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Year 4 - Oak

Home Learning


Take a look through your home learning  pack and decide what you would like to do. You could start by creating your own daily timetable in your home learning book - this will help you to keep to a routine and help your parents and carers help you to complete your daily tasks. 

When we are at school, we usually start the day with our literacy focuses. We cover our spellings, reading comprehension and writing before playtime. After play, we would have our daily maths lesson and practise our times tables. Make sure you take some time out for lunch and a break!

Our afternoons always begin with 30 minutes reading - don't forget that you can login to your MyOn account to quiz on the online AR books. 

We would usually spend the rest of the school day learning about our topic through geography, history, science, art and design technology. 


These are some of the activities that you could include in your daily routine. 



9am PE with Joe Wicks on his youtube channel. This will help you to wake up your brain and ensures you are keeping active while we can't play outside at the parks and school. 

The BBC has uploaded the supermovers where you can learn and be active at the same time! search the webpage:



We often use Jane Considine's sentence stacking in our writing in class, you can access online lessons with Jane Considine  on

You can go online and use the literacy lesson. There is a new image every day, choose at least one of the writing options to complete in your book. 

You have a spelling and a handwriting booklet in your home learning pack to help you to practise skills



You all have your own logins for  MyMaths where I am setting tasks for you to complete.

You can use uk and Times Tables Rock Stars to practise multiplications.

We are also using Prodigy as a maths learning platform. 




Home Learning Pack page of ideas.

Welcome to Oak Class

Mrs Cousins and Mrs Emblem would like to welcome you all to our Oak Class web page. We will keep you up to date with our class learning, trips and photographs. Remember to check in regularly!


Important information

Class timetable:

Monday: Humanities and French

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Science 

Thursday: Library, Art/Design and Technology

Friday: PE


All children in year 4 will have daily maths, literacy, reading, spelling and handwriting lessons. 

  • PE kits should be in school everyday, children will be expected to wear the school PE uniform during PE lessons. Jewellery must be removed and long hair should be tied back for safety. 
  • Our class library session will be on Thursday afternoons. Children will need to bring their library books to school to change on a regular basis. 
  • We will be able to change children's Accelerated Reading Books during afternoon sessions. Children are expected to go to the school library independently to change their book once quizzed. 



The class expectation is that children should be reading at home on a daily basis. The children will have a 'Reading record' book, this should be signed by an adult at home each time the child reads. Children will also read with adults in class. It is important to encourage children's reading as this supports their literacy development, writing style and use of interesting vocabulary in writing.


At the beginning of each topic, children will bring home a homework grid. This will give the children a range of choices as to how they would like to present their topic related homework. This could include: art work, research, fact finding, reading, walks, posters, writing a song, etc. The children would have the half term to produce their chosen work and to bring it into school to share and present to the class. 

Children will also have regular spelling and handwriting homework to complete. 


All about year 4...

This is a year in which teachers will work to nurture and encourage the feelings of independent thinking, learning and decision making. 


The children were keen to learn about the year 4 topics on transition day - some may remember some of the activities we spoke about. 

Our topics are as follows:

Blue Abyss


Burps, Bottoms and Bile


Misty Mountain Sierra

Road Trip USA

I am Warrior


We have some great science topics such as: the digestive system, teeth, electricity and ocean life.We will learn about mountains, regions and oceans in geography and Romans and Egyptians in history. These lessons will engage the children's imagination and will get them talking at home. Perhaps this is an opportunity to share some learning activities together, research countries or creatures, complete mini projects or use recycled materials to construct something linked to learning in class.  

Daily maths, spelling and literacy lessons will develop confidence and ensure that children know and understand the key skills. Apostrophes, commas, times tables and key spellings are just some of the things children in year 4 are expected to use accurately. There will also be a particular emphasis on the children's presentation of their work and handwriting throughout the year. 


How to help your child at home...


One of the most important things you can do is to hear your child read. 

'Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style.'

Take time to discuss the text your child is reading, ask about the book, what do they like about it? Share reading at home - you can be a good role model by reading too! 

By the end of year 4, all children are expected to know their times tables and to be able to use them fluently. The children will complete a test towards the end of the year. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and stay in is fantastic! 

Spring Learning

Spring Learning  1 Wear your seat belt!
Spring Learning  2 History Week
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Spring Learning  11 mixing a solid and a liquid to make a gas!

Burps, Bottoms and Bile!


Our topic for this half term is science based with lots of experiments and investigations to carry out. 

We have started our topic learning with a visit from the dental nurse. We had lots of questions to ask about our teeth and how we can look after them! We took part in a plaque disclosing experiment. Look at our teeth! We know we have to brush regularly to prevent the build up of plaque on our teeth. 

Picture 1 We have been on a tooth brushing workshop
Picture 2 We have made toothy fact files for Ash class
Picture 3 Our guided reading text this half term is...
Picture 4 Our introduction work for our topic

Autumn Term Learning

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Home Learning Links can be found on Parents’ and Children’s pages. Check out the headteacher and teachers’ Daily Blogs on the Home Learning section of the Children’s page. Contact number for Key Workers to arrange last minute child care 07907616595