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Welcome to Year 4!
Together, We Learn and Grow in God's Love.
Class teacher: Mr J Briggs
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smithson 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs McKenna 
Twitter: @sacredheartls4

Hi Year 4,

Welcome back to your final half term.  I hope you have all been able to have a nice break and are raring to go with the last part of the year.  I know this year has been very different to what we expected but I hope we can finish on a positive and get back to the amazing work we were doing before the holidays.  

From this week, I will be back in school fulltime so the teachers blog will look very different but I hope to keep seeing you on Zoom as much as possible and continuing to share what we have all been doing.

Stay Safe,

Mr Briggs

Next Class Online Zoom Meeting: Friday 26th June 11:00


Below is the timetable for each week.  Look under each subject to find any other supporting documents, downloads and information for this week's learning.  If you have any questions, you can contact me via the message board, classdojo or you can message the school office on

Teacher's Blog

Find out what I have been getting upto at home during the school closures.  It is important that although we still have plenty of ork to do, we still find time to be us.  Mae sure you do something each day that makes you smile.
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog09 Apr 2020Hi everyone, I trust you have had a good week.  I was very impressed to see so many people on our first zoom meeting and I am very excited to...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog21 Apr 2020Over the Easter holidays, two of my friends nominated me to do the run 5, nominate 5, donate 5 challenge.  Luckily, it was a very nice day and...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog23 Apr 2020This week, I wanted to make the most of the amazing weather so when I went to the shops, I bought some plants to bring some colour into the...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog08 May 2020This week my old running trainers fell to bits so I had to replace them.  I have always wanted to run a marathon, which is 26 miles, so...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog08 May 2020Before I became a teacher, I used to be a joiner.  I have wanted to keep practicing these skills and build a gate for our garden and finally got...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog08 May 2020I have found it a bit trickier keeping up with reading this week.  I have made a big effort since to read for 10 minutes a day and have really...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog01 Jan 2020This week I wanted to enjoy the weather and be outside so I decided to start reading Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  It was such a good book I read the...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog06 Jun 2020While I was going for a walk with my little boy, we stumbled across these new born ducklings.  He was fascinated by them so we stopped and...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog01 Jun 2020While we have been on lockdown, we have really enjoyed getting out walking each day and particularly enjoyed this view we found the other day. ...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog28 May 2020I hadn't been reading as much as I like to do so made a special effort this week to increase the amount I have been reading.  I enjoyed this...
Teacher's BlogTeacher's Blog02 Jun 2020This is one of the books we bought with the money we raised through the Book Fair earlier this year.  I had never heard of the author so wanted...

Learning at Home

Check out what we have been getting up to at home during the school closures.  If you want to add a picture to the website, ask your parents to send it me on classdojo.

Year 4 Class Special Mention
Pupil's Choice

After talking with the children on our weekly Zoom meetings, they decided to create their own project.  Each week they will decide what the next step in the project will be and they will share their work the following week.  If there are any questions, feel free to contact me via the school office or in the message board at the bottom on the page.  As this project is created by the children, they can interpret the instruction as they see fit and be creative with how they present their work.

Task:  Produce a piece of writing based on the picture.  This could be  an adventure story, diary or any other idea of your own.


Remember to send me any progress you make and lots of pictures of you producing your work.


Basic Skills

These activities can all be used at the beginning of your day.  There are a variety of things to get your day started so find what works best for you.


TTrockstars is probably our most used website as a class.  We use it twice a week in class and is an incredibly useful website for improving times tables which is fundermental for progress in maths.  Children have their login details in their home learning books and I can check how every child has got on from home.  They should complete a sound check, accept my challenges then can use the studio to try and improve their speed.

Reading Bingo and Virtual Book Club

Pick an activity to complete from your bingo card or check out the new Virtual Book Club on the school website.  Myself and Miss Wood will be updating this regularly to provide a variety of tasks for your to complete.  Don't forget, simply sitting in a comfy space quietly with your reading book is a very powerful way to stimulate your mind.

PE - 5 minute challenge

Starting your day by doing something active is a great way to wake you up and also start your day energetically.  Have a go at the 5 minute workout below.  Simply do each exercise for 1 minute before you start the rest of your work each day.


After startig your day on TTRockstars, make sure you then apply your skills on one of our maths websites.  We have been using mathletics throughout the year but if you do any work on Eedi, I can mark it and give your feedback.  Have a look at the problem of the week and the documents below if you need any extra practice.


Mathletics is a maths website where I will set children work weekly based on what we have covered in class.  I will be able to check how each child has done with the previous week's work and set th following week's work accordingly.


Eedi is a new website for year 4 and provides a set of questions each week with different answers.  Children have to select the right answer but then explain why this is the right answer.  I can view their answers and give them individual feedback on each incorrect answer.

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths is the scheme of work we follow in school so you should be familiar with the styles of questions.  This is a really useful website as they provide videos for how to do the concept then questions for you to practice.  Once you have used this, look for the same topic on mathletics.  The worksheets for each lesson will be uploaded in the documents block below.

Problem of the Week
It is important that the first task you complete is the task set in your home learning book.  If you need anymore sheets then they are attached below here and I will add one more everyweek.  When you complete this task, you can apply your skills on Night Zookeeper.  Please try to complete 2-5 pieces of writing a week using the website and make sure these are planned, thoughful and that each piece is equivalent to half a page in your writing books.
Night Zoo Keeper
Please use this website to complete reading and writing activities set daily by Mr Briggs.  Each child has their own log in details in their home learning book and I aim to mark every child's work within 24 hours providing them with individual feedback.  The tasks I set are linked to work we have done in school or are simply good fun and things I think the children will enjoy.

Example (Year 4 standard of writing)


Once upon a time, there lived a selfish crab called Cadish, who only thought about himself. "Everybody out of my way Cadish coming through UGH you all should bow down to me!" yelled the selfish crab. "We are not your servants and you are not a royal highness." said the snail. "You think I care snail I'm the only beautiful one around here, none of you have as shiny arms or legs as me and I need more better food everyday." complained Cadish. "You should be grateful of what you have Cadish, see I don't even have legs." cried flick (the fish). "HA you think I even care, now I'm about on a shopping spree with all my MONEY!" said the crab. (Cadish goes shopping). "Hmm where to first, oh yes we are going Gucci right now." (Cadish enters Gucci). "Hi, so I'm on a shopping spree and I wanted to tell you don't disturb me at all because if you do then... UGH whatever, have a horrible day (smiles)!" said Cadish to the cashier and employs. "Let's see I have the Gucci bag, shoes, purse, shirt, pants but not the hoodie I'm going to get the hoodie that one with the red background and orange flames, only 600 pounds, come on that's the lowest I've ever spent." That's 60-". " Ye ye I know (throws 600 pounds on the cashier's table) bye. "Where to next?". "I know Sephora is the best at makeovers." (After the shopping spree). "You know what I have everything I need and my "friends" don't. So Cadish decided he was going to "share" all of his stuff and they all lived badly ever after (because Cadish never shared he's a savage)

The End!


Our Faith is central to everything we do at Sacred Heart. During this time when our school is closed, everything is different and things seem a bit strange our prayers and faith can help us be connected to each other and provide comfort and peace.  

Visit the Our Faith page on the virtual school to find some links to ways to stay connected to what we would be doing in school; ways to pray; ideas of things to do at home; celebrations of things pupils have done and a message board for any intentions that you would like to make for our school community to pray for.

Each week, there will be a science challenge as well as links to science online.  It is entirely upto you which afternoon you do this and you can present your work however you want.  Remember to send pictures on classdojo so we can keep updating our website.

