Welcome to 4B!

Class Teacher: Mr Hantonne

Support Staff: Mrs Cutocheras

Email Contact: 4b@blesseddominic.barnet.sch.uk

Welcome to our class page! Here you will find pictures updating you on what the children are doing in school, as well as key class dates and homework. Please make sure you are all using Times Table Rockstars regularly! Five minute frenzy will be taking place every Wednesday.

Each week the children need to work as a team to win points for their tables and house! The winning table will receive a prize each week. This could be a sweet treat, golden time, no homework pass or stationary equipment!

School Twitter: @BlessedDomSch

School Closure: Please check this web page daily for updates and work for home learning.

Take a look at some of our recent learning, we have been problem solving in Math’s; investigating electricity in Science and creating artwork in RE.

Key Websites

There are many websites that the children can use to support their learning. The websites children should have log ins for are:


Times Tables Rock Stars

Reading Eggs


Please can you check that your log ins work and you know how to use these programmes.

Home Learning

Dear all,

                As you know the school has been forced to close. You will find everything you need for home learning here. Please check this page regularly for what work you should be doing day by day. Please follow my guidelines carefully and hopefully it isn’t too long until we are back in school!

Your home learning guide can be found here: Home Learning Guide

Monday: Maths, English, RE, Topic

Tuesday: Maths, English, Science, PSHE

Wednesday: Maths, English, Science

Thursday: Maths, English, RE, Topic

Friday: Maths, English, RE, PSHE

Everyday- TTRS 30 minutes (4 sound checks then other games) & Reading Record- 30 minutes

Staying Active!

It is really important to still keep active, I’ll be using these websites for some ideas and so should you!






Starline- for parent information and support

A national helpline has been set up for parents and carers who may be finding home-schooling and managing child behaviour difficult during the Covid-19 crisis.
Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. Starline will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube, sharing practical ideas for home learning.
Further details can be found on the StarLine website www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.

Parents and carers, we are confident that you are doing your absolute best adapting to completing your working role, parenting role and now teaching role at home! In these unusual circumstances your child needs your smiles, hugs and positivity so please don’t feel too pressured by the school work- go with the flow and the learning your child takes from the tasks 🙂

NEW RE BOOKLET: Use this when told- RE Easter to Pentecost

Year 4RE Summer 2020 Newsletter

Yr 4 Summer Newsletter 2020


Thank you card competition! Pupils are tasked with saying “thank you to the NHS” after their learning in the core resources about the job roles and opportunities available. More details of what is needed to be done and how to enter can be found HERE.

The brief:

Students should be encouraged to reflect on which job or team they want to say thank you to and create the thank you.

Challenge pupils to:

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email your entry to office@blesseddominic.barnetmail.net

Please make sure you include your name, year group and Mr Hantonne so that we can enter it for you 🙂

TTRS Tournament: Blessed Dominic vs Our Lady of Lourdes 

This week we will be competing in a TTRS battle against Our Lady of Lourdes. It’s time to show off your times tables skills and earn points for Blessed Dominic by playing any game daily between 9am-3pm.

Friday 22nd May 2020


English- L.O: To review and edit my writing.

Carefully read over your writing from yesterday. I want you to imagine we are in class and have our editing stations set up.

Take 5-10 mins to go over the following areas of your writing.

1- Punctuation: Make sure commas and full stops are in the correct places. Make sure you’ve use ! and ?. Try to add …. and (   )

2- Vocabulary:  Use a thesaurus or google to find synonyms for different vocabulary. Make improvements to your language!

3- Spellings & gramar: Check basic spellings and make sure all capital letters are used correctly.

Daily Book Club

Please complete the comprehension lesson found HERE

Try to complete all activities 🙂

Maths- Fun Friday Maths

Escape the room by using your astute maths skills. Escape the room HERE.

If you need a refesh, use the videos from the White Rose website to help you.

When you are finished double check that you have completed and marked your work in your Power Maths (apges 4-39) and CGP workbooks.

RE- L.O: To compose a fact file on the life of Pope Francis.

Look back over the notes you made from the Pope Francis research on Monday.

Create your own fact file to inform the reader all about Pope Francis.

You can use your notes and further research to help you.

Please add decoration and illustrations to support your writing

Thursday 21st May 2020


English- L.O: To compose my own persuasive argument.

Using your plan from yesterday you need to put it all together for your long piece of writing.

Follow the following structure to help…

P1- Introduction – What is your argument about?

P2- First reason in favour (Most important) Use a question with this paragraph!

P3- Second and third reasons to support your argument.

P4- Conclusion- Use another question!

Take a look at my shortened argument below (I have only done this as an example, yours can be more detailed!), try to use similar openers and persuasive vocab from your plan. Text in bold are persuasive techniques that you can magpie!

School Uniform: Yes or No?

The following text is going to discuss the topic of school uniform and my view in favour of keeping uniforms in school. I will explain the reasons I believe are vital in keeping uniform in schools, and I hope that by the end of this discussion you will agree with me that uniforms are an important part of school life.

First of all, I strongly believe that by wearing a school uniform it means that all children are in the same position. Remember some families will not be able to afford the latest clothing, or they may not be able to ensure their children have different clothes to wear everyday of the school week. How would you feel if you felt left out because of the clothes you wear? 

My next important reason in favour of school uniform is that schools with uniform have the opportunity to offer their children ‘Mufti Days’. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to help raise money for a chosen charity and is an event for them to get excited about. What do you think the impact on local charities would be if schools could not raise money through Mufti Days? Furthermore, it becomes a special occasion for children and they do not have to worry about having the latest fashion.

To conclude, I truly believe that it is incredibly important for schools to continue to use school uniform. This is due to the fact that children are more of a school community with uniform and nobody can be singled out, as well as that it allows schools a good opportunity to raise money for charity on special non-uniform days. What are your thoughts on school uniform?

Maths- LO: To recognise thenths and hundredths

Lesson: White Rose- Watch lesson 1 video from week 5

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

Classroom Secrets: Maths Game

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity
Be sure to check the additional pages in your Power Maths and CGP books on the first page of the PDF.

Answers: Activity Answers

Science- LO: To investigae ways to absorb sound

Watch the powerpoint and take notes as needed.

Your Task

Wednesday 20th May 2020


English- L.O: To plan a persuasive argument.

Choose one of the following titles or you can choose one of your own from yesterday’s lesson.


School Uniform

TV/ Gaming Hours

Healthy Eating

Once you have chosen your title you need to decide what your point of view is. For example are you in favour of children using TV/ Games as much as they like, or do you think there should be some restrictions? Make sure you think sensibly about your decisions!

Then you need to create your own bullet points of points to support your argument.

For example-

I think TV and gaming hours should be limited for children, so they have more chance to complete school work and learn other skills.


Too much TV and gaming is bad for your eyesight and could cause damage in younger people.

You need to think of at least 3 reasons in favour of your argument, however you can of course think of more!

Then order your reasons in importance. The reason you believe is the most important will be in your first paragraph etc.

Next look at the persuasive vocabulary found HERE

You need to make a list of the vocab you will use in your writing. Think about what openers you can use!

You should have a wordbank that can be used for your long writing tomorrow.

Finally, you need to write your own rhetorical questions to ask in your longer writing to make the reader think in your favour. For example ‘How would you feel if your eyesight was damaged from over using TV and gaming?’ ‘Do you think it is an effective use of time to sit in front of the television all day? What about keeping fit and healthy?’

Remember this is a plan! Your plan should include….

Title, reasons for your argument (At least 3), Key vocabulary, Questions to get the reader to think in your favour.

Remember to email if you have any problems 🙂

Maths- To find the area of a shape

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 4 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Activity Answers

RE- Wednesday Word

Find the Wednesday Word HERE

In your books please answer the following questions in full detail.

  1. What is this weeks Wednesday Word?
  2. Read the Sunday Gospel, what words stood out for you and why?
  3. Who do you think was friends with Jesus? How did they help him?
  4. Who are your friends? What do they do that is special to you?
  5. What do you think makes you a good friend?

EXT- Can you write your own acrostic prayer for FRIENDSHIP?


Tuesday 19th May 2020


English- L.O: To recognise the differences between formal and informal language.

When writing persuasively it is very important to understand your audience. You will use a different tone of language if you are trying to persuade somebody you don’t know or a position of power. If you are trying to persuade a friend you language will be very different.

Formal= People you don’t know or this in senior positions to you.

Informal= Friends and family

For this lesson you need to watch the video clips and read through the page found HERE

Try to complete ALL activities if you can. Please do these in your books and practice your presentation.

EXT- Think about some potential topics you can discuss later in the week for your persuasive text. If you are unsure whether your persuasive topics are suitable, email me and I can give you more ideas!

E.G- Break and lunch should be longer in school.

School uniform should be banned

Children should only watch TV for a couple of hours at the weekend.

Maths- LO: To find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 3 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Answers

Topic- L.O: To design my own Ancient Egyptian Cartouche.

Ancient Egyptian Cartouche’s were a way of showing name tags, especially for those of great stature.

Look at the link HERE and look at how you can create your own Cartouche. Design and sketch this in your book! You can create multiple designs.

