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Dear Parents

Thank you so much for these amazing gifts. What a difference they will make for the children

Mrs Gibbs, Mrs Debono, Mrs O’Shea and Mrs Sanders

Harrison has become a newspaper editor!

Class page last updated by Mrs Gibbs on 11th July.


Work for the W/C 13/7/20

This is the last week I will be posting work for Year 4, it has been a pleasure to be involved in supporting your children this year. I know the Year 5 staff are very excited to see them in school next week, as I am in September. For those who are not able to come in this week, Mrs Rockall will be in touch via email.


Thank you to  you all for supporting your children through these difficult and extraordinary times. I hope you all have a chance to participate in some of the Olympic themed activities we have provided and have an enjoyable and restful summer.

I wish the children every success in Year 5.

God bless,

Mrs Gibbs.


1st July 2020


Hello Children


Update on Tweet of the Week

Have a look at the key information pages on the website and scroll down to find the outdoor learning icon.  On there, there are bird identification audio clips to listen to.  Did anyone hear the Tweet of the Week in their own garden/park?   At 5.00am, Mr Fyfe and his wife, recorded the dawn chorus in the nature area at school.  Isn't it great -  the birds have their own choir smiley. Mr Fyfe has kindly cleared the whole area to welcome wildlife to HFS and to welcome you on your return to school.  As we enter a new month, there will be changes to spot in your garden and local area.  Please open the link below and let me know if you have anything to report on the class email account.  Use the title 'Report for Mrs Lonergan' and your teachers will pass it to me.  Remember that your parents need to be responsible for emails sent to your teachers.

Thanks!  I can't wait to hear from you!


Mrs Lonergan

Outdoor Learning Lead


Reading Comprehension-Differentiated linked to science

Class page last updated by Mrs S Gibbs on 21st June.


Work for the W/C 21/6/20

I hope all the dads out there have enjoyed Father's Day, I am sure for many the return of the football was an added bonus. I hope some of you have tried the challenges set this week, including having a go at making cookies or trying out the couch to 5k.

This week's theme is Monsters vs Aliens, please see the activities on the children's class page, don't forget to check out the Our Faith page for R.E activities too.

For English and Maths work please see below-remember all maths worksheets will be emailed to you.

God bless.


Fronted adverbials differentiated worksheets


Please log on to Oddizzi geography website:

Username: HFS Year 4

Password: hfsabc

There are quizzes, facts and lots of information about all aspects of the geography curriculum!

📚📚📚The library have released their Summer Reading Challenge. Please follow the link below to access this wonderful reading activity!📚📚📚

Please scroll down to see some of the photos and work I have received from you, if you would like to send me some work or a photograph of what you have been up to share on our class page, please email it to 


Thank you!

Cookie making and prayer writing

Mrs Buet's cookie challenge

Mrs Buet would like to challenge you all to make her chocolate chip cookies and email a picture to your class teacher.

Download the recipe, get your adult helper ready, wash your hands and away you go!



Jacob has been camping in his back garden.

Today in school Mr Ffye challenged year 4 to complete a Couch to 5k run-now I challenge you to do one too!

Mrs Gibbs is a graduate of the couch to 5k app

Making cookies with Mrs Buet

Maths challenge Decimal word problems

Maths Challenge-Decimal Place value riddles

Poetry comprehension Activity-Differentiated

Spanish: La Familia y Las Mascotas

Sophie has been gardening

Check out what Joshua has been doing at home

Suggested timetable 8-6-20

Direct speech activities

Holy Trinity Differentiated Comprehension

Here are some pictures of what Anna has been up to, if you missed it our school was on BBC's Look East programme!

Check out this amazing power point from Sophie

Below are some pictures of what Emily did during our art week. If you have any work or pictures you would like me to share on our class page, then please email them to me at I would especially like to see any work you have done on nature this week, or anything creative you have been doing in lockdown.


Thank you,

Mrs Gibbs.

Art week work by Emily

Additional Maths challenges

Week Beginning 1st June SPANISH

Maths revision of multiplication and division by 10

Time table W/C 11.5.20


Please see Key information section then curriculum-Spanish for this week's resources.


Check out the following Website for some sporting activities to do with your children. It is updated weekly and is a great fun sporting resource.

Letter to Year 4 parents from Mrs Kelliher

FYI - Don't forget your Essex Libraries- available Online.

Free access to online resources like Encyclopedia Britannica (including kids edition).

If you don't have a library card you can join your local library free online.


Click on the link for more information:


See for a fun interactive activity on conjunctions.


Check out and see if you can find out more about food chains in the African Savannah.

Art-Check out the work of Frida Kalho and complete the portriat


Find out about Saint John the Baptist and write a description of the baptism of Jesus.

I used the photographs I have taken this week and power point to make a photo story. Can you use your photos to do the same? You don't have to use power point. I look forward to seeing them all, you either upload to gobubble, seesaw or email them to
Work for week commencing 20th April

Comprehension- If possible allow your child to read the text and the questions by themselves, however if they struggle please do support them as required.


A great online interactive activity, as an extension the children could also have a go at writing an alliterative sentence using their own name.