Online Links
11am Science with Maddie Moate

History and Geography
Each week, there will be a history and geography task for you complete.  Similiar to science, it is entirely upto you which day of the week you do these and you can present your work however you want.
Art and Design
You will also find an Art and Design activity set each week which will hopefully give you a super creative way to break up your week.  I hope through doing these, some of you are inspired to have a go at your own original pieces of work.  Please share these with me on classdojo so we can try and create our own virtual art gallery.

With everyone being limited how much they can get outside, it is important that we all stay as active as possible.  The links below should give you lots of ideas of how you can stay active at home.
9am daily PE with Joe Wicks

11:30 daily dance with Oti Mabusi

Practicing mindfullness is very important during these stressful times.  It helps to put things in perspective and allows us to see things in a different way.  Each week, I will upload a different challenge to help you relax at home and there will always be colouring sheets or you to print and stick in your home learning books.
Previous Topics

Below here you will find any activities from previous topics we have either done in school or used on the virtual school page.  If you enjoyed learning about them, then you can always do a little more.  Remember, you can always be creative and come up with your own activity from the documents and send me a picture of what you complete.  

Write A Message

  • 18-06-2020 - Mr BriggsHi everyone, Sorry if the email didn't have a time on the invite. We will have our next zoom meeting at 11:00 tomorrow. Hope to see you all then.
  • 18-06-2020 - TetoHey Mr Briggs when is the zoom meeting?the invitation doesn't have date.
  • 15-06-2020 - NualaMr Briggs can I know What time the zoom meeting is tomorrow?
  • 14-06-2020 - JessicaWhen are we doing the bakce of. πŸ˜πŸ˜€
  • 12-06-2020 - Egillthank you
  • 11-06-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Egill, There is a meeting tomorrow morning at 09:30. Your Mum or Dad should have received the details today. Mr Briggs
  • 11-06-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Jessica, My new book is called 'A Dog Called Homeless' I think you would enjoy it. Mr Briggs
  • 11-06-2020 - JessicaDear Mr Briggs what is your new book called if I now I cud read it so can I ? Yourelysaly , Jessica
  • 08-06-2020 - EgillHi Mr. Briggs Ijust want to ask if ther is a zoom meating this week.
  • 08-06-2020 - EgillHi Mr. Briggs Ijust want to ask if ther is a zoom meating this week.
  • 22-05-2020 - sofiahi everyone I hope you are all ok I hope I see you all soon and have a lovely half term bye. Sofia
  • 22-05-2020 - Egill I also want to say that you all should stay strong and safe.
  • 22-05-2020 - Egill Hi mr.briggs I just want to say I appreciate you helping us learn and I want to thank you virtually. Thank you for all your help.
  • 22-05-2020 - Mr BriggsHi everyone. I just wanted to clarify that we won't be doing the bake off until after the holidays. We won't have a Zoom meeting for the next two weeks so I will confirm the date and time of the next meeting after the holidays and we can decide when to do the bake off.
  • 20-05-2020 - Jason Hi evryone hope everyone is safe and ready for the bake πŸ°πŸ°πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
  • 19-05-2020 - Egill thank you for the roman numerals Mr. Briggs
  • 18-05-2020 - Mr BriggsThank you for your message Evie. I will speak to Mr Hubbard.
  • 15-05-2020 - Eviemy night zoo keeper password is not working. I tried a few times but still not working
  • 13-05-2020 - Zainab’s mumThank you Mr Briggs for the work for Zainab.
  • 12-05-2020 - Egill ok thank you.
  • 12-05-2020 - Egill ok thank you.
  • 12-05-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Egill Thank you for your message. The bake off will not be for about 3 weeks. For now, I would just decide what you would like to bake and talk to your parents about whether that would be possible.
  • 11-05-2020 - EgillWhat date is the baickoff?
  • 06-05-2020 - HeidaWhere can we find the form for the kids to go by when they finish a book and need to do a book review?
  • 05-05-2020 - Egill The app is called duolingo if you want it.
  • 02-05-2020 - MalikaOk thank you.
  • 01-05-2020 - MalikaHi everyone. I hope everyone is having a good time at home and trying to stay happy.
