Pine Class (Year 4)

Hello Pine Class

We hope you have a nice half term week next week. There is no work set for over half term.

If you want to keep you brain active, you could have a look through the work set in previous weeks on Google Classroom for any tasks you have not completed and complete these BUT there is no pressure to do this! We have left Week Five’s tasks online here in case anyone wants to finish any tasks from the final week and can’t access Google Classroom.

We will resume putting suggested tasks for home learning on this web page and on Google Classroom on Monday 1st June

We hope you and your families are all well.

Mrs Moss and Miss Taylor



Week 5 Learning Activities (week commencing 18.5.20)

Hello Pine Class!

This is the last week before there is a week off for half term.

If you have any photos of your learning that you would like to share with the class please put them on Google Classroom. It has been fantastic to see some of the learning that you have been doing at home. 😊

As for the last few weeks, we’ve suggested a few different options for Maths/English activities this week. Choose which way of learning works best for you (and your parents). Mix and match if you like! The main thing is to keep your brain active.

As always we are here to help you if you need us! Drop us a message on Google Classroom or email the school office via if you don’t want the rest of the class to view your message (Mrs Frankland forwards the emails to our school email accounts). Please keep all messages on Google Classroom polite and positive.

The red writing shows a task which doesn’t need the internet or a printer.

We hope you all have a good week.

Mrs Moss and Miss Taylor


You should aim to read every day.

Listen to the fantastic book Varjak Paw by SF Said on Google Classroom as read by our very own Miss Taylor! Complete the task that she has set on Google Classroom.

Weekly Suggested Maths and English Tasks

Choose which option/s work best for you.

  1. Complete the daily lessons from the BBC Bitesized Maths and English home-school lessons. They do require a computer and internet access but are child friendly.

  1. Keep using Hamilton Trust Maths and English planning:

  1. MATHS WORKSHEETS (below): Choose the level of difficulty you would like to tackle but it ALWAYS best to start with the EASIER OPTION. You will need a printer or to be able to view the questions on screen and answer in your exercise book. If you need more practise, stay on this area of Maths for another day and do another worksheet or try a different worksheet if you find the first one tricky.
  2. Other suggestions for English:

Go to and do the daily tasks on this website.

Complete ‘Ahoy There Me Hearties!’ from these short reading comprehension tasks for Year Four.

Design and make a comic book that features characters from more than one book. For example, what might happen in a story featuring Harry Potter and The White Queen (from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)? Make your story interesting and exciting.  Share your comic book on Google Classroom!

  1. You could purchase the following workbooks (very straight forward and good for independent revision):

Orange Group would need the Year 2/KS1 workbooks from this website.

  1. MATHS No printer/internet option:

Using a tape measure, work out the perimeter of some of the rooms in your home in metres and centimetres (e.g. 3m and 45cm). Remember that the perimeter of a room is the total distance around all sides of the room. Play the ‘estimation’ game with someone else in your house, each of you makes a sensible guess as to the perimeter of the room and the winner is the person who guesses the most accurately.

Challenge: Can you change your measurements from metres and centimetres into centimetres? Remember there are 100 cm in 1m. For example, if a room measures 3m and 45cm or 3.45 m then if we multiply 3.45m by 100 (cm) we get 345 cm.

Play games which need counting/adding skills e.g card games, dice games, and Monopoly.

Maths Worksheet Option for Week Commencing 11.5.20.

Short division (the ‘bus stop’ method)

You will need to watch the PowerPoint below and/or the video clips to help you to get started with this. The worksheets this week are on Twinkl. If you haven’t used this site before, please go to the following website to get started:


Now have a go at the following worksheets:



Download the free division facts help sheet from this website to help you if you can’t remember the division facts for a particular times table::

Times Tables

Please continue to use TT RockStars, Purple Mash games or your times table exercise book every day to revise any times tables that you don’t know very well everyday. There are lots of other times table resources on Twinkl too and other online sites if you prefer.
TT RockStars (each child has their own individual login):
Purple Mash (each child has their own individual login):

Spelling (daily):

OFFLINE and NO PRINTER OPTION: Keep learning and revising the Year Four Compulsory Spelling list in your home-school pack. A good aim is to learn/revise 10 a week but less is fine too if you find it tricky!

Techniques you could use (already covered in class time): rainbow writing, Look, Cover, Say, Write and Check, spelling pyramids, draw around the shape of the word or underline the tricky bits (you could even make your words out of Playdoh or Plasticine if you have any).

Online Spelling Practice:

MOST CHILDREN: Click on Year 3 & 4 then:
Spelling Rule 9 – Words with endings sounding like /ʒə/ or /tʃə/ (e.g. adventure, creature… etc.)

Spelling Rule 10 – Endings which sound like /ʒən/ (e.g. erosion, pension… etc.)

