Middle Street Primary School

Information now on Summer Term...


Thursday 2nd April

I am setting a few more pieces of work today but I will not be updating work during the Easter holidays, so it is up to you (and your teacher-parents) if and when this is completed!

Math Diagnostic Questioning - These quizzes will be up for a few weeks...

'Using the distributive law' Remember when thinking about the distributive law you can break a large number up into its place value quantities (partitioning) in order to multiply easily, then add your products to get the final answer. For example: 32 X 3 = 30 X 3 + 2 X 3 = 90 + 6 = 96

Watch this video to see an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k68CPfcehTE 

'Division Tables' Multiplication is a form of repeated addition for example: 5 X 6 = 5 lots of 6 = 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 30. Remember we showed this using our bar models in class. And division is the inverse of multiplication. This means that we can use our times table knowledge to help us with our division calculations. For example: If we know 5 X 6 = 30 it helps us to know 30 divided by 5 = 6 

Watch this video to see an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcMJ1pN36r4

'Factor Pairs' A factor is a whole number that when multiplied by another factor equals a product. Factor X Factor = Product

Watch this video to see an example:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcKOM7Degu0


Music and Spanish

Peddy has set you some fantastic looking Music and Spanish work. Just tap on the links below to access...

 Year 3 & 4 Music - 02.04.20 FINAL.docxDownload
 Year 4 Spanish - 02.04.20.docxDownload
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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Activity 1: The Powerpoint is a great resource which contains all the specific SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) objectives we cover in Year 4. Each section contains a definition, examples, useful youtube links and taster questions for you to work through.

Begin by trying out the activities on Prefix's and Suffix's.

Activity 2: Working with spellings containing the prefix Anti- and Inter-. Click on the worksheet below...

 yr4 SPaG Coverage Grid.pptxDownload
 Yr4 Spelling anti inter.docxDownload
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Design and Technology

Now that I am in my house more than usual I seem to be spending a lot of my free time either thinking about food, cooking food or eating food! I'm sure you guys are all helping out your family in the kitchen too. I know I really enjoy creating different meals and thought we could all aim over the Easter holidays to create an amazing seasonal dish (with the help of our parents/carers) and also learn about food in the process.

I am attaching a powerpoint to go through giving information on what seasonal food is and what makes a nutritional dish using the 'eatwell plate'. There is also a design sheet to fill out before your marvellous creation and an evaluation sheet to fill out after eating your marvellous creation!


  • Always get permission from parents/carers before raiding the kitchen!
  • If cutting any food always ask an adult to help or for proper supervision (Never use a knife on your own).
  • When cooking using an oven, hot plate or gas hob always have supervision from an adult.
  • Try to use seasonal food which would be grown around Springtime but this is not essential.
  • Make sure your dish is healthy and nutritious and includes enough energy for the body- containing something from each of the 5 food groups (Use the Eatwell plate to help you)
  • Have fun and experiment, but always tidy up and clean afterwards - that's right kids - DO THE DISHES... or at least load the dishwasher!
  • Take a photo of your amazing dish and send it to me on year4@middlestreet.brighton-hove.sch.uk (Parents let me know if you give permission to put it on the website)
 Activity Sheet Final Design Editable.docDownload
 Activity Sheet Practical Evaluation Sheet Editable.docDownload
 Adult Guidance Eatwell Plate and Food Groups.pdfDownload
 Designing a Seasonal Meal.pptDownload
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Wow... what a great creation Rocco has made at home. I bet no-one messes with Rocco whilst he's wielding his mighty lego sword! Fantastic work.

Also, great to hear from Alice who has been having a great time on Sumdog, learning about time and direction and has created a scientific investigation into the properties of materials - Keep up the great work Alice! Lovely to hear from you guys.

Monday 30th March


New Diagnostic questions are up for this week, 'Roman Numerals' and 'Multiplication using place value'. Well done for all those who have completed the quizzes so far. If you haven't yet had a go, please try this weeks.

Congratulations to Maya, Athos and Kevin for the most time spent on Sumdog this week, you guys rock! 

Sumdog - I have entered you all into a Sumdog Brighton and Hove COMPETITION! 

How it works

To take part, all you have to do is simply play Sumdog's maths games.

Scores are based on accuracy, and questions are tailored to each of your levels - so everyone has a fair chance.

Each contest runs from 8am  Friday to 8pm the following Thursday - but you can play at any time during this period.


As a reward for taking part, each student who answers 100 questions will receive an item for their Sumdog House!!!



Keep going with the tasks in the workbook such as; writing a diary as Severus Maximus, creating a character description or doing the 'slow write' including all the language features mentioned. 

Remember to send me an email to let me know how you are doing, or a lovely picture of you home learning that we can put on the website.

Thursday 26th March

Hi Guys, hoping you are all well and enjoying your new schooling - I hear the commute is better and that you sometimes get a lie in!

Well done those children who have begun their workbooks and logged in to sumdog or diagnostic questioning to do your assigned quizzes. Remember to take photos of you home learning and send them to me on year4@middlestreet.brighton-hove.sch.uk as I'd love to see how you're doing and I can put them on the website so everyone can see what wonderful things you are up to.

