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Welcome to the Chocolate Factory

with Mrs Gibbison, Mrs Savage

and Miss Tarr

What a fantastic start to Year 4! This term we have lots of great things planned. Our topic is 'We can change the World!' In Science we are studying Electricity. 


Here are a few general bits of information to help along the way.


If you have any questions or would like to speak to us, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or call into school. 


Thank you :)


Some of Our Amazing Home Learners... We miss you!

Resources for School Closure

Summer 2 4GS Resources for SPORT'S WEEK maths - 22.06.20

Complete the maths challenges - push yourself and try to Super Challenges! Enjoy and let

me know how you get on :)

Maths Day Challenges for Year 4

Summer 2 4GS Resources for week beginning 08.06.20

Year 4's Socially Distanced Chocolate Factory Experience

Year 4's Socially Distanced Chocolate Factory Experience  1

Follow the link below the picture to join in this drawing World Record setting attempt!

Follow the link below the picture to join in this drawing World Record setting attempt!  1

SOUND How to make a Water Flute & Bee Hummer | Mini Makers | #28 LET'S GO LIVE with Maddie & Greg

Calling all Mini Makers! Grab your pens, pencils, sticky tape and recycling because we're all set for a week of making, tinkering and PLAY! In today's episod...

4GS Home Learning Weekly Overview 11.05.2020

Are you running out of books to read?

Try this:


Click on My Class Login

Our class username is Year 4CV and password Reading. 

Hello wonderful Year 4s,


We hope you have had a lovely Easter and have spent lots of lovely time with your families (and maybe eaten a few eggs!).


Here are some challenges for this week (week beginning 20.04.2020). The links are attached.


Mrs Savage will send you some more challenges later on! 


Mrs G x


Hello! How are you all?

I've added some more challenges for you.

I cant wait to see some (especially the maths, of course, ooo and the History - Chocolate!).

I've had a lovely Easter thanks Mrs G and I'm currently on my third Easter Egg!

Mrs S x






Our Summer Term topic is 'All About Chocolate!


To start our project can you:


  1.    1) List as many different types of chocolate as you can think of.

     2) Do a survey, what is the most popular chocolate bar or type of chocolate in your family? (Remember to include extended family, give them a call :)) Can you create a graph of your results?

3) What is your favourite chocolate bar? Why this one?


You can present your ideas how ever you can, in your books, as posters, on Word or PowerPoint.



Oooo   Maths

This is something we have done before, see what you remember. Print it or write your answers on paper.

This is a link a teaching power point and the work (and the answers)




I know some of you love scratch so if you have access to a laptop or iPad this ones for you!


SPELLINGS Have a go at the level that is right for you. If you don't have a printer, take a photo of a word search on a phone/ iPad and use the paint function to highlight words you find.

ENGLISH The King of the Fishes. At a time when we could all use three wishes, what would you wish for? Read about Li and what he wishes. Have a go at the Words, words, words section. Again, if you don't have a printer, take a photo of the screen and edit it it on whatever device you have!

Times tables 


This week, we'd like you to recap your 3, 6 and 9 times tables. Here is the link to the BBC Super Movers site so you can show your parents your moves too! 



This half term, we are going to be looking at (or listening to) SOUND! Do you know how sounds are made? 


Check out the link below and find out. If you have any dominoes? Have a go at making the domino chain.


Your challenge is to make a list of all the different sounds you can hear in your house and garden. Are they loud? Quiet? High pitched or low pitched? You could have a go at making the instrument on the video too.

What is Sound?

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Happy Easter!

Some fun Easter activities for you :) Stay safe . . . miss you!



Easter Activities

Week Beginning 06.04.20

We have set 3 'To Dos' to complete over the Easter holidays. Have fun decorating Easter eggs, playing a Bunny Game and drawing/writing about the story of Easter. We can't wait to see your fantastic work.

I would love to see some of these completed when we get back to school - 2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets - 6.4.20

Good Morning,


We hope you're all OK! It is so nice to hear what you have been up to so keep emailing us and letting us know. 


Here are some challenges for this week (beginning 30.03.2020). The YouTube and Web Links are below.


Have a go at my perimeter challenge (and email the answers), write your own story to imagine a different world right now and have a look at the litter problem in Bali and repurpose some rubbish! 


Stay safe,

Mrs G, Mrs S and Miss Tarr x



Challenges for Week Beginning 30.03.2020

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Challenges for Week Beginning 30.03.2020 2
Challenges for Week Beginning 30.03.2020 3

How to 3D Print with Recycled Trash! | Maddie Moate

On a "Trash Walk" in Bali, Greg and I learnt that plastic trash has a value and can be sold up the chain to be recycled into new plastics... BUT we also trie...

New 01/04/2020

At 11'oclock, Mon-Fri, David Walliams is reading a story but don't

worry if you miss it, there are also catch up books to listen to :)

Linked to the National Curriculum, Maths for 4 -12 year olds

by Carol Vorderman. 30 days for free (there is usually a charge

for this.


Helping your children to stay calm and feel safe is really important to us. Here are some breathing exercises that might help them if they feel anxious... (click to enlarge)

Helping your children to stay calm and feel safe is really important to us. Here are some breathing exercises that might help them if they feel anxious... (click to enlarge) 1
Helping your children to stay calm and feel safe is really important to us. Here are some breathing exercises that might help them if they feel anxious... (click to enlarge) 2
Helping your children to stay calm and feel safe is really important to us. Here are some breathing exercises that might help them if they feel anxious... (click to enlarge) 3

Other types of learning... (click to enlarge)

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In case of pupils needing to self-isolate in light of government advice concerning Covid-19, or in the event of forced closure, check out these resources below:

FREE online education resources


Spelling Shed


Purple Mash


Times Tables Rockstar


Language Angels


BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.


Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


Creative computer programming


Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science
Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects


Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.


All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.


Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.


Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council
Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age


Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


Geography Games
Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities


Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.


Toy Theater
Educational online games


DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes


This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

So what have you been up to?

It's been lovely to catch up with some of you this week. Here's some work we have received so far:



As well as normal maths and English work she has erupted a purple volcano (because why not) helped make a strawberry and elderflower gateux. We've also done some tie dye and she's writing a story. I've included some pictures for you all to see. 


She would also love to hear about all the stuff everyone has been upto at school. 

Week 2 Update: 

Caitlin has spent more time practising her recorder, and worked on her story a bit more. Last week we did some paper marbling and she started to learn guitar. 

But the real fun stuff is today's science lesson where we made a lava lamp out of water, oil and salt. Then some non newtonian fluid from cornflour and water. I've got some videos but can only send one at a time. Hope you're all OK and up to lots of fun stuff too.



Tobias has messaged today (1.4.20). He's been busy! Maybe you could steal some of his fabulous ideas! 

He has:
Maths [position and direction]
English [ possessive apostrophes]
Science [limestone crystals]
Tt rock stars
History how the big bang occurred and Goldilocks conditions
Reading a book called Skellig
Drawing a picture of Skellig
Making food such as Chocolate Brownies and making lunch
Mini Olympics at home with active games such as frisbee golf, football, shooting, bean bag throwing, yoga poses and a screen one crash racing
After that me and Lucas made a podium, we gave the winners /the top 3 teddy’s and medals
Learning why Woodpeckers peck wood - I asked why? - I am going to tell you why wood peckers peck wood it’s because they want to get the grubs out of the 🌲. smiley
Geography what countries flags look like
Anagrams /Countdown and numbers game
Sewing with a sewing machine
I used an iron
Designed a helmet
French [harder than Language Angels]
Calling friends on what’s app
Building things out of rubbish/recycling.

Thank you for sharing Tobias (Looking forward to your photo's)

Caitlin's lava lamp

Still image for this video

The votes are in! Our new class book is... 'The Imaginary' by A.F Harold

The votes are in! Our new class book is... 'The Imaginary' by A.F Harold 1 We're SUPER excited to read this!


We love to read in Year 4! Already, your wonderful children have shown just how much they enjoy books and how knowledgeable they are about authors and genres they like. 

Even though they are now Year 4s, reading aloud and being read to are still so important so please encourage your child to read at home; once children can decode most words the real challenge comes in showing their understanding, so please encourage them to talk about what they have read. 

All children are required to read at least 3 times a week and record these in their reading diaries. This can be books but it can also be magazines, instructions, shopping lists... anything! Please sign their reading diaries each week and feel free to add any comments. We will read through these each Friday and the children can receive rewards and prizes when they meet milestones... there are even more prizes this year! 

Children can change their book when they would like to. They just need to ask! We don't make them persevere with a book they aren't enjoying as we really do want them to develop a love of reading. 




Spellings will be given out on a Friday to be learnt for an informal test the following Friday. Some weeks they may also be given a piece of Maths homework too. If the children have not completed their homework, they will complete it at playtime on a Friday.

There will also be an additional homework menu with more creative tasks on which children can choose to do and will be rewarded with Marvellous Me badges for. 


Homework menu - Spring 2020

Research Malala Yousafzai – Create a Top Trump style card with all your information.

Design your own superhero that could make a positive change in the world.

Create a poster to ask for volunteers to help with a litter pick.

What are you most proud of from 2019? And what would you like to achieve in 2020?

Is it a conductor or insulator? Bring in materials you would like to test.

Design your ideal community (build out of anything you like).

Read a good book lately? Draw a character from the book, including all the information the author has shared with you.

Watch a family movie – write down the whole story in less than 50 words.

Design your ideal habitat? What temperature would it be? What would it be made from?

List as many different appliances as you can that use electricity in your home. Draw pictures and label.

Create a times tables rap to share with the class.

Challenge: How quickly can you run 1,000m/1km? Remember to time yourself J

Draw a plan of a room in your house. Can you measure the perimeter? Can you work out the area?

Draw a plan of a room in your house. Can you measure the perimeter? Can you work out the area?

If you had a magic pencil, what would you draw? (hungry, draw a bowl of food, in danger, draw a police officer).




We believe that having a healthy and active body will ensure we have a healthy and active mind. Research shows that children who are more active do better academically!

So it really is important that children always have their PE kit in school.

PE days will change each half term as we’re fortunate enough to have some excellent sports coaches coming in to run a variety of sessions with the children. During the first half of the Spring term, Year 4 will be learning Gymnastics on Mondays with Mr Richards and Yoga on a Wednesday. These days can sometimes change because of the weather or the hall being unavailable. Therefore, can you please make sure that PE kits come into school on a Monday and remain in school until the end of the week. Swimming will start in the second half of this term, we will write to you with more details nearer the time.

Children are not able to take part in PE if they are wearing earrings – if you are considering having your child’s ears pierced, please do this at the start of the summer holidays as it has a huge effect on their learning in PE.



Year 4 Multiplication Test


This year, the Government will be launching the Year 4 Multiplication Test in the Summer. This will be an online test and will test children's knowledge and fluency of the ALL times tables (up to 12s). They will have 6 seconds to recall each fact so they really have to be confident with them! 

This is something we would like the children to take in their stride and feel empowered to do their best on so we will be doing daily Times Table practices in school. You can help your child by practising with them at home and playing Times Table Rock Stars (link below).

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Contact Mrs G

We know it isn't always possible to speak with you during the school day so please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Contact Mrs S

We know it isn't always possible to speak with you during the school day so please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can!