Home Learning – Week beginning 18.5.20

Hello all,

Once again, we hope you have had a great week of learning, exercise and creativity. We have enjoyed seeing some examples of your work, especially the gorgeous artwork that has been submitted for our collaborative project! This is the final week of home learning before May half term when we will have a break and just our usual reading and times tables practise.


Please find the next week’s home learning activities below.




Choose one of the three activities from the following document. They vary in difficulty so choose a level that will challenge you but is not too difficult. Remember to answer fully and refer to the text where asked. Underlining and highlighting help with this.

Ramadan Reading activity (differentiated)


Purplemash activity – Co-ordinates 1

This quiz will refresh your memory of co-ordinates.



Follow the link to watch your second music lesson. Once again, you won’t need any other resources (apart from your favourite toy if you wish!)



GPV activity and help


Purplemash activity – Co-ordinates 2

This activity is all about moving points on a co-ordinates grid.


Why did the Romans leave Britain

View the powerpoint above and follow the instructions on screen



Bypass to be built in Wootton Fields

Take a look at the newspaper report above. There is an argument over whether a road should be built or not. Can you make a list of points for each side of the argument – for the road and against the road. Perhaps you can think of some other points of your own to add.

Extension – If possible, choose a side of the argument and debate the point with someone at home. The challenge is to try and persuade the other person to accept your argument.



Try this challenge to test your knowledge of co-ordinates. There is an extra challenge of finding the buried treasure when you have all the locations.



Visit the link to find out all about the water cycle. When you have watched the video and read the information, there is a quiz below.


English (Friday also)

Using your points from yesterday’s learning, choose a side of the argument that you would agree  with most. You now need to write a letter to the local council, giving your opinions and persuading them to either build or stop the building of the new bypass.

You have written lots of persuasive texts this term and should be experts by now. This writing will have a slightly different lay out because it is a formal letter. Please read through the power point to help you to lay out your letter.

How to write a formal letter


Make a start on the arithmetic test below. We usually have 30 minutes to complete these so you can choose if you want to be timed or not. You can mark it yourself or with an adult to see how you did.



LI – To reflect upon the beauty and destruction of the natural world.

Using the power point of beauty and destruction in the world, choose one image from each beauty and destruction pictures and write down key words and feelings that you have when you look at these images. Slides have questions on them to help you.

Week 1 – natural world ppt



Finish your letter today.


Catch up – if you are up to date and you would like extra maths there are four fun coordinates activities attached and the answers for them too.

emoji coordinates

This afternoon, bake, cycle, play a game, complete a jigsaw, draw a picture, read a book – free choice!



Your Learning…

We posted some children’s learning last week and we have chosen another few pieces this week so that you can all see what your class mates have been up to.

Please send us a piece of learning that you are proud of each week.



A very well thought out poem about being positive, Harry’s volcano from a few week’s back that looks fab, Roman inventions presented beautifully and the best afternoon tea I’ve seen in ages! Great job Year 4.

Well done everyone, keep them coming.

Art Project Reminder…

We have had some fantastic entries for the art project. Please remember to email your pictures to Mrs Mason and Mrs Spedding as they will be collating them to produce a fantastic art piece for display. We would like a picture from every pupil so we can all be proud of the part that we have played in its creation.

Some examples of the artwork that we have received (two links and three photos) – these are brilliant.

Flower pic

Flower 2


Term 5 – Week 4 Home Learning (w/b 11.05.20)

Hello all,

We hope you’ve had a relaxing bank holiday and enjoyed the sun while it was out. We had lots of fun doing our sports day challenges and hope you did too. We’ve seen some lovely artwork online and in school too. Well done to you all for your efforts this week!

Please find the next week’s worth of activities below. Once again, we ask you to complete what you can and use the schedule as a guide.



ERIC – Guided Reading activity


Watch this video to learn all about symmetry in shapes. Ideally, you should use a mirror or tracing paper to help you with symmetrical shapes. If you haven’t got access to these, you can use the symmetry ITP to show you what your shapes will look like. Try one of the worksheets below when you are ready (differentiated).


Symmetry ITP


symmetry developing

symmetry expected

symmetry greater depth


Today we will be looking at one of the people in Britain who fought against the Romans. Visit this link to find out all about Queen Boudicca. There is a video with lots of facts and a quiz underneath to complete.




GPV activity, help and answers

Reading comprehension (differentiated) – The Queen’s Birthday (please select one activity to complete. Answers provided within document)


It’s time to get creative with Maths! Using either isometric or squared paper (find below), create some symmetrical artwork. Draw your mirror line down the middle (portrait or landscape) and try making a symmetrical shape or picture. You could draw lines to make your shape or colour squares in (or both!). You can make it as colourful and creative as you like, but it should be symmetrical.



If you are unable to print these, you could use the symmetry ITP to create some pictures or patterns.


Purplemash Solids, Liquids and Gases activity (login as normal)



See the document below for your activity. This contains instructions for the plan as well as what features your piece should include. Complete the plan only for now and save the writing for tomorrow.

Persuasive writing – Boudicca’s speech


Choose one of the activities from the following document to practise identifying lines of symmetry. Some might not be symmetrical, some might have one line of symmetry and some might have lots. Answers are provided after each activity.

Draw lines of symmetry on shapes


Follow the link to watch an online music lesson! You won’t need any extra resources and all the instructions will be explained by the teacher on screen.




Start your writing piece based on the plan from yesterday. You may want to start the writing today and complete it tomorrow. Use the document to remind you of the kind of features to include. If you would like some more tips of how to write persuasively and what kind of features to include, visit the link below.



