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Year 4 home learning

Well done to all of you for doing your best during this unusual time, we will continue to put daily activities for you on here. Remember to share your photos on the school Twitter page - we love to see what you have been up to!

Parents, please continue to encourage your child to complete the learning to the best of their ability and hopefully these daily activities will keep their brains working! Please remember, encouragement and support are what everyone needs right now and you can only do your best. If possible, spend time with your children, enjoy their company, do things together and try not to worry about home-schooling. Children will not learn if they are feeling stressed.

Important Update

As you will have seen on Parent Hub, the way we will be posting work for children at home will change from week commencing 1st June. We will upload a block of English and Maths lessons for the week, which maybe a link to nationally approved websites such as National Oak Academy, Bitesize, or White Rose Maths. We will supplement this with other resources also. 

We will also upload a 'menu' of activities for the week and your child can select what they would like to do. Mrs Barrett will also set some projects for your child to complete, these will be posted both on this page and her Art Blog page. In addition, Miss Coombes will provide some French activities for your child to complete.


The Year 4 Team.


Mrs Barrett's Art

Hello everyone. I hope you are keeping well and busy, I'm missing you all and can't wait to be able to work together in the art room.

From June 1st, I will be creating an online Year 4 blog, where I will regularly post creative ideas for you to work through.

Here is the link: Year 4 Art

There will also be an art blog of general creative ideas, if you would like some extra work to do - Link: Art Ideas

It would be great to see what you create. Send your work to: mandy.barrett@gomersalprimaryschool.co.uk  or ask an adult to add to Twitter @GomersalArt


Bonjour les classes !

Here are six French tasks. You can do them in any order. They will help you practise your French and learn new words ready for September. I hope you are all OK.

Bonne chance!

Mademoiselle Coombes


Tâche rouge – Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qA-QjgxIk

Retell the story to someone else so they know you’ve understood it.

Tâche orange – Find out all about a famous French person and create a poster about them. They could be a sports person, an artist, a scientist or anyone else you want.

Tâche jaune – Do a pointilist picture in the style of French artist Georges Seurat. He used a series of dots to complete a painting…

Pointillism Georges Seurat Art Lesson - Happy Family Art



Tâche verte – Look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z89fac5Z250#:~:text=with%20at%20least%2080%20million,the%20UNESCO%20World%20Heritage%20List. for information about France. Make a PowerPoint of information from it. Don’t forget to add some pictures and special effects!

Tâche bleue – Make Madeleines. Look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7ts3dm/articles/zkkrcqt for a recipe. They are traditional French cakes and taste soooooooooooo good!

Tâche violette – Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-clothes-and-colours/zkhxpg8. Learn the song and send me a video!

You could send me anything you’ve done : I’d love to see !

My email address is 3cc@gomersalprimaryschool.ac.uk


Week Commencing 6th July 

Here is the information about sports day on Tuesday 7th July. It is a West Yorkshire event aiming to get everyone at home and in school involved. 


Usually, in school, we’d be preparing for next year and you’d be spending some time with your new class teacher. Unfortunately, we can’t do that this year so we thought we’d set you some tasks to complete at home instead. The Year 5 team would like you to have a go at the following transition activities.We would love to put all your work on display. 

Task 1

Decorate the stack of books (on white paper) with all your hobbies and interests, friends, family and pets. You might decide to write words and/or draw to represent your likes. It’s up to you but remember to keep it colourful! Remember to write your name where it says ‘Author’. If you would like to complete the task on the computer and email it to us, the template can be found here.

Task 2

Write a letter (on white paper) to your new teacher using the template. Use the space to introduce yourself. It could include what you are looking forward to in Year 5, your favourite subjects, facts about yourself, or anything you would like your teacher to know. You can decorate the boarder of your letter. If you would like to complete the task on the computer and email it to us, the template can be found here.

Task 3

Draw your self-portrait! On an A4 piece of white paper draw a close up of your face and top half of your body. Start with pencil first to sketch your outline. You could use trace and transfer if you have the tools to do that. Keep your drawing as an outline portrait and use a black pen to outline your drawing and colour any parts of your portrait. Remember to write your name on the back. Your drawing may look something like this:


 Then in September, we can have a go at guessing who is who!

Task 4

This is a project for over the summer holidays.

In our shared area we have a display named ‘Places we have been’. Over the holidays, document the things you do, whether it is spending time with family, friends or going away. You might want to write a diary or create a scrapbook. You can include pictures, tickets etc. If you are going away in England or maybe even abroad, send us a postcard from your destination or bring one back with you.


Week Commencing 29th June


This week you are going to be using your imagination and story writing skills to write an adventure story.


Click here - Lesson 1 Pronouns

Watch the video and complete the activity about pronouns.


Click here - Lesson 2 Identifying Features

Identify the features of an adventure story using The Borrowers as an example. 


