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Year 4 Closure Home Learning

Week Beginning Monday 1st June

Hello all! Now that some year groups have returned to school, Home Learning will be uploaded on a Friday ready for the next week. Please do the English and Maths tasks in order, that’s really important, as one task builds on and moves on from the previous one. For the other subjects, you can choose the order you do them in! There is no set day to complete each task, it is entirely up to you how you organise your time. This is the work for the whole week.

Jokes for the week:

What kind of tree fits on your hand?         A Palm Tree


A boat carrying red paint has crashed into a boat carrying blue paint.

The crew have been marooned.


A gang has been caught making counterfeit Mr Kipling Bakewell Tarts.

Police say they are exceedingly good fakes.



Task 1

We are returning to equivalent fractions. Remember you have the fractions wall to help you. Look at the game and plan your route from the start to the finish. Remember to explain how you knew the next fraction was larger. The explanation is important, being able to explain shows you understand. It is not all about getting across, explain and prove your route.  Mathletics has been set. Click for answers

Task 2

Click here for the first part of the task. Read the information before you start and remember to use the fractions wall to help. Then click here for the next part. If you can print, then print and cut out the cards and match the fraction to the diagram. If you can’t print, don’t worry, you can sketch the diagrams and write the fraction besides it. 

Part one answers

Part two answers

Task 3

Watch these clips about equivalent fractions to help you understand.

Clip 1

Clip 2

Clip 3

Then click here for your task 

As there is an element of individuality to this task it is tricky to provide an answer sheet. If you would like me to look at your work, then I am more than happy for you to email it to me. 

Times Tables

Remember to keep working on your tables. You are all working on a different times tables, you know which tables you know well and which you need to either learn or practise more. This website is very good to use to practise.



Task 1

Read the information and then answer the question based on the text. Click here

Task 2

Click here for the task. The poem you need for step 1 is here. (Some adults at home may recognise that there is a video of the poem, please do not watch it yet. I would like you to wait until next week – there’s a master plan!)

Task 3

Reread the poem. Think about when we do our performance reads in class; this task is practise, learn and perform the poem for your family. In Year 4, you need to learn and perform a poem by the end of the year!

Remember to:

Consider which words you might emphasise (say more loudly, say quickly, say slowly etc.)

Speak slowly

Speak loudly

Speak with expression (vary your voice – high, low, quieter, louder etc.)

If someone at home could video your final performance, I’d love to see it! - I have recorded my version..... you share your versions and I'll share mine! ;-) 


I am sure you have been working hard to learn the Spelling Bee words before half term (see Monday 4th May task). Have a little Spelling Bee at home, ask an adult to “test” you. Start at list 5 and see how far you can go.

It might be fun to see if you can write a sentence with each of the Spelling Bee words…..



Have a look at the quick recap of food chains.

You have a choice as to where you go next in Science.

Look at idea 1, idea 2 and idea 3 making sure you read the fact sheets carefully. Select one which interests you personally and find out a little bit more about it using the internet. Make some brief notes to help you later.



Watch the Horrible Histories song about William the Conqueror. If you are able to, you could watch the whole of Series 6 Episode 2 of Horrible Histories – in fact, series 6 is a very useful series in general! Then visit this website and follow through the story of the Battle of Hastings. Then go to this part of the website and select one of the activities to complete. 

I would suggest:

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry Interactive

Put the events of the Bayeux Tapestry in order

What does the Bayeux Tapestry tell us about William the Conqueror?

If you want to do all the tasks, then please do! 


Click here for the art task.


If you would like some additional learning, or if you would like some help with the tasks this week, visit the Oak Academy.


Extra fun bits

Try some Shakespeare

Watch the pink and white cuddly rabbit reading Shakespeare! It made me laugh! This speech is from Much Ado About Nothing. What is the play about? Which character performed the speech?

The Name Game

Pick your specialist subject:

Harry Potter Characters

Disney Characters

Can you think of a character for every letter of your name?

Brain Train

Talk to an adult, if you have an apple device, download the “Lumosity” Brain Training APP. It’s brilliant! Both Mrs Aliwell and I have been testing it over half term and comparing results via email! It’s free! It improves your vocabulary, maths, spatial awareness, memory and it’s great fun! I have checked and it is also available on Android. I love the Maths and Language games!


Friday 21st May 2020

Hello all!

Joke of the Day:

There are three types of people: those who can count and those who can’t.



