Year 4 - St. Peter

Year 4 - St. Peter

Saint Peter


Saint Peter is our class saint. As part of your home learning, you may wish to do some research into the life of Saint Peter.

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher - Miss Merritt

Teaching Assistant - Miss Parr


Home Learning - Summer Part 2 - Updated 11/06/20

Ellie's Powerpoint on Rosa Parks

Emilia's Home Learning on Anglo Saxons Runes

Ellie's Powerpoint on the Anglo Saxons

RE Sharing the Gospel

A poem about Mary for the month of May - Ellie

Homework for Home Schooling


During this period of Home Schooling, it is essential that your child continues to read and practice their times tables daily. This homework outlines the tasks to be done regularly.

Maths Home Learning:



Times Tables practice

2. Mathletics

Our set tasks on our maths unit of work

3. Numbots

Adding and Subtracting practice


Our Mathletics set tasks are all about time. Here are some useful resources to help you in your home learning about time:


There are lots of other useful games on time on the TopMarks website:


Here is something you might like to make to help you learn more about the minute hand and the hour hand on analogue clocks:

Maths (Hamilton Trust) - W/B 06/07/20

Maths - a variety of links

English Home Learning:

Talk for Writing - W/B 29/06/20

English (Hamilton Trust) W/B 06/07/20

Home Learning for Music


During this period of home schooling, remember to practice your brass instruments using Charanga. See if you can spot the Rock music songs we were learning during our brass sessions, such as We Will Rock You.

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Our Curriculum



In English, we have begun learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. For your home study, please continue to research about the Anglo Saxons using DK Find Out and BBC Bitesize. Note down your key findings. This could include: how they invaded England, what they did, what they ate, the Kings and rulers, battles with the Romans and Vikings and what weapons and clothes they had.



In Maths, we have been learning about angles and 2D shapes, including their properties. We have used the following key vocabulary in describing the properties of 2D shapes: parallel, perpendicular, vertical, horizontal, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, quadrilateral, parallelogram, oblong, trapezium, regular, irregular and lines of symmetry. To continue learning about these, please see set tasks on Mathletics.



In RE, we have been anticipating Easter and considering what we can do to help others during Lent.



In our History unit, we have been looking at the artefacts discovered at Sutton Hoo and investigating what these tell us about the King whom they once belonged to.



On Wednesday mornings, we will be playing our brass instruments. We will be learning all about Rock music. Please remember to bring your brass instruments for our music lessons.



Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times. No jewellery is to be worn for PE. PE is timetabled on Thursday but may take place at other times during the week.



Please keep reading with your child at home during the coming weeks of school being closed. Below are some suggestions for discussing the book with your child. 


VOCABULARY – Years 3 - 6
Find and explain the meaning of words in context
 What do the words ...... and …… suggest about the character, setting and mood?
 Which word tells you that….?
 Which keyword tells you about the character/setting/mood?
 Find one word in the text which means……
 Find and highlight the word that is closest in meaning to…….
 Find a word or phrase which shows/suggests that…….


INFER – Years 3 – 6
 Make and justify inferences using evidence from the text.
 Find and copy a group of words which show that…
 How do these words make the reader feel? How does this paragraph suggest this?
 How do the descriptions of …… show that they are ……..
 How can you tell that……
 What impression of …… do you get from these paragraphs?
 What voice might these characters use?
 What was …. thinking when…..
 Who is telling the story?


PREDICT – Years 3 – 6
Predict what might happen from the details given and implied.
 From the cover what do you think this text is going to be about?
 What is happening now? What happened before this? What will happen after?
 What does this paragraph suggest will happen next? What makes you think this?
 Do you think the choice of setting will influence how the plot develops?
 Do you think… will happen? Yes, no or maybe? Explain your answer using evidence from the text.


EXPLAIN – Years 3 – 6
Explain how content is related and contributes to the meaning as a whole. Explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of language. Explain the themes and patterns that develop across the text. Explain how information contributes to the overall experience.
 Why is the text arranged in this way?
 What structures has the author used?
 What is the purpose of this text feature?
 Is the use of ….. effective?
 The mood of the character changes throughout the text. Find and copy the phrases which show this.
 What is the author’s point of view?
 What affect does ….. have on the audience?
 How does the author engage the reader here?
 Which words and phrases did ….. effectively?
 Which section was the most interesting/exciting part?
 How are these sections linked?


RETRIEVE – Years 3 – 6
Retrieve and record information and identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.
 How would you describe this story/text? What genre is it? How do you know?
 How did…?
 How often…?
 Who had…? Who is…? Who did….?
 What happened to…?
 What does…. do?
 How ….. is ……..?
 What can you learn from …… from this section?
 Give one example of……
 The story is told from whose perspective?


SUMMARISE – Years 3 – 6
Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph.
 Can you number these events 1-5 in the order that they happened?
 What happened after …….?
 What was the first thing that happened in the story?
 Can you summarise in a sentence the opening/middle/end of the story?
 In what order do these chapter headings come in the story?



Talk Homework:

One of the most important parts of homework is to talk about what we have been learning about in school. Please ask your child about what they have been learning in English and maths as often as possible.



We will have a spelling test every Friday. Please practice your weekly spellings at home to make sure you can get your best scores on these spelling tests. You can practice these using look, cover, write, check and record your practices in your homework books.


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Each Friday, the text that you will be given will be the weekly text we will focus on the following week. By reading this text at home, you will be well prepared for our English lessons the following week. After reading the text, talk about what you have read with someone at home. You may wish to talk about the key vocabulary, to summarise what the text is saying or ask questions about what you have read. 


Also, please read daily with your child and make a comment in their reading record. Ask questions to your child about their reading book to ensure that they have a better understanding of what they have read.



We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for our maths homework. Please check these to see your set tasks.

Websites for practicing your maths: