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 smileyWelcome to Year 4smiley


Mr Burton - Miss Swain 

Mrs Rigby - Ms Malik - Mrs Parker


Hello Year 4 smiley (13th - 17th July)

This week, we would like you to think about/reflect on your time in Year 4, both in school and at home during the 'lockdown'. What are your thoughts and feelings at this point in time? Do you have any special memories from the past year and are there any achievements that you feel particularly proud of? What are your hopes and goals for the year ahead?

Your work can be presented in any way you wish - handwritten/illustrated, computer presentation, video or artwork. Be creative. smiley We'd love to see your work posted on Class Notebook or on our Padlet page. 

(Links for White Rose Maths resources can be found below - Week 12) 





Hello everyonesmiley (6th-10th July) 


Could you design the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games' Mascot?

If you'd like to have a go and enter the competition, click on the link below for further information, resources and an entry form.

Please find suggested activities for the week in the Document section below. 


Link for the Year 4 Padlet page:


Don't forget the School Games Challenge - details below. There are prizes to be won and we could even become School Games Champions. smiley


School Games Challenge - Athletics Week!


As part of your P.E at home, we are asking children to take part in the School Games Challenge, which can be completed with minimal equipment. So far there has been a basketball theme; a tennis theme and this week it's athletics. To take part, please ask an adult to sign up to the School Games website. Once logged in, you will see the various challenges that need completing and a place to enter your scores. We are aiming to have as many children as possible complete the challenge, so our school can become School Game Champions! There are even prizes to be won :)


Sign up to :


Special Code : shenley


Have fun! Stay active!



MUSIC: Whilst learning from home, Services for Education have launched an Online Learning Platform.

Go to    Username: stpeter   Password: wLYfe82H



Important Update:


Dear Parents/Carers,


We hope you are all well and keeping safe. As most of you will be at home for the foreseeable future and the situation is subject to change at any time, we have organised resources for children to work on from home so that they may continue their learning. Please keep any work in a folder which we can share when we are all back in school as normal. Scroll to the bottom of this page for access to the documents.


If your child is still in school, please do not begin these activities as we will be starting them in lessons.


If you are at home: waking up at a sensible time, getting dressed, having breakfast and taking regular breaks will help with home learning. Try to set yourself a timetable for the day, and know when it is a good time to finish school work. Keep active, keep motivated and keep positive!


If there are any problems or questions, please email us and we will try to get back to you when possible, but please understand that this may not be immediate.


Manga High school code: 67594

Abacus school code: hqx9


Please use the above websites (and Times Tables Rockstars) regularly to access maths games linked to our year group objectives.



Summer Term  - Road Trip USA & Potions - Subject focus: Geography/Science 




Class text - Summer Term 1/2

'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray


Making predictions


Identify themes and conventions

Author’s vocabulary choices


Direct speech

Sentence structure


Adverbials for cohesion


Newspaper report

Narrative (‘twisted’ traditional tale)




In Year 4, we continue to use the White Rose Maths strategy to develop children's mathematical understanding. 


Summer term: 

Decimals - continued

Measurement: Money/Time

Statistics: Bar charts, pictograms, tables and time graphs

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Geometry: Position and Direction


Science: Summer Term



Grouping materials together according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.

Identify the part played by evaporation in the water cycle - recap on work in Year 3.




Locate USA and the surrounding countries on a world map.

Find out the names of all 50 states and identify on a map.

'Visit' New York City - where to visit, things to see, where to eat etc.  

Discuss famous physical features (Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Mississippi River etc).





























Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  This is free until at least 30.06.2020


On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook 

Log in to 

Log in with the class code: sjv1325
Select your name from the list and start reading. 


On iOS/Android

Download the EPIC app

Select "Have an account? Log in"

Students & Educators

Log in with class code sjv1325

select your name from the list


If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby


Update!  It seems that some people are having difficulties logging in depending on the device being used.  If in doubt, click on my name to send an email and put 'Invite me'  as the subject.  I will then send you an email that can be used for access.


To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.


I hope this helps,

Mrs R x


Links - Please click to open.