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Year 4

Home Learning Week Beginning 19th October 2020

This work is for any child who is absent from school.



Choose 3 of your all time favourite books from your book shelf. Find a comfy spot and enjoy.


We are continuing to read 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers.


Can you draw the sky?


Read the poem 'New Moon' by Kate Wakeling.


Write a sky list poem.


Sky is ..

Sky is..


Can we use what we know about number to answer these questions?

How many 10mm make 1,000 mm?


How many 100mm make 1,000mm?


How many 10mm make 300mm?

How many 10 mm make 500mm?




Use your TT Rockstar's login to practice your timetables.


We are learning about the digestive System. Can you draw a comic strip showing how a piece of food travels through. 


What food item could be your main character? Pippa Pizza, Kate Candy?


Can you remember the order? 



Miss Mason -

Mr Loxham  -   

Emails will be answered in 3 working days. If urgent please write in diary or ring the school office.

Thank you smiley      



Welcome to Year 4


Miss Mason and Mr Loxham are really looking forward to meeting you all again on Thursday 3rd September. We will be focusing on re-connecting and re- engaging with school life so all children feel happy, safe and secure.


Homework will continue to be set on a  Friday to be completed by the following  Wednesday. We are moving to providing this online, making use of TTRockstars

and Purple Mash. The children frequently use these apps in school and have their individual log in details. Each week there will be an activity set up on Purple Mash which should appear as a 'to do' notification for the children. We would encourage the children to also spend a minimum of 5 minutes per day using TTRockstars to build confidence with multiplication recall. We will also be setting weekly spellings to learn shortly but the children can also make use of spelling games in Purple Mash and using the spooky spelling game.

Reading Challenge

Here at Puss Bank School, we also love to promote reading for pleasure! So reading for homework every day is also encouraged. Find a cosy, comfy place to read, read, read! We know you will read your book banded books as well as books by your favourite authors but why not try our reading challenge so that you can enjoy lots of different types of reading? Can you complete all of the tasks before Christmas? Use the reading challenge sheet below at home to inspire you to read more widely. We'd love to see what you get up to in your organiser. Try one new challenge each week.


Read several picture books by the same author. 

Talk about what they have in common and what is different.

Use a description of a character or a place from a chapter book. Pick out the details and draw the character or place as you imagine it.

Write a book review.


Look at the recommended reading lists for Year 3 and 4. (Link on the Y4 webpage.)

How many of these have you read?

Select some books from these lists to read .

Read some poems.

Compare them.

How are they similar and different. Can you find a favourite poem and learn some of it?

Read to find out more about one of our topics in school.

We are learning about rocks and fossils in Science and Stone Age to Iron Age in History.

Read a joke book and see how many people you can make laugh.

Tell us your best joke in class.

Read a book that was BRILLIANT?

Prepare a book advert to share in class. This means you would tell us all a bit about it and why WE should read the book!

Collect new and interesting words when you are reading.

Share an amazing word with us in class.

Is there a place you dream of visiting ? Find a book, leaflet or website about it and read all about this place.

Explore an atlas. Find places you have connections with or would like to travel.

Learn how to use the index to find different places.

Make a story map of a book you enjoyed, showing the key events in sequence.

Find out about your favourite author from their website. Maybe even write to them ! You can do this by finding the address of their publisher. Some authors send a letter back.

Use your toys to act out a story you have read (or part of a story) like a movie. Make sure you do the voices!

Read a book about a famous or important person who you are interested in.  It could be someone living today or someone from History.

Read and use some instructions that tell you have to make or cook something .

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How to help at home:

Reading- Try to find time to listen to your child read every night or share bedtime stories together, they are never too old despite what they may say! This is a key year for extending your child's comprehension too, now that they can read more fluently, so do ask questions about the text. This will develop key reading skills such as summarising, predicting and retrieving information. It is also useful to help the children discover the meaning of new vocabulary.  We'd also love to have some volunteers to listen to readers in school. Please consider helping us if you can.


Spelling - The key to children becoming good spellers is regular practice. Word searches, hangman, anagrams, speed writing, oral letter by letter recounting can all help make it more fun to learn spellings, but it is also important that children know what each word means. There are also lots of apps to help with this too. We follow the National Curriculum Objectives for Spelling using the No-Nonsense scheme for Year 4 and as such weekly spellings are vital to learn.