Click here - lesson 3&4 Write your own adventure story

Write your own adventure story and email it to your class teacher.




Click here - Lesson 5 Reading Comprehension


Click here for some handwriting practice

You don't need to print these sheets, just copy the words into your book joining your letters correctly. 



Click here for Spelling Frame and click on List 35.



This week you are going to be learning about symmetry

Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-lines-of-symmetry-in-2-d-shapes

Lesson 2 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-lines-of-symmetry-in-a-pattern

Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-complete-a-simple-symmetrical-figure 

Lesson 4 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-using-symmetry

Lesson 5  You also need to practice your timestables on a weekly basis. Have a go at hit the button:


See if you can improve on your score each time!



Click here for the planning for 'Rivers' Dance. This is the final week on this. Enjoy!



Here is a reflective journal to complete at the end of each day. Happy journal writing!




Pupil activity code: 6778

Move on to the 'Minibeasts Activity'



Why was Guru Nanak’s 3-day disappearance so significant?

Let's learn about Guru Nanak's early life and upbringing.


What was Guru Nanak’s early life like?

What happened to Guru Nanak that caused him to start teaching people about God?

What did Guru Nanak teach people about God?





Open the Powerpoint and design your own packet of crisps. 

Click here - Seabrook crisps Powerpoint



Click here to learn about how harmonies are created. 





Week Commencing 22nd June


Our lessons this week are all about poetry.

Lesson 1

Do you know what a limerick is? Watch this video clip and listen to the rhyme and pattern: 

Limerick Bitesize clip

Click on the Powerpoint below which has a few more examples for you to read - try to read them aloud to somebody at home so that you can hear the pattern and rhyme. 

Limericks Powerpoint

Click here and complete the sheet to plan and write your own limerick. Video yourself reading your limerick aloud and send it to your teacher using the class email address.


Lesson 2

Onomatopoeia are words which sound like what they mean and they can be used in poetry.

 Watch these clips to see and listen to some examples: 

Onomatopoeia Clip

You tube video


Match the onomatopoeic word to the correct sentence on this sheet: Onomatopoeia Matching

Research some more examples on onomatopoeic words and create a poster. Look at this example to help you:


 Set Of Bubble Or Bubbles Speech. Crash And Smash Bubble And Wham.. Royalty  Free Cliparts, Vectors, And Stock Illustration. Image 67151081.



Lesson 3

Read these poems that contain examples of onomatopoeia then create your own poem and include onomatopoeic words. Write your poem on a piece of paper and decorate the words with a design that is appropriate to their meaning. Email your poems to your teacher so that they can enjoy seeing what you have created!

Onomatopoeia poem examples


Lesson 4

Watch the clip about acrostic poems, choose a topic and have a go at writing your own.

Acrostic poem bitesize

Don't forget to email some of your work!


 Lesson 5 - Reading Comprehension

 Click here for your reading comprehension which celebrates the great work that the NHS does. 



This week you are going to be learning about quadrilaterals and triangles.

Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-2d-shapes

Lesson 2 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals

Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-right-angled-and-equilateral-triangles

Lesson 4 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-isosceles-and-scalene-triangles

Lesson 5  You also need to practice your timestables on a weekly basis. Have a go at hit the button:


See if you can improve on your score each time!



Click here for the planning for two PE lessons. We are carrying on with the 'rivers' dance focus. 

Send your dance routines to your class email address if you would like your teachers to assess them.



Use the link below in order to learn all about the value of money. Start by reading a story and answer any questions that you may find within the story. Then play the activity, next test yourself with a quiz and finally explore Pride Place. Try and read all stories and complete all quizzes and activities for KS2 this week.





Pupil activity code: 6778

Move on to the next activity - 'Multiplication Game'



This half term's RE unit is called 'Why are the Gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice?'

Find the area of the Panjab on a map - near the border of India and Pakistan. Where is it in relation to the UK?  Panjab literally means 5 rivers. 

Using Google, find out about the early life of Guru Nanak.

Where and when was Guru Nanak born?

What sort of person was Guru Nanak?



How does a river start? What journey does it take? Watch this video and read the Powerpoint to find out more.

Bitesize - journey of a river

Understand the journey of a river - Powerpoint

Now label this river with the vocabulary in the correct place. If you don't have a printer try to draw a basic outline of the river. 

Labelling a river


Week Commencing 15th June


This week you will be writing a set of instructions. 


Click here - Lesson 1 - adverbs

Start with the grammar lesson which is adverbs. Make sure you use the adverbs in your writing when you write your instructions later on in the week.


Click here - Lesson 2 - identifying features

Have a look at the text "How to Capture the Dreaming Chupacabra" and identify the features of the text.


