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Holwell Primary School


Holwell Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3RP

01707 323716

 Year 4 School Closure Page

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Welcome, Year 4 parents/carers and children, 

Please keep checking back here for more information each week. 

A list of useful websites has been uploaded onto the school closure - general information page. This could help you extend your child's learning further.

There is also a link to another activity pack you can complete with your child on the general information page.

As well as the work provided we expect you to still be using Times Tables Rockstars to help your child practice their multiplication skills. Children will also need to continue regular reading at home. This could be a good opportunity for your child to practice their reading skills and grow in confidence in their ability.

Thank you,

Miss Thomas & Miss Hooper (Red Kites)

Miss Webster & Miss Franklin (Swans)

If you would like further information and support on aspects of home learning; supporting your child's mental health or specialist learning support please click here.

Home learning for week beginning 13.7.20 

We can't believe we are writing this, but here is the work for the LAST week of term! Thank you for all of your hard work over the lockdown period. Miss Thomas and Miss Webster have been really impressed with how well you have adapted and how much effort you have been putting into your learning! We hope you have a great week and we can't wait to see your final pieces of work! 

For the week beginning 13th July the work that should be completed is as follows: 

Maths: This week please continue your work on shape and symmetry. The link is below and you need to carry on from where you left off last week... for your year group, working on one lesson a day.

A few activities or games will also be set on Purple Mash. Remember to use TTRockStars to keep up those times tables skills. .

Reading: Reading work will continue as it has been working - please see the leaflet for details. 

Please see the Summer Reading Challenge information below. Would be great for lots of you to get involved. 

Writing:  The topic for the last week is still "Time Tunnel". This week we are asking for 2 pieces of writing again, however you can choose the famous person from history you would like to focus on. This week we are asking the children to complete the following two pieces of writing:

  1. Write a diary entry for your chosen famous person in history - choose a specific/important day in their life to write about.
  2. Write a fact file about your chosen famous person in history. How much can you find out about them?

Please see the leaflet for the requirements for the activities. They do need to be completed by hand to ensure that writing skills are being practised.  Email your finished work in and it will be marked.

The Reading Agency and Libraries presents: Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Going for Gold - 13th July

Here is the link for the latest Going for Gold assembly

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Maths is Everywhere

Here are some maths challenges all linked to our Year 4 curriculum!

Have a go and let us know how you get on!

The Gold Hall of Fame - Gold

Lockdown Hall of Fame

Here is some of the fantastic work that Year 4 have been getting up to!

 Here is some of the work from Red Kite class.

Well done to Lucy, Maxim and George! Keep it up!

Also a huge well done to Felicity who has been growing sunflowers throughout lockdown! Look at the size of it now!

Here is some of the fantastic work that Swan class have been getting up to. 

Well done Oliver, Leah and Mae!

It is great to see all your creative work every week, keep sending it all in!

St James C of E Junior School: Times Tables Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars

Calling all Rockstars...

Miss Carlin has set up teachers versus students battles. This means you will be

competing against your teachers. 

The battles will commence every Monday. 

Get practising and earning those coins. 

Good luck and see if you can beat your teachers!

Online Safety

Dear parents and carers,
You have been emailed an attachment and link about online safety so please check your emails for these.
Just in case you can't access them through the email, they are here too.
It gives some guidance and insight into some of the usual as well as the latest apps and websites and the dangers they pose for children and tips on keeping them safe.  This is especially important at present where we are expecting children to access online learning but this may not be supervised all the time.
Stay safe,
Miss Thomas and Miss Webster 

Year 3 and 4 spellings...

It would be a good idea to keep practicing the Year 3 and 4 spellings whilst at home. We have done a lot at school, so it would be good to keep this up!

It would also be a good idea to look up the dictionary definitions for the words you practice and put them into sentences of your own so you can use them in context. If you don't have a dictionary at home, type the word into Google and it will give you the definitions.

Happy spelling! 

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Year 4 Recommended Reading Books 

Year 4 - Book titles


A Caribbean Dozen

John Agard & Grace Nicholls

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe


Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Philip Pullman

The Dragon's Child

Jenny Nimmo

The Ghost Blades

Anthony Masters

Sara, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

Smart Girls

Robert Leeson

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

Susan Jeffers & Chief Seattle

Robi Dobi

Madhur Jaffrey

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame


Pippa Goodhart

Dragon Poems

John Foster & Korky Paul

The Crazy Shoe Shuffle

Gillian Cross

The Sea Piper

Helen Cresswell

The Chocolate Touch

Patrick Skene Catling


Henrietta Branford

Gregory Cool

Caroline Binch

A Pot of Gold

Jill Bennett

Fog Hounds Wind Cat Sea Mice

Joan Aiken

The Clothes Horse

Allan Ahlberg

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night

Allan Ahlberg

The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

Dog So Small

Phillipa Pearce

Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kastner

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C S Lewis

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C O’Brien

Stig of the Dump

Clive King

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

A Child's Garden of Verse

Robert Louis Stevenson


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