Middle Street Primary School

From 8th June home learning and communication is now shared through the Class Dojo app. If you have not received your personalised login for this, please contact the school office.

Kind regards,

Lauren :)

Welcome to the Summer Term!


PARENTS: Could you please help your child fill out the form below to help give their perspective when writing their reports for this year.

It will obviously be a great help to me to know their personal achievements over the year as I have only been with them a short time.

Please send them to my above email as soon as they are completed.

Thank you 

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Thursday 4th June

Happy Birthday to Maya for yesterday! (Sorry I'm a teeny bit late) I hope you had a wonderful day.

This is the last day that work will be put on the website - all of your parents should have received log in details for Class Dojo - this is an educational platform which we feel is more user friendly and a better form of communication for home learning. From Monday work can be accessed from Class Dojo.

A parent has requested that work be in pdf format so that it can be accessed on tablets. I will export work onto pdf whenever possible.



 Year 4 Music - PDF version.pdfDownload
 Year 4 Music.pptxDownload
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ART: Competition Time!

Bike Share Drawing Competition:

Brighton and Hove City Council would like to offer you the opportunity to take part in an exciting drawing competition. The winning designs will be printed on  Bike Share bikes and will be seen all over the City as the bikes are being used.

There are also a number of micro scooters and goody bags to win!  Prizes to be delivered to first prizes winners and runner ups.

 The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 19th June. 

All further details found n the documents below - GOOD LUCK!


 Bike Share competition - Year 4s and 5s docx.pdfDownload
 Bike Share competition - Year 6s.pdfDownload
 Bike Share drawing competition letter final.pdfDownload
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This is the second lesson examining Victorian art and what we, as art historians, can learn about Victorian times from them. Go through the slides examining the different Victorian paintings - giving special attention to how the subjects of the paintings are dressed and what they are doing. Are they rich or poor? How do you know? Then have a go at the activity on the last slide.

I would love to see your finished drawings.

Please send me a picture so I can put it on the website.

 Analysing Victorian Art L2.pdfDownload
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Monday 1st June

Good Morning Year 4. I hope you had a fantastic half term and enjoyed our beautiful sunny weather. I have been enjoying the sun in the garden, been able to meet my mum on the beach (at a distance) and had my first swim in the sea this year. It was cold but a really lovely swim. I'm sure some of you may have done a similar thing. Let us know what you have been up to and send a pic of your half term activities...

A new system for home learning will be coming to you soon called Class Dojo. You will be getting information and new log ins this week to access this new learning app. So watch this space...


Tom has got in contact to say he has been swimming and enjoying the sun as well as revising his times tables, completing some white rose maths and some guided reading - he has also grown radishes with his sister, Yum!

Amber has been learning about Victorian schools and comparing them to our modern education system - Fantastic work Amber!

Rocco has been having a great time sea swimming and also finding time to complete the white rose maths, and completing the Venn diagram on comparing Victorian and modern schools. Keep up the great work Rocco!

Athos has also been learning about the difference between our schools and Victorian ones and has learnt how to make his favourite meal - Spaghetti Bolognese - looks delicious!

Elena has been completing ALL her maths each week and completed the guided reading based on our new ebook Victorian Ventures. Brilliant effort Elena!



Below is this weeks maths. Remember to use the white rose link at the top of the page to find the daily videos and also further links to bbc bitesize daily lessons on the same lesson.

 Lesson 1 - Add 2 or more fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Subtract 2 fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Fractions of a quantity 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Calculate quantities 2019.pdfDownload
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 Lesson 1 Answers - Add 2 or more fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Subtract 2 fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Fractions of a quantity 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Calculate quantities 2019.pdfDownload
 Year-4-Week-6 video links.pdfDownload
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Guided Reading

Read chapter 2 and 3 of History Hackers: A Victorian Venture. There are questions to think about while reading and questions to answer after reading.

 History Hackers - Victorian Venture.pdfDownload
 history hackers ch 2 and 3 questions.docxDownload
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Peddy recently discovered that Charanga, the online music package which we subscribe to, offers free learning packages for every child that wants to learn an instrument, which is great news! Peddy has have created class login details for each year group and you can find Year 4's below. There are more than 20 instruments to choose from, so have a look!

Dose Of Mindfulness

A fun and powerful mindfulness tool for positive mental health. 

