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Home Learning during School Closure

During the school closure we will be providing weekly outlines of home learning tasks. You can download these below.

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Home Learning Week 7:

Week 7 1.6.20 Year 4

Bastille Day Quiz Week 7

Bastille Day Vocabulary Week 7

Bastille Day Week 7

Five Pillars of Islam Cards Week 7

Invasion Questions Activity Sheet Week 7

Liquids and Gases Sorting Cards Week 7

Particle Properties Week 7

R.E. Beliefs Week 7

R.E. Beliefs worksheet Week 7

R.E. Calligraphy Alphabet Mat Week 7

Roman Empire Maps Week 7

Roman Mosaics Week 7

Solid Liquid or Gas Week 7

Spread of the Roman Empire Activity Sheet Week 7

Talk for a minute about..cards Week 7

The Roman Invasions Week 7

The Romans Higher Ability QAs Week 7

The Romans Higher Ability Week 7

The Romans Lower Ability QAs Week 7

The Romans Lower Ability Week 7

The Romans Middle Ability QAs Week 7

The Romans Middle Ability Week 7

WhiteRose answer sheets Week 7

WhiteRose question sheets Week 7

Who Was Julius Caesar Activity Sheet Week 7

Home Learning Week 6:

Week 6 18.5.20 Year 4

Activity Sheet Soundproofed Studio Week 6

Activity Sheet String Telephone week 6

Activity Sheet Travelling Sounds week 6

a-guide-to-palm-oil-powerpoint week 6

Comparing Forests Activity Sheet week 6

Comparing Forests Venn Diagram Activity Sheet A3 week 6

Comparing Forests Venn Diagram Answer Sheet week 6

Comparing Forests Venn Diagram Fact Cards week 6

Deforestation Debate Cards week 6

Deforestation Effects Activity Sheet week 6

deforestation reading comprehension week 6

effects of deforestatin on the Amazon week 6

effects of deforestation week 6

Forest Fact Sheets Week 6

Lesson Presentation Protecting the Rainforest week 6

Lesson Presentation Soundproofing week6

Lesson Presentation String Telephone Week 6

Lesson Presentation The Amazon Week 6

Palm Oil reading comprehension week 6

R.E. Map answer

R.E. Map of Saudi Arabia Week 6

Rainforest Promise Activity Sheet week 6

t2-t-1057-ks2-deforestation week 6

White Rose Answers Week 6

White Rose Worksheets Week 6

Who and Where Islam Week 6

Mathletics Certificates:

Year 4 Mathletics certificates Summer term week 6 and half term

Well done to the following children:

Silver: Mila and Alex

Bronze: Rim, Alex, Mila, Elsie, Fran, Ryan, Anna and Ewan.

Home Learning Week 5:

The stick insects are growing!

Here is some of your learning from this week!

William has bee wild swimming; Suzie had a movie night with Saba via Facetime and Sam has completed lots of amazing geography and science work!

Holly has written about Jaguars, learnt about Ramadan and completed her family tree in French!

Anna made this amazing rainforest habitat! She also made lots of creatures from modelling clay.

Week 5 11.5.20 Year 4

Differentiated Rainforest Layers Activity Sheet week 5

How to make a drum week 5

Lesson Presentation Layers of the Rainforest week 5

Lesson Presentation Life in the Rainforest week 5

Make a kazoo week 5

Make your own musical instrument week 5

NI-Sc-9-Pitch-Perfect-PowerPoint-_ver_3 week 5

Rainforest Animals Fact File Activity Sheet week 5

Ramadan plate moon and star craft week 5

Sound Knowledge word mat week 5

t-or-1354-all-about-ramadan-and-eid-information-powerpoint week 5

What is Ramadan worksheet week 5

Mathletics Certificates:

Year 4 Mathletics certificates Summer term week 5

Well done to the following children for achieving their certificates:

Silver: Anna

Bronze: Rim, Alex, Elsie, Fran, Ryan, Luka, Anna, Oscar and Ewan.

