Happy holidays!

It would be a good idea to keep up your skills over the holidays, and we would really recommend that you keep working through your Schofield and Sims books that you have taken home. Also, try these:

Read lots of different types of books
Post book reviews on the Year 4 Blog
Send ‘postcards’ to us via the Blog to let us know what you’re up t0

Take part in this Summer Reading Challenge:

Summer Maze Challenge 2019


For daily practice:


Play games on these websites –
You can also use playing cards to practise your skills:
• Find different ways to sort the cards
• Times tables – decide on a times table you want to practise. Turn over the top card and multiply that number by your chosen times table, turn over the next card and do the same. Keep doing this for a minute and count up how many you have done. Challenge a friend to see who can get through the most in a minute!
• Number Bonds – as above, but say the number that, when added to the number you have turned over, makes 10
• Addition – turn over two cards and add them together. How many can you do in 30 seconds?
• Subtraction – as addition, but take the smaller number away from the bigger number

If you fancy creating worksheets, this website is really good:


Try these too:


Have a wonderful summer break!!

Y4 Book Reviews

Year 4 homework this week is to write a review of a book that you have really enjoyed reading recently and that you think others will also enjoy reading. Write your review as a comment to this post, remembering all the things we learned this week about how to write a good book review.

Remember to include all of these important features:

  • Title:
  • Author:
  • Who are the main characters in the story?
  • What are they like?
  • What happens in the story?
  • Which parts did you like and why?
  • Do you have a favourite part of the book?
  • Which parts didn’t you like and why?
  • Were there parts of the book that you thought could have been changed to make the book better?
  • How did the story make you feel?
  • Were there funny or scary bits?
  • What did the story make you think about?
  • Did you learn anything from the story?
  • Would you recommend the book to a friend? Why?
  • If you didn’t like the book can you think why?
  • Who would like the book?

I can’t wait to read your recommendations!


As if learning about Ancient Egyptians wasn’t exciting enough, 4R have mummified oranges learning about the process of embalming and mummification!

Remember to put your ‘mummy’ in a warm dry place at home and check on it every week.  Comment below with your observations!


Are you up for a challenge?

What a yummy treat Oscar, Well done.
Mrs Whinnett 🙂

  Following on from Mrs Whinnett’s PSHE lesson on initiative, you have been set the challenge of showing us how you use your initiative outside school. Ask someone to take a photo of you to show us how you have completed the challenge and add it to this post with a description of what you did.

Top tips:

Don’t wait to be told – be a Self starter!



Evidence from boys using their Initiative.


Cameron unloaded the dishwasher after his cricket match.

Beltran loaded the dishwasher and helped to do the washing.

Wow! Ancient Egypt!

Our first History lesson this term really had the wow factor as we welcomed back Catherine Hammond for a workshop about Ancient Egypt. What did you learn about the Ancient Egytians today?