Flamingo Home Learning

Key Skills Holiday Homework – Years 2 to 5 – July 2020
When the pupils return in September, most will have missed around four months of school.
While good learning has taken place at home, there will be a need for the children to work on their key skills so that they are ready for their learning in September.
Because of this we are setting some holiday homework to learn and revise skills in different areas.
When the children return in September, we will assess the children in each of these areas so that we can identify the gaps in their learning that we need to teach and reinforce.
The holiday homework pack consists of work in four key areas:
1.Mental maths – included in our pack are two sheets from the Mega Mental Maths Challenge to revise the key mental maths skills from the year group the pupil just completed and, as a challenge, from the year group they are about to begin.
2.Spelling – spelling lists of key words are included both for previous year groups and the year group the pupil is about to begin. Children need to be able to read and spell each word on the list.
3.Daily reading – it is very important your child continues to read for 15-30 minutes every day. Your child has been given a selection of books on our online reading library ‘Bug Club’ that they can use.
4.Times tables  and division facts practice – regular practice of x tables is really important to develop the children’s confidence in maths. Children have a login to Times Table Rock Stars that they can use or they can access Tablesmaster at this website: https://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/
       20 questions in under 100 seconds shows you know the x table and can move on to practice a different one. 
Printed copies of the sheets in this pack are available to collect from the school office from Wednesday 15th July onwards. 
Meet your new teacher: 


Poetry – Clerihew poem.  – our planet

A clerihew is four lines in length, and includes rhyming couplets (AABB). The subject of the poem is typically a character who is named on one of the lines. The mood of this type of poem is comic. (We are going to choose the planet as a character).

We will learn about rhyme, understand what type of words rhyme and understand that usually last word of each couplet will rhyme.

So this week we will:

WALT: Identify features of a clerihew poem

WALT: Plan our poem

WALT: Draft our poem

WALT: Edit our poem

WALT: Write and perform our poem

Have a look at this website that teaches you how to write a clerihew poem:


These are examples of a clerihew poem:

Example #1                                       Example #2

Garfield the cat                                 The Road Runner

On his rear he sat.                              always almost a goner;

Eating lasagna galore                          when attacked in manner dread,

All about the decor.                            Wile E. suffers intended fate instead ….


We thought you might like to browse through some of these websites and take a virtual tour:


The National History Museum   –        https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part.html

A range of nature-themed activities and crafts you can do in and around your home.


The Science Museum    –      https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/learning-resources/

You can always rely on the Science Museum to spark an interest in learning. And while there’s nothing like being there in person, the website is packed full of creative games and activities.


A maths dictionary for kids     –     http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

This comprehensive archive has over 630 simplified mathematical terms along with more than 270 free printable maths posters that you can hang up around the house.


English     –      http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

Brought to you by The British Council, LearnEnglish Kids offers games, songs, stories, and activities for children aged 5-12.


Wildlife Watch       –       https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/activity-sheets

Think your child would like to learn how to make a bird feeder? How about a snow globe? Or even binoculars? With Wildlife Watch they can do all this and more while learning about animals and the environment.

  1. Our ……………….. amusement during that winter was tobogganing.
  2. I enjoy traveling, especially to very ……………..
  3. At a ………………. past ten they at last got into their carriages and started.
  4. I think he …………………….. won that prize even though nobody expected it.
  5. Prince Vasili and Anatole had ………………. rooms assigned to them.
  6. They couldn’t believe the amount of fish they’ve ………………….. in such a small lake.
  7. He understood it was in their best …………….. to protect humanity.
  8. If he does not know the ……………… to a question that monster will ask him, he’ll put himself in a deadly peril.
  9. …………….. the wolf was waiting to spring upon him.
  10. They watched grandpa’s car ……………… down the dirt road and shook their head.
  1. They watched grandpa’s car ……………… down the dirt road and shook their head.


  1. Our favourite amusement during that winter was tobogganing.
  2. I enjoy traveling, especially to very different
  3. At a quarter past ten they at last got into their carriages and started.
  4. I think he actually won that prize even though nobody expected it.
  5. Prince Vasili and Anatole had separate rooms assigned to them.
  6. They couldn’t believe the amount of fish they’ve caught.
  7. He understood it was in their best interest to protect humanity.
  8. If he does not know the answer to a question that monster will ask, he’ll put himself in a deadly peril.
  9. Perhaps the wolf was waiting to spring upon him.

They watched grandpa’s car disappear down the road and shook their head

Learn the song        

One Call Away



Home Learning 3rd July 2020

Dear Flamingo Class,

It has been over 100 days since we were last in school. I can’t believe that it has been so long since we were all together! I have heard from most of you but it would be FANTASTIC to hear from those children that have yet to email me their work. (year4@garfield.enfiled.sch.uk)

Thank you for all those that took part in the Times Tables Rockstars Tournament. We didn’t win this time but I am so proud of you all for taking part, especially Oliver who was the top scorer in Flamingo Class.

Competition time!

