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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Your class teachers are:

4 Ash - Miss K Pickering          4 Lilac - Miss R Hillary

Daily Home Learning Tasks

Here you will find your daily tasks that you should complete at home in your home learning journals. Below is a suggested timetable that you could follow to add some structure to your day.

Tuesday 31st March 2020


Self-mark answers from yesterday’s comprehension task: 

1. The Iron man ate the machinery. I know this because there were ‘giant toothmarks’ where the metal had been torn apart. 

2. The author described the sea as empty because the Iron Man could not be seen in the water despite the tracks leading over the cliff. Hogarth and the farmers weren’t interested in anything else in the water besides finding the Iron Man. 

3. The author created a sense of panic and hysteria in his writing when he used multiple rhetorical questions in this paragraph. We can imagine the farmers panicking about what the Iron Man might do next. 


Today's English Task:

Walt: Understand different viewpoints within a text. 


Read the next instalment of ‘The Iron Man’ below. 


After reading, consider these questions - Do you think what the farmers did to The Iron Man was right? Do you think Hogarth was right to lure the Iron Man to the pit? The last line of the extract says that Hogarth felt guilty. What does guilty mean? Why do you think he felt this way? Explain your answers to another person. 



Answer this question IN DETAIL on the blog in today’s Big Question post - How did the Iron Man feel throughout Chapter 2? Click here for 4 Ash Blog. Click here for 4 Lilac Blog. 


Challenge! Choose some of this extract to re-write in your NEATEST handwriting. Post your neat handwriting onto our Work Gallery (4 Ash, 4 Lilac) to see if a pen license is waiting for you when we get back to school! 

Today's Maths Task:

Walt: Divide 1 and 2-digit numbers by 100 

Solve the calculations in your home learning journal and complete your daily My Maths activity. Write a detailed written answer for whether you agree or disagree with Amir.



Answer: Will be revealed at 3.30pm today.

Maths Answers:

Here you will find the answers from previous tasks.

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Remember to select challenges from the Home learning guidance sheet and Anglo-Saxon project. Be as creative as you like! You can find all of these exciting challenges in the documents below:


Below are some useful websites that you can use at home to develop your learning.

Spring Term: Our Local Area

Through our Geography work this term, we will explore the history of Blackburn and how our environment has changed over the last 50 years. We will look at physical and human changes alongside changes in population and ethnic groups. 



Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject:

  • Literacy texts: Into the Forest by Anthony Browne 
  • Maths: Multiplication and Division 
  • Science: The Water Cycle and Electricity
  • History/Geography: Our Local Area 
  • RE: Jesus the son of God 
  • French: Les animaux
  • Music: Ukulele lessons

Ribchester Roman Museum Trip

We had a fantastic time exploring Ribchester Roman museum. We saw lots of interesting artefacts and we explored parts of a fort and the Roman bath house. 

Come and Watch Me Learn: Guided Reading

A big thank you to all our parents in Year 4 who joined us for our guided reading session this term. We really enjoyed sharing our learning with you.


Key Events in Year 4

Autumn Term

  • Pop UK Performance - Tuesday 24th September 2019
  • Harvest Festival - Friday 4th October 2019
  • Come and Watch Me Learn: Guided Reading - Wednesday 9th October 2019
  • Ribchester Roman Museum - Thursday 17th October 2019.
  • Roman Day - Wednesday 30th October 2019
  • Christmas Pantomime - Friday 13th December 2019
  • Christmas Parties - Thursday 19th December 2019
  • WOPS Ukulele Performance - December 2019


Spring Term

  • Come and Watch Me Learn: Maths - February 2020
  • Manchester Science Museum - Wednesday 1st April 2020
  • WOPS Ukulele Performance - April 2020


Summer Term

  • Come and Watch Me Learn: Writing - May 2020
  • Anglo-Saxon Visitor - June 2020
  • WOPS Ukulele Performance - July 2020


Home Learning Expectations

Homework will be given out every Friday and will include: spellings, times tables and a reading, writing or maths focus that may link to the current topic.  This is expected to be handed in fully completed by Wednesday at the latest, with a spelling and times tables test on Friday. Children will bring home a reading book, which should be read every night, and their diaries signed to say that they have done this.


Year 4 Curriculum Map

Year 4 is an exciting year at St. Stephen's. We are really lucky to study some fascinating topics like The Romans, The Water Cycle and Electricity and we will also go on amazing trips to Ribchester Roman Museum and Manchester Science Museum. Please have a look at our Year 4 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year.

Useful information

Here you will find our year 4 targets along with knowledge mats for topics in our curriculum. 

Curriculum Newsletters

Below you will find our termly curriculum newsletters with details of the topics we will be covering each term.

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