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Welcome to Year 4

Navenby C of E Primary School - Class 4 - September 2020

      A Very Warm Welcome Back....

I am absolutely delighted to be teaching this class and have been excitedly preparing the classroom and lessons ready for a great year together!  Although I have worked at the school for many years, I might not have met all of you yet so please feel free to introduce yourselves so that I can put a face to a name.  We just wish to reiterate to parents that it is essential that your child feels happy and settled back in school so that they can enjoy all the exciting learning opportunities. In the first few days back at school we have been focusing on well-being within class and new routines within class to help the children deal with the mixed emotions they maybe feeling. If you have any worries or concerns over the course of the year, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us at the gate, as we will be escorting the children out at the end of each day, or email me on deirdre.harrison@navenby.lincs.sch.uk.


Who’s who?

Similar to last year, I will be working full-time in Year 4 and we are very lucky to have the support of Mrs. O’Brien as our teaching assistant four mornings a week and two afternoons.


Meet us and our families!

Left (Mrs. Harrison with her son Dan and godson) and Right (Mrs. O'Brien with her sons)

Our classroom for returning

PE Kit

Due to the support by sports specialists and swimming throughout the year, the days that we do PE will vary from term to term.  Also the weather or other events can alter our set days therefore please ensure that every Monday morning your child brings in their fully labelled indoor and outdoor PE kit it place in their lockers, especially as Autumn is approaching. PE kit will come home on a Friday to be washed. This term we will be doing PE on Tuesday and Fridays but it is also my intention to complete a mile a day on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays afternoon as well.

Lost Property & Cloakroom Space

We have a lost property box in our class cupboard, but let’s hope that we keep our belongings safe!  All children have their own lockers in the corridor where they can store all personal items.


As last year, the children will be given plenty of opportunities to read within school. We are placing a strong emphasis on group guided reading activities, which will take place 3 or 4 times a week.  This will ensure that all children in the class will be listened to by the Teacher and also another adult throughout the week.  Here, the focus is on exploring a variety of texts at a deeper level in order to develop inference and deduction skills for reading comprehension.  Also there is daily reading of text within Active English sessions as well as engagement with Class Books.

Parents/carers still have a huge part to play in their children’s reading development, so all the help you can continue to give is greatly appreciated. Children will have a chance to renew 'Home' books every Monday and it is requested that any returns be made on Fridays in order for books to be reissued after the weekend. If you need to keep a book for a few weeks that is absolutely fine.  We have given each child a book already but will be reviewing reading challenge over the next couple of weeks.


Homework - Posted each week on this website

Homework has to be set by the class teacher each week in accordance with whole school homework policy. In Year 4, and throughout Key stage 2, we have a strong focus on learning times tables as there is a new government test on these in Term 5 and so we ask that children practise these at home as well.  Each week I will post an online multiplication link or a worksheet to complete. Last year, all children in the school became used to our system of spaced learning for spellings.  Their personalised spelling list shows you the spellings that they will focus on each week until the end of week 5 when when they will be tested again.  Lastly, the children will have a short ‘topic’ based task that should not take more than 20-30 minutes.   The only exception to this homework routine in when the children are asked to do ‘Homework Projects’ which is part of school policy for KS2 children too.  These occur later in the Autumn term and in the Summer.  Plenty of time and explanation will be given in advance.  With any of the homework given, if there is any confusion or concerns please pop in to see me.


Website Page:

This is regularly updated and contains termly overviews of learning, homework and weekly updates on our learning and progress. It also contains useful links which will support your child’s learning.

End of Year 4 Expectations

Our High Standards in Year 4 - What we aspire to!

Homework W/C 7th September
Homework - W/C 14th September
Homework - W/C 21st September
Homework W/C 27th September

Expanded Noun Phrases: Where is Wally?

TALK FOR WRITING:  Get Descriptive

Pick someone in the picture and say “can you find the man? Oh I’m sorry I’m not being specific enough, can you find the smiling, strong man? Still too hard? Okay, can you find the tall, strong, smiling man with a blue hat and an axe? Oh wonderful, you can!”

Take it in turns..


Our Reading Area (Please email me with more pictures)

Our Art Gallery (please send in any more masterpieces to add)

Our Reflection Area - Thankfulness (we all drew a hand to represent our uniqueness to make this masterpiece)

Maths - Place Value

Orienteering (PE and Geography)

I am just aware that as we continue with home schooling and as we adjust to people return to work, it might be getting to be a progressively harder task to complete the activities. There continues to be no pressure to complete any of the work but I intend to add a few catch up Fridays to help.  If anyone would like any extra work over the next couple of weeks please email me directly and I will forward it to you.  Please look after yourselves and take care. Mrs. Harrison

Many of you were able to meet Mr. Swain this week in person when you came into school. It was absolutely lovely to see you in person. This week's learning is mainly based around Mr. Swain getting to know you better.  If you email me the work, I will respond but will also forward the work onto Mr. Swain for when he starts with us. :)


NEW!!!! A PowerPoint created by Mr. Swain so that you can learn a little more about him too!