 Dose Of Mindfulness - Google Docs.pdfDownload
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Thursday 21st May


School in Victorian Times:

Some poor Victorian children or orphans were sent to workhouses as cheap, or even free labour. These jobs were very hard and dangerous and children were often hurt. At the start of the Victorian era, very few children actually attended school. Children from rich families would be educated at home by a governess (a female teacher). At the age of ten, boys would go to public schools, such as Eton or Harrow, and girls would continue their education at home. Poor children sometimes had the opportunity of attending a church school, but these schools had very poor facilities with class sizes of up to 100 children. However, from 1880 the law changed and all children between the ages of 5 to 10 were required to go to school.

Watch the videos and read the information provided about Victorian schools then think about how times have changed and what your school is like now. Then fill out the Venn diagram provided. Remember in the middle of the Venn diagram there should be things that happened in Victorian schools and modern schools for example - Slate and chalk to write on (except we use whiteboards and whiteboard pens but the idea is the same)


some poor children who may have broken the law for example, stealing in order to eat, would be sent to a reformatory school, instead of prison - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erYwMz5rdW0

Some children, who hadn't even been caught breaking the law, would be taken off the streets and sent to an Industrial school. In these times there was what was thought of a 'criminal class' - some children were branded as criminals just because of who they were, or what circumstances they were born into - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BvMWUc0yiA

One last video just for giggles... I'm so glad our register isn't anything like this!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiqY8YK_7pw HAHAHA!

 victorian schools.docxDownload
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Music and Spanish

Don't forget to click on the photos to access the links - from Peddy

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Conjunctions come in three different types: Coordinating conjunctions - are used to join words, phrases and clauses together which are equal. Subordinating conjunctions - are used to describe the relationship between two clauses. Correlative conjunctions - are pairs of conjunctions that join equal clauses together. Complete the conjunctions sheet.

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Become a detective and analyse some Victorian art - Look carefully at their use of light and dark when painting their characters. Then create a detailed version of one of the pieces in order to find out more...

 Analysing Victorian Art L1.pptDownload
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Monday 18th May

Hello Year 4 and Happy Monday! Sorry for the late shout outs but I am in school this week working with some Middle Street children. It has been lovely to be in school but it has made me miss you all. It feels very empty and weird without you all there...


Well done to Charlie and Cosmo who got 100% on the perimeter quiz on diagnostic questions - this was a tricky quiz so I am very impressed!

Well done to Charlie (AGAIN!), Noah and Isabella for getting between 90% and 100% on the Area quiz on diagnostic questions.

I have been very impressed with Bea's learning this week. She has reported on all her great home learning, learnt about all sorts of periods in history, written a fantastic diary account, and really impressed me with her Science work. Check out her musical Science discoveries here: https://youtu.be/sYUCX_Tj_Dg 

Rocco is back with some amazing creations - He designed a lava surfer game using Scratch - which I found very hard! (why not have a go yourself by following this link https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/394821326) created a new chronometric gauge for Henry Coates as part of the Anksi story rebels adventure, wrote a letter to his everyday hero and investigated sound and created his own musical instrument - what a learning SUPERSTAR!

Shout out to Amber who has been helping her little sister with identifying and classifying plants and for investigating how sound travels - Scientific whizzkid!


See photos of your coolness below... Bea sometimes you're cool and upside down!



 Lesson 1 - Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Equivalent fractions (1) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Equivalent fractions (2) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Fractions greater than 1 2019.pdfDownload
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 Lesson 1 Answers - Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Equivalent fractions (1) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Equivalent fractions (2) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Fractions greater than 1 2019.pdfDownload
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Diagnostic Questions:

'Equivalent Fractions' and 'Adding and Subtracting Fractions with the same denominator'

Guided Reading

We will be reading chapters from the attached book each week. This book will also cross over into our topic and literacy work. This week read chapter 1 and answer the questions on the text.

 Guided Reading Activity 18th may.docxDownload
 Guided Reading Activity answers.docxDownload
 Guided Reading Activity questions.docxDownload
 History Hackers - Victorian Venture.pdfDownload
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Thursday 14th May

Good Morning Year 4! I am yet again, very happy because I have been reading and responding to some FANTASTIC work! I understand that this is a particularly weird time in all of our lives but it puts me in such a good mood when I read and see photos of all your great home learning. You are all SUPERSTARS for having a go at these activities, keeping up to date with your learning and showing off your amazing skills!


Well done to Imogen for writing an impressive tale of a Victorian girl who embarks on her first train journey - only to make friends with a knowledgeable chap who shows her the ropes! A great read.

A big well done to Arthur, who has yet again impressed me with another superb piece of writing. I am loving reading these Victorian diaries but it has made me very glad we are not living in the Victorian era - they are so depressing!

A congratulations to Elena who is sending me her completed maths sheets every week without fail - Keep up the great maths work Elena!

