Home Learning during the school Closure

Learning at home in Year 4

Whilst we are at home and not at school for our learning, you will find some good learning activities on this page – more and more will appear! Some of these are highlighted in your learning packs and others are just good fun!

Follow the links to other useful pages on the website…

We are all missing you!

Rainforest story characters…

A special message for the week of VE day…

Who’s this speaking to you from the Amazon(ish…)

Here’s a message to you all from Mr Kitcatt for your English work this week…

and here’s a message about Bug Club!

Mr Whitfield shares a poem about the Amazon…

Take a little moment and delve in to this lovely free book – The Book of hopes


Most recent messages from the teachers...

Week beginning 18th May


It’s week 7!  That means, with the Easter Holidays, we’ve not seen each other for 45 days!!!
It’s also been over 50 days since I moved into my new flat and since then I’ve not been able to see anyone in my family face to face.  But on Sunday, I was able to meet up with my Mum and our dogs for the first time since lockdown, at a safe distance of course!  Mum was thrilled to see me!  The dogs… I don’t think they realised I had left.  Oh well….
Is there someone you are missing and haven’t spoken to for a while?  Maybe you could write a letter or give them a call?  I’m sure they would love to hear from you!
Some of you, I know, are really missing school now, especially if you have siblings in Reception, Year 1 or 6 who might be back after half term!  Don’t worry!  The Year 4 team won’t forget about you!  You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Others of you are absolutely loving the lockdown and spending this extra special time with your family!  This is great to hear and I hope you keep up that positivity for as long as possible!
Next week is half term!!  Woohoo!  Time to switch off, take some time to rest, and maybe try something new!  As always, keep us up to date with all your photos and pictures!  They really make our day and give us something to smile about!
You are all being amazing!  We are all really proud of you!!
Stay safe, keep being awesome!  Hopefully see you soon!!
Mr Kitcatt, Miss Petley and Mr Whitfield

Ideas for worship at home

As you think about making time each day for worship, you might start by making yourself a prayer table or corner – somewhere that you can be still, comfortable but still, not distracted by anything going on around you.

You might want to set up a “table” – a real one or the top of a chest of drawers or even an upturned box, cover it with a cloth if you can and maybe place your Bible on it, maybe your Rosary beads or a crucifix if you have them and if Mum and Dad are happy, a candle which you can light as you pray.

Plan your worship time…

How will it start – maybe lighting the candle, asking that the Light of Jesus represented by that candle may be in your heart…

You might want to start with a prayer – use our School prayer book for inspiration and ideas.

Read a passage from the Bible. The Gospels are always good to read. We are still in the season of Easter and the Readings this year come from John’s Gospel.

Take time to stop and think about what the Gospel writer is saying to you about Jesus and maybe decide on soemthing that you are going to do to change the way you behave or think about things to match Jesus’ teaching.

You could sing a hymn that you know or find one on the internet to sing along to and take the time for prayer.

Pray for yourself, for your family, for your friends. Pray for our doctors and nurses and all those who are working so hard now to keep us all safe and well. Pray for our world.


Prayers for use at home

Use these prayers when you are at home if you would like

and there are plenty of our school prayers in the School prayer book

Here are some prayers related to our Golden threads

Online learning with espresso and Purple Mash

Purple mash log in


Espresso log in


Maths link for White Rose

Use this link to access the White Rose Maths videos referred to in your learning packs

Reading with bug club...

Follow this link for Bug Club

Making music

Week 8 of Home learning:

Task 1: YOUNG VOICES POWER IN ME SINGING event: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Task 2:

Young Voices at Home – Power In Me (1)

Task 3: Watch the excellent videos for children on the Young Voices at Home YouTube Channel to help you learn the song and develop your singing in the lead up to the live concert on June 2nd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZj77kO8cY&list=PLFTl8WEjeyzLq8NbSzUVFqWabGiEP3YuP

Task 4: Participate in the live concert on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm from home or in school! Details will be sent out by Young Voices to parents who have signed up here: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Online Safety

Young Voices have suggested that you can send in recordings of your family singing together but YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENTS’ OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION TO DO THIS. You do not need to do this to join in the concert. If your parents allow you, film in a suitable place such as your garden or living room – not your bedroom; you can dress up but always check with your parents that you are wearing suitable clothes. Stay safe!

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Week 8:

Learning about the weather: Week 8 Weather


Getting ready for Greek Week

Mr Whitfield tells the story of Pandora's Box

Keep playing those strings!

Links to Mr Chambers' videos

RGS String Scheme Summer Term Information