Home Learning Week 4:

Here is some of the lovely work you have been doing:

Anna has had a very busy week! She has designed a bear for the John Lewis competition, completed her beautiful ‘Peace Poster’ for the Lions and had fun making rainforest slime among other things! She is also making a sloth toy, I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Suzie used the bracken on the Moors to explain to her family about the different layers of the rainforest! What a clever idea!

Elsie has done this super diagram of an ear, Holly has been busy doing all her school work, Luka has designed a poster and Scarlett has been experimenting with natural dyes!

Ryan enjoyed learning about the human ear and he also created this beautiful bunting for VE day with his brother and sister!

The Stick insects have hatched at last! Here is a couple of pictures of them in their house, you have to look carefully to spot them as they are still quite small!


Week 4 4.5.20 Year 4

Activity Sheet Voici Ma Famille Week 4

Diagram of an ear labelling worksheet week 4

Hearing sound experiments week 4

How we hear worksheet week 4

Lesson Presentation Hearing Sounds week 4

Lesson Presentation Meet My Family Week 4

Meet My Family Word Grid Cursive Week 4

Our_Forests_Slides week 4

Parts of the ear week 4

Seeing sound experiment week 4

What is sound week 4

where-are-tropical-rainforests-powerpoint Week 4

Differentiated Countries with Rainforests Activity Sheet Week 4

Differentiated Rainforests of the World Activity Sheet Week 4

Rainforest Calling E-Book work for Week 4 and 5:

If you have access to Twinkl it may be easier for you to download the zip-file for this. I was unable to upload the file as a whole so have had to split it up! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ks2-rainforest-story-ebook-t2-or-556?sign_in=1

Rainforest-calling-ebook Week 4 Animal Fact File Activity week4 Animal Fact File PowerPoint week 4 Animal Fact Files week 4 Animals of the Amazon Rainforest KS2 Facts Worksheet week 4 Drawing Jungle Animals Activity week 4 Flextangle Instructions week 4 Guided Reading Questions week 4 Mapping Out the Amazon Rainforest week 4 Rainforest Calling Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity week 4 Rainforest Calling Parent’s Guide week 4 Rainforest Flextangle week 4 Rainforest Potoo Bird Reading Comprehension Activity week 4 The Amazon Rainforest Colouring Pages week 4 Year 4 Mathletics certificates Summer term week 4

Mathletics Certificates:

Year 4 Mathletics certificates Summer term week 4

A big well done to the following children!

Silver: Fran and Ewan

Bronze: Rim, Alex, Isabel, Harry, Pippa, Fran, Ryan, Anna, Oscar, Ewan and Libby

Home Learning Week 3:

Here is a selection of work from this week. Well done everyone!

Sam has created his sound map, completed his English work and been very busy building lots of things with his Lego!

Ryan has been working hard on his White Rose Maths; Scarlett learnt that she had passed her Grade 1 Ballet exam with a high merit, well done Scarlett!; and Rufus has been busy with his English work as well as making these delicious chocolate brownies.

Oscar has worked hard this week and produced some amazing geography and English work!

Holly has done lots of English and maths work this week including fraction problems farm style! Started by a question by mum, Holly and her brother have been giving each other fraction problems using their handfed lambs for inspiration. “Rufus, if you and Holly are feeding one third of the tame lambs how many, as a fraction, are left to feed?” Great work!


So sorry Year 4 the Roya Opera House Ballet performance has been taken down so the link does not work! You can still see clips of the ballet on their site but for the music side of the work use this link instead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va8Uz6MoKLg It is an animated version.

Week 3 27.4.20 Year 4

Compare and Contrast biomes week 3

Intrepid Explorer biomes Week 3

Lesson Presentation Pets Week 3

Reading Comprehension My Longest Journey Week 3

t2-g-327-interactive-world-biomes-map-powerpoint_ver_2 Week 3

Tavistock Lions Peace Poster Competition Week 3

Well done for your Mathletics work last week! Here are the certificates:

Year 4 Mathletics certificates Summer term week 3

Gold: Alex

Silver: Alex, Bryher, Oscar and Libby

Bronze: Alex, Mila, Isabel, Sam, Harry, Pippa, Fran. Ryan, Bryher, Anna, Oscar, Ewan, Scarlett, Conor and Libby.