Great to hear from Martha, who has been travelling around the world from the safety of her living room by dancing her way around the globe! Check out her moves in the work below.

Well done to Kate who has sent in many photos of her hard at work at her computer. She has completed many activities and also created her own piece of beautiful artwork - which you can also check out below.

BIG shout out to Tom who has sent email after email with more and more completed work. I have enjoyed reading his spelling and grammar work but especially enjoyed reading his Victorian diary entry. Keep up the great work Tom!


Sound: How are sounds made? This week we are going to investigate how sounds are made.

Activity 1: Watch these videos and take notes in your workbook. 




Activity 2: Read through the powerpoint attached then complete the worksheet, 'Travelling Sounds' Remember to use scientific terminology when describing the process of how sound is made. Scientific terminology: Vibrations, particles, sound waves, sound source, electrical signals.

Activity 3: Have a think about what resources you might have at home to make your own musical instrument. Have a look at the pictures below for inspiration. Can you make different sounds? How could you make a quiet sound? A loud sound? Can you make different notes or pitches?

Make a note of how the vibrations are made using the instrument and how we hear these vibrations (use the knowledge gathered from the videos and worksheet).

I'd love to see your musical instruments and descriptions - send them in so they can be put on the website :)


 Travelling Sounds.docxDownload
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Spanish and Music

This weeks work from Peddy. Don't forget to click on the photos to access all the links.

 Year 4 Music and Spanish - 14.05.20.pptxDownload
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Monday 11th May

Good Morning everyone. I hope you all had lovely weekends and had some time in the sun. Did anyone try any new exercises this weekend? Do or make something new? Remember to send any pictures of your creations that you want displayed on this webpage.


Well done to Noah, Cosmo and TumTum for getting 100% on the diagnostic quiz, 'Using the Distributive Law'

Great to hear from Isabella who has sent in some photos showing her great home learning - as well as being active outside in the sun. Keep up the great work Isabella!

Rocco sent me an extremely impressive and gruesome piece of diary writing as a child working in a Victorian factory. Gory, but I can't wait for more!

Arthur wrote an impassioned piece on his personal heroes, keep up the great work Arthur!

Athos has finished his book 'Beast' by David Walliams and would thoroughly recommend it to others.

Ella has been a superstar worker bee over the last few weeks on Sumdog, Ninjacats, White Rose and more! She has created a story plan and I look forward to reading some of her creative writing soon too. Keep up the great work Ella!




The White Rose maths resources are now going to be accessible from this webpage rather than directly from the White Rose webpage. This is due to them not being free resources anymore and we have to access and download them individually. All the same resources are available and the video links are on a pdf too.

Lesson 1 - Multiplying and dividing - problem solving

Lesson 2 - Perimeter of Rectangles

Lesson 3 - Perimeter of Rectilinear shapes (sorry I uploaded the answers twice - look below for the worksheet!)

Lesson 4 - Area: counting squares

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge - Coming Soon!

 Lesson 1 Answers Correspondence problems 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Correspondence problems 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers Perimeter of a rectangle 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Perimeter of a rectangle 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers Perimeter of rectilinear shapes 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers Perimeter of rectilinear shapes 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers Counting squares 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Counting squares 2019.pdfDownload
 Year-4-Week-4 Video links.pdfDownload
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Diagnostic Maths

I have put two more quizzes up for you to have a go at: 'Perimeter' and 'Area of Rectilinear Shapes'


Tricky question:

Remember that when using the grid method you must first partition the 2 digit number into its place value. So, 54 would be partitioned into 50 and 4. This means it cannot be (B) or (D) as they have partitioned incorrectly.

(A) is wrong because 6 X 4 does not equal 10. So the correct layout is (C). To get a final answer you would then add the amounts in grey: 300 + 24 = 324


This creative writing topic will last 3 weeks and combine many creative skills. You will be transported through different lands, ending up in the new world of Anksi! Activities start by mapping the setting and then move into developing character and place. Story Rebels are encouraged to record their journey and share their stories by uploading their creations, potentially changing the course of the narrative as they do so. Follow the link, read then press the button 'Enter Anksi'.

Take your time to go through the videos and tapes, adding comments for the team and answering questions if you like. You can either write your ideas straight onto the webpage or send them to me or both... I'd love to hear about your ideas...

Saving Planet Anksi: https://www.storymakersco.com/reimagining-home-project 

Welcome Story Rebel! This is your portal to the past and future land of Anksi. As you enter don’t forget your thought journal and your imagination; they will be vital to your mission! Always remember to share and upload your stories and ideas. You never know what Anksian mysteries you might help solve. Be brave and step through, we need your help!

