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!

I just don’t know what to say anymore…

The  first part of Moon Dragons… the rest is below, keep scrolling!

Calling all you sewing-bees… Here’s how to stitch…

Oh my goodness, what now…

Back to the Future…

Exciting science with Professor Kitcatt!

The Great Kapok Tree

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 13th July

Hi Year 4,
Can you believe it we are up to week 14 of lock down! We are still missing you at school but are delighted that we have a chance of seeing as many of you as possible at the picnic.
We have loved all the photos you have been sending us, it’s great to see you enjoying your learning and giving us an idea which of our new ideas we should try to keep doing next year.
This week is Pirate Week with much of your learning sprinkle with a bit of pirate fun. Why are we having pirate week? Don’t know, we just aarrrrh! All pirate jokes are welcome.  We hope you will enjoy the activities we have chosen for you. We have made a new video to get you in the mood and we hope you will end your week dressed as pirates as we plan to be.
We also have one final TTrockstars challenge between the TTrockstars supergroup of George H and James F with their support act, (Mr Kitcatt and Miss Petley,) who may be a help (or maybe not!!) Good luck.
Have a great week and stay awesome,
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

More prayers around our Golden threads

Prayers for week 10

Prayers for Week 11

Prayers for week 12

Prayers for Week 13

Transition Week

This week in school we would have been enjoying our Transition Day, a chance to be in our new year groups with our new teachers. We cannot do that in person but here is the PowerPoint to support your home learning activities around the transition. Please don’t forget to bring your completed learning booklet back to school in September for your new teacher.

Transition Week PowerPoint

2020-21 Autumn Year 5

The Moon Dragons

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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

Year 4 Music Lessons – Week 14



VIDEO LINK 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KriHpKZbnoA


VIDEO LINK 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlckGxaJjx0

ACTIVITY 3:  ROLLS                        

VIDEO LINK 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjEfF288ass

ACTIVITY 4: TRIPLETS – a group of three notes

VIDEO LINK 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X5udop8ZUs

  1. Learn to play a triplet slowly, then gradually faster.
  2. Learn to play a triplet across your legs
  3. Learn to play a triplet using your fingers


VIDEO LINK 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGjQqjKZ2SM


VIDEO LINK 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35NYzvlcTYU


VIDEO LINK 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-yaVJflO9w


VIDEO LINK 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5MKiR1LZg

le français

Week 12 
Mrs Gibbs reading the story ‘ Quel temps fait-il Berthe? Video file attached.
Weeks 13 and 14
‘Les Sports’
Learn some new French words and eat at the same time!  If you enjoy mini Petit Filous Fromage Frais there are French words  on the peel-off lids at the moment like this:

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