Disney themed sporting activities from Lucy

Literacy - The literacy this week is based around writing a letter to Mr. Swain


Day 1: Use the jigsaw template.  Divide it into four sections. Plan be drawing.

In Section 1: Pictures of family and pets etc.

In Section 2: Hobbies and Interest

In Section 3: Highlights from Lockdown

In Section 4: What you most enjoy doing at school

Read through the writing section of the Year 4 Expectations to remind yourself of the type of punctuation, grammar and composition to include.



Monday - Planning a letter for Mr. Swain

Example letter for Year 3s from Mrs. Harrison

Examples of Jigsaws from your class

Tuesday - Day 2 of Letter Writing

Write a descriptive paragraph introducing yourself, your family and your hobbies/interest.  Remember to extend sentences with more information and make it interesting!

Wednesday - Day 3 of Letter Writing

In your next paragraphs talk about some of your highlights from the Lockdown period. Anything that you have particularly enjoyed doing or any positives.

Thursday - Day 4 of Letter Writing

End your letter with a paragraph about what you most enjoy doing at school, how you learn best and what you are looking forward to/what you hope to do? You may even want to ask your new teacher some questions!!!


Monday Afternoon - 'The Catch' Comprehension

Print off the comprehension. Watch the video and pause when it suggests.  This is a discussion comprehension so talk through your answers with an adult.

'The Catch' Comprehension

Tuesday - Art (Favourite piece of art recreation and why you have chosen it)

Van Gogh's Sunflowers is one of my favourites for many reasons.  It always makes me think of sunshine and happiness.  I also have fond memories of waking up to the view of the sunflower fields when visiting a friend who had moved to France.  Dan and I also chose this picture as part of one of his homework projects in Reception when he had to use plants etc from the garden to make natural paints/pigments.

Wednesday Reading Task - Choose your favourite author and then take a picture (with you in it) that reflects the author, one of their books or one of their characters.

Thursday PSHE - Superheroes (Complete this to help Mr. Swain get to know your superhero strengths etc.)

What have we been up to this week?

W/C 6th July

Tuesday - Thursday - Analyse, Plan and Draft a shape poem

Examples of Shape Poems

Monday Viking Science - Look at both the slides show and then either make butter or complete the micro-organism cards

Tuesday - History (How and when was the country unified)

Wednesday Viking Art: Visit the website below for how to create a scratch card on which to draw Viking art and look at the document below for inspiration for designs. If you need black paint, bring a small yogurt pot on Tuesday and I can give you some.

Here are some examples by Year 4 children below

W/C 29th June

Tuesday and Wednesday Literacy -Analyse limericks and then plan one of your own

Thursday Literacy - Spellings Day 8 and 9

Tuesday - History (What was life like for Vikings living in Britain?)

Wednesday - Branching Database

Lesson 2 (see the resources from last week) - Create a branching database using your planning from last week.

W/C 22nd June

Monday Literacy - Poetry Comprehension 'Leisure'

Tuesday Literacy - A-Z of Sport Related Vocabulary (Prelim. To Sport Poetry Units) Add as many sports related works for each letter

Wednesday - Choose one of the poems then analyse the structure before learning

Sheet to help analyse the structure of the poem and tips on performing

Thursday Literacy - Analyse the structure of 'Going for Gold' and then create your own verse

Sheet to help analyse 'Going for Gold' and to plan your own verse


Videos for the week

Tuesday Maths - Order money (decimals) and round the nearest whole number

On Tuesday, find 8 items from your cupboard.  Look up the cost of these items and write them as decimals ie £0.45.  Then order the cost from the lowest to the highest. Underneath round the cost to the nearest whole pound.

Monday - Why was Alfred so Great? (Slides and activity)

Tuesday - Viking Longship Art. Read about Viking Longships then create a picture

Wednesday - ICT Branching Database (This should last this week and next!!!)


1) First watch the PowerPoint - Have playing as slide so that the hyperlinks will work.

2) Look at the examples hard copy branching database which were used to create the branching database within the Powerpoint in (1)

3)Create your own branching database in hard copy by printing the planning sheet off.

4) Edit the Blank Powerpoint with your questions and info created on your hard COPY

Thursday Music - Viking Sagas Singing with tutorial

What have we been up to this week?

