Year 4 Homework

Week 12: 02 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 01 July 2020 by Mr Owen

You’ve worked hard and it’s being noticed. Perhaps with one final effort, you can join the crew?


For a change, we have no reading today! Instead, write a description of a pirate. Make him/her sound horrible and scary, or really friendly – it’s up to you!

Here are some pictures to inspire you…

Cartoon Pirates Vector Clipart - FriendlyStock

You could draw and label your pirate first to help you think of ideas.

Here’s John Duddle showing you how to draw a pirate. Here’s another one.



Similar to yesterday, we’re going to remember some multiplication and division today.



Learn a pirate song or two to really feel part of the crew.


Optional extra tasks:

Week 12: 01 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mr Owen

One Eye is impressed with your hard work so far. He is considering letting you join the crew, but you must still prove your worthiness.


Impress him by summarising this information about his rival, Captain Blackbeard (hear it read to you here). Summarise it in 50 words, then try 20, 10, 5 and 3. Finally, tell the captain which summary you think is the best.


Practise your timetables by playing Pirate Products.

Yesterday’s answers are here.

Mr Wilks has set this timetables table learning and  some calculations too.

If you’re looking for more maths, this time with a pirate theme, break the codes by using your addition and subtraction skills on these sheets.


Captain One Eye is scared of one day being marooned on a desert island. In case his fears one day come true, he asks you to build a model raft to show him how it’s done.

You will need:

  • Lollypop sticks, pencils or twigs
  • Some way to fasten these together (string? elastic bands? glue?)

You must:

  • Make it big enough to float a toy on (any size – could be very small like a Lego person)
  • Make it strong enough to hold the weight of the toy
  • Make it flat, at least 10cm x 10cm
  • Draw your design, labelling it with the materials used.
  • Take a photo, if possible, to prove it works, and email me on [email protected]

Optional extra tasks:

  • Draw a pirate map. With an adult’s help, you could tea stain it and burn the edges to make it look really authentic!
  • Make your own pirate treasure chest. You could even have a go at drawing/copying a net and then constructing a treasure box

Week 12: 30 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 29 June 2020 by Mr Owen


The Captain has left you this message.

Today, you must prove your knowledge of the pirate ship by putting labels on a diagram and matching the names of ship parts to the correct definition. The sheets are here.


Y4: Yesterday’s answers are here. Mr Wilks has set this.

Y3 (and Y4 if you want to!)

Help One Eye find the treasure on this island using your knowledge of coordinates.

If you need a reminder of how to use coordinates, watch this video from the Captain.


One Eye Owen demands that you design a new pirate flag for him. He wants three designs, not one! Use this sheet to help you.

Optional extra tasks:

  • Create a model of the pirate ship – you could use egg boxes, cereal boxes, empty bottles, kitchen roll tubes, Lego, or papier mache, or whatever else you want to!
  • Draw a pirate. There are some good examples online, including on the BBC.

Email the Captain some of your work on [email protected]

Week 12: 29 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 28 June 2020 by Mr Owen

This week, it’s me, Mr Owen, that’s posting your home learning because Mr Wilks is going on paternity leave! If you have any questions, or want to share some of the tasks that you’re feeling most proud of or want some feedback on, please email me on [email protected]

We’re doing something a bit different this week, so please get involved in our pirate theme as much as you like. There are ‘optional extras’ each day, if you want more to do!

Here we go…

You have been captured by the vicious pirate known as Captain One Eye Owen, the scourge of the seven seas!

He is keeping you captive until he decides what he’ll do with you. In the meantime he will make you work for the gruel he feeds you.


Captain One Eye passes you a beautifully drawn map and asks you to create fact finding questions for the other crew about the facts on it. He says you’ve done this before, so you should know what you’re doing. He says to send your questions to [email protected] or he’ll make you walk the plank!

Read and learn more about pirates here, if you want to.


Mr Wilks has set Day 1 – Y4 – Monday – Decimals

If you’re looking for an extra, pirate-themed challenge, have a go at this one…

One of Captain One Eye’s rival captains is giving up his captaincy! Using your maths skills, he makes you solve the problems in The Mystery of the Pirate Captain. Each problem gives you a clue that you can use to help you figure out the new captain’s identity.

If you get stuck and need some help, the answers are here– some of the maths in this puzzle are things you might not have covered yet, so don’t worry if some of it’s tricky. You can always email me for help if you want!


This week’s spelling tasks are here. Yar!


The captain insists you label the map using the information provided to show where each pirate sailed. He wants to understand his competition!

Don’t forget to also label the oceans and continents too – they’re all proper nouns so will all need capital letters!

Optional extra tasks:

New date for Zoom catch-up: Tuesday at 10am

Posted on Sunday 28 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone,

Sorry for another change in date for the meeting. It’s going to be at 10am on Tuesday now.

NEW: If you attended the previous meeting, you can also join this one. Just email to let me know.

[email protected]


Mr W



26 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone!

It’s the end of another week. Thanks very much for all your hard work. Hope you have a super weekend and I’ll see you on Monday (kind of)!

Click here for yesterday’s maths calculations answers.

Today’s learning:

It’s our regular Love of Reading session. Do what you usually do! Or you can mix it up if you like and draw a character from your book or write an interview with a character or sketch a setting or scene from the book or list some facts you’ve learnt if reading a non-fiction text. Or, do something else related to reading!

Click here for the link to the Friday challenges. Remember to try the Year 5 ones for an extra challenge.

The weather should be fine (just a few thunderstorms) for the final Andy Goldsworthy challenges:  Andy Goldsworthy Challenges – Week 4.

25 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 4s!

It was great to chat to you on the Zoom meeting today. If you didn’t take part in today’s, there is another scheduled for Monday 29th June at 10.00am.  Please email me at [email protected] to get a place.

Yesterday’s answers:

Click here for the arithmetic video answers.

Y3,4 – Wednesday – Grammar – ANSWERS

Today’s learning:

Reading – Thursday 25th June

Click here for the maths video. Here is the worksheet:  Y4 – Thursday – Decimals

The final lesson coincides with National Writing Day which was yesterday – sorry, I’m a day late! The task comes from the BBC Daily Lessons and is to create a story. A 24 word story! There’s a video which gives some information about the story task and another about using similes and metaphors. Please send me your stories when you’ve written them!


Zoom Meeting!

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 4s!

I really enjoyed talking to everyone at the ‘meeting’ today! It was great to see you all.

If you didn’t attend today’s session, please join me at the next one. However, I’ve changed the date as the planned Thursday session did not have many takers.

The new date will be Monday 29th June at 10am.  

Please email me to let me know if you’d like to attend.


Mr W


24 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a good day. I’m looking forward to speaking to some of you in our Zoom catchup today!

Answers from yesterday:  Y4 – Tuesday – Decimals – ANSWERS

Today’s learning:

Reading – Wednesday

Y4 – Wednesday – Times tables

I’ve also attached some extra calculations work (I’ll talk through the answers in a video tomorrow): Y4 – Wednesday – Calculations

Y3,4 – Wednesday – Grammar

23 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 4s!

Hope you had a good day. Thanks to everyone who has signed up to a Zoom call. Please let me know if you’d prefer Wednesday or Thursday. They’re both at 10 am. I also need a Zoom name that you’ll use.

Yesterday’s maths answers:  Y4 – Monday – Decimals – ANSWERS

Today’s learning:

Reading Tuesday 23rd June

Click here for the maths lesson. Here are the worksheets:   Y4 – Tuesday – Decimals Y4 – Tuesday – Decimal extra

Y3,4 – Tuesday – Science – Sugary drinks