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Spelling and Grammar

Determiners  are small words that go before nouns.  Go through the Determiners worksheet and follow the youtube video to be able to identify determiners.

Suffix: Remember a suffix is a morpheme (set of letters) added to the end of a root word which changes its meaning. Go through the Suffix worksheet to find the correct word endings.

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Thursday 7th May

Hi guys - I'm very happy today because the sun is shining and I have been reading some very impressive writing from you this morning. I'll be putting up more examples of writing and photos on Monday - so any more examples, send them in! :)


We will be starting this exciting creative immersive drama and creative writing project on the following Monday. Over 3 weeks, you will be invited to explore the story by investigating artefacts from museums, storytellers and artists as they piece together clues in the story world.  You can ideas with other children through the story. The story will also consider looking after our planet by exploring eco-literacy. The 'Storymakers Company' will also be running a creative writing competition (announced in week 3).

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PE : Active for Life - Active at Home!

Use this link to help maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst at home.

Children and young people aged between 5-18 should try to do moderate to vigorous physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week!

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Wellbeing / Art

Postcards of Positivity Project:
The project is about making the most vulnerable people feel like they are not on their own, and that there are people out there thinking about them. Self-isolating may protect individuals from catching or spreading the Coronavirus, but can cause a degree of loneliness. So Postcards of Positivity will take a small step in helping to alleviate those feelings.
Please create your own Postcard of Positivity that will be distributed out to local people who are lonely or isolated either because of 'Sheilding' due to Coronavirus or live in a Care Home in Brighton & Hove.
The overall design is up to you but please make sure they are happy, bright and full of positivity!
I know you can come up with something special that will put a smile on people's faces!
Standard postcard size = 15cm x 10.5cm
Max size is half an A4
Once all the finished Postcards are delivered to the school they will be collected and then distributed via NHS Volunteers to local Care Homes and people that are Shielding.



Join us for a Meerkat hunt!

 This project has been created by the Brighton and Hove City Council to put a little more fun into your daily exercise!

We hope you are keeping safe and well. We know that many of you will look forward to your daily exercise and we thought you might like to be part of creating your local Meerkat hunt trail to make your walk/scoot or cycling more fun!

Here's what we'd like you to do:

  • Print-off a picture of Meerkat and colour him in. If you would  like to, you can draw some clothes on him  or use the cut out clothes provided or dress him with different materials. If you prefer you can draw your own meerkat, or even display your meerkat soft toy!
  • When you have finished, stick him in a window where other people can see him, but don't forget to ask permission to do this. You may already have drawn a rainbow to say thank you to the NHS and lots of other people who are helping us to safe and well, so you could put Meerkat next to this picture if you have one.
  • Print off your 'walking map' (or use Google Maps) and mark where you live. If you can't print a map you could draw a simple one.  Do ask for help from someone at home if you need to.
  • When you next go for your local walk, take your map with you and see if you can spot and mark on your map: Another Meerkat, a rainbow picture, a tree that still has blossom on it or that has new leaves, a 5 minute walking zone sign or another type of road-sign, a street or road name and three other things that you have enjoyed. 
  • We would love to hear about your hunt, and see your meerkat, so if you'd like to, send us a photo or tweet it using #findthemeerkats

Here's a bit more information:

You may not have been able to print or have been sent a map by your school, but don't worry as you can still enjoy taking part and perhaps take a note-book with you instead and write down what you spot. Alternatively, you might be able to print out a local map from Google Maps or you can even draw one yourself! You may want to look for more Meerkats on other days as more may appear as the days go by. 

You may also live in a different part of the City than the one on the map, so please don't travel to the area on the map to try some 'spotting'. You can still take part near your home and use a note-book or piece of paper or just spot and don't write anything! 

And please remember only to do the walk with family you live with, keep 2m distance from others who may be out spotting and take extra care if crossing roads.

We do hope that you will take part and enjoy spotting lots of Meerkats and other interesting and fun things when out and about.

Best wishes,

The BHCC School Travel Team.

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Scratch is available, which is free to use and subscribe to, just ask a parent or carers permission and help to subscribe.

Scratch  – Coding for children. Follow the link below to find out more.


You can play games that others have made in the scratch community to get an idea of what is possible when coding.

When signed in explore the area. Sections include: 'Learn how to make a project in Scratch', or 'Try out our starter Projects'. There are new Scratch activities in the Scratch month area and a new Scratch design studio. Or you can simply go to the 'Create' section and experiment by putting some code blocks together and see what happens! At the top of the page there will be a 'tutorials' button that will take you through the coding procedure step by step.

