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Year 4 Online Learning

General Information

For the foreseeable future, we will update our webpage every week with activities and will be active on Seesaw daily. The suggestions for work below are not compulsory and will not be formally assessed or marked. However, we are excited to see anything you have created so we will be using Seesaw predominately for communication. On this app/webpage, we will be able to view children’s work/images etc. and can comment on what they have produced. This will also be a platform for children to share what they are getting up to outside of the learning. We look forward to hearing from you. All login information has been sent out electronically and physically through a letter during school. If you are still unsure of these, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Swainson or Miss Watson.You will have also received a Maths and English exercise book for children to complete their work in or use to support their online learning.

We recommend tuning into Joe Wicks PE lessons everyday at 9am to kick start the day! Enjoy! 


If you need a 5 minute move during your day, here is another short session: 

Daily Reading

  • Read a chapter of a book a day with adults asking questions about what you have read. Access the document called ‘guided reading comprehension questions’ within the guided reading folder on Seesaw for further information.
  • Login to ‘ReadTheory’ and spend 20 minutes completing the online comprehension. We can track your daily progress. Please be advised that the first time you log onto this, there will be an online generated assessment to ensure the work set is appropriate to the children’s level. Please do not be daunted by this as initially it can be quite tricky.

Weekly Writing

Due to feedback, we now ask you to complete the story starter activity that is linked to ‘Pobble 365’ picture. Your job is to continue the story, making sure that you are answering the questions as you do this. Make sure you are not rushing this and include lots of expanded noun phrase, fronted adverbials and speech. Once completed, we would love you to post the responses on Seesaw in a format that is preferable to you.

If you are unsure of the terminology used, please refer to the document named “grammar vocabulary” to support you.

Daily Mathematics

  • Login to TT Rockstars and spend 20 minutes playing. Please can you focus on the sound check feature as this links closely with the Year 4 multiplication assessment. There will be ‘Battles of the Bands’ taking place so please keep an eye out
  • Please log onto MyMaths and complete the different tasks set for four days. We will be using this time to revise our previous learning and consolidate this further. All you need to do is follow the login instruction, which have been sent via email, to access this work online. When you have logged in, it will show any work that I have set on that main screen with an option to revisit lesson, if children are uncertain.
  • If this isn't enough, children will have the option to click on 'games' or 'practice' on MyMaths. This will allow them more time to revise content they are not so confident with, consolidate and therefore deepen their understanding of topics previously taught this year. Please note, that within 'practice' you can change to 'booster', which will allow further challenge. I will be able to track children's progress as they complete activities.


Monday: If you haven’t already, we thought it would be a lovely idea to contribute to the ‘Rainbow Trail Coronavirus.’ To do this all you need to do is create a rainbow, to display in your windows, to show support to hard-working NHS workers. If you need inspiration, use a child-friendly search engine to look up ‘Rainbow Trail Coronavirus.’ They can be big or small, painted, coloured or embellished. Use your creativity.

Tuesday: Parents, be aware! This can be messy but lots of fun and very educational!

We are beginning to look at human digestion. Please see the following activity for an interactive experience of digestion.

You will need:

  • A pair of tights/tea towel/sock etc
  • Water
  • Crackers
  • Bananas
  • Orange juice
  • Plastic bag
  • Paper cup/plastic cups

All items needed can be substituted for other items that can work 

First, you add cream crackers, banana and water into a sealed plastic bag (other alternatives may also be used). This demonstrates the swallowing process. Crush these foods together. This mimics the chewing stage. Then you add orange juice, seal the bag and begin further squashing the contents together. This mimics the action of the stomach wall. Next, you transfer the contents into a pair of tights (small intestine) and squeeze the food through with a bowl/tray underneath. As you squeeze, all the nutrients that we need for growth and energy will flow into the tray. The things the body can’t digest will be left in the tights. Transfer the waste product into a paper cup with the hole in the bottom which represents the large intestine. Use a plastic cup to push the waste out through the hole. This mimics the act of going to the toilet.

Wednesday: Draw around yourself or an outline of a body. Then research, draw and label the human digestive system. It would be amazing, if you could find out the function of these organs as well. This could be presented in any format you would like; be creative.

Thursday: Mindfulness art: Can you make your class animal using objects found in nature? E.g. leaves, sticks and grass. Present this in any way you would like.

Friday: It is really important that we are keeping fit, so we thought it would be lots of fun to do at least 20 minutes of Just Dance. We know a class favourite is ‘Waka Waka’ by Shakira - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzgc_RelBA . Can you get your family to join in and even successfully create the bike?

We would love to see examples of what activities you have completed by uploading videos or photos onto Seesaw.