Year 4


We encourage you to read together every day - – there are some great activities on


There are daily lessons, games and activities available from Carol Vorderman that are age appropriate and linked to the National Curriculum on 

Writing/Whole School Project: Keyingham Village Journal

Hi there Year 4!

It has been a long time since we have worked together and what a strange 10 weeks it has been. I am wondering what you have been up to in that time. Have you learned some new skills – gardening, cooking, DIY, gaming, etc? I would really like to see and hear what you have been up to. 

Can you create an article for a ‘whole school journal’ based on what you’ve done whilst at home? You can include pictures/photographs to go alongside your writing and then hopefully we will be able to create a big school village journal to show how your time has been spent during this historic time.  You could pick out your favourite moment or the most bizarre! The most recent or the one you remember the most about. You could do more than one or even write more than one paragraph (challenge yourself). Whatever you decide … GOOD LUCK and STAY SAFE. 

As a Year 4 writer, I would like to see if you include the following features in your writing:  

  • Noun Phrases: Remember these add extra information to a noun e.g. a teacher – a maths teacher, a helpful, friendly maths teacher etc. 
  • Conjunctions: Co-ordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYS) for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so – Remember these are used to join two main clauses (Sentences that make sense by themselves) e.g. We decided to make pizzas for our tea, but we had run out of flour. 
  • Conjunctions: Subordinating Conjunctions (examples: if, since, because, although, before, until). Remember these are used to join a main clause with a subordinate clause (a sentence that does not make sense by itself) e.g. Mum took us all for a walk to the shops because we had run out of flour. 
  • Paragraphs: Remember – Paragraphs are used to group related information together. Try and see if can write an introduction paragraph, a main paragraph and a paragraph to end your journal entry. 


Ms Walker