You can find a hieroglyphic alphabet HERE to help





Monday 18th May 2020


Maths- LO: To find the perimeter of rectangles

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 2 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Activity Answers PDF

Extra Pratise: Power Maths page 24 (If you have already collected your new work packs)

English- L.O: To retrieve facts from a persuasion text.

This week we will be looking at persuasive writing and eventually write our own.

For this lesson you need to work through the activities found HERE.

Please make sure to read each page carefully. Make notes from the videos if needed. Make sure that you complete both quizzes, first the starter and then the exit quiz.

If you complete this, you can access a more detailed comprehension HERE 

RE- L.O: To investigate the life of Pope Francis.

Use the following resources to make notes about the life of Pope Francis. You are only making notes today, as we will use them to produce a piece of writing later in the week.

PowerPoint HERE

Pope Francis Coat of Arms HERE

Pope Francis General Facts HERE

Of course you can use the internet for further research.

You can choose how to show your notes, you might want to bullet point them under different headings. Or you could create a mind map bubble in the middle of your page with different arrows coming off Pope Francis. Or you could split your page into 4 sections and organise your notes that way 🙂

Friday 15th May 2020

(The escape room error has been fixed)


English- Book Club L.O: To investigate a text and explore an authors choice of vocabulary.

For this lesson please access the activities and video clips that can be found HERE 

Challenge yourself to complete all the activities if possible. You should also look to do the extension!

EXT- Recreate your own version of the story. Instead of ‘Charlie Changes into a Chicken’ use your name in the title and change the animal! For example: ‘Mr Hantonne Changes into a Hippo’.

You can follow the same style as the author, but think about how your vocabulary might change! Remember to illustrate afterwards.

Maths- Fun Friday Maths- Multiplication and Division Escape Room

Escape the room HERE!

PSHE- LO: To understand that having a positive attitude is good for your mental health.

Read through the powerpoint lesson. Some slides have work for you to complete in your workbook.


Thursday 14th May 2020

English- L.O: To understand how to proof read and make improvements to my writing.

For this lesson please use the web page and activities that can be found HERE 

Once you have completed the four activities, please use the skills learned to review and edit your writing from yesterday!

Maths- LO: To apply mutliplication and division skills to problem solving.

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 1 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Activity Answers PDF 

Creative Learning- L.O: To investigate how Ancient Egyptians lived their day to day lives.

Today you are going to find out about the lives of ‘Carr’ and ‘Merit’. Lots about their lives were discovered by archaeologists. You can find out all about them through this video HERE 

You should watch the video and pause to make notes. Bullet point these!

Pay careful attention from minue 3.30 as your task will involve their houses.

Draw a plan of what an ancient Egyptian’s house. Explain what may have happened in each room. Can you explain how you think it is different to a modern day house?


Can you do some research as to what ancient Egyptians might have worn? Draw your own pictures and label in your books and give a brief explanation for each one

What do you think Egyptians used instead of money? How do you think this worked?

Science- LO: To understand how humans and animals hear.

How animals hear. Video 1

How animals hear Video 2

How humans hear Video

Your task

Wednesday 13th May 2020

If you need to contact me for any support with your work please use the email address below and I will get back to you.


Maths- LO: To divide 3-digit by 1-digit number

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 4 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Activity Answers PDF

English- L.O: To compose my own newspaper report.

Today you are going to write a newspaper report detailing the discovery of an Ancient Egyptian tomb! You will find a web page that you can use for inspiration HERE

Challenge 1- Please use the web page as much as possible, you will find a headline, picture, caption, quote and the text that you just need to reword.

You will then find a short video clip at the top of this page HERE 

It is a short animation and you might want to use it to give some ideas of how the archaeologist felt when first entering the tomb!

Remember this task involves you using your imagination as well. Think about

  1. Who found the tomb?
  2. Where was the tomb?
  3. What was inside?
  4. Did anything dangerous happen when exploring? Retell
  5. How do people feel about this? Happy or angry that it should be left alone?
  6. What might happen next with the discovery?

Things you will need for this report.

  1. A CATCHY HEADLINE- You could use alliteration, make sure it isn’t too long!
  2. Sub-heading- A brief sentence explaining what the article is about.
  3. Write in columns- Remember key dates, make these up if you are unsure.
  4. Space for a picture- Use from the website if you are stuck for ideas
  5. Caption beneath picture- Explain what it is
  6. Retell the events- Remember 3rd person and past tense. You are reporting!
  7. Quotes- Use inverted commas to show what others have said about the discovery. You can either make your own up or use the website.

I have included a template example of a newspaper report HERE if you are unsure how to lay your page out.

Take your time with the activity and make sure you can tick off the seven points above and you will have yourself a good newsreport!

