Welcome to Year 4! Our teacher is Mr Lawrence and our class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Hembery.
Magnificent Multiplication - Key Information - Monday 27th January 2020 - 2:45pm
Our Summer theme is 'Where in the world? Rainforests' We will be learning about rainforest arou nd the world, focusing on the Amazon mainly. We will look at plants and animals that live in the rainforest as well a how they adapt to their environment.
During this time of home schooling due to COVID-19, many tasks involve online activities. Here are some areas of guidance and links to support your online safety.
Please check the following
- If you have any problems or queries with work set, please email the class teacher on the address at the top of the class page.
- Ensure your child has a good balance of online activities, physical and creative activities.
- Ensure parental controls are set on the devices used.
- Ensure internet filters are on.
- Check any websites being used, to ensure they are appropriate for your child – especially if they are different to those mentioned on the school plans.
- Remind your child to apply their online safety learning and always check with an adult before sharing any information.
If you do experience any of the following issues or would like advice, here are just a few links to guidance and support websites.
- Harmful or Upsetting content -you can contact the UK Safer Internet centre at https://reportharmfulcontent.com/
- Bullying or Online Abuse – you can contact the National Crime Agency website at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ or the Anti Bullying Alliance at
- Mental Health and Wellbeing - you can contact https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
As during normal school days, please do inform us of any online safety issues so that we are able to keep a record of potential problems.
Further links and guidance / support can be found on our Parents Online page on the school website: https://www.puritonprimaryschool.org.uk/Parents/Parents-Online/
Below is a weekly calendar with some ideas for you to have a go at linked to one of our core values: Compassion. I know that many of you are missing your friends and being at school. Hopefully some of these activities will help you to have a break from all the fabulous home learning you have been doing.
Summer Term Reading Challenge
This term we are going to be running a reading challenge to see who in each class will read the most books. They can be books from school, home, the library or online books. Find below the table to record all the books you have read. Make sure you bring the sheet back to school with you, when we return.
Please remember if you are finding a certain aspect of the Whiterose maths tricky you can chose an objective from the list below to have a go at. If this is the case please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know what you found tricky as well as what objective from the list below you chose.
Please note that this school letter contains information required from Key-Worker parents. We kindly ask you to respond by Wednesday 20th May. Thank you.
Thursday 21st May 2020
I am in school all this week so please be aware I will try to reply to your emails but it might not be as fast as normal.
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!
Easter may have been and gone but we have over 400 Peter Rabbit Easter eggs in school!
Cadburys has kindly donated them to bring a little sweetness to children in these difficult times. If you would like to pop up to the school between 9am and 3pm, when you are passing, making sure to maintain 2m social distancing, you can collect 2 eggs per pupil from the ICT window “hatch”.
We are hoping to post a school update on/after the Bank Holiday. Parents are kindly asked to keep an eye on the website and Facebook.
Please can you complete the letter posted on Tuesday (above) if you are a key-worker and have no done so already.
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Finley W for continuing to work hard with his maths arithmetic skills in his home learning this week.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
I am in school all this week so please be aware I will try to reply to your emails but it might not be as fast as normal.
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Eliza H for being creative with her times table learning and making a stop motion animation of the 4 x table.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
I am in school all this week so please be aware I will try to reply to your emails but it might not be as fast as normal.
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Rubee S for fantastic work on her arithmetic questions to recap the four operations learnt in class.
Monday 18th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Becky C for continuous good work and great effort with her home learning this week. Mr Lawrence loves hearing about everything you are doing. Keep it up!
English WAGOLL - What features of persuasive writing can you spot?
Friday 15th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Lexi R and Stanley C for fantastic work on possessive apostrophes, asking very good questions and picking up on Mr Lawrence's deliberate mistake to check their learning. Well done, superb work!
Thursday 14th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Zack V for continually working hard with his home learning and contacting Mr Lawrence regularly to share how he is getting on. I love hearing all about it!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Roxie H for a well written and detailed introductory letter to her new class teacher for next year. Great effort keep it up!
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Riley B for working really hard on his home learning and his determination to learn his spellings! Keep up the fantastic work!
Monday 11th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Lake T for taking responsibility for his own learning and working hard on the home learning set. Keep it up!
Thursday 7th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Eliza H for learning her spellings in a creative and active way at home. What a fantastic idea!
Interactive maths activities for money and time:
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Lexi R for making amazing progress in the TTRockstars competition. A massive 32 places gained! Fantastic. keep it up!
Please be aware that today I am in school so may not be able to respond to email as quickly as I usually do.
I have recorded myself reading a story 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Please feel free to listen and read along with me. The pages are on the video for you. To listen to the reading follow the link below:
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Mia B for a fantastic and very creative piece of work on the layers of the rainforest! Amazing creative thinking skills!
