Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Star School Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Primary School

Year 4 classes

4A Mr Phillips (Mon, Tues, Fri) and Mrs Trenholm (Wed, Thurs)
4B Mr Letissier

Class Dojo


We use Class Dojo regularly to update parents about what their children have been doing. It's free to sign up! Parents should have received a sign-up code from their children's class teacher which is needed when logging in. Click on the link below to go to the Class Dojo homepage.




 Yearly Plan

 

Click on the image below to see the plan for curriculum coverage for the whole year.

 

 

 

Knowledge Organisers

History

The Romans in Chester (opens in a new window)

Ancient Greece (opens in a new window)

 

Geography

My Region, Mi Región - Comparing England with Spain (opens in a new window)
River Conservation (opens in a new window)

Earthquakes and Volcanoes (opens in a new window)

 

Science

Animals Including Humans (opens in a new window)

 

 

 

 Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List


Homework Menus

 

 Autumn half term 1 (opens in a new window)

Autumn half term 2 (opens in a new window)

 

Spring half term 1 (opens in a new window)
Spring half term 2 (opens in a new window)

 

4A Summer half term 1 (opens in a new window)

 


 Random Acts of Wildness (opens in a new window)

 

National Trust '50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾'

 


Useful Websites

Reading Butterflies River Conservation Spanish Maths
Science Ancient Greece Volcanoes and Earthquakes The Romans in Chester Remembrance
Computing

 


 

Reading

 

Are you looking for a new book to read? Why not try one of these?

Suggested reading list for Year 4 children

 

 


Butterflies
Big Butterfly Count British Butterflies Butterfly Conservation
We'll be taking part in the Big Butterfly Count. How many will we see? Find out more about the project here.  This brilliant site has loads of information about British butterflies. Find out about common butterflies and how to improve your garden for butterflies.  How do we look after butterflies in the UK? Find out here.
Fun Butterfly Facts  How long do butterflies live? San Diego Zoo Fun Facts 
This New Zealand website has some fun facts about butterflies The Woodland Trust website contains 251 resources to do with butterflies. See what you can find out here! The website of San Diego Zoo in the USA has 19 facts about butterflies.
Kids' Butterfly Site All About Butterflies Munching Caterpillars
This is an American site so doesn't have information about British wildlife but is interesting nonetheless. This Enchanted Learning website has lots of facts about butterflies. Which do you find most interesting? The Munching Caterpillars project is a butterfly conservation project in the south west of England. Find out how other schools have helped save butterflies here.
River Conservation
Water Pollution Guide
The Water Pollution Guide gives you lots of information about the types of water pollution and causes of water pollution.
Spanish

 

Duolingo
This is where you can practise your Spanish. Use the username and password you have been given in school.
Maths
Sumdog nrich Topmarks
You should use the user name and password you received in school to access the site.  Go to the nrich website for some maths challenges.  The Topmarks website has links to many good maths games.
Times Tables Rockstars Diagnostic Questions Primary Maths Resources
How much do you rock? Can you become a times table rock legend? Find out here. Use your username and password to log in to do the quizzes. A page with activities to practise all of the things we work on in Year 4.
Bryony's Triangle
Here's the link to Bryony's Triangles from nrich
Science
Where the UK gets its electricity from Electricity Map Finnish electricity video
This interactive map shows where we get our electricity from. This map allows you to compare countries' electricity production methods. Some countries use lots of coal; some countries use lots of renewable sources. This Finnish video shows how the electricity is produced and travels to homes in Finland
Silicon Spies Learning Circuits  Learn With Richie
Can you help the Silicon Spies defeat the evil doctor? Use your knowledge of electricity to solve problems. Test your knowledge of circuits here. This is the Urenco education website. Find out about how and why uranium is enriched and how it is involved in electricity production. It all happens in our town.
     
Children's University  Digestive System (Children's University) What is the Digestive System?
This site has loads of fun facts, animations and videos about many areas of science (made by the University of Manchester)  This page has an interactive version of the digestive system. Click on the buttons to find out more about each part. This BBC Bitesize page contains a little animation about the digestive system. Why do we eat food? Find out more here.
Types of Teeth
This is the Children's University website about different types of teeth. It contains games and animations..

 

Ancient Greece

 

BBC Schools Ancient Greece Snaith Primary School Greeks The British Museum
The Bitesize site has loads of videos and animations about the ancient Greeks Would you rather be a citizen of Athens or a citizen of Sparta? Read about both places here. The British Museum has lots of ancient Greek artefacts. Find out about them here.
     
Ancient Olympics Woodlands Web Mr. Donn
Do you want to know about the first ever Olympics? Find out more here. The Woodlands website has information about a very wide range of topics to do with the Greeks. This is a great site that contains many interesting facts about ancient Greeks. There are even some games on here!
     
Aesop's Fables    
Aesop was a famous ancient Greek who wrote fables (stories with a message). Read some here.    
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Pompeii Ruins BBC History - Pompeii  Ducksters website about Pompeii
A guide to the ancient city This is the BBC History site.  The story of the eruption of the volcano in AD79
     
The School Run Primary Facts Live Volcano Map
Loads of facts about Pompeii are here Here are some facts about Pompeii  This map shows where the most recent eruptions have taken place.

 

The Romans in Chester
Cheshire in Roman Times  BBC Romans Housesteads Fort
 This page is written for adults and is quite complicated but has some interesting facts and interesting maps about the Romans in Cheshire. Here is the BBC website about the Romans in Britain. This is a brilliant website with loads of fun stuff to see. You could even play the 'Dig Up The Romans' game. Click on the picture above to go on a virtual tour of the Housesteads Fort. This was a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall.
     
Romans Webquest Bolshy Boudicca How the Romans conquered Britain
How much can you find out about the Romans? Here is a link to the Horrible Histories episode on Boudicca  This is from BBC Bitesize. Find out about how Romans took over our country.
     
   
   
Remembrance and World War I - Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port War Memorial Project
Find out about soldiers from Ellesmere Port who died fighting for Britain in WWI 

 

Computing and E-safety
Think U Know Kodu  Adobe Spark
Click on the 8-10 section of the Think U Know website for more about how to stay safe online.  You can download Kodu Game Lab from here. Ask an adult at home before you do this! Click here to go to Adobe Spark to create presentations and web pages. Use the username and password given to you in school.

 

Traceroute website 1 - Gsuite Traceroute website 2 - Monitis Traceroute website 3 - DNS Tools
Test this traceroute site to see where the information we receive on websites has come from. Test this traceroute site to see where the information we receive on websites has come from. Test this traceroute site to see where the information we receive on websites has come from.