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Year 4

Times Tables 


Here are some alternative times table resources that you can access from home if you would like to try something different other than Times Table Rockstars!blush

To log in to Collins Connect: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20! 


*This website also gives access to 'Music Express' with lots of great songs and activities. Please enter the password directly when logging in rather than copy/paste as it won’t accept this.




Lucy's in Lockdown

Real PE at Home – Online Learning Resources


Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is great for family play and fun.


It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.


There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months.


Here are the details to access Real PE at home:
Parent email: parent@strettonst-1.com
Password: strettonst


The web address is: 

Look out for details of the St Matt's Easter Competition in NEWS & EVENTS on Friday 3rd April ... different categories to choose from and entries welcome from all family members and friends!

27.3.20 - All future home learning can be found in the 'Year 4 Home Learning' area at the top of this page smiley

Dear Year 4,

Here is the work for today.


Writing Task.

Please write a diary entry about your first week at home. How did it feel to be at home rather than school? What did you do to fill your days? Remember that a diary entry is written in the past tense. I have attached some information to remind you how to write a diary entry but if you remember, you all did a great job when we wrote a diary entry in school. Your diary entries about the school holiday were terrific. Please write your entries into your pink books. Begin with, 'Dear Diary,'


Active Learn

Please continue to read for at least 20 minutes a day and complete the questions. Some of you are racing through books. Well done.


TT Rockstars

Please keep practising to improve your speed. Spend at least 15 minutes each day. I have seen some fantastic speed scores. 


Writing formation

To help you to continue to improve your upper and lowercase letters, I have attached the powerpoint we use in class. Any spare time you have, please practise your letters into your pink books.

Thursday 26th March 2020


Good morning Year 4, 

Here is your smile for the day.


What do you call a cheese which is not yours?

Nacho cheese!


Now some work!


Logon to Grammar and Spelling Bug and complete the sequence of games to test your understanding of the suffixes, sure, ture and cher.



Visit Active Learn and continue with your reading. Try to spend 20 minutes reading and answering questions.


Times Tables

Spend 10 minutes working through your times tables worksheets. Remember to time yourselves and see if you can complete each each within three and a half minutes.


Well done for all the work you have completed so far. I have been looking at the work you have completed. Don;t forget that you have the Bumble Bee project and the maths booklet, (which I attached yesterday,) too that you can work through if you want to do more work.


Have a lovely day in the sun, take care and hope to see you soon.

Mrs Smith

Wednesday 25th March 2020


Good morning Year 4,


Well, it's Wednesday already and the sun is still shining. I hope that you are all OK and are able to complete the activities. Let's start with a smile for today;


What did the big flower say to the little flower?

Hi bud!


Now back to work...

Maths Task

Visit Purple Mash and complete the 2Do Fraction Wall Game. 


Active learn

Please spend at least 20 minutes reading and answering the comprehension questions.


TT Rockstars

Try the speed test and see if you can improve your score. Spend 15 minutes recalling your times tables.



Visit Purple Mash and complete the 2Do, ' Create a safety poster.'


Have a lovely day and stay well.


Mrs Smith



Below is a maths booklet which will help you to revise the work we have being doing in class. The book is full of activities which you can work through during the week. It is not meant to be done in one day. I hope you enjoy the challenges.

Maths Booklet. Addition and Subtraction 1.

Tuesday 24th March 2020


Good morning Year 4,

I hope you had a nice day yesterday and enjoyed completing the work. Here is today's work. Before we start, I thought I would share a joke with you. It came from Simren last week. Thank you Simren.


Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because he wanted to get to the other slide!


Purple Mash

Please complete the 2Do set for you about the history of The Olympic Games. This will be a project and you will have a week to complete it. When you finish it, you could start to think about the differences between the first Olympic Games and the games we have now. Do you know where the Olympic Games should be being held this year?

You can produce a word document, powerpoint or write up your findings in your pink workbook.


Active Learn Bug Club

Logon to Bug Club and spend 20 minutes reading and answering questions. I have checked your allocated books so you all should have lots of choice.


