Dear Children, Parent/Carers,

Morning Year 4!

We hope you are well. Thank you so much for all the emails, TEAMS returns and feedback we have been getting! You are all clearly working very hard, as are the Keyworker children in school.  Keep it up we are so proud of all of you!

Remember twice a week, we will ask the children to submit (Turn in) work via a Teams assignment for feedback.  If your child attends school on the days when assignments have been set, they will complete those assignments at school. If you have trouble using Teams please let us know, but these tasks must be completed. There will always be a deadline on the Teams assignments but work can still be submitted (Turned in) after the deadline and we will still give feedback.  So if you still haven’t completed or forgot to to press the submit (Turn in) button on previous assignments, it’s never too late.  In addition, we would be delighted to see photos, examples of work or completed challenges on any subject so please feel free to email these to

The next Teams assignments this week will be on Friday (Science – available Thursday).

Suggested times for activities:

Spelling, times-tables, personal reading: 30 – 40 mins daily (or as long as your child wants if happily reading a good book!)

Guided Reading: 20 – 25 mins

Literacy, Maths, Science, History or Geography: 40 – 50 mins

Other subjects such as ART, DT, ICT, PHSE and RE: 30 – 40 mins

Daily physical activity: 60 mins

These are suggested times and you may find that your child works quickly and completes the task well before the minimum time – we’d suggest they look back and check their work – Is it presented well? Have they joined their writing? What about capital letters and full-stops? Is their writing exciting? Does it make sense? Have they explained things fully in Maths using the correct vocabulary? Have they given reasons for their choices or opinions? Have they done their best? Would they be happy to show it to Mrs Avery or Mrs Marshall?

On the other hand, your child may find some of these tasks quite a challenge. We would spend no more than the suggested time and let us know so what we can provide some additional material or suggestions to help support them.

The work in this post explains what you should be doing whether you are at home or at school on Wednesday 13th January 2021.

Wednesday 13th  

Today’s activities include Mrs Toom’s weekly assembly, Guided Reading, Literacy, Maths and Art

Today’s Top Tip for Activity:

How did your athletics go last week? Tomorrow we’ll be looking at improving our jumping skills so why not use today’s time to check out how your running/jogging is going? What’s your personal best? Has it improved since last week? What Top Tips about improving could you give your class mates?


Mrs Toom has prepared a message for you. Click here to download her PowerPoint. Click ‘slide show’ in the top menu bar and then click ‘from beginning’ to watch her assembly.


Use your Edshed login (back of your reading diary) or the game in your spelling booklet to practice this week’s rule: Adding the prefixes ‘super’, ‘anti’ and ‘auto’.

Guided Reading

Today, we’re going to continue with our work on Ice Palace. We’ll start with a quick recap of the story so you might want to get your summary out from last week. In today’s session, you will be using your vocabulary and inference skills. Follow the instructions on the following PDF.

Guided Reading Wednesday


Today we’re going to continue reading Ice Palace and then we’ll do some work on the tense of sentences. Follow the directions in the PDF:

English Wednesday Dialogue


Start your session with some times-tables practice on TTR.

This half term we are looking at multiplication and division. Today, we’re going to look more closely at multiplying and dividing by 6.

Watch the video:

Complete the sheet: Multiply and divide by 6

Check your answers: Multiply and divide by 6 answers

Art: Sculpture

This afternoon we will recap our work in Art so far and then explore textures in the outdoors – let’s keep out fingers crossed for some dry weather.

Follow the PDF

Sculpture Session 2 Input

Sculpture Rubbings

My Sculpture Design sheet