Year 4JB: Blog items

Diary Challenge!

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 1:01pm

 Hello Year 4 😊

I hope you are all keeping safe and doing well!

We are now in our second week of working from home… and I’m sure that like me some of you (like me) might be finding it a bit tricky to keep motivated and focussed each day!

It has really helped me to make a bit of a plan each day, a bit like we do in class! I’m trying to do jobs that need more concentration in the morning… and lots of creativity in the afternoon!  I have attached some picture timetables so you can create your own if you would like to. It’s a good way to plan in some fun and exercise as well!


Diary Challenge

I would love to hear about all of the things you have done this week, so I am setting a diary challenge!

Write a diary of your week in your exercise book, and ask your grown up to email a picture of your writing to   for your teachers to read at the end of the week!

Don’t forget to:

  • Write the date
  • Write in chronological (time) order
  • Use time connectives (next, then, after that, later that day)
  • Use emotive language to show how you felt!
  • Use careful handwriting
  • Check punctuation, capital letters and spellings

I look forward to hearing all about the exciting activities and learning you have done this week!

Miss Bryce

31.03.20 Morning Activities

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 11:04am

31.03.20     Good Morning Year 4!

Start your day with these morning activities! Work out the answers, and then explain to someone at home HOW you have solved them!

Fluent in 5:

A. 55 + 37 =                        B. 64 x 5 =                      C. 1/2 of 94 =

D. 4981 + 4735 =                         E. 2 x 9   = 


Sentence of the Day

1. Add all the missing punctuation and capital letters in this sentence (total 6):  

quickly tom and sam raced to the old abandoned house


2. Read the sentences carefully and decide if the apostrophes are showing singular (S) or plural (P) possession: 

The dogs’ toys were all over the floor.   (S or P?) 

Across the street, the car’s alarm beeped noisily.    (S or P?) 

The families’ picnics were ruined by the rain.      (S or P?) 


Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:45am

Hello everyone!

Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.

Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend? 

Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard!

Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! cheeky)

Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!

Have fun,

Mrs Glover

A big thanks to Miss Kenwell for sending me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh


Easter Crafts!

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 1:17pm

Hello Year 4!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Take a look at some of these ideas for Easter crafts which can be made using egg boxes!

Make sure to email photographs of any you make to

Missing all of you,

Mrs Ratcliffe

Wellbeing challenge number 2

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:42am

Today's challenge is to draw your own sunshine then in the middle of it write or draw all the things that make you happy.

I've done one if you would like to look at it for ideas (although your drawings may be a little better than mine! laugh) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation smiley.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Glover

30.03.20 Morning Activities

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 10:42am

Good Morning Year 4! I hope you have all had a good weekend.

Get your brains going this morning with these wake up activities! Work out the answers, and then explain to someone at home HOW you have solved them!

Fluent in 5:

A. 362 + 30 =                        B. 1/3 of 45 =                            C. 83 x 3 =

D. 2354 - ?  = 1766              E. 54 divided by 9 = 


Sentence of the Day

1. Add all the missing punctuation and capital letters in this sentence (total 5):  

is anybody there the boy whispered anxiously


2. Add the plural possessive apostrophes to these sentences: 

The lions cubs played in the sun. 

Unfortunately, the childrens lunch boxes were left on the train. 

The wolves howls echoed eerily through the dark night. 

Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:57pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:03am

Hello again everyone! 

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying all the home learning your teachers have been giving you to do. I have seen some of your emails and it looks like you are doing brilliantly so well done!  I have been working away at home, I start every morning with the Joe Wicks work out, I wonder how many of you have been doing it too. Remember it’s so important to keep active even when you are at home. 

I had another thought, yesterday Penny helped me with the washing, we paired the socks together! I thought this is a good time for you all to be helping out your grown-ups at home. I am sure they would really appreciate it. 

I miss you all so much and can't wait to get back to school. 

Take care,

Mrs Turner 

Live Tour at Chester Zoo!

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 9:54am

Good Morning Year 4! 

Today you can take a very exciting trip to Chester Zoo... without leaving your house! Ask your grown ups to access the Chester Zoo virtual tour through Facebook... and see the live stream of the animals for yourself! 

Get inspired and share your experience with us. Could you...

- Write a diary entry of your day at the virtual zoo?

- Create a fact file about your favourite animal? 

- Write a non-chronological report about Chester Zoo? 

- Write an exciting 'Mystery at the Zoo' story?


Tudor Project

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 10:18am

Good morning Year 4,

I hope you are already up and have completed your morning exercise!

As we had a reading challenge for our last holiday homework, why not complete a project showing what you learned about the Tudors last half term?

You can choose 1 area to focus on or select several different areas of Tudor life e.g. Henry VIII or his 6 wives, the difference between the rich and poor in terms of food, clothes, homes and entertainment or religion and how it changed during this time.

You can choose to present what you have found out in any way you like. You might want to create:

  • an art project-drawing, poster, model
  • a piece of writing-newspaper report, non-chronological report, story, leaflet
  • ICT project-powerpoint, film, video, interview
  • a song or poem
  • a Tudor dance

It’s up to you!

Email any projects you complete to:

We look forward to seeing what you chose!

Mrs Ratcliffe

Home Learning Success!

