Y4 W/C 8th Feb


Hello Year 4!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend!  Please find below the home learning activities for this week.  We would like you to complete three activities each day and upload them to Seesaw each day, you will then receive feedback from Mrs Wane and Mr Brooks.

This week, there will be four Zooms:

Monday –  9.45am:  KS2 worship

Wednesday – Spelling at 9.30, Music- Live Zoom at 1.30

Thursday– Dance at 9.30.

Friday – Class celebration assembly at 2.30

Please keep checking Seesaw for all the codes and passwords needed to log in.

Spelling Test Wednesday.

This weeks spelling test will be made up of a mixture of words learned over this half term.



Sheet – length and measurement- kilometres.




















Comprehension extract 15a

Comprehension answer sheet 15d



The aim is to try and write from another characters perspective. Who are the main characters in Oliver and the Seawigs? Oliver, Cliff, Iris, Mr Culpepper, Mr and Mrs Crisp, Stacey de Lacey. What does 1st person mean? Step through the mirror as one of the characters, ask questions about thoughts, feelings and actions throughout the story. ‘Hot seating’ of characters. Can you write some questions to a character and reply with an answer using first person- aim for 5.




Begin to write the opening to the story told from another characters perspective. Recap the story of Oliver and the Seawigs. Discuss the characters from the story and which part of the story you start from. Choose a character and use flow chart paragraph planning to plan what will be included in the story.

1st person narrative plan

1st Person Narrative Story Starters

Wednesday – reading of Chapter 7 and help with Wednesday’s work.



Look at how  we correctly use inverted commas for speech- start by writing a short speech between characters- remember- new speaker, new line.

inverted commas checklist

speech between Oliver and Mr Culpeper 

To write a narrative based on Oliver and the Seawigs from the perspective of one of the main characters. Look at the loom for success criteria for the narrative. Initially, recap sentence starters to use and encourage children to use these to help write their 1st person narratives.

self assessment 1st person narrative

Help for writing- looking at a previous example is on Seesaw. Also see Loom video Oliver p.146-171.


Final section of Oliver book- reading below.



Monday- Computing- Linked to Internet Safety Day 9th February.

See the accompanying presentation and choose 2 activities from the list below as well as watching the Safer Internet Day videos.

Internet Detectives A fun way for learners to recognise and use important critical thinking skills
Safer Internet Day Films Use the Safer Internet Day Films to generate discussion about this year’s theme
Online Choices Compass Encourage discussion with this scenario based activity
Feelings Spark discussion surrounding the different feelings that may be encountered  with this years theme. An optional role play activity too
Jargon Buster A definition matching activity linked to this year’s theme
See It From Both Sides An opportunity for learners to debate statements around this years theme
The Bigger Picture Look at reliability and context of images online with this fun puzzle activity
Two Truths and A Lie Encourage learners to think of ways to help them decide if something is true  or not online with this quick activity

Link to Safer Internet Day video page

6) Ages 7-11 Activity Menu


Tuesday-  History

Where were the Ancient Egyptians located? The King or Queen of Ancient Egypt was known as a pharaoh.

These people lived thousands of years ago? How do we know their names and information about their lives? Watch the set of clips ‘from the BBC Bitesize website.



Create a list of pharaohs inviting suggestions from the children. Include Akhenaton, Hatshepsut, Tutankhamen, Cleopatra VII and Ramses II.

Children to create fact page detailing at least five significant facts and a drawing of their chosen pharaoh. The following websites may be useful:

  • Kidsgen website (here).
  • Ducksters website (here).
  • Kidzworld website (here).

Wednesday- Live Zoom Music link on Charanga with Mrs Maddocks- samba using percussion and recorder. Keep your eye on Seesaw for Meeting ID and passcode.

Art link  Parish message Year 4

Thursday- Dance Zoom at 9.30 with Egyptian and ‘Rivers’ themes.

RE- Look at Islam and try to be able to explain the key beliefs in the life
of a Muslim. Can you compare the power, authority and influence of the Prophet Muhammad to Muslims with that of the people (including Jesus) we have looked at  already. A short slideshow is attached to help.

Also there will be a zoom is a special one off- a massive thank you to Eshaal and Hooriya’s mums who are joining us for a zoom involving a question and answer session on Islam. (Link to be posted on Seesaw) The children in class will look at and discuss a short PowerPoint (see below) before asking the questions. Please have your questions ready! Thank you so much to Eshaal and Hooriya’s parents for their help; it is much appreciated and we are really looking forward to this!

RE Lesson Islam

Friday Fun Day-

4 activities for you to try if you can.

1/ Geography activity- (if possible for you to do this in your area)

If possible visit a nearby river or stream. Choose one where it is easy to walk alongside . Identify and describe different features, sketching and labelling them. Take photos of significant features to post on Seesaw later if you can. Can you locate the river and associated features on any maps or websites like Google Earth? Look at your river/stream- and answer these questions- present your information by writing, photos or PowerPoints- you decide!

  • How fast is it flowing?
  • Is one side steeper?
  • Can you find out or guess how deep it is?
  • Is it dirty? If so, why might this be?
  • What lives in it?
  • Where does the water come from?
  • Why is it flowing in that direction?

Activity 2- Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day isn’t just a day for eating pancakes! Here are some ideas for activities and games – some for learning and some just for fun – to enjoy with the children.

Make a stack game

Make a stack:
Use corrugated cardboard from a cardboard box to cut out a stack of pancakes for counting and matching activities, or to use in a treasure hunt.

Pancake on your head race:
Children could try walking across the room or playground with a cardboard (or indeed real) pancake on their head. Each time they complete the distance without losing their pancake, add another to their stack! We will be posting our efforts on Seesaw and would love to see yours!

Flip the pancake (memory game):
Make a stack of corrugated cardboard pancakes as above. Draw a letter, number or shape on pairs of pancakes (decide on the appropriate number according to the age of your children), or use matching stickers if you prefer. Turn all the pancakes face down and shuffle them around. Now take turns using a fish slice to turn two pancakes over at a time, trying to find matching pairs.

Pancake race:
Give each contestant a saucepan and a pancake. Establish the length of the race and how many times the pancake must be tossed before reaching the finishing post. If a pancake falls out of the pan, you have to return to the start! Look out for our efforts on Seesaw!

Pancake toss:
Provide each child with a saucepan and a pancake. Set a timer for 1 minute and see how many times they can toss their pancake! Look out for our attempts on Seesaw!

Activity 3- Valentine’s Day Crafts-

Heart Flower

This heart flower makes a quick and easy Valentine’s Day craft activity.

Heart flower craft for kids

You will need:

Cardboard background for card- colour of your choice,

4 large cardboard/paper or foam hearts
1 small cardboard/paper or foam heart in a contrasting colour
2 large and 4 small hearts in another colour


Arrange the 4 large hearts so the points are touching. Glue the contrasting small heart to the middle where they join.

To make the stem, stick the remaining four of the small hearts in a column overlapping the top of one heart over the point of the heart above. Glue the flower to the top heart of the “stem”.

Stick the remaining two large hearts to the back of the stem as leaves.

Activity 4 – Education City Maths Race followed by Zoom Scavenger Hunt

At 1.15 pm- log into Education City ‘Play Live’ to play against children (and maybe teachers) in school on the Year 4 multiplication game. we will be on for around 20 minutes. Instruction loom below.


Later at 2.30 pm our Class celebration Zoom followed by raffle draw and scavenger hunt- a fun way to end our half term!


idioms handwriting link

measure handwriting link


Final session for parts of the face worksheet-

Lesson 6

Extra tasks are always available under Purple Mash- set under ‘2dos’.