Click here - Lesson 3 & 4 - writing a set of instructions

 Have a go at writing your own instructions and email your writing to your class email address




Lesson 5 - Reading Comprehension

Click on the link and choose one that you are comfortable with but also challenges you. 1 star is the easiest and 3 star is the most challenging. Check your answers at the end. 

Click here - David Walliams Comprehension



Click on the Spelling Frame link below to practice your spellings and play the games. Also, make a word search using the words from the list. 

Click here - Spelling Frame



This week you willbe learning about angles. 

Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-compare-and-order-angles

Lesson 2 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-identify-right-angles

Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-identify-acute-and-obtuse-angles

Lesson 4 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-investigate-angles-within-shapes

Lesson 5  You also need to practice your timestables on a weekly basis. Have a go at hit the button:


See if you can improve on your score each time!


Click here for the planning for two PE lessons. The focus this week is on Dance and Rivers. 



Click here for the planning for this week.

Below are the resources you will need for lesson two:

Lesson 2 PowerPoint

Lesson 2 sheet with pictures of 'risks, hazards and dangers' on. 

Refugee Week

This week is Refugee Week. Click on this link and have a go at some of the ideas. Please share your work with your teacher via your class email. 



 This week we are starting our learning about rivers. Read the powerpoint which will give you information about rivers around the world and then use either an atlas or Google Maps to show where the rivers are located.

Rivers information




Choose one of the above activities set by Miss Coombes.



Look at Mrs Barrett's blog page for some great ideas that link to our Rivers project.


Week Commencing 8th June


Cornelia Konrads - Land Art Powerpoint

Cornelia Konrad - Doorway Photo

Use this expanded noun phrase mat to help you improve your sentences when you are writing your story. 



Always try to include interesting and exciting detail when writing stories. I would like you to practice writing super sentences with expanded noun phrases then use this skill when writing your creative story this week. Click here for the sheets to complete. 


Reading Comprehension

Click on the link and choose one that you are comfortable with but also challenges you.

 FA Cup Reading Comprehension



 Click here to take you to the Spelling Frame website.


Click on the powerpoint and then work through these activities choose the one that is most challenging to you. 

Now work throught these tasks, click here


Click here for the planning for two PE lessons.



Click here for the task instructions.

Changing negative thoughts into positive thoughts worksheet.



Click on the Surreal Architecture Powerpoint

Continue working on your Ickabog illustrations https://www.theickabog.com/home/ 



This half term we are going to start working on a new unit called 'Data Handling'


The code is 6778



Week Commencing 1st June


This week we will be focusing on writing a newspaper article. You will be following the National Oak Academy unit of work which will end with you writing your own newspaper report based on a scene from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. When you have finished your writing don't forget that you can ask your parent's permission to either email the document to me or attach a picture of your work and send to the class email address.


Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3 - Grammar

Lesson 4


Reading Comprehension

This week you will be reading a newspaper article. Click on the links and choose one that you are comfortable with but also challenges you.


More difficult




 Click here to take you to the Spelling Frame website



This week we are going to be learning about statistics and how we can record them correctly using different types of graphs.

Have a look at the powerpoint 

Now you can work through these slidesTry to do a few slides a day.

You also need to practice your timestables on a weekly basis. Have a go at hit the button:


 See if you can improve on your score each time!


 Get Creative!

Calling all budding artists! J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw or paint to illustrate the story as it goes along. You should let your imagination run wild! Look at her website for more information https://www.theickabog.com/home/ 


Click here for two PE lessons.



It is the start of a new month, and the start of our journey back to school – there is so much ahead of us !

Why not make a ‘Things to look forward to’ jar – either using and decorating a real jar, or if you don’t have one, using the template and decorating          around the jar shape.

Fill your jar with all the things you are looking forward to. Maybe seeing your friends for the first time in ages, or walking along a beach, celebrating your birthday or visiting your grandparents. Mrs Coxan is looking forward to seeing her teacher friends after a long time and watching the flowers grow in her garden !

Don't forget, we love to see what you are doing so send us pictures of your work

Click here for INSTRUCTIONS

and here for JAR TEMPLATE


It has been hard keeping in touch with all the people who matter to us, so why not send a postcard to someone special to let them know you are thinking of them. It could be a friend or a relation, or a neighbour who might be feeling lonely. Choose a postcard from here and  write about what you have been doing during this strange time, and what you are looking forward to. You could also tell your person how special they are !


Finally, try this calming meditation – it is not long and it will help you relax and focus on all the good things in your life !





May Half Term Projects

During the half term break you can choose to complete one (or both) of the following projects:

Project one - The History of Gomersal

Use the internet and ask family members (verbally or by phone) about the history of Gomersal. Make sure that you take notes in your exercise book about what used to be in a particular part of Gomersal and what is there today. Once you have collated your research you can go on to complete tasks 1, 2 or 3. Feel free to complete more than one of the tasks if you wish.

