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Welcome to Year 4!

Home Learning Activities During School Closure


We hope you are all well and looking after yourselves. Below we have added a weekly planner with some home learning activities. These link to the learning that we would have completed if we had been in school. It is really important to continue learning at home during the time away from school.


We have been so proud of the progress that you have all made so far this year, please keep up the hard work. We are keen to find out what you have been doing and celebrate your learning with you so please do get in touch with us via the school e-mail address. 


We look forward to seeing you as soon as we can.


Wow! We have been so impressed with learning that has been sent to us and have really enjoyed reading your messages. Thank you to you all for your hard work and super learning during this time away from school. We hope you enjoy the activities that have been set this week.


In addition to the activities set we have added below the Year 3 and 4 common exception words and a handwriting sheet. You may want to use this sheet to support you with your spellings or use some of the spelling strategies that we have completed in class. For those of you that have been trying to improve your handwriting in class, perhaps you may like to do some daily handwriting. Remember to keep your letters a consistent size and take care with your joins. 


We hope you have enjoyed the times table videos and have continued to learn these at home. How may of you have completed the multiplication times table check online? Remember we can also use 'Hit the Button' or TTRS to support us with out times tables.


Remember to read each day too. Although we can't meet in the library to share our recommended read it would be good to upload some of your own book reviews on our class page.


A big thank you to all of our families, we look forward to discussing your child's progress with you this week and thank you for your continued support.


Keep sending the messages and work, we can't wait to find out what you have been doing. Let us know if you are happy for us to upload your work or photographs when you e-mail us. It would be great to share your learning with the rest of Year 4 if you are happy to do that.


Have fun with your learning this week

From all of the Year 4 team  smiley 31.03.20


There is currently a new Battle on Times Tables Rockstars. Please log in regularly to earn points for your class. The battle will run over the Easter Holidays and will end on Friday 17th April. We will announced the victorious class on Monday 20th April. Good Luck! 


Miss Pannell, Mrs Kulbacki and Mrs Bamfield

12 times tables

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Well we made it to the end just before the school closure! Well done for all of your hard work. The daily test scores have consistently had high average scores. Keep learning these at home. Good luck!

8 times tables

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Keep up the hard work! You have made great progress learning all of your times tables, don't forget to chant the ones that you find tricky. Here is quick reminder!!

3 times tables

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Don't forget to chant your times tables. Choose the ones that you find most difficult. Test yourself on the multiplication times table check website or on TTRS. Good Luck!

You need to tilt your heads!!!

9 times table

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Have a look at the video, do you recognise that voice?

The Land That Time Forgot- Home Learning Projects

Class 9's Reading Recommendations

Class 9's Reading Recommendations 1 Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 2 The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 3 Stars by Eyewitness
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 4 DK Encyclopedia
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 5 National Geographic Ultimate Oceanpedia
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 6 Beast Quest A-Z of Beasts by Adam Blake
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 7 The Beast at Buckingham Palace
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 8 The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 9 Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray
Class 9's Reading Recommendations 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Class 10 Recommended Reads

Class 10 Recommended Reads 1 Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
Class 10 Recommended Reads 2 Guinness World Records 2019
Class 10 Recommended Reads 3 Picture Library - Volcanoes
Class 10 Recommended Reads 4 My Brother's Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong
Class 10 Recommended Reads 5 Mr. Stink by David Walliams
Class 10 Recommended Reads 6 The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Dog's Trust Workshop

In class we have been reading the story 'The Green Ship' written by Quentin Blake. We were hoping to use the playpod to explore our creativity but due to the wet weather we used the junk modelling which Classes 1 and 2 kindly let us borrow for the morning! We used this to create our own vessels, replacing the green ship.


Each group were very adventurous with their designs. They also created story mountains for their own versions of the story and acted these out to the class.

World Book 2020. Can you guess who we are? 

Author visit- Gill Lewis

We had a visit from author of Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster, Gill Lewis. We all enjoyed an assembly where Gill read extracts from the book, spoke about her inspirations and gave top tips for becoming an author. She also answered many of our questions and led a great activity on woodland animals. After the assembly, some of the children purchased a book and had it signed by Gill. 

We had a wonderful time during Everybody Writes Day. The day started with an unusual package being delivered by SpedEx but there was a problem as whatever was being sent, had escaped! We went straight outside to investigate and found a broken crate, huge footprints and damage to some of the trees. After exploring the scene, we came back inside to write a letter to Ray Grylls, who had sent us the package, to ask for advice. In the afternoon, we worked with Class 4 to create our own dinosaur fact files. At the end of the day, we had another assembly and met the creature which had escaped. It turned out to be a very friendly, cuddly dinosaur who will reside in our library as a reading buddy.

Children's Mental Health Week

We celebrated Children's Mental Health Week by taking part in daily activities to help promote and maintain good mental health. These included singing, dancing, stretching, taking part in guided meditations and practising yoga. At the end of the week, we 'Found our Brave' and shared our amazing achievements during a special show and tell. 
We had a visit from a Sustainable Transport Assistant from South Glos who led a workshop on being Safer, Fitter and Greener. We learnt about road safety, the benefits of active travel and how we can be green when choosing methods of transport. It was great fun!

Creative Curriculum - Testing Pulleys

In Science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. After discovering how to use classification keys, we went on an invertebrate hunt around our school grounds. Check out what we found! Can you classify any of these living things?

The Great Kapok Tree Freeze Frames

We are reading The Great Kapok Tree. We compiled freeze frames in groups to help us imagine what the animals in the story might be saying and how they would say it. What do you think is happening in the photos?

Big Bang- Amazon Rainforest Compositions

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We worked in groups with a variety of instruments to compose a piece of music inspired by the sounds of the Amazon.


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The Big Draw Exhibition

Kindness Week

Kindness Week 1 We shared our learning from Kindness Week.
Kindness Week 2 We explained the amazing changes kindness causes.
On Tuesday 26th November, we shared our learning from Kindness Week with the rest of KS2 and our parents. We explained what bullying is and how being kind can combat it. We gave examples of how to be kind and explained some of the amazing things that happen in our brains when we are kind. Year 4 have CHOSEN KINDNESS!

The Big Draw - Artist Visit

Science- States of Matter

Book Week