Hello Year 4,
Welcome to our class page! There’s lots to do on here and you can see what your friends have been doing. Well done for working at home!
From Mrs Reed
*Here’s some lovely work from Purple Mash*
Click on the slideshow to read a story by Grace:
Isobel has made an animation called ‘Mr Pea’:
Click on the image to hear some music composed by James:
New photos have been added to the Year 4 gallery. See who has also been working very hard at home!
Click here to go to the Year 4 Gallery to take a look!
Information and support for parents
While the school is closed due to coronavirus, the following links to websites will allow your child to continue with their learning at home. Some websites may require personal passwords which have already been sent home with your child. There are also worksheets here that you can download – you don’t always need a printer, just write down any answers on paper instead.
Mrs Reed’s Suggested Timetables with learning activities
Don’t worry if these dates have passed as there are lots of things you can do. Keep looking down the page for different subjects with more weekly learning activities.
Weeks 1 and 2, 23 March-3 April 2020
Week 3, 20-24 April 2020
Week 4, 27 April-1 May 2020
Week 5, 4-8 May 2020
Week 6, 11-15 May 2020
Week 7, 18-22 May 2020
Week 8, 1-5 June 2020
Week 9, 8-12 June 2020
Week 10, 15-19 June 2020
Week 11, 22-26 June 2020
Week 12, 29 June – 3 July 2020
Week 13, 6-10 July 2020
Week 14, 13-17 July 2020
Mathletics – interactive mathematics activities, games and challenges
Times Tables – Children need to learn the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
Find tips on how to learn them, videos, games, and downloads on Oxford Owl.
Easter holiday: Here are 20 fun maths challenges you can do at home!
Year 4 Maths Games And Activities Pack
Week 3: Number place value (answers)
Week 4: Decimals place value (answers)
Week 5: Multiplication and division (answers)
Week 6: Shapes and perimeter (answers)
Week 7: Decimals and fractions (answers)
Whit holiday: Use the Train Line website to carry out your own research to plan a virtual holiday!
Week 8: Calculations (answers), Problem solving calculations (guidance)
Week 9: Amounts and difference (answers), Problem solving subtraction (guidance)
Week 10: Coordinates (answers), Problem solving: coordinate patterns (guidance), Colour by multiplication
Week 11: Football multiplication and division facts, Multiplications and adding fractions (answers), Problem solving: Testing 10s (guidance)
Week 12: Multiplication and division, (answers), Summer multiplication mosaics
Week 13: Multiples, Multiplication grids, Emoji multiplication mosaics
Week 14: Video lessons – fractions, Fractions of Quantity, Problem solving: fractions, (guide)
Summer 1: Click here to listen to the poem ‘From a Railway Carriage’ then click here for a quiz!
Summer 2: Would you like to make an illustration that might be part of J.K.Rowling’s next book? Click here to find out how!
Age related Spelling List
Use Spelling Frame to learn and develop spellings and spelling rules – Spelling Frame
Use Spelling Shed to access spelling work and Games – Spelling Shed
Spelling Shed Scheme Stage 3
Spelling Shed Scheme Stage 4
Writing – ‘Once upon a picture’ – answer the questions to help you to write your own story –
Spring 2 topic link: Dragons / Summer 1 topic link: Railways / Summer 2 topic link: Living things and their habitats
Week 1: Girl and Dragon
Week 2: Girl on a House on a Dragon
Week 3: A Quarter Past One on Platform Ten
Week 4: His First Train Ride
Week 5: Train
Week 6: A Pair
Week 7: Owl Ride
Week 8: Life of Pi
Week 9: Take a Break
Week 10: The Fountain of Life
Week 11: Everybody is watching soccer
Week 12: The Lion and The Mouse
Week 13: Animal Town
Week 14: Save our habitat
A learning log is a way for children to record their knowledge and understanding in whichever way suits them best, allowing them to carry out their own research to take control of their learning based around a school topic:
Weeks 1 & 2: A scientist
Weeks 3 & 4: An inventor: George Stephenson
Weeks 5 & 6: History – Great steam locomotives
Week 7: The legacy of railways – Find out about trains in toys, art, songs, books, films and TV…
Weeks 8 & 9: Science – Habitats: Can you find out about animals that live in different places – Arctic, desert, ocean, urban?
Week 10: A conservationist: Gerald Durrell Read this to help you: Gerald-Durrell
Weeks 11-14: You choose a different endangered animal to research each week: Endangered animals research, Newspaper Writing Template
If you’d like to try some singing, make some rhythms or learn the ukulele, find the Year 4 resources from Durham Music Service.
USING MUSIC FOR CREATIVE IDEAS!
Go to the BBC’s first ‘Ten Pieces at Home’. A new piece of music will be introduced each week.
Spring 2 Topic Link: Listen to some exciting music about a Viking legend called ‘Ride of the Valkyries’
Summer 1 Topic Link: Get playful with poetry! Create your very own poem about a journey inspired by Hector Villa-Lobos’ music and his train ride through the hot countryside of Brazil.
Summer 2 Topic Link: Learn about Mason Bates’ ‘A Bao A Qu’ from his ‘Anthology of Fantastic Zoology’ and imagine your very own creature with the orchestra
Look at the science learning logs above
Summer 2 Investigation: What is an invertebrate? You could find out on Purple Mash. Go outside on an invertebrate hunt! Draw a picture of one – where did you find it? Remember to treat any creature you find carefully, always put them back where you found them, then WASH YOUR HANDS.
Invertebrate Hunt, Invertebrates Classification Key, Invertebrate Classification Word Mat
Play the game Earth Squad, go! – explore our planet’s habitats and use your knowledge of plants and animals to complete missions set by the Squad Captain. Unlock challenge badges, catch vine and swing ropes, boost your star score and earn your Earth Squad Pro outfit!
Isla recommends ‘Deadly 60’ on CBBC – Find out about the world’s deadliest animals!
Summer: Explore the local area – Maps
Find the history learning logs about railways (above)
Summer Term: Durham Cathedral – Why do you think people visit Durham Cathedral? Have you visited before? Can you create a welcome leaflet for people visiting for the first time?(You could include: the history, a map, special places to see).
Here’s a lovely learning log about stained glass windows from Mrs Handy!
DIFFERENT CURRICULUM AREAS / TOPICS
Purple Mash has a range of activities. The children have their own login details.
New 2Dos are added regularly!
If you complete some work, you will get a message from Mrs Reed or Mrs Handy – Well done Brandon, Grace, Isla, Imogen, Kaitlyn, Logan, Sian, James and Anya!
Easter holiday: Easter challenge Worksheet
Computing is all about learning to solve problems. This website has interactive online games, and fun activities that you can do even without a computer: Barefoot
Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe online:
Click here to find simple weekly 15 minute activities to do with your child.
Parent Zone: Check out its 10 ways to entertain your child at home with links to other sites to enjoy.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Please check out the links below to fantastic resources for young people, parents and carers to support young people’s mental health during periods of disruption:
Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies
BBC: How to protect your mental health
CBBC: Video and Questions
Child Line – take your mind off the difficult things and have some educational fun
ChildMind: Talking to Children
Coronavirus story about Dave the dog, written by a Southampton nurse
ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children
National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources
Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus
Please also view our curriculum for further information.