Mrs Dowdall's class.

Good Morning Year 4.

Well, you have made it to the Easter holidays! I hope you have all stayed safe and well. For the next two weeks, there will be no posts of work for English and Maths, these will start again on Monday 20th April, but in the meantime, please do make sure you continue to read and practise those times tables – get rockin’ on TT Rockstars!

Have a Happy Easter.


So, today’s work is to read through your planner – page 101 gives you the other types of 2D shapes and their names. You need to learn the names of at least the 5, 6, 7, and 8 sided shapes.

Remember, if the shape has equal length sides, then the angles inside are also equal and they are called REGULAR shapes. If some of the sides are different lengths, then the angles will also be different and they are called IRREGULAR shapes.

Once you think you have learned them, there are some shape riddles on the sheet below and you need to work out the shape from the description given.

Shape riddles.


In Year 4 you need to know what a ‘determiner’ is. There are many types of determiner and at the start of the year you were given a sheet which explained them, to put into your Guided Reading book – but it doesn’t help you by being in there, so I have attached a copy below to help you.

Determiner types.

There is also a power-point available on Twinkl at the following web address:

Today we are going to practise the quantifier determiner and your activity sheet is below.

Activity sheet.

I hope you have been ok with the work so far, please do let me know if you’re having problems.

Best Wishes

Mrs Dowdall

Good Morning Year 4.

I thought after all the mind boggling details about different types of triangle and quadrilateral, you might need a day of something different to give your brains a bit of a rest! So today, your maths work is to log on to TT Rockstars and do a session against the clock. I will be checking on Friday, so please make sure that you do log on to the site. 

For your English today, there is a reading comprehension about Anansi the spider.

I hope you enjoy the story! The story and questions are below.

Anasi story page 1

Anasi story page 2

Anansi questions 1

Anansi questions 2

Wednesday 1st April

Merry Christmas Year 4!

I hope you were all ok with the types of triangles work set yesterday.

If anyone is having problems completing any of the work, or understanding it, then don’t forget you can e-mail me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will see what I can do to help. I am checking my e-mails everyday and will get back to you if there is an issue, or you need more clarification.

For maths we are moving on to quadrilaterals today. These are basically a 4 sided shape and there a more different types to learn about.

On the worksheet that you will be seeing, some of the sides have either a single or pair of parallel lines which are marked with / or // - this merely tells you that the lines with / are the same length, and lines with // are the same length. Some shapes also have an arrow on the sides. This is telling you that the two lines are parallel. This means that the lines will always stay the same distance apart and will never meet.

You can find another song on line which may help you remember the different quadrilaterals Also try the Polygon Party at

Quadrilaterals explained.

Quadrilaterals work.

English – Verbs

Today we will be looking at verbs, which as you know are words that describe an action, state or occurrence. When you are looking for these in your writing you can often identify them by whether you can change their ending or not. You will know that when you write you can write in the present tense, past tense or future tense.


Present – I dance

Past – I danced

Future – I will dance

Present participle – I am dancing

So, if you could change the ending of the word, it is likely that it is the verb.

Your challenge today is to follow the activities on Bitesize and then taking a paragraph from your reading book, make a list of the verbs.



Good morning Year 4.

I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and continue to stay well and safe.

Are any of you following Joe Wicks in the morning?

Today, in maths, we are looking at the 3 different types of triangle: equilateral, isosceles and scalene. Once you have learned the properties of the three types (sides, vertices and angles) you have a sheet showing different types and you have to say which type they are.

Types of triangle

Just so you are aware, you don’t have to download the sheet to write on the sheet itself. As long as you can see the sheet, just write the number of the triangle and the type in your book. Do make sure though, that you date your work in your exercise book and write the name of the activity that you are doing, just as you would at school.

Below is the web address of an animation from BBC Bitesize which goes through the different types with you.

For all you budding rock stars out there, below is a link to a song which will help you remember the different types. I hope you enjoy learning it.

In English we are going to be focusing on the grammar side of things this week.

You should already know the different types of word groups e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc but to make sure we will go over each type and see how they are used.

Remember – NOUN – an object, place or thing. If it is the name of something, then it will be a proper noun and needs a capital letter. Potters Bar, Ladbrooke School, Watkins Rise, Samuel, Janet.

Look at this page on BBC bitesize. Don’t be put off because is says KS1 – as many of you don’t use capital letters for proper nouns in your writing, it will be good revision.

Follow through all of the activities on the page. Once you have done this, choose a paragraph from your reading book and identify the different types of nouns in three columns, like this:

Common nouns

Proper nouns (people)

Proper nouns (Places)


Monday 30th March 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

I hope you’ve all had a good weekend.

Today we are starting a new topic in maths – Geometry, where we will be learning about angles, the names of different shapes and their properties and then whether those shapes are symmetrical and making symmetrical diagrams.

Over the next few weeks, your challenge will be to learn:

  • The types of different angles
  • What size their angles are
  • Be able to order angles in terms of size
  • Names of different shapes
  • The properties that each shape has
  • How many angles they have
  • Whether they are symmetrical
  • Creating symmetrical diagrams

To start with you are going to learn about different angles.

So an angle is a measure of turn.



Now watch this video which explains the different types of angles.

You do not need a protractor for today’s activity, instead if you have some greaseproof paper or tissue paper at home you can compare the angles by copying one on to your paper and then laying the copied angle over the top of a different one on your sheet. This should allow you to be able to decide which of two angles is bigger, if they are close in size.

Angles sheet

Challenges A, B and C



In our English so far this year, we have already used the thesaurus to choose stronger adjectives and more powerfuly verbs for our writing. Today we are going to look back at adjectives and using the word bank (challenge 1) on the document , choose some powerful adjectives to complete the sentences. Even though you may not use some of the words on the sheet, it would be good practise to find out the meanings of the words and try and remeber them for pieces of writing in the future.

If you don;t have a thesaurus at home, there are various online versions available. Ask an adult to help you search for them.

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3