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 11:17am

A great example of Home Learning success in Year 4!

Well done to Naomi in 4JB, who has begun finding out lots of facts on our next topic - The Vikings and Anglo Saxons! It's fantastic to see your lovely writing, I can tell you have really taken care with your handwriting and have organised your work with headings!


Remember, you can share your updates, photos and questions with your teachers at:

Keep up the good work everyone! 

Miss Bryce :)

Daily Activities!

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 11:05am

Good Morning Year 4!

I hope you are all ok and getting on well at home! I'm sure that, just like me, you are finding it a bit strange this week! But not to worry ... There are plenty of activities happening at the moment to keep you busy! 

9am - P.E with Joe Wicks (live stream on youtube). This is a great way to start yor day, keep fit and get energised! 

11am - ' Elevenses with the World of David Walliams'   - every day at 11am you can listen to one of David Walliams' Worlds Worst Children stories, so sit down and enjoy!

Take a look at 'Maths on Toast' which have lots of fun family maths activies to try! This includes videos, games and printable resources!

And if you have a garden or outdoor space, don't forget to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather! Why not do an activity in the sunshine? I know I will be! 

Thinking of you all, speak soon!

Miss Bryce :)


Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 9:34am

Morning Year 4!

Here are some fluent in 5 questions for you to have a go at. If you can, try and explain to someone else HOW you worked out the answer.

Fluent in 5

1.  34 x 8=                               4.  84 ÷ 3=

2.  1/5 +11/5=                        5. 12 x 9=

3.   2 x 2 x 3=

Now try these:

  1. Which sentence uses a possessive apostrophe accurately?

Taylors dog’s are very noisy.

Taylor’s dogs are very noisy.

  1. Identify the fronted adverbial in the sentence below.

Cautiously, she slowly pushed open the door.

  1. Identify all the direct speech in the sentence below.

“Shhh,’’ whispered Dad. “We are trying to listen.”

Home Learning Overview

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 4:15pm

Please see below for ideas to help cover all areas of our Year 4 curriculum!


Letter to 4JB

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 4:13pm

Dear 4JB,

Hello! I hope you are all well at home. It has been a strange Monday without seeing you all, but it is important that we all keep ourselves and those around us safe. 

To those of you I did not see last week, I hope you have now recieved the work pack I made for you, so that you can keep practicing all the important skills we have learnt this year! Inside you will find lots of different activities and tasks, and also information of online sites that will be useful too! This is also a great opportunity to show of your creative skills with some project making or creative writing, and I can't wait to share and celebrate all the learning you have done when we are back in school.

It would be lovely to hear from you whilst we are not in class, so if you have any questions, photos of your home learning or messages you want to share with me you can contact me through the year 4 email: 

I will also be posting regualrly on our class blog so keep checking for updates! 

Thinking of you all and hope to hear from you soon,

Miss Bryce xx



Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:45am

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good morning everyone I hope you are all up and looking forward to a day of learning at home. It is a beautiful day perhaps you can have some time in the garden. I am sorry that I wasn't in school last week, both the government and Mrs Hughes advised that I stay at home but please don't worry I am not sick! I really do miss you all, I was so enjoying going around all the school and teaching so many of you, what amazing children you are. 

Year 6 I am especially sorry that we have not had the chance to say goodbye. I remember you all so fondly from year 4 and wish you well with all that the future holds. I believe that each and every one of you has a special future and encourage to grab every opportunity that life gives you. Work hard at high school it will be so worth it. 

For everybody else I look forward to seeing you soon - imagine how great that first day will be when we are allowed back into school. I can't wait!  I have seen that Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson every morning on line, I would encourage you to join in its so important that you stay active even when you are stuck inside. 

Stay safe and I will see you soon.

Love Mrs Turner (Hibbs)


World Book Day!

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 5:11pm

4JB had a fantastic day dressing up as their favourite traditional tales characters for World Book Day!


Behaviour Star

Date: 28th Feb 2020 @ 5:20pm

Congratualtions to Dan who is this week's Behaviour Star! Well done on a great effort in class this week :) 

Behaviour Star

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 5:16pm

Congratulation to this week's Behaviour Star... Asa! Great effor this week :) 


Reading Buddies!

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 5:14pm

4JB had a lovely time sharing their love for boks with our new Reading Buddies in Reception! 


Behaviour Star

Date: 7th Feb 2020 @ 4:08pm

Congratualtions to this week's Behaviour Star... Olivia! Well done on showing great effort and focus on your tasks. 

CC - The Tudors!

Date: 3rd Feb 2020 @ 9:39pm

4JB have been enjoying learning about the Tudors in Connected Curriculum this term!

Last week we learnt about the six wives of Henry VIII, and compared the different lifestyles of rich and poor Tudor people. 

Behaviour Star

Date: 3rd Feb 2020 @ 9:27pm

Congratulations to Friday's Behaviour Star... Daniel! Well done for a great effort last week!


Behaviour Star

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 4:26pm

Congratulations to this week's Behaviour Star... Nathan! Well done on making a super effort to improve this week. 

Tudor Launch

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 5:43pm

Today Year 4 learnt some moves from a traditional dance for our CC launch of The Tudors!


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