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Year Four

Welcome to Year 4!

Viewing this page will show you all of the wonderful things we have been learning about in school. 



Mr. Ixer, Miss. Elkin and Miss. Bevan are looking forward to teaching you all. Other members of staff involved with the teaching of children this year includes: Mrs. Baleem, Miss. Evans, Mrs. Hollis, Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Lowe. We have a lot of exciting lessons and activities planned this year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in speaking to us about your child's learning.

20th April 2020.

Hello Year 4 Family,


Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.


We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children's education and the impact of missing school. It is not the way we wanted to be starting a new term but we are still here to help.


On our webpage below, you will find advice for looking after primary school children and how to help them continue their education. There are project planners and big ideas challenges uploaded weekly with a range of tasks for you to complete with your child, as well as resources and external links for the different areas of education. These will be continually updated.


Feel free to send any work you do with the children via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter!


If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding virtual learning, please contact us via Class Dojo.


Best Regards,

Year 4 Team



Yew Tree Primary Covid-19

A little something from all of the staff.
Take a look at our little video. The staff at Yew Tree have put some videos together to make the children smile (and the parents). A BIG hello from all of us all. We miss you so much. Stay safe, keep smiling and take care!

The Yew Tree Family ❤

            Home Learning Project Planners

English and Maths Learning





Kinetic Letters Workout

Practise the 5 core positions of kinetic letters

Weekly Challenge

Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornerstonesedu.

Makaton challenge. 


Did you see the fabulous Mrs Snow in the Yew Tree video? She used Makaton to send the Yew Tree family her message. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.


Can you use these resources below to learn the alphabet or greet somebody using Makaton?

                       Home Learning Links
STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Zumba Kids (easy dance) - I like to move it

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

1 Mile Happy Walk [Walk at Home 1 Mile]

34 Minutes of KIDZ BOP Dance Along Videos


Cosmic Kids Yoga DANCE PARTY!


Lucy's Blue Day - A Children's Mental Health Animated Short




Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating this weekend. We would love to see any pictures of how you chose to celebrate. Below we have added some resources to help children understand Eid and some of the activities that take place.


18th-24th MAY 2020


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.

This year the theme is Kindness, which we feel is really importantat the moment.

Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlockour shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.

What will you do to be kind this week?

Here are some ideas, it would be great if you can share what you have being doing on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.

Joyful June

The Five Ways to Wellbeing (and Coronavirus)

Some Top Tips from 2 of Loudmouth's Actor / Facilitators on how to use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing during the Coronavirus lockdown. Ellie and Will are Senior Actor / Facilitators and tour schools with Loudmouth's Mental Wellbeing programme Talking Heads. For more information visit

VE Day Friday 8th May


This Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day - the day that the Second World War ended in Europe. The usual May bank holiday was moved to Friday 8th for the occasion and all sorts of events had been planned across the country and across Europe. Now, of course, these have been cancelled because of covid-19. But that doesn't mean that we can't mark this very special anniversary, remember the brave people who gave everything to end the war, and celebrate the peace that we enjoy now.

Why not have a go at some of the activities below and share what you have done on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.

VE Day Music links

We'll Meet Again - Backing Track.mp3

Useful Links


Class Dojo

Toot Toot




Reading - Children should read every day for 10 minutes and reading should be signed by an adult daily.


The children now have access to an online reading resource called myon. They can access it via this link and they should know their usernames and passwords.


Times tables - Children should use TTRockstars to practise their times tables 3 times a week - please see your child's teacher for their log in details.


Topic - This will be set on a Monday and will be due in on the Wednesday of the following week.




PE will take place twice a week. The days for these are as follows:

4A - Thursday morning

4B - Thursday afternoon

4C - Tuesday morning


Please ensure that children have the correct kit in school, long hair is tied back and any jewellery is removed.

        Autumn Term