Let me know how you get on!

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Monday 4th May

Morning everybody and happy Star Wars Day! https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52514904 

Thank you for all the work and photos you have been sending in, I love to see what you have been up to and having communication with you whilst you are at home.


Diagnostic Maths:

Money Quiz - Big well done to Thomas, Amber, TumTum, Noah and Elise who got between 90 and 100%

Decimal Equivalents Quiz - Fantastic effort from Thomas (AGAIN!), Ava, Cosmo, Noah and Rocco who all got between 90 and 100%     

Big shout out to Noah, Kacper and Athos - who have spent the most time on SUMDOG over the last week. Well done guys, keep up the great work!

Elise has completed all her math work for the week and decided to do some independent work on how to use speech marks in her writing, well done Elise!

Charlie has impressed me with his fantastic maths and writing this week, well done Charlie!

Alice has got creative with her spellings this week, well done Alice!

Ivy has her very own helpers with her brother and sister standing in as teachers. She has created a great story-map and begun her own wonderful story!

Karina has sent me a huge amount of all sorts of work she has been working on over the last few weeks - Fantastic!

Maya has been working on her Victorian topic and analysing the Victorian paintings - big thumbs up!




Follow the White Rose link to access this weeks math resources. This week we will focus on multiplication and division, which I think you will enjoy as your multiplication knowledge is good. If however, you need a little extra support with these then go onto the BBC bitesize daily lessons as they now follow the same timetable and the video will go into more detail https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Lesson 1 - multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit

Lesson 2 - multiplying 3 digits by 1 digit

Lesson 3 - Dividing 2 digits by 1 digit

Lesson 4 - Dividing 3 digits by 1 digit

Lesson 5 - Friday Challenge

Diagnostic Maths: Quizzes set:

Using the Distributive Law

Formal Division

Tricky Questions from last week:

Money Quiz:

Remember that the word ascending means in order smallest to largest. The amount in D got some people confused as it is in the thousands but remember, it is in pence. To convert it into pounds we would have to divide the number by 100 because there are 100 pence in a pound. So 3415 p is equivalent to £34.15

The correct order is (D)

Decimal Equivalents Quiz:

When looking at the decimal 0.25 there are 2 tenths and 5 hundredths. Altogether there are 25 hundredths meaning that 25/100 (25 out of 100) is an equivalent fraction. BUT there is another equivalent fraction - included is also 1/4 which is equal to 25/100. It is the simplified fraction. So, the answer is (D)



https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01157jx  (several videos showing different jobs children in the Victorian era did).



In the Victorian era children from poor families had to go to work! These jobs were sometimes dangerous and they involved very long days. 

Activity 1: Research/Note taking: Please can you watch the videos (in the first link provided above and read the information in the second and third links). If you would like to do some additional research into children working in the Victorian era please do so. Take notes in your workbook to reflect upon later in your writing.

Activity2: Writing: Write a diary entry from the perspective (point of view) of a child who is working during the Victorian era. You will describe your day from morning through to the evening. What did you do during your day? How did you feel? How were you treated? What does it look like where you work (setting)? What can you hear? What elements will you include that are historically accurate? (Make the reader know it is set in the Victorian era).

Here is a link of several children reading their diary entries from the perspective of a working Victorian child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV3JO_RYIDE . Also included is a document below - Features of a Diary Entry. You should look at this document and ensure you include most of these elements within your writing, especially past tense and first person. 

Activity 3: Proofreading: After you have completed your writing, I would like you to proofread for spelling mistakes, capital letters, punctuation and to check if you have written in the first person (pronoun I) and in the past tense. 

Activity 4: Editing: Choose a section of your writing to rewrite and edit. Can you improve upon a noun, adjective or verb? Could you add in a more descriptive word or phrase? Could you describe the setting in more detail? Could you include how you feel?


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Guided Reading

Read the text about Victorian workhouses. You might want to read alone in the cosy work 'nook' that you made, or read to a parent or sibling. Then answer the questions provided. You can check your answers on the final sheet. This information will further help you with your diary entry.

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Thursday 30th April

I have a lot of shout outs to give today as I have seen so much fantastic work from you all and I am so impressed! 

So here goes...

 Maths shout outs: Well done for all of you who have worked hard on their maths this week but particularly to Kate, Elena, Noah and Elise who have all sent me loads of completed worksheets from White Rose maths.     YOU ARE MATH MASTERS!

