Hello Year 4!

I should be welcoming you back to school and asking you about all of the exciting things you did in the Easter holiday but I imagine most of us will be doing the same things we have been doing since schools were closed.

If we were at school, our topic should have been science based about states of matter which are solids, liquids and gases. We would have learnt about how materials change state though heating and cooling and we would have learnt about the water cycle using vocabulary such as evaporation and condensation.

You could have some fun with this learning at home by:

  • Making different coloured ice cubes or ice pops using different coloured juice to know that liquids freeze to make a solid and melt again to make a liquid. This is a reversible reaction.
  • Bake bread/ cake/ muffins/ buns to show that heating changes the state of the mixture. This is an irreversible reaction.
  • Melt an Easter Egg by putting the chocolate in a bowl over some hot water. Then pour the Easter Egg in to a mould (it could be the plastic container they sometimes come in) and freeze it to see how it changes.

Make a drawing of the water cycle showing the rain (precipitation), the sun and the sea (the sun heats the water which turns into a gas and rises in the air. This is evaporation) and clouds (the gases turns back into water. This is condensation.) Here is my drawing, can you do a better one?

You could look at the BBC website to learn more about this:


Whatever you decide to do try to tweet school @eastbierleyPS because we would all love to see what you have been up to.

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

Any learning that you do at home, please take a picture and email it to us at year4@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us @eastbierleyPS

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.

Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Multiplication. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.

Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given numbers in 100s

Can you answer the questions in the picture I have drawn?


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?


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 pyramid words. Write the word in a pyramid









Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a list poem about all the things they like. Which adjectives and adverbs could they include too?

E.g I like eating juicy, sweet strawberries.

If they were to become a superhero what would their superpower be? Write a character description of them as a superhero. Explain how they save the day.

Retell a traditional tale from another character’s point of view. E.g Tell the three little pigs from the wolf’s perspective.

Design an information leaflet that highlights how children can keep safe

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about different viewpoints. Learning may focus on physical viewpoints in terms of what you can see outside of the window at home, what others can see looking into your home and then progress onto personal viewpoints and of others.

Let’s Wonder:

Draw a picture of themself and label their drawing with the qualities they have.

How do others see them differently? Ask people at home to add to their qualities.

How are they different to other children in different parts of the world?  What makes them       similar to other children around the world?

Let’s Create: Complete an observational drawing of what they see outside a window in their house. Then get out into the garden and find natural forms such as stones, leaves, flowers and animals. Complete sketches, showing an awareness of different viewpoints of the same object. Remember to concentrate on tone and shading.

Be Active: Move around their home and garden taking photographs from different viewpoints. Which photos do they like? Do the people they live with like the same photos as them? Why? Why not?

Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

Time to Talk: Talk about keeping safe, discuss different ways to keep safe. Basic hygiene rules, road safety, internet safety, water safety, being safe around the home, stranger danger. How do different people view this?

Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences: Listen to different pieces of music from around the world, which styles of music do they prefer and why? Music Maybe they could learn a song by heart and perform it.

Reflect: Design their own ideal world. Would their world contain the same things as other people? Which things are most important to them? What are they going to include?