Flamingo Home Learning

Home Learning week beginning 1st June 2020


Dear Flamingo Class,

I hope that you are all well and rested. I was just wondering what you all have been up to. I have been busy writing your reports and if you haven’t already done so, please could your parents email me and let me know what you have enjoyed doing in year 4,  any trips you liked going on,  what you have improved on and anything that you would like to improve on in the future. I can’t believe that this is the last term of summer now. I have missed you all and hope that we will see each other very soon. Keep emailing your work to year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.  Remember I will be giving out lots of Team Points! 

Keep safe and well.

Best wishes

Mrs Hinks


Home Learning 1/6/2020


Walt: clarify vocabulary

This term, we will be writing a report about an endangered animal. First, I would like you to watch a report on the BBC about endangered primates.

Watch BBC –Protecting Primates  Series 1 – Episode 3   https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000j4x0

As you are watching the documentary, write down any tricky words. Next, research the definition in a dictionary or online  https://www.lexico.com/

Here is how your work should be laid out:

Twinkl spelling game

  1. Click on the link https://www.twinkl.com.au/go
  2. Click ‘Sign in’

Walt: Identify changes and dangers to the local environment


Watch Blue Planet II trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGfIsMMTbL4

Watch BBC Bitesize How do human beings affect our environment


Can you recognise positive and negative changes in the local habitat? For example, what are good things about our local environment (parks, open spaces) and what are the things that are not good (litter, pollution?)


WALT: identify the difference between physical and human geography

Watch these two clips and then sort out the pictures into whether they are physical or human features. (Man-made or occur naturally.) https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1–ks2-the-united-kingdom/zhtgrj6





Learn all of the Summer sounds project songs

Join in with Young Voices on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm!!



Year 4Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils, and even if you’re not able to join us live at 10:30 each day, you can still check out the videos afterwards and have a go!

 Monday 1stJune -https://youtu.be/usR0xfzOIKs

Tuesday 2nd -https://youtu.be/Ahlr1WOK1HU

Wednesday 3rd -https://youtu.be/sHGoPWkSod8

Thursday 4th -https://youtu.be/1uOPMbniUU4

Friday 5th -https://youtu.be/SlVFxrxmEXs

Learn the song Join the song


Your challenge is given to you in the song! In fact, there are quite a few challenges, so have fun.

With those around you, think of some more challenges to put into the song, for example, sing the next chorus in an Australian accent, sing a chorus whilst keeping a balloon in the air (no hands allowed), or perform the whole song with actions but without laughing.



Flamingo Home learning 18th May 2020

Dear Flamingo class,

I can’t believe this is the last letter for this half term! The past five weeks have been busy with VE day 75 celebrations, clapping for our carers, the Year 4 Times Tables Rock Star tournament and the Maths poster competition. In addition, you have been completing your weekly home learning and reading every day! What an amazing achievement! I am SO proud of you.

Next term, we will be writing a report about one of my favourite topics: endangered animals! As you know, Mrs HinksLOVESpolar bears, not only for their soft white fur, but also because they are vulnerable creatures. Sadly, with climate change, the sea ice is melting earlier and earlier leaving less time for our furry friends to hunt for food. Some of you have already been researching this topic. For instance, Niya is looking at vaquitas. Well done!

Finally, I miss you all very much and I would love to hear about what you have been up to during this half term. Therefore, I have enclosed a letter template so you can write a letter back to Mrs Hinks. I can’t wait to receive your lovely letters!

MERCI for your hard workand have a restful break!

Mrs Hinks


Your task:

During half term, I would like you to research facts about an endangered animal of your choice and answer the questions below. Here are a few examples of endangered animals:

You can find more endangered animals on the following websites: https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/endangered-animals-of-the-world/endangered-animals 



What does endangered mean?

Which group does your animal belong to? You might wish to look at our previous home learning on classification (vertebrates, invertebrates, mammals…)

Where in the world does your animal live?

What is your animal’s habitat?

What does your animal eat?

Who are your animal’s predators?

Why is your animal endangered?

What can be done to save your animal?

Remember to write complete sentences with subject, verb and clause. Use adjectives and powerful verbs and give as much details as possible about your endangered animal.