Ivy has been having great fun on Karate Cat Maths - if you want to have a go follow the link...https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw 

Creative Writing shout outs: I have seen some wonderful writing this week which I think needs some mentioning.

Ivy and Noah created very cosy looking creative corners to get inspired with their writing.

Elena, Athos and Ava really impressed me with their writing and I enjoyed reading their stories about Severus Maximus and the journey he was taking to fight the English 'barbarians'! 

Noah and Arthur wrote brilliant stories based on the Victorian paintings you have been analysing.


Below you can have a look at the wonderful things you have been working hard on...

Arthur's piece on the Victorian Painting: A child’s view of the Inaugural journey of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway A.B. Clayton (1830)

Everyone one packed in tight, all the lords having a smoke, all ladies sharing the goss. The toot of the horn and we're off, the younger and shy ones clinging to there mothers. Faster than anyone has ever gone before. The Landscape going by at tremendous speed, animals gracefully dashing. People choking on the smoke, people with asthma spluttering, the walls of cobble shaking. The blades of grass ripping out of the nearby fields, all the wheels turning. Then we arrived, at Manchester station.

Noah and his sister have been very creative and formed their very own band. I don't know about you but I see bright things in their future.

Click on the link below to watch the soon to be number 1 hit, 'Everybody Wears Pants' by Noah and Phoebe...

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, it made my day! https://drive.google.com/file/d/11VNWkiTrCK5raOYkwSvgrqS1Pk9ROCxw/view 


Our new learning journey is all about SOUND. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwx2tfr 

What do you already know about it?

Activity 1) I would like you to generate some questions regarding sound. Think about what you would want to know about this topic e.g how fast does sound travel? How does it travel? How far can sound travel? Can sound travel in all matters (gas, liquid and solids)? Just write them down on a piece of paper or on your computer.

Activity 2) Sound Walk - walk around your house and draw all the sounds you hear using the worksheet below (or draw them straight into your workbook) then sort your sound pictures into loud and quiet sounds.

Activity 3) Sort the instruments - think about how different instruments make sound and fill in the sheet. Maybe you have some instruments around the house you can look carefully at and examine - what part of the instrument vibrates?https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zswsbk7 


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Music and Spanish

Remember to click on the pictures of the powerpoint to get all the links. Thanks Peddy! :)

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Spelling and Handwriting

This weeks spelling focuses on the suffix with the 'shun' sound. 

Also attached are handwriting sheets focussed on our spelling words.

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 Handwriting Practice - prefix ex.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - prefix un.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - auto.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - prefix anti.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - prefix inter.pdfDownload
 Spelling suffix shun.docxDownload
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Monday 27th April

Good Morning everyone! Thank you to those of you who sent me your wonderful pictures. I had a great time putting them together, although it was a bit emotional because it made me miss you all. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did making it...


Maths - Well done to everyone who completed some White Rose math activities and those of you who went on Diagnostic Maths - especially Rocco, Noah, Ava, Cosmo and Alice for getting between 90 and 100%!

Also a massive shout out to Noah and Charlie for their efforts completing the White Rose math sheets. Charlie completed a weeks worth of math activities in ONE SITTING - that's a lot of math y'all!


Writing - 

Well done to Bea who has done so much home learning that she has finished her workbook already! She created a dramatic piece of writing containing a required language feature in each sentence, great work!

Cosmo has been reading a book of poems about Darwin and learning all about the Victorian Railway system. He created a piece of writing as if he was a passenger on the inaugural journey of the Liverpool and Manchester railway. He used his senses when writing, thinking carefully about what he could see, smell and feel.


Remember: Don't get overwhelmed by the amount of work up to do - it is up to you and your parents when, and how much, is completed.

Everyone works at different paces but do try your best to complete some maths and writing tasks each week.



Try this weeks White Rose maths (Summer term Week 2). This week still focusses on decimals but you will be finding equivalent fractions, rounding and using decimals in the context of money. Remember, if you do not have a printer just do what you can directly into your workbook.

Lesson 1 - Round decimals

Lesson 2 - halves and quarters

Lesson 3 - pounds and pence

Lesson 4 - ordering money

Lesson 5 - Friday Math Challenge

Diagnostic Math

For this week I have set 'Decimal Equivalents of Halves and Quarters' and, 'Estimate, Compare and Calculate with Money'

A lot of you got muddled on this question. If a question says, 'records the number in words' you need to prove you understand the place value of each digit, not just write it out as you would say it. With this in mind the answer is (A) as it has partitioned and explained the worth of each place value.












These two questions were a little confusing to some and I think it is merely the language used.