Diagnostic questioning -

Well done those of you who have already completed 'multiplication tables' - especially Noah and Amber who got 100%

Well done those of you who have already completed 'Counting in multiples of 6, 7 and 9' - especially Noah, Bea and Rocco who got 100%

If you haven't logged on there's still time! 



Music and Spanish

Hi All,
I hope you are all doing okay despite the strange situation we are dealing with at the moment. To help keep things as normal as possible for you, every Thursday I will be sending you Spanish and Music learning materials that you can use at home, sometimes with a bit of dance thrown in. I know that lots of you are working hard, WELL DONE! There's a lot to learn this week but if it's too much, just work up to the end of the main section. If you really want to stretch your learning, you can continue onto the extra challenge sections.
This week in Spanish you'll be using a tongue twister to help you speak like a real Spanish person; and learning the words for parts of the body. In Music you'll have fun with body percussion and then you'll listen to a song called Blackbird, by The Beatles. You might have heard it before in a well-known film...
Have fun with your learning, and do send us an email to say how you're finding the learning. That way, I'll know what to change for next week.
Sending you huge smiles!
 Year 3 & 4 - Music 26.3.20.docxDownload
 Year 3 and 4 Spanish - 26.3.20.pdfDownload
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 If you have use of a printer at home why not try to make these cool 3D Roman soldier sculptures...

Then watch this video to learn about the Roman Army in Britain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCFeUDUohs 

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Monday 23rd March


Diagnostic Question Quizzes

Well done those of you who have already got a head start on this weeks quizzes!

This weeks quizzes to complete are, 'Multiplication Tables' and 'Counting in Multiples of 6,7 and 9'.

Remember your log in is in the front of your workbooks.

When completing the quizzes try to explain how you got the answer in the box provided- this will help develop your reasoning skills.

More quizzes will be assigned next Monday.



Friday 20th March 2020 

Hello Year 4


I am sure you now know that we will be closed for some time, so please use the project books I have given you from Monday. There should be enough work there to last until Easter. I hope you enjoy completing the books and showing off all of the fantastic skills you have learned so far this year!

I will update the webpage on Monday and Thursday each week with extra activities for you to do. Most math activities will be to complete on diagnostic questions using your logins which are on the first page of your workbooks. I can see when activities are completed, how you are doing and then set further work dependent on your progress.

Sumdog is a great website which has been made free during this period for home learning. I have sent out a ping to parents and carers with your individual username and logins so you can investigate the fun learning opportunities for math, reading and spelling. I can also log in and play against you so watch out! I will be looking at results and congratulating star players on this website :)

I have put the links on the top of the page for easy access.

Investigate materials and their properties at home - can you create an experiment on reversible and irreversible changes? Continue to research the Romans and find out interesting facts. Why not send me a picture of you working from home? I'll add it to the website so we can all see what wonderful home learning we are doing.

Enjoy this time with your families. It's important to stay healthy and keep active so I have put some links further down to give you some ideas. 


I'll be in touch on Monday!

Take care,



Dear Parents and Carers,


You can contact me via this email: year4@middlestreet.brighton-hove.sch.uk Pink Smile Sticker by musketonPink Smile Sticker by musketonPink Smile Sticker by musketon

If you wish to ask any questions about your child’s learning you may use it to do so.

Emails will be responded to on a Monday and Thursday within normal school hours.

Thank you for your support in this current climate.

 Twinkl is a great site full of educational resources for all ages and abilities.

They have made their resources available free for teachers and parents for one month.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS


Our  learning journey is TOGA-TASTIC!  We will be learning about Roman Britain, as well as the continent of Europe.


Useful Maths sites:



Primary Live Lessons

Long multiplication


Scroll down the page to see what we have been doing this term.




On the first day back, we found out our Roman names, learnt about Boudicca and learnt games that Roman children played.  Some of these games have been adapted and are still played today.  Although our play is far more inclusive and less cruel than Roman children would have been.

On Monday, Eamonn Reilly (a children's author) will be visiting our school.  Eamonn says,  "now this is what I love, school reading days. I do love writing the books, but for me the greatest buzz is to stand up in front of a group full of children and take them on a journey of excitement".

Click here to visit his site!

We have been learning some yoga moves as part of our fitness module in PE.  Here we are in our yoga class.

In Science, we have been learning about the particles in solids, liquids and gases.  Here we are acting out how particles move and how particles are arranged.


We have been making mosaics like the Romans!  Their mosaic designs were based on their daily lives and their gods and goddesses.

Amber researched aqueducts for our class assembly and then we all had a go at making an aqueduct (like the ones that the Romans used for hydraulic mining for gold in Wales).

We have been practising watercolour techniques.  We will be using these when we produce artwork about how we would like to be described by others.

We have been problem solving in Maths this week.  Here are the problems we tackled!

What an amazing class assembly!  Year 4 worked so so so hard learning about the Romans, writing their own lines, learning their lines, practising our song 'Just Like a Roman' (with sign language) and making props like our stunning shields.  Some children even sang in duets and had solo parts.  A HUGE well done to Year 4!