W/C 15th June

Carre's Strictly Come Dancing Challenge

Within Literacy this week you can choose to either decide to follow a garden or gruesome theme.

MONDAY LITERACY - Choose one picture to look at for inspiration.

1) Write down as many nouns as possible from the picture.   

2) Extend the noun phrase by adding two adjectives punctuated a comma.

(see the garden example below)

TUESDAY LITERACY - Build on the work from yesterday by adding verbs for each noun plus an adverb.
WEDNESDAY LITERACY - To add fronted adverbials (How, when, where, similes) to give more information about the verbs and perhaps prepositions.  Consider the order of the lines and edit for sense.
THURSDAY LITERACY - Write the edited version up in neat and/or practise reading it aloud.
Weekly Maths - Including Video Links, Daily Videos and Worksheets

Monday afternoon work - choose one of the comprehension below. Answer verbally if you wish.

Tuesday afternoon work

Create an animal picture inspired by the environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy.  Here are some examples that the keyworker group completed with me this week and also there are some other ideas on the document attached.

Examples of animal environmental art

Thursday Science - Sorting animals and plants by their physical features (example below)

You could sort different types of herbs, trees, flowers, fruit, vegetables and animals by their physical appearance.  Choose one category and have a go!



Carre's Golf Challenge

Monday Literacy - Upgrade the vocabulary for you chosen myth recount from last week

Try to....

1) Expand noun phrases with adjectives and prepositions

2) Use a range of fronted adverbials (more information about the verb) i.e. when, where, how, similes

The next day, Loki took the plant

Outside, Loki took the plant

Deviously, Loki took the plant

Like an evil trickster, Loki took the plant

3) Use apostrophes to show possession ..Baldur's borthe, Loki

4) Challenge to use some the the Y3/4 target words from your spaced learning.


If you need any support in these look at the PowerPoints from Weeks 1-3 and videos

Tuesday - Thursday ....Use the upgrading from yesterday to put into you caption boxes and start creating your cartoon. There is a template provided or you can create your own layout.

Friday - Spelling Booklet Day 7-8

Monday - Reading Comprehension (Beowulf)

Tuesday - History ..Read the Belief in Gods PowerPoint and create a Quiz. The task is explained in full within the PowerPoint itself

Wednesday - Conversion to Christianity. Read the PowerPoint then fill in the gaps on the worksheet

Thursday RE - Read the 2 PowerPoints below. Complete the first oral task on the Worksheet ONLY!!!! It is to recount the start of the Christian Church when the disciples start the teaching about Christ after the Pentecost by retelling the story of what happened at this time. Next week we will complete the second part of the worksheet which is other shared beliefs.

Firstly, have a fabulous half-term and enjoy this beautiful sunshine while it lasts.


Shortly, I will be posting Home Learning for the W/C 1st June and W/C 8th June.  Remember this is a guide and there is no pressure to complete the work.  Well-being is the priority for the children during these unprecedented times. 


What we have been up to ..W/C June 1st

For after half-term - W/C 1st June

PE - Carre's Tennis Challenge

Carre's Tennis Challenge Instructions

Monday Literacy - Read the PowerPoint that explains all the features of comics. Then match the names of the features highlighted in peach on the worksheet to the pictures.

Tuesday Literacy - Read comics from this site (or any from home) and see the features in use.

Wednesday Literacy - Read these three Anglo-Saxon Myth about their Gods. They have been laid out like this for an upgrading activity next week. They read from the top, left to right. Decide which is your favourite and orally explain why.

Thursday Literacy - Write a story mountain/planner for your favourite myth from yesterday

Friday Literacy - Spelling (Day 5 and 6 from the booklet)

Monday - Reading Comprehension about Sutton Hoo

Tuesday History - Examining Artefeacts

Having read through the PowerPoint below, choose at least one of the artefacts from the slides.  Sketch it and annotate the artefacts with key information using the Historical Questions as a guide.

Wednesday DT

As part of our Reduce, Recycle and Reuse help ‘fix’ something in the home.

Thursday History -

Create an information poster or leaflet about Sutton Hoo (see full task on last slide of Tuesday's PowerPoint)

What we have been up to.....W/C 18th May

Friday - Read through the PowerPoint. Think of an action that will help you remember each of the 7 characteristics of living things. Then complete the worksheet.

Nell's Anglo-Saxon Village on Minecraft

Still image for this video

Timetable W/C 18th May

PE - Carre's Cricket Challenge

Monday Literacy - Learning about the differences between Myths and Legends

Look through the Powerpoint provided above and then see if you can complete the worksheet attached.

Think about legends and myths you know. Read a few if you can.

