Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page! 2019-20


Hi everyone,

Firstly, can I thank everybody for their incredible efforts in helping the children with home learning and all the different on line tasks set on here, and on Seesaw. It is much appreciated at this difficult time.

I will be attaching some optional work over the Easter holiday period via Seesaw and by email, in addition to the work already set. I will also be sending an individual message to you/your child over the next day or two (via Seesaw), so please listen out for it.  Whilst I will still be staying in touch by checking the work completed, (and obviously not going out!) I am mindful that this is ordinarily the Easter break, and I am sure that your child would appreciate a rest from any pressures of school work.

Please feel free to continue to post any optional/extra work to me in addition to any work completed that has already been set. However, my responses via email/Seesaw may not be as quick or regular during the next 2 weeks, although I will reply to all work sent in due course. Also, I will be continuing to post videos over the next 2 weeks, though again, more infrequently.

Can you let me know if there are any ways we can attempt to improve the home learning experience for your child, as it is obviously a new experience for all, and one which we had little time to prepare for.

Finally, can I say from the bottom of my heart that I have missed seeing and teaching the class very much and most importantly that all children and families stay safe.

Thank you,

Mr Brooks.



Please check out our Seesaw page for various links and activities. Today our French work has been added to this- it has also been emailed out to parents. Can I also take this opportunity to thank all parents for their efforts.  Keep up all the hard work you are doing with your children, thank you again- and keep safe.


It has been a busy week for children working at home this week, a slide show featuring some of the work is listed below. I have also had many videos which I can’t upload onto here!

Friday 27th March

Please see spellings that would have been issued for this week below:











Link to Year 3/4 word list below:


Today  Chester Zoo are holding a Virtual Zoo day here – https://www.chesterzoo.org/ where you can become a zoo keeper for the day! Choose your favourite animal and research some interesting facts about them – you could even make a non-fiction booklet about the animal.

Dear Parents,

We have sent home a letter and learning pack for your child to use in the event of school being closed. The children brought the pack home Wednesday evening (18th Mar). It contains maths and literacy activities designed to last until after the Easter break. Topic resources will be added shortly via this website (and Seesaw), children’s replies can be e mailed to me, or sent via the Seesaw app platform. If Seesaw is used, I will be able to see replies and reply to children accordingly.  Feel free to contact me by e-mail (t.brooks@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk) if you have any questions or queries.

Thank you for taking time to support your son/daughter with reading and homework tasks. It is always lovely to read the positive comments.

In a time like this, we would like children to have as much normality as possible in the circumstances. Therefore, I would love the children to send any queries or messages to me via Seesaw (they can also send videos) and I will reply to them in reasonable time during the day. I would love any photos or videos of them doing the things they like, pictures of pets etc, as well as work!

Remember to look on the Mathletics/TTRockstars, Purple Mash, SPAG.com and  Education City websites for activities to reinforce learning. Children can improve their mental arithmetic by playing games against other children in class on Mathletics or Education City.

Through Times Tables Rock Stars, you can also access Numbots (look at the bottom left of the page when you are signed in to TTRS, or use your TTRS login details if you follow the Numbots link above). This focuses on addition and subtraction, and you unlock challenges as you progress.
For those children who have an IDL login for maths and/or English, please use this on a regular basis – at least three times a week.
Useful websites
Lots of resources are available to help us to learn at home. Here are some links you and your parents may find useful:
The Maths Factor, maths sessions by Carol Vorderman
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach – daily PE lesson 9am-9.30am
Bible Podlets by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education
David Walliams’ Elevenses, releasing a free audiobook at 11am every day
Oxford Owl reading, English and maths activities
Collins – free Big Cat e-books and supporting worksheets
BBC Bitesize – daily home learning content throughout April

This website page will be updated frequently as and when required, so keep your eyes peeled and checking!

Update 26th March-

RE work now added as below- SPAG.com, Mathletics, Purple Mash and TT RockStars activities have been assigned and will be added to regularly throughout the period of closure. Any queries regarding log ins, please contact me by email or through Seesaw app.

Best Wishes,

Mr Brooks.

Further home learning update during school closure- see below posted 24th March

Learning Plan Y4

Please see our RE work prior to Easter listed below.

RE work prior to Easter break


Year-4-Newsletter Spring 2020

Dig Deep- Topic Web

Homework given out: Friday
Homework due date: Wednesday

Spelling Test: Tuesday

Clarinet: Wednesday
Surgery Night: Wednesday
PE:  Wednesdays and Thursadys, though can be flexible if outside.

Year-4-2019 -meet-the-teacher

Grammar Definitions
The link below is a glossary of all the grammar terminology the children will come across throughout school.


Year-4-long termplan-2019 20

For links to our music curriculum and the clarinet exercises link to Charanga.  https://charanga.com/site/   

Spelling 28 Feb

Spelling 13 Mar