Times Tables

Please spend 10 minutes completing 2 or 3 of the worksheets which you took home with you on Friday.


Below are some messages from Mrs Fryman and Mrs Pawson. Please have a look at their messages.


Take care Year 4, enjoy the sun.


Mrs Smith

Bumble Bee Project


The Plight of the Bumblebees

Here are some resources about a bumble bee project that you might want to complete whilst at home.


Good morning Class 4.

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and were able to enjoy the sun. As you know, from the letter I sent home on Friday, I promised to put some activities onto the website for you to complete at home. I have tried to find a range of fun opportunities for you to complete. Different activities will be uploaded each day so please keep logging in  and try your best. 


Today's activities. Monday 23rd March 2020

Reading Task. 

Please log on to Active Learn and select one of your allocated books. Read at least 20 pages and answer the questions.


Please use the Active Learn, Grammar Bug to find and practise the work on, 'Direct speech.'


Log on to Times Tables Rock Stars and spend at least 15 minutes practising your times tables. Don't forget to try out the speed test!


It should be a lovely day again today, so make sure you get chance to spend sometime in your garden and have fun in the sun.

Take care Year 4. See you tomorrow.

Mrs Smith

Some more ideas for you to try.



Hello Class 4, Mrs Pawson here. I just wanted to remind you to think about everything you have learnt during your e-safety lessons. Whilst you are at home, you will probably be using the internet and devices a lot more. Every week, I'll be putting a challenge on Purple Mash for the whole school to take part in. 


Remember to talk to a trusted adult if you are worried about anything. 


Follow the link to the E-safety page to find more information. 



I hope you are keeping well at home.


Tomorrow morning, between 08:00 and 08:30, your class teacher will be letting you know more about what activities they have planned for you for the day. 


Please be patient because sometimes, when lots of people are using our school website, it's hard to upload things.  So even if you can't see anything by 08:30 am, your teacher will be trying their best to put the information you need online.


I hope you enjoy the activities.  


Mrs Fryman

Curriculum Map Spring 2 2020

 Eaware assessment login 



Welcome back to Spring Term 2020


A big welcome back to you all. You are now in your second term in Year 4!

We are very excited about this term and have lots of exciting activities planned for you. Firstly, we will be starting our very interesting new topic in geography about Earthquakes and Volcanoes, followed by a trip back in time to look at the Ancient Greeks.

In science, after a very thorough look at the digestive system, we will be looking at States of Matter and investigating, solids, liquids and gases. Hopefully we will be able to carry out some thrilling experiments.

Of course there will be lots of other learning taking place including English, maths, PE, computing, French, art, RE and DT, so hopefully, lots to look forward to.



Please have a look at our curriculum planner below.



Don't forget that your PE kit needs to be in school at all times. We will let you know if you need your warmer games kit.


Home Learning

Please continue to read every day.

English and Maths - handed out on Wednesday, back in Monday.

GAPS and spellings - handed out each Wednesday, back in Monday.

Spelling tests - Wednesday.

Tables tests –please keep visiting the Times Tables Rock Star webpage and practise all tables, in and out of order and related division facts.

Projects, please watch out for the next home learning project which focusses on the Ancient Greeks.


Diaries and reading

Please keep bringing your diaries and reading books to school daily and remember to get your diaries signed each week too.


School website

As always, please keep reading our class page on the school website and look out for links and activities that we put on throughout the year. Don't forget to use Purplemash and Activelearn. The logins are in your homework diaries.


We look forward to a happy year of learning.


Mrs Smith and Mrs Hopley




October Half Term 2019


Dear Parents and Carers,


Thank you all for your support this term. The children have been working very hard and are ready for a rest. Please can I ask however that they do do a little work. I am sending home a letter formation booklet. It would be great if they could spend 5 minutes a day working on it. I have attached a guide for you to look at to eliminate any queries regarding how the letters are formed.

If possible please also encourage your children to use Times Tables Rockstars.


Thank you in anticipation. Best wishes for a lovely holiday.