Tuesday Literacy - Read through the Anglo-Saxon Creation Myth to familiarise yourself with it. Then cut the strips out and shuffle. Can you now sequence the story? Retell the story to a friend trying to use synonyms to avoid the words threw, created and then. BEWARE!! The story is gruesome!!!

Wednesday and Thursday Literacy 

Drafting your own recount of this Anglo-Saxon Myth upgrading the language.  Avoid repeating then, threw and created.  Also try to include your grammar targets from the last few weeks.

1) Expanding noun phrases with adjectives and prepositions

2) Using a range of fronted adverbials

3) Showing off your ability to use speech marks and apostrophes if possible

4) Also using a few of the Y3/Y4 target spelling words from your spaced learning


Try to use a simile, metaphor or personification.

Friday - Complete Day 3 and 4 from the Spelling Booklet

Monday - Thursday Maths (Video Links for each lesson are included in the document below) Friday's challenge will be posted by Thursday

Monday History - Where the Anglo-Saxons came from and where they settled? Look at the PowerPoint and then label the maps provided.

Tuesday History - What were Anglo-Saxon Settlements like? Read through the powerpoint and then annotate the drawing of the settlement provided.

Wednesday History - Evidence of Anglo- Settlement. Read through the PowerPoint and then look at the map of our local area. Can you see evidence of Anglo-Saxon names?

Thursday Science - How changes within habitats can effect food chains and webs

Look at these websites below.  Consider how changes such as deforestation, pollution, disease or the introduction of predators might effect a food chain/web.  Briefly record you findings in whatever manner you wish.  You might want to focus on one change and how it effects one species or just looks at an number of different changes. An example has been included below for you.

Izzy's Endangered Hedgehogs PowerPoint

Friday Afternoon 


You might have noticed that the Anglo-Saxons were fairly self-sufficient and people in the villages took on different job roles such as being; farmers, blacksmiths, weavers, carpenters, potters and bread bakers etc.  There was much textile production and work with leather too.  Could you research one of these skills carried out by the Anglo-Saxons.  Children in the past have also enjoyed having a go at one of these activities.

  • Growing plants/Looking after animals
  • Working with metal, leather and wood.
  • Weaving, dyeing, felting, sewing etc
  • Pottery
  • Baking etc


Last year this was set as a mini topic over half-term.  You could spend an hour or several looking into one of these areas if it interests you...or not at all.  There is no pressure to complete any of the work.  Look after yourselves and have a great half-term.

Izzy's Anglo-Saxon Baking PowerPoint

We miss you

Still image for this video

What we have been up to..W/C May 11th

Grace's ideas for reducing carbon footprint
Thomas' Anglo-Saxon House
Matthew's Anglo-Saxon House
Toby's VE Day Celebration
Evelyn's Anglo-Saxon House
Layla's Times Tables work
Jessie's Complaints Letter Writing (with cat)
Hope's Anglo-Saxon House
Nell's Anglo-Saxon House
Thomas' Foodchains

W/C Monday 11th May

Monday English - For and Against Arguments towards a Wind Farm being built in Navenby (Persuasive Writing)

Imagine a Wind Farm was to be built in Navenby - Read through and bullet point pros and cons

Tuesday English - Plan to use persuasive techniques for a letter to Councillor Overton

Look at the persuasive features powerpoint and then plan to use persuasion. You can argue either for OR against the Wind Farm.

Wednesday and Thursday English - To write a persuasive letter to Councillor Overton arguing either For or Against having a Wind Farm in Navenby

Izzy's Letter
Toby's Letter

A reminder of how formal letters should be laid out.

Friday Spelling - Complete Day 1 and 2 of this spelling booklet

White Rose Maths (Monday - Friday) - Links to the daily lesson videos within this document

Friday French - Watch the video below about shopping for pizza toppings. Then try to complete this matching sheet

Art/History - Research about Anglo-Saxon Homes. Draw a picture and illustrate it with key features

Toby's House

Science - Create a food chain

Food Chains

1)  Know that all food chains start with producers (plants) as they create their own food and this is where they get their energy.

2) Understand the flow of energy passes from the producer to the primary consumer (the arrows that show the energy flow should point from the producer to the primary consumer)

3) Producer ...Primary Consumer..Secondary Consumer..Tertiary Consumer

4)  To be able to explain the terms prey and predator

Grace's food chains
Thomas's food chain
Evelyn's food chain/web

PSHE - Recycle one product and make a new one

Some of you have already completed this task. Think of a recycled product that you could sell as part of an enterprise sale.  How much would your product cost to make?  What would you sell it for?  What would your profit be?

What have we been up to this week?

