St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Happy Tuesday Year 4,

So good to hear how much you enjoyed your learning yesterday 🙂 Today we have Maths, English, French and Science. It is also Internet Safety Day so I have included some information for you below.

Mr Stewart has prepared a quiz about everything we’ve learned so far on states of matter. We will do this quiz on the morning call so make sure you have a pencil and some paper.

Send your completed work to and your French work to – thank you.

Here’s your link to the Jorvik Viking Live Stream Events – scroll down to find the one which goes live at 10am and 2pm today.

Tue 9 Feb 10am Livestream


Year 4 you are doing so well with equivalent fractions – today’s class builds on this. Keep up the good work!

Lesson 7 – Equivalent Fractions Worksheet

Lesson 7 – Equivalent Fractions Worksheet Answers


In English today we are exploring the use of apostrophes to show possession (that something belongs to someone) and contraction (a word made by shortening two words). Note: this lesson takes examples from a poem called the Highwayman. I know we have not read this but don’t worry, you do not need to have read the poem to follow the lesson.

Task 1: Follow the lesson and complete the tasks as instructed.

Task 2: Today you will continue to prepare to write your story. Yesterday you created your character and today you will plan your setting. I have included a few things to help you including a checklist and some vocabulary. I have also included an example from last year of a story setting inspired by the Firework Maker’s Daughter. You will see how the writer describes the palace where the story takes place, the weather, the elephants beds and the village in detail using interesting adjectives and verbs. Perhaps it might help you to draw your setting first to create the picture in your mind and then write about it. Your setting should be at least two paragraphs in length. Remember to describe what you can see, hear, feel and even touch. Keep your writing neat so that I can read it.

Story Setting Checklist – this lists all the things you should include – check as you go

Vocabulary to help describe your setting – some interesting vocabulary that you may want to use to describe your setting

Story Setting Example


This week in French you are looking at weather, activities and compass points. Once you have completed the lesson try the quiz below. Remember to send your French work to – thanks.



Today in Science we are learning about boiling points and melting points. Watch the lesson and make some notes. The activity worksheet below is to be completed after you have watched the lesson video.

Once you’ve completed the worksheet, take a look at the video below it and watch the experiment that the children do. It’s very interesting to see what things melt the quickest and another one you could try is different types of chocolate. Do you think milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate will melt first? Remember, if you would like to do them at home, always ask permission of an adult first and make sure they are there with you as you do it.

Science – Melting points activity worksheet


Safer Internet Day

As today marks Safer Internet Day, I have included a video which discusses reliability when searching for information. This links in with the work you have been doing recently in ICT and explores the theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day, ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’.

Watch the video and reflect on how you use the internet, is everything you find reliable? How could you check the facts for yourself?

Mr Patterson has provided some reasources for Safer Internet Day, please click on the links below to download them.

Home Learning Resources for 7-11s

Quick Activities

Resource Sheet

Have a great day Year 4! See you tomorrow 🙂

Mrs Myers.