Year 4 Newsletter 20.04.20

Monday 20 April 2020

Shwmae Blwyddyn 4! I hope you are all well and have had a good Easter. I’m going to use this page to explain the approach to work this week.

Every day, on Google Classroom I will release a Numeracy lesson and a Literacy lesson. I would really love you to try to do this work – it would probably take you between 1 and 2 hours to do.

Also there will be suggestions for activities that link to the other areas of the curriculum – expressive arts, science and technology, health and wellbeing and humanities. These are suggestions for things you should be able to do independently.

Our Topic

Our theme for this term is Make Believe. That means fairy tales, fables, fantasy maps, folklore and legend, magic, epic journeys, and maybe a unicorn or two. But we are starting with…

Literacy, Languages and Communications

The Iron Man. No not Iron Man. THE Iron Man is a story by Ted Hughes. I will be sharing the story with you throughout the week and I really hope you enjoy it. There will be reading, writing and speaking activities from Monday to Friday.

Numeracy and Mathematics

As well as a daily mental maths activity (this will help you to keep remembering all the maths work you have done since September), there will be a daily exercise. The objective this week is to be adding and subtracting amounts of money, and thinking about whether we can do this in our heads (mentally) or on paper (with a written method).

I’m not going to list everything that I have prepared for you here – just keep checking the Google Classroom – new tasks will appear early each morning. I would very much like you to keep thinking of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and put some activities into your daily timetable. And please try to do something physical every day – it’s so important!

I know that some of you may find this too much work, and some may think there is not enough (a bit like Goldilocks – I do hope there are some who think it is “just right!”). If it’s too much – focus on Literacy and Numeracy only. If it’s not enough, check out the General page on the school website and don’t forget about Sumdog, ActiveLearn and Read Theory.

Most important of all, remember I am here for you all – don’t hesitate to contact me for help, support, silly questions, to share a joke or a great piece of work. My email is

For other Home Learning Help, it’s worth checking our general Home Learning pages on this website (which is being added to all the time).