Ruby Ready for VE Day
Matthew's VE Big Talk
Izzy's VE Day Prep
Grace's family walk
Matthew's Family History
Jessie's Bunting
Layne's fabulous recycled desk tidy
Jacob's impressive 3D puzzle
Grace's pinwheels
Harry's Dinosaur Puzzle
Amy and Tia preparing for VE Day
Jessie Baking for VE Day
Nell playing a spelling game
Eve's Math Calculations

W/C Monday 4th May - 4 Day week

Dear Parents and Carers

I am delighted to announce a Lincolnshire School Games Virtual Event: ‘Primary Athletics – Home Pentathlon’ This is available, free of charge, for all children in all Primary Schools. 

For this competition the children will need to complete the 5 athletics events, keeping a record of their best scores on their score sheet (this is also in the attached document). To enter the event they will need to click on the entry form link in the document; click here to see the form or use this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=4I_ewOP1L06Lz_HFSzjyi-eZLGK4191Mryh5rjGLpLNUNENTVEFSWUVYV1NLSzJUVUhGVDlNNkM2MSQlQCN0PWcu. From here you will need to input some information then attach a link to their score sheet.  Our school games organiser is MATT EVANS - LINCS CENTRAL.  The information will go to the school games organisers who will keep track of entries and scores.  Your child's entries do not need to be published on social media, but if you choose to please ensure a parent posts on their behalf.  There is more safeguarding advice in the attachment 

They have until the end of next week to submit their content before moving on to the next event in the series. A selection of the best entries in my area will go up against those selected by the other 7 School Games Organisers towards a county final event.

I really hope you can get behind this and keep our young people in some sort of sporting competition during this unprecedented time.


Good luck


Mr Hickerton 

Monday English- VE Day The Big Talk

A family activity - a chance to exchange knowledge, discuss and consider

Jacob's Family History

Tuesday English - VE Day Comprehension

Wednesday English - Use Relative Clauses

Using relative clauses to talk about roles family played in WWII or wartime memories



My grandmother, who worked in a munition factory, tested guns during WWII.

Thursday English- VE Day Vocabulary Spellings

Thursday - VE Spelling Activity (You will need a dice)

Roll 1= How many times can you write the word correctly in 30 seconds?

Roll 2= Find the definition

Roll 3= Use the word in a sentence

Roll 4= How many words can you make using the letters?

Roll 5= Write as many synonyms for the word as you can (words with similar means)

Roll 6= Write as many antonyms for the word as you can (words with an opposite meaning)


Triumph, sorrow, victory, civilians, personnel, raid, conflict, memories, refugee, evacuate, freedom, democracy, bravery, sacrifice, peace

Monday - Thursday Maths

Click on the links below and watch the videos before attempting the activities

Monday Maths - Multiplying 2 digits by one digit

Tuesday Maths - Multiplying 3 digits by one digit

Wednesday Maths - Dividing 2 digits by one digit

Thursday Maths - Dividing 3 digits by one digit


Plan to  make a meal/dish/cake for VE Day

(It could be a typical ration recipe or something you could make using ingredients from the garden or allotment)


Jacob's Bake Off!
Jessie's VE Celebrations

Tuesday Topic - VE Day Work out the cost to buy all the ingredients to make your dish/meal/cake from yesterday. Online shopping websites will allow you to find the prices of food items. An example of a cottage pie is below

Wednesday Topic - VE DAY Plan a Performance

Thursday Topic - VE DAY Bunting

Dan's Bunting
Izzy's Bunting
Jessie's Bunting
Ruby's VE Day

What else have we been up to in Week 1/2 Summer Term?

Grace has been gardening
Jacob's afternoon of sport
Matthew's Rock Steady Lesson
Jessie's Maths
Matthew's Masterclass Efforts
Graysee's Tadpoles
Jacob's use of his recycled material
Maisie's Recycling
Tia's delicious Cuocakes
Hope's fantastic research work on butterflies
Grace's Woodland Habitat
Toby travelling around the world
Maisie's footprints
Grace digestion
Evelyn -How Tigers are adapted to the environment
Hydroelectric power
Layne's Recycle Project
Eve - How Orca's are adapted

New Work for w/c Monday 27th April

Science/GEO/Literacy - How fossil fuels are made over time. Watch the PowerPoint then match the pictures to the text to show understanding

By the end you should be able to;

1)Name some fossil fuels

2)Explain how coal is formed

3)Be able to explain why it is not renewable

Thomas' and Maisie's Research


Thomas' Journey of Electricity
Jacob T's Journey Of Electricity
Jessie's Journey of Electricity
TUESDAY ENGLISH - Using apostrophes in an explanation about the Greenhouse Effect

First, read this Powerpoint about Global warming

Complete the worksheets

Wednesday English - Use conjunctions to finish sentences about reducing carbon footprint

