Year 4 Homework

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

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 davidowen@spherefederation 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.


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 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

Zoom Calls!

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Y4 Parents / Carers!

I would love it if your home learners could join me for a Zoom call this week. We’ll talk about lockdown, home learning and  compare lockdown hairstyles!

There will be two sessions:

Wednesday 24th June @ 10am

Thursday 25th June @ 10am

Email me at to let me know which one you would like to join and let me know the name that will appear in the Zoom call – I won’t allow anyone into the meeting if I’m not expecting them. Ideally, the name would be the child’s first and last name, but it can be your name. (And please make sure the name is appropriate.)

I’ll limit numbers to the meetings to about 12 children so that we all get a chance to talk. The sessions will last approximately 30 minutes.  I’ll ask a couple of questions which will include questions related to home learning:

  • What home learning have you felt most proud of?
  • What learning have you made most progress with at home?
  • What sort of learning routine are you in?

It would be great if your child has thought about these so they’re able to answer a question like that.

Hope to see you there!

Mr W


22 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 4s!

Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks to everyone who sent some learning. There’s been some hilarious nonsense poems and amazing natural artwork. It’s always nice to see what you’ve created!

Today’s learning:

Mr Owen’s planned the reading for this week. It’s out of this world…..

Reading – Monday

Click here for the maths video. Here’s the worksheet: Y4 – Monday – Decimals

SpellingY3,4 – Monday – Spelling – silent k and g


19 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020 by Mr Wilks

Hello everyone!

Hope you have had a good week! Thanks very much for all your hard work. Hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend. I’ll see you (kind of) on Monday!

Yesterday’s answers:

Y4 – Thursday – statistics – ANSWERS

Today’s learning:

Reading Y3,4 19.06.20

For maths, we’re doing the BBC Friday Challenges again. Remember to have  a go at the Year 5 ones if you want a further challenge!

Finally, it’s another week of Andy Goldsworthy’s natural art challenges. Andy Goldsworthy Challenges – Week 3

If the weather’s bad, you can do some observational drawing of something natural: a banana, some flowers, a turnip, your brother. It is up to you! Or, if you fancy doing something different, have a look at these arty videos for some inspiration.