Monday 4th May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Evie D for an amazing effort with her times tables on TTRockstars. You are in the top 15! Keep up the fantastic work!
I wonder is anyone else can catch up with Evie?
|Becky has been busy on TTRockstars practicing her times tables and earning points for the 'Top of the Rocks' competition. Keep it up!||Florence has started to learn a new skill playing the keyboard. Fantastic effort!|
Friday 1st May 2020
Well done Yesterday's Star of the Day: Florence C for a fantastic 'I miss...' poem that even included some rhyming. What an excellent piece of work it brought a big smile to Mr Lawrence's face when I read it.
Thursday 30th April 2020
Well done yesterday's Stars of the Day: Finley W for showing great resilience and determination in his maths work when things were a bit challenging.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Well done yesterday's Stars of the Day: Harry M and Thomas M for extending their learning about plants and investigating the growth of sunflowers that they have planted. What great enquiry skills boys!
|Harry M science investigation to find out how tall sunflowers grow. Great enquiry skills!||Thomas M science investigation to find out how tall sunflowers grow. Great enquiry skills!|
|Eliza working hard on her maths today. Keep up the hard work!||Evie working hard on her home learning today. Great concentration. Keep up the good work!|
Riley and Rhys completing a puzzle of the world
linked to our geography topic this term.
Fantastic team work boys!
Here is a little video of Mia performing her rhythm from our samba drumming music lesson:
Can you figure out the word she is drumming to?
Tuesday 28th April 2020
A couple of messages for you:
- When you are writing an email to the class teacher, remember to send it to the class email address each time: email@example.com.DO NOT reply to the one sent from the teacher. It goes to a ‘firstname.lastname@example.org address, which takes a while to get to us, if at all!
- Please do keep emailing us, letting us know how your children are getting on and share photos of their work.We will be awarding a virtual ‘Star of the Day’ award on the class pages of the website each day. It might be for an amazing piece of writing, artwork, maths or for showing one of our core values.
Well done yesterday's Star of the Day: Daisy-Mai for exceptional work on her spellings and fantastic determination with her home learning.
Daisy-Mai working hard to extend
her learning in maths.Look at the determination!
Keep up the good work.
Monday 27th April 2020
Welcome back to the second week of summer term. Hope you have all had a restful weekend and are recharged ready for another week of great learning.
Below are is today's home learning. Remember please email me to let me know how you have got on with the work and what you've been up to. The email address is: email@example.com
|Zack and Freddy learning their times tables together. Great team work!||Florence creating a picture for a key worker to show her appreciation. What a great gesture!|
|Mia writing instructions about how to perform first aid! Great skill to learn!||Mia has dissected a daffodil and labelled all parts with their functions. Well done!|
Friday 24th April 2020
Week 1 of the summer term is nearly complete well done! Below are is today's home learning. Remember please email me to let me know how you have got on with the work and what you've been up to. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep an eye on this space as I will uploading work that others from Diamond class have done to share with you all. Keep emailing me your work and any others adventures, it is lovely to see and share with others through this page. Just send me a little message with some photos and tell me your happy for them to go on website.
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Well done everyone! You have almost completed the first week back of summer term. Thank you to those that have been in contact to show me your work and let me know how you are doing.
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Another day of home learning complete. Well done everyone! Keep up the good work. I have seen some great work already from those that have been in contact. Remember if you have any problems you can drop me an email. Stay safe everyone!
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Well done! You completed the first day of home learning for the summer term yesterday, thank you to those children that have sent me an email to let me know how they are. Keep them coming it is lovely to hear from you. Below are the activities for today, feel free to email me if you have any problems!
Monday 20th April 2020
Welcome back to the summer term. I hope you have enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for some more fantastic learning. Make sure you continue to send me emails to let me know how you are getting on and let me know how you are!
Easter Competition Results!
Thank you to everyone who entered! You should be proud. The entries were fantastic!
Diamond Class Winner: Thomas Hewlett
Diamond Class Runner Up: Finley Cook
Prizes can be collected in due course. We will keep them safe for you for the time being!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!
Hello everyone, you have managed two weeks of home learning. Well done!
Below is a little message from myself about the last two weeks of home learning and the Easter period. You should all be proud of everything you have done.
Below are some activities to keep you busy over the Easter period. Keep checking back here regularly I will upload ideas as I find them.
You do not have to do these, but if you do please feel free to send me pictures and let me know if you are happy for me to use them on here. I would love to share what you are all doing!
When we spring-cleaned the world poem This is a lovely poem, take some time to read it!