Complete the sentences using a conjunction - An example has been done for you

Thomas' conjunctions
Toby's conjunctions

Monday Maths - Read through the PowerPoint then complete the Murder Mystery

Maths Mystery Challenge - Monday

Day 2 - Halves and Quarters

Day 3 - Pounds and Pence

Day 4 - Ordering Money

Day 5 - Maths Challenges


Matthew's Entry
Thomas and his brother's entries
Nell's NHS entry
Jacob's NHS entry
Science- Watch the clips then select an animal and plant of your choice. Draw this and label it with how it is adapted to its environment

An example of work

How butterflies are adapted by Hope
How tigers are adapted by Evelyn
Eve's Orca
Jessie's tiger
Jacob T Penguin
Thomas' Leopard
Toby's Camel
Harry's dolphin

PSHE - Lesson 2 - RECYCLING. A Year 4 Competition to design a poster showing what should go into our recycle bins that will be judged by the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership Manager. Send them to Mrs. Harrison to forward by Sunday 3rd May if you wish to enter.

Information about what can be recycled
Libby's Poster
Isabel's Poster
Thomas Poster
Boe's Recycling

Key information about what can be recycled

Lyrics to 'Somewhere only we know'

New Work for W/C Monday 19th April

(There is no pressure to complete this work)


A sample timetable for this week

English - Three Day Recount 'Whodunnit'

Clues and activities for the 3 days coming soon

Criminal Database

English Day 1 - Expanded Noun Phrases leading onto the opening paragraph of the Whodunnit

English Day 2 - Go through the PowerPoint on fronted adverbials and then write the middle section of the Whodunnit

English Day 3 - The ending to the Whodunnit (see the PowerPoint on using speech marks and then use in the concluding paragraph. There is an example at the end.

Some great 'Whodunnit Work'

Izzy Whodunnit
Jacob T's Whodunnit
Jessie's Whodunnit

Jacob R. and Tia's St. George's Day Work

Tia's St. George's Day work

Science - Watch the two videos below.  Present the following information as you wish.

  • What a habitat is?
  • Different types of habitats
  • Different conditions within habitats

Fabulous Habitat Work

Jacob's Habitat Work
Nell's Habitat Work
Thomas' Habitat Work
Grace's Woodland Habitat

Izzy's Habiat PowerPoint


Boe and Grace's Computer Progamming


To research an example of an alternative energy i.e solar, hydro, wind power etc and how it works. Why using alternative energies is important?

Our Alternative Power Sources Work

Thomas' Alternative Power Work
Nell's Renewable energy
Matthew's Wind Power Work

Eve's Superb Powerpoint about alternative energies


Looking after the environment - Research how you could reduce your carbon footprint.

Watch the video clip below and then illustrate/label the footprint template below with your suggestions.

Libby, Matthew and Maisie's ideas to reduce Carbon Footprints

Footprint template


To learn about the importance of stretching, warming up and posture when singing.

What the Bitesize links of this name to start with.

Then watch and join in with the other video links

Poetry Competition

Cliff Village Poetry Competition

Share your home learning with Maple Class!

Day 1: Matthew made a bird feeder from the list
Day 2: Grace Keeping fit!
Work on Habitats
Day 3 Tia and Amy
French and Baking
Instruction Writing
Day 4: Jacob's Pointillism Happy  Octopus!
Noah's work too! Welcome to Y4
Thomas' amazing Car
Day 5: Nell's Cool Video Stills (Using Moviemaker)
Jessie's Rock Art
Day 6 - Izzy's Instruction Writing for Rocky Road
Family Cooking
Day 7 - Look what Matthew has done with his fabric
Eve & Elea carrying out their own STEM experiment
Boe - Plant Experiment
Ongoing Volcano Experiment
Keeping Healthy
Day 8 - Libby and her fractions/decimal maths
Day 9 - Hope Great Geko!!!
Hope painting flags from around the world!
Day 10 - Libby's fraction and decimal work
Scrummy Pancake making
Thorough instructions
Day 11- Ruby's Experiment
Ruby's stunning art work
Day 12- Eve's Crumble! (I will try it)
Good use of the paper Eve!
Day 12: Harry doing practical maths using money
Nell Mapping the digestive system - ingenious
Say 13: One of the 140 things to do indoor
Day 14: Learning about guppies and their habitat
Excellent MindMap
Literally the best multiplication game!!!
Day 15:  Fruit Kebab making and instructions
Day 16: Reusing and Recyling
Jessie's amazing purse
Day 17:  Thomas' Trash Art

Easter Work - Trash modelling and art

A Dan/Dee Creation

Trash Art - The Background and the Task

Thomas' idyllic beach scene

French Challenge for the Family - What do you eat for breakfast?

