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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

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Year Four Home Learning

For general home learning resources, click here.

Week Beginning Monday 11th 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

01 Sequencing paragraphs
02 Fronted Adverbials
03 Coordinating conjunctions
04 Past tense
05 Writing inspiration picked by Smiley Miley

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



Guided Reading

  1. Looking at the front over of the books ‘The street beneath our feet’. Make predictions about the book and look at some of the vocabulary.
  2. Read an extract from the book. Maybe get an adult to help you if you are finding it difficult.
  3. Go on your own walk and create your own front cover or a collage with what you have found beneath your feet.

 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 these shun sounding suffixes.



Recognising and organising shapes.

Work through the worksheets on shape and see if you can have a go at the investigations as well. There is a knowledge organiser and word mat to help you as well.

  1. Match the shape to the description
  2. Recognise the angles
  3. Shape investigation (optional)
  4. Name the triangle
  5. Sort the triangles into the right boxes
  6. Draw triangles to match the descriptions



We have just celebrated VE day on Friday and we are going to look at what we were celebrating. Read the powerpoint and then have a go at some of the activities. You can choose which activities you would like to do.

  1. Morse code cracker
  2. Thoughts sheet
  3. Spitfire Glider
  4. Design a war medal
  5. VE day word search
  6. Fact file and questions


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


Sound Maps


Enjoy focusing on a different sense by listening to and mapping the many sounds around you.

What to do

Find a place outdoors or where you can hear the outdoors like your garden, doorstep or a safe open window. Mark a cross in the centre of the paper to show where you are. Sit still and listen carefully for a few minutes to all the sounds you can hear, then draw them on the paper to show what they are and where the sound is coming from.

Talk about your map with someone once you’ve finished:

What might you hear?

Listen out for birds, the wind, cars, leaves, aeroplanes and more.

What was your favourite sound?

Which sound did you like the best and why?

Were there any sounds you didn’t know?

What was new and do you know where it came from? 


Origami is the art of paper folding and can be really good for our health.

It helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration.

There are 3 different sets of instructions for you to have a go at on the school website or in the Google Classroom but you can find loads more online.

We would love to see what you make!

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

Any activity that involves getting outside is a great idea at the moment in our opinion!  This week’s challenge from Mrs Milne involves getting creative with items from nature.  Check out Monday's Art@Home blog post for more details.    

Glitter aversion. Can you make the glitter magically move away from your finger?    

See the blog on Tuesday for details.



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