  1. Draw a picture showing Gomersal in the past and a picture showing it as it is today. You can choose one particular part of Gomersal to focus on or a few parts if you wish.
  2. Make a model out of any resources you have at home of Gomersal in the past and how it looks now. Again, choose a particular part of Gomersal as a focus or choose a few. It is up to you.
  3. Plot Gomersal (as it was in the past) onto a map and do the same with how it looks today. If you go for a walk around Gomersal you could create the map during or after your stroll. You only need to map where you walk. Pictures and/or photographs could be stuck onto the map. The photographs can be your own and/or of those printed from the internet.

Project two - Biography of your favourite book author.

Research your favourite author or even authors. You could include information such as when and where they were born, information about their family, favourite hobbies/interests, what inspired them to become a writer.  You could also include relevant photographs, any popular or funny quotes from their books and any memorable illustrations. Don't forget to mention why this author is your favourite author!



Friday 22nd May


You are continuing to learn about different measures and today's focus is problem solving. You will be asked to use all your skills to solve problems about time, length and money. Click here for today's lesson. 



Have you seen our Gomersal reading Twitter page? We would love you to share what you have enjoyed reading recently. Click here to take you straight there. Why not set yourself a reading challenge? Click here to check out the reading tube map - I wonder how many of these books you have read or would like to read?!


Today I would like you to practice some grammar skills - with a focus on using subordinating conjunctions. Click here to take you to the Bitesize lesson, watch the video and complete the activities. 



Check out out Gomersal Sport Twitter page for some PE ideas. Click here for the link and have a go at the orienteering lesson in your garden. If you can't get outside, choose a different activity from the page that you could do inside.

Thursday 21st May


Spend 30 minutes reading your book this morning. 

Today you are practising spellings. Click here and choose spelling list 30. 

When you have finished playing the games, make a word search using the list of spellings and ask someone at home to find the words. 



Today's learning is about measuring length. Please click here to take you to the lesson.



See Mrs Barrett's page for some creative ideas. 


Today at 4pm, there is an online Guinness World Record attempt hosted by Rob Biddulph.

Here is the link to sign up to be part of the biggest online art lesson:



Mrs Barrett


Wednesday 20th May.


Click on the activity about fact and opinion. Watch the videos and complete the activities. 



Today you are consolidating your understanding of calculating money. Click here for the link to the lesson. 



You are continuing your learning about States of Matter. Today I would like you to think scientifically and try to set up a melting investigation. I know that you might not have some of the equipment, for example, thermometer but try to estimate what you think the temperature of the water might be. Ask an adult to help you think of some alternative equipment if you don't have some of the other things. 

Click here and follow the instructions on the sheet to set up your investigation. You can choose to use either the 1,2 or 3 starred sheets, the 1 star sheet gives you a bit more guidance on what to do. however, the 3 star sheet gives you the opportunity to think for yourself a bit more. 

Please make sure that your water isn't too hot and ask an adult to help you set up the investigation. 


Tuesday 19th May


Today you are going to be looking at how the structure of a piece of writing helps it achieve its purpose. Click here for lesson 2


How did you get on with the work on weight yesterday ? 

Today you are going to learn about calculating amounts of money - here is the link to the lesson.


Here is a link to a French games website. There are lots to choose from but my favourite is 'Sow Grow'  which helps you learn and practise  the vocabulary for close relations, like mum, brother, grandad. 


Monday 18th May


We're enjoying the maths from Oak Academy, so let's have a go at some of the English tasks on their website !

This week, the topic is Non-chronological reports and lesson 1 can be found here

The English lesson follow the same format as the Maths lessons you used last week.  Record your answers in your exercise book and mark them along with the teacher.

Reading - hope you are enjoying lots of great books during this strange time !

Mrs Coxan has just started the Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer - magical and exciting - and lots of books to read! (Joe wants you to know he preferred Percy Jackson books when he was in Year 4 !

Don't forget to let us know what you are reading at the moment - and what you think makes a good read - @GomersalPSchool



This week we are continuing with our work on measurement - this time weight.

The introductory quiz will help you check on what you've learned including times tables, and the lesson will give you practice in converting different weights using g and kg.

Follow this link 


If you have access to the internet, have a go at this unit of work - all about using the internet to find and check information. Start with activity 1 and see how you get on



Friday 15th May


Remember to keep reading to the people at home. Answer any questions that you are asked about the book. This will ensure that you are understanding what you are reading.

Poetry - Perform the poem that you created and wrote yesterday. You should act out your poem as you read it out loud. Once practised and perfected then perform it in front of the people at home and/or whilst on video call to a friend or other family member(s). Ask the person/people watching to assess it in the form of two stars and a wish (they must state two things they liked about it and one way it could have been improved upon). 