This week sees the launch of our very first French poster competitionThis competition begins on Friday3rd July and closes on Friday 10th July. It is open to pupils of all ages. Your poster should be a celebration of what you have learnt through our weekly French challenges. Here is a summary of the topics, which we have covered: Body parts-Family members-Numbers-FoodMonths of the year –Birthdays. You candraw a poster or write about going on a holiday to France, a French artist or French books. You can also design a comic strip where characters have a conversation in French. Be as creative as possible!

You can also paint or include photographs. There are some examples of posters below to give you some ideas and inspiration. Please attach your entries to an email and send them to year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.An overall winner will be selected and announced on our website on 15th July.


  1. That camera is Tom’s most prized ………………………..
  2. The places like Loch Ness continue to ……………………… visitors, cloaked in its mystery.
  3. The study of …………………. has enriched all our lives.
  4. He is very ………………… about his food.
  5. ………………… moon peeped out from behind the clouds.
  6. The hotel stands in an elevated ………………….. looking out over the lake.
  7. This is the main ……………….. of my coming here.
  8. The magnificent ……………… of the waterfall was captivating.
  9. He hasn’t written to me recently – …………….. he’s lost my address.
  10. Their plan is well devised it will very …………………… be a success.


  1. That camera is Tom’s most prized possession.
  2. The places like Loch Ness continue to fascinate visitors, cloaked in its mystery.
  3. The study of science has enriched all our lives.
  4. He is very particular about his food.
  5. crescent moon peeped out from behind the clouds.
  6. The hotel stands in an elevated position looking out over the lake.
  7. This is the main purpose of my coming here.
  8. The magnificent scene of the waterfall was captivating.
  9. He hasn’t written to me recently – perhaps he’s lost my address.
  10. Their plan is well devised it will very probably be a success.

Mr Joseph has told us about a Borough wide Art competition that everyone can enter if they wish to do so. Please click on the link below to get all the information you need.            


Mrs Sesstein-Hogg would like to invite everyone to take part in a family challenge to design your own board game. The closing date for this challenge is Friday 10th July. She would like you all to email photographs of your board game and instruction booklet to nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. Ms Sesstein-Hogg will then choose some to display on the website. Full details can be found on the Garfield School website.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone in Flamingo class for taking part in the London Rocks Times Tables Rock Stars tournament. As Mr Coubertin said, it’s the taking part that counts!

A bientôt!

Mrs Hinks


Poetry – How we can influence the future of our planet.

WALT: write a free verse poem.

This week we will plan, write and edit a free verse poem based around how we can influence the future of our planet.

Take a look at this video, it explain what a free verse poem is.



  • Free verse poems do not rhyme
  • Free verse can have other poetic devices such as alliteration, repetition or onomatopoeia

Remember when you are writing your poem you include the following success criteria.


Using similes

simile is a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words “like” or “as.” Therefore, it is a direct comparison. Can you complete these sentences using different similes?



  • Which recycling bin is the most full at the end of the day?
  •  Why do they think that is?


Draw a bar chart of your data.



Year 4            

Learn the song ‘Moving to the music’


Why not try making up your own lyrics to the same tune with lots of brand-new actions? Start with two one-syllable actions (spin, hop, bend, blink etc.), then two two-syllable actions (pat head, tap nose, side-bend, balance etc.) and end with a three-syllable action (jump up high, show my thumbs, pat my knees etc.).


Follow the fingering in this piece -Levanter

It will be a challenge!!


Year 4 would have visited the Wetlands this term, Have a look at the link below and visit the Wonderful Wetland Wildlife. Learn about some incredible wetland animals and how they can be grouped in different ways.



To celebrate London Maths Week, Garfield School has been entered into the London Rocks Times Tables Rock Stars tournament! This is a tournament for schools in London to compete against each other using their speedy times table knowledge and to score the highest points possible. This exciting tournament is open for all pupils in Year 2 up to Year 6. It begins today (Monday 22nd June) and ends on Thursday 25th June and is only open between the hours of 2pm and 7pm on these days. It is important to remember that if you earn points at any other time of the day, they will not count towards the tournament. There are certificates for the highest scoring pupils and classes. The following week, the final scores and results will be published on the school website and the newsletter. This is a fantastic mathematical opportunity for you all!

Bonne chance, Flamingo Class!

Mrs Hinks


Number bonds 1 to 100


WALT: Write a report about an endangered animal


For English we will continue to write our report about an endangered animal. Last week we wrote the introduction to our report. This week we are going to concentrate on writing the other paragraphs and the conclusion.

Have a look at this website: 


It gives you lots of information about how to write an information report using different language, structure a sentence and use different punctuation. Remember when you are writing a report you should be clear what style of writing it should be:

  • Reports are intended to present information in as clear a way as possible.
  • They use headings and sub-headings to make it easier for the reader to follow.
  • Reports are written in very direct and straightforward language.


When writing the Conclusion:

  • It should sum up the main points.
  • It should offer the conclusions you have come to as a result of your research.
  • It might also make suggestions for action.

