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Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 4!

I hope you are ready for another week of home learning. I know it can be harder to motivate yourself to keep up your fantastic work at home but you are doing such a good job - please keep it up! Try to at least complete the Maths and Literacy activities each day.


As always, I've set some to dos on Purple Mash based on your times tables. Please try to complete these or practice your times tables on TTRockstars as learning your times tables is very important. Please make sure you are focussing on learning the times tables that you don't know yet or are less confident at :)

Maths =

1.Practice your times tables on Purple Mash or TTRockstars.


2.We are continuing with 'White Rose Hub Home Learning' this week as it is a high quality maths resource to support us whilst at home.

Use this link to the website -

We are now on SUMMER TERM WEEK 1 (w/c 20th April).

Please don't skip to this weeks lessons as the lessons follow on from one another and build on skills so you will be making it a lot harder for yourself if you do. (This weeks lessons open automatically when you go the website so you will need to close them and open Summer Term Week 1 lessons) 


Today, (using the link above) you will need to watch the video and complete the activity for - 

Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April) - LESSON 1 'MAKE A WHOLE'



Literacy =

This week uses the opening extract from the novel ‘The Abominables‘ by Eva Ibbotson.

Blurb to this story = Snatched from her tent whilst camping with her family in the Himalayas, Lady Agatha is missing! Rumour has it that YETIS roam here. Has she been kidnapped by a terrifying monster? 

1.Using  the PDF below, read chapter 1 of ‘The Abominables’ by Eva Ibbotson. 
This could be by reading the text to your child, by reading a paragraph or page to each other, or independent reading.
2. Look at the vocabulary in the chapter. Find these words and discuss the meaning;

natives, ruins, unearthly, mournful, loomed, foul, distraught, fearsome, sacred, studded.
Can you use the prefix (before the root word) or suffix (at the end of the root word) to help you work out the meaning of some of the words?
3. Can you find any other new or exciting words in the chapter? Discuss meanings of these words. Look up some of the new words you have found in a dictionary or by using Word Hippo.
4. Find some synonyms (words that mean the same or similar). Create a wordsearch for some of the words that you have explored today for someone in your family to attempt.


Reading =

1. Please make sure you are reading at least 20 minutes daily - there are lots of free books to read online via EPIC (a free app) or the library service.

2. Listen to me reading chapter 18 of Varjak Paw here:

3. Complete an activity on read theory, classroom secrets or from your reading booklet.

Spelling =

Complete the 'Monday 11th May Quiz' on Purple Mash. All of the spellings start with an '-ation' suffix (a sound at the end of a word - so all of your spellings will end with the 'action' sound). We will be learning these spellings throughout the week and completing the quiz again at the end of the week so don't worry if you find it tricky!



Picture News - Read and enjoy this week's news story using the PDF below.

RE = 

Continuing our topic of 'Are all churches the same?'

1. Go onto Google Images and search for ‘the most beautiful and  extraordinary churches in the world’. You will find the most incredible buildings. Think about: what do you like about all of these buildings? What is similar about them all? What differences can you see between the different buildings?
2. Watch about a minute of 3 of the ‘songs of praise’ videos here -
These show a variety of places of worship from around the country. As you are watching, focus on:

What do all these churches have in common?
What do you think you the essential ingredients to make a church building? 
Do you think the atmosphere in a place of worship is an essential ingredient? Why?