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Brierley Class

Hello Brierley Class,

I hope that you are staying safe at home and keeping well. We've reached the Easter holidays so I hope that you have a nice time with your families and recieve lots of tasty chocolate eggs - yum! I will not be posting any daily activities over the holidays, but I will be leaving the daily lessons on this page from the last week, just in case you didn't finish all of the activities. I have also included a project for you to do over Easter but make sure that you make time to have fun and enjoy yourself too.

Our class email address is Feel free to send me any pictures or copies of your work for me to look at. I have really enjoyed seeing what you have been up to. You can also send me an email to tell me about anything exciting that you have done or if you have some news.


Keep smiling laugh and try not to worry too much
Happy Easter!!


Mr Ward

Woodhouses and St Martin's are now sharing online learning. 

Here is the link to the additional resources, lessons and activities on the St Martin's website.

Remember to share your learning with your teacher at Woodhouses.

Brierley Class are working hard at home!

Useful websites

Below are a list of websites which we well be using during the period of home learning. 


Year 4 Maths, Spelling and Science Learning


Please head over to Kenney Class Home Learning page to see what Year 4 can do for Maths, Spelling and Science this week.


Thank you. 


Project - To finish our look at the Angry Earth topic, over the Easter holidays I would like you to do a project on a natural disaster of your choice. You could choose from:
- hurricanes

- tornadoes
- storms
- flooding
- famous earthquakes
- tsunamis
- examples of volcanic eruptions

You can also choose how you wish to present your work.
You can make a model, create a PowerPoint presentation, write an information booklet, create a poem, design a poster or an idea of your own.
Please feel free to send an email with pictures, presentations or examples of work -  Good luck!

Other fun Easter holiday activities

Activity Website

Chester Zoo online

Activity Village 
You will need to sign up to create an account but there are lots of fun, printable puzzles

Go Noodle

Who wants to be a Mathonaire
Can you use your Maths knowledge to win a virtual one million pounds?
Top Marks Maths

Friday 3rd April


Ordering Fractions with the same denominator

A fraction is made from 2 different parts:
¾ - In this fraction, the 4 is called the denominator. The tells us how many parts our fraction has, which makes a whole one. The 3 is our numerator. This tells us the number of parts of the fraction. So in this example we have 3 parts out of 4 or three quarters.

When comparing fractions we must first check that all the denominators are the same. If this is true, we look carefully at the numerator and arrange them from smallest to largest.
e.g. 5/6, 1/6, 3/6, 4/6. All denominators are the same, so look at the numerators and arrange from smallest to largest - 1/6, 3/6, 4/6, 5/6.
Have a go at ordering the chocolate fractions. Answer the questions in part 1 and part 2 in the resources.


Think about the setting that you designed yesterday.
I would like you to write a description using full sentences and lots of detail. Make sure that you include lots of wow words and think about your 5 senses

e.g. In my setting there are rivers of thick, dark slime which meander across the town. The rivers smell strongly of lime and there are jelly like, small fish swimming in the gooey water. You can hear the splashing of the water from a beautiful waterfall. 

Spellings The rule for this weeks spellings is that they all end in -sure and -ture.
Look up any words that you are unsure of the meaning.
Ask a grown up to test you to see how well you can spell these words:
measure  picture
pleasure future
treasure furniture
enclosure adventure
disclosure literature

Good Friday

Read through the presentation about Good Friday. Here you will learn about the events of that day and other related facts.
Your task is to design a colourfully decorated cross. You can do this by drawing your own cross or by printing out the cross in the resources. You can colour in your cross or use tissue paper to decorate your cross


Thursday 2nd April


Adding and subtracting multiples of 10 from 3 digit numbers

We are going to look carefully at the hundreds and tens digits. The ones digit will NOT change
Adding - 747 + 80
The 7 ones digit in 747 will not change so this will appear in our answer. Take this off and ignore this for now
740 is the same as saying 74 tens
So 74 tens + 8 tens (80) = 82 tens or 820
Add your 7 ones back on - 820 + 7 = 827
747 + 80 = 827