Please revise the following words from the compulsory word list. If you normally work in the spelling group with Mrs Lakin, just choose 4 words to learn. Spelling Rule 31 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – me- to op-

Mrs Lakin’s spelling group:

Spelling Rule 9 – The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al at the end of words

Spelling Rule 10 – The /aɪ/ sound spelt –y at the end of words

Orange Group: 

Spelling Rule 9 – er (/ɜ:/) – Vowel digraphs and trigraphs

Spelling Rule 10 – The /aɪ/ sound spelt –y at the end of words

Advanced Spellers
We have a couple of children who are working beyond Year Four spelling (they should know who they are). They should go to Year 5-6 and complete:

Spelling Rule 41 – Words ending in –able and –ible Words ending in –ably and –ibly (1 of 2)

Spelling Rule 57 – Word list – years 5 and 6 – g to le-



Using either an atlas, a globe, Google Earth or an online world map, answer these questions/complete these tasks:

  1. Name the different continents of the world.
  2. What are the names of the world’s oceans?
  3. Which seas are nearest to Britain?
  4. Are any seas in the world ‘land locked’? Can you name two?
  5. Draw and label your own map of the countries in Oceania.


My Home is My Museum (This is an activity/competition run by Liverpool Museum: Go to  to find out more and to enter the competition if you wish to. You can also complete one of the activities just for fun without entering the competition: )

“Imagine creating your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you! What would you like people to know about you? What are the important things in your home that are close to your heart? Who might you paint a picture of? Toys, special outfits, holiday souvenirs and much-loved teddy bears are some of the many things you might wish to include as objects are artworks.

Create a list of up to 10 objects that would be in an exhibition about you – write a short description about each one saying why you think they should be part of your display.


Create your own art gallery – draw, paint or make up to 10 of your very own artistic creations that represent the objects or people that are important to you. Write a short explanation of why you chose them.” Liverpool Museum


The church is one body of people all working together to share the good news and build the kingdom of God. In Romans 12 – Paul tells people to “Be joyful, patient, faithful.”

Draw or write a list of things you are joyful for. Your list could include the flowers, sunshine, your favourite teddy or favourite person.


Choose a task from: Mrs Hathaway highly recommends this website 😊.

Design your own superhero! What special powers would they have? What would their costume be like? Would they have a superhero sidekick? Please upload a picture of any cool superheroes to Google Classroom.


Use Scratch (a fantastic coding online program) to create your own animation. Watch the ‘get started’ tutorial (and others) to help you to learn how to use the program:


My Garden Habitat

Our gardens are a habitat (a home) for a variety of plants and animals and at this time of year they are full of life.

Your task this week is to count how many different species (types) of plants live in your garden. Look for different shaped leaves, stems and possibly flowers to spot different species, weeds do count! 

Your next task is to count how many different species (types) of animals live in your garden. There might be a few larger animals, like robins for example, but a lot of the animals that live in your garden will be tiny such as different types of spiders, beetles and bees. Look underneath stones, on plants, behind the garden shed etc. and be a nature detective! If you look very carefully, you will probably be surprised at how many different species of creatures you can spot. Can you name any?

You could take some photos of the plants and animals in your garden habitat and make a poster/display of them (this could be on paper or digital if you prefer). You could identify and label the animals and plants too.

Scientists call the mixture of living things that live in a habitat the ‘biodiversity’ of a habitat.

SAFETY: Always wash your hands well after being a nature detective as some plants are poisonous and some animals carry germs/parasites that can make us ill.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A GARDEN: You could look for different types of plants and animals on your daily walk/exercise if it is safe to do so OR you could design a poster for school asking people to pick up their litter to protect our school environment.

Other ideas for fun:

Watch and take part in some of the activities from:

and/or try one of these exciting home Science experiments:


You might like to visit the Young Voices At Home site. It contains some of our favourite school/class songs (like The Power in Me) and some new songs that you might like to learn.

Summer Music Project – PLASTIC (set by Mrs Pilkington):

See Step 5 below (we have left steps 1-4 online in case anyone still needs these).

(To find your music work, log in to your Charanga YUMU account using the information in your pack.)
1. PLASTIC Video – Watch the video
2. Listen and Appraise – PLASTIC Click on ‘ Appraise’ and try to answer the questions as you listen to the song
3. Learn to sing the song – PLASTIC Sing along to the song with the lyrics
4. Rap Gap Fill Have fun trying to fill in the gaps that Max leaves in Gap fill 1 and ‘getting your raps in time.’


1.Listen and Appraise – Can’t Stop The Feeling Think about the questions as you listen. Then check out the Fast Facts and History

2.Rap Gap Fill Have fun again trying to fill in the gaps that Max leaves in Gap fill 1 and ‘getting your raps in time.’ Then have a go at Gap Fill 2

3.Learn to sing the song – PLASTIC Sing along to the song with the lyrics

(Can you sing the chorus without looking at the lyrics?)

