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Year 4



Good Morning, Year 4!


The year 4 teachers would like to wish you an brilliant and sunny summer holidays. We look forward to seeing you around school in September as we are missing you all.


Over the next few days, you can still send us photos of your project or your favourite piece of work during lockdown. We can imagine that you have all grown so much in the last 4 months so it would be wonderful if your smiling faces could be on the photos as well!


Remember, you are all amazing!



With love from


Mrs Price, Miss Roberts, Mrs Scarboro and Mrs Shaw crying


Good Morning, Year 4.


Yet again, we are seeing some superb projects. Keep up the good work!  You are nearly at the end of Year 4 so make this a final piece you can be proud of.


Answer to the joke: They fly over the sea because if they flew over the bay, they would be called baygulls! 


Fun fact: One dung beetle can drag 1,141 times its weight.  That is like a human pulling 6 double-decker buses! Amazing!



Have a great day!


Year 4 teachers


Good morning, Year 4!


Wow! We are seeing some superb photos of your projects. Keep sending in as we love seeing them.


Joke of the day: Why does a seagull fly over the sea?


Fun fact: A capybara is the largest rodent in the world. They are found in South America. They have three toes on their rear paws and four toes on the front. As they are excellent swimmers, they can hold their breath underwater for up to 5 minutes!


Have a fantastic day!


Year 4 team.



Good Morning, Year 4!


Carry on with the good work on your projects. Make sure you have a good mix of fun activities included, such as, art, DT, games, etc.


Answer to yesterday's joke is - they both come out at night!


Fun fact: There are more stars in space than grains of sand on earth.

There are 10 times more stars in the night sky than grains of sand in the world's deserts and on the beaches, scientists say. Astronomers have worked out that there are 70 thousand million million million (seven followed by 22 zeros - 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) stars visible from the Earth through telescopes.


Have a sparkling day!


Year 4 teachers



Good Morning, Year 4!


What a wonderful weekend! Super sunny and warm. Lots of dog walks! Remember to keep sending photos in for the newsletter. Also, if you have any good ideas about a project, let us know so that we can share.


Today's joke is - How are false teeth like stars?


Fun fact: A dog's nose print is unique, just like human finger prints are unique.

Have a great day!


Year 4 teachers



Good Morning, Year 4


I hear some of you are enjoying your projects. Remember, this is not just writing. Other ideas you could include are a comic strip, invent an indoor and/or outdoor game. Don't forget to include lots of practical activities - collage, drawing, painting, etc.


The answer to the joke is - The banana didn't say anything to the dog as bananas can't speak!


Fun fact: If you could travel at the speed of light, you could reach Pluto in just 4 hours!


 Year 4 teachers



Good morning, Year 4


We hope you are well.

Joke of the day is - What did the banana say to the dog?


Fun facts: Today's facts are all about the tongue.

Everyone's tongue has a different pattern of taste buds - just like finger prints.

So how many of you are going to try the touching your tongue with your finger to get rid of a yawn?  Just make sure your hands are clean and germ free!

Also, the tongue can be the most hurtful muscle in the body as it forms words. Why not make it the kindest muscle by allowing it to say kind words to people? Give someone an unexpected compliment, today.


Be kind!


Year 4 teachers



Good morning Year 4


Today, I am going to share with you a picture of a duckling as I think ducks will be the only ones enjoying the wet weather! The sparrows and robins in my garden are looking very soggy and sorry for themselves.

Duck facts: Duck is the common name for numerous species in the water fowl family Anatidae (Proper technical name) which also includes swans and geese. Ducks are found on every continent apart from Antarctica.

Ducks are omnivores.


The answer to the joke is a boomerang that doesn't come back is a stick!

It has been super speaking to some of you the last couple of days to find out what project you are thinking of doing. Ideas have varied from the Amazon Rainforest, to the Solar System, right to the top of the world with Mount Everest whilst singing songs by Arianna Grande!

Please message us if you need any ideas!


Have a good day!


Year 4 teachers



Good morning year 4


I hope you had a good think about the topic you would like to cover. If you have found a topic you like but are stuck for ideas for the different pages, please email us and we will see if we can give you some ideas.


Today's joke: What do you call a boomerang that won't come back?


Fun fact: I have chosen some facts about bees as I saw a lovely bumble bee on my walk yesterday. I tried to take a photo but the wind was blowing the thistle too much. Bumblebees live together in family groups. Each family lives in a nest ruled by a queen who is helped by her daughters (called worker bees). There can be up to 400 bees in a single bumblebee nest. But, if you think this sounds crowded – a hive of honeybees can have 50,000 bees in it!

Have a buzzing day!


Year 4 teachers






Good morning, Year 4.


So it is over to you for the next two weeks! You are going to complete a topic of your choice. As this is replacing all the set work, it should be detailed, in-depth and well-presented. An example of a topic is given on the lesson document along with a list of ideas which you may or may not use.


Today, I would suggest spend some time thinking about your choice of topic and what you could include. Make a list and you can add to it as you think of new ideas.

TIP: ask an adult for ideas.

TIP 2: choose a topic you will enjoy!


I would choose the Solar System as there is so much to include.

Have fun!


Year 4 teachers



Good morning, Year 4!


Today's joke is 'What goes up but never comes back down?'


Fun fact: A person who studies flags is called a vexillologist. The only square flag is that of Switzerland.