Spring Week 11
This week Diamond class have been working from home. They have still been learning and completing a daily maths, English, spelling, PE and another curriculum area subject. Mr Lawrence has loved finding out what they have been doing and seeing pictures of them all working hard at home.
Spring Week 10
This week in Diamond class we have been looking at instruction writing and then having a go at writing our own to explain to someone how to brush their teeth.
In maths we have been continuing looking at fractions and how we can subtract fractions from whole amounts.
We also sang songs as a class that are in the charts. Mr Lawrence, Mrs Hembery and Mrs Norris where really impressed with our voices.
Spring Week 9
This week in English we have published our explanation texts ready to present to our parents at our celebration of learning.
In maths we have been looking at adding and subtracting fractions. It was easier than we were all expecting.
In PE we began putting together a gymnastics routine that we will be continuing to work on and share with the class.
Spring Week 8
This week Diamond class have been writing and editing our explanation texts on how animals teeth have adapted depending on their diet.
In maths we have been looking at fractions greater than one and counting in fractions. This has been trickier than we thought, but we persevered and everybody was able to count in fractions.
This week we began looking at the digestive system and where they are found in the body.
Spring Week 7
This week in Diamond class we have had our inspire session where the children showed off their programming skills to make their character move through a maze. The children really enjoyed this. Thank you to all the parents and family members that came, it was great to see you.
We have also started learning about fractions and began to identify equivalent fractions.
In PE we have also been busy with gymnastics and exploring some of the different positions we can use when coming up with our own routines and sharing them with the rest of the class.
Spring Week 6
This week in Diamond Class we have been planning and writing our 500 word stories for the BBC Radio 2 competition to encourage young authors.
The children also completed a maths investigation looking at our pattern spotting skills involving our times tables. The children really enjoyed this and were very good at talking about the patterns they were finding.
Spring Week 5
This week in Diamond class we have been continuing looking at our story writing by learning how to write character descriptions, planning and beginning to write our own stories.
In maths we have been looking at dividing 3 digit by 1 digit numbers involving remainders using the bus stop method.
In science we looked at the eggs that we had in the different drinks to find out what the sugar will do to our drinks. We were shocked at the way that the coke stained the egg a dark colour, lemonade made the shell of the egg rub off.
In PE we have been learning more dance moves from Rio. Mr Lawrence was really impressed with the effort that we have put in and what great dancers we all are. If you would like to have a go at home, watch the video below:
Spring Week 4
This week we have carried out our science investigation to find out what the effects sugar has on our teeth. We are all very excited to find out the results.
In English this week we have been looking at writing stories and looking at what makes an effective scene description, then having a go at writing our own.
In maths we have been continuing with our multiplication and division work by learning to use the bus stop method to help us divide 2 digit number by 1.
We have also started our new PE topic for this term, dance.
Spring Week 3
This week in Diamond class we have been finishing writing our adverts, editing and improving them. We have also written them up in our neatest handwriting ready for our Celebration of Learning and to persuade people about the importance of keeping our teeth healthy.
In maths we have been multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers and have even started to look at dividing 2 digit numbers by 1. Mr Lawrence and Mrs Hembery are both very impressed with how we have all tried really hard and been resilient in tackling the division questions.
In science this week we have talked about an experiment we will be carrying out in the coming weeks to investigate the effects that certain sugary drinks have on our teeth. Everyone looks forward to the results and sharing them at our Celebration of Learning.
Spring Week 2
This week in Diamond class we have been continuing our topic on teeth and digestion, by exploring the different types of teeth we have and their job.
In English we have been continuing our work on persuasive writing and even began to draft our advert on the importance of keeping our teeth clean.
We also kept with the theme of multiplication this week, learning how to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We have also looked at partitioning numbers to help us solve trickier multiplication calculations.
In RE this week, we have been looking at the events of Good Friday so that we can learn why it is important to Christians next week.
Spring Week 1
This week in Diamond class we introduced our new class topic with a WOW morning where we looked at different teeth as created some observational drawings of these. We looked at how to improve our drawings and look at the importance of shape and detail with our drawings.
In English we have been looking at adverts and the techniques they use to persuade us to buy products. We have also been thinking about how we can use techniques to persuade others about the importance of dental hygiene.
We have also been looking at our 11 and 12 x table in Maths this week. We have been busy learning these and even looked at the division facts that are related to each of the times tables.
Autumn Week 15
This week in Diamond class we have been looking at character descriptions and have even been having a go at writing our own on a character from our whole class reading book 'How to train your dragon'.
In maths we have been understanding what it means to work systematically and have been solving a variety of problems using this skill. The children have really enjoyed getting stuck into some of these problems.
