Class 4U 2019 - 2020

Miss Upton

Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Wilde


Welcome to 4U

Friday 10th July

'It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.'

Good morning. It's Friday!! One of the bonuses of school at the moment is that we get two Friday's - one on Thursday when our bubbles finish for the weekend and another one today. Depending on how early you get up, and how early you are reading this, your parents will have either received your end of year report or will do very soon. You have all done so so well this year and, even though the reports only cover up to 20th March, I just wanted to say how blown away I have been by all of your phenomenal efforts during Lockdown. No one could have asked anymore of you and you are all incredible! Proud is an understatement.

I hope you have all had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend. It looks like the weather might be cheering up again soon which will nice. If you are looking for something new, or a little different, hop over the the Manchester Orienteering Club where you can download maps for local courses (cost up to £3 each) and head off in to the countryside for an adventure. You could even challenge other families to a race

This morning:


Please open the Powerpoint titled maths wb 06.07 and work through today’s slides. The worksheets are on the PowerPoint but have also been email as separate documents.

Sunday’s email to parents also contained some extension activities for this week and don’t forget there is also Timestable Rockstars.


Please open the PowerPoint titled English wb 06.07 and work through today’s slides. If you would prefer to work on the Oak National Academy website for another week, that is absolutely fine as an alternative this week.


Please open the PowerPoint titled Spelling wb 06.07 and work through task 3 if you haven't already.

Afternoon activities for this week:

As you did last week, you might life to choose one or two science activities to complete. Don’t forget, BBC Bitesize has lots of sounds activities available on the BBC Bitesize website.

Please also choose an activity or two from the rest of the Foundation Subjects Topic Menu. This half term we have added some more art, DT and craft activities and computing for all those budding film makers out there.

Fun activity ideas:

Ever fancied being a code cracker or a spy? Here you can learn how codes are used to send secret messages and see if you have what it takes for a career in MI5.

Alternatively, visit this British Science Week website for some fascinating, practical science and engineering challenges


Love maths? Missing your daily math lesson? We can assure you that the teachers really are missing teaching them to you but why not tune into these fantastic home learning lessons below with Gareth Metcalfe. Gareth is a Primary Maths consultant and has recorded some online problem solving session which will keep your maths brains occupied for hours. Please do record these in your scrapbooks so we can see how hard you have been working.


Useful Websites

Oxford Owl - read books or listen to audio books. logins are on the letter emailed home or to the right of your screen.


Times tables:

As children are required to know their multiplication tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4, a key area of focus is to develop our multiplication tables knowledge and become times table superstars! Strong multiplication table knowledge is crucial in many areas of maths and children should be able to recall these quickly and confidently. On top of your child's weekly mathematics homework, children should spend some time each week practising their times tables. Please enjoy exploring the times table activities below: - every child has an individual login for Times Tables Rock Stars.

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds

About Hit the Button. Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division ...


Have you found some other fun times table activities? Come and let us know - 4H would love to hear about them.

Please click on the link below and spend some time exploring the range of fun and exciting spelling, punctuation and grammar activities available:


It would be really beneficial for the children to read at least 5 times a week.  Even though most children are able to read independently in Year 4, it would be great if they could read with an adult a couple of times a week.  To develop their higher level comprehension skills, please use some of the questions suggested in the documents to download. The children still love being read to, so please continue to read to them too!  It's a great way of extending their vocabulary and providing them with their own ideas for story writing.

Along with regular reading and learning times tables, the children will have spellings to learn and homework will be set weekly to consolidate their understanding of key skills in English and Maths.

The children also have access to Times Tables Rockstars which is a website that will help to develop their multiplication and division knowledge. Please check your child's Maths homework book for their individual login.

Thank you so much for your support in this area.

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