When you have finished your report you need to check that you have included the following information:

Report Writing Checklist

DT – upcycle project 

You will design, produce and create a product using only recyclable material. Your design should help influence the future of our planet. Use the planning sheet to help you.

Remember to ask the help of an adult when creating your product.

WALT: plan and design a product

Can you come up with at least one idea about how to create your product? Can you produce a plan and explain it to others? Here are some websites that will give you some ideas:


How to make a nightlight


How to make a carton bird feeder.

This is a fun art activity which involves making a bird feeder and painting it.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2uD5xDY9A

Use scissors instead of craft knife or awl. Use glue instead of hot glue. Use twigs that you have collected in the park instead of wooden sticks. Instead of birdseeds, you could recycle of plastic lid and fill it with water. Use yarn/string for twine. 

PSHE –   Healthy eating 

WALT: identify the different food groups and their functions.

 You will recap of the different food groups and look at what a healthy plate of food looks like.



Living things and their habitats

Walt: Identify  how certain things depend on one  another to survive 


Read National Geographic report  Rainforest explained and answer the questions below.



1.What is a rainforest? 

2.Which continent does not have any rainforests? 

3.What is the main danger faced by rainforests?  

4.How much of the world’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest? 

5.What are the benefits of having rainforests?

Mr Zikic’s Home Learning Challenge page.


Year 4              

Learn The continents song


 Song of the week

Nobody knows


Ukulele players

Ten pieces that use four chords only




Flamingo Home Learning 15th June 2020

Dear Flamingo Class,

How are you? I hope you had a good week and you have been busy with your home learning and other fun things too!

Well done to Tsion, Success and Niya for sending pictures of your work. I am SO impressed with the vocabulary you have compiled after watching the BBC documentary Protecting Primates. I read some FANTASTIC definitions of tricky words such as extinction, conservation and rehabilitation!

I’d like to say a special thank you to Muhammet for sending pictures of your home garden. The plants look very healthy! You have been looking after them really well. I can tell you have green fingers!

Well done also to Niya and Dominik for logging in Bug Club this week and completing 3 books!

You are all stars and have each earned 10 Team Points!



Miss Green asked me to tell you about a Maths challenge organised by the Enfield School Improvement Service. The videos below give ideas for playing fluency maths games with playing cards and Twister. They are good for playing games with mixed age children and as a family. They are fun and develop mathematical fluency!



I hope you will enjoy doing Maths in a fun way!

Remember to email me at year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk if you have any questions about this week’s home learning.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe!

A Bientôt

Mrs Hinks

Flamingo Home Learning 

Problem no 1


  • What is the most popular favourite colour?
  • How many people chose it?
  • How many people did NOT say green?



Year 4 Summer 2 Knowledge Organiser future planet

Year 4 Summer 2 Curriculum newsletter future planet

Dear Flamingo class,

I hope you had a relaxing weekend. I wonder what exciting things you have been doing? I spent mine doing two of my FAVOURITE things: reading and cooking. I am currently reading a novel called ‘The Nickel Boys’ by Colson Whitehead. The book tells the story of Elwood, a young American boy who is sent to a very strict school, where he faces racism every day. Although the story takes place in the 1960s, sadly it still resonates today. Which books have you been reading over the past few weeks? Which one is your favourite book andwhy? I can’t wait to hear all about your reading!

I’d like to say a special well done to:Harriett,who is the winner of the Maths poster competition; also, Niya, Dominik,Tsion and Muhammet for sending pictures of your fantastic work.

Thank you to Chloe, Dylan and Olivier for your wonderful letters. They brightened my day!

Remember to email me atyear4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk if you have any questions about this week’s home learning.

Please take care of yourself and I hope we will see each other soon.

A Bientôt!

Mrs Hinks



WALT: Identify features of a report

Read the report below about palm oil. Next, label the title, introduction, subheadings, paragraphs, drawings. Which tense was mostly used throughout the report? Underline powerful verbs. Can you spot any 

subordinating clauses?


Walt: Describe the environmental dangers of plastic 



 Answer the following questions:

  1. Why is plastic a danger for the environment?
  2. What are you doing to decrease your plastic use at home and at school?


Walt compare between life in a village and city


  • Main features of a city: London


Name the landmarks under the photos. Complete the sentences and draw a line to match photos and descriptions.  



  1. Let’s compare the life in London with the life in Lavenham
  • What are the differences between London and Lavenham?
  • What are the similarities between London and Lavenham?
  • Which town would you rather live and why?


Year 4Ukulele              

Learn the piece ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’

Using the chords C, F, G7


If you do not have a ukulele:

The Beat Goes on Body Percussion sessions: 10.30 am


Monday 8th -https://youtu.be/M6WA7QEFlXk

Tuesday 9th -https://youtu.be/E8JLffBI7DU

Wednesday 10th -https://youtu.be/6bIwP2-lxFk

Thursday 11th -https://youtu.be/69ChPRaj5SE

Friday 12th -https://youtu.be/ak4JyonoUIE


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 onlinehttps://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 trailerhttps://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 2ndJune 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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