Year 4

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you enjoyed the crossing the road powerpoint yesterday.

Today you are continuing with the Alien unit in English and measures in maths.


Today your focus will be on compound words, working on page 5. There is an explanation of what they are, and then you have to compose your own compound words which you could use for this text.


The next two units by the Oak Academy are converting between mm and cm, ( and converting between cm and m (

We have already done these conversions in class and spent quite a lot of lesson time on them. However, If you are still unsure about either of these calculations then you need to go back and revisit them.

If you are happy with them and can compose your own conversion ‘wheel’ then you will complete lesson 4 today, which is capacity and mass.

Road Safety

 Try this fun game to consolidate your learning about crossing the road.

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Year 4, I hope you’ve had a great weekend.


Now we have completed our topic of Statistics, we are going to focus on measures for the next two weeks. We did start this in class, converting between km, cm and m, kg and g and we did some work on time. We have also done work on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 or 1000, earlier in the year. Remember this is STRICTLY!! In other words you put the original number on a place value chart and move it left to make it bigger (multiply), right to make it smaller (divide). How many places (steps), depends on whether you are multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 or 1000. You should remember the link. (clue – look at the zeros).

This set of lessons takes you through the 3 different sets of measures that you need to know: length, mass and capacity. At the end you will be asked to use the bigger > and smaller < signs to order some everyday things into size order. The link to the first lesson can be found here:

There is one comparison, that I would argue about – can you work out which one it is?

If you want to extend your learning, you can find some everyday objects in the house and (with your parent’s permission) weigh them. Also look at your recycling – find some unusually shaped containers, fill them with water and then pour this into a measuring jug to see exactly how much it holds. With both of these activities, estimate how much you think they will measure before you go on to measure it exactly. You should find that the more you do, the more accurate you become.


I hope you enjoyed the King of the Fishes tale that we worked on in the last Talk for Writing unit. Over the next two weeks, we will be working through another unit about Aliens. This is more of an information text, which then leads to you writing a newspaper report. You have written in the genre before – Little Red Riding Hood, so you are already familiar with the change of style necessary for a newspaper report type of text.

Today I would like you to work your way through the unit to page 4. The important thing for today, is that you understand the content of the text and the vocabulary. You can find the unit on the link below:


In the summer term in Year 4, we would normally learn how to cross the road safely. Obviously, with you not being in school, this is a little difficult! So, to make sure you don’t miss out we will be working through a range of activities this week with that theme.

Once you have worked your way through the video and slide show, I would like you to design a Road Safety poster for Year 2 children, incorporating what you have learned so far.


Last week you looked at words that had the im and ill prefixes which make the root word have the opposite meaning. This week your words have the ir and in prefixes which have the same effect.

The wordsearch can be found here.

The word list can be found here.

Good Morning Year 4.

Well, this week seems to have raced past and here we are again on Friday!


For your English today, I would like you to edit your story. Please do check the list of ‘slow write’ sentences that you had to include and make sure that you have them all. Also, check your speech punctuation in particular, to make sure you have commas inside the speech marks or between the speech and narrative, as these are the most common errors.


Today you have some reasoning cards for Statistics.


Mme Elena has made a video for you to watch which you can find here:

There is a worksheet to complete also.

As part of our PSHCE we would have been learning how to cross the road safely, had we been in school. With this in mind, I will be posting some road safety activities for you to complete next week, in addition to the maths, English and science.

Also, we would have been due to complete the government statutory times tables tests this month. Clearly this will not now go ahead, as we are not in school. However, TT Rock Stars has set up an alternative, so we can test ourselves and see just how good we are. As most of you did really well on the earlier trials we did, and have been practising, I will be posting the details next week, about how to complete the trial and would encourage you all to have a go.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Dowdall


Good morning Year 4. I hope you are all well and not too soggy from all the rain we had yesterday! Today is just a short post.


Today you are going to continue with your story, making sure that you have included all the things on the 'slow-write' list, ready to edit tomorrow.


Here is today's activity, which is comprised of 3 levels of challenge - problem solving and reasoning cards for Statistics.

Some exciting news - Madame Elena has produced some French work for you for tomorrow which I will post then.

Have a good day and don't forget I would love to see some of your writing.

Take care

Mrs Dowdall


Wednesday 10th June 2020

Hello and welcome to this great Wednesday morning!

I hope that you are all safe and well and ready for your science, English and maths today.


Yesterday, you wrote your plan for your own adapted version of the King of the Fishes. Today you are going to begin to write the story, using each box on the plan as a new paragraph.

As you would in school for a slow write, there is a list below of the grammar you need to include in your story:

  1. Start a sentence with a fronted adverbial.
  2. Use a preposition in a sentence.
  3. Use ‘commas in a list’ in a sentence.
  4. Use speech to interest your reader. (Do not tell the whole story using speech as it becomes boring and loses impact). Remember to put the necessary punctuation inside the speech marks.
  5. Use an adult conjunction to extend a sentence. (although, however, before, even though, if, when, that, which)
  6. Use an apostrophe for possession

The sentences do not need to be in this order, as long as you use at least one of each type in your story. You also need to make sure that your punctuation (capital letters and full stops, commas) are accurate.

I would imagine that it will take you today and tomorrow to write the story, giving you Friday to edit and improve it. I really would like to see what you have done with the story, so once again, please do send me your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This can be at the end of each day, or when you have finished. Ideally though, if you send me today’s work, I can help you get back on track if you are struggling before your start again on Thursday.

Remember you can use the original story as a WAGOLL and magpie ideas from there if you want to.


Today is the last Statistics test and tomorrow I will post some reasoning cards for you to try.


Today we are continuing our Animals including humans topic, specifically looking at skeletons. You will name the bones with their common name and then learn the scientific name for some of the bones. You have already drawn your own skeleton, so hopefully this week it will be even more accurate!

Below is a short video explaining the task – you might recognise the narrator! Bear with me Year 4 – this was the first attempt.

Click here to find out about the scientific names of bones:

Finally, click here to find out about different animal skeletons: