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Remote Learning For Week Beginning 8th February


Week Beginning 8th February

Well done - another badge! We have put your book recommendations onto the Read, Read, Read page. Keep sending them in!

Google Classroom

Please log on to do the rivers quiz that I have set. 

Well done to those of you who have already done it!


Google Meet

You are invited to a Google Meet at 11:30am on Wednesday.

It will be a chance for you to say hello to each other and to show us a piece of work that you've done during Lockdown which you're really proud of.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all!  


Let's Celebrate Your Learning!

Please ask your parents to email me some of the lovely work that you have been doing.   I can give you some feedback and put photos in our gallery. 

The email address is  

Please put Mrs Norrey in the subject box.


Express Yourself Video

Thank you to everyone who sent in a photo or video about how you like to express yourself.  The finished video is now on Bishop's Hull TV.



It's fabulous that so many of you have been reading on EPIC!  If you haven't had a look at the books (including audio books) do. 

There are funny books, adventure books, books about animals, books about sports, books about friendship, books about almost everything!



Some of you might like the sound of this story that

you can read in The Virtual Library


Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner

When Betsy K Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice-cream maker, meets the mysterious Mr Tiger they have a giant challenge: a moon to turn blue, berries to collect and wishable-delicious ice cream to create. The sort that makes wishes come true.


With Mr Tiger and his troupe of Gongalong circus acrobats, a toad under a spell, a lonely giant, and Mum and Dad, Betsy sets off on her quest.


Half-term Homelearning

Please go to this page.

Monday 8th February 2021



Today we will be learning to Subtract Lengths. 

Open your Length and Perimeter workbook (the one with the red dot on it) at page 18.


1) In pencil, write 08/02/21 above the title.  Use a ruler to underline it.

2) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

3) Watch the video below.

4) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

5) Watch the rest of the video and pause it when it tells you.

6) Do workbook questions 1-5. 

If you can, do questions 6 and 7 too, but don't worry if you are finding it all very tricky!


Be careful:  sometimes they want the answers in cm, sometimes in mm and sometimes in m.


If you need to do workings-out, do them neatly in your workbook.  It's good to see how you've answered questions.


7) Mark your answers neatly. 

8) Colour your traffic lights.

Aut4.8.5 - Subtract lengths

Monday's English


Spelling (We won't do Jumping Orange Words today.)

Open your RWI book at page 26. Write the date by Words to Log and Learn.


Do Words to Log and learn in your BHBOAE (Week beginning 8th February).



Read for at least 15 minutes.  Record it in your BHBOAE.  Will you read a book from EPIC, the Virtual Library or somewhere else?



Today you will finish re-writing A Song for Everyone.  


Try to describe everything in so much detail that the readers can see the pictures in their heads even when they can't see them in the book.  Remember to include powerful verbs, adjectives, adverbs and some fronted adverbials.  


Today describe

  • why the boy decided to climb up to the window
  • how the boy felt as he climbed up to the small window and how people holding the ladder felt
  • what the boy had to do to get his body through the window and into the room
  • what the room looked like and what the bird looked like. (How could the boy tell that the bird was exhausted?)
  • what the boy said to the wren and to the people who were waiting down below
  • what the people did to help the boy and the wren
  • the two days of silence and how the people felt because of it
  • how the people felt when they heard the song again
  • what the sound sounded like. (Make it sound amazing!)
  • how everyone reacted when they heard that beautiful sound.


As a fabulous finishing touch, you could tell the reader a lesson that the people learned or you could ask the reader a question.



Tomorrow, you will edit (check and improve) the story.

Science: Finding Out About Soils


1) Look at the Powerpoint below called ‘Soil Formation’.  Slides 1-12 explain how soils are made.


2) Watch these videos: ‘What is soil made from?’ and  ‘What is Soil?’


3) Look at slides 1-8 on the second Powerpoint, ‘Soil’.  It helps you to work out what type a soil is.   It has important safety instructions for handling soils


Your taskIt’s messy!  (Mrs Fielding sends her apologies to your parents!)

Have a go at finding out what soil type is in your garden/local area.

