Year 4

Good Morning Year 4

I hope you are all well and managed the work from yesterday.

For your English today, I would like you work through pages 7-9. This is focusing on unknown words. As explained, words can have different meanings, depending on the context (the way you are using the word and the sentence you are trying to create).

Following the instructions on the sheet, you need to find and underline the words you do not know the meaning of. Draw a picture to represent the different meanings and then write sentences to show that you can use the words in different contexts. If there are no words in the story that you don’t know the meaning of, investigate these words instead:




You can, of course, investigate more words and create your own dictionary!


Following on from yesterday put these categories into the correct data type: discrete or continuous.

Children’s favourite crisp flavour

Children’s height

Length of leaves

Weight of potatoes

Colour of cars

Goals scored in a season

Oven temperature

Children’s birthday month

Number of people in a race

Time taken to run a race

Pages in a book

Population of a town

Sometimes with continuous data the numbers can be grouped. For example, for plant heights you could group it as follows:

0-10cm, 11-20cm, 21-30cm, 31-40cm etc.

In this case the bars would touch each other along the vertical sides.

Your activity today is to complete a graph from the data given and answer questions about the data.

There is only 1 challenge, and the questions are on a separate page. To challenge yourself you could make up some questions of your own.

Chgraph               ChQs                    


Continuing our topic of Animals including Humans, we are going to look at skeletons.

Before we start I would like you to draw a skeleton on to the outline of this body. This will be a good starting point and will show how much you have remembered from Year 2.

Then read this sheet about the different types of skeleton.

Once you have done that, there is a skeleton sorting activity. There are 3 levels and for Ch3 you will need to investigate the benefits and drawbacks of the different types of skeleton.

Ch1    Pics                                    Ch2      Pics                                  Ch3 Pics

Hello Year 4 – welcome ‘back’ after half-term!

Firstly, a great BIG thank you again for the great video you posted with your lovely messages. It was passed across for all the other teachers and staff to see and so many of them have told me how lovely they thought it was. I feel very lucky to be your teacher.

Over the next week, we will be working through an English unit based on the story of the King of the Fishes, which can be found at this link:

For today, Tuesday, I would like you to work through the booklet to page 6. If you would like some extra work, there are some additional comprehension questions.

In maths, we are continuing with our Statistics unit. So far, you have interpreted data in a pictogram and a bar chart.

Something you need to be aware of is that there are two distinct types of data – CONTINUOUS and DISCRETE.

Discrete data can only have certain values. For example, if we did a class poll on the favourite flavours of crisps, you can’t have 4.5 children liking cheese and onion, because you can’t have 0.5 of a child! Or, if we decided to do a graph of the size of children’s feet in Year 4, you can only have sizes 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 etc. You wouldn’t have size 5.7. If you counted how many times a die landed on its various numbers, you could only record 1,2,3,4,5 or 6. You can’t roll a die and land on 6.7.

Continuous data on the other hand can take any value within a range. So, if we measured the height of everyone in Year 4 and put in in a graph, some of you could be 1.43m, someone else could be 1.44m or even 1.32m.

Check out these posters to help you with the definitions.

If you were drawing a bar chart to represent the data, discrete data would usually keep a gap between each bar. For continuous data there would be no gap.

Today’s data is all about climate. There are 3 challenges – Ch3 has 2 parts, the graph and the questions are separate.

Ch1                                        Ch2                                        Ch3                        Ch3Q


In our weekly spellings so far, you have learned the ‘cian, ‘sion’, ‘ssion’ and ‘tion’ suffixes. This week your task is to practise all 3 and decide which word needs which suffix. The word list can be found here.


So, that’s all for today.

I have really enjoyed receiving your work and if you want to ask me any questions, have me look at some work for you, or simply share what you’ve been up to, my e-mail is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi guys

Just wanted to say thank you for the amazing video message I received yesterday!

It was lovely to see you all - and great to see that you are all keeping safe.

Thank you for your messages, I have asked Mrs Prior to share it on the staff page, so the other teachers can see it too.

Hope to see you all before too long.

Take care - watch out for new posts next week (Tues onwards).

Mrs Dowdall :)


In school the week before May half term is always an art week and we see no reason for this to change this year.  For one week only your children will focus solely on art.  Please look at the document attached.  The children can choose to focus on one challenge or if they are feeling very arty they may attempt them all.  As it is half term next week and no work will be set during this week, they could spend two weeks on these projects.
The theme is Nature Around Us and the challenges are based on using things they may find on their walks around parks and in your gardens to create art.  We hope you will have a lot of fun.  
We would then love to have a gallery of the children's work displayed on the website. If you would like send a picture of your child holding their art work and tell us what their enjoyed most about this activity, you can email this to Mrs Petrou @



Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning Year 4.


I hope your planning went well yesterday. Today you are going to write a newspaper article about Little Red Riding Hood’s adventure when she took the cakes to grandma. (If you have already written your report you can edit today).

Remember you can use the Little Miss Muffet WAGOLL for tips on how to complete the report. I have also attached another report for you to look at, which should also be familiar!

As the template I uploaded yesterday was a PDF, I have uploaded a word document today, which you could use to type your report directly if you wish.                                    

Follow this link for some top tips.

Yesterday you also looked at the difference between fact and opinion. For your newspaper article, ask someone in your family for their opinion of the facts, or the story itself. You can then include this in your report. Remember if you write down exactly what they say, you are providing a quote and this needs to have the correct speech punctuation.

If you are still struggling, I have posted a suggested report on the Pupil Zone answers page, so you can have a sneaky peek and magpie some ideas.


I have been very pleased to see improvements in the statistics for Year 4 times tables, especially in accuracy, so well done.

For your maths today, your work is to practise your times tables on TT Rockstars.

Also attached is a link to play a times table card game, which requires 2 players. See if you can beat your parents!

Next week is Art week, so look out for Monday’s post, which will give full details.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!