Year 4 - Kite and Crane

Welcome to Year 4's Home Learning Page...

Hello all,

Welcome back to the start of our Summer term!    This half term, Year 4 staff have been excited to plan another 6 weeks of learning with our theme being 'You wouldn't want to be a Victorian Miner!'  This will be supported through our Literacy work too.  Children will learn all about the life of a Victorian miner and why coal was so important to people in the UK and across the sea!  We will look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution and will start our topic with a mining experience right here at school!

As always, our main platform for communication with parents continues to be Class Dojo so do use this to post messages to your child's teacher.  You can also continue to upload photos of your child's work through their Dojo portfolio.

All remote learning will be accessed by children through Google Classroom as last half term.  We remind parents that we encourage children to work on activities as independently as possible & to return work to their teacher for feedback.  

Any issues connecting or accessing these platforms, do let your child's teacher know.  We also welcome any feedback as we look to improve our systems so please do get in touch.  A copy of our Remote Learning Policy can be found on our website page.

School Day for Year 4:

Please note that our school day continues to run from  9:00 - 3:15.  Children should enter and leave through the KS2 gate beside nursery.  Parents may come onto the school playground but we ask that face masks are worn at all times an you respect social distancing.

School equipment needed from home:

Children may continue to bring a WM bookbag to school (not rucksacks).  Please remember, children should not be bringing pencil cases, toys, cards etc to school.  Please ensure children have an outdoor coat and wellies in school at all times.  Now that the weather is warming up, we would also like children to bring in a sunhat and sun cream.  These can stay in school as long as they are labelled of this makes things easier.  

On PE days, children should continue to come to school dressed in kit.  For Year 4, PE days are Mondays.

As always, if there are any questions with anything, please do not hesitate in coming to ask us :)

Kind Regards

Mrs Manning and Mrs Barker

Book Focus:

This half term, our book that we will base a lot of our work on, including language and literacy is 'Town is by the sea.'

Town Is by the Sea: 1: Schwartz, Joanne, Smith, Sydney: Books


Class Read Aloud:

My Story: Workhouse - Scholastic Shop


Jigsaw PSHE – Relationships 

This half term our puzzle piece is all about relationships. As with all the year four pieces it focusses in on relationships the child has, including family, friends and people who help us. This learning builds on our work on families in the autumn term and links to the ‘relationships’ element of the recovery curriculum.  

Overall Learning intention 

I can identify someone I love and can express why they are special to me.  I find ways to express loss for someone I no longer see and I can understand that some relationships with people may change over time.  I understand what having a boyfriend/girlfriend might mean and that it is a special relationship for when I am older and know how to show love and appreciation to those close to me.

Key Vocabulary  

Relationship, jealousy, emotions, positive, negative, loss, pain, anger, frustration, special, memories, compromise, betrayal, compassion, comfortable, love, attraction, personal 



Useful Websites

If you are looking for extra resources to support your child's learning, give these a go!




CLL (literacy):