Write a letter to Mrs Hinks



Year 4


Song of the week: How Far I’ll Go  https://www.singup.org/singupathome/empowering-inspiring


A message from Mrs Siefert and YOUNG VOICES



Dance moves included!

On 2nd June 2020 – You are invited to pay tribute to all teachers, by joining together to sing “The Power in Me”, along with families and children from across the world and from the safety of your own homes. 

Sign up here: youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme  

We also invite you to take part in the #PowerinMe Challenge. In the weeks leading up to the main event on 2nd June, you are encouraged to take part in the #PowerinMe

Here is this week’s list of Body Percussion classes


Monday 18th -https://youtu.be/8I0HuUVXvG4

Tuesday 19th -https://youtu.be/31W6vg8oTWQ

Wednesday 20th -https://youtu.be/Ns-0vpeqs40

Thursday 21st -https://youtu.be/u7WcJTa3ELA

Friday 22nd -https://youtu.be/RgqY4qJDnbo


Make up your own rhythms using the following link




Learn the song of the week the Summer sounds songs for the EMS summer festival also on the website


Flamingo Home learning 11th May 2020


Dear Flamingo class,

I hope you enjoyed the VE Day 75 celebrations. I would love to read about how you spent this special day. Did you make some bunting? Did you bake some cakes or design posters? Speaking of which, I would like to say a special well done to:  Dylan who has designed a VE Day poster with his Grandma’s VE Day pictures; Stefania for sharing her imaginative Maths poster;  Muhammet and Oliver for their extensive research on mammals. It’s fantastic to see you are going the extra mile with your research and learning from home!

A further well done to the following children who have completed books on Bug Club in April: Ameas (2), Dewa (5) and Stefania (10). Big thumbs up to you. Keep it up!  Remember reading gives you somewhere to go when you have to stay at home.

Finally, I would like to remind you of the Enfield short story writing competition. Make sure you email your stories before Friday 5th June to enrichment@enfield.gov.uk

MERCI for your hard work and thank you to parents for supporting their children with home learning.


Best wishes,

Mrs Hinks


WALT calculate the perimeter of 2D shapes

Steps to success

  •  Perimeter is the distance around the edge of a two-dimensional (2D) shape. 
  • Perimeter is measured in units of length and can be calculated by adding together the lengths of the sides of a 2D shape. 

Find the perimeter of the 2D shapes below. Don’t forget your unit of measurement!




WALT: Punctuate sentences

Write the correct sentence underneath by adding in capital letters, full stops and 

question marks.


  1. my brother’s dog is called tess


  1. on sunday she went to the park


  1. the titanic sank in 1912


  1. toby and mark are going to spain in march


  1. martha took her children to the zoo yesterday


  1. when i go to the shop, i will get some crisps


  1. sameera and i are going to town on friday


  1. did you sell buns at the fair


  1. my mum has a cat he is called tom


  1. have you got a dress for the prom


WALT: use the characteristics of living things to sort them using a classification key.





Year 4 

Learn the song of the week and follow the music activities on the page.

Listen to the clips of music from around the world and create your own music.


Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!
Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!
Monday 11th
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th

Home learning 4th May 2020

Year 4 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletter

Year 4 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser Future planet 

Dear Flamingo Class,

I would like to start this letter by saying how much I miss you and how much I miss teaching you.  But I know it won’t be long before we can play ‘Et la tête, tête, tête’ together again!  Did you like the new weekly French challenge? I hope reading about our favourite game made you smile.

Well done to those who have sent pictures of your work! Remember to email me (year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk) if some of the home learning is unclear. 

This Friday is a special day to remember. Why? On 8th May, Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of World War II in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say “For those who gave so much, we thank you.” Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising. So what can we do to show our support and thanks on Friday? We would like you to make some bunting or a poster to display for V.E.75 celebrations. Please take pictures and send them to our school. There is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas and information at   bbc.co.uk/makeadifference.

Also, Enfield Council is launching a story writing competition about the theme of ‘COMMUNITY’. Details are available in the letter below. The deadline for the writing competition is Friday 5th June and your parent must fill in an authorisation form.

Sharpen those pencils and tap into your amazing imaginations! 

Stay safe,

Mrs Hinks




                                      Short Story Competition



Young Author’s name:  
School name:

Parent name:

Contact number:      
Contact email:





I give permission for my child:

to enter a story into the Enfield Learns Together Short Story Competition.