Home Learning Week 2:

Have a look at these amazing PowerPoints about world biomes!

Biomes – Anna Mallett Y4 biomes Fran biomes Libby Biomes Oscar Biomes Saba Biomes Suzie Brilliant Biomes Sam biomes Dylan

Here is some of the other learning you have all been doing at home!

Anna has been very busy, writing poetry, cooking, exploring and painting a beautiful picture of some bluebell woods that she visited. She also did some agility with her dog which you can watch here: Anna

Dylan has been making pizzas (they look delicious!), painting and doing his learning, he even has his own timetable set up!

Elsie has been making bird boxes, practising her spellings and her maths and English work. Carefully supervised by Oscar the cat of course!

Ethan has been doing lots of learning at home! He has made a bug house; written his haiku; learned how to be safe around electricity; built a boat and sailed it and even had a cream tea! Yum! (With a mixture of scones the Cornish and Devon way!).

Fran has done lots of learning this week and made some Lego models.

Freya has been having spelling tests with nanny over Facetime and been creating pavement art.

Holly has worked very hard this week and produced some fabulous work!

Oscar has made this beautiful piece of art and had fun learning about circuits as well as practising his writing.

Suzie has been working with Saba on her reading comprehension and been on lots of long walks.

Conor made these delicious looking biscuits and Pippa completed her knitting project of two scarves!

Week 2 20.4.20 Year 4

French Animal Wordsearch Week 2

French animals matching sheet Week 2

Fr-t-t-8135-pets-photo-powerpoint-english-French Week 2

Limerick Edward Lear Week 2

Limerick planning sheet Week 2

Limericks Teaching Powerpoint Week 2

My Shadow Reading Comprehension questions Week 2

My Shadow Reading Comprehension Week 2

The Jumblies Edward Lear Week 2

The Quangle Wangle’s Hat Edward Lear Week 2


Home Learning Week 1:

Wow Year 4, you have been busy doing some amazing things at home! I’m so proud of you all! Here is a selection of your work:

Scarlett has been busy. Some DIY, some exercise and some chocolate treats.









Anna has been very creative at home. She has baked lots of different things, created treasure maps, amazing puppets and this wonderful fairy house complete with fairy and hedgehog! She has also painted ‘A view from her window’ and written some beautiful poetry.

Bryher made these yummy looking chicken pies and cheese and marmite sausage rolls!

Elsie has been busy with her work at home and also made these beautiful pieces of art reminding us all to stay safe and as a thanks to the amazing NHS staff.


Holly has been working very hard at home! She has also been busy baking with her brother as well as riding her pony. It has been lambing season for Holly’s family so she shared a photo of one of the new born lambs with their mum. Very cute!

Oscar has writen a wonderful Haiku and made a super poster about how to stay safe around electricity. He composed an amazing track on incredibots too!

Riley has been working hard at home. He has been doing his maths and writing as well as having fun making things!

Sam has been very busy with his learning. Here is his amazing picture of ‘a view from his window’ as well as his science poster and what makes a good friend work. He also wrote an amazing Haiku!

Suzie has been creating beautiful chalk pictures on the pavement, look out for them as you walk by. She has also been selling herbs from her garden and doing her learning with Saba online!

Well done for you Mathletics this week. Here are the certificates:

Year 4 Mathletics certificates Summer term Week 2

Silver: Sam

Bronze: Rim, Alex, Mila, Dylan, Sam, Fran, Ryan, Bryher, Anna, Oscar, William and Ewan.


Week 1 14.4.20 Year 4






A big well done to the following children for working hard on Mathletics, and getting their certificates over the last three weeks:

Gold: Ewan

Silver: Dylan, Ryan, Anna and Ewan.