Follow the instructions on both the video and the 2nd PowerPoint.  Make sure you follow the safety guidance!


This is a practical task so no need to write anything down but, if you want to photograph your results, Mrs Fielding will enjoy seeing what you've got up to!

Tuesday 9th February



1) Practise the 7x table before you start your workbook.  Use some of these links to help you:


Todd and Ziggy

The 7x table

7x Table Tips and Tricks

7x table Levels 1 and 2

7x table to Happy



2) Open your old multiplication and division book at 7 times-table and division facts (page 58).

a) In pencil, write the date (09/02/21) above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video in Google Classroom.

d) Pause the video to do the Get Ready questions in your Lockdown Learning book.

e) Watch the rest of the video and have a go at workbook questions 1-8

f) Mark your answers neatly.  (Small ticks please.)

g) Colour your traffic lights.


Tuesday's English



1) Turn to page 26 in your RWI book.  Write the date by Dictation.

2) Ask someone to dictate the Unit 6 Partner A or Partner B spellings for you.

    If you're really keen, why not write the Partner A and Partner B spellings!



Read for at least 15 minutes.



If you haven't finished retelling A Song for Everyone, finish it today please. Remember to look back at all the bullet points I have given you over the last few days to make sure you have included all of the details.


If you have finished your story, you now need to edit (check and improve) it. Remember this is one of the big objectives (aims) that we have in Year 4.


1) Find missing words and full stops by reading your story very slowly, pointing to each word as you say it.  Put a full stop where you feel you need to take a long pause.


2) Make sure that you have put a capital letter after every full stop. (Lots of you remember the full stops, but forget the capital letters smiley.)


3) Have you put "  " where we hear people say something?


4) Put // to show where you meant to start a new paragraph because the place, time, speaker or idea changed.


5) Add or improve at least 5 words.  You can underline the words you are going to change and put the new words above in a different colour.


Today is Safer Internet Day.  You are going to learn more about how we cannot always believe everything we see on the Internet.  


Watch the video below.  It will remind you how you can check stories to see if they are true.  I wonder if you think the stories about the giraffe and the crumble are true.  Watch carefully to learn top tips for checking.


After you have watched the video, go to this website.  Do you think this story is true or not?  What makes you think it is?  What makes you think it isn't?   


Either make a table in your Lockdown Learning book saying what things seem true and which don't or ask an adult to look at the website with you and talk about what seems true and what doesn't.  I hope you enjoy the joke page and the recipe page!  

KS2 Reliability Part 1

This is part 1 of three videos for KS2. It is one of seven videos made by Somerset's SSE Education Technology team to support young learners to recognise re...

Wednesday 10th February



Open your new multiplication and division book at 11 and 12 times-table (page 2).  

a) In pencil, write the date (10/02/21) above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video below.  

d) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

e) Have a go at workbook questions 1-8 (You may want to leave Question 5 until the end.)

f) Mark your answers neatly. 

g) Colour your traffic lights.


11 and 12 times-table

Wednesday's English



Open your RWI book at page 26.

Ask someone to help you do Four-in-a-row.



Read for at least 15 minutes.  Perhaps you could read your version of A Song for Everyone to someone. It would be lovely for you to share it.



Finish writing and editing your story of A Song For Everyone if you haven't already.



Have a go at the Word Classes quiz that I have put in Google Classroom.

RE: The Prodigal Son

The message from this Bible story is that Christians believe Jesus came to forgive and rescue everyone. No-one is too bad – or too good.


Can you think if you have ever not done what your parent or an adult asked?  Have you ever had an argument with a parent or adult?


This is a story about a son who disagreed with his father and didn’t want to follow the life that his father expected him to. It’s a story that Jesus told.  Watch the story here.  


This is what we can learn from this story:

Q. Why do we think Jesus told this parable?

A. It is a story with a hidden meaning.


Q. Who do the different characters in the story represent?

A. The father in the story is supposed to be like God.


Q.  Who is the younger son supposed to be like?

A. People like you and me who like to go our own way instead of God’s.


Q. Who is the older son supposed to be like?

A. People who think they are already good enough and don’t need God’s forgiveness.


Your task:

Draw pictures or a storyboard to show this story


draw, paint or illustrate a picture showing something you did that you knew was wrong, but someone forgave you.


