Year 4 blog

It has been great to see everyone’s messages this morning on Purple mash. I hope everyone is ok.

I have created a blog for everyone in year 4. You can all post messages, pictures or videos and we can all see and comment. Mrs Foster and I will also post to let you all know how we are getting on home schooling our own children 🙂

All you have to do is click on the green sharing icon at the top of the homepage and look in the shared blogs tab. Once you click on our blog you must press the green plus sign to begin a post. We look forward to hearing all about your adventures at home.

Year 4 Team

Maths for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6

As a Key Stage, we have decided to ask all children to participate in the ‘Daily Maths Lessons’ offered by Gareth Metcalfe.  Gareth is a very experienced primary Maths specialist teacher and consultant, who has worked alongside our school to develop maths teaching in school.

Gareth is offering online lessons everyday and today’s lesson is already uploaded.  We would like children to watch these videos, pause when they need to work out questions and put all of their working out in their home learning books.  It would be hugely beneficial to the children if you could sit with them while they complete the maths lesson.  We appreciate that you will all be extremely busy at the moment, but these lessons really do offer the second best alternative to being in school and learning with teachers.

The link for these lessons is:

Home Lessons



KS2 Eggshibition

Just a little message from the wonderful staff at Preston Park Museum. The whole of KS2 has designed and created their own egg to go on view over the easter holidays. Please follow the link to the museum website and enjoy all of the children’s hard work last week. 

All the staff and volunteers at Preston Park Museum send our thanks to you for taking part in the ‘Eggshibition’ 2020. Special thanks go to your staff for enabling your groups and school children to take part in producing this fantastic piece of community artwork.

As you are aware, many public institutions and organisations are closing this week until further notice and unfortunately the Museum has had to make the same decision.

Thankfully we managed to finish installing the ‘Eggshibition’ and some lucky members of the public got to see it in person on Tuesday and Wednesday!

We have taken lots of photographs and posted them on our facebook page so feel free to share any of these images on your own social media platforms, to share a bit of colour and joy.

Well done KS2 🙂

Year 4 Home learning

To reduce the closure’s effect on the children’s education we have prepared alternative work provisions for children. We have sent home a pack for home learning during this time. Work will also be set on MyMaths, TTRS, Reading Plus and Purple Mash and will be updated whilst school is closed. I will be in contact weekly with challenges and activities 🙂

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact myself on the email provide on the document attached.

Please remember your child will be just as anxious as we all are right now. They have never experienced anything like this before and neither have we.

During this time, don’t worry if you break from your timetable and spend quality time together. It is so important to do so with all of the uncertainty that surrounds us to give them that firm reassurance. The packs we have created are to help but the wonderful family activities you have at home are fundamentally important.  When we are back in the classroom, we will meet them where they are and help get them back on track. Teachers are experts at this.

Please remember that at the end of all of this, your child’s mental health will be more important than their academic skills. How they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what Maths and English they did has faded.

I hope I see you all as soon as possible.

If we can help in any way please get in touch.

Stay Safe.

Year 4 Team

Year 4 Home Learning

Links to learning

Year 4 science- Why is soap so important?

This morning we have been investigating why soap is so important in the fight against bacteria. We then practiced washing our hands effectively to make sure that the soap does its job properly. Well done everyone 🙂

Year 4 JORVIK trip postponed

We have decided to postpone the year 4 JORVIK trip to York city centre which was  due to take place on Monday 16th March. Further information regarding a new date for the visit will follow when we have more details.
The children will be expected in school as normal on Monday. 

If you have any further questions, please ask a member of the year 4 team or the school office.

Thank you

Mr Harvey

Year 4 JORVIK trip

Good Morning,

I just want to confirm that the class trip to the JORVIK museum on Monday 16th March is still going ahead as planned. Both school and the JORVIK museum have put extra control measures in place to minimise the risk of infection. However, if you do have any further questions or concerns, please ask a member of the year 4 team.

JORVIK Group COVID-19 Policy

Thank you

Mr Harvey

Year 4 world book day.

We will be facilitating a book swapping scheme in our class tomorrow in honour of world book day. 

If they would like to, children can bring in up to three books to swap with other children in year 4. I have explained to the children that it should be books that they no longer want to read, have already read and are not planning to read again or have duplicates of. Not books they want to keep.

This is completely optional and children do need to take part if they love all of their books at home and don’t want to swap any.

Apologies for the late notice but if you do have any questions please speak to a member of the year 4 team on the door. 

Tear 4 trip – JORVIK

It has been brought to our attention that some messages with a form attached to it are not being shown as a notification in the app. We have contacted the app provider and they are working for a solution.

In the meantime, if you click into the FORMS tile on the app home screen you will see the required information we sent out last week about our upcoming class trip to the JORVIK center and DIG in York.

If you have any further questions please ask a member of the year 4 team.