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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 4 2019 - 2020

Our School Council Representatives


Hello Year 4,

Welcome back to our final half term in Year 4. Thank you all so much for the photos and messages that we have continued to receive over the last few weeks – we all love seeing all the amazing things that you have been doing at home!

This half term we are continuing with our topic of ‘Traders and Raiders. Have a look on the Year 4 home learning subject pages for new learning for Guided Reading, Maths, English and Topic. Remember that if you need resources sending home please do not hesitate to get in contact with me and I will arrange for them to be sent out.

Mrs Wilkinson is going to continue setting you your weekly challenges – keep checking in on the webpage to see what they are each week! Mrs Kilby, who I know all of you have loved having for Art in Year 4, has started to produce some amazing Art lessons which you can follow along with at home! The videos can be found on the website home page under the more tab at the very bottom call ‘Art with Mrs Kilby’ It would be brilliant if you could send any completed art to Mrs Kilby’s e-mail address -

Please don’t forget to keep sending your pictures and videos over of all the things that you have been doing at home and keep a look out for the Zoom invites! Remember that we are here to help – no matter how big or small!

Take care and look after yourselves Year 4,

Miss Yates, Mrs Wilkinson and Mr Taylor

Mr Taylor: Mrs Yates: 

Mrs Wilkinson:

Our Spellings



Year 4 Spelling List


Homework will be issued on a Friday.

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activity             
  • Maths Shed activity                              
  • Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts
  • Read to an adult at least three times a week.   


Spelling Shed      


Multiplication Check Practise


Click on the logos below to go to the log in pages




School is an important part of your child’s life.In Year 4 we will encourage your child to retell a story they have heard. This will help your child to put ideas in the right order. Children will also be encouraged to read things around them – cereal packets, notices and signs. We will discuss words. Children will have the opportunity to read each morning and will also have guided reading sessions each day. 

Read with your child – 10 minutes a day can help. We will send home levelled books once a week, but we also strongly encourage children to read books they have chosen. This is really important to help develop their love of reading



“Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day you can make a huge difference to their development,” said Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

“Storytelling is not all about teaching your child to read. You learn to talk a long time before you learn to read, and sharing stories and giving your child time to respond is a wonderful way to help your child’s language development”, she said.

“Reading aloud combines the benefits of talking, listening and storytelling within a single activity and helps to build the foundation for language development. From stories your child learns many things such as how to listen and concentrate, new words and understand why things happen. They also learn to put ideas in order, develop their memory skills, notice how spoken words relate to words on the page and learn how to predict,” she said.

“The most important thing is that reading is fun and enjoyable for both of you – just turn off the TV and find a quiet place so there are no distractions. And remember stories are not just found in books, it’s just as good to tell your child short, simple stories you know. The most important thing is that you enjoy it, that way your child will too.

Year 4 Recommended Reading List

Reading Content Domains - How to answer questions

Spring Term 2019 - 2020

Misty Mountain, Winding River & Vista

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco-friendly and safe as can be. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the Yeti?


This project teaches children about the techniques that artists use when composing landscape images, such as colour and atmosphere.

On Monday 9th March, the first group of our class created our own scratch interactive water cycle diagrams. To try these, save our projects to your computer. Open scratch online and then open our file.

 alesx charlotte and alfie m water cycle.sb3Download
 alfie c and reggie water cycle.sb3Download
 amelia jorge oliver c water cycle.sb3Download
 Brooke, Callum E and Alex Water_Cycle (4).sb3Download
 evie oliver w lillia water cycle.sb3Download
 Jorge and Lilia Water_Cycle (4).sb3Download
 Karris and alfie c Water_Cycle (4) (1).sb3Download
 karris and ethan water cyclke.sb3Download
 Lizzie and Fred Water_Cycle (4).sb3Download
 thomas lizzie charlie water cycle.sb3Download
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Vista Innovate Project

05.03.2020 - Trip - Team Building Activities in the Peak District

05.03.2020 - Trip - Orienteering in the Peak District

05.03.2020 - Trip - Learning about Mountains, Rivers, Water Cycle and Erorision in the Peak District

06.03.2020 - Landscapes using the medium of pop art

Vista Landscape Art Project - Exploring the use of viewfinders

Autumn Term 2019 - 2020

Year 4 Autumn Highlights

Autumn Express Event - Disgusting Digestion

Change Starts With Us Pledges

Anti-Bullying Week. We made our own kaleidoscope to show how things are not always as they seem. We discussed how sometimes we need to see the bigger picture to understand the world.

Odd Socks Day 12.11.2019

Walk Through The Bible - Session 3

Creating our own 'Forky' to help us settle into the new year

Science - Recreating the digestive system. We modelled how food worked its way through the digestive system.

Walk Though The Bible  - Session 4 - Topics covered: David and Goliath - David the Psalmist - Solomon the ‘king with 1000 wives’ - Prophets begin to speak

Walk Through The Bible - Session 3 - Topics covered: Promised Land • Joshua conquers Jericho • Gideon puts out a fleece • Samson the strong man • Ruth, Great Grandmother of David

Walk Through The Bible - Session 2 - Topics Covered: • The first Passover • 10 Commandments • Spying out the Promised Land

Year 4 Information

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Year 4 Curriculum Expectations