Year 4 Class News

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A week at Moortown

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

How are you all? I hope you’ve had a good weekend and are raring to go for another week of home learning.

We had a good week at school last week. We made about as much sweet music as 8 children under 10 can make with xylophones…

We constructed weird and wonderful creations with bricks…

and tried something new when we made some lovely artwork with coloured sand.

What have you tried that was new?


Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re doing well. I’ve attached a few photos of my lockdown which has involved lots of den building, walking in Gledhow Valley Woods (spot the ducklings), taking my cat for a walk (long story), buying crocs (a clear sign of my middle age),  and my greatest accomplishment: learning to do plaits!

Year 4 Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone,

Well done on all the great learning you’re doing at home. Whether it’s the daily tasks or the other activities you’re doing. It’s brilliant to see it all.

Here we have some super sketching, wicked whittling skills, cracking computing, magic mathematics, courageous climbing and relaxing reading!


Home Learning Stars!

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone!

I’ve loved seeing your learning this week. It’s really impressive. Here’s some amazing science and maths and some great art and geography. Well done, guys!


The Book of Hopes

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mr Owen

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown


Hi everyone,

I wanted to share this remarkable collection collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with you. It was contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

You can read it here.

Each text has been selected to give children hope, to entertain, to warm the heart and, though I’ve only read a few, they certainly fit that description. I’d definitely recommend giving them a go – they’re probably aimed more at KS2 children, but some would be great to read to younger children.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

Take care,

Mr Owen

Home learning!

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mr Wilks

Here’s some pictures of you guys learning at home.  We’ve got amazing angles, brilliant baking, eggy egventures, lovely leaf printing, terrific trampolining and some super sunny home learning!


RESULTS of the Times Table Rockstars Battle

Posted on Friday 24 April 2020 by Mr Wilks

In the inaugural Year 4 vs Y5 Times Table Rock Stars battle it was very close but there was a victor…..


Well done Year 4s on a great win. Special well done to Billy in Y4 and Talha in Y5 who contributed the most points for their teams.

Mr Wain and Y5, do you want a rematch?!



Today at Moortown Primary

Posted on Friday 24 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all well. We just wanted to share some of what we’ve been doing this week, here at MPS.

As well as doing our home learning, we’ve being gradually building up and adventure/assault course in the playground over the week. Each day it got a bit bigger and a bit fancier. Today, it became HUGE – it went all the way around the middle building!

The tunnel proved the trickiest, with quite a few of us getting stuck and looking like the Hungry Catapillar!

We also drew beautiful pictures in chalk.

And did a spot of gardening…

Stay safe everyone. We’re missing you all!

Mr Owen

Times Table Rock Stars BATTLE!

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Y4 and Y5,

Tomorrow is BATTLE day on Times Table Rock Stars. Login anytime between 10:00am and 3:15pm on Friday to log a score. The year group with the highest score at the end of the day will be crowned the winners.

(Obviously, Year Y4 will win)

I’ve not done this before and I don’t know what it will look like at your end but it sounds fun and we all like a bit of competition! If you’re unsure of your login details, they should be in the front of your Home Learning books. If they’re not, email me or Mr Wain and we can help! My email address is

Good luck and get practising (especially Year 4s)!

A few pics for you….

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hi all!

Here’s some excellent cooking skills being shown off. They’re an Indian sweet dish called Jalebis. Don’t they look tasty?!


I wonder if anyone can guess the member of our class being very acrobatic in front of their apple tree?!