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Woodheys Primary School

Working Together. Growing Together. Achieving Together.

Woodheys Primary School, Meadway, Sale, Cheshire, M33 4PG

0161 973 4478

Woodheys Primary School, Meadway, Sale, Cheshire, M33 4PG


Welcome to Year 4! 

*****A NEW message from your teachers!!!*****

Hi everybody, hope you are all smiling. Our first couple of Zoom calls have been really successful and it has been wonderful to see all of you. This week all of each class will meet in one zoom chat. This will be a great opportunity to see all of you class friends at once, so come and join in. Really looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 15th July.

Year Four will be hosting TWO meetings, one for 4DB and one for 4G, both meetings will take place at 10am

We will be using Zoom Video Conferencing so, in order for you to be able to take part, you will need to have a suitable account set up. Once we're on the call, we will ask you to share some information so that our conversation can flow; it might be helpful for you to prepare something in advance. 

  1. Favourite new skill you've learnt during our time away from school.
  2. Something you're looking forward to doing again when restrictions are lifted further.
  3. Finally, have any questions ready about how things will work next week on your two days in school.

We will send the invitations via Parenthub out on Monday. It will contain the meeting ID and the password. 

Please read the following two letters as they contain vital information about the call.

Letter to parents                              Zoom Code of Conduct

 If you have any questions, remember you can email us at


WE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep Smiling! 

Meet the Year 4 Team

Home Learning

Summer Two.

Week Beginning 13th July.


Well, we have made it to the end of term so .......this is the final Home Learning Grid!!!!  Congratulations for all your hard work. We've loved seeing all your tasks and we very much hope you've found things that you have enjoyed.

We can't wait to see you next week. Until then, have a WONDERFUL WEEK!  

 1. Pupil comments & parent feedback form 2020.docxDownload
 10. Y4-Maths-Mat-1-Medium-Ability.pdfDownload
 11. Y4-Maths-Mat-2-Medium-Ability.pdfDownload
 12. Y4-Maths-Mat-3-Medium-Ability.pdfDownload
 13. Y4-Maths-Mat-4-Medium-Ability.pdfDownload
 14. Y4-Maths-Mat-5-Medium-Ability.pdfDownload
 15. Y4-Maths-Mat-6-Medium-Ability.pdfDownload
 16. animals-in-spanish.docxDownload
 17. Lesson Presentation Trade and Power.pptDownload
 18. Activity Sheet Making Perfume.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 6th July

What a really successful week you all had, so many wonderful messages from you and plenty of smiles which is certainly appreciated. Thank you so much to those of you who joined in with our Zoom chats, it was truly wonderful to see you and we're looking forward to going 'Live' again this Wednesday 8th July. Please find below a range of activities to keep you busy this week, enjoy!


*Some of you have informed us that the way home PowerPoint isn't working. Try the link below.*

Way Home

 25. y4-the-digestive-system-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity.pdfDownload
 1. 06.07 Attachment 1 Reading the picture..docxDownload
 2. 06.07 Line-graphs.pdfDownload
 3.06.07 Answers-Line-graphs-1.pdfDownload
 4. 06.07 Spanish-tongue-twister.docxDownload
 5. 07.07 Way Home powerpoint.pptxDownload
 6. 07.07 Way home - present to past tense.docxDownload
 7. 07.07 Relating tenths and hundredths to decimals and money.docxDownload
 8. Lesson-1-Pounds-and-pence.pdfDownload
 8. PowerPoint - Pounds and Pence.pptxDownload
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Week Beginning 29th June

We've had lots going on this week, preparing for the very exciting prospect of our Zoom meeting. We fully appreciate what a long and challenging few months you have all had so we really hope this will lift your spirits and give you renewed motivation; we know it will do just that for us. We have continued to receive positive feedback with regard to the tasks that we have been providing on the grids but please do get in touch if you have any ideas/ requests or are in need of some further guidance.

Also, remember that some of the resources we have previously provided, such as the year 3 and 4 tricky words or the Year  and 4 spelling rules, can be regularly revisited. White Rose Maths Hub continues to provide a wealth of resources, as does the BBC and Oak National Academy. Have a wonderful week and we hope to see as many of you as possible  on Wednesday!

