Good morning year 4 and welcome to Spring term and a new year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your families and are ready and raring to go with your learning.


This term, our maths starts with Multiplying and Dividing. To begin with you are going to learn how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100. You have already begun to do this in class when we have done arithmetic, using your place value charts, and there is a quick recap of this in the introduction below. You should all have a mini-place value laminated chart that you were issued with at the start of term. If not, you are all familiar with the place value chart and should be able to draw one out at home. Please use this to help you in your lesson.

If you are multiplying whole numbers then your answer will always be bigger than the number you

started with. Conversely, if you are dividing by whole numbers, your answer will always be smaller than the number you started with.

If you are multiplying by 10 you are making the number TEN TIMES BIGGER. It is really important that you understand the difference between this and just adding 10 to a number. If you have multiplied by ten, then the number you start with will move (completely) to the next column on your place value chart.

When you are multiplying by 10 your number will move one column to the left. It only moves one column, because the number 10 has only 1 zero.

You also need to be familiar with the other ways of saying multiply, which include:

lots of, multiplication, groups of,  multiple of, repeated addition, times, multiple, multiplied by


Introduction –

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True or false? -

Worksheet -

Answers -

Please send me your answers, marked and I will respond to you with some pointers if you need them. You can take a picture or send the file to my e-mail, if you are unable to respond using TEAMS -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Our English lessons for the next two weeks are following the Oak Academy, the story of The Robin.

To analyse a film clip and order the story (

In the first lesson you will need to create some expanded noun phrases for the starter picture in the link. We have done this in class for other prompts, remember DAN (determiner, adjective, noun) or DAAN (determiner, adjective, adjective, noun). remember if you are using two adjectives together, you need to put a comma between them.

Then,you need to order the events in the story, breaking it down into sections of what happened next, and then write some sentences for different scenes from the film

If you can’t access the Oak Academy links, then there is a separate link to the short film below, together with a PDF document which includes the key points.

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PDF document


Although we have now completed our science unit on Sound, this is a good activity for you to try and it also links in with our new topic of Incredible Inventions.

The link attached gives all the information you need to be able to make you own telephone, but I would also like you to talk to your parents/grandparents about telephones when they were younger. What can they tell you about:

  • How you made a call
  • How big they were
  • Could you make/receive calls when you were out and about?
  • When did they get their first mobile phone?

If you have any picture of your phones, once you have made them, please forward them to me, together with the outcome of your discussions.

Have a great day and I look forward to seeing what you have managed to achieve.

Mrs Dowdall