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Home Learning 23.11.20

Hello Year 4 - hope you're all ok. We are just waiting for everything on this page from the last lock down, to be removed. 

To find all the information that goes with this week - head over to our class page and you will find all the instructions and resources that you will need. See you there!

Due to the unforseen circumstances Year 4 have made a home learning pack. In this home learning pack you will find:


  • Your child's individual Prodigy log in and password (Maths game)
  • Look, Cover, Write, Check spelling practice sheet
  • A home learning book to record learning
  • Classroom Secrets practical idea home learning packs
  • Expresso login
  • Classroom Secrets home learning pack including Maths and English practical activities
  • Classroom Secrets guidance and answer booklet
  • Twinkl parent guide- maths activities
  • Spring themed maths activity booklet
  • Reading text and questions- Jimmy and the Pharoah, Mummy and Ancient Egyptian Dentists
  • Descriptive writing pack-includes 8 images 

Children will be bringing home scripts and song sheets to continue their practice of the Year 3/4 Production.


Please feel free to contact the Year 4 if you need any support or advice.


The spellings set are to work alongside the Look, Cover, Write, Check packs found in the home learning packs. There are 4 weeks of spellings set.

Online Safety


Hello everyone! 


As I'm sure during this period your child will have been online more whether through a tablet, laptop or game console. It is more important than ever that we keep our children safe and give them the skills to access all these amazing resources during this unknown period with the knowledge of what to look for and to look out for. These documents cover safety on popular search engines such as You Tube, a power point for parents to look over and a PDF of questions and activities you could do together. I would also recommend your child accessing the internet through the search engine kiddle. To find this use your normal search engine of Google, then type in Kiddle.


Kiddle is a child friendly search engine with child orientated results meaning the opportunity for inappropriate information to arise is slim to non. Mrs Cooper uses this search engine in school and all the children will be familiar with this search engine.


Happy online safety searches everyone!

Topic activities- Our current topic is Playlists and the document shows many activities which you can do at home with your child

How to make a powerpoint. We would like the children to listen to music from the 60s, 70s and 80s and pick a particular artist or band to create a powerpoint of which they can share with us all when we return to school. This is part of our Playlist topic.

Links to support home learning

List of Recommended Apps (All apps are free to download)


  • Tynker- This app supports the Computing curriculum and allows children to learn how to code.  It also links into Minecraft and children can design their own characters.
  • Garageband- This app links to our current topic and the Music curriculum. It allows the children to create their own music and songs using a variety of instruments and effects.
  • Google Expeditions- This app allows you to take virtual tours of lots of amazing areas, places, habitats and much more! Additionally it is interactive and gives facts to support learning.
  • Scratch/ Scratch Jr- This app supports the Computing Curriculum and allows children to bring characters to life by coding. Lots of examples are available on the web page. Accounts on the website are also free to set up. 


Recommended Websites

When using a search engine Kiddle is a safe and child friendly search engine meaning all searches would be appropriate for your child without the worry of inappropriate information.


  • BBC Bitesize
  • National Geographic 
  • Cosmic Yoga-Can be found on youtube 
  • Go Noodle
  • BBC Supermovers
  • CBBC-Newsround
  • Youtube- A man named Gareth Metcalfe will be uploading free math lesson videos
  • Topmarks- Maths/timestable based
  • Literacy Shed- currently offering a free months membership
  • Maths Shed-currently offering a free months membership
  • Twinkl-currently offering a free months membership
  • Once Upon a Picture - comprehension questions based on pictures



Harold – our happy, healthy giraffe mascot and a favourite with children – will be posting a daily blog: Harold’s Daily Diary!  Here’s the link to it:


Each day he’ll be giving children positive, fun messages about what he’s doing to stay happy and healthy while he’s off school, separated from his friends. He’ll invite the children to join in with activities he’s doing.


He’ll be giving children ideas for how he – and they – can get a routine going for their day, including the things we all need to do to live a balanced, healthy life. These include:


·Taking regular exercise

·Being creative

·Helping others

·Connecting with others – in ways that are safe

·Mindfulness – learning to enjoy the moment, here and now.

Hi Year 4 ! Hope you are all safe and well. In the Guided Reading section below you will find a range of questions based on our topic of music with particular reference to Disney movie lyrics. Watch the songs and clips on You Tube and have a dance and a sing-a-long before answering the questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.