Mrs Dowdall's class.

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.

Friday 3rd July 2020

Good morning Year 4, another Friday, another week gone by – how time flies!


Today we are following the next lesson in the diary sequence of lessons: Features of a Diary Entry which can be found here:


We have now covered all of the topics from Year 4. Next week I will be posting reviews of the different topics for you to complete, but today and for the next week I thought I would pick out some of the areas that generally tend to cause a problem, because we don’t look at them as often. So today’s focus is angles, which you can find here:

If you want to try any of the earlier lessons in this sequence then the following page take you to the menu for shape and symmetry:


Mme Elena’s French lesson can be found here:


Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning Year 4.Today you will complete another reading comprehension from the Oak Academy, and the final lesson in our measures unit. Also, you have the second part in our science unit of plants, all about recording and presenting observations.


Today’s lesson focus is inference. We had practised this quite a bit in class before lockdown. It is where you need to ‘read between the lines’ and work out what the author is telling you. For example if the author wrote: Jenny’s face was crumpled and tear stained. She huddled down under her blanket ,listening to the constant beat of the raindrops on the window pane, and could not face getting up for breakfast.

From these two sentences we already know quite a few things, such as:

How Jenny is feeling

What time of day it is

The author doesn’t specifically tell us this, but we can work it out from the other details.


This is the last in the measures series from the Oak Academy and I hope you have enjoyed the sessions. You should now be comfortable with the different types of measures and converting between them.


The introduction for this session can be found here:

As mentioned in my science lesson the link for the plant experiment can be found here:

You might also enjoy this from BBC Bitesize:

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you enjoyed the Staying Safe in the Sun activity yesterday. It turns out it was a good day to do it, because you didn’t have to miss any sunshine, as the weather seems to have turned.


Last week, I gave you until today to have written and edited your newspaper reports. Well done to Ansh, Millie and Saleha who have already sent theirs to me. I have really enjoyed reading them.

For today I have chosen a reading comprehension about penguins. There are 2 levels of challenge:

Level 1                                  Level 2


Today you are working with the length measure, although the starter for your work is a recap about time. The lesson can be found here:


Our new topic in science is all about growing healthy plants. Some of the tasks involved in the unit ask you to experiment using some real plants. I appreciate this might be difficult for some of you, in the current situation, so I will try and add additional resources that will help you, where necessary. To make sure that we cover the whole topic, I will be posting more science lessons that normal during the week.

Today’s lesson can be found here:



If you are feeling a bit lively you may want to look at these ideas for activities.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning Year 4, I hope you are all well and raring to go with your learning today.


As I mentioned last week, you have today and tomorrow to finish your newspaper reports about the alien landings. If you want me to look at your work, and give you some tips for editing, then please do send it to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you finish writing today, then you can edit tomorrow.


We are continuing with our measures work today. I hope you were ok with the fruit purchases yesterday. How many different options did you some up with for the £5 spend?

Today, you are working with money again, but this time you are buying food. This is very relevant, as from 4th July restaurants are starting to open again. Looking at some of the food choices here was making me hungry!

Remember, once you start the work (which is placing numbers on a number line as a warm up) you need to click the down arrow at the bottom of the screen to find the rest of the worksheets.

Happy spending!


We have been having some exceptionally warm weather this year so far, and unusually, it has started very early in the spring. You know from the work we did on making sunglasses in the autumn term, that you have to protect your eyes in the sun, but there are other things you need to do to protect your skin. Watch the film below:

I hope you enjoyed it! Your task is to create a poster for KS1 children, which explains to them the dangers of spending too long in the sun, and the 5 things you need to do to protect yourselves.

Also, try and come up with a good slogan. Can you spot the slogan the Australian children are taught in school?