4.Research task -Start the research task focusing on how plastic is impacting on animals and their habitats.


  1. Listen and Appraise – Me Myself and I Check out the About the song info and then think about the questions as you listen. Focus on the question about the structure of the song – ‘How is the song put together?’ Some of the words you might use are on the screen. Write down the structure (the coloured sections at the bottom of the screen will help).
  2. Listen and Appraise – PLASTIC Now have a go at writing down the structure of PLASTIC. Again, use the coloured sections to help you distinguish the different parts of the song.
  3. Learn to sing the song – PLASTIC Sing along to the song. How much can you do without the lyrics?
  4. Chorus Challenge – Rewrite the Chorus to include other information about plastic. You could include some information about how it is impacting on different habitats/ animals. Just change the first two lines at first and then decide if you want to change the rest of the chorus or keep it the same. Choose the BACKING ONLY button and try out your chorus with the music. Does it work? Please hand in your version of the chorus.


  1. Listen and Appraise – U Can’t Touch This Answer the questions again as you listen using the coloured sections again to help you think about how the song is put together.
  2. Listen Out – U Can’t Touch This Follow the on-screen instructions to hear the different instruments and then test yourself to see if you can tell which are in the song.
  3. Learn to sing the song – PLASTIC Sing along to the song choosing the BACKING ONLY button and using your version of the chorus.
  4. Get Writing! Challenge – Rewrite a rhyming couplet (two lines) to change the words of verse 1 or 2. When you are happy with your two lines either write two more sets of couplets to change the whole verse or contact your friends to combine all your ideas for a new verse. Try out your new verse with the BACKING ONLY track and make any corrections you need to.

    STEP 5

    1. Listen and Appraise – Fresh Prince of Bel Air Have fun joining in with Will Smith whilst you think about how he uses his voice to make this story interesting.
    2. Vocal Warm Ups/Fill the Gap – You might like to use these to get your ready for practicing your performance of your version of the song PLASTIC.
    3. Rehearse and perform – See the suggestions in the YUMU notes for recording your version of the song. Please send in your finished song in written form, as a recording and/or as a video to and address the email to Mrs Pilkington.


It is very good for you to exercise, even if you can’t leave the house! Try to do something every day.

You could try these activities from Lancashire School Games Stay at Home Programme. Click the link below to see the timetable for Years 3 – 6.

Dance and learn the Water Cycle at the same time too!

Try Joe Wicks’ daily PE class (ask your parent/s’ permission first):

Go Noodle is good fun! There are lots of different dances to learn:

If you have a garden, you might like to try some of these fun (and cheap) activities:

The following ideas are ONLY something to do with your parent/guardian if safe and permitted by the government regarding exercise and leaving the house: OFFLINE and NO PRINTER OPTION: Getting outside for a local daily walk or bike ride with your parent/s is very good for you. Spring is here and it’s a wonderful time to be outside in nature. See what wildlife and flowers you can spot. There will be things to see, even in towns, if you look carefully. The cycle path near Halton follows the course of the River Lune, and meanders (looking out from the footbridges near Halton), a weir and a mini hydro-electric station can be seen from here. This is one of our usual Pine Class school trips linked to our Rivers topic.

If you don’t like any of these ideas that is no problem, please just do something that you enjoy. 😊

Mrs Weymouth has forwarded this information. You might want to watch some of the episodes to help you with your learning.

“LPDS TV has been devised for teachers, parents and children, offering short and simple tips, games and activities to keep children engaged with home learning.

Each episode lasts around 10 minutes and will be available for free on the Learning Excellence YouTube channel and Facebook page on a weekly basis.”

Other Activity Ideas (just for fun)

“My daughter and I have really enjoyed doing quite a lot of the activities from the books below over the past couple of weeks. You and your brothers and sisters might enjoy them too.

One review describes the second book as “A quarter of the price of a theme-park ticket and delivers considerably better value for money.” (The Independent).” Mrs Moss 


Online Safety Message

Some of our learning tasks in Pine Class involve finding out information online. Please remember to include ‘child’, ‘children’ or ‘kids’ in your search. This will help to filter out any adult/unsuitable content. 

Check out the key message:

Don’t forget…

Always remember what KS says: If you have ‘yukky feelings’, then Say NO, Walk Away and Tell a Trusted Adult. The same rules apply online as in real life. Ask an adult if you are unsure about ANYTHING online. Make good, sensible choices and ask for help if something goes wrong.

You can also message your teachers via Google Classroom and we will help you.

Stay safe Pine Class! 

Purple Mash

A couple of people were having a couple of issues with handing in work on Purple Mash.

Please click on the link below to watch a video about how to access ToDos and how to hand in work:

Please note that some of the games (not tasks) don’t offer the ‘hand in’ button as the computer marks your work for you and gives you a score/feedback. If the option is there, please remember to press the ‘hand in’ button.