Year 4

Welcome to the Parrots
and the Kestrels!

With Mrs McMillan (Kestrels) & Miss Molyneux (Parrots)

To see information on all the different game modes in Times Tables Rockstars, please click on this link!


Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check. From June 6th.

<-- Click on the link for more details and parent information.

For information on how to access TTRockstars, please click the logo!

Who will achieve the most reading minutes for June?

Year 4 Superstar Readers! Spring 2 and Summer 1.

The following children have achieved the most reading minutes in Year 4

March: Wasiq, Luqman, Jayjay, Haroon!

April: Luqman, Ayesha, Jayjay, Marija.

May: Mishall, Marva, Madison, Azan.

Miss Molyneux

Mrs McMillan

Hello year 4!

Hello Kestrels and Parrots!

Welcome to the final half term of Year 4!

Below is a reminder of the expectations for your learning in Year 4. (Watch the video for a quick guide on how to log in to , and use, Purple Mash.)

In Year 4 we expect you to log in to Purple Mash each week to access your spelling lists if you haven't tested in class. There will be a quiz set each week for you to show us how well you have learnt your spellings. This is your spelling work. If you have not had chance to complete your spelling test in school, please complete it at home.

Keep skills sharp! Each week...

  • practise your times tables. Use the links below. EVERYONE has a login for TT Rockstars. Ask your teacher if you don't know it, or email us for the information.

  • Try to read at least 3x per week. EVERYONE has a home reader. If your reading record isn't signed, your reading book won't get changed. You can also use MyOn Digital Library, Oxford Owls or your own books at home. Talk about what you are reading with your parents! Ask questions if you don't understand something, and as you read, make up the pictures in your head like your very own movie! Perhaps you could share a story with younger siblings in the home? We all enjoy a good story!

Please don't forget to email any of your completed homework to us! (Ask a parent for help - please put your name in the email!) Click on "Tap to Contact" for the email address that you need.

Thank you!

Mrs McMillan and Miss Molyneux.




Each week, choose one book to read and review. You can use your home reading book (if you have finished it!), "MyOn" digital library or Oxford Owls (login details below!) to choose a book to read. When you have completed a book of your choice, please complete a book review. (Use the book review template from the file share below, or the book review task on Purple Mash to write about the story.)

Oxford Owl Logins:

Username: kestrels@ips Password: best

Username: parrots@ips Password: best



Log in to Purple Mash for your weekly spelling quiz! You will only see your spellings, so it doesn't matter if you have forgotten which group you are in! Additional spelling resources can be found in the English folder at the bottom of the page - you will need to know your group if you want to use these!



Arguments for and against

Think of a topic that you feel strongly about, eg having to wear school uniform, not having an afternoon playtime etc. Write 5 reasons “for” the topic and 5 reasons “against” the topic.




Use a squared page in your homework book. Draw out a coordinates grid and label it.

Draw 3 different 2D shapes on the grid. List the coordinates of the corners of each shape.

Times Tables

Please use TTRockstars or any other game/app to keep practising your times tables!

Here are some useful links:

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (

Remember to log in to Purple Mash to see what else your teacher has set for you!

HOMEWORK (Science and Topic)



Create an electrical safety poster to show how people can keep themselves safe around electrical appliances. What should people do/not do when using electrical appliances? How can we keep each other safe? You could create a poster in your book or use Purple Mash to complete this task.


Geography - Homework

Use a map to look at some of the places you have visited or would like to visit in the future. Choose one place. Where is it located? (Think of town, county, region, country, continent) How far away from your home is this place? Create a factsheet to tell me interesting things about the place you have visited/would like to visit.

Look at what else we are learning this half term!


We are considering the question "Why do some people consider life to be like a journey?"



We are learning to interpret maps, globes and atlases at a range of scales and looking at the different human and physical features of our own locality and others nearby.



We have been learning about the Leeds to Liverpool Canal for our English work.


Look at some of our pictures from our Roman Day on 21/3/22!

We dressed up, made mosaics, investigated Roman Numerals and researched Roman cities!


This year we are learning how to play the djembe, which is an African Drum. Parrots and Kestrels have their drumming lessons on a Thursday morning with their tutor from Bolton Music Service.

On Thursday 14th July the Year 4 children will be performing in a special assembly. More details will follow!

10 Facts about Djembe Drums | Fact File

The music genre for the half term is Rock.

You could ask your parents for permission to listen to some Rock music on YouTube or another music steaming service? Here is a link with some basic information about the genre:

Rock music Facts for Kids (

Forest School

Children will take part in Forest School sessions every other week on a Tuesday, alternating with PE. Please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather that is forecast for that day!


Children will take part in PE sessions with Mr Stretch every other week on a Tuesday, alternating with Forest School. Please make sure that your child is appropriately dressed for PE - plain, dark jogging bottoms or leggings, a white t-shirt/long sleeved top and their school jumper or school hoodie, along with trainers. Crop tops, very short shorts and jeans are not suitable clothing for school PE lessons. Crocs are not suitable footwear. Your child will be outside for their PE lessons unless the weather is really poor, in which case, alternative activities will be taught indoors.


Our theme in Y4 for the half term is "Change".

The Parrots and Kestrels will have a class assembly each week where they will cover a range of topics linked to the PSHE curriculum.

Emma Scott, our Place2Be counsellor will also be running sessions with each class in school every half term. She will be visiting Year 4 on 22nd June.



Below you can see the folders where Miss Molyneux and Mrs McMillan will share the materials you will need for your learning. Just open the folder and click the file you need to open & save.

Homework Gallery

Coming Soon!

Tap to Contact

If you have any questions, please email us on this address 😀 make you think!

Click here to take you to Oxford Owls. This is where you can choose lots of different books to read!

Enjoy 'earning' money for schoolwork? Go and see how much money you can make by being a Times Table Rockstar!

Click here to get to our Purple Mash school portal!

Like to explore Space and beyond? This link will take you to NASA's page dedicated to children. Have a look!

Why not pay a visit to BBC Bitesize to see what you can learn today?

Enjoy educational games? Who doesn't? This is a great website for a whole range of learning in a fun way! Have a look!

This link will take you to our school website!

Visit Education City for fun activities across English, Science and Maths! You will need the school login details so that you can choose your name from your class list.

Username: 889intack

Password: 759853

Click this link to take you to the IDL login page. You can work on your English skills here!

Click here to log in to your own digital library!

(You will need your login details to access this website!)

NAtional Poetry Day