Today we will be looking at co-ordinates! Watch my video to learn about what they are and how to use them. If you can, print out the picture below so you can work along with the video. If not, don’t worry, you can still join in on your own squared paper or you can point at the screen and have the answers in your head. Once you are comfortable, try one of the worksheets below (differentiated).

Co-ordinate print out (optional)

For the drawing activities, you may want to either print out the sheet or draw your own grid on squared paper. If you don’t have access to these, you can also use the co-ordinate interactive ITP here to plot points and draw shapes (whole numbers only).

Co-ordinate challenge 1

Co-ordinate challenge 2

Co-ordinate challenge 3

Co-ordinate Extension

More help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgthvcw/articles/z96k9qt



Finish off your writing from yesterday, then edit and improve your work. If you have access to a dictionary or thesaurus at home, use them to help you with your vocabulary and spellings. You could also access an online dictionary or thesaurus.


Try drawing your own map using a co-ordinates grid. It could be your own “treasure island”, or a map of your garden or your room! Plot some points of interest and work out their co-ordinates. Maybe you could give your parents or siblings the challenge of finding some of your co-ordinates, or you could even create a real life treasure hunt!

If you haven’t got squared paper and are unable to print some, try playing one of these co-ordinates games instead:




Use any other time for finishing off work from the week.




As always, please let us know of any queries or concerns.

Have a great weekend and take care


Mr Sumner and Mrs Lynes


CCS Art Project

Good morning all,

You may have noticed that among this week’s activities there is an art project. Here are some more details and examples to help you start yours!

The focus is all about spring flowers. You might have some of these in your garden or near to your house, but you can use the photos and videos as examples as well. Your challenge is to either sketch, draw or paint one of these spring flowers.

Rhododendron painting part 1 Rhododendron painting part 2

What Have You Been Up To?

We thought it would be interesting for us to share what you have all been up to in your home learning. Each week we will post some learning on here so that you can see what each other are up to. Sometimes it will be learning and sometimes photographs of activities. If there is something that you are very proud of, tell us about it so we can post it. This week, we have chosen some pieces but if yours is not here, please don’t worry, we will post everyone’s work at some point if it is sent to us. There are three photos and two links to learning.

Drew 4CS – Theme – Roman Army Fact File                           Jack’s Roman soldier


Extra Challenge from Mrs Lynes!

As I have been doing my daily exercise, I have been playing a game with my family and we have really enjoyed it. We have been trying to see if we can find shapes or animals in the nature that surrounds us. Is there a tree that has a shape in it? A stone with a face? Below you can see my two favourite findings. Can you guess what we thought they looked like? What do you think? You can comment on this post directly so pop your ideas in the comments section. I get to see them before they appear on screen so don’t worry if your comment is not there straight away.

Your turn. Please find shapes in nature as you go for your daily walk, scoot, cycle or run. Ask an adult to take a photo and send it to me. Let’s see what we get. Let’s see if anyone else can guess what you think it looks like. Mr Sumner will have a new challenge for you next week.

Home Learning Term 5 Week 3 wk beginning 4.5.20

Hello all and welcome to another fun week of home learning.

Just to remind you that this schedule of learning is our suggested list of activities and their order but that you should just do what fits with your family. We have tried to include a couple of different, creative activities this week as well. Please also remember that


Maths:  Test base questions. Please remind yourself of quadrilaterals using the powerpoint before answering the questions.


Maths shape reasoning       

English: Complete the ERIC. We do these in guided reading and you need to use your inference skills to help you answer the questions in detail.


PSHE: More work on feelings and how we keep our feelings positive.

PSHE and Citizenship – Year 4 Think Positive – Happiness Is Poem Activity PSHE and Citizenship – Year 4 Think Positive – Lesson Presentation


Maths:  Please use the quadrilaterals powerpoint from yesterday to help you again. Complete the sheet.

sorting quadrilaterals

sorting quadrilaterals answers


BBC Bitesize ‘Worst Witch’ reading lesson. Choose 2 out of the 3 activities to complete.


Art – Mrs Mason and Mrs Spedding have set an exciting art project for us all to contribute to. This can carry over a couple of days. Mrs Mason and Mrs Spedding are also going to put together some expert advice about how to do your flower so watch this space.



Maths: An investigation for you today. Tricky but a bit of fun. Attached are the instructions and the sheets needed. Parents, the web address for this is below so you can check solutions.


NRich Where are they

Where Are They Nrich grid

English: Using the persuasive sentence starters and last week’s learning on writing persuasively, plan a speech to persuade boys to become Roman Soldiers. You may choose to do a bit more research to support your plan. You can use bullet points, a mind map or spider diagram. Remember how many paragraphs you had in week 1 and what each one was about.

persuasive_sentence_starters 7 English

Theme: What did the Romans leave behind?

roman baths, mosaics, under floor heating

Choose one or two of the inventions, or one of your own. Do a little more research and then create a poster including facts and labelled diagrams.

Cement and Bricks

Clean Water



Public heated baths



Maths: Two purple mash activities – log in as normal.

pairs game for 3D shapes

Naming 3D shapes


Using yesterday’s plan, write your speech. Can you persuade your family to become Roman Soldiers?

Please use the rest of Thursday for catching up or completing additional learning.


VE Day bank holiday. Have a good day today with no home learning!


Contact: Thank you to those of you who have made contact with us by email. We have thoroughly enjoyed hearing from you and the children. If you haven’t yet done this, please drop us a short message.

Have a great week. Thank you all again for working so hard.

Mrs Lynes and Mr Sumner