1. Year 4 work from home

Year 4 work from home

Hello Year 4!

On this page you will find work to keep you busy, handy information and useful websites to visit.

 There is no pressure to complete all of the work put on this page within a set time scale - I have simply added a selection for each subject so you can choose when you complete different tasks and activities and the order in which you do things!


As this is something different for us all and we all work in different ways, planning how you work in this time is up to you. I am not going to give you a set timetable to follow, however I will be keeping the work updated so there is enough to be keeping you all busy! I would recommend 1 English/Reading activity and 1 Maths activity each day (this might just be 1 or 2 pages from one of the work booklets). When it comes to Topic and Science, a small amount of one of these each day would be suggested. Some of the activities listed may take a number of days to complete, but a little work each day will be a manageable way of completing this work!

This is to be topped up with spelling activities using the common exception words for Year 4 and Times tables.


All work is to be completed in the yellow/pink 'morning task' books that you have taken home with you.

I would like to stress that you are to be filling your day with a combination of school work and 'down time'.


First and foremost, stay safe!



 NEW - Reflection task about your time in Year 4 added on 19.7.20

NEW - Reading activities (poetry based questions) updated on 10.7.20

NEW - Toto the ninja cat was updated on 9.7.20

NEW - Maths activities updated 10.7.20 

 NEW - Creative writing task in the English section 2.7.20

 NEW - Goblinology Talk for Writing added 2.7.20 

NEW - Science activities on our new focus, added on 25.6.20

Rainforest reading tasks in the reading section 18.6.20


Reading activities updated 4.6.20

Derbyshire Summer Reading Challenge added 3.6.20

Computing activities added on 30.5.20 


Don't forget the 2 code breakers, the Scrabble Dictionary Challenge and Miss Grimsey's 10 day challenge to keep you problem solving. 

Enjoy and stay safe!


Any questions or queries, please contact me directly on 

Also, anything you are proud of, have completed or would like to share with us - email me (Miss Grimsey) on the email address above, or Miss Fogg on 

I will try my best to check these at least once a day where possible.

EXCITING NEWS! Congratulations to the member of year 4 who has just become a BIG SISTER! We hope you are all well and safe and we can't wait to meet the newest member of your family when we are all back at school.

Over the next few weeks in year 4, we have a birthday! If you are celebrating turning 9 on the 12th July (you know who you are), Miss Fogg and Miss Grimsey would like to wish you the HAPPIEST of Birthdays! 

BREAKING NEWS! HEATH FIELDS GOT TALENT GOES ONLINE! See the image below for more details!

Our 'work to be proud of' gallery!

   As a class, you've all been working incredibly hard on lots of different tasks and activities.

If you're proud of your work and would like it featured here for everyone to see, please email it to me! Make sure it has your name on it so we know it is yours.

Keep up the good work Year 4!

Do you want to take part in the Derbyshire Summer Reading Challenge - click here to find out all the info and sign up! 

Happy Reading!

MATILDA - A Year 4 project

This little project was part of our Matilda focus on World Book Day back in March.

Hopefully it brings a smile to your faces - it certainly made me smile watching it again! :) 


Looking back on a very different year this year, have a think about a few of these questions.

Check out the document here to think about what a fun packed, different year we've had!

What were your favourite parts? Favourite subjects? What have you missed?

Think about it and write them all down!



We all know how much Year 4 love Music and PE so have you looked at the Music or #stayhomestayactive pages here on the website?

There are photos, messages, activities to have a go at and websites to visit based on these two areas of learning. 

Go to 'more' where you would usually find the 'work from home' pages and you will find these pages there. 

Have a look and have fun!


If you fancy trying some computing tasks and activities during your time at home, why don't you have a look at this website?

There are a range of different things to try that are released each week - a lot of them will help you with your coding work!

Have fun and happy computing!

Online and TV education package - 

This link will take you to the BBC bitesize page where you will find lots of different online and TV formats of things to do, watch and join in with! Every day there are 3 new lessons posted for you to have a look at. 


There are also lots of lessons for a range of subjects at the Oak academy online learning page. Click here to go to the page and have a look at the fun lessons and activities you could have a go at.

Feeling arty? Feeling crafty?

Here is a document I have created for you with lots of different ideas and activities. Some involve paint, others salt or rice and some just involve you watching YouTube with a pen and paper!

The choice is yours! Get creative! 


Here is a document of practical things to try.

Why not also try the Time capsule activity here?









Scrabble Dictionary Challenge

An imagination based challenge using both your writing skills and your maths.

4 tasks to complete in this Maths and English combination!

Do you think you can give it a go and create your very own words with definitions?

Access the document and find out what you have to do here.

