Grebes Home Learning 20.7.20

Hi Year 4,

Thank you for your wonderful writing and music from last week – I had a lot of fun reading and listening! Here are some activities for these last two days.

Photo Quiz
Try this photo quiz. Each picture shows one small part of a larger object. Can you guess?

Logic Puzzles
Use your super logical powers to deduce the answers to these increasingly difficult puzzles!

Shape Puzzles
These algebra puzzles will give you a challenge. Each shape or picture represents a number. But which? If you get stuck, try using a “trial and error” approach: give the shape/picture a number and try it out. Didn’t work? Try another number!

It has been brilliant being your teacher over the last two years. Have a wonderful summer holiday. Stay safe and see you soon!

Mr Leaver

Grebes Home Learning 13.7.20

Hi Year 4, here is this week’s Home Learning.
Writing and MusicThis week you will be writing and composing music inspired by the short film Ruin.

Study Ladder and ActivelearnFor daily SPAG, Maths and reading activities. 

Have a wonderful week!
Mr Leaver

All About Me Poster

To help you transition from Y4 Grebes to Y5 Herons, make a poster about yourself to share with Mrs Edwards. You could use a big sheet of paper and place a picture of themselves in the middle. Then fill up the sheet with pictures, writing, drawings of anything that describes your interests, hobbies, family etc. It can be completed in any format: a diary, a written piece, a Powerpoint. Email it to me ( and Mrs Edwards (

Grebes Home Learning 18.5.20

Dear Parents and Carers,Here is this week’s home learning, History and Science. Thank you for all of the wonderful work being sent in.

Science – Water use in your home

Spellings – Topic Vocabulary

History – Viking SettlementThe Vikings settled in England; their territory, the “Danelaw”, is pink in this map showing the country in AD 878. As you can see, Norfolk was in the Danelaw.


One way we know where the Vikings settled is in place names. See the list below of Viking place words with their English meanings. If we find places with these names, they were probably Viking places. For example, Harrogate in Yorkshire has “gate” in it, the Viking word for “path” or “track”. 
Map TaskObjectives:- Understand the pattern of settlement of the Vikings- Use a map as a source of historical information- Understand that place names can tell us about the past
Look at a map of Norfolk and see how many Viking place names you can find. As always, you can be as creative as you wish in how you present your learning. (We had our first puppet show last week! Have a look on our class page of the school website.


Below is a list of Viking words which have become part of our language. They are found in many English place names.

Which can you find in a map of your area?

barrow = small hill

beck = brook or stream

blea = blue

by = farmhouse or dwelling

crag = rocky cliff

dale = valley

fell = mountain, high grazing

garth = fenced land or garden

gate = path or track

gill = ravine or deep cut in the earth

holm = island

how =hill

ing = meadow or pasture

keld =cold

kirk = church

knott = rocky hill

pike = mountain peak

rigg = ridge

saetr = cow pasture or high ground

scale = hut or shack

tarn = pond

thorpe = hamlet, village

thwaite = clearing

toft = homestead

ton = hedge or fence; later a farm

water = lake

wath = ford

(-ton and -ing are Anglo-Saxon as well as Viking)

History Extension Activities

1. Why did the Vikings come to Britain? (Were they “pushed” away from their homeland or “pulled” by the lure of Britain?) Use this BBC video to help you.

2. What is the difference between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings? They both came from the same area, so why do we give them different names?

Grebes Home Learning 11.5.20

Hello Grebes,
Thank you for all the work you are sending in. Please regularly check the school website for updates.


In History we continue our exploration of Viking Britain, this week focusing on Danegeld.Danegeld was the money the people of England paid to the Danes (Vikings) to stop their devastating attacks along the coast. However, even though they were paid this tax, the Vikings continued their attacks after a while and the money had to be paid all over again. Learn more in this presentation.


Look at this picture. 


Imagine you are the tribal leader of the (fictional) village of Onwæcnan, which you will find in the south. Three years ago you paid the Danegeld tax. It was extremely expensive but you lived in peace afterwards so you thought it was worth it. Now you are surprised and dismayed to look north along the coast and see the sky filling up with smoke. THEY ARE BACK! You estimate the first longships will arrive tomorrow. As leader, you need to make a decision:

a) Pay the invaders again

b) Fight back

c) Er… any other ideas?

Think carefully about each choice. What would the consequences be? When you have made your decision, explain your thinking. You can do this in writing, a video recording, a Powerpoint presentation, a song, a puppet show – it’s up to you! (Rudyard Kipling chose to explain his view in a poem, “Dane-Geld”, which you can read in the presentation below.)


Lesson 2 from Anglia Water – How is water cleaned? 


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