Dear Year 4,

It has been really lovely to speak to most of you on the phone recently. I will try to call you every week to check how you are getting on. I will usually call on a Tuesday. It would be great if you could tell me about the fun things you have been doing that you wouldn’t normally do such as baking or playing games or writing letters to your friends.

I have still been doing Joe Wicks PE most days because I want to build on my big muscles! In my house, we have put a pile of board games on the dining room table and after every meal we all play one of the games together. Do you have any good games that you have been playing? In my garden, my children have been setting up different skills courses where we have to do different skills in different areas such as touch the cone, do high knees, go around the cone, score a goal with your left foot, score a goal with your right foot. It is really good if you could play out in your garden most days to get some exercise like you would do in PE, enrichment or enhancement.

If you were in school this week, we would be coding on Scratch in enrichment. You could practise on if you want to. You have all been amazing at computing this year!

Whatever you decide to do try to tweet school @eastbierleyPS because we would all love to see what you have been up to. If you’ve done any writing, maths, cooking, shadow-measuring, found any reflective materials (see the plan below), take a photo and email into school at

Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you. We are missing you lots and look forward to hearing from you!

Mr Booth, Mrs Blakeley and Mrs Dent

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

Let’s Wonder Think about their street. What type of houses are on their street? What type of house do they live in? What other buildings are close by? Find out about their local area, what different buildings does it have? How old are some of those buildings? How have they changed over time? Use a map to locate different places. Look on Google Earth. Draw their own map of their local area.

Let’s Create Choose a building they most admire in their local area. Make a model of that building using materials of their choice. (Playdough, junk modelling, lego etc…..) How well did they do? What would they do differently next time? What have they learnt?

Be Active Get out into the garden, pull up some weeds or mow the lawn? Does their garden need a tidy up? Maybe they could plant some seeds. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

Time to Talk: Were their family members all born in this local area? If not, how is their place of birth different to their own local area? If they were, how different is the local area since they were born? Talk about their memories of how it has changed.

Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences: Research different places of worship that can be found in their local area. Can they find their nearest Church? Mosque? Synagogue? Temple? Gurdwara? What can they find out about them? Draw pictures and label them with any information they find out.

Reflect: Think about what would improve their local area? What is their local area lacking? What spoils their local area? What could be done?

Weekly Maths Tasks

Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this (20 mins on SOUND CHECK).

If your child works on ‘Numbots’ in school they can access this with the same login.

Check out my awesome maths skills in the picture. Can you make one of these with a tricky times table like 7 x 9? This practise will help you with Year 4 maths and will help with the Supers on Olympic maths.

Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given number in 7s.

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Weekly Reading Tasks

You could share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day.

Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.

Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world.

Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book.

Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word?

With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers

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Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a diary entry summarising the events from the day/week.

Write an information report about their local area. Remember to include headings and subheadings.

Write an explanation text about how the Water Cycle works.

Write a setting description to describe their local area. What is in their local area? What do they like/dislike about it and why?

Practise improving sentences. Start with a boring sentence and change a word or phrase at a time. Look at my example in the picture. Can you create your own and complete the challenge?

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words.

Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed

Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame

Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?

Choose 5 Common Exception words and practise spelling them using green vowels. Write the word and every vowel complete in green, e.g. spelling.

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Weekly Topic Ideas

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