Today we are going to be learning about measures: money. Have a go at the introductory quiz and use your exercise book to show your working out if you need to. Watch the video and pause it when asked to do so. Complete your work and show your working out in your exercise book. You will complete an equivalent fractions task and you will be investigating money today. Mark your own work as Mr C. goes through the answers. Finally, have a go at the exit quiz. Click on the link below for your tasks today:



Remember to try and exercise regularly if you can. A warm up should always be carried out first and then a cool down activity after exercise. Complete some or all of the activities suggested below:

  • Take part in an exercise class led by Joe Wicks
  • Go for a walk with members of your household
  • Go for a run with members of your household
  • Go for a cycle with members of your household

I am aware that you have not carried out a SPaG activity this week so why not use the link below to dance whilst having a SPaG lesson. There are lots to choose from. Try and have a go at them all over the next week. 


Thursday 14th May


Reading - Remember to keep reading to the people at home. Do not forget to pause when you come across punctuation such as full stops, commas, questions marks and exclamation marks.

Poetry - Write a poem of your own including features found in the poem you looked at yesterday, e.g. repetition, questions and stanzas (groups of lines). You could include some extra features of your choice, e.g. similes, metaphors etc. The poem could be about classrooms, dinner halls, school fields etc. 

Once you have written the poem then proof-read, edit and improve upon it. 


Today we are going to be learning about measures: length. Complete the introductory quiz and use your exercise book to show your working out. Watch the video and pause it when asked to do so. Again, complete your work and show your working out in your exercise book. Complete the exit quiz at the end. Click on the link below for your tasks today:



See Mrs Barrett's Art updates and carry out one of her suggestions.


Wednesday 13th May


Reading - Remember to keep reading to the people at home. Do not forget to change your voice a little and use expression when a character speaks.

Poetry - Today we are going to be looking at a poem called 'Playgrounds' by Berlie Doherty. Click on the link below for some information on Berlie Doherty:


Now, click on the link below to listen to and read the poem called 'Playgrounds.'


In your exercise books make notes on any poetry features that you can find in this poem.

Now answer the following questions in your exercise books:

  1. What is the poem about?
  2. Which question does the poet say 5 times?
  3. What does 'gobby' mean?
  4. What are the children doing in the playground?
  5. Which words tell you that the playground is noisy?

If you wish, you can now have a go at the tasks/questions that require more detailed answers:

  1. Describe the playground.
  2. Why is the playground like a whirlwind?
  3. The author repeats 'know what I mean?' Why?
  4. What does the word 'kaleidoscope' imply about the playground?
  5. Why did the author choose to use a similar first line to each verse?

Finally, try and write a verse that follows the same pattern that the author uses, starting with this line:

'And playgrounds are such busy places...'


Use the following link to practise your times tables: 


Try 'Hit the Answer' and 'Hit the Question. If you select 'Mixed' you will get a mixture of the times tables to practise. You will be timed when using this resource. Can you beat your score each time?


If possible download and listen to the song 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers and answer the following questions:

  • Do you like the song?
  • What instruments can you hear?
  • What is the style of the music?

Discuss your answers with somebody at home. 

Learn to sing the song and move to the pulse. You could even create a musical instrument to play whilst singing the whole song or a short section of the song. 

If you already play a musical instrument, e.g. a keyboard you could try playing that whilst singing along to the whole song or a short section of the song. 

If it is not possible to download 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers then play your musical instrument whilst singing along to one of your favourite songs (the whole song or a short section of the song). 


Tuesday 12th May


Today we are going to be learning about money. Click on the link below and complete all the activities.



Continue working on your report about the animal that you have researched.

Make sure you proofread and try to improve your work. Don't forget to include:

  • Paragraphs
  • Subheadings
  • Fascinating facts
  • Pictures 


Learn how to debug a program in scratch, just click on the link below.



Monday 11th May


Continue working on your report about the animal that you have researched.

Don't forget to include:

  • Paragraphs
  • Subheadings
  • Fascinating facts
  • Pictures 


Have a go at this maths activity 'Nice or Nasty for Two'



What do Muslims believe about God?

Can you explain what the word 'mono' means?

Do you remember what the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) wanted the people of Makkah to believe in?

Do you remember the first pillar of Islam?

This one sentence holds the key beliefs of Islam which the whole religion is centered around.

Listen to a nasheed (Islamic song) relating to the oneness of God and the Shahadah


Create your own ‘Shahadah’ (belief statement) about what is important to you in your lives. Limit the use of commas and this should be in one memorable sentence.

Now listen to the Spoken word video on the 99 Names of God:




Today is VE Day so you could decorate your home or garden with some bunting. Click here for some templates that you could use or you could design your own.  


Enjoy the bank holiday!!


