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Year 4W Home School News


We will be updating any extra information you need, right here, on our class web page.


During the time the children are at home, we will be uploading daily tasks to the RM Portico Page. If you need any assistance with this or have any questions, please email Mrs Williamson at This is to keep the lines of communication open. Please contact Miss Chronnell at for any questions based on the Science, Geography and History work set. 


We will be checking our emails daily and we will try to help out in whatever way we can.  This is a contact so that you can ask for help, support and guidance with your children's school work during this period of closure.


Please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


Sending our warmest regards, 


Mrs Williamson and Miss Chronnell

STEM letter with rocket examples

      STEM AMBASSADORS                           WANTED!


What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths




Do you have a keen interest in how things work? Do you have a creative mind and enjoy making things? Well, this could be the perfect role for you!


Six STEM ambassadors will be selected and they will help to develop our STEM learning in school, including being involved in projects, organising competitions and inspiring others with their knowledge and creativity.


If you would like the chance to become a STEM ambassador, your task is to make a rocket to replicate an actual space rocket (no bigger than 40cm in height please). Attention to detail is very important! The best rocket will be displayed in our new STEM zone, for everyone in school to see.



Please also write a short letter to the STEM team explaining why we

should choose you as a STEM ambassador.


Email both your completed letter and a picture of your rocket to by 1st September 2020.


We look forward to seeing your entries!


The STEM Team

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing OK and you are enjoying your home school work. 


I have found some really talented children's book illustrators who have made some videos, which teach you how to draw characters, step-by-step. Click on the art page link below and you will find the videos there. 


Happy sketching,

Miss Platt 

Competition #3 Geography

Competition #2 - Art

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Times tables rock stars weekly battle is live! 4W Vs 4P. Get battling!

Times tables practice



Times tables and Division practice

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You will need to know all of the times tables facts up to 12 x12 by June 2020. This is when you will take the new Times Tables test.


Spelling and Grammar Practice





Our class novel is 'The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess' by Julia Jarman

In his quest to find a stray cat who has befriended him, Topher is led on a journey through space and time, finding exotic people and places as well as danger.


We have written character and setting descriptions. Towards the end of term, we planned and wrote a story about Topher rescuing Ka from being sacrificed. We learnt how to open a story with dialogue and then introduce the characters. Some of us have started to use paragraphs, which we will be consolidating next term.

Our Class Poem is The River by Valerie Bloom

The river’s a hoarder,

And he buries down deep

Those little treasures

That he wants to keep.


The river’s a baby,

He gurgles and hums,

And sounds like he’s happily

Sucking his thumbs.


The river’s a singer,

As he dances along,

The countryside echoes

The notes of his song.


The river’s a monster,

Hungry and vexed,

He’s gobbled up trees

And he’ll swallow you next.


The River is about the many faces of a river.  He  is  a hoarder where  he  keeps  things  deep  down in  his  river bed.  Sometimes, he is a baby when he is happily flowing along. At times, he is a singer as seen through the happy sounds of the water.  Finally, he is also a monster and can devour trees.

Can you find the metaphors and examples of personification?

Can you illustrate each stanza?


We recited our poem to a real audience during assembly on Friday.

Our poem for next term is more contemporary; Gran Can You Rap.



We have been busy working on place value and number because we cannot work with numbers( add, subtract, multiply and divide), if we don't understand numbers.


We have read and written numbers, represented numbers using different apparatus, partitioned numbers, partitioned numbers in different ways, estimated numbers on a number line and rounded numbers.




The children have enjoyed learning about 'States of Matter' this term. They understand how molecules in solids, liquids and gases behave differently and children even had a go at moving around the classroom as if they were one of the three states. Children accurately sorted materials into each of the three groups.


We carried out experiments to help the children understand the water cycle. The experiment involving Miss. Chronnell's 'disappearing' ice lolly, and the children later realising the liquid had been evaporated by the sun, was particularly enjoyable.






Our topic this term has been the Ancient Egyptians. The children have had great fun learning about Egyptian Gods, rankings in society, pharaohs and the afterlife.


We all especially enjoyed our trip to the Egyptian museum in Bolton, where the children learnt about the afterlife in more detail and positioned Ancient Egypt on a human timeline.


Take a look at our photos below where we got to dress up as goddesses and pharaohs,  and also had a close look at a REAL mummy!





During the last week of term, we immersed the children in the artwork of French artist Suzanne Valadon. If you'd like to find out more about her - here's a link


It was lovely for the children to learn about an artist from France, which links nicely to our MFL topics. Take a look at the following pictures - some of the artwork produced is quite incredible!




The POP Project came back to school to present their new show 'Walking on Sunshine'

The KS2 show focused on developing good behaviour, high achievement and good health by being happy through :

Developing a positive mindset
Growth vs fixed mindsets, encouraging a positive outlook
Practising mindfulness

Appreciating the moment, not worrying about the past or future
Building character

Confidence, resilience, independence
Getting the right amount of sleep

The value of sleep for good attainment
Following interests and talents

Engaging in enjoyable activities

The 90 minute show had lots of interaction for the children and their live music included "Walking on sunshine", "Happy", "Hi ho silver lining"

         SPRING TERM



Well Done to Billy (Joker) our class winner!


Linking in with our class novel, 'How to train your Dragon,' we designed and made dragon eyes. We made prototypes out of cardboard.


We have been learning to play the steel pans.