Click here for the answers to the last task. There is also an explanation as to how to get to the answers.

Equivalent Fractions Revision - Use the fractions wall to help you list as many equivalent fractions as you can. Remember equivalent meets the same as.

e.g 1/2, 2/4, 3/6, 4/8, 5/10, 6/12

When you have listed them, can you spot a “rule” for any of them? What is the rule? Can you test your rule? Can you name any equivalent fractions which aren’t included on the fractions wall?


A SPaG activity today! You will need a dice! Click here for the task.


Remember the work we did on food chains before we finished? Consider this food chain.

Answer the question relating to the food chain.


Extra fun bit – Virtual Trip

I have wanted to do this for ages and was planning to go next week if lockdown hadn't happened! Go on a virtual tour of “Mail Rail” in London! I cannot wait to able to really do this!


Also....I have newts in my tiny pond! I am rather impressed by my newts! Have you ever seen a newt before? Click here for a video.


Wednesday 20th May 2020

Hello all!

Jokes of the Day:

Thank you for explaining the word “many” to me.

It means a lot.



Click here for today’s task. Use what you have been looking at for the past few Maths lessons to help you. Go back and look at the explanations. Remember…..divide by the denominator (bottom number) then multiply by the numerator (top number)

I do try and give the answers on the day….this time I would prefer to provide the answers on Friday. Parents….if you would like the answers today, please drop me an email and I will send them!


Consider the letter you wrote last week. If you were to add an illustration to your letter, what would it be? Re-read your letter and draw a picture to reflect what you have written. I should be able to identify how the illustration matches your text.


So, we should be returning from Irthlingborough today……take some more time on those outdoor activities from Monday. The weather is set be lovely….put some suncream on and a hat on and try some more of the outdoor activities! If you have your own outdoor activities go ahead!


Extra fun bit – Origami!

I had an email from the British Museum today with some great ideas! Try some origami based on famous Japanese prints!


Monday 18th May 2020

Hello all!

Joke of the Day:

I tried writing with a broken pencil, but it was pointless

As today should have been the day we were going on the residential, I know many of you will be feeling disappointed this morning. In light of this, I have set a different range of activities for today as a one off. There are lots to choose from, select the ones that appeal to you!

Normal Home Learning will resume on Wednesday!

  1) Play “Irthlingborough at Home Bingo” – discuss with an adult first!

 2) Go Outside!

  a) Have a look at the National Trust “50 things to do before you are 11 ¾” list and see how many you can try (some you can’t yet, but you might have already done them!) Check out the website for more information.

   b) Have a look at the Woodland Trust website for some fun outdoor activities to try. These are my favourites:

Make Natural Art: Collect fallen leaves, petals and sticks and use them to make a picture or sculpture. Please make sure you don't pick wildflowers, however, as they are important for wildlife and some are protected by law.

You could even use the objects as 'stampers' or paintbrushes - dipping them in paint and rolling, brushing or stamping them on paper to create interesting patterns and effects.

Make an animal or forest out of Lego: Make something inspired by nature. You could all work together to make one big scene, like a springtime woodland or a giant tree. Or you could have a contest to see who can build the best minibeast, mammal or bird.

Write a story inspired by woods and trees: Use one of these story ideas to write your story. You could also jot ideas on scraps of paper before you start and maybe sit in the open air to write so you have inspiration all around you!

  • A tree has fallen in the woods…
  • A character has gone missing…
  • An animal is shouting an alarm call…
  • There are some mysterious footprints to follow…



Blisworth has been registered in the 'virtual school games'.

Every Monday, three sporting themed challenges are launched themed around a particular sport for children and their families to try at home. The activities use little to no sports specific equipment and they are completely free to join in with.

Click here for the information

 As the children take part, families need to log their activities via the website. For every activity logged, Blisworth receives a Virtual School Games Participation Point. At the end of the week (Sunday evening), the school with the most points in one of 4 different categories is crowned the Virtual School Games Champions in that sport. For the individuals, they are also awarding some spot prizes to those who demonstrate one of the School Games values. The focus is very much around being active rather than scoring the highest or best score.


Friday 15th May 2020

Hello all!

Jokes of the Day:

The future, the present and the past walked into a bar.

Things got a little tense.



Click here for today’s task with the explanation. We are considering fractions of measures.

Click here for the answers


Look again at your plan. Today you are going to write your letter containing your own wishes for the world in the future. Click here for more information.


Mrs Bird has asked you to Watch an episode of Peppa Pig in French and see how much you can understand. 