 1. Data Collection ideas.docxDownload
 2. The-Digestive-System-in-Humans-Powerpoint-and-Activity-Pack.pptDownload
 3. Digestive-System-Labelling-Worksheet_ver_3.pdfDownload
 4. Lesson 2 Parts of body and functions.docxDownload
 5. Digestive System dominoes.pdfDownload
 6. present information as a bar graph.pdfDownload
 7. Line graph examples sunflower-Line-Graph-Differentiated-Activity-Sheets_ver_8.pdfDownload
 8. Escape the Beach Hut Game.pptDownload
 9. Escape the Hut - Answer Recording Sheet - Colour.pdfDownload
 10. Escape the Hut - Clue Cards - Colour.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 22nd June

The smiles and excitement continued as we welcomed back more of our Woodheys family last week, as the Year 1 children made their return. The school is starting to feel busy, but it does not distract us from missing the smiling faces of our wonderful Year 4's. We have been inspired by your positive outlook and resilience during this uncertain time. We have waited with anticipation to receive the latest photos and e-mails, they really make our day, so keep sending them in.

Here are your activities for this week, we hope you have some fun with them.

Missing you all.

 1. 22.06 Jason and the Golden Fleece version 1 - Copy.docxDownload
 10. 23.06 Character Profile.docxDownload
 11. 23.06 Y34-Reading-Graphs.pdfDownload
 12. 23.06 Interpret-charts-2020.pptxDownload
 13 23.06 Interpret-charts-2020.pdfDownload
 14 23.06 numbers-in-spanish.docxDownload
 15 24.06 Planning-a-Journey.pdfDownload
 16 25.06 League-Tables.pdfDownload
 17. 25.06 lesson1 Science observations about teeth.docxDownload
 18. 25.06 Graphs-and-Mistakes.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 15th June.

It was wonderful to welcome back some of our Woodheys family last week. Seeing the children return to school with such bright smiles and excitement will be something I remember forever.  The way that they so positively adapted to the 'new normal' was inspiring and I just know that our Year Fours will be exactly the same when it is finally their time.

Until then, here are some more activities to enjoy.

We miss you more than ever!

 1. DB deliberate mistakes.docxDownload
 10. Y4 Summer Block 5 WO5 Lines of symmetry 2020.pdfDownload
 11. Y4 Summer Block 5 WO6 Complete a symmetric figure 2020.pdfDownload
 12. Extension drawing-reflected-shapes-differentiated-activity-sheets.pdfDownload
 13. answers Complete-a-symmetric-figure-2020.pdfDownload
 14. answers -Lines-of-symmetry-2020.pdfDownload
 15. In the park.docxDownload
 16. Year 4 Lost in the Forest - PowerPoint.pptDownload
 17. Lost in the Forest - Clue Cards - Colour.pdfDownload
 18. Lost in the Forest - Object Cards - Colour.pdfDownload
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Hello! Welcome back to the Year Four Home Learning page. As staff prepare for the arrival of Reception, Year One and Year Six this week, it makes us miss you special people all the more. We will have new 'classes' to work with but don't worry, we could never forget about you! 

Each week, we will add the new five day learning grid for you to tackle at your own pace. We will also still be contactable at any time via email or phone call, should you need anything at all. We more than welcome photo/ attachments of any work that you do and will endeavour to respond as regularly as possible... so please keep them coming!

Stay positive. Stay strong. Stay safe! 


 1. Words for the day table.docxDownload
 10. Triangles 2020.pdfDownload
 11. A review of History topics we have covered.docxDownload
 12. Example Timeline.docxDownload
 13. mindful colouring.pdfDownload
 14. nine pin triangles..docxDownload
 15. Year 3 and 4 spelling rules..docxDownload
 16. Four Triangles Puzzle.docxDownload
 17. squared paper to make shapes.pdfDownload
 18. dotty-paper to draw shapes.pdfDownload
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ANSWERS: I've attached some of the answer sheets for the maths tasks.

identifying angles



White Rose Maths Hub resources have to support some of the previously completed tasks.

Enrich have useful, pupil led answer sessions to their tasks.