Kind regards,


Catherine Smith 

Tattenhall Residential - Day 1


Class 4 arrived safely and were welcomed by the Tattenhall staff.  We had a tour around the Tattenhall Centre and the playground and field.


After a much needed break, we played outside in the fresh air.  Then we started to learn about our new dance with Jackie and some of us started to make puppets and paint our T shirts with fabric paint.

Tattenhall - Having a great time!

We worked hard doing dance and art this afternoon and have all enjoyed a delicious tea.  We're busy having some social time before we're back in the Dance Studio and Art Room again!

We're very busy at Tattenhall!

We've all had a lovely day, have our pyjamas on and are watching Ice Age - then we're off to bed.


The best part of our day has been:-

- dance with Jackie

- painting our T-shirts

- playing outside on the climbing wall


Our hopes for tomorrow are:-

- to do more art work

- to learn more dancing with Jackie

- to have another good day 


More excitement to follow tomorrow!  Good night folks smiley

Tattenhall Residential - Day 2

A great start to our day with a lovely breakfast.  We are all getting very good at tidying away and helping clean up after ourselves.  More dance and artwork with Jackie and Mrs Smith, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Fryman.  

We have enjoyed playing outside and have composed a piece of music using the wooden instrument in the play area.  We are back in the Art Room and the Dance studio again and we think you will be very proud of us when you see all our work!


Our Second Day at Tattenhall - Having a lovely time!

We are rehearsing for our dance performance - it's a dance about a story book called Alien Nation.

It's been a busy day!  We have eaten another delicious tea (thank you Tattenhall staff) and have been making our own book of memories.  We're off to do more dancing now and then back into the Art Room for more painting and drawing.


We're having a lovely time and are working together as a wonderful team, helping each other and enjoying each others' company.

Our evening at Tattenhall

Alien Nation is about, "It's OK being who you want to be."

We're getting ready for bed now ... it's been a very busy day and we're sleepy ... good night smiley




Dear Parents and carers,


Thank you all for helping the children make a great start to Year 4. The children have settled well and are keen to learn.

This week will see the start of English, maths and spelling homework. Homework will be given out on a  Wednesday and should be back by the following Monday as detailed previously.

Please note that we have changed the spelling homework from Friday to Wednesday. This means that spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.

To support the learning of the Times Tables, I would ask that you allow your child to use the online testing TT Rockstar website. The pupils have a letter in their bags about this and their login details.

Please also continue to encourage your child to read every night.

Lastly, I have placed the address of an online safety website which the children are using at school. You might want to take a look.

Thank you again for your continued support, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns about your child. 

Kind regards,


Catherine Smith



TT Rock stars



Online Safety Training



Topic Homework. The Romans.

2nd September 2019


Dear Children,


Welcome to Class 4.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and that you are excited about returning to school and moving up into Year 4.

There are lots of fantastic things happening this year. I hope you will be very happy, that you will learn a lot and have fun.


Home/School Diaries:

These will be checked and signed every Monday. Please ask your parents/carers to sign them each week. If you have an important message from home then please leave your diary on my desk in the morning as you come in.

Will you also please use the diary to record the book and page you have read up to each evening. You should be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day.



As well as reading each day, you will also have maths and English homework each week. Maths will be given out each Wednesday and needs to be handed in no later than the following Monday. English homework will consist of either a reading comprehension/short written piece as well as a punctuation/grammar activity. These also will be given out each Wednesday and need to be handed in no later than the following Monday. You will also receive spellings each week for you to learn. Spellings will be given out on a Friday and you will be tested on them the following Friday.  If there are any changes to this I will let you know in advance.


There will be a topic homework each half term based on one of our exciting projects.



You will have a PE lesson each week so please make sure you have your kit in school. Swimming lessons will start early September, dates to follow.


Our residential is also fast approaching. There will be more information out soon.


As you can see there is a lot happening just in the first half term. 

If there is anything at all that you or your parent/carer are worried about then please come and see me straight away so that I can help to sort it out for you.


Mrs Smith and Mrs Hopley.




Year 4 Websites. You might find these useful in supporting your learning. There are lots of games, so have some fun.