Extra fun bit – Go technology free!

Have a look at these “25 fun things you can do without a computer screen”. There are lots to choose from! Which appeal to you? Choose some to have a go at!


Wednesday 12th May 2020

Hello all!

Jokes of the Day:

I’ve got a new job working shifts making chess sets.

I’m on Knights next week.



Click here for today’s task with the explanation. This is a little more practise of exercise 2 from Monday.

Click here for the answers

Mathletics has been set; I have had a look at how you have been doing with the Mathletics tasks, well done you have been working hard. If you are someone who knows they have a little catching up to do, please have a look.


Think about the clip again. (see below) Today you are going to plan your own letter containing your own wishes for the world in the future. Click here for more information.


Continue with the task from Monday.

Extra fun bit – Learn a new skill

Learn to play chess! Scroll to the bottom for lesson 1, work your way through! There is a YouTube tutorial for each lesson, a worksheet and a quiz.


Monday 11th May 2020

Hello all!

Jokes of the Day:

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity

It’s impossible to put down!



Click here for today’s task with the explanation.. We are continuing with fractions of quantities but we are flipping it a little.

Click here for the answers


Think about the letter that the Grandfather left for his Granddaughter, Mia, in the clip you watched last week. Click here for the task. The first page of the task is the letter, you might want to watch the clip again and follow the words as you listen.

Answer the questions in your book.


Look at these images. What dangers do you think the items present for local animals – wild animals, farm animals and pets? Make a list. Look at this website to find out more.

Task: Choose an informative and persuasive way to present information about safer ways to dispose of litter. You will need to persuade people that this is worth doing – what is the effect on wildlife if litter is dropped.

How can we make these items less dangerous? E.g. crushing cans and plastic containers, cutting can holders, tearing up or tying knots in bags.

How can we make these items less attractive to animals? E.g. rinsing food containers so they do not contain or smell of food.

You might choose to do a poster (get creative!), a PowerPoint presentation, a piece of extended writing – it is up to you. The key thing is that you include the information needed. Remember , a poster that says “Do not Litter” with a picture might be persuasive, but won’t be informative.

I won't be setting a third task on Wednesday to give you some extra time to give to this task.

Extra fun bit – PE – Yoga!

Have a go at some Cosmic Kids Yoga! You do not have to do all the exercises. Pick one that appeals.

Star Wars 

Star Wars – The Force Awakens



Thursday 7th May 2020

Hello all!

Joke of the Day:

You know what they say about cliffhangers……


VE Day 75th Anniversary


Here are a range of activities across lots of different subjects, choose some that you would enjoy doing:

Watch this clip to explain VE Day 

Read this information to help you learn about VE Day and answer the questions

Try this Maths Puzzle

Maths Game (you ideally need to print this) It is a VE Day Themed Multiplication and Division board game.

Watch both the modern version and original 1943 video and try and learn “We’ll Meet Again” ready for the Nationwide Sing Along at 9pm (if you are allowed to stay up!) 

Cook some VE day snacks: Cheese and Marmite Swirls (love it or hate it!)

                                                  Carrot Scones

With an adult’s help and permission, you could leave a VE Day message on the Royal British Legion’s site.

Create a piece of art focussing on the colours red, white and blue.


Wednesday 6th May

Hello all! Back to normal jokes!

Jokes of the Day:

Parallel lines have so much in common.

It’s a shame they will never meet.


Look at the joke of the day. You first task if to find out why that’s funny!

We are looked at fractions of quantities last time. We looked at finding 1/?. 1/? Is called a unit fraction. The first few questions are a quick recap, finding unit fractions, 1/?. We are then moving on to find non unit fractions. Click here for the explanation and the task

Click here for the answers


Did anyone identify which Disney cartoon villain the grandfather in the clip voiced?

Return to the clip. Think about the previous task where you listed what you could see, hear and smell. Return to you list. Which of those things where positive things and which were negative? Think about the environment. Either highlight in green/orange or underline in green/orange crayon or put a tick or cross beside. You might want to add to your list, that’s fine – you are working on your close, detailed observational skills! The more you observe and collect now, the easier you will find the next bit!


Click here for the task. If you can print, that’s great. If you can’t, you can recreate the table in your book record the seas in the table.

Extra fun bit – Art (extra information)

I’ve had a couple of extra Olafs. Keep sending them in. I am updating the gallery every time I am sent one.