Subtracting - 634 - 70
The 4 ones digit in the 634 will not change so this will appear in our answer. Take this off and ignore this for now
630 is the same as saying 63 tens
So 63 tens - 7 tens (70) = 56 tens or 560
Add your 4 ones back on (from earlier) - 560 + 4 = 564

634 - 70 = 564

For further explanation watch these videos:
Adding -

Subtracting - 

Have a go at answering the 10 questions in the resources in your book

Literacy Designing my own imaginary world
Yesterday you practised writing about settings.
Today I would like you to design a setting for your own story that will be set in an imaginary world.
Draw a detailed picture of your setting labelling different features that you have included.
Think about what your senses will be able to see/hear/smell/touch/taste in your new setting
Music Duration and tempo

Learn about how duration and tempo affects the pace and feel of any music you listen to.

Duration is the length of time each note is played for. Notes can be short or they can be long.

Tempo is the speed of the music

Go to and watch the videos to see how these fit into a piece of music


Wednesday 1st April

Adding 1 digit numbers to 3 digit numbers
467 + 5 = 460 + 12 = 472
Look at the example above. Here I have taken the ones digit only, leaving 460. I have added 5 to the 7 in the original number which makes 12. Add this 12 to 460 to give you the answer 472.


Subtracting 1 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers
512 - 7 = 500 + 5 = 505

When subtracting I am interested in the TO number. So in this case I can leave the 500 and use the remaining 12. If I do 12 - 7, this will give me 5. Add this 5 to the 500 to give you 505.


Answer 6 addition and 6 subtraction problems (see resources) in your book.


Wizard of Oz - Lesson 3
Think about the settings to our two stories from imaginary worlds - the future and Oz. We can use our senses to describe the setting:

To describe a setting you need to include all of the 5 senses above to set the scene for your reader.
Choose 2 of the settings, either from the stories that we have read or from the settings resource and describe them in detail. You may use words in the word bank to help you.

Spend 10-20 minutes on Spelling Shed


Time for a work out in a PE lesson with Joe Wicks.
Why not take part with other members of your family?


Tuesday 31st March

Multiplication word problems
Read each problem carefully. Decide what multiplication is needed to be done.
Use the grid method to solve the problem (If needed - watch the example videos from Friday and Monday to revise how to the grid method):

e.g. A tin of tomatoes cost 15p. How much will 5 tins cost = 15 x5
x       10        5
5       50   +  25   = 75p

Solve the 10 word problems in the resources.

Literacy Wizard of Oz day 2
If needed re-watch the read-along story of the 'Wizard of Oz'
Imagine that you are Dorothy. Write a letter to your Auntie or Grandparents to tell them about what has happened to you on your trip to Oz. Include how you got to Oz and how you got home. Don't forget to mention who you met
Look at the 'Writing an informal letter presentation (see resources) to give you an idea on how to set this out

Read through the case study of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in the Indian Ocean (see resources). 
Watch the video of the devastation of a more recent tsunami in Indonesia -

Answer questions about the 2004 Tsunami


Monday 30th March 2020


Read the information sheet about 'healthy eating'
Look carefully at the diagram and read the text carefully

Answer the questions in full sentences in your book

Check your work using the answers page - don't cheat!

Maths  Revision and practise of multiplying using the grid method
Watch the following video which explains how to multiply 2 digit numbers by a one digit number on a whiteboard:

Answer the questions (in the resources) using the grid method in your book.

Last week, we started to look at stories from imaginary worlds. Our story this week is 'The Wizard of Oz'
You can read along to the story by watching this video:

*You may need to maximise your screen so that you can read along easily*

Use the character study worksheet (see resources) to write about 2 of the characters. Talk about how the character looks and what the character is like as person (their personality). Beware! Some of the words in the word bank may not fit the character - so choose carefully.

P.E. Have fun and learn how to dance along to 'Get Yo Body Movin' (Go Noodle). Why not dance along with your family - Enjoy!