Ascending means increasing in size - so putting in order from smallest to largest; which is (B)

Descending means decreasing in size (getting smaller) - so putting them in order of largest to smallest; which is (D)

If you are not sure when ordering it is a good idea to place them on a place value grid, that way it is easier to see the value of each number.

Attached is a place value chart if needed.

 Place Value chart to two decimal places.pdfDownload
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Literacy (PSHE and Science links)


This week's literacy tasks are based on an online resource created by 'Little Green Pig', a space to create for young writers. Watch the youtube clip and read the poster which outlines 3 activities in more detail. To send your stories to Adam at Little Green Pig contact writing@littlegreenpig.org.uk 

1) Create a quiet writing/reading inspiration space - when done take a photo and send it to either myself or Adam at Little Green Pig telling us why it is a special place for you- he may show it on his next youtube video.

2) This activity links to our new Science journey which is all about SOUND. Can you include sounds in your story? How would you describe the sound? How would that sound make the main character in the story feel? What would your character think it was? It doesn't have to be a whole story, you could just focus on a good story starter that leaves the reader on a cliffhanger...

3) What makes a hero? Remember: Not all heroes wear capes - who are the everyday heroes that live and work around us? Talk to people in your household and get their opinions on who their everyday heroes are. Write your ideas down and send them on to either myself or Adam at Little Green Pig - you may even get a mention on his next video.

EXTRA CHALLENGE: Could you write a story, or part of a story containing this everyday hero? Could you write a poem about them? Create a poster/ Presentation? Be creative....

 Literacy Little Green Pig.docxDownload
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Thursday 23rd April

Thank you to everyone who has already sent in wonderful pictures of yourselves with messages and activities you have been doing over the Easter break.

It looks like you have being doing some really fun learning!

If you haven't yet sent anything in, there's still time! Send them to the email above and I will make a video montage of you all.

Shout out to Alice who has sent in some wonderful decimal work for me to have a look at...

Aaaand a GIANT shout out to Kacper who sent me a HUGE amount of work that he has been doing in his workbook... What a SUPERSTAR!!!   


During this topic we will be finding out all about what life was like in the Victorian times.

As an introduction to this time period carefully read through the powerpoint provided below.

When on Slide 3 fill out the timeline worksheet (or try to place times in order in your workbook). When you've had a go, look at the answers provided to see if you were correct.

Go through slides 4 - 10 of the powerpoint, then fill in the second sheet recording what the paintings tell you by studying and analysing the 'Victorian Life Pictures' 

Finally, go through slides 11 - 13 and try to spot the lie on slide 12 (answer on slide 13)

 Lesson1VictoriansKS2History (1).pptxDownload
 Victorian Life Pictures.docxDownload
 Victorian Life Timeline Answers.docxDownload
 Victorian Life Worksheets.docxDownload
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Choose your favourite Victorian painting from the choices above in the topic section (Victorian Life Pictures)

Imagine you are a child in that painting and describe the scene. Use the success criteria below when you write. Remember to include your basic punctuation (capital letters, full stops, commas) and write in neat cursive handwriting.

Success Criteria:

  • Write in first person (I, we)
  • Use your senses (What can you hear, see, smell?)
  • Include your feelings (try to 'show not tell' when writing about the way you feel. Think carefully about how a child would feel at that period and within that painting)
  • Include expanded noun phrases (phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective - remember if you use more than one adjective to include a comma) 
  • EXTRA CHALLENGE  - Can you include a subordinating and a coordinating conjunction? (Look below to the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar section to remind yourself of what these are.

I would love to see your finished pieces of writing. Please send them to the email above :)



It really important to keep active during this time. I have been loving (and hating!) trying the Joe Wicks sessions online - anyone else?

We have been sent this handy document below which has some links and activities for you to try...

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In honour of it having been Earth Day yesterday I am setting some Science work based on an issue close to my heart, and I'm sure it's an issue that all of you care a lot about too - pollution in our environment. Surfers Against Sewage have created an investigation into plastic, which I think would be interesting for you to have a go at. Read through the powerpoint attached then when you get to slide 14, it is 'Time to Investigate' using the worksheet provided. Use the supporting sheet to identify your plastics.


Above are photos of places you no doubt recognise. Volunteers regularly give up their time to partake in mass beach cleans after busy periods on Brighton beach, picking up rubbish which would otherwise be left to be swept up by the sea, endangering animals and taking years and years to break down and biodegrade.

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Spanish and Music

Ask a parent or carer to help set up the powerpoint presentation if needed - then click on the pictures to go to the correct sites.

