Mrs Dowdall's class.

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you are getting on well with the sock Olympics. I have had more scores to ‘add to the door’ as they say. Keep them coming in please (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Linked to our Sock Olympics, I would like you to research the Olympic Games. This can be a particular event or a particular games. Things you might like to find out are:

What year were they?

Where were they held?

Who won? How were the medals distributed between different countries?

Were there any new superstars?

Did anything funny happen?

Were there any new events?

Were any records set?

Was there a mascot? What was it? Why was it chosen?

Once you’ve don’t this we will put the information together and write our own information page about them. The reading comprehension you did today will act as you WAGOLL.


Today’s maths is to compare and classify isosceles and scalene triangles and can be found here:

More science tomorrow.



Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the weekend. Let’s hope we get some more dry, sunny weather!


Yesterday, you were researching an Olympic games or event, using the questions to help you organise your answers. Today you need to plan a non-fiction, information piece to showcase what you found.

Your main title will be your chosen research subject. For example, The Toyko Olympics 1964. Then you will need your sub-headings:

Introduction – when the games were held (dates), any new events, which cities were hosting events, which games was this e.g. 203rd, 88th etc

Traditions – who did they receive the torch from? Who did they hand the torch over to?

Facts about the country – which continent is it on? What is it famous for? Population, Language spoken, climate etc

Events – talk about the events being held. Are there any new ones? Any surprising ones? Brief explanation of what they are.

Records – what new records were set? Were there any surprises?

Results table – which country won the most medals? Who won the most gold/silver/bronze medals?

Mascot – what was it? Describe it.

You may already have some ideas for headings of your own, but if not the above should help you.

Today you need to organise your information ready for writing next week.


Today I want you to focus on your times tables. If you know them all, practise on Rock Stars and do another Sound Check. If you do not know them all, write your table out, make some cards, practise chanting it, practise that table on Hit the Button.


Your French lesson this week can be found here:



The next part of our topic, Helping Plants Grow is to learn about the different parts of a flower. Watch this short film clip which tells you about them:

Then, complete the worksheet attached.

Don't forget - I'm looking forward to seeing you at the picnic on Monday!


Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good Morning Year 4. Yesterday the key worker children had their own version of the Sock Olympics and produced some amazing scored to add to their house totals. Do make sure that you forward me your scores, so that I can update the spreadsheet. Well done to Shardae who scored over 120 points for her house. What a fantastic effort!


Yesterday was the last in the series of lessons about writing your own diary entry, imagining you had fallen into an internet game. I hope you enjoyed it and would love to see some of your writing. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Today’s English is a reading comprehension about the Rio Olympics in 2016. There are different levels of challenge which can be found here.

Ch1     Ch2     Ch3  


Your maths today is to classify and compare right angled and equilateral triangles and can be found here:


Our next lesson from this topic of plants is ‘transpiration’. This is the process by which water is transported from the roots to the flower. Watch this video which explains what happens:

Also as a recap to last week this video explains the functions of the different parts of the plant:

You could try the experiment at home by putting a white flower in some water with food colouring added. See what happens. How long does it take for it to change colour?

As an extension, can you think of a way that this experiment could be adapted, so that you can change something and see how it affects the outcome?


Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good Morning Year 4, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the Sock activities.


Today’s lesson is all about writing your own composition, using the features of a diary and can be found here:


The next lesson in the shape sequence is classifying quadrilaterals:

As I’ve already mentioned, if there is another lesson in the series, that you think would benefit you more, then you are welcome to complete that instead.

Sock Olympics

Don’t forget to send me your scores, as Tesco would say, every little helps! The more points you score the better your house team will do.


Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to the Socks Olympic Week!

As well as setting work for English and Maths this week, there are some activities linked to the Socks Olympics – timed because this week would have been Sports Day. There are also some physical sports activities for you to complete, all you need is a pair of socks! If you send in your scores to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) giving me your house name and score, they will be compiled and the winner announced at a later date.


Today’s English lesson is a focus on Spelling and Grammar – using expanded noun phrases (which you are already familiar with) and more practise using conjunctions, both in the context of a diary entry. The lesson can be found here:


Today your lesson is on 2D shapes.

As I mentioned last week, these lessons are a recap. If you are happy with identifying them and being able to list the properties, then you can choose an alternative lesson from the Shape and Symmetry unit.

Sock Olympics

Details of the week’s activities can be found here.