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Year 4 – St Therese of Lisieux

Year 4 Home Learning Project Week Commencing Monday 22nd June - Design your own theme park with the help of Mickey Mouse!

This week we are going to do something fun and creative.  You are going to become Disney Imagineers and create your own theme park.  You can do this on your own, with your siblings or as a family project.  You will still carry out English, Maths and Science activities, just in a different way.


Welcome to Imagineering in a Box!

Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.


List of Materials:

We made sure these lessons are easy to do with typical materials found at home:

  • Paper
  • Pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, markers ( all you need is a pencil, but any of the rest of these materials would be fun to have)
  • A notebook (but just plain paper is fine too)
  • Collage materials (magazines, printed materials from the internet, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Cardboard and/or styrofoam (but if you don’t have these paper will work)
  • Lego, tongue depressors (or cardboard paper) & pins

However, keep in mind you can get as fancy as you'd like, such as using robot kits or minecraft, if you have access to it.


If you need any help please email


If you do not want to take part in the project you can complete week 9 on Purple Mash.

Year 4 home learning week commencing 1st June - remember to send in pictures of you doing your work too!

Year 4's Home Learning!

Year 4's Amazing Home Learning Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Thursday 7th May 2020.


Happy Thursday!  I am super impressed with your work so far, well done for sending in your finished newspaper reports.  I noticed some good, snappy headlines. I thought you might like to write out your own 'word of the day' today so that you can share it with us and we will use some of your words next week.  Use my examples to help with this. (See guided reading)



Below is a quick plan for my day tomorrow, have a read and then write your own plan.  



2 minutes silence on my doorstep.



Churchill speech shown on BBC.

Grab my picnic blankets and head to front garden.



Tea and scones (coffee and cake).



Dinner and celebrations.


You can use my plan or your own plan to write a letter to a friend or relative inviting them to your picnic tomorrow.  I know this is not allowed to happen at this moment in time but we can use our imagination.  Use paragraphs to outline your day and remember to use informal language. Below are some points to remember:


Informal letters:

  • Everyday language - cheers, hi, cool
  • Apostrophes for contractions - I'll, we'll 
  • Pronouns - I, we


Here is the beginning of my letter:


Dear Tommy,

How are you? I really miss you! I thought I would write to you to invite you to my incredible picnic that will take place on Friday 8th May to celebrate VE Day.  It will be a day to remember and I would like you to be part of it.


At 11am we will be standing at the doorstep for a minutes silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe. I hope you can join me to share this special moment.


We will be watching...


This is just an example to get you started.  You can make your letter much better.


Your challenge is to write another letter to the Queen or the Prime Minister inviting them to your picnic. This letter must be formal and use formal language.  This is optional. 

Guided Reading

Read a chapter from a book you are reading or use a reading text on Purple Mash or Oxford Reading Buddy.  Write down five challenging words that you could use for 'word of the day' -  remember to use my examples. Use a dictionary if you have one or google.  Include the following:

  • Definition 
  • In a sentence
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms



Continue with the next lesson of White Rose.

Below are some extra VE Day related activities.  They include another math's challenge as well as some GPS work.  You do not need to do all of this today but you could have a go at the math's challenge. It is similar to Monday's challenge. 

We hope you have a really good day tomorrow.  Stay safe and most of all have fun.  Remember to email in you photos if you can.


Have a lovely day!

Wednesday 6th May 2020.


Hello Class!  I hope you are all ready for a new day of learning.  Thank you for sending your work in, it has been a pleasure to read. Keep smiling, you are doing a fantastic job. 



I hope you are all ready to write your newspaper report today.  Do you remember the features of a newspaper report?  Say them out loud to see how many you remember. I would like you to write your newspaper report as if it happened yesterday. You can use the article about Scotland to help but remember you are writing about VE day in London.  You should have noted down some facts yesterday so use these in your report.  You should also have some eye-witness quotes to use. You only need to use one or two quotes. 


Before you begin, I would like you read the power point to remind yourself of how to write a good newspaper report. 


You can write it in your books or you can use the template to write on.  You could divide your page into columns but it is up to you.  

Below are links to a template and checklist so that you can make sure you have included all of the features required for a newspaper report. 

I can't wait to read your newspaper reports. Remember to edit your work and check for punctuation errors.  Use formal language and try to use some of the 'word of the day' vocabulary we have been learning. Once you have finished, you can be the teacher and you can have a go at marking your work to check it all makes sense.  


Word of the Day: (adjective) excessive

Definition: more than is necessary, normal or desirable. 

In a sentence: They were eating excessive amounts of food. 

Synonyms: too much, extreme, outrageous

Antonyms: limited, mild, fair


Guided Reading

Please read the sheet about animals in World War War I and answer the questions.  There is an easier comprehension and a harder comprehension. 





Please continue with the next lesson on White Rose.

Morse code was used throughout the Second World War to send important messages. It is a secret code using dots and dashes for letters of the alphabet.  Have a go at this additional activity. 


I thought it would be good to continue with some science work today. Watch the following clip about the digestive system.


Read the power point first and then try the task.  

VE Day Celebrations

As part of your preparations you could make your own VE day bunting from recycled materials, either use the Union Jack as a theme or design your own.


Hope you have a lovely day learning lots of new things!


Sophie has been finding about about where she lives for History and Geography.

Still image for this video

Aaron E and Tomi have been working on their maths

Vesta, Toto, Nchenge and Damilola have been working hard on their 500 word stories.

Some brilliant work from Fatiha, Alvin, Campbell, Sophie and Vesta

Lots of hard work and smiles from Julius, Damilola, Alvin and Toto

Sophie and her sister made St George's Dragons

Campbell has worked on his handwriting and spelling in his film review and Toto created a flag for St George

Aaron E is enjoying Maths and Vesta has done a mind map for History.

Toto's lockdown diary and Fatiha's R.E. Lovely to see all your work. Keep the emails coming everyone.

Vesta did a great job with her lockdown diary on Monday.

Micah has been making pizza to help with learning fractions and measures.

Great work Aaron, especially on your handwriting.

A fabulous piece of work from Sophie! Keep sending in your pictures.

Keep up with your timestables of TT Rockstars and on the weblinks below.


You could also write out your times tables and stick them up around the house so you can practice anytime.  You need to focus on the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables.

Welcome to Year 4 - St Therese of Lisieux


Our Class Saint is St. Therese of Lisieux, Patron Saint of the Missions: ‘Little Flower’.

Her Feast Day is October 1st.


St Therese of Lisieux Class Teacher:

Mrs H Westrop (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)  

Mrs V Renoldi-King (Thursday, Friday)

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs A Orme and Mrs J Green



Prayer of St Therese Of Lisieux

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and everyone of us.