Bronze: Alex, Dylan, Harry, Ryan, Anna, Ewan and Sienna.

You can find you certificate in the document below. Great work!

Year4 Mathletics certificates Easter holidays

Friday 27th March 2020

I hope everyone is well. Here is a link to some live lessons being run by the WWF and other resources they have, which may be useful and fun! It is Earth Hour tomorrow evening between 8:30 and 9:30, an event run by the WWF every year to highlight the need to look after our planet. Have a look at their resources for this event and you can register your support for the campaign too. This is an event we were going to be looking at in school as part of our environmental science unit of work.



Take care and keep safe

Miss Whitney


Autumn Term 2019

Outdoor Learning:

In outdoor learning today we worked in teams to make mandalas using autumn leaves, fruits and seeds. We learnt about the importance of mandalas to different faiths and what they represent. We named the different leaves, fruits and seeds that we used and thought carefully about repeating patterns and  symmetry. We were very proud of our results!


As part of our science topic we investigated what effect different drinks had on our tooth enamel. We used eggs to represent our teeth as their shells are made of a similar substance to our enamel. We made sure it was a fair test by using the same amount of liquid for each egg and made sure the eggs were the same size and type. We used water, milk, Coca-Cola and orange juice, we also put one egg in vinegar to show the effects of acid on our teeth (this was not part of our experiment but the children wanted to see what would happen!). We left them for a week and then took them out to have a look! We were shocked by the egg that was in the orange juice as the shell was completely different and the egg in the Coco-Cola had been dyed dark brown! The egg in the vinegar looked more like a bouncy ball now as the shell had dissolved! We decided milk and water were the best drinks to have as they had no effect on the eggs. The children really enjoyed this experiment and were amazed by the results!



Year 4 had great fun learning a new dance today!

Trip to Cotehele Woods:

On Tuesday 5th November Year 4 set off for a day in the woods at Cotehele. Wrapped up warm and very excited we met Jamie Lang from Cotehele who showed us how to make dens and helped us to learn the names of many native trees. We worked in teams to make our dens and used clay to make tree spirts to protect them. We ate lunch in our dens and had a play in the park. After lunch we toasted marshmallows over our fire and made hot chocolate! It was delicious and warmed us up! To finish we had a team race to name the trees we had learnt earlier. We had an amazing day and were lucky with the weather!


We have been learning about coding in computing this week. First we explored algorithms using squared paper. We had to write an algorithm for our partners using a code and then they had to follow the code to recreate the pattern on their squared paper. We had to look out for any mistakes and work together to put them write, we learnt this was called debugging. Then using a coding programme on the laptops we used algorithms to programme a sprite to move and complete different challenges around a maze. We then worked through some problems on the coding programme to practise debugging. It was great fun!


We have been learning all about our teeth and how to look after them in science. After lunch we used a plaque disclosing tablet to show where we had plaque on our teeth. We then practised the correct procedure for cleaning our teeth, using a mirror to check we got all the plaque off.  It was messy but fun! Look at our bright white teeth after we had finsihed!



In maths we have been adding and subtracting two 4-digit numbers. We have used the place value counters to help us.


We have been learning how to use acrylic paint in class and what effects we can create with it. Our artist we have been learning about is Claude Monet. As part of Goose Fair we were given a wooden goose to decorate so we decided to paint ours in the style of Monet’s water lily paintings. It was great fun and we were very pleased with the final result!


In maths we have been learning about place value and 4-digit numbers. We have been using Base 10 and Place value counters to help us explore.


In music we looked at different percussion insturments, in particular durms. We explored different rythms using the different drums and discussed how they work.

Outdoor Learning:

In outdoor learning we are starting to learn the names of native trees and their fruits and seeds. We are also ‘re-wilding’ a patch of ground that was started last year. We have added more primroses and hart’s tongue ferns.