Hello everyone - Hope you have a wonderful VE bank holiday with your family. Over the next few weeks why not try make some creative medals with things found in your house. They could be inspired by researching different war medals. What could you award them for? Tidiest lockdown bedroom medal? Best baked cake medal? Don't forget to share your creativity on Twitter @GomersalArt or email me: mandy.barrett@gomersalprimaryschool.co.uk

Have fun... Mrs Barrett

Here are some ideas for you:



Thursday 7th May, 2020


Please click here and complete lesson 3. 



I would like you to research some facts about your favourite animal, you can use either the internet or some books(if possible).

When you have lots of information you can start to write a report about your animal. 

Don't forget that you will need to include:

  • Paragraphs
  • Subheadings
  • Fascinating facts
  • Pictures 

You can decide how you would like to present your report. You could use PowerPoint, a Word document or you could write the report in your book. 

Click here for an example of a report and how you could set it out.

Don't worry if it isn't finished today as you can continue working on it next week. 



Click on the Art link above or check out Mrs Barrett's Art page.


Wednesday 6th May 2020

Maths Click here and follow lesson 2 - multiply 3 digit by 1 digit number. Check your answers at the end.


English Can you remember how important it is to use paragraphs in your writing? Click on the bitesize lesson here, watch the video and have a go at the activities. 

Science Watch this bitesize video about the water cycle. 

Now you are going to make your own water cycle! 

Click here and follow the instructions on the sheet.

Water Cycle in a Bag!! |

Don't forget to send some pictures on Twitter of your homemade water cycle!


Tuesday 5th May 2020

English Expanded noun phrases practice. We use expanded noun phrases to improve writing by adding description and information – like this:                

The teacher turns into The strict maths teacher with curly hair. Have a go at the examples on this Vikings sheet

Challenge :

Set aside 30 minutes to sit down and READ !

Talk to someone at home about what you are reading - explain why you are enjoying the book (or not !)

What are people in your house reading at the moment ? We'd love to know !

You can share @GomersalPSchool  


 Apologies for any confusion about the Maths work today. Please click on the link here and complete lesson 1 - multiply 2 digit by 1 digit number. 


French Let's practise some vocabulary - today our subject is CLOTHES - Les Vêtements

Watch this video and follow  this link to download a useful powerpoint

Then you can have a go at this worksheet - see how many you can get right !


Monday 4th May 2020



Think carefully about how your superpower will change your life and what you would do with it !  Check your punctuation and make sure your writing is REALLY interesting !

Reading The teachers are spending lots of their 'free' time reading (it helps keep them super-clever !)  

Don't forget to share your recommendations with us: @GomersalPSchool

Maths Two tasks for you today !

  1. Try out one of the NRich challenges from here - all you need is pencil and paper. Mrs Coxan and Joe had fun with Reach 100 - but you choose !
  2. Now choose your favourite multiplication tables and test your family - you can challenge them by asking tricky questions like 'if the answer is 36 how many 4's did I need ?'

Computing How often do you use technology ? Try keeping this diary for a week - and see if you are surprised by how often you are 'online' . If you  can't print the page, copy it into your home learning book and complete it there.

Be sure to keep safe while online. Check here for advice from Childline.


Friday 1st May 2020

English Phone somebody in your family and share your story with them. Once they have listened to the whole story ask them to report the following:

  • Two things they liked about your story
  • One area that you could develop/improve further

Improve upon your story by working on the suggested area to develop. 

Maths Have a go at one or both of the following activities:

Task 1 - Click on the link below and complete the 'Friday Maths Challenge.'


Task 2 - Draw your own picture using 2D and 3D shapes. 

PE Below are a few physical activity suggestions:

  • Carry out one of Miss Whiteley's sport activity suggestions.
  • Have a go at a Joe Wicks class.
  • Go for a walk, jog or a cycle. 


Thursday 30th April 2020

English Read the story you wrote yesterday and in a different colour (pen or crayon) edit and improve upon it.

Maths Have a go at one or both of the following activities:

Task 1 - Click on the link below and complete lesson 4


Task 2 - Go on a shape hunt around your home. Name and draw the 2D and 3D shapes that you find. 

Art See Mrs Barrett's Art updates and carry out one of her suggested activities. 


Wednesday 29th April 2020

English Write a story about one of the following...

  • A chef cooking an amazing meal
  • An adventurer in the Arctic
  • An astronaut
  • A dog discovering something unusual
  • A builder building the biggest building in the world
  • A scientist who creates a magic potion.

When writing your story remember to:

  • Introduce the main character(s)
  • Use adjectives
  • Include a problem that needs to be solved
  • Try to include a beginning, a middle and an ending

Maths Have a go at one or both of the following activities:

Task 1 - Click on the link below and complete lesson 3


Task 2 - Research the names of some 2D and 3D shapes. 