We will be using the white rose resources this week on tenths and hundredths. Each lesson has a teaching video clip which can be found at

I have uploaded all the activity sheets as PDFs here and on seesaw where possible for you.

Find out what each of the words on the habitats vocabulary sheet means, using a dictionary or the internet. Write or record a brief description of each word, you could do this on gobubble if you wish.



This term we will be learning about the ancient Mayas.

Go to and watch the first three video clips; The introduction to the ancient Mayas, What life was like for the ancient Mayas and What remains of the ancient Mayas. Take some notes on each and see if you can add to your notes by searching for more information online.  

Watch the Mayan mask PowerPoint and then if you want you can use the template attached to make your own mask, or perhaps try using a paper plate to make your own mask that you can wear!


This term we will be making our own photo stories, so this week please can use a digital device, camera, tablet or phone to take and save at least one interesting photograph everyday. It could be something you see, a favourite toy, something you have made or something funny. 

Coronavirus Plans to Support Work at Home:

We have set up some work plans to support your child during this period at home.  Please do your best to complete what you can and support your child at home in a way that suits you and your child's needs.

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.  It is now possible to do a Book Quiz at home if your book has one - refer to the AR link below to show how to do this.

* Times Tables: Learning their times tables by heart and then practising theses on the TTRS website.  Their logins are in their Reading Record Books.

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  This is a good time to practise joined neat handwriting presentation while they learn the new spellings also.  Play as many games as possible online using their logins.


Happy Easter

Dear Year 4,

Myself, Mrs Sanders, Mrs O'Shea and Mrs Debono, would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and blessed Easter. I will not be posting anymore work on our class page during the holidays, but remember to keep reading and practising your times tables. Why not enjoy doing some Easter crafts together like; making an Easter bonnet, decorating an egg or making an Easter garden. Feel free to post pictures of these for me on your Gobubble accounts.


Rest assured if the school closure continues, we will regularly update your class page with work for you to do weekly,

God Bless,

Mrs Gibbs, Mrs Sanders, Mrs O'Shea and Mrs Debono.

English week w/c/ 30-3-20


Please see the resources available for Year 4 week 2 at


As well as checking our class seesaw page.

Don't forget to read everyday and practise your spellings at spelling shed. Why not write me letter and post it on Gobubble or keep a diary.

Maths w/c 30-3-20


Please see the resources available for maths Year 4 week 2 at


There are also some new activities on our class seesaw page. You can also visit try; Adding and Subtracting fractions with the same Denominators (Victoria Scott) or play Fractions (WWtbaM) (Dot Hullah).


Don't forget to do your times table rockstars or times table tutor (if you have a dyslexia gold login) daily!



Have a go at using try creating a story or animating your name.



Please see the resources below;

Artis Resources


We are looking at Samba music there are lots of resources at, twinkl is currently free for a month if you register online.


Alternatively, do your own research online.



Hello Key Stage Two,

I hope that this finds you well.  I’ve been thinking that this is an ideal time to learn more Spanish.  I miss being able to meet you to do this but I hope that you might like some of the activities attached to work on at home.  Mostly, see this time as an opportunity to learn a skill that you always wanted to learn but rarely had time to focus on.  Spanish could be this skill! Year six, this will keep you well prepared for secondary school too.   Keep well, keep happy and take good care.

Hasta pronto!

Mrs Lonergan

Topic: At home in Spain

Vocabulary: My home, my house.

This week's learning is about being at home with a video clip, vocabulary to learn and a memory recall exercise at the end. Please use the attachments below and enjoy! 



SPELLING SHED Year 4 Spelling coverage

A Parent's Guide to Support Children at Home with APPs



Anglo Saxons

Watch the videos at, then use the titles of the videos to make up a fact file on the Anglo Saxons. You can send me a photograph of your work through your gobubble account. Alternatively, please see the work on Anglo Saxons on our Seesaw group, Mrs Buet has emailed your login details to your parents.


Check out these sound experiments you can do at home. You could upload a video of your experiment on Gobubble for me.



Learn about our class Saint for this term Saint Paul. This activity is also available on our seesaw page, but if you have trouble accessing it here is the link.

Also watch this you tube video on the stations of the cross, can you draw or make your own images of the stations of the cross and share them with me on Gobubble.


Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.


Check out these links for musical activities you can be doing at home;


The 'Verb' Song by MC Grammar aka Mr.M

Some grammar help for the week ending 20th September.
Produced by Written and performed by Mr.M (MC Grammar) Have fun learning! Always! Mr.M : )

International Dot Day - Year 4 started by thinking about artists that use dots in different ways. Then we drew from our own imagination based on a dot given to us by a friend. After that we created our own giant dots to add to the whole school display, by using aquarelle pencils and exploring how we can create a different effect by diffusing with water.

Come and See Parent Letter - Autumn Term 2019

The 'Adverb' Song by MC Grammar aka Mr.M

Some help for our homework this week from Mr M!

Produced by Written and performed by Mr.M (MC Grammar) Have fun learning! Always! Mr.M : )