Week 8: 1st March 2021

Hello Year 4! Well done for all your hard work last week and welcome to your last week of home learning! We are very excited about seeing you all in school next week.  The literacy and maths tasks are following the same format this week, yet all the other tasks are planned around World Book Week! World book day is celebrated on Thursday 4th March, however because we love reading so much, we have decided to celebrate it all week! This week, the whole school will come together to celebrate ‘World Book Week’. Everyone in the school, whether working from home or in school, will be completing the same activities.  You may choose to get all your year group literacy and maths tasks completed at the beginning of the week and then complete the World Book day tasks on the Thursday and Friday. You may choose to spread them out across the whole week. The choice is yours! If you have Orchard Junior School siblings at home, you may like to complete these tasks together as everyone in the school will be completing the same activities.

Please keep in touch with each other and your teachers through emails and the blog. Please email your teacher if you have any questions about coming back to school – we know that some of you will be feeling quite excited whilst others may be more nervous. We can not wait to have you back!

This week, we would like you to send in your Day 3 maths so we can see how you are getting on with fractions. For literacy, we would like you to send your Day 3 comparison work in to see what similarities and differences you have found between Alfie and the professor.

If you would like the task sheets in WORD format, please email Mrs. Dew: and she will then send you an attachment with them in.

This week, we have attached the weekly overview sheet that accompanies the Home learning print out packs.

Literacy Day 1

Day 1:

Today is your last day of blog writing where you will be writing about meeting ‘The Strange Professor’ using the information you have gathered during the retrieval task.


Day 2:

There are two parts to this lesson. Part 1 is a grammar focus by identifying nouns and adjectives from a small part of the text. Part 2 will focus on writing different questions that Alfie might ask the Professor.

We are continuing with our new book: The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet. Please remember to watch the videos so you can hear the story being read, which will then support you with your tasks.


Again, today’s lesson has two parts to it. Part 1 is another grammar focus but this time you are looking at vocabulary. Part 2 of the lesson is focusing on comparing the two characters we have met from our book: Alfie and the professor.  Piece to be marked – Please send in your comparison of Alfie and the professor

Literacy Day 2


Your spelling words are on Purple Mash as usual. On this sheet, there are some other ways you can practise your spellings.

Literacy Day 3

Guided Reading:

You have a non-fiction text all about European Mountain Ranges, which links to our Geography Topic. Read the text carefully to find out more about the mountain ranges and then answer the questions by referring to the text. Use a highlighter or coloured pens to help you. Write the answers neatly in your book.


This week in maths, we are continuing with fractions. Our focus will be on finding fractions of amounts. Watch the videos first to introduce the lesson and remember you can refer back to them if you need a reminder! Use the answer sheets to check your work.

Day 1:

Today’s lesson is all about finding a quarter of different numbers and amounts. Watch the video which will explain to you what you need to do on the task.  Complete the task sheet using bar models to work out your answers.

Day 2:

In this lesson, you will be finding different fractions of numbers and amounts but these will all be unit fractions (the numerator is 1). The video is there to help you! Complete the task sheet using bar models.


Watch the video carefully as it will explain how to find fractions of amounts where the fractions are non-unit.  Work through the task sheet and then send in this piece of work to your teacher to be marked. This should show your understanding of using bar models.

Chapter 1
Maths Day 1 Video


These tasks require you to use your knowledge and skills from this week to work through some different kind of questions. Remember – draw a bar model to help you!

Chapter 1
Maths Day 2 Video
Chapter 1
Maths Day 3 Video

It’s World Book Day WEEK…

This year we wanted to bring the whole school together to celebrate World Book Day! All this week we will be completing the same activities all based around the amazingly funny book series

This week, you will still have literacy and maths tasks to complete from your own year group but then all the extra activities this week, will be based around this new book, "Little Badman and  the radioactive Samosa." We hope you enjoy these fun activities and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Chapter 1
Introduction Video
  • Your book day voucher will be available for you to collect outside the school office with the year group work packs from Monday 1st March.

  • If you would rather wait to collect your voucher once you are all back to school that is fine.

  • Click the image of the voucher for the link to the voucher so if you have access to a printer you can print the voucher yourself.

  • The vouchers are valid until 28th March, however participating shops will honour the tokens beyond this date while stocks last.

  • The world book day books are available at all large supermarkets so have a look online and choose which book you would like.

  • Tell an adult and next time they go to the shop, hopefully, they could pick up your book! Maybe you will like to buy ‘The Little Badman Radioactive Samosa’ book and see what happens in the end!

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

New Book you can buy with your £1 voucher


Overview of tasks – World Book Week – All Year group

Session 1:

  • Watch the video by the two authors of ‘The Little Badman’ books. 

  • Watch Mrs Clothier’s video introducing the tasks for this week.

  • Brainstorm of foods and super powers.

Chapter 1
Session 1 Video

Session 2:

  • Decide upon the food and super power you are going to create for your story.

  • Draw the food, giving it life like features and annotate with the super powers it will give you. What will you do with the super powers to help people?

  • Click the links below to look at Art Hub or Draw with Rob videos to help bring your food to life (when on both sites, scroll down to see the help videos.)

Draw with Rob.jfif
Chapter 1
Session 2 Video

Session 3:

  • Decide upon a short story plot. Where will you find your food? What happens when you first eat it? When do you discover you have the super power? Answer the questions on the sheet provided.

  • Look at my example to help give you some ideas for what you could include.

Chapter 1
Session 3 Video

Session 4:

  • Decision time…

  • You can now decide on how you will present your ideas, will you:

  • Create a cartoon comic strip showing where and when you eat your food

  • Draw the front cover for your story taking inspiration from the original front covers.

  • Write the blurb that would be on the back of the book if you were to create this book.

  • You may decide to do all of these activities, which would be great.

Chapter 1
Session 4 Video


  • If you are happy to share your final piece, please send it to   We will be creating a display in the library of all your fantastic work!


P.E at home – Week 8

Let’s get active! Round 2


Make sure you have a safe space to exercise and a drink of water nearby


This week you are challenged to complete the workout video:

Can you complete it once every day?


Can you beat the number of workouts you did last week?

Bronze – 1 Day 
Silver – 2 Days
Gold – 3 Days
Platinum – 5 Days

Keep in touch:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: Bananas are berries... and strawberries aren't!

Bananas are actually classified as berries, while strawberries are members of the rose family.

Here are some seriously cool facts about bananas!

  • Bananas can float in water

  • Bananas can help improve your mood and lower blood pressure

  • Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite can help keep it from itching

  • Humans share about 50% of their DNA with bananas!

So... How did you do?

What level did you score?

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Reading at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.