English - Writing activities:

Updated 2.7.20

  • Character description writing 
  • - The one hundred word challenge - Aim to get your writing as close to 100 words as possible!
  • - Story opening - Re-write the story opening and carry the story on. What happens next?
  • - Creative writing - Children are asked to complete different creative writing tasks for each image or event.
  • - Spellings - Write sentences for at least 15 of these words.
  • Use the look, cover, write, check method to learn the spellings along with the other methods we have used in class.
  • Pyramid writing, bubble writing, mnemonics and pictures - whatever helps you remember them!
  • - The one hundred word challenge version 2 - A second set of scenarios and challenges to get as close to 100 words as possible.

 - What can you see and hear? - Use the photos to write down what you might be able to see and hear if you were there.

- Fronted adverbials - A fun worksheet to cut up, match the pieces and see if you can make the sentences make sense!

- Miserable magic show - Read about Tom's magic show experience and help him write a letter of complaint.    

 - The King of the Fishes - a fun packed booklet to work your way through.

  • - Amazing Aliens - another fun packed booklet to work through.
  •  - Mission Possible - another fun packed booklet to work through.
  • - Impossibly Possible - the 4th fun filled booklet from talk for writing to get you writing some fantastic things!

- Creative writing - I have chosen 3 images for you to use to inspire your writing. The rest is up to you. You choose how, why, where, when, who and what is happening! Happy Writing!

  • - Creative writing task 2 - A second set of 3 images for your to use to inspire some fantastic writing. What you write is up to you! You decide!


- Goblinology - a talk for writing booklet all about Goblins! 


LETTER WRITING - Inspired by an email from one of you recently, I thought it might be a nice idea for those of you who would like to, to write a letter to the rest of the class. A way to say hello and let us know what you have been up to. If you then email me a photo of a typed up version of your letter, I can put them all on here for us all to read!

Happy Writing!


Reading activities: 

Updated 10.7.20

- Non-fiction reading and questions


As I know how much you all enjoy looking at and learning about habitats and animals, I have found a little project pack for you. Here is an ebook called Rainforest Calling! I think it's really good and I'm sure you will all enjoy it!

Based on this book, there are a range of activities to do:

English - questions based on each section of the book - you can talk these through with an adult or you can write down your answers and ideas.

- 1 star, 2 star and 3 star reading and  questions on sections of Rainforest calling (try and aim high, don't just answer 1 star when you know you could try 2 or 3! Maybe you want to try all of them!)

- Potoo bird reading comprehension questions

Maths - Rainforest animal addition of 4 digit numbers

Geography - Fact files about rainforest animals - read through the animal fact files to help you

- Mapping out the Amazon rainforest - you may need an atlas of google earth to help you

Art - Drawing jungle animals

Toto the Ninja Cat!

As promised, our new class book is Toto the Ninja Cat!

 Chapter 10 (the final chapter) now uploaded - 9.7.20

Due to the current circumstances, we are unable to read the book together - so I will be reading the book to you over video, ready for you to do some VIPERS work on each chapter.

The questions can be accessed in the folder with the video. To access the video, you will need to click here and follow the link to the Google Drive account.  You will need to double click on the video and wait for it to fully load before watching it. Each video will be uploaded here for you to watch in your own time.

Happy listening!



Maths activities:

 Updated 10.7.20

 - Recognise tenths and hundredths fractions worksheet - click here for the answer sheet for self marking. If you are struggling with this, click here to open a video to help you. 

- Equivalent fractions worksheet (to keep them in your mind!) - click here for the answer sheet for self marking. A helpful video is here if you need it. 

- Fractions greater than 1 worksheet - click here for answers to self mark. Another helpful video is here if you need it! 

- Add two or more fractions worksheet - click here for the answers to self mark. Need another helpful video? Click here!

- Subtract two fractions worksheet - answers are here. Another helpful video is here if you need it. 

- Fractions of a quantity worksheet - answers are here for self marking. Need another video? It's here!

 - Statistics sheet 1 - interpreting charts worksheet. Answers are here for self marking.

- Statistics sheet 2 - Comparing and finding differences in graphs and charts. Answers here for self marking.

Statistics sheet 3 - Line graphs worksheet. Answers here for self marking.

Statistics sheet 4 - More line graphs worksheet. Answers here for self marking.

- Describe position worksheet (all about position and direction). Answers available here for self marking. 

- A worksheet to practise drawing on a grid using position and direction knowledge. Answers available here for self marking.

- Move on a grid worksheet. Answers here for self marking.

- Describe movement on a grid worksheet. Answers here for self marking.

- Time worksheet 1 - Hours, minutes and seconds. Answers here for self marking.

- Time worksheet 2 - Years, months, weeks and days. Answers for self marking here.

- Time worksheet 3 - Analogue to digital - 12 hour clock. Answers here for self marking.

