Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

We wish we could have met as usual this morning but until further notice myself and Mrs McNamara will use this platform to inform you about your daily learning. Please see the table below with activities for today.

If you have any questions to ask, please get in touch with us via our Year 4 email which is:

Today it is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  When you have a moment, please pray a decade of the rosary….an Our Father, ten Hail Marys and a Glory Be. We have been learning about the rosary in class and your special assembly on Friday will teach others all about this important prayer.

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

Spelling Please use the link below to practice our previous weeks’ spellings:

So far we have covered Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and this week, we focused on these words (with further prefixes):

irresponsible, irrelevant, intercity, interact, international, interrelated, anticlockwise, antiseptic, antisocial, autobiography
Maths This week, we have been consolidating our understanding of rounding three and four digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

Please try out this rounding card game  to help you apply your learning. Don’t forget, you can use our rounding mountains to determine benchmark numbers (e.g.: the ten before/the ten after/midway through).

rounding_cards_game- 7.10.2020

You can create your own set of cards using rounding to the nearest 1000, as an extension.

English This week, we launched our writing focus using the River Story by Meredith Hooper as the stimulus.

We have retold the stages the river goes through in the first person, from the river’s point of view and we have also come up with a list of emotion words that they can use as fronted adverbials.


Scared and lonely, I began my journey as a tiny droplet of melted snow high up in the mountains.

Today for your English learning,  click on the YouTube link to read the story again and create a vocabulary bank for yourself.

Jot down any verbs to substitute ‘flow’ and any description words. Be prepared to use these words in context, when we start writing our own narrative.

Remember, a verb is a doing word.

For example:

Verb: bubbling, dripping,…

Description: shining, small, fast, …

RE In RE we have been looking at the 3 Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) as part of our RE learning.

We have looked at symbols, words and actions being used when celebrating these Sacraments.

We have discussed how these Sacraments are outward, visible signs of the invisible love and grace of God.

For your learning today, create an A4 piece of art around one of your chosen Sacraments: Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation remembering the importance of the symbols you use to explain your chosen sacrament.

You can use any media: paint, crayon, pencil, etc…for this work.

For example: When we talk about the Eucharist, we think of the Bread and the Wine, the Body and Blood of Jesus. We also think about the Chalice and the Bread….you may wish to use these in your artwork.




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