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Home Learning

Good morning wonderful pupils of Class 4! If you have become unwell, and have to be off school, I have uploaded some lessons for you to have a go at, providing that you are well enough to do so. To access the lessons, simply follow the links below. Start at day 1 and then work your way through. Best Wishes, I hope you feel better soon! Mr Jones.

Day 1 – Home Learning

Literacy – There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom

To engage with the text (thenational.academy)

Maths – Count in 1000s

Aut4.2.1 – Count in 1000s on Vimeo

Day 2 – Home Learning


There’s a boy in the girls bathroom.



Science – Solar and Lunar Eclipses


Day 3

Literacy – There’s a boy in the girls bathroom.


Maths – Order 4 Digit Numbers

R.E – Hinduism


Day 4

Literacy – There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom


MathsNumber Line to 10,000

Geography – What are the countries of Europe?


Day 5

Literacy – There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom


Maths – 1000 MORE OR LESS

Who were the Vikings?


Day 6

Literacy – The Giant’s Necklace


Maths – Rounding to the nearest 1000

Science – What is the solar system?


Day 7

Literacy – The Giant’s Necklace


Maths – Count in 25s

French – My Town


Art – Art club with Olaf Falafel

Day 8

Literacy – The Giant’s Necklace


Maths – Negative Numbers

R.E – Hinduism


Day 9

Literacy – The Giant’s Necklace


MathsRoman Numerals

History – The first Viking raids


Day 10

Literacy  – The Giant’s Necklace


Maths – End of Unit assessment

Geography – What are the Physical features of Europe?


Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check Information

  • This check tests the children on their times table knowledge.
  • In 2019, we took part in the National pilot for this check.
  • The current year 4s will complete this check in June 2021. It will again be a pilot due to the national lockdown.
  • It will be completed on an iPad as all children have practiced using this format in school.
  • They will be asked 25 times table questions.
  • The children have 6 seconds to answer each question with a 3 second pause between questions.
  • An example question would be 12 x 8 =
  • They will not be asked division questions.
  • The best way to practice for the check is to use the Soundcheck area of TT Rockstars.
  • If you have any questions about the check please free to ask me at any time.

Monday 17th May – Science

Today in science we have been learning about micro-organisms. We focussed on yeast, which can be classified as a fungus. We set out to prove that yeast is a living thing. In a bottle, we added some warm water, a teaspoon of sugar and a packet of yeast. We then used our excellent observation skills to see what happened. Each group’s balloon started to inflate!

We proved that yeast is a living micro-organism as it used its food (the sugar) to produce carbon dioxide (a gas). This then inflated our balloon. We also learned that yeast is used to make bread and beer but is quite smelly. The children had loads of questions that they wanted to investigate next such as what would happen if we added less/more sugar, if we didn’t use warm water, if we used less/more water or if we used less/more yeast. They worked really hard and even helped me improve the investigation for future year groups – I need to buy bigger bottles!

Super work Class 4!

Tuesday 20th April – Design & Technology

Today, we created our cereal packaging using Computed Aided Design. First, we created a prototype and then edited it before printing our final version on card. Take a look at some of our finished products.

Monday 19th April – Design & Technology

We have had a lovely return to school today by getting stuck into our Design & Technology project. After analysing and discussing some existing packaging, we have created 3D shapes from some pre-drawn nets. This allowed us to practise cutting and folding precisely. Our next task is to design our own product.

Wednesday 24th March – Stepping Out

Today, the Year 4 children practised crossing the road with Ray. We had a lovely time and everyone was impeccably behaved as always. In the pictures below, the children are showing the important steps we learnt: stop, look, listen and think!

Friday 19th March – Comic Relief

The children looked great today as they all came into school in there pyjamas or onesies! We definitely enjoyed being comfortable!

Friday 12th March

On Wednesday, I showed the class a jug of salt water and set them the challenge of separating the salt from the water. We discussed lots of options and eventually decided to place some of the salt water into an evaporating dish. We left the dishes on the window sill. By Friday, the water had evaporated and we were left with salt crystals.

Salt Crystals

Tuesday 9th March

Today, we took part in a whole school live science lesson! Everybody had a go at creating a citrus fruit volcano! You can have a go at home too. First of all we halved our lemon (or other citrus fruit). Then we added: some food colouring with a pipette, a blob of washing up liquid, a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda and then some extra lemon juice.

We learnt that the lemon juice is an acid and the bicarbonate of soda is a base. When they meet, they have a chemical reaction and carbon dioxide is formed (the bubbles). The washing up liquid makes the bubbles a bit bigger and the food colouring makes everything a bit more colourful and pretty. The oranges had a smaller reaction. We think this is because they are less acidic.

Monday 8th March

It has been so lovely to see all of you again today! We have already been busy practicing our handwriting, short multiplication and the first paragraph of our new Talk for Writing story ‘Zelda Claw’!

Miss Hyde 😊

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, the staff of Bryn Offa have created their own version of ‘The Masked Reader!’ Take a look at the members of staff taking part and then watch the video – can you guess them all? The masks might give you a little clue as to who’s behind them. We will reveal the answers tomorrow!

Bryn Offa Masked Reader Video

The Masked Reader Revealed!

We hope you enjoyed guessing the names of the Bryn Offa staff reading ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt!’ Click the link below for the big reveal!

Christmas Poem

Follow the link below to watch Class 4’s brilliant performance of the poem, The Christmas Nativity.