Today brings the final day of Summer 1 Term. You've all done an incredible job making it through the most unique half terms any of us have ever faced. We all just want to say a very big well done and thank you for all your efforts. You have brightened out days with your photos, videos, poems and examples of learning and we have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them. We would also like to say how much we have appreciated your kind words and messages of support and encouragement; it means the world to us.

In a couple of weeks, school will open in a new way for some pupils and we are just sorry that it is not our classes that will be returning to us.  Be assured that, for however long you are away, we will continue to share weekly home learning and someone will be available to answer emails and respond to your child's efforts. If there is anything that you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


As we did during the Easter break, we have provided some materials for you to access as you wish. Pick and chose tasks as you see fit. Click on the links to access them.


Home Learning Booklet 1                                 Home Learning Booklet 2


PE:  Joy of Moving


English:         Nature poems                                Ananse Reading Comp 1                           Ananse Reading Comp 2


MATHS:       Allotment Challenge (time)               Units of time PowerPoint                        Units of Time Challenge    

                    Quadrilaterals PowerPoint 2             Quadrilaterals challenges                       Draw Quadrilaterals

                    Money Challenge 1                                              


Reminders: Education City, White Rose Maths, Iseemaths, Oak National Academy, Literacy Shed, Classroom Secrets, STEM home learning and are just some of the sites that offer a wealth of material, should you wish to use it. 

 1. Examples of invention diagrams.docxDownload
 10. equator-tropics-hemispheres-and-poles.pdfDownload
 11. subordinating bike sentences.docxDownload
 12. types of quadrilateral.pptDownload
 13 Properties of quadrilaterals worksheet.docDownload
 14. Passive voice sentences to change.docxDownload
 15. EXTRA parallel and perpendicular lines recap.pptDownload
 16. EXTRA regular and irregular recap.pdfDownload
 2. perimeter of rectangles.pdfDownload
 3. Answers-Perimeter-of-a-rectangle.pdfDownload
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The Wonderfully Talented Year 4!

Yoga with Mrs Holden 

Home Learning 

We endeavour to find the balance between offering families support but not overwhelming you with tasks; we know many of you will have a lot going on in your day to day lives. We will provide a range of resources from curriculum based tasks, online learning, creative activities and practical skills.


Home Learning Week 6

Week Beginning: 11th May, 2020

Here we are at the start of another week and we are so impressed with your commitment to keep on going! We hope you enjoy the activities and tasks as much as you did last week. Remember to keep sending us photos or e-mails we really do enjoy hearing from all of you. 


Time stood still

 Maths mystery.pdfDownload
 Mixed Maths - Challenge Cards.pdfDownload
 The Beanstalk Giant Stage 4 Comp - Comprehension Pack (1).pdfDownload
 Word Challenge.docxDownload
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The Wonderful Work of Year 4!

Home Learning Week 5 

Week Beginning: 4th May, 2020

We don't know which way is easiest for you, but we thought we'd try sharing home learning on one grid this week.  We hope it's as easy, for you to follow, if not more so. From the pictures, comments and messages from the children, it all sounds like you're doing a great job. Well done. 

A week of celebrations are upon us with the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, commencing on Friday 8th May. Let us know how you're celebrating this occasion.

Positive thinking: “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~Winston Churchill~

  1. In The Cave Poetry.
  2. Maths Hub task 1                task 2
  3. Image to inspire writing
  4. Digital Times challenge 1
  5. Explanation texts

    water cycle                          cyclones                 children's examples                  changing states            what is an explanation text?

   6. Maths Hub division task

   7. Digital Time challenge 2 

                                       Our Wonderful Work!

 Home Learning Week 4 

Week Beginning: 27th April 2020

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Home Learning Week 3

Week Beginning: 20th April 2020

 Week 3 Home Learning.docxDownload
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Home Learning Week 2

Week beginning: 13th April 2020

 Week 2 Home Learning.docxDownload
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Home Learning Week 1

Week Beginning: 23rd March 2020

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Music - Utter Madness

If you want a bit of home exercise, dance, singing and fun, read on.

In preparation for our choir music assembly, we were rehearsing the Madness Medley from Young Voices.  It’s a compilation of a few Madness songs, complete with words and bespoke dance moves from Young Voices’ dancing expert, Andy Instone.