 Year 4 - Music and Spanish - 23.04.20.pptxDownload
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A big Well Done to Alice who created her own verse for the poem 'Excuses' by Allan Ahlberg.

A fantastic job I'm sure you'll agree :)


I’ve writ on the wrong page, Miss.
My pencil went all blunt.
My book was upside-down, Miss.
My book was back to front.

My margin’s gone all crooked, Miss.
I’ve smudged mine with my scarf.
I’ve rubbed a hole in the paper, Miss.
My ruler’s broke in half.

My work’s blew out the window, Miss.
My work’s fell in the bin.
The leg’s dropped off my chair, Miss.
The ceiling’s coming in.

I’ve ate a poison apple, Miss.
I’ve held a poison pen!
I think I’m being kidnapped, Miss!
So . . . can we start again?

Monday 20th April

Good Morning Year 4!

I hope you have all had wonderful Easters, have enjoyed the sunny weather we have been having and have also enjoyed an Easter chocolate egg or two... I know I have! Over the holidays I have been jogging in my local park, cycling along the beach and reading a lot in my garden. I also had my birthday in the holidays, which was quite an unusual birthday, but I had lots of lovely messages and spoke to lots of my friends on video chat. What did you guys get up to?

I hope that you have all seen the video we sent out to show that we are thinking about you and your families. We thought it would be nice to make one from the class to share with each other. So please write a message on some paper and take a photo of yourself holding it, like the ones below (I promise I don't live in my dressing gown now... well not all the time anyway!).


Try to get your lovely pictures sent to the email at the top of the page by Friday so I can put them all together to show you by Monday next week. You could also include any pictures of activities you have been doing at home and during the Easter holidays (Parents remember to just give consent to use the photos on the website). Did anybody manage to make a delicious meal including elements from all the food groups? If so I would love to see what you made.

A big thumbs up to Bea who made a delicious and nutritious meal over the Easter holidays... looking at this dish makes my mouth water! YUMYUMYUM!


Our new Summer topic is....


During this topic we will be learning about significant points in Victorian history, such as; life during the Victorian period, the Industrial Revolution, and the first railways. More information to come during the week...


We are going to look at decimals this week and there are some great resources on the White Rose Maths website which we will be basing our home learning on. Do what you can and if you need help, please email me and I will go through it with you.

Good luck and keep on having fun with Sumdog - it's great to see you playing the math games.


There are 5 lessons for the week. Each lesson has a handy video, a worksheet and an answer sheet. If you do not have a printer at home you can work through the questions in your workbook I gave you.

Lesson 1 - Make a whole

Lesson 2 - Write decimals

Lesson 3 - Compare decimals

Lesson 4 - Order decimals

Lesson 5 - Friday Math Challenge

Diagnostic Math

Well done those of you who had a go at the challenges I set on Diagnostic Maths. If you have not had a go, please try this weeks quizzes.

Factor Pairs - Well done to the children that had a go at this quiz - particularly Cai, TumTum, Kacper, Alani and Amber - You guys are superstars!  

This was a tricky question. The answer was D) All the above - They all use the distributive law of multiplication as in A) 9 + 7 = 16, B) 10 +6 = 16 and  C) 8 + 8 = 16 so they could all help in trying to calculate 16 X 9


This one also proved to be tricky. The answer is C because the array shown equals 32 which means it should be the dividend (the first number) as it is the amount you are sharing equally.

Division Tables - Well done to those children who completed this quiz - In particular Ava, Rocco, Thomas, Kacper and Amber - You guys rock!    

Using the Distributive Law - Well done to all those children who completed this quiz - Big shout out in particular to Rocco, Cosmo, Alice, Bea, Amber and Isabella - You're awesome!  

This weeks quizzes are: 'Comparing and ordering fractions' and 'Decimal Equivalents to Fractions'

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

Have a look at the Subordination and Coordination section of the powerpoint.

Read the information, watch the video then complete the 'taster' section at the bottom of the slide

Extra information here... https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3 

A parent said that the powerpoint wasn't loading for them so I put this weeks Grammar task on a word document if that is easier for you at home.

 coordination subordination.docxDownload
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BBC Bitesize is a great resource for home learning. They have recently added a huge amount of classwork in all sorts of areas, the weblink is also at the top of this page.


Why not start with a reading activity. 'Please Mrs Butler' by Allan Ahlberg is one of my favourite poetry books.


Watch the videos of Oti Mabuse reading 'Please Mrs Butler' and 'Emma Hackett's Newsbook'. Then work through Activities 1, 2 and 3.

Please let me know if you manage to write another verse of one of the poems - I would love to show your work off to the rest of the class!