss Edwards has also uploaded Art lesson plans for Term 5 –  which are based around our topic.

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 reply to the email sent from the office at the end of last term. 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 (new)


Work from last week (W/B 11.5.20)


Maths  (new)

Hello everybody! Sorry I couldn’t record my usual voice clip this week as we had some issues with the website yesterday!  This week we are learning about fractions! I have uploaded the video for you to use for lesson one. For the following lessons you will find the videos in the link below. You will also find a times tables challenge below, maybe you could time yourself to see how long it takes you? 

You will find in lesson two a fraction wall which may help when looking at equivalent fractions! 

Have a great week of Maths learning!



BBC Bitesize– See daily maths lessons.

White Rose video guides (vimeo links from lesson 2)

Additional times tables activity    Times tables challenge



Activity:Lesson 1 – What is a fraction

Extension Monday extension


What is a fraction answers

Monday extension answers




Activity Lesson-2-Equivalent-fractions  

Extension Tuesday extension

This may help you-  Fraction wall



Tuesday extension answers



Activity Lesson-3-Equivalent-fractions-2-

Extension Wednesday Extension



Wednesday extension answers



Activity Lesson-4-Fractions-greater-than-1-

Extension Thursday extension

Answers: Lesson-4-Answers-Fractions-greater-than-1-

Thursday extension answers



Friday challenge!




Non – fiction research (word document)

Non – fiction research (PDF)



Non – fiction planning

Planning template  (This is a template you can use or you could come up with your own)



Writing non – fiction text



Under the Sea



re spellings


Guided Reading

Chapter 4 (new)

Chapter 4 GR activities

Chapter 3 

Chapter 3 Guided reading activities 


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe e-book



Project work (To be completed over the week):

Science (new)

This week in science we are going to carrying on looking at classifying animals. You can classify animals into the groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.

We would like you to create a poster, leaflet or Powerpoint (or anything else you can think of!) on this topic. Be as creative as you like and please share your learning with us.

vertebrates and invertebrates

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 (BBC bitesize has some great information and some short videos)



Art – Term 5 (20/04/20 – 22/05/20)  Miss H Edwards 

Aquatic Animals 

This term the children will be looking at Aquatic Animals, inspired by the book ‘The Water Horse’. They will be responding to the theme using a range of materials and learning a range of techniques to help them with their work, including drawing, printing, and painting.  I have attached a wide range of aquatic animals that they can draw, however, if the children want to use their own that they have found on the internet or in a book, please do.

Week 1 – Drawing using basic shapes 

Resources:            Dragonflies   Dolphins   Stingrays   Crocodiles   Fish   Turtles

Week 2 – Mythical Maps 

Resources:            https://www.emmareynard.com/mythical-maps

Week 3 – Origami Aquatic Animals 


Origami Easy Dragon.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CmCKm20t5A

Origami Diplodocus:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wchdAxg_WCY

Origami Sea Serpent:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZVxvqC6lYY

Origami Seahorse:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-rStSBp2M

Origami Turtle:                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUI7lqO5t0

Origami Seahorse:           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUI7lqO5t0         

Week 4 – 3D Aquarium 

This week we are going to look at creating a habitat for our aquatic animals.  You can use some of the origami animals for your habitat, or some of the drawn animals from the previous week’s lessons or create some new ones.  The link at the bottom will show you how to do it.

Remember, if you do not have the materials shown in the video, you will need to find something else in your house.

Sometimes the most creative works of art are made through improvising and developing ways of overcoming challenges. 

Resources:     Cardboard box, Paper, Coloured paper, Scissors, Glue, String

Link:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdEfXhBTp9Q.  

Week 5 – Finishing week NEW

This week you will be given the opportunity to complete any of the projects that you have started.  Remember to e-mail pictures of your work in.


Have a look at some of your map work on Emma Reynard’s website: https://www.emmareynard.com/gallery

And again, thank you for all of the lovely work that you have been sending in, such talented children! xxxx


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/


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 Gregor’s concertina book



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