Year 4

Using Google Classroom at home

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, thank you so much for embracing all things Google Classroom. I know we have had a few teething problems with it, but I feel it has been a really successful remote learning tool for the children to use.

I have attached a document below that reminds you of how to get logged onto the account and what to do once you are there. I have also included the video that I posted earlier in the term, that also explains the steps needed.

If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact your classroom teacher, who will be able to assist you further. We will be posting our remote learning policy in the coming days too, so please do look out for that.

Kind Regards,

Mr Monaghan

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Using Google Classroom

Hi everyone,

What a rollercoaster 2020 we have all had and life continues to twist and turn at the moment. With some children now isolating, we wanted to ensure every child in the school has access to Google Classroom.

This can be used for remote learning, so that the teacher of your child can send out work to them each week and can also provide feedback for your child’s work on it.

The video shows you how to get logged into Classroom by going onto and entering the child’s details. I will endeavour to send out each child’s email address and password in the coming days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know and one of the staff will help you and your child in accessing Google Classroom.

Stay safe,

Mr Monaghan

year 4 home learning

Hello Year 4,

It feels very strange that this is our last week of term and it will be the summer holidays next week! It has been such a peculiar time and I have deeply missed teaching all of you in our classroom. This week you will receive your school reports and I have no doubt that your grown ups will be very proud of you. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and I pray that there will be plenty of sunshine. I can’t wait to see your faces again in the first week of school when we will all be together again!

Stay safe and missing you all very much,

Mrs Hayden


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Lesson 1 - Interpret charts 2020
Lesson 2 - Comparison sum and difference
Lesson 3 - Introducing line graphs
Lesson 4 - Line graphs

Year 4 home learning- 06.07.20

Hello Year 4,

Continuing with our theme of ‘mythological creatures,’ I would like you to read chapters 3 and 4 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and complete the activities around that. This is our last week of mythological creatures and I hope you’ve found it as interesting as I do!

Mrs Hayden

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Lesson 1 - Pounds and pence
Lesson 2 - Ordering money
Lesson 3 - Estimating money
Lesson 4 - Four operations


year 4 home learning- 29.06.20

Hello Year 4,

Continuing with our theme of ‘mythological creatures,’ I would like you to read chapter 2 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This week’s mythological creature is the Basilisk. Some of you may know of the Basilisk already if you have read/watched the second Harry Potter novel/movie. I hope you are all well and staying safe. It is lovely to hear from some of you via email/letters. Keep up the great work!

Mrs Hayden and Mrs Judd.

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Lesson 1 - Write decimals 2020
Lesson 2 - Compare decimals 2020
Lesson 3 - Order decimals 2020
Lesson 4 - Round decimals 2020

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The Walk of Life – St James  

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the quote suggests, we all have to live with disappointments and setbacks in life, and the last few months have certainly been testing for everybody connected with St James.

However, nothing can stop us looking to the future with hope and optimism; some day soon, this will all be a thing of the past that we can move on from and hope for better things ahead.

As the video shows, the beauty of nature and the world around us, hasn’t changed during lock-down. We are blessed with so many amazing places to visit in the North East, and this time away from school has given us more opportunities to visit them more often.

Enjoy and stay safe.

Mr Monaghan

year 4 home learning -22.06.20

Hello Year 4,

Continuing with our theme of ‘mythological creatures,’ I have decided to introduce you to (if you haven’t read it already!) the first Harry Potter novel- ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone.’ The Harry Potter series are some of my favourite books due to the exciting narrative and range of mythological creatures you are introduced to throughout the stories. This week’s mythological creature is the phoenix. Each week we will continue with a new chapter of the book and look at a different mythological creature. By the end of the summer term, you will all be experts! Any work you would like me to see, email to

Mrs Hayden and Mrs Judd.


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Lesson 2 - Dividing 1-digit by 10 2019
Lesson 1 - Tenths as decimals 2019

Lesson 3 - Hundredths as decimals 2019
Lesson 4 - Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019
Lesson 1 Answers - Tenths as decimals 2019
Lesson 2 Answers - Dividing 1-digit by 10 2019
Lesson 3 Answers - Hundredths as decimals 2019
Lesson 4 Answers - Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019

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Life cycle of the Phoenix

Recent work from our Fantastic Fours!

Thank you to all our wonderful Year 4s for the brilliant work they have been doing these past few weeks. Here are some of the examples that have been sent in. It is great to see the effort that is going into your home learning! 🙂 Keep up the great work x


Lewis has been busy producing some beautiful creative writing pieces. can you spot his use of alliteration?

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Despite the not-so-great weather, Jake has made a huge effort to still go on a bug hunt and research a variety of insects. he has put his findings into lots of beautiful posters!