Have a good weekend.


Year 4 teachers



Good Morning, Year 4!


Hope you are all well!


Today's English carries on with reading The Ickabog by J K Rowling. You do need to start with chapter 1 and work through each chapter so if this is your first day of English this week, please look at Monday's work.


The answer to the joke is that their horns don't work.



Fun fact: About 70% of a human's body is water!



Have a good day and drink plenty of water! It is good for your brain!


Year 4 teachers



Happy 1st of July!


Don't forget to pinch and punch.


Today's joke is 'Why do cows have bells?'


Fun fact: An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain!

Good job they don't have to go to school!

They can also run at 45 miles per hour in short bursts when escaping a predator!


Have a good day!


Year 4 teachers



Good Morning, Year 4


Today's English work carries on from yesterday's work. If you didn't manage to do the English yesterday, please start with Monday's lesson as it is chapter one of The Ickabog by J K Rowling.


The answer to the joke is a sleeping bull is called a bulldozer!


Fun fact: The Sun is 93 million miles away however, I think it has gone on holiday as it seems to have disappeared the last few days!

Here is the sun over Lincoln Cathedral.


Have a great day!


Year 4 teachers



Good morning, Year 4


We hope you had a good weekend.


Today's joke is - What do you call a sleeping bull?


Fun fact: Cows drink about a bathtub full of water every day.



Have a moo-tiful day!


Year 4 teachers



Good morning, Year 4


The answer to why the chewing gum crossed the road is that it was stuck to the chicken's leg!  I hope you are all groaning at how bad that joke is!


Fun fact: A rainbow is in fact a full circle of light. However, due to most people viewing a rainbow on the ground we only see a semi-circle or arc of the rainbow.


Therefore, I will leave you with this image and, if we get any storms tomorrow, the hope of seeing this weather phenomenon.


Have a fantastic day,

Year 4 team



Good morning, Year 4!


What a lovely day we had yesterday. If the forecast can be believed, it should be another hot day today!


Joke of the day: Why did the chewing gum cross the road?


Fun Fact: In contrast to today's sultry weather, in 1684 it was so cold that the River Thames in London froze solid for two months.


Year 4 teachers



Happy Wednesday, Year 4!


Who is doing a kind deed every day this week? I have just made my son's pack up for tomorrow! I really do not like doing pack ups so that was my kind deed!


The answer to the riddle is a towel becomes wetter the more it dries.


Fun Fact: Human teeth are just as strong as shark teeth!

Keep brushing twice a day!



Year 4 team



Good Morning, Year 4


We hope you are well. Again, we would like you to be kind to someone. What was your good deed yesterday, so what could you do today?


Today's riddle is - What becomes wetter the more it dries?


Fun fact: A lion's roar can be heard up to 8km away!

Have a good day!


Year 4 team



Good morning, Year 4! We all hope you are well and being good for the adults at home.


Today's lessons are on the document below, but we would also like you to think of others this week. What kind thing could you do for someone today? It could be something as simple as a hug or more complex like unexpectedly helping make dinner.


Answer to the riddle is ... a clock has hands but cannot clap.


Today's random fact is your brain is sometimes more active when you are asleep than when you are awake!!!! Therefore I have chosen this image to relate to this fact.


Have a great day!


Year 4 Team



Good morning, Year 4


Today's riddle is: What has hands but can't clap?


Once again, super photos. It is wonderful to see them.


Random fact: Some hummingbirds weigh less than a penny.



Have a good day!


Year 4 team

Good Morning, Year 4!


Once again, you have done well! We have seen so many wonderful photos of fact files. Today is the final version of those so sharpen those pencils and flex your fingers in preparation for your neatest work!


The other task today is to choose from your boredom buster jar. Having looked at the weather forecast, let's hope it is something you can do inside. Technically, there should be no putting back and choosing another piece of paper but if it is raining, I think we could get away with putting that task back if it is an outdoor one! Otherwise, the first activity you pick is the one you do. No cheating! Have fun!


Answer to the riddle is a green house is made from glass!


Fun fact: your mouth produces about one litre of saliva a day!



Remember to dream big and you will go far in life!


Year 4 team



Good morning, year 4.


Thank you for the photos of your amazing bug hotels! So many of them would receive a 5 star rating!


Today's riddle is 'If a red house is made of red bricks and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a green house made from?'


As I am sitting here putting this work on, it is thundering and lightning so I will leave you with a suitable photograph.


Mrs Scarboro smiley



Good morning, Year 4!


Answer to the riddle is a sponge - it is full of holes yet still holds water.


Trivia facts: collective nouns are the terms for collections of things, such as, a congregation of alligators or a cauldron of bats. I think my favourite is a flamboyance of flamingos.


Have a good day.


Year 4 teachers



Good Morning, Year 4


What a lovely weekend! I went on a 14 mile bike ride in the lovely sunshine.


Riddle of the day: What is full of holes but still holds water?


Fun fact: Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur!


Have a good day!


Year 4 team




Good Morning, Year 4


Once again, we have seen some super photos. Keep sending them in!


Answer to the riddle is Mary is the other child.


Fun fact: Like finger prints, everyone's tongue print is different!


Funny photo - I think he needs a bath! If I were his mummy, he would be having a bath outside in the garden.


Have a good weekend.


Year 4 team

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