Music Listen to, sing along to and move your body to find the pulse of 2 of your favourite songs. These songs can be the same songs you listened to on 1st April 2020, or they can be different ones. Research the term 'pulse' if you cannot remember its definition. Discuss with somebody at home how the 2 songs differ and how they are similar. 


Tuesday 28th April 2020

Maths Click on the link below and complete lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English Write a detailed review about your favourite book. Don't forget to include fronted adverbials, adjectives, paragraphs, speech and correct punctuation. You could also research write about the author of the book too.

RE If you remember, you were learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam and how these 5 Pillars guide Muslims. Your task is to list all the 5 Pillars of Islam, choose one of them and answer the following questions about them:

Find out key facts about your pillar.
What is your pillar?
What does it mean?
Which of the five pillars is it?
What do Muslims have to do for this pillar of Islam?
Is there a particular time when this pillar is carried out by Muslims?
Do all Muslims have to carry this pillar out? 
How do Muslims carry out this pillar?
Why is this pillar important to Muslims?

Question for you all, Which pillar is being observed by the Muslims at the moment?

Finish off by watching this video clip:



Monday 27th April 2020

Maths Click on the link below and complete Lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English As the weather is getting warmer, we should learn the importance of staying safe in the sun. So read the reading comprehension about Sun Safety and answer the questions. Choose either 1,2 or 3 stars. 1 is the easiest and 3 is more challenging.Sun Safety reading comprehension.pdf

Computing Click on the link below and complete the Scratch rock band activity: https://www.ilearn2.co.uk/6377.html 


Friday 24th April 2020

Maths Click on this link and try the Friday Maths challenge.

English Read the following reading comprehension about the famous scientist, Marie Curie and answer the questions. Choose either 1,2 or 3 stars. 1 is the easiest and 3 is more challenging. Marie Curie reading comprehension.pdf

Science Watch this powerpoint and complete the worksheet here about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. 


Thursday 23rd April 2020

Maths Try this problem solving activity from NRich - click here.

English Click on the following link for some story ideas. Write your own creative and imaginative story! Story starter ideas with pictures.docx 

Click here for some fronted adverbials sentence starters. Click here for some adjectives that you can use to make your story descriptive and interesting. 

Art Look at the ideas above from Mrs Barrett, have a go and share some pictures with us of what you create!


Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Maths Click on the link here and have a go at lesson 4 - Ordering Decimals.  If you cannot print the worksheets, just write the answers in your home learning book. 

English Click here to learn about expanded noun phrases, watch the videos and read the information. Complete these sheets - follow the link here. If you do not have a printer, write out the expanded noun phrases in your home learning book. 

Spelling  Follow the link to Spelling Frame and play games from list 28. Make a word search using these words. 


Tuesday 21st April 2020

English Practise recognising and using fronted adverbials with these worksheets - you don't have to do them all !

Maths Click on this link and have a go at lesson 3 

French Here is some  revision and some new French vocabulary to learn


Monday 20th April 2020

English Think about all the things you have done during the holidays. Write a recount of your holiday, remembering to use some fronted adverbials, adjectives, paragraphs, speech and correct punctuation.  Here is a link to some ideas to help make your writing really interesting.  This link takes you to the Twinkl website - the instructions for accessing this are above.

Maths Click on the link below and then have a go at lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

Computing Practice your Scratch skills with the link: https://www.ilearn2.co.uk/6111.html


Easter holidays activities 2020

The Year 4 team hope you are all well and are keeping safe at home. Thank you to everyone who has been working hard and trying their best at the activities that have been posted on to the school website. Well done all!

We have some more exciting activities for you all to complete during the Easter break. 

Enjoy and have fun!

Best wishes from the Year 4 team x


Watch The Easter Story:


Possible activities could include:

re-writing the story in your own words in a story board form,

re-writing the story as a newspaper report, or as a diary extract,

you could design your own easter card,

organise an easter egg hunt in your garden for you and your family to enjoy.

Easter mystery maths game Click here 

Guided reading activity Click here


Another Easter Holidays activity:

You are living through history right now. So why not make a time capsule?

  1. Write a letter to yourself. Write down your age, who your friends are, what your favourite TV programme, song, book is etc. Write about what is going on right now. Tell your future self how you feel. Talk about what you would like to be when you grow up and 5 things you would like to do when you are an adult. 
  2. Print articles out that may be important for your future self. 
  3. Draw a picture of your family.
  4. Take some photographs of today and print them out. 
  5. Put all of these together in a scrapbook or a lunchbox and put it somewhere safe.   

 Some more activities to keep you busy!

Remember to follow @GomersalSport on Twitter and complete the different physical activity suggestions. 

Also check Mrs Barrett's art page for creative ideas throughout the holidays - follow this link.


Please enjoy the Easter break, have fun with your family and stay safe at home. 


Friday 3rd April 2020

English Write a poem about today's weather. Can you include rhyme, alliteration and/or similes? Also, please ensure that you are using your best joined up handwriting. 