  • 01-05-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Malika. Don't worry if you having trouble with your laptop. I will make sure you get some work sent home for your home learning book. Just keep trying to do what you can and that will be fine.
  • 01-05-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Egill. That sounds like a great idea. Can you share the website with everyone in case they want to use it as well?
  • 01-05-2020 - MalikaHi everyone. I hope everyone is having a good time at home and trying to stay happy.
  • 01-05-2020 - MalikaHi Mr Briggs.The reason im not on night zoo keeper a lot anymore is because my laptop has some problems which i don't have the answer to laptop being broken.
  • 01-05-2020 - Egill Yesterday i got a app that I can learn difrent languigis and i am learning freanch.(:
  • 29-04-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Jessica and Jason. I am very well. Hope you are too
  • 29-04-2020 - Mr BriggsThank you Egill for completing the activity. Please can you ask Mum or Dad to send a picture on classdojo so I can share it with Mrs Bates
  • 29-04-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Jennifer. You can send photos to me on classdojo and I will upload them to them website.
  • 29-04-2020 - Mr Masley Hi Everyone I am so impressed with everything that is going on with Year 4. The class page is amazing - such a lot of ideas and activities to be getting on with. Mr Briggs is doing a fabulous job to support you learning. Keep up the hard work!
  • 28-04-2020 - JasonHow is everyone
  • 28-04-2020 - Egill Mr. Briggs just want to say I have gone on the our faith page and done the helping hand.
  • 27-04-2020 - JenniferSorry, how do you send the photos?
  • 27-04-2020 - Julie ForsterHi Mr Briggs Is it possible to request copies of the documents to be posted? we don't have access to a printer. Thanks
  • 27-04-2020 - Mr BriggsHi everyone, Thank you again for your messages. You should all have received logins using the web browser wonde. This means you can log in to all your online resources with one login rather than having lots of different details. Night Zookeeper isn't supported by wonde but your original details should still work. I will check on our Zoom meeting who has problems logging in and get that sorted today. Thank you
  • 24-04-2020 - Egill Oky doky.
  • 23-04-2020 - JessicaHow are you sir
  • 23-04-2020 - Egill Mr. Briggs My night zookeeper password is not working.
  • 23-04-2020 - Mr BriggsHi Egill, Thank you for your message and I am glad you approve of my new haircut. The next Zoom meeting is on Monday 27th April at 10am. We will send you the details by the end of the week.
  • 22-04-2020 - Jessica Hi
  • 22-04-2020 - Egill When is the next meeting
  • 21-04-2020 - Zainab's mumThank you Mr Briggs I have printed the easter documents for zainan
  • 21-04-2020 - Zainab's mumThank you Mr Briggs for the work
  • 21-04-2020 - Egill Mr. Briggs I thing Your new hair/head style fits.
  • 02-04-2020 - Mr BriggsThank you for your messages. It is great to see how engaged all the children are with their learning from home and I look forward to hearing and seeing more of the amazing things they are doing. I will be putting together some more task sheets for the home learning book by the end of the week and I am looking into a video class meeting next week using zoom. There will be information sent out regarding this tomorrow primarily the time and date. If you are unfamiliar with it, it is a video platform that we currently use for staff meetings and some classes are beginning to use it to catch up during the school closure. Take care and stay safe
  • 02-04-2020 - zainabHow do we get the book template
  • 01-04-2020 - ZainabThank you very much Mr Briggs for bringing up my writing to yr 4. Although, I have a question. Are we going to have online classes.
  • 01-04-2020 - Sonia GoodwinThank you. I have printed the reading, writing and maths documents for Jensen.
  • 01-04-2020 - Egill Hi Mr. Briggs, I have read nearly two books already and they were both 217 pages. Me and my mum made a learning schedule which tells me what to do next each day and what time I start and finish. So far my favorite is Night Zoo Keeper. I started after my sister but I am further than her now. I'll send another message after a few days. Egill

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