Barbara Hepworth:

As part of our English work we have looked at the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth. Scarlett had been lucky enough to visit the Barbara Hepworth museum and gallery before and made a presentation for the rest of the class about Barbara Hepworth and her work. Well done Scarlett it was a fantastic presentation and we all learnt a lot!

Seasonal cooking:

Year 4 went to the school orchard to harvest the apples and picked blackberries from the school grounds. They then made a delicious apple crumble and an apple and blackberry crumble to share in the afternoon. We looked at fractions and weight and measure while cooking and had lots of fun!

English – Poetry

We have been using the book ‘Paint me a Poem’ by Grace Nichols in our English lessons. We learnt by heart the poem ‘Seaform’ which is based on the sculpture of the same name by Barbara Hepworth. The children performed the poem in class with actions.


We had great fun experimenting with different brushes and paints in our art lesson.

Year 4 Summer Term 2019

Year 4 made their own Roman shields as part of our history topic.



We learnt one of Aesop’s fables ‘The Fox and the Crow’ as part of our English this term. We were then inspired to write our own fables, thinking carefully about our moral. As part of our art, we then created these beautiful pictures of the animals in our fables using different lines and colours. We studied the art of Clare Young and copied her style.

Our history topic is ‘The Romans’. We have had great fun examining artefacts and making our own Roman shields ready for a mock battle!

Investigating place value.

Learning about circuits during science.

Outdoor learning!


Sports Day 2019

A snap shot of our exciting Wild Night Out!

DT and Geography Rivers Project.

Year 4 went to Multi skills at Whitchurch Cricket Club. We had a fab time!

Autumn 2018


We had a lovely morning out in the autumn sunshine on Friday making mandalas from leaves and other natural materials. We had to make sure they were symmetrical and had an inner and outer circle. They are based on traditional Tibetan Buddhism mandals which are a spiritual representation of the universe and self . We think they were amazing!

Class Treat!

We worked hard to earn all our class stars and really enjoyed our board game afternoon. It was great fun!


Year 4 learnt about Diwali on Wednesday 7th November. This is a festival celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. We learnt the story of Rama and Sita and made our own diva lamps. These special lamps are lit during Diwali to symbolise light winning over darkness. We made red lentil dhal and chapattis with Mrs Whitney, who came in to help, it was delicious! We also enjoyed special coconut sweets that are eaten around the festival of Diwali and made cards to give to our family.  It was a great day!

Outdoor Learning Day at Cotehele – Tuesday 30th October

As part of our Outdoor Learning in Year 4 we went to spend the day at Cotehele with Jamie, the Head Ranger. He taught us how to identify lots of trees and seeds as well how best to build a den and how to be around a camp fire safely. In groups we spent the first part of the morning building our dens, it was hard work but great fun.

Next we used clay and natural materials to make faces to act as guardians for our dens.

At lunch time we all ate in our dens.

After lunch we made played in the park and made huge piles of leaves to jump in, hide in and throw. It was very funny!

To end our day we had a camp fire and toasted marshmallows. We also had hot chocolate to warm us up! Everyone had a brilliant day. Thank you Cotehele and Jamie!

The Hodgeheg

As part of our English this term we have been reading the book ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King-Smith. We are busy writing book reviews about lots of Dick King-Smith’s books at the moment, but as part of our work we had a fun afternoon baking hedgehog bread with Mrs. Whitney. We each made an individual hedgehog to take home and a large Hedgehog to share in class. It was delicious!

We also used leaves and other natural materials to make our own hedgehogs. We think they look amazing!

Apple Crumble

We picked apples from the school orchard and made apple crumble for the class.

Outdoor Learning

As part of our outdoor learning we went on an autumn scavenger hunt. We had to identify different leaves, fruits and seeds. We also planted acorns and learnt about oak trees in detail. We took bark and leaf rubbings and each collected an acron. We were also lucky enough to find some oak galls too!


We had great fun using our new Tangram puzzles. These mathematical puzzles are originally from Ancient China. You used the seven shaped pieces to create different pictures or shapes. It is quite tricky!