Year 4

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning Year 4, I hope you enjoyed creating your new character yesterday and found the maths OK too.


Today we are going to ‘box up’ our own version of The King of the Fishes tale. On pages 16 and 17, there are two different plans for you to look at. The first is very close to the original, the other moves away further, yet still has the main theme. Today you are going to put your character into your ‘box’ and make some notes about each event in the story. Then tomorrow, you will build up vocabulary that you want to use, in the same way that we plan in class.

The story link is below, so that you don’t have to keep going back to previous days.


This week we are continuing with our topic of statistics.

Over the next few days, I will be setting some revision tests covering what we have learned so far. Then, later in the week I will give you some challenge cards which require you to think deeper about the topic.

Test 2

World Ocean Day

Yesterday was World Ocean Day, and as our topic was What Lies Beneath Us? I thought you might like to do an activity related to that. Below are three ideas. You could do this over the course of the week.

The first is for you to put together a world map, naming the oceans. The template is attached.

The second activity is to create a fact-file about each of the world’s oceans, (Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Southern), which requires you to research and find facts about each of them. For example, how deep they are, what area they cover, what lives in them, which countries border them. You could then put these into a booklet.

Alternatively, you could find out about an unusual creature which lives in the ocean. Complete a fact-file about it and draw it.


Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning Year 4, I hope you have managed to stay dry through this rainy weekend and are ready and raring to do some more work today!


For our English we are carrying on with The King of the Fishes tale, and this week, by Friday we will have written our own versions.

I suggest that you re-read the story to remind yourselves of the key points.

Last week, you practised writing some descriptive sentences about other creatures, using the description of the Fish King as your starting point. You also wrote sentences which started with an adverbial, so may be able to use these in your own version of the story.

Pages 14 ‘Boxes’ the story up, in a similar way to which we do in class with the flipchart. Today you need to decide who your main character is going to save. Once you have done this you are going to draw it and then label it with key characteristics. This should help you with your description. Look at page 15 for some inspiration for your new character if you are struggling, or you could eve use one of the creatures you described on Thursday.

As we progress through writing our own story, you can be as inventive as you wish in regard to the character, but the story must follow the same basic idea of the main character being granted a wish by something he/she saves, as outlined in the boxing up sheet on page 14. As with stories in class, you can ‘magpie’ some sentences/description ideas, but please do not just re-write the original story.


This week we are continuing with our topic of statistics.

Over the next few days, I will be setting some revision tests covering what we have learned so far. Then, later in the week I will give you some challenge cards which require you to think deeper about the topic.

Test 1

You may also like to have a go at this game:


This week, instead of using a suffix (group of letters at the end of the word) we are learning prefixes – yes you’ve got it – these are a group of letters before the word. There is another wordsearch.

The prefixes we are learning are ‘im’ and ‘ill’. The word list can be found here. Adding the prefix ‘im’ gives a negative version of the word. So, for patient – meaning you are prepared to wait for something, becomes impatient, where you are not prepared to wait. ‘ill’ has the same effect – legal becomes illegal.


Friday 5th June 2020

Good morning Year 4.


I hope you were able to complete the sentences from yesterday’s work and did some of your own. Today I would light you to focus on the activity on page 12. We have already done a lot of work on description in our Stories from Other Cultures and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe so you are used to using adjectives to describe your nouns. Using the word ‘that’ gives extra detail, but you could use ‘which’ aswell. Using these words creates a relative clause – the clause tells you more about the noun.

Have a go at writing your own sentences using the picture prompts. You could challenge yourselves by thinking of some more animals to write about.

Suggested answers.


Today we are going to look at using tables for data. Tables are a very useful way of organising and recording data. The information in tables is then presented in pictograms, bar charts, line graphs etc.

Today’s work is here. There are 3 levels of challenge and you will be familiar with the format.

Also, as it has now been a while since we have been in school, there is an arithmetic test attached here. Before school closed, you had all made good progress in your arithmetic, and I hope that this has continued. You have 1 minute per question and there are 25 questions in this test. Remember to take your time, check your answers and remember ‘Strictly’ (place value) and the Fractions of Amount Hakka to help you solve some of the questions.

Summer test 1

Good morning everyone. I hope that you and your families are continuing to stay safe. As the previous list of answers was getting rather long, I thought it would be better to start a revised list from today, to make finding them more manageable.

Thursday 4th June

Maths       Ch1                        Ch2                        Ch3

Friday 5th June




Monday 8th June

Maths answers are at the foot of the test.


Monday 15th June


Wednesday 17th June

Science 1                    Science 2                    Science 3

Reading 1                   Reading 2                    Reading 3

Monday 23rd June

Money challenge cards

Tuesday 14th July

Wimbledon Answers


Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning again Year 4. Hope you are all well and that you managed to do some exciting vocabulary work yesterday.


Today’s focus on the English work is spelling. There are some words for you to learn that link with the story, but importantly, there are tips for learning spelling in general, so these could help you with the weekly spelling focus.

Additionally, I have posted here the Y3/4 challenge cards so that you can start working on your card. If you can’t remember which card you are on, ask an adult to test you on the red card and work your way through. If any of you require the Y5/6 cards, let me know and I will post them for you. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

If you want to challenge yourself you can write your own sentences with the focus words from the story.


Today we are going to look at a different type of graph – a line graph. Have a look at this explanation on BBC bitesize.

Also note, on the y axis (vertical,) there is a zig-zag at the beginning. This is to show you that although the scale starts at zero, some measures have been missed out. In this particular graph, there is no point in having the numbers below 18 shown as they do not appear in the data.

Check out this short film clip which explains how to read line graphs.

There are 3 challenges of work today, all based on line graphs.

Ch1                                        Ch2                                        Ch3