Click on this link to get the powerpoint which supports this task. Open google translate on your phone to help with pronunciation if required! Fun for all the family!

Tia and Amy's French Breakfast - Delicious

Practical Digestion - Watch the video...do the practical activity below and then try the worksheets

* To know the names of the teeth and their roles

(Incisors -biting and cutting)

(Canine - piercing, tearing and ripping)

(Premolars and Molars - Grinding and Crushing)

* To name the basic parts of the digestive system and their roles 

* To demonstrate understanding through a practical activity and then written task)

Worksheets to show understanding

Nell carrying out the Digestion Experiment and love the body mapping of the digestive system

Practical Digestion
Body mapping the Digestive System

New Literacy Challenge - Write a Letter (Take a picture of it before you send it and share with us)

Letters to Veterans

Further Maths Work - Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Worksheet

Finding Fractions of Amounts Activities

Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers (Sheet 2 is easier)

Equivalent Fractions Worksheets

Year 4 Maths Work

Fractions and Decimal Work
Awesome fun - Multiplications with Nerfs

Mrs. Harrison's Pointillism Challenge

Select a picture that you like from the internet
Print the picture off
Lightly sketch or trace the picture
Traced or sketched picture (not light darwing)
Start using your pointillsm skills (see videos)
See tips videos for shaing and blending
Finished Product
Rub out the faint pencil lines and email Mrs. H

Year 4 Challenge Work

Matthew's amazing parrot!
Thomas' awesome Mini
Jacob's cheerfully octopus
Nell's ferocious dragon!
Jessie's super dolphin
Well done Jessie's mum!
Amy's Magical Unicorn
Tia's Mighty Elephant
Eve's positive Rainbow
Grace's Easter Rabbit!

Welcome to Maple Class! (Year 4)

In our class you will see fun learning happening at all levels. Our cross-curricular approach ensures that skills in core subjects like Maths and English might be applied in other subject areas. Topics build on previous knowledge the children have experienced in year groups lower down the school and teach the skills of deeper research in a broad range of subject areas. Our curriculum overview and coverage, along with welcome letter, are attached as documents below. Also included is one of our first knowledge organisers for history which includes all key information for our Victorian study.

Our Autumn term topic is entitled ‘Victoriana.’ Here we share the life of children in our country 150 years ago and look into how the changes came about in order to appreciate what is provided for us all today. It includes a class visit to a coal mine to experience working life for families during the era. A case study of Queen Victoria is undertaken and children question, investigate and formulate opinions, based on research, about this monarch that led the British country and empire towards significant changes.  We also consider our current rights and responsibilities at school and at home.  Linked also with the great inventions of the 19th century, Class 4 will carry out investigations into changing sounds, particularly in relation to wind and string instruments. There will also be much philosophical thought underpinning our work and many more exciting threads to our challenge question!!!

Coming Soon!!!!!  

Thursday 26th September - Macmillan Coffee Day

Tuesday, 15th October - Harvest Festival

Thursday, 10th  October - Trip to the National Coal Mining Museum


Investigating Our Rights and Responsibilities


Our Reflection Area - Thankfulness

RE - Expressing faith through the arts

Unit on Victorian Street Scene Music Using Percussion Instruments

Music Using Body Percusssion

Victorian Street Scene - Composing and Performing

Our Introduction to Orienteering - Treasure Island!!!

Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell, renown for inventing the forerunner to the modern telephone, was actually a sound expert?


We have been developing our knowledge about sound too.

Our starting point knowledge

Investigating how sounds are made- seeing is believing!!!

Exploring through which mediums sound travels best and why?

How to sounds travel?
How can volume by altered?

How can we make the most successful telephone?

Testing the material connecting the phone cups
The wire allowed for the best transfer of sound
STREET CHILD - In literacy we have interrogated the text and used a variety of drama techniques to help us understand the action and the thoughts/feelings of characters as well as their motivations.  This has really helped us when we have written recounts, playscripts and list poems.

Drama techniques to help with recounts in character

Our first Reciprocal Reading Session - Street Child

Our Reading Corner

Playscripts, list poems and P4C to deepen understanding of life for children in workhouses

Playscripts about a School Day in the Workhouse
P4C Is a Workhouse a Home?
List poem

P4C 'Is a Workhouse a home?'

Deepening our understand of life for poor children

Hotseating to enhance recount through the eyes of the character, Rosie.