Maths Here are three worksheets that require you to add and subtract fractions. To access them just click on the word 'Here.' Can you have a go at every sheet? The answers are available to look at so that you can check how you are getting on.

PE Complete an exercise class with Joe Wickes on You Tube. Alternatively, go into your garden and play a ball game of your choice. If possible, encourage the other people that you live with to get involved. You could create your own ball game, if you do decide to do this then what are the rules? How does the scoring system work? Please remember to warm up and cool down. 


Thursday 2nd April 2020

English Think about your favourite book. It could be the one you read and asked questions about yesterday or it could be a different one. Firstly, summarise what has happened in the story and then write what you think might happen in a sequel to the story. Alternatively, write a different ending to the book. What else could have happened?

Maths Type 'BBC Bitesize KS2' into Google.

Click on the 'Maths' link.

Scroll down to 'Fractions, Percentages and Ratio.'

Click on 'Fractions.'

Click on the 'How to add and subtract fractions' link. 

Watch the video, read the information and carry out the activities.

Use the following links for more information on adding and subtracting fractions: 



Tomorrow, a worksheet will be set on 'adding and subtracting fractions' so happy revising today!

Art See Mrs Barrett's Art updates.


Wednesday 1st April 2020

English Choose a favourite book or a book that you can read well. Phone somebody in your family and read the story to them. Ask them questions about the book to make sure that they were listening! At the end, ask if they liked the story. If they did like the story ask them what they liked about it. Also, ask them about their favourite book when they were younger. 

Maths Type the following into Google and press enter: themathsfactor.com

Scroll down to 'Free Times Tables Check' and click on 'Take the check now!'

Click on 'Start.' 

Now click on 'Year 4 Check.'

Now choose a check to do. You can choose 1, 2 or all of them to do. 

Music Listen to your favourite songs. Identify the instruments you can hear. Use effective adjectives to describe the sounds. Discuss pitch.


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Maths Click on the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and complete Lesson 1

English SPaG activity

RE Find out what the word 'mono' means, find and write some examples. Do you remember what the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) wanted the people of Makkah to believe in?


Monday 30th March 2020

Maths Click on the following link:Lesson 4 - Tenths on a number line

English Choose either a 1,2 or 3 star sheet, read it and answer the questions. Parents - the answers are at the bottom! Pet Care of a Cat Reading Comprehension

Click here to open the Spelling Frame website. Play games on 'rule 28'. 

Computing Apologies, there was a problem with the work that was set for this lesson. The link doesn’t work, an alternative will be posted another day. Thank you. 


Friday 27th March 2020


  • Time Tables Rock Stars - you can choose which area you would like to play. 
  • Topmarks - Hit The Button


  • Continue working through your Spring booklet
  • Click on here to open the Spelling Frame website and 'rule 27' games
  • Spend half an hour reading your book 

French Follow this link to combine PE with some French speaking!

Music Click on this link which is an activity about pitch and volume. 


Thursday 26th March 2020

PE Either:

  • Joe Wicks workout - google it and you can follow the link to his YouTube site.
  • Go into your garden and set up a mini obstacle course with different stations - skipping, jumping, hopping, running on the spot etc. Spend 2 minutes at each station and rotate. Don't forget to stretch and do a cool down like we do in PE.


Maths Try this NRich fraction activity. Write your answers and working out in your exercise book. 

Art Go onto Mrs Barrett's link on the school website for some creative ideas. 


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Maths Lesson 2 - tenths as decimals. Watch the video for lesson one and complete the activity. If you don't have a printer just write the answers into your home-learning book. You can check your answers AFTER you have finished!!

English Roald Dahl Comprehension. Some of the texts are harder than other so choose either a 1,2 or 3 star text and answer the questions. 

David Walliams has released some free audio books. Check out the link.

Science Look at the Powerpoint and complete this worksheet about Changing State.

Finish the day with some Go Noodle!


Tuesday 24th March 2020

Maths Lesson 1. Watch the video for lesson one and complete the activity. If you don't have a printer just write the answers into your home-learning book. You can check your answers AFTER you have finished!!

English Spring activity booklet.Work through this booklet, you're not expected to complete all of this today. Have a go and do your best!

Other Spend half an hour reading (as we usually go to the library on a Tuesday afternoon). Play on TTRS and Spelling Frame Rule 27. Then set yourself a test of 20 times table questions. Ask someone if they could test you on your spellings also.


Monday 23rd March 2020

Maths  Click on the link to find today's maths work.

English  Click on the link to find today's English work 

Computing Go on to the following website: ilearn2.co.uk and then type in the code 6111



Some resources that we put on the website will take you to the Twinkl website. You will need to sign up to the website using the following instructions:

Hopefully then you will be able to download the resources.