- Time worksheet 4 - Analogue to digital - 24 hour clock. Answers here for self marking.

- Shape worksheet 1 -  Identify angles. Answers here to self mark.

- Shape worksheet 2 - Compare and order angles. Answers here to self mark.

- Shape worksheet 3 - Triangles. Answers here for self marking.

- Shape worksheet 4 - Quadrilaterals. Answers here for self marking.

- Shape worksheet 6 - Complete a symmetric figure. Answers here for self marking.

- Position and direction worksheets that were listed here are listed within the maths activities above.

 - As it is nearly our Summer holidays, I have uploaded a summer themed maths booklet here for you to have a look at. Lots of fun filled, summer themed maths activities!


Times Tables

As many of you are aware, we are focusing on Times Tables in year 4.

Our aim is to learn all of them from 1 x 1 up to 12 x 12!


- Multiplication grid - Use this at least once every 2 days! The more you do them, the easier they will be to remember! How quickly can you fill this grid in? Can you beat your time?

- Times table games - Lots of lovely games to play! Who can you play against? Who knows their times tables better?  

- SUPERHEROES! Work through beating each of these Superheroes one at a time. Beat BATMAN on your 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Then move on to beat HAWK-GIRL on your 3x and 4x tables. After beating these two, do you have what it takes using your 6x, 7x and 8x tables to beat THOR? Finally, can you beat them all? Use your knowledge of 9x, 11x and 12x tables to defeat BLACK WIDOW!   

Useful websites to use

On top of the work I have put on this page, it is crucial that your children continue to practice their Times Tables and Read every day.

Here are a list of useful websites for your children to use to continue to learn in a fun and familiar way. All children should be familiar with most, if not all, of these websites:


Times table quizzes - A fun and fast way to practice a mix of times tables. Choose 10, 15 or 25 questions on a mix of three different times tables and see how quickly you can answer and submit the questions. How quickly can you do it? Have you managed to beat your time?

Hit the buttonUse your knowledge on times tables to recall the answers to the questions as quickly as you can.


Multiplication grid - An online way to complete a 12 x 12 multiplication table with 5 lives and a time limit. Can you complete it?


Prodigy - An online game to practice a range of mathematical skills using a wide scope of the children's knowledge. Challenge your friends and battle against them answering mathematical questions to gain more points and rewards. ALL children in Year 4 have usernames and passwords for this game.


Short stories - A wide range of a variety of short stories from 0-5 minutes long to 20+ minutes. 

SPaG and English gamesA website full of fun games to play using your knowledge of English and SPaG.


Punctuation games - Correcting punctuation, adding it in where it is missing and much more can be completed on this website.

A note from Mrs Slinn

Some handy hints and tips for a happy time working at home!

  1.  Structure and routine in times of uncertainty create a sense of security.
  2.  "Family time" is just as important as "work time"! 
  3.  Establish physical boundaries when you are working, and make sure you are in a separate space from each other.
  4.  Ensure you have scheduled breaks and take the opportunity to eat meals all together.
  5.  Allow for your own self-care and ensure you and the children are getting physical exercise and are engaging in other activities as a family, such as playing board games or watching some quality TV together.
  6.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, allow yourself some time and space.


Are you brave enough to take on Miss Grimsey's 10 day challenge?

A challenge a day for 10 days!

Click here to access the PDF Document.

Click here to access and watch the video.

(Both documents give you the same information, so the choice is yours!)


Miss Grimsey has a padlock - it is locked and she can't remember the four digit code to open it! Can you help?

If you feel brave enough to try and crack the code, access the document here.




Can you crack the next code? 

Get the document here to give it a go! GOOD LUCK!



Click here to access a series of thinking challenges.

Spend between 10 and 15 minutes on each challenge and see what you can come up with!

Use your imagination and remember, this is your thinking, so there is no right or wrong answer.

Have fun!

Year 4 authors to be proud of!

In year 4, we are proud to say that we have wonderful members of our class who all go above and beyond in many different ways!


During the time of being away from school, 14 of our fantastic children have become authors and created an incredible story all by themselves. They have each written part of the story to carry on from the person before them. 

The end result can be accessed here as a document. 


You will also see below this text that I have recorded the story being read aloud to showcase the hard work of all of the children. Well done team year 4 - what a brilliantly gripping and thrilling story you have created!

Science activities: 

 Our current focus in Science is SOUND.

There are a number of different experiments, activities and fun tasks for you to have a look at here:

This will be for 2 weeks before we move onto our next science focus.

All work from these topics will be left here for you to try out for longer than the 2 weeks if you wish!


Sounds like science - This activity booklet has a number of things for you to investigate and make linking science and sound. Have a go and see what you can find out.