RE- L.O: To think about and reflect upon the importance of faith.

With the recent events taking place across the world it may have seemed hard at times to stay positive and keep the faith. But think about all the good that is going on in the world and how close we have all become to one another! Today I would like to you to really take your time and write a prayer thanking those around us that have been so helpful during this pandemic. I have written a short one as an example below but yours can be longer! Please decorate once complete.

Almighty Father,

I pray that you continue to help me see the light and find positivity when things are difficult. We have been truly tested during this time but with the help and strength of others I can continue to follow your light. God, thank you for the skilled and brave NHS staff that have been protecting us on the front line. God, thank you to those with a kind-heart that are caring for those unable to care for themselves. God, thank you for instilling bravery and selflessness in everyone that continues to help one another. Please help me to help others and with your guidance I know we will remember this as a time we grew closer to loved ones and remembered to always think of others.


Wednesday Word found HERE

Please answer the questions below. Full sentences!

  1. What is this weeks Wednesday Word?
  2. Why did Jesus say he would pray to the Father?
  3. Explain who has been helping you recently, tell me how they helped you.
  4. Who have you helped recently? Why did you do this and how did it make you feel?
  5. Think about the current world Pandemic, how are people helping one another? How can you help more?

Tuesday 12th May 2020

It was lovely to speak to most of you yesterday, I am glad you are working so hard and keeping safe. If you need to contact me for any support with your work please use the email address below and I will get back to you.


PE- Online Class Here

English- L.O: To read and gather information from a newspaper report.


Today you will read a newspaper report about VE Day. It was the 75th anniversary of this on the 8th May. If you do not know what this is, you should do by the end of your lesson!

Please read the newspaper report found HERE

The newspaper report is quite long so take your time. You might want to make some notes of any information you learn from the text.

You will find the questions after the newspaper report.

Challenge 1- Complete section A and B. Write the answers in full sentences in your books.

Challenge 2- Complete section A, B, C and D in your books. Use full sentences.

Challenge 3- Complete section C, D and then both challenge activity sheets. You might need to use google or a dictionary to help with some parts.



Maths- LO: To divide 2-digit by 1-digit number

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 3 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Activity Answers PDF


You can find this weeks spanish work at this link. Please watch the video and practice your words from the last two weeks.

Activity PDF

Video Link

Monday 11th May 2020

Hope you all had a good weekend! I will be calling your parents to hopefully have a chat with them and you this week!

PE- Online Class Here

English- L.O: To recognise and use inverted commas.

Revision lesson! We have used inverted commas for speech lots! We are going to practice using these today so you an use them to gives quotes in your newspaper reports this week.

You need your SPAG CGP book.

Please complete at least pages 60 & 61 however you should be able to do page  62 and 63 as well!

Rewrite the questions in your books to practice presentation.

Maths- LO: To multiply 3-digit by 1-digit number

Lesson 1: White Rose- Watch lesson 2 video

Classroom Secrets: Interactive learning

BBC Bitesize: Video and Interactive learning

Your Task: Activity PDF

Answers: Activity Answers PDF

RE- L.O: To investigate scripture and think about the ascension of Jesus.

You may want to watch this clip which explains what the ascension was. Find it HERE

Read through the scripture found below. Take your time, research any vocabulary you do not understand and write down these definitions.

Acts 1:6-11

The Ascension of Jesus

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”

He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”


Challenge 1- Use the scripture and video above. Can you answer the questions below? Use full sentences and as much details as possible.

  1. Can you explain what happened in the Ascension of Jesus?
  2. What did Jesus tell the Apostles to do before he left?
  3. How do you think the Apostles felt when watching Jesus?
  4. How do you think Jesus felt as he left? Why?

Challenge 2- Can you write your own script of Jesus’ Ascension? Think about the characters you need. You might have some of the Apostles speaking out, or use the names of some of the Disciples.  Write your own script showing the conversation that took place. Remember to show how the Apostles might be thinking, what questions would they have and how would Jesus answer?

Challenge 3- I want you to imagine that you are stood in Jesus’ position, preparing to ascend to heaven but with a last message to give the Apostles. Write your own version of the speech Jesus would have given to the Apostles. This should be in first person, as you are pretending you are Jesus for this writing. I have given some examples of what your paragraphs should include below.

P1- Thanking them for trusting you so far, what do they need to go and do now? Give examples of how you know they have trusted in you.

P2- How do you want them to live their lives? What can they do to show others?

P3- Encourage them not to be afraid now you are gone, will you still be with them? How?






English spellings will be updated weekly, if you want to check previous spellings these can be found here Spelling Words Year 4 So Far 

This is a working document and will be updated regularly!

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