When we get back to school, we’d like all the juniors (and teachers) to join in with the performance to celebrate us all getting back to normal. There are five video links (four to teach the moves and the full run).  The links below should get you there, but if they don’t, just go to and search the number references. (I go driving in my car)  (Our house)  (It must be love)  (Baggy trousers)  (Full run)


As the choir already know, my dancing is already the best(!) Your challenge is to get at least one adult at home to join in the singing and dancing (video evidence accepted).

Above all, have some fun with it. There’s nothing like music to make you feel great.

Take care and best wishes,

Mr Byrne

Exciting Art Challenge

We were delighted to receive the information about an art challenge from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. There is a whole week's worth of activities you could try out, or you could choose one of your favourites and concentrate on that. There are many different types of activities from 3D modelling to digital photography and animation.  I've been inspired to pick up a paintbrush and have a go. These types of activity can been very absorbing and super ways of boosting your mental health as well as having fun. Ask an adult to help you contact the artist in residence with your contributions and you could see your work displayed in a virtual gallery.   Is there something familiar about the name?

Have fun,

Mrs Keeley


At Woodheys we want to share as much as possible with parents and with this new app we hope to keep you up to date with your child’ learning.

  • Turn on notifications and you can see what is happening in the classroom as it is happening!

  • If you have more than one child - no problem!! You can subscribe to as may Woodheys channels as you want. 

  • You will receive regular posts each week on some of the exciting events and learning that take place at Woodheys. This will replace the year group pages on the website.



Video about Parenthub


Welcome to Spring!

This half term is flying by! We can't believe that we've only one week left until half term but we've managed to pack a lot in. 

If you haven't already done so, we would love you to sign up to Parenthub so you can get regular tasters of some of the things we've been up to.


Friday 7th Feb - Silver Chains Event

                           4G's first swimming lesson

Week Beginning 24th Feb - Book Fair week.

Tuesday 25th Feb - Stockport Air Raid Shelter Trip

Sat 29th Feb - International Food Evening 

Thursday 5th March  - World Book Day.

Week Beginning 9th March  - Parents' Evening

Friday 13th March - Sport Relief



World War Two Class Assemblies. (letters and more details to follow)

Tuesday 17th  March 9:30am - 10:15am 4DB

Thursday 19th March 9:30am - 10:15am 4G

Friday 27th March  - Staff INSET day. (Easter Break)



Our topics this half term.

English:  Newspaper recounts

Maths: column multiplication

            Area of shapes

Science: Sound

History: World War Two

Art: L.S Lowry.

Music: World War Two




week 1: talking homework

             spellings - personalised tricky year 3 and four lists.

week 3: maths - adding and subtracting decimals.

            spellings - possessive apostrophes.


Week 1: Lowry research

             Spellings - sc

Week 2: newspaper articles.

             Spellings - topic words

Week 3: Column method of multiplication

            spellings -  au phoneme.

Week 4: Grammar Hammer

            spellings  - review of tricky words.

Week 5: Science of sound 

            spellings - review of tricky words


Reading letter                                          

Question stems for reading

Welcome to Autumn Two!  This week, we have been developing pictoplans to help us retell our alternative endings. In maths, we have been learning about perimeter. 

To complete our Roman topic, we had lots of discussion about how the Romans had a lasting impact on Britain! Did you know that they introduced markets, town squares and even public toilets! They loved to stand around chatting whilst going about their business.

In science, we have been thinking about the impact humans have on animals and habitats, both positive and negative. We thought about deforestation, air pollution, water pollution and poaching and got in to groups based on the area we wanted to know more about. 

This week, we had a visit from a Roman shop owner! He helped us understand what life was thousands of years ago. We looked at currency, tools, weaponry and tried on some outfits. We even got to learn some Latin songs!

In English, we have been working hard on understanding the importance of speech punctuation to help make our Talk For Writing Story easier to understand. Now that we have learnt one alternative ending, we have started generating ideas for some alternative endings of our own.

In maths, we have been learning how to solve two step real life problems. We have used rounding to help us estimate approximate answers and we had to concentrate really hard to make sure we could switch freely between addition and subtraction calculations. We we also reminded how to use the inverse to double check that our subtraction had been carried out correctly.