The Sound survey - What sounds can you hear around your house? What is making that sound? Is it a high-pitched sound or a low-pitched? Complete this sound survey and tell me more!


Exploring pitch - Has it got a high pitch or a low pitch? How do you know? Have a listen and see if you can record your findings.


Can you make your own set of pan pipes? Click here to see how.


How do humans hear? Watch the video and explore the webpage to find out! Then, once you have finished, complete the quiz lower down the page. Can you write a short explanation to tell me what you have learnt? You can draw a diagram to show me too!


Sticking with our sound theme, why don’t you make your own instrument to make some music? Make your own mini bongo drums by following the instructions on this video


And, make your own mini-banjo by following the instructions on this video


Or, look at this website for lots of different musical instruments that you can make. What can you create?


Our previous focus was - Living things and their habitats.

There are a number of different experiments, activities and fun tasks for you to have a look at here:


What is a minibeast? Read all about them in thie activity. Click here to access the website to learn all about minibeasts and how to create some fantastic minibeast artwork! 


- Go on a nature walk and collect samples of twigs (with a few leaves on them) - this could be a local area or just in the garden! Then, come back home and identify the trees you have seen on your walk using the website here.

Check out these 'real bugs' resources. There are a range of activities to look at and complete. Access resource pack 1 here - there are lots of fun activities you can have a go at in this pack! Access rescource pack 2 here - this will give you a more arty approach to creating your own minibeat models. Use these minibeast cards to hunt for and identify different minibeasts. Why not try and sketch the creatures you find?


- Use the invertebrate hunt sheet and invertebrate identification sheet to help you record your findings when looking at different minibeasts and creatures. 

- Click here to access an activity all about food chains. Then, have a go at making your own LEGO bird table!

Explore this website all about British Wildlife. You can learn about all of the different birds that may be flying around your garden and the minibeasts you could find too!


- Click here to find out how you can make your own bird feeder for your garden to encourage more wildlife to visit.

Try and make your own simple bug hotel to create a habitat for wildlife in your garden. Look here for some ideas.

Work through this activity and discover a range of different habitats. Then, have a go at making your own mini-pond from a container!

Watch something that takes your interest on Planet Earth here and let me know what you learn! Draw something from it or write down some facts that you find out!

Another previous science focus was States of Matter (solids, liquids and gases) - these activities and websites will be left here for you to access for a little wihle longer!

- Learn about the differences between solids, liquids and gases. Watch the video by clicking here. Then you can have a go at theses activities to go alongside it -  Sorting materials and particle properties.   

 - States of matter crossword

Find out about freezing and melting by watching the video here before playing the games to help you understand even more!


- Chocolate experiment - what kind of chocolate do you think will melt the quickest - White, Milk or Dark? Click here to access how to carry out this fun and yummy investigation! 

Make delicious sugary rock crystals using evaporation by clicking here and following the instructions on how to carry this out! (Please make sure ana dult helps you with this!)


- Can you inflate a balloon using only a bottle of fizzy pop? Click here to get the instructions on how to start your investigation.

With a grown up, read the comic about Selenia the Dinosaur and follow the teacher notes to create your own geyser.

An arty experiment inspired by Jackson Pollock - painting with ice! Click here to find out how to make and use ice paints! I'd like to see photos if you do this please!



As a class, we love science experiments and investigations, so here are some not directly linked to our current focus...


I thought I would share these websites with you! They are full of weird, wonderful and fun activities/investigations to try at home. 

If you try any out, email me photos - I would love to see them!



Click here to access the first website.

Click here to access website number 2.

Click here to access website number 3.

Click here to access website number 4.

A bit of fun!

 A mix of Art, DT, Music and PE

If you are wanting to do something arty or crafty during your time off, I have attached a few activities below.

Don't feel you have to do any of these activities, but they are here if you would like to do something a little different!






Maybe you would like to keep your body moving and stay active by using some of the following links:


- Super Movers 


- Go Noodle


- Watch, Know, Learn


PE - Every morning at 9am, Joe Wicks is holding an online PE session for all children to join in with! Click here to find the Youtube channel he will be broadcasting on.


Fascinating facts - Watch one of the live videos of animals from different zoos around the country. What can you see? What can you learn about the animals? Where are they? What are they eating? Create a fact file about any of the animals from the videos.


Music - Listen to a range of music and think about the following questions:

  • - Do you like or dislike it?
  • - How does it make you feel?
  • - What do you think about it?
  • - What musical language can you use to describe the music? E.g. the volume, the tempo, the pitch etc.

You don't need to make a special effort to find music, listen to the radio, the music behind adverts on TV, film music - wherever you hear it, see if you can answer some of these questions!


GOOD VIBRATIONS MUSIC AND SCIENCE GAME - Click the link, download the game and see who knows the most about how sound travels.