Year 4 Home Learning S1

Summer 1

This is the Home Learning page for the half term beginning 1st June. Please go to the main class page in the menu above to access the current Home Learning information.

Within this home learning guide, you will find a wealth of resources to support your child in their learning at home throughout this half term. We will also be ‘tweeting’ additional useful resources every day, so please do try and follow us on twitter to ensure that you can access these valuable resources.

Please do not feel in any way pressured to complete all of the work, we are trying to provide as much as people will need, but we also know that the health and well-being of your family is your priority at this time.

Here is a suggested timetable for guidance:


To support your learning in English and keep your writing skills up whilst we are away from school, you now have a weekly writing sheet with suggested work which has been broken into a weekly sequence similar that used in school. Each day, within your hour of English work, I would like you to complete:

  • Daily task from Writing Weekly sheet (see below). You can share you writing with me at any point, and I would love to see it at the end of the week
  • Complete 2-page spread of CGP Reading book (see guide sheet for suggested approach) There is another 3 weeks of work in this book for after half term. Your pack includes a 2 sets of daily 60 second reads for week 4 and week 5
  • Additionally you could complete a set of English grammar questions from Classroom Secrets home learning resources
  • This time may also include spelling practise using the Spelling Shed. Children can select any Phase 4 list, or choose from the lists I have made available to them (which include the statutory word lists from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and the current spelling list)


In addition to the reading task above, children are expected to read every day, both independently and with an adult. All children, regardless of reading level, benefit from discussing the text, answering questions based on what they have read. Please refer to the reading skills bookmark for some ideas about questions you might ask.

Here is some additional reading comprehension work for you to do when you have completed your Reading CGP book. There are some shorter 60-second reads, and then some longer reading comprehensions, all linked to your learning challenge topic ‘Who were the Ancient Egyptians?’


White Rose Maths Hub (whose sequence we follow in school) are now releasing home learning videos and resources to help us support your learning whilst you are out of school. Your daily maths will now be based on these resources, a sheet is provided which explains how and when to use these (see below). I would like you to complete one hour of work each day which includes:

  • One lesson from White Rose, including task and self-marking – see your weekly Maths sheet for instructions and the link
  • Daily use of TT Rock stars (including Soundcheck practise and looking at heat map to find areas for improvement)
  • If you have time left, complete set of maths questions from CGP or Classroom Secrets home learning booklet for practise. Children looking for further challenge might undertake one of the puzzles or problems available on the Nrich website (a solutions page is available and children could be encouraged to record their own solution and explanation to submit to the website)
    **Please be aware that it may not be possible for us to mark all work completed when we are back in school, so it is important that children (with your support, if at all possible) have opportunities to check their work**

Physical Activity

Please be mindful of the fact that children are expected to get 60mins of physical exercise each day. This does not have to be continuous and could be done in shorter bursts throughout the day. Mr Birrane has compiled a list of some games and activities that might help you stay active!

A suggested routine for daily exercise (and brain breaks!) might be as follows:
9am Joe Wicks daily workout
10.15am Go Noodle
12.30pm Stay in Go Out
3pm Disney Dance Along.

Or, why not take part in our ’10 a day, the East Morton way’ challenge. For inspiration, follow our Twitter feed @EastMortonCEP to see what ’10 a day’ activities some of the staff and children have been doing.

Learning Challenge

It is expected that children will complete 2—3 hours of learning challenge per week. Children are to research, find reliable information (or check the information that they have found is accurate) and then create their own scrap book style double page spreads (which include text, and illustrations or pictures, where possible) to answer the following questions. From week 3 we will be working on brilliant new summer learning challenge topic ‘Who were the Ancient Egyptians?’. PLEASE LEAVE 4 BLANK SIDES BEFORE STARTING YOUR NEW TOPIC.

Week 1 (w/c 20.4) Who is Steven Brown?*
(Resources in original pack)

Week 2 (w/c 27.4) End of rainforest unit task: rainforest animal artwork (Steven Brown style)*
See file below for help with drawing rainforest animals (Sheet in original pack)

Week 3 (w/c 4.5) Why would you remove a brain? (Ancient Egyptian burial rituals and beliefs)

Week 4 (w/c 11.5) Where would you have found the Ancient Egyptians? (Locate the period on a timeline, and its location on a map)

Week 5 (w/c 18.5) How do we know so much about Ancient Egypt? (Archaeological finds, including in the 20th century)

See additional guide sheet for further information about what you might include in your 3 questions on Ancient Egypt:


You have 2 science projects to complete. Your projects can be presented in a variety of ways – the more creative the better. Please use the materials provided to help you alongside your own research.

Week 1 (Start on 20.4.20): What happens to different materials when they are heated and cooled?
Investigate the 3 states of matter, solids, liquids and gases. Explore what happens to different materials when they are heated and cooled? Try different materials which are solids, liquids and gasses. You have 3 weeks to complete this project. Possible resource:

Week 4 (Start on 11.5.20): How does the water cycle work?
Create a model of the water cycle, which explains each stage. You have 2 weeks to complete this project. Possible resource:

Additional e-learning opportunities

  • Music Log onto Yuma to access your current unit of work for music
  • Purple Mash There are many activities and learning games available on Purple Mash
  • Education City You could consolidate key learning in Maths, English and Science through the use of the ‘Learn Screens’ for recapping and the games for practise. The ‘Think-its’ provide an additional opportunity for children looking for challenge as they require use of the children’s thinking, reasoning and explaining skills.

Story Time

The staff have been producing videos of themselves reading stories for you to enjoy. These have already been shared via email or Twitter, but here they are in case you missed them or would like to watch them again.

The Smartest Giant in Town (read by staff)
Room on the Broom (read by staff)
The Gingerbread Man (read by staff) 
The Three Little Pigs (read by staff)  
Stick Man (read by staff) 
The Gruffalo (read by staff)
The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business (read by staff)

Other videos

A special ‘Hello’ from the children and staff ‘with love’
A special ‘Hello’ from staff and Senior Choir

10 a day, the East Morton way

Collective Worship:
Reverend Tony – w/c 11/5
Reverend Tony – w/c 4/5
Reverend Gareth – w/c 27/4
Reverend Tony – w/c 20/4
School Easter Service

Our Twitter

As the last BDAT school closes their doors for the summer holidays, we want to issue every student and every staff member a wonderful summer and say a huge thank you for being AMAZING in what has been a very unique (and hopefully never to be repeated) year. Happy holidays! 🌞😎☀️


We have a part time Administrative Assistant vacancy here at @WeAreBDAT. Click the link below to find out more. Come and work with us!

This week we say farewell to 3 of our long-serving Heads. Thank you Kate Sutcliffe from @CullingworthVPS, Jane Tiller @ImmanuelBD10 and Karen Webster @Woodlandsce We are so pleased you are still staying linked to @WeAreBDAT. See you in September x 😀

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