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Year 4

Love From The Year 4 Children

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A massive 'Thankyou' to everyone in Y4 for the totally brilliant video;it's so lovely to see everyone's faces.Mrs Waite & I love it! All the staff at Norton Free think it's fabulous toosmiley


Hello Y4 & all of your parents & carers!

 Hope you've had a good break and have enjoyed all this glorious sunshine! I've loved seeing all your amazing work over the past term and can't wait to see what you do in this final Summer term. As of Monday, I will be back at Norton Free full time with a bubble of children.I will be continuing to update our Home Learning page. Parents/carers please keep sending photos and work to me( although I may not be able to reply as quickly as I have previously)

 My email:

Thinking of you all,Mrs Tsmiley

Charlie's brilliant David Wiesner interview.

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Harry A-W's target video for Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Picture 1 Summer's been working hard on our text Flotsam
Picture 2 Libby's Save the Ocean poster
Picture 3 You are so imaginative Thomas T!
Picture 4 Ethan J's been studying Pete McKee.
Picture 5 Love your poster Thomas W.
Picture 6 Oliver enjoying the sunshine & working hard!
Picture 7 Alfie's fabulous Flotsam acrostic poem.
Picture 8 Ryan & his brothers working hard in the sunshine.
Picture 9 Spencer's lockdown story,number 6 sounds great!
Picture 10 Hadley constructing an electrical circuit!
Picture 11 A future career as an electrician!
Picture 12 Delicious chocolate brownies by Chef Harry!
Picture 13 Thomas W wove this flower on a fork!
Picture 14 Libby's an acrostic expert!
Picture 15 Amy's fabulous Underwater camera advert.
Picture 16 Interesting Titanic research Daniel!
Picture 17 Matty's brilliant prequel to Flotsam.
Picture 18 Summer,you are one talented artist!
Picture 19 Libby made her own underwater camera.
Picture 20 You've persuaded me to buy it Harry.

There are a number of useful websites listed under Parents- Websites to support home learning. Some companies including Twinkl, White Rose Hub and Classroom Secrets have currently made their websites free to the public. These websites have many resources that are used to support the children with their learning in school. 


During any period of school closure, please continue to read with your child daily, both books they may have brought home from school or any other reading materials you may have at home


Notice-prioritising tasks.


Green  indicates that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber  indicates that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red indicates extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

Home Learning resources for w/c 1.6.20


(Classroom Secrets KIDS section has lots of new content on; please email me if you need your child's login details)



Please find attached comprehension based activities.


If your child has a Lexia Core 5 login (they will know) then they can access this from home using the following link- 

The first time you login at home you will need to type in the following email address to verify the school- 


Please find attached the list of Year 4 common exception words (many of which have previously been sent home as weekly spellings) Children can recap spelling the ones we have already learnt & I will continue to include those we have still to focus on in the weekly spelling list.

Spelling list w/c 01.06.20

I have added a list of spellings for your child to focus on this week.


This term our history work will be Anglo Saxons & Scots. To link with this our first 2 weeks English will be based on the Old English epic poem Beowulf.The original poem is 3,182 lines long (don't worry,I don't expect you to read it!) I have found an animated version online . I have also included a powerpoint(please don't watch these before you have completed Monday's activity) There is a great version of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo also.



Monday 1.6.20- You are going to be using your prediction skills to give your initial ideas about the story itself & some of the characters who feature in it. See the PDF below.


Tuesday 2.6.20- Work through the powerpoint about Beowulf;there are lots of questions about events in the story & some of the language used.You can choose to answer the questions verbally or write them down.


Wednesday 3.6.20-Today's activity is to order events from the story in chronological order.I have attached a sheet which has 3 levels for you to choose from (the 3rd sheet is a challenge as some of the events are missing & you have to fill them in) If you are unable to download the resource you can write your own outline of the main events in Beowulf.


Thursday 4.6.20-Today's task is to use your descriptive writing skills to describe the main characters in Beowulf (the sheet asks you to describe one but you can challenge yourself & describe 2,3 or all 4 if you like!) Remember to use plenty of exciting adjectives, verbs to describe how they move & adverbs.You might even use some similes and alliteration.


Friday 5.6.20-Today's activity gives you the opportunity to link your skills as artists with your writing; you are going to create your own monster! See the PDF below for what you have to do-I can't wait to see some spectacular,scary monsters!

Please find attached a resource to help your child to include fronted adverbials in their writing.The use of these is part of the English curriculum for Year 4 & the children (should) be able to explain what a fronted adverbial is.If you need clarification please email mesmiley

I have added a booklet which shows the cursive handwriting style taught in school which we practise during our handwriting lessons.

Maths-w/c 1.6.20

- Daily maths lessons

White Rose Maths Home Learning  includes 5 daily lessons for each of the week's objectives.Every lesson comes with a short video showing clearly & simply how to complete the activity.We follow the White Rose programme of work in class so the children are familiar with the format & resources used.Follow the link to access the resources.

This week's lessons are under  Home Learning,Year 4 -Summer Term week 6( wc 1st June) & focus on add 2 or more fractions,subtract fractions,fractions of quantities & calculate fractions.This revisits concepts we have looked at earlier in the year to make sure the children understand them for the coming year.

 White Rose have changed the way they share the worksheets which accompany each lesson.The videos will remain exactly the same.At the side of the video is a link to BBC Bitesize where there are further worksheets and activities linked to that day's learning.I have subscribed to the White Rose Premium package so have attached their worksheets as PDFs.


Times Tables Rockstars,TopMarks Daily 10 & Push The Button are all great interactive resources to reinforce quick recall of multiplication tables & divison facts.If your child cannot remember their password to log in, please email me at & I will forward it on.

White Rose Daily Maths lessons worksheets & answers 

As this week's maths is revisiting concepts we have previously covered earlier in the school year, the Classroom Secrets extension sheets are ones we have already completed in school. If, after completing the White Rose worksheets, your child wants to complete an extension activity, click on the BBC Bitesize link next to the video in White Rose Home Learning.

Science-w/c 01.06.20

This will be our final week on electricity & your task is to write a short explanation to show your understanding of what mains electricity is.You can include some illustrations/diagrams if you like. I have included a link to a video for you to watch first.

Starters for STEM are ten activities that can be used at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.

PE/Keeping active

• Joe Wicks is working out every morning on his YouTube channel @ 9:00.

• Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing is posting free dance tutorials on her Instagram page.

• Have a look at Go Noodle..Year 4 especially love Banana,Banana,Meatball !smiley

• BBC Supermovers is also a great site for keeping active with links to maths & English.



This term in R.E we are learning about inspirational people from long ago. We will begin by looking at Moses.Watch the powerpoint first then make notes to outline the main events in the life of Moses.



Ideas for managing children's stress & anxiety

I have added a link from an email I have been sent with a few ideas. We tried some meditation techniques in class a couple of times and quite a few of the children seemed to find it helpful.Maybe give it a try;I would be interested to know what you think


Art/D & T

This week's art and design tasks are linked to our work on Beowulf. Draw or sketch any of the main characters: Beowulf,Grendel,Grendel's mother,Hrothgar the choice is yours.You might even decide to create a model of one of the characters using boxes,card or any other resources you have at home.I look forward to seeing your fabulous Beowulf artwork!


Computing home learning


Bonjour Y4,M.Cachou has sent me some activities for you to complete which I have added below.