We also had our KS2 Christingle this week, and we all got to prepare a Christingle for the service. All the children really enjoyed sharing their knowledge of the Christingle and the Christmas story as well as showing their singing skills.
Autumn Week 14
This week in Diamond class we have been finishing off our work writing cinquain poems, which we have been looking at. We have written our own on a topic of our choice. Surprisingly Christmas was the most popular theme.
In maths we have been looking at using the bar model to help with our learning of times table and division facts. We have also been learning to balance calculations.
This week we also had our Celebration of Learning. The children really enjoyed teaching their parents all the wonderful skills they had been learning, but also haring the work they had produced during this term.
Autumn Week 13
In English Diamond class have been learning to write their own Diamante poems on the carnival and fireworks.
This week we have been learning our 7 and 9 times tables. We have been learning these and then solving problems to build on our knowledge of the times tables.
We have also finished off making and decorating our Carnival carts ready for our Celebration Of Learning.
Autumn Week 12
This week in Diamond class we have been looking at poetry and learning what a diamante poem is and how we can then write one our self. The children have been learning the skills they will need to be able to write their own next week.
In maths we have been learning to multiply and divide by 1 and 0. We have also began to look at our 6 times table and how we can learn this.
Autumn Week 11
This week we have been finishing and editing our newspaper reports. We then typed these up so that they looked like newspaper articles and were ready to share with our parents.
This week we have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We have been looking at how this can be done using a place value grid and exploring why it is not just about adding a 0 on the end.
Autumn Week 10
This week we have been writing up our newspaper reports and learning the skills that the children will need to complete, edit and improve their reports. We have spoken about speech and how we can include and accurately punctuate this.
This week we have been learning to find the perimeter of shapes and looking at how this can be done for more complicated shapes.
Autumn Week 9
This week we have been finishing our non-chronological reports and writing them up in neat, ready for the children to share with their parents at our Celebration of Learning. We have also began to look at newspaper reports in preparation for the children to start writing their own on the success if Bridgwater Carnival.
This week we have been looking at estimating and rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 when estimating answers.
We have also looked at drawing our own circuits in science using the correct symbols.
Autumn Week 8
In Diamond class we have been continuing our work on non-chronological reports and the children have been busy writing all about how carnival carts are made and the history of Bridgwater Carnival.
This Week in maths we have continued out adding and subtracting of four digit numbers. We have also looked at using trial and improvement to solve a variety of problems.
We have also been looking at electricity and having a go at making our own circuits that will light a bulb.
Autumn Week 7
This week in Diamond class we have began to write our non-chronological reports on Bridgwater Carnival. We have also been learning some of the skills, which we will need to be able to our non-chronological report (bullet points and captions).
In maths we have been looking at adding and subtracting four digit numbers. We have also introduced exchanging and adding across 10.
This week the children also took part in a lantern making workshop, where they made lanterns which the children will have the option to parade at the firework display.
Autumn Week 6
This week in Diamond class we have began looking at non-chronological reports. We have also begun to look at addition and subtraction methods, starting with concrete resources and moving towards the column methods.
We also visited the Bridgwater Carnival Centre and Carnival Sheds, where we learnt a lot about the history of the carnival and the traditions which take place. We also had a chance to look at the carnival floats being made. The children got to have a go at sanding decorations, spray painting parts and even wiring lights for the float.
The children had a fantastic time and has prepared them for their writing next week.
Autumn Week 5
This week we have looked at rounding to the nearest 1000 as well as counting in 25s. In English we have been developing our editing skills and have also completed an independent write.
We also began looking at electricity in science. We have explored what items around the school and our homes use electricity to power it.
Autumn Week 4
This week we have been comparing numbers (greater than and less than) as well as ordering number from the smallest to the largest. We have also explored conjunctions and how we can use these to improve and add detail to our writing.
This week we have also looked at Laws and why we have them, what is their purpose and how do they affect us and the society we live in.
Autumn Week 3
We have researched information about Guy Fawkes and we began to write a biography on him. We have been exploring different words through our Word of the day. In Maths we have been using number lines to estimate where the numbers would be.
We have also began learning about Hinduism in RE and looking at our Golden Rules: Ready, Respectful, Safe in more depth.
Autumn Week 2
This week we have been learning to round to the nearest 10 and 100. We have also started to look in depth at our topic 'Coundown to Carnival' and explore who Guy Fawkes was and how he was involved.
We also began to look at biographies and are preparing to write our own.
Autumn Week 1
We have been busy settling into year 4 and getting to know each other. and finding out about what our topic this term will be. We talked about what we were looking forward to this term, and came up with some targets that we wanted to achieve while in year 4.
We also began to find out what our topic this term would be.