I confirm that the story submitted is independent and unaided work written by my child.

Please send the short story typed on Word and this completed application form to enrichment@enfield.gov.uk

No later than 1pm on Friday 5 June 2020





Home learning week beginning 27/4/2020

Dear Flamingo Class,

I hope you had a good week and you enjoyed the sunshine!I also hope you are getting used to your home learning with your family. It would be lovely to see some of your work, which can be sent to the following email address: year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

I have some exciting news to give you!This week, a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament has been set up between Flamingoclass and Fuchsia class. Take some time to log into your personal account to join in with this enjoyable tournament and earn extra points for your class! It begins on Monday 27th April and ends on Friday 1st May. The winning class will be announced on the Garfield website next week.

I would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to all the children and their families celebrating this blessed month.

Kind regards.

Mrs Hinks

Flamingo class


Walt: Multiply and divide by 10 and 100

Use the steps to success and place-value grid (PVG) to help you solve these calculations.The first one has been done for you.

Steps to Success:

1.Write your number in the PVG

2.Ask yourself: “Am I making my number bigger (x) or smaller (÷)?”

3.If you are making your number bigger, then move your number to the left one place-value if x10, 2 place-values if x 100.

4.If you are making your number smaller, move your number to the right one place value if ÷10, 2 place-values ÷100.

5. Your turn now! You will get 5 team points for completing these.




















Dear Flamingo Class,

I hope you had a restful break and you managed to stay safe. Let me tell you about my break. Well, as you can imagine, it was quite a challenge to stay indoors most of the day! But I made most of my local park. I started the day with a jog with my dog Efa, then followed by PE with Joe. What an exhausting start of the day but I felt full of energy. At home, I learned new healthy recipes to boost our immune system. My favourite recipe is a chickpea and spinach stew. It is a simple recipe but it tastes delicious!

Which activities did you do during the past two weeks?

I am looking forward to reading your letters. In the meantime, here is the home learning for this week.

Home learning week beginning 20/4/2020


Please complete the maths sums below, they are in three levels so do the column you find appropriate, but remember to challenge yourself. Use the column method.


WALT: use a sub-ordinatingconjunction at the start and middle of a sentence.

Time : after, before, as soon as, while, when, as, until

Cause : because, since, as,

Condition : if, provided that, as long as, unless

For each sentence add in the best conjunction:

Take the cake out of the oven __________________ the timer goes off.

Don’t cross the road on a sharp bend ___________________ it is dangerous.

Keep your hand on the wound ______________the nurse asks you to take it off.

Only use the apples __________ they are in date.

Conjunctions can also come at the start of the sentence

For each sentence add in the best conjunction:

________________ the hob is in a low heat you can leave the carrots to cook.

_________________ you put the lego bricks together check they are the right colour.

__________________ the kettle has boiled, pour the water into a cup.

___________________ you have gather all the equipment, start building the model.


Write 4 sentences of your own using a conjunction.



WALT: Group living things in a range of way

Look at the animals below and answer the following questions:




31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email: Year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk


30th March 2020

Letter to the class

Good morning Flamingo class,

I hope you are all well and keeping busy at home. Over the last week things have changed a lot. I hope you are enjoying spending time with your family. I am sure you are missing your friends at school very much. Please make sure you are getting enough exercise while you are at home and have lots of fun each day.

From Mrs Hinks

List of tasks


1. Write a letter to Mrs Hinks describing your activities at home last week. Which ones did you enjoy the most? Why?

Remember to use fronted adverbials (In the morning, In the afternoon, Later that day,…) and powerful verbs!


Learn your x11 x12 times table on https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Practise the Multiplication Table Check on https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Use the multiplication ladder method

To solve these multiplications


This term our topic question was ‘How does temperature change food?’ Please answer the following questions at home:

At what temperature does water freeze?

In our instant ice cream experiment, explain why we added salt to ice

Which changes of matter did you observe?

How does the finished product compare with shop-bought ice cream?

Year 4

Log on to BBC Ten Pieces

Watch both Videos and listen toRodeo – Hoedown by Aaron Copland


·         Write down what you think the music is describing

·         Which country do you think the music comes from?




Click on the mp3 to listen to the music.​

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