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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 18th 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 that the children have had previously experienced in class.

1 - Similes and metaphors
2 - Editing work
3 - Suffixes
4 - Homophones
5 - Writing inspiration picked by Aiden W



Guided Reading

Week 2 of The Street Beneath My Feet.

A vocabulary check, quiz and word search activities.

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 just coming to the end of 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 still listening to an audiobook, The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. It’s great! I have also been browsing the library for my next book! – Mr McKenna.



A recap of the these 'sure' ending words.



A range of activities looking at addition and subtraction. Remember to use the methods that you have been taught at school. We have attached examples of the methods to help.

If you would like some more help, have a look on the BBC Bitesize website, Maths 27th-30th April.



You are going to be looking at maps of the UK and in particular Southampton. Work through the questions adding to your map each time. You can be as creative as you would like!


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


Invent A Game

National Elmer Day!

Can you invent a game that can be used with household objects? You might already have done this to keep you and your family entertained!

See the file in the Google Drive for ideas.


Saturday 23rd May is National Elmer Day!

Elmer probably reminds you of some of the first books you read and he is such a colourful character. Why not spread some of his positivity by completing one (or more!) of the Elmer Day activities?

See the separate pack of activities in the Google Drive to choose from.

You could also visit the dedicated website.

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

We really enjoyed seeing your Picasso-inspired portraits from earlier this term – so quirky and characterful!  Today on the school blog, Mrs Milne introduces another Great Artist: Spanish painter and ceramicist Joan Miro.  Again, this gives an opportunity to create some really bright and colourful art to brighten up your home with few materials needed. Don’t forget to check out Monday's blog post to find out more.

Travelling Water. Have a go at making water travel from one cup to another.

See the BWJS blog on Tuesday for more 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