In science, we created our own creature. We had decided on its habitat, what it looked like, whether it was warm or cold blooded and if it laid eggs or not. From the information we generated, were able to decide what animal group it best fit into. 

We've been non-stop again this week. In English, we have been using Talk for Writing to learn to tell an alternative version of The Three Little Pigs. In science, we have been learning about how we can group vertebrates into mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. We thought about the traits they have in common and what makes them different to all other animals.

Roman day was a huge success and the children were fabulous. 

Our Talk for Writing story. 

This week, we've been exploring why the Roman army we so successful. We worked in groups to research a particular area and then fed back our findings to the rest of the class.

In English, we took all the planning we carried out last week and wrote a section of the story from Lost Happy Endings. We used really carefully selected vocabulary to make sure that we created just the right mood. Once we had finished, the children then became the teachers. They used success criteria to TAG each other's work. We told our friends things we liked about their writing, we asked them their opinions and we gave them some advice about ways in which they could improve.

This week, we have been working really hard to develop our vocabulary. We are all fabulous readers now but we have to make sure we know a range of strategies to use to understand the meaning of more complex words and phrases. We have been word detectives and know so many ways to improve our comprehension. 

In maths, we've been playing around with Roman numerals. Do you know how to write the number 84 or 1400 as they would have in the time of Julius Caesar?


In science, we thought about why a camel doesn't live in the ocean. We spent lots of time exploring different habitats and thinking about how animals are adapted to survive in the conditions they are in.

This week, the children have been introduced to our class text, 'Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy. They listened intently to the wonderful similes used to describe the main characters and settings. We explored this further in our forest school activities on Wednesday. We've also been developing our understanding of possessive apostrophes in order to help us accurately describe Jub's looks.

In history, we've been developing our knowledge of chronology so that we have a better understanding of when and where in the world Roman people were around.

In Art, we have been exploring 'Pop Art' . Children looked at some examples of artwork from the 60's, with a focus on the work of Andy Warhol. They thought the subjects were a little strange (especially the tomato soup tins) but they loved the colours and the idea that it gave them an insight into what was popular over half a century ago.



English:  Traditional Tales with a Twist

Maths: Place Value

Science: Animals and their Habitats

History: Romans

Art: Pop Art (Andy Warhol)



Reading records and books - Everyday (Children should be changing their own reading books in school).

PE Kits - Wednesdays and Fridays

Forest schools equipment - Wednesdays (alternate weeks)

Homework - Given out on Fridays to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Spellings and times tables - Fridays



As part of the PSHCE curriculum the children will study a range of topics relating to real world issues. 

Please see this document for more details.




Autumn Term 2

Week 1: Maths Skillscheck

             Spellings - tion, cian

Week 2: reading comprehension

             Spellings - sion ssion

Week 3: maths 

             Spellings - long a vowel sound (ei, eigh, ey)

week 4:  Grammar

             Spellings - ch as sh and gu

week 5: Top Tips for Multiplication

              Spellings - ough


Autumn Term 1

Week 1:  Maths: Rounding numbers

              Spellings - adding suffixes to two syllable verbs

Week 2: English: Possessive apostrophes

              Spellings - adding suffix 'ous' to convert nouns and verbs to adjectives.

Week 3: Work Meaning

              Spellings - adding suffix 'ous' to build nouns

Week 4: Negative numbers

              Spellings - prefixes re, de and pre

Week 5: Grammar Hammer

              Spellings - prefix im or in

Week 6: Alternative Endings

             Spellings - prefix ir


Usful information

Year Three and Four transition presentation

Maths Hub - Place Value

Reading questions to support comprehension

Lower Key Stage Two English Objectives

Recommended Reading List for Year Four


We encourage Year 4 to go on Times Tables Rockstars and EducationCity every week to support their learning at home.  Your child's login should be in the front of their reading records.

Homework - Maths Key Skills 12


For those of you that find grammar as exciting as teachers then The school run is a brilliant website with definitions and examples of some of those more tricky elements of grammar.  In addition, here is a cheat sheet full of grammar terms that may help as well.