A Recount as Rosie, the cook from the Big House

Work on character descriptions

Character Sketches
Marking character description,habits & personality

William Morris Inspired Stain Glass Windows

Numeracy - Place Value


Group investigations into perimeter

Applying our maths to an Enterprise Project to raise money for Macmillan Cancer

Studying the evidence avaiable to use for the Victorian Period

Finding out about how children found jobs within domestic service

Census provided information about job roles
We created a list of typical chores

The Impact of Reformers

Visit to the North Yorkshire Mining Museum



The Great Exhibition - Newspaper Report Writing

The First Christmas Tree in the Royal Castle

Great Inventions - Non Chronological Reports
Homework Projects - Victorian Inventions

The Penny Farthing

The Biplane, Easter Egg and Tarmac!

Electricity and how to adapt circuits

Morse Code - Electrical Circuit

Spring Term 2020

Spring Term

Our Spring Term has certainly seen our classroom transformed once more with vibrant burst of colour as we compare and contrast life in Navenby to a village in India, Chembakoli.  Whilst tackling location and climate, we will also be unpicking the processes at work in the water cycle, creating explanatory text to show our understanding. This learning will be enhance be further investigation into the nature of solids, liquids and gases!  Our India topic is also centred round respecting and celebrating differences as we investigate the beliefs and practises of the Hindu Faith, decorating our own classroom shrine with images of Hindu Gods and artefacts.  The walls will also be adorned with the steps towards successfully designing Indian Block Print Cushions and the creation of Indian Music Samples as we explore Rag, Tala and Drone!!  We looked forward to visit from a range of people in our community to support our learning such as a local gardener explaining how to grow our own herbs, Sunita Patel returning with the Indian Experience, a Dental Practitioner advising us on tooth care and a number of local authors discussing the writing process during World Book Week.  Plenty to look forward to!

Indian Day

Indian Costume and Traditions

Dancing and Festivals

Indian Chalk Art - Rangoli Designs

Learning the Hindu Religion and Challenging Stereotypes
Meditation and Well-being

Thank you Sunita for a great day supporting a Great British Value

Creating our own Indian Music

Investigating, creating and performing

Starting to investigate Hindu Beliefs and Practices

Our class Hindu Shrine

Our Hindu Beliefs and Lifestyle Learning Journey

Investigating Puga

Showing Racism the Red Card

Celebrating Differences - Indian Kite Day

Indian Kite Day - 13th January
Seeing out the Winter & welcome to warmer weather
First we researched why it happened

The Race ..and the Champions

Indian Block Printing Design

Exploring explanatory text and creating our own for the water cycle

We also tested to see which was the most successful material and size for the listening cups as well as what length was best for the connecting lines. Our conclusion was that the best phone would have large, metal cups with short connecting wires!!! 

Starting Point - Locating India and Chembakoli leading towards non-chronological text about this village.

Non-chronological report on Chembakolli

Digestion and Teeth - What we have covered so far!!

Information Text about Teeth

Explanatory Text about Tooth Decay

Practical Digestion

Design and Technology - Making Naan Bread (Research and Tasting)

Tasting Sample Breads

PE - Unit on Cheerleading and Indian Dance


Reciprocal Reading - The Picky Princess

Numeracy - Fractions and Decimals

Multiplication and Division (A build up to written methods)

Our Reflection Area - The Christian Value of Faith

Respect (Courage and Encouragement)

World Book Day - Dressing up and enjoying authors (David Walliams)

Recounting the story of Dribbling Drew by David Walliams

Use of Apostrophes - Grubby Gertrude (David Walliams)

Writing like an author - Our own stories

World Book Day

Summer 2020



Creative Writing Day

It's a Mystery

The Crime Scene

The Clues

Clue 1 - Blue Eyes
Clue 2 - Size 7 feet
Clue 3 - A fair hair in the empty box
Clue 4 - Left-handed


Changes to the Environment - A Grammar Focus

How fossil fuels were created.
How coal is made? Fronted adverbials
Arguments For and Against Wind Farms P4C

How changes to the environment can impact nature

First we looked at habitats and food chains

Food chains and flow of energy


PSHE- How to be Responsible Citizens and Guardians to Our Planet?

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

Recycling Bottles - Explanatory Text

Graffiti Art Day - Paid for by our enterprise

Numeracy - Space

DT - Replica Anglo-Saxon Houses

Anglo-Saxon Settlement

Anglo-Saxon Beliefs - The Creation Story

Recounting Anglo-Saxon Myths (cartoons)
Planning and creating our own Anglo- Saxon Myths

A Visit from Hrothgar - Viking weaponry and tactics

Viking Myths and Saga

Viking Games

Viking Burial Practise

Hope - Our Christian Value

We helped other classes to create their own Pentecost Art

The Birth of Christianity

Numeracy - Shape

In the case of school closure - Week 1

WEEK 1:More to be added...This is just Spelling/Handwriting and Reading Comprehension..Tomorrow SPAG and Maths will be added. Also I have hard copies of everything read to send home if required.