For example: Mrs Fielding once put her sister’s candyfloss under a running tap (on purpose surprise) and lied that it was a magic trick . Of course, it dissolved instantly and her sister cried!  She had to admit that she was jealous because she had already eaten hers (naughty, naughty!) After apologising and trying to make amends she was forgiven by her sister and Mum.

Thursday 11th February



Open your new multiplication and division book at Multiply 3 Numbers (page 6).  

a) In pencil, write the date (11/02/21) above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video below.  

d) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

e) Have a go at workbook questions 1-9 


(Do as much as you can.  If you are finding it really hard to remember tables facts, practise your tables instead (e.g. on  If you do that, please write a sentence in your workbook explaining what you did instead of answering the questions in your workbook.)

f) Mark your answers neatly. 

g) Colour your traffic lights.

Multiply 3 numbers

Thursday's English




RWI book page 27.

1) Write the date above Choose the Right Word.   Underline it with a ruler.

2) Use a pencil and neat, joined handwriting to fill-in the gaps.

3) Read the sentences.  Do they all make sense now?

4) Mark your work using the answers below. 

Reading Comprehension

I have put a text and some questions in Google Classroom.  Please answer the questions and submit your answers by the end of tomorrow. 



Can you make your letter heights consistent and your letter shapes clear so that you can earn a pen licence? 


Lots of you have enjoyed watching birds in your garden and being outdoors during this Lockdown.


The BBC has a HUGE library of sounds from nature (birds, rainforests, water buffalo...) and they have put them onto a sound effects page.  The brilliant thing is, you can listen to them, choose ones you like and mix them together to create a soundscape.  Your parents might like to join in with this too!  


Go to this page and make sure that you click the toggle at the top to put the Sound Mixer on.  Have fun!

Friday 12th February



Open your new multiplication and division book at Factor Pairs (page 10).  

a) In pencil, write the date (12/02/21) above the title.  Underline it with a ruler.

b) Use a ruler to draw traffic lights to the right of the title.  

c) Watch the video below.  

d) Answer the warm-up questions in your Lockdown Learning exercise book.

e) Have a go at workbook questions 1-9 



  • If you aren't very confident with your tables, you can use a tables square or a list of multiplication facts to help.  (There are some below that you can use.)  This is because the worksheet is to help you learn what a factor is, it's not testing you on your tables. Please write a sentence at the top of the worksheet saying if you have used a tables square or list.  
  • You don't have to do the questions in order.  Decide which ones you can do most easily and go back to the harder ones.

f) Mark your answers neatly. 

g) Colour your traffic lights.

Factor pairs

Friday's English




Team Teach p.27 (Write the date neatly on top of the grey box.  Underline it with a ruler.)  


Please have a chat with someone about the ey, ei and eigh words that you have been learning. 


Talk about the words that you found easier and the ones that you found harder. 

Try to explain why.  Did you find any ways to help you remember how to spell some of the trickier words?


Today (and over the holiday) go to Spellingshed to practise the words.  After half-term, you will have your Speed Spell test.



Read for at least 15 minutes and record what you read in your BHBOAE.



Today you are going to practise using and finding conjunctions.

Turn to pages 88 and 89 in your purple English book and have a go at the questions. Remember to mark your answers.


(If you have two purple books, start with the Year 4 one, but do some activities in your other purple revision book if you find these conjunction tasks a bit tricky.) 


If you would like to watch some videos reminding you about the different types of conjunctions you can click on the links below.


Coordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions

History: BC, AD, BCE and CE

Ancient Egypt was an amazing place, but when did the Ancient Egyptians live?


To understand that we need to know what it means when we see letters written after dates.  (Those of you who enjoy learning about negative numbers, will probably like this!) 


Go to Google Classroom to watch a video that explains about the dates.  Then have a go at the quiz.  Good luck!