Extra fun bit – VE Day

Create a piece of artwork in red, white and blue to display in your window for VE Day on Friday. You could do a Union Jack….or anything using those colours to commemorate. Watch out for a VE Day theme to the next set of learning!


Monday 4th May

Happy Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you!!!!

A little variation to today’s joke!

Jokes of the Day:

Is BB hungry?

No BB-8


Why did Anakin Skywalker cross the road?

To get to the Dark Side.


Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi walk into a Chinese restaurant. Ten minutes into the meal, Luke still can’t figure out the chopsticks. Obi-Wan finally snaps: “Use the forks Luke”


What is Jabba the Hutt’s middle name?



What do Gungans keep thing in?

Jar Jars


In this tricky time, please don’t feel overwhelmed. Do what you can. Please do not feel you will “fall behind” if you don’t complete every task. If you are worried and you don’t understand something, please email – I am happy to help.


Click here for the answers to Friday’s task.

Click here for today’s task. We are looking at fractions of quantities. This is revision of finding a half or a quarter from last year, then moving onto using times tables knowledge to find

I have had some requests from parents to provide the answers at the same time as the questions, so parents are able to support their child better. I am more then happy to do this if it helps. Click here for the answers to today’s task.


Thank you for the newspaper reports I received via email, I thoroughly enjoyed reading them! If it’s taking anyone a little longer to finish their report, it you want me to read it, just send it whenever you finish. No problem!

Re-watch this clip what can you hear and see? Make a list. You might want to watch it a couple of times to get the finer details – really observe (yes you can hear the grandfather talking, but that doesn’t count!) Also consider what you might smell if you were there and include that in your list.*Extra fun bit….does the grandfather’s voice sound familiar? Who is he? What Disney cartoon villain did he voice?*


Please learn from List 5 of the spelling Bee words.


We are continuing to look at litter. Today we link to Maths. Look at the Bar Chart then answer the questions, interpreting the chart. Remember you do not need to print. If you can see the chart and questions on the screen, you can write the answers in your book.

Extra fun bit – Art (extra information)

Thank you for the ‘Olafs’ click here to see the gallery! If you want to have yours added, please feel free to send and I will update. If you know you sent your Olaf and you can’t see it, I apologise, I tried hard to make sure I saved all pictures, but mistakes happen! Just let me know and I will put it right straight away.

Extra fun bit – Just Fun!!!!

I was watching Saturday Kitchen and the guest was Alex Horne, one of the people who are regularly on “Taskmaster”. They have been putting a #HomeTasking task up for school children every Monday and Wednesday. Listening to him talk, it sounded fun! Google Hometasking and have a go at either a previous task or the new Monday task! It’s a YouTube video.


UPDATE: I have managed to restore some of the tasks that vanished from back-up, but not all.  The detailed content for Friday 1st May has vanished completely!


In brief: Friday 1st May -                                   Maths - Look at the resource from Wednesday 29th April and change all the improper fractions on there to mixed fractions

                                                                               English - make sure the newspaper report on Pompeii is finished. Try these apostrophes games

                                                                               Science - Watch the clip and read the text - no task as such, just familiarise yourself ready for next week.

                                                                               Fun Bit - watch the footage of the drone flying over the ruins of Pompeii

Wednesday 29th April

Hello all!

Joke of the Day:

As I suspected, someone has been adding soil to my garden.

The plot thickens.



Click here for the answers to yesterday’s task.

Click here for today’s task. We are returning adding and subtracting fractions. This task will link with the task which will be set on Friday.



See the task on Monday 27th April. Continue with your final draft of the newspaper report.

I am happy to look at any work you would like to send me:



We are continuing to look at human impact on the world. For the next couple of Science tasks we are focussing on litter. Click here for today’s task.


Extra fun bit – Art (extra information)

Thank you for the ‘Olafs’ that I have been sent, they are fabulous! I am going to create a little “gallery” of the ones I have had to put on the Year 4 section of the website so if you have had a go, I’d love to see it!

Extra fun bit – Drama/English

For those David Walliams fans, Chichester Festival Theatre is broadcasting their stage production of “The Midnight Gang” starting tomorrow (30/4/20) and it will be ‘live’ for 30 days. Lots of theatres have been releasing videos of their stage shows to watch online, which I have been thoroughly enjoying, I will be watching it! 


Monday 27th April 2020

Hello all!

Joke of the Day:

I woke up this morning and forgot which side the sun rises….

….then it dawned on me.