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14.07.2020 Year 4 Competition Entry and Summer Activities!

Hello Year 4! Since this is the final week of school, this weeks theme is slightly different than the home learning tasks your teachers have previously set. This week, we will be focusing on some fun activities (and a competition!) you can take part in over the summer.

To celebrate 80 years of Puffin Books, Into Film and Puffin books are hosting Big Dreams on Screen, a creative competition to inspire all of you storytellers!

If you would like to be with a chance of having your idea transformed into a film, you need to enter this competition!  The winner’s film will also be premiered at their local cinema during the Into Film Festival in November 2020 and you will also get 80 Puffin books for your school! 10 lucky runners-up will also be given a Puffin goody-bag filled with books. Remember, the judges will be looking for imagination and creativity!

To enter, all you have to do is create a storyboard explaining your big dream. You might want to base your entry on your own personal life goals, your wildest dreams, or even something inspired by your favourite Puffin Book!

Try to use a variety of camera shots in your storyboard, and use the notes boxes on the activity sheet to add further detail to your entry. 

To download the entry form and activity sheet above, please follow this link scroll down until you find this download link:

For inspiration, play the How to Storyboard video below, where you will be shown how a storyboard is created as well as a variety of different camera shots and their purposes.

Along with having their idea transformed into a film, the winner will get 80 Puffin books for their school and 10 lucky runners-up will get a Puffin goody-bag filled with books. Remember, the judges will be looking for imagination and creativity!

The competition is open for those aged 7-12 years, and entries are open until 3 August 2020. For full terms and conditions, please visit: 

If you are looking for some more fun activities to complete over the summer holiday, have a look at the Thomas Buxton KS2 Countdown to School calendar for ideas! Don’t forget to hold on to any work you do complete so you can show your new teacher when you come back in September!

To find out more information about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, please head over to the Thomas Buxton blog at: 

The National Literacy Trust have also provided some great resources – audio books, tutorials and films – for you to explore over the summer. Head over to the Thomas Buxton blog to find out more about the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone: 

06.07.2020 Work of Work Home Learning Tasks

On Wednesday 8th July 2020, there will be a KS2 webinar, related to our World of Work theme, where you can ask people in different career fields about their jobs. Key Stage Two (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) will have their webinar from 1:00-1:45. To register and join the event, click here:

Check the products in your home to see if they have the Fairtrade sticker!

30.06.2020 World of Work Home Learning Tasks

Questions you might ask:

How do online payments work?

What is a cheque?

What is a store gift card/voucher? How do they work?

What is the difference between a debit and credit card?  

For images of the current bank notes, please visit You can select the notes you need, right click to copy and paste into a word document. 

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Completed most of your home learning and need some more fun things to do?

The Idea Store might be closed but they are currently providing fantastic services such as audio books, story telling, art activities and so much more! And if you’re feeling particularly creative, there is also an exciting 500 Words story challenge that is running. To find out more, please head on over to the main school blog for more information:

23.06.2020 Science Home Learning Tasks

Task 1: 

Animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition in order to survive. Today we will be recapping how plants get nutrition.

This year, we have already studied plants in class. Let’s see what you can remember! Have a look at the plant diagram below.

First, can you name the parts of the plant?

Next, can you explain the purpose of each part? What is each part used for? Watch this video to find out: 

Don’t forget to scroll down the page and take the quiz to test your understanding!

Watch this video to find out exactly how photosynthesis works! Don’t forget to take notes – you will need them later!

Task 2:

What is the difference between a snail and a table?

One is a living thing and the other is not! But how can you tell? Living organisms have the following characteristics. You can remember this by the acronym M.R.S. G.R.E.N.

In order to do all of these things, living organisms need energy. Unlike plants, humans and some animals cannot make their own food. Instead, they get nutrition from what they eat!

What are nutrients and why are they so important? Read all about it here:

What is a balanced diet and why is it so important? Watch this video to find out about the four food groups that make up our diet:

Can you remember the 4 food groups mentioned in the video? Tell a family member!

Actually, there is a fifth food group… Let’s see if you can figure out what it is on the NHS Eat Well Guide:

Task 3:

Today we will be looking at the nutritional differences between carbohydrates, fibres, fats, proteins and water and how they effect our bodies in different ways.

Have a look at the information below to find out more:

Are all fats bad for you? And what do we use them for? Find out in this video: 

The human body is made of about 60% water. Water is needed to perform many functions of the body. Watch this video to find out more:

16.06.2020 Science and Outdoor Learning tasks

Here are this week’s Science tasks!

Task 1:

Today you will be observing changes across the four seasons.

Divide your page into four sections like this:

Record everything you know about each season! You can record your knowledge using drawings, writing or labelled diagrams.

Here are some key questions you can research – add this information to your page! 

What is hibernation? When does it occur? and

Do all trees grow green leaves in the spring that eventually shed in autumn?

Can you think of an example of a deciduous and evergreen tree? If you need help, have a look at the website below:

Task 2:

Today we will be exploring what plants need for healthy growth.

Can you name 5 things plants need to grow strong and healthy? Write these down in a list! You can refer to this time-lapse video showing the growth of a seed to support you:

Watch this video: and take the quiz to see how many you got correct!

Are there any other conditions you thought of that were not mentioned in the video? Share them in the comments section below.

Task 3:

Yesterday, we looked at cress seeds and what they need in order to grow strong and healthy! Today we are going to compare and contrast the conditions for growth for a range of different plants.

Watch this video to learn all about how a cactus survives in the dry desert! 
A cacti

Use the website links below to gather information and make notes before you start!

Here is an example of how you can create your plant fact files:

Task 4:

Watch this video showing the Earth’s orbit of the sun, then answer the questions below. 

Task 5:

What is the sun?

Although the Earth is 151.97 million km away from the sun, it is still important for us to protect ourselves from UVA and UVB rays. To find out more, watch the following clip:

What are UVA and UVB rays?

Other than wearing sunscreen, you can wear sunglasses that protect your eyes from these harmful rays. Remember, it is still harmful to look directly at the sun with your sun glasses on!

What is glare?