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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Mr Chesterman and Mrs Sutcliffe (class LSA) teach our Year 4 class.

  • Week 2 Update

    Dear Year 4,

    It has been great to see so many of you engaging with the work I have set for home. I know that many of you are coming to the end of the work in your learning packs now and some have also completed many of the activities online on Purple Mash and Mathletics. I will leave all of these activities open for those of you who have not completed them yet.  I will also be adding new activities to Purple Mash, Mathletics and the school website today.

    At some point this week, I would like you to have a go at:

    Reading – I have set some more comprehension activities. They are attached as a download on this post. You do not have to print them – you might just want to record your answers in your book. There is an easy, medium and hard version for each one so choose the one you think is best for you.

    Grammar – I have set some more grammar activities on Purple Mash.

    Writing – New George’s Marvellous Medicine video coming soon!

    Spellings – Complete the next week of spellings in your read write inc book.

    History – Please design a title page for our new topic of the Ancient Greeks. You have done similar activities for the Stone Age and Egyptians in the past.

    PE – The Herts and Ware school sports partnership will be updating this page regularly with ideas:

    Please keep taking part in the Joe Wicks morning PE sessions – I have been taking part at home!

    Maths – I have set some activities on Mathletics. ALSO – I have attached some  downloads to this post. They are on the short division method. These also have an easy, medium and hard version so choose the one which suits you. This video is very useful at helping you to understand the method:

    Life skills – Finally, use this invaluable time to learn some new life skills at home. Perhaps you could do some cooking? Or learn how to sew? You could even learn how to use the washing machine?! I would love to see some pictures or hear about what you have been doing at home! We could even put some here on the blog for others to see.

    If you have any questions or are stuck with anything at all, please ask your parents to email me, or contact me via Purple Mash.

    I’m sure I will see you all very soon.

    Best wishes,

    Mr Chesterman




  • Answers to home learning

    Please see below for the answers to some of your home learning. These are better viewed on a mobile device or tablet so that you can zoom in. Unfortunately, I was unable to upload them as a pdf file as it exceeded the file size limit on the website.

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine Part 2

    Hello Year 4,

    Here’s George’s Marvellous medicine part 2 for you to listen to. I hope you enjoy it. Perhaps, when you have listened to it, you could write a poem of your own similar to the one in chapter 2. I have attached some pictures of the poem below along with the video.

    Mr Chesterman

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine shared book (for home)

    Hello Year 4,

    As you know, you have work set for your time at home, but one thing that you will miss is being able to share a book with each other. Here is chapter 1 of George’s Marvellous Medicine and, at the end, an idea of what you might do in response at home.

    See you soon.

    Mr Chesterman

  • Monday update

    Hello Year 4!

    I hope you all had a good weekend and have now been able to access some of the activities that I have set you on Purple Mash and Mathletics. Some of the Purple Mash activities can be difficult to understand and complete on the website so feel free to do these on paper instead. Remember that you also have the learning packs which I have given you. Watch this space for new resources over the coming days and weeks. I have attached another reading comprehension to this post if you have finished the two in your learning pack.

    At school today, we completed the Joe Wicks morning PE challenge and it was great to see some of you posting on the blog that you had also taken part at home. This would be a great way to start each day while you are learning at home.

    Don’t forget that you have also been asked to complete a 500 word story and a diary entry for each day which I am looking forward to reading when you return to school. If you would like to send me a picture of these then feel free.

    If you have any problems please ask your parents to email me or use the Purple Mash blog to ask for help.

    I hope to see you all soon!

    Mr Chesterman



  • Suggested timetable for home learning

    Year 4 suggested timetable for home

    Hello Year 4,

    I have created a suggested timetable for you while you are away from school during our closure.

    Feel free to create one of your own or just use this one.

    Mr Chesterman

  • PE at home update!

    Hello Year 4,

    Many of you may have heard this already, but Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be starting a daily workout for children every weekday starting this Monday 23rd March. I will be getting involved at home as it’s easy to access and only requires a computer or tablet! The videos will be live on Youtube at 9am each morning so it would be a great way to start your day!

    More information can  be found here:

    Mr Chesterman

  • Year 4 Friday update

    Hello Year 4,

    Thank you for your effort today. I hope that you now understand how to access the work which I have set you during the school closure.

    I will post regular updates to this website and also Purple Mash so that you can stay upto date.

    Your learning packs which I have sent home, and the tasks which I stuck into your purple books, should last you for the first two weeks. After this period, I will be posting information and tasks on the school website and purple mash for you to complete.

    A suggestion would be to structure your day at home in the same way that you would at school:





    Foundation subject (history, geography, PE etc)

    For any more information please post on the purple mash blog or ask your parents to send an email to the class address located on the letter sent home today.

    Stay safe and see you soon,

    Mr Chesterman

  • Spring Term 2020

    This coming half-term brings about an exciting geography topic on ‘The Rainforest’. We will be looking at engaging books such as ‘The vanishing rainforest’ and ‘Where the forest meets the sea’ to further our knowledge in this area.

    In addition, we will be conducting an in-depth study into living things and their habitats in our science lessons. We may even have some reptilian visitors!

    In maths, we will be covering a range of areas such as exploring fractions, decimals, shape and statistics. I’m sure the children will be eager to build on their knowledge of these areas from earlier in the year.

    Alongside this, we will be exploring the Sikh faith and their various customs and traditions.

    It is sure to be a busy but exciting half-term!

    Mr Chesterman