Welcome to the Year 4 School Closure Page

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Hello Year 4 parents 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.

Purple Mash (2simple) | Herts for Learning

We are aware that there has been some technical difficulties on Purple Mash, don't panic about getting all of your set activities done. Just try the activities that you enjoy!

We are working our way through all the amazing work that you have been completing and we are trying to answer any messages that you have put on there as well.

Each week work will be set on the Monday for the whole week. We do not expect you to complete all the tasks on the first day as you have the whole week to complete them. The timetable below can be referred to for structure for your week. 

Please check back here every Monday for updates.


 Next week is half term so there will be no work set during this week (WC 25.5.20)

Use this time to have a break from home learning and enjoy quality time at home. If there is anything exciting you get up to during this break, then please keep us updated and if you can send us pictures.

Please make sure you are staying safe and having fun. 

Keep smiling!

Miss Webster and Miss Thomas 




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

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

Lockdown Hall of Fame

Here is some of the work we have received so far!

Well done to Lucy, George and Surita from Red Kites!

Keep it up! 

Here is some fantastic work from Swan class. 

Well done Leah, Oliver and Isabelle!

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

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

Times Tables Rock Stars

Calling all Rockstars...

Miss Carlin has set up year group battles for each year. This means you will be

competing against your opposite year group class.

The battles will commence every Monday. 


Get practising and earning those coins. 

Good luck and may the best class win!

Mr Lock and Miss Carlin have been working really hard to create a virtual Going for Gold assembly for us all to enjoy! Here is the link!


Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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 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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