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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together

Year Four Home Learning

For general home learning resources, click here.

Week Beginning Monday 4th May

Good morning Year 4,

We hope you are all well and are keeping safe at home. Even though you cannot go out to the park or friend’s houses, we hope you have been able to enjoy the fresh air in your gardens. Perhaps some of you have been joining in with the ‘Gardening@Home’ club?

Please use the timetable below for your learning this week. Remember, there is no expectation to complete all of the tasks we have set – but there is plenty there to keep you busy!



A range of activities

- Pronouns
- Noun phrases
- Adverbs
- Writing

Parents don’t fret! There are guidance notes for the activities and they are things that the children have already done.



Guided Reading

Continue activities based on ‘The train to impossible places.’

Read the next excerpt to an adult or get them to read it to you! Ask them questions, to make sure they are paying attention.

  1. Discuss and answer the linked questions.
  2. Based on what has happened so far in the story, create the next chapter.
  3. Finally, create a poster to advertise the book.

Also remember to be reading for pleasure. If you’re looking for a new book, the school has joined Hampshire School’s e-library service. It has lots of books and audiobooks, so we are sure you’ll find something exciting to read.

I am still re-reading Varjek Paw by SF Said from the e-library. It’s about cats, which many of you will know are not my favourite pet, but Varjek is a martial arts cat! It is a wonderful tale of his adventures. Why don’t you give it a read?

I’m also listening to an audiobook, The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. It’s great! – Mr McKenna.



A recap of the 'anti' and 'inter' prefixes.



Revision of sequences, time, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money and coordinates.
Someone has stolen items from a party bag. Work through the maths problem to discover the culprit!



Have a look at where in the world your food comes from and how it gets to your plate.

 Also have a go trying some new food. Write a review letting us know what you thought about the food and then draw an advert promoting it.


In addition to the above, here are a few suggestions for some other things you might like to do this week.


Banner Competition

VE Day – Friday 8th May

RSE are looking for students to design a banner which thanks and shows support to the NHS and key workers, for their dedication and hard work during this pandemic. 

We'll pick 5 winners, who will have their artwork recreated by our talented designers and printed on to a big 3x1m banner for us to proudly attach to our gates! 

Use the template (in the Google Drive folder below) to complete your design.

To enter, you simply need to take a photograph of your completed worksheet and email it to hello@fsedesign.co.uk alongside your name, age and details of your school. 
Please also email your entry to Mr Campbell so that we can show off all your designs on the school blog.

The closing date is Friday 8th May at 5pm! Winners will be announced on Monday 11th May!


VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

We would like you to do some research into what happened on VE Day and how World War Two came to an end and present your findings.

 Follow some of the links to find out more:






It’s up to you how you present what you find out:

Maybe a poster? A Power Point presentation?

A fact sheet or leaflet? A diary entry in role as someone who lived through this momentous day?

Please share your work with your teachers – we would love to see what you have found out and how you decide to share it with us!

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

Your first challenge for the month of May actually comes from Mrs Glasspool and involves decorating your front window to make your neighbours and passers-by smile.  We would love for this to become a whole-school art challenge that everyone has a go at embracing.  See Monday’s Art@Home blog post for more.

DIY Lava Lamp make your own lava lamp. Watch the bubbles rise and fall like magic.

See the blog next week for the instructions.



Please keep sending us pictures of activities you have enjoyed – we will upload a class blog every Thursday so it would be lovely to include some photographs of your home learning to share with our school community!

If you have any questions, please email us using your bwjsapps account.

Mr McKenna and Miss Elwes